Disclaimer: I was sent these products from MAKE with no compensation other than the product to test and review. The following post consists of my honest thoughts & opinions about the product!
LBirchbox has introduced me to SO many new brands and products, it’s hard to keep them all straight in my head, but sometimes there’s a brand that is more memorable than others. Some hair products (a detangler and dry shampoo if you’d like specifics,) an eye cream, and an itty bitty, teeny tiny lipstick from MAKE to name a few.
That lipstick was memorable for more reasons than just it’s absurdly small size though, so when the opportunity arose to review a couple more products from MAKE, I jumped at the chance! I received their Silk Cream Lipstick in Taffy, and a Matte Finish Eyeshadow in Alabaster – and yes, they arrived and were just as comically small as the sample I received from Birchbox. But hey, whatever works!
As an aside, I also love their branding. Simple, memorable..yassss. So good.
Okay, back to my review. I’ve somehow managed to not lose the lipstick I received from Birchbox, so I decided to compare the two (along with the eyeshadow….which I’m pretty convinced I’m too pale for.) Pretty, right? The lipsticks actually do double duty and are moisturizing too – wooo! I’m all about multi-functional makeup, and hate when my lips feel like they’re drying out. Not a problem with MAKE’s lipstick. It also stays on prettttty long. Definitely needs reapplication throughout the day, but it stays on better than some lip products I’ve tried in the past 🙂
Onto the eyeshadow. Hmm. Well, I’m very curious to see how it looks on other people that aren’t quite as….translucent as I am. I put it on rather heavily and could hardly tell I had eyeshadow on at all. Sad day. It could probably work well layered over (or under) something else, but I’ve been using it in the corners of my eyes to brighten them up a bit! That’s been working out pretty well 🙂 MAKE’s eyeshadows are crease-resistant and oil-free, with Vitamins C and E help to provide antioxidant protection for the eye area.
After using the samples fairly consistently for about a week now, I think I’ve realized why the samples are so small – by the time they’re running out, you have already fallen in love with the products, so you’re tempted to hop on their website and buy the full size products! So sneaky, MAKE marketing team – I’m on to you 😉 (But it’s totally working, and you can get 20% off your order through 4/15 from www.makebeauty.com using the code MAKEYOURSELF)