We need to have a talk about lipliner. I feel like this can be a polarizing topic in the beauty world- either you swear by it or you totally don’t get or want it. I go through phases with lip liners but that’s because I’m picky. I admit it- no shame here. For me to say that for a year I’ve had the same favorite line for the formula, color, & longevity is a huge deal for someone finicky like me. You’ve got to keep reading to see swatches & review of the must-have It Cosmetics Your Lips But Better Waterproof Lip Liner Stains! [Read more…]
I’d like to think everyone has those products that take them down memory lane. Many moons ago I purchased a Smith’s at the checkout counter at Sephora. I remember I was specifically at the Downtown Disney location in California & there was some kind of special where I needed to spend 5 more dollars. Back then…this was likely the most affordable thing in all of Sephora so it was meant to be & I’ve been enjoying the various flavors ever since! This year they broke out a new one- Rosebud SalveRose & Mandarin…& I was right on top of it! [Read more…]
When Covergirl reached out to me about the #GirlsCan campaign I was amped. Empowerment? Breaking down barriers? Dress for Success donations? Check, check & CHECK! I am a huge fan of Dress for Success as I’ve had friends be able to be their best professional selves with their help. Covergirl will be donating $50,000 but if you want to win a $25 Walmart gift card from Covergirl keep reading & check out my eye look!
I’ve been using Covergirl products for…forever it seems like. Here I’m sharing some completely new ones to me to spice things up a bit. I also did an easy look that can translate into fall easily. & a lip color that is an instant new favorite.
The Covergirl Eye Enhancers Quad of eyeshadows in Sugar Coated is unlike any other shade selection I own from the drugstore- which is of course why it was the first one I grabbed. From left to right we have a warm honey neutral, softened sky blue with a touch of golden sheen, cool plum-toned brown, & a green-toned blackened teal. All of these shade contain shimmer but with a small array of neutral mattes it gives you some lovely options.
I haven’t tried a Covergirl blush in a long time so I opted for an old favorite- the Covergirl Cheekers Blush in Rock ‘n Rose. The pigmentation is soft & easy to blend so it works great on my fair skin. I actually don’t mine the touch of sheen other- I think it comes off as a healthy glow to further up the value of this rose shade.
I own quite a few Covergirl lipsticks but Euphoria has been on my list for some time! My local stores are always sold out but I snapped it up last time I was at Walmart! This is a pink-toned berry shade. It has an underlying brightness but is still so seasonally appropriate. Isn’t this color pretty?
Last up is the only Covergirl mascara i haven’t tried- Covergirl All-in-One Professional Mascara in Very Black. I’ll admit my love for Covergirl mascaras to random strangers but I love a more dramatic lash. If you like more natural looking lashes then this is quite nice & I think with some drying out it would layer up nicely. You can find the Covergirl #GirlsCan displays in the cosmetics section at Walmart for both the Profession & the Flamed Out Mascara.
Covergirl has graciously offered my readers a $25 Walmart Gift Card! Please enter using the rafflecopter widget below. This giveaway is open to US residents only. Please leave me any comments below telling me how you’ve turned a “can’t” into a “can” because I’d love to read them! Thanks so much for being awesome readers & good luck!
If you’re anything like me, this time of year brings along some seriously dry lips. I’m going through tubes, pots, & tins like a mad woman already. It is so much work! A great lip exfoliant is important but so is your follow-up balm. When I was searching the Sephora site a few months back I settled on trying something new!
The Tokyo Milk Dark Lip Elixir in La Vie en Rose caught my eye over the 5 other options because I am such a sucker for rose scents. Most people don’t like the tin aspect of lip balms where you have to physically touch it but I honestly don’t mind. Actually…when I’m lazy I stick my lips in there anyway. It IS mine after all. La Vie en Rose contains rosewater, sweet orange, & peach as the main descriptors. All of the balms apparently contain both jasmine & bee balm. I actually love the scent- it smells very rosy & soft. My main issue was with the tin- I can’t get this lid to secure! I was SO sad & actually wasn’t sure if it was worth keeping…then my husband commented on how nice my lips looked & that this was slightly sweet. [Read more…]
Zoya’s first Naturel Collection (swatches & review here!) must have done pretty well among fans because here is a followup! This set of 6 feels like a transition into fall…because that is actually right around the corner. I honestly can’t believe it. Anyway- this collection has really great formulas across the board & the shades are pretty darn flattering. keep reading to check them out! [Read more…]
When it comes to limited edition lip products Maybelline Baby Lips are some of the few I really look forward to. This collection is called Pink’ed & contains- you guessed it- pink shades. There are 5 in total but #105 Blush Burst looked either super sheer or completely clear to me so I passed. I should have actually passed on another shade in this collection as well- keep reading to see which one & view my quick video breaking down my thoughts! [Read more…]
When it comes to Spring, I like to rock me some bright lips. Neon lips, off color lips, ridiculously pigmented lips. In the past, I’ve only stumbled onto a handful of drugstore shades that fit into this category. Maybelline Vivids are something I’ve been obsessing over since I first read the press release & I’m so incredibly excited to show them to you today!