Last year when I got my first full time job, I treated myself to the Dior Addict Lip Glow in Pink and even though it's ridiculously expensive and totally unnecessary, it's been one of my favorites. It started a whole love affair with the "magically perfect" pink products that change colors based on body temperature/chemistry/pH or whatever they claim.
I have really wimpy lashes and so I'm always intrigued by new and/or trending mascaras to see if they can beef up my lashes a bit. I mostly go for waterproof formulas since they're the only thing that holds my curl, but I'll gladly accept free mascara samples to test out.
I've been using these mascaras for the past couple of months and finally made time to sit down and write an overview of my thoughts. I stick pretty closely to the 3 month expiration date, but ended up keeping all of these until now.
A few months ago, I put the Dose of Colors Eyedeal Duo in Maple on a wishlist and I finally got it during their 30% off anniversary sale! The Eyedeal Duos are a two part product that contain a cream base/primer and a loose pigment. A mini mirror is also included on the lid of the primer portion of the packaging. Both parts of this duo are on the warm brown side but the cream is more red and the pigment is more copper. There is 4.75 grams / 0.17 ounces of product total and it retails for $25 on the Dose Of Colors website here!
The Sephora Chic It Easy set contains the "essentials for a coveted French look." I don't know about that, but the aim was to "achieve minimal makeup, tousled hair, and a pop of red lip color for enviable beauty." There are two full sized products and the rest are either travel sizes or deluxe samples. I was immediately drawn to this set because I've been wanting to try the YSL Touche Éclat for years. The set retails for $49, but I also calculated each individual price in each products' description!
Even though I've had this blog for four years and have been a makeup lover for so long, I haven't really had a lot of experience with MAC Eyeshadows. I thought they were expensive and they didn't really have that great of reviews to justify getting them.
I believe a few weeks (or months) ago, MAC dropped the price for their pan eyeshadows to be $6. They also had a 15% off sale and so I decided it was a great time to try to get some eyeshadows!
The colors aren't incredibly special or unique, but they're colors I've been wanting for awhile. Of course, they're all on the warm side and I feel like they're very me colors.
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Right now, my first impressions of these eyeshadows are they they're just okay. They took a couple of layers just to get this opacity. I'm surprisingly impressed with Red Brick though since a lot matte eyeshadows can be patchy. I'm thinking about doing an updated post later on, but I don't get the hype right now.
I'm still pretty excited to use them though. Ricepaper and Paradisco also look like they can be great highlighters and that's also part of the reason why I wanted to get them. I wasn't expecting them to be super pigmented based on other online swatches as well but a part of me felt like I needed them because I was already envisioning how gorgeous they would look on the cheeks.
For Red Brick, I wanted to get it to compare it to NARS Persia and Blackbird Cosmetics Fire Pledge. Both are great matte red based oranges and so I wanted to find out if all three were comparable dupes.
The color I really wanted and felt like I really needed was Woodwinked! I've never nothing but praises over this eyeshadow shade. I also some great subtly hazy / smokey eyeshadow looks just with this shade and I've been imaging that nonstop on my eyes.
Do you have any MAC Eyeshadows? Which shade is your favorite? Did you pick up anything from their recent sale?
The Etude House Play 101 Pencils recently expanded to include 4 new colors that are based on popular Look At My Eyes eyeshadows! The shades I received are 79 OR209* and 77 BR418*. If you haven't read my past Play 101 Pencil posts before, I've been loving these pencils since their initial launch. Most of them are multi-use and these particular shades can be used on the eyes and cheeks. The Play 101 Pencils retail for $7.80 on the Etude House Global Website (here!) and contain 0.02 ounces / 0.5 grams of product.