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
I am finally getting back into the swings of things. There are some posts I definitely need to get caught up on.
The theme of the January ipsy Bag was Super Stars. My bag consisted of:
- Soho Crease Brush
- Sexy Hair Hairspray – deluxe sample
- Josie Maran Argan Oil – deluxe sample
- Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange Body Butter – deluxe sample
- Nailtini Nail Lacquer in Latte – full size
With the exception of the hair spray, I used everything in the January ipsy bag. I really liked the Soho Crease Brush. The handle had an ergonomic design. This brush was also very effective as a blending brush. The Josie Maran Argan Oil worked wonders on my hair. I was skeptical about the Tuscan Blood Orange Body Butter. My skin is drier during the Winter months. The body butter did a good job of moisturizing my skin. The Nailtini Nail Lacquer in Latte is a shade that looks good on everyone. What stood out for me the most from the January ipsy Bag was the crease brush and the argan oil. The Soho Crease Brush was very versatile. I used this brush as a crease, blending, and fluffy shadow brush. The Josie Maran Argan Oil was great. A little goes a long way. My hair is normally drier in the Winter. I could use this oil everyday and not worry about oily buildup.
The theme of the January Birchbox was the Best Year Ever. My box consisted of :
- Amika Color pHerfection Shampoo – deluxe sample
- Harvey Prince Skinny Chic – sample
- My™ Multi-Purpose Mattifying Moisturizer – deluxe sample
- theBalm Cosmetics Hot Mama – deluxe sample
- Deborah Lippman the Stripper to go – one mitt
I have definitely seen an improvement with the January Birchbox. I wasn’t sure if I was going to renew my beauty subscription. I really liked the amika Color pHerfection Shampoo. My hair is dark brown so I couldn’t tell if it prevented my color from fading. The shampoo smelled wonderful and was really gentle on my hair. I liked the Skinny Chic Fragrance. The scent wasn’t overpowering, something I could actually wear everyday. The Multi-Purpose Mattifying Moisturizer really worked. I was impressed with how well the moisturizer controlled the oily shine on my t-zone. The Hot Mama powder worked great as a highlighter on my darker complexion. The last item from the January Birchbox was Stripper to go nail polish remover. One mitt was enough to remove the nail polish from both hands. There were two items that stood out for me The My™ Multipurpose Mattifying Moisturizer controlled the oily shine without drying out my skin. That was a concern since my skin in normally drier in the Winter months. The item was theBalm® Cosmetics Hot Mama Blush and Highlighter. I used this mostly as a highlighter on my cheekbones and browbone. The color wasn’t ashy on me.