Beauty on a Budget

Neutrogena Shine Control Makeup Review & Swatches

Neutrogena Shine Control Makeup 1

Neutrogena recently launched a Shine Control Makeup Collection which includes a range of foundation that promise eight hour shine control as well as an SPF 20.

I don’t need too much oil control to be honest since my skin is drier but I do suffer from a combination skin in the Summer. We probably all go through a stint of oily or shiny skin in the warmer months particularly when we are spending so much time outdoors.

I tested out Neutrogena Shine Control Makeup earlier this month and here are some of thoughts.


Prestige Cosmetics Vanity Flaire Eyeshadow Palette

Prestige Cosmetics Vanity Flaire Eyeshadow Palette 2
How cute is the Prestige Cosmetics Vanity Flaire Eyeshadow Palette ($15)?

Filled with nine shades of shadow this cute little cardboard palette reminds me of the palettes Too Faced favors for their Holiday launches.

Prestige Cosmetics Vanity Flaire Eyeshadow Palette 1
Take a peek inside!


E.L.F. Studio Eye Refresh

E.L.F. Studio Eye Refresh

Better late than never E.L.F. jumps on a yesteryear trend with their new Studio Eye Refresh.

Remember when everyone was all about rollerball eye treatments? It’s kinda died down now but maybe the new E.L.F. Studio Eye Refresh will juice up the trend.

Take a peek!


Prestige Cosmetics Total Intensity Eyeshadow

Prestige Cosmetics Total Intensity Eyeshadow

Prestige Cosmetics has released a new Total Intensity Eyeshadow. You have to love something with a name like “total intensity”, must mean they are crazy pigmented right?

I’m not counting my chicks yet though because Prestige is a brand that hasn’t always garnered my undying love and attention.

We’ll see…!


E.L.F. Essential Primer Eyeshadow

E.L.F. Essential Primer Eyeshadow Fall 2012

Taking a note from fellow brands like Covergirl and Too Faced, E.L.F. has introduced an Essential Primer Eyeshadow that acts as both a primer and a color cream eyeshadow.

I’m always terribly confused by products like this. Are they meaning for it to be a cream eyeshadow with a built in primer so that shadow lasts all day? Or are they meant to be used with shadow on top, which kinda defeats the purpose of a color base wouldn’t you agree?

Either way these are cheap as chips and could prove nice for the cream eyeshadow fans out there.