I was really excited to try these and wanted to buy the whole set, but thought it best to start with one or two. These shadows have such an amazing color range that I was instantly in love. But that love didn’t last once I revived the two shadows.
I purchased the colors Borealis & Moonbeam. While they look brilliant, it seems as though Julep spent more time on the packaging then they did on the formula of their product. I understand not everyone wants high pigmented shadows, but these went on chalky, dusty and fairly translucent. The worst part, the wear time is a max of four hours. Not a good combination for a product that cost $18.00 a pop for a single shadow ($14.40 if you are a Julep Maven).
I have even had two other friends try them out and both have the same complaints. It really is a shame, these could have been a really something great.
It seems to be that the StarBox by Starlooks is a secret little gem. I don’t really hear or see this box being spoken about a whole lot and happened to stumble across it a few months ago. I have not yet once been disappointed by this box in the three months I have received it. Each box comes with 3-4 full sized products for $17.00. That is right, full size professional products for only seventeen dollars a month. A total steal.
This month I received a Luxe Longwear lip pencil in the shade Sultry Sangrita , which I love. This is a very neutral color and glides on like a dream. I absolutely love this formula and honestly, I want one in every color.
The second lip product I received was a lip gloss in the shade, Pearl Necklace. This is a sheer gloss with a hint of shimmer and sparkles in it. A lovely product on its own or on top of your favorite lip sick/color.
Lastly, I received the Volume Mascara. I have not tried this one out just yet, but super excited to do so.
I am going to include the last two months boxes here as well, because I absolutely love the brow palette & the shadow palette. They are products I reach for all the time. Enjoy!
I am kind of freaking out here. Now for those of you who don’t know, Jeffree Star Cosmetics has been taking over the matte liquid lipstick world in a fierce way. I actually have a review on the color Scorpio coming up as soon as I can fix my camera (hence the lack of posts lately).
Before getting in too deep here, let me just say… I have an undying love for Jeffree Star. He might not be for everyone, but the bitch has major game and the newest surprises from his cosmetic line have me envious in the worst way. Before I know it, I will own every product made.
But let’s get into why I am so excited about his make-up line today. In a little over two weeks, the line will be launching their first ever highlighters and full shadow palette. The colors are just to die for.
First, the palette. The colors are not only stunning, but the formula looks like a buttery soft dream.
Check out the video for swatches of the full palette.
Second, the highlighters. Now the mint green is probably one most people won’t buy, but I will give it a try, even if it is for shits and giggles. I love highlighter, I have an obsession with it and can never have too many. My need to highlight like a damn sparkling vampire is real and these highlighters, are speaking my language.
Check out the video for each swatch:
These new products launch May 25, so get your bank accounts ready for the pillaging!
I have a slight brush obsession, especially when they are on sale. So when this $236.00 brush set went on sale for a fraction of the price, I couldn’t say no.
They are comprised of synthetic bristles and are the softest brushes I have ever felt and used. They lay shadows and powders down like silk and blend like a dream. I can not say enough amazing things about them! Did I mention how fancy they are?
The only negative comment I have is the gold metal of the blush brush seems loose against the wood handle, but I would still purchase them regardless. These are a set you can not pass up!
You can find them on the Terre Mere site to buy the full set or individual brushes that meet your make up needs.
Let me pause right here and state. I adore Bunny. I adore her youtube channel and I really adore her as a inspiration for young girls. With that said, I have such mixed feelings about this box.
The Beautycon Box was one that I have wanted to sign up for but was hesitant because I wasn’t sure it was worth the price. I do now definitely feel you get what you pay for in these boxes, one item alone in this spring box is a $20 gift certificate to Dolls Kill. I’m just not over the moon about this box in particular.
I really love Murad products, so that is a given. I love the Pacifica lipstick, this color lasts and is really moisturizing. I absolutely adore the Micro Mini Beauty Blender’s, Dolls Kill gift card and custom made key chain. Those are all very much a plus. I do love the images on the nail wraps and will probably love the product, I just have not had time to apply them and try them out. Same goes with the Glamglow masque.
I am indifferent to the hair ties. A hair tie is a hair tie and who couldn’t use more laying around? Also I would say I am pretty indifferent to the mascara as a product, as well. As a brand, I do not use Benefit due to their non cruelty free status.
The NYX setting spray, I can’t see myself loving this more then my Tarte Rain forest of the Sea Spray or my Urban Decay Setting Spray for oily skin. But we will see.
Now what do I seriously dislike? The wipes and the palette. I really just hate them to be honest and I gave them a really good shot!
The palette. Okay I love these colors. Color wise, this palette was made for me. But… I hate the formula. These shadows do not blend well nor do they have a long wear time, even with the most sticky intensive base I could possibly use. Maybe it is just my oily skin, but these were a total miss for me. I really wish maybe a higher-end smaller palette was included. Just not, this. Also, Maybelline is not a cruelty free brand which was another reason it was very disappointing to receive this in the box.
The Garnier makeup wipes. I am not a Garnier fan plus, where is the charcoal? I thought charcoal was black. Every other natural product out there turns black due to the color of the charcoal, these are white. Which makes me wonder what kind of process do these have to undergo to make them white and how do those chemicals react with your body?
Brands that are cruelty free in this box:
Brands that are NOT cruelty free in this box:
Now don’t let my dislike for the palette and wipes dissuaded you purchasing this box. I did love more then I disliked and the artwork that was put into this box was really lovely. My suggestion is for you to try everything out for yourselves and remember, just because I am really anti cruelty free doesn’t mean what you will buy, use and try has to be as well. It is just my personal choice when it comes to cosmetics and beauty products.