Thursday, January 28, 2010

Beauty on a budget and some short reviews

I decided to do a look using some of the rather inexpensive cosmetics that I own. I am very happy with the way this turned out.

Almay Bright Eyes Duo Eye Base + Concealer to Prime (this stuff is okay but nothing special).

88 Shimmer Palette  I got mine on eBay for about $17 shipped from Hong Kong. It's exactly the same as the Coastal Scents one. I used the hot pink color on the inner lid and the blue color on the outer lid blended with more hot pink the on top.  Over the pink and blue on the lid I put NYX Chrome shadow in Black blending with the $1 e.l.f brush. That gave it kind of a purple appearance. Then I used to two lighter shades in the palette up to the brow and inner eye. (Colors used are marked with stars)

Liner - L'Oreal Extra Intense Liquid Pencil Eyeliner on upper and lower lid. I am highly impressed with this pencil. I love it, (almost as much as the Urban Decay pencils) It's a very smooth liner and doesn't drag. Water line is e.l.f Eyeliner and Shadow stick in Brown/Basic. Used the liner (basic) side. These are pretty crappy, they break off and fall out of the applicator.

Mascara - e.l.f. Studio Line Lengthening and Volumizing Mascara. This stuff is okay, but I like Cover Girl Lash Blast or Clinique better. The stuff that is making my lashes healthier is Silk Naturals Eye Lash Conditioning Gel. Maybe it is all in my head, but I swear they look a little longer.

Lash Curler - My all time favorite and I use it every day is the e.l.f. $1 lash curler. I can't say enough good things about it, especially for the price.

So this was a fun look, I really love the NYX Chrome shadow that my friend Sunshinegal (Jamie) sent me. It's shimmery with minimal fallout. I think it would look good layered over various different colors. The shimmer palette is a good palette with super pigmented shades that can create endless looks. I definitely think it is worth the money if you want to experiment and not spend a ton of money.




4-8 said...

i see u!

lillypug said...

what am I wearing?

Jamie said...

awesome look! I have to say 4-8 and lpug, your conversation sounds kind of perverted. LOL

Phyrra said...

Cute :)

lillypug said...

hahahaha Jamie! ;) you never know about us!

Thank you Phyrra. Nothing is as good as your looks though. :)

lizS said...

i have been looking for a great cheap eyeliner, lpug! thanks! :D