Let me talk to you a little about Benefit Cosmetics’ Ka-Brow! In case you’re not familiar with it, it’s a cream-gel colored product, that comes in 6 shades, and as its name suggests, it’s for your brows. It’s a pomade that comes in this beautiful and very practical packaging, that includes a hard-angled brush to help shape and fill your eyebrows in the best way possible. It’s super easy to use, even for an amateur like me, and it gives a very nice effect, that can be build from natural-looking to more dramatic, depending on your personal taste and needs. Mine is shade 3-medium, which is a bit on the lighter side for me, but just barely, so I like it a lot. I probably could have gone with shade 4, so I may check that one out in the future. It’s very long-lasting, so you can wear it from day to night without having to re-apply it. I would definitely recommend you try it!
The powder puff lippie is a new product by NYX, which I recently received from the brand, and I started using it as soon as possible. I received mine in the shade “Best Buds” which is a nice pink/peachy nude. You can see me wearing it in the exact previous post. It’s a creamy lip color, which has an almost matte finish, and leaves a powdery feel on your lips. It’s super strange, nothing like I’ve ever tried before, but at the same time I absolutely loved it. It’s super easy to apply, thanks to the sponge it has on the top of the tube, it has a nice fruity scent, it’s creamy at first, and then turns to powder. It looks matte, but feels creamy and powdery at the same time, and it doesn’t dry my lips. I’ve been using it non-stop this month, and I love both its feel and its color. The only disadvantages I can find to it, and I honestly don’t care much about it, is that it’s transferable, and doesn’t last that long on my lips. And the fact that you will probably need a lip liner before using any of its darker shades. But these are ok by me. I definitely suggest you get one yourself, and try it out! You won’t regret it!
The Kat von D Alchemist Holographic palette is one of the most beautiful palettes I’ve ever had the pleasure of owning. It has a gorgeous holographic packaging, the palette itself is triangle-shaped, and it has 4 pastel-colored highlighting powders in it. “Emerald” has a green hue, “Saphyre” has a blue hue, “Amethyst” has a violet hue, and “opal” has a pink hue. They’re all holographic and very pretty and all highly-pigmented. A light touch of your brush on them is going to give you extreme glow. That’s even good or bad, depending on how you’re doing your makeup and how much glow you want for it. For me, it’s definitely too much for everyday, so I’m keeping it for very special occasions. My favorite hue is definitely Opal, because it’s the most discreet one, that might give you a more natural glow. Mind you though, there’s nothing natural about these highlighters; the result is gonna be intense. Another thing I didn’t love about this palette, is the size of the pans. They’re tiny, like eyeshadow ones, so if you’re using them a lot, it’s gonna hit pan fast. That compared to the price of the palette is a bit discouraging. But if you love the colors and you love your bold highlighters, go for it. 😉
It’s been a few weeks since I wrote my last beauty review here on the blog, so I’m back with another one. And I can’t believe I haven’t already written a review about this makeup product. I was certain that I already had, but I checked, and no…I haven’t! Let’s correct that then! I’ve been using NYX’s HD Studio Photogenic foundation for a couple of months non-stop now and I have to tell you, I absolutely love it. It has a very nice consistency, medium to high coverage, and it’s not absolutely matte, something that goes perfectly well with my skin type which is more on the dry side, especially during the winter months. The shade “vanilla” is a little bit darker than my skin tone, but it blends so well that you can’t really tell. I love the finish it leaves on the skin, and the coverage. It’s very light weight and easy to apply, it doesn’t makes you look cakey, on the contrary, and looks great in photos or videos. I love it so much, that I’m definitely going to purchase it after this tube is over. It’s my go-to foundation for the past couple of months.
I recently tried out Sephora’s Rose masks for the eyes and the lips (not pictured here), and I’m here to write my review about them.
Sephora Rose lip mask: I tried it after I’ve swatched the full 44 shades collection of Sephora’s Cream Lip Stains on my lips the other day (watch my video below to see them), and it really helped my lips feel hydrated and normal again. It has a nice discreet rose scent and has a lot of product in it. My lips were so dry that they left the mask completely dry too after using it, but that’s good because they took all the good elements the mask had to give them. Follow up with a deeply moisturizing lip balm, and your lips are going to feel perfect again in no time. 5/5 for me.