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Review: New Cid Cosmetics I-Prime

Review: New Cid Cosmetics I-Prime

The New Cid Cosmetics I-Prime (£31.5 for 30 mL) is the only primer the brand, New Cid, offers. This primer is available in two sizes. A big one with 30 mL and a small one with 10 mL. I simply cannot find the small one on their website but I know I have seen it on there before. I haven’t seen the big one before now so I don’t know if they replaced the small one with a big one instead. I own the small one.

On their website they state that the primer
will increase the wear-time of base products
smoothes the skin
gives a flawless finish
blurs imperfections on the skin
are suitable for all skintypes

I love how my makeup looks when I am wearing this primer. This primer really makes my skin look smooth and I see less creasing in my foundation. I do think the primer helps blurring imperfections like large pores a lot plus I see my foundation lasts longer as they also state it would. I do think this primer would be good for a lot of skintypes but I don’t think I would recommend it to someone with dry skin as you might want to use a hydrating primer instead. This primer have won a Look Fantastic Beauty Award back in 2011 as the best primer which I totally understand why.

I will award this primer 5 out of 5 hearts.

I really love this primer and it really does what they state it will. I would definitely repurchase this product. Have you tried the I-Prime from New Cid? If you have, then let me know your opinion in the comments!

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Review: NYX Cosmetics White Liquid Liner

Review: NYX Cosmetics White Liquid Liner

The NYX Cosmetics White Liquid Liner (£6 for 2.2 mL) are the only white liquid liner the brand, NYX Cosmetics, offers. They do offer other kinds of eyeliners like felt tip liners and stick liners in white. They also offers a lot of different colours of liquid liners.

On their website they state that the liner
is opaque
have a water-resistant formula
have a matte finish
is perfect for the lash or waterline

This white liquid liner is definitely opaque and not see-through at all! It applies nice to the eyes and does dry into a matte finish. But when the liner dries it will crack and will not look cute at all! The good thing about it cracking is that it is easier to correct mistakes as you will be able to flake it of when dry. It did not feel comfortable on the eyes as it felt heavy.

I don’t think it looks good with cracked eyeliner and I definitely would not want to wear this eyeliner out. I will award this liquid liner 1.5 hearts out of 5 possible.

Even though I don’t want to wear this liner out I do think you can make it work if you want to be creative with your makeup and take some nice pictures from far away. I don’t think I would repurchase this product. Have you tried the White Liquid Liner from NYX Cosmetics? If you have, then let me know your opinion in the comments!

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Review: Limecrime Matte Velvetines

Review: Limecrime Matte Velvetines

The Limecrime Matte Velvetines (£16 for 2.6 mL) are the matte liquid lipsticks the brand, Limecrime, offers. They also offers metallic liquid lipsticks, lip toppers, and two different kinds of stick lipsticks (Perlees and Unicorn Lipsticks). I own a matte velvetine in the shade Buffy.

On their website they state that the lipsticks
are long lasting
makes your lips feel luxurious and velvety
lasts all day with minimal touch-ups, even through meals
won’t bleed or transfer
won’t dry out properly moisturized lips

The first time I tried this matte liquid lipstick I was not pleased. It crumbled on my lips and was not very pleasant to wear so I didn’t want to wear it for a while. Now I finally got around to try it again and got a completely different experience with it! It didn’t crumble at all on my lips at any time but I do think it feels a bit sticky when first applied which I think is what makes it crumble if you rub your lips together. It takes some time before the sticky feeling goes away but when it does I really like this formula. It does last a long time on your lips especially if you eat with caution and make sure the food and drinks don’t touch your lips. With this liquid lipstick you will be able to drink your drink directly from a cup without it transferring. When it don’t feel sticky any more the liquid lipstick feels incredible on the lips. It does not feel drying but makes them feel velvety as they state. I don’t see any bleeding and it does not transfer at all.

Because I now know how to apply the liquid lipstick so it doesn’t crumble I will award it 4 out of 5 possible hearts.

I do really enjoy this liquid lipstick formula but I am not the biggest fan of how sticky it feels when first applied. I would buy more shades of this formula. Have you tried the Matte Velvetines from Limecrime? If you have, then let me know your opinion in the comments!

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Review: ColourPop Super Shock Highlighter

Review: ColourPop Super Shock Highlighter

The ColourPop Super Shock Highlighters (£6 for 4.2 g) are the cream highlighters that the brand offers. ColourPop also offers pressed powder highlighters and liquid highlighters. I own two of the Super Shock Highlighters; Stole The Show and Monster. Stole The Show is a champagne shade while Monster is a opalescent pink.

On their website they state that the highlighters
are long-wearing
have a creme to powder formula
are buildable
blends smoothly

The texture of the highlighters feel absolutely amazing! They are so soft and they really go from a creme to powder. I like to apply the highlighters with my fingers as I don’t get any pay-off when using a brush. They are very buildable but I think they are very pigmented already after the first coat. They are also very easy to blend into the skin and lasts so long on your skin and keeps looking good!

I really enjoy these highlighters and I would love to add more of the shades to my collection! I will award these highlighters 5 out of 5 hearts!

I love a blinding highlight so I really love these! Have you tried the Super Shock Highlighters from ColourPop? If you have, then let me know your opinion in the comments!

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Review: Essence Cosmetics Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara

Review: Essence Cosmetics Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara

The Essence Cosmetics Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara (£3.3 for 12 mL) is one of the most hyped mascaras from the brand. Essence Cosmetics is a very affordable brand so I love reviewing things from their range to discover if they are any good for the price!

On their website they state that the mascara
are lengthening
gives dramatic volume
will give you a false-lash effect

When I first applied the mascara I was really surprised over how good it made my lashes look! The mascara does definitely give me a lot of length and a lot of volume! I don’t like big false lashes on myself so I often tend to go for some wispy lashes, I therefore think the mascara gives me a false-lash effect but if you like those extreme false lashes then you might not think it looks anything like your false lashes. I love how my lashes look with this mascara! But as almost all of the other mascaras I have tried, this also transfers to my lid under my brows which is a little drawback.

I will award this mascara 4.5 hearts out of 5 possible.

I really enjoy this mascara and I think it is just as good as some of my more expensive ones! I would definitely repurchase it even though it transfers to my lids. Have you tried the Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara from Essence Cosmetics? If you have, then let me know your opinion in the comments!

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Review: Gerard Cosmetics Lipstick

Review: Gerard Cosmetics Lipstick

The Gerard Cosmetics Lipstick (£14 for 227 g) is the stick lipstick that the brand Gerard Cosmetics offers. Their lipstick is available in 27 shades which mostly are wearable colours such as nudes but there are also some orange and purple shades as well. The lipsticks are available in matte, satin, and cream finishes. I have the lipsticks Berry Smoothie (cream) and Vintage Rose (satin).

On their website they state that the lipsticks
are pigmented
are long-wearing
are comfortable on the lips

I actually didn’t realise there were different finishes before I started writing this review. I don’t see that they write the different finishes for the lipsticks at beautybay.com where I bought them. If you want to see the finishes before buying the lipsticks then I would suggest looking at the official gerardcosmetics.com website. Based on the cream and satin lipsticks I own, I will say they are both very pigmented. I do think you need to build up the satin one (Vintage Rose) to get full opacity. I think they wear a long time on the lips and most of the lipstick will still be there after eating and drinking. You will of course have to reapply at the centre of the lips which is to be expected afterwards. When reapplying, I do think they layer well.  Both the cream and satin finish are very comfortable on the lips. I can’t say if the matte formula are as well but it dosen’t look that matte if you look at the lip swatches on their website. From looking at those I think they are also very comfortable. I would recommend using the lipsticks with a lipliner to make sure they stay put.

I really enjoy these lipsticks and love their gold packaging as well. I will award them 5 out of 5 hearts.

The lipsticks do live up to the statements. I do really wish they would come out with even more shades as this is a formula I really enjoy! Have you tried the Lipsticks from Gerard Cosmetics? If you have, then let me know your opinion in the comments!

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Review: NYX Cosmetics Pore Filler Primer

Review: NYX Cosmetics Pore Filler Primer

The NYX Cosmetics Pore Filler Primer (£11 for 20 mL) is a pore filling primer which should make your skin look smoother and poreless. They recently made a new packaging for some of their products – their Pore Filler Primer being one of them – so I have one with the older packaging but I’m sure it’s still the same product.

On their website they state that the primer
reduces the appearance of pores
is a perfect pre-foundation base coat
will smooth and enhance the look of the skin
is free of talc and oils

I have some trouble with big pores on my nose and I have some tiny pores on my cheeks so I though I would give this primer a go! It is a pore filling primer so it should reduce the appearance of pores – as they also state – but I don’t really see that big of a difference. Even though I don’t see any difference with my pores my skin does look a bit smoother but nothing crazy. I don’t like it for reducing pores but I still use it! I found that it makes it sooooo much easier to cover up dried out pimples! Just apply a small around at the area with the pimple and massage it in… That sounds gross when talking about covering up a pimple… But that technique really works and then you will be able to cover a dried out pimple which all foundation and concealer normally would have grabbed onto.

Because I don’t like the primer for what it was supposed to do but I like it for different things I will award this primer 3 out of 5 hearts.

I may never use up the entire product as I only use a small amount every now and then but if I ever need to buy a new one of these then I definitely would! Have you tried the Pore Filler Primer from NYX Cosmetics? If you have, then let me know your opinion in the comments!

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Review: Benefit Cosmetics Galifornia Blush

Review: Benefit Cosmetics Galifornia Blush

The Benefit Cosmetics GALifornia Blush (£24.50 for 5 g) is the newest blush that the brand Benefit Cosmetics has launched. It is described as a sunny golden pink blusher which comes with a brush. There are six other powder blushes available from Benefit Cosmetics.

I don’t really think they state anything useful about the blush on their website. I think it would have been nice to know if they would classify it as pigmented, having a high blend ability – they do state that it is shimmery, though!

I fell in love the first time I saw this blush! I loved everything about it; the shade, the design on the box, the design on the powder – everything! I think the gold on top of the pink coral blush is soooo stunning so it upsets me that it is just an overspray. On the pictures beneath you can see the blush before and after I’ve swatched it.

The blush is very low in pigment. I use the Blush brush from Real Techniques which is a more fluffy brush. If you use a more dense brush to apply your blush then it will be more pigmented. I like that the blush is not that pigmented because I rather build it up instead of ruining my makeup because the blush is too intense. I think it blends beautifully into the skin and gives a natural flushed look. It comes with a brush which might be handy for some but it is not what I would like to apply my blush with and I never do my makeup on the go so I will never use that brush.

I think the blush is absolutely stunning and I will definitely try some of the other blushes the brand offers. I will award this blush 4.5 hearts out of 5 possible.

The reason I don’t give this blush the full 5 hearts is because it fades a bit during the day which I am not in the mood for! Would I repurchase this product? Absolutely! Have you tried the GALifornia Blush from Benefit Cosmetics? If you have, then let me know your opinion in the comments!

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Review: The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer

Review: The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer

The High-Adherence Silicone Primer from The Ordinary (£3.90 for 30 mL) is one of the two primers the brand The Ordinary offers right now. The other primer they offer is the High-Spreadability Fluid Primer which I reviewed right here.

On their website they state that the primer
 act as a matte, hydrating, blurring primer for makeup that looks higher in definition and adheres for longer
can be used alone as a non-greasy hydrator that reduces the looks of pores and of imperfections
is alcohol-free, oil-free, nut-free, cruelty-free, and vegan

After trying out the High-Spreadability Fluid Primer I could not wait to try their other primer! The primer looks good on the face and does mattify and blur your skin a bit. I don’t think it reduces the look of pores and imperfections at all if you just want to wear it by itself. I don’t see that big of a difference on my makeup when I wear this primer underneath. I don’t see that my foundation stays on any longer or looks prettier. I don’t feel like this primer does anything really, my face does not look any different from when I am not wearing a primer. So I was a bit disappointed since the High-Spreadability Fluid Primer is my favourite primer!

I don’t think this primer lives up to many of the statements other than it is a bit matte and blurring, which is why I only award this primer 0.5 hearts out of 5 possible.

I think there are better options out there if you are looking for a mattifying and blurring primer as well if you are looking for a primer that makes your foundation stay on longer. This product might work for you but it didn’t do anything for my skin. Beware that my skin is normal. I would not repurchase this primer. Have you tried the High-Adherence Silicone Primer from The Ordinary? If you have, then let me know your opinion in the comments!

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Review: Mac In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash

Review: Mac In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash

The MAC In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash (£19.50 for 13 mL) is one of the four In Extreme Dimension mascaras from MAC. The In Extreme Dimension mascara is also available in Extreme Dimension Waterproof, Extreme Dimension Lash, and Extreme Dimension Mascara / Work It Out which is available in 10 shades ranging from yellow, blues, and reds!

On their website they state that the mascara
are lengthening with 35% increase
are volumizing with 98% increase
are curling with 100% increase
are lifting
will separate lashes and are non-clumping
are flake-proof and smudge-proof

I want to start this review by saying I really enjoy the packaging of this mascara! I think it is hard to make a different packaging for a mascara as they almost all look the same – maybe just different colours – but I think this looks a bit more interesting! At the same time I really like to hold the mascara in my hand when applying! The mascara claims to be both lengthening, volumizing, curling, and lifting. I do think my lashes look longer with this mascara but not longer than any other good mascara could do. I don’t know how volumizing I think this mascara is. I do think it adds a bit of volume to my lashes but if I wanted some serious volume for my lashes I would maybe go for the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara instead. I also think that this mascara does a pretty good job at curling and lifting but as you can see on the pictures at the bottom of this post, they do not stay as curled and lifted when first applied through the whole wear time. As they claim, this mascara does not clump and it is very good at separating lashes. I think the brush takes a bit of getting used to as I feel it is very big and it got very short brissels so you need to get closer to your lashes and one wrong movement you got mascara all over the place! The mascara does not flake on me but I do think it is smudging. My top lashes do touch my skin under my eyes and I do get mascara up there through the day.

Even though this mascara don’t live up to all of its claims I still like it. I will award this mascara 4 hearts out of 5 possible. The reason I don’t give it the full 5 hearts is because I don’t feel it lives up to all of the claims but I do really like how many colours and variants it comes in! 

If you are looking for a volumizing mascara then I would recommend looking into the Maybelline Lash Sensational instead as I fell this is a more “natural” looking mascara (be aware that I only applied one coat of mascara on the last photo in this post). Would I repurchase this mascara? Yes I would, especially some of the colourful ones! Have you tried the In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash Mascara from MAC? If you have, then let me know your opinion in the comments!

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