I’ve been really into wearing a bolder lip lately, especially since I’ve cut my hair to a little above my shoulders. When I saw the Milani Power Lip Lasting Gloss Stain in Publix for $6.49, I knew it would be a fun product to review.
The color I purchased was the #3 Raspberry Tart. It is a berry mauve color, the brand is cruelty-free, and this lip product itself is vegan. What is there not to like?
Milani’s website lists eight colors available for this product range but I only saw four available at my local Publix. I didn’t find them on Ulta.com but all eight colors are available on Walgreens.com. If you’d like to see swatches of the other colors available, Makeup and Beauty Blog has some great photos in her Milani Power Lip Review.
This product is advertised to be a gloss and a stain. Through using it I came to find that it was more of a long wearing lip gloss than a stain. Through my other experiences, I’ve come to see lip stains as products able to last through eating without reapplication. The Milani Power Lip did last through drinking and stayed pigmented for four hours but as soon as I started to eat the color disappeared. Since I’m not willing to go four hours without eating (yum, food) I don’t know how long it would have lasted if I hadn’t eaten.
I had hoped that there would still be some berry color left on my lips after my delicious pizza but all that was left was a subtle pink that honestly looked better on camera than in person.
If you want a long wearing lip gloss that you don’t mind reapplying after meals, it’s a great product. But if you really want a stain, I don’t think the color lasts well enough after the gloss layer disappears.
Today is a special day, I finally have for you the rundown of the makeup I wore for my wedding. I’m a simple DIY girl so I did my makeup myself, buying only a few products to compliment the makeup I already owned.
Here is a video tutorial of all the products used, explained in detail. The coloring in the video is a little off so I also provided photos to show you the finished look. This is also the makeup I have in all of my default photos, just in case you wondered.
Here I am reviewing for you a natural and cruelty-free mascara from the brand Pixi called the Lash Booster Mascara. Up until I looked up the price online for this post I kept calling it Boosting instead of Booster, oops!
Here is my video review where you can see me applying the mascara:
Photos of wand and packaging:
This mascara is $15 and available online or at Target locations. It reminds me of the drugstore mascaras Maybelline Full N’ Soft and the Revlon Growluscious. Neither of those brands are natural or cruelty-free but I remember feeling similarly about them a few years ago before I had made the switch to non animal tested products.
The Pixi Lash Booster Mascara gives a good amount of volume and fullness to my lashes but doesn’t add any length. The website says that it does but I didn’t notice that effect. There was no flaking throughout the day and it was actually difficult to take off, despite not being waterproof. Usually I use a cotton ball dipped in coconut oil and rub it gently over my eye area to take off eye makeup. I did that and the next morning I noticed there was still some stickiness to my lashes. The next night I took off the mascara with extra virgin olive oil instead and that did the trick.
Overall this feels like a great mascara that I’m going to love for ages.
I hope you found this review helpful!
What is your current mascara routine? I’d love to know what I should try next!
During our wedding rehearsal I had a secondary goal, to test out my possible bridal makeup. To keep wedding costs down, we decided against hiring a makeup artist and a hair stylist for myself and the bridesmaids.
You guys know me, I don’t like a lot of makeup. So thinking about what amount of makeup to wear for the wedding was a little difficult. I knew I had to wear more than usual and that the products would have to look good for 6 hours, so nothing I owned would work since I owned mostly light-wear products.
So I tried out some different makeup palettes and decided to go with the Kohls exclusive theBalm product, Nude Dude (c/o) for the eye makeup. My mascara, is of course the tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes. Since I knew I had to replace basically everything I owned except for mascara, concealer, and eyeshadow, I went for the most inexpensive cruelty-free brand I knew – elf. They met my expectations and more! The only product I had to really work hard with was their liquid eyeliner, everything else was a dream.
Hi Kind Friends! Today I’m sharing with you a fun Get Ready with Me video for my Sailor Jupiter costume. I was Sailor Jupiter in 2012 and I just had to bring out the costume again since Sailor Moon Crystal premiered this year.
She is just getting more and more mischievous! Let’s hope she doesn’t figure out how to open it.
This concealer is a nice spongy cream consistency. It’s really thick and applies best with a damp Beauty Blender sponge. It has five color ranges: Wheat, Fair, Ivory, Medium, and Deep. I am using Ivory in the above picture. The color does blend into my skin but I had assumed that the color would be lighter. Next time I’ll go with Fair versus Ivory.
I’d recommend going a shade lower than you’d think you’d need.
What is your current favorite concealer?
Let’s hope I can find mine before the kitty goes crazy with it!
(I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.)
Hi Kind Friends! Today I have four products to share with you, along with my first impressions. Fun fact, this video was filmed three weeks ago! I wanted to put up a few things first. You’ll hear more of my thoughts on these products after a few weeks of use in my July Favorites, coming soon!