Beauty on a Budget

NYX HD Blush Review & Swatches

NYX HD Blush

NYX HD Blush ($6.50) is a new, permanent high definition blush formula available in twenty four shades that launched for Spring 2015.

NYX already has a few different blush ranges like their Grinding Blush and well as their regular collection of blushes. However, this new formula is apparently a lightweight formula that has a high def finish with a vibrant color pay off and a silky consistency.

Here’s my experience with NYX HD Blush!


Hard Candy Spring 2015 Offerings

hard candy spring 2015

Hard Candy Look Pro Palettes and Hard Candy Glow All the Way Ombre Blush are two new, permanent products launching with the Hard Candy Spring 2015!

If you’re looking for a few new beauty budget pick ups I’m positive you’ll be delighted by these.


This or That Beauty with the E.L.F. Studio Contouring Brush

elf Studio Contouring Brush

Contouring is a huge Spring Trend and I’m pretty sure you’ll see more of it come Summer 2015! Along with many contouring palettes launching from a variety of brands we are also seeing a huge flow of contouring brushes to help achieve that perfectly chiseled look.

If you’re like me and a bit of a klutz with contouring or just new to doing it and taking baby steps learning to do it this post is for you!


Maybelline Baby Lips Buds Lip Balm Review & Swatches

Maybelline Baby Lips Buds Lip Balms

Petal Rebel and Oh Orchid! are two, limited edition Maybelline Baby Lips Buds Lip Balm shades that are launching for Spring 2015.

Whether you’re a fan or not so much a fan Maybelline has a knack for drawing us all in with each brand new release of their Baby Lips Collection. When I was a child I remember being obsessed with the idea of owning and having to have every single Bonnie Bell Lip Balm flavor around. If I’m honest with myself I still have that crazy, impulsive need to just OWN them all.

The same holds true for Maybelline Baby Lips!

Maybelline Baby Lips Buds LIp Balm is the 6th or so variation of the product. We have Baby Lips Crystal (my personal fav), the original formula, Dr Rescue, Electro, and the list goes on and on….! I guess when you have a great selling product you might as well run with the idea.

Do you have an obsessive need to own all the Baby Lips in the makeup world?


Wet n Wild Camouflage Couture Photo Focus Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Wet n Wild Camouflage Couture Photo Focus Palette

Wet n Wild Camouflage Couture Photo Focus Eyeshadow Palette is a new Spring 2015 Photo Focus Eyeshadow Palette that launched with the Wet n Wild Fergie Centerstage Makeup Collection. Wet n Wild has done quite a few shade selections in the Photo Focus Eyeshadow range the first of which weren’t terribly good in my opinion but have since improved considerably with the new colors that have been introduced.

Although many do not say limited edition I notice that they’ll pop up seasonally and disappear when new ones launch the next season. For example, Wet n Wild Camouflage Couture Photo Focus Eyeshadow Palette says “new” but it’ll likely not be around long but may be repromoted at some point in the future. So I don’t take these newer shades for granted. If you like them, buy two, because chances are, at some point, it will disappear.

If you love greens I think you’ll be quite happy with the Wet n Wild Camouflage Couture Photo Focus Eyeshadow Palette!