Monday, December 4, 2017

Urban Decay Makes My Look Last

I was a skeptic of setting sprays. I just didn't understand how it could keep my makeup fresh all day and is a setting spray really worth the money?

Well, I have a few friends who swear by Urban Decay's All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray and one gifted me the product, telling me I had to try it.

So I did.

And surprisingly, I wasn't disappointed! I finished applying my makeup--lipstick, brows, and all--and then sprayed the mist onto my face. I let it soak in and went about my day.

When I finally got home 10 hours later, my face looked almost as fresh as when I left. Of course, my makeup wasn't perfect, but I definitely saw a dramatic difference, so I'd say the spray is absolutely worth the price.

I give it 5 kisses.

It's available on for $32.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Fiber, Mascara, and Lashes! Oh my!

I'm constantly searching for ways to make my lashes longer, fuller, and darker because I absolutely love lashes. They're definitely one of the most important important details on your face.

While I was teaching a BlendSmart make up class, I commented on one of the women's eyelashes and she just raved about this product.

So I applied Cherry Blooms' Fiber Eyelash Extensions. The wand has tiny fibers on it that you apply after putting a base on your lashes. My lashes totally blew up! They looked so much longer instantly.

Unfortunately, the fibers fell off my lashes onto my cheeks so I had to wipe off my cheeks as the night went on.

I give it 3 kisses.

It's available on for $49.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Almay Age Essentials is the Essential Concealer

The last drug store concealer I bought was Almay's Age Essentials Concealer.

This stick concealer was creamy, hydrating, and lasted allllllll day long.

There's no catch! It didn't even dry out the skin under my eyes. This was the diamond in the rough and left me with fresh makeup for my whole day.

Who says drug store makeup can't do the trick?

I give it 5 kisses.

It's available for $10.97.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Physician's Formula: #InstaReady for a Fleeting Moment

Next up on my drug store trial, I tried out Physician’s formula #InstaReady Full Coverage Concealer.

This liquid concealer gave me decent coverage. I often used it to cover up bruises after plastic surgery procedures.

It didn't dry out my skin and thankfully it wasn't too sheer. My only problem with it that as the day went on, the coverage didn't last as long as I would've liked.

I give it 3 kisses.

It's available on for $5.49.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Full-Coverage: Maybelline Comes Close But Falls Short

I did a test drive of 3 different drug store concealers on a mission to find the best.

I picked up Maybelline's Instant Age Rewind Eraser Treatment. It went on incredibly well with its sponge applicator. The concealer wasn't drying at all and had a great feel.

Unfortunately it just didn't give enough coverage for underneath my eyes. My dark circles still made an appearance.

I give it 4 kisses.

It's available at for $11.49.

Friday, November 17, 2017

The Perfect Pink: CoverGirl Colorlicious Lipstick

On my latest Target splurge, I picked up CoverGirl's Colorlicious Lipstick in Honeyed Bloom.

I was in the market for a new nude shade and I found the pigment of my dreams. For me, this was the perfect pink. It looks totally natural.

I've always liked CoverGirl's lipsticks because they're so smooth and creamy. They don't tend to last longer than an hour or so, but you can only expect so much from a drug store product.

I give it 4 kisses.

It's available on for $5.99.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Lashes for Days

My last Target visit resulted in quite the drug store cosmetics haul. I purchased Covergirl's new Total Tease mascara, among lipsticks and bronzers (you'll hear about those in the next few days).

I was incredibly impressed with Total Tease. I picked it up in Brown Black because the little bit of brown makes my blue eyes pop more. They even sell the mascara in Black, Brown, and Navy (how fun!).

With it's innovative applicator, I was able to apply the mascara with ease, giving my lashes more volume. This tool let me separate the lashes that stuck together! This is definitely the best choice a drug store has to offer.

I give it 5 kisses.

It's available on for $7.99.