Essence Light Up Your Face Luminizer Palette Review:

I can understand why some of you would be disappointed with the Essence Light Up Your Face Luminizer Palette ($5.99). I was in the same boat glamour babes, but after giving it a couple of tries, this palette grew on me.For those of you who absolutely love to shine and sparkle bright like a diamond. I do not recommend this palette. You will end up returning it. These trio of highlighters have subdued light reflecting pigments, which create a very, very soft glow, that gives skin a natural, radiant appearance. I don’t mind having this look at all. I have been favoring it more lately because of the Light Up Your Face Palette ($5.99). I guess you can call it Spring fever, lol. 

The finely milled, buttery smooth formula is lightweight, comfortable to wear, easy to apply, has sheer pigmentation, and is somewhat buildable, but not by much. As sheer as the shades (nude, rose,  golden beige) are, I think they’re quite beautiful and it truly shows on the complexion. I prefer to use these individually to accentuate features. I didn’t really see much natural dimension when blending all three together. It still gave off an individual effect since these are so sheer. You can however, use other highlighters (liquid, powder, or stick) on top of this one to create better depth.  The finish of these highlighters are in no way, shape or form chunky or glittery. So don’t listen to the review rumors. Obviously, they don’t know highlighters. Yep, I went there. Big whoop, you wanna fight about it? (Family Guy humor) lol.

I was actually impressed by the color payoff. Usually highlighters this faint (from my experience) don’t stick around for long, they fade quickly. It’s as if I never put on highlighter. Not this one though. I got six hours of gorgeous glow and tons of compliments. Thanks boys and girls! It’s all thanks to Essence. 

You can try on The Essence Light Up Your Face Luminizer Palette for size at Ulta Beauty or select Target stores.

Stay beautiful! Xo


Essence The False Lashes Mascara Dramatic Volume Unlimited Review:

Not gonna lie to you glamour babes. I did not like Essence The False Lashes Mascara Dramatic Volume Unlimited ($4.99). I typically LOVE their mascaras, the formulations are great. This new one though, not so much. The rich black lightweight formula produces very inky/wet applications that take forever to dry, and once it does lashes begin to flake and smudge like crazy!If I tried removing any excess mascara off my lids with a q-tip my lashes would stick together and there was no way to fix them. Adding an extra coat of mascara did not help the situation, it only made matters worse by clumping. What a royal pain in the derrière this was turning out to be. My eyes looked terrible. They were agitated, watery, gray, and bloodshot from all of the rubbing due to the little dry flakes of mascara falling into my eyes. It was so uncomfortable. It looked like I was crying because of sleep deprivation. That’s always a sight for sore eyes, lol!

I think what annoys me the most about The False Lashes Mascara is how it is advertised as “unique”. Seriously homes?!. There is nothing unique about this dang mascara! It’s a cone shaped wand that adds a bit of volume and length that is supposed to create a gorgeous false lash effect, which I shockingly did not get out of this tube.I am just going to stick with Essences Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara. It has the same unique wand, but with a better formulation and amazing lash payoff. I only wish I realized this sooner rather than later (smh), lol. 

Have you tried any of the False Lashes Mascara? What’s your take on them?

Stay beautiful! Xo.


Essence Say no to Dark Circles and Say no to Imperfections Review:


Every time I want to review Essence Cosmetics Say no to Dark Circles, and Say no to Imperfections retractable concealers, I always end up getting side tracked by some other makeup product that excites me to the core like, lipstick, highlighters, mascara, and more lipstick (lol), making me cast aside the idea of writing a review for these two makeup must haves, but not this time glamour babes!

Today, it’s all about brightening up those peepers, while saying peace out bean sprout to some undesirable attributes us goils like to call imperfections.

Essence Say no to Dark Circles and Say no to Imperfections are worth keeping in the makeup bag, car, or office drawer at all times, they seriously do the trick for quick touch ups on the go.

As you can see in my photo, I tote these portable babies around a lot in my makeup bag, just look at the the wear and tear of them. Yea, you could say they get a good beating as I dress my face, lol.


They are so easy to use and blend into the skin beautifully, creating no streaks! God, I love concealers that can do this, why can’t all of them be formulated this way? There is a third called Say no to Redness, which is a green concealer that cancels out redness, obviously, uh-duh!

Say no to imperfections is a color correcting natural beige that hides general imperfections (acne scars, blemishes, redness) for a quick solution.

I told you I gave these concealer crayons a good beating, take a look at that nub, shouldn’t it look slender and perfectly pointy much like a crayon?! Well, they did when I first bought them, gotta test the merchandise though to let you know if this stuff works or not, ya know what I’m sayin? Lol.

Could I agree with the description above? Yes and no, for a concealer that is labeled a natural beige shade, I felt it applied a bit too yellow on my fair skin when worn alone. I found that wearing a foundation, BB Cream, or CC Cream cancels out that yellowy undertone and brings out the natural beige perfectly, erasing imperfections and redness quickly and effectively. If I choose to wear a color correcting concealer alone, I find that Urban Decay’s Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid in Peach ($28) or Sephora’s Bright Future Collection in the peach ($14) shade covers really nicely. And, here’s your dupe of the day!  Baaaaa-Zing!

Say no to Dark Circles is a color correcting bright rose shade that hides dark circles immediately!

I was using the Physicians Formula Touch of Glow Nude Wear Pen (pretty slender girly one with the pink bow cap) for my dark circles, but I decided to try something different and opted for Essence Cosmetics $2.99 version, and it works heavenly. I do have pretty dark circles, and this bright rosy shade seriously conceals them almost instantly. The silky soft formula (say no to imperfections has the same formula) glides under the eyes smoothly and blends in evenly, giving those raccoon eyes of mine a much softer, brighter outlook on concealer crayons (wink).
Both concealers are lightweight, provide medium coverage, giving skins texture a satiny powdery feel. They do not clog pores, and work best on fair to medium skin tones with normal to combination oily skin. Essences Say no to Imperfections, and Say no to Dark Circles is available at Ulta Beauty, and select Target stores.
Stay Beautiful! Xo.


Essence Lash Princess Mascara Review

In order to feel like a princess one must have lashes like one too glamour babes! Check out Essence Cosmetics Lash Princess Mascara ($4.99) available at Ulta Beauty. Some people love lipstick, some people love blush, and some love eyeshadow. But, I am a mascara junkie (if mascaraholics anonymous existed I would be in the first row). I don’t care what the price, what it does, how it works, I must get my hands on it and try it for myself and share my thoughts with my glamourista’s. As I have mentioned before I am a total sucker for cute girly packaging. So, when I saw this adorable black tube accented with little pink bows and ribbons I was sold!.

Not only is this tube of mascara dressed to the nines. It’s cobra-head shaped wand helps grip, and hug every single lash to create a voluminous, dramatic, eye catching look. Seriously, this is another tube of mascara I was impressed with and happy to add to my collection. I have spent over $30.00 (heinous I know, but I told you its the mascara monster inside me that cannot be tamed) for some mascara’s and most of their formulas don’t work as incredible as this one does.

The hypoallergenic formula is lightweight and layer-able, giving you clump free lashes every time with just the flick of the wand. Do not worry about too much product dispersal, this one comes out of the tube with just enough product to coat your lashes. This is another tube of mascara that delivers as promised by lifting and separating your lashes without the cakey and flakey mess. Ultimately, creating a beautiful princess swept effect that will sweep your Prince Charming right off his feet. Stay beautiful! Xo.