The most commonly used eye shadow primer today is, Urban Decay's Primer Potion. This primer is very popular in tutorials, review, and other blog posts all across the web. If you walk into any beauty retailer, and ask for a primer, the odds of them selling you this primer is very high. But I wanted to share a primer I have found, that dupes this very popular item, and is way more cost efficient. Urban Decay's Primer Potion retails at $18. Can be very expensive to some people, and not everyone may be able to splurge and spend the money. I wanted to join in on what everyone was talking about, and I purchased UDPP, I liked it, but I felt like it was a product I could find a cheaper alternative, with the same affect on my everyday makeup. I purchased many primers, drugstore brand, common name brands, and brand I have never heard of. And with my search of finding a cheaper alternative, I found one that is very cost friendly, and actually in my opinion, works with any eye look, natural, dramatic, even plain by itself. This great product I found would be....
Monday, November 28, 2011
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Monday, November 21, 2011
BH Cosmetics is a common makeup brand that is affordable but great pay off with their quality. They also are great with customer service with any questions you may have or if you need to make a return. I started building my makeup collection with BH cosmetics, but even after finally building it up with drugstore and a few high end things. I still tend to find myself purchasing from BH cosmetics and pulling out palettes for any look I could want. I always would purchase the pre-made palettes, such as the Neutral palette, Tropical Shimmer, Standard Matte, etc. But recently I decided to reach out and try their 15 eyeshadow pro palette. This is a palette where you get to choose 15 eye shadow colors of your personal choice, to put in a sleek magnetic bottom palette. I hesitated on purchasing this for a while just for the fact of online colors/swatches can be very misleading. But as BH cosmetics usually does, they had a great sale going and I decided to try it out. I went through the colors for a couple days along with trying to find swatches online.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Animal print is a huge trend this fall! I can't help but love this trend more than any other! Adding animal print to any outfit can have a bold effect to it. If you are not comfortable with wearing animal print, adding an accessory of animal print is still a great way to stick with the trend but not over do it. Especially if you are wanting to bring this trend into a work environment. Depending on your work place wearing animal print may be appropriate or inappropriate. I work at Dressbarn, a retail store, and our focus there is to be fashion forward and trendy, but yet still professional. So I can wear the trends that are in, just as long as I have a professional image. Again if you think that wearing animal print to work will be too much, just add a animal print handbag, or maybe a pair of heels with animal print on them. There are many things you can do to go along with this fall fashion trend!
Friday, November 18, 2011
Fall is a season where rules of fashion and makeup can be put aside and you create your own rules, all along with keeping up with the latest trends in fashion and beauty. This fall I have really been experimenting with rules and stretching them out to create my own looks. Next time you are in a line at a grocery store, pick up any style magazine or your choice. Everyone of them have different ways of showing whats in style, and what everyone is doing. But take bits and pieces that stand out to you and create your own style with your own rules to follow. After all, we are all different in many ways, and your outfit is one of the first impressions to showcase who you are. So this fall/winter season, create looks and rules that are truly original to who you are as yourself. We all our different, but YOU are beautiful, don't be afraid to show that. :)
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
The NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils are amazing! Almost every makeup guru has them all along with every makeup lover out there. They are EXTREMELY cost friendly all along with great pigmentation and helping eye shadow colors pop even more! But there is a time that we all get the product right down to the pencil wood lining.... That is what happened to me the other day. I tried sharpening it but it just did not sharpen as nicely as it was when I purchased it. If you look at the pencil a little more closely, they are more of a plastic wood then a real wood. So when you sharpen them, they can get sharp and make it to where you would need to be really careful while applying adding time to your makeup application. This happened to me, I decided that depotting would be the best solution. I watched several videos and put different techniques people used into making my own way of depotting. :) I am choosing to share this all with you so you can maybe compact your makeup collection down by depotting your jumbo eye pencils. I used things that most everyone will have laying around the house. I didn't have to spend any money on doing this process! Which is a plus! Who wouldn't want to save money!