Saturday, October 27, 2012

Maybelline Volum' Express Colossal Cat Eyes

I was in Ulta and I saw this mascara. I knew I had to try it because it had a cheetah print design on it. I got the waterproof one because I don’t have any waterproof mascara at the moment. It’s an average mascara. I wouldn’t say I love the mascara itself, but I do love the packaging. It has a curved wand/brush which is okay. I’m not a huge fan of curved brushes, but I don’t hate them. It had a lot thicker consistency than the Maybelline Mega Plush Volum’ Express Mascara. I prefer using this one on my bottom lashes because it does lengthen and voluminize, but not enough for my top lashes. I think everyone should give it a try. And if you don’t like it at least it’s cute to have in your makeup collection.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Maybelline The Mega Plush Volum’ Express Mascara Review

I saw this in Target and it was under $6 so I thought why not. Maybelline normally has decent mascara. I used this a few times. I hate it. It doesn’t give any volume to your lashes. It makes them a little longer but not really any different than any other mascara. I am very disappointed because I thought this was going to be a good or at least decent mascara. I dislike everything about this product, except the packaging. I tried to take a picture from like two feet away and you couldn’t tell I had eyelashes. It looks as if I have a full face of makeup but forgot to put on my mascara. I tried layering it. I tried putting it on before a volumizing mascara and then putting it on after a volumizing mascara. Nothing worked. It did absolutely nothing. Nobody should get this. It is not worth the money. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

My Must Have Items When I’m Doing Makeup

Bath and Body Works Anti-Bacterial Hand Spray in Sea Island Cotton
The most important thing to me is having hand sanitizer. My favorite is the spray one in Sea Island Cotton scent. I need to have clean hands when doing makeup. The scent also makes my hands smell really fresh and clean, but is not over bearing.  Not only are my hands all up in my face or someone else’s face, but I use the back of my hand as a palette. I will use it to mix foundations, concealers, cream blushes, to swatch products and whatever else my heart desires.

Sephora Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover
This is amazing. I always make sure I have this around. Sometimes I will still have on a little makeup from earlier or I didn’t get all of my eyeliner off the night before. Then sometimes when I’m halfway done I decide I don’t like what’s happening and need to start over. I love using it on a qtip and making a sharp dramatic line instead of having a really blended out eye look. I use it on the pointed qtips to fix my winged eyeliner.

Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray
I really like this product. I always keep it with me incase I do a full face of makeup and need a setting spray. Once I’m done with my makeup I just spray about four times and then I’m done. It’s great to use during the day to make sure your makeup doesn’t sweat off because that’s never a good look. I love to use it as a primer if I either run out or cannot find my normal primer.

Lush Honey Trap Lip Balm
I love love love this lip calm. I have super chapped lips and this feels like heaven on them. It’s really creamy and thick. I put it on before I start to do my make up. Then when I go to do my lipstick I wipe it off and put on some EOS lip balm and then whatever lipstick I decide for that day. I also put it on my lips at night if I feel like they are dry and chapped. Then by the morning they feel amazing.

Sephora Daily Makeup Brush Cleaner
I love to experiment with different types of eye shadows: dark, shimmer, matte, bright, colorful. I don’t have an unlimited supply of make up brushes so I have to clean them if I use an intense color like a bright blue, dark green, or some type of dark smokey color. This is a great product to have just in case you don’t have time to do a deep brush cleaning, but need to get them clean.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Sephora Triple Action Cleansing Water Review

When I first heard about cleansing water I was so confused. I just didn’t understand. Was it suppose to be like a make up remover wipe where you use it before you wash your face at night to make sure you get all of the make up off? Or as a refresher, like after the gym or in place of a toner or astringent? I asked my friend Kelly what exactly cleansing water was and she tried to explain it, but it just didn’t click in my head what she was trying to say. I googled and read about the different brands with them. All of them said they were a no rinse cleanser for sensitive skin. I decided to try out the Sephora brand one because I have never had a problem with any of their skin products. I keep one in my gym bag for right after I work out. I personally don’t like using it at night on days that I wear make up because I feel like it doesn’t remove my makeup completely. But, I use it at night on the days I don’t wear makeup. My favorite time to use it is in the morning before school. I normally don’t have a lot of time in the morning to get ready and this is so easy to use. I just pour it on a cotton ball, rub it on my face, then put on all of my other skin care stuff. I feel refreshed whenever I use it. It’s really hydrating too. Sometimes when I use face wipes my face feels a little tight after and this doesn’t make my face feel tight at all. It’s an amazing product. I love love love it.

Sephora Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover Review

I love this eye makeup remover. I have used so many different types. I always have to use the brand names ones that are more expensive. Most of the drugstore ones end up getting in my eye and burning my eyeballs. Pretty much every time I use eye makeup remover to take off mascara and eyeliner it gets in my eyes. Because let’s face it, I’m not a careful person. The drugstore ones always burn my eyes. My eyeballs feel like a mixture of being on fire and someone squirting lemon juice in them. Then my eyes are bloodshot the next day and that’s just not a hot look for anyone, especially me. I have sampled a lot of the higher end ones, but I never fell in love with any of them. I fell in lust with a few, but it wasn’t true love. I decided to try the Sephora one because I love Sephora. I love the store, the brand, just everything. It makes me happy. This stuff gets everything off so easily. I don’t have to scrub my eyes and rip out my eyelashes to try to get every last bit of mascara and eyeliner off. And the best part about it was when I got it in my eyes it didn’t burn. I have not used an eye makeup remover as amazing as this one. And it’s not expensive either ! It was like $6 just for the smallest size, which is like how much the drugstore ones cost! I just love it and think everyone and their mother needs to try it out. <3

Evian Facial Spray Review

When I first saw this it was love at first sight. I live in California, it’s really dry here. Especially compared to Florida where I’m originally from. I thought that this was going to be amazing. Nothing would feel better than a cool little mist whenever my face feels dry. It feels great on a hot summer day but it doesn’t hydrate your skin or anything. It’s not good for your skin. Since it is water it draws the water out of your skin and then evaporates, which causes you to have drier skin. But, it is great if you’re a makeup artist and do photo shoots. I used this for one to help the makeup not look cakey and blend a little easier. I still use it. I keep one of these with me in my beach bag for whenever I go to the pool and need just a little bit of something. It’s not something I recommend anyone to use daily because of how drying it is for your skin. If you want to use something as an instant refresher throughout the day this is not the product for you.