Beauty on a Budget

E.L.F. Essential Primer Eyeshadow Review & Swatches

E.L.F. Essential Primer Eyeshadow

E.L.F. Essential Primer Eyeshadow is a nice little budget pick if you’re lemming or liking Covergirl Intense Shadowblast. You wouldn’t think you’d need an even more friendly budget option when it comes to Covergirl but their version can run from $9.99-$11.99 at drugstores and E.L.F.’s version is a mere two bucks a pop!

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Milani Ultrafine Liquid Eye Liner Review & Swatches

Milani Ultrafine Liquid Eye Liner Spring 2013

The new Milani Ultrafine Liquid Eye Liner Collection is a brand new range of liquid liners launching for Spring 2013. Milani is all kinds of legendary for creating some of thee most fabulous eyeliner pencils around.

I happen to be anti-liquid liner because I can’t apply it worth a damn. My hand gets all kinds of shaky when I’m anywhere near it, I feel too MADE up with it in place, and I definitely haven’t mastered the “flick” to get down the perfect cat eye look!

But I decided to give Milani Ultrafine Liquid Eye Liner a chance anyway!


Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner Review & Swatches

Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner

I recently located Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner at my local Harmons. These launched earlier last year in the UK however, they are newly launched for Spring 2013 here in the US. The displays were originally limited to three shades however, the pencil has since launched as part of the general catalog and includes ten total shades (including a nude shade for brightening eyes!).

At under $5 per liner they are an ideal pick up for those on a budget. At Ulta they are currently $4.49 each and available as a BOGO offer so you can get the second pencil at 50% Off! Score!

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Maybelline Silver Strike Color Tattoo Metal 24HR Cream Shadow Review & Swatches

Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal 24HR Cream Shadow Silver Strike

Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal 24HR Cream Gel Shadow in Silver Strike is one of those very handy shades of eyeshadow you should have in your stash for the perfect smoky eye look.

Sadly, I haven’t really smoked my eye out in a while using a traditional black and silver shade selection. I feel like it emphasizes my tired eyes in a major way rather than gives them that sultry bedroom look (not that I’ve ever associated my mud brown eyes with a bedroom or sexy time but yeah, you know what I mean! ha!).

Maybelline introduced their Metal range of shades with a metallic finish for Spring 2013. This collection includes five must have shades. Many of these shades had me worried as metallic finishes sometimes go a little frosty on me but thankfully, thus far, they are proving some of my favorites from the Color Tattoo range.

Silver Strike definitely holds a good deal of appeal for a smoky metallic eye look should you desire.