Pin up Cosmetics review

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Earlier last month, I came across a local vegan and cruelty-free brand, Pin Up Cosmetics and was intrigued. This San Francisco artisan based brand provides natural products that can glam up anyone! Pin up Cosmetics is 100% vegan, cruelty-free and without parabens, synthetics and other harmful chemicals. Pin up Cosmetics is not only available online but as well as in health food stores, specific boutiques and salons. Products that I will be reviewing are the clear lip gloss, mineral veil, foundation in shade Gorgeous Gracie and Blushing Betty Desire blush.

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Starting with the gloss, packaging wise it’s packaged as your typical squeeze tube clear lip gloss. Texture is very thin with a soft peppermint scent. Upon first use, I was enthralled that the gloss wasn’t overly stick. One thing I think everyone despises about gloss is when the wind comes and your hair gets stuck in it. Thankfully I didn’t have an issue with this gloss. I enjoy the scent and I do not believe it was added for plumping purposes like other glosses on the market.

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The only other mineral veil that I’ve heard of is from Bare Minerals, so when I received this mineral setting powder, I was intrigued. This powder differentiates in the fact that it is both paraben and talc-free, a difference that many high end brands can’t differ from. This setting powder easily glides on the skin while blurring out any fine lines in my skin. I noticed while wearing this product that my skin looked smoother in texture and my make up did last longer throughout the day. Overall, good setting powder for even my driest of skin!

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The foundation shade in which I received, Gorgeous Gracie came packaged with an adorable powder puff for application which is delightful. The shade is almost a perfect match for my skin which is surprising because I always felt my Irish heritage has made it somewhat difficult to pick shades. I would consider this foundation sheer-medium coverage, build able with a natural finish. This is great for my everyday routine or my relaxed makeup kind of look as well.

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Last but certainly not least is the phenomenal blush. This is the product that I was the most excited about and still am. There aren’t as many loose blushes on the market as they have been in the past. Blushing Betty is a beautiful strawberry coral shade with a sheen. I appreciate that very little of this product goes a very long way. Longevity isn’t exquisite with this blush, but it definitely held up great on my dry skin. Beautiful shade that I can incorporate into any makeup look, this blush has become one of my go to’s! Overall, i’m very pleased at the high performance of this brand and the cleanliness as well. If you have not familiarized yourself with Pin Up Cosmetics, you’re not living!

 

Disclosure: I received the products marked with (c/o) for review consideration. I am not compensated for mentioning these products, this is my honest opinion.

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Iluvsarahii Face2Face Seminar in San Jose, California

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June 8th was the second stop on Iluvsarahii’s first make up seminar titled Face2Face. I was lucky to gain this day off in advance so that I could attend this make up seminar. If you are not familiar, Iluvsarahii is a make up artist whose only social media platform is Instagram. On Instagram, she has over 322K followers and her images and videos are flawless. Even though I think she should have more platforms, this busy MUA is taking time off her main job of beating faces to teaching a classroom full of ladies her techniques. She thoroughly demonstrated dewy skin, lashes, winged liner, day looks, smokey looks and order of application.

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The picture above truly doesn’t do justice but her application was stunning. As a make up artist myself, I knew and understood every step that she took during application. The only comment that I had is that she did not prep either of her clients with eye cream, instead one with Photo Finish from Smashbox and the other with facial moisturizer. With that being said, I do wonder the wear time for the under eye on each of her clients. I understand how important and essential eye cream is so that’s why I was shocked.

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I would have to say that a big portion of this class that I enjoyed was highlighting and contouring. Because she used cream products rather than powder, I got to truly see first hand how beautiful it looked.  Seeing how harsh it was and then blended to softness in minutes was truly inspiring. I usually contour and highlight with powders but now I am going to take a second look for cream products. Cream also will truly help my drier skin with longevity as well.  Looks like I gotta get new products in my current rotation or find products that I enjoy using on myself and on clients.

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Overall, a lot of information in this class was reassurance for myself. I found myself answering the questions she proposed and explaining why she chose those shades over others. This is all thanks to having my background in makeup and being an make up artist myself.  My attendance at this seminar was fun and well worth the commute to San Jose. Her tour was sponsored by so many amazing brands such as, Dose of Colors, Tarte, Beauty Blender, Ardell Lashes, Flutter lashes, Morphe Brushes and Vera Mona. The gratis bag at the end of the seminar was worth over $130, so it was well worth going! I gained her all time favorite products and well as learned how to use them since she demonstrated each one on her clients. Some of these products I’ve already owned and are familiar with whereas there are some that I am glad are being added to my collection.  Thank you so much Iluvsarahii for having this make up seminar and it was a pleasure meeting you!!

IMATS LA 2014 Review

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I’m now back from having yet another fabulous weekend attending the International Make up Artist Trade show (IMATS) for the third time around. This past weekend was filled with so many fun activities, I can hardly count! Prior to traveling down to Pasadena, California, my sister Chelsea and I were invited to the Crown Brush blogging event on Friday, January 17th. This was an exclusive event only for beauty bloggers, so we knew we had to go! Please see prior blog post if you want more information on the Crown Brush blogging event. This was a great event to get insight to all the new goodies that Crown Brush was coming out with as well as getting pumped for IMATS. Of course after our excitement, we ended our first night with none other than Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles and boy was it amazing as usual!

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We arrived at day one of IMATS around 9/9:30am, and the line was…. uhh yeah, long. I feel that as I’ve been going to these events that more and more people are finding out about this and attending so that there are longer lines all together.  Now it wasn’t a horrible line, don’t get me wrong, my excitement kept me alright, but it was a line that you needed to drink caffeine in since it would get crazy once you go inside to the convention. You literally needed all the energy your body could muster to keep up with all the intense shopping.  On day one, it was just my sister, Lindy and I who went together but we definitely met up with more amazing people once inside.

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Once inside, my top priority was Sugarpill. If you are not familiar with Sugarpill Cosmetics, you ought to be!! The last two years I’ve missed out on the Burning Heart palette, which is the last palette in the collection to thus be complete. I have to get the individual palettes because last year they decided to come out with the Pro palette, which I basically now have. I didn’t see the point in getting it since I already had over 2/3 of the palette when it was launched. Anyhow, I got my palette and then some other goodies from them which I am very happy with. I think I’m good on products from Sugarpill until they release the Sparkle Baby palette.

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After Sugarpill Cosmetics, we hopped over to Anastacia to get our dip brows and contours kits. After those two booths, it was kinda a blur, haha. We literally ventured around the whole convention center, weighed our chances with some lines and some that had none! One booth that I was very surprised with was Inglot. On both Saturday and Sunday, all throughout the day, I never saw a line. Last year the line was ridiculous for Inglot on both days! Weird how that happens sometimes.

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I’m glad these two ladies didn’t get to sick of me this past weekend. I was literally like a kid in candy land when I walk into IMATS. There is so many pretty products, I literally just want to swatch everything or just buy it haha! From Anastacia, we literally roamed around the convention center, stopping at booths we had interest in and getting our fan girl pictures with our beloved YouTube gurus. This year was some much more relaxed than last years in regards to meeting our favorite YouTube gurus. We literally had the luck of meeting some outside of the convention center, or ones who had no line,  or if they hadn’t been approached yet. This year luck was for sure on our side!

P1000442I’m pretty sure that I love Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics(OCC) almost as much as I love Sugarpill. The pigmentation, longevity and cruelty free aspects of both of these lines is definitely a positive for me.  I kinda went crazy with some liptars and the new cosmetic pencils. The pencils are not instructed for lip only, so you can also use them for eyes as well! The deals at this booth were ridiculous that it’s easy to understand why I went a little crazy here.

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There were some essentials that I needed to pick up from this trade show, one of which was Inglot blushes. I’ve heard raving reviews and the colors are simply gorgeous that I knew I had to get my own freedom system palette. It was reasonably priced to have a four pan blush palette, palette included for less than $45. In comparison to other blush palettes the convention was offering, there might have been better deals but not of this high quality of pigment.

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Lashes were a big thing for me at this IMATS. I’ve personally never been a big lash person just because I am already happy with my lash length and I don’t feel that I need to wear them regularly. However when I saw Nigel has $1 lashes, I couldn’t resist. I only agreed on purchasing ten pairs, which is only ten dollars which is justified to me.  I vividly remember this elderly woman across from me who was literally counting her stacks of lashes and counted well past 100! I was like dang, she is not playing around! I understand that good quality lashes and good styles are not cheap, so when you can find an abundance at a good price, why not go for it?

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One brand that I was super interested in exploring this round at IMATS would definitely be Sauce Box Cosmetics. Their eye shadow pans are very similar in size to that of Sugarpill, so that’s what attracted me. Be on the lookout for my review on Sauce Box Cosmetics eye shadows soon! I only picked one four pan colorful palette from them since none of the larger pan palettes shades attracted my attention.  The live artistry that was performed at this booth throughout both days was remarkable. I gained a chance to meet very talented free lancers, some of which are actually native to where I’m from!

P1000595Um duh I had to hit up my favorite Crown Brush booth! The amount of superior quality brushes that Crown brush had been phenomenal as always! Definitely picked up some of my favorite eye brushes, especially the fluffy ones for the crease, along with some duo fiber stippling brushes and some synthetic face brushes. The quality of Crown Brush is unparalleled to most cosmetic lines with brushes.

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Naked Cosmetics has been the one booth that I have always debated on year after year. I already have so many loose glitters and pigments, that I truly don’t need any more, not to mention a stack of them. However, Naked Cosmetics is a brand that is throughly raved about for being one of the best, if not the best, brand for A plus grade cosmetics glitters and loose pigments. I saw some pigment stacks that did attract my eye, but not enough for me to settle on. Hopefully next year will be the year for me and you Naked Cosmetics!

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My co-workers also made it down for day two of IMATS, so I had to get some candid’s of us 😉 Watching them shop was too adorable because it literally reminded me of how I was my first year at IMATS. They were so eager to get everything they wanted, hated the lines and could not stop smiling. I know I can plan to see them again next year since they’re already excited and talking about 2015. I’m glad these girls got a taste of IMATS, and if they’re addicted, it’s not my fault!

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Um did I forget to mention that I went to a ballin ass after party a couple blocks away from IMATS? This elite invite was in promotion of the new Wayne Goss brush set, which was on display and might I saw was luxurious. My sister, Lindy and I attended this after party on Saturday evening and engaged in amazing horderves, cocktails, and amazing cupcakes. As we connected with other amazing bloggers and attendees, you won’t believe who walked in. Jefree Star and Kandee Johnson, Charisma Star just to name a few!! We got to speak with them in private, talk about how amazing they are and literally get to have a through conversation with people not trying to take a milllion selfies with them! I cannot express how baller this after party was and I have no one other to thank than my sister! Thanks sis for always knowing the goodies!

Overall this has been yet another successful year at IMATS. I feel that as each year goes by, I learn more and more what the cosmetic field has to offer me. The drive that I have for keeping my kit up to date with the latest raved about products keeps me blogging, making Youtube videos and being overly obsessed with new products. I am thankful that I have a team down to go every year and laugh at my obsession over makeup and constantly state that I don’t need products they know I’m picking up.  Well until 2015 IMATS, I can’t  wait to see how you’re going to top this year!

What’s your make up storage like?

Making our vanity as beautiful and as neat as possible is what every make up loving individual strives for. Whether it’s getting the infamous Alexander draw sets from Ikea, hoarding multiple acrylic storage cases, or filling up your desk draw, we all want the most organized vanity possible. I personally have several storage pieces on my vanity which house palettes, cream shadows, new items and more. However, as I expand more and more into this makeup world, it is getting harder to give homes to all of these products.

The first storage piece I would like to talk about is actually the newest to my collection. The one acrylic storage piece that I own was actually gifted to me from my sister, Chelsea. I was given the Cubby 5 draw acrylic storage set from Muji for my birthday! Now that I have this amazing piece, the question is, how to organize it and what items are going to be placed in it? With it being completely see-through, I need to be wise with the choices of products that are going to live there now. The five draws allow me to easily assign each draw to a type of makeup product if I would like.

Another storage piece that I have within my vanity is basically a file holder. I picked up this inexpensive, Paris decorated piece from Marshall’s that is now home to majority of my larger palettes. This storage unit is divided into six sections, three on each side, all of which are different in size and width. I placed all my palette’s vertically so that I can visually see which ones I would like to use. The slots on this storage piece are large enough to store a 120-pan palette, which is pretty large just to give you an idea. Unfortunately it does not store all of my palettes, but it gets the larger palettes out of the way.

My last piece of storage on my makeup vanity currently is a medium size storage piece from Target. This piece is three medium fairly deep-set draws which home most of my smaller palettes, individual glitters/pigments and more. I enjoy how deep-set these draws are so that I can stand up majority of my items upright and they still fit. Even though this storage piece is large, and takes up a good portion of my vanity, I am glad that I can store majority of my makeup in it and on top of it as well.

I’d love to know how you store your make up! Please leave a comment or even a blog post in response to this and I would love to hear different methods and techniques people use. Thanks so much for reading and talk to you soon!

Summer Empties 2013

This video is taking a little bit of a different turn on the typical beauty guru monthly empties. I’ve accumulated and finished all of these products over the summer, so why not have just one video honoring them? There were some months where I didn’t have as many and some months where I had a lot. What were your summer empties? How many did you have? Leave a comment below and i’ll respond!

Products mentioned:
Neutrogena makeup removing cleansing towelettes (2 pack)
Neutrogena oil free grapefruit cleansing towelette
Lorea’l Magic smooth souffle foundation
Too faced Shadow insurance (eye shadow primer)
Hard Candy Cosmetics Lashaholic mascara
NYX HD Studio photogenic foundation
Covergril Stay Fabulous outlast 3-in-1 foundation
Simple Replenishing rich moisturizer
Covergirl Lashblast Length mascara
Lorea’l Telescopic Shocking extensions mascara
Tarte clean slate poreless 12 hour perfecting primer
NYX extra creamy round lipstick in Power
Almay eyeliner crayon in Black Noir
Shiseido Refining make up primer
Visine advanced redness relief
Sephora doe eyed liquid eye liner
Stila Stay all day liquid eyeliner (AMAZING!!)
Benefit Cosmetics Total moisture facial cream
Benefit Cosmetics Stay don’t stray eye shadow and concealer primer
Benefit Cosmetics That gal brightening face primer
Benefit Cosmetics Porefessional face primer

Check out Tarte Cosmetics:
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Check out Rachel’s channel that I mentioned in the video:
http://www.youtube.com/user/icallitambrosia

Missed my August favorites? Check it out below!

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March Favorites

The long awaited March favorites is finally here!! These are all the products that I have been constantly grabbing throughout the month of March.

1) Too Faced Lip Creme in Razzle Dazzzle Rose

When at the Naimies section at this past January atIMATS, I planned to stop by the Too Faced booth and see what goodies they had on sale. Oh my goodness, I absolutely fell in love with this lipstick. I picked up this lipstick at IMATS LA 2013. Out of all the lipstick colors that were still left over at this point, when I saw this lipstick, I knew it was the one. This lipstick is buttery, glides on easily and the color is true to the name. This color, Razzle Dazzle Rose is a beautiful rose pink color that has a satin finish. Packaging is cute. One negative to this product is that when applying, I feel the product somewhat transfers on to the packaging which leaves me to clean it after usage. Overall this lipstick is great and I’m super happy that I caught it on sale at IMATS.

2) Benefit Stay Don’t Stray eye shadow and concealer primer

Just when I thought Urban decay primer potion and Too Faced Shadow insurance were my holy grails for eye shadow primers, I met this amazing one by Benefit. The Benefit Stay Don’t Stray primer is super amazing. This product still has a glide to it when applying and can also be use prior to applying concealer as well.  When applied and blended out, this primer appears translucent. The only negative to this product would be that as it gets older in your makeup collection, and when trying to apply, you don’t get that seamless blend on your lid, it’s rather stiff to be honest. But regardless, by that time the product should be trashed. Overall, great new primer to add to my collection.

3) Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder in 020 Light pale

Looking for a smooth, medium coverage powder at a drugstore price? Then look for this product. I was in the market for a new powder and without listening too much to reviews on this product, I decided to try it for myself. Let me tell you, I was so happy I got this. Revlon really stepped their game up with this amazing powder. It’s so good, I’ve already hit pan! This is no translucent powder, it does have some coverage in it so it is great to apply to t-zones and for touch ups throughout the day.

4) Eyebrow compact from 2nd love in 01 light

With all the brow products out on the market, it’s hard to find one that works for you, especially if you’re not familiar with the cosmetic line. After picking up this product on a whim at IMATS, I can no say for sure that I am so happy I did. The wax in this trio is what makes it golden. Even though this is the lightest shade it comes in, it fits me perfectly, and I do not have light eyebrows at all.

5) Tarte Poreless primer

I have nothing but amazing reviews about this primer from Tarte. Even through the mini size I worked through, it lasted me months, and I wear makeup on the daily. This product truly makes the appearance of pores completely noticeable. It’s crazy how smooth this primer makes your skin and truly helps the makeup applications after follow flawlessly. This product is similar to that of Benefit Porefessional with having the same kind of properties. Always remember, that a little bit of this product goes a long way, and this product has a good glide to it when applying.

6) Maybelline Vivids in Pink Pop

Maybelline really stepped their game up with this collection of lipsticks. The pigmentation, buttery smoothness when applied and color selection truly allows this lipstick collection to be called Vivids. I still cannot believe that Maybelline now carries a powerful bright pink lipstick that is pigmented, long lasting and has a satin finish.  This color is so great that it can be worn alone, with a liner, or even with a hint of gloss. With the additions of lip liner and lip gloss, you can either play up or play down this lip color. If you have not familiarized yourself with this new collection, do it now!

7) Simple Replenishing Rich Moisturizer

For my normal/dry skin, I truly need a moisturizer that will allow my skin to drink as much moisture as possible, and this moisturizer does it for me. With having little to no smell, this product leaves my skin moisturized and glowing, which no other moisturizer has done for me thus far in my life. I only need to apply this moisturizer once, in the morning, and my face feels moisturized and smooth all day. Another perk to this moisturizer is that it is without nasty dyes and chemicals in it, which is amazing!

8) Fan Brush from Crown

What the hell was I doing before this amazing fan brush?!?! This densely packed fan brush allows me to easily spread highlighting powder to my cheek bones effortlessly. With the short/medium length handle and the widenss of this brush, I can really get into the curves of my face and apply my powder highlight easily. The thickness of this brush is also more ideal then the thinner fan brushes that I own. If you have a fan brush, and have not already tried applying your powder highlight with it, try it out and let me know what you think of the difference from your original application.

9) Angeled contour brush from Crown

I was never the biggest contour girl until I found this brush. I now spend extra time on my makeup so that I can correctly contour with this amazing brush. The thickly dense  hairs allow a flawless application of my favorite bronzer, Hoola from Benefit, to the natural contours of my face. The hairs would have to be the biggest difference in my application compared to my other angled brushes that I have previously used to apply my contour with. I think the more dense the hairs, the easier it is to pack on the product to the brush itself along with your face.

10) Covergirl outlast stay fabulous foundation in Buff Beige

A foundation with great coverage, primer and concealer built in, and at a drugstore price? Yes it is the one and only Covergirl Outlast stay fabulous new foundation! No matter the application technique, this foundation goes on smoothly and covers most imperfections and is definitley buildable. In the past, I have no been the biggest fan of Covergirl foundations, however this is a new exception. If you are in the market for a new drugstore medium-full coverage foundation, please check this out.

11) Milani color statement lipstick in Fruit Punch

Amazing packaging, correct identification of color, unreal pigmentation, watermelon scent and drugstore. Is that possible? Yes, and Milani Cosmetics does it well with their new color statement lipstick in the shade Fruit Punch. Sadly, prior to this lipstick, I will admit that I was not the type to shop at Milani, however after this lipstick, I will now stop while in isle at Target and take a closer look at their products.

 

Those are all my March favorites, check out my March Empties coming soon!

Major Drugstore Haul (Target, CVS and Walmart)

It’s about time that I do a huge drugstore haul! Even though I really don’t need any more makeup, especially after going to the International Make up Artist Trade show (IMATS) this year. My haul consists of lipsticks, powders, foundations, eye liner, creme eye shadows, facial moisturizer, concealer, makeup wipes and mascara. So basically everything, lol.

The first lipstick that I got was from Wet n Wild called Dollhouse Pink, a very popular neon bright pink which is the bottom swatch. This is one of the colors that I have heard many people talk about, and now I understand why. When applied, this color is very similar to that of MAC’s Candy Yum Yum, just a slight bit more neon, if that was possible lol. This color swatched beautifully and I could tell right off the bat that it’s extremely pigmented and creamy. This lipstick is definitely a win for me!  The second lipstick that I picked up from the same company is Nouveau Pink, a color that was semi-disappointing above for the top swatch. When swatched, this color is very shear. This color looks like a gloss with a sheer magenta in it. Even though this product is in lipstick form, it appears on lips and swatches like a gloss. While that’s a disappointment, the pigmentation isn’t that bad, so I can see myself using this product.

The other lip products that I got to pick up were the infamous Maybelline Color whispers. The first color is Faint for Fuchsia which is a rose pink which is the bottom swatch. The other color that I picked up is Mad for Magenta which is the top swatch. With already knowing a little bit about these lipsticks, I knew that they were going to appear more as a gloss, so I was not surprised when I swatched the lipsticks. I would typically use these if I wanted to top it over a nice opaque lipstick or if I’m in a rush and I just want a wash of color on my lips. Overall, I feel that these could be a little cheaper knowing that they aren’t packed with color pay off, but that’s just my opinion.

If I am not the latest person in the world?!? I finally got my hands on five of the infamous Maybelline Color Tattoo’s.  Maybelline states on their website, “Dare to wear our longest-lasting shadow. Our ink technology creates super-saturated color. Cream gel smoothes on for vibrant color that does not fade.”

With the range of colors that I picked up, i’m putting these color tattoo’s to the test! I am already a huge fan of creme eye shadow bases, so when I heard that rave about these I knew that this time I had to pick up a few. The colors that I picked up are “75 Electric Blue”, “05 Too Cool”, “55 Inked in Pink”, “25 Bad to the Bronze”, and “70 Barely Branded”.  My color selection is purely based on what colors I would actually wear, a yes I will wear that beautiful blue color!  *All swatches above are without base/primer.

L’Oreal had some goodies that I wanted to try out, first of which is the L’Oreal Infalliable eye shadow in Endless Sea.This product appears as a pressed eyeshadow, that even has a little stopper within the packaging, which is a great idea to make sure the product doesn’t get everywhere. I was really attracted to this color, a kind of green teal color. Surprisingly, the other softer and natural colors such as browns and golds didn’t attract my attention while on display.

The next product that I picked up was the L’Oreal Telescopic shocking extensions mascara in 971 black. One of my girlfriends told me that this drugstore mascara is amazing and that I  have to try it. With already being a fan of L’Oreal Voluminious mascara, I thought I’d give it a shot. The wand on this mascara is surprisingly thin and small, but it allows you to really get into your lashes and coat as many as possible. With applying two coats, between each I let them set, I am decently surprised how many lashes appear. The only negative that I experienced after applying two coats is that it looks somewhat spidery. I’m not giving up on this mascara yet, but I just wanted to note that.

The other product that I picked up from L’Oreal was a true surprise. I honestly thought that this product was discontinued and I thought that I would never be able to get my hands on it. While at my local target, there was an abundance of the L’Oreal Magic Smooth Souffle foundation and they were all on sale!  I picked up this product in the color 512, Classic Ivory. When selecting my color, I was very intimidated because as I went through the color range, which wasn’t too bad, most of the products seemed way to dark, so I stuck it safe with one of the lighter foundations. This is a whipped creme foundation that I have heard nothing but good reviews from Rachel Whitehurst. To see her love for the product, check it out here in her empties video.  Hopefully I can have the same love for this product once I wear it a lot more, but for right now it is lovely!

From Maybelline, I gained a couple goodies. I only picked up one powder from Maybelline, the Shine free oil control loose powder. Not that I have dominantly oily skin, but I know that this powder will become a staple in the summer when the temperature increases. This product claims to give a matte finish, so hopefully it will help with my t-zone in the summer. I picked up this product in the color in 01 Light.

The next two products that I picked up from Maybelline are the Instant Age rewind foundation and concealer, two other products that have been raved about in Youtube videos and blogs.

For the foundation, I picked up the shade 190, Nude and for the concealer, which I was use as a highlight, in shade 120 light pale. Both of these products have a little sponge applicator tip which you twist in order to get the product out.While there are some people who don’t believe this is the best packaging for sanitary reasons, I personally have no problems with it. Loving the concealer so far and I cannot wait to try out the foundation. So far I am loving this!!

L'Oreal Dream Lumi Concealer

The last product that I picked up is the infamous Dream Lumi touch concealer. I specifically picked this us because I love an illuminated look underneath my eyes while the concealer still covers my circles and discoloration. I picked up this product in that shade.

Following the same with under eye pen like concealers, I got my hands on the Hard Candy Lite Bright. The Lite Bright is an under eye concealer pen which you twist at the bottom which allows the product to come out of the tip of the brush applicator. This concealer really illuminates while still covering what I need it to!

Oh how I love Revlon! I once again picked up one of my favorite drugstore foundations, the Revlon Color Stay 24hr wear foundation in 250 Fresh Beige. This foundation and I go back several years and it is still a foundation that I see myself grabbing on the regular. I love how Revlon now made two different lines, one for normal/dry skin and one for oily/combination skin.  With these two individual lines, it makes it easier for the buyer to know what foundation is better for her skin type.

Revlon Nearly Naked Face powder

The other product that I picked up was a product that I was probably the most excited about, none other than the Revlon Nearly naked face powder in 020 Light Pale.  The creaminess of this powder is stunning. When reading and hearing reviews on this powder, I knew I had to see and feel it for myself and man these girls were not lying, that powder is sooo nice! I love that it gives a matte finish to the skin.

Revlon mineral lipglaze swatch

The other product that I picked up was sort of impulse buy, the Color Stay mineral lipglaze in 512 nearly nude. I was quite surprised with this lip product because it came out a lot more pigmented than what I expected. This color comes off more on the brown/tan side of a nude color and this product can look great on its own or over a lipstick.

Simple moisiturizer

The last three products that I picked up were simple items. I picked up the Simple Replenishing rich moisturizer, the Neutrogena oil-free cleansing make up wipes and a Montagne Jeunesse Dead Sea Mud Spa Fabric Mask.

Neautrogena makeup wipes

Face mask

*Disclaimer: I purchased all products with my own money

If you guys want me to do any follow-up reviews on products once I’ve tried them out for a while, please let me know down in the comments and I would love to write or make a video responce 🙂

Check out my Youtube video on this haul below!