May 1, 2014

Maybelline Make-up Haul

I don't know what's gotten into me the past few weeks but my spending habits have been out of control.    If you're familiar with my blog, you'll know that I have a serious shopping problem and that when I have any kind of extra money in my bank account, I spend it. 

I don't have any extra money in my account and I've been spending it like I have.

Well, in actuality, I haven't really; everything I'm going to talk about was bought using my mom's credit card, it was all on sale and then I threw my mom a $20 because I felt bad.

I was in dire need of new makeup (although, doesn't it always feel like I'm buying new makeup to replace the old?). My Urban Decay BB Cream was on it's way out, I needed to invest in a new, different kind of blush and bronzer, and my ELF concealer was on it's last leg.

I needed some new stuff desperately. 

I went to the drug store over Easter break and was browsing a bit when I saw that Maybelline was buy one get one 50% off. I jumped at the chance and got some products I've been lusting over.

My sorority sister brought something up the other day; she looked at my make-up bag and said "You really love Maybelline don't you?". And I think I brought this up the last time I reviewed new make-up... I am so brand loyal to Maybelline.

I don't know what it is but I just always flock to them and sometimes I don't even realize it's their products I'm picking up in the drugstore. To me, they have really high quality products as well as fun innovative ones such as the FIT Me Stick Foundation and Dream Bouncy Blush. No one else in the drugstore game is doing that and I applaud Maybelline's efforts.

Enough boasting, lets get down to business, shall we?

I bought four amazing products that I am not even slightly disappointed with.


Dream Fresh BB Cream, Dream Bouncy Blush, Master Bronzer, and Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Concealer. 

The concealer is something I've purchased in the past and it's my third time re-buying it. I'm skeptical with concealers because it's something I really, truly need every single day. I always search for drugstore finds because they're cheaper yet still work really well. I haven't tried a bunch of drug store concealers mostly because I'm scared of wasting my money and I know this one works wonders on my terrible dark circles. It really covers and conceals and highlights my under eye area, leaving me with a nice, flawless finish.

The Dream Fresh BB Cream is something I've picked up and put down so many times while in the drug store. I've read reviews on it when I was first in the market for a BB Cream and they weren't good. That's when I bought the Garnier Fructics BB Cream but I was so incredibly disappointed with that one.



I've been trying to justify this BB Cream purchase and with the warmer weather coming up and me never wanting to do a full face of make-up during the summer heat waves, I decided now was just a good a time as any. I was definitely not disappointed with this BB Cream. 

It has the same texture as my Urban Decay Naked cream, watery but holds up to consistency when you squeeze it out of the tube. It doesn't have as much of a tint as I'd like so some bronzer over it doesn't hurt but wearing stand alone is fine as well. When I first apply it, I can feel the cream on my face but after a few minutes that feeling is gone. The first day I wore it, everyone complimented me on the coverage and how flawlessly finished my face looked. It was awesome and I'll never doubt Maybelline again.

Blush was never my thing. I always felt awkward wearing it and thought it made me look like a clown. It wasn't until my NARS Orgasm Blush that I saw the importance of tinting your cheeks. Ever since then, I've really only used 'Orgasm' and been in the market for a new one. Blush is also something that I'm skeptical about buying because you never know what the color will look like on your cheek.


While on my buying binge, I chucked every care out the window and bought the Dream Bouncy Blush which is of cream texture. Cream blushes are strange to me because I don't really know how to apply them but I used my ELF Blush Brush that is not big enough for powder blush to apply the Bouncy Blush to the apples of my cheeks and I'm obsessed. It's the perfect color for Spring and Summer and the cream consistency will definitely stand up to the heat.

The last new product I bought was the Master Bronze by FaceStudio which I think is a new line by Maybelline. It's a simple matte bronzer that is perfect for everyday wear. The only reason I bought this was because Rite Aid didn't have the Rimmel London bronzer I usually use but I'm really happy with this purchase. It goes on really well with a Kabuki brush and gives me a nice glow without being too overpowering. I also am obsessed with the sleek packaging!

Overall, Maybelline never ever disappoints me and they always leave me with a great everyday make-up look! There's no doubt in my mind that these four products will be constantly in my beauty routine as the weather warms up!

What are your favorite beauty products/beauty brands? Tell me in the comments!!



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