Friday, September 19, 2014

Back to School Makeup

Today I thought I would mention some makeup products that I have been loving for the past 3 weeks since school began. I am in university and lucky enough to have enough time in the morning to do a full face of makeup which I personally prefer.

The first thing I've been loving is Stila Smudge stick waterproof Eyeliner in Stingray which is a true black shade. This eyeliner is amazing! I have dry eyes and find that some eyeliners and eyeshadows can dry them out even more but this eyeliner does not do that. Its easy to apply, easy to smudge and there is little to no transfer to the upper part of my lid when my eyes are wide open (which happens more with other eyeliners such as gel or liquid). This eyeliner is retractable which is great. The one downside is that the eyeliner tip is not pointed which can cause it to be tricky if wanting to create a precise line. I have also loved the stile eyeliner in navy for days when I want more of a pop of color.

 The second thing I've been loving is Covergirl Trublend Foundation in L1, Ivory. Its light to medium coverage and feels great on my (dry) skin. I don't find this to cling to any dry spots which is great but I do find that it does not last perfectly all day in hot southern California weather. Because I'm outside a lot walking to class with the sun blazing down I find the foundation to wear away more than it would on a colder day. I do recommend this foundation to anyone with dry skin. The shade I have surprisingly is one of the few shades I've ever tried that's not too dark and matches my neck (which is very light). I find cream and powder products to work well with this product as well. Because its a light foundation but does not do very well in over 90 degree weather, I would recommend more for the more colder days.

The third thing I've been loving for back to school is Maybelline's Baby Lips lip balm in Grapevine.
This is very easy to apply, is moisturizing and provides some color to the lips. I find that if I don't wear anything on my lips, I looks more tired and I feel less "put together" while when I do wear something on my lips I feel much more alive and this product is great because I don't need to use a mirror.

Those are just three products I've been loving for school. :) I hope this blog post is helpful.


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