Pixi + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse Review:

Pixi + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse ($24 for 3.38 ounces) is the stuff of dreams glamour babes. Skin care guru/blogger, Caroline Hirons collaborated with Pixi Beauty and created a unique 2 in 1 jar that contains a solid cleansing oil and luxurious cleansing cream for the ultimate fresh faced, squeaky clean complexion. Both cleansers carry a super gentle formula making it suitable for ALL skin types.

Take a look see at the skin loving ingredients Caroline formulated into each one. 

Can you feel the love?! My acne prone skin sure did, and it felt clean too!

You can use this cleanser a few ways. The first way is using the two as a tag team at night. They do compliment each other quite well, just like yin and yang. Skin must be dry when applying the cleansing oil boys and gals. I can’t stress that enough. I’ve read some reviews that it does not work because consumers used both on wet skin. Silly gooses, Caroline’s Double Cleanse goes on dry. The formula is infused with a lot of nourishing oils, and we all know oil and water do not mix. Same applies for the cleansing cream. Think of them as makeup remover wipes in a jar. So, grab yourself a dollop (about coin size) of the cleansing oil first, and begin applying it onto DRY skin in circular motions. You’ll soon start to see your makeup effectively melting away in seconds. Have a moistened wash cloth on hand, and begin removing all of the dirt and debris off your beautiful face. Pat skin dry. Now follow with a dollop of the cleansing cream and massage again in circular motions thoroughly, and remove with a moistened wash cloth. Pat skin dry. Oh my god, how good does your skin feel?! Better than good right?! It feels nice and clean I bet. Skin is soft and smooth like butta too?! I could not stop touching my face afterwards. It was so squeaky clean! The cream cleanser (step 2) can be applied in the morning on its own to keep skin hydrated and nourished throughout the day.

I do happen to only use this at night and during the day I use a faux proactive acne system that is cruelty free from a brand known as AcneFree. The combination has been working phenomenally. I’d rather leave well enough alone for the sake of clear, glowing skin.

In case you were wondering, the solid Cleansing Oil has the same lightweight, creamy balmy like texture as Pixi’s Nourishing Cleansing Balm, minus the sweet almond oil scent. The Cleansing Cream brings me back to my Pond’s cold cream days way back when. But Caroline’s version is much lighter and has better ingredients that’s beneficial for skin without the greasy residue.

Skins appearance becomes noticeably different when used over a period of time. Skin is soft, supple, hydrated, and glowing. Its a thing of beauty.

I hope Pixi + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse becomes a permanent staple in the Pixi Beauty skincare line. I have a ton of love for this jar of wholesome goodness. I’d hate to see it fly off Target shelves never to return. Oh yes, this double cleansing agent works wonders. You don’t know what you’re missing if you haven’t tried it yet.

Stay beautiful! Xo.


Makeup Revolution Retro Luxe Matte Lip Kit Review:

Don’t waste your time or money on the new Makeup Revolution Retro Luxe Matte Lip Kit glamour babes. It’s pretty darn awful.

I thought the Retro Luxe Lip Kit was going to play an incredible role as a dupe for Kylie Jenner’s Lip Kit. Yes, it does contain a matching lip pencil, and liquid matte lipstick, but that’s just about as much excitement as you are going to get out of this $9 kit.

The formulation is horrible, and the shade selection is meh. There are five shades in total; 3 nude (Echelon, Noble, Reign-isn’t that a Kylie shade?) one vampy berry (Royal), and a red called Regal. Can you guess which shade I chose? Lol.

Okay, so, Regal is not the rich shade of red as it appears on the web and box. Um, looks can be deceiving much? Most definitely. What the shade really looks like is that of a Crayola Crayon in Burnt Orange.

Wonderful! My least favorite color in the crayon box has now been painted on my lips. Yuck!

This was not a flattering lip shade on me at all. No, no, no. It simply did not do. The tone came off as very flat, muted and muddy. Although the formulation is lightweight, and it applied evenly and easily with opaque pigment. The texture was sticky never fully setting into a matte finish. The liquid lipstick was also super drying. Sorry boys and gals, but I am not exactly sure of its longevity. I literally wore it for about five minutes and had to remove the color because it was so uncomfortable to keep sitting on my lips. FYI: I had to use makeup remover wipes. This liquid lipstick did not budge, adding more salt to the wound. My lips were so sore and chapped afterwards. The only positive I found in this lip kit was the lip pencil. It’s very creamy, has nice pigment, and applies smoothly.

Makeup Revolution seriously needs to work on their lipstick formulations. I have yet to fall in love with a MUR lip product. Back to Ulta you go Retro Luxe! It was nice knowing you.

Have you purchased Makeup Revolution’s Retro Luxe Matte Lip Kit? What do you think? Love it or hate it?

Stay beautiful! Xo.


BH Cosmetics Nude Rose Highlighter Palette Review:

Roses are red, violets are……Wait. Not all roses are red glamour babes. These lovely delicate flowers can also have subdued, soft hues, mimicking a flush of color one’s complexion carries. Just take BH Cosmetics Nude Rose Highlighter Palette for example. This beautiful Highlighter Palette holds four flattering incandescent shades (icy pink, rose gold, pink pearl, and pearl) that will compliment all skin tones.

The palette comes housed in a slim metal, mirrored case that slips nice and easy into your handbag.

You can apply these petally soft shades almost anywhere to create a luminous glow. Brow bones, cheek bones, Cupid’s bow, lower lip, chin, inner corners of eyes, center and tip of the nose, and décolletage. I usually apply to the areas where light naturally hits the face to achieve a healthy looking glow; cheek bones, temples, brow bones, bridge and tip of the nose, chin, and forehead. 
Sorry, I went a little highlighter crazy on my brow arches. I was curious to see the intense color pigmentation for myself, and evidently I got my answer, lol. The Nude Rose Highlighters build nicely, excellent!
The velvety smooth formulation is vegan! You read that right boys and gals. Vegans can have pretty makeup and enjoy it too! I am tickled pink everyone can try out this affordable $12 palette. It is lightweight, has intense color pigmentation, blends in evenly and easily, and produces a pearlized finish. Perfect for those who don’t necessarily enjoy twinkling like a star. The highlighters are finely milled too, so beware of kickback dust when picking up product. There’s a whole lot of it in store for you.

The color payoff lasts for about five hours, but there is a rather nice dewy afterglow that still lingers on afterwards. I was mesmerized by how my complexion glowed with warmth and radiance. I didn’t want to wash it off! I know. Skin needs to breathe, so it had to be done.

BH Cosmetics is currently having a 25% off site wide sale valid through February 17th.

Which means, you can get their Nude Rose Highlighting Palette for $9! Use code 25OFF at checkout.

Happy shopping!

Stay beautiful, xo.


Wet n Wild Mega Cushion Matte Lip Cream Review:

Sigh, I really wanted to like Wet n Wild’s Mega Cushion Matte Lip Cream ($4.99) glamour babes, truly I did. I’m loving the whole cushion concept, but the swatches on my wrist did not appear as true on my lips.

The Mega Cushion Soft Matte Lip Cream is Wet n Wild’s new release for Spring 2017. The Collection also includes four Color Correctors, one highlighter, and one contour shade, which are now available at Walgreens and wetnwildbeauty.com.  FYI: The entire line is vegan.

I picked up all three shades, they were affordable enough so why not?! Melon It Like It Is, Bubblegum in Paradise, and Doll So Hard.

The enriched Shea butter formulation is fantastic. It is lightweight, moisturizing, creamy, smooth, comfortable to wear, buildable, and vibrant. Or so I thought. This is where the Mega Cushion Matte Lip Creams fell short for me. I was expecting the colors to be lively. These felt too pastelly.

Melon It Like It Is is a corally pink.

Bubblegum in Paradise is a purplish pink.

Doll So Hard is a hot pink.

Not one shade came nearly close to looking like the swatches I had taken or seen on the WNW website (photo below).I was a little disappointed. The colors seemed chalky, flat, and washed out. I thought it might have been me, but after trying for a month they were clearly the problem.

The round cushion applicator is great though. It lets you have complete control over the level of color intensity you want to achieve. Sadly, there wasn’t much color saturation in it for me. Womp, womp.

Color longevity was eh. The soft Matte pigment evenly held on at its best for 4 hours, only to leave behind a faint outline around the lips.

I guess I got what I paid for this time around. No big deal, it’s only makeup. Somethings don’t work out the same as it would for others. Fingers crossed the rest of Wet n Wild’s Mega Cushion line works out for me. Yes, I bought the entire collection that’s how obsessed I have become with makeup, lol.

Stay Beautiful! Xo.