NuFace Mini Facial Toning Device

This is a product that is “shown to improve face contour, tone, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.” I don’t really have significant fine lines or wrinkles, but I did want to tone and tighten up my face and this really made a difference for me. My face was a lot tighter, lifted, and I noticed my eyebrows were more lifted as well. I looked much younger and slimmer. The product uses “microcurrent technology” so it can definitely be a little painful to use, and I would be wary of using this type of device if you have any medical conditions. The biggest downside is the price. The cost is $199.00, but it is definitely worth it in my opinion.



Viseart Petite PRO Palette 2

I would first like to say that this palette is definitely… petite. I suppose this could be beneficial because the way that it is designed, you can easily put it in your purse if you were ever interested in taking an eyeshadow palette with you on the go. However, for $30 I would expect a lot bigger eye shadow pans. The color combination is excellent, and it appears that the four top rows are matte, while the four bottom rows are metallic. The pigment is pretty good but not the best that I have tried. I found myself have to spray my brush prior to applying these eyeshadows, and a couple of them it seems like you would need to apply multiple layers for decent pigment.

The eyeshadows were a little bit on the chalky side, but there didn’t seem to be any fallout, and it was long lasting. I just personally prefer eyeshadows with a more buttery texture. I think that this palette would be really good for people that are working professionals especially because the colors and the formula make it so that it is nice, but not too overpowering on the eyes. Overall I like this palette. It is not my favorite, but it is fairly good palette.


Clarisonic Sonic Foundation Brush Head

This is a product that can be attached to a Clarisonic face brush. The product is meant to spin at a fast rate and act like a brush to blend in foundation, primer, concealer, contour, and other liquid products. I found that when using this product, my foundation was quite streaky. So I ended up having to use a beauty blender to fix it, making it sort of pointless for the foundation. I then used a thick cream contour and concealer. This gave the most beautiful, blended out, highlight and contour in my life, and it also made it way more quicker for me to highlight and contour. So I am definitely glad that I bought this at least for the highlight and contour because I cannot understate how nice and natural the contour blended out. I am a bit unhappy that it did not turn out as well for the foundation. I think that the reason for this was that the foundation was a more liquid product and the contour and concealer are more creamy products. So I believe this product would work better for more creamy products.


Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation Review

This is definitely a full coverage foundation and it is more on the matte side. The price is $40.00 for one ounce, but I would say a little goes a long way with this product. I really like how it is full coverage, but there are two major drawbacks. One is that it oxidizes a little, and I found this no matter what primer I used. A lot of other people have said the same thing. So you might want to consider getting a shade or two lighter than what you would normally get if you buy this. The other is that it enhanced my pores and skin texture, which I really did not like. It overall was nice looking from a distance, but close up it looked really cakey. It took me forever to fix this.

If you wear this foundation and you have dry skin, I would definitely recommend using a lot of face moisturizer before using this. I think overall, this product would be better for people with normal to oily skin because it is matte and a bit drying. Since it is such a hassle to use, I will likely not repurchase this product again, especially for the price that it is.


Dr. Brandt Magnetight Age Defier Review

This is a face mask that you apply to your face and use a small magnet provided with the product to remove the product.

There are a number of things that I have tried from Dr. Brandt that I liked, but this was not one of them. I have tried this mask multiple times, and this is what I have seen from it; it is simply a very good moisturizer. I personally have not seen any anti-aging effects. The company claims that “the magnetic properties of the iron based formula… help to reduce signs of aging skin…”. I do not see why this would be, and I personally didn’t see any anti-aging effects that I have seen from other products. I think this product might be good for people with really dry skin. This product also contains iron powder which might actually harm the skin because it can serve as a catalyst in the production of free radicals, which may actually accelerate the aging of the skin. I personally do not suffer from dry skin, and I felt that this made me breakout slightly. So I will most likely not buy this product again because the price is $75.00 for the regular-sized container.  Again, if you have dry skin that isn’t sensitive, this product might be great for you. You can always try the mini-sized version of this mask for $24.00. This product is available at Sephora and Ulta.


Givenchy Prisme Libre Loose Powder

This is one of my go-to setting powders currently; I also like the Laura Mercier translucent loose setting powder, as well as the Cover FX Perfect Setting powder. The Givenchy Prisme Libre just makes my skin look porcelain. It does everything the company says it will do, which is mattify and even out skin tone. If I feel like my face has gotten too matte from the product, I simply spray my face with some Mac Fix+ or a similar product. There are different colors you can get the product in, I got mine in Mousseline Pastel; other shades are supposed to do different things. There is a shade for a “tanned effect,” a shade to give a “radiant effect,” among other things. I am really interested in trying out the different shades because I liked this product so much, but the price is $55.00 per product; so right now any other shades are on my make-up wish list.


Too Faced Chocolate Gold Soleil Bronzer Review

I thought that this was very good quality. The packaging was beautiful and the product also smelled like chocolate. There are little flakes of gold inside the bronzer, giving it a shimmery finish. It is also easily blendable, and of a much lighter color than other bronzers. Because of the light shade, it is probably not for people that want to do heavy bronzing and contouring. Overall, I think this product is definitely worth the money, and it will probably be one of my go-to products for bronzing. The price is $30.00.