NYX Dose of Dew Face Gloss Review:

I don’t know exactly what this “wet and glossy” face fad is about, but I’m not a big fan of the trend glamour babes. NYX’s Dose of Dew Face Gloss left a little too much resi-dew on my face, and that could be dew to my oily complexion. 
Product Description:

Glisten from every angle with Dose of Dew, NYX Professional Makeup’s new face gloss that creates a soft, pearly glow for a totally mesmerizing holographic effect. Inspired by the new beauty trend of the “wet and glossy face”, this dreamy balm highlighter glides on like silk and sets to a lightweight, dewy finish. In short, it’s the best thing your makeup bag has even seen (and we know it’s seen some good stuff).I felt this face gloss to be quite balmy and heavy, not lightweight at all. It doesn’t have a sticky texture if that’s what you are questioning. The formula is very emollient, which makes me think this would work best on dryer skin and possibly medium to deep skin tones. The shade is a super sheer opalescent pink, but I was unable to see a holographic effect come into view.I do have fair skin and when blending, the color faded into nothing. I did glisten though! As if I applied a stick of crisco to my t-zone and was ready to bake in the oven at the perfect set temperature of 350 degrees, creating that beautiful golden glow we all want and talk about. Don’t get too excited, I broke out terribly and produced no glow. Way to accentuate my features, lol. My skin looked slick and wet, and the wear had an uncomfortable greasy feel. Thankfully, the formula payoff wasn’t everlasting-4 hours, but the greasiness still lingered.

The twistable tube was not exactly sturdy, so when trying to apply a bit of pressure to the face gloss stick as it glided across my skin, it would retract back into the tube. It was kind of an annoying process. Having to constantly twist the product back up into place, and I am sure by doing this motion repeatedly weakened the structure of the face gloss. 

Oh well, I didn’t loosen the purse strings too much on NYX’s Dose of Dew Face Gloss. It was only a $9 loss, and I was able to experiment with a trend that’s not all it’s cracked up to be in my opinion.

What do you think of dewy sticks in general? Love? Hate? Or could you do without?

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Stay beautiful! Xo.


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.


Wet n Wild Lash Renegade Mascara Review:

Wet n Wild’s Lash Renegade Mascara was a complete surprise to me when I saw it in Rite-Aid glamour babes. I had no idea they had come out with a new mascara, and I was very excited to try it. There has been so much hype about their latest release, the Megalast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipsticks, that I own and love. But I heard nothing about a mascara launch. Its a good thing I needed a few toiletries, which I failed to get by the way because of the new mascara sighting, smh. Lol!

The one thing that makes Wet n Wild so great, apart from the amazing quality of their cosmetics is the affordability. Let’s hope this never changes. How much is this mascara you ask? Only $5.99! But thats not all (sorry for sounding like an infomercial)…..
The newfangled mascara wand really takes lashes to new heights. The ball tip adds volume with precision and control, while the main rod creates definition, length and curl. Albeit, I was a skeptic of the wand design. When removing the wand from the packaging, I thought to myself, how the heck is this ball and rod doohickey of a brush going to do everything it says? It looks clumsy and awkward, I may just poke my eye out with this thing! Maybe that’s why Wet n Wild kept this creation a secret, for fear it might be a flop? Who knows, all I can say is my skepticism proved me wrong. This mascara is sweeter than sweet! It is so easy to use, and seriously gives flimsy, lanky lashes a total makeover. Length, definition, curl, and volume is what you get with a few swipes of the wand. I could not believe it. The brush coated and caught every finely translucent blonde lash on my lids, including the teeny ones; lifting, separating, and lengthening them beautifully. You can kick those eyelash curlers to the curb too, Wet n Wild’s Lash Renegade is self curling! Don’t ask me how it works? It just does, and impeccably. Something’s are better left to the imagination, wink.

The formulation is lightweight, non-sticky, smudge-proof, safe for contact lens wearers, comes in one shade-Brazen Black, and it’s buildable. Take note, when applying extra coats it does take a bit longer to dry, roughly 3 minutes. Once dry, lashes are gorgeous with zero cakiness or flaking. I heart this mascara!

From what I can tell Wet n Wild’s Lash Renegade is slowly coming into drugstores so be on the lookout. Or, you can go to wetnwildbeauty.com and go rouge on their site if you can’t stand to wait. I do it all the time.

Stay beautiful! Xo.