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BLOG SERIES: LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT

BLOG SERIES: LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT

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This is a new mid-week blog post series I have been planning on doing for a while now. From time to time I will be reviewing beauty products that I recently purchased {top of the line AND drugstore brands} and giving you my most honest and genuine review of said products! I purchased each of these items a few weeks ago, wore them in my most recent blog post and have been wearing them daily for some time. So let’s begin, shall we?

EYELINER:
Lately, I’ve had a thing for wearing blue eyeliner all of a sudden. I’m not sure why. I was at the store the other day, saw NYC’s Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil and thought, “Hmmm, that could be fun.” and you know what? IT IS! Their liner goes on smooth, vibrant and stays in place all day. This blue eyeliner is like my favorite thing now! It makes my eyes totally POP! I like to either apply it right under my lashes on the base of my lash line for a super subtle look or above my lash line, like I did in these photos, for more of a POW! look {yes, sound effects can be adjectives, too}!
[CONCLUSION:] LOOOOVE IT!!!

MASCARA:
I was SUPER impressed with Maybelline’s Illegal Length mascara, which is saying a lot because I’m kind of a mascara snob {you can’t blame me after using Younique’s 3D Fiber Mascara}. But I heard good things about this so I decided to give it a try. Now I’m not saying I’m totally crazy about it, but for being a $6 mascara I’d say it worked pretty well. It absolutely added a good amount of length which I loved. My only issue with it is that it wasn’t the easiest to add to. I like to put on a coat, let it dry and repeat a time or two and when I tried to do that it would kind of clump and flake which wasn’t my favorite. But overall it’s a great drugstore mascara!
[CONCLUSION:] LIKE IT.

FOUNDATION:
I heard a lot of good and bad reviews about CoverGirl’s Ultra Smoothing Foundation which sparked my interest and moved me to try it, so here’s my conclusion:
#1: WHAT THE HECK IS THAT APPLICATOR?! It comes with a little pink, floppy piece of silicone/plastic that you’re suppose to use to apply the foundation and it supposedly wipes down your face hairs or something?! It was the weirdest thing I have ever tried to apply makeup with and I ended up throwing it away from the get-go. I’ll stick with my Beauty Blender, thank you very much!
#2: The foundation itself is fabulous. Great coverage, didn’t dry out and flake off my already super dry skin,  didn’t set into any fine lines and by the end of the day it looked the same as it had when I applied it that morning! I was very impressed with the results of this foundation.
[CONCLUSION:] LOVE IT!

|| HOW TO ||

  • I always start with my eye makeup, just because that’s typically where I screw up so I like to have a clean face incase I have to wash it all off and start over.
  • I applied my NYC Waterproof Eyeliner to the top of my lash-line {oooh, so pretty!}.
  • Then I applied my Maybelline Illegal Length Mascara: I always start with the tips, I like to add length first, then fullness later.
  • Once I had a light coat of mascara {primarily on the ends of my lashes} I used my Beauty Blender to lightly dab my CoverGirl Ultra Smoothing Foundation all over my face.
  • I then went back to my lashes- starting at the base of my lash-line and wiggled the mascara wand up a few times.
  • After that, I filled in my brows and added some eyeshadow, bronzer and blush.
  • Then I went back to do another full coat of mascara {I also put a tiny bit on my bottom lashes} and voila!

Thanks for reading! I’m off to Seattle for work this weekend so make sure you’re following me on Instagram for daily updates, have a great weekend!
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