I'm back with another review and giveaway! I was contacted by Jaguar Luxury Cosmetics to take a look at their new cosmetic line. This is actually a company that specializes in extensions and hair pieces...but they've branched out into cosmetics. Of course I'm always willing to try out new brands to find the latest and greatest.
**Picture credit to www.JaguarLuxuryCosmetics.com
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I had quite a few items to test out, so I broke them up into categories:
Lipglosses $12, member price $5
These glosses come in squeeze tube applicators with a slant tip. I actually prefer this style for my kit because it's easy to dispense product onto palettes for use on my clients. They gave me a nice range of colors. Not sticky at all...actually extremely moisturizing. They kind of went on like OCC Lip Tars (not quite as opaque though) but they don't leave your lips dry. Upon testing, I noticed they have a sweet taste...not too overwhelming, just a little bit surprising. I was actually really impressed with these. The color is very buildable and you can actually get opacity from these products as opposed to many brands which are sometimes frustratingly sheer. I used the red gloss and gold gloss pictured below in two recent shoots and they turned out great! I also rocked the pink in my last Sigma Makeup look featuring the Fun Colors kit.
Here's a pic of me wearing the Red lipgloss in my Drag Makeup Tutorial.
Here's a Shot of the Red Lipgloss I used on a model
Here's a Shot of the Gold Lipgloss I used on another model.
Eyeliners/Lip Liners $5.99These liners can be used for either eye lining or lip lining. I was sent basic shades like black and brown, as well as more colorful shades and even some with glitter. They kind of reminded me of Pencil In Cosmetics in that they have their own pencil sharpener. I was a little weary at first because the pencil sharpener cap leaves a little gap. I thought that this might dry out the liner but after about two weeks, the liner was still intact. Also, the sharpener works pretty well! I was actually really impressed because the liners were super pigmented and creamy. They're actually really good! You can even use these as an eye base. The glitter liners actually do have a good amount of glitter in them unlike a lot of brands. The liner states that it is waterproof. I tested the black liner on my lids at work and noticed that it faded after a short time. I'd probaby use them on the eyes if I wore a base underneath and set with powder. However, I love these for lips!
Would I Recommend? Definitely! Especially for lip lining.
When I first saw this eyelash curler, the style reminded me of the one from E.L.F. The handles have a type of flat surface which make them easy to squeeze. They have it packaged super cute in their logo and colors. When I tried the lash curler, however, I noticed that the curve of the lash curler does not fit well into my eye shape and as a result I can't reach any of my itty bitty lash curlers. I think this would work for those with normal size lashes, but might be an issue with super short lashes.
I was actually surprised that the brand carried their own double ended applicators. Again, they packaged them nicely with their colors and logo. They're much like q-tips but they have a pointed end on one side. The applicator is not too flimsy but not super sturdy either...it's right in the middle. I absolutely love using these for cleaning up the end of winged liner and getting the perfect point. Also, they're perfect for my newest way of applying false lashes. Apply a bit of glue onto the applicator and dab onto your lashline, let dry for a few seconds, and then pop your lashes on. This is such a fool proof way of applying falsies without getting glue everywhere. The pointed tip of these applicators are perfect for it!
The items are sold at retail price unless you sign up for a membership for daily discounts of up to 40-50 percent. Membership is free!
You can check out these products at http://www.jaguarluxurycosmetics.com/. I was actually impressed that this company originally known for hair, has created a very nice makeup line. I think my favorites of everything I reviewed are the lipglosses. The official site for their cosmetics line was March 1st, 2010. I just checked and noticed that the site might not be completely updated yet, so stay tuned for more web developments.
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FTC Disclosure: Products were sent from company for review. I am not affiliated with the company and not paid to write the review. These are my honest thoughts.
Atlanta Makeup Artist