Covergirl Clean Fresh Pressed Powder Review

Covergirl Clean Fresh Pressed Powder

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Today I have a review of the Clean Fresh Pressed Powder from Covergirl [info in italics taken from the Covergirl website]

Covergirl Clean Fresh Pressed Powder is talc-free and formulated with tapioca and aloe vera powder to absorb oil and deliver fresh, natural-looking skin. The 100% vegan pressed powder makes pores less visible, so skin looks and feels smooth. Apply the powder with the included vegan foam puff for easy application. Covergirl Clean Fresh Pressed Powder is formulated without phthalates, mineral oil, formaldehyde, talc, parabens, or sulfates. Pro-tip: Pair the face powder with Covergirl Clean Fresh Skin Milk for a flawless finish that lasts all day.

This pressed powder is available in 6 shades – 100 translucent, 120 fair, 140 light, 160 medium, 180 tan and 200 rich – not a wide range of shades – kind of ridiculous really. I purchased the shade 140 light and it is perfect for me.

This is a really smooth pressed powder and it looks natural on my skin. I like it a lot!

Have you tried this pressed powder?

Covergirl Clean Fresh Pressed Powder

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

Covergirl Lash Blast Active Mascara Review

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Today I have a review of the Covergirl Lash Blast Active Mascara in the shade Extreme Black. I purchased it recently and have been testing it out. [info in italics taken from the Covergirl website & from the packaging]

Covergirl Lash Blast Active

Lash Blast Active Mascara gives an instant boost of volume that can’t be stopped—offering up to 24 hour wear that won’t let you down! The formula is sweat-proof, smudge-proof and clump-proof ready to take you through your day. The brush provides easy application, control and separation due to the alternating bristle lengths and the brush shape that hugs the lash line. Suitable for contact lens wearers and ophthalmologically tested.

Based on the description, this mascara sounds perfect for me. If you’ve been reading abrashattitude.com for awhile, you will know that I am admittedly mega picky about mascara. I have long, super stick-straight lashes that are quite light in colour considering my natural hair colour is dark brown. Normally I always use a lash curler before applying mascara but I’ve recently had my very first lash lift and tint, so my curler is stashed away, and no waterproof formulas for me. My eyes are sensitive, and water easily so any mascara that I use must be smudge proof, and water-resistant.

I have seven requirements for a mascara, and I’ll comment on each requirement and score each point. So how did the Covergirl Lab Blast Active Mascara measure up?

1. waterproof / water resistant  – Not waterproof, but it withstood my watery eyes, so quite water-resistant +1

2. smudge-proof +1

3. non-flaking / non-clumping +1

4. must be DARK black (not blackish, not brown black, and definitely not grey black) +1 Super mega black, MEGA!

5. volumizing +1/2 to 3/4 depending on whether I do one or two coats.

6. must hold a curl +1 I’ve had a lash lift done, but the mascara did not make my lashes droop. I may change this score once my lash lift wears off and I test it with my lashes in their normal state.

7. non-irritating to my sensitive eyes +1

Covergirl Lash Blast Active Mascara

The brush is one of those narrow flexible needle type brushes (what is this mascara brush type called), which I’m not usually a fan of, but this one is great for getting all my lashes, even the teeny ones! Overall I would give this mascara a 6.5 to 6.75 out of 7 – veering towards holy grail status!

Have you tried this mascara, did you like it?

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

Cumulative Monthly Empties April to July 2020

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Today I have a cumulative empties post. I decided to only do a monthly empties post if I have at least 5 products finished. So now I have empties collecting from April to July! I’ll let you know if I plan to re-buy or not, either right away or eventually, and link to my original reviews.

Haircare & Bodycare:

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Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask and Scalp Revival Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo – these were minis form the Sephora annual birthday gift. Loved both of these, I would like to buy full sizes eventually. Review is here. *Sephora Beauty Insider freebie*

Alba Botanica Hawaiian Body Cream – I LOVE this one. I’ve re-purchased this a few times, and plan on getting it again as soon as I finish up one of the other body creams / lotions in my stash. Review is here.

Skincare:

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The Inkey List Collagen Booster and Hepta-Peptide Serums – I love facial serums, and will probably re-purchase eventually. I have a few serums on my wish-list that I would like to try first. Reviews are here and here.

Not pictured: There was also an oil cleanser (Aromatica Natural Coconut Cleansing Oil) from my CertClean judging package that I had not yet reviewed, but I cannot find the bottle – I think that the Mister recycled it already, oops! I have a few more oil cleansers to use up, so I won’t need to buy any for awhile! *PR / judging package product*

Makeup: 

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FitGlow Beauty Good Lash + Mascara – I scored this mascara a 5 out of 7. It is a nice mascara, but it isn’t a great one for me personally, as my eyes are way too watery for this formula. Review is here.

Essence All Eyes on Me Waterproof Multi-Effect Mascara – I scored this one a 5.75 out of 7. It didn’t give me enough volume, but it is a good waterproof lengthening mascara – but I want volume. Review is here.

So there you have it, my cumulative monthly empties – I didn’t finish up as much as I thought I would and I have several skincare products that are so close to being finished up, so maybe I’ll have more next time. But progress is progress when it comes to using up products rather than wasting them!

Did you finish up much this month (or over the past couple of months)?

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Disclosure: Most of these were purchased by me, products that membership freebies or PR are identified above with an * (and disclosed in the original review).

Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette in Copper Charge Review

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Charlotte Tilbury Copper Charge 1

Today I’m reviewing the other little treat that I purchased for myself recently. This is my first eyeshadow palette from Charlotte Tilbury – I chose the Copper Charge palette as it is supposed to enhance blue eyes. [info in italics taken from the Charlotte Tilbury website]

Charlotte Tilbury Copper Charge 2

Darlings, LIGHT UP YOUR EYES and make them MAGIC with my NEW! Eye Colour Magic Luxury Palette in Copper Charge! The mesmerising gold, rose-copper and russet-brown hues in this eye-enhancing palette play with the light to make blue eyes POP and brown eyes GLOW!

“To curate my NEW! EYE COLOUR MAGIC range, I have decoded the secrets of the colour wheel with my EYE WARDROBE of colour co-ordinated eyeshadows and eyeliners to ENHANCE and add SHAPE, SHADE and DEFINITION for eyes to HYPNOTISE the world!”— Charlotte Tilbury

Charlotte Tilbury Copper Charge 3

Serene, gentle and soothing, blue has associations with the calming light of the sky and sea. The BLUE-EYED BOMBSHELL has eyes lit with serenity, logic and loyalty. Opposite on the colour wheel, COPPER CHARGE makes blue eyes look bluer. EASY TO MORPH, EASY TO MAGNIFY, EASY TO MAKE YOUR EYE COLOUR MAGIC!

Charlotte Tilbury Copper Charge 4

“Darling, you don’t have to be a blue-eyed bombshell to get the copper effect! Once you know the rules, break them! Copper Charge looks magical on EVERYONE!” – Charlotte Tilbury

Charlotte Tilbury Copper Charge 5

This is my first palette from Charlotte Tilbury and I have to say that it won’t be my last! The quality is there – the shadows are buttery and pigmented. Shade 3 (bottom left) is a little more difficult to work with than the other shimmery metallic shades, and a little less pigmented, but it is workable. I like that the shades can be worn for both subtle and dramatic looks. And it really does make my blue eyes POP!

Have you tried any of the Charlotte Tilbury palettes?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, I purchased this!

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips in Hot Emily Review & Swatching

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Today I’m reviewing and swatching my second Charlotte Tilbury lipstick – Hot Lips in the shade Hot Emily. I’ve been so busy with my day job this past month, that I thought that I would get myself a few little treats to reward myself – you will see what else I got soon! [info in italics taken from the Charlotte Tilbury website]

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Hot Emily 1

Darlings, get lips that will leave a lasting impression! My Hot Lips lipstick in Hot Emily is in my K.I.S.S.I.N.G formula for full-bodied, moisturised lips. This bright hot coral lipstick is inspired by the dynamism of Emily Ratajowski’s intelligent Charlie’s Angel’s sexiness and the modern cool-girl raunchiness.

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Hot Emily 2

WHAT MAKES HOT LIPS MAGIC:

  • The lipstick has brilliant light-diffusing pigments for pert, full-bodied finish, capturing light and reflecting out.
  • Antioxidant Lipstick Tree and soothing orchid extracts soften, protect and hydrate for healthier, younger-looking lips
  • The special blend of waxes creates an easy to apply lipstick with a seamless finish
  • A perfect blend of oils, triglycerides and waxes glide on for buildable, long-lasting colour
  • Ideal for a colour-rich, moisturising finish for cashmere-soft lips

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Hot Emily 3

These lipsticks are long wearing and so moisturizing on the lips. The shade is a bright coral – perfect for summer! I really love the formula of the K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipsticks. I don’t love the cake-like scent, but it fades quickly.

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the very beginning, I purchased this!

Covergirl Exhibitionist Uncensored Mascara Review

Covergirl Exhibitionist Uncensored Mascara Waterproof

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Covergirl Exhibitionist Uncensored 1

Today I have a review of the Covergirl Exhibitionist Uncensored Mascara in the Waterproof Formula. I purchased it recently and have been testing it out. [info in italics taken from the Covergirl website & from the packaging]

Covergirl Exhibitionist Uncensored 2

Go ahead, be bold with COVERGIRL Exhibitionist Uncensored Mascara. Available in waterproof and non-waterproof varieties, this ultra-volumizing mascara creates full, defined lashes after just one coat. Infused with decadent coconut and jojoba oils, this mascara won’t smudge or flake out on you. Keep the lash party going day and night with uninhibited, show-stopping volume!

  • Gives eye opening effect
  • Lengthens, lifts & separates lashes
  • Waterproof. Smudge-Proof. Clump-Proof.
  • Suitable for sensitive eyes

Sounds like the perfect mascara for me when you compare the claims with my requirements. If you’ve been reading abrashattitude.com for awhile, you will know that I am admittedly mega picky about mascara. I have long, super stick-straight lashes that are quite light in colour considering my natural hair colour is dark brown. I always use a lash curler before applying mascara. My eyes are sensitive, and water easily so any mascara that I use must be smudge proof, and water-resistant (ideally waterproof).

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I have seven requirements for a mascara, and I’ll comment on each requirement and score each point. So how did the Exhibitionist Uncensored Mascara measure up?

1. waterproof / water resistant  +1

2. smudge-proof +1

3. non-flaking / non-clumping +1

4. must be DARK black (not blackish, not brown black, and definitely not grey black) +1 Super mega black!

5. volumizing +1/2 Decent volume but not as much as I had hoped!

6. must hold a curl +3/4 I think that this score might improve once the mascara dries out a bit as it is a fairly wet formula.

7. non-irritating to my sensitive eyes +1

Covergirl Exhibitionist Uncensored Mascara Waterproof

The brush is large (but not gigantic), which I’m a fan of. Overall I would give this mascara a 6.25 out of 7 – pretty great, and I think my opinion will improve once the formula dries out a bit.

Have you tried this mascara, did you like it?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, I purchased this!

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Intense K.i.s.s.i.n.g Lipstick Review

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Intense

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Today I have a review of my very first Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick – the Pillow Talk Intense K.i.s.s.i.n.g shade! I purchased this for myself during the annual spring sale at Sephora. [info in italics taken from the Charlotte Tilbury website]

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Intense

Fall in love with MORE Pillow Talk magic!

Darlings, lipstick is happiness in a tube! Fall even deeper in love with the MAGIC of Pillow Talk with my NEW! moisturizing deep berry-rose lipstick in K.I.S.S.I.N.G Pillow Talk Intense!

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Intense

Loved by supermodels and stars, my ORIGINAL, UNIVERSALLY FLATTERING, nude-pink Pillow Talk hue has been dialled up for everyone, every moment and every mood! This deeper, sweeter hue of Pillow Talk is in my super moisturizing K.I.S.S.I.N.G formula and looks extra dreamy on tan and deep skin tones for a sumptuous, satin-finish pout.

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Intense The berry-rose shade is stunning, and the finish is hydrating and satiny. Although the description says that is looks dreamy on tan and deep skin tones, I think it works well for my pale to fair skintone.

Now that I’ve finally tried one of her lipsticks, I definitely want more! I cannot believe that it has taken me this long to get one for myself! I’m currently eyeing the red and coral shades.

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Intense

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Smashbox Super Fan Mascara Review

Smashbox Super Fan Mascara

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Today I’m reviewing the Smashbox Super Fan Mascara. I got it as a free sample / gift with purchase with my last Shoppers Drug Mart / Pharmaprix online order. [info in italics taken from the Smashbox website]

Smashbox Super Fan Mascara

This lengthening mascara gives you modern, fanned-out volume. Get 12-hour length, lift and volume without any heaviness or clumping.

BENEFITS

• Buildable lift, length and volume that lasts for 12 hours
• 360° Precision double-bristle brush loads product from root-to tip, while the soft comb reaches, styles & reveals lashes you never knew you had
• Super-black formula keeps lashes looking fuller and thicker without any clumping, smudging, flaking or heaviness
• Cruelty-free

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you will know that I am admittedly mega picky about mascara. I have long, super stick-straight lashes that are quite light in colour considering my natural hair colour is dark brown. I always use a lash curler before applying mascara. My eyes are sensitive, and water easily so any mascara that I use must be smudge proof, and water-resistant (ideally waterproof).

Smashbox Super Fan Mascara

I have seven requirements for a mascara, and I’ll comment on each requirement and score each point. So how did the Super Fan Mascara measure up?

1. waterproof / water resistant – +3/4 This is not a waterproof formulation, but it did mostly withstand my watery eyes, so it is somewhat water resistant.

2. smudge-proof +1

3. non-flaking / non-clumping +1

4. must be DARK black (not blackish, not brown black, and definitely not grey black) +1 Super mega black!

5. volumizing +1/2 Fairly good volume, but not mega volume.

6. must hold a curl +1/2 It holds a curl for me for about four hours before my lashes start to return to their natural stick straight form.

7. non-irritating to my sensitive eyes +1

Smashbox Super Fan Mascara

The brush is really great for getting the micro lashes at the inner and outer eye corners. Overall I would give this mascara a 5.75 out of 7! I do wish that it held a curl better. The lengthening is really nice, but my lashes are quite long naturally so it isn’t a must have for me. This isn’t a holy grail for me, but it is quite good. If you don’t have stick straight lashes, this might be perfect for you!

Have you tried this mascara, did you like it?

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Disclosure: This was a free sample / gift with purchase.

 

Alima Pure Natural Definition Eye Pencil Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Alima Pure Natural Definition Eye Pencil that came in my March Petit Vour box. I finally got around to testing it out! [info in italics taken from Petit Vour]

Alima Pure Natural Eye Pencil

A long lasting, highly pigmented natural eyeliner pencil. Natural Definition Eye Pencil is filled with soothing natural oils, waxes, and Chamomile extract to protect the delicate eye area. This eyeliner glides on smoothly, blends beautifully, and lasts all day.

Alima Pure Natural Eye Pencil

On the Petit Vour website it shows three shades: Coffee (rich cocoa brown), Ink (carbon black) and Patina (shimmering taupe). I received the shade Coffee thankfully as I have way too many black liners in my stash!

Its super pigmented, long wearing, and applies smoothly too! The Coffee shade is a gorgeous deep dark brown. Perfect for when you just don’t feel like wearing black liner!

Alima Pure Natural Eye Pencil

100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Simmondsia Chinesis (Hydrogenated Jojoba) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Gossypium Herbaceum (Hydrogenated Cottonseed) Oil, Mangnifera Indica (Mango) Seed Oil, Mica (CI 77019), Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Cera, Glyceryl Caprylate, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Cera, Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Chamomilla Recutita (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate [+/- CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 (Iron Oxide-Red), CI 77492 (Iron Oxide-Yellow), CI 77499 (Iron Oxide-Black)]. Contains Nuts.

Have you tried this liner?

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Disclosure: This came in my Petit Vour subscription box that I pay for!