Makeup crazy
4 years ago
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brushes sephora fan brush makeup
Sephora Collection Professional Fan Brush #43
 I was on the fence about a fan brush for a while, but finally decided to purchase one.  From what i heard, this one was very good, and let me tell you, it is.  I have always been heavy-handed in my powder application, even with a duo-fibre brush.  I thought i was doomed to cakey face forever, until i got my hands on this.  You put on your powder normally (for me, it’s with a 129)  and use the fan brush to blend, and “move” the product  as the website describes it.  I don’t know how this amazing brush works, but it really does.  So for all you heavy-handed powder people, this is your brush.  
 Other things i use this for are brushing off eyeshadow fallout underneath my eyes (it’s so soft, it’s able to do that without smearing color all over), softening up a slight foundation line, and contouring your cheekbones very lightly.  

Sephora Collection Professional Fan Brush #43

I was on the fence about a fan brush for a while, but finally decided to purchase one.  From what i heard, this one was very good, and let me tell you, it is.  I have always been heavy-handed in my powder application, even with a duo-fibre brush.  I thought i was doomed to cakey face forever, until i got my hands on this.  You put on your powder normally (for me, it’s with a 129)  and use the fan brush to blend, and “move” the product  as the website describes it.  I don’t know how this amazing brush works, but it really does.  So for all you heavy-handed powder people, this is your brush.  

Other things i use this for are brushing off eyeshadow fallout underneath my eyes (it’s so soft, it’s able to do that without smearing color all over), softening up a slight foundation line, and contouring your cheekbones very lightly.  

4 years ago
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mac nyx shadestick jumbo eye pencil makeup
M.A.C. Shadesticks ($16.50) vs. NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow pencils ($4.00)
Te M.A.C. one is in Sharkskin, and the NYX one is on Black Bean
For a long time, i loved the shadesticks, and used them all the time.  Then i watched a review on the NYX Jumbo Pencils, nothing but good things were said about them, so i ordered a few to test them out for myself.  Without a doubt, the NYX jumbo pencils are better.  They are so pigmented, creamy, and they don’t dry out, which is a problem i had with shadesticks.  The pigmentation is amazing.  I found the shadesticks were kind of sheer, and it took a while to get the full color i wanted.  With the jumbo pencils, one or two swipes on your eyelid, and the color and pigmentation quality is better than 20 swipes of a shadestick.  I’ll post a picture of jumbo pencil swatches so you can see how amazing they are.  And you save $12.50 with the jumbo pencils!
 Without a doubt NYX Jumbo Pencils > M.A.C. Shadesticks

M.A.C. Shadesticks ($16.50) vs. NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow pencils ($4.00)

Te M.A.C. one is in Sharkskin, and the NYX one is on Black Bean

For a long time, i loved the shadesticks, and used them all the time.  Then i watched a review on the NYX Jumbo Pencils, nothing but good things were said about them, so i ordered a few to test them out for myself.  Without a doubt, the NYX jumbo pencils are better.  They are so pigmented, creamy, and they don’t dry out, which is a problem i had with shadesticks.  The pigmentation is amazing.  I found the shadesticks were kind of sheer, and it took a while to get the full color i wanted.  With the jumbo pencils, one or two swipes on your eyelid, and the color and pigmentation quality is better than 20 swipes of a shadestick.  I’ll post a picture of jumbo pencil swatches so you can see how amazing they are.  And you save $12.50 with the jumbo pencils!

 Without a doubt NYX Jumbo Pencils > M.A.C. Shadesticks

L’oreal Voluminous Mascara
I’m going to say this is the best drugstore mascara i have used.  I’m not going to lie, it does not compare to Dior or Chanel mascaras, but if you are looking for a cheaper alternative, here it is.  There isn’t any clumping, smudging, flaking, or drooping throughout the day.  To get the volume, length, and color, you have to use a few coats.  The curl isn’t spectacular, but it does the job, especially if you curl your lashes before applying the mascara.  For me at least, it works especially well if you hold the brush at the root of your lashes, wiggle the brush around, then run the brush the rest of the way through.  I haven’t used this with a lash primer yet, but i would assume that it would improve the mascara a decent amount.  So if $30 mascara isn’t where it’s at for you, i would recommend this.  
What is YOUR favorite drugstore mascara?  Leave your answer in the ask box, or reply to this post, and i’ll see if i can either get some and try it myself, or find a review on it somewhere else.

L’oreal Voluminous Mascara

I’m going to say this is the best drugstore mascara i have used.  I’m not going to lie, it does not compare to Dior or Chanel mascaras, but if you are looking for a cheaper alternative, here it is.  There isn’t any clumping, smudging, flaking, or drooping throughout the day.  To get the volume, length, and color, you have to use a few coats.  The curl isn’t spectacular, but it does the job, especially if you curl your lashes before applying the mascara.  For me at least, it works especially well if you hold the brush at the root of your lashes, wiggle the brush around, then run the brush the rest of the way through.  I haven’t used this with a lash primer yet, but i would assume that it would improve the mascara a decent amount.  So if $30 mascara isn’t where it’s at for you, i would recommend this.  

What is YOUR favorite drugstore mascara?  Leave your answer in the ask box, or reply to this post, and i’ll see if i can either get some and try it myself, or find a review on it somewhere else.

4 years ago
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benefit tinted moisturizer you rebel makeup
Benefit You Rebel tinted moisturizer $30
I haven’t tried very many tinted moisturizers, but out of the 3 i have tried, this is by far my favorite.  In case you don’t know, a tinted moisturizer is a light coverage moisturizer that isn’t as heavy as a foundation, and has the consistency of a sunscreen.  You can put it on using your fingers, a sponge, a foundation brush, or a duo fiber brush.  It’s perfect for summer and this one has SPF 15 in it.  Anyways, it gives a good amount of  coverage without being heavy or cakey at all.  It sets perfectly with a M.A.C. Mineralize Skinfinish Natural.  It has ingredients in it that are good for your skin such as aloe, vitamin A, and vitamin E.  It is moisturizing, but i have very very dry skin, so i have to use a separate moisturizer underneath.  If you have normal skin, you should be fine, but if you have oily skin, i would suggest using a mattifying face primer.  The only negative is the smell.  I think it has a odd smell to it, but i have a sensitive nose when it comes to sunscreens and moisturizers.  Other than that, i love this product and would highly recommend it!
There are also 2 shades.  The You Rebel Lite is for fairer skined people, and the You Rebel Original is for more tan people.  

Benefit You Rebel tinted moisturizer $30

I haven’t tried very many tinted moisturizers, but out of the 3 i have tried, this is by far my favorite.  In case you don’t know, a tinted moisturizer is a light coverage moisturizer that isn’t as heavy as a foundation, and has the consistency of a sunscreen.  You can put it on using your fingers, a sponge, a foundation brush, or a duo fiber brush.  It’s perfect for summer and this one has SPF 15 in it.  Anyways, it gives a good amount of  coverage without being heavy or cakey at all.  It sets perfectly with a M.A.C. Mineralize Skinfinish Natural.  It has ingredients in it that are good for your skin such as aloe, vitamin A, and vitamin E.  It is moisturizing, but i have very very dry skin, so i have to use a separate moisturizer underneath.  If you have normal skin, you should be fine, but if you have oily skin, i would suggest using a mattifying face primer.  The only negative is the smell.  I think it has a odd smell to it, but i have a sensitive nose when it comes to sunscreens and moisturizers.  Other than that, i love this product and would highly recommend it!

There are also 2 shades.  The You Rebel Lite is for fairer skined people, and the You Rebel Original is for more tan people.  

4 years ago
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mac lipglass makeup dare to wear collection
Also out in M.A.C’s Dare to Wear collection is 6 new lipglasses.  In order the colors are
Dare to Dare
Wind Me Up
So Bad
Gimme That!
Bold and Brash
Ban This!
They are all very pigmented, and are described to have a “Holographic pearl” sheen to them.

Also out in M.A.C’s Dare to Wear collection is 6 new lipglasses.  In order the colors are

  • Dare to Dare
  • Wind Me Up
  • So Bad
  • Gimme That!
  • Bold and Brash
  • Ban This!

They are all very pigmented, and are described to have a “Holographic pearl” sheen to them.

4 years ago
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mac eyeshadow dare to wear collection makeup
M.A.C is about to come out with the Dare to Wear collection, featuring very bright, vibrant, and pigmented eyeshadows and lipglasses.  These are all the eyeshadows.  The colors in order from right to left are
Aqua (Matte)
Crazy Cool
Free to Be
Sky Blue
Winkle
Lime
Going Bananas
Zingy
Atlantic Blue
Louder Please
Shock-A-Holic
Sassy Grass
Like all M.A.C. eyeshadows, they are $14.50 each, and are avaliable for a limited time:( 
I have not picked up any of this collection yet, and am not sure if i have the money to be able to get any of it, so i cannot guarantee a review on it.  However, i will look for other reviews from other people.  

M.A.C is about to come out with the Dare to Wear collection, featuring very bright, vibrant, and pigmented eyeshadows and lipglasses.  These are all the eyeshadows.  The colors in order from right to left are

  • Aqua (Matte)
  • Crazy Cool
  • Free to Be
  • Sky Blue
  • Winkle
  • Lime
  • Going Bananas
  • Zingy
  • Atlantic Blue
  • Louder Please
  • Shock-A-Holic
  • Sassy Grass

Like all M.A.C. eyeshadows, they are $14.50 each, and are avaliable for a limited time:( 

I have not picked up any of this collection yet, and am not sure if i have the money to be able to get any of it, so i cannot guarantee a review on it.  However, i will look for other reviews from other people.  

Urban Decay Primer Potion eyeshadow base
In my opinion, the best eyeshadow primer i have used.  It goes on very creamy, and is easy to blend wherever you need it.  Be it on your lid, brow bone, lower lashline, wherever.  It comes with a curved wand applicator that you use to smear on area being primed, you can then either blend out with your finger, or a synthetic bristled concealer brush.  It makes the eyeshadows you use more vibrant, it doesn’t crease, and they stay on all day without any smudging or smearing.  A must-have for any makeup user.  
They also make this primer in 2 other colors.  ”Sin” is a shimmery beige-ey gold color, that can be used alone as a primer/shadow in one, or under a sheer shadow that you would like to have a more pigmented look.  The 2nd color is “Eden”  It is a matte taupey color that you could use either alone, or as a base for a bright matte shadow.

Urban Decay Primer Potion eyeshadow base

In my opinion, the best eyeshadow primer i have used.  It goes on very creamy, and is easy to blend wherever you need it.  Be it on your lid, brow bone, lower lashline, wherever.  It comes with a curved wand applicator that you use to smear on area being primed, you can then either blend out with your finger, or a synthetic bristled concealer brush.  It makes the eyeshadows you use more vibrant, it doesn’t crease, and they stay on all day without any smudging or smearing.  A must-have for any makeup user.  

They also make this primer in 2 other colors.  ”Sin” is a shimmery beige-ey gold color, that can be used alone as a primer/shadow in one, or under a sheer shadow that you would like to have a more pigmented look.  The 2nd color is “Eden”  It is a matte taupey color that you could use either alone, or as a base for a bright matte shadow.

4 years ago
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mac brushes makeup 182 kabuki brush
The M.A.C. 182 kabuki brush.
My favorite brush.  Not only could i go on for days about how soft and full the brush feels on your face, but the quality and versatility of this brush is amazing.  Need to put on a tinted moisturizer?  Need to set your liquid foundation with powder?  Apply a powder with coverage with no foundation?  This brush does the trick.  
Warning:  It is so soft, i often find myself swirling it on my face for much longer than needed.  Which blends out my product too much and i need to use more, which wastes in the long run.  Keep track of yourself while using it.

The M.A.C. 182 kabuki brush.

My favorite brush.  Not only could i go on for days about how soft and full the brush feels on your face, but the quality and versatility of this brush is amazing.  Need to put on a tinted moisturizer?  Need to set your liquid foundation with powder?  Apply a powder with coverage with no foundation?  This brush does the trick.  

Warning:  It is so soft, i often find myself swirling it on my face for much longer than needed.  Which blends out my product too much and i need to use more, which wastes in the long run.  Keep track of yourself while using it.