I am not much of a makeup connoisseur. I grew up being the middle child (well, there’s 4 of us: girl, me, boy, girl, so I call myself the middle child) which meant that everybody stuck to their own business so I was never really introduced to nail polish or makeup. But then I met Tyler who likes it when I wear makeup so I jumped in the makeup waters. I am learning a bit every day. Watching videos on YouTube has helped a lot but mostly times I simply wing it! Makes it fun, right?
Just recently I came across Cosmetique who graciously sent me some of their amazing beauty products to review. Since then I feel like a little girl with new toys…anybody wants to play dress up with me!? I digress…
Cosmetique has all of your beauty needs covered! With many exciting beauty brands for you to discover, you’ll love the fun of experimenting with the latest beauty trends. The skin care from Cosmetique will have your skin postively glowing; and, we’ve got the classic makeup staples covered – with dependable favorites from eyeliners, to eyeshadows, to mascara; to flawless foundations, to lipsticks, to lip glosses.*
For my review I received 3 different products from the Madeline Mono line:
I have a small eye lid so putting on eyeshadow is a bit awkward and not every style I see around the internet/magazines will translate well to me. Seriously, my eyelid is a tad bigger than the sponge applicator that comes in the eyeshadow set.
Even though the awkward size of my eyes I love playing with the eyeshadow collection!! my favorite so far is the deep blue! I can’t wait to wear the fucsia with the light pink. I can probably do a pink smokey eye look! Ooh…too bad it is almost bed time in my neck of the woods or I would really go do it!
The set has as nine fabulous colors designed to complement every eye color, every skin tone, everything in your wardrobe.
I have stated in the past that I can’t stand applying anything to my lips but thanks to Madeline Mono & Cosmetique I stand corrected! So fore the review I had to try it on and, so, I did. I honestly LOVE IT! I wish there was a way you could have all listened to my very first thought when I saw my lips on the mirror: “WOW! I am wearing lipstick now! This is gorgeous!” Not kidding. I have been wearing it around the house and I LOVE IT!
It does make my lips a bit itchy right after I apply it but I bet it is because I am not used to having anything on my lips just yet.
The color almost matches my lip tone by a darker shade or two and it gives them a long-lasting sheer look. It is not sticky or heavy. It is enriched with Vitamin E to go on silky smooth and to leave your lips beautifully polished. And the case includes a mirror that’s great for on-the-go touch-ups…which I still have to master.
Now that I have a bronzer I feel like one of the cool kids! Bronzers are amazing!! Specially when Portland’s sucky weather is overcast while the rets of the country is having a heat-wave! Want some of our rain? Please, take it!
I applied the bronzer after I moisturized. I tried my best to do both shade at the same time, maybe I wasn’t supposed to? At first I had darker spots on different places…had to wash and re do, oops! The second time around I made sure to apply more carefully all over the face specially on the spots that usually get naturally tanned (in my case right on top of my nose and cheeks and forehead). I then applied foundation. I love the look!
The second time I wore the bronzer I applied the shimmery one alone and wore it like that all day. What I liked the most is that you can’t even feel you have makeup on! So subtle and comfortable!
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