What’s Your Makeup Buying Excuse? #BuryMeMondays

What Is Your Makeup Buying Excuse BuryMeMondays

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.

What's Your Makeup Buying Excuse BuryMeMondays

So how do you talk yourself into buying that lipstick or blush? Leave comment below.

For The Brows: @maybelline Brow Define + Fill by Eyestudio

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.

Maybelline Define and Fill Duo Pencil

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.

Maybelline Brow Define and fill duo on one eyebrow
There’s my sad, sparse eyebrow and there’s my happy, filled in eyebrow. Yay!

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.

maybelline define and fill at walgreens
Photo credit: Walgreens.com

Maybelline Define and Fill Duo by Eyestudio ($7.99) is available at drugstores and whereever Maybelline New York products are sold.


What’s The Worst Beauty Advice You’ve Heard? #BuryMeMondays

What's The Worst Beauty Advice You've Ever Received BuryMeMondays

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.

3 Color Blurs To Try From @maybelline

Maybelline New York Colorblur

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

Maybelline Color Blur Orange Ya Glad

Partner In Crimson

Maybelline Color Blur Partner In Crimson

Plum Please

Maybelline Color Blur Plum Please

Maybelline Colorblur Swatches Orange Ya Glad Plum Please 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 Color Blur Swatches of Orange Ya Glad, Plum Please, and Partner In Crimson

Maybelline New York Colorblur by Lipstudio($8.99) is available at Wal-Mart, Walgreens, CVS and other retailers.

Ready For The Night – You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) x Sylvester

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.

Black Radiance Continuous Color Pigments – Gold

Black Radiance Continuous Color Pigments - Gold

Black Radiance Continuous Color Pigment Swatch - Gold

Black Radiance Continuous Color Pigments($3.99) can be used wet or dry. Pop a little in the inner corner or pat it where you want on the lid and blend.

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.

Makeup Revolution Salvation Velvet Lip Lacquer – Vamp

Makeup Revolution Vamp Salvation Velvet Lacquer

Makeup Revolution, a popular UK brand, always seemed out of reach. Oklahoma is thousands of miles away from the UK after all. However, Makeup Revolution is now available in the US at Ulta Beauty so my longing is over. Continue reading Makeup Revolution Salvation Velvet Lip Lacquer – Vamp

Ready For The Night – Feeling Myself x Nicki Minaj ft. Beyonce

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.

Color of the Night

Milani Lip Intense Liquid Color – Violet Addict

Milani Lip Intense Liquid Color - Violet Addict

Milani Lip Intense Liquid Color Swatch - Violet Addict

What are you rocking tonight? Tag me(@shantafabulous) on Instagram so I can see how gorgeous you are.

Nail-Aid 3 Minute Pedi Peel

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.

Nail Aid 3 Minute Pedi Peel Photo

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