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Swatches, Swatches, Swatches: The Beginning

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Drugstore and Prestige Lipstick Swatches On Dark Skin

I have grand plans. Plans that involve lipstick and photos and me wearing those lipsticks in said photos. I’m not sure how it’s all going to shake out. Some say the hardest part of doing something is taking the first step. That makes sense. Many talk themselves out of doing something before the first move is made. Now I just have to keep going.

Pass the lip balm and these lip patches. Continue reading Swatches, Swatches, Swatches: The Beginning

What’s Your Most Disappointing Product of 2015? #BuryMeMondays

What's Your Most Disappointing Product of 2015

Happy New Year!!! I hope you made it through the holidays and that the first few days of 2016 are treating you well. Today’s question is about your most disppointing product of 2015.

What beauty product fell short? Was it overhyped?  Was it a technological advancement that really wasn’t all that advanced? Was it something that wasn’t terrible, but just wasn’t right for you? Continue reading What’s Your Most Disappointing Product of 2015? #BuryMeMondays

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.

 

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.

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

Continue reading Maybelline Master Drama Cream Eye Pencil – Vibrant Violet

Maybelline Illegal Length Fiber Extensions Mascara

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This mascara missed the mark to me. It gave me length(Yay!), but the fibers just didn’t do it for me(boo!). They looked like stray pieces of lash attached to my own. I wanted to pick them off because they looked so out of place. This may not be an issue from far away but it threw me when I looked at my lashes up close. Continue reading Maybelline Illegal Length Fiber Extensions Mascara

Not What I Expected: Maybelline Amethyst and Natural Smokes Quads

I bought these Maybelline eyeshadow quads with the intention to put them on with the sponge applicator. My motivation was to show that even if you’re at the beginning stages of wearing makeup you can pull off something decent. Unfortunately, that just wasn’t the case.

Maybelline Amethyst Smokes Quad
Maybelline Amethyst Smokes Quad
Maybelline Natural Smokes Quad
Maybelline Natural Smokes Quad

Continue reading Not What I Expected: Maybelline Amethyst and Natural Smokes Quads

Maybelline Great Lash Real Impact Mascara

Maybelline Great Lash Title

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara is one of those mascaras that’s everywhere and has been around forever. I remember seeing the pink and green tube in my mother’s bathroom. It persists because it gets the job done. This is Maybelline Great Lash Real Impact Mascara. Continue reading Maybelline Great Lash Real Impact Mascara