Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick~Peachy Scene, Review & Swatch

I’m not a person who is normally into lipsticks, but since the summer was coming around (or maybe not due to weather in my area), that I would look for a nice coral color. My lips are naturally very, very pigmented so I was skeptical that this would even show up. But actually, my lips are the exact shade of pink I wanted!

I got about 3-4 hours before this started to wear off, and it is a bit drying, so I was sure to use a lipbalm underneath. But what I did notice that was it doesn’t rub off on my water bottle too badly, which is awesome. It has that cosmetic smell that all lipsticks have, and as for the taste, I honestly didn’t notice any.

The Pros:
It shows up on my lips! That automatically means it’s good if it shows up on my deep red lips. I managed to get mine for just $2.54 at Target with a coupon, so it’s very affordable at drugstores.
The Cons:
It does smell a little off, but it wasn’t too bad. It also could be a bit more moisturizing.
The Bottom Line:
8/10
I really like this color-it’s now become my everyday lip product. I didn’t give it full marks, simply because I don’t have a lot of experience in the lipstick field, so I don’t want to jump the gun(:
I found it cheapest at Walmart

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elf Studio Blush~Candid Coral, Review

For $3, these blushes are quite nice. But they have one flaw: since they’re so sheer, they all tend to look the same. So really, you only need to buy one. They’re each a little different, but unfortunately, that little difference won’t show up well on your face.
This one, Candid Coral, isn’t really much of a coral color. What it really is, is pink with golden shimmer. The golden shimmer does transfer to the face, so it gives a really nice, pinkish golden flush which is perfect for the summer.

The packaging is the same, a nice solid black plastic with the mirror as always.
The Pros:
It’s only $3, and I really like the golden glitter. It adds a nice touch for summer.
The Cons:
It’s pretty sheer. I know that it was designed to be sheer, but it would be nice if it had some more pigmentation.

The Bottom Line:
9/10
My only problem is that it’s just a tad too sheer. But other than that, it’s a lovely color!
You can find elf products at elf.com, or at most Targets.

Maybelline Eyeshadow~Cinnamon Spice, Review & Swatch

I’ve actually had this for about a year, and when I first opened it, I hated it. No love for cinnamon spice.  But a few days ago, I found this in the back of my eyes drawer, put it on my eyes, and loved it. It has an effect similar to that of Woodwinked from Mac (I’ve never tried it, I’m just comparing it to pictures that I’ve seen) and it made my eyes pop!
The color itself is shimmery and can have quite a bit of fallout if you’re not careful. It has an okay color payoff-it’s pigmented. But for the $3 I paid for it, it’s not bad!
The Pros:
It’s such a beautiful brown! It has nice pigmentation, and you can find it for under $3 at most stores.
The Cons:
There is a bit of fallout due to the glitter and shimmery bits in it. But if you really work it into the brush, it’s not that bad.
Over Benefit Stay Don’t Stray, swatched darkly to show up on camera
 The Bottom Line:
9/10
For being a Maybelline eyeshadow, it’s quite good. And if you’re looking for a more budgeted version of some Mac browns, I would definitely check it out!
*For the swatch in the picture above, I swatched it really darkly so that it would show up on camera. In real life, it’s not quite so dark or so reddish-brown

Organix Acai Berry Avocado Shampoo, Review

I love this brand of shampoo to no end! I bought the red one a year ago, and loved it, so I repurchased, but decided to go with the purple packaging because I love anything that’s scented berry. And this has quickly become my absolute favorite shampoo! It comes out a purple color with a consistency like any normal shampoo, but the biggest difference for me is that it’s sulfate free. I’m very vulnerable to sulfates, as they really dry my hair and skin out, so this was the perfect solution. It still lathers up nicely, and it’s organic, which earns it an A in my book!
The Bottom Line:
9/10
It could be a little more moisturizing, but it’s a pretty good shampoo!