Hi lovelies! I hope you’re all doing wonderful! I recently picked up some fun new items whilst on a shopping trip with a good friend last week and wanted to share with you what I got and what I think of the products so far.
Neutrogena Naturals | multi-vitamin nourishing night cream: I’m almost out of my current night moisturizer so I decided to pick a new one up to try. This one claims no harsh chemicals, parabens etc. I couldn’t resist and already tried this for a few nights…and broke out a bit. Since I’ve only tried this for 3 days or so, I can’t say my acne is directly correlated from using this, but I shall use it some more and see. Fingers crossed it isn’t causing me to break out because I love how it moisturizes really well and makes my skin feel real smooth.
Real Techniques | Shading brush & Fine liner brush: There was a BOGO 50% off sale at ulta for these already cheap brushes so I quickly grabbed them! I love Real Technique brushes! They are of fantastic quality and I LOVE the makeup artist, Sam Chapman, who created them.
The shading brush is soft, great for packing on color, yet fluffy enough at the tip to be able to blend the eyeshadow. It is small enough to fit into the crease of my eye and also to apply color underneath the lower lashes. Fantastic!
My beloved Sonia Kashuk bent eyeliner brush is very old, and the bristles are fraying, so I grabbed a new eyeliner brush. The fine liner brush is very fine, stiff and great for applying on gel eyeliner! I do like my Sonia Kashuk one better though just because I prefer softer bristles to make application smoother, but this one works great as a replacement (left is real techniques, on the right is sonia kashuk).
Rimmel | Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner in “Taupe” : I love the unique color of this eyeliner! It’s a stoney, muted brown gray color that works great to add slight definition to a more neutral eye look. The formula is very creamy, but not very long lasting or waterproof. I find it doesn’t wear well on my lower lashes. I would not recommend this pencil for people who are darker as the pencil wouldn’t show up well.
Here it’s on my lower lashes and inner rim.
Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate in “11” : I was on a hunt for a darker, matte red to sport in this upcoming fall season and fell in love with this color!
The formula is great: long lasting, pigmented, matte but not drying on the lips, leaves a nice stain when faded. “11” is a dark cherry red. It applies on slightly lighter than how it appears in the stick, but the color can definitely be built up with more coats.
(Here is a full coat on the lip)
I love using this as a light stain as well. Here, I lightly dabbed the lipstick on and smoothed the color out using my fingers.