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About two months ago I received a fun package in the mail.  In the package was the Sleep Styler in Large.  Let’s just say I was super excited and couldn’t wait to try it out.  She Sleep Styler was featured and backed by Lori Greiner from ABC’s hit show, Shark Tank.  Now, I watch Shark Tank so you can only imagine how gitty I was to try another product from Shark Tank once again.  What made me more excited to try this out, is that I actually watched this episode of Shark Tank when The Sleep Styler was featured and I was definitely swooning over the product before it landed at my door step.

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The Sleep Styler was invented by Tara Brown.  As a mother who also worked, her goal was to be able to cut down the drying time and styling time for her hair so her routine wouldn’t be as lengthy.  The Sleep Styler curls your hair while you sleep and helps to save an hour of styling time.  You can achieve beautiful styles with effortless work and it’s perfect for heat free styling.  Each roller is marshmallow soft with a  memory-foam core that makes it comfortable to sleep in and each microfiber material holds 4-5 times its weight in water, drying the hair super fast.

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If you’ve been reading my blog or stopping by now and then, you know that I have naturally curly hair.  My curl pattern ranges between a 2c 3a and on a good day, 3a 3b if I have been caring for my hair properly.  It’s taken me a while to get my hair back to where I want it and I’ve finally embraced my curls, but that also means that I try to use as little heat on my hair as possible.  I really became excited about this product when I find out that it was a hair styling system that not only saves time and money, but it doesn’t cause any damage to the hair.

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Using this product means that I truly need to take my time learning how to use it.  The first time I used it, I tried to take my curls and make them straight.  My hair at the time was past my buttocks in length and it was near to impossible to get all of my hair onto two of the rollers (stacked on each other).  I had parts of my hair (my lengths) that looked straight, while other parts still had curl and frizz.

After trying that and knowing that I just couldn’t make it work with my long hair, I figured I would test out the curly method.  Large barrel and voluminous curls are great for that glam and beachy look so I figured I would test it out and see how it worked for me.

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It was interesting and you can see me put on the rollers in this video demo here.  

Putting the Sleep Styler in my long hair was a challenge, but I love that the product itself is lightweight.  The rollers are really soft and while I struggled to sleep with it the first time I used it to curl my hair, I tried it again and it worked well (so long as I didn’t use my CPAP mask).  I also cut off about 7 inches from my hair last week and found it to be much easier than when I tried to curl my hair with it originally.

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My curls directly after removing The Sleep Styler from my hair.

As you can see from the photo above, it left my curls quite smooth and larger in size from my smaller and tighter natural curls.  I loved that it locked in the fragrance I had on my hair from shampoo and conditioner and my hair was left shiny and had a lot less frizz.  The Sleep Styler’s 100% micro fiber materials absorbed the moisture in my hair while remaining dry to the touch and it is perfect for bombshell curls that are voluminous and full.

My natural curls

 

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My curls after using the Sleep Styler overnight

While the longer rollers are meant for long hair, I did notice that it still left the hair near the crown of my head a bit bare.  I used one and a half packages of rollers on my hair but felt like I could have used it differently or used some of the small rollers on the top of my head for maximum coverage.

Overall, I think the product is genius.  I have been using it on nights when I just don’t have the time to let my hair sit and dry naturally.  It’s been awesome just for drying my hair, but it also works really nicely to help smooth out my hair length so it’s not as frizzy.  When I want an easy style without the fuss, I will use this to help with a no mess, no heat look.  I’ve been using this product now for about two months (the video demo was filmed about 3 weeks ago) and have found what works and what doesn’t.  Of course, I can’t use my CPAP mask on nights I have the Sleep Styler in, but I find that I can still get lots of use out of this product and I’ve been enjoying it so far.  I think my nieces would love this as well as my sisters and it’s perfect for those who are always on the go.

Head on over to my demo here or check out the video embedded for a look at how I put on this product to create curls for the first time.  Plus, I get real with all of you as we chit chat about how it worked for me.

You can check out all the details on this product and purchase your own at https://www.thesleepstyler.com

Have you checked out or tried the Sleep Styler before?  If so, what are your thoughts?  If not, do you think this may be something you’ll sneak a peak at?


 Disclaimer:  The product featured in this post was sent for review consideration.  All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased.  Affiliate links are posted through out.

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When it comes to hair, well – I was blessed with lots of it… except for the department in which my lashes are concerned.  My Chinese & Filipino genes kicked in and left my lashes not only sparse, but short and tiny.  They are hard to see and basically look like I have none at all.  I do use false lashes to mask that and while I have considered lash extensions, I opted out of that choice because my eyes are too sensitive for the adhesive.  What I’m left with is little to no lashes on my peepers and a continuous search to find the mascara that will fix it all.  Recently I was sent the Pacifica DreamBig Lash Extending 7-in-1 Mascara to Try.  Let’s just say that I was skeptical and wasn’t quite sure it would work for me… but I gave it a go the last 2 – 3 months and I finally have my thoughts on this product for you.  Let’s get started, shall we?

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Now – we all know that when it comes to mascara I’m consistently on the hunt for a good one.  I tend to love high-end mascaras but hate the price tag so I steer clear if at all possible – though I do repurchase the ones I love until I find a good dupe.  Since I have teeny tiny lashes, finding a mascara that will give me both volume and length is a challenge and I find myself layering my favorites that offer that so that I can get a desire-able look.   Hearing about a mascara that will offer not only length and volume but a variety of benefits for my lashes sounded too good to be true, until I tried it.

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The Pacifica DreamBig Lash Extending 7-in-1 Macara offers you 7 wonderful benefits with a magic wand that lets you fake it till you make it.  Retailing for $16.00 and available for purchase at Pacificabeauty.com, Ulta Beauty Stores and Target Stores, you can get this mascara pretty easily.  Considering the price point, it is about $10 more than what you would expect to pay at the drugstore, but offers so many more benefits.

Offering Instant Length, lifts and separates, volumizes and conditions, rich color pigment, a lash serum formulated within and a 2-in-1 brush, you simply can’t go wrong with what this mascara offers.  You can easily amplify your lashes instantly with all natural plant fibers that build and build your lashes to give you that full and long lash look you are searching for.  I have tried many mascaras over the years and have loved many as well, but I’m beyond impressed with this one – so much so… I have already repurchased another tube.

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Length and Volume in a Twist - Pacifica DreamBig Lash Extending 7-in-1 Mascara, Review & Demo

Included in this mascara is a clinically studied peptied that has been shown to help improve natural lash length and volume.  The natural ingredients within the formulation help to condition the lashes.  I have noticed over the last 2-3 months that while my lashes are still short, they feel soft and are not as brittle as they tend to be.  With the mascara on my lashes, my lashes are soft and feel lightweight.  They are not stiff at all – which makes wearing this mascara nice.  I love the effect this mascara offers, though it is not waterproof and it can run on me very easily.  Since I have sensitive allergy prone, watery eyes, I noticed that it will run and smear very quickly once wet or teary eyed.  It can also smudge some… so I have to be careful to select a good time to wear this mascara.  But, even with a runny mess sometimes, I absolutely enjoy the look it offers and will continue to use it.

Interested in seeing a live demo?  Click on my YouTube video here and check it out.  I do a review as well as show you each coat as I apply it and how it looks when the mascara is applied.

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Left Side – with one coat of each, Right Side – no mascara

If I’m looking to put on mascara quickly and head out of the door, I tend to do one coat of the lengthening mascara and one coat of the volumizing side of the magic wand.  The results and difference in how my lashes look are pictured above.  If I added another thin coat of each of the lengthening brush and the volumizing – then I would have gotten lashes that are pretty substantial and visible.

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Both eyes have two coats of mascara

The Pacifica DreamBig Lash Extending Mascara has a wet formula.  I’m not too fond of wet formula mascaras because they tend to clump my lashes before they offer any benefit.  This mascara can definitely be built up – but it also offers some clumping after too many layers (specially for me, because my lashes are quite short).  It took me a few tries to get the hang of how to use this mascara and I really needed to work on wiping off the excess before applying to my lashes so that it wouldn’t cause it to clump up.  The formula is nice – dark and rich, which I love.  After about 2-3 uses I did notice that the formula was a lot easier for me to work with, either because I finally figured out how to make it work or because the mascara dried some.

INGREDIENTS: AQUA, GLYCERYL STEARATE SE, JOJOBA ESTERS, GLYCERIN (VEGETABLE), MYRISTOYL PENTAPEPTIDE-17, TAPIOCA STARCH, STEARIC ACID (VEGETABLE), CELLULOSE, PHOSPHOLIPIDS, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX, EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX), ARABIC/ACACIA GUM, POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, PANTHENOL (VITAMIN B), GLUCONOLACTONE, MACROCYSTIS PYIFERA (BROWN KELP) EXTRACT, HYDROLYZED LUPINE PROTEIN, HYDROLYZED ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) PROTEIN, SODIUM BENZOATE. MAY CONTAIN: IRON OXIDES CI 77499.

Length and Volume in a Twist - Pacifica DreamBig Lash Extending 7-in-1 Mascara, Review & Demo

How do you use your Magic Wand?  Well, simply apply the first layer using the long brush.  Let it dry to the touch and twist the end of your wand to review the shorter brush that is used to build.  Apply the second layer.  I tend to use one layer of one brush and two layers of the other to help give my lashes the length I want.  What’s so great about this mascara is that you can continue to layer it for the look you want… layer away.  And, with daily use you will help to condition and grow your lashes.

Did I mention the packaging?  I absolutely love the chic white tube, but most importantly the stars and unicorns… well – it’s the bees knees and I love it.  We know I love mythical beings like fairies and unicorns and this mascara literally reminds me of unicorn tears sent to offer my lashes some awesome magic. 😉

Overall – as with many things from Pacifica, I’m quite impressed.  I have tried a few mascaras from the brand before and they just didn’t wow me or offer me anything that I liked, so I was so happy to find one that I really have been enjoying.  I have to be a bit careful when using it because it does smear or smudge on me if my eyes tear up.  On days when I don’t have that issue, it will go all day and look great.  I would love to see Pacifica offer a waterproof formula for this mascara because I would absolutely love it.  If you’re planning to use this at the beach this summer – I would probably skip it – because even with a little rain, I have raccoon eyes.  But, that still doesn’t keep me from enjoying it – because it does what it says it will.

As with anything from Pacifica, this mascara is 100% vegan and cruelty-free and overall lash friendly.  Like I mentioned previously – there are several places you can purchase this mascara when it’s in stock.  I hope it is a permanent item because it’s one I will use for my lifetime… I truly like it.  How about you?  Have you tried this mascara yet and if so what are your thoughts?  If not, what do you think about a mascara with such an interesting wand?  Gimmicky or lifesaver?  I think it’s a lifesaver!

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When it comes to skin care and the tools I use, I’m kind of a snob.  I have used various different tools from all kinds of brands and while some worked for me, not all of them were “holy grail” products.  Over the years, I have talked about the Michael Todd Soniclear and how this unit has made a difference in my skin cleansing and today I share with you a fun new print and some details on another one.  Used in combination with my Luna, the Soniclear is a unit I absolutely love and enjoy and if you haven’t tried it already – I highly suggest you check it out.

Michael Todd Soniclear Petite English Garden - Facial Cleansing Brush

Today I’m going to chit chat with you about the on-the-go companion… the Michael Todd Soniclear Petite.  I have the one in English Garden (as well as the Melon) and like the other units I own, I find that I get just as much use out of this one.  What makes this one so fun and unique is that it is a little smaller than the standard size or the Elite but has all the greatness we know and love from those particular sizes in a compact size perfect for travel.  Retailing for $89 on Amazon, the Soniclear Petite comes with the Waterproof Rechargeable Sonic Control Handle, 1 USB charger (perfect for travel or charging on the go) which magnetically attaches to the handle, 1 charging/storage cradle, 1 antimicrobial Face brush attachment.  The Separate wall plug is not included – but I use my existing phone plugs to use the USB charger.

So what makes the Soniclear Petite so awesome?  

The Soniclear Petite is a Sonic Powered Facial Cleansing Brush System.  It is sonic powered and has antimicrobial technology that helps to guard against bacteria formation on your brush heads.  This awesome technology makes it the best and most ideal cleansing brush for any skin type or concern.  Each individual brush bristle is buffed at the time of manufacture to prevent scratching or irritation on the skin.  You get three speed settings which allow you to fully customize the cleansing experience to fit your needs and skin concerns and the unit is full water-resistant and submersible.  What I love is the the Soniclear Petite is the perfect travel companion, allowing you to recharge your “rechargeable” battery giving you two hours of battery life per charge.  And, the Soniclear Petite is available in a variety of different colors and patterns to suit your personality.

Each Soniclear also includes a cleansing timer, that helps to standardize your cleansing experience for daily cleaning and exfoliation.  This is essential so that you are not concentrating the unit in one area for too long at any given time.  The timer will go off and beep letting you know to move on to the next spot on your face.  If you have sensitive skin like me, you may want to start off using this unit just a few times a week as I cannot use this product every day due to my skin sensitivities.

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As I have mentioned before, Soniclear has an Antimicrobial Face Brush Head which means that it has a built-in antimicrobial product protection.  The bristle tips are perfectly buffed to prevent scratching and irritation and the brush head only needs to be replaced every six months.  The costs for the replacement head is reasonably priced too, $25.00 – $30 to replace your brush head every six months is a reasonably priced investment considering the results you get with this brush.

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With a plethora of different attachments for your unit, the Soniclear Petite or full sized Soniclear is a great tool to have.  I highly suggest checking it out and seeing the difference.  If you have used Clarisonic before and have had issues with skin sensitivities, try the Soniclear.  I have had difficulties with the Clarisonic before and found that while I can’t use the Soniclear everyday, I definitely get great use out of the unit without having issues with my skin.  I love it and use it several times a week as a part of my skin care routine.  This product has been such a great addition to my skin cleansing, I have purchased several and have even given them away as gifts to friends and family.  It’s a tool I highly suggest and I know that if you try it, you will enjoy it too.

You can purchase your Soniclear Petite from Michael Todd on Amazon here and via their website here.

How about you, have you tried the Soniclear Petite or Elite before?  If so, what are your thoughts on it?

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Disclaimer:  The product featured in this post was sent to me for review consideration.  All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased and I was not paid to provide my thoughts on this product.  Affiliate links are posted through out.

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No matter how many makeup brushes you own, going through each one and then knowing you have to clean them and disinfect them later gets exhausting – just the thought of it makes me tired.  There are products on the market that help with faster cleaning but never has there been a product besides a tissue or napkin that would allow you to quickly remove the shadows from your brush so that you can use it again.  Honestly, that method didn’t work accurately either, since sometimes residual product would still be left on the brush and transfer to the new shade you were using.

Just about a year ago I was introduced to a product called Color Switch by Vera Mona.  This product is now available in different selections and offers any person using a makeup brush the ease of removing the color on your brush allowing you to then use the same brush in a different shade.  You can go from dark colors to light colors and vice versa without color transfer to either or a muddy look when applying the shadows and blending.  This product is quite simple and made perfect for a makeup artist to toss into their kit.  While it doesn’t clean your brush or disinfect it – if you are like me and like to apply color and then blend the shades with the same brush, this is a great product for you.  No more are the days of color transfer or muddy blending.

Veramona Color Switch

The Creator of Color Switch – Letty Cabrera-Calvo got the idea for the product from frustration of using multiple brushes when applying eye shadow.  Now Color Switch is available in different designs for your needs:

  • Color Switch Solo – this product doesn’t have the wet sponge center and is used solely for removing eye shadow from your brush.  Retails for $16.99
  • Color Switch Duo – (pictured above) is used to not only remove the eye shadow from your brush but also has a sponge center that you can wet to use to apply your shadows wet/foiled.  Retails for $19.99
  • Color Switch Proband – Newly added to the line, this awesome product is a makeup artist must-have.  It attaches to your wrist to allow you to clean your brush for switching up colors on the move.  Retails for $34.99


Check out my video for a quick demo.  Watch it directly on YouTube here.

Vera Mona also offers refills that you can purchase to replace what you have in your Color Switch – the Solo, Duo and Sponges are all available for purchase on the site as well as a few other products like brushes and sets to help complete your set.  You can also easily wash your color switch by removing the inner sponge and washing with water – I also like to wash with soap and then rinse well.  I have been able to wash my sponges easily and many times before purchasing replacements.

I have had this product now for almost a year and overall it is a product I’m thankful for.  It saves me time and is perfect for quick use.  I can’t wait to get my hands on the Proband and look forward to purchasing some of these for friends.  Have you tried the Color Switch from Vera Mona before?  If you watch my videos I’m sure you have seen me talk about it many times, but if you haven’t… is this a product you think you would get use out of?

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I am all about using products that make life easier.  Let’s be honest here, with technology constantly knocking on our door… don’t we want something that will offer us ease of use?  Would this be the case when it comes to makeup products?  I think so and I certainly welcome what ever is offered up.  Over the last few months I have been playing and having fun with the new Smashbox Always Sharp 3D Liners and I’m not exaggerating when I say I have been having fun. lmao  I literally couldn’t figure out why they were called “Always Sharp” until doing my video review a month ago where everyone learned right along with me. lol  So – without further adieu… on to my Smashbox Always Sharp 3D Liners Review.


Smashbox Always Sharp 3D Liners

Available in 8 different colors, these liners retail for $20 (.009oz/0.27g) and offer a reflective glittery type look without all the fall out of actual glitter.  They are comfortable to wear on the eyes, apply smoothly like a kohl liner and offer great pigmentation.  I am also surprised by the wear I got out of the product because it offers great longevity through the day.  The metallic/shimmer finish stuck around for hours and the color lasted on my lower and upper lash line and waterline with minimal budging and no raccoon eyes.  These stay put really well and I contribute the small smudges to the fact that I naturally have watery eyes.  This is not your teeny-bopper eyeliner… while there is shimmer and sparkle, I like that it is more enhancing your eye look or your eyes than making you look like you are wearing a ton of glitter liner which is something I enjoyed the most.

So what makes these so unique?  Well, inspired by Smashbox Pros that consistently sharpen their pencils prior to using them, this pencil was designed to be the first of its kind to have a sharpener built right into its cap.  Ditch your sharpener because you will not need it for this pencil.  Each time you remove your cap – you get a nice sharp tip to create your look with.  I don’t have to twist up the bottom of the pencil or anything like that – I simply twist the cap off (make sure you twist, I almost broke the pencil several times by yanking) and you will expose a sharpened tip.  It’s magic – I swear! lol

Check out my quick video review (embedded below) as well as a demo of the product.  Looking for a laugh – tune in to the part where I figure out how the liners actually work, lol.  Click here to watch directly on YouTube.

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In the makeup look above (tutorial can be found here), I am using Smashbox’s Always Sharp 3D Liner in 3D Sparks on my lower lash line.  What I enjoy about these liners is that they are not super shimmery, but offer just the right amount of sparkle to draw attention to the eyes and in my opinion even brightening the look of the eyes just a little so it offers a subtle but dramatic effect.

Any Cons?

So – while I do enjoy using this product, there are a few cons to it.  First of all – it is a habit for me to twist a cap back on to the pencil when I’m covering it and I noticed that I can twist too many times when putting my cap back on – which can cause the cap to crack.  Second, there is no way for you to tell how much product you have left so it can be a disappointment when you reach the end of your liner and realize that nothing is left and you have to pick up a new one.  And, third – one of my pencils broke because I pushed on it too hard and it was near to impossible to get my tip sharpened again or to twist it up so that it would meet up with the sharpener for me to use it.  I don’t know what I did but I finally got the pencil to expose itself again and I was able to use my liner.

Overall – I’m still super impressed with these liners.  They have great staying power, they can smudge but for the most part they stayed in place for hours and I love the sparkle.  The concept of the pencil is great – I just wish that there was an option to be able to twist the pencil up should it break or if you need to see how much product you have left in it.  If there is a way to do so – please let me know.  I think the price point is okay, considering it is a Smashbox product.

You can purchase these four colors mentioned as well as the other four colors available at Smashbox.com, Sephora.com or Ulta.com.

Have you tried this eye liner?  If you have – what are your thoughts?  If you haven’t, would you consider it?

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NYX Sunkissed Radiant Finishing Powder

 

I am always on the hunt for blush, bronzer and highlighters.  I honestly don’t know what my fascination is with all of those, but I just have a darn addiction to makeup in general – so I just chuck it all up as such.  Most that know me know that Laura Geller’s Baked Highlighters are my favorite and I am also a huge fan of Milani, but after having the opportunity to try out NYX’s Sunkissed Radiant Finishing Powder – I have added a new favorite to my list.

Recently, NYX released a plethora of goodies for their Spring 2014 launch.  Many of these products were available for a few months now and I’ve been having fun with the NYX Sunkissed Radiant Finishing Powder for about 5 months or so and have been enjoying it.  Retailing for just $9.00 on NYX’s website and available in both Sunkissed (pictured) and Brighten – these new products are pretty cool additions to the line.  You can find these on NYXCOSMETICS.COM or on Ulta.com for about the same price and if you are lucky to find new NYX goodies in your local store – you may be able to grab one for you there too.

Check out my video below for a quick review on the product as well as a demo on how it applies so you can see what it’s all about.  You can click here to watch directly on YouTube as well.

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NYX Sunkissed Radiant Finishing Powder

Obviously from the video (if you watched it) you can tell that I’m quite smitten over this product.  First let’s talk about the cost… totally affordable right?  Then, it offers a great highlight as well as a nice bronzed look if that is what I’m going for.  If this can be achieved on my medium to dark skin – I’m truly amazed.  Most drug store products don’t offer colors deep enough to match my skintone perfectly and when it comes to highlighter, it often can appear to white and ashy when applied.  I love the fact that this powder offers a few shades in range from warm and cool with great highlighting shades that have gold light reflecting capabilities.  This not only offers me a great all over powder if I need it to be but is a great multi-tasker as I am able to highlight, contour and even add a light blush to my cheeks.

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Add natural radiance to any complexion for a healthy glow with this luminous collection of bronze, rose and gold toned powders. Soft, smooth, lightweight and luxurious, this all-over powder is comfortable to wear anytime anywhere.

NYX Radiant Finishing Powder

I tried my best to get photos that would provide a sample of what the powder looked like on my skin and took the photo you see above of my cheek bones where you can see that soft glow it offers.  While on video – I love how this powder offers an almost diffused look to my cheeks, with a soft glow.  It’s really awesome considering the price tag you get.  In the photo below – I took a screen capture of my video where I demoed the product.  What I love so much about this powder is how well it captures and holds the light reflecting back so nicely.  I still have a warmth about my face, I don’t look ghostly and it doesn’t offer any flash back like other shimmery type powders can do.  The tutorial for the eye look in these photos can be found here.

NYX Sunkissed Radiant Finishing Powder

The product itself has a soft buttery like texture and while you may not be able to tell from the photos, but each shade has gold shimmer – but not enough to make you look like a disco ball while wearing the product.  When swatched, each color offers up a very bold look (i.e. the creamy white looks like a bright cream shade when swatched), but applied with a brush and blended nicely, it creates a really nice glow and highlight that looks wonderful.  Keep in mind you definitely want to blend this product well using a brush that will lightly buff the product onto the areas you are applying it to.  Because of the shimmer – you can experience a little bit of powdery fall out – but for the most part, I haven’t found that to be an issue at all and sweeping it away from your skin with a brush leaves you with a gorgeous glow.

NYX Sunkissed Radiant Finishing Powder SwatchesIn the compact, the Pink shade offers up a baby pink hue that looks almost too bright for me to pull off (just me being honest), but working with the other shades in the palette and blending them together – they all work well and compliment my skin tone nicely.  I am very impressed with the staying power that this powder offers, especially since I use it on my bare skin (no primer or foundation) and it clings well and lasts for at least 6-8 hours with normal wear.  When I use the bronzer portion of the compact on its own – I’m also super impressed that it did not oxidize on my skin, shimmery bronzers can do that to me very easily.

Overall – I think this powder is a great and affordable alternative if you are looking to add luminosity, radiance and glow (highlight) to your makeup look without a costly price tag.  Considering that it is a drugstore product and cost under $10, it reminds me of some of my higher end brands.  If you are on the hunt to try something new or if you are just a makeup lover like me that loves to sport that “glow from within” look – I definitely think this is something you should check out.  So – do you think you could give this product a try?  Are you a NYX lover like me?  I’ll be getting my hands on the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders Palette in the next few days – I can’t wait to see how this NYX Sunkissed Powder compares.

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