A few weeks ago, a lovely young lady reached out to me and asked me to check out her products. Naturally, being the makeup junkie I am I jumped at the chance. I’m always happy to support small and independent businesses. She was gracious enough to send me a few of her items to review and here they are. If you want the deets on these wonderful products from Already Ruined Cosmetics, then keep on reading.
I was able to pick out a few items to try and my love of lippes wouldn’t allow me to chose anything else without getting at least one lippie and in this case I was given 2. The first being a golden shimmer packed lip gloss and the second being a lovely purple cream lipstick. I was also sent her brow powder mini compact. I failed to do close ups of each product but I promise to take some and post them however, I did give you some great swatches.
Lustrous, volumizing lip gloss. Instantly refines and reshapes lip contours, leaving lips lush, full and sparkling like precious gems. Delivers a million dollar shimmer with a soft tint. Lip Plumping Peptide Complex Maxi-Lip helps to stimulate collagen and glycosaminoglycan synthesis, to leave lips looking voluptuous. Marine Filling Collagen Micro-Spheres instantly plumps and hydrates lips, making them smoother and fuller. Mango, Kokam & Shea Butter hydrate and condition lips. Vitamins A, C & E are antioxidant vitamins that help to protect cells from free radical damage.
Goldie comes in simple yet sleep tubing. The hard plastic container is sturdy and feels comfortable in the hand. The applicator is a thin tip brush which makes application a breeze. On my skin tone, I wouldn’t wear it alone but it is the perfect, lip stick or lip gloss topper. I would recommend adding it to the center of your lips to make them look fuller and to give your lip look a pop. It is packed full of shimmer sort of comparable to MAC’s dazzle glasses. The texture is smooth and the shimmer is finely milled and it’s not sticky. There is no fragrance which for me is just fine. I can appreciate a product without an overwhelming scent. Needless to say this is a winner in my book.
Meet Orchid (Luxury Lipstick)
Already Ruined Luxury Lipstick contains Hyaluronic Acid which attracts and holds up to 1,800 times its own weight in water, thus creating a plumping and refreshing look and feel of the lips. Shea Butter, Illipe Butter, Avocado and Jojoba Oils also help condition lips while vitamins A, C & E are antioxidant vitamins that help to protect cells from free radical damage Paraben-free. Luxuriously textured, cream lipstick with full coverage and long lasting wear.
Paraben-free, Passover approved.
Orchid is a BEAUTIFUL true purple shade with soft shimmer and a bluish undertone. It’s perfect for spring and summer. The texture is very creamy but doesn’t move around. There is plenty of hydration and the color is full of pigment. She hit the mark with the formula for these, especially with the metallic type of finish and there isn’t a grainy type of feeling to it. Paired with a dark purple lip liner these is stunning on everyone. It’s right on trend with the metallic craze that seems to be taking off. The tube was heavy and didn’t have a cheap feel at all. The top had a snap closure which makes it travel friendly.
Meet the Brow Sculpt (Brunette)
Michelangelo perfectly sculpted the statue of David and now it’s your turn to sculpt your master piece, your eyebrows! This 2 step brow sculpt palette contains one half tinted powder that is used to fill, add shape, and dimension to your brows while the sculpting wax is designed to keep those brows in place all day whether you decide to actually get creative or just take it easy for the day. Regardless of your decision, the Jojoba Oils, Sunflower Oils and vitamins C & E will be hard at work acting as natural emollients that condition and protect the brows. Fragrance-free, paraben-free
This brow sculpt mini palette is pretty good. Now, I won’t lie to you all so with that being said, I couldn’t use this. I did swatch it but my brows are too dark for both the powder and the wax. I can say that the powder had a soft texture. It wasn’t stiff or hard to get out of the pan. It would be perfect for someone with brows lighter then, my own. The wax was also easy to pick up but I would suggest a stiff angled brush with synthetic hairs. I was able to pick up product with no problem but unfortunately, the color didn’t pick up against my brows. The compact was light weight but snaps closed which makes it like the other products, travel friendly.
Price: $ 10.00
As you can see, all the products have proper pigment.
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Until next time…BE FABULOUS!
These products were sent to me, but all opinions are my own and the truth. I was not paid for my thoughts.