The Blooming Volumizing and Lengthening Mascara lives up to its name. One swipe and my lashes were lifted to the skies. It’s all thanks to the peculiarly shaped wand. The tip is round and globelike, which was super confusing at first, until I realized how helpful it was at reaching those pesky inner lashes (and my lower lashes). The bristles sweep through every little lash and define them with ease. It’s formulated to be flake-free, smudge-free and quick-drying. Thankfully, the mascara delivers on all fronts.
Muse Plumping Lip Gloss in Nude, Berry and Clear
I’m always team lip gloss so I was pumped to see a variety of them in the collection. The glosses are supposed to plump your lips and leave behind a high shine. While I felt the tingling sensation almost immediately upon application, I didn’t see much difference in the plumpness of my pout. (My lips are naturally plumped though, so take my results with a grain of salt.)
When it comes to the shades, some were winners and others were...I liked the “Nude” shade, which blended well with my natural lip color. It leaves more of a pinkish finish and doesn’t make my skin look too pale or wash me out (which I have had issues with in the past). The “Berry” shade was my favorite because of how the color popped on my lips (even though technically all of the glosses are sheer). The one shade I would skip is “Clear.” Since it’s a transparent shade, it doesn’t even look like I’m wearing gloss—even with multiple coats. Overall, I enjoyed how comfortable the gloss felt on my lips. Even wearing it all day, my lips didn’t get dry, sticky or chapped. (I have a feeling the vitamin E in the formula has a lot to do with that.)
Mirage Lip Balm in Clear, Heavy Tint and Light Tint
A tinted lip balm is right up my alley. It’s my go to when I need something quick but also want to look like I put some effort into my look. Whether you pick the “Clear,” “Heavy” or “Light Tint,” they’re designed to enhance the natural pH of your skin. I definitely saw that play out with all three shades. Another major pro is that the balms are super lightweight and hydrating on my lips. I only needed one (or two) swipes to get a nice finish without looking too overdone.
When it comes to the Doja Cat x BH Cosmetics collaboration, my favorites are the mega palette, the powder highlighter and the mascara. They deliver on pigmentation, are easy to apply and wear well. I can see myself playing around with different looks and unleashing my inner Doja using the collection. That’s definitely what the singer wanted her fans (and makeup mavens) to do with her line. As she shared with us, “I hope the collection will spark the creativity for others to imagine their own universes and discover their own unique makeup techniques and tricks.”
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