Mirabella’s Prime For Face&Eyes is a “silky smooth clear formula primer that slides on the skin, creating the perfect base for any Mirabella foundation.” Mirabella warns you to avoid using this product near the lash lines and to use this primer sparingly. I received a full size tube of this multi-use primer in my December Ipsy Bag. Mirabella’s primer contains no parabens or dyes. This primer contains .45 fl oz (12.85) and retails for $29. Click through for my thoughts on this primer. *very negative review*
NYX says its “hard not to sparkle with one of our ultra shimmering loose shadow powders that can be used on eyes, cheeks, even lips. These finely milled eyeshadows are high impact, long lasting, and a little addictive.” So addictive that NYX offers a total of thirty shades. This review is for Yellow Gold, which NYX calls a “light gold”. NYX’ Ultra Pearl Manias are among the the most affordable pigments on the market, they only cost $3 for 5ml (.06 fl oz). Click through for my full review.
ELF’s Daily Moisture Stick is “an easy to use clear gel formulation that nourishes and hydrates the skin. This light weight and soothing multi-purpose balm is enriched with anti-oxidants and anti-aging ingredients including grape, cocoa, shea, avocado, macadamia, aloe, and chamomile. The sleek, convenient packaging is perfect for travel and everyday use to condition and moisturizes skin both at home and on the go.” surprisingly, this solid moisture does contain a fair amount of good ingredients and is fragrance free (but it still contains a good bit of yucky chemicals too, unfortunately). ELF’s Daily Moisture Stick contains 15g (.53 oz) and retails for $6 (though I feel like I paid $3 for mine), making it one of ELF’s pricier products.Click through for my thoughts on this unique product.
My Makeup Empties :) Definitely going to repurchase Maybelline Define A Brow, Maybelline Line Stiletto and Burt’s Bees :)
Fekkai’s Brilliant Glossing Shampoo and Conditioner will “bathe hair with encapsulated olive oil all day long to keep locks lustrous.” This hair care line is supposed to be safe for color treated hair. I received a 9ml (.3 fl oz) sample of both the shampoo and conditioner in the last Target Beauty Bag. I put off trying this hair care duo because I typically have healthy, shiny hair, but I’m currently desperately in need of a hair cut, so my hair is looking a little dull and damaged at the moment. Fekkai’s shampoos and conditioners are pretty expensive, even for salon brands. There are three sizes available; 2 fl oz ($9), 8 fl oz ($25), and 16 fl oz ($39). Wow, could you imagine spending $80 for your shampoo and conditioner? Click through to see if it’s worth the price.
Twiggies are iconic, can you really recall a classic mod look without them? If you aren’t familiar with what twiggies are, they’re lashes drawn onto the lower lash line. This style was made famous by their namesake Twiggy, way back in the 60s. This style may sound dated, but if done in a subtle way, Twiggies can help add drama to any look. Here are a couple tips on how to properly paint on some twiggies. Click through!
Avon’s Mega Impact Eyeliners will “up the wow factor!”. These eyeliners are actually gel based. Avon released their Mega Impact eyeliners last summer and discontinued them shortly after. I was so disappointed because I had bought it when it was first released and fell in love! When I saw them re-released a few weeks ago with an expanded color range of eight shades, I couldn’t have been happier! I purchased two inBlack Flash and Extreme Cobalt. Each Mega Impact pencil sells for $6, but I scored both of mine for $2.99 each. This eyeliner contains 1.2g (.042 oz). Avon products can be bought through the brand’s website, or your local Avon rep. Click through for a full review.
Soap&Glory’s Super-Colour Fabulipsticks feature “ULTIMELT™ lip shine & shaping technology, 3-D PLUMP™ peptide complex, Shea Butter, Monoi Butter & Vitamin E. Hyaluronic acid and Ceramide 2 (for aging repair and visible wrinkle reduction) help to give a soft, smooth, dewy, plump colour-fill pout.” Soap&Glory offers two different finishes for their Fabulipsticks, satin and matte. I have all six satin finish Fabulipsticks, which came in the Wowed Mouth palette, which was sent to me as a gift by my English friend Rae. Soap&Glory products can be bought at drugstores in the UK, Canada, and Germany. A limited selection of Soap&Glory products can be bought at Sephoras in the United States, but the Fabulipsticks are not available here. The full size of these lipsticks contain 1g and retail for £10 ($15 USD). Click through for my full review.
All Matte Everything: A Tutorial ft. theBalm Meet Matte Nude
Hey guys and dolls :) I’m sorry I haven’t posted in a while. I’ve been so busy with school but I’m almost done so I will post a lot more in the summer :)
- elf Small Stipple Brush- This month I actually used this brush for foundation and I LOVED it! It blended my foundation into my skin…
Soap&Glory’s Supercat is a “Carbon Black Extreme Eyeliner”, is a seemingly popular liquid pen style eyeliner from this beloved British bath&body brand. Soap&Glory says that this pen liner “features unique Inkjet color release and Gloss-Fix finish to give rich and intense colour. The foolproof marker tip creates two looks - fine point for a natural look or thick edge to add a dramatic flash! Uses long lasting, long wear pigments plus a high percentage of carbon black for intense colour release”. I’m not sure how much of that actually made sense. My dear friend Rae spent me this eyeliner as a Christmas gift. Supercat contains .5 oz of product and retails for £6 (about $9.50 USD). Click through for my full review.