Thursday, January 12, 2017

LimeLight Makeup Review

Today's post is all about makeup. Specifically, LimeLight by Alcone. Now I hadn't heard of this brand until my friend Jen, a fellow chemistry grad student, told me about it. LimeLight began by providing makeup for the stage and film industry, but now they're selling makeup to the everyday woman. I was impressed by that, but I absolutely LOVE that they're cruelty free. You buy LimeLight like you would buy Mary Kay - you find a beauty guide (like a MK beauty consultant). Lucky for you all, my friend Jen sells it so if you find yourself interested in this by the end of the post, she was kind enough to share her website and Facebook page with all y'all!

Alright let's get into the review! Jen was kind enough to let me try some skincare products as well as makeup. Overall, I was super impressed! The cleansers made my skin feel really clean. More than just taking my makeup off, but actually a deep clean. Also, it took off all of my makeup including my mascara and eyeliner. This would save on products in the bathroom if you're looking to reduce clutter. I tried both the Dream Clean and Quench Cleanse and loved them both equally. I also tried the Calm Balm moisturizer. I will say the scent on this wasn't quite what I was expecting. I think it was the cucumber. It isn't bad, just a little shocking if you aren't expecting it. The last skincare product I tried was the Masque of Zen. This stuff made my face feel like it could finally breathe. My skin has been acting funny and this seemed to reset it. I absolutely loved this!

Now for makeup!
Foundation: I used shade Olive 1 and it was such a good match! Jen had warned me that a little goes a very long way. Which is perfect for building coverage! Some days you just don't need a ton of coverage and this foundation is not only perfect for those days but also the days where you need full coverage. It's definitely another product that pulls double-duty if you're decluttering in the new year!
Eyeshadow: I got two shades - Brownie Points and a dark grey that I actually have no clue what the name is. The back says Lullaby but I couldn't find it online. Honestly grey isn't a color that looks good on my skin so I passed on that one. But the Brownie Points shade is a dark brown and I used the crap out of brown eyeshadow! To really test its staying power, I used it with no eyelid primer. And y'all. It didn't crease! I could literally sit on my couch and not move all day and my eyeshadow will still crease without primer. The color was easily buildable so you could use just a little bit for a hint of color or go all out and use it in a smokey eye.
Eyeliner: I've been using a liquid eyeliner pen for a while now and I don't think I'll ever go back. My favorite thing about this pen was just how smooth it went on. The tip is ultra-fine (perfect for creating a cat-eye look!) and I was surprised at just how much color came out of the tip. I absolutely loved this eyeliner!
Mascara: I have to preface this by saying I did use disposable mascara wands. So I can't speak much to the ability of the brush itself. It has a ton of bristles though so I imagine it prevents clumping pretty well. As for the mascara itself, it went on super easily and again it was easy to put on a couple coats and build up the volume and length. Since I didn't use the actual wand, I can't say much more about it, but what I did get to try I was impressed with!
Signature Lip Gloss, Perfect Lipstick, and Enduring Lip Color: Ah lip stick. My favorite way to amp up any makeup look. Out of the three I tried, I'm obsessed with the Enduring Lip Color! It's like a matte lipstick but it goes on a little more like a gloss but moisturizes like a good lip balm. And the color! It's super pigmented. I tried Salted Caramel and it was a gorgeous caramel color that gave me major fall vibes. I totally loved how long it lasted, but more than that I loved that it didn't wear unevenly like a lot of matte lipsticks tend to do. The Perfect Lipstick in FemFire was super smooth and I liked that I got to try a sheer color. It's a little more like a tinted lip balm, but again it's buildable (noticing a theme here?). The Signature Lip Gloss in Hope is probably the perfect pink lipgloss. It gave enough color that you know it's pink, but glossy enough to be sheer and shiny. Seriously I can't get over how much I loved the pink color!

I snapped this picture before heading to Indy last weekend. It was a little more of a natural look (minus the eyeliner😂) but here you can see the Signature Lip Gloss in Hope. It's such a good pink!

Overall, I was really impressed with LimeLight! Now I've tried Mary Kay makeup before, and while I like their skincare products, I've never been blown away by their makeup like I was LimeLight. It's about the same price point as Mary Kay, so it's not cheap stuff. Obviously you could find dupes for probably everything at the drugstore, but I do believe that you get what you pay for. I think because they started with stage and film makeup, they really know what goes into making a great, long-lasting, multi-purpose product. If you want more info, reach out to my friend Jen by visiting her LimeLight website or checking out her Facebook page.

Have you tried LimeLight? Are you interested? I want to know!


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