Judgement Day For Mascaras

Hey beauties!

I have the ever growing mascara collection and I thought I would share with you the ones I can’t live with out and the few I could stand to loose.

Since I have a few I’m not a fan off let’s begin there. Makeup Forever Smokey Extravagant, L’oreal Miss Manga, and Covergirl Flamed Out. They all have real bristles but different shaped applicators. Covergirl is hourglass while Makeup Forever is tear dropped shaped. Miss Manga has a super flexible wand but I just seem to splatter mascara every where with it. All of these mascara formulas are super wet. These mascaras make my lashes clumpy and black. No volume and no length.

My in between mascaras are Calvin Klein One Mascara & Scandal Eyes Flex by Rimmel. Both mascaras makes my lashes long. Calvin One has has a cool applicator with a simply twist the rubber bristles grow longer. Scandal eyes is just your typical mascara that fluffy applicator.

My Favorites are Maybelline Pumped Up Colossal Volume Express waterproof, Benefits they’re Real, & my number one is Lancome Grandiose. Pumped Up Colossal holds the curl in my lashes all day. Probably because it’s a waterproof formula but either way I still love it. Benefits they’re Real makes my lashes long and full and stays all day with no flaking. Now for the mother of all mascara Lancome’s Grandiose! It gives me full, thick, curled, & long lashes. What more can a girl ask for from her mascara? Also it’s super black. It is pricey at 32 dollars a bottle but with the patent pending wand to reach every lash it’s worth it. The way the wand bends help me have curl in my lashes without using and eyelash curler. I’m including a picture using Lancome Grandiose What’s your favorite mascara?

Love always,
Annalissa

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October Favorites!

Hey beauty lovers!

I’m back from my mini vacation from blogging. So sorry it took so long! I’ve finally settled into my new school and work schedule. Plus Halloween and my FiancĂ©’s birthday week is over. It’s already the first day of November and I just can’t believe it. Time is truly flying by this year.

I’ve been very into gel eyeliner this month. It’s a simple way to define your eyes and to me is less stress then a pencil. It does take some practice but nothing too stressful. I love L’Oreal Infallible Lacquer Liner 24 hour in 171 Blackest Black. The texture is smooth and does not dry out.

To apply the gel liner I use my Sonia Kashuk angled eyeliner brush. This brush is the perfect size to get deep in the lash line and great to create the perfect cat wing. The bristles are so soft. Mine is from Sonia Kashuk anniversary brush set.

The best drugstore mascara I found is Maybelline Mega Plush Volume Express in Blackest black. The handle is flexible so you can reach all out your lashes. The brush on the other hand is super fat and has short compact bristles. This mascara is good for volume and lengthening.

Cream eyeshadow is my go to lately. Maybelline Tattoo cream eyeshadow 24 hour is Simple to use but it looks like you put a lot of effort into your look. I love the shade 25 Bad to the Bronze. It’s a brownish taupe color and has all day staying power. Just warm the product up on your finger and tap it on to your lid.

Looking for a concealer brush that blends like a dream? Check out Sonia Kashuk’s brush line. Also from her anniversary kit is my flat tapered concealer brush. It gets into all the tiny spaces to blend your concealer.

Nude lipstick goes with everything but for a funky twist this month I tried Lust for Blush 665 by Maybelline Matte lipstick. I’m sure by now you have heard of the new collection Maybelline launched last month of 10 matte shade of lipsticks. I picked up 8, a post to come on them soon. The color of Lust for Blush is a light pinkish purple shade closer to nude but has a kick to it.

Finally my last favorite of the month is Urban Decay All Nighter setting Spray. It helps keep your makeup on all day and it’s a simple finishing step. I also use it to prep my skin for foundation. The smell isn’t the greatest but once it’s dry you can’t notice it.

I’m going to throw in some pictures of my Halloween makeup and the makeup I did for my friend she pwent as Cleopatra and I did her roommate Nicole eyeshadow. What’s your favorite for the month?

Love always,
Annalissa

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Covergirl & Maybelline Quad Reviews

Hey wonderful people!

How has your week been going? For me it has been non stop with work but thankfully I get to go home and visit my parents soon. I have been shopping lately (shocker) and wanted to give you some quick reviews on two eyeshadow quads.

I have the Maybelline Sandstone Shimmer quad. The colors are amazing for fall. Copper, chocolate brown, burgundy, and a white shimmer are what’s included in this palette. The colors are easy to blend plus the color payoff is amazing. Each shade is labeled how to wear it such as crease, lid, etc. but to keep life interesting I’m breaking those rules. Each shadow does have shimmer in it but nothing that’s too dramatic for a day time eye. There is some fall out but if you start with your eye makeup then apply foundation you should be fine.

A recent launch from Covergirl ended up with me buying a new eyeshadow quad. It’s full of different shades of grey and dark plum color. They are a satin finish but you need to apply more shadow then you regularly would. The color pay off isn’t that great it takes three layers for the pigment to show up. If you have extra time to keep applying shadow then the colors are very pretty. For a quick out the door eye I would skip on this quad. I picked up the shade Smokey Nudes. You can purchases these at your local drugstores for less then ten dollars. The grey shadows at the top of my arm in the picture below is from the Covergirl palette. What are favorite drugstore eyeshadows?

Love always,
Annalissa

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August Favorites

Hi beautiful readers!

How has your week been going? Mine has been super busy with settling in and starting my new job. It’s almost September which makes me sad to see summer go but excited for sweaters and pumpkin spice lattes.

I only have a few favorites to share this month, all beauty products. I have finally found the perfect brush to set my under eye concealer. It’s by my favorite brush brand ELF. The brush it’s self is fluffy and fat. It’s the perfect size for hard to reach places. The brush is called Flawless Concealer Brush. You can find it at target for 3 dollars or order it offline at Elf. Com.

The Nudes palette by Maybelline has been my go to all month. There are matte and shimmer shades. All are super creamy and pigmented. There is some fall out it with this product. My favorite shades are the light taupes and browns. You can find this product at most drugstores for 10 dollars.

I’ve been trying new mascara and the one I’m loving the most is Pumped Up Colossal Volume Express waterproof. I love the waterproof formula! It holds curl so much better then regular mascara. The brush is tapered on both ends and the middle is extra fluffy great for getting full lashes. You can find this product at your local drugstore for 8 dollars.

Victoria’s Secret was having a huge sale on their body products so I had to pick up a few shower gels. This one is my absolute favorite smell it’s grapefruit and red lily from the sparking citrus collection. The smell is just so refreshing plus it has exfoliating beads mixed in it.

Last is a hair product by Suave. It’s the Keratin infusion heat defense leave in conditioner. This stuff has saved my hair! I put a dime size amount in the palm of my hands and run it through my hair. It Helps with combing tangles out and protecting my hair from heat damage at the same time. Plus the price is 3 dollars at Walmart. What are your favorites of the month?

Love always,
Annalissa
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The Nude Palette Review/Tutorial

Hey beauties!

Guess what I finally got my hands on? The Nudes palette by Maybelline! I’m so excited that I finally have this palette, I’ve been searching everywhere for it. To tell you a bit about it it is the first large drugstore palette. This palette has 12 shades of neutral colors. I would say you have 6 satin finish shades and 6 metallic shades. The price point is 10 dollars which is a great price for 12 shades.

I wanted to do a first impression review/ tutorial on this palette. The packaging is super cute, slim, perfect for traveling. You get 12 pigmented shades in neutral colors. Actually the colors are similar to the Naked palette by Urban Decay. These shades are somewhat hard to blend. It just takes an extra minute to blend. Overall I would recommend this palette if you are looking for an inexpensive alternative to the Naked palette.

Now to the tutorial part! Using the Milani easy brow automatic pencil in the shade taupe, I start with small strokes at the tail of my eyebrow. I work my way forward as I fill in my brows. Lining my upper waterline with Rimmel Scandal Eyes Kohl pencil in black, this helps make my lashes look fuller.

I prep my eyes using ELF eyelid primer. I just dab a dot on each eyelid and blend it in with my ring finger. Taking my ELF blending brush I’m picking up the dark brown shade and blending it into my crease and outer “v” of my eye.

The next color I use is the gold metallic color which I place in the middle of my lid. To open my eyes up more I take the satin finish white and place it under my eyebrows as a highlight and in the inner corner of my eyes.

After blending all of the shades seamlessly I take my ELF smudge brush and take the copper metallic shade and smudge it into my lower lash line. I curl my lashes using a drugstore lash curler. Last, but not least, I coat my lashes in Voluminous Miss Manga mascara in black.

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Love always,
Annalissa

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