Great news for you today! British born beauty brand, Illamasqua is making it’s way across the pond shortly!
Jump ahead for the beauty news!
Every since Illamasqua hit the beauty blog airwaves it’s since turned into the new must have makeup brand. Sadly, up until now, it’s been exclusive to British shores. But lem no more! Sephora’s website will begin carrying the entire Illamasqua Collection starting on July 21st and the new Times Square Store will have it in stock starting July 30th!
Jelly Pong Pong Cheek Puff Fluffy Cheek Stain was included with one of my deluxe bags that I recently hauled from Jelly Pong Pong. After getting the bag I gave the stain away to my mate Chris because I already had one. I realized after giving it to her that I should really haul my own and review it for you here!
I dunno why but my first try with Cheek Puff was kinda meh but I did grow to absolutely adore it soon after. Probs I was ranting over it’s lack of variety in shades but I soon set my grudge away and just enjoyed Cheek Puff for it’s cuteness, inexpensive price tag, and pretty flush it gave my face and cheeks.
No one can accuse Jelly Pong Pong Cheek Puff of not being adorable. Packaged in a sweet little box featuring a baby chick this blush comes housed in a screw top jar that should last you well into the next millennium since a little tiny bit goes a very long way.
Key benefit of the blush is it’s incredible staying powder. Pretty much lasts all day through the warm weather, through the rain and snow, past all the humidity and sweat, and right on through your eight hour work day. It’s one of those sticky slightly tacky blushes that blends smoothly and adheres to skin like glue. It’s not going anywhere, anytime soon.
The shade is a universally flattering dusky pink which is suitable for just about any skin tone as it can be built up to an intense pop of pink or just dabbed on for a very simple flush of rose.
One of my favorite ways to use it is by blending onto my cheeks and topping with a MAC Mineralized Skinfinish, it goes incredibly well with Petticoat! The results are flushed cheeks with a light highlight of gold and rose.
If you’re looking for an inexpensive, cute, long wearing cream blush for Summer here it is. Jelly Pong Pong Cheek Puff is fantastic and Muse Approved for purchase all the way!
Count the Muse beyond please that Soap & Glory didn’t take long at all to bring it’s new skincare collection to the US. Released on Boots UK early in May I was shocked when it popped right into my Target merely a month or less later. Nice work Soap & Glory!
I recently went a little Soap & Glory mad when it was on sale at Target and picked up quite a few staple items plus much of the skincare bits and bobs which accounts for my endless reviews lately on the brand. Hope you aren’t minding too much. As I try hard to search out good beauty budget options as per your requests I thought that Soap & Glory was both budget friendly, high quality, and fun which is why I choose quite a few items for review.
Today I’m taking a look at Soap & Glory Touch & Glow Daily Radiance Moisture Lotion and I’ll tell you what I think after the jump!
Soap & Glory Touch & Glow Daily Radiance Moisture Lotion is quite an interesting little product. It’s a basic facial lotion but with a little something extra that could appeal to those who like bronzers.
The lotion contains little beads that burst (or should burst) upon contact with your skin. These beads are little bronzing beads which deliver the “glow” to your skin that the product advertises. So basically you’re getting a facial lotion that has a tiny hint of tint to it.
The formula is light, decently moisturizing, and quite good for Summer wearin’ and tearin’. I think it might work decently on dry, oily, and sensitive skin as the formula is really light so I’m doubtful it’ll clog pores. I doubt I can make proper use of it in the Winter though as it doesn’t have nearly enough moisturizing benefits for my skin but for light wear in the Summer it’s ideal.
Now…the concept of the bronzing beads is a cute idea however it doesn’t exactly work unless you burst the beads between your finger tips. If you apply the lotion onto your face even with proper pressure the beads just slip and slide around without bursting. However, if you apply a small amount of lotion to your fingertips you can burst them easily and apply from there. It’s not too big a deal but it would work better if I can just apply and burst from the get go.
Honestly, unless you’re super duper pale you won’t really see any “glow”. It gives a decent dewy look to skin but unless you apply a whole lot you really won’t see a considerably different in your skin nor will you experience the glow the product advertises.
I love the concept of Soap & Glory Touch & Glow Daily Radiance Moisture Lotion but buy it for the inexpensive price tag, buy it for the cute packaging, buy it for a nice, light Summer facial lotion, however don’t buy it because you want to glow because sadly you won’t.
I like this. Not a bad moisturizer for the warm days of Summer ahead. I probably won’t purchase it again as I’m more a Lush girl as you already know but it’s a decent enough product if you’re looking for a cheaper facial lotion that won’t make your wallet scream out in pain!
The Muse isn’t a morning person. Ugh oh my god I am so not a morning person. I’m more of a night owl and when morning comes I’m all about yanking those covers over my head and pressing snooze a few dozen times! This all means that I can use as much concealer and other makeup to make me as presentable as possible in the morning because I’m left looking rough at 5 am!
Which is why I’m enjoying Jelly Pong Wakeup Makeup Palette. It’s a nifty little palette I got with the Jelly Pong Pong Deluxe Gift Bags I recently ordered and told you about. Although I didn’t make proper use of the complete palette, I’ll tell you why in a sec, I thought some of the items in the palette were rather brilliant!
Check it after the jump!
This chic little palette is quite user friendly for brightening up my entire complexion and getting me looking fresh and awake in the morning. The kit includes an eye brightener, a face brightener, 3 eyebrow shades, tweezers, and a brow brush. The kit is $27.50 and sadly too much for me to dish out for if I was purchasing it separately but since I got it with the gift bag I don’t feel too ripped off. Reason I’m not loving the price is because I’ll make absolutely no use out of the eyebrow shades as my brows are already dark and full enough. However, if your brows are thinner and need a little filling the kit is awesome.
Even though the eyebrow shades weren’t of much use to me I thought the face and eye brighteners were brilliant. The eye brightener isn’t extremely pigmented but it still manages to create a nice illusion of a well rested Muse. A tiny touch is all I need to wake my eyes up and make them look nice and fresh. I wouldn’t consider this a concealer so don’t expect it to hide away dark circles or other under eye woes however it does offer a slight brightening effect. This is great to use maybe after concealer or as a little touch up through the day or when you are using minimal makeup. A little goes a long way as it does have a slight iridescent finish kinda like Lorac Double Feature Concealer. The face brightener is equally as nice as it does create a nice freshness to my skin. The result is very subtle, nothing wow aspiring but I rather like how it makes my skin look fresher particularly after a long day when I’m not wanting to redo all my makeup, a little touch of this and I’m looking nice once again!
Overall, the palette is rather nice if you think you’d make proper use of everything in it. For me it was a tad wasteful as I’m only really getting use from the face and eye brightener and possibly the tweezers. Maybe if they did a palette with just the two creamy brighteners that would be worthy of a purchase from me!