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 definitely 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 really have any expectations for this product because I didn’t think such 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 a lot of mixed reviews.
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 foundation and powder, I feel like it made me more oily as the day went on. Thankfully my face didn’t turn into an oil slick, but I wouldn’t recommend this product to people with oily skin like mine. 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 definitely recommend this product. 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 using this primer.
MAYBELLINE INSTANT AGE REWIND CONCEALER
My next review is on a product I never thought I would buy: the Maybelline Age Rewind concealer. I purchased it impulsively one day after convincing myself that my dark circles are getting too intense and I know this product has a cult following. I feel like this gives great coverage and doesn’t crease under my eyes.
I would suggest it for those who want to lighten up 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, thankfully my eyes didn’t have an allergic reaction.
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 was long-lasting because it wouldn’t come off my hand. However, using this product is a little 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 on your lips, it literally feels like it’s sucking the moisture out of your lips, even when you apply a generous amount of chapstick. But I think that’s the sacrifice you have to make if you’re going for a matte lip.
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 much. 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 lasts 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 if they still have it.
For a fashion favorite, I’ve been liking this bracelet that a friend made for me 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 Lokai bracelet that has been showing up a lot lately, but at a better price point. 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. 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 I’ve noticed with this dress is that the trapeze hem flies up when there’s a breeze, so just make sure you wear shorts underneath. It’s also quite short on me and I’m 5’3″, so the hemline probably wouldn’t be friendly to taller women.
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 I think she broke them in because now they’re so comfortable to walk in. They go with the majority of my outfits since they’re a nude color. They’re starting to get beat up from so much wear, but that doesn’t stop me from reaching for them. I bought them from Payless and it’s the brand Dexter.
(P.S.: this is a photo from an OOTD post that I’ll be doing soon, so be on the lookout for that!)
So that’s it for my monthly review! I know it was quite a lengthy post, but I hope this helped some of you out who might be looking to try something new out or were looking into these products already. Hopefully having a mix of negative and positive reviews about products was useful as well. Thank you so much for reading!