Hi, I’m Glacys.
Two of my favorite Too Faced products.
These lipsticks rekindled my love for bold lips. I’m not a big fan of matte liquid lipsticks anymore, but these get a pass. The colors are gorgeous and bright (Swipe for swatches!) and look great with my complexion. The packaging is just as cute and the lipstick itself smells like gingerbread! These are more comfortable to wear than a lot of liquid lipsticks I’ve tried and I’ve never had them flake or ball up like some are prone to doing. They provide an opaque layer of color with one swipe. While they do dry down, I have one tiny gripe— They’re not the most transfer proof. If you press a napkin to your lips, you’ll definitely take a bit of the color with you, and you’ll probably need to touch up after eating or drinking. As much as I love these lipsticks, I’ll dock them one star each because it’s not entirely transfer proof and I don’t think ANY lipstick is worth $21. That being said, they’re a 4 out of 5 for me, but I’m still very happy to have them in my collection. Too Faced - Melted Gingerbread Girl Liquified Long Wear Matte Lipstick Too Faced - Melted Gingerbread Man Liquified Long Wear Matte Lipstick
Too Faced-Melted Gingerbread Girl Liquified Long Wear Matte Lipstick
Shade matching is difficult.
For reference, I’m around an NC30 in MAC foundations (At least at my lightest— my complexion fluctuates quite a bit because I tan easily.) My skintone is medium with some neutral, olive-leaning undertones. Glossier Stretch Concealer in G8 is a pretty good match for me, albeit the tiniest bit too light— but the undertone is perfectly neutral. It works well while I’m at my palest, but I may try the next shade down (G7) next time around. Fortunately, the concealer is sheer enough that the shade match doesn’t have to be spot on— It’s very forgiving. As a whole, I love Stretch Concealer. It’s emollient and hydrating but doesn’t separate or slide around on my oily skin. I find it works best worn all over the face as foundation and applied with the fingers. The next concealer is the Elf Hydrating Camo Concealer in Medium Sand. This shade match is spot on for me. This concealer is a great one too. It’s less dry than its 16 Hour counterpart and is higher coverage than I’m used to without being too thick or cakey. I’d call this medium to high coverage, but very buildable! I like applying this with my fingers too. A little goes a very long way and is definitely worth the $6 price tag. Both give very natural, “my skin but better” finishes and both get a 5 out of 5 from me. I definitely plan on repurchasing both! Glossier. - Stretch Concealer e.l.f. - Hydrating Camo Concealer
e.l.f.-Hydrating Camo Concealer
Here are some of my favorite Japanese eyeshadows! Matte shadows aren’t really a thing in Asian makeup, but that’s totally okay with me since I love satins and shimmers. Swipe for swatches! The first palette is the Perfect Stylist Eyes palette in 14 Antique Ruby from Canmake. These are surprisingly cheap— a little over $7 USD— and I totally would’ve picked up more last time I visited my parents if I didn’t already own more eyeshadow than I need. These are so smooth, buttery, and pigmented. The shimmer shade in the middle (Last swatch) can be worn alone or as a topper. These shadows also have squalane in them, something I haven’t heard of before in eyeshadows. The second one is a custom palette from Dolly Wink. The empty palette and the singles altogether were pretty pricy, but I couldn’t resist. The red and brown shades (Last two swatches) were advertised as matte, but again, those don’t really exist in Asian makeup. They’re just as creamy and pigmented as the Canmake shadows and I’m thinking of picking up more singles next time I’m in Japan. If you’ve been here a while, you know I love cute, travel-friendly packaging and these are right up my alley. In every aspect, actually. I give these a 5 out of 5!
CANMAKE-Perfect stylist eyes 14 antique ruby
It was a very hard decision, but out of all my eyeshadow palettes, I think the Too Faced Gingerbread Extra Spicy palette is one I could survive off of alone. It has the warm tones I love so much and plenty of shimmers I can wear as a one-and-done, all over the lid shade. I find the formula to be soft and workable, easy to blend and build up. Most of the matte shades aren’t as opaque as brands like Huda and ABH, but I prefer it that way so that it’s easier to pack and blend without going overboard. It’s really easy to create cohesive looks with this color story. This palette also smells like gingerbread! I also like the tin packaging— much sturdier than cardboard and a welcome change to the plastic packaging that’s become so prevalent. It’s also just cute. Look at it. It’s so cute. I don’t think this palette would’ve been worth the original $49 price tag, but it’s easy to find at discounted prices at places like TJ Maxx or Marshalls. I’m also cheap and can’t imagine spending that much money on one thing. For what it is though, I love this palette and I’d give it an easy 5 out of 5. Too Faced - Gingerbread Extra Spicy Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced-Gingerbread Extra Spicy Eyeshadow Palette
Venturing into the land of indies to bring you one of my favorite bath and body products! These soaps are from Syringa Soapery. In order from left to right: Peach Bellini, a sample of Georgia Peach (I ended up buying four whole bars of this), and Rose Quartz. Rose and peach are my absolute favorite flavors/scents. I’m not usually fond of florals, but rose is different somehow. It’s often hit or miss for me, but Rose Quartz smelled like actual rose without coming across too green. I was initially torn between White Peach Bellini and Georgia Peach. Bellini has a strong fruity note other than peach that I couldn’t quite put my finger on. I think I prefer Georgia Peach, which is softer and more distinctly peach. The Bellini is still beautiful though. These do strip the skin a tiny bit, but it’s nothing some post-bath moisturizing can’t fix. These bars also last surprisingly long! One bar lasted me a couple months. I’d recommend cutting the bars into smaller pieces to stretch their life even further. I think a big portion of buying indie is the experience, and I can say with certainty that the owner’s customer service is what brought me back to try more scents. She responds to messages quickly and ships out orders just as fast. I couldn’t recommend these bars more! a 5 out of 5 from me.
It’s been a minute, Cherie! I’ve been swamped and barely able to keep up with posting on Instagram. Today, I’m bringing you two products from Elf I got to replace some things I’ve used up. ELF WOW BROW IN DEEP BROWN • Seems to have better hold than Boy Brow to my surprise. • I don’t seem to notice the fibers making a difference, but that’s fine. • Better color and pigmentation— I found Boy Brow to be *too* pigmented, whereas Wow Brow is subtler, but still buildable. • A tiny bit smaller than Boy Brow, but it doesn’t matter much when it’s a third of the cost. ELF HYDRATING CAMO CONCEALER IN MEDIUM SAND • Pretty good shade match. • Thicker than the concealers I’m used to without feeling cakey or like I’m clogging my pores. • Pretty high coverage— Higher than I’m used to, at least. • A little goes such a long way. I like to dab a tiny bit on and blend it out with my finger. • Doesn’t crease, oxidize, or move around, even on oily skin and without setting with powder. Overall, these products get a 5 out of 5 from me and I would absolutely recommend them to anyone! It’s not even a matter of them being good for the price (Which they definitely are— I got both for $10.) They’re genuinely good products. e.l.f. - Wow Brow Gel e.l.f. - Hydrating Camo Concealer
e.l.f.- Wow Brow Gel
I really wasn’t expecting to like the Sugar Kitten mask from I Dew Care because I thought peel-off masks were gimmicky. I came across a set of mini masks at Marshall’s and figured, for $4, it was worth a try— and boy, was it worth it. This mask is now one of my favorites. I ended up buying a full-sized container and I’m already running out! The main ingredients in this mask are ruby and pearl powder for exfoliation, rosewater to soothe and calm your skin, and hyaluronic acid for hydration. The texture is something I’d describe as liquid latex. It’s pretty thick, and you have to be careful upon application because it tends to drip and pull away in strings. This mask calms my skin when it’s irritated, and it feels smooth and plump after I remove it. It doesn’t strip my skin at all. It also peels off really gently, so there’s no worry about agitating your skin. I love using this mask before I do my makeup! I would enthusiastically recommend this to anyone. At $23 for a little less than 3 oz, I don’t think Sugar Kitten is worth the price no matter how much I love it. But I suppose you’re also paying for the cute packaging and the gorgeous iridescence— This mask is definitely Instagram-worthy. If price weren’t such a concern, this mask would be a solid 5 out of 5. I DEW CARE - Sugar Kitten Hydrating Holographic Peel-Off Mask
I DEW CARE-Sugar Kitten Hydrating Holographic Peel-Off Mask
🍒Topics for the week of January 25-31🍒
Post according to the following topics for the week of Jan 25-31 to get extra entries for the week's $150 Cherie box raffle 🥳 ✨ Your favorite eyeshadow palette: if you could only own one eyeshadow palette, what would it be? ✨ Your favorite bath products ✨ Any product from Acure, REN, Sephora Collection, Cosrx, SK-II, GLAMGLOW, or Gisou Happy posting!! 🤩
Amazing blush! Amazing price!
This is an ELF blush that’s a gorgeous color and powder formula! I got this during one of their many sales, and absolutely love the terracotta brick shade! It’s extremely pigmented and so inexpensive that I would continue to repurchase this time after time. Also, because it’s so pigmented, I really think that this will last me such a long time. I would recommend that everyone try a few ELF products because they’re such a great value for money and you wouldn’t suffer a big loss if the product doesn’t end up working for you. Also, I love that ELF is cruelty-free in addition to keeping their prices so low!
Pucker up Peach!
Fresh Beauty Sugar Peach Hydrating Lip Balm This balm is meant to hydrate and moisturize lips. This sweet peach balm will keep those puckers hydrated! I like that the peach scent is not overwhelming and it dissipates pretty quickly. This is a repurchase, I originally purchased this a year ago and finished it right around the holidays. The texture is a little tacky as it is a balm but it’s not sticky. It retails for $18.00 U.S. dollars and I believe it is worth the price when you look at the size of the jar. It literally lasted me an entire year! I’m pretty certain that when this one is finished I will repurchase for a third time 🍑
fresh-Sugar Peach Hydrating Lip Balm
🍒Topics for the week of January 18-24 🍒
Post according to the following topics for the week of Jan 18-24 to get extra entries for the week's $150 Cherie box raffle 🥳 🔸 Product empties! What beauty product will you repurchase in 2020? 🔸 Any product from Urban Skin Rx, e.l.f., Kiehl's, Boscia, Saturday Skin Happy posting!! 🤩
Glow Baby Glow
Wow. The smell, the texture, the glow is just magic! I love the citrus scent and how it’s so light that it just glides into the skin. I notice an immediate gleam and glow with this too. It mixes so good with moisturizer or foundation too and doesn’t separate all weird. This has to be my favourite oil, I can’t get enough.YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superberry Hydrate + Glow Oil
YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE-Superberry Hydrate + Glow Oil