Monday, March 19, 2012

FOTD March 19, 2012 (17 of 100)

I have over 30 FOTD's for my 100 FOTD goal but unfortunately I haven't posted them all. I'll try to do better.

This is actually from last week. I was practicing for St. Paddy's day but I didn't end up doing this look.

I was having such a hard time with my eyeliner this day. I don't know what my problem was. 

 I used my new ELF Flawless Foundation and HD Loose Powder. I've been using it everyday. I like the look that I can achieve with it. 

NYX Pro Make Up Artist kit - green and brown e/s
Tarte for True Blood palette - "Moss" & "The Light"
ELF Cream Liner - brown
Collection 2000 mascara - brown
Maybelline under eye concealer
Claudia Stevens face primer (Sally's beauty)
ELF Studio eye primer
Lipgloss- generic lipgloss that I bought at Boots in the UK. No name or color.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

More E.L.F. at Target!

I was about to place an order online for some E.L.F. products, all my items were in the cart, but I changed my mind. And I'm glad I did. Later that night I ended up at my local Target store and I discovered that they are now carrying more E.L.F. Studio Line products. How excited was I?! 

I'm just going to start at the top and work my way down.

High Definition Powder: I wasn't sure what to expect from this product but for some reason I just had to try it. I'm glad I did. It's a white powder but it doesn't come out white on your skin. It has a nice mattyifying effect but I wouldn't say its the best powder I've ever used. It's not a full coverage powder. **Edit: I've used this for almost a week now and I do love the way my skin looks, in combination with the flawless foundation.***

Would I buy it again? Yes. I've only used it a few time but for the price you can't go wrong.
Good mattyifying powder? Yes.
High definition and lives up to what its supposed to do? Inconclusive. I need to use it more.
1-10 scale, Satisfied with this product (1 being not satisfied at all)? 8

E.L.F. Flawless Finish Foundation: I wouldn't say its flawless finish. I haven't used it that much but I don't think it lives up to that name. In my opinion, its not a full coverage foundation. I would say medium coverage. I don't like cosmetics that have a scent to them. Even though this one smells really nice, kind of like soap, I just don't like it. 

Why do I like it? Its good value for the price. It's a good everyday foundation. I love the pump dispenser. It's SPF 15 (that's always a plus in my book).
Would I buy it again? I haven't used it that much to really say but my initial thought is that I would buy it again.
Lives up to what it claims to do (in this case, flawless finish)? For me it did not. But that doesn't make it a bad foundation. **EDIT: I still wouldn't say "flawless" finish but I do think its a full coverage foundation. I've been using my blending sponge to apply.**
1-10 scale, satisfied with this product (1 being not satisfied at all) ? I give it 7 overall only because of the scent and I was expecting more full coverage. **EDIT: The smell doesn't bother me as much as I expected to and when I use my blending sponge to apply (on top of face primer) the coverage is pretty full. New rating: 9**

Eye Primer and Liner Sealer: (I'm only going to comment on the primer because I haven't used the sealer yet.) To be fair, I've only used the primer once but my eyeshadow held up all day with no creasing so what more can one ask for? I guess if I had to say something bad it would be that I didn't find the eyeshadow easily blendable after it was applied on top of this primer (it wasn't terribly difficult to blend either but I had to have one critique I guess). But I have found that with other primers too.**EDIT: I've used a few more times not and I like it a lot. No creasing after all day wear (6+ hrs.) and as far as blendability, it depends on the eyeshadow. No problems with my NYX or Tarte eyeshadow.**

Would I buy it again? Yes. Again, good value for the money.
Lives up to its claim? Yes. A good primer makes your eyeshadow more vibrant and helps it to stay in place all day. It did both of those things. 
1-10 scale, satisfied with this product (1 being not satisfied at all)? 8 only because I haven't used it enough. But it has 10 potential. 

Once I start using the products more I'll comment here and there as I use them in my FOTD's. 

Thanks for reading! 

MyGlam March 2012

Although this is my favorite Glam Bag thus far (I wasn't enrolled in December so I didn't get that bag) there are a few down sides to it. 

1)The smell that everyone is complaining about, yah its pretty bad. Mine smells like moth balls. It could be worse. I think it will air out. 
2) I am really sick of skin care stuff. And small little sachet samples. They promised deluxe samples so they failed to deliver there. 
3) $25 coupon that they insist on calling a gift card. Its not a gift card. A gift card can be used as cash with no limitations, this doesn't do that. 
4) Keracolor, not sure what to do with that. 

Now, the reasons this is my favorite bag so far??

1) I LOVE make up brushes. This one is soft and its pink so I'm all about that. And they're supposedly going to add to the collection in the upcoming months so that's a plus.
2) I got the lip treatment! I am addicted to lip balms and what not so this is perfect for me.

I know there are 2 pros and 4 cons but I still love this bag. Maybe I'm crazy. I MIGHT use the dermstore coupon but I'm on the fence about it because I would still have to spend $25+ to use it. 

I am going to stick with MyGlam and see what the future holds. Hopefully they'll listen to their ambassadors and deliver more make up, which is what I really want, and its the reason I signed up. I'll think positive!