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Review BareMinerals 5-In-1 BB Cream Shadow!

4 Aug

I wasn’t super excited when I received the BareMinerals 5-In-1 BB Cream Shadow in my Ipsy Glam Bag for July.

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I am normally not a fan of cream eye shadow.  My eyelids are naturally oily, so adding oil to them is a disaster.  And cream shadows are normally oily.

I eyed this suspiciously for a few weeks, but finally decided to give it a go.

So, how was it? 

Well, I was surprised how not oily it was.

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From Ulta’s website:

 Details
Meet the next generation in eye shadow: creamy, long-wearing color meets exceptional skincare benefits and broad spectrum SPF protection. Chock-full of skin-loving ingredients, this breakthrough product delivers 5 benefits in one luxurious formula.

Benefits:

12-hour long-wearing color
Supercharged primer
Powerful brightening benefits
Smoothes the appearance of fine lines
Protects with Broad Spectrum SPF 15
Clinicals/Claims:
100% of women agreed their eyelids looked brighter instantly & over time.*
100% of women said their eyes appeared more youthful upon application.** Based on an independent consumer study
My review:

The BareMinerals 5-In-1 BB Cream Shadow is more of  a liquid than a cream.

I’m not sure what shade I received because it is not indicated on anywhere on the container.

Why I like it

It goes on wet, and quickly dries.  You apply it with a wand applicator.

 It has great staying power.  The color payoff is intense.  It helps your eyelids look really smooth.

Why I don’t like it

You have to work really fast to blend it with your finger or sponge, otherwise it settles and dries and then you are stuck with it unless you remove it.

And I mean, FAST!

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No flash

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Flash

My thoughts

I think this is a great shadow to use alone for a pop of color.  I love how deep and flat the color is!!!!  I’m thinking my shade is one of the darkest of the collection, and I am curious about the lighter shades.

I did wear it with a primer, but I am going to try it without.  I think it will hold very well.

This retails for $18 at Ulta, so it isn’t cheap, but it’s not terrible for the quality.  I am already planning on buying  a different shade.

Have you tried the bareMinerals 5 in 1 BB cream shadow yet?

~Anna

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Review – Wet ‘n’ Wild Mega Plump Mascara in Waterproof

7 Jul

I haven’t used a Wet and Wild mascara since my Junior High days, and when I saw this at a CVS, I wanted to give it a shot.

The packaging is super cute!

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It’s very budget friendly at under $4.00 for the tube.

Okay, so what did I think of it?

Sadly, it wasn’t plumping at all.  It gave very light and natural looking coverage.

The formula is sort of dry, which contributes to the poor application of the product.

It was very waterproof.  It doesn’t run in heat or sweat.

It didn’t irritate my eyes.

I love the brush size, but I wish the formula was better.

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Would I repurchase?  Mmmmmaaaayyybeeeee

It’s inexpensive and fine for work, but I like more volume on my lashes.

If you are the type who likes to wear some make-up at the pool or beach, this maybe a good option for you.   This way, you will be wearing some eye product but won’t look super “done”.

Have you tried Wet and Wild mascara?

~Anna