Random Mini Reviews: J.Cat Beauty, L.A. Girl, Pur, Flower Beauty & Pixi

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I’ve accumulated a bunch of products that don’t warrant a specific, dedicated review. Some of these things are formulas that I’ve reviewed before but I have new shades and want to show you swatches. I’m going to keep this as short and sweet as possible so let’s get started!

J. CatBeauty Aquasurance Powder Foundation & Sparkling Powder

I originally purchased the Aquasurance Powder Foundation to review for my Foundation Fall series. It is $14.00 for 0.31 ounces of product. I have the lightest shade, Porcelain, and it is a great match for my fair skin. I tried this as a foundation, hated it and immediately removed it. It had very light coverage and I could clearly see my acne scars through it. It also looked powdery, as one might expect. Taylor Wynn on Youtube has an excellent video about how to use this foundation but even after trying her method, I didn’t like it. However, that doesn’t mean this is a bad product. I actually LOVE it. Powder foundations are fantastic for adding coverage to liquid foundations and fixing makeup mistakes, like smeared lipstick or mascara. I highly recommend it for those uses but not necessarily as a foundation.

I used the Sparkling Powder in Poppin Lime for my makeup look in my Goosebumps The Game review. It is $3.49 for 0.14 ounces of product. This is a loose glitter that is primarily neon green but it has blue sparkle throughout it. The website claims that it is best applied with a wet brush so that is what I did. It worked but barely. I could not get it to build up into an opaque layer and of course, some glitter got into my eye and hurt like crazy. There are no eye safety warnings anywhere on the bottle but glitter is never eye safe, I just decided to take the risk. I really don’t recommend this.

HD Pro Concealer & L.A. Girl Just Blushing Powder 

I’ve reviewed the L.A. Girl HD Pro Concealers and Just Blushing Powders before, you can see that review here. The HD Pro Concealers are $5.00 for 0.28 ounces of product. I’ve actually changed my opinion on the concealers. In my original review, I really didn’t like the formula. I didn’t feel it had enough coverage but now that my skin has cleared a bit more, I actually love the coverage. I also didn’t feel that the shade Porcelain, pictured above on the left, was a good match for me but now I feel it matches me pretty well. It’s fair with a yellow undertone.

I bought two new shades, one is a concealer and the other is a highlighter. The concealer, pictured above in the middle, is the shade Fairest and that is a very accurate name. This concealer is almost white with a slight yellow undertone. This is going to be perfect for any of you with very fair skin. I personally can’t use it as a concealer but it’s great for lightening foundations.

The highlighter, pictured above on the right, is in the shade Iridescent. It has a white base and a blue/purple shift. As of right now, I don’t care for this. It removed my foundation when I tried to use it so I’m still trying to figure out the best way to make it work because I think it’s beautiful. I’m not sure if I’d recommend it but I do recommend the concealers.

The blushes are $6.00 apiece and my two newest shades are Just Playful and Just Dance. Just Playful is a beautiful neutral pink with some peachy tones and Just Dance is a bold purple. Both of these have the same fantastic and creamy formula as the other ones that I own. Be warned, however, Just Dance isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s BOLD and doesn’t blend out quite as easily as the more neutral blushes but it’s fun to have around for certain looks. I love this blush formula and recommend it.

Pixi Glowy Gossamer Duo, Flower Pots Blush & PUR Highlighter

All three of these products were gifted to me by a friend. The Pixi Glowy Gossamer Duo is $18.00 and I have Subtle Sunrise. One of the highlighters is a mid-toned gold and the other is a deeper toned bronze. Both shades are slightly too dark for me but I can get away with using the lighter of the two. Unless you can use both highlights, I don’t recommend this. The formula is good but nothing special. I’m wearing it in the picture on the bottom right.

I love Flower Beauty’s Flower Pots Blushes and I have reviewed them before, you can see that here. These blushes are $10.00 and my newest shade is Peach Primrose. It’s just a very pretty, peachy color. This formula is creamy and blendable, definitely recommend. I’m wearing it in the picture on the bottom right.

Last but not least is the PUR Skin Perfecting Powder in the shade After Glow. This is a whopping $26.00 for a basic gold highlighter… It is lightly scented with vanilla and claims to have skincare benefits but it is so not worth that price. It’s a good formula but I don’t recommend it unless it’s like half off. I’m wearing it in the picture in the top middle.

Final Thoughts

That is everything I have to review for today! I’d love to know if you’ve tried any of these products and what you think about them. Thanks for reading and have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

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