Hello lovelies, and welcome to my monthly product review for the month of May!
TRESEMME VOLUME BOOSTING MOUSSE
The first product I want to review is the TRESemmé Thermal Creations Volume Boosting Mousse. I originally purchased this item over 6 months ago because I wanted to add volume into the roots of my hair. However, one day I pulled it out of my collection to use all over my hair before I curled it.
I don’t think my hair became more voluminous, but my hair kept a curl much longer than usual. I would recommend this product to people who have difficulty keeping their hair curled.
E.L.F. MAKEUP MIST AND SET
This next product I want to review is the E.L.F. Makeup Mist & Set. I didn’t have any expectations for this product because I wasn’t sure an affordable product would be able to help my oily skin, but I still wanted to try it. I purchased this from Target for $3 and it claims to help set your makeup and keep it in place all day. I had read some reviews prior to buying this product and there were many mixed opinions.
This product didn’t really work for me. I have naturally oily skin, so although it did take away the powdery look away from my base makeup, I feel like it made me more oily throughout the day. Thankfully my face didn’t turn into an oil slick, but I wouldn’t recommend this product to people with oily skin like mine. But it might work a bit better on those with dry skin!
FERGIE’S WET N WILD EYESHADOW PRIMER
This is the Wet n’ Wild eyeshadow primer from the Fergie collection. My eyelids are quite oily and I’ve always wanted to find an eyeshadow primer that kept my eye makeup from creasing all day. I’m still testing out this product but so far, so good!
My eye makeup seems to last way longer with this primer, so I would recommend it. I still have to play around with it because it’s quite tacky and creases in the inner corner after an especially long day, but otherwise, I love it so far.
MAYBELLINE INSTANT AGE REWIND CONCEALER
My next review is on a product I never thought I would buy: the Maybelline Age Rewind concealer. I’ve always avoided concealer because I worried that my undereyes would look “darker” after using it, as in I would get used to the brightening look. However, years of sleep deprivation and school finally led me to succumb to this concealer because I convinced myself my dark circles were getting serious. And I was pleasantly surprised; I feel like this gives great coverage and it doesn’t crease under my eyes.
I would suggest it for those who want to brighten their undereyes because it doesn’t look cakey and you only need a little product. Overall, the hype is right; it’s a pretty good product.
L’OREAL INFALLIBLE 24H LACQUER EYELINER
When it comes to eyeliners, I’m very cautious because I’ve had 2 severe allergic reactions in the past. With that said, I thankfully haven’t had any negative reactions with this gel liner.
However, I wasn’t completely satisfied with the product either. I bought this based on reviews from people who also had oily skin and claimed that it didn’t budge all day long.
When I tried it out, I found this didn’t seem to dry down and smudged easily. It’s a very strong black color and I like the brush, but unfortunately, this product doesn’t seem to work on me. I will finish the pot, but I won’t be repurchasing this.
RIMMEL PROVOCALIPS IN HEART BREAKER
The Rimmel Provocalips is something I purchased because I swatched it one day while wandering through the makeup section at Target and realized it wouldn’t come off my hand. However, using this on your lips is a bit of a different story.
While it really does stay on your lips all day, it’s incredibly drying. The product is double-sided with pigment on one side and a clear gloss on the other that locks in the color and mattifies it. As it dries, it literally feels like it’s sucking the moisture out of your lips, even when you apply a generous amount of lip balm. But I think that’s the sacrifice you have to make if you’re going for a matte look.
I haven’t used this too much but I’ll keep testing it to see if I can stop it from drying out my lips. Otherwise, I wouldn’t really recommend this product unless you’re willing to sacrifice hydrated lips for color and staying power.
REVLON SUPER LUSTROUS LIPSTICK IN PINK VELVET
Revlon’s Super Lustrous lipstick in Pink Velvet has been my favorite lip color this past month. It gives a pigmented punch of color without being too over the top. It looks peachy in photos, but it’s pinker in person. I absolutely love Revlon lipsticks; they deliver a good amount of pigment to your lips and last well. It also fades gradually, leaving a natural tint to your lips until you reapply again.
I can’t recommend Revlon lipsticks enough: they’re affordable, come in classy packaging, and have a huge selection of colors.
HOLLISTER BODY SPRAY IN SEACLIFF BEACH
There’s not much I need to say about this item except that’s it’s been my favorite body spray for the last month. It’s a little sweet, but not overpowering. It also has some slight bitter notes in it, which makes it smell a little different and I think that’s why I personally like it. I think this is the perfect scent for spring and summer and I would suggest looking into it the next time you’re at Hollister!
For a fashion favorite, I’ve been liking this bracelet that a friend made and I’ve been literally wearing it nonstop. It’s so simplistic and goes with everything because of its minimal color scheme. It looks like the very popular Lokai bracelet; I do want to own the real thing at some point, but for now, I’m going to continue wearing this 24/7 because I love it so much.
My last two fashion favorites are featured in the photo above. I recently purchased this dress from Forever 21 because I’ve been in a little bit of a dress phase lately and the flats are from Payless. I think it’s because they’re are so easy to wear; you just throw them on and go.
I’ve only worn this dress once but I can see it becoming a summer staple because it’s so flowy and comfortable. The material is also super soft. The only con is that the trapeze hem flies up when there’s a breeze, so just make sure you wear shorts and/or tights underneath or avoid wearing in windy weather. The hemline is also quite short on me and I’m 5’3″, so I’d say taller women should avoid this dress.
My other favorite has been the flats in this picture. To say the least, it’s been a process with these shoes. They initially started off hurting my feet so I didn’t wear them often. Then my friend borrowed them and she broke them in so now they’re super comfortable. Since they’re nude, they go with the majority of my outfits.
So that’s it for my monthly review! I hope this helped some of you out who might be looking to try something new out or were looking into these products already. And hopefully, having a mix of negative and positive reviews about products was useful as well. Thank you so much for reading!