I started with the Glossier Priming Moisturizer which made my face moisturized and tacky. The tackiness spoke to how this product performs as a primer but I can’t speak any more on that because I don’t know how the other face products would have performed unprimed or over my usual primers. As a moisturizer, though, it was solid.
I began my eyes with the Stila Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eyeshadows in ‘Kitten’ and followed up with ‘Twig’. Kitten was insanely metallic and reflective (very Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Wand-esque) and blended great. Twig was terrible. It stuck down where applied and did not blend whatsoever. On top of that, it wasn’t even that shimmery. In order to blend Twig out as much as I could I applied Bite Beauty Multisticks in ‘Cashew’ to the crease and it solved all my issues. I’ve used Bite’s Multisticks in the past (from samples) and they’re a fantastic multiuse product. To date I’ve used it in the browns, on the eyes, on the cheeks and lips. I tried to add a bit of depth by adding in Twig as a top eyeliner. Didn’t work very well as that either.
To start with my face I applied the Dr. Jart Premium Beauty Balm in ‘Light to Medium’. I’ve had a few samples of this in the past and liked it enough to ALMOST buy it on one occassion but it is simply just a shade too dark for my natural complexion and for that, I haven’t bought it. But I do enjoy it as a product. To clean up my undereyes I applied Cover FX Power Play Foundation in ‘N30’ in a concealing manner with a stiffer, detailed face brush. I initially expected this shade to be significatly darker than me but it ended up looking just fine. It did its job as a concealer but I can’t speak to the longevity as a full face foundation. Next was Hourglass Cosmetics Ambient Lighting Powders in ‘Dim Light’ and ‘Radiant Light’ to set my undereyes and bronze up my cheeks. I really enjoyed Dim Light as it brought a healthy filtered glow to my eyes. I liked it so much that I may even pick up a full size. To finish up the face I went in with Bite’s multistick in ‘Biscotti’ as a blush.
I got the godfather of all samples in the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in ‘Ash Brown’ and three other shades. I expected Ash Brown to be a terrible match for me but in the theme of this video, it ended up being just fine. I never expected to like Dipbrow because I’ve always been happy with powder products and never even enjoyed pencils like the masses do but MAN.. I LIKED DIPBROW. I already purchased it in my more proper shade. Review coming soon!
Last up was Sephora Collection #LIPSTORIES Lipstick in ‘Labyrinth City’. I applied it over a base of that Bite Multistick in ‘Biscotti’ and it was a pretty, typical matte rose lippie. It was super comfortable on the lips but I feel that may have been because I applied it over the creamy multistick.
I was so caught off guard with how many products I genuinely liked and I’m proud that the samples served their purpose– to allow me to try a product for free and form an opinion prior to buying.
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