Makeup Review: Stila Huge Mascara

Hey everyone! I hope you all are happy and healthy and most of all warm! I don’t know where you all are from but where I’m from is SUPER COLD. Anyways, I’m here to share with you a product I got in a Birchbox maybe a month ago? Somewhere around there. But anyways, my old mascara that I so dearly love (the Rimmel Xtreme mascara- I think that’s what it’s called?). I rummaged through some old samples I received and found this gem.

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So, if I’m going to be perfectly honest, I do like this mascara. I really do, however, I do feel like my go to drugstore mascaras can give me the same effect. I also kind of felt like this was a little bit clumpy (but that might be because of the travel size?). It does thicken pretty well, but my lashes are already pretty thick, and it lengthens. Additionally, this mascara is CRAZY HARD to get off. It took me probably twice as long to take off my makeup because of this mascara.

Overall, it’s nice. But that’s about it for me. I wouldn’t be willing to pay the obscene amount of money for something I can buy at Ulta in the drugstore section.

Current Makeup Routine

Yay for my first beauty related post! I’m honestly just posting this so you all can get a feel for what products I like. I would post pictures of myself but my nice camera is having some glitches right now.

1.) First I start off with applying the Mary Kay Oil Mattifier all in my T-Zone (around my nose). This is where my face gets the most oily throughout the day so I need a product to help me out and this one seems to be doing the trick!

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2.) Then I go ahead and put on my foundation. I’ve been using the  Clinique Beyond Perfecting foundation and I use the applicator to put it on my face and go back with a BH Cosmetics 30 Brush to blend it in. I cannot tell you how much I just love this foundation. It gives me just the right amount of coverage and Clinique products hardly ever fail me.

3.) I’ve been currently using the treStique mini concealer crayon for my undereyes for the time being (I use the color bisque). It came in my birchbox while I was at school and I reached for it when my Clinique concealer ran out. It’s been doing the job, but I am on the hunt for other under eye concealers (please comment if you have one that you love). If I have any acne spots I usually cover them up with the Benefit Erase Paste.

4.) I normally set everything (a light dusting) with the Origins Brighter By Nature face powder with a big fluffy brush. I’m not even sure that they still sell this stuff because I remember buying it at a cosmetics outlet by me. I wasn’t a big fan of this when I first bought it and thought it just made my face feel heavy. But again, once I ran out of my Clinique face powder, I decided to give it a go. Not the best face powder in the world, but it does the job (please comment if you have a face powder you are loving!).

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5.) Then I apply the fun stuff! Bronzer and blush! For bronzer, I always use my Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder in Golden Light, and I just hit pan on it a while back so I’m getting sad! This has been the best bronzer I have ever used by far! I don’t usually “contour” per say, but I do just have a light dusting of it all on my cheek bones. As for blush, I do like to change it up a bit. But I’ve really been liking the bhCosmetics floral blush duo in Rose. I haven’t used the bright pink shade but I have been using that sort of dusty rose shade.

6.) If I wear shadow, I do like to switch it up, but if I’m in a rush to run errands or go to class, I typically stick to All That Glitters by MAC. It’s a simple champagne color that’s perfect for everyday wear.

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7.) I’ve been really into liquid liner lately and am becoming more confident using it. Most times I don’t add a wing, but I might add it if I’m feeling a little bit edgy. I’m currently using the bhCosmetics liquid liner.

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8.) As for mascaras, I don’t usually buy “high end” types. I feel like there are so many amazing drugstore mascaras and they go bad so quickly. I’m using the Rimmel Scandaleyes Xtreme and I love the two different brushes for lengthening and volume.

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9.) Lastly, I apply lip gloss. I use the Lorac Lip Lustre Gloss in Ruby. It’s perfect because it adds just the right amount of pop of color after I blot some of it off.

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That’s all folks! I hope you guys at least got a feel for the kinds of products I reach for! I’ll have tutorials and product reviews up soon!

 

 

January TBR

Hey guys! I know it’s been awhile since I’ve posted, but I’m getting back into it this new year! 🙂 This is what I’m planning to read this next month.

I’m hoping because I still have some time off that I’ll be able to get to all of these, but these are not set in stone. One of my many resolutions for this year was to read books that have been sitting on my shelf for awhile now.

I picked up A Discovery of Witches (the first book in the All Souls Trilogy) and thought it was pretty good, good enough to continue the series. I’ve already started Shadow of Night so I’m hoping to marathon these in the next couple of days. I’ll post a review about A Discovery of Witches within the next couple of days.

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If you know me I always go for a fairy tale retelling. When I saw Ellen Hopkins on the cover I knew I had to have it. I have a book by Julie Kagawa sitting on my shelf (Iron something? I’m too lazy to go get up and look) that I should probably read but I’m just going to go for it.

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Okay so the main reason why I picked up this one was because I saw it on Book Outlet for super cheap and it has been sitting on my TBR list on goodreads for entirely too long. After the previous books I’ll be reading this month this will probably be a breeze to read. I can always go for a good chick flick so this is the one I’ll go for.

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This one was kind of a weird one for me. I’ve tried to avoid suspense/thriller like these for awhile just because I could never really get into them. Recently, I have had kind of an urge to get back into them. The synopsis seems cool enough so I think I’ll give this one a go.

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It’s been awhile since I’ve picked up a classic. One of my friends has been nagging me to read it for close to two years now. Strangely enough, I’ve never read anything Sylvia Plath, so I’m anxious to jump into it.

That’s it for my January TBR folks. You can find descriptions for each book on Goodreads. 🙂