Review: Revlon Matte Balm in Shameless
I’ve been on the hunt for a true purple lipstick. I was very tempted to buy MAC Heroine but it is a bit too Barney purple for me. So I was very pleased to discover that Revlon Shameless is a true purple. It doesn’t lean pink or blue which I like a lot. 
On to the review:
It’s highly pigmented as you can tell from the photo. It is easy to apply thank to the “crayon” tip shape of the matte balm. One major con is that LORD this lipstick really settles into your fine lines! After a couple of hours, it seemed to really accentuate the skin on my lips because it began to become drying—-not cute at all. Despite these issues, I did find that the color lasted a long time.
Also, when I applied a BH cosmetics lipgloss (galaxy) in the center of my lip, Shameless began to separate leaving me with uneven lips in terms of color. I don’t know if it was due to the lipgloss or the lipstick itself. I’ll have to try different glosses to see. 
Overall: I love the color and it’s a cheaper alternative if you want to try purple lipstick. I love how bold and pigmented it is. However the formula really needs some work. 

Review: Revlon Matte Balm in Shameless

I’ve been on the hunt for a true purple lipstick. I was very tempted to buy MAC Heroine but it is a bit too Barney purple for me. So I was very pleased to discover that Revlon Shameless is a true purple. It doesn’t lean pink or blue which I like a lot. 

On to the review:

It’s highly pigmented as you can tell from the photo. It is easy to apply thank to the “crayon” tip shape of the matte balm. One major con is that LORD this lipstick really settles into your fine lines! After a couple of hours, it seemed to really accentuate the skin on my lips because it began to become drying—-not cute at all. Despite these issues, I did find that the color lasted a long time.

Also, when I applied a BH cosmetics lipgloss (galaxy) in the center of my lip, Shameless began to separate leaving me with uneven lips in terms of color. I don’t know if it was due to the lipgloss or the lipstick itself. I’ll have to try different glosses to see. 

Overall: I love the color and it’s a cheaper alternative if you want to try purple lipstick. I love how bold and pigmented it is. However the formula really needs some work. 

Battle of the Dry Shampoos

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Dry Shampoo has been one of the fastest growing hair product trends recently. I’ve noticed that as I’ve gotten older (at the tender age of 21 D:) my hair has begun to get greasy faster than usual. As we all know, the best way to keep your hair healthy is to not wash it every day b/c your scalp/hair naturally produces oils that are beneficiary to your hair. But of course hair can start looking greasy in between washes and that’s where dry shampoo comes in! The product is designed to be sprayed into your hair where it will absorb all the oils. These three are the dry shampoos I’ve tried and tested over the past year and here are my quick and to the point reviews for each.

1. Batiste Dry Shampoo:

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The best of the best!!!! This is my holy grail dry shampoo. It leaves no white cast, no heavy weight to your hair, has the longest shelf life (meaning the product in the can doesn’t dry up quickly), and it smells the best. I’ve only ever tried the “floral and flirty blush” scent but I’ve heard that all the products in the Batiste line smell nice. Seriously, this stuff absorbs your oils so fast and makes your hair look so nice and clean! You don’t need to let the product sit in your hair like other dry shampoos. It’s also great for volume for when you want your hair to have more life. Also, it sprays out nicely and evenly. Nothing compares to Batiste!! Don’t waste your time with any other dry shampoos. 

PS: Tip. This will cost your about $8-9 if you buy it from Walgreens, Ulta, CVS, etc. The very best place to buy Batiste is at Marshalls and Tj Maxx for only $5.99!!

2. Treseme Fresh Start Dry Shampoo: 

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Oh mannnnnnnnnn. If you want your scalp to feel dirty and thick, use this baby right here. Sure, your hair will look like it has volume, but it’s also going to feel super nasty as well. I feel like the volume that this dry shampoo gives is due to the fact that the product that comes out is so thick. It absorbs your oil and is sort of volumizing but it makes your hair feel heavy and gross. Not a “fresh start” at all. Also I do not like how the product that sprays out of the can is wet. Yep, wet. You have to leave it in your hair for a few minutes for it to set before you can start shaking your roots. It leaves your fingers feeling like they’re coated in some nasty residue. This also definitely leaves a white cast in your hair. I also didn’t get many uses out of this either. This was the 1st ever dry shampoo I ever tried and was put off immediately! This spray is good for volume but over all, I don’t like it. 

3. Psssst Dry Shampoo:

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Mehhh, it’s alright. That’s all I can really say about this product. I kept reading that it was the “original” dry shampoo and has been the favorite in the industry for years. Well, for me it didn’t live up to all the hype. It’s unscented—-which is nice.It doesn’t leave your hair feeling nasty or heavy. It’s light and sprays evenly but it doesn’t provide any volume whatsoever and doesn’t make your hair look clean like the Batiste does. Also I found that I needed to spray A LOT of this product just to get it to really work. And you really need to shake it for a long time—-aint no body got time for that. Also, I only got like 5 uses out of this before it was all empty -_- Overall, it’s a decent dry shampoo. Not nearly as bad as Tresseme but it doesn’t even come close to Batiste. 

I hope this post helped you find your perfect dry shampoo! Or I hope it helped you make a decision on purchasing one :) 

Upcoming Review: Asian Beauty Products Goody Bag

While on vacation in California, I picked up this goody bag of Asian beauty products from a beauty store in Little Tokyo. It has an arrangement of various products ranging from bb cream to face masks. I’ll review each product individually as I use them :) 

Have you tried any of these products? If so let me know what you thought :)

Today’s Beauty Pick Up: Murray’s Superior Hair Dressing Pomade

I’ve been thinking of cutting my hair short again and nothing adds texture to short hair like pomade/wax. I find that pomade/wax gives wonderful volume to curls as well, even if the hair is a bit longer. Back when I had super short pixie hair, I used American Crew wax for men. But that’s pretty expensive and I wanted to find a cheaper solution. 

I discovered Murray’s Superior Hair Dressing Pomade from Target. I had never heard of it before but the price tag was only $1.94! Better yet, upon looking at reviews I discovered that this had quite the favorable reputation. Plus I love the little vintage/retro looking metal tin. 

I’ll definitely use this the next time I curl my hair. Be on the lookout for a review!