so i thought an update of my current “new” products would be in order. like everyone else sometimes my first impressions of an item are correct, wrong, or just needed some tweaking. this isn’t a long post, just an up to date one.
i still love this palette – i think the unfiltered ii is still available online on sephora and both are available on nars official website – but i love this palette and can’t wait until summer to use it even more – which is basically two minutes from being here anyway. first impression opinion still stands.
i didn’t end up retuning this product, mostly because the product i did want wasn’t in stock – i do in a way kind of like this product, but still have some reservations about it. i’m going to keep it because i’ve used it enough to the point where i would feel bad returning it, but i don’t use it as an everyday product and i use it mostly as a single eyeshadow kind of product where i use it when i need one color from it. i don’t think you can get a full eye look – or at least i couldn’t – with this eye shadow, but i am keeping it and i have found a purpose for it. first impression opinion is modified, but i still don’t think it was worth $30, but i basically got it for free so i’m not too heartbroken about it.
this beauty! i absolutely love it! i can’t say enough good things about this product. it’s just so woman of color friendly as the color still stands on my skin tone. once again i found rose quartz to just be a nice glossy sheen on my face – which i don’t mind – but it’s not the effect i wanted. prismatic amethyst does give me that gentle sheen of color that it is supposed to be. first impression opinion still stands and is even more intense if that’s even possible.
i still find this to be the prefect trip palette. i went to mexico for the weekend and took this with me and i used it perfectly for different eye looks. once again i know some people may not see it worth $30 but i prefer a little product of great quality over a product that’s a better price but i’m not happy with it or i have to go through much more effort to get my desired look. first impression still stands.
despite how much i liked a few products in this box i did return it. it’s getting hot here so the primer actually made me too “dewy” if you will. i couldn’t find a use for the liquid blush nor the powder blush. i hadn’t used the highlight stick especially since around that same time i got the cargo highlight stick and that has been my go to ever since – i haven’t even touched my other powder highlights when getting ready for work. it’s a great box for a great value, but i didn’t use any other products either because it didn’t work with my skin tone, the heat is getting too crazy or i originally didn’t like it. first impression still stands but still returned it.
i returned one of these – the abstract one – as it was just a little too dark for me. i thought it was supposed to be a nice midnight blue but on me it just looked like a shimmery black and i already have eye shadows of that nature. first impression still stands as the quality of this product is still 100; just the color isn’t for me.
i’m going to be frank in that i haven’t used this too often because i’ve been loving on my cargo highlight stick – but the few times i have used it i’ve been a happy camper. once again it’s perfect for work and it’s not a boom highlight as much as it is a subtle effect on the skin. i need to use it more and will push it up but gosh that cargo is just so damn good!
i returned this after one use. it says full coverage and i’m okay with even medium coverage but this was light at most. once i realized that it was full coverage for people who had great skin they just wanted a more uniform color on their entire face i knew it wasn’t for me. i then returned it and got the make up for ever stick foundation and i didn’t get along with that one either. i’m still using my tarte amazonian clay and thanks to the experience of the two stick foundations i appreciate it more. i think liquid foundation is what i will stick with and will wait until this foundation is finished.
i have just bought a few new products which will mean i will be doing a new “new in” post soon, but i think this will be a more frequent monthly round up of all the new in products after a while. sometimes new pretty things just mess with our minds – second wife status for real! per usual i hope you all enjoyed this post or at least the pictures! thanks for reading and good days (or nights) to you all!