I'll review the makeup sponge first! I've been really into using sponges for my concealer and foundation/BB creams nowadays because I feel like it's faster than a brush and I get better coverage. I usually take the sponge and dampen it before application (under running water, squeeze the sponge a few times until it expands).
This one I got from BPS is shaped really uniquely. It's not like the Beauty Blender which is more of a teardrop shape. This one has a smaller end which really helps you get into the smaller spots of your face (like the sides of your nose or under your eyes).
Overall I really enjoy using this sponge. I think the shape is really user friendly and for $2.24 you really can't complain. I highly recommend you try it out!
Next I'll review the lip products. I'm going to combine these reviews as I bought them with the intention of wearing these two products together. I got the lipgloss in #11 and the lipstick balm in #1
Here's what the packaging looked like:
Here are some swatches and how they look on my lips:
|Gloss on top, lipstick on the bottom|
|Lipstick on top|
|Gloss on top|
I think the colors were really pretty in the stock photos but I was kind of disappointed with the actual product. I'll start with the lipstick balm.
It applied smoothly and lasted okay. It came off a bit when I drank or ate but I didn't really mind. The color was pretty but it wasn't as vibrant as I wanted it to be. As you can see in the pictures above it's quite light. If you build it up, it starts to feel a bit greasy which I'm not a fan of.
Overall I'd say it's a nice product for the price but I've definitely used better. I think this product in a darker or bolder color might be more pigmented than the lighter, natural shades so if you try this out, pick one of those instead!
The lip gloss was about the same as the balm but the color was really not as pigmented as the pictures. I had to apply it multiple times to get a good swatch. It goes on quite sheer and the formula isn't as thick as I would like it. I think it would compliment a darker color better because it washes out light colors very easily. It's not sticky (which is always a good thing!) but just like the lipstick balm if you apply too much it definitely feels greasy.
I didn't dislike the product but I didn't love it either. I took it down an extra heart because the color was definitely not what I was expecting at all.
Thank you for reading and I hope you found these reviews helpful. Once again, thank you so much to Born Pretty Store for giving me this collaboration opportunity. Be sure to check out there website here and use the coupon code CHUH10 for 10% off your order~ See you guys in my next post!