30 May 2013

Revamped Maybelline Routine

Hi, guys!

Things have been so crazy, like always, and I haven't really had time to sit down and blog at all. I may start making videos!

This post is an update to my makeup routine. Recently I decided to go on a complete overhaul of my makeup kit and start from scratch since a lot of my products were older and needed to be binned.

Lately I've been on a huge Maybelline kick. All of the products I currently use, except for my eyeshadow and my face care, are Maybelline.

My base product is their Dream Matte powder. Not only does it smell good, it offers just enough coverage for my face. I don't have many blemishes, so I do not feel the need for a heavier product. This product does come with a sponge under the powder in a little twist out compartment, though I don't use it. I use a kabuki brush instead since I like how it lightly deposits the powder on my skin, giving me the ability to build it up for more coverage if I need to.

The Dream Matte powder also prevents my face from getting oily, something that all of my previous foundations failed to do. All day wear, no greasies even in the nastiest of Florida conditions. It's an A+ in my book!

The second addition to my collection was a new mascara. I already used their The Colossal Cat Eyes, and it was time for something different. I didn't like how I would end up with clumps with the Cat Eyes so I decided to deviate from the norm and picked up a tube of Volum' Express The Mega Plush.

It's fantastic! The brush isn't curved like Cat Eyes, and I like it a lot more. I have no clumps and mega lashes that just pop! As always, I do one coat all over and then a light coat on the ends after the first coat has dried. It makes my lashes look amazingly plush and glam.

I also needed a new eyeliner. I've never been a true fan of pencil or kohl, preferring the liquid and gel liners instead. Since I was out of liquid I picked up a pot of Eye Studio Lasting Drama gel liner. It was a lot easier to use than I expected, since I have had varied results with gel liners before. I like the brush that comes with it. Unlike other gels I've tried before, this brush is extremely soft. It's got the ability to create a super dramatic deep line, or a thin simple line for day. The staying power is tops, as is the ease of application. This isn't in my every day routine, but definitely worth mentioning.

My final grab was two tubes of Color Whisper lipsticks. The color is so light and airy. I don't normally use lipstick since my lips are massive enough and the extra color just adds attention to them. I feel I can wear these without having to worry. It's just enough color to add definition, but not enough to drown me out.

I lucked out and found a duo pack of Baby Lips on sale at Walmart last week, so I picked those up too. I'm not as thrilled about those since they have a shimmer to them and make me look a bit drowned out.

So that is my updated makeup bag! I'm in love with all of the products except for the Baby Lips. I think I've finally found something that sets well with me ^_^

I also got my confirmation email today that I've been selected for another Influenster VoxBox program for summer. My box should arrive mid-June, so keep your eyes peeled for new reviews of the products they send me. If you would like to know more about Influenster, and how you can become an Influenster yourself, visit www.influenster.com and sign up. You never know, you may have a VoxBox of your own to review one day!

Stay golden, dears!


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