Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Starlooks Luscious Longwear Lip Pencil in LW100Naked~~~~~~

I received this in my Ipsy April 2014 bag. I have not been huge into lip liner, but I am developing an interest for it so I was excited when I received this. I wanted a liner that could simply be used as a liner, or an all over lip color if desired. The problem I had with this was all my lip colors are berries and this seemed too light to be worn with those. When I tried to use it as an all over color, it looked as if I was about to pass out, made me look very washed out.  Maybe if I had a different color I would like it better?? I won't be repurchasing this.

Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion~~~~~~

HELLOOOO!!! I received this product in my Ipsy April bag. It is a skin exfoliant which says it "polishes away dead skin cells, leaving skin radiant". Immediately I had determined I was not going to attempt to try it. My face is extremely sensitive and I was worried that it would just set my skin on fire. So I tossed it aside. Then one day I decided to get on Ipsy and read the reviews from other Ipsy subscribers, because tons of people leave honest reviews on there. I read many many reviews and not one said anything about a bad reaction, or stinging, or anything along those lines. So, I bit the bullet and tried it. It has a lemony minty smell to me which I find refreshing! I literally took a pea sized amount on my fingertip and rubbed my fingertips together and smoothed it over my face. That's all it took, a pea sized amount, I was surprised. It has a very fine texture. No stinging! When I rinsed my face my skin felt amazingly soft and smooth. It has been over a week since I used it and it still smells very smooth to the touch. I like it. The price for a full size tube of this which is 2 ounces, is $78. Quite pricey in my opinion. But with the small amount that you have to use , this sample should last me...well......forever! lol

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mark. Just Blushing Powder Blush in shade Afterglow~~~~~~

This is my current favorite blush. I stumbled onto this when Mark. was having an online sale. I use this daily. I have always gotten darker pink shades but thought I would give this a try. This is a more of a peachy pink color. It is just so pretty. It makes my face instantly just look 'awake' and 'happy'.. lol. It really does do wonders. I apply it to my cheeks and sometimes swipe it onto my eyelids with my blush brush. I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! 

Monday, April 14, 2014

IPSY bag April 2014~~~~~~

This is the contents from my April IPSY bag:

Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Glide On Eye Pencil in shade Black Velvet
Coastal Scents Medium Shadow Brush
Dr.Brandt Microdermabrasion
Elizabeth Mott Pop! Goes The Shadow in shade Champagne
Starlooks Lucious Longwear Lip Pencil in the shade Naked

I will post reviews separately as I try the items. STAAAAAY TUNED!!!

If you would like to join Ipsy here is my link...... http://www.ipsy.com/r/1wcq

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Maybelline Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm~~~~~~

 Really liking this stuff! I have seen this in the store for awhile now, it just never really peaked my interest. I finally decided to try it after seeing a review about it on YouTube. I got the 'Cherry Me' color. It has a hint of a cherry scent , which I am enjoying! It leaves a very light tint on your lips and feels amazing. It is smooth & feels very moisturizing. The price is around $3, very affordable. They have other color options which I have not tried yet. As far as staying power goes, well, it's a balm so not much of that going on, BUT the faint color would make it easy to reapply quickly and without a mirror. I definitely recommend trying this.

Mark. Eyeshadows~~~~~~

These are my current addiction. You normally buy the case separate (and empty) and then buy the shades individually and they are magnetic and snap into the case so its customized. I found these in a bundle so I got them , because individually they are kind of pricey in my opinion. But you can catch sales where when you order a certain number of colors you get the case for free. I really like the brush they included, I use it often. There is a mirror along the top that is handy dandy. They have shimmers and mattes to choose from. They can be used wet or dry. I use the brown and the dark grey shade as a liner often, I use a wet brush for this. Nice cases and very pretty colors. I did however use the pink as an accent color and had to layer it on because it wasn't as pigmented as it looked to be. Other than that they have all been very nice shadows to work with. I definitely recommend trying.