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Profusion Cosmetics Eye & Cheek Palette Review:

Happy Monday loves! Let me start off by saying how impressed I am with Profusion Cosmetics Eye & Cheek Palette. I wasn’t a huge fan of them at first, but now they have completely won me over after giving themselves a major makeup transformation. I found this kit on clearance at Target for $6.98. You can still order it online at Target and profusioncosmetics.com for $10.00, which is even so an awesome steal for what comes in this kit.

Let’s take a peek inside……

Product Description:

A covetable mix of eyeshadows, blushes and highlighters to enhance your features. The richly pigmented and silky powders blend onto the skin smoothly with the Pro Series Brush. The spectrum of colors from brilliant bronze to plush pinks will take your looks to out-of-this-world dimensions!

This palette includes 12 eyeshadows ranging in tones of soft nudes, rich chocolate browns, and shimmery coppers. 4 neutral/ rosy pink Blushes and 2 Highlighter peachy/gold shades in matte, satin & shimmer finishes, plus a Pro Series brush. You get it all!

The formulation is overall well rounded.

Eyeshadows: finely milled, velvety smooth, nicely pigmented, blendable, buildable, and set in matte, satin, and shimmer finishes.

*Although pigmented, I felt a few of the shades (embrace, bestie, comeback, and tease) needed some help when it came to wanting more richness for a smoldering/ smoky eye look. I suggest using a primer or wetting your brush with water to catch more color. You’ll be happy as to what the payoff brings. Trust me. Oh! Let me not leave out the dual ended Pro Series Brush. It’s a pretty good brush, I’ll give Profusion that. There was no hair fallout, the bristles are soft, yet dense enough to blend everything together to create a beautiful finished eye look.

Blushes: finely milled, buttery smooth, bold pigment, blendable, buildable, comfortable to wear, easy to apply, sets in satin matte finishes. Same applies for the two highlighters, except the finishes are pearlized.

Profusions Eye & Cheek Palette is suitable for all skin tones and is extremely versatile. You have many options to create all sorts of looks that can go from day to night. I can’t say it’s exactly travel friendly. I mean, it is if you’re going on a weekend to weeks long getaway, but for everyday throw in your bag and go, ehhhhhhh, not so much. Lol. Its a pretty big palette.

Not to worry though, I don’t think you’ll need to tag this palette along like your life depends on it. The wear time is quite excellent.

Eyeshadows stayed true for 8 hours.

The blushes kept cheeks rosy and pinched for 8 hours.

The highlighters left skin glowing and sunkissed for 8 hours.

Not bad for a $10.00 palette, right?!

Think you’ll give Profusion’s Eye & Cheek Palette a go?

Do tell!

Stay beautiful, xo.

Bad Habit Beauty Inferno Review:

Hello beauties! I thought today would be a good day to bring a little warmth to the table. The last two weeks have been frigid, cold, and snowy across most of the U.S., and I can’t take it anymore!!! This is probably the cabin fever talking, but sunshine, lollipops, and rainbows everything is looking good in my forecast right about now. Lol. That being said, I was inspired to use Bad Habit Beauty’s Inferno Palette ($12 for 0.42oz) to turn up the heat, and boyyyyy was I feeling the burn. A girls gotta defrost somehow.

This is another beautiful eyeshadow palette from BHB. I have yet to complain about any of their palettes. I am sure I have repeated myself like a broken record during every review, but it’s truth. Every single palette I have gotten from BHB has been awesome.

The inferno palette carries twelve shades featuring 6 rich warm mattes, 2 velvety shimmers, 3 metallics, and 1 highlighting semi matte that will compliment all skin tones. Just like her $54 twin Urban Decay Naked Heat. Yup, she’s a dupe boys and girls! Being cooped up for quite sometime got me to do some investigating of my own. Lol.

White Hot is a soft ivory shimmer. The sheerest out of the twelve. I use this shade more to highlight the inner corners of my eyes.

Baked is a light nude semi-matte.

Lit is a copper shimmer with a gold pearl shift.

Blaze is a deep red metallic with a gold micro shimmer.

Warmth is a brown matte.

Smolder is a deep reddish brown matte.

Glow is a soft terra cotta matte.

Flames is a metallic burnt red.

Bonfire is a deep terra cotta matte.

Burn is a burgundy matte.

Hot spot is a burnt red matte.

Ignite is a deep metallic copper burgundy.

The formula is finely milled, ultra soft, and creamy with a super smooth texture. The eyeshadows are highly pigmented, opaque, blendable, buildable, comfortable to wear, easy to apply, versatile, and produces a wee bit of fallout. What eyeshadow doesn’t though if they’re finely milled and super soft? It wipes away easily.

You can play these fiery shades up or down for day to nighttime wear. As you can see I went all out (shades used: Warmth, Blaze, Hot Spot, and Smolder) and created a Phoenix rising out of its ashes look, or at least tried to, lol. I loved how each shade complimented one another when building on my eyes. I had no problems with any of the metallic shadows either. They went on with no trouble, and effortlessly to boot!

You do not need to use any primer to enhance the longevity or vibrancy of the eyeshadows in this palette. You are more than welcome to, by all means. I didn’t find it necessary to go that extra step. The wear time is over 8 hours and the colors stay truer than true with no creasing, fading, or running. Yes, you could say it. I am infatuated with the brand. I have no shame to admitting that. Lol.

Bad Habit Beauty Inferno is an eyeshadow palette must have. It’s affordable, beautiful, cruelty free, a fantastic dupe, and available on the shophush app and online at shophush.com.

Think you’ll get one?

Do tell!

Stay beautiful! Xo.

Wet n Wild Mega Cushion Foundation Review:

Happy Weekend loves! Today I wanted to talk about Wet n Wild’s New MegaCushion Foundation with SPF 15 ($8.99 for 0.52oz). I absolutely adore WNW MegaCushion (Highlight, Contour, Color Correction) line, and this one is no exception. This foundation is definitely a must try if you haven’t gone out and purchased it yet.

Product Description:

It’s a match made in makeup heaven! Liquid foundation in a cushion compact. Tap the cushion to add just the right amount of coverage or double tap to add more. It’s perfectly portable too, with an air tight, no mess compact that makes applying liquid foundation a breeze. Infused with coconut derivative, the luminous, lightweight, and buildable formula helps boost hydration and contains SPF 15 for added skin protection.

I am a huge fan of broad spectrum infused liquid foundations and BB Creams. I don’t normally wear a face cream during the day due to my oily skin, so I tend to skip out on the morning moisturizing routine. I uusually apply a primer (elf blemish control, my personal fave) and buff on a bit of SPF foundation or BB cream that provides medium to full coverage, which keeps me looking flawless, free from harmful radicals, non-greasy, and hydrated enough as to where I don’t break out. Two thumbs up WNW for the SPF protection.

There are nine shades available, ranging in tones of light ivory for porcelain skin to tawny for deeper complexions. I went on a whim and bought cream ivory. This is when I wish WNW would start making testers in CVS and Walgreens, but to my surprise it matched perfectly with my skin tone.

Cream Ivory is a soft warm beige that compliments light to medium skin tones.

The formula is super lightweight, creamy, hydrating, comfortable to wear, easy to apply, blendable, does not oxidize, goes on evenly, provides medium coverage, and has a satin finish, creating a natural, luminous look.

I did not find the MegaCushion foundation to be buildable at all. I had a few red spots that I could not conceal no matter how much I applied. I needed the assistance of a concealer (WNW Photo Focus) to help cover up the redness. This works well alone on slight imperfections, just not so much on redness and dark spots. Keep that in mind.

P.S. The thin cushiony applicator puff included in the compact works awesome when applying the foundation. It glides on the skin effortlessly.

I do highly recommend this for dry skin or possibly combination skin types. The MegaCushion Foundation has a good amount of hydration, and does not settle into fine lines or wrinkles. It melts beautifully into the skin.

I was very shocked that I had no issues with this foundation. I thought the coconut oil would have been excessive for my oily skin, clogging my pores and producing uncontrollable breakouts. Something that I always fear when trying a newly released foundation. My doubts proved me wrong.

The wear lasted over eight hours with the foundation staying intact. There was a bit of oil peeking through my t-zone. Not to worry, there’s nothing that a mattifying powder can’t handle to absorb some oils. And, I had not one breakout! Sigh of relief.

This is definitely a keeper and repurchase.

Wet n Wild’s MegaCushion Foundation is available at CVS, Walgreens, and wetnwildbeauty.com.

Think you’ll pick one up to try?

Do tell!

Stay beautiful, xo.

Colourpop Luster Dust Review:

Happy New Year beauties! Sorry I have been M.I.A for so long. Let’s just say I had a lot on my plate and I needed time to digest. Now that the fog has lifted, I’m ready to start 2018 off right and get back into the swing of things.

Can we talk about Colourpop’s New Luster Dust ($7.00 for 0.11oz) for a minute or two? Are you loving them?! I am!

It’s their first ever loose highlighter, and I think Colourpop knocked it out of the park with all three shades.

Perfect for all skin tones.

Aura Voir is a golden peach with gold glitter. Cruelty free.

Gnomie is a soft champagne with silver glitter. Vegan and cruelty free.

Dew Drop is a rich bronze with gold and silver glitter. Vegan and cruelty free.

The formulation is a finely milled, light weight, soft powder carrying a velvety smooth texture. It has multi-dimensional glitters to give skin a mix of sheen and sparkle, that is packed with pigment. A little goes a long way, so proceed blinding people with caution. Lol.

CP Luster Dust Loose Highlighters can be easily manipulated if you prefer a softer effect. Use a small fluff brush or angled brush, tap away excess luster dust, and apply. It’s that easy. For a real intense glow, you can use your fingertips, and swipe along the cheekbone area. These work beautifully as eyeshadows and lip toppers too! You’re getting a whole lotta bling for your buck.

Wear time was a good 7 and a half hours before my glow fully faded. I was very happy by the color payoff.

I hope Colourpop churns out a few more shades. They got a good thing going on here.

Colourpop Luster Dust is currently in stock and available to order at Colourpop.com

Happy shopping!

Stay beautiful, xo.