New Beauty Product Loves

Why does it always seem that when ever you need a new tube of mascara you find yourself running out of face wash, concealer, lotion, etc. too? Anyone else seem to have that pattern? Last weekend, I made a trip to ULTA to stock up on my usual beauty essentials, but I decided to try some new things instead.

I've talked before about how much I like Maybelline's Lash Stiletto Mascara. Well, they were all out of the regular blackest black mascara, so I decided to try the "voluptuous" formula instead. I like it EVEN better! It stays on longer and the brush is easier to use. Try it out!

I also decided to trade in my COVERGIRL Perfect Point Plus Eye Liner for a much cheaper one. RIMMEL's Soft Kohl Liner was recommended to me by a makeup artist I recently worked with. Since it was less than my usual go-to liner, I decided to take a chance on it. I love it! It stays, but it's also smudge-able.

Lastly, I tried out Yes to Blueberry Brightening Facial Towelettes. I have tried their Cucumber ones, and I loved them. However, the price is usually a lot higher than the Clean and Clear Towelettes. This time the Blueberry version was cheaper than my usual choice, so I took a chance on the the brightening wipes. The smell is SO YUMMY!

You might be wondering why I spend money on the towelettes over regular face wash. I really like the ability of seeing my makeup coming off and knowing that I'm not drying my face with a dirty hand towel. With all of my acne issues it's important that my face is extra, extra clean.

Photo Sources: Chic Style 21, Fabuless Beauty, Yes to Carrots

Maybelline Lash Stiletto Ultimate Length Mascara

I finally finished up my M.A.C mascara that I wasn't too fond of, and took a chance on Maybelline's Lash Stiletto Ultimate Length Mascara. I am really, really liking it. There are many different formulas out there that give a variety of results. For me, I tend to like mascaras that lengthen and separate. This one does just that, and I recommend it to anyone looking for that outcome.

M.A.C. Zoom Lash Mascara

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that I ventured out of my comfort zone and tried CoverGirl Lashblast Length Mascara and was horribly disappointed. This left me needing a new mascara, and since I've been enjoying MAC's Paint Pots, I decided to try MAC Zoom Lash Mascara.

To sum up my feelings about it...

It's okay. Nothing spectacular. Gets the job done.

Good things...

1. Smooth formula

2. Strong pigment. Blackest black I've used so far.

3. Conditions my lashes.

4. Washes off easily

Not so great things...

1. Does not separate lashes well.

2. The wands tends to get too much formula on it and causes clumps.

3. Costs $13.00

CoverGirl Lashblast Length Mascara

This weekend I ventured out of my L'Oreal Telescopic Clean Definition Mascara comfort zone and purchased CoverGirl's Lashblast Length mascara. Well, let's just say I was underwhelmed. Why? Click to keep reading... I always buy black brown because sometimes plain black can be too intense. Well, it's definitely light brown. The consistency is also dry and clumpy. I had to brush my lashes 30 times just to get the mascara to show up.

Definitely NOT a good buy.