Wet N Wild has released a few new products for spring that others have been raving about so I wanted to give them a try! They released a few new things from their Photofocus line such as a foundation, powder and concealer as well as some Liquid Lipsticks. Check out my video below for mini reviews of the products. Under the video I give more in-depth reviews as well as pictures and swatches with direct links to the items. Enjoy!
I will talk about the face products first. My skin is oily and I have large pores on my cheeks. I get the most oil on my nose, cheeks and chin so I look for products that are long lasting, matte, medium-full coverage and just make my skin look smooth and perfect.
The new face products were tested under 7 light situations to help create a smooth flawless matte finish. The products contain light diffusing pigment to be “#selfieready” and aren’t supposed to give off a white cast. Here are the 7 light conditions the products were tested under according to Wetnwild.com:
Clear Blue Sunlit Sky
The first product I tried was the Photo Focus Foundation in the color Shell Ivory and this retails for about $5.99. It has a spatula applicator that helps me put product on the back of my hand. The texture is like a mixture of liquid and cream. It is on the more watery side. I tried applying this with a Beauty Blender and an Artis like brush. Both ways applied about the same. The product gives a light medium coverage and is semi build able. I can still see some discoloration peeking through but not much. This feels a bit heavy on the skin as the day goes on as well. I would also like to point out this smells exactly like wall paint. The smells is very strong and a little off putting. If you are sensitive to smell I wouldn’t recommend picking it up. After applying the foundation and before applying powder or concealer I took a picture with the flash on my camera. As you can see in the pictures below I had MAJOR flashback. This was super disappointing to me as they basically promise no flashback. I wouldn’t mind flash back or white cast since I rarely go anywhere and take flash pictures but the fact that they market it as no white cast made me super disappointed. As for the wear throughout the day I noticed on my cheeks as the day went on it got really ruddy looking and didn’t sit well on my face. Overall I personally wouldn’t recommend this product. I know people that have super oily skin and love it but not me. If you want an inexpensive drugstore foundation I would HIGHLY recommend the Elf Flawless finish foundation for $6.00. Check out the Wet N Wild HERE.
Next I used the PhotoFocus Pressed Powder in the shade Warm Light which retails for $4.99. This is a powder that helps diffuse the light, mattify skin and keeps it shine free all day. I have used this product over the PhotoFocus foundation and my go to Elf foundations and love it! It doesn’t give off much pigmentation when you first run your powder brush over it but after a couple swirls it picks it up. I like to dust this all over my face to set my makeup and pat it into my nose and cheeks where I get oily the quickest. This makes my pores INVISIBLE and leaves my skin with a smooth matte/satin finish. I have also noticed since using this I don’t get oily as quickly. I HIGHLY recommend giving this a try. Plus for the price you can’t beat it! Check it out HERE.
The final face product I tried was the PhotoFocus Concealer in the shade Light Ivory which retails for $3.99. This is supposed to be a high coverage creamy concealer and I heard it is comparable to the NARS creamy concealer which I have never tried. I use this product on my blemishes and redness on my face as well as under my eyes. I wish they had a lighter shade for under my eyes to help brighten them. The lightest color is the perfect match for my skin and doesn’t look bad under my eyes but I would like a little brightness. Besides that this concealer is AMAZING! It is super creamy, high coverage and blends like a dream. It isn’t full coverage as a tiny bit of discoloration can show through but not much! It also doesn’t get cakey as the day goes on as I have found with other high coverage concealers. It is also super pigmented so a little goes a long way. It also works well under my eyes. It blends like a dream and provides the perfect coverage and doesn’t crease throughout the day! If you get 1 thing from this line I recommend the concealer. It is the best drugstore concealer or any concealer I have ever tried and the price is a STEAL. Check it out HERE.
Now on to the lips. I picked up 3 of the Megalast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipsticks in the colors Give Me Mocha, Berry Recognize and Video Vixenwhich retail for $4.99. After filming I also picked up the colors Rebel Rose and Nice to Fuchsia. These promise a lightweight matte formula, that don’t dry out lips. The packaging is almost IDENTICAL to that of the Jeffree Star Liquid Lipsticks which is crazy. The want has a little divot in it that is perfect for getting that crisp line. The formula is very comfortable and long lasting through light eating and drinking. If you eat something that is oil based or super greasy it will take the color off but if you eat things that don’t brush against the lips this will last all day. The colors are super pigmented and comfortable! I did have a patchy problem with Video Vixen though. If you layer it over a lipliner it should help. I can’t wait for them to release more colors in the collection. I HIGHLY recommend you go pick them up. If I had to choose 1 color that I own as my favorite it would be Give Me Mocha. It is the perfect nude that could flatter so many skin tones. Check it out HERE.
Overall I think Wet N Wild are really stepping up their game. They have been releasing a ton of products lately at a low price point but are high quality! Did I mention they are vegan and cruelty free? I can’t wait to see everything that is coming out in the spring/summer months. Good thing their products don’t break the bank! Check out the full collection HERE.
This month is my first Battle of the Boxes where I battle Ipsy Vs. Play by Sephora. I recently canceled my Birchbox because I wasn't happy with it. Play by Sephora is a new subscription service from Sephora and it is $10 a month!
Play by Sephora offers 5 samples of products in their stores and always includes 1 fragrance. I am not too excited about getting a fragrance vile every month but I guess they can't please everyone. Unlike Ipsy, who does a great job at mixing high and low priced products, Play by Sephora's items are a higher price point so I don't expect many full sized or giant sized products. Honestly I don't mind because I already am aware that products in Sephora are higher priced to begin with.
This month's Play by Sephora theme is Forces of Nature. Sign up HERE
We received 5 items. They are all sample sized.
The first was from Bite Beauty. It is their Amuse lipstick in the color KimChi. I have always wanted to try Bite Beauty and was very excited to see this in the box. It is a beautiful magenta color perfect for Spring/Summer. It is a very bold color and has a rich and creamy consistency that I enjoy. Now I see what all the hype is about their products. The bullet has a unique shape as well and there is enough product in this sample to last a while.
The next lip product was a Tartest Lip Crayon from Tarte in the color Latergram. This is a perfect "Your Lips But Better" Color. This is actually my least favorite item in the box unfortunately. The product itself is very dry so when it is applied to lips it breaks off easily. The packaging also is not my favorite because you can't retract the liner so beware! If the full size was more creamy than I would recommend this. The color was great!
We received a 3 sample pack from Orgins. Usually I don't like foil packets but because this one had us try out 3 different products I didn't mind. The first was a spray tube of the Maskimizer. This is a spray you apply after cleansing and before applying a face mask. It is supposed to help prepare the skin for masks and help the skin to absorb the ingredients better. I think this is a cool concept but I didn't see results right away. It was still fun to try out! The first mask was the Charcoal Mask. I liked this because I love masks that draw out impurities and toxins. The next was an overnight hydrating mask that is great to do after a Charcoal mask as it helps re balance the skin. My husband said this one made my face smell like Fruit Loops! I loved the texture and woke up to glowing skin!
The next product was from Korres and it is their Wild Rose Overnight sleeping facial. This one is a rose serum that helps hydrate and balance the skin. I apply this nightly in the place of my moisturizer and it is so soft and buttery! It smells like Roses too but not in an overly perfumey way. I wake up and my skin is glowing and so soft!
Next I got a deluxe sized sample of the Don't Despair Repair Hair mask from Briogeo. This is a hair mask that you put on after shampooing and leave in for a few minutes. I like to leave it in for as long as possible so I usually use it when I am showering and shaving. It has a nice consistency and smells great! It left my hair feeling soft and hydrated!
The final item was a fragrance. It is the Orange Sanguine Cologne. I was not a fan of this fragrance.
Overall I am happy with my first Play by Sephora box. I love that I get to try higher end items for $10 a month!
This month's Ipsy theme was Destination Chic. Sign up HERE
We received 5 samples with 3 being full sized!
The first was the Acne Pore Deep Cleanser from NoTS. This is a great deluxe sized sample that is perfect for travel. I haven't had a chance to use this yet but I will be throwing it into my travel bag to take on vacations with me. I would use this as my chest and back cleanser.
Next I received a Full Sized Small Contour W07 Brush from Slmissglam. This brush is so cute and so soft! I love it! It has a white handle, 2 diamonds on the gold base and pink bristles. I don't contour but I found that it is perfect for setting my under eyes since it is so soft! Get 25% off your purchase HERE with code "Slipsy25:.
The next full sized item I received was the Lavender Moisture Rich Balm from Jersey shore Cosmetics. I am not a huge fan of getting lip balms in subscription services. I will use this product but I would rather try out something new and exciting! This balm is super moisturizing and the lavender scent is great to put on to calm the senses. Get 50% off HERE with code "ipsy50".
The next full sized item is the Gel Effect Nail Polish from Aurora in the color Safety Orange. It is a true neon safety cone orange color! I have gotten a navy polish from this brand before and love the formula! I might try this on my toes this summer! Get 10% off HERE with code "IPSYJUNE16".
The final product is a sample size of the new X-Rated Mascara from Smashbox. I love getting Smashbox items to try out because the price point is a bit higher. This is a decent mascara that doesn't' smudge throughout the day. It has a middle of the road formula where it is not too wet and not too dry. It didn't really wow me in volume or length though. Get 15% off HERE with code "IPSY15".
Overall I thought Ipsy was great this month in terms of size and variety of products.
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Today I have an exciting post to share with you. Recently Abby from Perfectly Posh reached out to me to try some products from the brand. I had never heard of it before so she also passed along some information about the company.
She was kind enough to send me a couple full sized products as well as a ton of samples! I was blown away by her generosity. She also gave me a beauty bundle to share with one of you so stay tuned to find out how you can win!
Perfectly Posh is a beauty company that uses the best natural ingredients in their products and nothing is over $25! The products are also free of fillers, sulfates, parabens, and parrafins. You guys know I love bargains so when I heard this I had to let you know! Also everything is made in the USA.
There are a wide range of items from skin care to bath products. The 2 full sized products I wanted to try out were the Under Wonder Matte Pore Primer ($20) and Daily Grind Coffee Scrub ($17). As summer approaches and my oily skin gets even oilier I wanted to find something that would control it under my makeup while giving me a smooth canvas. Bonus points for being inexpensive! It also smells like yummy watermelon!
I also chose to try the Coffee Scrub because I have been seeing them EVERYWHERE and wanted to try one for myself. Other coffee scrubs seem to come in bags and are expensive but this one is $17 and comes in the cutest Starbuckequese container! To see my full reviews of these prodcuts and more check out my video.
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Check out my video below where I show you my Holy Grail favorite makeup/ beauty products!
Check out links below to purchase:
The Wet Brush: http://amzn.to/1N3RHcL
Bath and Body Works Spray: http://goo.gl/WnQglf
Self Tanner: http://amzn.to/25DnbSF
Nyx Matte Spray: http://amzn.to/1ZUJij9
Elf Lip Exfoliator: http://goo.gl/ZOJ3gc
Elf Eyebrow Pencil: http://goo.gl/XLOm1e
Elf Undereye Concealer: http://goo.gl/VWk0qZ
Elf Lip Lock Pencil: http://goo.gl/BLNZYQ
Elf Liquid Eyeliner: http://goo.gl/0LFY9Y
Loreal Blow Dry Spray: http://amzn.to/1V1vyUe
Wet n Wild Foundation: http://goo.gl/hbsk5W
Overnight Lip Balm: http://goo.gl/ZKzcQj
Nyx Butter Lipstick: http://goo.gl/O4beVg
Rimmel Bronzer: http://goo.gl/n53u5G
Let me know if you guys have/will try out some of the items above!
What is your #1 Holy Grail beauty item??? XOX Chan