Skincare | LANEIGE Water Bank Ultra Moisture Cream, Lip & Eye Makeup Remover, Water Pocket Sheet Masks and Bright Renew Capsule Sleeping Mask


***I Did receive these products from LANEIGE as a gift, however, these are my honest feelings :)
Price: $46
Which skin type is it good for? ✔ Dry 
What it is: An ultra-rich moisturizing cream that soothes and delivers instant hydration for dry, parched skin. 
Solutions for: - Dryness - Dullness and uneven texture 
If you want to know more… Relieve dry, parched skin with the ultra-rich and deeply hydrating Water Bank Ultra Moisture Cream, featuring a creamy, buttery formula that melts onto skin when applied to soothe irritation and deliver instant relief from external aggressors. Infused with hydro ionized mineral water, this moisture-maximizing complex supports optimal moisture replenishment for up to 24 hours. Its second barrier complex™, composed of 14 different elements—including ceramides and cholesterol, imitates the skin's natural barrier to deliver a second, protective layer that seals in moisture. Skin is left feeling soothed and shielded from drying elements. 
What it is formulated WITHOUT: - Parabens - Phthalates 
What else you need to know: This product is dermatologist tested. Laneige does not test ingredients or products on animals.
The texture of this product is super thick and a lot heavier, which I thought would be great for the winter! When applied, the cream seems to absorb into the skin really easily and doesn't leave a layer of greasiness that a lot of thicker creams have. The Water Bank Ultra Moisture Cream does a great job of hydrating and not feeling thick, and is great when you want something a bit heavier for the winter and dryer days. Additionally, there is no scent to the cream :) However, I think after using this cream vs my holy grail LANEIGE Multi Berry Yogurt Repair Mask I realized that gel-based masks work better with me in terms of plumping and just in general. I would definitely recommend this to those who have sensitive, normal, combination-dry skin/oily skin people who want slightly a cream with slightly more hydration for dryer/colder days. However, I don't think this will help much for those who have flakey, extremely dry skin. 

Rating: 7.8/10Recommend? Yes


Price: $22 

What it is: A moisturizing, oil-free makeup remover for lips and eyes that lifts away waterproof makeup.
Solutions for:- Dryness- Dullness and uneven texture 
If you want to know more…This dual-action, oil-free makeup remover is perfect for removing even the most stubborn waterproof makeup from the delicate eye area and lips. The mild formula prevents irritation while working effectively to dissolve and lift away impurities. Infused with moisturizing aloe and calming chamomile, it conditions and cleanses to leave skin fresh-looking and hydrated.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Phthalates 
What else you need to know:This product is dermatologist tested and recommended for all skin types. Laneige does not test ingredients or products on animals.
Ingredients:
-Chamomile: Calms and soothes skin from irritation. 
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Lactobacillus/Water Hyacinth Ferment, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Lippia Citriodora Leaf Extract, Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Glycerin, Mannitol, Sodium Chloride, Decyl Glucoside, Potassium Phosphate, Dipotassium Phosphate, Poloxamer 184, Hexylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide.-Aloe: Moisturizes skin.
I was personally really surprised to how much I enjoyed this product. I don't tend to use many waterproof products, but I do have very stubborn to remove mascara! Many makeup removers I've previously used burn my eyes, or irritate them, however, this makeup remover was super gentle! I felt no irritations whatsoever and removed all of my makeup super easily. I usually shake the bottle to mix the solution with the oil and then put it onto a cotton pad. Then I place it on my eyes and hold them there so they can soak and take off all the makeup. As the ingredients list shows, there is aloe, chamomile, Green tea extract, lavender extract, Centella, and a bunch of other great things.
I would highly recommend this product to those who have sensitive skin, or those who just want to gently remove their makeup! + Bonus points for such cute pink packaging! <3

Rating: 8.5/10Recommend? Yes

LANEIGE Water Pocket Sheet Mask - Sparkling Water & Time Freeze
Price: $8
Time Freeze What it is: A non-slip mask to give the complexion a fuller, plumped appearance. 
Solutions for: - Dryness - Dullness and uneven texture - Loss of firmness and elasticity 
If you want to know more… This mask allows you achieve youthful-looking firmness. The comfortable, non-slip mask is infused with Dynamic Collagen™, which boosts for younger-looking skin. Densely woven with diamond water pockets, it forms a protective layer and releases essence slowly, for maximum ingredient penetration. 
Sparkling WaterWhat it is: 
A burst of hydration, this sparkling water-infused mask brightens and clarifies. 
Solutions for: 

- Dryness
- Dullness and uneven texture
- Uneven skintone 
If you want to know more… 

This mask delivers a refreshing, complexion-quenching blast of sparkling water. This comfortable, non-slip mask features diamond pockets that are infused with carbonated water, which brightens and clarifies. Densely woven and highly elastic, it forms a protective film, ensuring maximum penetration of active ingredients.
These masks have innovative lace design that prevents the mask from slipping and falling off your face! I really love that because I find that after time regular sheet masks will slowly shift down causing me to have to re-adjust it after a few minutes. The pads were made of a thin lace material but were surprisingly supersaturated with serum. But because it held the product so well, it didn't drip everywhere, which is also a pet peeve of mine. After 15 minutes or so, for both masks, it didn't leave my skin feeling excessively sticky. Instead, my skin felt replenished and like it absorbed all of the serum. The next morning, I, of course, had a great skin day, and my makeup layered on really nicely :D However, when it came to things like "brightening, clarifying, or evening skin tone" and "elasticity, firmness" claims, it was hard to tell after one use and I don't think I saw anything noticeable. It obviously takes a few uses before these more effects can be seen. 

Rating: 8/10

Recommend? Yes

Price: $36
What it is: A leave-on sleeping mask with brightening, illuminating, and hydrating ingredients. 
What it is formulated to do: Laneige Bright Renew Capsule Sleeping Mask features rich brightening ampoules within a hydrating gel cream. This innovative texture helps reduce redness and diminish the appearance of uneven or dull skin tone while you sleep. The brightening ampoules feature Laneige’s Melacrusher™ Brightening Technology, which reduces the appearance of dark spots and discoloration to reveal evenly toned and beautifully luminous skin. An optimal ratio of hydrating gel cream to these ampules hydrates deeply while brightening for a softer feel. Perfect for travel, the disposable one-time-use capsules guarantee a hygienic experience each time. 
Water, Butylene Glycol, Alcohol, Niacinamide, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Yeast Extract, 1, 2-Hexanediol, C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside, C14-22 Alcohols, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Dipropylene Glycol, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Squalane, Silica, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Polysilicone-11, Polyacrylate-13, Polyisobutene, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance. 

Although I loved the idea of having the ampoule suspended in a hydrating gel and mixing it in just as you need it, this product didn't work that well for me. No matter how much I put on my face though, it absorbed and sunk into my skin really well. However, every time I put anything on top of it, it would cause my skincare to peel off in small eraser shavings. Even if I used it by itself, after a while, if I touched my face, it would pill and rub off. Lastly, I did not find it very hydrating or make a difference in brightening or illuminating.

Recommend: No


Makeup | Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundation Combo-Oily Skin Review


The shade I picked up was LN4 - Light Neutral 4. The neutrals in this series definitely lean more Beige and slightly pink not very suitable for my asian complexion. LN4 would be perfect for those who are more MAC Nc 20 or those a shade or 2 lighter than me (Check here for my foundation matches). I did swatch MW2 which was the oe I originally thought might work - but waaaay to dark. I would recommend it for those who have NC30-35 skin as it does oxidize. 

As you can see the shade oxidizes upon drying 2 shades darker. 

Here are some before and after photos, and photos of when I wore it the first day (none have been touched up). 

Before 

After
When I wore it on the first day (I have a bit of highlighter on my cheeks!)


Overall, the foundation definitely is long wearing despite being more of a natural finish! It really smooths over your skin and looks really like real skin vs makeup. I do have to blot at least once if I'm going to wear this more than 6 hours but lasted on me pretty decently to 10 hours wear. I would recommend this to those who are looking for a light-medium natural satin finish, and have normal to combination dry/oily skin! For those who have dry flaky skin, I think this foundation will emphasize your dry patches too much. 

PROS: 

  • Long wearing (10 Hours on me) 
  • Not scented 
  • Wide color range (16 shades)
  • Extremely natural and skinlike (Satin finish)
  • Smooths skin and slightly blurs

CONS: 

  • Oxidizes a shade or 2
  • Light to medium coverage, wish it was more buildable!
  • If you are a bit more oily you will need to blot
  • Wish it was a pump vs the stick - doesn't pick up enough product at once
  • Price is on the higher side of the drugstore (15-20 CAD) 

Rating:
8.4/10




Beauty | Eyelash Extension Experience with Jenny Du





A few weeks ago, my friend Jenny, who's a professional lash technician visited Toronto to do some lashes! She's Ottawa based but makes regular trips to Toronto for some of her clients :) 
 She's been working as a professional lash technician since she got her certificate in the UK in April 2016. Speaking to Jenny about her job, I don't think I've spoken to anyone as passionate about what she does as she is. 
Once arriving, Jenny recommended a lash look, asked what I'd like, and how she does a custom set based on our discussion. Jenny works with Silk lashes which are high quality, ultra soft, fluttery and light.
She went with CC curl, she mixed 3-4 D in the inner corners and 5-6D for the outer as I wanted more of a cat eye effect :) For length, she did a custom blend of 9, 10, 11, 12, and 14mm with the longer ones on the outside as well. 
The reason she chooses to do custom your lashes is that she doesn't believe that there are only 3 types of cookie-cutter lash looks - "round, cat, and dolly." By customizing it based on the general design of what you like, she can enhance the look of your eyes. 

Before






For the Before-look, you can see that I don't have a lot of thick lush lashes, however, I'd like to think that they're kinda long haha But since I lack volume, this is where I was hoping extensions would come in! 

After


Side Profile
Voila! There's are what the lashes turned out to look like! 
Immediately after having both my eyes done, I was shocked at how light they felt considering how many lashes Jenny was able to put on haha Using silk lashes really does make a difference! 
They also really opened up my eyes, and gave a "tight-lined" effect which meant I could wear less makeup ;) 
Personally, I must admit that these were a bit too voluminous for my taste - however, below are photos of my lashes after a week. You can see how they're fading to more of a voluminous natural look that I prefer :) These lashes lasted a total of 3 weeks on me.
I highly recommend you book off some time if you decide to try out her service as each appointment takes roughly 4-5 hours to complete

All in all, I'd recommend Jenny for those who want high-quality silk lashes, from an experienced lash technician. Especially, if you're looking for more of a Russian Volume look, Jenny is great at creating your custom lashes

Follow Jenny here:
Personal Instagram: @jdu_xox

Lash Business: @jdu_londonlashes




Lifestyle | LUCKY





 
Also read it here on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/luck-jianing-yang/

I am beyond excited to be starting my dream internship at my dream company - L'Oréal, this summer in Montreal as a marketing intern!

I remember I posted my first makeup tutorial back in grade 7... Fast forwards to grade 11 when I finally started to seriously consider my career, I realized I wanted to work at the intersection of Psychology and Business - Marketing. However, more specifically, I wanted to tie it to my passion - beauty and cosmetics. Beauty Marketing has always been my goal, and naturally, I came to realize how many of my favourite brands were under L'OrĂ©al. Growing up with an extremely global background of being fluent in English, Chinese, French and Japanese, L'OrĂ©al seemed like a perfect fit with their products touching people from around the world. 

In my 1st year, I was beyond lucky to have met my mentor Sian Williams, who believed in me and helped introduce my first internship at Shiseido CA. After my initial marketing internship, I started to believe that it was crucial to develop a broader view of the various touch points in marketing management. So, from there I worked at a beauty PR, Jenny Bird Jewelry, and finally at Well.ca, all on various tasks such as marketing, communications, sales, e-commerce, and merchandising. All the while, making sure I practice strategic thinking, challenging many case competitions and placing Top 8 and 20 in 2017-2018 at the Queen's Marketing Association Conference (QMAC) National Case Competition to name a few.

Additionally, to ensure I kept in contact with the beauty community, I created my own beauty brand, JAYYANGG/ JAYBeauty, on Instagram, blogger, and youtube. There, I am able to share my beauty knowledge with others, make some amazing friends, and to discuss with other beauty enthusiasts like me!

This year, I'm very lucky and grateful for meeting Aleksandra Szymkowiak, L'Oreal Canada's Director of Talent Acquisition, at QMAC. She gave me the chance to share my passion, she attentively listened to my story and my dedication to the industry. But, finally, my entire journey itself would not be possible without my mom, Aijun Zhao, who never once told me I couldn't pursue my interests and who always look for a way to help me as a mother and as a mentor.

Dreams really do come true as long as you create a game plan and work hard at it. As much as it was luck of meeting the right people at the right time, it was also the composition of my planning since the inception of my idea in grade 11. As cheesy as it is, "luck is where preparation meets opportunity."  It is crucial to think 3 and 5 years ahead of want to be in the future. This is so you can prepare adequately for that moment where you find yourself in the right place, and at the right time. And when you are prepared for that moment and things go well, you'll find yourself feeling "lucky." "I am a great believer in luck. The harder I work, the more of it I seem to have."

 *Shoutout to my best friend Hanning Zhang who was my first mentor since grade 9! Thank you for being there every step of the way :)

Beauty | Garnier Fructis Repairing Treat with Papaya Extract

GARNIER FRUCTIS REPAIRING TREAT WITH PAPAYA EXTRACT

Price: ~$5/6
100mL
I personally have fine hair and unfortunately, because I like to dye and curl it, has become drier (especially since it's winter now) and has a lot of split ends. Additionally, I use purple shampoo to help cancel out brassiness in my hair, which also dries my hair out as well! That's why I was really excited when Garnier reached out to me and asked if I wanted to review the Garnier Fructis Repairing Treat with Papaya Extract :D  I'll give everything a shot if it can repair my hair haha 

**Product was sent to me by the Garnier team, but my thoughts are all my own and honest! 

About the product/claims:

FOR SOFT, SMOOTH AND DAMAGE REPAIRED HAIR 98% naturally derived, this 3 in 1 mask helps restore smoothness and shine to all hair types without weigh down. The formula is 94% biodegradable and 100% vegan with no silicones, parabens or artificial colorants. 
*We consider an ingredient to be naturally derived if it is unchanged from its natural state or has undergone processing yet still retains greater than 50% of its molecular structure from its original plant or mineral source. This formula consists of 98% naturally derived ingredients. The remaining ingredients constitute 2% of the formula to ensure its sensoriality and preservation. Ingredients: 1199806 D2 
Ingredients: AQUA / WATER / EAU, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, GLYCERIN, ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE, STEARAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, CARICA PAPAYA FRUIT EXTRACT / PAPAYA FRUIT EXTRACT, PHYLLANTHUS EMBLICA FRUIT EXTRACT, GLYCINE SOJA OIL / SOYBEAN OIL, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL / SUNFLOWER SEED OIL, COCO-CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE, COCOS NUCIFERA OIL / COCONUT OIL, HYDROXYPROPYL GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, CITRIC ACID, TARTARIC ACID, CETYL ESTERS POTASSIUM SORBATE, SALICYLIC ACID, CARAMEL, LINALOOL, GERANIOL, LIMONENE, PARFUM / FRAGRANCE, F.I.L. C212871/1

Review: 

Garnier Fructis Repairing Treat with Papaya Extract claims to be a 3-in-1 product: 
  • 1 Minute hair mask 
  • Conditioner
  • Leave In Conditioner
I must say that I agree with this statement! I can either choose to use it as a hair mask and let it sit for a bit longer, quickly as a conditioner, or after my shower when my hair is still a bit damp as a leave in. Either way, the product works nicely softening my hair and making it super smooth. 

My initial reaction was that the product felt creamy and immediately made my hair really soft! I left it in for roughly a minute + and then rinsed. I could tell right away that my hair felt smoother, silkier and more hydrated. I was surprised because the mask isn't super thick. I usually associate thicker conditioners/masks as a more heavy duty one. Despite the thinner texture, it did a really great job hydrating. 

My prefered way is leaving it on for a prolonged time as a hair mask or as a leave in. My only gripe is that the packaging can be difficult to use in the shower. I personally don't turn the water off as I apply it and water can easily get into the tub because I use my fingers to scoop it out. 

The smell, however, is my FAVOURITE part! It smells like Strawberry Hi-Chu Candy :D Especially when you rinse it out of your hair the whole shower smells like strawberries :) 

However, after the initial few uses, I couldn't tell if any of split ends had mended. I don't know in the long term if this product helps with repairing split ends but will definitely keep your hair hydrated. In turn, I think that will help prevent new ones, or making existing ones worse. 

Compared to the Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser 

I must say that the Damage Eraser is thicker and comes with more product, but requires much longer time for your hair to feel as hydrated as the Repairing Treatment felt. 
The Damage Eraser requires me to put my conditioned hair into a shower cap and for me to leave the shower to lounge for a bit. The Repairing Treatment works much faster and there's no need to leave the shower. By the time I'm done washing up, my hair is hydrated! 
The Repairing Treatment is great for me because I don't have the time to leave a hair mask on and lounge. Especially in the mornings, I have less than 10 minutes to shower! 

Pros: 

  • Great ingredients
    • 98% naturally derived ingredients
    • Ingredients list is filled with natural oils great for your hair 
    • Papaya extract 
  • Hair feels really silky/hydrated after first use 
  • Works very quickly - only needs to be left on for 1 minute 
  • Smells like strawberry Hi-Chu Candy!!!!
  • Multi-purposeful 
    • Hair Mask
    • Conditioner
    • Leave in conditioner

Cons: 

  • Heavily fragranced 
  • Not as much product as you would get in other hair mask tubs
  • Unsure if the product will "repair" split ends
  • Packaging is not the best - water can splash into the product easily. 

Rating:  8/10



Beauty | Geo Tri Colour Brown Circle Lenses Review




Back in high school, I had a few pairs of circle lenses here and there but as a person who doesn't need to wear contacts, they eventually became a hassle and I stopped wearing them. However, recently, I've been wanting to try something to make my eyes pop a little more but leaned more towards the natural side

Geo Coloured Lenses collaborated with me and sent me a pair of contacts of my choice - I picked Geo Tri Colour/Tone Brown Circle lenses. These were the perfect amount of brightness, but still leaning more natural :) 

The website also has a large plethora of contacts + international shipping

* I am not compensated for any purchases :) 
The package came with the two bottles with the 2 contacts, instructions, and a free contact case :)

  • 3 Colors - darker on the outside and brighter on the inside. 
  • Dark brown/grey outer rim, and light hazel/golden brown on the inside.
  • Diameter: 14.2mm Leaning on the more natural size (Avg eye is 14mm) - Slight enlargement


(What they look like in natural lighting outdoors) 
For those who have dark brown eyes, these really lighten your eyes in a more natural way! 

Comfort: 

I found these contacts pretty comfortable and felt them getting dry after around 5 hours or so. Although I may not wear them daily, I think they're really beautiful for special occasions or nights out! 
(Natural lighting indoors)

Safety

For those who are worried about eye safety - these lenses are relatively safe! GEO Medical is a safe Korean circle contact lens brand. It is the only brand of circle lenses currently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) and has also gained International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and ConformitĂ© EuropĂ©enne (CE) certification.

Visit them here for more circle lenses!



Skin Care | LANEIGE Multiberry Yogurt Repairing Mask, Lip Sleep Mask, and Multi Cleanser Review

About a month ago, LANEIGE reached out to me and asked if there were any products I wanted to try!  Of course, I gladly accepted the offer and picked out a few of their skincare items I wanted to test out :) 
First of all, I received the Multi Yogurt Repairing Mask as a night cream! For my dry lips I received the LANEIGE Lip Sleep Mask, and also their Multi Cleanser to help me double cleanse. I've been using these products all for around a month and I'm especially excited to share this review with you because one of these products actually became an HG that's permanently in my daily rotation... keep reading to find out which one it is :D 

** I was sent these products from LANEIGE but my opinions are all honest :) 
Price: $29 CAD
Size: 6oz
Solutions for: - Dryness- Uneven skin tone
- Dullness and uneven texture 
If you want to know more…This bestselling Multi Cleanser lathers richly for an invigorating, multiaction cleansing experience. Infused with skin-nourishing papaya, this cleanser sweeps away dead surface skin, while natural cellulose gently removes impurities and melts away sunscreen and makeup. Skin appears instantly brighter.
  • Ideally, with this cleanser, I was looking for a nice gentle face wash that helped take off makeup, wasn't drying, and also a great daily exfoliator. So for what I was looking for, this definitely fits the bill!
  • Texture: Feels like a very thick cream at first and then lathers to a nice foam. You can feel very, very small microbeads in it (papaya) that help very gently exfoliate your skin! It's gentle enough for everyday use. 
  • Ingredients: Papayas are known to be a natural exfoliant that helps takes off the layer of dead skin that makes your skin look dull. Doing so helps reveal your more glowy skin underneath :) + in conjunction with the micro beads, this really helps leaving my skin feeling polished, cleansed and soft.
  • Review: Felt like it really lived up to the claims! I can't say that my skin appears instantly brighter, but the daily exfoliation is really nice! Additionally, it's really great at removing the remainder makeup after I use an oil cleanser. 
PROS: 
  • Large size - it's REALLY big haha
  • Exfoliates gently - great for everyday! 
  • Removes makeup, sunscreen 
  • Makes my skin feel "squeaky clean" without leaving it feeling stripped. 
  • Leaves skin feeling soft
CONS: 
  • A little steep in price 
  • Lightly floral scented... I don't mind at all but some people may not like fragrance. 

Repurchase? Yes

Rating: 8.4/10



Price: $33
Size: 2.7 oz
Nourish the skin with antioxidants and nutrition from yogurt and various berry extracts. Formulated with extracts from raspberries, blueberries, wolfberries, cranberries, and strawberries, Multiberry Complex delivers abundant nutrients and antioxidants deep into the skin to help nourish and eliminate harmful free radicals. Sogurty™, a specialized fermented yogurt, soothes, protects and supports natural collagen production for healthier, younger-looking skin. 
  • Directions: The directions for this cream says to leave it on for 10 mins and rinse off. However, I've always just leave it on and had no problems, and actually prefer it this way - you get more hydration :)
  • Texture: A light whipped cream. Not thick and instantly absorbed leaving skin feeling plump. 
  • Scent: Smells like Strawberry yogurt! Yum! :D 
  • Ingredients: Love that there are so many berry extracts which are known to have high antioxidants that help with more youthful skin.
  • Claims: I really think this product lives up to its claims! It says that its filled with antioxidants delivers nutrients deep into the skin, and helps produce collagen for healthier, younger-looking skin. I can totally agree with all these. 
  • Review: My skin since using this has just been glowing, moisturized and amazing! Every night I use this, it's almost as if I had done a sheet mask the night before - that's how hydrating the cream is. Many night creams I find it may be thick and moisturizing but only at the surface level... in reality, my skin still feels dry deep within. This cream is light and I feel as if it instantly penetrates deep into my skin making it look healthier, bouncier and younger! I had to use it a few times to realize that my "good skin days" were caused by this cream...I love it so much, it's officially my HG night cream and it's found a spot in my permanent nightly routine <3  You also don't need a lot...it's so light that you think you need to layer it on, but a light layer works great. Additionally, it absorbs very quickly. 
PROS: 
  • Strawberry smell! <3
  • A little goes a long way
  • Light texture 
  • Absorbs quickly
  • Brightened, healthier, younger looking skin - leaves my skin bouncy!
  • Very moisturizing
  • Berries are a great source of antioxidants 
  • Spatula provided to keep it sanitary
CONS: 
  • Honestly, there are none LOL it lives up to the claims and I love it for fall/winter weather

Repurchase? Yes

Rating: 9.5/10


Price: $24
Size: 0.7oz
Lip Sleeping Mask has a softening balm texture that closely adheres to lips for quick absorption. Enriched with vitamin C and antioxidants, its Berry Mix Complex™ offers a nutritiously sweet and fragrant blend of raspberry, strawberry, cranberry, and blueberry extracts to indulge the senses. Its exclusive Moisture Wrap™ technology boasts hyaluronic acid and minerals to form a protective film over the lips to lock in moisture and active ingredients. A generous layer of this soothing mask at bedtime helps reduce flakiness so you can wake up to lips that feel refreshed, supple, and soft to the touch. 
  • Directions: Apply a thick layer onto lips for overnight treatment. 
  • Texture: Creamy but also a little sticky - a bit similar to a lip gloss consistency. However, the consistency doesn't bother me :) Lip mask is slightly pink tinted but doesn't show up on lips. 
  • Scent: Smells like cherries? It's very delicious smelling. 
  • Ingredients: love that it's enriched with vitamin c and antioxidants! 
  • Claims: Helps reduce flakiness so that you can have supple, soft lips in the morning.

  • Review: Personally I have mixed feelings about this product. This one is nice, and my lips are not chapped in the morning after using it. The product is raved by one of my favorite Youtube KBeauty Gurus - Liah Yoo, however, I'm not sure if it's just that I have really dry lips - but the hydration is only on the surface and doesn't go deep enough. This causes the outer layer to be hydrated, but once that rubs off my lips go back to being chapped.  I tend to have problematic lips as what most people think is fine, my lips will instantly peel - so I'm starting to think it may just be me problem :/ However, when my lips are not too dry, it definitely helps keep them moisturized and plump.
PROS: 
  • Smells like delicious berry/cherries?
  • Pretty pink gel
  • Hydrates well 
  • Spatula provided to keep it sanitary
CONS:
  • My personal lips don't feel fully hydrated and stay hydrated once the balm is gone. 

Repurchase? No

Rating: 7.5/10




Makeup | Revlon Mega Multiplier Mascara and Stipple Brush Review



Revlon Mega-Multiplier Mascara
Price: ~$10 CAD
About: Our unique fibres are sealed in 360° tubes that plump and extend lashes for mega volume and extreme length
  • Flake-free smudge-proof wear
  • Removes easily with warm water
  • Mega Lash Brush™ deposits formula from lash line to tip for mega volume and extreme length
  • Available in 4 shades 

  • Formula: The formula is very dry and thick. I often apply way too much even when I'm being very careful. Despite the thicker formula, my lashes appear very natural, almost like a "my lashes but better" look. It's hard to build it to get more volume - it's more length than anything but even then it's not "crazy." It doesn't hold a curl very well. Usually, I'll have to curl my lashes again after it dries. Because it is a fibre mascara, there isn't a lot of flakes or smudging. Additionally, it comes off quite easily with some warm water. 
  • Brush: Very straight and not many plastic bristles to help separate your lashes. I have to go in and try to separate it, and really work the product. However, once I do it does give that "mega multiplier' look. My lashes are very fluffy looking. 
  • Packaging: A lot nicer than it looks! Has a velvet bottle for a better grip.  
Re-purchase? No

Rating: 7.2/10

Revlon Stipple Brush
Price ~$28 CAD

For those who follow me on Instagram - you already know how I feel about this brush. I'm not sure if I received a dud or something, but this shed like crazy! Every time I used anything like foundation or powder, I'd find at least 5 or 6 large hairs stuck to my face. Even just stroking the brush I had a lot of fallouts. Zoe, my friend who also got this at the Revlon event didn't experience any shedding so I'm very confused. 
Regardless of if it sheds or not, I don't think it's worth the $28 tag - it's not very dense or soft. You could probably get better quality with an ELF stipple or spend the same amount on a Sigma brush. 

Repurchase? Definitely not, it's already in my garbage. 
Rating: 1/10 

 **Received it free from Influenster for review purposes