Glamour + Revlon

I'm squealing with delight and joy to share with you that I'm working with Glamour once again and one of my favorite cosmetic lines, Revlon. Over the next six months you will find me sharing my favorite looks from street style bloggers featuring this year's hottest colors. You can also enter to win makeup from Revlon using these awesome color trends by joining in on the pinterest fun. Click here to check it out and follow Glamour on Pinterest to see my favorite looks. Screen Shot 2013-03-21 at 9.21.24 AM


Spring Beauty: Must Haves

It's almost time for spring; which is, in my opinion, the best season for beauty trends. Here are a few products I love or can't wait to try! First up: Lip Tar! If you haven't tried this product yet, you definitely should! It's a long lasting lipstick that comes in SO many hues, and Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics products are 100% vegan and cruelty free, which is a huge plus.


Another in the lips category: Revlon Lip Butter. This is essentially a moisturizing lipstick, but it comes in great spring time colors such as Tutti Frutti (a bright, coral orange) and Sweet Tart (a bold pink)


For eyes: I think we will gravitate away from the liquid, cat-eye liner from fall and winter towards softer shades in pencil liner for spring. Try the Urban Decay 24/7 Gilde-On Eye Pencil in a dark plum or navy.

For your face: I'm not much of a blush girl, but Bobbi Brown's Pot Rouge in Pale Pink looks like a perfect color for spring. This cream blush also multitasks as lip color, so you get two-for-one!


For your nails: This is my favorite category of beauty. Although my nails chip the second I step away from the polish, I am crazy about nail color. Essie has a wide range of pastel shades that are just right for spring time. My personal favorite is Lilacism, a pale lavender.


Drugstore Face

It wasn't really a conscious effort. I started out with a makeup bag full of high-end makeup products that you can buy through Sephora, and I've ended this year with a makeup bag full of drugstore brands. These makeup products would NOT remain in my bag if if they didn't do the job I needed them to do. So, now I'm happy to say I have a drugstore face and some extra spending cash. And you should care why? Well, because YOU could have extra $$ and look great too! Duh!

So, before I put any makeup on my face I use other drugstore finds like St. Ives Apricot Scrub, Clean & Clear moisturizer and Ponds cleansing towelettes to keep my face squeaky clean and moisturized!

And now for the fun part...

I use L'Oreal True Match Super Blendable Makeup in natural buff. It has sunscreen and it moisturizes and blends well when applied with a foundation brush. It's seriously the perfect makeup for the winter time when your face is extra dry. It's oil free, so I don't ever worry about it clogging my pores.

I'm also obsessed with Maybelline's Lash Stiletto Mascara. I've blogged about it before, and it's still my favorite mascara. It really defines your lashes and it's easy to take off at night. I also love Maybelline's Unstoppable eye liner's easy, smooth application.

I used to use Benefit's Browzings ($30) compact to keep my brows looking perfect, but now all I use is CoverGirl's Brow & Eye Maker pencil. It's the exact brown I need and it's only $2.99 for TWO pencils AND a sharpener. Good buy if you ask me.

To make my eyes look pretty and natural in one, I really like Almay's Intense i-Color eye shadow trio. I chose the one for brown eyes, and I love it. I don't always wear the purple, but when I do it's the perfect shade. Now, I'll admit that I do play around with a lot of other eye shadows that I have, but it's because they seriously last FOREVER. The kicker though is that you HAVE to apply eye shadow with a brush and not the measly little sponge applicator. That goes for ANY eye shadow you EVER wear.

For my rosy cheeks I love Almay's Pure Blend powder blush in bouquet. It applies nicely on top of the L'Oreal base. Definitely use a fluffy blush to apply it though. Again, those applicators that come with the product stink!


And now for the grande finale, lipstick. Oh boy, these are my two favorite lipsticks in the whole wide world. Revlon makes fantastic matte lipsticks that stay on for a long time.

If you've been looking for a bright red lipstick for a while you have got to try Revlon's Fire & Ice. My friend Jessie and I are both addicts of the color. As you can see below...

If you want a more natural lip color, go with "mauve it over." It looks great with olive skin.

There is a tiny disclaimer though...You may or may not have noticed that I haven't said anything about concealer or eye shadow base. Those are still the only two things that I haven't been able to find at a drugstore that rivals the quality of Benefit's Boi-ing, Erase Paste and MAC's paint pots. And, I would have to say that the reason why my eye shadow looks as good as it does is owed to MAC.

But other than those three things, my face belongs to Walgreens, and my pocketbook is grateful.

Product Review - Revlon Brow Fantasy

classic_beautiful_eyebrows_browEye brows - I have to say that I really lucked out in this department. I love my eye brows. They are low maintenance and naturally have a great shape. I know that not everyone has the same experience with what my mom would call your "little parentheses," but we all have our battles, right? Anyway, defined and groomed eye brows are a quick way to look more awake and put together. I've always used Benefit's Brow Zing compact with brow gel and powder, but I decided to try Revlon's Brow Fantasy - a brow gel and pencil in one... I love it! It works just as well as Benefit's product and gives even more definition. Not to mention it's only $7.00 vs. $30.00! The product comes in four different shades and you can find it at Walgreens, CVS or Ulta.


I'm Lovin' It

victorias-secret-eyeshadowAs I was putting on my makeup yesterday, I had a thought that I should share my beauty routine and things that I'm lovin' right now. I'd love to hear about yours too! 1. Revlon Colorstay Overtime Lip color - I wrote a post about this earlier, and I'm still loving this lip product. Lasts forever! Just reapply clear gloss throughout the day. The colors I wear are Constantly Coral, Bare Maximum, Infinite Raspberry and Maximum Mauve.

2. L'Oreal Telescopic Clean Definition Mascara - I love the wand, I love the price, I love that it washes off with ease. I keep coming back to this mascara. I've worn Benefit, Max Factor, Chanel and Dior - all of the high ranking mascaras...This is still my favorite.

3. Nars Blush in Orgasm - The color name may be racey, but it sure is all it's cracked up to be. It's long lasting and works wonderfully with my skin tone. It's great for summer because it has flecks of gold in it.

4. Lorac Breakthrough Performance Foundation - This water-based formula is great for acne prone skin. It also has an SPF of 14 in it! I think it's definitely work the price. Lasts all day!

5. Benefit Bo-ing Concealer - I don't know why I didn't use this concealer before! It works so well with my skin tone.

6. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil - I change up my eye liner a lot. I still love MAC eye liners, but I think I found a new favorite in Urban Decay. This liners go on like "butta." I currently wear Bourbon. I don't have a favorite liquid liner, but I'm satisfied with Revlon's Colorstay Liquid Liner in Blackest Black. If you have a favorite, let me know!

7. Victoria's Secret Radiant Shimmer Eye Palette - MAC has my all time favorite eye shadows. Their pigment is the best! However, I had a gift card to Victoria's Secret and this eye shadow palette caught my eye. I love these colors and the pigmentation is very good. I was pleasantly surprised! I've been wearing the gold and bronze colors for the past couple of days. They are perfect for summer.