Archive | November, 2012

Rumor Has It: e.l.f. Face Primer & 144 Color Palette

15 Nov

So to those of you familiar with the makeup community, we all know that e.l.f. is one fantastic company! However, for those of you just starting out, it may be a little bit of a hesitant endeavor given it’s sold mostly at Target stores and is very cheap. Don’t be fooled – their products are often just as good if not better than any of those companies that empty your wallets with just a simple purchase of lipgloss. So here I am to review a couple of my most recent favorite products!

e.l.f. Face Primer – Target $6

This stuff is incredible! It’s very easy to go through it because of how often you’ll want to use it, but when it’s as cheap as six bucks, there’s no room to complain. The primer is a clear, gel-type of substance and when you apply it, it makes your skin feel like pure velvet. It’s incredibly soft, doesn’t redden your face in some areas like most creams do and does the basic and well-loved function of not only helping your foundation last longer, but protecting your skin from all of the substances in your foundation that can clog your pores. 5/5Image

e.l.f. 144 Color Eyeshadow Palette – Target $15

I was INSANELY excited when I saw this at the store! My 88 Color Coastal Scents palette is starting to see it’s last days and I was in need of a new color palette. In my opinion, this palette is even better than CS’s! Not only is it a few bucks cheaper, but the color pots are about twice the size, you get 56 MORE colors, and my personal favorite is that they go on brightly EVEN WITHOUT A PRIMER. Here are a couple of pictures for you of the palette itself and some swatches. The swatches were done without any primer, foundation, or anything else applied to my hand prior to taking the picture. I give this a 5/5 for sure, but it may just be a large palette offered for a limited time for the holidays so hurry and get one now!

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Rumor Has It: Too Faced Better Than False Lashes Set

12 Nov

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been a whole YEAR since my last post! Thankfully I have a couple of products to review for anyone who’s interested. I’m going to call the posts that I make geared towards makeup reviews “Rumor Has It”, because before I buy a product, I always always ALWAYS look up reviews on it to find out if it sounds like a decent purchase (so I essentially go off of what I hear about it and give my own opinion on it as well). Enjoy!

Too Faced’s Better Than False Lashes Nylon Lash Extension System – Ulta $35

I was super excited to try this product because I had purchased one similar to it before (but a different brand) and I didn’t read the instructions beforehand and totally messed up the brush for the fibers. It seems after reading the reviews that the only sour reviews were from those who didn’t know how to properly apply the product. This is a newer type of lash extension system where there are two parts – and no, it’s not the same as the double-ended mascaras where there’s a conditioner on one side. These are the proper ways to apply the product.

Step 1: Apply mascara (or gel, as some brands label it) as a base. You must do this because the fibers will NOT cling to your clean eyelashes.

Step 2: Apply fibers (this is a container of tiny little fibers that, when you apply them, cling to your primed eyelashes and serve as extenders and thickeners.

Step 3: Apply mascara again to not only coat the fibers, but to better seal them to your natural eyelashes.

All in all, I absolutely LOVE this product. Don’t get me wrong, I have long eyelashes, but they’re very thin, very light compared to my hair color, and stick straight out so you don’t even know they’re there. However, this mascara makes them look FABULOUS. I’ll insert a screenshot below of this product. It’s $35 which isn’t bad for a system such as this and I recommend it to anyone and everyone, no matter what kind of eyelashes you have! 5/5Image