Hey all! I got a chance to try most of the items from this month's MyGlam bag, so I thought I'd just share my findings with you. :D
Being a total color addict, of course the first item I'd try would be Urban Decay's 24/7 pencil eyeliner in Ransom!
Such a gorgeous, vibrant shade of indigo-violet! It glided on smooth, creamy, and pigmented like a dream!
Since I always set my pencil eyeliner with matching shadow, I took this opportunity to try out my new MyGlam shadow brush, which I found to be soft, precise, and perfect for the job!
I wanted to Ransom to really stand out, so I kept everything else around the eye fairly neutral to finish:
I'm generally not a huge fan of purple hues because I've always thought they look a little off with my skin tone, but I really love this shade. I can totally see myself doing a sexy, purple smoke with this that would perfect with the faux lashes, which I'll be reviewing next time! :)
Next up is the DermStore Lip Quench:
It's supposed to a hydrating balm which gives your lips a fuller appearance. The product itself is a pale, peachy-pink hue with a pearlescent sheen. It goes on sheer to colorless and, while I expected it to have a tingly sensation associated with plumping lip products, it applied sensation-free. I think the "plumping" element, is more of the illusion of full lips due to subtle shimmer and shine. The formula itself is slightly tacky, which I prefer because I find that a little bit of stickiness constitutes longer wear. It has a very light tropical fragrance that isn't unpleasant. Here's a before and after image of my lips with Lip Quench:
I received fairly long-wearing hydration...about 6 hours before I reapplied. My only gripe is that I wish it offered sun protection, otherwise, I'm fairly happy with it.
That's what I've got for today! Stay updated for Part 2 with an alternate Ransom look as well as faux lashes and a review of the MyGlam slanted liner/brow brush. Hope everyone's having a happy Tuesday so far!