Speed Reviews: Volume IX

Makeup Revolution Extra Hold Brow Glue
Claims :: Keep brows lifted & locked in place; leaves a fluffy, feathered brow look
Price :: $7 at Ulta, Revolution Beauty
Pros :: Cruelty free; vegan; extreme hold; brows looked perfect at the end of the day; mega staying powder; affordable
Cons :: Availability
Final Thoughts :: The hold is comparable to the Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel and this is a third of the price; use as the last step in your brow routine because you are locked in place once it’s applied; I’ve been a long time fan of ABH and haven’t found any affordable options that really compare, but this definitely is; highly recommend

Armani Eye Tint Long-Lasting Liquid Eyeshadow
Claims :: Long-lasting; crease-proof; up to 16 hours of buildable color, lightweight feel, water-infused formula; glides on smoothly and blends easily
Price :: $30 at Sephora, Nordstrom, Armani Beauty
Shade Range :: 18 (7 shimmer, 2 matte, 1 glitter, 8 metallic)
My Shade :: 12 Gold Ashes (shimmer)
Pros :: Lightweight; luminous finish; applicator deposits color perfectly; great base for powder shadows
Cons :: Do not like this on its own–not very pigmented & creases like crazy; not cruelty free; availability; price
Final Thoughts :: I was sent this free for testing from BzzAgent; hot mess when used alone–very sheer and major creasing; works best as a base for powder shadow; for the price, it’s not worth it; Stila liquid shadows are a much better option

SheGlam Color Bloom Liquid Blush
Claims :: Long wearing; smudge-proof; nourishing ingredients; gel-cream formula; buildable; blendable
Price :: $5 at SheIn, SheGlam
Shade Range :: 8
My Shade :: Love Cake
Pros :: Affordable; cruelty free; easy to blend; shade range; applicator; buildable; pigmented; gorgeous color; long wearing; little goes a long way
Cons :: Availability
Final Thoughts :: Online only; applicator shade allows for precision and control; blends like a dream, so effortless; this formula is simply amazing and you have to try it; love this just as much as my NARS liquid blush that’s $30; little goes a long way so this product will last a while

YSL Lash Clash Extreme Volume Mascara
Claims :: Intense black; buildable; massive volume; all day wear; smudge-proof; intense color from root to tip
Price :: $29 at Sephora, Nordstrom
Shade Range :: 1, Black
Pros :: No fragrance; no parabens; builds without clumping; dramatic lash look; volume; length; separation; very black and pigmented; agree with all claims; no flaking or smudging; easy to remove
Cons :: Price; availability; not cruelty free; no shade variation; no waterproof option
Final Thoughts :: This is a deluxe size sample from Sephora; natural bristle wand; drier formula; does everything it claims; amazing volume and lift. Gives me the dramatic look I like; I can get a similar look with a cheaper mascara, but if you want to splurge–go for it!

Essence Extreme Shine Volume Lip Gloss
Claims :: Maximum volume; natural glow
Price :: $3.99 at Ulta
Shade Range :: 14
My Shades :: Clear, Pretty In Pink
Pros :: Affordable; cruelty free; vegan; paraben free; carbon neutral packaging; shade range; not sticky; gorgeous shine
Cons :: Availability; scented
Final Thoughts :: Scent doesn’t linger and doesn’t bother me, but I know some are sensitive to fragrance; can’t speak to the plumping claims because I already have big lips; there’s a slight tingle, but nothing uncomfortable; I love that this isn’t sticky; I usually use it over a matte lipstick, but they’re pretty on their own too.

BareMinerals Mineralist Lip Gloss Balm
Claims :: Non-sticky; gloss+balm hybrid; sheer color; glossy shine; nourishing
Price :: $20 at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom
Shade Range :: 15
My Shades :: Vision
Pros :: Cruelty free; no parabens or phthalates; made from recycling packaging; very sheer; hydrating; gorgeous shine; agree with all claims
Cons :: Availability; price
Final Thoughts : Best thing about this–>gorgeous shine and NO STICKINESS!; hydrating; love this shade with Colour Pop Lip Liner in Bumble; impressive staying power for a lip gloss; got half off during 21 Days of Beauty. I don’t know that I’d pay $20 for it as I can get the same effect with cheaper products; I do like it though and I’m glad I have it!


8 responses to “Speed Reviews: Volume IX”

  1. […] Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush–$20 at Sephora–7 radiant shades, 4 matte–Cruelty free–Buildable, long wearing, easy to blend, only need a small amount of product–Worth it? NO–Alternative: SheGlam Color Bloom Liquid Blush, $5, 4 shades, cruelty free–Rare reviewed here, SheGlam reviewed here […]


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  4. […] SheGlam Sun Sculpt Liquid Bronzer & Color Bloom Liquid Blush, $5 (reviewed here and here) […]


  5. […] Blush, Bronzer, Highlighter, Contour—SheGlam Color Bloom Liquid Blush in Love Cake (review)—SheGlam Sun Sculpt Liquid Bronzer in Soft Tan (I use this shade to contour) & Golden Sun […]


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  8. […] Liquid Blush–SheGlam Color Bloom in Love Cake (review) […]


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