Saturday, October 19, 2013

Wet N Wild Coloricon Bronzer in Reserve Your Cabana Review!

Hey hey there pretty people. I am back with yet another Wet N Wild review. You know how I love me some WnW products and why shouldn't I? For the price of some of their products and how well they work I would def put Wet N Wild in my favorite drugstore brand category. I feel like Wet N Wild just keeps introducing more and more great products into their line and this product today is no different. Now it is not really a new product but it is new to me! It is the Reserve Your Cabana bronzer.
Now even though this product says Bronzer it is not even close to a Bronzer. I am white as a ghost and this would be wayyyyy too light for me for bronzing purposes. Now what this is perfect for is highlighting. It may be one of the best drugstore highlighting powders out there. I am in LOVE with this for highlight my cheekbones and down the bridge of my nose. At $3.99 you also can't beat the price.
You can see here just how light it is. The companion is a decent size as well. It is bigger than my palm!

What I love about this product:

 Here is a heavy swatch of the powder. As you can see it in very light. It doesn't apply this heavy on the skin and blends out very nicely.
This is it blended out. It gives you the prettiest sheen to the skin.
  • It has SPF 15! Now I know that it is fall time now and you aren't out suntanning in your bikini but I still am a stickler about my sunscreen/skin care routine. Even on days when the sun isn't shining brightly you are still susceptible to harmful UV rays so I like that this gives you a little extra coverage. I also like that it has SPF without creating white cast in photographs. 
  • The price and the size. You def get your moneys worth.
  • The texture! It is so silky smooth and soft. It is not chunky or glittery like some highlighting powders can be. 
  • Natural looking. You won't look like a disco ball when you wear this. You get a nice healthy sheen without any chunky glitters. 
  • Good packaging. They compact is durable with a nice hard plastic case. I feel okay with throwing it in my makeup bag without fear of it breaking. 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

E.l.f Studio Translucent Mattifying Powder Review and Pictures!

Yet again E.l.f has had another hit in my world. There have been quite a few things from the brand that I have purchased this year and loved. For such an affordable price I always prepare that I am not going to like their products but this time around that wasn't the case. I already owned the E.l.f Studio Pressed Powder before I bought this and I loved that. I have gone through 2 of those in my lifetime already. So when I saw that they had another powder in their studio line I was excited to try it.

 It is $3 which is a crazy good price. There are 3 different options you can buy. It comes in Translucent (which is what I bought), corrective, and tinted. Corrective is a light tan shade where as tinted is darker. From the pictures on the website it looks like Tinted would be more like a bronzer for me. I decided to play it safe and chose Translucent since I usually wear foundation or a bb cream anyway and just use powder as a way to set that.

The powder comes in the matte black packaging that all the products from the Studio line comes in. I love this packaging and it is very durable. It looks nice and sleek. I like that it is sturdy so I can toss it in my bag when I am on the go without worry that it will get ruined. 

     Even the translucent powder is a little tinted but it doesn't show up that way on the skin. On one half is the powder and on the other is a little sponge square. You also get a really nice sized mirror. I like using this mirror when I do my touch ups on the go.
 Okay my one and only nit pick about this product is the size of the product you get. This is my thumb in comparison to the amount of powder. As you can see it is only about two thumbs wide which isn't a whole heck of a lot. If you were to use this everyday I don't think it would last much longer than a month. However, it is pretty affordable so that isn't too bad. Especially since my Revlon Nearly Naked Powder only lasted about 3 months and I didn't use it everyday and that cost me about $8.

 It comes with a little sponge but that is pretty much garbage to me. I never use them unless they are the round powder puff type or a brush. Though in a pickle I guess it is handy to have.
I hope you can tell but on the pictures of my hand I applied a bb cream that leaves the skin shiny. I applied the powder on the bottom half and it completely takes all the shine away. 

I have been using this for about 2 weeks and it works like a charm. It makes my face appear matte and helped it appear less oily throughout the day. I had to touch up about one time throughout the day but it is great for that. Overall, I love this product and think it is def worth the money.