Gerard Cosmetics Lip Glosses

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Happy Friday! I'm finally back with another review! Every so often, Gerard Cosmetics will have deals online for their lip glosses. They are currently doing a deal of 3 glosses for $27. A friend of mine sent me a gloss trio the last time Gerard Cosmetics had this deal. Thank you so much! You know who you are.

I thought I was show you what I have since this is really a fantastic deal! I have the colors Sugar Mama, Butter Cream, and Rose Hill.

Each gloss comes with a small mirror, and each one has a light that comes on when you open the tube. I really like the light. It's a neat touch! The mirror isn't good quality at all, and I can't really see well enough out of it to use it. It's a great idea, but I wish it was a better mirror.

Indoor lighting Top to Bottom: Sugar Mama, Butter Cream, Rose Hill
Swatches in direct sunlight
All of the glosses are extremely pigmented and have very good staying power for a gloss. These would be great glosses to try out if you're not really into wearing a gloss. All of these glosses have a light citrus scent to them that is very faint and not overpowering at all. I don't have great lips, so I prefer to wear these paired with a liner or lipstick.
Sugar Mama
Sugar Mama is a pale pink that I really enjoy wearing over a nude or light pink lip liner. 
Butter Cream
Butter Cream is described as a creamy pink nude and is one of the glosses created by Jacyln Hill.
Rose Hill
Rose Hill is another Jacyln Hill creation, and is a lovely rose color as the name would suggest. This is my favorite shade out of all three.

Have you tried any of the glosses from Gerard Cosmetics? What colors do you have? I always appreciate your comments!

-xoxo Lauren
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Revlon Photoready Eye Art Lid+Line+Lash in Topaz Twinkle

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Hello everyone! Today I have a review of a product that I purchased without any prior knowledge of it. I didn't read any reviews, and I haven't seen anyone else talk about it. I saw this when I went to Ulta with my 20% off unlimited coupon. I was interested in it, but I didn't get it at the time. When I checked out, they gave me a $5 off of a $15 or more purchase good for the next week. Of course I had to go back! Again, I found myself at this display, so I decided to go ahead and get it.

Direct sunlight

The Revlon Photoready Eye Art shadow/liners come in 10 different colors. I got the taupe color called Topaz Twinkle. This one seemed like a safe choice.

Indoor lighting
The packaging of the Eye Art looks exactly like the Nail Art ones from Revlon. For the Eye Art, one side has a liquid eyeshadow, and the other side has a glitter liner.

The eyeshadow side has a flat sponge applicator. I like to just dot this on my eye and blend it out with my fingers or a synthetic eyeshadow brush.

The glitter liner has a brush applicator that comes to a point. I really like the liner applicator because you can get a precise application. The bristles of the brush are so densely packed that I thought it was a rubber applicator at first.

Direct sunlight

Indoor lighting

Just the shadow and liner alone

I took so many pictures of this on my face, and I could not get one to do it justice. I have on the eyeshadow and the liner. I know glitter isn't exactly the most popular thing in makeup, but I think a glitter liner is a lot of fun every now and then. I think this particular liner would look even better over a dark brown or even black liner.

Shadow used as a base with glitter over a black liner
I wanted to see how this eyeshadow would work as a base, so here I am wearing it under MAC Satin Taupe in the crease and MAC All That Glitters on the lid. This eyeshadow was fantastic as a base. It did not budge all day! I used the glitter over a black liquid liner. I think I prefer this combo because there was added definition along with the sparkle. 

I'm pleasantly surprised by how much I like this product. This is a fun product to have if you get invited to a lot of holiday parties. I think I may get another color the next time Ulta sends me a coupon. Revlon products are never excluded!

What do you think? Is this a product you would try? Is a glitter liner a yea or nay for you? Leave a comment below!

-xoxo Lauren
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Maybelline Pumped Up! Colossal Volum'Express Mascara

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Ever since the end of summer, my beauty routine has been all about products that are quick and easy. That doesn't seem to be changing anytime soon, so I have a review of one of my new favorite products that gets the job done with speed. Maybelline's Pumped Up! Colossal Volum'Express mascara has quickly become a new favorite mascara from the drugstore.

This mascara has a huge nylon bristle brush, and mine is in the color Glam Black. 

Now, I must admit that even though I have been using this mascara for weeks, I kept messing it up when I went to take pictures for this review. It took almost all week for me to get it right. I tried applying one coat, letting it dry, and applying another coat, but that turned into a bit of a clumpy mess. I really shouldn't have tried that at all because that's not how I use it! One thick but thorough coat is all I need for great lashes with this mascara. Do you think I should have just gone with that in the first place? That lapse in judgement aside, here's a before and after of how I actually use this mascara!

Bare lashes

One heavy coat
I really love the results I get from this mascara, so I can see why this is has been very popular. It applies very wet but dries quickly. Product will transfer to your lower lashes before it dries. That doesn't really bother me, but that's something to take into consideration. 

-length and volume in one quick coat
-affordable price

-will transfer before it dries
-can get clumpy with multiple coats

Overall, I think Maybelline did a fantastic job with this mascara. It gets my recommendation, especially for the price!

Have you tried this mascara? Do you have a favorite mascara from the drugstore? I love hearing from you!

-xoxo Lauren
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