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NYX Cosmetics Stripped Off Micellar Water

10 May

NYX Cosmetics Stripped Off Micellar NYX Cosmetics Stripped Off Micellar Water

Hi beauties! Β Is micellar water part of your skincare routine?

Since NYX Cosmetics is one of my drugstore favourites, I’m excited that the brand is getting into skincare basics with their version of micellar water.

Like other cleansing waters, theΒ Stripped Off Micellar WaterΒ from NYX contains micelle molecules to pick up impurities and makeup from the skin.

After using this cleansing water for a few weeks to remove makeup, I’m finding that I like the refreshing feel of it on my skin better than traditional makeup removers. Compared to regular makeup removers, the NYX micellar water feels more hydrating with no oily residue.

In terms of effectiveness, it does a good job of removing every day eye, face, and lip makeup with no irritation. If you apply a lot of eyeshadow/mascara, you may have to double up on your effort to remove all traces of makeup (although, this may be true for all micellar water products).

The real plus about the NYX Stripped Off Micellar Water is that the price is right! For under $10, you get a large-sized bottle of cleansing water (400 ml or 13.5 fl. oz.). Even better, a little amount goes a long way. πŸ’•

Disclaimer: Media sample provided, all opinions are my own.

Favorite Lip Plumping Gloss

26 Apr

Favorite Lip Plumping Glosses

I like the idea of aging gracefully, but a little boost from lip plumping gloss doesn’t hurt.

Lip plumpers won’t augment your lips like injections, but they do add subtle volume without making your lips look like you just filmed a Real Housewives episode.

NYX Pump It Up Lip Plumper

This lip plumping gloss has the typical tingly sensation, but a little milder than most lip plumpers. The shimmery formula, which contains a special peptide called Maxi-Lip, is on the sticky side which may be a turn off for some people.

Each of the shades of lip plumper is named after a celebrity with fuller lips (the shade I picked up is called Pamela).

I found a slight plumping action with this lip plumping gloss. It also makes my lips look smoother when I wear this gloss over lipstick.

Too Faced Lip Injection

This lip plumper, which is one of the first plumpers on the lip plumping gloss scene, is the mother of all lip plumpers.

The subtle pink gloss with a fruity scent creates volume that lasts up to four hours.

The ingredients in this plumper, like Avocado oil, treat your lips and make them appear 20% plumper (I’ll take it). The tingling sensation only lasts for around 10 minutes and then you get decent plumping action (with more color to your lips).

Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss

With its hydrating formula, this Dior lip plumper lets you gloss, moisturize, and plump your lips. The formula contains hyaluronic acid spheres that help retain moisture so lips have a slightly more plump look. If you don’t like tingling lips, this gloss may work for you.

The wand features a brush applicator, which helps to deposit just the right dose for an even and smooth application. The formula isn’t overly thick or sticky. It’s on the fine side and is quite comfortable to wear.

I picked up the gloss in Fantasie (257), a neutral iridescent shade that I can wear alone or over just about any lip color.

Buxom Full-On Lip Cream

I’ve been using this lip plumping gloss for years, especially the nude White Russian shade which is one of my favorites.

This creamy gloss creates a tingling, plumping effect that doesn’t burn. It also contains encapsulated hyaluronic spheres that infuse lips with moisture and vitamins A and E to help keep them supple.

If you don’t mind scented lip gloss, this Buxom lip cream also has a subtle vanilla scent.

Do you have a favorite lip plumping gloss? I’d love to know. πŸ’•

Clarins Spring Eye Makeup

19 Apr

Clarins Spring Eye Launches

Hi beauties!

I don’t know how beauty brands anticipate makeup trends so far in advance, but Clarins has been bang on so far.

Earlier this spring, I had a look at the Clarins Limited Edition Face Contouring Palette that features a more subtle way to contour.

Clarins’ eye makeup launches have also tapped into a couple of new trends: grey as an all-season neutral and multiple looks with eyeliner.

Clarins 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette (Smokey)

This iconic eyeshadow palette comes with easy-to-apply charcoal grey shades that are long-lasting and versatile (you can wear them dry or wet). The neutral range includes a white pearl, light grey, medium grey, and dark grey/black shade.

Enriched with mineral pigments, the formula contains carnauba powder to help make the eyeshadow comfortable to wear.

For a touch of luxury, the palette also comes in a signature red velvet sleeve with Clarins embossed on the front.

Clarins Limited Edition 4-Colour Pen

Like most writers (I work as a tech writer when I’m not blogging), I’ve always loved pens. βœ’

When I saw Clarins 4-Colour Pen, it took me back to school days when everyone had to have a BIC ballpoint pen that let you switch to different colors.

Clarins is taking us down memory lane with a travel-friendly, mult-tasking makeup pen. Not only does the 4-Colour pen come with three shades for the eyes (blue, brown, black), it also includes a nude shade for lip contouring.

To use the pen, slide the colour you want to apply and twist the pen to lower the shade. The line that this pen creates is on the thick side, but it deposits the liner evenly. The colours work really nicely together. For example, you can apply black on the upper lid, and blue or brown on the lower lid for a more defined look.

If you love wearing eyeliner in different shades and hate sharpening or rough edges, this eyeliner is worth checking out. πŸ’•

Disclaimer: Media samples provided, all opinions are my own.