NEW(ish): liner.designer by beautyblender

NEW(ish): liner.designer by beautyblender

Eyes, First impressions, Product reviews, Tools, Videos
Hi all, During the spring VIB/VIB Rouge 15% off sale, I thought I'd pick up something different. I ended up getting this new liner.designer by beautyblender to see if it could actually help me put eyeliner on quickly and flawlessly (or, at least with fewer mistakes!). The liner.designer is made of silicone so it can adapt to lay flat on your face. It's also that signature beautyblender pink! The case has a 5x magnifying mirror and a suction attachment so you can attach it to a wall or bathroom mirror. The mirror is helpful because it gives you a good view of what you're doing, but as you'll see in the demo, I ended up with slightly strange wings. I feel like this was because being so zoomed in made me lose the context…
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Comparison: Felt Tip Eyeliners

Comparison: Felt Tip Eyeliners

Comparisons, Eyes, Product reviews
I'm a huge fan of felt-tip eyeliners. I feel like I have so much more control with a felt tip than I do with a typical liquid liner brush, making winged liner so much quicker and easier. I have three felt-tip liners that I'm currently using, and I thought it would be helpful to do a review on each and compare them for you. Of course, this is only my personal experience with these products, and others may see different results or have different preferences than I do. https://flic.kr/p/qyWn77 I'll be sharing two drugstore liners and one high-end liner. You'll notice that the high-end liner is a sample size, because I got it in a set a while ago, so it was actually reasonably priced in that sense. Stila Stay…
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CVS Haul | June 2014

CVS Haul | June 2014

Beauty hauls, Videos
Hi, guys! Very exciting times--I made a video to show what I got at CVS yesterday. I know it's not perfect, and in fact I'm super nervous posting it knowing that there are obvious flaws, but we've all gotta start somewhere, right? Please watch, enjoy, and let me know what you think! I definitely want to keep at it and get better, so suggestions are welcomed. First thing on my list for next time is to fix the lighting... Next is to find some better video editing software while I'm away from home this summer (I'm rocking iMovie 2010 here after getting used to Adobe Premiere Pro). [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU2algRRKM0?rel=0&w=560&h=315] In my haul: Maybelline Eye Studio Quad in Copper Chic (wearing in the video) Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Candied Toffees…
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Stila Artist Essentials Set

Stila Artist Essentials Set

Palettes and sets, Product reviews
If you follow me on Instagram, you've seen me post a picture of this set. I got this from my sister and her boyfriend for Christmas and I was really happy to have so much to try out! This set gives a great assortment of products: four eyeshadow palettes, a sample-sized convertible color for lips and cheeks, an eyeshadow brush, an eyeliner, and a sample-sized liquid lipstick. The only mirror in this kit is in the convertible color, which is a little bit of a let down, but everything pops out, making the items travel-friendly. The kit comes with a small card that gives step-by-step instructions for a look you can do with each palette. Convertible Color in Peony I've said before that I've always been a little uncomfortable with…
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Target + Ulta Collective Haul

Target + Ulta Collective Haul

Beauty hauls, Beauty steals, Style, Style hauls
Hey, girls! The best time to catch sales is between seasons, as stores are trying to clear the shelves to make room for the next batch of stuff. I went to Target and Ulta a couple weeks ago and decided to try some products I haven't tried before, and went back to Ulta last weekend, so now I have two trips worth of products to show you! I don't usually like to shop at Ulta for drugstore products (it's often more expensive, and I'm not in love with their coupon and rewards systems), but it's worth it when there are any deals or sales going on. Anyway, I just thought I'd let you know my first impressions of these products as I've been starting to use them. Trip 1 - Target…
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Comparison: Jumbo Eye Pencils

Comparison: Jumbo Eye Pencils

Comparisons, Eyes, Product reviews
Hey, there! I love using jumbo eye pencils as a base to my eye look because they help keep eyeshadow in place and can really make the colors look brighter or add dimension. I also like having that extra layer of security against creasing. Also, these can make great eyeliners on the top or bottom lash lines for a surprising bit of color! Wet 'n Wild Idol Eyes Creme Shadow Pencil - 133 Techno This is a beautiful color, but I mostly just use it as a liner for a nice pop of color. It is very pigmented and lasts quite a while for such a cheap product! I don't know if I would trust it without a primer underneath over the whole lid, though. NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil -…
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August Favorites

August Favorites

Favorites, Product reviews
Hi all, Instead of a Sunday Spotlight this week, I'll be doing my August Favorites, since today's the first day of September! I can't believe how quickly this month went by, even when I had so much to do. I'm finally settling into my dorm room and class schedule... it definitely feels like I've had more than one week of classes so far. Anyway... https://flic.kr/p/qb6g4A Let's dive in! Face https://flic.kr/p/pvDLFL Garnier BB Cream Oily/Combination Formula in Light/Medium I've been using this BB cream just about every day this month. I love how light it is while still providing great coverage. Is definitely perfect for summer! I'll be doing a comparison post of the two different formulas of this BB cream very soon, so keep an eye open! https://flic.kr/p/qszCrf Milani Baked…
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June Favorites!

June Favorites!

Favorites, Product reviews
Happy July! It's hard to believe another month has gone by already. July will be my last full month home, and then halfway through August I'll be heading back to school and starting classes once again. Lots to look forward to! Anyway, let's get to the favorites... Face Makeup https://flic.kr/p/qszKMN Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation - 825 Buff Beige This is an amazing foundation. It has a nice, light feel and lasts all day. It doesn't look cakey or shiny, either, even in warmer weather. I've been reaching for this all month on those days when my skin needed some extra coverage. Maybelline Dream Matte Powder - Light 4-5 I started using this powder a lot this month because I left my Revlon Nearly Naked Powder at my dad's…
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