I am loving on Moodstruck Minerals Pigment Powder by Younique. These pigments are gorgeous and long-lasting. I have several shades that I have been trying, but right now I am in love with Sassy, which is a pinkish color. I never thought pink eye shadow looked good, but I love it!
Younique is a newer company that is selling products that are chemical free. Their eye pigments contain: mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, Bismuth Oxychloride Carmine, and Zinc Oxide. Basically all natural occurring minerals. The container that the moodstruck minerals pigment powder comes in reminds me of bare minerals. You shake a little bit of the pigment powder in the cap and brush it on. I am pretty sure this eyeshadow will last me forever! I barely have to use any to get a completely full-coverage look.
The moodstruck minerals comes in a ton of shades from very dark to very bright! At $10 a shade, I don’t think you can go wrong!
If you are interested in learning more about Younique and their products, contact Heather Jadus, she is a consultant with Younique.
I give props to Younique for being natural and having a great product at great prices!! Two paws up!
Pacific Eyeshadow Duo
Pacific on my lids
In May’s Glam Bag, was a really cute eyeshadow duo from a brand called Pacifica. They eyeshadow shade was Celestial and Opal. Love these colors. This eyeshadow is now my daily go-to eyeshadow. Its a great, light summer color with lots of shimmer.
Pacifica is 100% vegan and cruelty free! I love that Ipsy is really branching out with the brands they send to subscribers. The eyeshadow shades that Pacifica offers are beautiful and come at an affordable price. Pacifica also sells other cosmetic products that are all 100% vegan.
I give the Pacifica duo eyeshadow two paws up!
And now because I will not be sending you your regular Friday edition of Purrfectly Beautiful, you will receive a 2Fur in today’s edition. Below is 10 Q&A about me!!! Send me any questions you might have! I am more than happy to answer them in another Q&A edition!
- What is your middle name? Catherine
- What is your favorite drink? Water
- What is your favorite song? Currently it is Sing by Ed Sheeran
- What is your favorite food? Mexican
- What is the last thing you bought? Wedding present
- Favorite Book of All-Time? Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
- Favorite Color? Pink
- Any pets? Two! Odis and Jack! Both cats
- Favorite Perfume? Don’t have one
- Favorite Holiday? Christmas!
This month’s glam bag came chock full of moisturizers and other facial scrubs and peels. Although I use a scrub once a week or so on my face, I have never used a microdermabrasion. I was excited to try Derma E Micodermabrashion Scrub. I went online to learn more about the company and product since it was a new name to me. Imagine my surprise when I learned this company only used natural ingredients in their products! I always love chemically-free products! Kudos Derma E.
So this microdermabrasion scrub is loaded with great ingredients including sea salt, lime and lemon peel and Vitamin E. I used a small amount to start and that’s all I really needed to scrub my whole face. It’s definitely a strong scrub! I was a little concerned that this would irritate my sensitive rosacea skin, but it just made me a little red, nothing more. I scrubbed very gently for a minute per the instructions. My face felt awesome! I do scrub once or twice a week, but my scrubs are nothing like Derma E’s scrub. On Derma E’s website they also mention you can use this scrub for rough areas on your body. I will definitely be trying that! The price point for the scrub is pretty decent compared to other products out there.
I will definitely continue to use the sample that came in my May Glam Bag. I probably wouldn’t spend the money on the microdermabrasion scrub only because I would prefer to spend my money on makeup products.
Derma E’s Microdermabrasion Scrub gets two paws up!
In my quest to undestand primers, I have once again given a primer a try, this time I tried Younique’s Moodstruck Glorious Face & Eye Primer. This primer is part of Younique’s line of products that are chemical-free. The primer is very silky and goes on easy, but you all know how I feel about primer. I just don’t think it does anything!
I have been using it for about a week, but haven’t noticed anything. The primer doesn’t cause any negative issues, but I am convinced the primer is just a gimmick. So today I put primer on half my face and took a pic right after my makeup was applied. Then after a full 8+ hour day, I took another picture. (its scary, sorry). I wanted to see if there were any differences at all in the side with primer and the side without. I felt this was really the only way to truly find out if this primer is all that it’s cracked up to be.
See the pictures for yourself and you be the judge. I wore the primer on my left side. In my after pictures I definitely notice more of a shine to that side of the face and it definitely feels greasier than the side without primer. But other than that, I don’t notice anything.
This primer is two paws down!
Vaseline is a pretty versatile beauty product. Similar to coconut oil, it has a myriad of uses in your bathroom. It is cheap, easy-to-find, and is non-toxic. It is super thick and super moisturizing making it great for thick, dry areas like your elbows and heels. Here are some other ways to incorporate vaseline into your beauty routine:
- Put it on your eyelashes at night to make them more lush
- Use vaseline as a make-up remover
- Soften cuticles by rubbing vaseline into them
- Lip balm
- Slather it on your face during the winter to get soft, supple skin
How do you use vaseline? Let me know how you incorporate this versatile beauty product in your routine!
After a brief break I am back to bring you awesome reviews on the latest make-up and beauty products. You can expect to hear from me Wednesdays and Fridays! As always, feel free to email me questions or to request my trying out a product.
Lashes are like the stilettos of your face. They top your look off enhancing your features and drawing attention to your eyes. Most of us, me included, are not blessed with long, lush lashes (although so many guys are, shame). So to make our lashes pop we either experiment with hundreds of different mascaras or try fake eyelashes. I LOVE fake eyelashes. You can do so many different looks with them and they just make you feel sultry, but putting them on can be a process. It’s a 50/50 shot whether I am going to get it on or stuck to my face!
Enter, Younique. A newcomer to the makeup market boasting a line of mineral products that don’t contain harsh ingredients. They also carry Younique 3D Fiber Lashes. These fiber lashes are the bomb! Simply apply a light coat of your favorite mascara then Younique’s transplanting gel followed by the fiber lashes. Bam! You have sultry, lush lashes in seconds.
The pic is of my friend using Younique on her left lashes and regular mascara on her right. I apparently have not yet mastered a mascara selfie 🙂
I love these lashes and think they are great. I don’t use them on a day-to-day basis but for going out I skip the falsies and go straight to these.
Let me know if you have used these and what your thoughts are. I also have some other products from Younique that I will review as well.
I am giving Younique’s 3D Fiber Lashes 2 paws up!
I’m a lipstick girl; I love experimenting with bright, bold colors and love to try new lip products. I prefer long-wear lipsticks and colors that stay on my lips and don’t transfer everywhere else. I was excited to try out Beautycounter’s new lip sheers, but at the same time a little hesitant. I mean, how good could a lipstick that is natural and gluten-free be?
Lets first start with the gorgeous packaging! These gold tubes are so luxe and rival YSL lipstick tubes. The colors are really great seasonal colors, ranging from a very soft pink to a deep burgundy. A tube of gloss also comes with the set. I’m definitely not into lip gloss, but I had to try it just to compare with other glosses I have used in the past.
I’ve been using the lip sheers for a few weeks, and to my surprise I really like them. The lip sheers smell delicious! A yummy vanilla fragrance erupts from the tube the minute you open it. The applicator is designed in an easy-to-use tube that you can turn up and down. The lip sheers go on easy like a chapstick. The colors don’t go on as bold as they look—so don’t be afraid to try the darker colors. The gloss is nice and works just like other glosses. It gives a beautiful shine to the lip sheers.
The longevity of the color is average. I found myself re-applying several times a day, but I also drink lots of water so my lips are constantly in contact with things. I definitely didn’t mind re-applying because the Beautycounter product smells so good and kept my lips nice and soft.
If you are really into vegan, natural products, you will definitely love Beautycounter’s Lip Sheers. Because they lack all the bad chemicals, you won’t get the long-wear of non-natural lipsticks, but the colors are beautiful and the lip sheers definitely leave your lips nice and soft. I hope Beautycounter develops more lip products in different colors and of course, I can’t wait to try out their makeup when it comes out!
I am giving Beautycounter Lip Sheers 2 Paws Up for passing my standards, and another 2 Paws Up for being a “clean” product.