Drugstore Makeup Brands
All the members of the Total Beauty Network recently got a chance to try out the Max Factor Vivid Impact Lipcolor that’s newly launched from Max Factor a few months ago. I read quite a flattering review about it on MUA and some other lovely words from fellow bloggers which had me eager to try it out for myself .
Jump ahead to hear the word on Max Factor Vidid Impact Lipcolor!
I’ve heard plenty of great reviews about this but I have to say it’s not really all that special. The pigmentation is decent, the lipstick applies smoothly enough but could be a bit more moisturizing, and the price is decent enough but I don’t see myself running to the store to pick up a few more. I only tried one color and honestly wasn’t all that impressed.
If anything I’m positive I can find a better drugstore lipstick than this in my humble opinion. Perhaps it was that the finish was the semi-matte? Or maybe it was the fact that the color applies somewhat dully without a hint of moisture or shine. The formula is a tad forgivable when gloss is placed on top but not by much.
If anything the variety of shades, 20 altogether, price tag of $7.99 or less, and nice pigmentation could appeal to some but for me I’ll skip. As for me I’m not running to my local drugstore to haul it anytime soon, no likey, just an uneventful lipstick for this Muse!
Anyone a fan?
What are some redeeming qualities you like about Max Factor Vivid Impact Lipcolor?
Tell the Muse!
I recently fell in love with Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sun Block
because of it’s rather nifty little price tag and it’s SPF of 85+! Kaching! Thanks Neutrogena I just saved $30 bucks! I purchased it at CVS for under $10 or so, um hello awesome considering my normal SPF is in the $40-$50 range.
Speaking of sun protection Neutrogena has some simple tips for protecting your skin this Summer (and all times) and an interesting survey about the habits of sun protection in the US.
Click for it.
I found it interesting reading!
Americans are obviously not as responsible as we may believe in protecting themselves against the sun. I knew it, I just knew it! One more reason to move to Asia, Asian chicas take sun protection super serious (as does a Muse). Neutrogena commissioned a survey of over 2000 Americans to learn their sun protections habits and the word is out that 60% rarely or never use sunscreen. Ahh in 20 years they can use their skin as a belt or make a nice leather purse with it!
The survey revealed:
- 80% of adults agree that sun exposure can be deadly (so why aren’t you using sunscreen people?)
- 70% reported getting sunburned at least once per a year.
- 13% apply sunscreen daily (I’m so embarrassed by these numbers!)
Americans obviously are not taking the idea of sun protection as serious as they should. Not only does the sun age skin but skin cancer is a very real disease!
Here’s a few simple rules to follow everyday, every season, whether the sun is out full blown or not.
- Sunscreens should be applied to dry skin 15 to 30 minutes before going outdoors.
- The higher the SPF, the better the protection.
- Sunscreen should be applied liberally and evenly to all uncovered skin.
- Reapply at least every two hours, or according to the product’s instruction (depending on what you use and if you’re in water you can skip this step)
Sun protection is an important topic all year round. Just because it’s Summer you shouldn’t drop everything and worry about SPF. The fact is you should drop everything and be worried about it 12 months out of the year as it’s an important anti-aging step and also good protection against possible skin cancer disease.
What are you sun protection tips?
What are your fav SPF’s?
I’d love to hear ‘em!
This one is only for the chica’s who are looking for brushes at the moment or need some basic brushes to start a collection. I’m a big fan of MAC brushes, they have pretty much taken over my collection however they are costly.
Check out the NYX Brush Kit! Get more for ALOT less.
Like I said this is kinda for anyone that 1. wants to save money and 2. anyone who doesn’t have a ton of brushes and wants a complete brush set to do makeup with. The NYX Brush Set is $144.20 USD and includes 18 brushes (plus a brush belt)! I can’t speak for quality as I haven’t used these but the price rounds out at about $8 per a brush which is quite a nice deal. It pretty much covers every brush you’ll need as well which makes it all the more appealing.
- Blush Brush
- Cheek Cream Brush
- Foundation Brush
- Powder Brush
- Flat Top Skunk Brush
- Fan Brush
- Flat Brush
- Blender Brush
- Eye Primer Brush
- Crease Brush
- Shadow Brush
- Shading Brush
- Smoky Brush
- Brow Brush
- Liner Brush
- Cover Up Brush
- All Purpose Brush
- Brush Belt/Carrying Case
I dunno if anyone is willing to shell out $145 on the spot but I can’t complain that the price is right (Is it ok to lem it for myself even though I have more brushes than I know what to do with already?). If you’re want it, click it to get it!
Anyone use NYX brushes?
Ahhh eye shadow. Bless be the woman who created eye shadow! The Muse has plenty of shades she loves.
Find out 10 she possibly couldn’t live without by clicking below!
Urban Decay Eye Shadow in Maui Wowie and Midnight Cowboy, these are golden, they shimmer, they contain heaps and heaps of sparkle, and I love ‘em. Can’t do without, no way, no how.
long since gone but big enough to last me into my next life! Swirling shades of beautiful maroon, red, hints of shimmering orange and gold…you get the point? Love!
I’ve done an ode to MAC FireSpot
prior to this but it’s worth speaking of my great love again. Bright pigmented fiery orange, indeed it’s love!
Milani Runway Eyes
in Beach Sand is full of shimmery gold, I see a trend developing. Best shadow that Milani carries, hands down. It’s Summer right? So sportin’ this all through those long, hot days!
ALL of the Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eye Shadows
are to die for but the soft pink allure and shimmer of Ballet holds the Muse’s heart.
I remember my rave about Napoleon Eye Patrol in Private Angel
when my blog was still new, not alot has changed in regards to my feelings for this shadow. Again, another shimmering shade of gold and oh so pretty!
I’ve been known to get excited about Vincent Longo Wet Diamond Eye Shadow. Verite is my fav shade from the collection, believe me I have ‘em all! Deepest army green around with plenty of sparkle.
B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful in Burke is always my fav eye shadow wash. Shimmering white makes the perfect prep for my bolder shadow shades!
Mattese N.Y.C. Shadow Dust in Queen is not only cheap as day old chips but gorgeous. The deepest shade of turquoise this Muse has ever had the pleasure of owning!
Those are my 10 Eye Shadows I can’t leave without! What are some of yours?
Just repimpin’ my contest with N.Y.C. New York Color Cosmetics again! It’s getting close to ending on June 5th so if you haven’t already entered do click on over and enter to win!
Visit www.newyorkcolor.com/contests/muse for your chance to win!