Saturday, July 31, 2010
During the month of July, I made it my mission to really experiment with the makeup I already own without making any major investments in new products. I rediscovered some forgotten products in my stash. I value my treasured high end products. However, many people mistakenly overlook the value of affordable makeup.
The state of the current world economy has made some reconsider their beauty options.
Favorite Eye Products
MAC Paint Pot - SOFT OCHRE
This does exactly what I thought Benefit's Lemon Aid would do for me.
It corrects my lid darkness and is also a great neutral base. Despite it's being lighter than my skintone, it has just enough of a yellow/white base to make colors pop. It makes my shadows last all day if I use L'Oreal De-Crease as a Primary Base.
NK HD eyeshadows ($1 to $2 each)
I've acquired some new additions.
Look for part 2 swatches soon.
Favorite Blush ($1)
This actually makes a beautiful highlight for my MAC NC50 skintone.
I think it could work with any skintone.
Throughout the month of July, I stacked this over many shades of cream base.
The results were LOVELY!
Favorite Lip Products
NK Lipsticks ($1 - $1.49 each)
I stumbled upon a MAC dupe and I am HOOKED!
New Swatches for this collection coming soon!
e.l.f. Super Shine Lip Gloss with SPF 15 ($1 each)
A must for summer!
Favorite Brush ($16)
Sigma Flat Top Synthetic Kabuki
(Formerly the SS197) F80
This is often out of stock, and now I know why! I love this brush!
I will have to order a second. I use it to apply my liquid foundation.
Review coming soon.
Favorite Hair Product
Hawaiian Silky Miracle Worker 14-in-1
Moisturizes Hair, Strengthens, Defines Curls, Softens Hair, Adds Shine, Soothes Dry Scalp, Reduces Breakage for Healthy Braids, Non-Greasy, No Drip, Detangles, Increases Body, Thermal Protection
Tina of thefancyface.blogspot.com
never fails to disappoint with her colorful eyeshadow looks.
Her work has inspired me to work with a variety of textures and color combinations.
She is a sweetheart who always replies to questions.
Tina was gracious enough to give us a video glimpse behind the scenes of her makeup setup. LOVE IT!
Favorite You Tuber
Jessica is extremely approachable. This is quite refreshing.
She is also very creative. There is a little something for every makeup lover on her channel, from the novice to the expert. Her work ranges from the subtle everyday to dramatic and theatrical. This woman is full of talent!
To date, I am NOT compensated for my use/review of products. I buy 99% of the products that I use. If I ever receive anything as a gift, I will state it in that specific post. I am NOT affilated with any fashion, cosmetics or hair company. I offer my sincere, unbiased opinion on how the products work for me. No warranties, expressed or implied are intended. Please use discretion in selecting products and suggestions at your own risk. I am not a professional. Unfavorable reviews are not malcious, nor are they intended to harm any company. Reviews are my own opinon. Information posted on this blog is for educational purposes.