The Magic of Unicorn Tears: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

As soon as I heard that Too Faced had released a shade of their La Crème Color Drenched Lip Cream called Unicorn Tears, I had a feeling that the product would be magical. Too Faced’s aptly-named Unicorn Tears granted my wish for iridescent, sparkling lips.

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Stock image courtesy of Too Faced Cosmetics

This lipstick is probably the creamiest one I’ve ever tried (it feels fabulous on the lips) and the color will last for several hours. The color is great on its own or when layered. Below is an image of Unicorn Tears on my lips by itself – without another color underneath, you’ll get a light pink color with blue and purple shimmers.

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If you want to mix it up, Unicorn Tears is also great on top of another lipstick. Unicorn Tears will add a beautiful, iridescent shine to whatever shade you decide to wear underneath. This beautiful sparkle is perfect for any occasion, from a shift at work to date night. Grab a tube as soon as you can and take part in the magic! 🌈

Have you tried Unicorn Tears? Share your thoughts below!

 

 

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My Top Five Eye Products

These five eye products are some of my favorite makeup items; they’re all included in my daily routine. Here are some beauty products for the eyes that I hope you’ll try and make part of your beauty routine:

Mascara: Too Faced Better Than Sex

This is hands-down the best mascara I’ve ever had. Tons of volume, no under-eye smearing, and no clumping make this mascara a 5-star product in my book! Plus the pink tube is absolutely gorgeous and the name is hilarious – what’s not to love?

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Stock image courtesy of Too Faced Cosmetics

Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Naked Palette

Want high-quality eyeshadow that’s highly pigmented and will last all day long? Urban Decay has you covered with any one of their Naked palettes. No matter which one you choose, you can’t go wrong with a Naked palette. If you’re lucky, you’ll get to try the new Naked Heat palette that was just released this month!

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Stock image courtesy of Urban Decay

Liquid Eyeliner: Urban Decay Perversion Waterproof Fine-Point Eye Pen

My last review covered all of the awesome aspects of the Perversion Eye Pen, but I could go on for hours about how much I love it. Fine, dark, matte lines paired with easy application make this one of my absolute favorite beauty products.

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Stock image courtesy of Sephora

Gel Eyeliner: Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner

It’s hard to find an eyeliner for your waterline that will stay on for long periods of time without smearing, but Marc Jacobs has finally answered our prayers with this eyeliner. The gel eyeliner glides right on and will give you long-lasting color. What makes this even better: at the end of the day, you won’t find eyeliner smeared under your eyes!

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Stock image courtesy of Sephora

Eyebrows: Benefit Cosmetics Goof Proof Brow Pencil

Benefit has found a way to take care of all of your eyebrow needs with their extensive collection of brow products. Honestly, this pencil is the only brow product I use. The double-ended Goof Proof pencil comes with a brow brush and a pencil in one of six available shades to fill in your brows as needed. If you already have somewhat thick brows, this is probably the only product you’ll ever need to use.

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Stock image courtesy of Benefit Cosmetics

Like these products? Have some favorites of your own? Start a discussion in the comments!

*Favorite Alert* : Urban Decay Perversion Fine-Point Eye Pen

I struggled for years (and I do mean years) to find the perfect liquid eyeliner for me. I was looking for a formula that would glide on easily, provide all-day wear, and stay smudge-free. After searching for so long, I finally hit the jackpot when I tried Urban Decay’s Perversion liquid eyeliner. Here’s what I discovered inside the gorgeous purple tube:

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Stock image courtesy of Sephora

Beautiful Lines

Finding the right eyeliner pen for you can often be tricky. Some people like matte lines, others like more sheen and shimmer. I personally prefer matte eyeliner – if you’re part of the matte club, you’ll love Perversion! You’ll get a dark, matte line with every use, and you’ll get compliments all day long!

Easy Application

I can honestly say that the Perversion pen gives me the best cat eye I’ve ever had. Pop the lid off and you’ll find a thin felt tip that you can use to make dark and precise lines. Felt tip pens are almost always easier than brush applicators, but even for a felt tip pen the application is incredibly easy. I don’t even have to use tape to create sexy cat eye anymore!

Long-Lasting Wear

When I say long-lasting, I’m not kidding! I’m a student and I work after my classes are over. On my busiest days, I’ll apply my makeup at around 8am before classes. When I finally get to leave work around 11pm, my eyeliner is still perfectly in place with no reapplying needed!

The Verdict : I literally have nothing bad to say at all about this eyeliner. Urban Decay’s Perversion liquid eyeliner is a diamond in my makeup collection; I never leave home without it! I highly, highly, highly recommend this product to anyone who wants to have gorgeous, sexy eyes with little to no fuss! If you’ve tried it, let me know what you think in the comments!

Birchbox: A quick review of a beauty box service

I started using Birchbox about two years ago when my best friend recommended it to me. For $10 a month, you get an adorable little box with five curated samples. Here is a breakdown of my experience with Birchbox:

Highlights: I’m always excited to receive a Birchbox because I know that I’ll be getting five high-quality products. Whether the brands are indie or well-known, I can trust Birchbox to send me amazing items every month. Plus they make it even more exciting by sending adorable boxes every month that you can use to organize your jewelry, cosmetics, and more! I also love that I can personalize my box and choose my preferences so I know I’ll get something I love every time.

Lows: My only complaint about Birchbox is that I wish they would send me more makeup than they do. It seems like most of my samples are moisturizers and face masks (which don’t get me wrong, I love those), but I wish I could try more lipsticks, mascaras, and eyeshadows.

The Verdict: Overall I love my Birchbox, but I’m giving the service 4 out of 5 stars because I’ve gotten pretty tired of getting so many face products. Out of my five samples, usually only one is a makeup product. If you don’t mind that and you’d like to receive mostly face masks and moisturizers, you’ll love Birchbox!

My New Vice: Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks

If you like lipsticks in vibrant colors, you’ve probably had your eye on Urban Decay’s Vice collection, which offers over 100 gorgeous shades. When I saw the collection for myself, I came home with five shades – Bobby Dazzle, Gubby, Double Team, Heartless, and Violate. Here’s my experience with the Vice Collection:

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Stock photo courtesy of urbandecay.com

The Basics

Before I get into the positives and negatives of my Vice experience, I’d like to talk a little bit about the unique finishes offered. Within the Vice collection, Urban Decay offers lipsticks with six different finishes: sheer, sheer shimmer, metallized, cream, comfort matte, and mega matte. Unfortunately none of the shades I chose were sheer, but I did get to try the metallized, cream, and comfort matte finishes. Below you’ll see the five colors I chose:

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Bobby Dazzle – Metallized Finish
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Gubby – Metallized Finish
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Double Team – Comfort Matte Finish
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Heartless – Comfort Matte Finish
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Violate – Cream Finish

Pros

If you think the colors look beautiful online, you’ll be happy to know that they look even better in person. Urban Decay’s Vice collection offers an incredible array of shades that are highly pigmented. Only one coat of a Vice lipstick will make your lips pop! In addition, the Vice lipsticks mix well with other lip colors (my favorite combination is Double Team with Unicorn Tears by Too Faced). With such gorgeous colors and a lavender tube that’s très chic, you’ll have a blast applying a Vice lipstick!

Cons

The main problem I have with Vice lipstick is how quickly the color fades. After eating or drinking, you’ll definitely have to reapply. Even without touching your lips, you’ll need to reapply in about two hours. The other small issue I’ve encountered is that the matte lipstick dries out my lips, even though I chose comfort matte colors. If you’re willing to frequently reapply, have at it!

The Verdict

Finding vibrant colors is important to me, so despite the lack of lasting color the beautiful shades offered by this collection won me over. If finding a lipstick that will last through a long day of work is more important to you, this lipstick may not be the best investment at $17 a tube. If you love a good pop of color and don’t mind reapplying your lipstick several times throughout the day, go for it! Let me know what you think of the Vice lipsticks below.

Introduction

Welcome to Bisou Beauty Reviews! As I experiment with cosmetics, I’ll be sharing my experiences here with you. You can always count on me for honesty; I want to save you time and money, so I’ll be showing you the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Have you ever spent a nice chunk of change on makeup only to be disappointed when you tried it for yourself? Yeah, me too. Beauty products aren’t cheap, and it’s so easy to end up wasting your hard-earned money on lackluster products.

I wanted to start a beauty review blog because online product reviews aren’t always helpful when deciding which products to buy. The star ratings assigned to products are often misleading, and you have to wonder who is getting paid to write stellar reviews. I’ve consulted beauty blogs myself before purchasing certain items – the depth and honesty that bloggers provide can be so much more helpful than a manufacturer’s website. I hope that I can help you just as other bloggers have helped me by saving you the disappointment of blowing your paycheck on something that will sit in your makeup drawer for all eternity.

Since the goal of this blog is to help out fellow beauty enthusiasts, I’m always open to guest contributions. If you’ve got a favorite product or major warning you’d like to share, get in touch with me!