Thursday, June 16, 2011

ELF's Professional Eye Makeup Remover Pads Review

Hey!! Hope everybody is having a good day, if you are not, contact me and I'll blow you a kiss :)

Ok, so todays review on Elf's eye makeup remover pads and I actually love these and they only cost $1!! Wooohooo!

You get 18 Pads in the container and its PERFECT for travel! I don't like to pack a lot of makeup when I am traveling and this is one of the things that comes with me! They are convenient, they smell like soap (supposed to be fragrance free) and they work extremely well. 

They have not burned my eyes at all, they remove eye makeup very well and I have even used them on the rest of my face and it still removed the makeup amazingly. If you are wearing a lot on your eyes you will need one for each eye, but if its not much you could get away with one each removal.
One thing I might say is that you will go through one of these fast if you are using it everyday. Also I have had them for about 3 weeks now and they have not dried up yet in their container. I would recommend that you close the lid tightly after use!
Here are some pictures:

I found that these did not remove all of my mascara and eyeliner if I was wearing heavy eyeliner but the shadow was removed immediately. If you wear waterproof mascara you'll have to do a bit more work.

Elf Says: Forget the mess of liquid eye makeup remover and enjoy the easy to use e.l.f. Eye Makeup Remover Pads! Great for travel and for the girl on-the-go. 18 pads included.

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Butylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Citrate, Caprylyl Glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben.

Total Rating: 4/5! Hope this was helpful!!

<3 Rachel

NYC Loose Translucent Powder Review: Video

Hey everybody!! I decided I should try to make a few more videos so that I could get used to it (im shy :) ) and so that I could get some variety :)

BTW...I hope you like my intro :)
Anyway, here we go...

Other Information:
*Great for catching eyeshadow fallout
*Great Setting powder if you don't mind a bit of a powdery look when using heavy foundations that need a bit more when it needs to be set
*Not so great for travel: Lid easily slips off, can easily spill all over your bag
*4.0/5 on Makeup Alley
Item Description:
N.Y.C. Smooth Skin Loose Face Powder sets makeup without looking powdery or dry. Naturally oil-absorbing ingredients help control shine without clogging pores--perfect for all skin types. Delicately sheer powder provides the lightest, most velvety texture.

  • Translucent 741A

  • Loose powder

  • Sheer

  • Oil control

  • Non-comedogenic

  • <3 Rachel

    Wednesday, June 15, 2011

    Elf Super Glossy Lip Shine Review

    This lipgloss is yet another great Elf product. This is on their professional line which means it will cost you $1 pretty much anywhere, that my friend, is a deal in itself:)

    I gotta say, this is a pretty darn good lipgloss. I think these are very comparable to the $8 Liplicious glosses.

    What elf says: This Super Glossy formula leaves your lips with a healthy glossy glow. The delicious flavor and sweet scent will leave you licking your lips in delight! The perfect on the go tube that is mess proof for anywhere and anytime!




    On the lips Candlelight is shimmery color with not much color. It does mute  

    the strong pigmentation of my lips but is still pretty sheer. Like a peachy gold but the shimmer seems more silver. 
    Watermelon makes my lips look very pink, there is a bit of shimmer but not as much as Candlelight. The shimmer is a pinky silver. 
    They both smell and taste good too:)

    Smells good: mild fruity smell
    Tastes good: mild fruity taste
    Nice but simple packaging
    Lots of product for your dollar
    Long wearing

    None that I can think of...

    On elf this has 4.5 stars but overall I would give this 5/5 and I would totally recommend these to any person any skin tone. The only thing I would say is that if this is not the type of container you like to have your glosses in. For me, for easy peasy sake, I would rather a tube with a wand applicator but these are still amazing :)

    Paraffinum Liquidum, Polyisobutene, Silica, Mica, Fragrance, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

    MAY CONTAIN: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Mica (CI 77019), Red No.7 Lake (CI 15850), Red No.27 Lake (CI 45410), Redn No.6 Lake (CI 15850), Blue No.1 Lake (CI 42090), Yellow No.5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow No.6 Lake (CI 15985)

    Thanks for reading,

    Rachel :)

    Tuesday, June 14, 2011

    ELF Tone Correcting Concealer Review

    Hey again!

    Today's review is on the ELF Tone Correcting Concealer from their professional line! Everything in the ELF professional line costs $1 and this is one of the things I happen to come across at my Target.

    Elf Tone Correcting Concealer in Spice:

    *Sorry for the faded lettering. I have been using this a while :)

    The first thing I noticed when you open unscrew the cap and pull out the applicator is the smell. The smell is strong and floral. I mean VERY strong and floral. Why a concealer needs to be scented? No idea.

    As for the concealing aspect this concealer I seem to be having a love hate relationship. They should have named it tone corrector, not tone correcting CONCEALER. I would not say this is opaque enough to be a concealer, but when put it around the nose/mouth area and it does a good job of getting rid of minor discoloration and redness.

    The hate part is that I wanted this to be more concealer like. As of late I use this to cover my mild dark circles, it's not cakey, but it does not cover blemishes. When put on a blemish it really does nothing.

    One last thing I have to say is if you have dry skin this might be what your looking for. This is very 'moisturizing' if that's the word i'm looking for, though some people describe this as oily which is really up to you...

    I'm not sure that I like the ingredients. I have been hearing lately that parabens are really bad for you. It also has Mineral oil which is pore clogging (not best for blemishes and sensitive skin people)

    Aqua(Water), Paraffinium Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Octyl Palmitate, Petrolatum, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ceresin Wax, PEG-30, Dipolyhydroxystearate, Mica, Microcrystalline Wax, Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Silica, Ascorbyl Palmitate , Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Iron Oxides(CI 77891 , CI 77892 , CI 77899)

    UPDATE: This is currently the concealer I use for under my eyes. I think it works great as an eye brightener. I like the more that the undertones suit my yellowy skin. I find that I get best results from using my fingers. Its also a great natural highlighting concealer for that area :) MUST be set with powder or will be gone off your face in no time.


    Hope this helps :)



    Tuesday, June 7, 2011

    More Cheek Art Designs

    Here are a few more designs i have added to my porfolio. I just volunteer face paint for small events, i think its alot of fun, let me know what you think!!

     batman symbol
     scull and cross bones

    Eco Tools eyeshader brush review

     Hey again! This is a review on a favorite eyeshadow brush of mine, the eco tools eye shaderbrush:
    I bought this for about $3.99 at the rite aid by my house a couple months ago and it has become my number one eyeshadow brush!
    This brush is perfect for loose pigments! So for all those super pigment or mineral shadow users this is for you!!

    I also think this would be good for mineral concealers because it picks up loose powder up very very well. As of late I have been using this with my elf complextion perfection powder to correct with the green on the red around my nose and the yellow to brighten my dark undereye circles.

    Earth friendly
    Good for mineral/loose eyeshadows
    Easy to wash/dries fast
    Love the packaging: could use it to keep your brush in as you travel
    Comfortable handle

    Would not use this for regular shadows-seems to absorb the color and not deposit it evenly

    Overall I would give this a 5/5 for mineral eyeshadow use.

    Thanks for reading :)

    Love, Rachel

    Elf Hypershine lipgloss

    Bought this at my target, and I definitely like it! This along with my elf liquid lipstick in brownie points sits in my backpack because they are my favorite to carry around :)

    The color I have in this is fairy and it's a very light pink color with a light color:
    Fairy( i dont know why the tip looks brown) :


    Now, obviously you get more product than you see because I have been using this like crazy.

    Nice smell
    Nice taste
    Awesome packaging: cute brush thing
    I love that you can click up the product by twisting the bottom and control the amount of product that comes out each time
    Not readily available (only at target or online)
    Not long wearing

    Cost: $1 @ Target or

    Paraffinium Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Polyisobutene, Silica, Fragrance(Aroma), Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Titanium Dioxide(CI 77891), BHT, Iron Oxides (CI 77491 , CI 77492 , CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Mica (CI 77019), Red No.6 Lake (CI 15850), Red No.7 Lake (CI 15850), Red No.28 Lake (CI 45410), Blue No.1 Lake (CI 42090), Yellow No.5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow No.6 Lake (CI 15985)

    Overall, yes, I would buy this again! 4.5/5 because of the short wear. 
    This is one of those products that pretty much  stays with me though :)