Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Hope Girl Cosmetics Review

 If you're a Memebox fan, then you've probably seen the adorable packaging of Hope Girl products gracing the interiors of your bright pink boxes over the last couple of months. Memebox was wonderful enough to send me some of the  Hope Girl products to review, and for the past week I've been testing them out. I can't tell you how many times I took these out in public and had someone ask me where I got them. Leopard print packaging is irresistible!

There are currently 42 different Hope Girl products available in the Memeshop, but these are just a few that have been featured in past or upcoming Memeboxes!

(Memeshop Retail Price: $49. Currently on Sale for $42) 
 
This silky silica powder contains sweat absorbing micro particles that will help keep you feeling fresh all night. This scented powder will give you seductive yet subtle scent that will last all throughout the night.
I received this product in the 10 Minute Box, and I hadn't even bothered to try it much at first. However, this past weekend my fiance and I had a big cookout and invited all of our friends. It was pretty humid, and my skin kept getting sticky and gross. I remembered that I had this Powdery Body Perfume in my room so I tried it out! The scent I have, "Berry Berry Kiss" is a light, fruity floral scent. It's incredibly subtle, but just enough to dry your skin on those humid summer days and leave behind a fresh scent. To get the powder out, you simply press the puff onto wherever you want the powder to go. It releases up through the bottom of the puff. If you want a heavier application, you can also unscrew the puff and dip it directly into the powder. This powder is also available in the scents "Sweety Blossom" and "Tropical Lovers."

(Memeshop Retail Price: $22)
 Get 3-in-1 volumizing, lengthening and curling with this Wonder Magic Mascara Black! The specially designed brush features staggered bristles that grab close to the root, boosting length and volume beyond belief. The tip uses precision bristles to lift, define, and curl even your tiniest lashes.
I'm usually pretty picky about my mascaras. I have white-blonde lashes naturally, so I need a very pigmented, very lengthening/thickening mascara to do the job right. I honestly wasn't expecting much from this mascara, but I was pleasantly surprised! The brush is the only thing I was a bit annoyed by. I don't really understand the hourglass shape mascara wands. It just makes it harder to coat the middle lashes, and the thicker tip makes it hard to get into the corners and get the smaller lashes. 
Even so, This mascara coated and lengthened my lashes very nicely. I used 3 coats, but you could definitely use one and get a very natural look to your lashes. The 3 coats I used went on easily with no clumping, lengthened and thickened my lashes. My lashes were still flexible, not dried out, and there wasn't any issues with flaking. 
I have other mascaras that perform as well as the Wonder Magic Mascara, but I really think this is a good quality product. The cute packaging is kind of what sets it over the edge for me. If it had a slightly different shape to the brush it would be perfection!

(Memeshop Retail Price: $22)
 Hope Girls’s Milky Balm Lipstick is the ultimate creamy smooth long-lasting lipstick that stays put for up to 10 hours! Get famously beautiful lips that stand out from the crowd with these gorgeous lip colors packed with vitamin E. It's guaranteed to keep your lips feeling smooth and looking marvelous every second of the day!
This is another Hope Girl product that I am quite familiar with! I received the shade "Red Burgundy" in my 10 Minute Box. It's a deeper, brick red, so I haven't used it as much as I would like to. I have a feeling it's going to be a regular for me in the fall, though!
These lipsticks come in 25 different shades. This particular shade you see above is "Chicago Red." This tone is definitely more of a "true red" with a hint of cherry thrown in. It's definitely more of a wearable red, in that it will look good during any season. This lipsticks are super creamy and comfortable to wear, and tint the lip slightly. From the few time I've tried them, they stay on for at least 4-5 hours without having to reapply. Whenever I wear red, I check it incessantly since it's so easy to smear or wear off. These do relatively well, although the shine of the lipstick wore away after a few hours. I would definitely buy more of these in different shades. I can't tell you how many people stop and ask me what lipstick I'm applying when I pull out the cute little leopard print tube!

(Memeshop Retail Price: $14)
Hope Girl’s professional-quality nail lacquers are densely pigmented, quick-drying and super long-lasting. The results are unique camera-ready nails just moments after application.
This was another Hope Girl product that was in the 10 Minute box. I received the shade 'Gold Shine' then, and this time I got "Natural Aura." There are in total, 9 different shade choices. The two are actually quite similar, as they both have the gold glitter polish. This trio, however, has a peachy neutral, and a medium brown neutral along with the gold. I did a quick swatch of each so you can see how they apply. Each swatch was done with 2 coats of polish. It's hard to tell in the picture, but the non-glitter shades do have some shimmer to them, which makes them multi dimensional and really pretty when it catches the light. I was actually pleasantly surprised yet again with these polishes. The first set I had was stolen by my wonderful Mom, so I never got to try it out myself. I'd say while these polishes are pretty typical in regards to application, color payoff etc, I found that they were a great consistency which made it much easier for me to apply. Secondly, they seemed to dry a lot faster than many of my other polishes. I also love how the glitter polish applies You get a nice layer of glitter on the nail and not just the clear polish that the glitter is floating in.  I think you could create a really lovely gradient look with these!

(Memeshop Retail Price: $28)

This mineral rich coral and pearl powder keeps your skin looking healthy and youthful. Fine powder particles in the blusher allow for the blush to closely adhere to the skin, which prevents the makeup from becoming cakey or over-drying.
I love me a good blush. I also love adorable packaing. So when I saw this little beauty, I could not WAIT to try it out! The Hope Girl blushes come in 5 different shades, this one being "Lovely Pink." Of course it's housed in the signature leopard and gold compact that Hope Girl is known for! Inside, you find a pretty pink blush as well as a brush that is included and housed inside the lid of the compact. Believe it or not, the brush is actually densely packed and pretty decent. I don't normally keep brushes that come in compacts, but this one I definitely will.
The formula of the blush is pigmented and feels incredibly soft on the skin. The only issue I had with this particular shade is that it doesn't show up on me very well. There are plenty of ladies out there that just want a hint of pink on their cheeks, and for them, this shade would be perfect. For me, I like to look like a doll, or maybe even Dolly Parton, haha. I'm a blush fanatic! So this super pale shade probably won't work for me. Even so, I know plenty of ladies that are just getting into makeup, or who like a very natural flush that are going to enjoy this!

Overall Thoughts
I'm loving the Hope Girl products that I have been able to try so far. Many of them have surprised me and been a lot better than I expected them to be. I can say that in comparison, they are close to a expensive drugstore brand in regards to quality. I find that they are slightly over-priced, but I think I would definitely purchase more lipsticks at their retail price because they're so dang comfortable and pigmented!

If you're interested in trying out some Hope Girl products without buying a bunch of full sizes and breaking the bank, I stumbled upon this ADORABLE kit called the "Hope Girl Summer Package" available in the Memeshop.

You get ALL these products for only $36. The kit come with eyeliner, mascara, cream shadow (you choose the shade), tinted lip balm, nail polish, lemon nail polish remover, cotton pads, skin primer, cleansing foam and black ginseng essence! You can get this kit HERE.

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All thoughts and opinions in this blog post are genuine and belong to Harlot Beauty. No monetary compensation was received, although goods and/or services may have been provided and accepted for purpose of review. Post may contain affiliate or referral links.

5 comments:

  1. i love their products:) the lipstick is a-m-a-z-i-n-g!!!!!!!

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    1. I totally agree! I've been contemplating getting another one soon! I just don't know what shade to get!

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    2. you really should look into that, i have the one in Burgandy and it's a-m-a-z-i-n-g

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  2. Nice find with the set! I totally missed it when I browsing the Memebox. I'm sort of curious about the Hope Girl eyeliner now ....

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    1. My curiosity is what makes me end up with an empty wallet at the end of the week! LOL I really want to pick up that set but I'm resisting as hard as I possibly can!

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