Sunday, November 29, 2009

Collective Haul & Brief Review

Sadly, there's not much to do in this kind of rainy weather. For the past few weekends I've just been shopping and eating at the mall. I usually don't do hauls because some people see it as a form of showing off and I honestly don't buy a lot of makeup... but that was then. I don't know what's going on with me these days.. I find myself easily influenced by makeup gurus and beauty bloggers! I forgive myself though because each item is well under $10 compared to a single designer eyeshadow palette that can range from $50-$70 :D

Top Row (left to right): Maybelline Eyestudio Eyeshadow Quads in Purple Icon 30, Give Me Gold 05, Pink Persuasion 80
Second Row (left to right): Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush in Peach Satin 20 and Rose Petal 25, Maybelline Eyestudio Eyeshadow Quads in Sapphire Siren 20 and Green with Envy 40
Third Row (left to right): Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil in Hazel 002, Rimmel Eye Twist Automatic duo liner and shadow, Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Life's A Peach 110, Maybelline Pulse Perfection Vibrating Mascara, Maybelline Expertwear Eyeshadow Quads in Designer Chocolates 40 and Chai Latte 22 , Maybelline Stylish Smokes Eyeshadow Quads in Charcoal Smokes 04 and Emerald Smokes 08


Top Row (left to right): Maybelline Eyestudio Eyeshadow Quads in Purple Icon 30, Give Me Gold 05, Pink Persuasion 80 - I absolutely love these! They weren't advertised well at all! I never even heard about it until I saw the new display at my local Walmart. I wasn't sure if they were limited edition so I picked up a couple the first time. They are very shimmery and pigmented shadows. Not glittery, over-the-top shimmery but iridescent like the swatches I see of Majolica Majorca eyeshadows. This is not something you'd typically find in a drugstore!

Second Row (left to right): Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush in Peach Satin 20 and Rose Petal 25. Peach satin didn't work for me because it was too light and all I could see was the silver glitter that made me look like a disco queen from the 80's. It was hot.... you should've seen me =D I didn't even give Rose Petal a chance after that. I prefer my powder blushes over these anytime.

Second Row (cont.): Maybelline Eyestudio Eyeshadow Quads in Sapphire Siren 20 and Green with Envy 40. Once again, I love these. Green with Envy is my personal favorite because all the colors are different from one another and they really suit my skin tone and eye color!

Third Row (left to right): Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil in Hazel 002 - Filling brows with powder take time so when I'm in a rush, I tend to use pencil. Some people say that pencil looks unnatural but I believe I've mastered the art of achieving natural brows with pencil! Hazel didn't work though because it's too light for me and has a bit of a red undertone. I'll just stick to my Prestige brow pencil in Earth Brown. Rimmel Eye Twist Automatic duo liner and shadow - This comes in a champagne color eyeshadow and a brown liner. I got this on clearance and I can see why! The shadow stick is hard, much like MAC's shadestick! It takes a lot of effort to apply this but I use it as a highlight on top of my cupid's bow and it is perfect for that. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Life's A Peach 110 - My favorite drugstore lipgloss. Love the texture and the color. This is my second one, the tube looks like a decent size but there's not much product in it. Maybelline Pulse Perfection Vibrating Mascara - I've always wanted to try this but I didn't think $18 for a mascara was worth it. However, this was finally on sale and I snatched the waterproof version for $10! I opened it to look at the applicator but I haven't tried it yet. Maybelline Expertwear Eyeshadow Quads in Designer Chocolates 40 and Chai Latte 22 - I've heard so many great reviews and raves on these quads and WOW, I can't believe how much I didn't like them. I guess what may work for one, may not work for another. The colors look nice in the pan but they barely showed up on my skin. I had to literally scrape the brush on the shadow to transfer it. I know I didn't get an old batch because these where in the new packaging. FAIL. Maybelline Stylish Smokes Eyeshadow Quads in Charcoal Smokes 04 and Emerald Smokes 08 - Guess what? I like these. The colors are pigmented, silky, and lustrous. I plan on getting one more in Natural Smokes.

That's it for now. It's pouring and chilly outside but my home is warm and cozy. I am so thankful I'm not out there sleeping in a wet cardboard box. We are too fortunate. Good night babes :)

14 comments:

Dee said...

Nice reviews babe! I've never seen those Eyestudio quads myself! Maybe those are exclusive to Canada? I think I'm going to check out my local Target and Walmart!

Can wait to see you do some looks with them!

Jessy said...

ive seen those palette from asian maybelline ads..i dont know we have it in canada too...im def gonna go to my wal-mart to check it out, since i've heard good things about them

LOLanne said...

haha yt gurus andd beauty bloggers have the same effect on me too! since falling in looove watching haul videos and reading haul posts i've been spending around 20-50$ on cosmetics per week :S lol

<3

Stacieee said...

Nice haul & reviews!! The Eyestudio quads look so pretty! Unfortunately I don't think they carry those in the U.S. because I have never ever seen them in drugstores.

April said...

What a fantastic haul! :)

pinksugarichigo said...

thanks for following my blog! im following yours also.. love the makeup reviews .. especially since you review drugstore makeup since im on a budget.. and i love your videos.. you have such a beautiful flawless look :D

Samantha said...

Hey you!
Yes I am liking the concealer! Favorite drugstore concealer yet. I haven't tried the highlighter yet though =|
I actually had those two blushes in my hand at ulta but I resisted... Do you like them?

Marce said...

Amazing haul! I'm sad to hear the Dream Mousse Blush didn't work for you, I have Peach Satin and absolutely LOVE it! You should give the other colour a go, maybe it'll show up better!
I haven't seen the Eyestudio quads around here, they look pretty good. I hope they appear soon!
Thanks for sharing =)
XO

anne said...

i don't own any maybelline products =( but i think im going to head to the store to try them RIGHT NOW! haha

nee said...

Dee: My viewers told me that the states dont carry them yet. maybe later for sure!

LOLanne: Eeek $50 a week adds up! lol oh well december is spending month so it's bound to happen anyways. If i'm going to spend $500 on people, i might as well spoil myself with a lil something something heh

April: thanks! it's my first one! and hopefully last because the last thing i need is more makeup >_<

pinksugar: thanks for visiting back girl!

sam: i did not like those cream blushes at all!


marce: okay.. maybe i'll give it a try ^_^

Kate Gene said...

I laughed when you talked about the mousse blush. Disco queen? Ha ha ha!!!! Too funny.

I love peachy colors, but I haven't found a peach blush that completely works for me. NYX's peach is really pretty, but too light for my skin. I've been mixing it with one of my pink blushes to darken it up.

Thanks for your reviews!

xx

fortheloveofbeautybylara said...

Ouu thanks for your reviews! Love you haul.. :)

mashimarokisses said...

OMG! I saw your review and I had to get one of the maybelliene studio eyeshadow palette myself. Its really pigmented and better with primer :)

mashimarokisses said...

OMG! when I saw your review I had to get the eyeshadow studio palette myself. very nice and pigmented especially with primer :)