Saturday, August 25, 2012

Best Mascara Primer

Recently I have been really into mascara primers.I have tried the one from Tarte and didn't really notice any difference. The latest one that I have tried is the "lash building primer" by Clinique. This one actually does make a huge difference in the length of my lashes! I have gotten so many compliments about my eyelashes and it is because of this primer(and my favorite mascara Benefit's They're Real.)
What Clinique claims-"Lash-conditioning undercoat boosts the benefits of Clinique mascaras. Unique polymer combination holds mascara to lashes for a longer, fuller look and extended wear. Moisturizing formula helps condition and mend dry lashes. Ophthalmologist tested."

I don't use any Clinique mascaras so I can't speak for that part of the claim. However I really can see a difference in my natural lashes after using this primer for about a month. They are much stronger and more conditioned!

Best way to apply- I have found that the best way to use this product is to apply and let it dry for a minute before applying your regular mascara.

Bare Lashes(Top)
Lashes after Clinique's lash building primer and Benefit's They're Real Mascara(bottom)

Lashes with just Primer:

The proof is in the pictures!
This mascara primer is very wet which is something I usually don't like with mascaras but becasue of the amazing results I am willing to work with it.

Price- $16 at Sephora

Overall Thoughts: This product has completely changed the way I do my makeup1 Now I focus on my lashes and I have gotten a lot of compliments because of them. If you are looking for a way to make your eyelashes stronger and longer I would definitely check this out!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Benefit Ultra Shine lip glosses

The Benefit Ultra Plush lip glosses just came out and while those are amazing, Benefit's ultra shine lip glosses are pretty great also. Last Christmas I bought the mini holiday set that contained six glosses. I loved them so much I bought a few more as Christmas presents for my friends and family!

Unlike the ultra plush glosses, these glosses become opaque with little effort.

They have a brush tip applicator.

Smell: They smell really good.Kinda fruity mixed with vanilla .

Price: Individually, they cost $18, but because I bought them in a set I paid $26. This set isn't available anymore but it might come out again this holiday season.

Nudie-Tudie    Life on the A list  Spiked Punch  Foxy Lady  Kiss You  So Frisk Me 
*In the swatches on my lips the picture on the left is my bare lips and the picture on the right is with the gloss on.

Nudie-Tudie: nude with golden and green sparkles
Life on the A list: baby pink

Spiked Punch: vibrant coral


Foxy Lady: watermelon red with blue and silver sparkles

Kiss You: pinky-purple with shimmer

So Frisk Me: red with lots of multicolored sparkles

What to keep in a school makeup bag

With school almost starting I thought it would be very appropriate to do a "whats in my school makeup bag" type blog post.

Here's what I keep in my school makeup bag:

1. Hand Sanitizer: Obviously, it is very important to keep your hands clean throughout the day.I love getting the little scented hand sanitizers from Bath and Body Works because they smell really nice.

2. Hand cream: This is more of a winter essential, but it is always good to have to keep your hands soft. My favorite is "Hand Food" by Soap & Glory because it does its job well and smells amazing.

3. Blotting Papers: Super oily skin is never an attractive look so I use these to remove excess oil on my face after gym class or on a hotter day.

4. Blot powder: If you have extremely oily skin I would recommend touching up your t-zone with blot powder as needed during the day after blotting with oil absorbing sheets.I use "get even" blot powder by Benefit.

5.Lip Balm:A must have for everyone as chapped lips don't feel or look good.

6.Lipstick/Lip gloss: I always like to have one or two lip glosses with me because lip gloss really refreshes your look and makes you look more put together.

7. Eye Lash Curler: Curling your eyelashes really opens up your eyes and makes your eyes look bigger and more awake.

8.Q-tips: These are important to have as sometimes eyeliner and mascara will smudge underneath your eye and these clean that up perfectly.

9. Hair Brush:
10.Perfume: I personally don't like it when girls constantly spray themselves with heavy perfume all day, however I do bring an atominizer (a small spray container) with perfume to spray once a day, if that to freshen up.

All of this may seem like a lot,but it all fits in the makeup bag below:

What do you keep in your school makeup bag?

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Urban Decay Deluxe Palette

The Urban Decay Deluxe palette is one of my favorite palettes because of the vibrant colorful shades. In the summer, I think that this is a perfect palette because it has all the bright fun colors, while still having three neutral shades.

The palette contains twelve eye shadows and a mini primer potion.

Packaging: I love the packaging because the silver in the front looks really cool and the purple velvet feels very nice.  

Quality of eye shadows: Like all other UD eye shadows I have tried, these shadows are incredibly pigmented. Their consistency is very smooth and easily blendable.


Price: I got mine at Sephora for $38.