I recently went to the MAC counter at Nordstrom to pick up a few things I needed.
Pro Longwear Foundation in NC50, Eye Brows in Spiked, Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Dark Deep, Lipstick in Impassioned
I chose NC50 for the Pro Longwear Foundation because NW45 was too red on me. Using the Skinfinish Natural offers a nice balance so the NC50 doesn’t look too yellow when I’m wearing this foundation.
The MAC eyebrow pencil is my all time favorite brow pencil. I like the precision the skinny tip offers. Plus the pencil is self-sharpening.
Swatch of Spiked Eye Brow Pencil
I also did some recycling at the MAC counter. I got this lipstick for free since I turned in six empty containers.
Swatch of Impassioned
This is how all of the products looked on me.
I actually purchased this kit for my youngest daughter. She wanted to flat iron her hair. I wanted something that would condition her hair really well. The Carol’s Daughter Monoi Repairing Collection 3 Piece Starter Kit smells wonderful. It retails for $24.00 at Sephora.
The Ralph Lauren Big Pony Rollerball Set for women was on sale for $25.00 at Sephora. For that price I figured it was a good way to try out these fragrances.
The last thing I purchased was the Pierre hardy for NARS Collection nail polish set in Vertebra. This collection was inspired by Pierre Hardy’s Summer 2013 shoe collection. The nail polish set retails for $29.00 at Sephora.
I decided to treat myself to Coach this year for Mother’s Day. The only way I can afford Coach is by getting it from the online outlet Website.
Rihanna recently collaborated with MAC and came up with a remixed version of the Ruby Woo lipstick. On May 2, 2013, The RiRi Woo lipstick was available online for $15.00. Needless to say the lipstick sold out in three hours. RiRi Woo will be available again online in June.
RiRi Woo is described as a Retro Matte red. I must say I am so in love with this shade. I do recommend applying a lip conditioner first.
I went to Kmart and noticed the Ardell lashes were still on sale for $2.69. I picked up a few more of the accent lashes.
I had to go to ULTA for something, but I can’t seem to remember what for. The ULTA store I visited changed the way they displayed their nail polishes. Needless to say I was a little distracted. Here are the polishes I purchased from China Glaze.
(From L-R) Sweet Hook, Spontaneous, Creative Fantasy
(From L-R) Secret Peri-Wink-Le, Turned Up Turquoise
I went to Kmart this past weekend. I noticed the Ardell false eyelashes were on sale for $2.69 each. I took this opportunity to stock up.
Maybelline has definitely stepped up their game. I have been really impressed with their lip makeup. These lip colors are very pigmented. Even the Baby Lips had a nice tint to it. Plus the formula on all the lip makeup I tried is very creamy and moisturizing.
- Color Sensational Vivids in Shocking Coral
- Color Whisper by Color Sensational in Berry Ready
- Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm in Grape Vine
- Color Sensational Vivids in Brazen Berry
Wearing Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm in Grape Vine
Wearing Color Whisper by Color Sensational in Berry Ready
Wearing Color Sensational Vivids in Shocking Coral
Wearing Color Sensational Vivids in Brazen Berry
- All Day Flawless 3 in 1 Foundation in Spicy Brown
- Jumbo Gloss Balm in Bronze Bling
- Jumbo Gloss Balm in Soaked in Wine
- Lasting Matte Pressed Powder in Golden
I have used the CoverGirl Natural Hue Liquid Makeup in the past. I like the All Day Flawless 3 in 1 Foundation much better. This foundation does a better job of providing coverage (coverage is buildable). Most days I skip using concealer. The foundation feels lightweight. I also noticed it controlled oily shine better than the Natural Hue Liquid Makeup. I still had a little oily shine on my nose but it wasn’t that bad. The color also stayed true throughout an 8-hour workday. I used the foundation in conjunction with the lasting matte pressed powder. The pressed was great for touchups and it didn’t cake up.
All Day Flawless 3 in 1 Foundation in Spicy Brown
I also tried the Jumbo Gloss Balm. The gloss balm provided sheer color that lasted about four hours. What I liked the most about the gloss balm is that it twists up. I don’t have to worry about sharpening a pencil to get more color. The gloss balm isn’t sticky either and is a great alternative to traditional lip glosses. The CoverGirl Queen Collection All Day Flawless 3 in 1 Foundation retails for $9.79 at Target. The CoverGirl Queen Collection Jumbo Gloss Balm retails for $6.99 at Target. The CoverGirl Queen Lasting Matte Pressed Powder retails for $4.99 at Target.
Wearing Jumbo Gloss Balm in Bronze Bling
Wearing Jumbo Gloss Balm in Soaked in Wine