Hi friends, as some of you might know, I don’t usually post much (if anything) about makeup on the blog. I thought I’d give it a try though, because recently I’ve picked up a few items that I really like and I’d like to spread the word about them.
Here are my latest finds:
1. Make Up Forever Full Cover Concealer – $21
I needed a really good concealer because my lovely cat Ulysses accidentally scratched my chin and unfortunately, my skin scars quite easily. This is my first time trying the Make Up Forever brand and I’m impressed—this stuff is amazing. It goes on really thick but the coverage is really good and blends well with the rest of my face. I dab a bit on my chin and then a make-up sponge to smooth it and blend it a bit. It lasts almost all day (the bottle says that this stuff is waterproof). Worth every penny.
I have very fine, almost invisible (even though I have dark hair, go figure) eyelashes that love to clump together so I’m always looking for mascara that’s going to lengthen but not clump. I also desperately needed waterproof mascara. The one thing I like about this stuff is the brush, it does a pretty good job of separating my lashes. The formula is kind of messy—allowing for clumps and kind of making a mess during application. The verdict: not bad but I think there’s better mascara out there of us thin-lashed ladies. I don’t think I’ll buy it again.
3. Sugar Lip Treatment – Tulip – $22.50
This might be my favorite purchase. I’ve been wanting a full-size Sugar tinted lip treatment ever since I tried the untinted and rose colors (they were a free birthday gift). I’m not much of a lipstick wearer so the idea of tinted lipgloss appeals to me. Sugar lip treatment smells good, doesn’t taste bad, and believe it or not, lasts a lot longer than I expect. It also has SPF 15 sunscreen, which I don’t really need since I don’t spend a lot of time outside while wearing makeup, but it doesn’t bother me. I’ve been wearing it pretty much every day for the perfect sheer color that’s just subtle enough to look natural but not too subtle–my hubby even asked me if I was wearing lipstick. Two thumbs up.
What about you, my friends? Any new makeup purchases worth noting? Do you have a favorite mascara you’d like to share? I’d love to hear from you.