Category Archives: Budget Friendly

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.

 

First Impression: Black Radiance(@b_radiance) Comes CORRECT

Disclosure: This product was sent to me. All opinions are my own.

Black Radiance Urban Identity Trio - Correct

I rock with Black Radiance(and their sister company Wet N Wild) when it comes to eyeshadows. They’re pigmented and won’t hurt your pockets. So if you’re looking for something good for the low-low then this is it. Continue reading First Impression: Black Radiance(@b_radiance) Comes CORRECT

Quick Take: Cetaphil Derma Control Oil Control Moisturizer

A couple of weeks ago Aprill of Glitter Gloss Garbage tweeted some brown girl friendly sunscreen options. I was running low on my usual so I decided to give one of her rec’s, Cetaphil DermaControl Oil Control Moisturizer, a shot.

Cetaphil Oil Control Moisturizer
Cetaphil Oil Control Moisturizer SPF 30

Continue reading Quick Take: Cetaphil Derma Control Oil Control Moisturizer

A Tight, Sticky Mess: Wet N Wild Megalast Liquid Lip Color

You know how it goes. You’re bored and maybe you have a few bucks burning a hole in your pocket so you say “I’ll buy that lip product I saw so and so talking about.” You get lucky and there it is, beauty at a bargain in your drugstore. So you go home eager to test it out only to find out it wasn’t what you wanted or hoped for. This was me with Wet n Wild Megalast Liquid Lip Color.

Wet N Wild Mega Last Lip Color Continue reading A Tight, Sticky Mess: Wet N Wild Megalast Liquid Lip Color

Maybelline Master Drama Cream Eye Pencil – Vibrant Violet

I’m usually a wooden pencil kind of makeup addict when it comes to eyeliners. In general, they haven’t done me wrong but I wanted to give something else a shot so I grabbed Maybelline Master Drama Creme Eye Pencil in Vibrant Violet.

maybelline master drama cream pencil vibrant violet photo
Maybelline Master Drama Cream Eye Pencil – Vibrant Violet ($7.99)
  • retractable pencil
  • oil free
  • smudgeproof and waterproof for 16 hours
  • safe for sensitive eyes and ophthalmologist-tested
  • contact lens safe

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Walgreens Haul Going Up…On a Wednesday

Walgreens IGThis is just a quick post of my Walgreens haul. It’s a little bit of skincare, a little bit of lipstick, and a non-beauty fave I haven’t shared here before, office supplies. Continue reading Walgreens Haul Going Up…On a Wednesday

Black Radiance Eye Appeal Island Blues Palette Photos + Swatches

Black Radiance Island Blues 8 Pan PaletteThis is the second of the new Black Radiance 8 Pan Palettes that were recently released. I posted swatches of the Deeper The Berry in Wednesday’s post and as I promised I have swatches of Island Blues. Continue reading Black Radiance Eye Appeal Island Blues Palette Photos + Swatches

Black Radiance Eye Appeal Deeper The Berry Palette Photos + Swatches

Black Radiance Eye Appeal 8 Pan Palette Deeper The BerryAfter dealing with all manners of sickness in my house for the past couple of weeks I decided to partake in a little retail therapy and purchased a few things from CVS. One of those things was the new Deeper The Berry 8 pan palette from Black Radiance. Continue reading Black Radiance Eye Appeal Deeper The Berry Palette Photos + Swatches