Monday, October 3, 2011

Mixed Up Monday: Recent Beauty Purchases

I thought it would be nice to share with you guys my opinion on some new beauty products I've recently purchased.

I picked this up at Target one day.  I usually use the Bare Minerals Warmth, but it's just so dark and messy.  I really like this bronzer.  It has great build-able color.  It's not orange at all.  It does have a good bit of shimmer to it though.  I like to apply it all over my face, neck, and chest after i put on my foundation.  It gives a nice sun kissed glow!  It is a great product I would recommend, and an absolute steal! 

2.  E.L.F. Studio Cream Eyeliner in Midnight $3
Another great find!!  I picked this up after The Bargain Blonde sang it's praises!  I got the midnight, and it is a great blueish black color.  But it's not harsh looking, and that's what I like about it.  I think it works great for daytime and work when I don't want to wear a dark black eyeliner.  The little brush it comes with actually works great too!  It goes on super smooth, and it's really easy to apply.  It last all day!  I use this to line my upper lash line.  The small brush makes it easy to get real close to the lashes.  I definitely want to get some more colors.

4.  Ulta Automatic Eyeliner $3
This was another recommendation from the Bargain Blonde.  I got the deep brown and a purple color that I can't remember the name of.  They glide on really smooth and last all day.  But it's also easy to remove with eye makeup remover.  I really like this eyeliner.  I use this when I'm in a hurry, and I don't have time to mess with a liquid or cream. 

3. Benefit Eye Bright $20
I picked this up from Sephora over the weekend after reading about it on a few blogs.  This is the first eye brightener I've ever tried.  I used to use a lot of Benefit's products, but once I put myself on a budget I started to buy cheaper products.  Their stuff isn't expensive, but it's also not really cheap!   Their products have the cutest names and packaging.  I put this on my inner and outer corners and under my brown bone after I finish the rest of my eye makeup.  It REALLY makes a difference!  It's a light pink color, and it does exactly what it says it will do- brighten your eyes!  It's easy to apply and blend.  I also highly recommend this.   
I have dark circles under my eyes naturally, and I often look tired and washed out.  It doesn't matter how much sleep I get or water I drink, I still have them too!  (BTW, I use Excuviance CoverBlend concealer $22 from Ulta and it works WONDERS. I've had it for over a year and have barely made a dent in the tube b/c you don't need much.) 

So anyone else find any great new beauty products lately?  Would you all be interested in a post or video about my daily makeup routine and daily products I use? 

*I purchased all of these products on my own.  These are my honest opinions. 


1 comment:

  1. eeeep! Shush your mouth. Ulta automatic eyeliner is sooo my one, can't live without product. I'm so glad you like it. I literally wear it every day & it comes off with my face wash every night. When I'm going out and have the time, I love to put the cream eyeliner over it just to give it a really dark look.

    Love your reviews! Sounds like we love the same things about the same products :)

    I think I tweeted back, but if not .. I'm staying in the Quarter. Any places I "must go?"

    Hope you had a great Monday!



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