Showing posts with label maybelline. Show all posts
Showing posts with label maybelline. Show all posts

Monday, 16 June 2014

Empties Post: Products I've used up.

Hey Beauties,

I'm back, after a stressful month of studying and exams :) Hope you are all doing well.

In this post I wanted to share with you the products I have used up during the first half of the year 2014, my thoughts about the products and if I would purchase them again.

First off, I used up two Boujois Healthy Mix Foundation in 'Light Vanilla'. This is my holy grail foundation, I have purchased it again and I do not intend to switch to any other foundation. If I'm not mistaken I used up 2 more before these, I use it everyday because of work. It takes care of my sensitive, oily skin and does not grease up during the day, which is perfect especially in the Summer months. They have revamped the packaging from a plastic bottle to a glass bottle, which I prefer much more and also it is affordable.

Next, I have used up MAC Cremesheen Glass in 'Deelight' which is a nude pinky colour. This was my favourite go to lip gloss, in fact I used it almost every day. I would purchase it again, if only there was a MAC store in Malta... keep on dreaming Jess...

An Essence product I used up is the Long Lasting eye pencil in 'Black Fever'. I was impressed that for such an inexpensive product it lasted for so long, I think for a whole year. I really liked this pencil, very pigmented and stays quite some time on the waterline. I may purchase it again if I find it on the stand since this is quite a popular product.

Next is the Colossal Mascara by Maybelline. At first I liked this mascara however it dried out quickly. It has a large wand and it does create volume to your lashes. However, I prefer trying out other mascaras instead of buying this again. To be honest, I was not that impressed.

Last but not the least is a mineral compact powder by Artdeco. First thing that I noticed is that the packaging is reusable. When the compact powder has been used up you only need to buy the pan, all powders should be like this, it saves a lot of money both for the company and for the consumer. In terms of the product itself, the lightest powder still had some colour, therefore it is not a translucent powder. I really hate when sales persons tell me, "yes this is a translucent powder" and then when I open it the powder still has colour, because of this I am not going to repurchase it.

That is all the products that I have used up until now.

What are the products that you have used up?

Until next time,

Take Care,

Jessica xxx

Thursday, 2 August 2012

July Favorites

Hello Beauties :)

Here are my July Favorites. There are a few products that I like; however there are 5 products which have exceeded my expectations. 

The first product is Essence Gel liner in the color Berlin Rocks 03. First and foremost I love the color since it suits my eye color and also I prefer it from straight up Black. The color is a purple color with very tiny shimmers throughout. It has a very creamy consistency and it is highly pigmented. I was also impressed because it stayed on all day and it did not smudge at all. I really like this product and I would recommend it to anyone. 

Essence Gel Liner: Berlin Rocks

ELF Angled Eyeliner Brush
I apply this Gel Liner with ELF angled eyeliner brush. It is a very precise brush therefore you can apply it as thick or thin as you want. Also the price beats them all, a quality brush for only 3 sterling J. I think that this brush and the gel liner make the perfect pair. 

The next product is Maybelline Colossal Volume Express Mascara. This is one of the best mascaras that I have tried so far. Its formula is perfect for elongating the lashes and building up volume. Also the brush is neither too large and neither too thin therefore it can reach even the smallest of lashes.

Maybelline Colossal Volume Express Mascara

Another Maybelline product is the Maybelline Color Tattoo in the color Turquoise Forever. The first thing that caught my eye is the intensity of the color. Personally I love blues and this product’s color is perfect. It has quite a creamy consistency and it applies evenly without tugging your eyelids. It also lasts quite a long period of time and it is perfect as a base for the eye shadow. 

Maybelline Color Tattoo: Turquoise Forever

The last product is a hair product and it is CHI Silk Infusion. I apply this product at the ends of my hair while it is still damp, before blow drying it. It is a very good heat protecting product and it leaves your hair shiny and silky. I have the smallest bottle of this product and it is not a cheap product however this small bottle has lasted me more than a year, since only a pea size amount goes a long way. 

CHI Silk Infusion
 Hope you liked this blog post.

Take Care :)


Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Summer Natural Eye Makeup Look

Hello Beauties :)
Beauty and inspiration is all around us. If we look around us and learn to really look at the nature and environment that surrounds us we really start appreciating the beauty of our world. 

During the past weekend my friends and I went to Comino, it is one of the islands that make up the Archipelago of Malta and it also has one of the most beautiful beaches.

The following eye makeup look has been inspired from this photo. Hope you like it.

Step 1:- I concealed my under eye dark circles with Yellow ELF corrective concealer and Deborah Milano concealer.

Step 2:- In the Inner corner of the eye I applie NYX Jumbo Eye pencil in Milk and the rest I applied Maybelline Color Tattoo in Turquoise Forever as bases so as to make the eyeshadow colors last longer and look brighter.

Step 3:- On top of the Jumbo eye pencil I applied expensive pink eyeshadow by MAC and on top of the Maybelline color Tattoo I applied Steamy eyeshadow by MAC with and eyeshadow brush. Do not forget to blend the two colors together in the middle of the eyelid so as to eliminate that harsh line.

Step 4:- I applied the peachy color in the crease and the dark brown color in the outer corner of the eye and blended the two colors together. 

Step 5:- I applied Urban Decay 24/7 eye pencil in Binge on the lower eye lid on the out corner.

Step 6:- Last but not least, I applied eyeliner and mascara.

And this is the finished Eye look:

These are all the products that were used:

Hope you liked this eye makeup look tutorial. If there are any suggestions please comment below.

Take Care

Jessica xxx

Friday, 13 July 2012

Nail Polish Reviews

Hello Beauties :)

This post is going to be a review about two nail polishes that I recently purchased. 

The first one is by Essie and it is a limited edition color called Bikini so Teeny. I think it is the perfect color for Summer. It is a Lilac color but with a hint of blue in it. It has a creamy consistency with very tiny sparkles which are barely noticeable but which give that extra pop to the polish.
This is my first time trying out Essie nail polishes and I must say that I am impressed. It stayed on for a week without chipping and it dries out quite quickly. Also they have a wide range of colors to choose from.

Verdict:- High quality nail polishes. Somewhat expensive when compared to other brands but worth it. I highly recommend this brand.

The next nail polish is by Sally Hansen and it is called Pacific Blue. This color is very unique and also ideal for the Summer time. It is a blue color but it is not the usual normal blue that we continually see. It is like a neon blue with purple undertones to it. I love this color!!
As for the quality I was also impressed by this brand since the nail polish stayed intact for quite some time. It is a very opaque color with a creamy consistency.

Verdict:- Great nail polish. I also recommend this brand since it offers good quality nail polish at reasonable prices. 

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Take Care

Jessica :)