City Color Cosmetics, Blush, Bronzer, City Color Review, Jumbo Eye Shadow Pencil Review, Baked Blush Review, City Color Lipstick Review, Lipstick, Eyeshadow
City Color Cosmetics is a brand that I have recently been introduced to and, let me tell you, I am VERY impressed with their products! I think we can all appreciate quality products at an amazing price. Right?
Recently I was lucky enough to receive a package of City Color Cosmetics full of gorgeous makeup to review for you all. I had originally intended on reviewing each item separately (check out my baked blush review and eyeshadow and blush palette review) but I then realized that if I gave individual reviews that it might not be the best option to use the 15% discount code that was also included for Beauty 101 readers. I mean, really, who doesn’t like a good discount on makeup? I know you all do!
So because I want to make sure that you all get full use out of the discount code (details below) I decided to include mini-reviews for the other products in one convenient round up post 🙂 Enjoy!
This bronzer is GORGEOUS but, be warned, it is VERY shimmery! The pigmentation is excellent and the texture is buttery smooth but if you’re looking for a great bronzer for contouring I wouldn’t recommend this particular product. The City Color Beach Beauty Bronzer looks absolutely gorgeous when used as a highlighter, blush, or even an all over (light!) face powder. The color is a very pretty bronze and, as you can see in the photo above, the gold palm tree is an over spray.
I’ll be honest – this product wasn’t my favorite. The colors look so rich and smokey in the palette but when swatched they aren’t that exciting. I also don’t think the pigment is true to how it appears in the pan since the purple color actually comes out more of a burgundy/maroon color. The quality of these shadows is great but I was pretty disappointed in how the colors came out on the skin.
This product also wasn’t a favorite of mine. The formula is VERY smooth, almost waxy, and the color comes out pretty sheer. Because of the smooth/waxy texture I wouldn’t recommend these for those of you with oily lids as I imagine that they would crease almost immediately. I don’t have oily eyelids and wore this with an eyeshadow primer and noticed creasing within a few hours. The color is a gorgeous, bright purple that would be great on a lower lash line, though!
Um… I’m going to sum this review up in four words: I WANT THEM ALL. I mean, of course I’m bound to love this since I’m lipstick obsessed but I was really impressed with the City Color Matte Lipstick. I find that a lot of matte lipstick tends to dry out the lips but this formula is smooth, easy to apply, and doesn’t make my lips dry. I was sent the color Maroon which is a gorgeous red and I’m completely obsessed with it. I got above average wear time (over 4 hours) but found that this lipstick didn’t hold up well throughout a full meal. I don’t really expect lipstick to last when eating but it would be nice, right?
(PS – This lipstick smells like kool-aid. I love it!)
This product was HARD to review! On one hand I loved it because 1) it’s blush and 2) it’s a great formula but on the other hand I couldn’t love it because I just wasn’t a fan of the color I was sent. It is personally a little too brown for my taste but hey – you can’t win them all, right? Color aside I was really impressed with the City Color Mosaic Blush as it was very pigmented and applied like a dream. I found that it was a little hard to buff out but I’m pretty sure that was due to the fact that the color didn’t suit my skin very well so I had to work extra hard to sheer it out. The City Color Mosaic Blush is very pigmented so a little goes a long way – trust me on this one 🙂
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So what do you think of City Color Cosmetics? Overall I am VERY impressed by the brand. I don’t expect that I’ll love every product that a brand releases so although there were a few items that I wasn’t a huge fan of I’m still a huge fan!
Until next time 🙂
FTC Disclaimer: All products mentioned in this post were provided to me by the manufacturer for consideration. I am not being compensated in any way and opinions are 100% my own.