Beauty on a Budget

Essence Breaking Dawn Lipgloss Review & Swatches

Essence Breaking Dawn Lipgloss

Beauty budget brand, Essence, has created a Twilight Breaking Dawn 2 Collection to celebrate the release of the movie. This isn’t the first time Essence has embraced Twilight as they have had another collection inspired by the film.

I generally like Essence and although some of my fandom has cooled when it comes to Twilight I still like the overall idea of this collection. It’ll be a little tricky to locate as Ulta is the only US store I know of that sells Essence but keep an eye out for it in store.

I went to Ulta this weekend and they sadly, didn’t have the collection. I have my eye on the bright red blush that was released with the collection.

My other lemming? The Breaking Dawn Lipgloss which I was lucky enough to get a sample of!

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Hard Candy Lite Bright Whipped Brightening Concealer Review & Swatches

Hard Candy Lite Bright Whipped Brightening Concealer

Hard Candy Lite Bright Whipped Brightening Concealer ($6) is a new whipped click pen concealer that launched for Fall/Winter 2012. Hardy Candy markets the formula as an illuminating concealer to brighten eyes and reduce the appearance of dark circles.

I’m a complete concealer h0r so of course I had to get my hands on this as soon as humanly possible. After a variety of trips to the evil empire Walmart I was finally able to track this down. Believe me heading to Walmart more than once is like removing teeth from my mouth without anesthetic, god help me. But for concealer I was willing to do it.

Let’s take a look!

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E.L.F. Studio Long-Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow Review & Swatches

E.L.F. Studio Long Lasting Lustrous Eye Shadow

E.L.F. Studio Long-Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow ($3) is a new shimmering cream shadow release from the brand available in seven shades. That’s the problem by the way…seven shades? We need more variety guys! These rock!

These soft, fluffy mousse-like shadows are incredibly lightweight and have the perfect amount of lovely sparkle for the Holidays.

E.L.F. Studio Long Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow

Take a look!

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E.L.F. Studio Daily Moisture Stick Review

E.L.F. Studio Daily Moisture Stick Winter 2012

E.L.F. Studio Daily Moisture Stick is a new clear gel moisture stick that quickly nourishes and hydrates skin with a lightweight soothing balm.

I’ve compared it to DuWop’s Flight Stick, which I love, due to the design and idea behind it. I’m kinda in love with the idea of a moisture stick as it makes for an excellent prep for makeup and travels really well for moisture on to go.

But E.L.F. got something very wrong with this stick….

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Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hour Eyeshadow Blue on By Review & Swatches

Maybelline Blue on By Color Tattoo 24 Hour Eyeshadow

Happy Halloween my sweets!

I’m dressed as the 4th today so a kind nod and thank you to the folks at Entertainment Earth for getting me my order on time to complete my costume and another to Underground Toys in the UK for getting me my replica of the 4th’s sonic screw driver on time even though it kept going out of stock.

Are you dressing up today?

I’m having a massive party tonight (the date of which has changed so many times UGH!) so do stop by I’ll be sure the goodie bags are filled with beauty as well as candy and jammie dodgers and jelly babies (my pockets are loaded with them!).

To celebrate my costume I thought Tardis blue eyeshadow was definitely the order of the day and Maybelline Color Tattoo in Blue on By is quite fitting not only because it’s a little nod to Sandy but also one to the good Doctor too!

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