My opinion on Kylie Cosmetics

You either love her or hate her but you have to admit that Kylie Jenner is a successful business woman. At such a young age Kylie has already released a clothing line with her sister Kendall Jenner, been named one of the most influential teens in the world and most importantly owns a cosmetics company that is expected to be wort more than $1 Billion by 2022. These are only a few achievements of the 20-year-old. But in today’s post I wanted to share a few thoughts that I have on the previously mentioned empire – Kylie Cosmetics.

kylie-cosmetics1

First of all, I have to admit that I don’t own any of Kylie’s products, the opinions that I’ll share are all based on other people’s reviews and statistics.

So the first few products that Kylie has released were the lip kits. Last year everyone was raving about the matte liquid lipsticks that would sell out so fast that hardly anyone was able to get their hands on the lip kits at first. Later on the lip glosses, eyeshadows and other products were released. As seen in reviews on Youtube it seems that the products are really good quality and worth the money, hence Kylie Cosmetics instantly became a successful makeup brand.

A recent thing that quite amazed me was the Kylie Cosmetics Truck that was rolling through L.A. just a week ago. I personally have never seen or heard about anything similar to that before and I think this is a brilliant new way for the brand to merchandise its production through a visual space like that truck. The truck featured this year’s Kylie Cosmetics holiday collection, lip kits, lipsticks, lip liners, kylighters, ultagrows, palettes and accessories, including panties, socks, and hats from the Kylie Shop. People who were queuing to order the previously mentioned products were also given out vanilla cupcakes with the famous lip kit logo to ease the wait time.

http_bae.hypebeast.comfiles201712kylie-jenner-kylie-truck-makeup-2

Even though I would love to try Kylie Cosmetics products, its recent release shocked me (as well as quite a lot of well-known people in the beauty industry). If you’ve been keeping up with news about Kylie you probably know what I’m talking about already – the makeup brushes.

Kylie-Silver-Collection-Brush-Set

I mean, at first sight these look cute. And you would expect the set to be quite expensive not only because you think it’s going to be good quality but because of the brand name. BUT excuse me, $360.00 ??? Okay, it is a full, 16-piece set of real hair makeup brushes. But still, is it a sensible price?

I’m including a review of the brush set that seems to be very honest and straightforward to me.

First thing that is said about the set – the packaging. As Laura Lee said and as it is clearly visible in the video footage, the packaging of the brushes looks cheap and that is not what one would expect after splurging so much money. A few things that I noticed as well are that there is no eyeliner brush and in my opinion this is a crucial brush in a full set.

All in all, I have mixed feelings about Kylie Cosmetics. Although some of the products and marketing strategies seem to be brilliant, some of the stuff that the brand is selling seems to be completely overpriced and not worth all the fuss.

November beauty favourites

IMG_4182

Since today is the last day of November, I wanted to share a few beauty products that I’ve been loving this month and highly recommend.

1. Sleek Makeup highlighting palette in Solstice 032

sleek

I got this absolutely gorgeous palette as a gift for my birthday and have been using it every day ever since. It consists of 1 cream and 3 powder highlighter shades that give the most perfect glow ever.

2. Batiste dry shampoo

IMG_4174

I have tried a lot of different kinds of dry shampoos but this one is my all time fave. Not only does it give your hair volume and a fresh look, but also the scent of it is sooo nice.

3. Loreal Skin Perfection micellar water

IMG_4178

In my opinion using micellar water is the easiest and most convenient way to remove your make up. This product does exactly what it says on the label hence I love it and use it daily.

4. NYX matte lipstick in Butter

nyx

This is my another favourite product of all time. It’s the most beautiful nude shade ever that can be worn both daytime and on nights out. Its quality is really good as well since it stays on for a very long time and doesn’t smudge at all. I’m definitely going to repurchase it after running out.

5. Oriflame refreshing eye illuminator 

IMG_4170

This eye cream actually helps to reduce the puffiness and darkness under the eyes. I use it every morning and evening before applying moisturizer.

6. Calvin Klein CK One fragrance

ck

The bottle that I own is a travel size one so it’s an absolute essential in my handbag. The scent is unisex, very light and has refreshing tones of bergamot, lemon and mandarin.

 

Thank you for reading 💞

Easy Halloween makeup look

It’s finally Halloween today! Since hardly anyone celebrates it in my home country, I’ve been looking forward to celebrate it in Nottingham for ages. I know that there are some people who still haven’t bought a costume hence I’m sharing a simple Halloween makeup look that doesn’t require any fancy attire at all.

page

Everything is pretty self-explanatory, but the key aspects that I did were:

  • contoured my face with black eyeshadow rather than a bronzer
  • did a red and black smokey eye, winged eyeliner and applied false lashes
  • drew on some veins with black and red eyeshadow
  • did an ombre lip using black eye pencil and red lipstick

CJGD5919

 

products that I’ve used:

  • Gosh X-Ceptional Wear foundation
  • Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder
  • Revolution Ultra Cream Contour Palette
  • Prestige Browliner brow pencil
  • Essence eyebrow set
  • NYX The Sex Bomb shadow palette
  • Rimmel Glameyes liquid liner
  • Maybelline Turbo Volum’ Express mascara
  • Superdrug false lashes natural edition 13

Pros and cons of EYELASH EXTENSIONS

I have been wearing eyelash extensions for about half a year now and collected some knowledge about that stuff. If you are considering getting your eyelash extensions done, in this post I will share both positive and negative aspects of this matter from my personal experience.

PicMonkey Image

NOTE: my eyelash extensions are classic and in the picture above they are about a week after a refill.

THE ADVANTAGES:

  • Your eyes look bigger. It’s just an optical illusion: the longer the lashes, the bigger your eyes look. As a matter of fact, this is the main reason why I got my eyelash extensions lol
  • You don’t need any mascara, nor do you need to wear eye makeup daily. This really does save your time in the morning as well as allows you to go swimming in the pool without the fear of looking like a panda.
  • This is completely random, but I would get my refills by such a lovely girl that we would be talking about random stuff during the process, so going to the salon was like a therapy for me.

THE DISADVANTAGES:

  • It is a luxury. While in my hometown getting eyelash extensions isn’t extremely expensive,as far as I know it is quite costly in other cities and abroad.
  • If you don’t get a refill on time, your eyelashes start to look quite funny.
  • Your real eyelashes do fall out and it sucks.
  • It is way harder to do your eye makeup while having eyelash extensions. Of course, I got used to it, but at first I was pretty annoyed by this issue.
  • You can’t use any oil based cleansers or products on your eyes since oil makes your eyelash extensions fall out, so if  oil based products are the only thing you have in your house, it will be necessary to buy new products.

 

All in all, eyelash extensions are a debatable thing, however I personally don’t regret getting them done.