elf Cosmetics Hydrating Camo Concealer Review

elf Cosmetics Hydrating Camo Concealer

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Today I have a review of the elf Cosmetics Hydrating Camo Concealer. I purchased it while I was in Nova Scotia in early October and have been using it ever since. [info in italics taken from the elf Cosmetics website]

elf Cosmetics Hydrating Camo Concealer

What is it: A long-lasting liquid concealer that provides crease-proof full coverage while hydrating your skin.

Why we love:

  • Full coverage concealer with a satin finish
  • All-day wear time
  • Large doe foot applicator
  • Great for normal, combination, and dry skin.
  • Our Shade Match Guarantee allows you to buy with confidence
elf Cosmetics Hydrating Camo Concealer

Key Ingredients:

  • Sodium Hyaluronate – helps provide hydration by locking in moisture
  • Rose Flower Water – helps soothes skin with its anti-inflammatory properties
elf Cosmetics Hydrating Camo Concealer

Nothing to see here—this full-coverage liquid concealer covers up imperfections and under-eye circles while delivering a boost of hydration to your skin. The lightweight, workable formula corrects and perfects without creasing or flaking for a smooth, satin finish that lasts all day (no touch-ups needed). Find your match with a wide selection of 25 shades.

elf Cosmetics Hydrating Camo Concealer

I have the shade Fair Rose (fair with pink undertones) – one of the lightest shades in the range – which is a great shade match for me. I decided to get this concealer as I wanted one that would not dry out my skin, especially with the cooler wether approaching. it applies and blends easily with fingers, a brush, or a sponge – depending on your personal preference. I love that this drugstore brand has 25 shades in this concealer. It is lightweight, and the coverage is great. I tend to apply it on the sheer side, as I just use it to camouflage any pinkness in my cheeks when I’m not wearing foundation, but it is a full coverage concealer if you don’t sheer it out. It wears all day, and thus far plays nicely with my serums, moisturizers and sunscreen.

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

Luna Nectar Moon Boost Lash and Brow Enhancing Serum Review

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Luna Nectar Unboxing

As you know, I received a PR package from Luna Nectar with the Heliophilia Glow & Fix Serum and the Moon Boost Lash & Brow Enhancing Serum. This Canadian brand has been on my wishlist for SO LONG, so I was thrilled by the opportunity to try them out! [info in italics taken from the Luna Nectar website]

Luna Nectar Moon Boost Lash & Brow Enhancing Serum

If you’ve read my mascara reviews, you will know that I don’t have lush, full lashes, and they are stick straight, and on the fine side – they’re also fairly light in colour despite having naturally dark brunette hair. My brows are also on the thin side – naturally, and not from the 90’s over-plucking trend. So I’m a good candidate for lash and brow serums!

Luna Nectar Moon Boost Lash & Brow Enhancing Serum

Let’s take a look at Moon Boost:

Instead of monthly lash extensions or chemical, hormone-based serums that break the bank and act as the root of side effects; opt for a 100% natural, vegan, organic and cruelty-free solution that deliver better results, quicker. Imagine: a silky nourishing elixir that achieves greater length, thickness, and longevity of your lashes and brows. Let it work its magic overnight, and wake up to the brilliant choice of no makeup, or intense lashes and bold brows with the most minimal touch of makeup.

If you do have lash extensions, Moon Boost is also for you! It can be used to repair and strengthen your natural lashes, which prolongs the lifespan of your extensions.

Before Using Moon Boost
Before Using Moon Boost
After Using Moon Boost
After Using Moon Boost

I love this lash and brow serum – it doesn’t make my eyes sting like some lash and brow serums that I’ve tried, nor does it irritate my sensitive eyes. The key to using this type of serum is consistency. I can see a difference in both my lashes and especially in my brows! For my lashes, it is less obvious unless I’m wearing mascara due to my lashes being so light in colour. But I can see a difference in the length and thickness of my lashes. I tint my brows these days, which makes it so much easier to see the difference compared to how my brows originally looked – they are filling in, and are less skimpy, and I’m sure that with continued use, they will improve further!

Also – It is SO DIFFICULT to take a decent closeup of my brows and lashes.

If you’d like to try this, or anything else from Luna Nectar, I was given a discount code to save 15% on purchases from the Luna Nectar website: BRASHATTITUDE15 (it is an affiliate link):

https://www.lunanectar.com/discount/BRASHATTITUDE15

Have you tried Moon Boost?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, these products were PR gifted for review purposes, and this post contains an affiliate link. However, my opinion is always my own.

e.l.f. Cosmetics Wow Brow Tinted Brow Gel Review

elf Cosmetics Wow Brow Tinted Brow Gel

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elf Cosmetics Wow Brow Tinted Brow Gel

Today I’m reviewing the e.l.f. Cosmetics Wow Tinted Brow Gel. I purchased it a few weeks ago, and have been wearing it daily ever since. [info in italics taken from the e.l.f. Cosmetics website]

elf Cosmetics Wow Brow Tinted Brow Gel

What is it? A buildable, fiber-infused tinted brow gel that makes your natural brows look fuller.

Why we love:

  • Buildable wax-gel formula with brush
  • Gives you full, voluminous-looking brows
  • Available in 5 easy-match shades

Natural eyebrows that wow! This buildable wax-gel hybrid is enriched with Kaolin Clay and hair-like fibers that adhere to and enhance your brows. Brush and shape the tinted gel into place and your brows will immediately appear voluminous, fuller, and naturally filled in. Can be used on its own or as a topcoat over brow powder or pencil.

elf Cosmetics Wow Brow Tinted Brow Gel

This is a fantastic tinted brow gel – it looks great on its own, or paired with an eye pencil for a more defined and dramatic look. I chose the shade Deep Brown and I think that it is a perfect match for me as I prefer my browns to be dark (but not black). It adds volume and control but doesn’t make my brows look or feel “crunchy”. The small spoolie brush makes it easy to apply to the tails of my brows (where I need it the most).

elf Cosmetics Wow Brow Tinted Brow Gel

A great budget friendly brow option in my opinion.

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Essence Cosmetics Bye Bye Panda Eyes! Mascara Review

Essence Bye Bye Panda Eyes! Mascara

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Today I have a review of the Essence Cosmetics Bye Bye Panda Eyes! Mascara – I purchased it recently and have been testing it out daily. [info in italics taken from the Essence website]

Essence Bye Bye Panda Eyes! Mascara

say bye bye to those panda eyes and hello to clean volume and defined lashes! this mascara is made to last all day without smudging or clumping with our tubular formula. plus its easy to remove with just warm water. vegan. paraben free. oil free. perfume free. alcohol free. 

Based on the description of the Bye Bye Panda Eyes! Smudge-proof Volumizing and Defining Mascara, this sounds like a great mascara for me. If you’ve been reading abrashattitude.com for awhile, you will know that I am very very 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 use a lash curler and I need a mascara will hold a curl. My eyes are sensitive, and water easily so any mascara that I use must be smudge proof, and water resistant. I’m trying not to use waterproof mascara these days.

Essence Bye Bye Panda Eyes! Mascara

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

1. waterproof / water resistant +1 surprisingly water resistant, yet easy to remove

2. smudge-proof +1 no panda eyes for me!

3. non-flaking / non-clumping +1

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

5. volumizing +1/2 not as volumizing as I had hoped, gives beautiful length though

6. must hold a curl +3/4 It holds a curl ok, wish it was a better hold

7. non-irritating to my sensitive eyes +1 no itchy eyes!

Essence Bye Bye Panda Eyes! Mascara

Overall I would give this mascara a 6.25 out of 7. I like it a lot, and I hope that as it dries out, that the curl holding power and volume will increase.

Have you tried this mascara, did you like it?

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

Pixi Correction Concentrate (Colour Correcting Concealer) Review

Pixi Correction Concentrate - Colour Correcting Concealer

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Pixi Correction Concentrate - Colour Correcting Concealer

Today I’m reviewing the Pixi Beauty Correction Concentrate Colour Correcting Concealer that I bought last week and have been testing out daily. It is supposed to be a drugstore dupe for my well-loved Becca Cosmetics Under Eye Brightening Corrector that I’ve been purchasing (and re-purchasing) since 2016. I was looking for a dupe because Becca Cosmetics had announced that they were closing in Fall 2021. Smashbox just announced that they will be releasing both the Under Eye Corrector and the Shimmering Skin Perfector in October. [info in italics taken from the Shoppers Beauty website]

Pixi Correction Concentrate - Colour Correcting Concealer

Highly pigmented, this correction concealer instantly erases darkness, softens and blurs lines. Skin immediately looks fresh, rested, bright and youthful. This ultimate ‘good night’s sleep in a jar’ camouflage cream is correction perfection in a pot.

Pixi Correction Concentrate - Colour Correcting Concealer

Instantly erases dark circles & blends magically into skin tone. Concentrated correction cream instantly neutralizes darkness around eyes or anywhere that needs brightening. Contains vitamins A, C & E and rose hip extract. Paraben free. Not tested on animals.

Pixi Correction Concentrate - Colour Correcting Concealer

On the package it says that this is for medium skintones – I didn’t notice this until I got home, and was a little nervous as I’m on the light end of the skintone spectrum! The Pixi Correction Concentrate is a similar peachy salmon shade as the Becca Brightening Corrector, and it works well to blend away my dark circles.

Pixi Correction Concentrate - Colour Correcting Concealer

It isn’t as creamy as the Becca, but I always wear eye cream, so it isn’t a problem for me, and I haven’t had any issues with creasing or dryness. I’ve tried applying and blending it out using my fingers, a sponge, with a concealer brush and with a foundation brush – it works well with all application methods that I’ve tried. I think that it is a good budget friendly dupe!

Have you tried this one?

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Cumulative Empties – May to July 2021 Part 1

Empties May to Jul 2021

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Today I’d like to share my product finishes from the past three months, and I’ll let you know if I would purchase again (eventually), or not, and link to my original reviews. Let’s take a look…

Skincare + Makeup:

Empties May to Jul 2021

Sudsatorium Great Gatsby Lip Scrub – I loved this minty lip scrub, and would likely purchase again.

Kaelen Harwell Refining Roman Chamomile Ylang Ylang Cleanser – This was from my CertClean Clean Beauty Awards 2019-20 judging panel box. I absolutely love this creamy cleanser. Gentle, non-drying, amazing. I would purchase this one.

Quo Beauty Hydrating Facial Serum – This was a nice hyaluronic acid based serum. It’s budget friendly. I would purchase again eventually.

Wet N Wild Ultimate Brow Pencil – I have purchased this brow pencil several times since 2018, when Wet N Wild was cruelty free. I will not re-purchase unless they return to cruelty free status.

Essence Micro Precise Brow Pencil – I loved this micro-brow pencil. I would re-purchase.

Covergirl The Super Sizer Big Curl Mascara (Waterproof) – This was a really good waterproof mascara, I scored it a 6.5 out of 7.

Have you tried any of these products? Part two to follow later in the week!

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Disclosure: Post contains mostly products purchased by me, and one from my judging panel jury box from 2019-20 (identified). My opinion is my own regardless.

Covergirl Full Lash Bloom Waterproof Mascara by LashBlast Review

Covergirl Full Lash Bloom Waterproof Mascara

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Today I have a review of the Covergirl Full Lash Bloom Waterproof Mascara by LashBlast – I purchased it a few weeks ago and have been testing it out. [info in italics taken from the Covergirl Canada website and from the packaging]

Covergirl Full Lash Bloom Waterproof Mascara

Full Lash Bloom Waterproof Mascara gives you exceptional lash fullness that’s soft even to the touch and is perfect for everyday wear. With our new petal-shaped brush and mousse formula with natural beeswax, lashes are never stiff or brittle. So bring out every last lash, and embrace you in full bloom!

Covergirl Full Lash Bloom Waterproof Mascara

Full Lash Bloom brush, with short and long bristles, creates volume from root to tip and combs and coats lashes evenly for full separated volume. Waterproof formula provides volume that stays soft to the touch all day.

Based on the description of the Full Lash Bloom Mascara, this sounds like a great mascara for me. If you’ve been reading abrashattitude.com for awhile, you will know that I am 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 use a lash curler and I need a mascara will hold a curl. My eyes are sensitive, and water easily so any mascara that I use must be smudge proof, and at least water-resistant.

Covergirl Full Lash Bloom Waterproof Mascara

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

1. waterproof / water resistant +1 Waterproof!

2. smudge-proof +1 No smudging!

3. non-flaking / non-clumping +1 No flakes or clumps!

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

5. volumizing +1/2 The volume was ok. Not the full volume that I was hoping for.

6. must hold a curl +1/2 Did not hold a curl as well as I had hoped. Surprising for a waterproof formula, usually they hold a curl much better.

7. non-irritating to my sensitive eyes +1

Covergirl Full Lash Bloom Waterproof Mascara

Overall I would give this mascara a 6 out of 7. If it held a curl better and had better volume, I would have scored it higher. I like it, but it’s definitely not a holy grail mascara for me. If the mascara starts to perform better as it dries out a bit, I will re-evaluate my score.

Have you tried this mascara, did you like it?

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

FLOWER Beauty Bitten Lip Stain Swatching – Tempt

FLOWER Beauty Bitten Lip Stain Tempt

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Today I’m swatching the Flower Beauty Bitten Lip Stain in the shade Tempt. After trying and reviewing the shade Coy, I went ahead and purchased another one from well.ca [info in italics taken from the Flower Beauty website]

FLOWER Beauty Bitten Lip Stain Tempt

The new Bitten Lip Stain gives you stay-all-day color with an innovative hydrating formula.

Our unique water-based, hydration-packed, and gluten-free formula has gentle staining pigments that apply like a gloss and stays put like a stain with non-feathering wear. The lightweight gel-like texture moisturizes lips upon application and then dries down to a long-lasting comfortable tint. Apply with the plush doe foot applicator to luxuriously cushion and coat lips.

FLOWER Beauty Bitten Lip Stain Tempt

These lip stains come in six different shades: Saucy (hot pink), Play (magenta purple), Coy (coral pink), Sass (violet pink), Sweet (pink) and Tempt (dark magenta). This time I purchased Tempt, and I absolutely love it. This one doesn’t feel as watery as Coy did, but it has the same long wearing finish and manages to still feel hydrating when it dries down. And it doesn’t smudge underneath a mask!

And yeah, I’ll probably order another shade the next time I’m ordering something from well.ca.

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, I purchased this! And I’ll probably do it again!

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream Illumination with SPF50 Review

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Illumination

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IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Illumination

Today I’m reviewing the IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream Illumination with SPF50. I’ve previously tried the original IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream a few years ago (link is here in case you want to check it out). [info in italics taken from the IT Cosmetics website]

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Illumination

Experience your best-selling, multitasking, CC+™ Cream with SPF 50+ beauty miracle—now infused with proprietary Drops of Light Technology™ for a subtle touch of radiance! Developed with plastic surgeons, CC+ Illumination™ delivers full, flawless, perfect coverage and protects your skin with SPF 50+ UVA/UVB broad-spectrum physical sunscreen. Clinically shown to give you 179% of skin hydration, improve skin texture and enhance skin brightness without glitter or shimmer, this breakthrough color-correcting cream never creases or cracks and instantly camouflages imperfections including dark spots. Plus, it’s formulated with an advanced anti-aging serum made of hydrolyzed collagen, peptides, niacin, hyaluronic acid, and vitamins A, B, C and E that work in harmony to diffuse the look of wrinkles, minimize pores and give you a more luminous, supple and flawless-looking complexion.

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Illumination

In the original formula, I had the shade light, but this year, I picked the newer light-medium shade as I found that light was just a bit too light for me for summer, and the medium shade looked like it would be way too dark for me. I also decided to try the new Illumination formula as I love anything that helps my skin look and feel radiant.

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Illumination

When I first opened up the package, the shade light-medium looked way too dark, but thankfully it just makes me look like I’ve gotten a little bit of sun – which is what I was hoping for. The formula feels similar to the original formula, and the coverage is buildable, I tend to wear it on the sheer side, just to even out my skintone and add radiance. When first applied it seems a little too dark and too shimmery, but once blended out and it dries down, it loses the shimmer, and just makes my skin look great (my wrist / inner arm is actually paler than my face right now).

Have you tried this one?

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