Tuesday, April 17, 2012

April MyGlam Review Part 1

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!



  1. Hey Cat:) What shadow did you use to set the liner with? Love the color:)

    1. Hey there! Surprisingly, the color came from my Coastal Scents Original 88 Palette: http://www.coastalscents.com/featured/pl-001.html. I used the darkest purple shade. :) If you don't have one yet, you can find a great deal on eBay, I got mine for $17, shipping included! It's a very pigmented and diverse palette, I used it almost every day! :D

  2. You have such beautiful eyes for eyeliner! I really love that purple color, I might have to pick this up the next time I'm at Sephora.

    1. Aw, Meredith! You're just too sweet! And here I was about to trade in my eyes for gorgeous doe-eyes like yours. :D xoxo