FASHION & BEAUTY

Drunk Elephant Summer Skincare Faves

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Hey there! Summer’s almost here and I’ve got some Drunk Elephant favorites to feature in this review. When it comes to finding quality skincare products, Drunk Elephant is probably one of those brands that’s at the top of my list. I like most of their products because they work and they make such a difference in my skin. It all started when I first discovered their Lippe Balm which I will be reviewing again below. That said lip balm repaired my dry chapped lips in several instances. From then on, I’ve tried other Drunk Elephant products and they never disappoint. I don’t think I’ve tried all their products already just because they can be quite pricey.

 

Another thing I like about DE is the fact that they support the IEF (International Elephant Foundation) and their products are cruelty-free.

 

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I feel like this Summer is all about the glow and clean skincare. So, for this review, there are a few Drunk Elephant products I’m currently loving and is also recommending for this coming warm season. Check them out below.

 

Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops

 

Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops review photo

 

D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops (1 oz: 36 USD) – True to what DE stated, this product is literally sunshine in a bottle without the damage. Out of all the fake tanners I’ve tried, this probably is the best because this goes on soft and light, and it feels nice on the skin. It contains Virgin Marula, Black Currant Seed Oils, fatty acids, raw unrefined cocoa powder, as well as antioxidants to boost the skin. The effect is a post-vacation glow that resembles a sunshiney bronzy shade sans any UV damage. To apply, just mix this (1 drop) with your favorite serum, moisturizer, or even foundation. A drop of this can look very concentrated or too pigmented, but once spread, it becomes very wearable yet buildable as well. I tried wearing this alone without mixing it with anything and I thought I would look ridiculous on it, but I think it still looks very wearable on me, and it does seem to flatter any skintone. You can also use this product on the chest, legs, or arms, etc.

 

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Lippe Balm (0.13 oz: 18 USD) – This is definitely my favorite moisturizing lip balm. It’s plain and simple without any strong fragrance etc, and it works really well at delivering, maintaining, and restoring hydration on the lips. This is perfect for traveling and for the dry Winter season. It’s pricey and you may find that there’s not enough product in it even if its whole packaging/diameter looks larger than most lip balms, but this does a good job at conditioning the lips.

 

Drunk Elephant C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum review photo

 

Drunk Elephant C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum

 

C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum (1 oz: 80 USD) – I’ve always wanted to incorporate a Vitamin C product in my daily skincare regimen, I was just not sure which one. Enter this Drunk Elephant C-Firma Serum, and it works really well for my skin. I love that this never caused me any irritations and my skin looks even more glowing since using this regularly. This serum has a bit of an oily feel but it’s neither sticky nor super oily at all, and it is yellow-tinged. It contains 15% L-Ascorbic Acid, 1/2% Ferulic Acid, and 1 % Vitamin E, plus powerful antioxidants. It also stays active on the skin for up to 72 hours and has a tolerable pH. I use this in the morning as a serum, and this helps with brightening my dark spots from zits, and it gives a nice healthy inner glow.

 

There is one Drunk Elephant product not photographed here, and it’s the C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream (0.5 oz: 64 USD) which I’m currently using as my eye cream and it helps in managing dark circles, tired undereyes, as well as lightening any dark spots. Further reviewed HERE.

 

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Have you ever tried any of these products before? What’s your favorite Drunk Elephant product/s? and What skincare items do you recommend this Summer?

 

The Drunk Elephant Skincare is currently available at Sephora

 

(Disclosure: Product samples sent by Drunk Elephant. The reviews, photos, and opinions herein are solely mine)

 

 

 

Charlotte Tilbury Glowgasm Face Palette Review + Swatch

charlotte tilbury glowgasm palette

 

I’ve been looking into some face palettes lately and the Charlotte Tilbury Glowgasm (4 shades: 75 USD) is probably one of the most beautiful face palettes released this year, so far. I was really stoked the first time I saw it, both by the packaging and the shade of each pan. It has a very luxe and elegant appeal, along with some quirky embossment of each shade. Speaking of shades, there 4 shades on this palette. Two of them are highlighters, there’s one bronzer, and a somewhat shimmery rose lilac (unicorn-ish) blush.

 

charlotte tilbury glowgasm palette review swatch

 

At first, I wasn’t quite sure whether Glowgasm palette I should get, either the Lightgasm or the Lovegasm? A lot of folks find the Lightgasm palette to be too light and too subtle for them. So when I went to Norstrom, I had the palette for warm-dark skin tone in mind, which is the Lovegasm. Upon swatching the two palettes, I find the Lovegasm to be too pigmented for me. Its blush shade made me look like I got sunburned, it was definitely too much for my face. However, I find the shades to be really pretty. When I tried the Lightgasm palette, I felt like it somehow suited well on my face.

 

charlotte tilbury glowgasm palette in lightgasm review swatch

 

 

Since then, I’ve been incorporating the Lightgasm palette for most of my makeup routine. I did find it to be a little too subtle on my face. Indoor, it’s almost unnoticeable on my skin, but it’s quite buildable enough to pack the colors on the cheeks, as well as all over the face. I really love the rosy unicorn blush (#3) of this particular palette, and it’s really stunning to look at. At first swipe, it kinda appears like a light shimmer on my cheeks, but I can pack it with a couple more swipes using my Ulta itbrush in #101

 

charlotte tilbury glowgasm palette swatch

 

Once outdoor, I could see the effect of this palette on my face. It’s subtle but noticeable enough to emphasize and highlight the bony prominences of my face. The nice thing is that you can always use this wet if ever you’d prefer to add more blush and glow on the face.

 

charlotte tilbury glowgasm palette review

 

This palette is also good as eyeshadows, and probably much better if applied wet. So, if you’re looking for a subtle face palette with an au-naturel effect and you have a very-fair to light skintone then you might like the Lightgasm one. You might also be able to pull it off if you have a light-medium skintone. If you’re medium, then you might be better off with the Lovegasm palette. Overall, the new Glowgasm palette is so pretty and definitely a head-turner, however, it’s pricey, so you may wanna carefully examine the swatches online or in-store to find out which palette would suit you best if ever you’re planning to buy one.

 

The Charlotte Tilbury Glowgasm Palette is currently available at Nordstrom, charlottetilbury.com, Sephora, and Bergdorf Goodman

 

charlotte tilbury glowgasm palette in lightgasm

 

Do you own this palette? What’s your first impression?

 

 

 

Glossier Generation G (New Formula) Sheer Matte Lipstick Review + Swatches

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Hi guys, a few weeks ago, I did a mini Glossier haul review which you can read HERE. In that review, I was really smitten by their reformulated Generation G Sheer Matte Lipstick (0.1 oz: 18 USD).

 

glossier generation g sheer matte lipstick new formula like, zip, crush

 

The new Glossier Generation G lipstick has a blotted sheer matte look and finish with a slightly balmy feel. There are six shades available and some of them sort of adapt to the natural lip color. I wouldn’t say that this lipstick is super pigmented, instead, it’s more of an everyday lip color which still allows for the natural lip shade to show through. The product itself is cruelty-free, vegan, paraben-free, dermatologist-tested, etc., and the packaging is nice and heavy. Because it is definitely meant for a casual natural look, the effect of this lipstick can be quite subtle or diffused, but the nice thing is that you can always swipe a little bit more for a slightly dramatic lip color payoff.

 

In this review, I swatched all the new Glossier Generation G colors.

 

glossier generation g sheer matte lipstick new formula review

 

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Cake: subtle peach. Kind of a light-peachy nude which my light-medium skintone could pull off.

 

Crush: hot raspberry pink, quite similar to the Dior Matte Raspberry Lip Glow, seen HERE.

 

Like: light-mauve in real life, like a light version of the Jam shade below. This gives a “My lips but slightly better” look, and also great for the “I woke up like this” look, LOL.

 

Zip: poppy red. A blotted red-orange coral.

 

Leo: mid brown, same shade as the old Leo formula.

 

Jam: deep berry, darker tone of Like.

 

glossier generation g sheer matte lipstick new formula swatch

glossier generation g sheer matte lipstick review lip swatches

 

The newest Glossier Generation G has a subtle yet distinctive rose/jasmine scent. Its new formula feels smoother and more cushiony than the previous one. Which means, this doesn’t make the lips dry. It definitely isn’t shiny or even satiny, it’s just a pure sheer comfortable balmy matte. The pigment can be very sheer at first swipe, especially in the case of the “Like” shade which took a couple more swipes on my pigmented lips for it to show through. But one thing’s for sure, the Generation G in its new formulation is definitely buildable and easy to use, plus, it enhances the lips beautifully.

 

The closest formula that I could think of in comparison to this is the Dior Lip Glow in Matte finish. Perhaps the Buxom Pillowpout (reviewed HERE) could be comparable as well, but that one has more of a powdery feel. I have yet to investigate the Nyx Powder Puff Lippie Lip Cream which some said could be close to the Gen G in terms of its blotted matte finish.

 

glossier generation g sheer matte lipstick new formula

 

Overall, I love the new formula more than the old one. The previous Gen G was with time just too drying for me. Though you may still have to swipe this lipstick on the lips a couple of times to get your desired lip color and effect, but once you get it, then the effect is really nice. I also love all the shades even though some can be quite subtle. Most of them last about 3 hours+ on me without eating or drinking, but if I munch too much then they usually last about 2 hours give or take, so you may still need to reapply this lipstick several times. However, they’re foolproof to apply, so it’s not a prob. I highly recommend this lipstick if you’re into that everyday natural lip look.

 

The new Glossier Generation G Sheer Matte Lipstick is currently available at Glossier.com

 

Have you tried this lipstick already? What were your first impressions?

 

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