I'm kind of in the market for a new cleanser, although I should stick to what I know works for me. I ran out of my Aveeno Positively Radiant daily scrub a couple weeks ago. I have been using my Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel for about a week, but I think it's the reason I'm breaking out in a few areas (which is weird because when I tried it in a sample pack, I loved it). Anyway, I saw this Aveeno Positively Radiant Brightening Cleanser at Target and picked it up. I hope it'll be nice for a basic daily cleanser- I love this line of products!
The L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes mascara I will review separately, but my first impression is good. It gives a lot of length and definition without clumping!
I was at my local HyVee grocery store and couldn't believe it when I saw an ELF Studio display! They've always had the regular $1 line display (a four-sided turning stand), but I guess they just recently added one full of Studio products. I'm not complaining! They had a bunch of things I've seen online but never at Target- (all Studio line) small angled eyeliner brush, small precision eye brush, pigment eyeshadows, matte eyeshadows, matte lip colors, to name a few! I was so excited. The display I found was kind of picked over and some of the shades I wanted were out of stock, but I'll check back in a week or so and see. I did pick up three things, a Glitter Gloss in Dazzling Diamond, Glossy Gloss in Funky Fuchsia, and Pigment eyeshadow in Innocent Ivory.
I'll talk about the Pigment eyeshadow in a separate post- for now, here are my thoughts/swatches/pictures of the glosses. :)
Glossy Gloss in Funky Fuchsia, Glitter Gloss in Dazzling Diamond, Pigment eyeshadow in Innocent Ivory
I'm totally loving each of these!
The Glossy Gloss in Funky Fuchsia is a gorgeous color. I go absolutely crazy for shades like this (I love them on my fair skin!). The formula is soft and smooth, and it applies evenly. See the applicator below- it's a brush!
This makes it really easy to 'paint' on the lip gloss and get the color to exactly how you want it. Both the Glossy Gloss and Glitter Gloss have this style applicator, by the way.
You can see by the swatches on my arm and lips below that these are also nicely pigmented. I was afraid Funky Fuchsia would be really sheer, but fortunately the color stays pretty close to what's in the bottle. The Glossy Gloss lives up to the 'glossy' claims- it makes my lips look healthy and shiny. I'm really eager to try more of these!
They both smell like Jolly Ranchers or some kind of hard candy, so if you're bothered by scents, I'd be cautious. Thankfully they don't have a taste otherwise I'd lick them off right away. :)
The Glitter Gloss in Dazzling Diamond is just as pretty to look at. I had a hard time capturing the glitter, but the bottle shots above portray it most accurately. The glitter is intense, though! I still find it easy to wear because its in a clear base, but I always love a sparkly gloss. Dazzling Diamond kind of reminds me of Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure nail polish in a lip gloss form. It doesn't shine as many different colors, but it has that "glowing" effect.
Glossy Gloss in Funky Fuchsia, Glitter Gloss in Dazzling Diamond
I couldn't capture the glitter in Dazzling Diamond with the flash on, so I had to take it off for that lip swatch. I hope you can still get a good idea of how they look, though. Funky Fuchsia is true to color.
Have you tried these lip glosses? Have a favorite? I'm absolutely loving them and how affordable they are!