Thursday, 13 November 2014

Sigma Warm Neutrals Review

Sigma Beauty Warm Neutrals Palette Review

Hi lovelies! I am very excited to do this review today. I am passionate about all makeup, but there is an extra soft spot in my heart for Sigma Beauty products. Their brushes happen to be my very favorite, I have a lot of them and use them all the time. Then once I started using their actual makeup products, I immediately fell in love. I really appreciate the quality of their makeup.

Sigma may be most known for their brushes, but their makeup is becoming more and more popular.

Here's what I think of the Sigma Warm Neutrals Palette!

Sigma Warm Neutrals Palette

Sigma comes out with different collections every so often. These collections come in a box and usually include an eyeshadow palette with several cheek and lip products, as well as brushes. I am a sucker for the eyeshadows and usually end up just getting them individually. 

The Warm Neutrals Palette is part of the Sigma Enlight Collection:

Sigma Warm Neutrals Palette

This stunning palette has 12 beautiful warm shades. I just love neutral looks and this provides tons of options for neutral looks with some very gorgeous colors that all go so beautifully together.

The shades also have several different finishes, from duo-chrome to sheen to matte to shimmer. This gives you everything.

Here are all 12 shades explained! (horizontally, row by row)

Oyster Sand - Soft, Light Pink with Periwinkle Undertones (duo-chrome)

Sugar Milk - Milky, Vanilla Crème (matte)

Mild Mannered - Milk Chocolate Strawberry (sheen) 

Dove - Rich, Taupe Brown (frost) 

Fawn - Light Mushroom (dimensional frost)

Cinnamon - Medium Cinnamon Brown (matte)

Russet - Deep Burgundy (slight sparkle sheen)

Balanced - Golden Peach Sugar (frost)

Cozy - Cool, Medium Brown (matte)

Innocent - Nude Pink (matte)
Optimistic - Sophisticated Watermelon (shimmer)

Warm Stone - Dark brown with Specks of Gold (glimmer)

Sigma Warm Neutrals Palette

The packaging is very nice and sturdy. It has a mirror and one of those magnetic covers so it closes snug. I love everything about it, right down to the Sigma imprints on each shade. It's just appealing to the eyes I suppose!

The two things that stand out the absolute most to me about this palette (and the first two things that I noticed right away) is the buttery softness of the shades and the awesome pigmentation. These are by far the THE softest eyeshadows I have. They are also some of the most pigmented shadows I own. 

As soon as my brush touched a shade, it immediately "crumbled" a tiny bit and you have a ton of product. And these colors are so rich.. oh my goodness. The smallest amount will pack a huge punch of color on your lids. I had to learn to go extra light handed with this palette. They also seriously glide on like butter. The texture is amazing.

Shades down each row vertically - (Oyster Sand, Fawn, Cozy) and (Sugar Milk, Cinnamon, Innocent)

Shades down each row vertically - (Mild Mannerd, Russet, Optimistic) and (Dove, Balanced, Warm Stone)

I love all of the shades, every one of them. But my favorites would be Fawn, Cinnamon, and Dove. Fawn has a greenish hue and is very sparkly. I sometimes apply this with my finger for extra color and shimmer. Dove is an excellent crease and outer corner shade. And Cinnamon is an absolute favorite for a crease and transition color. I use Cinnamon for so many looks, whether I use this palette or not. It gives off the perfect "accent" above the crease. Just a small touch of this with a fluffy blending brush and it just makes the look pop and look so much more beautiful.

This is one of my go-to palettes that I use regularly. If I don't use the whole palette for a look, I very oftentimes grab this for some of the colors when I use other products. Russet is a gorgeous dark burgundy that I add to so many looks, and I just love Warm Stone, the dark brown color at the bottom. It has little gold specks and it's so rich. I often use it as an eyeliner shade for either top or bottom lashline, and it's also beautiful in the outer corner. Innocent is also a beautiful crease and transition color. Oyster Sand is an amazing duo-chrome shade that gives you the prettiest hint of shiny pink on your lids.

Every one of these colors are gorgeous and like I said, I use this alllllll the time. It's one of my staple products.

Sigma Warm Neutrals Palette

These colors are made without parabens.

They are very long-lasting, and they don't crease on me whatsoever. When I apply them, they apply satin-smooth, like butter. They blend out so beautifully, with hardly any effort. The colors come out on my lids exactly how they look in the palette. Super saturated with color.

Swatches: Oyster Sand, Fawn, Cozy, Sugar Milk, Cinnamon, Innocent

Swatches: Mild Mannered, Russet, Optimistic, Dove, Balanced, Warm Stone

Aren't the swatches so beautiful and rich? If you notice that some of the shades look similar, it's just my camera. It sometimes doesn't capture the exact colors, but close. Each shade is beautifully unique.

I highly recommend this palette and all of Sigma's makeup products. They make amazing and gorgeous stuff. These eyeshadows are truly one of a kind and I haven't found anything quite like them. They are so pigmented and soft. I couldn't be happier with this palette.

You can get this palette HERE

Ingredients: Mica, Talc, Silica, Polyethylene, Nylon, Lauryl Lysine, Boron Nitride, Disosteryl Malate, Octyldodecyl, Stearoyl Stearate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Phenoxyethanol.

Do you have any of Sigma Beauty's makeup products? What do you think of them? Let me know if the comments below!
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Sunday, 26 October 2014

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer Review

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer Review

Hi my loves! Today I am going to be doing a review on a primer. Hourglass Cosmetics is a beautiful brand with really high quality, top-notch products. I love Hourglass, I only wish that their products were more affordable. They are quite pricey. I think some of their products are worth the price, while others not so much.

Nevertheless, Hourglass makes some very excellent stuff. I'm reviewing the Veil Mineral Primer today. Here's what I think!

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer

I love the shiny box this comes in and I love the packaging of the primer itself. It's glass and strong and also looks nice! It has a little pump and unlike many other different fluid makeup products, this pump won't pump out a huge amount that you don't need. You can easily control the amount that comes out.

Because this is so expensive, I just got the 0.33 oz. bottle. To be honest, it's really all I need anyway, because I don't wear primer all the time, and also, you only need a very tiny amount of this for your whole face.

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer

What I love about this (among many other things) is that it is very gentle. I love mineral makeup. This naturally has SPF 15 in it thanks to the mineral content.

If you purchase this, you'll notice that the primer is very white. At first I was a little worried because I didn't want that white overcast to my face that you can sometimes get with sunblock. But this won't give you that at all (at least it doesn't for me, and I have heard a lot of beauty gurus say that it doesn't for them either. It also doesn't give you a white flashback in photos). The consistency is very thin and oh my goodness, it's like silk. I have never put anything on my face like this in my life. It smooths on so well. It's slippery and silky. It's said to have a satin-finish, and that would be correct. It's very satin-like and gives off a beautiful satin look to the skin.

This primer is honestly like no other I have ever used. It does what it says. Here are the claims:

-  Extends the durability of any foundation or powder
-  Minimizes the appearance of visible pores, fine lines and imperfections
-  Conceals redness (even rosacea) to create an even skin tone
-  The weightless formula is not greasy, tacky, pearlized and it won’t ball up
-  The unique texture is fluid, airy, silky and cushiony
-  Offers Broad Spectrum SPF 15 with mineral-derived physical sunscreens,     Titanium and Zinc Oxide

This definitely mattifies the skin and helps soak up any excess oil without making your skin feel tight.

You just apply this before your foundation and let it settle into your skin for a few mins (shouldn't take more than that). Then just apply your foundation on top as usual. I notice that with this not only does my foundation last longer, but it looks so much better. It has a more airbrushed appearance. This absolutely makes my foundation stay on longer and it's excellent to use for summertime or if you have a long event to attend. Some people use primer every day, but I don't. I already apply so many different things and it's just an extra step that I don't always want to bother with. I mostly use it when I know that I am going to be out really long, or if I have something extra special to attend, and I want my foundation to look extra flawless and last as long as possible. Also sometimes I have used this during the summer months because of sweating more and makeup not lasting as long or looking as good.

 Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer

As previously mentioned, this is a great primer to use if you have sensitive skin (like me!), because it's gentle. It's not tested on animals and it's vegan friendly. And it's completely free of:

Synthetic Dyes

Other primers that I have tried have made my skin feel tight. Not this one. Also many primers have made my skin red and uncomfortable, and/or just didn't work how I had expected. This one is awesome! 

Another thing I have been using this for other than all over the face, is under my eyes. I sometimes dab a little bit under my eyes before applying my concealer because of the pesky creases I always get with concealers. This helps stop the creases. I have tried other things before but they didn't work.

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer

So guys, this one is definitely a big two thumbs up! I think this stuff is worth the money. It's a beautiful product and performs better than any other primer I have ever tried. I am not even a fan of primers but this product made me like them!

The silky satin texture alone is amazing, and I love that you barely need any of the product for your whole face. It's goes on so thin, but yet perfectly primes the face and dries in minutes so you're ready to apply foundation. I love how my makeup looks when I use this underneath. Love love love it!

You can get this primer HERE

Ingredients: Active: Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide. Cyclopentasiloxane, Isododecane, Polysilicone-11, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Hexyl Laurate, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Isosterate, Stearic Acid, Alumina.

Do you use primer? I'd love to know what your favorite primer is! Also what is your favorite Hourglass Cosmetics product? Comment below!
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Friday, 10 October 2014

TOP 5 Revlon Products

TOP 5  Revlon Products

Hi my loves! I'm back for another edition of TOP 5, where I list off my all time 5 favorite items from a specific brand. This TOP 5 will be on Revlon Cosmetics! This very loved and classic brand is a favorite of mine. I love drugstore makeup and Revlon has always pleased me with their products.

There are certain things that stand out more than others for me and I have definitely developed some Revlon favorites over the years.

 Revlon displays

It wasn't easy to narrow it down to 5 favorites. There are so many Revlon items that I am in love with. They are always coming out with something new and beautiful. But I managed to choose my 5 top products that I couldn't live without!

Here we go!

1. Photoready Primer, Shadow + Sparkle Palettes

The Primer, Shadow + Sparkle eyeshadow palettes are seriously gorgeous. I absolutely love them. The selection is beautiful. There are 8 stunning color combos. They make it easy by showing you where each shadow can go when you are creating your look. But you can use these any way you like of course.

These shadows are soooo silky smooth, blend wonderfully, and they are super pigmented! Excellent for a drugstore shadow. I also just love the powder primer. It's amazing. It really does allow the other colors on top to blend out easier and better, and it does make the shadow last longer on your lids.

They each contain a Sparkle top coat, and I love it. You just dab it on your lid once you're done the whole eyeshadow look, and it just adds a beautiful shimmery pop to the look. I can't say enough great things about these eyeshadow palettes. I currently have them in Pop Art and Watercolors and would just love to get more.

2. Colorstay Foundation 

The Colorstay Foundation is a star in Revlon's foundation lines. This one is super popular and for a reason. It stays on all day and doesn't budge and it feels very light on the skin. It also looks very natural.

This foundation blends beautifully on the skin, gives off a dewy appearance and it doesn't settle into lines or creases. They say it has 24 hour staying power but I have never worn it that long. However, I can definitely tell you that it lasts on me from morning til nite and still looks good. It's one of very few foundations that still look good at the end of the day.

It comes in 14 shades. It provides excellent coverage and it has Revlon's famous Soft-Flex technology. Absolutely love it!

3. Powder Blush

The Revlon Powder Blushes are so pretty! There are a whopping 19 shades and they are just gorgeous. 

The colors are very natural and the blush is very soft. They feel like silk. They blend really well on the cheeks, they don't get splotchy at all.

I don't think these blushes get enough attention. They are of great quality and I just love the shade selection. The colors are very buildable. And these last the whole day on me.

4. Colorstay Skinny Liquid Liner

The Skinny Liquid Liners are awesome. I always loved the Colorstay Liquid Liner. I find that Revlon's black liquid liner is the blackest liner I have ever used. I always loved how it looked on my eyes. It was fairly easy to use, but I admit, that sometimes I would make mistakes because the tip just wasn't quite small enough. Sometimes my line would be a lot thicker than I wanted.

The Skinny liners are easier to use because the tip is so super tiny and skinny. The tip is so small that it easily allows you to get right into the corners of your eyes and makes the chances of messing up less (at least for me). I also find it easier to maneuver and use in general than the regular Liquid Liner.

This stuff is super black! I love that. I haven't tried the other colors out.

5. Colorburst Lacquer Balm

I just love these Colorburst Lacquer Balms! There are a few varieties of these giant crayon-looking lip colors by Revlon. There's the Just Bitten Balm Stains and then the Matte Balms as well. There is also the Lacquer Balms, which are extra shiny and also hydrating.

These Lacquer ones come in 10 beautiful colors and they contain Coconut Butter, Shea Butter and Mango Butter. They add sheer, shiny color and also nourish your lips.

I love how shiny these are and I love how comfy they feel on my lips.

So those are my top 5 favorite Revlon products. They are definitely the ones I have been currently loving the most. 

I'm perpetually happy to see what Revlon comes out with next. They've always been one of those drugstore brands that I don't get disappointed with.

I hope you enjoyed this post and will see you again for my next TOP 5!

What are your favorite Revlon products? I would love to know! Let me know in the comments below!
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