I never look at spoilers(or try not to, sometimes it’s inevitable), so I was pleasantly surprised with the June Visage box!
I am not sure if this style box is here to stay going forward, but I hope so. Easier to keep things together and the boxes stay nicer longer and are easy to purpose if you do that sort of thing! Stick some washi around it and it will make a cute little box to sit in my vanity to keep things from rolling around!
I won’t lie, when I opened up the box and saw all that red my heart sank.
I am not one to just throw something aside without even trying, especially with makeup!
I do not wear red colors at all, or haven’t ever, because my face is usually red/pink and my cheeks always seem to be red. My Asian Beauty routine and dear Snail Cream has helped my redness a ton, but not to the point where I am a fair snow white without any help. For that reason, I am so so glad that Christine from Hello Waffle usually gives you a little help and provides a look on the box insert.
If you would like to see the look I created using the June Visage box contents(and how pleasantly surprised I was over how awesome these colors are), go here!
I was incredibly excited to see Princess Mononoke as this month’s theme! I love Hayao Miyazako and Princess Mononoke was one of the first anime’s I saw(besides Evangelion and Sailor Moon/Dragon Ball Z after school cartoons).
On to the swatches!
These shadows are photographed under a daylight bulb andapplied over(from left to right):
Bare Skin – WnW Fergie Primer – Pixie Epoxy
Passage Into the Forest: A white-green with a stronger forest-green sheen and a twinkle of red and white.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Chromium Oxide Green, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Isopropyl Myristate, Magnesium Myristrate, Carnauba Wax, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Kaolin Clay, Nylon 12, Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate
This is a bomb highlight color! It packs such a punch in the inner corner, I just love it. I don’t really see much red, but it has a really pretty green sheen and it doesn’t need pixie epoxy unless you really want it to POP. (Elsa would be using Pixie Epoxy :p)
God of Life and Death: A dark taupe leaning purple with a red shift. Look closely and you might find some blue and turquoise.
Ingredients: Mica, Iron Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Carmine, Silica, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Isopropyl Myristate, Magnesium Myristrate, Carnauba Wax, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Kaolin Clay, Nylon 12, Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate
I don’t have many taupe shades, so this was a nice addition. I like that it leans more purple as it goes great with green eyes! If you want to see the sparkle, you will have to use a glitter glue base. This is probably my favorite shadow of the June Visage box.
Neither Wolf nor Human: Dark burgundy with a lighter orange/red sheen and a sparkle of midnight blue.
Ingredients: Iron Oxide, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Silica, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Isopropyl Myristate, Magnesium Myristrate, Carnauba Wax, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Kaolin Clay, Nylon 12, Boron Nitride, Zinc
This one is sooo pretty over glitter glue, super sparkly and showy. This was the one I was afraid for! And I shouldn’t have been. I so far have only used this over primer blended out in my crease, I’m not sure what look to create with this using glitter glue!
The Days of Gods and Demons: Rusty blood red blush with pink undertones. Not eye safe.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Red #7 Ca Lake, Palmitic Acid, Hydrogenated Polyisobuted, Preservatives, Bismuth Oxychloride, Iron Oxide, Carmine, Boron Nitride, Boron Oxide, Magnesium Myristrate, Carnauba Wax, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Kaolin Clay, Zinc Stearate
This blush scared me! Super red! But with a light touch it blends out beautifully and I’ve actually used this quite a few times since I got it. Even though this blush is a halfling, it is still going to last me forEVER! I have started pulling out all my sifters, and I was able to use what was left on the sifter after I removed it about 3 times(that should also clue you in on how much of a light hand it takes!).
Power To Bite(Preen Cosmetics): Blood red creme.
This is a really beautiful color, and a SUPER creamy formula. Swatches above are one swipe, pressed as much as you would if you were applying it to your lips. Super pigmented eh?! Preen Cosmetics is a brand new brand, just launched at the end of April this year, so I was excited I would get to try one of them in the June Visage box since true lipsticks are rare in the indie makeup world.
Formula wise, I see that a lot of people will really like this product, it’s creamy and pigmented without needing a lot of pressure and goes on easy. For my own usage it’s not the best for a few reasons: 1, my lips are on the smaller side, especially the top one, so I really need/like having lipsticks with the point on them. 2, because it is so creamy, it tends to slip around the edges of my mouth, so lip liner is a must and even then it sometimes travels. 3, I’m forced to use a lip brush because of how creamy it is(if you press too hard when applying you get extra and that is just going to travel) and the shape of the bullet, not having a point on it. So if I am out and about it makes reapplying difficult.
It also did not last through a movie(see my Jurassic World look using this color here!) where I ate popcorn and a pretzel, but most don’t and that isn’t a deal breaker as this isn’t supposed to be a long wearing color. It’s not overly drying though and my lips don’t feel awful for having it on the 3-4 hours it stays.
Because Preen is a new brand though, and those few dislikes aren’t super awful(since it is such a soft lipstick I have taken to just dabbing it on and rubbing out the color), I am excited to see what she comes out with next. I love tinted balms more so than lipsticks, so I am hoping that we will eventually see some of those from Preen Cosmetics!
That concludes the swatches for June Visage!
I can’t wait to see what we get next month!