Cherry Blooms

Cherry Blooms Fiber Brow & Fiber Lash

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Cherry Blooms

If you never dreamed about well-defined eyebrows and luscious eyelashes feel free to skip this review. For the rest of us common mortals, Cherry Blooms Fiber Brow & Fiber Lash might well be a dream come true.

Let’s start with the brows. The package includes three stencils in natural, thin, and thick shapes. We tried two colors: Mocha (blonde to light brown hair) and Cappuccino Brown (medium to dark hair).

Makeup beginners will find this a great choice because it is so easy to apply. Just place the stencil and hold it with one hand while using the other to brush powder over your brow. Repeat on the other side.

We found it easier to use before putting on mascara, but it works both ways. If you are feeling creative/adventurous use it without the stencil; Lauren went free-hand and the result was still impressing.

We went for even and filled eyebrows and got just that. The formula, enriched with semi-permanent fibers and mineral powder, is ideal for anyone with growth, density, and eyebrow shape issues. Fibers will cling to existing hairs (even thin and scarce) making your eyebrows look fuller. Our gaze was transformed in seconds with just a few swipes.

Built to be sweat-resistant and splash-proof, the product lasts for long. We couldn’t find any fallout traces. Unbelievingly, it gets even better since not only it doesn’t absorb into the skin but you can easily remove it after a full day of astonishing brows.

Enough said about the brows, time to look at the lashes.

Forget expensive eyelash extensions, this product does it for you in three simple steps. The final look is longer and thicker lashes but still natural and lightweight. For a more dramatic effect just build it up.

Our set of luscious lashes was obtained using natural black. Zero clumps and flakes, only a few fibers falling during the application process – nothing you can’t solve with the swipe of a brush.

The formula includes high-quality beeswax to keep your lashes hydrated and stimulate hair growth. Imagine your normal eyelash, now picture it with 600% more volume and in 3D. Yes, it made us blink twice as well!

Editor:  Maria Ines Raposo

Tarte Blush

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush

Tarte Blush

Tarte Blush
Today we present you an Amazonian wonder suitable for all skin types. It provides a flawless finish in shades that range from soft to vivid and matte to shimmer, covering most skin tones. Enough with the suspense. We are talking about Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush.

This is a long-lasting, incredibly soft blush infused with Amazonian clay. Yes, you read that right. The formula includes clay collected from the banks of the mythic Amazon river, naturally sun-dried. The loveliest way to add a bit of wilderness to our everyday routines.

Before you start worrying about the word ‘clay’, relax. It blends fine and the result is natural, though well pigmented. We found no signs of chalkiness even in matte tones. You’ll simply be adding natural brightness and color to your cheeks, so much that you can build on it without fearing to be too heavy-hand. Moreover, it worked fine with all the foundations and powders that we had nearby.

Using a powder brush, we tried a comprehensive lot of colors: Blissful (matte warm peach), Blushing Bride (Rosy Pink), Dollface (matte light pink), Glisten (shimmering peachy pink), Dazzled (shimmering soft rose). For a moderate dimensional shimmer, we suggest Glisten, Dazzled or Peaceful.

The not-so-secret ingredient in this product – Amazonian clay – minimizes oil production in and around pores, at the same time it pushes your skin to naturally moisture. Farewell dry, flaky skin. Hello, balanced skin! Sounds too good the be true? We should thank Mother Nature for making this possible. In case you are into Tarte’s Amazonian collection like us, read our thoughts on Tarte Tarteist Pro Amazonian Clay Eye Shadow palette. 

Editor:  Maria Ines Raposo

Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Colors: Rose Gold Retro & Kitten Karma

Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

If you ask us, one of the best ways to fight winter blues is by adding a “little something” to our makeup collection, especially when it makes us feel like a shining (movie) star. Meet Stila’s Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Eye Shadow and blink your wintery mood away.  

Were this a movie projection, we would have started with a disclaimer: Not suitable for girls with glitter repulse. This eye shadow, which we tried on Rose Gold Retro and Kitten Karma, sure sparkles! Imagine a power combo of pearl and glitter. Its luster and shimmering effect are pitch-perfect for special events, nights out dancing or to go with that sleek gown you’ve been saving for a romantic date. Eye contact and flirty blink friendly, this product showed minimal fallout, due to its water-infused texture.

To further reduce fallout, we started by using an eyeshadow primer like the Too Faced Shadow  Insurance and finished with a setting spray (Urban Decay All Nighter, for instance). The application is easy – we used our finger but a very firm brush will do it as well – and the product dried smoothly without losing any sparkle. Stila did an incredible job keeping pigmentation levels high with such a lightweight and crease-resistant texture.

Wanting to add some depth to the look with paired it a matte eyeshadow and the result was… brilliant! It’s perfect for a day-to-night upgrade and a great substitute to glitter eyeshadow.  Always keep one on hand just in case you stumble in a red-carpet event and need an instant pop of stardust to your eyelids.

Editor:  Maria Ines Raposo

Wet n Wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit

Wet n Wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit

Colors from top: Rebel Rose, Nice to Fuchsia, Oh My Dolly, & Pink Really Hard

Wet n Wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit

Wet n Wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit

We are already channeling springtime with all the shades of pink we lay an eye on. Because there is no such thing as too many lipsticks, we decided there is no need to choose a favorite between Wet n Wild’s Megalast Liquid Catsuit highly pigmented colors. This set of lightweight liquid lipsticks comes in four suggestive tones: Rebel Rose (dusty pink/mauve), Nice to Fuchsia (purple-pink), Oh My Dolly (vivid bright pink) and Pink Really Hard (baby pink). Just the names are enough to buy us!  

We were appalled with how comfortable to wear this liquid lipstick, quite possibly thanks to the ElastiSilk formula that combines flexible color adhesion with silky-smooth pigments for a transfer-proof performance. A single brush provides even application. Smooth like lip-gloss, but with a matte finish as soon as it dries.  

It’s a safe choice on date night: no cracking nor flaking, and a barely noticeable transfer when eating or drinking. Megalast Liquid Catsuit lipsticks will survive even the busiest day, at least 8 hours (and still counting). This affordable little miracle is up to the challenge when compared with other high-end brands we have previously tried.  

Our to-go trick to maximize the assets of long-lasting liquid lipstick is certainly not new for make-up enthusiasts: exfoliate, moisturize, apply. Considering this product already comes with a built-in moisturizer, we can feel free to skip step two and start rocking our Wet n Wild look for hours to come. No crease. No budge. No worries.

Editor:  Maria Ines Raposo

Clinique Pop Matte Lip Colour + Primer

Clinique Pop Matte Lip Colour + Primer 

Colors from left: Coral Pop, Mod Pop, Graffiti Pop, and Rose Pop

Clinique Pop Matte Lip Colour + Primer

Get a dramatic pop of color that works in the daytime or for an evening out on the town!

Clinique Pop Matte Lip Colour + Primer

We are always looking for the perfect matte lipstick and Clinique Pop Matte Lip Colour +Primer offers an amazing formula and color selection.  This lipstick is creamy, comfortable, and most importantly NON-DRYING.  We would have never believed that these are mattes.  The texture and built in primer allows the lipstick to glide on and doesn’t tug or pull like other matte lipsticks we’ve tried. Plus, the finish is beautiful!  Let’s not confuse this with a full-on liquid lipstick that doesn’t budge.  It’s a very long lasting matte lipstick (8 hours) that may require a touch up only after eating.  The case is convenient with the top serving as a mirror.  The gorgeous colors are so vibrant that you get immediate color payoff with one swipe, and they are appropriate for all skin types. The only problem is, we want them all!