L’Oreal Voluminous Power Volume 24 hr mascara with collagen. Kept my lashes looking great all day. Nice formula (not too wet or too dry), big fat brush (which I love because those give the most volume), and it pumped up my lashes without clumping them! I definitely like/recommend this mascara!
Essence of beauty brush cleaner. I LOVE that it comes in a spray bottle so I can just spritz my brushes and rub them clean on a towel mid application. It smells pretty good too (just a nice clean almost lemon-y scent). You can get this at CVS.
Products from left to right:
- Too Faced Primed Poreless Pure
- BareMinerals/Bare Escentuals concealer brush
- Revlon PhotoReady concealer in light (although the light medium color would suit me better)
- MAC stippling brush
- Revlon Colorstay whipped creme foundation in natural beige
- Makeup Forever kabuki brush
- Too Faced Amazing Face SPF 15 Foundation Powder in Honey Beige
As you can see some of the products are the same but I was super excited to get the full size Too Faced primed poreless primer (although it smells bad and I would recommend the one that isn’t “pure” if you don’t have sensitive skin)
The Revlon colorstay whipped foundation actually does last a really long time which earns MAJOR points with me because I have somewhat oily skin and foundation tends to slide around on my face throughout the day. I would definitely try it if you’re in the market for a new long lasting foundation! It’s pretty cheap too!
Mauve/ taupe eyes
My hair is never this shiny! Check out my previous post to see how I got it this way!
I got this Paul Mitchell system from a hairdresser for Christmas and I finally started using it a few days ago. I really like it! A lot! It smells great and does the job! (Especially with a little Wen cleansing conditioner applied after it.) I apply the serum immediately after drying my hair.
It’s similar to a sock bun but a lot easier and less bulky! Twist your hair into a simple ballerina bun and tie in place then grab opposite sides of the bun and pull in opposite directions to expand and give volume. You can totally manipulate this to look however you want and place it anywhere on your head. Works best on dirty hair days or with a little product on the strands. Will work with clean hair but you may need to secure with pins as updos tend to slip a lot more easily with clean hair.
Use Wen by Chaz Dean to shave your underarms if that’s a problem area for you. I already had it in my shower and something told me to try it. It’s a pretty heavy conditioner so my razor glided smoothly over the area and left the skin a lot smoother than it was before. Just be sure to rise well!
Better than false lashes by Too Faced Cosmetics
(it really is better than false lashes…in my opinion!)
This duo-product system is amazing! Instead of applying a strip or individual set of false lashes you can now use nylon to pump those puppies up! I used it for the first time back in December when I was attending a formal event instead of my normal strip of lashes and it was great. I didn’t feel like I had heavy eyelids and I couldn’t see them in front of me like falsies. It felt just like my normal lashes were there but they looked so much more voluminous. The system uses a mascara as a base and then a wand with nylon to stick to your original lashes and build them as big as you’d like. After the white nylon you reapply the mascara to conceal the nylon and set the look. The only downside to this is that it’s similar to a waterproof mascara in that it takes a bit more work to remove, but eyelash glue is tough too. I usually use my moisturizer when my eye makeup is being too stubborn for my normal remover to clean off. Just squeeze a bit onto your eyelids and wipe clean with a cotton ball/pad. Let me know if you try the product and how you like it! I used my mom’s but I plan on purchasing my own as soon as I get paid!
The Clinique three-step skin care system is the only thing I’ve used to clean my face for over two years now! The face wash is a simple clean mild soap that removes dirt, oil, and makeup. The second step is what is called an “exfoliating lotion” but it’s really just a toner— don’t be fooled by the word “lotion.” I use a cotton ball and pump two to three pumps into it and then swipe in upward directions from my neck up. The last step is either a lotion or a gel moisturizer which depends on the skin type you have. The system comes in 4 variations designed for skin types from dry to combination to oily. I use the number 3 line since my face is kind of oily. Mine comes with the gel moisturizer as opposed to the lotion. This skin care system is fairly pricey as compared to drugstore products but it’s not TOO much money and it is definitely worth it! You can get it at Sephora, most department stores, and Clinique.com