Alas, you are finally mine! And you were worth the wait! I picked this baby up on Sunday and have finally tried it! It is amazing!
(Okay, so you are reading this on Valentine’s day, but I really wrote this yesterday…do you follow? Bueller?…)
This is after about ten hours of use. (I just got off work so please excuse my shininess!)
Oh my goodness, I need to redo my eyebrows!
Okay, so one of the things I love most is how light this mascara feels. My L’Oreal False Fiber mascara goes on so heavy and I feel as though I can feel it all day. This one was the opposite. A weird thing though, my eyelashes feel very hard and dry. So I guess that’s a good thing, too. I won’t have to worry about accidentally smudging it.
I wasn’t sure how I would feel about the two step process, but then I thought about it. I usually use two different mascaras anyways, so what’s the big deal? The two steps have different brushes, so if you want a more subtle look, you can always just use step one:
Step one is more like a base coat of mascara. I like that it lets you “place” your lashes where you want them to be. It applies a small amount to your lashes that would work for said subtle look. If subtle isn’t your thing, proceed to step two:
This is where the real Bombshell factor comes in. I don’t know what is in that little bottle labeled ‘2’, but it is amazing. Once you start applying it, it takes your lashes from ‘meh’ to ‘damn!’ I mentioned before about how my lashes feel hard and dry, and I can only assume that whatever that is is in step two.
So, I feel awesome knowing I basically just got two mascaras for the price of one. And they work better than pretty much all of the other mascaras I have (what to do with them now?!). I have a L’Oreal macsara still in the packaging from a few months ago and I don’t feel the need to hold on to it anymore now that I’ve actually tried this one. I know I’m always just gushing about makeup in my reviews, but I can’t help it that everything I own is just so freaking awesome! Maybe someday I’ll come across something I just don’t care for.
Until then, I’ll bat my lashes back to Walgreen’s in search of my next find!
Also, notice all the photos?! My lovely husband got me a camera last week as an early birthentine’s gift (birthday and Valentine’s)! I’m obviously still trying to figure out how to take the best photos (and I’m also tired so I really didn’t are too much how they came out for this post). Isn’t he just the best?
One more just because.
Have a great day, lovelies!
P.S. I realize this post isn’t as detailed as usual, but like I said, I’m really tired and have been working so much lately, and I’m right back at it tomorrow. Hopefully I can get another post up on Monday when I’m finally off! I’m not sure if I want to do another review or a step-by-step on a makeup look? Any suggestions?
I am so excited to be sharing my first review today! I am kicking this blog off with the new loves of my life: Maybelline’s EyeStudio 24hr Color Tattoo eye shadows. Two of the colors featured are from the Metal collection, and the other two are from the “regular” line (for lack of better terminology). The Metal shadows are supposed to present a more metallic look but I honestly don’t think they’re any more special than the rest of them. That being said, here we go!
1) 55 Inked in Pink 2) 50 Edgy Emerald 3) 15 Audacious Asphalt 4) 70 Barely Branded
These are the four Maybelline Color Tattoo eye shadows I own and I am In. Love. With. Them. I starting using these about a month and a half ago and I don’t know what took me so long to try them!
The tattoo eye shadows come in the cream gel form (which I will be talking about today) and a loose powder. The pigments of the loose powders look brilliant but I have not tried them yet. I’m honestly afraid of loose powder eye shadows. The bottles are just so small and there’s so much powder and one mistake and the shit is everywhere. Anywho… These are so amazing. A little bit goes a long way. I love finding products that have that factor. Who wouldn’t?!
One of the best things I can say about these shadows is how smooth they go on. Not only that, but they stay on. I never have to worry about my makeup fading after a 12 hour day. (And that way I can save my finishing spray for important events!) I was apprehensive about this product because I was afraid it would clump on my skin after a while or feel greasy, but I have had neither problem. How you apply them is how they will look all day. Only when I put too much on do I feel like it’s too “heavy”, but that was only for the first time I tried it and I was still figuring it out. When I really want that pig pop, I’ll put more on than usual. The shadows layer really well also, which makes that easy.
Barely Branded (Metal)
I use Barely Branded the most and for the inside of my eye and sometimes to highlight my brow bone (but be careful with this because, although a light shade, the cream feature won’t produce too soft of a look like a matte powder would).
I use this one the least. It is a great charcoal grey when applied but I don’t wear grey too much which is why it doesn’t see too much sunlight. That being said, and I know I keep saying this, but the pigment is great so when I do use it, I don’t need to apply much in order to get a nice smoky eye effect.
I love this one! It is probably one of my favorites. I have used plenty of green eye shadows (powder form) that worked great, but this one stands out the most when I wear it. I usually subtly line my eye with this one so as to have a little pop of color. I used this green for a Mardi Gras look I did a couple weeks back and it was the perfect shade of green for the season. I usually have a problem with greens either being too light or too dark but this one was great for the look I did. And now that Carnival is here, I’ll probably do my makeup as such again to share with you!
Inked in Pink (Metal)
I never wear pink. I have worn pink lipstick twice in my adult life and pink eye shadow maybe five times. That was before I bought this eye shadow. The pink is just so soft and feminine and makes me feel like a woman child. If that makes sense. I feel girly when I wear it. And I kind of like that. My color choices tend to be on the darker side, lipstick wise. I like plums and deep reds on my lips and sultry eyes. So for me to really like this pink is saying something (just trust me on that). This one goes great with Barely Branded for a very soft, barely there look.
Does anyone here use these shadows? What about the loose powders? Please share your opinion on them! And please leave suggestions for other products for me to try! Nothing beats the feeling of buying a brand new makeup product to take home and try out!
Thanks for the love,