Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment Illuminating Veil Review

I’ve been using the Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment Illuminating Veil from my Glossybox Limited Edition Pink Diamond Box and it’s a great illuminator that’s Vegan, cruelty free, fragrance free, Paraben and organic.

What’s to love?

If you’re looking for a highlighting veil that’s not over glittery this just might work for you. I was thrilled to have finally found a highlighter that doesn’t dry out my skin (it has Argan oil) and gives me a nice glow without the glitter. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good shimmer but sometimes I just want some glow.

It is “infused with madonna lily and poet’s narcissus to help brighten” which it does for me. It has very tiny sparkles that gives my skin a nice champagne glow. It looks pretty up close and from a distance.

I actually use a light sweep this powder on my entire face and do no get any creasing or caking. It does have a “barely there” feeling which I like on my light make-up days. It is a bit more powdery than creamy but not at all chalky and it is buildable. It also has decent lasting power, I usually touch up every 3-4 hours.

Overall I’m very happy with this product.

Retail Price: $30

Also be sure to check out my video of the Glossybox Pink Diamond Box with the Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment Illuminating Veil.

Maybelline FaceStudio Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter Review

Last week I picked up the Maybelline FaceStudio Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter as part of my Target haul and it’s a nice product for when you want a lot of illumination.

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What’s to love?

The Maybelline FaceStudio Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter comes in 3 shades 100 (Light/Iridescent), 200 (Medium/Nude Glow) and 300 (Deep/Gold). I have the 100 shade.

First, I have to say that a little goes a long way with this product. When I use too much I’m radiating shine. The formula is a very light pearl shade that has a pink/lavender hue.

I like using this high on my cheek bones and down my nose for a little extra illumination. It does blend very well however when I blend too much it does disappear. Once it’s dry I feel like it’s pretty much in place for me for the day. I like how it brightens my skin too.

It has a light scent that’s not floral or food. It’s more of a standard foundation smell and it’s Made in the USA.

Overall I like this product and would purchase it again.

Price: $9.99

The FaceStudio Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter is part of my Target Maybelline Beauty Haul!

 

 

Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Trio Review

I got the Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Trio for my 72-year0old mom for Christmas and she LOVES it.

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What’s to love?

I started my obsession with the Urban Decay Naked line when I got the Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette and now I’ve been trying to add more pieces to my collection. I ended up getting my mom this Naked Illuminated Trio for Christmas because she loves light sparkly nude shades and this one fits that bill!

You get Pyrite (gold- champaign), Oasis (marbled frosted taupe) and Twilight (iridescent pink) plus a really nice dual sided brush. I also love that you get a really nice mirror with this palette.

Each shade has major shimmer and goes on like air. You can use these as a bronzer, highlighter and blush or just add anywhere you need some shimmer. My mom loves that i makes her skin look brighter and younger. This is one of her favorite palettes!

I believe it’s mostly sold out now but you might still be able to find it at Ulta or Sephora stores for a good price.

Milani Illuminating Face Powder Review

I was at CVS today and happened to walk through the cosmetics area (as I usually do) and I found a Milani display. I’m not sure how I’ve missed this brand in the past but I’m pretty impressed with this Italy inspired brand that’s also Vegan and Cruelty-Free. So I picked up a few products including this really nice Illuminating Face Powder.

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What’s to love?

First off the Milani Illuminating Face Powder is beautiful to look at. The case is clear and gold with a weighty feel. I got the #3 shades which includes rosettes of pink, dark pink, nude and beige.

I used a large brush blush to apply and love the feel of this product on my face. It’s nice and light with a touch of color. This one is going in my purse make-up bag for on the go touch up. It really did a nice job with getting the shine off my nose too.

The product does have a very, very slight chemical odor up close (I mean if you stick your nose right it in) but it didn’t bother me which is good because I am very scent conscious.

Overall I’m pretty impressed with this drugstore brand. I also Bella Eyes Gel Power Eyeshadow which I’ll review soon.