Old and New

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I tried out some new products over the last few weeks and even brought back some things I haven’t used in a while and decided to share them with y’all.

First, I went on another mascara kick and tried two new (to me) mascaras and also went back to an old favorite. First I tried the new IT Cosmetics Superhero mascara, had it been waterproof, I probably would’ve totally loved it. But like I’ve said before, my lashes refuse to hold curl unless it’s waterproof mascara. The second mascara I tried was the L’Oreal Double Extend mascara. I can only describe this mascara as slightly traumatizing. Now it makes your lashes look amazing, almost full like false lashes would give you. Again, had issues holding curl even with the primer. The traumatizing part is when it comes off. It tells you it comes off in tubes, which sounds kind of cool, except it looks like your lashes are coming off. It honestly made me paranoid that I was pulling my lashes out.

So to avoid all of those problems, I went back to a mascara I haven’t used in a while.  Probably a couple of years since I have yet to mention it on here. And I love it so much that I have no idea why I stopped using it. The L’Oreal Voluminous Volume Building mascara is AMAZING! Like the name says, it does a great job at building volume, it also separates lashes really well which is a big plus in my book.

I’ve been faithful to liquid eyeliner. But I decided to try the e.l.f. cream liner because I’ve heard that cream/gel liner is better when learning to do a wing. I’m pretty convinced I’ll never get the hang of winged liner, no matter how much practice I get, but I’ll keep trying.

Keeping with the eye products trend, one last thing I bought, individual lashes. They’re super daunting and I have yet to try them out but I’ve tried the full strip of lashes and I’m not the most talented with it. I feel like individual lashes could possibly be easier to apply, more control. I’ll be sure to keep y’all updated.

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I’ve been going back and forth between Dolce Pink and Delizioso Pink blush by Milani. Some days I’ve even skipped blush and instead have just chosen to use bronzer on my cheeks instead to help warm up my face. I’ve been reaching for the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer in medium (should probably have light but it came in as part of a set.)

The last few days I’ve been trying out the Maybeline SuperStay Better Skin foundation. Since I started classes for the semester yesterday, I decided a foundation with SPF would be the best for walking around campus all day. After being loyal to the L’Oreal Pro-Matte foundation, the Better Skin foundation held up really well and the lightest shade is actually a better color match than the lightest shade in the L’Oreal line. This foundation is quickly becoming a favorite.

Lastly, I picked up the Essie nail polish in Fiji and it’s the most perfect light pink! Even though I’m as pale as  a ghost, I’m telling you it makes you look tan… or at least it makes you think you look tan.

What products have you been loving recently?

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