Beauty on a Budget

Maybelline Dream Mousse Concealer Review and Swatches

So you know how I’m always on the quest for the perfect concealer?   I do tend to get all Indiana Jone-like when it comes to locating concealer.  By now I’ve tried hundreds……What?  Some people love eyeshadow, some gloss, and me, I just happen to be passionate about concealer.

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Get this, good times, I discovered Maybelline Dream Mousse Concealer this weekend and I likey.  I know right?  That’s so saying something considering I wouldn’t trust the drugstore with something as important as concealer.  But indeed its heck of a good stuff.

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L’Oreal HIP Jelly Balm Review and Swatches

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Loving you L’Oreal HIP Jelly Balm for super glossy lips on the cheap. MAC Tendertones are nice but I never fell completely in love with them, after discovering L’Oreal HIP Jelly Balms I’d say that any love or like I had for MAC Tendertones is overs, these are WAY better (and cheaper too)!

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Beauty on a Budget: L’Oreal HIP Matte Shadow Duo

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The Muse wants to know, are there really people out there that work in mattes?   If so, I want you to know I admire you so bloody much.  Matte is probably one of thee most difficult mediums I’ve had the pleasure of working with.  I’m no expert at makeup application but I do think that shimmers, pearls, creams, etc…are way easier to blend and work with when compared to mattes.  Mattes are the work of the devil as far as this Muse is concerned.

However, if matte is your bag you’ll adore the fact that L’Oreal HIP now has a range of shadow duos that are matte in formula and highly pigmented.

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Beauty on a Budget: EOS Lip Balm Review

Let me bring you back a little bit, Fall 2007 to be exact.  Lancome releases the Mystery Game and the Muse proceeds to flip out and find a new love of her life, the Lancome Baume Baiser.  Since that time I’ve been through three of these thanks to the Lancome Outlet in Atlantic City having them handy…..currently I’m on my last one and probably won’t get another unless I really look hard as the shop no longer has them.

Flash forward to present day and find the Muse slicking her lips with inexpensive, tasty EOS Lip Balm.   Hello dupe-tastic!   These smooth spheres are tasty, cheap as day old chips, and mimic that of my beloved Lancome Baume Baiser.

Thank Jebus for answering my prays.

All hail and rejoice ultra cool lip balm that’s inexpensive and readily available without the dreaded LE (Limited Edition) curse attached to it…oh and organic and good for you too.

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Budget Mascara Alert: Avon SuperFULL Midnight Mascara

Hey chicas!

Budget friendly mascara alert here with the new Avon SuperFULL Midnight Mascara. Don’t you dare tell Armani but this stuff works almost as good as Eyes To Kill….shhhhh our secret k?

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Avon has a brand new mascara for $4.99 that’s pretty impressive. Honestly, there isn’t a whole lot of special about it. It’s a regular inky black formula and a plastic straight line applicator. See? Not really special.

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However, it performs like a super star.

I’m unsure if it’s the applicator or the formula but it’s promise of longer lashes rings true. It doesn’t offer much in the ways of volume but it creates really great lenght and curl. The applicator fits the contour of my eye nicely and grasps all the lashes in one go. It doesn’t smudge, flake, and wears all day. I find the best results are when lashes are curled prior to use.

Overall, it’s pretty impressive for a $5 buck mascara. If you’re not willing to dish out a pretty penny for the new Armani mascara I say try this. Works almost as good, for serious.

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Loving it!

Muse Approval for purchase.

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