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I’ve been super busy/stressed/sleep-deprived over school projects recently, but finally, a new review!
Peacock Lustre was really an impulse buy: Ulta had buy one get one 50% and the colour was just so pretty and unique to my current stash of shadows. I don’t have a teal quite like this, since it leans more green than my other shadows. It sort of has a foresty-green base (I’m terrible at describing colours).
The large window on the packaging is great at showing off the colour and catching your eye at the drugstore, but overall the black plastic case feels a bit flimsy and cheap; I wouldn’t suggest throwing this in your bag where it could get knocked around a lot.
Not that it really affects my opinion of Peacock Lustre, but I personally I don’t feel it’s “peacock” enough—the shimmeriness is right, but it needs to be either brighter or deeper (see: Joe Fresh Peacock nail polish). For its price range, it feels fairly soft and smooth.
(Me wearing it + more info under the cut)
I usually do a bit of research before buying a product, whether it’s moisturizer or foundation or eyeshadow, but this one was a pretty random pick and I’m happy to say it worked out for me.
After my eye surgery, I was instructed to keep water out of my eyes for the next two weeks. I used baby wipes morning and night, but ran out after the first few days. Luckily I found these Pond’s Cleansing and Exfoliating Towelettes on sale for $7 for two packages of 30 and snapped them up.
Although these cloths are supposed to be citrus and cucumber scented, I only pick up the crisp citrus scent. Each cloth has a side covered in small orange bumps that act as a physical exfoliant. I cleanse and exfoliate by rubbing the cloth over my skin in small circular motions and my face feels suuuper smooth afterwards. The exfoliating bumps on the cloths also feel much less abrasive on my skin than the beads in some facial scrubs. Lastly, the size of one cloth is more than enough to cleanse my face.
Drugstores: ~$7 CAD for 2 packages
Lipstick and I are still in the beginnings of our relationship. For so long, I avoided it in favour of glosses and tinted balms, thinking that lipsticks were heavy and “too much” (aesthetically speaking) for my preferred makeup style. Lipstick was this thing my mom wore to weddings and other special evening occasions.
Super Lustrous proved me wrong and I couldn’t be happier about it.
Actually, I was planning on writing a review on my first-ever lipstick Mauvy Night, the lovely and highly-wearable shade in the Super Lustrous Plum family. Then while swatching the SL Reds (coming up this week), I fell for creme-finish Wine With Everything and scooped it up on sale ($4!!!)
First off, it’s been a while since I posted a review. Sorry everyone. I’ve been pretty low on free time/energy lately and reviews take a long time to write, photograph and edit. Thank you for following and reading :>
I’ve loved the 24/7 liners from afar for a while now, swatching and admiring their smooth application and vibrant colour before—with a heavy heart—having to turn away at the $20 CAD pricetag. I finally gave in for Jackpot because of the awesome value of the set: the 9 half-size liners plus a full-size liner pencil in Zero was well-worth the $43 pricetag (I think I got $15 off because of a coupon on top of that!)
I’ve said before that sometimes value sets aren’t that great of a deal for me because there are shades or products in the set that I don’t like. This is definitely not the case here, as I love all of the shades included in the Jackpot set: Eldorado (gorgeous gold), Whiskey, Stash (dark golden olive), Mildew (deep green), Electric (bright blue), Ransom (bright purple), Binge (navy), Rockstar (dark plummy purple), Gunmetal (shimmery grey), Zero (black).
Hello, hello~ this review has been sitting on the backburner for a while because I didn’t have the time to edit the pictures/could not bear to stare at a screen some more after being at work all day. In the meantime though, I have been wearing this very blush every day. I’m in love with how this blush brightens up my face in the middle of winter, and I love how I can put it on at 6:30 am before work and still see it on my cheeks at 6:30 pm.
Under artificial lighting, no flash
Hard Candy Blush Crush blushes come in sturdy clamshell packaging that belie its seriously affordable price. Since they’re baked, I think the blush inside is also less likely to crumble or break if you drop it.
Living Doll is the second blush I’ve tried from the Hard Candy line but it comes first in my heart <3 Its sister Honeymoon is soft, sweet and demure. Pin Up is more bright and fun.
Flash, artificial lighting. This picture is the one that most accurately captures the colour of this blush in the pan I think.
And yes, it is on the cooler side, though maybe not as cool as the swatches suggest. Since I’m neutral-toned I can wear it just fine but I’m not sure about how it will wear on those that are warm-toned.
Swatches under artificial light with no flash.
As with Honeymoon, this blush can be used wet for a more dramatic look. On the left is Honeymoon dry (it’s a little hard to see because of its paleness/subtlety) and wet, then Living Doll dry and wet. Using it wet intensifies the shimmer in the blush, while the dry is more wearable and the shimmer is subtle enough to wear in the office.
Swatches under artificial light, with flash.
Love what the subtle shimmer does for my cheekbones :3 This is how I wear this blush to work. Oh yeah, and excuse me looking like a corpse.
No regrets here. I love this blush and what it does for me. I haven’t tried wearing it wet but I can give it a shot if there are any requests for it :> If you are cool- to neutral-toned then it is an awesome purchase. I’m a bit more hesitant to recommend it to warm-toned ladies but I don’t want to outright say it’s definitely not a good shade for them.
Wal-Mart (exclusive): $8 CAD
I think I was in a gold kind of mood last week. I picked up a perfectly metallic gold Joe Fresh polish in Sun Kissed (pictures still to come) and ended up being unable to resist this glittery gold liner from Hard Candy.