I have a collective haul for you all! Incase you're wondering what a collective haul is (group of purchased items from a period of time. For example- over a weekend and from various stores). When i say "cheap" i mean... CHEAP! All of these products are under $5 each. I went to The dollar general, Target, and Rite Aid.
Here are the products i got:
* ELF MINTY LIP GLOSS *
--Miami- a very, very light pink with a hint of nude. Very natural color.
--Nashville- a nude gloss. period. if it's anything but nude, it's clear. Again, a very natural color.
--Pinkerbell-- How cute is this name, right? This color is too cute also. It's a bright melon pink, it reminds me of O.P.I.'s strawberry margarita nailpolish, actually!
--24 Carrot gold-- This one is in the orange/red category opposed to the other two. I would have to describe it as a bright reddish orange with a coral tint to it.
--Dollhouse pink-- This is a light light pastel/purple pink. It reminds me of Nicky Minaj's MAC collection lipstick. This color pink is such a popular lip color this Spring/Summer and i'm in love!
*ELF CREAM EYE SHADOWS*
--Pewter- Dark silver/gray color. Of course it's beautiful, If rubbed in and distributed correctly, it could create an awesome smokey eye!
--Eggplant- The name explains it all, its a dark purple, very dramatic and pretty. For me, it doesn't work well. It gives off a smudge-like finish on my eyes and my eyes are too small for that.
--"the mystery shade" because i lost the freaking box.-- THIS ONE IS MY FAVORITE BUT THE MOST DIFFICULT. It's a golden shimmery shade with a bit of frost and i love it for a highlight and especially for under the brow bone. It has to rubbed in SO well, I think the frosty finish makes it complicated. This one is the most high maitenence for sure.
HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT CREAM EYESHADOWS?? HAVE YOU TRIED THIS KIND? IF SO, WHAT DID YOU THINK?
*WET N WILD ULTIMATE BROW KIT in Ash Brown*
I was unsure at first and now I use this product almost daily, I basically feel naked without it! First of all this was only $3 at Rite Aid.I have really thin brows, but have always wanted them that way because i'm totally not with oscar the grouch eyebrows. However, i want thicker, very defined, and higher arched brows so what better idea then to shade them in? The few times I attempted shading my brows in in the past has been with brown eyeliner, it always turned out way too dramatic and I didn't like it. This is my first brow kit, so I have nothing to really compare it to. There's a wax, a light brown shadow, a dark brown shadow, a mini angled brush, and a mini set of tweezers for any random little hairs! It's definitely a cute and handy kit. Although the brush is far from good quality, the shape works great and I use it everytime. The angle that the brush has makes it easier to fill in your brows, that's for sure. I only use the lighter brown when shading in my eyebrows, sometimes I use the wax before to get my brows to lay. All in all, I finally like my eyebrows and I love this set although I'm sure there are better products out there. I plan on getting a few different brow kits, trying them all, and writing reviews.. Let me know if you'd be interested in that!
**If your new to shading in your eyebrows, it is nerve wracking. It's very different and takes a little while to get used to. Focus on lightly going over your brows (filling then in and FOLLOWING THEM) while dramatizing the arch, or perfecting whatever feature it is you don't like. Use a q-tip dipped in a little bit of make up remover or water and just dab up any mistakes.
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE EYEBROW PRODUCT??
(TOOLS, PRODUCTS, MAKEUP, ANYTHING!)
*WET'N'WILD COLOR ICON PALETTE in Comfort Zone*
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE WET'N'WILD PRODUCT?
*N.Y.C. BLUSHABLE CREAM STICK in Plaza Pink*
I believe I got this for $2.99 at Rite Aid. I really got into blush this year, I got this to try out not only the product, but the shade, it's gorgeous. It's a pink-ish/coral-ish shade. I was really skeptical at first to try it in fear of it not lasting or it the creamy-ness to cause a breakout. I've only tried it a few times and it's been over my primer, concealer, and foundation but it seems to last wonderfully. I hate having to reapply anything to my face other then powder and MAYBE bronzer throughout the day. I want my makeup to go on and stay on unless I take it off! I didn't notice any breaking out from this what so ever. I'm not sure this is a complaint or not, but one thing I must say about this stuff is once you apply it, it's hard to blend because it really sticks. I guess you could say it's thick (not quite sure that's the word) but not heavy. The few times I've applied it and it's been too harsh I just blended it with my compact powder and it looked wonderfully. Right when you apply it to your cheeks get it blended as fast as possible!
DO YOU PREFER CREAM OR POWDER BLUSHES? WHAT'S YOUR ALL TIME FAVORITE?
*L.A. COLORS PRESSED POWDER in beige and nude*
I'd first of like to do a few cartwheels and tell you that these were only $2 or $3 at Dollar General. I figured you couldn't beat the price, if anything I could use them for a REVIEW, contouring or maybe doing someones makeup, i don't know ANYTHING! First of all this powder is not cakey, and doesn't provide much coverage. I would say it lasts about 3-4 hours before needing to be reapplied. I has been compared to MAC's blotting powder and has been repped as a MAC MSF natural duplicate. I even heard that some people use the Nude powder as eyeshadow because it reminds them of MAC's Creme Brule. People claim to use nude as their powder and tan as a contour. I even heard that l.a. colors' tan is a close dupe to MAC's Emote. I've read everywhere that this makes a great setting powder, then i've also read that it caused some people to have extra oily skin. It comes with the most pitiful sponge, it feels like sandpaper. The packaging sucks because it's cheap- it's pure lightweight plastic that's waiting to break. Their shade cocoa claims to be a great contour and/or bronzer. Again, L.A. Colors pressed powder is light weight with sheer to medium coverage and no cakey feel!
So, will you be trying it out?
*L.A. COLORS LIQUID MAKEUP in buff*
I hate giving negative reviews on makeup, I really do. I'll try them 1,000 times in misery just to find some kind of benefit of the doubt. I'm not even going down that road with this product. It was $1 at Dollar General and now i see why. I bought it because I wanted to do reviews on inexpensive makeup, because i KNOW there is some out there that is great, not this one! I wore this foundation 3-4x and got the hint pretty quick, I HATE IT! One good thing, is it smells fragrant, i like that. I hate how it left this residue or film feeling on my face. In foundations I look for medium to full coverage and this didn't cover anything while it also somehow made it look like i was wearing a pound of makeup at the same time. It left a really oily finish on my face, and my face isn't oily. I felt like i was wearing paint on my face all day when wearing this foundation!
WHAT'S THE WORST FOUNDATION YOU'VE EVER BOUGHT?
Feel free to leave any of your favorite $5 or less beauty faves in the comment box below :) xo