Make A Mauve Maybelline Master Glaze Stick Blush (Review & Swatch)

 

I always feel that the drugstore world is kinda lacking on the cream stick department, so Master Glaze Stick by Maybelline fills the void up. Do you feel the same way too!

Let’s start to read here.

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So, last week I gave you some sneak peeks at some discovered Maybelline products in my previous post. I’ve put a link here for easy reference.

These are typically sell for C$8.00 -$10.00 depending where you get them. Each is a chubby little swivel up blush stick that holds 0.24 oz of product. I’ve the shade Make A Mauve by Maybelline  which is a pretty color but I may say it’s a little to dark for my skin tone when I told you about my impulse buy.

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The shade I got is a deep mauve plum tone which is pretty color for darker skin type. Love the formula. It blends like a dream and a little goes a long way. The swatch below I did with one swipe. Look how pigmented and moist this Master Glaze product is.

I noticed that this dark mauve blush gives a pretty pearly finish on cheeks. I want to point it out that this blush  has very nice pigmentation, it’s creamy, and can be worn sheered out or built for a lovely pop.

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It’s quite a nice color and I’ll likely get a nice bit of use out of it for light, natural Summer looks to blend with lighter coral blush to muff it up.

All in all, I’m happy with the product especially the formula and how easy to work on blending. It’s travel friendly which is also a plus if you’re someone who travels a lot.

So what do you think, Maybelline fans? Are you exited to share your comments below?

Thanks so much for taking the time to read. I’ll see you again on the next one 🙂

Sharon xoxo

 

 

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Happy Booster by Physician Formula

Hey beauties!

I got a request to do a review on this pretty looking Physician Formula Happy Booster. I’m honored and happy to give my opinion on this product. Physician Formula product is available in any drugstores and Target. Retail price is $21.99 at a drugstore depending on where you live.

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Awhile ago, I did a post in my beauty haul on this Physician formula bronzer and blush. So, let’s start!

I have been using this bronzer for a week now and so far I like it. The downside of this bronzer and blush is that it doesn’t pick up the colors when I used my brush. It works better with using fingers to pat and then blend.

As for the packaging, it comes with a cute round mirror and a brush located in the second tier of the compact box.

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Color swatch bronzer has medium to high pigment formula. I find that this bronzer’s application is decent and the color payoff is softer than I expected. It looks natural on my skin and I don’t see any contour as I applied this bronzer. It might work better for lighter skin tone.

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Next is the color swatch on the three heart shape blushes. Medium pigmented coverage formula. These lovely color shades has a soft subtle shine. The pinkish blushes are dewy and has a lovely soft pink tone. I used the light pink on the left as highlighter on cheek bones. To be honest, I like the soft color tone and the natural looking finish.

I like Physician Formula brand because it is supposedly more catered to sensitive skin typed. The other cons is that it’s a little pricey for a drugstore brand but if you are into it then price doesn’t matter that much. I usually weight the pros and cons = value + quality.

Will I repurchased again? Probably not for I will give average rating for this one.

I hope my review helps before your final purchase. Again, thank you for your request and keep more coming. I’ll be more than happy to do a makeup review or first impression on products that you requested.

Have you any of Physician Formula beauty products?

Thanks for reading.

Sharon xoxo

Bourjois Illuminating Touch 96 Rose Universal – Review

Hey Guys!

For those of you who are a regular readers know that I love Bourjois’s makeup line and for those who aren’t now you do! I have been slowly putting up one piece at a time of the puzzle everytime I picked up a bourjois makeup. well, it’s a long way to go but I’m adarmant to finish my puzzle one day.
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I picked this lovely round pot of Bourjois illuminating touch powder blush in 96 Rose Universal which is in coral shade. Pretty packaging ith a mirror and a semi-circle brush that fits in the pot. Net wt: 0.05 oz
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I did a swatch on my fingers and see how richly pigmented this formula runs. It’s smooth and soft. The offside of this blush is that it’s very shimmery and feels like too much of glitering happening on my face as I applied it on. It does says blush but obviously it is more of a highlighter by the texture of it’s light and sheer finish. I put them to my cheekbones and then added a touch on my browbone as a highlighter and it does work beautifully except with too much shimmer for me.
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Oooo! It’s so blendable and look at the shimmer that it gives. I’m not quite a shimmer person but I might use it with my matte finish blusher. I think this illuminating touch blush is good to be worn for evening out or for going to a party.

Anyhow, I like it if it wasn’t as shimmery but on the contrary I’ll have to say I’m just liking it averagely. I’m sure this illuminator will lift up a dull skin to a radiant and fresher feel. But it just didn’t work so much for me personally and for those who loves shimmer highlighter, then this product will be perfect for you.

So, that’s it for my 2 cents opnion and hope to see you guys again tomorrow for another new blog.

Which is your favorite highlighter brand?

Till then, thank you for taking the time to read.

Sharon xoxo.

 

 

 

 

Beauty Haul! NYX makeup

Yay!!! Haul Time. I love doing beauty haul.

NYX Beauty Haul

I was at a drugstore and came upon this Caribbean Collection makeup by NYX. I was practically drawn by the eyeshadow colors sharing back at me. So, the moment of truth is I haven’t own any NYX makeup before and this is my first encounter. The best part is that all these haul I got were on sale and well I help myself with a few which I find fancy (giggle!!!)

NYX THe Caribbean Collection

NYX ~ 5 Color Shadow ~ The Caribbean Collection in ESP5C09 on I Dream of St Lucia ~ paid $9.00

 I made a color swatch tester there and to my amazement these Caribbean 5 color shadow palette was so pigmented that I wanted to scream “eeeeeee” in excitement. So, I got it in “I dream of St Lucia”. I love the bright sunny gorgeous colors to brighten up my day. It will remind me of a beautiful, fun day at the beach.

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NYX ~ Blush in PB21 on Copper paid $6.00

It says on the website that this pressed powder blush delivers sheer, silky color that glides on easily, blends beautifully and creates a natural glow. The formula is richly-pigmented and lasts for hours. So there you have it, a huge range of 24 radiant colors available to select!

NYX LIp Liners

NYX ~ Slim Lip Pencil ~ SPL824 in Orange and 831 in Mauve – paid $2.40 each

OMG, is this the biggest color selection ever? 52 lip pencils come in a variety of dashing shades—from auburn to orange and traffic-stopping red. The buttery, long-wearing lip liner formula goes on easily and resists bleeding. They ain’t kidding when they claimed that. I tried it on and wow … it’s super buttery and it’s smooth and lined my lips perfectly.

Vera Wang Parfum

Vera Wang – Freebie

Freebie – I got this upon my purchased. This one that I got is Forever Vera by Vera Wang eau de parfum in 0.04 fl oz. It’s a sample parfum in a tiny tube packaging. I like the sweet scent of the white peach combined with cream woods which makes it the perfect scent for any occasion. I will keep them in my purse.

Let me know if you want any review by leaving the comment bloew.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog!

I hope you all have a great weekend!

Stay Beautiful.

xoxo

Sharon

Top 5 Tuesday Favorite Blushes

Top 5 Fave blushes blog

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Hi friends! Today, I would like to talk about my Top 5 FAVORITE BLUSHES which I picked up from the drugstores.cI love blushes since it make a pale face looking fresh and bright. It really make a dull day seems happier. It works for me everytime when I feel down these beauties knows how to cheer my face up.

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Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in 10 – Pink Frosting

Essence Kalinka blush

  Inside Kalinka

Essence Kalinka Blush in 01 – East Side Story

revlon blush

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Revlon Powder Blush with Brush in 010 – Classy Coral

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NYX Blush in 21 – Copper
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E.L.F. Blush in Mellow Mauve

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Color swatches of the Top 5 Blushes

Maybelline Dream Bouncy blush is also one of my favorite blush of all time. I had this for a while already and finally I got the chance to show case it as my Top 5. Yes it has those bouncy effect which I find it quite cool. This is a cream blusher that is so lightweight to powder form. It has a beautiful colour payoff and so a little goes a long way.

This little gem – Essence Kalinka blush. Believe it or not I got this for only $2.00 on liquidation sale. I simply love the cute and adorable Russian doll theme packaging that drew me to grab it. But I did find it quite pigmented and soft. It blends in quite well and it has a matte finish. Not too bad for a $2 bucks blusher.

Revlon Blush in 010 Classy Coral is a rich, quite pigmented and so wonderful soft when applying. The texture is soft and it blends pretty nicely. One thing to note is that the color of this Classy Coral which I picked has a very soft and light tone to it. So, lots of blending required for a fresh looking cheek. Good news is that the color is buildable so it works for me. There are 9 color shades available!

NYX blush is one of my everyday blusher after I started using it. It’s very pigmented, creamy texture feel eventhough it is a powder blush. Has a shimmery effect too.  It creates a really natural glow when I applied it on my apple cheek.  It glides so smoothly and I absolutely love this blusher. By the way, I got mine in copper for an autumn look. Available in 24 gorgeous and radiant colors!

Last but not least is my E.L.F. blusher. It has a silky finish which blends pretty well on my skin. The formula is silky to touch. It has a tiny, subtle amount of shimmer to it which gives off a natural looking glow. Average pigments and good value for money. I got mine at Target.

What is your favorite blusher from the drugstore?

Thanks for reading guys!
Sharon xoxo

Sephora ~ Color Bronze Palette

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sephora color bronze

Recently, I ordered a few items from Sephora using their online order. So, I really like to try this Color Bronze which has a bronzer, 4 colors lip gloss and 8 shades eyeshadows. It’s 3 in 1 combo packaging. I received my order quite fast. I believed in 2-3 days depending where you live and the ordering process was easy.

Sephora Color Bronze
Sephora Color Bronze

The size is almost like a credit card size but there were two wings on both side. The packaging is of hard plastic compact material.

Sephora color bronze eyeshadow
Sephora color bronze eyeshadow

Out of the eight color shades from the palette only one was matte (brown), where else the rest were with shimmers.

Sephora Color Bronze Eyeshadow swatch
Sephora Color Bronze Eyeshadow swatch

The top three lighter shades were very light and has little pigmentation. It was more of metalic shimmer and best to wear for evening nightout. I made a swatch color and to my disappointment, these eyeshadows have very limited lasting effect even with eye primer on. It’s powdery and color were very light.

sephora lip gloss swatch
sephora lip gloss swatch

Lip gloss swatches of the four colors in nude, pink, wine, orange-y red. Texture wise, not too bad for a lip gloss. It’s fragrant free and it glides smoothly as any lip gloss should.

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sephora lip gloss

I used a quite a bit on the lip gloss since it does give some nice color on my lips. It’s not sticky and paired well with a lovely lip liner if I just want to wear lip gloss for the day.

sephora color bronze swatch
sephora color bronze swatch

Lastly. here are the swatch I made for the bronzer which I quite like. The color is nice and it has good pigmentation.

sephora bronzer color palette

Overall, I think the name Color bronze really focuses a lot on its bronzer and not so on the eyeshadows and lip gloss. I admit that I expected more from Sephora product compared to the drugstores brand but in my opinion these eyeshadows doesn’t work for me. It might work for some and I’m sad to say that it failed my expectation.

Anyways, my question to you is:

Have you ever bought a product that fall short to your expectation? What would you do if this had happened to you?

Thanks for reading.

xoxo

Sharon