First Impressions/Tutorial: Holy Glitter! Semi Cut Crease

Hi! I’m trying 5 new beauty products, reviewing them and doing a tutorial. Let me know in the comments below what you think about these products and products I should do next!

Reviews/First Impressions:

Revlon – PhotoReady Eye Art in 080 Desert Dazzle

I used the green shade, they have many beautiful colors (10, to be exact). I absolutely love the shades that I bought, the cream is a forest green and the glitter is an army green. I saw this on Pinterest awhile ago and wanted to try it out, it reminds me a lot of Touch In Sol – Metallist Liquid Foil & Glitter Eye Shadow Duo which I love! When applying this it’s quite nice, goes on the eye easy. One thing I noticed is that while blending it out the product became a bit patchy. I applied product about three times on each eye to achieve the pigmentation seen in the cut crease tutorial. The cream also makes a really good base for eye shadows.

The glitter is pretty great! It’s really convenient and mess free. I personally love glitter and working with it but it gets everywhere and turns into a hassle. This totally takes the hassle and mess out of glitter. Another amazing this is when you apply it there’s so much glitter! I initially thought I’d really have to layer it and work to get an even coat of glitter but when working with it, it was very saturated. One con about this product is it drys patchy. If you were wearing this out for a party or dinner you’d defiantly need to take the product with you to touch up throughout the night because it becomes patchy, 1-2 hours after initial application. If I were to do this look again I would apply a color like Clover from the Totally Cute Too Faced Eye Shadow Palette under the glitter, to make the patchiness minimal. It also gathers a bit in the crease but it is not at all noticeable when your eyes are open. The “glue” or “mixing medium” used to be able to apply the glitter is also weird. I was able to partially “peel” the glitter off my eyelid after several hours (around 6) of wear because it was lifting off. This is incredibly easy to wash off with water.

This is a product from the “PhotoReady” line and it definitely looks beautiful in pictures.

The day after doing the tutorial below, I did more of a glitter liner. The glitter was way less heavy and I really liked it. It’s also a great way to add a bit of fun to “everyday” makeup.

Overall I like this product. There are defiantly cons to it and you have to be patient and work with it but I think the end result is beautiful. I give this a 7/10 and I would recommend trying this product unless you have very sensitive eyes. I will be repurchasing in different shades.

Pros: Beautiful colors – lots of range, makes glitter simpler, versatile, full coverage, affordable, very saturated, looks great in photos.

Cons: Not long wearing, gets patchy, lifts up from the skin after 6 hours or so, not good for sensitive eyes, heavy.


SEPHORA COLLECTION – Contour Eye Pencil 12hr Wear Waterproof in 16 Roof Top Party.

I purchased this back in May to get free shipping and actually haven’t worn it until now. At the time of purchase, it was $5.00 but it normally retails for $10.00. I purchased shade 16 Roof Top Party which is a gorgeous green/gold shimmer. This product goes on the eyes really smooth and creamy. I love the hint of shimmer that it has. I also think this complemented the look really well. One complaint I have is that if you try to blend it, it literally disappears and leaves a muddy, green, no pigment or color shimmer behind. Like some sort of eyeliner hangover.

Overall I recommend this product if you like a particular shade. I don’t think it is anything groundbreaking or special but it does it’s job. I give it 7/10.

Pros: Waterproof, affordable, pigmented, unique color, creamy, sets well.

Cons: Not blendable.

Note: At the time of writing this it appears to be no longer available or at least temporarily sold out. The closest shade in the line is to 16 Roof Top Party is 20 Good Mood Jade.


Wet n Wild – Color Icon Kohl Liner Pencil in 607A Calling Your Buff!

I’ve tried this liner before in a few different colors and I’ve loved them. This one isn’t different! Creamy formula that glides on easily and stays all day. This is great for the waterline impartially (nude eyeliner brightens the eyes and makes them bigger). The Kohl liners have a good color range but I wish there was more shades like pink, sky blue, shimmer shades etc because this is such a good product. This retails for $0.99 and I purchased this for $0.68 which is AMAZING, this product is worth so much more. Only “con” is that the eyeliner lid comes off way too easily but that is an easy “problem” to solve.

Overall I love this product and recommend it to anyone who likes eyeliner or breathes. I give this a 9.5/10

Pros: Creamy, pigmented, stays on all day, affordable, good color range.

Cons: Lid comes off way too easily.


Wet n Wild – Photo Focus Foundation in Nude Ivory (neutral undertone)

I was so excited to try this because I’ve heard good reviews and it’s only $5.99! It’s defiantly the most inexpensive foundation I’ve tried in a while. This foundation claims to not have flashback or any sort of discoloration when using flash photography. From what I can tell just using an iPhone 6s, it doesn’t have any flashback. Moving on, I was really on the fence upon first applying it. I dabbed some all over my face then blended with my favorite flat top foundation brush. I really don’t recommend doing that because this set surprising fast. This foundation also didn’t have as much coverage as I would have liked so I added more where it was needed. It also had a good amount of texture after applying it so I sprayed some setting spray. Then I fell in love. This foundation has a beautiful, medium/natural coverage, it’s not incredibly bulidable but if you work quickly it can be done. It also has a great shade range. I chose Nude Ivory and I could have gone a bit darker. This didn’t really oxidize on my skin but it did turn a bit darker, I would call it an adjustment. The shade range for this product is also amazing. It has 18 shades from porcelain to mahogany, I feel everyone will have a shade perfect for them.

Overall I would give this foundation a 9/10. I would recommend this to anyone looking for an affordable foundation. I think this would be good for any skin type.

Pros: Natural satin finish, natural coverage, AMAZING shade range, no flashback, stays consistent all day, did I mention it’s only $5.99?!

Cons: Texture but was resolved with setting spray, dries quickly and weird smell.


L’Oréal Infallible Pro Glow Concealer in 01 Classic Ivory.

I’ve had my eye on this for a while because the Pro Matte foundation is my go to foundation. I went ahead and purchased it in shade 01 Classic Ivory. I’d like to firstly say I’m very disappointed in the shade range – or lack thereof – in this product. In the picture below I have Wet n Wild’s foundation, Nude Ivory, on one side of my hand and this concealer on the other. Do you see how dark the concealer is? It’s crazy, especially since using a concealer several shades darker than your skin tone is popular. With that being said I kind of dreaded putting this on my face. Also, not really into putting glowing/highlighting products right under my eyes. Anyway, I went ahead and applied it and didn’t hate it like I thought I would. The packaging is very similar to Fit Me. Upon first application this is a medium-light coverage, I applied 3 small layers to get a more medium-full coverage. I thought with that many layers it would crease or get patchy but it actually was great and didn’t really crease throughout the day.  It was “glowy” under the eyes but my loose powder completely mattified it. If you would still like to maintain the glow use a loose powder that is mica based instead of talc based.

Overall I give this a 5/10 and don’t recommend.

Pros: Buildable, versatile, didn’t crease, stayed all day.

Cons: Horrible shade range, weird glow (personal preference).

Swatches:


Tutorial:

I’m calling this look Holy Glitter! because it’s so fun and exciting! This is defiantly one of my favorite tutorials I’ve done so far and I hope you like it too!

Step one: Start off with clean and prepped skin, do your eyebrows. Apply eye primer.

Step two: Apply cream green eye shadow to your crease and outer eyelid. Blend!

Step three: Apply a green/brown shadow to your crease.

Step four: Apply a green/brown shimmer eyeliner to your lower lash line. Make sure to connect it with the outer corner. Apply nude eyeliner on your waterline.

Step five: Clean up the eyelid with concealer. It’s important to make it sharp.

Step six: Apply green glitter to the part you’ve concealed. Let dry with your eyes shut.

Step seven: Do your face! Concealer, foundation, bronzer etc.

Step eight: Apply the same green/brown eye shadow to the edge of the glitter, to intensify that color. Then add more glitter over the preexisting glitter.

Step nine: Finish off the look with a glossy nude lip and black mascara.

Finished look:

Products used:

Spray primer: Urban Decay – Quick Fix

Primer: Urban Decay – Optical Illusion Complexion Primer

Foundation: Wet n Wild – Photo Focus Foundationin Nude Ivory.

Concealer: L’Oréal – Infallible Pro Glow Concealerin Classic Ivory.

Loose powder: Laura Mercier – Translucent Loose Setting Powder

Setting spray: Urban Decay – All Nighter Setting Spray

Eye primer: Too Faced – Shadow Insurance

Crease: Revlon – PhotoReady Eye Artin Desert Dazzle.

Shadow on crease: Coastal Scents – Go Palette Cairo.Color unnamed, marked with a check mark below.

Glitter on lid: Revlon – PhotoReady Eye Artin Desert Dazzle.

Green eyeliner: SEPHORA COLLECTION – Contour Eye Pencil 12hr Wear Waterproof in 16 Roof Top Party.

Nude eyeliner: Wet N Wild – Color Icon Kohl Liner Pencilin Calling Your Buff!

Eyebrows: Maybelline – EyeStudio Brow Precise Micro Pencilin deep brown ANDBenefit Cosmetics – Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gelin 3.

Mascara: SEPHORA COLLECTION – LashCraft Length & Volume Mascara

Lipstick: tarte – Rainforest of The Sea Color Splash Lipstick in Set Sail.

Gloss: ULTA – Butter Balm Lip Gloss in Belle.

Bronzer: e.l.f. Cosmetics – Bronzer Palettein Bronzed Beauty.

Blush: Wet N Wild – Color Icon Ombre Blush in Mai Tai Buy You a Drink.

I honestly loved trying these products and loved doing this look! It’s defiantly one of my favorites I’ve ever done and I’ll be wearing this again in the future. Let me know in the comments what beauty products I should do a First Impression on next 🙂

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