Monday, August 20, 2018

RealHer Makeup: Giving You the Confidence to Be Your Best You!

I have been wearing some kind of makeup since I was about three years old. I was too young to remember any of the details, but my aunt had apparently purchased one of those slightly tinted makeup wax kits for me when I was young as a gift, and I have been hooked on the stuff ever since. Whether I just want to conceal a blemish, amp up a key feature, or go all out with a glam look, makeup has always been there to suit my needs.


It can be hard to be a woman in this world, with society's image of what is "beautiful" putting pressure on us to look a certain way. Society has created the ideal perfect look, and imperfections or deviations from the ideal are far too frequently viewed as unattractive. It's quite disheartening to see someone unable to fully embrace their own uniqueness, and it was the philosophy of RealHer Makeup that caught my attention. Created by a father in honor of his daughter, RealHer Makeup's mission is to inspire and bring out the best in the modern woman with affirmations on each of the products. With a quick swipe of colour over your lips, RealHer has set out to remind you just how awesome you really are! In addition to giving the wearer confidence in themselves, 20% of purchase proceeds are then donated to the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and The LGBT Center of Orange County. I love companies that give back to the community, and I just had to pick up several products to try out! Let's jump in and check out these beauties!

Confidence In My Glow
Highlighter

RealHer currently has three different highlighters in their product lineup. I picked up Confidence In My Glow, and it is first up for review.
 Confidence In My Glow is a warm rose gold hue. Buttery soft, this applies to a smooth finish on the high points of the face and gives of the most beautiful glow! You can use a lighter hand and have a more natural look, or you can build it up for a more intense look. That being said, if you prefer super blingy highlighters with lots of sparkle, this highlighter may not be for you. The finish is quite smooth as it does not contain any additional small glitters like some highlighters do. While I do like the bright highlighters from time to time,  Confidence In My Glow is more my style for an every day look.

Retail: $25

Do Your Squats
RealHer Play Book Eyeshadow Palette

RealHer Makeup also has three different eyeshadow palettes at this time (this is my not-so-subtle hint that there are two more coming soon; I saw both at Cosmoprof North America and they are gorgeous!); I picked up the palette in Do Your Squats because everyone needs a good neutral to warm brown palette on their makeup vanity. I love playing with colour, but when I have to get up early to get ready for work, I prefer these types of colours as I can get them on and blended quickly. But how does this palette look and perform?


I found all nine of these shades to have nice pigmentation, (although the lightest is really close to my skin tone) and I was happy to see that there wasn't a lot of product kicking up when I would dab my brushes into the pans. Yes, these are still powders so some extra does come up, but for the most part, the shadows would stick to my brushes until blended out onto my eyes. I was impressed that these shadows would stay all day on me, something that sadly doesn't happen as often as I would like with my hooded, oily eyelids. This palette certainly leans on the warmer side, so it may not appeal to some readers, but RealHer does have a cooler option that you like more!

Retail: $28

I Am Awesome
Lip Kit

RealHer Makeup certainly seems to think the best things in life comes in threes, and who am I to argue? There are three lip kit options with each kit containing three items: a lip liner, a liquid lipstick, and a lipgloss. The I Am Awesome kit is RealHer's nude set.


Lip liner: I Love Myself
I admittedly don't wear lip liners often, and a large part of that is because I have used so many that are just uncomfortably hard. I am happy to report that I Love Myself is smooth and creamy. It applies so easily to the lips. Because it is a little softer, I like to put it in the freezer to harden it some before sharpening. This is my trick for all my sharpen-able pencils, actually!

Lip gloss: I Am Awesome
I don't know about you, but I am so glad to see lip glosses making a come back! I love to use them both by themselves and on top of other lip products! I Am Awesome adds a great touch of shiny colour to the lips. Other then the occasional windy day blowing my hair into my face, I haven't really noticed any major stickiness that sometimes comes with lip glosses.

Matte Liquid Lipstick: I Am Perfect
I'm generally not too crazy about liquid matte lipsticks in general because they are usually too drying for my taste, but I was surprised with this one. It dries down to a matte finish pretty quickly, and while yet, it is drier than a cream lipstick, it never felt uncomfortably dry for me. I was also impressed with how even the coverage is, especially for a lighter nude colour. My experience with this type of shade has been very uneven and patchy, but this one was quite nice from just the first swipe. Some areas needed a little touching up to even out on my lips, but that was pretty minimal.

Retail: $36

Girl Power - Deep Mauve
Moisturizing Lipstick

Since I was already picking up the other lip trio, I figured why not try out one of the Moisturizing Lipsticks as well. With 12 options to choose from, I went with the beautiful Girl Power in a Deep Mauve shade.


 While this might look like a traditional oil-based lipstick, the Moisturizing Lipstick line includes something different than usual: encapsulated water! After you apply this lipstick to your lips, the encapsulated water is slowly released to add more moisture to your lips.

I don't know if I have the words to even describe just how much I love this lipstick! The formula is ultra creamy and just feels good on the lips, and this colour is perfection! While I have worn all the products in this post many times, I keep grabbing for this lipstick the most no matter what other products I am wearing on my face.

Retail: $18

I've really had fun using these products and have had a lot of fun mixing and matching them with other product brands in my makeup collection. That said, I wanted to share a look I created using these specifically. Check it out!


Capturing the highlighter glow with my camera isn't my strong suit, but I love this photo since it shows the glow from Confidence In My Glow on both my cheekbones and under the arch of my eyebrows.



Here is the Do Your Squads eyeshadow palette. As you can see, it definitely is a warmer palette, and this look is actually warmer than what I wear regularly on my eyes. It's still quite pretty!



Since I purchased multiple lip products from RealHer Makeup, I couldn't quite wear them all in one look. For this look, I am using the I Love Myself lip liner, Girl Power Moisturizing Lipstick, and a quick coat of I Am Awesome lip gloss.


Have you tried any products from RealHer Makeup? I've really enjoyed the lineup I tried for this post, and I have my eye on a few more things. I'd love to hear your suggestions if you have any!

Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful day!
XO!



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25 comments

  1. The eyeshadow palette has basic colors but I actually love those colors for easy travel palettes!

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    1. I know the colours are basic, but I agree, it is the perfect travel companion! They also apply well so it is a great option for anyone looking to pick something up like this.

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  2. I have a couple of their lipsticks and I like them a lot. I adore the lipstick shade you chose, Girl Power 😍😍😍

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    1. I love the ones I picked up and want to pick up more now that I know how they perform!

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  3. What pretty looks. I love the look of the moisturizing lipstick. That's what I'd buy. I have a few e/s palettes from Boxycharm and they are nice but not quite pigmented enough for me. I use them but usually have to add a crease color. Nice haul.

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    1. The lipstick is my most used of everything I picked up although I do enjoy everything I tried!

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  4. I like the subtle makeup look you came up with! Good job

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    1. Thank you! I'm really feeling this look lately!

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  5. Now that is my kind of palette! Natural shades that look amazing!!

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    1. As much as I love colour (and I really do!), I still enjoy wearing natural shades a lot as well.

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  6. Yeah, I'd do the lipstick. The brown shadow isn't me,but I imagine something they have coming up would be.

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    1. I was actually thinking of you when I wrote this post and think you may like their cooler version so much more!

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  7. Oh that highlighter, its such a beautiful color. And that lip swatch is awesome

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    1. The highlighter is gorgeous for a natural looking glow!

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  8. I've tried the lippies, and the formula is very comfortable! I'm thrilled to see they're coming out with palettes and highlighters as well! Your earrings are so glam!

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    1. I'd take a comfortable lippie any day over something drying! And thank you!

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  9. I'm super interested in that lipstick! I hadn't heard of this brand before - thank you for the great overview!

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    1. Isn't it just gorgeous? I got it shortly before CPNA and have worn it so much, I'm going to need a replacement soon!

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  10. I am all about more natural looks so all of these look perfect to me!! I love your looks you created! Stunning!!!

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    1. Thank you! Natural looks are always so pretty, and these products worked so well to achieve a gorgeous look!

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  11. I tried one of their lipsticks before and it was really nice.

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    1. They feel so comfortable, and I'll be adding more to my collection!

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  12. I've never heard of this brand, but oh man, it looks amazing. That palette is right up my alley, and so is that matte lip color.

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