Makeup Review: Rouge Bunny Rouge Sweet Excesses

I am not really a gloss person but your girl can have fun once in a while. The Sweet Excesses from Rouge Bunny Rouge promises to be a glassy gloss that provides fullness and shine while being creamy and long-lasting. They have the shades Rosehip Panna Cotta (cool nude pink), Crème Caramel (warm nude beige), Coral Macaron (warm coral pink), Berry Sorbet (berry pink), and Red Velvet Tart (deep red).

 

These glosses are indeed creamy and the rich colors are carefully interwoven with the shine these glosses provide. I was honestly surprised by the pigmentation because they look like matte liquid lipsticks but shiny. For me, the gloss is a bit shocking, almost like glass. I would rather use this during an event because it’s almost attention-seeking, the high-shine this provides. It lasts until after a few drinks and when the shine is gone, you’re left with a hint of color.

The Rouge Bunny Rouge Sweet Excesses were provided by @rougebunnyrouge. Available at rougebunnyrouge.com

Skincare Review: Youth to the People Superfood Skin Reset Mask and Superfood Firm + Brighten Serum

I am a late passenger to the Youth to the People train but I can’t believe how good all the products I’ve tried to feel on my skin. Some of their products are already my favorites and I am adding a few more.

The Superfood Skin Reset Mask ($44) promises to balance and restore dull and tired skin using spirulina, bioactive microalgae, and kale. This creamy mask feels a bit warmer than most masks. It also stings a bit as it dried the first time I used it but that sensation was gone in the succeeding applications. It smells grassy and a bit rubbery but dries like some of the product sunk into my skin. It’s easy to remove despite the creamy texture. I use this twice a week during the weekdays as it provides hydration after each use. My skin also feels soft and looks bright whenever I use this. It’s the mask I go for if I want to refresh my skin.

I have a penchant for vitamin c serums because they just work so well for my skin. Recently, I am coming across more nourishing vitamin c serums and I am so not mad about it. The combination of vitamin c and peptides is something I didn’t know my face needed until I tried it. The Superfood Firm + Brighten Serum ($62) has tripeptide 5, cross-linked hyaluronic acid, and chelates vitamin c. This is the only vitamin c serum I’ve tried that’s hydrating to my skin. It has a light gel-like texture that sinks into the skin quickly, which totally works for my oily skin. It’s gluey and it smells a bit like it too but the scent dissipates after a few seconds. The consistency leaves the skin feeling plump and soft. I have more potent vitamin c serums but using this afterward leaves my skin feeling soft and hydrated. The texture also works well after makeup.

These products have been helping my goal to keep my skin hydrated and nourished. They all feel gentle and light on the skin and just leaves me feeling happy after doing my skincare routine. The Superfood Skin Reset Mask has recently been my go-to for masking after a long day. I am honestly glad to have come across Youth to the People because their products are not only effective but they also make my skin happy.

These products are vegan, cruelty-free, made with cold-pressed extract and formulated without parabens, phthalates, and dimethicone.

The Youth to the People Superfood Skin Reset Mask and Superfood Firm + Brighten Serum were provided by @youthtothepeople. Available at youthtothepeople.com

Cult Favorite: Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

I used to not be a mascara person. I just felt like I never needed it. I rarely do eye makeup every day but since I started doing my makeup every day, I noticed why people love mascaras so much. They just make the eyes look more awake and the whole look more alive.

Also, most of the mascaras I try go to my under eyes before the day ends. I don’t know how or why but it’s what always happens. Over time, I guessed that I like plastic and rubber brushes more than the bristle brushes.

Recently, however, I got the chance to try the Better Than Sex Mascara from Too Faced and I can’t take it for a drive. Every YouTuber I watched have this in their stash so, there must be something, right?

The Better Than Sex Mascara promises to provided defined and multidimensional lashes with film-forming polymer for smudge-proof, all-day wear.

First off, I really like how black this is. If you’re going for impact, this is worth checking out. It has an hourglass-shaped brush with extra stiff bristles and application is easy even if the brush is bigger and longer than most mascaras I’m used to. One coat leaves my lashes looking longer. I also look like I have more lashes than I really do. Two coats give me clumpy, spidery lashes, which is a look. I stick to one coat because I usually just go for a natural makeup look. This lasts the whole day but this smudges my undereyes so, I always need to check my makeup when I was using this.

I’d like to stick with plastic and rubber bristles for now.

The Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara was provided by @toofaced and @wizardpublicity. Available at toofaced.com

Makeup Review: Kosas Weightless Lip Color, Vegas

I love Kosas. The Weightless Lip Color was the first product I bought from them. Even before when the brand has sent me all of the shades, I already have most of them. That’s how much I love the Weightless Lip Color.

Nevertheless, I thought it was incredibly brave of them to release one (yes, just one) new additional shade. And it’s nude. However, Kosas knocks it out again because this nude is just right for my skin tone.

Some nudes make me look sick or are too dark for me. Vegas doesn’t provide the deep peachy tone I saw on the models in their site. This looks lighter for my skin but I like how it doesn’t have a pink undertone, which is what most of my nude lip colors have. This is more on the beige side of the spectrum, which goes well when I go for bright cheeks during the day or a colorful or deep eye look at night.

As for the application, it offers the same smooth and even application from the soft and buttery texture of the Weightless Lip Color due to the butter and oil it contains. It feels equally hydrating. However, I feel like Vegas looks like it has more sheen than the other shades. I don’t have a problem with it as it provides dimension to my beige lips but it is worth noting. I still love it, though. I have been wearing Vegas since I got it. I also love the white packaging, which is something new for the Weightless Lip Color. I can’t wait to have more white packaging from Kosas.

The Kosas Weightless Lip Color, Vegas was provided by @kosas. Available for $28 at kosas.com

Skincare Review: Jurlique Moisture Plus Rare Rose Collection

I have a penchant for floral scents so products from Jurlique are something I enjoy. So much so that even before I started this account, I already have the Rosewater Balancing Mist – one in my house and one in the office.

They sent over the newly formulated products from the Moisture Plus Rare Rose Collection, which promises to hydrate and rebalance the skin. They all use the jurlique rose flower extract, which is grown and hand-harvested in the brand’s organic farm in the south australian hills

Using dwarf lilyturf root extract, the Moisture Plus Rare Rose Serum ($64) aims to hydrate, restore, smooth, and plump the skin. This has a light but creamy consistency. It feels so silky and luxurious when applied to the skin, which I really enjoy. It has a watery and silky slip and gives off a dewy finish. It does feel a bit hydrating on the skin but I noticed its plumping benefits more.

The Moisture Plus Rare Rose Lotion ($60) uses prickly pear extract to hydrate, soothe, and protect the skin. Similar to the serum, this feels so luxe. It’s lightweight and it feels creamy on the skin but it dries matte. It leaves the skin feeling plump and soft.

Aiming to hydrate, refresh, rebalance, and protect the skin, the Moisture Plus Rare Rose Gel Cream ($60) uses mastic gum. This is one of the lightest feeling gel moisturizers I’ve tried. I think the silky finish adds to it but it just really feels good applying this to my skin. It’s also watery but it dries matte, which absolutely works for my oily skin.

These three products helps in hydrating my skin but what I really like about them is how good they feel when applied. The cloud-like, silky finish feel so good on my skin. They also leave my skin plump and dewy the morning after. On cold nights, I use all three but when my skin is feeling fine, I just use the Moisture Plus Rare Rose Serum and the Moisture Plus Rare Rose Gel Cream in my night routine. They all have that rosy scent, which you know I’m all for.

The Jurlique Moisture Plus Rare Rose Collection were provided by @jurliqueusa and blndpr. Available at jurlique.com