Showing posts with label maybelline. Show all posts
Showing posts with label maybelline. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Favorite Things Friday || What's in My Makeup Bag 2 of 2


There are two more weeks of the Summer Reading Program. After that is over, things should start to slow down at work and these posts should actually go up on Fridays!

Continuing on with the list...
You can follow the link to last weeks post for Part 1.


EYES 
The brush I use to apply my eye shadow is in the previous picture and my E.L.F. Sheer Eyelid Primer fell out of my bag this morning and was on my headboard when I took pictures this evening. Oops! 
Revlon Illuminance Crème Shadow Not Just Nudes: Although I am not yet confident with my eye shadow application skills, this is a nice ombré assortment to try different looks with, two have shimmer and two are matte. For everyday I mainly use my powder shadows because they are more subtle.
Maybelline Expert Wear Champagne Fizz: This eyeshadow I tend to just put on the inner corner of my eyes to brighten them but I have recently been using it on my entire lid with the darker color in the crease.
Covergirl Eye Enhancers Tapestry Taupe: I was just reading opinions of other bloggers on this shade. It's yet another shimmery product I use and I've been wanting to try some more matte things lately. That being said, all the reviews I could find on this were great! As you can see, I do like it. It's almost gone! I think I'm just wanting to try something new at this point...like I've said so many times this post, ha!
Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof Mascara Brownish Black: I had the non-waterproof kind of this before and only bought the waterproof by accident. It turned out to be a happy accident. This stuff stays on ALL. DAY. If you happen to sleep with it on you'll probably have to clean up your lower eyelids a bit in the morning. (Not that I ever sleep with makeup on. ;) ) 
Almay Eyeliner Black Brown: This is one of those twisty eyeliners. Love them. They're easier to use than a traditional eye pencil but way more forgiving than using
 a gel or liquid liner. This one also comes with a sharpener on the end of it so you can make a finer point on the end if necessary. Ever since summer started I've kind of gotten lazy and have just been using mascara and no eyeliner.


HAIR
Suave Professionals Dry Shampoo Spray: Having hair on the dry as a desert side of things I don't actually have to use this too often. If it's a particularly humid day And I haven't washed my hair for a couple of days I'll use it because it does absorb oils and really does get rid of the greasy feel and it smells great! A lot of dry shampoos will leave a powdery residue, but I don't really feel like this one does as much as some other brands. I just sprayed it on my hand to see if it left any powder, which it didn't, but WOW, it absorbs oils!
Paul Mitchell Express Style Round Trip: This is my favorite hairstyling product! If I scrunch my hair with this when it's damp it will curl and will stay curled for a couple of days! My hair does have a little natural wave to it so I don't know how it would work on very straight hair. This gel leaves curls feeling soft and natural and not stiff like hairspray would do.
NAILS
L'oreal Nail Color Tangerine Crush: I really love coral colors right now. This is a bit more on the orange side of coral shades. It is so much fun to wear on fingers or toes in the summertime!
Essence Colour & Go That's What I Mint: This is one of the $1.99 polishes from Ulta. Don't let the price fool you. This shade (I can't vouch for others at the moment but would love a few more!) is long wearing, fast drying, and covers very well in just two coats. I've had it on my toes for almost a week before it chipped or began to wear off! It's highly comparable, even better in my opinion, to higher end nail polishes that I've tried.
SCENT
Exclamation Cologne Spray: I don't wear perfume or body sprays too often but I think this one smells pretty. I am not good at describing scents, so here is the description from Walmart's site: "Exclamation is a sharp floral fragrance. This feminine scent possesses a blend of peach, apricot, amber, and sandalwood."
MAKEUP REMOVER
Olay Wet Cleansing Towlettes Sensitive: These are great! They remove almost all my makeup. I say almost because I do have a bit of a hard time getting all my waterproof mascara off. These wipes have no trouble at all taking off regular mascara. What I really like about them is that they are alcohol and fragrance free! My skin used to dry out when I used makeup remover that contained alcohol so it's really nice to just have it take off the makeup and not irritate my skin. It also doesn't sting to take off eye makeup anywhere near what it did when I used the wipes with alcohol in them! 


I hope you've enjoyed the lists of products that I use and enjoy. I would love to read some of your favorites in the comments! 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Favorite Things Friday || What's in My Makeup Bag? Part 1 of 2




I know I enjoy these sorts of blog posts and YouTube videos so I thought it would be fun to share my everyday or almost everyday beauty products that I use. I didn't start wearing makeup regularly until just a couple of years ago when two friends took me shopping and stocked me up with some of their favorites! I'm still using most of the products they suggested but have branched out slightly so I could experiment with some others. I am not an expert, but it is fun to try new products and see how they change my fairly basic look.

LOTION
San Francisco Soap Company Sugared Citrus Moisturizing Body Butter: This is my favorite lotion! The first time I got this lotion it was from a tiny travel sized hotel sample. I finally looked it up online and found that they had all kinds of other products but were in the pricier side of things with shipping added on. However, much to my surprise, my best friend bought me a big tub of the body butter for my birthday! (She even confessed to opening it when it arrived so she could smell it herself!)

FACE
Next up are the products I use on my face. I need to find a lotion with SPF that doesn't make me break out. I was using Oil of Beauty the generic Oil of Olay but seemed to break out A LOT so suggestions are welcome! Anyway, what I currently use is: 
Maybelline Fit Me 125 Nude Beige Face Powder: I actually used to use the Dream Matte Powder but they were all open or broken (gross!) last time I had to buy more. I do prefer the Dream Matte Powder to Fit Me, but I am content enough with this to continue using it until I run out again.
New York Color Cheek Glow Central Park Pink: This is a pale pink color with almost a coppery hue to it. It has quite a bit of shimmer which I'm not to fond of, but I like the color and it actually layers really well. You can put on just a tiny bit for a little color and shimmer or add some more to get to color to stand out better.
Maybelline Coverstick Concealer in Fair: I really like how this blends and covers. I have dark circles partially because of my natural skin tone and partially because of my autoimmune issues...and yes, partially because I stay up too late. I think this gives really good coverage without looking unnatural. I had to buy a liquid one recently. Same trip, and same problem as with the face powder. All opened and gross. That shopping trip was at Target too not a sketchy drugstore or anything! I was a little disappointed.
Cover Girl Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss Balm 225 Rose Twist: LOVE this! It goes on sheer so the color isn't overwhelming, adds shine, goes on smoothly and keeps my lips feeling soft. This is the only product I bother to carry around in my purse when I'm wearing it!
E.L.F. Professional Brushes: Total Face Brush and Eye Shadow Brush