Sunday, June 24, 2018

****Review, Rate, & Rotate - Week 23****Anastasia, Juvia's Place, Nars, Revlon, L'Oreal & More****


Rating is out 10 out of 10, with a full point given for each of the ten sections listed above. Points per section may be issued in the following denominations: 0,.0 .25, .50, 1.0. For further clarification, the sections listed are worth a total of 1.0 point and are:
  1. Company Profile & Personality: (available information about the company, cruelty-free status information, philanthropic efforts, unnecessary controversy, indie company vs mainstream)
  2. Price: (product cost, availability of product, shipping cost, available coupons)
  3. Purchase Process: (order time vs receipt of product turn around, availability of product, email notifications including shipping & tracking number, email notification for delivery)
  4. Packaging: (was the item securely package, decorative packaging efforts including information card about the product, upcoming sales, or the company itself)
  5. Pigmentation: (via swatches)
  6. Color Payoff: (via application to the area applicable)
  7. Product Application: (ease of application of the product, for example for eyeshadow, is there fall out, creasing, etc.
  8. Performance: (longevity of wear)
  9. Product Value: (price to product amount ratio, i.e. price per gram + product quality + consumer response (popularity of the product and consumer response) + repurchase option)
  10. Overall Product Presentation: shade variation (if eyeshadow), women of color friendly, pale people friendly, universally applicable to many skin tones, desire for repeated use, would you repurchase the item again, is this product associated with a particular trend or is does it market the companies individuality, does the product set a new & innovative trend, is the product effective (does it do what it’s designed to do), does the product have potential multiple application opportunities (i.e. can the product be used as a blush & lipstick), is the product limited edition or a permanent product, is the product part of a collection, is the product consistent (from shade to shade, if an eyeshadow palette) from color to color in a part of a collection and does it function and operate the same each time applied.
If I mention that I am selling any of the items listed below, you can catch those products at a reasonable price on Poshmark @ bougiebriexo or on Mercari @ BougieBrie or you can always reach out to me on my social media channels or click on the Contact Me link at the top of the page and shoot me an email!


Product Name: Anastasia Glow Kit Sun Dipped

Review: For a high-end highlighting palette, you can't go wrong with Anastasia. I don't have many high-end face products (blushes & highlighters), well, I don't have a lot compared to other people. Nevertheless, for $40 you get 4 magnificent creamy shades that are appropriate for people with medium to dark skin. Huge pan sizes and high-quality pigmentation. People will see you glowing 10 feet away.

Rate: 10/10 I really don't have one bad thing to say about this highlighting palette. Whenever I use it, I really enjoy it and I am anxious to put it into a panning project.

Rotate: I am happy to keep this one at home with me!



Product Name: The Saharan Blush Palette Volume I

Review: You know I go hard for Juvia's place and this and its sister palette is no exception. These shades are unbelievable, extremely pigmented, and perfect for people of color. This palette is incredibly diverse and perfect for all seasons. The palette will last you forever because the pigmentation requires a light hand, using less product. Although it is a tad powdery/dusty, it is a mild inconvenience for the result.



Rate: 10/10 Fantastic formula, incredible price, and perfect for a wide variety of skin tones.



Rotate: This will remain in my collection along with all my other Juvia's place products.



Product Name: The Saharan Blush Palette Volume II

Review: Like its sister palette above, this blush palette is out of sight. The main difference between the two palettes are the tones. The blush palette above provides more of a bold look and would serve better on medium to darker skin, whereas this palette is much more rosey and soft and could fair well on lighter skin tones.

Rate: 10/10 Man, I am just handing out 10's like crazy! I can't help it! When something performs well and exceeds my expectations, I have to give them credit.

Rotate: Very happy to continue to have this blush palette and this will remain in my collection!


Product Name: NARS Velvet Matte, Lancome Teint Idole, Maybelline Infallible Pro Matte

Review: (a)  This is one of my favorite foundations. It wears well and the color is almost perfect. My goal is to finish it by the end of the summer. (b) I figured out that the reason I was having such difficulty with this foundation because of the primer I was using. Once, I changed it up, I had great results and a flawless finish. (c) I only have four foundations from the drugstore for a reason, and all four are my ride or die drugstore foundations. This is definitely one of them. The shade match is spot on and the coverage is awesome but totally appropriate for heatwave oven that is Summer in Houston, Texas.

Rate: 9/10 Fantastic foundation in a wide range of shades with great coverage! 7/10 Not my favorite foundation, but definitely something I can work with. Trying to use it up by the end of the year. 10/10 One of the top three foundations at the drugstore!

Rotate: All of the foundations are staying and I am attempting to narrow down my collection to 5-10 foundations by the end of the year!

Product Name: Catrice Single Eyeshadow, Revlon Photoready Eye Art, L'OewL Infallible Paint &
L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Endless Sea

Review: I pretty much have a group review for these products, which is something I rarely do. I was equally impressed with all of these products. These are some of the best drugstore products from their various respective types. For the price and the amount of product, all of these products are amazing.

Rate: 10/10 Very impressed and would recommend all these products. Stunning on the eyes and easy to use!

Rotate: All these products will be staying in my collection!