Sunday, July 28, 2013

Product Review: Jesse's Girl Glowstix Lipgloss.

  Hey everyone!
Today's post is just going to be a quick review of something AWESOME I spotted at the drugstore recently. 
And that would be the Jesse's Girl Glowstix Lipglosses!

Seriously, as a I walked by these glosses, I stopped dead in my tracks, and knew I needed to have all three shades that were available. They're $4.99 each at my local Rite Aid. While the way they looked in the packaging drew me in, I was curious as to how they would apply, and how they would look on the lips. 

Brush tip applicator
Left to right: Tangerine, Wicked, Red Dawn
While they all look very similar in the light in their packaging, you can really see the difference in the colors when swatched, or when worn on the lips. They give such a neat holographic effect!

Left to right: Tangerine, Wicked, Red Dawn, worn over bare lips.
When applied, Tangerine gives off a slight orangey sheen, with hunts of greens and other colors. Probably the most variety in shades is found in this one. Wicked, is clearly the most interesting color. It gives off a green glow, and literally looks like you've cracked open a glowstick, and smeared it all over your lips! (Hey, maybe not for everyone, but Halloween IS ONLY 95 days away.) And Red Dawn is the most neutral of the bunch. Mostly clear, but gives off a pretty reddish/pinkish glow. 

On their own, very interesting, but these could be paired with ANY lip color or lipstick to take it to a whole new dimension! For $4.99 a pop, I would definitely recommend picking at least one of these up and giving it a try. If anything, it looks interesting on your makeup desk or in your purse!

See my video review here:

(All products here were purchased by me)

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Product and Company Review: Brazen Cosmetics

Hey everyone! Recently I was given the opportunity to try another brand of indie makeup, Brazen Cosmetics! The mastermind behind the brand, Sandria is a total sweetheart, and as soon as I went to their website, I knew Brazen was something I wanted to try!

Brazen describes themselves as:

"Brazen is your top stop for kick ass indie cosmetics for stage and street! We love creative and trendy makeup and scents! Why blend in?! We specialize in professional formulas, intense pigmentation, and long wearing shades."

Brazen was kind enough to send me three mineral eyeshadows, three sample liquid lipsticks, and one full size liquid lipstick! 

Left to Right: Delinquent, Wicked, and Submission

Swatched over UDPP, Left to right: Delinquent, Wicked, Submission
Each jar comes shrink wrapped, and includes the name of the eyeshadow, a full list of ingredients, their website, and where it was distributed from. 

At the moment, Brazen doesn't have all these shades listed on their website, (at the time I'm writing this). However, they are planning a huge re-launch of their eyeshadows, so I'm guessing that's exactly why! 

Each shade as described by me:

Delinquent - Dark plum shimmer with an almost black base. Very similar to UD Rockstar eyeshadow, only darker and more sparkly!

Wicked - Shimmery medium green
Submission - Deep navy with bright blue shimmer

Look I did using all three shadows!
Complete list of products used:

  • Urban Decay Primer Potion Original
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Pencil in Perversion (used as a base on the eyelid)
  • Brazen Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Wicked
  • Brazen Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Submission
  • Brazen Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Delinquent 
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Perversion
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Pencil in Rockstar
  • It Cosmetics Hello Lashes! Mascara
Now onto the lip products! Brazen was kind enough to send me samples of three of their lipsticks, in Starlet, Le Femme, and Hot Blooded. I also got a full sized liquid lipstick in Hot To Trot! These lipsticks come in a twist-up brush tip kind of thing, exactly the same containers that Stila Lip Glazes come in. Personally, I don't mind this type of applicator, I think it's comparable to applying lipstick with a lip brush and it's easy to carry with you. 

Stila Lip Glaze just for comparison's sake.
Left to right: La Femme, Starlet, Hot Blooded

Left to right: Hot Blooded, Starlet, La Femme, and Hot To Trot
Each shade as described by Brazen:

Hot Blooded -  Fiery passionate flambe red with warm undertone and enticing shimmer.
Starlet - Vibrant hot pink (with cool undertones) 
La Femme - It starts out with a perfectly neutral peachy pink, not too pink but not too orange...just right. Then we swirl in a hint of gold sheen that adds a pop of sexy without going over the top
Hot To Trot -  Scrumptious flirty coral pink with gold shimmer.

These are currently priced at $13.99, and for the amount of product you get, I think that's completely fair. I wore Hot To Trot through-out my work day, and only had to re-apply after eating. So once, in an entire work day! The color stayed vibrant and I got tons of compliments on it! While these weren't drying in the least, they sort of never 'dried down.', I know lip products aren't really supposed to dry down, but it felt slightly greasy on my lips, but nothing to the point where I can't wear it. I'm used to OCC Lip Tars or matte lipsticks! When you order these lipsticks, they will come in the tube with the brush top. The pots are just how they package samples.

Clockwise from upper left: Hot Blooded, Hot To Trot, La Femme, Starlet
All in all, I love the look of Brazen Cosmetics. They have an edgy, and daring look, and I definitely dig it. Their products are great, and I am definitely on the edge of my seat waiting on that relaunch of their eyeshadows! I cannot wait to see what gorgeous colors they come up with!

Watch my video review here!:

***Disclaimer*** Products shown were sent to me by the company for the purpose of reviewing. However, complimentary products never receive special treatment, I review them just like I'd review something I bought myself. My opinions expressed here are purely my own, and are not influenced by any outside sources, nor do I represent any company.***