Wednesday, July 8, 2015

What's in and What's out - Beauty Edition

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I've recently been trying a lot of new makeup and beauty products because I've actually been paying more attention to my skin, I'm trying to be a good blogger and take more photos of myself, and the fact that I'm single again also adds to that. So here's what I've been trying recently:

What's In

L'Oreal True Match Compact Makeup - Thank you L'Oreal! I use their powder foundation and it's my absolute favorite. Not only it is cheap, but it's lightweight, has SPF, and matches perfectly. I tried out this compact to carry around with me and I love it juts as much! Lightweight but has just enough coverage and SPF 17!
Neutrogena Nourishing Eyeliner - I've previously been using pencils but they don't come out intense enough for a good cat eye. This one is a pen that comes on nice and smooth, but has a smudger built-in if I want to soften up the line. 
Nyx Eyebrow Cake Powder - Alright, so I'm still learning with this. I've only just started to fill-in my eyebrows so maybe this product isn't the best of all products but I like it for what I need right now. It's cheap, easy to use, and stays in place. They give you these silly tiny brushes though. I just use my own from my set.
Elf Eyelid Primer - Cheap, easy to use, works well. What else do I need to say? I think most Elf products fall under this category!
Spongelle Infused Body Buffer - I had never heard of these until just recently when my roommate got some from Anthropologie. They are amazing! Spongelle sent me one body buffer that was Ginger Bergamont infused and a pedi-buffer that was Mandarin Mint infused.

The body buffer already has body wash, so you can literally just use the buffer as a loofah. Another problem when I usually exfoliate is that the exfoliators are too rough on my skin and don't feel so great, but the Spongelle buffer felt awesome and as soon as I got out of the shower I felt fresh, clean, and smelling great. I can't wait to use them both up and buy some more.

What's Out

Maybelline Master Kajal Eyeliner - Honestly, when I put this eyeliner on, I love the way it looks, how easy it is to apply, how it's thick and dark enough but not too intense. The absolute worst part about it is that is it super smudgy. I end up looking like this after about 30 minutes (even with primer!)

Maybelline Hi-Light Bronzer - I was definitely disappointed with this. First of all, they have the same product as bronzer and blush. Of course, I accidentily picked up bronzer instead of blush but whatever, because in the summer I tend to use a bronzer as a blush (I hope that's not a make-up faux pas that I don't know about...) I had to put a TON of it on for it to really show up. I like my old Milani bronzer better. 

Have you used any of these products? What do you think of them? Or maybe you can send some suggestions my way!

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