Masque*Ology ™ Hydro-Gel Collegen GoldMask

Searching for skin care products that actually work, requires a lot of effort. And all to obviously trying a lot of products comes with it. So if you are exhausted of skin care products failing to give you instant results, I have found a skin care mask worthy of talking about. And it’s my right now secret weapon. Should I share?? Alright you win!

Introducing Maskology Hydro-Gel Gold Mask.

The points I’ll be illuminating are: Packaging, the product, my results, and how I achieved my results.
Read along while I share all the glittering benefits to this amazing find.
Spoiler Alert: it’s affordable!!! Here is another link to the Maskology Hydro-Gel Gold Mask

I know your so ready for the product deets. Discussing the packaging’s look and feel may seem dramatic, but trust me. Simply seeing this mask on Instagram made me buy this.
Kicking things off, we have got to chat about what the Maskology Hydro-Gel Gold Mask package looks like so you can find it.Maskology Hydro-Gel Gold Maskcomes in a very stable lined,metal pouch. I really appreciate the packaging because any extra essence stays very stable inside after opening for a while. The pouch is black, with a picture of a gold mask and some very scientific graphics.

I felt like a serious skin care aficionado while buying it. Now I am going to club this packaging discussion point with describing, the look and feel of the actual Maskology Hydro-Gel Gold Mask.
Put your sunglasses on or prepare to fall in love at first sight.
This insanely beautiful mask, will have any Holo-effects lover gasping with the sound of ,’I must have’ resonating from every fiber of their existence. This mask is seriously beautiful. What gives the Maskology Hydro-Gel Gold Mask its glittering allure? 24k gold. Additionally hydro gel masks are fairly fragile. Extremely long nail ladies your going to need assistance. This mask is really easy to use and comes in 2 pieces. Huge adoration points from me, because the mask is meant to fit all faces, not the contrary all faces will have to fit the mask norm.Although I mentioned handle with awareness, the gold mask is stable enough to stretch. Last benefit before we jump in deeper to results. My personal feeling is that I love the amount of essence in the pouch and on the mask. There is so much essence the mask slips a little until your skin starts drinking. After about 20 minutes you’ll feel the mask has adhered to your face and feels a little tugging. Love connection.

Enough about all the little things, and yes I finally do wear this. Allow me to share my results.
I will share the same way I used the mask so that you can recreate and hopefully have the same experience.

First prepare your face to soak up as much essence as possible. Do this by washing your face gentally with warm water. If you have a facial warm steamer, use it as an additional step to really open your pores. For those of us who don’t have facial steamer, jump in the shower and use the steam to open your pores and soften the skin. This is the only modification I made to the direction on the packaging.
Next apply the mask to suit your face, wait 20 minutes, and peel off. You can forget rinsing off the essence. Your skin wants to soak all of this essence up.
Just to add a closing tip: use the left over eye and chin cut outs the next day for a boost.

2 pieces forehead nose as one piece, and chin strap as a 2nd piece. Totally genius design.

Just call me captain of the glitterati! This mask is loaded with gold dust.

Results, let’s talk results. Get really close to the mirror in fact to close and you’ll see your pores appear reduced, skin just seems to appear tighter, bouncy, firm. Additionally I usually have the most subtle glittering from the deposit of gold dust on to my skin. What could be more evident than that? Personally I adore this mask. I made everyone in my family try it. Totally recommend this. For ladies who have those deep tones and use Banana powder this would be a great step under your glam looks. Especially if you’re setting with Banana powder this would just brighten your natural skin. You’ll be glittering.

Once the essence soaks in the mask is wonderful and snug.

Wishing for natural day light, but this is the best artificial light capture of glowing. You can see the golden glow all over my skin.

And after 20 minutes.

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Marc Jacobs Matte Highliner Gel

Gel Eyeliner, what’s so special about that? Join me for a quick review of Marc Jacobs Matte Highliner Gel Crayon.As usual this post will talk about the actual product, the packaging, and a few helpful usage tips.

I really like gel liner pencils in comparison to plain pencils. So many pain points are alleviated. This gel liner is unique and different because of: the finish, which is matte, formula so creamy dreamy, and intense pigmentations. Most gel eyeliners have a satin finish but have a much more light reflective sheen than standard pencil liner. The Marc Jacobs Matte Highliner Gel Crayon, practically melts, on to the eye and is totally matte. No tugging and struggling to apply. I seriously didn’t realize what I was missing when it came to high-end eyeliner. I confidently say to you, I loved using this.

Packaging is half the fun of blogging about make up, so here are the details. These arrived in a stylish but sturdy shiny black paper box. And upon opening it, there were 2 matter silver highliner crayons. I think they look like very slim cigar tubes.

Really very masculine design, but still attractive. The color of the crayon is indicated by a color swatch on the stick. It is very true to color. And to dispense more crayon for use, just turn the bottom.

The crayon has some many good uses. So let’s wrap up with a few ideas to inspire you on how you would use this eyeliner.

I think my favorite way to wear this is as a winged eyeliner. Simply the basic way the product was meant to be worn. Another awesome way to wear Highliner gel is to apply it to the outer V of the eye and smudge and blend until you get a soft smoky spot light effect. If you have the place to go, you can always opt for the graphic eyeliner Highliner look, aka a cut crease from the 70’s.


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Oasis Vox Box

The hot summer has me searching for a beautiful Oasis. I’ve got a virtual Oasis on influenster to take my mind off the grind. Influenster recently sent me an Oasis Vox Box,and I would love to share about it with you, but pardon my empty snack wrappers. I ate them all before I found out I was a top influenster and could score up a BONUS badge.

This box was the best box I have received. It had items that I really would prefer to receive. Here is the list of goodies. 2 of the 4 Vera Wang embrace scents. I tried the refreshing Rose and Vanilla as well as the Periwinkle and Iris. The new Vitalist Healthy Elixer Foundation from CoverGirl and a sample size bottle of EVA New York 10 in 1 hair primer. The Oasis Vox Box, also had some fun snacks 3 flavors of Welch’s Fruit Rolls and a PB and J flavor Aloha bar. Last but certainly not the least, Oasis Vox box featured Evolution cold pressed juice.

Following the same style as my last Vox entry, I’ll give you a short and sweet play by play of my experience with each product below.

VERA WANG EMBRACE FRAGRANCE

Rose and Vanilla- I loved how this fragrance was able to capture the scent of fresh-cut roses. I was impressed with the very light notes of vanilla and a noticeable hint of mandarin orange. This light vanilla touch actually made me feel the fragrance was tastefully made. Personally the scent is perfect for the office or any day event that you should be mindful of the sensitivity of others. I even think this is the perfect active fragrance for a woman.

Periwinkle and Iris- I am so impressed with this particular scent. It is definitely impactful. And a little goes along way with this scent. Again I feel this scent reminded me of sandalwood but it’s not in the bottle. This scent is wonderfully exotic, but not overtly intoxicating. However it is a very distinct very deep scent that others will certainly smell. Be polite if you wear this to work as too much of this would certainly overwhelm. I confidently say wear as much as you like on the weekend. I could see myself buying this fragrance.

EVA NEW YORK 10 in 1 HAIR PRIMER

I am so confused by this product. It has an amazing scent, but I just didn’t notice any of the claimed benefits except when I used it as a styling aide for my natural wavy curly hair. If they offered this product as a hair deodorant or refreshing spray I could see myself buying it. But as a hair primer It confused me.

VITALIST HEALTHY ELIXER FOUNDATION

This foundation is Cover Girl-A-made-zing. I loved everything about this foundation. Wear a thin layer or build it up to full coverage with a brush or blender sponge. This bottle makes me want to wear full glam make up every day. I never had a dry patch. I do highly recommend wearing a primer with this as I personally felt better coverage with vs without. Zero oxidation issue, but I am not oily. Grabs great on to primer. A little goes along way. Easy to blend, and my favorite part easy to remove. I can definitely see this foundation as a staple in my bag.
Here are a few pictures so you can see why I loved this foundation so much.

Here is a link to check out Vitalist Healthy Elixer Foundation

Now those snacks.

WELCH’S FRUIT ROLLS
These were so soft. I really like how the rolls are made of real fruit and you can see it for your self when you unroll them. They are packed with vitamin c, so definitely a fun treat to find on an Oasis. I really loved the tropical punch and strawberry. I shared the berry roll with my colleague, and they really liked it.

ALOHA BAR

I would like to try a different flavor because this was awful. And I hope to remember them with better feeling than this bar gave me.

SUPER GREEN- EVOLUTION COLD PRESSED JUICE

This is an amazing flavor when it comes to green juice. It’s sweet and not overtly citrus or fishy/butter. When I go on my green juice binges, I must have one everyday. This one is perfect in texture as well. It looks delicious because it is.

NOTE: All opinions are my own. I received this box and all of the products in it complimentary of the brands via Influenster.

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Flower Beauty Glisten Up Highlighter Chubby

Finally its Summer again. That time of year you can take your make up off, and be so on trend and looking perfect for anywhere. And right now I have got to share this swooning worthy, Highlighter. Have you heard the buzz about FLOWER BEAUTY? Flower Beauty may be a really young brand, but the quality and sense of style exudes years of experience. Flower Beauty can be found at Wal-Mart. A lot of my girl friends have almost unanimously shared they want to know some products they can find that have quality performance, but won’t require an entire paycheck to purchase them. And so I ask you. Are you in love with that intense, bright, glowing highlight? Then this review is for you!

Let’s talk packaging, product, and a few tips on how to use this Highlighter.

Glisten Up really is the perfect name for this chubby. Flower beauty’s message of style translates to Make up is to enhance the beauty that is your. And very roughly don’t let make up wear you. You get the picture. So with that in mind the chubby is kind of small in size. But the ideal usage would really have this stick lasting a long time. I still think it should be bigger. The packaging is demure, yet simple. Really nothing fancy but this tube is very attractive. On the plus side,I think your money is going into product and not an overtly bulky package.

Aside from a simple package, the styling opportunities this chubby can achieve are anything but simple. I adore the finished look I get using this Highlighter. The palest flush of pink and the most shimmering glints of gold, just take me to all kinds of creative places. In the photo below I provided 2 swatches of Glisten Up. One swatch is with the product blended and the other swatch showing the buildable intensity that is easily achieved.

High intensity swatch

Blended natural Glisten swatch.

I did all of the swatches with flash so you can get a strong feel for the intensity of the light reflection a.k.a highlight.

Let’s wrap up this review with a few tips on using Glisten Up.

1) hold the stick like a pencil and draw the Highlighter on to your face.

2) if not a huge fan of intense highlighting. Simply use the tips of you fingers palm side of course and gently tap and Pat the edges of the line of demarcation. This is called blurring or blending. Final results will yield a softened natural illumination to the skin.
3) To get that Instagram glam. I apply Glisten up where I’d place Highlighter and I keep applying untill I get the desired effect. Very lightly blend any harsh lines and set with a highlight powder.
4) This is awesome for eye shadow too, and is the perfect illumination tool. I constantly wear just Glisten up on cheeks, eyes, and forehead, and I just feel incredibly glowy.

Special thanks to the girls on Facebook who shared their thoughts. All opinions are my own.

Let me know what you think about this review or if you have any questions about my experience with this product in the comments below. To find Glisten UpChubby Highlighter click on any Underlined Glisten Up.

Here is the shade name of the chubby featured in this post.

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Total Tease Mascara

Do you know that feeling ; the one you get when you find an amazing mascara? Total Tease Mascarahas me so lash confident I threw away my “old” stockpile. Yes! That is some serious results. Cover Girl sent me this mascara, and I want to share my thoughts. Join me for this post as I discuss my experience.

I will cover the following topics in regards to Total Tease Mascara: packaging, wand, and a few tips on how to use this mascara.

Diving right into the packaging for this product is easy. The mascara comes in a matte black tube with a pink lid. The lid is shaped similar to the wand inside the tube. I definitely prefer the long tube style versus the jumbo tubes. The wand is pink and when dipped into the mascaraappears all black. I think the wand tip is silicon or something with a slight flexibility. Bottom line is nothing fancy, just a straight up mascara tube. Personally I think it is very ordinary, but it maybe why Total Tease Mascara is so affordable.

Now the main attraction the Total Tease Mascara wand.

As mentioned before, this wand is pink and the tip is just so positively different.
I want to point out, this wand seems to have 3 different Combs. Short teeth,long teeth, and this extra long special detail teeth at the edge of the wand tip.
I will say it took a couple of times of use to catch on to using this wand. But now that I got it, I may never go back to a brush wand again. That was short was it not? Hehehe!

I am one who understands that everyone applies make up in a way that suits them . So the next point of discussion is how I personally use this mascara and wand.

Step 1) pull out wand
Step 2) Apply to lashes by lightly rotating the wand.
Step 3) use the comb to spot define. Like inner corners and outer eye lashes.

That’s everything, tips, deets, and one last thing. This formula pictured here is actually non-waterproof.
I actually have little run and the mascara dries quickly from application to dry. I threw away like 3 different brands of mascara after trying this. The good news is I believe there is a Waterproof formula. I will be sticking with this washable version. I am so glad to have a mascara that really suits my ideals of perfect mascara. I want to conclude with the following: This mascara is worth having. Easy to apply, and great results after application.

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Daisy Vox Box

As a visitor to my content on social media, you see tons of mentions about Influenster. Influenster, Influenster, Influenster, click that badge on my our friends page, and sign up today..thank me later. And after a much awaited time, I finally got to be one of the lucky members to receive the Daisy Vox Box. Today’s post will feature short summary reviews on all the products from my vox box.
Before jumping into some quick reviews, I want to let you know, I was sent all of the products mentioned in this post for free in return for my thoughts and opinions on the products.

Let’s dig into the Daisy Vox Box….

I was sincerely thrilled to get a vox box, but was not actually sure the products would fit my life. However as soon as I received the box at home and touched what was sent;I was shocked at just how truly practical and extremely well every product fit me, and my lifestyle.

The list of exactly what products came in my Daisy Vox Box are as follows.

Live Well: Shampoo and Conditioner in Moisturizing and Coconut Scent

Say Yes To : Charcoal Detox Facial Sheet Mask.

Nature’s Made: Probiotic Gummies

Always: Infinity Flex Foam Feminine Product

Dannon: Fit Yogurt

Smart Pop: Sea Salt Microwave Popcorn.

I’ll share a brief summary of each product in the same order as listed above.

Live Well Shampoo and Conditioner coconut scent.

Usage Results featuring a before and after pic. I used only this product for one month.

Charming Guru readers know that I have lost my love for shampoo. I am a co-wash kind of woman. So I was extremely skeptical about trying this line. The verdict. Wow that’s strong cleansing agents I am squeaky clean. That was the ugly. The bad, is I think daily use would be drying for normal or dry scalps. The good…As strong as the shampoo is, I lost minimal hair. The scent actually stays on your hair for days even after a blowdry. I did use this 1-2 times weekly for a month and never had itchy or dry scalp. I think this shampoo is so very emollient, its wonderful. I think the conditioner is decent, there is no Ugly or bad to describe it. Additional awesome points …. I had little to no facial irritation due to residual rinse shampoo and conditioner. That is an impressive fact. Overall wow way more gentle than I expected. I’m still on the cowash train, but I would not feel ashamed saying I actually like this brand and this product.

SAY YES TO: charcoal sheet mask.

Me Recreating the picture on the cover of one of the best sheet masks EVER

I loved everything about this mask. I get bounce off the wall crazy just thinking about how awesome my experience with this mask was. The use of this detox mask saved me from a hardcore incoming breakout. This mask has a feel good tingle. At first I was like great my face is going to burn, but I did not have ANY redness or irritation from the essence in this mask. I was shocked because I did not believe this brand was quality, but this mask is AMAZING. Not to forget to mention 96% natural ingredients. I would totally be willing to purchase this mask.

Nature’s Made: Probiotic Gummy.

Great flavor, and fun to eat.

I jokingly refer to these as a cleanse, but they are quality probiotic. I experienced immediate positive results. This is the first Probiotic other than yogurt I have ever taken, and if you’re looking , I would say these are very effective. I am still amazed at the quality of this product. They taste very sweet, but they are small and easy if not wonderful to chew.

Always: Infinity foam feminine product

This one is embarrassing, but honestly, I loved flex foam. It felt like so breathable. This was like everything you wished a feminine product of this kind was like. I’m almost grateful to have tried this, bc as a women when it comes to this topic I would never ever stray from what I know gets the job done. I hope I can find a wholesale box of these in the future. Women if you’re an Always gal, flex foam is freedom.

Dannon Fit and Light Yogurt

I want to just start off this review by saying how impressed at the ingredients list. Seriously any person can have instant awareness as to what is going in their bodies. Additionally the fat-free yogurt is Kosher!!! I did see this line does have Greek yogurt too. Yogurt is an amazing health food. I would like to see Dannon sweeten and flavor their brand with Honey opposed to natural flavor.

Smart Pop Microwave Popcorn

Every Friday night in my home is popcorn night. I enjoy my fave series on TV or see a movie. Smart Pop Microwave popcorn was actually tasty. It pops into a handy container, so it’s virtually mess free, untill after, but I’m trying to stay outta the live greener weeds. I could see this as my go to office snack. I think the sea salt was very light,but I love plain ole popcorn flavor.

I feel like this box blog, really facilitated this very intimate blog post. You’ve got good and deep ideas into my personal life and how I live everyday. Special thanks to Influenster and all the contributing brands. I received all of these products free.

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Smoldering Eyes

When the fire of my eyeliner is just hot khols, after a night of so much fun, I crashed without removing my eyeliner, my brain is like “o my gosh smoldering , I look so good.” Then my brain is like why can’t I look this good when I do my make up fresh?!? Well I have learned the trick, the technique. This post is going to be a tutorial on how to do the basic smoldering eye.

You will need:

Kajal type eyeliner.
The 2 currently on my make up bag are MAC technakhol waterproof kajal or Rimmel London scandal eyes waterproof gel pencil kajal eyeliner.

smudge Tip or cotton swab

Mascara

Optional: eyeshadow primer

I start my look with a clean face and bare eyelids. Normally I would recommend an eyeshadow primer,but I am feeding my skin with avocado oil today. But I will use that oil to ease smudging and to our advantage. Please note if you are going to amplify this look you’ll want primer, but if you want that soft I woke up born with it look, you can skip it.

Step 1: Line your eyes, by following the natural shape of the eye . I do recommend lining into the lash line as well.

For a natural look, just use a fine line. Line into the lash line and barely but on the lid.

Step 2: Take the smudge tip or cotton swab and start smudging that black line. Personally am in the market for a smudge tip, meanwhile, I use a cotton swab and with tiny tight circular motions I smudge and diffuse the harsh black line.

Today I was really oily, but I have on no foundation, no eyeshadow primer.

It is desired that the kajal will gently stain your eyelid, creating naturally lined and deep-set eyes kind of look.

Kajals and khols are best for smudging and to can make your own, if you have an ancient recipe.

This is with a matte finish. I used my mac technakhol pencil. Visit my post titled Tribal or Doodle for more on today’s eyeliner.

Step 3: Add mascara

That’s it. Eyes done. Now you can start your flawless foundation routine, spend hours trying to decide if falsies are necessary or just head to the kitchen for food.

This look was achieved with Rimmel Scandal Eyes waterproof gel kajal. Additionally I have flawless foundation, brows filled, contour, highlights, mascara, matte lips. I’m amped.

Now that you have the basic smoldering eye down, you can amplify the look by adding smoking eyeshadow and falsies for glam. I like keeping it basic on lazy days for an anytime, any where kind of application.

Just 3 products on my face. Eyeliner, mascara, and creme highlighter.

Tip: To additional amplify this look smudge your lower line for definite smoking drama.

Comment below with your tips for smudging and your favorite kajal. Any questions are welcome. Share your recreation on Facebook and instagram. While you’re at it, like, friend and follow me. Feel free to subscribe to my blog. Hugs

Featured Products
Kajal Eye Liner-Rimmel London ScandalEyes Gel Eyeliner Pencil khol/kajal Waterproof

Khol-MAC Technakhol

Mascara Cover Girl Total Tease Mascara

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Almay Healthyglow Foundation

Wait no longer beauties the test is wrapped up and I’m ready to weigh in on Almay Healthyglow gradual self tanning foundation.

As usual I’ll review the following points: packaging, product, and results.

Almay Healthyglow Foundation packaging seems to be an engineering marvel. The bottle is a double barrel encased in one large container, with a push-button pump. I heard a lot of noise about how this pump is faulty, but after testing this for myself, i only have 2 things to say about it. 1) Every woman and her mother knows to shake a bottle of liquid foundation before use. 2) the instructions say to tap bottle vigorously before use. My common sences told me I bet this thick liquid needs a warm up. I personally gently warmed the bottle with my hands,and tapped the bottle like I needed stress relief. There were no uneven product distribution issues. Another fun fact about this packaging is that the bottle lid is the same skin tone as the liquid inside.

Jumping into product. The portion size coming from the pump is huge. And if you use Almay Healthyglow as suggested by the bottle, you’ll hit medium coverage in one use.

Full Pump of Almay Healthyglow Foundation in shade 100-LIGHT

When you pump the product out into your hand, as shown above, you will see both products pump into your hand. And you will be looking at foundation and gradual self tanner. Simply mix the two and apply just like any other foundation. Personally I only used a half pump and got the coverage I was looking for. I applied the foundation with my fingers and with a damp beauty sponge.

The feel of this foundation, to me, is moisturizing. Surprisingly the foundation feels so flexible on my face. HealthyGlow Foundation looks like skin. Maybe all the SPF gives it an amazing texture, but it’s perfect on dry skin. You can set it, you can use primers, and setting sprays. I layered on creme contour, liquid highlighter, highlighter powder blush, bronzer.

Just what you’ve been waiting for my test results.

After just 3days of daily wear I had the most luminous, glowing skin, I have ever had. Seriously I was thinking to myself,”finally all that skin care was paying off.” But it was the foundation.

My make up free face glowing and I think my skintone seemed very subtly deeper after a week of continuous use.[/caption

Additionally when wearing this foundation I perceived I had this golden glow that those high-end beach models have. That kind of glow is usually created with reflectors and maybe Photoshop, but Almay put it in a bottle. This is one of the best drug store foundations I have ever used.

[caption id="attachment_254" align="alignnone" width="248"] Everyday natural make up look, featuring Almay Healthyglow Foundation


Amped up loom featuring Almay Healthyglow Foundation

In conclusion, this Almay Healthyglow Foundation is amazing. The light shades favor yellow undertones, and I wish they had one shade in fair or very fair. It’s perfect for dry skin. The foundation preformed well. It can last at least 6-8 hrs or longer with touch ups. I could see myself buying this again and will certainly be wearing it all summer or untill the bottle runs out! In fact I’ll be giving away a bottle along with a few other goodies on instagram, so stay tuned to my social media channels for deets. Please remember to subscribe to my blog, comment on this post and share.

Special Note:
I received this product on compliments for sharing my honest opinion.

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Loreal Infallible Total Coverage Kit

I have been working so hard testing out products that I think are worth sharing some thoughts on. When all of a sudden pre spring, really 6 months ago color correction became a thing. There were these skillfully placed color corrections placed on women’s faces in the form of fairy trees or other dream like imagery. Any how it was amazing to see. After those videos were forgotten, I was thinking to myself, maybe its time to seriously commit to make up. Start replenishing my old professional stash, that had run its course. I thought well everyone has forgotten about color correction I’ll start there. All of a sudden color correction pallets became the next have to have item. 2 seasoned YouTube vloggers featured cc pallets. I have tested 2 major brand pallets. And have a third waiting to be used. This post features the pallet Loreal Infallible Total Cover Correction Kit .I feel this is the drug store pallet worth using on a personal make up bag level.

Beauties you know my review style: packaging, and performance. But today I’m going to add in tips on how to use this pallet. So onward to the juicy details.

The Loreal Infallible Total Cover Correction Kit has 4 cc concealers and an application sponge all in a shiny black, plastic case. I don’t like to talk price when it comes to my reviews, because it’s about an encompassing check list for me… any how, this pallet is 13 dollars. And that plastic package, ain’t nothing fancy! Bonus though FYI there are 3 dollar off coupons on the pallet for now. That price is the most awful part of this pallet. The cc concealer shades you get are: green, yellow, purple, and orange.

Deep diving into my thoughts on performance, here we go! The big shocker is, I really feel this pallet is meant for light tones of skin. The shades of consealer are very light pastel. While these cc consealer shades and undertones are prefect for my fair tones. I did my friends make up, and she is a very deep coastal South Indian skin tone. Instead of the orange adding a warm deep color to even out her discoloration. The orange shade seemed to merely neutralize to ash the discoloration.I ended up layering cc shades of yellow and orange, and had extreme brightening effects. Bottom line, undertones are so important. Seriously we could have skipped it. If I was desperate we could layer one basic color, but since I am testing a third pallet, I would test the depth of colors ,vs repeating the mediocre result on dark skin. I do feel light tan and light olive tones could also use this pallet.

Tip 1: Green will cancel out redness. Rather than dotting on each blemish, if you have clusters of pimples cover the whole patch and gently blend outer edges of cc concealer.
Tip 2: Yellow is Amazing awesome brighter for Tan skin tones.
Tip 3: Lavender may help neutralize yellow foundations. This tip would be especially helpful to very fair tones.
Tip 4: use orange cc on dark eye circles or to correct dark hyper-pigmention.

In conclusion I am very happy with this pallet. The formula is creamy,provides great coverage, and is so easy to blend. I’m a little embarrassed but I live the tiny thin sponge, but it probably is cheap. I think is a splurge, but worth it with a coupon. However if you have deep ethnic tones darker than tan, I’d steer clear. Other wise this pallet gets 2 thumbs up for quality.

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Hydro Boost Cleansing Gel

This review will start off with some special news. 1) I did get this product free for the purpose of reviewing in exchange for my honest opinion. 2) Placing my personal opinion on my self funded blog is my own choice.
With that out-of-the-way, on to my review.

This review will chat about: Product performance, packaging, and,what I did not like about the product.

At first impression this product does all it claims to do. Let’s deep dive into some details.

I decided to test the claim of the product to remove makeup residue. The test was conducted by; myself applying a thin layer of make up, and then going out for 8hrs with no touch ups. When I came back home, I used this product to cleanse my face. Yes it removed what very little makeup I had on my face.

Hardly any make-up on my face. No primer, no brows, no contour creme

As you can see from the above photo, Hydro Boost cleansing gel, does remove makeup residue. Continue to run my tests of performance; my next test was the long-term effects of the product on my skin. I have learned so much about my personal skin and how to use different products as well. So I am on a journey and learning too. I began my extended use test, by not wearing makeup as often. The test was to wash my face every morning and every night with hydroboost. I wanted to really see if the plumping and moisturizer effects of the hyaluronic acid would be visible. Let’s just say, I’ve been using this product since January 13,2017,and I have stopped using it twice daily because its too drying for my dry skin. I now use it as a follow-up to make up remover,and 2-3 times a week in the evening.

Continuing on with some performance highlight bullet points:
°actually a gentle cleanser
°I had zero redness from use
°Scentless
°One gentle pump gives amazing lather
°I love how my skin feels immediately after use, so cool and clean.
°Soap free

I can only see myself repurchasing this again if I get bored, or when the bottle is empty and my skin goes crazy from not using it. But we will have to wait and see.

Before I share about packaging, I’m just going to spill it on the points of this product that I would have liked to know before I used it. Guess you call it my dislikes about it.

°This product is in No way a make up remover. Yes I tested by baking on a full instaglam face of make up and immediately tried to wash it off. And whoa boy, that was more of a mess than I had expected. So you will have to use a make up remover first. Which kinda makes it’s claims confusing.

°over use of this product is very easy to do and is very drying. I used 1 to 2 pumps, and 10 mins later if I forget to moisturizer my skin feels sucked dry. After talking it out with you all I’m going to reduce to a half pump. Which is smaller than a dime and see if that is less drying. Right now I am remedying the issue by alternating cleaners.

°I’m not sure there were results from the hyaluronic acid. But when I add moisturizer like avocado oil or some drug store special. The moisturizer seems to stay on my skin longer. I’m kind of confused if that is locked in or out.

Other than above mentioned I have no other faults to find with the product and I actually enjoy using it.

The packaging is a beautiful blue. The cleanser is clear. And the pump is white, and dispenses what seems to be the perfect portion. The bottle is plastic,so you could literally throw it anywhere; however I recommend gently placing it where you desire,but you get it.

In conclusion over my 3 month test period I discovered a seriously decent facial cleanser. It may not be my holy grail, but confidently I could reccomed it. The very clean yet gentle feel I get from this facial cleanser is quality . I do wish it was for dry skin too. I could see this product as a holy grail for, normal to oily skin, but I will continue using this cleanser.

Here is a link to Neutrogena Hydroboost Cleansing Gel

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