When I was contacted by Olga from Lionesse to do a product test and review, I was very excited and happy. Now, I have been a beauty blogger and product tester/reviewer for quite some time. I had heard great things about these products, but I had never had the chance to actually use them or even see them in person. I knew I was going to like the products, but I wasn’t aware I would actually love them this much! Before I spend too much time talking your ear off about the excitement factor, I will just get right into the review. Mind you, I write for Lionesse – but this is a completely personal-opinionated, unbiased opinion of their products based upon my own personal experience. This is as honest as it gets, folks! Here we go.
My Experience With Lionesse
To start, let me just say the shipping offered was Fed Ex – lightning fast, might I add. The products were well packaged and arrived in perfect condition. The outer box wasn’t damaged in any way.
When I actually received the box and tore into it like a little kid on Christmas morning, I was stunned at the brilliance of each color pot. Seriously, these colors were illuminated by the sunlight coming through my window, and the colors were absolutely brilliant. So much better than in the pictures on their website – and those were gorgeous, so I was elated!
Once I unwrapped and opened each individual color pot, I realized I was already in love with these items! I was blown away at the amazing flecks of color throughout each jar, each of them with their own contrasting color scheme. I could tell these were going to be fantastic products once applied – and I couldn’t have been more in love. They shone with brilliance, as if there were diamond powder in each of them. I was so excited to try them on and see what the product would look like on my skin!
The first shade I attempted was the gold shimmer powder, number SH-20. This was by far my absolute favorite shade. I am partial to gold toned products and gold toned everything, to be honest. When I tried this on my skin – even without any foundations or primers – the color showed perfectly, shone as if it were on fire, and was breathtaking. When the light hit it, it sparkled and illuminated. I was literally staring at my eyes for at least 2 minutes before I could move! I love this particular shade, and I can definitely see myself buying more of this in the future! This is also going to be my go-to shade for this month, as it appears very festive – unless of course I want to switch it up with the SH-10 – but more on that later down the list.
The second shade I tried was the purple shade, SH-11. Holy purple. It was very comparable to MAC’s Purple Haze shade, except I have to admit – I love this product much better. The blue speck pigment throughout the pot drew me in immediately. I could instantly tell that this was going to become my new favorite shade for going out. Pair this with some black eye shadow, jet black liner, and a highlighter, and I have a perfect look for a gorgeous smokey eye or cat eye.
Third, I used the SH-10, which is a coppery hue with silver specks throughout, and I have to say – this color perfectly complimented my medium skin tone. It also brought out my eye color exceptionally well. This color is also perfect for the month of December and for the remainder of the winter months, as metallic shades are so in right now and will be until winter has run its course. I would pair this with a brown gel liner and a cream highlighter for wear to the office, or even somewhere like church. It’s gorgeous and subtle.
Fourth was the SH-09. This pearlescent hue was one of the best illuminating shades I have ever used. It was as if I were applying crushed pearls to my lids. I would use this as a cheekbone highlighter as well, and if feeling daring or sexy, could use it as a dusting powder on my upper chest area when going out with my husband on date night. I think there’s a lot more than meets the eye to this simple shade – it would work well for any skin tone.
Last, but certainly not least, was SH-11. This one was one of my favorites, due to the exceptionally female feel and look to it. Its rosy color makes it perfect for every day wear and you could even sub other products – such as blusher- out for this. It offers all of the illuminating power you could need to give you a glowing look, while providing a girly look in a snap without taking too much time in front of the mirror. This shade looks fab with rosy pink lips and wearing your hair in some gentle waves.
These products are made from nothing but nature’s goodness. Mineral makeups are one of my absolute favorites due to their natural properties. I tend to have semi-sensitive skin, and am always weary about trying new products out of fear I may break out or get a batch of hives. I didn’t have to worry about that with Lionesse. According to their website’s ingredient list, all you will find in their eye shimmers is Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxides, Iron Oxides. Pure, simple, and truthful.
These products would be fab as Christmas gifts, or to use as a special stocking stuffer.
I don’t think any girl could ask for more than these products offer. They’re affordable, gorgeous, and do all of what you want them to plus more. There are many other uses for these products, such as hair, nails, and et cetera – but more on that later. For now, I will revel in the amazingness of Lioness. I give them my seal of approval!