Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Cheap brush dupes (EYES) pt 2

Hello everyone, this is the second installment to the cheap brush dupes post that I did before this one. So lets go ahead and get into it =]

1) Your basic eyeshadow brush.

Now this, you can get practically anywhere. Sephora, MAC, and even drugstores have them. They ALL do the same thing.

Here's the one I use:

I got this in a set actually. Posh makes it. I got it at KMart for $9.99, but it came with 4 other brushes, and they're all double ended. Good deal, if you ask me.

2) Flat shader brush

Now this isn't really required to be in your kit, but if you use loose eyeshadows and pigments, this may come in handy in picking up the colors. The brushes are stiff and really pack on the color.

Here's the one I use:

This isn't actually a make up brush XD. It's actually a small paint brush, but it works in the same way. I got this at Michaels craft store for $7.99.

3) Crease brush
To add definition to the eye, we add a color to our crease. To do this, you use a crease brush, right?

Here's the one I use:

I technically didn't pay for this brush XD. I got it FREE with my foundation brush, which is on the post before this. Again, I got this at KMart.

4) Blending

After you finish your look, you want it to look put together right? Well you won't if you have harsh lines everywhere. This is where blending comes into play. Sure, you can use your finger, but that always doesn't get the job done. I recommend using a soft fluffy brush.

Here's the one I use:

This actually came in a set of 5. It came with the "Ecotools 5 piece eye brush kit". I got it at Walgreens for $7.99. It has every tool that I need to complete a look.

5) Highlight brush

To make us look more polished and more awake, or to even add something to the look, we use a highlight color. Usually, this is the lightest eyeshadow that you use in your look. This is optional, I don't use a highlight for every look I do, but for some, I do.

Here's the brush I use:

This brush came in the "eco tools" brush kit, described above.

6) Pencil brush

You can use the pencil brush to give your outer v a shape and to even line your lower lash line without being to dramatic.

Here's the brush I use:

Again, this brush came with the "ecotools brush kit".

Well this is all I have for my cheap brush dupes. I hope you guys enjoyed it! I'll post another summer eye look soon! Bye.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Cheap Brush dupes (FACE) pt 1

Hello everyone. I thought I would post this tutorial on cheap brush dupes, because lets face it, most of us don't have $25 to spend on one single brush that you know won't be around forever. I certainly don't have that kind of money at least. I've been using these brushes I'm going to show you today for a very long time. They were cheap, not one costed over $10. So if you're a make up junkie like me, then this may be a good read for you XD.
1) Foundation Brush
We all know that most women wear foundation. Using your fingers waste the products and it gets messy, so we turn to the brush. You have two choices when it comes to this. You can either A) buy the really expensive one or B) buy the cheap one that does the exact same thing.

Here is the brush I use:

I got this brush at KMart for $7.99 AND it came with a free brush. How many high end department stores offer that? None that I know of!

2) Concealer Brush

It's a common belief that no one is perfect. So what do we use to to cover up those little imperfections? We use concealer! Since most of us want a nice finished look, most of us also use a brush for this problem area.

Here is the brush I use:

I got this brush at target for $3. I've yet to have a problem with it. For those that want to know, this brush is made by E.L.F.

3) Blush

To give ourselves a hint of color, we use blush right? Sure there are cream and gel blushes but it's fair to say that most of use powder blushes, as they are still popular. What do you apply it with? A blush brush! The brush I use for this...I'm not even sure if it's a blush brush...but it works for me! My mom gave it to me, so I'm sorry, I don't know where it came from =/. But you CAN find cheap ones at the drugstore.

Here's the one I use:

Well this finishes this blog post for cheap brush dupes for the face part 1. Next, I'll do the eyes, part 2. Stick around!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Review: Maybelline Super Stay Makeup

Hello everyone, sorry I haven't updated in a while, I was kind of busy with other things x.x. I was going to do a make up tutorial, but since I washed my all my make up brushes and they're still drying, I figured I'd do a review on my current foundation. But I have to say, I'm probably going to change to a different one within the next couple of weeks.

I got this foundation a while ago, like 2 or 3 months back. I was looking for a foundation that wouldn't go anywhere when I touched my face or when I sweated a little bit. And I have to say, for a drugstore product, it really works well. Below are my PROS and CONS of this product.

  • Long Wearing
  • Good Selection of colors
  • Blends well
  • Covers up well
  • Comes off good
  • If I wear it for too long, it makes me break out really bad
  • I got a light shade, and it was too dark!
  • Gets messy
Would I recommend this?Probably not. It does make me break out.
Would I repurchase?No.
That's all! I hope you enjoyed the review. I'll put up another post soon =].