Monthly Archives: January 2015

Review: Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer

Hello beautiful people!

I wanted to share my review on the Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer. Honestly, it’s not my favorite concealer. First of all, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of the actual product. When I got it, I couldn’t even get the product out at first. I had to squeeze really hard from the top down and realized that the product barely comes halfway to the actual tube. I thought that I had bought an entire tube of product, not half of it.

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One thing I do like about the concealer, is all  the range of colors. There are 13 different shades, and the Light-Medium shade is perfect for me. It’s lighter than my skin color, but I wanted it that way because I wanted my dark under eye circles covered. Also, it blends well with my foundation, so it doesn’t look like two totally different colors.

I do like the texture and thickness of the product. It’s amazingly rich and moisturizing, which is perfect for your under eyes. It claims that it’s creaseless, but it’s not for me. Every time I use it, it creases. I tried with and without a moisturizer, primer and setting it with powder. It creased every time. Maybe I just have really bad under eyes or something.

Overall, it’s an okay concealer. I’ve used better, but it does do a good job at brightening your under eyes, and is easy to blend with your foundation.

Let me know if it worked for you!

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Review: Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream

Hello there!

Today, I wanted to talk about my favorite CC cream. It’s the Clinique Moisture Surge CC cream. I love this because it’s super lightweight on your face, perfect for when you want that no-makeup/natural look. CC stands for a color correcting, and this cream does that for me.

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It helps even out my skin color and lessen the redness I have. It is quite opaque , so if you’re looking for more coverage, I wouldn’t suggest this. The moisture it provides is amazing. I love using this on super cold days, because my face tends to get flaky, because it gets so dry from the wind and such, even with a regular moisturizer on.

This is an oil-free CC cream, but if you do have oily skin, I wouldn’t suggest it, unless you have a super good setting powder. The reason for that is because it is meant to moisturize your skin, and the finishing look is a dewy/glowy type of finish.

Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream in Medium Deep.

When you have oily skin, this might make you too shiny. In the picture above, (sorry I know it’s not the sharpest quality), you can see the glow it gives, but still keeps it looking  natural. I usually just apply some powder on my cheeks and on the corners of my nose, to lessen the dewy look a little bit. Using this out in the sun is great because it has 30 spf. Also, the light coverage and glowy natural look is perfect for the summer, when you just don’t want to wear a lot of makeup.

It is a little pricey. It’s $37.00 at the Belk counter. There is 1.4 fl. oz of the product, and a little goes a long way. Since I usually just use it for the “natural look”, I don’t really put too much of it on. I’ve been using this product for about 3 years and one usually lasts me about half a year. I feel like the price is alright, seeing as it lasts that long and actually works.

Let me know if you guys have tried it or if you have any questions!

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Review: Wet N Wild Liquid Mega-Liner

Hey guys!

I wanted to share one of my favorite products ever! It’s the Wet N Wild Mega Liner. I absolutely love this eye liner! I’ve been using it for years, ever since I started wearing makeup.

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It’s a liquid liner, and I know that some people are a little sketchy about liquid liners. Don’t worry. The applicator of this is perfect, especially for beginners. It’s a nice and thin, felt tip. You can start out making your line thin and if you want, add some thickness. Also, since it is a liquid liner, it takes a couple seconds to dry, so if you mess up, you can clean it up real fast without any hassle. I usually either make a thin line, without a wing, to make my lashes look thicker, or wing it out a bit. I never reapply during the day, and it always stays on. No smudges or anything.

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One of the best things about this is that it’s super duper cheap! Don’t let the price fool you, it’s awesome. I always get it at CVS for 2.99. The color I get is the 861 Black. I’ve tried a lot of other liquid eyeliners, but this is the best I’ve ever used. The only bad thing I have to say about it, is that the wand part of the applicator takes up a lot of product and sometimes gets on my eyelashes. But I usually just apply mascara afterwards and it looks fine.

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Let me know if you’ve tried it and if you liked it!

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Eyebrows: Why I Prefer Threading Over Waxing

Hello there!

Today I wanted to talk about eyebrows. I’m not the type of person who fills/draws their eyebrows on because, well quite frankly, I’m awful at it. Every time I try, I end up looking like I have two fat black caterpillars on my face. So it’s very important to me that my eyebrows get shaped up very well. This is why I love threading.

Threading may sound painful, but it’s really not that bad. It’s just a person using a “twist” type of technique with thread. They’re able to pluck out lots of stray hairs with the thread, much more than you would be able to with a tweezer.  I used to feel the pain when I first started, but like waxing, you just get used to it. All of the places I went to get my brows waxed always made them look weird. I have naturally thick eyebrows, and they would always make them thinner than they’re supposed to be. I hated it. Also, many waxing places follow the eyebrow “golden ratio”. For those of you who don’t know what that is, here’s a picture to help.

eyebrwoIt’s kind of like their guide for eyebrows. This was a horrible guide for mine. Obviously not everyone’s eyebrows or facial measurements are the same, so what you do on one person, may not look as good on another. My eyebrows naturally start a little more in, than where the picture has the “begin brow””. But when I got them waxed, they would wax those parts off and have it line up with the beginning of my eye. It really messed up how the rest of my face looked. Also, since that was a natural part of my brows, the hairs would grow back super fast, so I would usually go about every two weeks!

I love threading because the people who thread only follow how your eyebrow specifically looks, not a “one rule for all” type of guide. If you have thick eyebrows, they’ll keep them like that, but just shape them up to be better. One of the best things about threading is that over time, you’ll notice the stray hairs growing slower and slower. Now I usually go after a month and a half. That’s a huge change from every two weeks. Also, I would highly recommend threading for anyone with sensitive skin. I have a friend who went to get her brows waxed one day, but she had a really bad reaction to the wax because of her sensitive skin. The skin under the brows were swollen and super red for about two days. Please be careful with wax if you have sensitive skin! Luckily, with threading they don’t use anything like that. Just the thread. I’ve been getting my brows threaded for over three years now and definitely not going back to waxing.

Let me know which you prefer!

Thanks for reading!