If you’re anything like me you probably buy makeup for no reason at times. Now of course you have a “reason” but you know and I know that it’s probably more of an excuse than satisfying a true need like replacing something. Nevertheless, I want to know your makeup buying excuse.
What do you tell yourself as you place the item in your cart and a little voice is saying “How many mascaras do you really need?” or “What about the last lipstick you bought?” Mine is below.
So how do you talk yourself into buying that lipstick or blush? Leave comment below.
Over time I’ve learned that filling in my brows gives my face a more finished look when it comes to wearing makeup. Whether I’m doing a full face or just some mascara and liner a filled in brow goes a long way. Since I like to fill in my brows I decided to take a break from my usual powder and give a more budget friendly product a shot.
The Maybelline Define and Fill Duo is a pencil and powder in one product. You use the pencil side to define your brows and the powder side fill them in. The pencil side reminded me of more expensive products like Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz because of the retractable pencil.
I found that this gave a relatively natural looking fill. I haphazardly made a few hair-like marks on my brows then filled in with the powder side.
The powder side is a bit tricky. I’m pretty sure the powder is in the lid so you’re supposed to unscrew the lid and the powder will deposit itself onto the little sponge tip and you apply it to your brows. You can also unscrew the lid completely, insert the pencil into the lid and spin the pencil back and forth so the powder gets on the sponge from the friction.
This stayed put most of the day and through a couple of accidental touches.
You’ve heard it. You’ve snickered at it. You probably tried it and learned from experience how wrong it was. So what’s the worst beauty advice you’ve heard?
The one that gets me is “reviving” your dried out mascara with eye drops. With mascara prices running less than $5 there’s no reason to revive anything. If for some reason your mascara is drying out before it’s time to replace it, return it, and may it never make its way into your shopping cart again. Ok? OK.
So let me know, what’s the worst beauty advice you’ve heard? Comments are always welcome and don’t forget to use the #burymemondays if you answer on social media.
The Maybelline New York Colorblur by Lipstudio is a cream matte pencil with a blurring smudger that allows you to create different looks with the product. You can do a full-on bold look or use the smudger for barely there look.
I’m not that big on the smudger. Some of the blurred look cool like the reverse ombre but I’m not big on the barely there looks. However, I like the application of this product with one caveat that I’ll touch on in a few.
Orange Ya Glad
Partner In Crimson
I really liked the way Plum Please and Partner In Crimson wore. While there is some transfer during eating and drinking it doesn’t wear off in a way that makes me feel like I have to start with a bare lip to reapply it. They weren’t drying, heavy or tight on my lips like some matte products can be. It does apply better with a bare lip so keep that in mind if you tend to need lip balm. My only beef with it was that Orange Ya Glad gave me hell because it made me look like I didn’t exfoliate my lips. It’s pretty much unwearable for me at this point but I love the color.
There are 7 colors besides these so I will be picking up one or two more at some point. I might even do a giveaway so be on the lookout.
Maybelline New York Colorblur by Lipstudio($8.99) is available at Wal-Mart, Walgreens, CVS and other retailers.
Disclosure: This product was gifted to me by Black Radiance.
The first signs that Fall is on its way are popping up in stores and falling down to the ground. I can’t help but think of the poem Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost. So with summer soon giving way to pumpkin spice and hoodies why not stay gold with a little Black Radiance.
And nothing captures the color of gold like a little bit of Sylvester’s You Make Me Feel(Mighty Real). Glitter should fall from the sky when it plays and we should all twirl in the magnificence. So bask in this classic jam while you prepare for what the night may bring.
What will you jam to tonight while you get ready to hit the town? Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram(@shantafabulous) so I can see how gorgeous you look tonight.
I don’t know about you, but when I’m getting ready to go out I MUST have some music playing. I think tonight is a Feeling Myself kind of night. So turn this up and bodyroll like your life depended on it because you know you’re dope.
Nail-Aid’s 3-Minute Pedi Peel turned out to be something familiar and not what I expected all at the same time. Because “peel” and “no filing” were on the bottle I thought I was going to get something that would slough off dead skin, but instead I basically got a thick cream that tingled a little bit. Were my feet softer? Yes, but I have creams, butters, and lotions for that. It really disappointed me.