July 27, 2015

Beauty by Borghese

All items were received for consideration -- all opinions are my own


I have not been shy about my obsession with beauty products... it seems that with each passing day, each new product & each new Youtube video, the addiction gets worse. I can't explain why I love beauty so much ... it's just so much fun to apply make-up and play up a different look each day. You can completely transform your look with one swipe of lipstick.

I've have, though, gotten a lot better about not buying makeup items that I don't need because the amount of product was starting to overwhelm me, but my skincare collection has grew since that. Skincare is just a lot easier to go through, and to me, it's worth investing in some great product.

As a resident beauty junkie, receiving surprise packages in the mail filled with makeup & skincare items is pretty much like Christmas day.

It's rare that I don't know a package is coming but over the past two months, it's happened a few times ... two of them being what this entire post is about.

I've heard of Borghese before, because it's a semi well known brand that is carried in Bloomingdales. I rarely buy make-up that isn't found in Sephora or the drugstore, because I'm lazy, cheap, and the rewards program at Sephora is just too good to shop anywhere else.

To my surprise, I was contacted by a PR firm asking if I wanted to be sent some Borghese product for consideration -- I happily agreed & then totally forgot about it. Until a package showed up on my doorstep a few weeks later.

The package was amazing, filled with so many items and my goodness, it made my day! I'll get into what was in the first package, but two weeks ago, another package showed up on my doorstep from Borghese and it was filled with face masks. I had no idea this one was coming so this was a real surprise. I was squealing with delight.

(Side note: My mom & sister love when I get packages like this because it means more makeup & skincare for them to try as well)

I've been playing around with the makeup and masks for the past few weeks, and I have to say, they're pretty amazing. I thought Borghese was a lot more expensive, but it's not completely un-affordable.




Now, I haven't tried EVERYTHING that I was sent, but I have played around with everything and I'm excited to share it with you!

First up, the makeup:

//Superior State of the Art Mascara: I have so many mascaras open so this one hasn't bee used yet. I don't even think I opened it because I didn't want it to try out, so stay tuned for thoughts on this! It retails for $19.50 which isn't that bad since Too Faced & Benefit mascaras cost a little over $20.



//Color Eclipse Eclissare 5-Shade Eyeshadow Palette: I haven't tried this palette out either, because I have so many eyeshadow palettes and I don't use them as often as I'd like because I'm lazy and get into no eyeshadow funks. Also, these colors are more suitable for fall--dark grey & greens. The quality seems to be superb and I can't wait to dig my brushes into them once sweater weather arrives! The price is also right at $29 -- not that expensive, but a little pricey for only 5 eyeshadows.

//Kabuki Brush: I love this brush but I'm pretty sure my sister stole it from me. It is super soft, and great for bronzer or powder. I stopped using my ELF Kabuki Brush altogether once I got this, but now I can't seem to find it. It retails for $25 which is about the right price for a high end brush.

//Eclissare Color Glass Lip Gloss in Gilt: I have hardly used this product because it is pure glitter. This definitely isn't something I'd buy, or wear everyday and it has really just been sitting in my drawer for the past two months. It's wearable, for a night out, but not my taste. Retails for $21.50


Lipstick on top; lipgloss on bottom -- doesn't look as bad as I described
//Color Struck Lipstick in Swoon: I don't think I've ever seen a lipstick with chunky glitter in it, but this one definitely has that. It's very similar to the lip gloss in that sense, and also in the sense that I haven't worn it at all. Maybe I'll give it away?




//Summer Glow Tinted Moisturizer: I'm obsessed with BB Creams & tinted moisturizers so this was probably the best thing to happen to me. It seems to come in one color (not sure what color that is), and has a pump (which is a blessing in the beauty world). It gives the face a luminous finish, without being too overpowering, and truly gives a gorgeous finish. I wear this on days where I don't want too much coverage, or a heavy feeling foundation, Whenever I apply it, I am shocked by how natural & nice my skin looks. This retails for $29.50, a nice price for a high end tinted moisturizer.



//Eclissare Blush in Flight: This blush is BIG... one of the biggest blushes I have in my collection. It's also a very unique color. It is sparkly, definitely not a matte finish, and it's a deep brownish plum -- gorgeous for the Fall. (PLEASE I JUST NEED FALL!) That hasn't stopped me from wearing it, though. It gives a very natural, glowy finish to the cheeks and I love it!

That is all the makeup I received, and honestly I'm pretty happy with it. I don't think I would've ever bought any of these on my own, just because I haven't heard too much about Borghese around the internet so I'm glad I was able to try this brand out. I would definitely purchase more items from them.

Now onto the skincare (aka ALL FACE MASKS) I received. I'm obsessed & addicted to face masks (post on that coming soon).



These are all mud masks, and I've only tried one (the Active Mud For Delicate Dry Skin) and it was incredible. I'm excited to try the black, purfying one and I may do that tonight.

The masks I received were all from the Fango line: two tubes of Mineral Active Mud for Face & Body, Purifying Mud Mask for Face & Body  and the one I already used -- which costs over $70!

I'll keep you all updated on the masks, and will mention if any of them turn out to be favorites in my favorite face mask post.

I'm very grateful that I could try all these amazing products out, and will always give my honest opinion!

Has anyone tried Borghese? What is one beauty brand you've been curious to try and haven't yet? Tell me in the comments!



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