Tuesday, March 10, 2015

2nd Love Cosmetics Review!

2nd Love Cosmetics is a brand I've heard a little about in the past, but I had never tried. Thankfully, they reached out to me to try out some of their products, and I'm very impressed so far!

The first product I tried was the Luxe Lace Lipstick which costs $5.59 and comes in 12 different shades. I have the shade Dainty, which is a gorgeous hot pink. The packaging is very pretty, and the product has a great vanilla scent. I'm happy with the comfortable texture and decent lasting power on this lipstick. It does accentuate dry patches on my lips though, so I have to make sure to exfoliate before applying this. 



The Pout Plumping Lip Gloss is $4.99 and comes in 6 different shades. The shade I have here is called Soul Mate, and it's a medium-pink shade. The gloss has nice color payoff, while still giving that sheer, glossy appearance. When first applied, I notice the tingling sensation, but I don't notice much plumping. My lips are already pretty full on their own, so I'm not sure if this would be more effective on others. I do really like this gloss though, and it's not sticky in the slightest!


Warmer weather is coming soon, and I always start reaching for cream cheek products when it gets warm outside. The Quick Stick Cream Blush is my favorite product. It is a cream blush in stick form, and it costs $4.99. It's available in 6 shades, and I have the shade Catalina. This gorgeous warm pink shade easily glides onto my skin and blends effortlessly. And it lasts almost all day on my skin. I definitely want to try more of these in the future. And did I mention that this product smells like raspberry candy?! I love it!



Here are swatches (from left to right) of the Cream Blush, the Lipstick, and the Lip Gloss.


The Rose Mascara, which is $4.99, claims to give "romantic and dramatic eyes" and I agree with that statement.  The wand is thick and has very tiny, short bristles, so it gives volume, while also making the lashes look separated and feathery. And the formula is on the dry side, so it doesn't weigh down the lashes. I really like how this made my lashes look!


The Glitzy Glam Eye Palette comes in 4 different shades and costs $4.99. The shade I have here is called Blitz Glitz, and it contains 5 gorgeous, shimmery shadows. Each of these shadows is very unique because of the multicolored aspect. When you swirl your brush into the shadow, mixing the colors, you get a color slightly different than you would expect when looking at the pan. These colors are great for the upcoming spring season.



The Baked Eyeshadow Duos are $8.99 and come in 4 different shades, which each contain to beautiful shadows. The shade pictured below is called Go Green and it contains a light green with finely milled golden shimmer, and a dark, olive green. These shadows were smooth, and easy to blend and work with, and I was impressed with the quality because I don't normally like baked eyeshadows



Here are swatches of the Glitzy Glam Eye Palette, and the Baked Eyeshadow Duo:


And in this look I used all of the products talked about here except the Glitzy Glam Eye Palette (I'll have a spring makeup tutorial posted soon using that palette):


Have you tried 2nd Love Cosmetics? Let me know what products are your favorites!

10 comments:

  1. nice lipstain review... cools lens
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  2. I love all the pink and purple! Great post girl, I've missed seeing more of your posts!

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    1. Not posting in two weeks is so unlike me! School has been demanding so much of my time lately, but I'm trying to get back into posting at least once or twice a week!

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  3. I've never heard of this brand, I will have to look into it. I love the lip colors!

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    1. I really enjoyed these lip shades! So perfect for spring!

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  4. You look great in your photo! I've not heard of this brand before, but the palette does have a lot of glitter & colours in one pan, however I don't see it showing up on the swatch..

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    1. Yeah the colors appear to be just shimmery, they don't look glitter on the eye which i was pretty happy about!

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  5. Glad to see a new post from you! I've not heard of this brand before this, are they new in the market?

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    1. I'm trying to get back into posting more! And they've been around for a few years, but they're a smaller brand right now, so I haven't heard a lot about them either!

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  6. Such fun shades! I love that they are not one solid color and have speck of glitter in them. I have an Exuviance Retinol Concentrate Giveaway on my blog and love to invite you. Here is the link http://www.portraits-by-nc.com/the-shopping-guide/exuviance-super-retinol-concentrate-giveaway

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