Beauty on a Budget

Revlon Smoky Crayon Bronze Smoke Review, Swatches, Photos

Revlon Smoky Crayon Bronze Smoke 1

Revlon has brand new Luxurious Color Smoky Crayons available for Spring 2011. These pencils mimic the idea of MAC Greasepaint or MAC Shadesticks. It’s basically a chubby pencil which you can use to fill your lid and blend out for a smoked look. If you already own Greasepaints and Shadesticks in various shades you probably won’t absolutely need the Revlon Smoky Crayon however it is a nice budget option to have available!

Let’s have a peek!

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NYX HD Studio Primer Review, Swatches, Photos

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I’m not diligent with primer. I know, I know, I should be. For me priming isn’t a necessity in terms of concealing larger pores but more an optional one that helps prep my skin for makeup and hopefully keeps it wearing long and strong and of course, if it’s Summer, I have hopes it’ll keep oily skin from making me look all kinds of greasy!

In almost all cases I prefer a primer that’s hydrating and moisturizing however I do find such a primer does oxidize my base fairly quickly so it isn’t helping to keep my makeup around long, it is however aiding it to disappear quicker. Not cool. I do know for a fact that prepping prior, not just with moisturizer, is essential for me because my skin is drier in the Winter and it doesn’t look too fabulous if I don’t add some sort of primer prior to adding my base product.

So I guess primer does become an essential item in the long run for me….

After hearing about NYX HD Studio Primer, I simply purchased one on a whim because I knew many of you would want to hear about it. I expected very little from it because I assumed it would prove to be 1. filled with silcones (my least favorite formula when it comes to primer and oh so damn itchy) and 2. gimmicky due to the “HD” nature of the product. I’m not a big “HD” makeup fan and find it a little ridiculous however NYX did successfully make me smile and start to believe in the HD idea after reading the boxes on their HD Collection which simply read “…perfect coverage for taking fun pics with pals….” I don’t think any HD line has successfully said it as nicely or as cute. I see HD lines being pimped out on how great you’ll look, how flawless, etc…kinda makes you think you’ll be on TV or in print ads if you use the line…but NYX just puts it out there that you’ll look good in photos that you take with friends….I dunno I find this cute and very down to earth.

Anyway…

You’d like the review eh?

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E.L.F. Studio Tinted Moisturizer Reviews, Swatches, Photos

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You might not yet be thinking about it but you’ll soon be hauling out your TM (tinted moisturizer) when the Spring weather hits. I seem to wear TM alot in Spring dunno why but I’m guessing it has something to do with wanting to embrace a more lighter makeup look after a dreadful Winter filled with thicker base products!

E.L.F. Studio Tinted Moisturizer is the newest offering from the brand and a mere $3. Does it live up to say legendary TM’s such as Laura Mercier?

Check it!

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Which Would You Buy? E.L.F. The Master Set or High End

E.L.F. The Master Set

180 E.L.F. Cosmetics could be yours for $150.

Would you buy it?

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Rimmel Glam Eyes Day 2 Night Mascara Review, Photos

Rimmel Glam Eyes Day 2 Night Mascara 2

Rimmel’s new spokes model is Zooey Deschanel. I’d just like it to be known that this is one reason I’d buy more Rimmel Cosmetics. I love this girl. She’s like a living doll. Quite talented mind you but absolutely stunning as well!

Although I will say I’m not too keen on the displays I’ve seen so far featuring her. Check out my Spring 2011 Drugstore Cosmetic Slideshow to see the new Rimmel Glam Eyes Day 2 Night Mascara display. It doesn’t even look like her, I wouldn’t have it realized it was her had I not squinted and read the display….

Anyone see it? Whatcha think of Zooey’s look?

Jump ahead for the new Rimmel Glam Eyes Day 2 Night Mascara Review.

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