CoverGirl Product Review

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Today I wanted to share my thoughts on a couple makeup products that I have been using. I was going through a phase where I didn’t like any of the makeup I had especially my foundation. It always looked patchy, didn’t apply well and would always rub off no matter how much powder and spray I used. I know that’s such a minimal problem, but it was really frustrating because it was happening with some of my favorite foundations. Anyways I decided to try out some new products and a couple that I picked up where the CoverGirl Clean Matte BB Cream for oily skin and the CoverGirl Color Naturalizing Skin Primer.

I hadn’t read any reviews on either product, so they where purchased on a bit of a whim. What drew me to the BB cream was that it was specifically geared toward oily skin. And my skin has been very oily recently. Especially around my nose. If you’ve ever tried the Maybelline BB cream with the blue cap or the one with the white cap the consistency and texture of this is very similar to those. However unlike those products in my opinion and my experience I prefer this one a lot more. This one applies so nicely to my skin no matter if I use a brush or sponge. It blends in nicely into my skin and doesn’t look cakey. I would describe the coverage as medium but buildable.

With other foundations I was trying or using they would look great when I first applied it, but as the day went on it wouldn’t look as great and I’d come across problems I mentioned earlier. One big one was foundation wouldn’t stay on my nose no matter what I used for primer or spray it run right off especially around my nose. I won’t lie throughout the day some of this product will rub off, but for the most part it stays on pretty well.

My opinion of the primer won’t be as in depth as the foundation because I’m not really sure how detailed you can get about a primer… but anyways I was relatively surprised by this product. Having suffered from a lot of redness especially around my cheeks I have tried many different color reducing primers, and typically wasn’t super impressed with them. They did a good job at providing a base for my makeup, but in regards to reducing redness I didn’t notice a change. With this primer I actually see a difference after it is applied. This does a great job at helping to apply this BB cream really well. That is the only foundation I’ve used with this primer, so I don’t know how well it works with others. Overall I like everything about this primer: consistency, how it applies, lasting ability.

And those are my thoughts on a couple new products. Let me know if you’ve tried these and what you think.

Thanks for reading! Xx

Fall Makeup Look

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Well I guess we can agree that fall is in full swing on this blog seeing as the last three post including this one have been fall themed. This wasn’t intentional, but I am totally fine with it.

Today I wanted to share a fall themed makeup look. I find that I am more open to experimenting with different makeup looks during the fall because I love some many of the colors that are in trend. I am in no means an expert or even that great at makeup, but it’s still something I enjoy doing.

All products I have used for this look have been mentioned on my blog in previous post

Products

My 10 Minute Makeup Routine

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Today I wanted to share my 10 minute sometimes less makeup routine. Don’t get me wrong I love makeup and I love wearing makeup, but most days I don’t want to be spending 45+ minutes getting ready for the day. I’d much rather go for a simple, not very time consuming look.

Are you a full glam all the time kind of person or do you usually go for a more simple look? Let me know!

Here are all the products I use for my 10 minute makeup routine

  • NYX Shine Killer Primer: My go-to primer at the moment. I love how it feels on my skin.
  • Maybelline  Instant Age Rewind Treatment Makeup: My favorite foundation at the moment. The coverage is great, it applies well onto my skin and it lasts all day.
  • Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer: I think this is my most repurchased concealer ever. It is such a great concealer and a must have product in my opinion. Just like the foundation the coverage of this is great and it has pretty impressive lasting abilites
  • ELF Contouring Blush and Bronzer: I mainly use this just for the bronzer, but some days I do use the blush. I am not looking for an intense bronzer look just to look a bit more sun kissed.
  • IBY Beauty Dessert Vibes Palette: I know this this is probably a palette more gear towards fall/winter looks since it is mainly warm toned, but I don’t base palettes I use off of seasons but more off of what I am liking at the moment. For an everyday look I typically will just use the shades Low Key and Cali Sun and blend them all over my eyelid and some days I will add the shade Insta Story over top.
  • Tarte Maneater Mascara: Mascara is probably the product I rotate through the most. I will usually have 3-4 mascaras I am using at a time where as I will use the same foundation, concealer, finishing powder etc everyday for a while.
  • Maybelline Setting and Perfecting Loose Powder: I love how soft this feels on my face. I don’t know if that is the right word, but hopefully it makes sense… Anyways aside from feeling lovely on my skin this does a great job at setting my makeup.
  • Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick in Shade 10: I usually do not to a red lip, actually I pretty much never do a red lip as I am somewhat intimidated by it, but on this day I decided to step out of my comfort zone and give it a try. Not sure if I will do it more regularly now, but I will say I did like it.

 

And those are the products I use for my easy 10 minute makeup look. Let me know what your typical makeup routine looks like!

Thanks for reading! xx

Yes, Oh Yas July Box

Yes, Oh Yas July Box

Hello!!

I recently got my July Yas Oh Yas box and I wanted to share what came in it. If you are unfamiliar with Yas Oh Yas it is a monthly subscription that sends you 5 products for $14.99.

I do have a promo code to receive 10% off your first box! Click the link here and use code YOY

Alrighty here is what I received in this months YOY package

Please excuse the lighting. We don’t have blinds in our living room yet and the sun was out shining in all its glory (not that I am complaining)

This beautiful eye palette from IBY Beauty is without a doubt the product I’m most excited to try. I think all the shades are so pretty.

I am always looking to try new face products to help my skin, so I’m looking forward to trying this stuff.

The other products I received were a eyeliner, lip pencil, and lipstick. I am not sure how much I will use the lip liner or eyeliner seeing as I don’t use those items in my routine, but I will at least try them once.

And that is everything I got. Let me know if you decide to try this subscription and if you do, don’t forget to use my code I shared above.

Thanks for reading! Xx

Maybelline Superstay Foundation Review

Maybelline Superstay Foundation Review

Foundation– Sun Beige/ Eye Palette- limited edition/ PrimerEye PrimerLash PrimerMascaraConcealerBronzerLipstick– Romantic Rose/ Finishing Powder

Hello!
Here’s  a story for you… Awhile back when I was talking with my mom she bet me $50 to not buy makeup until my husband and I came to visit them in Michigan. Well I ain’t getting my $50 because I lasted all of 4 ish weeks which is actually pretty good for me but still I lost the bet! There’s just so much stuff out there I want to try one of those things being a new foundation from Maybelline which is the product I will be talking about today. I did link other products used, but I am not going to talk about those in this post, so if you would like more info on any of the other items featured just comment below!

The Maybelline Superstay foundation claims to be full coverage, minimizes the appearance of flaws and imperfections, evens out, enhances, camouflages, doesn’t clog pores and more. Who wouldn’t want a foundation to do all of that?! I know I do which is why I bought this to see if it really can. I will note that today was the first day I tried this foundation, and I like using something several times before I make my decision on if I like it or not. I also like to apply it differently (sponge, brush) before I decide if it’s good or not. Today I applied it using a foundation brush and while I did think it applied well (a little goes a long way) as the day went on I found it was starting to get a bit patchy especially around my t-zone. I don’t know if this is due entirely to the foundation or perhaps the primer and finishing powder didn’t set it well, so that is something that can be determined after a few uses of the foundation. I do agree that when first applied,and a while after this product does seem to be full coverage, and I did find my skin to be more even with less texture apparent. However, as I mentioned as the day went on it begin to look patchy and my skin appeared quite oily. In regards to removal it came off easily with my face wash. Overall based off first impression I like how it applied and initially looked on my skin, but as the day wore on I wasn’t as big of a fan. Have you tried this product? What are your thoughts on it? Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for reading! Hope you enjoyed! xx

Product Pitch: Would I Repurchase?

Product Pitch: Would I Repurchase?

Hello!

I recently decided to clean through my makeup collection as it was long overdue. I thought I’d share what I’m getting rid of let you know if I would repurchase the product or not and why. Perhaps I can do this every few months or so. Let me know if that would be interesting!

Let’s talk primers first

– Smashbox photo finish primer: I heard so many great reviews about this primer, and how fantastic it was. Personally I didn’t see the hype with it. I didn’t think it was bad, but I also thought I could get the same results from a more affordable primer. Therefore I would not repurchase.

– NYX Angel Veil Primer: Seeing how I’m getting rid of two already answers the questions if I’d repurchase this. I think this is a fantastic primer not only for the price but overall. It feels great on my skin and sets my makeup really well. Yes I’d repurchase.

Foundation

– L’Oreal Lumi Cushion Compact: I’ll just cut right to it… I did not like this foundation. It looked so patchy on my skin, it dragged whether I applied it with the cushion, a brush, or blender sponge. It made my skin look oily. It just wasn’t good. This will not be repurchased.

– Maybelline BB Fresh: Thankfully this one applied better and while I like the idea of a B.B. cream for more casual makeup days, there was one problem with this one which was the finish. While it applied nicely as the day went on the product would separate specifically around my t-zone, and I would just look very oily. I might try the other B.B. cream from Maybelline in the blue package, but I would not repurchase this one.

– IT cosmetics CC+ Cream: Now this is a fantastic B.B. cream totally worth the price and hype. This is a medium to full coverage foundation that hides spots, texture etc without being heavy or feeling cakey. It applies nicely to the skin, looks natural and lasts all day. Yes I would repurchase this.

– L’Oreal True Match: If you saw my mini makeup haul a couple post back you will see I bought a new one of these, so yes I’d repurchase this product. This might be my favorite drugstore foundation of all time. I love it! It applies well to the skin whether I use a brush or sponge. I have used different primers and it always looks good. The coverage is medium but buildable. Like the CC+ it has a natural finish that looks good all day long.

Concealer

– Maybelline Better Skin: I went through so many of these when this product came out several years back because it covered my spots so well. I would repurchase this because I know that it works well for me and as I said covers my spots well and helps my skin appear more even and less textured.

– Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define: After a couple times trying this product I went online and ordered not one not two but three (there was a sale), but still three! This is such a good concealer. It is a great dupe to the Too Faced Born This Way concealer. I actually prefer the Makeup Revolution one. Yes I would repurchase!

– Maybelline Fit Me Concealer: ok this might be gross, but I don’t know how long this specific concealer has been sitting in my makeup bin, so I haven’t used in a long time and therefore I have forgotten if I liked it or not. Have you tried this? If you have and remember what you thought about it let me know if you think it’s worth a repurchase!!

– Physicians Formula #InstaReady Concealer: While the Makeup Revolution is my #1 concealer this one is a close second. There have actually been a few times where I’ve thrown on primer, this concealer, and setting powder, and that was my makeup for the day. This concealer covers spots as well as a full coverage foundation without feeling heavy or like it’s just sitting on top of your skin. It looks as good at the end of the day as it did at the beginning. Yes I would repurchase.

Eye Products

– Covergirl Peacock Flare Mascara: The packaging of this is so cute and I was a fan of the wand however this made my lashes feel so dry and my God was it a pain to get off at night. I made my lashes look good (long and voluminous) but due to how it felt on my eyes and it being a pain to remove I don’t think I’d repurchase. Plus I have so many other mascaras I know work well and that I like a lot more.

– Estée Lauder Eye Pencil: This came as a freebie in a mascara gift set I bought so if I was going to buy it it would be a purchase not a repurchase I suppose. I will however not be buying this eyeliner. One for the fact I don’t wear eyeliner except for maybe once a year and when I do I prefer liquid, and second because I didn’t think this worked well. It just dragged along my eyelid and tugged at it. Perhaps it’s my minimal talent when it comes to eyeliner, but I never liked the outcome when I used this as it just looked sloppy.

Lips

– Kate for Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick: I forgot to look at what shade this was and I threw it away already *facepalm* I do know it was a light pink. I liked the shade of this lipstick, but not the finish as I felt it dried my lips out. There are other matte lipsticks I prefer over this one, so I would not repurchase.

And that is everything I’m getting rid of. I didn’t really think about what I’d repurchase until I sat down to put together this post, and I was quite surprised at how much I wouldn’t buy again. What are some products your pitching? Would you buy them again?! Let me know in the comments.

Thanks for reading! XX

Luxie Perfection Brush Set

Luxie Perfection Brush Set

 

Hello!
Wow has life been busy.  My husband and I have been spending the last couple of weeks getting everything packed up in our apartment, and I can say with a huge sigh of relief we are officially moved out as of two days ago. I am a little sad to leave only because that is the first place we lived together, but we are moving to a house with a lot more space, so I can’t complain to much. I’m sure I will be doing a few home posts soon since we will be painting and doing some cosmetic fixes to the place. Since we were busy with the move the blog wasn’t getting very much attention, but thankfully that is about to change because not only do I have more free time I have also made a few orders, so I have a few things coming in the mail to share with ya’ll the first thing being the star of today’s post which is this beautiful brush set from Luxie.

Find the set here

As you can see if you click the link or know about this brand this brush set can be seen as a bit of an investment. However, it’s been so long since I have bought new makeup brushes and so I figured why not make the investment. I received a Luxie brush in a Ipsy bag a few years back,and I still use it to this day so I know that they are well made and can last a long time. I haven’t tried out any of the brushes in the set, but I am excited to do so. I am especially looking forward to seeing how well the eye brushes work. Although part of me doesn’t even want to get these brushes dirty because they are so pretty. I would say off looks alone they are worth the money. They feel very sturdy and it’s easy to tell they are high quality brushes. Plus the bristles are very soft. Honestly for 12 high quality, well made brushes $110 isn’t that bad.

Brushes included (taken from Nordstrom)

– 502 Large Powder Face Brush

– 504 Large Angled Face Brush

– 508 Duo Fibre Stippling Face Brush

– 510 Foundation Face Brush

– 205 Tapered Blending Eye Brush

– 207 Medium Angled Shading Eye Brush

– 209 Large Shader Eye Brush

– 211 Concealer Eye Brush

– 213 Eye Shading Eye Brush

– 215 Small Angle Eye Brush

– 217 Pencil Eye Brush

– 219 Eyeliner Eye Brush

I am very excited to try out these brushes. Let me know if you guys are interested in seeing my thoughts on any or all the brushes once I’ve used them. Are you a fan of Luxie? If so let me know what some of your favorite things from them are!

Thanks for reading! xx

Drugstore beauty products I love

Drugstore beauty products I love

Hello!
Today I wanted to share some of my favorite beauty products from the drugstore. I did have some more, but as you can see from the photo above I will be talking about quite a few products, so I didn’t want to go too overboard. I love high end makeup just as much as the next beauty lover, but you can’t beat good quality products at good prices. Let me know what your favorite drugstore products are after reading this!

This is in no particular order of likability

Milani Most Loved Mattes Eyeshadow Palette – This is a great everyday palette

Flower Beauty Light Illusion Full Coverage Concealer– I use this on my undereyes and for spot coverage. It does a great job at concealing said spots and reducing the look of puffiness around my eyes

Wet N Wild MegaGlo Contouring Palette – I’m no contouring expert, so what I like about this is how simple it is. I will say there is a lot of fallout, but I am fine with that personally.

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream – This is great for when you don’t want to do a full on makeup look, but still want some extra coverage for the day. I use this  a lot during the summer.

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder – This seems to be a favorite product amongst the beauty community, and rightfully so. Good product and a good price win-win

Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Concealer – I’ve repurchased this a few times. I find it does a good job at concealing dark spots and blemishes

Revlon ColorStay Makeup – This is my current everyday foundation. I love how well it applies, the coverage, and the lasting time.

L’Oreal True Match Foundation – I love almost everything about this except how small of a bottle it comes in. Anyone else else wish it was bigger?

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara – I have repurchased this products 3-4 times and will do so again. It gives your lashes great length, volume and definition everything I look for in mascara this has.

CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Mascara – This is another great mascara that gives lashes good length an volume. Honestly I have never tried a mascara from Maybelline or CoverGirl that I didn’t like.

Coty Airspun Translucent Powder – From the first time I tried this product I have loved it, and have used it on a daily basis. I went and repurchased it before my first one was even 1/2 way empty. It just does a great job at setting makeup.

Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer – This seems to be another beauty favorite for many and its understandable why. This bronzer gives you such a natural glow and it smells delicious which is a plus in my book.

Angel Veil Skin Perfecting Primer  – I always use drugstore primer (I think I have used two high end ones since I started wearing makeup around 15) and while I like most of them and have no problems with them this one is my favorite. It leaves my skin feeling smooth and any foundation I wear applies really well on top of it.

Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define Full Coverage Concealer – How much do I love this? I repurchased not one but four more of these after using it only a few times. I don’t use this as a contour product, but to conceal and it does an amazing job.

Physicians Formula #InstaReady Concealer – Another concealer that does a great job at covering blemish spots and acne scars

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss – I own a few different shades from this range, but 008 is my favorite. This is a great matte lipstick with great lasting power.

Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick – On the opposite end, but still keeping with the Rimmel brand (their lip products are bomb) this lipstick comes in a variety of beautiful colors and it is very moisturizing.

And there you have it (most) of my favorite drugstore makeup products. Let me know what products you love and will never hesitate to repurchase!

Thanks for reading!