I received this Eco Tools set from Klout as a Klout Perk a few months ago.I’ve never used any Eco Tools products so I was eager to receive this. It includes two pairs of false lashes and two brushes. This is the Lash and Brow Duo Brush. It’s pretty big!I compared it with another lash and brow brush I own. Can’t remember where I got it from though, maybe Clinique?Above is the Full Eye Shadow 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 below It turns out that it’s only really close to one of my Mondo brushes that I got from Nigel’s. I’m looking forward to using these brushes. I’ll review the lashes in a separate post.
I have several Wet n Wild lipsticks, mostly the matte lipsticks. I’d never tried the Megalast liquid lipsticks until I got this one.I 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. 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.
- 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
- 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
- Wet N Wild Megalast Liquid Lipstick in Back To The Fuchsia
- Stila Lip Enamel in Giggle in the middle of lips
I’m not sure why I’d never tried this eyeliner or even heard anyone talk about it before, but I tested it at Sephora last month and instantly fell in love. Eyeliner pens are my favorite liquid liners. They just seem to be much easier to apply. The downside is that it’s hard to find a good one. So what do I mean by “good”?
- Stiff and pointed tip
- Long wearing/lasting
I’ve tried MAC Penultimate and it used to be my favorite. It has a short precise felt tip that glides on smoothly. It lasts all day. I tried Revlon Colorstay, which is pretty good, but the tip is bigger than I like and they don’t seem to be made the same. I’ve had a couple that were great and then a couple that dried really quickly and were hard to apply. It stayed on all day without any problems, even through intense workouts. I also gave the Elf eyeliner pen a try. The original version of the Elf eyeliner pen was decent. The newest version I don’t like at all. It has a weird applicator. It’s flat instead of long and pointy. You have to keep pumping it to get the liquid to come to the tip. It never seemed wet enough to glide on. It ended up being almost painful to apply. (plus it went up a dollar. *hmph*).
This Stila eyeliner pen is by far the best that I’ve ever tried. When I took the cap off, I was instantly optimistic because I saw the tip. It’s really long and goes from thick to fine. This means you can easily make a very thin or thick line above your lashes.
On my hand I applied the same Stila eyeliner pen. On top I held it at an angle. At the bottom I used the very tip with a soft stroke. Here it is on my eye. Another thing I absolutely LOVE about this Stila Eyeliner Pen is that it dries quickly and once it’s on…it’s on. You will need makeup remover to get it off.
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. 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.
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.
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. I used it for the first time while creating my Ofra and Naked 3 FOTD.
If 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.
This is Purple Haze lipstick. I got it at The Makeup Show New York last May and I’m so very happy I have it. It’s a very pretty purple with a nice and smooth creamy texture. I wore a few hours without having to touch up. I recently wore this as my lip color with my Ofra and Naked 3 FOTD and I really liked the look. I like this lipstick a lot. Even though I have a lot of purple lip colors, I never feel like I have enough. Plus, it’s still different from my other purples.