Friday, December 16, 2016

New Drugstore Makeup Bits


It has been another hot minute since I last posted a blog post. However, I am relieved to say that I have finished up my finals and that I am now on winter break. I thought a great way to slide back into blogging was to talk about new products I have gotten over the course of a few months. I have collected so many new things that this post will be split into two; one being this post and another being a Black Friday Haul. If any of you would like a review on any specific product, let me know below. Before I get started, I wanted to talk about something really important. 

Some of you may know about the conflict that is going on in Aleppo, Syria and how devastating it is (here are two sources talking about the conflict, The New York Times and The Washington Post). If any of you can mention this anywhere and/or donate, it would be greatly appreciated. I donated money to Doctors without Borders here, they are currently working on victims of the conflict. Here are some other sites/groups who are helping people of the crisis. 

Thank you and now on to the post...


NYX Lip Liners

For Halloween, I picked up two new lip liners as I was running out of my Perfect Spice from Too Faced (mentioned here and here). I grabbed the NYX Lip Liners in Hot Red (SPL817) and in Nude Pink (SPL858). I got them from my local CVS for about $5.00. Color-wise, Nude Pink was not what I was wanted, which was mostly my fault. Nude Pink is too pink to be used with MAC's Velvet Teddy, which is that middle-ground nude color. Formula-wise, they are a bit drying on the lips and they take a few swipes to fill in all the creases on the lips, but they apply pretty smoothly. 

Maybelline Master Conceal

I tried a new concealer which was the Maybelline Master Conceal in 30 Light/Medium. I picked out a color that is a bit too cool for my skin tone. Which is again, hahaha, is my fault *upside down smiling emoji*. I have to say I like the formula and coverage though ^_^

Ardell Demi-Wispies Eyelashes

Moving into eyes, I think I have found my favorite eyelashes of all-time. They are the ever-so-famous Ardell Demi-Wispies. They are cheap (for lashes), they are nice quality, and they look very flattering on the eyes. They are not too dramatic, but they take your eye game to the next level. Highly recommend.


H&M Infinite Impact Eyeshadows

For eyeshadows, I have been pleasantly surprised with the H&M Infinite Impact Eyeshadows. I have Obsidian, Mojave, with Sahara Dawn and Cocoa Mauve, both picked up on Black Friday. I like the shadows and I am still playing around with them. I have tried Obsidian and Mojave, both are decently pigmented and apply pretty smooth.

Maybelline Eye Studio Eyeliner

I am tired of pencil and pen eyeliners because they never turn out nice on my eye, so I have resorted back to my trusty gel eyeliner. Right now, I am using the Maybelline Eye Studio Eyeliner in Blackest Black which I have been loving lately. I have always known this as an alternative to other gel eyeliners, but I was properly introduced to this by my friend Sana who had it in her makeup stash.

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil

Next, I have gotten my hands on the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean (601). I had purchased this because I needed an opaque base for a smokey eye look I was trying to do for my Halloween Costume. It is pretty good, it does have a bit of a wet formula, so setting it is crucial and blending is a must.


*Left to right: H&M's Obsidian, H&M's Mojave, NYX's Black Bean, NYX's Nude Pink, and NYX's Hot Red

Elf Flawless Concealer Brush

I have purchased the Elf Flawless Concealer Brush because I have been using a flat concealer brush for years and it was time for a switch up. It is really soft and blends my concealer very well, I like to go over the edges of my concealer with my beauty blender just to ensure everything is blended. However, this gets the job done.

Elf Daily Brush Cleaner

Finally, I have the Elf Daily Brush Cleaner which I use it to spot clean my brushes daily when my brushes need a pick me up after being beaten with products. It is not a deep cleanser for my brushes, but a cleanser for in-between uses, Think of it as a dry shampoo for brushes...

Those were some of the items I have gotten over the course of two-three months. Expect a Black Friday Haul soon as I am working on that at the moment. If you have time, please share the news about Syria for the sake of the innocent who are wrapped up in the horror.

Have a good weekend!

Also sending love and support to Aleppo.
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