Thursday, October 23, 2008

NYX Haul!

Hey guys!! I got these NYX products at ulta while they were having a sale. Fun fun fun!

First I got the eyeshadow trio in Tropical, Yellow and Lime Green. My favorite color out of these would have to be the green [: These eyeshadows sell for $8.00 but I know at they sell for $5.00
These shadows are incredibly pigmented and I swatched a couple neutral colors at the store-and I would recommend those to new makeup buyers.

Then I got two Jumbo Eyeshadow pencils in Gold and Strawberry Milk. These sell for $3.50! Its a steal compared to the mac shadesticks. Some people say that these pencils crease-but its because they apply too much. Be sure to apply with a light hand and dont apply too far above your crease. These sell at for $3.00

I love NYX

Friday, October 17, 2008

Brushes Im Loving!

This is my EcoTools foundation brush. I love this brush because; one, its good to the environment. Two is applys wonderfully, and its not streaky at all. Three, ITS CHEAP. [: Four, its so easy to use. I got this brush at walgreens.

Essence of Beauty-Smokey Wide Brush.
I also got this brush at walgreens. Its fairly inexpensive, and its amazing. This brush is double sided, although I mainly use the creasing side. The wider side is a little too big for my eye.

I want to share with you my favorite brushes, and the ones ive been using a lot of lately.

Then I have my ELF eyeshadow brush and my lip defining brush. I already did a more in-depth review on these in a previous post, but to sum it up, they are 1$ and I love them!

Here is my Guerlain kabuki style brush. I love the coverage this blush gives, and it has a little dip in the middle, which is perfect for defining the cheek. Plus the handle is super cute too! You can get this at Sephora or any department store, although I got mine overseas. Im not sure, but they may have already discontinued this brush ]:

Thanks for reading! And be sure to keep a look out on any more reviews on my youtube channel-makeupblogger

Saturday, October 11, 2008

ELF Haul.

About a week ago I got my ELF [eyes lips face] package in the mail!
The shipping took about a week and a half, which isnt too bad, and I got all my products fully intact [:

warning: picture heavy.

foundation brush-Its a little thin, but its not too bad. I like my ecotools one better.
eyeliner brush-I wish it was angled. But im going to use in the future, for sure.
concealer brush-Its too small for me, and I feel like its too hard for my undereye circles and blemishes, it might irrate them more.
eyeshadow brush-If you dont have this brush, you need to go buy it! AHH its great, a little big, but it packs on color amazing!
lip brush-its not pictured because I seriously like lost it two seconds before I took this shot. But it adds on great color! I love it, and hopefully I will find it.

Lip Products:

candyshop lip tins-The smell is horrible, but when I apply with the lip brush, I really like the result. They are really true to their colors, and the pink one is my favorite.
luscious liquid lipstick-the color is really shimmery, but the lasting power is horrible. The smell isnt too bad.

These are my two single shadows in Periwinkle and Sage. As you can probably already tell, they are pretty pigmented, BUT be SURE to use a base.

Im gonna say it again

BE SURE TO USE A BASE. All of the ELF shadows show up WAY better when you use a base, and even on my hand I used a base. The pay off isnt that great if you dont.

eyeshadow quad in Ivy- i love the fourth color. Unfortunately ELF doesnt have individual names for their colors in the quads. I used the first color in an upcoming video using NYX prodcuts.

eyeshadow quad in Luxe- Look at that red!! It so shimmery and gorgeous. I love it!!

This is the eye widener pencil. I hate it. The pencil is to firm for me to use around my eye area, let alone my waterline. But the built in sharpener is cool [:

Face Products:

Elf mineral foundation- I got this in light. It doesnt cover ANYTHING. The packaging is basically like ID BareMinerals. This prodcut was $5 as opposed to $1. I didnt like it.
Sheilding Hydro-Tint SPF 15- I really liked this product. The packaging makes it so its really easy to carry around with you, and I use it all day for touchups!
Clarifying Pressed Powder-This looks like an orange bronzer. It doesnt mattify my face, and I wouldnt recommend it.
Natural Radience Blusher in Glow- I love this! It gives my face a natural 'glow' like the color [: and its so pigmented and pretty.
All Over Cover Stick-This is too dry to really do anything. I dont like how it goes on the face either, its hard to blend.

So as you can see i have mixed reviews on all of my products. But the good thing is that everything is 1$ except their mineral line.
I have coupon codes in the description box to my video.

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