Green Beauty Mascara-Review Lily Lolo Mascara and W3ll People Expressionist Mascara

Hi my beauty tribe! If you follow me on Instagram then you know I recently bought the W3ll People Expressionist Mascara. I wanted to compare the Lily Lolo Mascara and the W3ll Expressionist Mascara, because they are comparable. Recently I reviewed the Lily Lolo mascara, since I bought it several weeks ago. I think there is definitely more room for the green beauty world to create a better mascara, but I do have a favorite for now. Please keep reading if you want to learn which green beauty mascara is best for you.

W3ll People Expressionist Mascara- $21.99

Pros

  • This mascara does not clump.
  • It states that it “coats even the shortest of lashes, delivering a flawless and even finish.” This mascara hands down, gets the job done by defining every eyelash.
  • It has natural jojoba oil which nourishes lashes.
  • It’s suitable for sensitive eyes.

Cons

  • I had a little bit of fall out under my eyes.
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Lily Lolo Mascara- $20

Pros

  • It definitely provides length and volume. At first I really liked this mascara, because of how much volume it gave my lashes.
  • When I first used the product, my lashes didn’t clump.
  • It lasts all day, and stays put.

Cons

  • It irritated my eyes throughout the day, but mostly towards the end.
  • My lashes started to clump after about a month of using this mascara. In this photo, I just pulled out the brush from the tube and you can see how clumpy the brush is.

At first I really liked the Lily Lolo mascara, mostly because it was the first green beauty mascara that gave my lashes length and volume. I didn’t like that it irritated my eyes. Overall I think I have a love/hate relationship with the Lily Lolo mascara. It’s like when you eat cake, and you tell yourself you are only going to take one bite. Then of course you take two more bites, and then before you know it you finished the cake.

The W3ll People Expressionist Mascara is good for right now. I really like that it doesn’t clump, and it grabs all of my lashes. It doesn’t irritate my eyes which is a plus.

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RMS Foundation/Concealer Review

I purchased my RMS Un Cover-Up Foundation/Concealer in #11 from Sephora, and it was $36. I used a gift card that I received for my birthday last month. After researching organic and cruelty free foundation, I knew I wanted to purchase this product. It came in a small jar. The jar is great for traveling, because it is small and compact. I love that this doesn’t take up a lot of space in my makeup drawer. Overall, I think it will last a long time, because I find I don’t have to use a tone of product. I have been using this product with a blending sponge for about three weeks now, please read the rest of the blog to know what I love about it and dislike.

Love

– It feels light on my skin. In fact it doesn’t feel like I’m wearing anything.

-When I wear this foundation/concealer it feels like my real skin.

-It blends easily, and it isn’t messy when I uncap the jar.

-The color matches my skin perfectly.

Dislike

-It fades throughout the day. To prevent it from fading, I would use a powder if I wanted more coverage.

-I feel like I have to dab it all over my face, and then put concealer on the red spots on my face. It can be time consuming if I’m already late to work.

 

 

Overall I love it. What do you all think? What new foundation are you trying in 2017?

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5 Things I’ve Learned My First Year Going Cruelty Free

At this time last year I was researching makeup brands, and finding out which were cruelty free. Here are five things that I learned about going cruelty free.

  • The first thing I learned was that it was difficult to find my holy grail cruelty free products. Mascara was one of the most difficult things to find, since I was obsessed with Covergirl’s orange lash blast mascara. I eventually found my holy grail which is Pacifica’s Dream Big mascara. I guess what I want to say is that it is a lot of trial error in switching to cruelty free makeup products.

  • Shop at TJMaxx for cruelty free brands. I bought Crystal deodorant, and Jason shampoo for a reasonable price at TJMaxx. I also found this gem (pictured) at TJMaxx, I only wish it was a larger container, since it made me feel like I traveled to Hawaii.

  • The brand E.L.F became my best friend. I really liked the eyeliner, and HD translucent powder (pictured). I also love E.L.F brushes. They are soft and affordable, I think the most expensive one is $3. Like are you kidding!

  • Buy samples or travel size makeup products. I bought the Vapour sample kit which was about $17 with shipping, but I got a $10 promo code, and I figured out which product I wanted to buy full size. You should definitely switch to cruelty free products slowly, and I think buying samples or travel size makes it easy because you can decide which product you like the most.

  • I became more aware of the ingredients in the products. I started watching Laura’s Natural Life on YouTube, and she made me aware of more green products that I should be using. Towards the end of the year I found out about The Organic Bunny, and I absolutely love her blog. For the new year I will be switching to more green makeup products. I will upload a blog post about why I am switching to green products later.

Please tell me what you think, and let me know what your experience has been since switching to cruelty free makeup products.

Thanks Beauties!

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Review on Milani Eye Tech Eyeliner

Finding a cruelty free eyeliner this year was difficult. I used to swear by the Loreal gel eyeliner, and that was truly the only one I used all the time. Since going cruelty free though, I have had to experiment with many different types of eyeliner. A cruelty free gel eyeliner that I like is the Wet N’ Wild’s On Edge Creme Eyeliner, but in this post I will be reviewing a felt tip eyeliner. I paid about $10 for the Milani Eye Tech Extreme Liquid Eye Liner. I tried using it multiple ways before writing a review for it. I’ve had it for about three weeks. If you follow me on Instagram, which you should, I used the Milani eyeliner for the lines on my mouth for my skeleton makeup on Halloween. Below are the pros and cons of the Milani eyeliner.

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Pros

  • It has a pointy tip which makes it great for making a winged eyeliner.
  • It it super soft and it didn’t irritate my eyes at all.
  • The black color was intense.
  • The price isn’t too shabby considering the Kat Von D Tattoo Eyeliner is $20.
  • It lasted throughout the day with a classic eyeliner look.
  • It claims that it is waterproof, and I didn’t test it, but it didn’t smudge really throughout the day.
  • It is thin, and lightweight. It has a grip handle, which makes it easy to use.

Cons

  • After applying this eyeliner on top of eye shadow I still didn’t feel like it was pigmented enough.
  • When I used it to for a wing eye look, I noticed the edges wiped away throughout the day.
  • I didn’t try it, but this eyeliner if definitely for the top of the eyelids. I only use pencil eyeliners for the waterline.

This is a great eyeliner for the price.

If you have any recommendations please let me know.

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Review on Relaxing Aromatherapuetic Scents: CalloftheVialed

In all honesty, I’ve never been into perfume. I find that I get dizzy, after wearing very powerful scents, and I usually only wear perfume when I’m going to a wedding or a fancy dinner. With that said, I have been trying to find a cruelty free perfume that is decently priced. Because you know I’m on that budget life, and I blame college loans for this. Anyway, I tried out the CalloftheVialed, because I saw it on laurasnaturallife instagram. I think she has great advice on beauty, and I decided to try this out. I also found out that the company CalloftheVialed is in Berkely, CA, and I’m also from the Bay Area so I wanted to support the company. I bought the sample set which was $16, but $20 with tax and shipping. It’s still not that expensive compared to the perfume aisle in Macy’s, but I kind of felt like it was expensive. I think I’d prefer to spend $20 on a mascara or foundation instead, honestly.

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Okay first off, these scents are vegan aromatherapeutic scents, so think earthy relaxing scents. The first one I will review is called Vialed Flower Parfum Pur. It is the strongest scent out of the four. It does smell musky to me with hints of lavendar, and the wearability doesn’t last long. I think they all make you feel relaxed, so they are good for those stressful days when you need to keep it together. All the perfumes go on like oils, and they aren’t sticky at all. They blend with your skin nicely.

The Vialed Dream scent has juniper, and lavendar in it. I like the name of it, because it makes me think that I can put this on before I sleep and I will fall asleep right away. Which I probably could, but I usually fall asleep right when my head reaches the pillow anyway. I think this would be a good scent to put on after a shower, and let your body ease into relaxation.

The Vialed Hush perfume is subtle. It is my second favorite, because it isn’t too strong. It has hints of sandalwood, and thyme.

Last is Vialed Momentum. It has tangerine, grapefruit, and lime oil, and it is my #1 favorite. I also think it is subtle like Hush, but I like the citrus smell. It makes me feel like I’m in a garden. It also makes me feel invigorating. I put this one on when I went to work, and I felt more energized to work. I would consider buying this scent or Hush, but I will definitely try to get my money’s worth with the samples first.

Leave a comment below if you have questions.

 

Besos!

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Glisten like a shiny apple, and shake to “Shine bright like a diamond”

First, if your favorite song is “Shine Bright like a Diamond” raise your hand! Yes love, you will shine just like Rihanna with this highlighter! I am in absolute love with the Colourpop highlighter in Wisp. I haven’t used too many highlighters in my life, but I mean wisp has me hooked like a baby to it’s teddy bear. I dab it with my finger, and a tap it on my cheekbone. I think it helps I have high cheek bones too! The one thing I don’t like about Colourpop‘s packaging is that they don’t have palettes. I think it would be great if they had a highlighter palette, that way you can just carry a variety of highlighters. Wisp feels light, and it makes my skin glisten like a perfect New York apple. I’ve never been to New York personally, but that’s what I know they are known for!

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The next product is Wet n’ Wild’s Max Volume mascara which is waterproof. Since I went to a music festival (EDC) I knew I was going to be sweaty, so I opted for a waterproof mascara, but I knew I didn’t want to spend a lot of money. This one costed $5.49 at CVS. Surprisingly, it felt like a $20 mascara. I think the wand is perfect. It is long, and thin towards the end, and it’s not bulky. I personally don’t like waterproof mascaras too much though, because they are difficult to take off at night. I think that’s my only con with this mascara. I did notice some flakes, but nothing too serious. If you have thin long lashes, and you are looking for volume, then buy this mascara. It’s also great if you are going to be in the desert or a festival for a long time, because waterproof mascara will hold a long time in dry and hot conditions.

 

I hope you all have a great 4th of July!

 

Besos!

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