I have for you this months Julep Maven box. I got the Modern Beauty Box again. I really wanted the gel eyeliner because of a tip I found on Youtube. I have issues with my right eyelashes curling, they don't. My left curls amazingly well where as my right eye is a dud. Go figure! There were other things I wanted, so I figured this was the best way to do it.
The basic box is Eye Sheen Liquid Eyeshadow, I chose Dusty Taupe, and Ink Gel Eyeliner along with the Angled Liner Brush.
I am going to start with ESLE (for short) in Dust Taupe. I use Bare Minerals, primarily, for my makeup and have not been overly interested in trying other brands. I am rather a loyal customer to them, so I wasn't overly interested in this product and picked a rather neutral color. That being said I was pleasantly surprised. The application is rather easy as is the build ability. I liked it and figure it is a great product for trips when you are trying to reduce your make-up bag or you have little time in the morning and need to do something quick. Will I buy the other colors? Probably not, unless they go on sale for a really good price.
So that trick with the Gel eyeliner is awesome! It totally works! My only issue is over the course of the day I do end up with makeup residue at the bottom of my eye. I am not sure how to fix that, it is the product or my eye. . . Till then I am going to continue doing it, the way I am. As far as how the product is intended to be used? I like it. I have never used gel eyeliner before and it seems to go on smoothly and is easy to get the look you are after with. I also really like the brush. I love a good angled liner brush and this one is small and controllable.
I added two nail colors and then one was included when with your Maven order. So I added Kristen and Roc Solid with Love included as a Valentine gift.
First off I want to apologize for my hands. The winter weather has not been kind to them and I am a bit embarrassed to be posting these swatches. I am trying a new product since these pictures were taken and I am seeing improvement and it has only been one day.
Love is a really interesting glitter and is not like anything I currently have. It is a baby pink/gold micro glitter with tiny fuchsia glitters. It is lovely and the pictures really don't do it justice. This is two coats, and you can see a a bit of visible NL, but I really don't mind it. This was also one of the easiest glitters to remove. It came right off!
Kristen is a bit deceiving in the bottle. The pictures on Julep's site make it look teal and I am always on the look out for a pretty/new teal. When I opened my box I thought, "That looks nothing like the website." So I took pictures and then applied it to my nails and thought, "That looks nothing like the bottle." It is kind of like a deep dark teal with tiny hints of silver glitter, but even that is quite right. . . Whatever you want to
say, it is a gorgeous color! This is one coat on my nails, but be warned it does stain a bit.
The last thing in my box I didn't take a picture of so I will use their photo.
This is the Party's Over Glitter Nail Polish Remover. This came to me seperatly and I have yet to try it. I am wearing glitter today, so I am hoping to take it out for a test spin and will let you know how it goes with an update.