Jan 232014
 

EcoTools SetI received this Eco Tools set from Klout  as a Klout Perk a few months ago.EcoTools Open boxI’ve never used any Eco Tools products so I was eager to receive this.  EcoTools Set 4 products It includes two pairs of false lashes and two brushes.EcoTools Lash Brow Duo BrushEcoTools Lash Brow Duo brush back This is the Lash and Brow Duo Brush. EcoTools holding Lash Brow BrushIt’s pretty big!EcoTools Lash Brow comparisonI compared it with another lash and brow brush I own. Can’t remember where I got it from though, maybe Clinique?EcoTools Full Eyeshadow BrushEcoTools Eyeshadow brush backAbove is the Full Eye Shadow BrushEcoTools holding eyeshadow brushThe bristles are nice and soft. It’s pretty dense which means, it should pick up product well. When I initially saw the brush, I figured it was similar to some other brushes that I have, but it’s actually different. See belowEcoTools Eyeshadow brush comparisons It turns out that it’s only really close to one of my Mondo brushes that I got from Nigel’s.EcoTools Eyeshadow brush and Mondo brush I’m looking forward to using these brushes.  I’ll review the lashes in a separate post.

Jan 062014
 

I have several Wet n Wild lipsticks, mostly the matte lipsticks.  I’d never tried the Megalast liquid lipsticks until I got this one.Wet n Wild Back to the FuchsiaI purchased this one from CVS while they had a sale on Wet N Wild Products that was Buy One Get One half off! I also purchased some lipsticks from the Fergie collection.  To see my review of those lipsticks click here for Ferguson Crest Cabernet and here for Pagan Angel.

Back To The Fuchsia is a gorgeous color…but I haven’t figured out how to apply it evenly without it caking and being too dry. Wet n Wild Back to the Fuchsia on lips In the picture above I have about 3 coats of it.  I love that the color gets bolder the more you apply, but it also gets cakey and cracks. I’m still trying to play with it to figure how to apply it and prevent this from happening.  It seems like if I could get it on with one smooth stroke, it would be ok.  That’s just hard to do.  When I use the applicator I go across the top lip moving up and across then down and next I fill it in.  On the bottom lip I use the applicator going down and across then back up to the other side then I fill it in. This liquid lipstick dries pretty quickly so if I go back and apply more in the middle it’s no longer smooth.  It’s different than how you can apply a lipgloss where you can just go back and forth across your lips.

Anyway, below is the look I wore with this lip over the weekend. FOTD feat Wet n Wild Back to the Fuchsia  Angle viewFOTD featuring Wet n Wild Back to the Fuschia Ha ha! A silly pose belowFOTD feat Wet n Wild Back to the Fuchsia silly pose

This last picture is with a flash and I added Stila Lip Enamel in Giggle to add an extra pop of pink to the middle and to take away some of the dryness. FOTD feat Wet n Wild Back to the Fuchsia full viewFace

  • Cover Girl Queen Collection 3 n 1 Liquid Foundation in Brulee’
  • Cover Girl Queen Collection Matte Powder in Golden
  • Cover Girl Queen Collection Bronzer in Ebony Bronze as Contour
  • Nars Blush in Albatross for Highlight
  • Black Radiance Baked Bronzer in Gingersnap as blush

Eyes

  • Urban Decay Primer Potion Original Formula
  • NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk on lid
  • Black Opal eyeshadow in Illusion on lid
  • MAC eyeshadow in Embark in crease
  • Black Opal eyeshadow in Ring A Ding above crease
  • Black Opal Foundation Stick in Kalahari Sand to shape brows, brow highlight, & under eye concealer
  • Maybelline Clear Mascara on brows to hold them in place
  • Stila Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner Pen in Black
  • #138 False Lashes

Lips

  • Wet N Wild Megalast Liquid Lipstick in Back To The Fuchsia
  • Stila Lip Enamel in Giggle in the middle of lips

Jan 032014
 

Rimmel The Max Volume Flash Mascara I took a chance when I tried this mascara.  I hadn’t heard any reviews and didn’t take any time to look it up.  I saw that it was on sale for $2 at H.E.B. grocery store and decided to give it a try.  Rimmel Max Volume Mascara brush I’ve been using it for a while now and it does a pretty good job.  I recently posted a look while using it when I created my FOTD with Ofra and Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette.  To see that post click here.Rimmel Max Flash Mascara on one eye

Rimmel Max Flash Mascara on lashes close

It’s ok.  It’s not the best mascara I’ve ever used but it’s definitely not the worse.  It got the job done.  I mean, it was only $2 so my expectations weren’t that high anyway.  Not sure that I’d buy it again, but  I don’t regret that I took a chance on it.

Jan 022014
 

I saw this item a couple of months ago for only $3 at Target. I’ve seen different companies come out with versions of shadow shields over the years but for what ever reason, I never quite got around to trying them. I decided to give this Elf one a try. Elf Mascara and Shadow Shield I used it for the first time while creating my Ofra and Naked 3  FOTD. 

Elf Mascara and Shadow Shield with Naked shadowsElf Mascara and Shadow Shield with fall outIf you look closely, you’ll be able to see the fall out on the shield.  It works but it’s kind of uncomfortable.  I used it enough to blend a bit and take pictures.  After that I just put it down.  I think it may be easier to use on a client than myself.  Or, maybe I just need to play with it a little more to see how to make it more comfortable.  It doesn’t seem to fit easily in my eye area and it was annoying after a while. The best part about it is that it was only $3.

 

Dec 282013
 

This is one of three lipsticks I bought from the Wet n Wild Fergie Collection. To see the post on Pagan Angel Lipstick click here.

Ferguson Crest Cabernet LipstickFerguson Crest Cabernet (whew! long name ha ha!) is a like a mixture of a dark berry with maroon colored lipstick.Ferguson Crest Cabernet label Below is without a flash. I love how pigmented this lipstick is. I got this great swatch with one stroke! Ferguson Crest Cabernet swatch no flash Same swatch with a flash below

Ferguson Crest Cabernet swatch with flash

Here it is on my lips. The first picture is without a flash. The second picture is with a flash.Ferguson Crest Cabernet on lips no flash Ferguson Crest Cabernet on lips with flash I really like this color and the formula of this lipstick. I’ll be wearing this a lot. :-)

Dec 282013
 

I saw these 5th Ave Fashion Star Makeup Remover Wipes when I was at Ross in Orlando a few months ago. They come in a variety of fragrances (which I really don’t care for) with different colors.Fashion Star wipes

When I first picked them up, I thought wow 60 wipes for only $4.99!!! This is a great value! They seemed to be a nice size as well so I figured I’d give them a try.

fashion star wipes on handWhen I opened the pack I was pleased to see that they are indeed a nice size. I can get my makeup off with 2-3 of these.

Pros:

  1. Inexpensive
  2. Nice size
  3. Removes makeup
  4. Doesn’t burn my eyes

Cons:

  1. Not moist enough
  2. Would rather not have a fragrance, but if I had to have one, I’d only want a fresh scent.
  3. They taste really bad. No I didn’t put it in my mouth. LOL! But when removing my lip products I could taste it. Yuck!