Monday, June 23, 2014

Empties: Products I've Used Up #5 (Makeup)

I've used up A LOT of products! Because of this I have split up my empties in two parts. This one here is going to be all of the makeup products and the next post/video will be the skincare/hair care products. I am going to list all of the products here. After the list of products will be the video I posted on my YouTube channel.

1. e.l.f. Studio Eyeshadow "C" Brush $3.00
2. Kat Von D Tattoo Liner $18.00
3. Eyeko Skinny Mini Liquid Liner (Full Size is $16.00)
4. Tarte EmphasEYES Waterproof Clay Shadow/Liner $24.00
5. Laura Mercier Faux Lash Mascara $24.00
6. Urban Decay Primer Potion (old packaging) $20.00
7. Benefit Erase Paste #2 Medium $26.00
8. Smashbox Hydrating Under Eye Primer (Full Size $29.00)
9. Dior HydraLife BB Cream in 01 Luminous Beige & 02 Golden Peach (Full Size $56.00)
10. Givenchy Teint Couture Foundation in Elegant Beige 4 (Full Size $49.00)
11. YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation in Beige 50 (Full Size $57.00)

That is all the makeup products I used up. I hope you guys enjoyed the video. Please let me know if you want an in depth review for any of the products mentioned.

Thank you!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Review: Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer

Hi Everyone!

Who doesn't want their under eye concealer to last longer and keep the skin under their under eye hydrated? Smashbox came out with another product to add to their primer line. Only this one is specifically made for the under eye area. The company was nice enough to give me one to try as gratis. 

Let's get the facts out of the way and then I will tell you guys my opinion at the end.

First of all you can find the product at and a lot more information about the product.

The product is 0.33 oz for $29.00.

Since the skin under the eye is very delicate. Smashbox decided to come up with a primer to help the longivaty and keep the under eye hydrated. A lot of people face the problem of their under eye concealer creasing because the skin under their eye is dryer then the rest of their face.

This product is formulated to prime the under eye while reducing the look of fine lines, puffiness, wrinkles, age spots, and dark circles. This product can be used makeup or worn alone. Since it is a light pink tint is provides instant brightness. It is infused with anti-aging ingredients (caffeine, peptides, and optical diffusers). 

It has a rating of 3.8 out of 5 stars on which is not bad at all. Some of the words people used to describe the product is creamy, crease resistant, color correcting, brightening, and more. From the first 10 review on the products page, 4 of them were negative.

Now, time for my opinion on this product. I decided I was going to use it because Smashbox was so nice as to give the product to us (employees). At first, I just thought I was adding another step to my beauty routine and once the product ran up I would go back to just using primer all over my face and concealer as normal. BUT, when this product ran up is when I noticed how well it actually worked.

First, I would like to say that a little bit goes a long way! It is super easy to blend and instantly gives your eye a little pick me up. 

When I ran out of the product I started using my concealer on it's own as I was and noticed major creasing under the eye. I also noticed that my concealer would not last all day or at least my 8 hour shifts at work. I do not like touching up my makeup throughout the day. What I put on in the beginning of the day has to last all day until I wash my face (expect for my lip products). 

With all that being said I guess you can say I am a huge fan of this product! It does everything it says it's supposed to do. I am very happy that Smashbox introduced me to this product because if not I probably would have never tried it.

If you guys have any questions regarding the product that I might not have covered please leave me a comment down below. Also, let me know if there are any specific products you would like me to review as well. 

Hope you guys are having a lovely week and are ready for the weekend!


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Sephora Gratis Haul #4

Finally! A beauty related post. This post is to support the video I posted on my YouTube channel. Listed below are some of the new products I got from Sephora.

This gratis is from February and I am going to list is below with links to each product, in case you are interested.

  1. Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Brow Mousse in Medium Brown
  2. Buxom Show Some Skin Weightless Foundation in Meet Me Latte
  3. Bliss That's Incredi-'Peel"!
  4. Anastasia Brow Wiz in Brunette
  5. Benefit The POREfessional
  6. Anthony Logistics for Men After Shave Balm (deluxe sample)
  7. GlamGlow Thirsty Mud Mask
  8. Buxom Eyeshadow in Tango
  9. Elizabeth and James Nirvana White (deluxe sample)
  10. Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black (deluxe sample)
  11. Benefit Watt's Up! (deluxe sample)
  12. Dior Capture Totale Dream Skin (deluxe sample)
  13. Urban Decay Naked Beauty Balm
  14. Urban Decay Naked Lipgloss in Walk of Shame
  15. Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Olive
  16. Dior Glow Maximizer Primer (deluxe sample)
  17. Dior Diorskin Pore Minimizer (deluxe sample)
  18.  Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer - Blemish Control (deluxe sample)
  19. Anthony Logistics for Men Shave Cream (deluxe sample)
  20. Eyeko Eye Do Liquid Liner
  21. Dior Diorshow Mascara in Catwalk Black
  22. Benefit They're Real Mascara (deluxe sample)
Please let me know if you would like to see a review on any of the products I mentioned above. 

Hope you are all having a wonderful week and I'll talk to you all very soon!