Saturday, August 28, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
L'oreal Waterproof Voluminous Mascara (Black): Sister Haley introduced me to this! I "borrowed" hers for some days when I was running out of mascara and I loved it so much... I got my own! The only difference: mine is waterproof! I really liked everything about this mascara.. the brush, the color, no clumping!, full effect!, length! I think L'oreal has some of the best reviewed mascaras!
For those of you. Okay, all of my followers (a.k.a my family) who don't know what an August Favorites..or a May Favorites..or insert month of choice. is... It's where at the end of the month you review what products you really used that month and products that you just LOVED! :) Sometimes you'll repeat some and sometimes you might throw in something wacky like "my new cell phone!" It's totally in your control of which way you want to go with it! :)
So here are my Favorites for the month of August!
Mac Goldmine Eyeshadow: "Intense gold with shimmer" -Frost
I have found myself reaching for this color just about EVERYDAY this month! It's a great color for blue eyes because golds really make blue eyes pop! I can use this with just about every color combination and it brightens up my eyes like that! I have gotten so many comments on how blue my eyes look at school! Thankyou Goldmine eyeshadow! :)
L'oreal Extra-Intense Liquid Pencil Liner (Black): Love Love LOVE this!!! I had already had the Liquid version of this eye pencil and loved it! I saw this in the store and thought I might as well try it out! I applied it onto my lowerlash line and waterline.. and BAM! I was hooked! It glided on SO well! It was true to its black color and it stays for a decent amount of time.. It doesn't stay as long on the waterline though.. I'm not quite sure if it's waterline safe or not? But overall. My new favorite eyeliner!
NYC Blushable Creme Stick (Plaza Pink): I really wanted a creme blush.. 1. For a good base under my powder blush 2. More pigmentation! I heard good things about the Maybelline ones but I also heard about the NYC creme stick. I was walking through a store that carries NYC and thought I better get it now! So I did and luckily it works great! It seems a little sheer when swatched but when you apply it to the face it's pretty easy to layer on the color! AND! IT IS SUPER BLENDABLE!!!!!!!! Blends out so well :) Just like butter! wait. did that make sense? ha! I've been wearing this everyday under a pretty coral powder blush!
Flirt Limited Edition Eyeshadow Set: These two colors out of the 40 that are in the box set, to me, can be duped with (left)Amber Lights and (Right)Satin Taupe from Mac. The orange/bronze color is great for blue eyes! and the grey/brown color is great in the crease! ALL of the colors in this set are beautiful..I just had used these lately! Maybe I'll do a review on the palette some day! (You can buy Flirt Cosmetics at Kohl's!)
I have searched long and hard for a deep dark matte brown eyeshadow. I had no luck. When I went by the Mac counter, NO color swatched to the color I was looking for! I looked in my eyeshadow drawer and just wasn't having any luck! I had overlooked my good ole' Flirt palette! I totally forgot about this shadow in the box.. It's beautiful! Dark, matte, pigmented, blendable, creamy! Everything I was looking for! It is absolutely perfect to darken up your outer V!
Pantene Style Volume Root lifter gel: I love when I discover things and I'm not even trying to! I was down at the good old Dollar Store picking up...oh, I don't even remember! and I passed by the clearance rack! Well, the bargainer in me came out and I was scanning the shelves! This sucker popped out at me and for 3 buckaroos.. Why not?! It is a root lifter to give you more volume! Just what I need!!..(did I mention my hair was lifeless and limp?) Well not anymore!!! I parted my hair. Sprayed a few pumps and my roots. Massaged it in. and Voila! I could already see and feel the results. Now, this isn't going to give you a major 80's volumized fro all by itself. But it does do a nice job of giving my hair some oomph! When I sprayed it in...it kinda had a sticky hairspray feel to it..PERFECT for teasing! So my new teasing system consists of this. Spray in root lifter on sectioned pieces. Tease with comb. Hairspray! :) Works like a charm! :))
Thanks for reading!
xoxo - darbey
Have a BEAUTY-ful day!