Tuesday, July 3, 2018


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: Bare Mineral Complexion Rescue, Naked One & Done & Bobbi Brown

Review: For my thoughts on Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Click HERE! I will add that although this foundation is not for me necessarily, it works better for me in the winter so I am hoping to use it then. For my thoughts on the Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick Click HERE! My thoughts are still the same. In terms of the Naked One and Done, I think the color is perfect for summer, at least for me. It is a very nice formula, but not very matte like the All Nighter Foundation. It gives you a very natural look, which many like, and I can get away with during the summer.

Rate: 7/10 The Naked One and Done isn't my favorite, but I still think it's a good foundation and it is perfect for the summer. It's lightweight and natural which I can appreciate in this summer heat.

Rotate: I will continue to use this one throughout the summer or pass it on to my sister.

Product Name: Milani Single Shadow & Absolute New York Fluid Eyeshadow

Review: (a) I really enjoy Milani's single eyeshadows. I have many of them in the various beautiful shades. I think that are amazing for the price point and work & perform well. (b) Absolute Pure Metal Veil are wonderful liquid eyeshadows especially for the price, the only down fall is that they dry out pretty quickly once you open them.

Rate: (a) 10/10 For the price point, excellent performance, and amazing packaging, these single eyeshadows are well worth their value. (b) 7.75/10 These fluid eyeshadow are very very inexpensive and as I said above they dry out quickly after opening them, however, they are beautiful on the eyes and now knowing they dry out fast, I pick one and use it up before that happens.

Rotate:  Keeping both! Most likely will repurchase if need be.

Product Name: Becca X Chrissy Teagan & Sleek Makeup Blush

Review: (a) I purchased this Becca Highlighter & Blush palette off of Mercari for $9 because the original owner broke one of the shades and didn't want it anymore! What a steal! I really super enjoyed this palette. It was beautiful on my skin and the shades were soft and easy to apply and blend. Regretful that I waited so long to try this out! (b) I am a fan of sleek blushes. This particular blush needed a bit of building up, but I don't mind that and the finished look is always pleasing to the eye. 

Rate: (a) 10/10 Love this palette and so glad I got it for a steal! (b) 8/10 Some prefer instant pigmentation, but I like to build up. For the price, I think this is a great affordable/drugstore blush.

Rotate: Both items will be staying with me and living in my collection.

Product Name: Belfiore Single Eyeshadows

Review: I have literally had these for well over a year (4/2017), but because of the massive size of my collection, I haven't had an opportunity to get to them. I know....sad. That's the life of a makeup connoisseur. Anyhow, I really enjoyed these shadow for the week they were in use. Excellent and bold pigmentation and quite easy to blend. Not my favorite single eyeshadows on the market and if I recall they were quite costly, so I don't know if I would purchase them again at the same price, but nevertheless, good shadows. 

Rate: 7.25/10 I looked up how much I spent on these shadows and they were quite expensive. I wouldn't spend the money again, but since I have the shadows already I anticipate using them!

Rotate: These are going to stay put!

Product Name: NYX Element Palette in Metal

Review: What the hell was NYX thinking charging $30 for a freaking drugstore eyeshadow palette. They are already pushing the mark with palettes costing $19.99, but $30? And guess what dumbass purchased this at full price. Yep, me! I would never in my right mind spend this much on a drugstore eyeshadow palette again, and I seriously suggest the NYX stay in their lane if they want to continue to hit certain demographics, but this palette was pretty good. You have to wet your brush to get the most depth in color, and not every one (Susie Q everyday makeup wearer) knows that trick, so points off there. I am conflicted over this palette and believe it definitely wasn't worth $30, but on the other hand, it absolutely is an excellent palette at a reasonable drugstore price.

Rate: 5/10 Major deductions for the whole price point fiasco. I think NYX needs to make the jump into affordable/low high-end makeup or stay nicely wedged in the drugstore market. Maybe they are anticipating the evolution of other brands kicking ass like Milani. I am not sure.

Rotate: I will keep this palette for another rotation, then probably sell it on Mercari.

Product Name: BH Cosmetics Original Carli Bybel Eyeshadow & Highlighter Palette

Review: When this palette first came out I was in love with it and used the hell out of it, but when my affordable and drugstore palettes were destroyed in Hurricane Harvey, I had to say goodbye to it. . . .only for a short time. I repurchased it along with it's big sister the BH Cosmetics X Carli Bybel Deluxe eyeshadow palette (I know, why both? I have no clue.) When I used it this past week, I just didn't enjoy it. At all. I don't know why. I think I am going to put it in another rotation soon.

Rate: N/A Holding my review after putting this product into another rotation.

Rotate: This will go into another rotation real soon and I will determine then what to do.