With the change in season I decided it was time to shake up some of the beauty products I use. I am always on the lookout for great affordable products. I compiled a list of products I wanted to try by combing through Instagram and some of my favorite blogs. I bought several of the recommended hair products and some new makeup to try out. Below is my review of each product. Just click on the image if you want to be directed to the product website. Hope you can find something new to add to your beauty routine!
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I now know why everyone online has been raving about this product. I can see such a difference in my eyes. It removes the dark circles and mask my fine lines. I told my mom it looks like it took 5 years off my eyes. I bought a shade lighter then my foundation to give me that bright youthful appearance and it really does work! I am definitely a convert.
This Mascara meets all my requirements for a good mascara…volume, no smears, easy application and no clumping! I have tried out a lot of mascaras and find some irritate my eyes but this one did not. I also love Better than Sex by Too Faced and have used it over the past year. I was not so blown away by the Lancôme that I plan to switch. I think they are both great products but I can get the Too Faced Mascara at a better price.
I have used this eyeshadow on and off for years. I think it is the perfect color. I can use it by itself for a more natural look especially when I am in a hurry. This eyeshadow works well as a base color paired with a darker eyeshadow for your creases!
I really like this powder. It is a no-fuss application and doesn’t wear off quickly. I like a more natural look so this is a great product for me because it is light and barely noticeable. Matching my complexion color was a breeze.
IT COSMETIC BRUSHES
I have had my It Cosmetic brushes for a few years now and love love them! I no longer buy any other brand. These brushes hold up well and make for quick and easy makeup application. I started collecting these brushes a few years ago so that is was not a large expense all at once. If I had to choose just one brush to buy it would be the blush brush. It makes blush application super simple. I liked it so much I sent my niece one too!
I really liked the styling cream and the humidity shield. I noticed a huge difference after the first time I used it. I think in the summer it will be even more noticeable with the high humidity in the south. The only product in the kit that had a scent was the humidity shield and it was very subtle. I like this because I prefer to smell my perfume throughout the day. The shampoo was good but I really prefer a shampoo to lather well. I think this is just a texture preference. It has been a while since I have used a frizz- free shampoo from any brand so it could be all shampoos for frizz are similar. I liked the conditioner but after I got out of the shower and started brushing out my hair I did not feel like it did a great job moisturizing. I think I will purchase the normal size bottle of the styling cream and humidity shield once I run out of the starter kit. I think I will try out the volumizing shampoo and conditioner in this line instead of buying a large size of the frizz-free Shampoo and Conditioner.
I really like this product. Again like the frizz-free line it had a very subtle scent which I prefer. I think everyone needs a heat protectant for their hair if they use any heat tools. I am sold on this particular one because it not only protects your hair from heat it is also a finishing spray. I sprayed it on after I was finished styling my hair and it did give me a smoother shiner look. I am a fan of any product that serves a duel purpose!
So I am 100% sold on this product! I battle dry hair and so does one of my nieces. This product made our hair feel so soft and smooth! My hair no longer felt dry and coarse after using this repair mask. I will definitely be purchasing this one again!
I have naturally curly hair but I do not often wear my hair curly. I never feel that my natural curls look soft and bouncy. Instead I have a flat frizzy wave. Occasionally i will get some pretty curls around my face but then the back will just be limp. I am so happy I found this product because I have tried out quit a few and this one does the trick. I liked that it helped define my curls, remove the frizz and it did not make my hair look greasy or crunchy!
I hope you find some inspiration for your beauty routine!