One company that I’ve been seeing rise on YouTube and in the beauty community is Colour Pop Cosmetics. They are an American made cosmetics company based out of southern California. They are an animal-friendly cosmetics that doesn’t test on animals. Colour Pop also develop and manufacture their own products themselves with many different finishes of eyeshadows as well as lip products. Their lip products even have the cutest names, lip pencils are referred to as Lippie Pencils and the lipsticks are called Lippie Stix.
I was in my local drugstore trying to grab a heating pad for this extremely cold weather that we’ve been having here in Georgia, and I also knew I needed a new matte, black eyeshadow so I looked for that as well. I came across a display of Wet N Wild products and Panther was the very last color that they had available. It was the last of its kind and so of course that means that we’re supposed to be together. I measure the quality of an eyeshadow with the entire quality of the brand itself. That’s just my personal opinion, if an eyeshadow from a brand is unsatisfactory, then there’s not really much else that I can expect from the company. Sometimes, I can be wrong about this, but it all boils down to the little things.
This summer I bought my first Physician’s Formula product, their Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Bronzer. From my first impression of it I really liked the way it smelled and the packaging was definitely a 10 for something that I normally wouldn’t be drawn to.
I bought thus bronzer from my local Ulta, isn’t that just original for me, for $13.95.Like I said before, this was most definitely a spur of the moment kind of purchase. This was also my first attempt at the @mac_daddyy and @amrezy glow that is very popular right now.
When I make the decision to go and buy a high end makeup product, the last thing that I want to do is not like it. After my second or third high end purchase fail, I decided to take a different route. In Ulta near the registers they have many different travel and trial sizes products. The ones that they have are really decently sized that you can get instead of blindly trying the full sized and not liking it. The most recent of my purchases from Ulta in a trial and travel size was the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray and the Smashbox Try It Out Box.
During one of my biweekly YouTube binges, I spotted a video by Casey Holmes (I love her) and she was testing out the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge for the first time. The whole objective of this video was to see if it was a good tool to use, as well as if it was a dupe for the Beauty Blender. I don’t have a Beauty Blender, because I honestly couldn’t see myself spending $20 on a sponge that I can only keep for three months maximum. (But that doesn’t mean I won’t be getting one!) However, the Real a Techniques products and I have had a beautiful relationship ever since I started using their makeup brushes this year. So, as per usual I had to go out and try it.
One of the first actual kits that I ever bought from a company that I have been lusting after was from Smashbox. It’s a five piece kit that has some of Smashbox’s best selling products. In this kit, it has samples of their Photo Finish Foundation Primer, the Photo Finish Lid Primer, Limitless Eyeliner in Onyx, the Full Exposure Mascara, and their Lip Enhancing Gloss gloss Illume. Usually when I’m testing out a new high end product, I just buy the whole thing, however this package deal was entirely too good to pass up. This whole entire kit is full of sample sized products, however for only paying $19 for it, this kit has a retail value of $52, so there isn’t much that you can lose. The Smashbox Try It Kit: Best Sellers has been at Ulta for a while now and retails for $19 and I bought mine about two months ago. Continue reading “Smashbox Try It Kit: Best Sellers Review”
This summer, Maybelline released the first multiple nude shade drugstore eyeshadow palette. This palette, called the Nudes, features 12 nude and neutral shades that anyone can use. This palette is not only universal to any shade of person, but also to any skill level and style. The Nudes palette is also very reasonably priced, at $9.99.