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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Recent beauty finds...

Hey everyone,
sorry I haven't been posting as often lately but I have been very busy with school work. But of course being a true shopaholic I still find myself accumulating some awesome beauty goodies.


Yes, I am a shopaholic!
 
 

 


Makeup brushes are always a good investment even if you're not a professional. Investing in dual ended brushes are a great way to get more for your money. These brushes I purchased are awesome in my opinion. I've previously purchased some of the Real Techniques By. Samantha Chapman brushes which are of amazing quality and very affordable, The essence of beauty dual ended brushes are good quality as well and very travel friendly because it minimizes the need for carrying 20 different brushes.

 
 
I've blogged about these color tattoos before they are an amazing stand alone product or can be used as a base under other eyeshadows. This color in particular has definitely become one of my favs. However I must admit this product definitely is a no smudge, no budge type of product. Even after removing this product with a makeup removing wipe there was still a lot of glitter remnants left behind. Which is the only problem I have with this particular shade.

A few weeks ago I discovered this brand at my local drugstore. I was looking around for a new brow pencil and came across this brand. I absolutely fell in love with the pencil (not pictured) which made me want to go back and try other products from this line. 
 

The glosses are actually pretty good. Both were under 3 dollars so considering the price I was expecting some goop glosses but I was pleasantly surprised at how pigmented these are. The lighter color is in the color Nude Candy and is extremely opaque. It's a very milky pink type color. It's actually a little too light for me because of my complexion. The brighter pink is in the color Hottest Pink and I love this color. I like the fact that it doesn't go on as bright as it looks in the tube. It's not sticky or goopy. I also really like that it doesn't have an overpowering scent.

 The concept of this powder is great however the powder itself is a bit too chalky but not totally horrible. For $3.99 it's not too bad of a product.
 
I found this awesome sampler trio at my local Ulta Beauty store for $12.00 which is a great price in my opinion. For those of you that have been following my blog you probably already know how I feel about spending a lot of money on expensive high end products that I might not even like. So I love finding deluxe sample products that I can try out without breaking my piggy bank. LoL

The first bottle is a deluxe sample of the Tarte clean slate poreless face primer. Eh what can I say? Honestly I was not all the impressed with this primer. It made my skin feel like velvet which for some might be great but I was not blessed with flawless skin. I have a very oily t-zone and very large pores. I had hoped this product would do as it claims to fill in the pores but it did absolutely nothing for me. As for the Tarte BB illuminating moisturizer it was another miss for me. As I said I have an oily t-zone and this just emphasized my problem of course so I will be not reusing or purchasing the full size of this moisturizer.  

As for the Tarte gifted amazonian clay smart mascara all I can say is WOW! I love love love this formula. Its extremely black, the brush is perfect for separating and coating every single lash. The packaging is also really sleek and chic. Once I finish this sample I am positive I will be purchasing the full size mascara.
 
Now last but definitely not least is this Avon magix face perfector. It has an SPF of 20 and it can be used under your makeup or on its own. I've used it under my makeup and on its own to test it out and I quite enjoyed this product. It did make me a little shiny through out the day but a quick powder touch up and I was good to go. I loved the way it made my skin look because it did minimize some of my pores and made my skin look a little more flawless.
 
 
Hope these reviews were helpful if you were interested in any of these products. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you are interested in any specific product reviews or a more in depth review of the above mentioned products. If you have any other questions or comments please write them below or you can reach me via email. Wishing all of my lovely followers and readers a lovely day and woot woot because it's almost FRIDAY!
 
P.S. I will be posting some colorful makeup looks soon perfect for the spring and summer seasons so keep an eye out for those...
 
XOXO,
Alex