Beauty Reviews, Maybelline

Target Maybelline Haul

I went to Target today and ended up with a nice Maybelline Haul. I got 4 new products and 2 that I’ve used before. I am a huge fan of Maybelline and found some good stuff. Here’s what’s in my haul!

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Maybelline Lash Sensational – This mascara has grown on me over the last 6 months. It’s a great daily wear for me. Price: $5.99

Maybelline Fit Me! Matte+Poreless Powder Review – I really liked this powder on my combination skin. It’s smooth and pretty. Price: $5.99

Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color in Romantic Rose – This pretty pink lipstick felt smooth and creamy and looked very nice. It also has no scent which I love. Price: $4.29

Maybelline Brow Precise Eyebrow Perfecting Highlighter – This is my favorite product from todays haul. It’s a super creamy brow highlighter that made my eyes pop. $6.99

Maybelline Face Studio Master Strobing Liquid – Wow! This product is so pretty and luminous. I got the 100 Light/Iridescent shade and it’s gorgeous. Price: $7.99

Maybelline Eye Studio Brow Precise Fiber Volumizer – This is the most unusually product of the bunch. It’s a liquid brow mascara that feels wet upon application. It did make my brows look amazing too. Price: $8.99

Target had a deal today that if you bought 4 Maybelline products you got a $5 gift card and I had coupons and Cart Wheel so I got a great deal too. Once I use these products for a few weeks I’ll do a more in depth review.

I did a YouTube reveal too so be sure to check it out!

Beauty Reviews, Too Faced

What’s New In Beauty For March 2017?

Happy March 1st! Everywhere I look there seems to be new cosmetic products popping up so I did a little digging and found 5 new beauty products that are launching in March.

Which products do you want to try first?

The Too Faced Peanut Butter & Honey Eyeshadow Palette features  brown, gold and amber and seems to be a continuation of their Peanut Butter & Jelly Palette. I like the sparkly Bee’s Knees shade so much. Price: $36

Next up from Too Faced is the Natural Love Eye Shadow Collection that’s coming on March 9th. These shades look amazing to me. I love the pink shades in this palette and the purple Love Bug looks pretty too. Price: $59

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Too Faced has been busy this Spring! They are also releasing their Turn On You Love Light Heart shaped highlighters in March.

Jeffree Star is also releasing the new Androgyny palette on March 4th which looks to be very pretty. These deep pigmented shades look amazing.

Mac Cosmetics has a new In The Flesh eyeshadow palette with 15 beautiful neutral shades. It launches March 2nd.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BQ1mdBtA_Hw/

Beauty Reviews, It Cosmetics

It Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Complexion Perfection Review

I’ve seen It Cosmetics on QVC and the makeovers look amazing, I just hadn’t tried anything from them yet so I decided to pick up the It Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Complexion Perfection set today and I’m glad I did.

What’s to love?

It Cosmetics was founded by Jamie Kern Lima then it was purchased by L’Oreal in 2016. It is a line of “problem-solving products”.

I chose the Je Ne Sais Quoi Complexion Perfection because I really wanted to try the Bye Bye Pores Pressed. The packaging is cute with a pale pink metallic case and it contains four products.

Bye Bye Pores Blush –  This blush is amazing. The fine powder looks very silky and smooth and it felt very light on my face. They color is so pretty too.

Bye Bye Pores Pressed – I’m so glad I picked up this pore filler. The translucent powder worked really well on my large pores and it looked smooth and pretty.

Cosmetics Sunshine In A Compact – This shade is a bit dark for me but it’s nice for contouring and as a bronzer.

Perfect Lighting Luminizer – This highlighter is so pretty. It’s a light beige with a gold shimmer and it looked great just above my cheeks.

I tried to swatch the shades but they are very light, however this does not diminish the product. The shades are beautiful on my face. Here’s a selfie I took wearing all fours shades.

Overall I’m impressed with It and I’d like to try a few more of their products. My only issue is that it’s Made in China. Why of why can’t they make this stuff in the USA?

The It Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Complexion Perfection palette is part of my February Favorites on YouTube!

Beauty Reviews

Borghese Eye Shadow Quad and Bronzer Highlighter Duo Review

The second thing I want to review from my Borghese gift set are the Eye Shadow Quad and Bronzer Highlighter Duo. These are from the Borghese Ready to Wear Fall 2016 Color Collection.

First I want to say that I’ve been using Borghese since 1986 when they were Princess Marcella Borghese. The only issue I have with this set is that it was Made in Taiwan which surprised me a great deal because I thought all of Borghese was Made in Italy. I also just checked my Liquid Eyeliner and Mascara and they were Made in the USA.

What’s to love?

Eyeshadow Quad – I love the colors in this set. The shades are beige, a rusty orange, purple and gold. All four of the colors are a metallic shimmer and have great pigmentation. They are very smooth and fine powders too. One cool thing about this palette is that you can mix the colors with a brush because there are no separate pans.

Bronzer Highlighter Duo – This duo consists of a shimmery cream and a bronze powder. I am in love with the cream because it’s the exact shade that I need for my fair skin. It looks so bright and pretty on my fair skin. The bronzer is a bit dark for me but it’s still a beautiful color.

I am very happy with both products, they are a nice addition to my Fall collection.

Price: I paid $11.80 f0r this entire set because Borghese had a 40% off sales and I got free shipping which was amazing.

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Beauty Reviews, NYX

NYX Bright Idea Illuminating Stick Review

Today I went to Ulta to get my free Laura Geller Baked Blush with purchase (review coming soon) and I picked up the new NYX Bright Idea Illuminating Stick and WOW am I so impressed!

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What’s to love?

I want to start off by saying that I give this product a 10.5 out of 10…really.  It’s an amazing illuminator for a great price. They are $7.99 at Ulta although many colors are sold out.

This chubby stick comes in 12 stunning colors. Mine is Chardonnay Shimmer which is a beautiful beige/gold with a gorgeous shimmer that works so well as a cheek highlighter.

I had hard time swatching this color because it is so light and shimmery but I have to say it looks so pretty on my face. I have over 40 skin and it brightens with out creasing or making me look like a teen. It’s also super smooth and not greasy at all.

The stick is Made in Canada and has zero scent. If I was doing a blind test I would swear it’s a high end product. I am so impressed with it that I want a least 3 more colors.  Next up is Rose Petal Pop, Coralicious and Pearl Pink Lace.

NYX continues to impress me and this new product has blown me away.

Beauty Reviews, Milk Makeup

Milk Makeup Highlighter Review

I was so excited to get a Milk Makeup sample from Birchbox. I’ve been wanting to try this brand for ages. I just tested out the Milk Makeup Highlighter and I’m super impressed and looking so much brighter.

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What’s to love?

This shimmery highlighter really packs a punch! I feel like this product is super versatile and effective on older skin like mine.

I did have a hard time doing a swatch because the product is so light and sheer in photos but it looks amazing in person.

The color is a goldish beige called “Lit” and it’s got lots of shimmer and sparkle (but not too much sparkle). It smells a bit like suntan lotion with vanilla and it rolls on super smooth. I feel like I got a very natural glow and that my skin looks so much brighter and younger.

It’s definitely a subtle look but very pretty. Next up I really want to try their Holographic Stick.

Full Sized Price is $24.

Beauty Reviews, Smashbox

Smashbox L.A. Lights Blush & Highlighter Review

I picked up the Smashbox L.A. Lights Blush & Highlighter today in Malibu Berry. You get Plum, Rosy Plum and Berry Pink with Gold Shimmer as the highlighter. This trio is awesome!

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What’s to love?

Normally I have such a hard time choosing a blush. It’s easy to go too dark or too orange or too sparkly and you end up looking like a clown. Luckily Smashbox makes it easy to be goof proof with their L.A. Lights Blush & Highlighter sets which come in a trio of beautiful complementary colors.

I choose the Malibu Berry set because I love the darker pinks on my fair skin. It also comes in Pacific Coast Pink and  Culver City Coral sets.

I love that you get 3 colors to play with. The Berry Pink with Gold Shimmer is amazing as a highlighter and really brought out the depth in my cheeks without being too sparkly. The product itself is super pigmented and smooth. I use a large blush brush to apply and it so easy to blend.

Overall I am super impressed with this blush so far and although Smashbox tends to be on the pricey side I know this palette will last a really long time. It’s also a relief to have finally found a blush that I love so much right from day one. I usually buy blush, get it home and then decide it’s not so great. Not so with the L.A. Lights Blush & Highlighter. Love this one!