Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Bee Luscious: Product Reviews

Hey everyone!
Just wanted to talk about some Bee Luscious makeup items (from Bee Royal Products: http://www.beeroyalproducts.com/- there is currently a 25% discount on your "shopping cart".) I've posted a blog in the past- interviewing a company representative, so feel free to check that out for further details about the brand. I have also done a YouTube eye makeup tutorial highlighting several products, and more will be included in my first "Mature Makeup" video. In short- here are a few general observations about the brand:

-wide range of makeup/skincare
-highly pigmented makeup products
-rich textured powders/shadows
-comparable quality to various high-end brands
-high-end price tag, but you can find periodic discounts to save $$$


"The Naturals" Perfect Compact

I used this palette recently in my "Mature Makeup" video- it's great for an understated, natural, day-to-day look. The 3 center colors have shimmer- and the outer colors are matte. The brown on the far right is darker than it appears, and the taupe shade right next to it with a hint of purple is gorgeous. These are definitely high quality shades, but don't expect a great deal of color payoff on the 3 lighter shades (you'll notice this in the swatches)



Signature Quad Shadow: NaturalistIn my opinion- this is the star eye makeup product of this brand. This was the palette featured in my Bee Royal eye tutorial awhile back. All the colors are matte- and are VERY pigmented. This is some of the highest quality eye makeup I own, and I am not exaggerating. You could get a natural look or a complete smokey eye with this kit- and they are surprisingly easy to blend. Sometimes matte shades are dry, chalky, and a struggle to work with- but these are practically creamy, and are so fun to use. I don't know if I can pick favorite shades in this kit- they're all outstanding for their own reasons!


Swatches: on top- shadows in the "Perfect Compact"-
on the bottom- "Signature Quad" shades.


Automatic Long Lasting Eyeliner in Bark
A rich chocolate brown eyeliner that goes on like a dream. If you have delicate or more loose skin around the eye area, you won't need to worry about having to tug on your lids to get this on. It just glides right on. There is more moisture in this liner than Revlon Colorstay, for example, so it will smudge for you, which is nice... but I would suggest setting it with an eyeshadow to help it last longer. On it's own, it didn't last quite as long as Revlon Colorstay. Very rich and pigmented though.

Rose Bouquet Blush in Pretty in Pink
I've never had a blush that looked as pretty as this in the package. It's molded into a gorgeous rose design, with multiple shades of pink- some deeper, and some lighter. I wouldn't call it a shimmer that the palette gives off- but it's not matte either... sort of a pearly finish. I like to swirl my brush lightly over all the entire palette- and you end up with a gorgeous pink blush. A little bit goes a long way- you don't have to try hard to pick up a nice amount of color on your brush.


Liquid Lustre Lipgloss: Pink Champagne & Euphoric
I love these lipglosses- wonderful pigmentation, non-annoying texture, and a pleasant scent! Pink Champagne is a light nude with a creamy texture- and Euphoric is a coral-toned pink with gold sparkle, and it appears to have a slightly more transparent gel base. It's a much more unique shade than the picture gives it credit for.
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Thanks so much for stopping by the blog and checking out these reviews! Have you tried any of these products, and if so, what did you think? Look for more reviews/tutorials using these products in the future! Have a great day!!
♥Emily

10 comments:

  1. Great swatches :). Thanks for the info! I've never purchased anything from them because they're a little pricey, but if there's a sale now, I just might stop by and check it out :).

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  2. OMG this blush looks so PRETTY! & the lipgloss look like the new MAC's lipglass...

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  3. that blush is absolutely gorgeous. im surprised i havent seen u use it in a tutorial yet!!

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  4. He he, your hand (w/ swatches) looks like a skin of a cheeta or whatever wild animal that has brown stripes on them.
    I'm so interested in this brand but it's a bit too pricey for me right now.

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  5. Ooo, the circular quad in trend maverick on their site looks good. I like that minty-seafoam green color, wonder if there's any drugstore dupes?

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  6. Thank you so much for turning me on to this brand of makeup. I have received great service and the quality is just INCREDIBLE!!! Thank you so much I love your blog and channel.

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  7. The palette of eye shadows looks very much like a palette of Bobbi Brown that I have. The shades look the same color, matte and shimmers. I've not tried any of the Bee products yet. I really enjoy all your videos and blog.

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  8. My best friend uses this product and she said it's great. I can see it making changes on her but I've never tried it. Is it good?? 'Cause I'm about to order..

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  9. Beware of the Bee Luscious company. I tried to call their customer service to ask some questions. Tried to get through all day but kept getting a busy signal. I sent an email but received no response. I found a page on their website http://www.beautybroadcast.net/2009/02/exclusive-q-bee-royal-products.html If you read the comments at the bottom, you'll see that many comments have been left with complaints about terrible customer service and orders that take more than a month to process.

    After reading this in addition to my own experience not being able to contact the company, I would never order anything from them. Mozilla Firefox also warned me that this site isn't secure. I'm not sure what that means but it doesn't look good.

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