e.l.f. Mineral Eyeshadow Primer

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Hello ShopaHAULics, Tiffany here and this primer is possibly the only eyelid primer you will need. Not only is this affordable but it works on most skin types.

Packaging: Easy to slid into your travel bag when you are in a rush to get on a plane. The doe foot applicator is really great to apply it onto the lids and the applicator slides back in easily.

Durability: This is really a great product to have with you even if you aren’t applying any eyeshadow. I like to apply this when I am going to do a graphic or intense eyeliner look. If you are sweating or have extremely oily lids this may not be the best but it does do its job for the every day makeup wearer.

Pigmentation: Nude but blends in to the skin easily.

Budget: $1! The most affordable makeup primer ever!

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Benefit Watt’s Up

[Photo credit: Benefit Beauty]

Hello ShopaHAULics, Tiffany here and I feel like this product isn’t talked about a lot. Correct me if I am wrong. Now, all of the information down below is based off of the sample size.

Packaging: Super compact and easy to carry around with you.

Durability: Lasts for a long period of time without becoming greasy or oily.

Pigmentation: I like to apply a good amount because then I can blend it in smoothly and my skin looks luminous without looking like I had just applied it, if that makes any sense. When applying it will look golden. What is so great about this product is that no matter what skin color you have, it will look great on you!

Budget: $30.00. I am not crazy about the price but I will be on the look out for an alternative that is budget friendly! If you have any suggestions, leave them down below!

 

Review: Cailyn Gel Liner in Black

Hello ShopaHAULics, Tiffany here, and a fun fact about this product is that I won it in a YouTube giveaway. Holy cow! It was a while ago but I have to say that this is my favorite product that I got out of the whole package.

Packaging: I think that this is super convenient when it comes to travel because the brush is already there so you don’t have to pack another item in. I do think that it can be a bit of a space hogger though but if you place it right, you should be fine.

Durability: Absolutely amazing because it goes on so smoothly and lasts all day. I have rubbed this a couple of times before and it doesn’t budget. The brush that comes with this is also really good but I recommend wiping it down before storing it back in its spot.

Pigmentation: Black as night. I love the fact that you don’t have to go back over it once you place it down on your lids. However, you will need to work fast becasue once it is there you can’t get it off without makeup remover.

Budget: Okay, here is the thing…I can’t find it anywhere else but their website and other online stores. This beauty is $21.00 based off of the Cailyn website. Yikes…It was actually $16.00 at one point…unless it was another site. Anyway, this can put a dent into your wallet but if you want one item that will last you all day and night, I would definitely go with this one.

Review: Benefit Coralista Blush

Hello ShopaHAULics, Tiffany here, and I have to say that this blush is amazing and I love it but I am going to be honest and let you all know what to expect from this blush since it is on the higher end of makeup.

Packaging: I have to say that this little box is really sturdy. Yes, it is cardboard but it definitely holds the product well. It comes with a brush that is not sitting on top of the blush, there is a plastic protector that cubbies the brush nicely and the brush feels so good!! I also like that it has a mirror but I wouldn’t say it is the most practical mirror since it is so tiny.

Durability: I have noticed that it lasts all day and it definitely keeps a nice glow on my skin.

Pigmentation: I would have to say that this is medium pigmentation and better for people with really light skin. I am Asian and am relatively light but I have red undertones so this blush and the redness on my cheeks tend to blend and the product doesn’t show its true color. However, the redness on my skin has gone down and I love the color pay off when there is no other colors interferring with this blush.

Budget: Coming from the Sephora website: $28.00. Now, I just looked and they have a lip and cheek kit which is also $28.00 so that is a pretty good deal. It doesn’t look like a full size kit but it definitely is good if you want a variety of items.

I honestly bought this because of the name and I have no shame but I have also seen it used in multiple makeup tutorials and loved the payoff on the whole look. So, I would say that you should definitely look at all of the benefit blushes and choose one that suits you best because I think that these blushes are a splurge but one I will probably make in the future.

Review: Benefit They’re Real Mascara

Hello ShopaHAULics, Tiffany here, and I have been on the fence about this product for a long time. I first got this product in a sample size for my birthday. I will be basing this review off of my sample size.

Packaging: It’s nice and sleek for a sample size. It is a straight cylindrical tube rather than the angled tube that you see above. I am going to mention the brush in this section and let you all know that I understand what they were going for but it doesn’t seem to work 100% of the time. The end of the brush is meant for the inner and outer lashes since they can be hard to get to with a normal mascara brush, but when I pull my wand out every time there is a literal clump of mascara that comes with it and I have to dab the want onto a tissue so I don’t look like I have a bug on my lashes.

Durability: It lasts long and keeps my lashes up.

Pigmentation: Black as can be.

Budget: Based on Sephora prices, the small version (not sample) is $10.00 and the full size is $23.00. I would recommend going for the Maybelline Lots of Lashes more only because it does the job and is significantly cheaper. Here is my post of the Maybelline Lots of Lashes.

Overall, I wouldn’t say I would go out and purchase this again but if there is a sample size for free my way I am not going to object to it.

Review: Maybelline Lots of Lashes Mascara

Hello ShopaHAULics, Tiffany here, I have officially found my favorite mascara. I have used this mascara for about a year now and it is my golden child in my makeup. I don’t need to layer on two different mascaras or anything, honest to goodness, I recommend this!!!

Packaging: Love it! I love the combination of green and pink that Maybelline has on most of their bottles. I also love the heart at the bottom with “LOTS OF LASHES” staring right at you. Who doesn’t love hearts?

Durability: This product lasts me all day and doesn’t make my lashes fall. I haven’t seen a waterproof formula if your lashes tend to run or fall but I will keep a look out and update you all!

Pigmentation: Yup, they are black. I have black lashes already but this mascara just defines my lashes better.

Budget: This mascara runs around $5-6 depending on where you go so I think that it is a pretty good deal and you get your moneys worth because it lasts and doesn’t clump unless there is excess mascara on the wand which you can easily rid yourself of with a tissue.

Relying on Makeup to Feel Beautiful

Hello ShopaHAULics, Tiffany here, and I wanted to express something that I don’t think a lot of people realize…we rely on makeup. I am not saying that we are so obsessed that every woman is wearing it right this second or even every day. I am just saying that there has to be a reason why there is such a mass market for makeup. We rely on it.

I have to admit that when I first decided to get into makeup it was to cover my skin. I had always seen women covering their skin up from imperfect to perfect. When I became adequate I started to wear it every day I stepped out of the house. I lost my comfort. For some reason I didn’t feel comfortable wearing makeup all the time knowing that my acne was the reason why I wore makeup. I wanted to wear makeup because I wanted to feel more beautiful or confident, not to hide myself. Acne is/was a part of me and it isn’t something I cared enough about to accept that as it was.

I love to wear makeup now as a form of expression and because I really love the way that makeup makes me feel. Confident.

Ladies and gents, I think that from what I have learned in the past it is that you are beautiful no matter what people tell you, with or without makeup. Yes, you may have something you want to hide like dark circles or that wrinkle on your forehead that stands our or the crows feet appearing around your eyes. You are beautiful.

I just felt the need to put that out there.

xo

 

Every Wednesday!

Hello ShopaHAULics, Tiffany here, I realize that for the past year or so I have been absent and I hope that you all have been enjoying the posts recently. So…to keep this blog up because I do enjoy blogging, I will be posting something every Wednesday! Just a quick update for you all and I will “see” you every Wednesday to let you all in on something either review or skin wise since I have gotten into skin care alot!

Plus, thanks for all of the support whether you are a new subscriber or just happen to stop by and like my posts!

Review: Urban Decay De-Slick Setting Spray

Hello ShopaHAULics, Tiffany here, and this is a life saver!!

Packaging: I think that this is a very sleek and clean cut packaging for a product meant to control the shine, it is all matte.

Durability: I have dropped this item many times and it has survived and it also lasts all day on my skin.

Pigmentation: Well, there is none, but it definitely looks wet when you apply it. I would keep your eyes closed, especially if you have intricate eye makeup, and wait for about thirty seconds. I find that if I wait for the product to dry that it keeps everything in place longer.

 Budget: Based off the Sephora website: 1oz = $14.00 4 oz = $30.00. I would say that the 1 oz is perfect if you don’t apply makeup all the time but if you do then aim for the $30.00. This product isn’t the cheapest but it is worth the money because it actually works.

I found this product through Missglamorazzi, Ingrid, on youtube and I usually get most of my recommendations from her.

 

Graduation Essentials

Hello ShopaHAULics, Tiffany here, and I have some essentials to share with you that I think you may enjoy. I recently went to my brothers graduation and literally moved back from my dorm the night before the graduation. Waking up early-ish and prepping for the day I knew I didn’t want to have a heavy load of makeup or anything that would be hard to maintain in case we had to go outside to take pictures. So…here is the list of the items I used:

-Urban Decay De-Slick Setting Spray

-Love My Face Pressed Powder

-Maybelline Lots of Lashes Mascara in black

-Benefit They’re Real Mascara

-Benefit Blush in Coralista

-Cailyn Gel Liner in black

Full reviews will be coming your way starting this week!!