*Please note – all products mentioned herein were received for free in exchange for an honest review*
Let me just start this article by stating, for the record, I am seriously lacking two important aspects needed for a completed face: eyebrows and eyelashes. I usually have to fake both when I apply “my face” in the form of heavy duty eyebrow pencils and wax & false lashes. Unfortunately, the browser products are still a necessary evil. The lash issue, however, has met it’s match in L’Oreal’s new Voluminous Lash Primer and matching mascara!
I received an ah-mazing L’Oreal Makeup haul from Influenster’s Voxbox incentive program. In addition to the Voluminous Lash Primer and mascara, there were 2 coulour riche eyeshadows, an Infallible eyeliner and eyebrow powder and wax kit (see pictures above and below for examples of how I incorporated these products into my makeup look.) Initially, I wasn’t very impressed with the lash primer, but this was because I only used one coat. For my second attempt, I applied a coat of mascara first then I applied a coat of the primer, followed by a second coat of mascara. This worked like a charm and suddenly, I had lashes that made my eyes pop! I could have easily repeated this process up to two more times as the formula isn’t too thick or chunky and the wands have nice lash separating brushes.
I was VERY pleased with how this product made my practically nonexistent eyelashes stand out without making them crunchy or causing hair loss upon removal of the makeup. I would highly recommend checking out L’Oreal’s new Voluminous Lash line for yourself!
Ladies, I’m in love. I have finally found the one… and I ain’t talking about a MAN! Lol My love affair is with the one and only eyelash product that I have ever found that actually delivers what it promises – banging lashes!
Girls, the struggle is real when it comes to my eyelashes. Due to a little cooking “experiment” when I was in the 5th grade (there’s a reason why cooking shows say kids need parental supervision) I singed what little eyelashes I had to begin with, and I have been cursed with ittty bitty lashes ever since. I have tried just about every mascara on the market (as my Tupperware container filled to the brim will confirm) only to find that all those promises of long thick lashes are actually for people who have decent lashes to begin with.
Eventually I realized that my only hope would be false lashes. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love my falsies. I could be a different gal every time I applied that strip. Only problem was, it added at least an extra 15 minutes onto my makeup routine. Then there’s the glue issue – finding out after many itchy eyed days and nights, that I was allergic to the regular DUO so I had to get non latex adhesive. And let’s not forget the dreaded scene where you are chatting up a cute guy only to have one of your lashes choose that exact moment to start running away from the corner of your eye. Also, quality lashes aren’t cheap and you have to keep buying tubes of adhesive if you are a regular wearer… it quickly adds up! But fear not ladies, for I have found the holy grail of solutions!
Younique cosmetics 3D Fiber Lashes is my new boo I told you about earlier. This kit comes with a sealing gel and a tube a fibers that attatch to your lashes giving you lashes up to 3x longer and thicker. This has saved me SO much time on my makeup application and there’s no worrying about glues or aligning the lashes right or them coming off – because they are your lashes! You also needn’t worry about allergies because this product, as with all of Younique’s line, is all natural, organic and vegan. It will not irritate your eyes. Oh and for my divas on a budget – this kit is only $29! I have mascaras that cost more lol.
Something else you will love about this product and the company, is The Love It Guarantee. If you don’t love it, you aren’t stuck with it. Although, after you try it for the first time I have a feeling you will be hooked for life just like me.
I love Instagram. Never before have I had the opportunity to discover and try products from so many different makeup companies.
The latest company I have had the pleasure of giving a test run, is Younique Cosmetics. Independent Consultant Shannon Youmans was kind enough to send me some eyeshadow, blush and concealer samples.
I couldn’t wait to dig in and start trying the products right away, so for my first time out I used three eyeshadows (Heartbroken, Regal, & Glamorous) and a beautiful spicy blush (Scandalous). These beautiful colors helped me create a soft romantic look that I feel could easily translator into bridal makeup or a night on the town.
I loved the ease of how these pigments blended and I was even able to dip my eyeliner brush into a setting liquid and then use a little of the “Regal” shadow as a bottom lash liner, which produced a beautiful smokey eye.
I was extremely impressed with Younique’s mineral makeup and will definitely be adding some of these products to my kit. If you would like to try Younique for yourself, you can visit Shannon Youmans Facebook Page and order from her direct.
Remember ladies, it is your beautiful spirit shining through that gives life to these outward enhancements. Refine your hearts, and nourish your body and your true beauty will never fade.