Just giving my opinion on skincare & makeup products✨ Instagram: Gabriella.lizabeth
PTR lashes to die for turbo
✨What are the claims? An 11% high peptide complex With biotin to help visibly improve the look of the natural lash length, density, thickness & fullness. For all lash types & skin types. Formulated for dry, brittle, short lashes. ✨Key ingredients; •11% peptide complex - improves the look of the natural lash. •10% conditioning complex - helps moisturize & soften the hairs. •Tahitian Plankton - to enhance the strength of brittle dry lashes. ✨Texture/Consistency? Liquid ✨My thoughts? I wasn’t necessarily impressed with this serum! I was mainly looking for length, but I got fullness Instead! It still worked & did was it claimed to do, thicken, but I also would have like to see help in length. I’ve been using this for 6 months straight, every night on my lashes & ive seem a major change in thickness & fullness. It doesn’t burn or irritate my eyes & it soaks into them & doesn’t leave my eyelashes crunchy. I enjoyed it but I wouldn’t purchase again! ✨Price Vs. size? It is $85 for .16oz, not worth it for me Personally! PETER THOMAS ROTH - Lashes to Die For Turbo
PETER THOMAS ROTH-Lashes to Die For Turbo
Is it worth it? Moisturizer edition! 💦💧
💧What are the claims? •Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon - a recovery treatment gel that transforms skin overnight so you can glow during the day. For all skin types & formulated for dryness, dullness, uneven texture, & fine lines & wrinkles. •Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic cloud cream - a concentrated 30% Hyaluronic acid cream that transforms atmospheric vapor into fresh pure water providing skin with a burst of hydration for up to 72 hours. For all skin types, formulated for dryness, dullness & uneven texture. •First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream - a fast absorbing rich moisturizer that provides instant & long term hydration for dry sensitive skin. It’s for normal & sensitive skin & formulated for dryness, fine lines & redness. 💧Texture/Consistency? •Dermalogica - a lightweight gel -cream •PTR- a medium weight gel •FAB - a thick cream. 💧My thoughts? Is it worth it? In my opinion the Dermalogica sound sleep cocoon is not worth it! It is $88 & I found 2 moisturizer that work just as bomb! I personally love PTR over anything, it just works so great on my dry & sensitive skin. It really hydrates & it doesn’t clog my pores or make me too oily. The Dermalogica I felt made my skin way too oily & it want hydrating enough. My skin would still peel in the winter! It smells great though & it’s very relaxing to use but not worth the price tag! The FAB is bomb too, just maybe if your skin doesn’t clog easily! My skin was a bit too sensitive for this one but you can still get both these moisturizers for the price of the Dermalogica! You can get both the PTR & FAB for the same price as Dermalogica! 💧Price Vs. Size? •Dermalogica - $88 for 1.7! Not worth it for me. •PTR- $52 for 1.7, worth it for me! •FAB- $34 for 8 oz, very reasonable price. dermalogica - Sound Sleep Cocoon PETER THOMAS ROTH - Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream Hydrating Moisturizer FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Cream
dermalogica-Sound Sleep Cocoon
Is it worth it? Vitamin C edition🍊
🍊What are the claims? •Sunday Riley C.E.O Vitamin C Serum - a high potent, fast absorbing serum infused with 15% vitamin C to fight the look of dullness, darkness, & increasing brightness, radiate & luminosity. For all skin types & tones. $85 for 1oz. •E.L.F Beauty Shield Vitamin C serum - a fast absorbing, vitamin C pollution prevention serum. It has vitamin C, E & pomegranate extract to help fight darkness & skin stress. For all skin types. $16 for .93oz. •Murad Rapid Age spot serum - a fast acting spot lightening treatment that is formulated to help fade the look of dark spots, age spots & sun spots. $60 for 1.2oz. 🍊Texture/Consistency? •C.E.O - is a lightweight cream consistency •Elf - is a lightweight oil •Murad Rapid age spot serum - a thick gel 🍊My thoughts? I really enjoyed all of them! But I defiantly prefer the Murad & elf duo! You can get both for the price of the one Sunday Riley product. Plus I think the elf & murad Duo brightens & actually works better in my opinion! I wasn’t too impressed by the ceo glow, it wasn’t my cup of tea! It worked for a vitamin C serum but it is way too expensive in my opinion & I wouldn’t purchase the full size! However, I love the elf & Murad since I can use more of whichever or less of whichever. I use the elf all over my face day or night depending on my mood & my skin. I think it really hydrated my skin & brightened it. My sensitive skin wasn’t irritated by this product & I will defiantly repurchase! The Murad spot treatment is worth it too! I suffer from acne scars & this stuff has been a lifesaver! It helps lighten my scars in a couple of days where I really notice a big difference! And it doesn’t irritate my skin either which is great. Will you try any of these products out? Babe you before?! Let me know! SUNDAY RILEY - C.E.O. 15% Vitamin C Brightening Serum e.l.f. - Beauty Shield Vitamin C Pollution Prevention Serum Murad - Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum
e.l.f.-Beauty Shield Vitamin C Pollution Prevention Serum
My go-to eyeshadow palettes!
✨What are the claims? •Daisy Marquez X BH Cosmetics - A limited edition palette with 20 different mattes & shimmer shades. Perfect for any look, created by Daisy Marquez. $23 •Alamar Reina Del Caribe alette - 8 shades of matte & metallic inspired by the culture of Cuba. $28 •Lorac Unzipped Palette - 10 neutral & bold beautiful colors of matte & metallic. $35 ✨My thoughts? These palettes are all bomb & special to me in their different ways! They all play a role in my Bomb eyeshadow game & they are each loved! My first favorite go- to palette is BH & Daisy Marquez, this palette is so different ive never seen anything like it! It has a mirror that comes off & sets inside the eyeshadow palette & is like a mini vanity. It’s nice it can hold the mirror up while actually blending & being bomb! I love these colors for trying new looks out, especially since they are so pigmented. The Alamar cosmetics palette is a bomb Latina owned makeup company that I love so much! This is my Go to palette for any glam looks! I’ve been lol omg blue lately. The shades are soo pigmented & easy to blend. The blues are bomb & not streaky at all! The packing is super fun & lightweight as well. The Lorac unzipped palette is my go-to neutral eyeshadow palette. The packaging is so cute & the colors are so buttery & soft. They blend so nicely & they arent chalky at all. ✨All in all I love them all & you should check them all out! They worked bomb on my skin 💖with & without eye primers! All fairly expensive. bh - Daisy Marquez Palette LORAC - Unzipped Eyeshadow Palette aLamar COSMETICS - Reina Del Caribe Eyeshadow Palette
bh-Daisy Marquez Palette
FAB facial radiance pads ✨
✨What are the claims? A daily treatment pad with lactic & glycolic acid time safely & effectively exfoliate, tone & brighten. For normal, dry & combo skin. Formulated for dullness, uneven texture, & pores. ✨Texture/Consistency? Smooth wipes ✨My thoughts? I personally didn’t love these! I do love facial radiance Pads but these weren’t my favorite. My skin is dry & sensitive & I have been using these on & off to see if they really work & I am sad to say in my opinion they didn’t! My skin wasn’t smoother or brighter, it did help slightly with the black heads on my nose. It wasn’t worth it in my opinion & my skin didn’t enjoy it. ✨Price Vs. Size? 60 pads for $34, that isn’t bad. If these work for your skin they would be bomb. FIRST AID BEAUTY - Facial Radiance Pads
FIRST AID BEAUTY-Facial Radiance Pads
💄My favorite go to lip gloss!💄
✨What are the claims? SMASHBOX GlossAngeles is a non sticky, moisturizing lip gloss for nourished, fuller looking lips. For all skin tones & types. ✨Texture/Consistency? It is a very lightweight non-sticky cream ✨My thoughts? I love these lip glosses so much!! Seriously they are the best. They are my go-to lip glosses, the colors are all so pigmented & Bomb. I can use one swipe & im good to go! My favorite colors are, hustle & glow, 72 & honey, & obvi Mauvy! Hustle & glow is bomb with any lipstick, lip liner or by itself! It’s my go-to for any glam look or detailed makeup look. It’s shimmery & pink. 72 & honey is the perfect nude so it’s perfect for any natural look! It’s bomb by itself or with a lip liner, it’s super pigmented & long lasting as well. Obvi mauvy is a medium pink mauve color that is great for a natural work look, it lasts all day as well with minimal touch ups needed so you know you can look bomb all day! It is my go to for work lipgloss! They are all $20 each & so worth it! I’ve had them each for over a year & they have been my go to’s ever since! I can’t stop using them. smashbox - Gloss Angeles Lip Gloss
smashbox-Gloss Angeles Lip Gloss
Glossier Lip Gloss VS. Kosas Wet Lip Oil Gloss
Glossier. - Lip Gloss $14, 3.5ml - 3 shades - thick formula - feels sticky - dries out my lips Kosas - Wet Lip Oil Gloss $27, 4.6 - 5 shades - thin formula - feels slippery & smooth - moisturizing My Choice: To me, Kosas wins by far! It’s so much more comfortable to wear and it doesn’t dry out my lips! In fact, it actually keeps my lips moisturized and feeling soft. I can build it up by adding several layers if I’m looking for an uber glossy look, and it still never feels too thick and heavy! I’m definitely contemplating picking up a few more shades!!! 🤔 The Glossier Lip Gloss looks amazing in photos just because of how reflective and thick it is on the lips, but it feels way too sticky and heavy. It also ends up drying out my lips if I wear it for too long.
Drunk Elephant | Protini Polypeptide Cream V.S. Lala Retro Whipped Cream
TEXTURE Protini Polypeptide Cream is lightweight and watery, very friendly to me as it is not sticky at all, even on my oily skin. Lala Retro Whipped Cream： It is a creamy texture. Compared with Polypeptide Cream, this one is heavier and more sticky. It is too heavy for ones who have oily skin type just like me. Blendable Protini Polypeptide Cream： This face cream is very bendable on the face. Meanwhile, it is quite natural for my skin to absorb. My face feels cool, and my skin turns to be very soft after using it. Lala Retro Whipped Cream： Because of the heavier texture, this one is harder to blend. Maybe it is more suitable for dry skin type. Moisturize In terms of moisturizing, I think Lala works better than Protin. Generally, both of them are recommendable, but I prefer Protini Polypeptide Cream. It works just right for me. If you want to try a more moisturizing cream, then Protini Polypeptide Cream is there for you！
DRUNK ELEPHANT-Lala Retro Whipped Moisturizer
bite vs milk
I have another review on two lip balms I’ve had in my stash for a while, one almost used up and one barely used! Keep reading to see who and why! I have normal to oily skin, acne prone with rosacea! Products: BITE - Agave+ Daytime Vegan Lip Balm Milk MAKEUP - KUSH Lip Balm Scent: Bite- kind of honey, kind of sweet! Milk- very minty Texture: Bite- honestly like butter, broke in the tube it’s so soft! Milk- medium thickness, goes on evenly! Claims: Bite- agave nectar and coco butter for hydration and soothing, long lasting! Milk- cannabis sativa seed oil soothes, Shea butter hydrates Function: Bite- perfect for day or night, non irritating, non sticky! Plays well with others! Milk- I use this at home or at night, mainly because it messes up any lip product consistency if I use it with a lipstick Price: Bite- $14 for .15oz (I have a mini) Milk- $16 for .1oz Overall: Bite- I hate that this broke in its tube, so it’s kind of squashed but it’s still so good! The scent is so sweet but doesn’t bother me, doesn’t taste bad or break me out. Milk- I think this might be breaking me out, I’m almost finished with it because it’s been one of my Project pans to get it out of my house. I don’t think I’d ever repurchase this, the minty scent is far too overpowering and makes my lips tingle. Overall, my favorite of the two is the bite balm! It’s easy to apply, smells great, and hydrates much better than milk!
BITE-Agave+ Daytime Vegan Lip Balm
Recovery Serum: HR?! OR Clarins ?!
I used up two face serum in this winter, and I want to share some thoughts about them, HR Powercell Skinmunity The Serum and Clarins Double Serum. Just as a reference if you are struggling with which one to choose. Texture: Clarins ☑️ As you can see in picture 3, there are hydric and lipidic liquid contained in it, and you can adjust the ratio according to your skin type. For me, I have combi skin, which I would prefer more lipidic serum on my cheeks but less on my T-zone. How considerate this design is! Instant feeling: Clarins ☑️ Just as I said, I used these two during winter. HR is too lightweight for me, and I need to apply another layer of face cream to ensure that my skin is moisturized enough. But Clarins, it works just fine with me. Skin Recovery: Both Great!!! Both two are targeting skin recovery, and I think they are quite good in terms of this part. When using HR serum for one month, I noticed that it minimized my enlarged pores and made my skin dewy. It also helped calm my outbreaks. As for Clarins, it is super hydrating that saved me from dry patches and give my skin an extra glow. I LOVE it! I would repurchase Clarins rather than HR. I think Clarins is better for dry or combi skin since it is moisturizing enough, while HR is excellent for oily skin type. You can make decisions according to your skin type. Both worth a try.
Dr. Jart ceramidin and tiger grass creams
I’m a longtime skincare fanatic who’s only recently gotten into Asian beauty products. Some of the first ones I tried were from Dr. Jart, including the tiger grass color correcting treatment, which is one of my faves (scroll back for a review I did a while back!) I’ve seen these creams all over the place, so I finally gave in and decided to try them myself. I was about to need a new daytime moisturizer anyway, and since I’ll be bumping up to a higher percentage of tretinoin soon, I also wanted a thicker nighttime cream. These two have some distinct differences, but so far I’m loving both of them! The ceramidin cream is hyped up to be a miracle for dry skin, given its five ceramide complex and other ingredients like hyaluronic acid and beetroot extract. It also contains a good amount of shea butter. It also contains less than 1% of synthetic fragrance, though it has multiple essential oils. It’s not vegan or cruelty free, however (unless I’m wrong? someone please tell me I’m wrong). On the other hand, the tiger grass cream has centella asiatica extracts and Dr. Jart’s Jartbiome, a “microbiome complex.” It also has shea butter pretty high up on the ingredients list, and there are multiple essential oils, which can be irritating for some. Tiger grass is one of the best ingredients for reducing redness. I don’t think this cream is cruelty free or vegan, either. As you can see in the second picture, both are thick creams, though I would say the ceramidin (which is the one on top) is a bit thicker. Both spread very easily and honestly, they feel amazing on my skin. The ceramidin does feel heavy, but I got it for that reason because I live in New York and use a lot of products that will dry me out if I’m not careful. I use it as my last step at night, and it feels like it seals in all my other products. It does have a distinct scent, which I’m indifferent to, but I know it can be off-putting for some. The tiger grass cream has a light herbal smell—kinda similar to the color correcting cream—and it feels light enough that I’ve been loving it as my daytime moisturizer. It also mixes well with a few drops of oil, which I love adding in. Neither has broken me out (thank goodness!) because these cost a pretty penny. Long story short: While I love both, I definitely prefer the ceramidin as a nighttime moisturizer. The tiger grass cream is wonderful, but if I’m being honest with myself, I don’t really need the redness relief because redness isn’t my main skin concern. I could probably survive with just the color correcting treatment, if you made me choose. Both creams cost $48 each for 1.69oz, which is a good amount of product. However, I would suggest getting a sample size—Dr. Jart has some great sets with minis of different products—before committing to the full size.
Dr. Jart+-Ceramidin Cream
Cleansing Balm: Drunk Elephant OR Farmacy ?
I have tried two popular cleansing balm and now want to share my feeling about them to you guys. One is Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm, and the other is Drunk Elephant Slaai Makeup Melting Butter. Package: Drunk Elephant 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Farmacy🌟🌟🌟 Although Drunk Elephant's packaging is a little bit heavier, it provides a small spoon stuck by a magnitude, which makes it way more convenient to use. Texture: Farmacy 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Drunk Elephant 🌟🌟🌟 Farmacy's is more blendable and more natural to melt-down in hands or face, While it may take a while for Drunk elephant. I also need to notice that DE one would be a little bit difficult to clean off thoroughly. So if you are acne-skin type, farmacy is better for you. Cleaning power: Both are great！ I would call it an even since both can clean heavy makeup, even mascara! Scent: Farmacy 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Drunk Elephant 🌟 Farmacy definitely smells better. It is not a strong but lightweight, good scent. But the Drunk Elephant's smell is a little too irritating for me. Some people argue that this is because DE is more eco-friendly, and the product is without artificial flavor. But sincerely, I wouldn't say I like the smell. Other: Drunk Elephant gives an extra hydrating feeling. I would give it some extra points for that. In all, personally, I prefer Farmacy. The experience is nice when using Farmacy's cleansing balm. But if you don't mind the smell and really care whether the product is eco-friendly, go with Drunk Elephant！
FARMACY-Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm