In coming back to school, I've done a bit of a re-vamp of my makeup collection. School is a very different atmosphere than work, or being at your parents. There is a huge social aspect mixed in, and as a result I felt the need to update and grab a few new pieces.
Apparently I'm having a Maybelline moment, because I just realized that's what most of this haul is...
|Maybelline Babylips in 05 Quenched; EOS Balm in Passion fruit|
One thing that always happens when I move is a major skin crisis. That generally means I go through a lot of moisturizer and lip chap. My two go-tos are the Maybelline Babylips and the EOS balms. I find the EOS ones to be a little too waxy for daily use, but I slap some on before bed and have super soft lips in the morning. The Babylips I have adored for a long time, I've mentioned them before so I won't go on about them again.
I also picked up another Maybelline Colour Tattoo, this one in Tough As Taupe. It's a very nice matte grey-brown shade, perfect for fall. I tend to wear matte eye shadows a lot during this season, and these have amazing pigmentation and don't crease at all.
I picked up the clear Great Lash for my brows as well. I hope this can tame them. My brows are really full and thick, but CRAZY. If this even helps, I bow down.
My final Maybelline product that I got is the Nudes palette. For the record, I am loving this. As someone who lusts after the Naked palette but can't justify the price, this is the perfect alternative. I wouldn't say it's a dupe, the pigmentation isn't nearly as good, but it's fantastic for beauty on a budget. There is a great selection of matte and shimmer shades, and the pigmentation is decent for the price. I paid $7 for this, but it was on sale. I'm not sure what the regular price is, but I do highly recommend this. I've been wearing the gold shade on the bottom row nearly every day.
On to a new brand I've discovered in the last month, essence. This is solely available at Shopper's Drugmart, but if you can find it the prices are unbelievable. The first thing I picked up is this blush in the shade Autumn Peach. The pigmentation is phenomenal, and it only cost... drumroll... $3! I have another shade in this, Cherry, and I can't get over how soft and pigmented these are. Definitely a must buy.
I also bought the essence highlighter. This was only $4, and since I don't own a highlighter I figured I'd start with a cheaper option. This is a cream, and so far I think it's good. It's not super dramatic, but it does give a nice sheen to the cheekbones.
My final purchase was the Physician's Formula Nude Wear powder. Normally I find this brand to be kind of expensive, but since it was on sale I decided to grab one. My skin hasn't been taking well to foundation lately, and I wanted to try a powder with more coverage to give my skin a break. This promises to "deliver a complexion-boosting lit-from-within glow for a fresh and beautiful bare skin effect". I guess we'll see! (Also, HOW CUTE IS THE PACKAGING?!?!)
Hope you enjoyed my little haul. I'll be back soon with more 'back to school' type posts!