Mila Kunis is channeling her best 60’s look here. Love how her lashes and eyeliner make her eyes look huge!
I have to admit, I think the Ipsy bag this month is really cute! I also thought the Ipsy bag was a better value in general. I got four full size products and two deluxe samples. (They’re all on the left) Birchbox, on the other hand, gave three small samples, one deluxe sample … and a pen.
What did I think of each product?
Ipsy Glam Bag
Jelly Ombre Lip and Big Doll Lashes (feat. Shu Uemura Gloss Unlimited)
It’s said two-toned lips are in this season. But I’ve been doing them for so long I wouldn’t know the difference, honestly.
I don’t usually use glosses to do ombre lips, because there usually isn’t enough of a visual contrast. But when I saw a very dark shimmery wine shade in the Shu Uemura Gloss Unlimited range, I immediately thought “stained jelly lips!”
In the grand tradition of the great Uemura-san himself, I swopped things around and did my lips before my eyes. Uemura believed a lip color could be applied first and thereafter be the deciding factor for the eye and cheek makeup you choose.)
This doll-like look is so pretty! The ombre lip is super wearable too.
Cute Thick Eyebrows: for Everyone from the April 2013 issue of Zipper.
A small tutorial on how to get cute and thick eyebrows. Thick eyebrows are associated with youth, so some women might make their brows thicker for a more girlish look. How do you like to style your brows?
When theBalm had their 50% off sale a few weeks ago, I jumped at the opportunity to buy a few products I had wanted to try. I like many of theBalm’s products but since they’re a little pricey, I only tend to buy them on sale. I ended up getting $100 worth of items half off! What did I think of them?
Balms Away Makeup Remover
This is easily my favorite makeup remover EVER. Nothing stands a chance against this stuff. It also does not irritate my eyes or skin and you only have to use a small amount. Seriously, the holy grail of makeup removers.
Instain Blush in Argyle
Wow, they weren’t kidding about the stain part. First of all, this blush is super pigmented, so you have to make sure to use a light hand or you’ll have clown cheeks. I was very surprised when I first put it on and had to tone it down with powder. It does have incredible staying power, though. Argyle is a petal pink and seemed like the most demure shade, but it’s still very bright.
What’s Your Type? Body Builder Mascara
I received a sample of this in the past and was pretty pleased with it. It’s a fairly wet mascara that adds a lot of length and a bit of body. However, you have to be careful when applying and make sure to take some excess off the brush or else you’ll have spidery lashes. (You really only need one coat, too) I like to apply this when I give it a chance to dry slightly on the brush first and it makes my lashes look pretty nice.
Sexy Mama Translucent Powder
What I like about this translucent powder is that even though it makes your skin look matte, it doesn’t make it look flat. (Which is important for oily skinned girls like me who depend on powder) I don’t think it really prevents shine any longer than my usual translucent powder, but I really like the finish.
Hot Ticket Quick Dry Top Coat
This is a very watery top coat and it was very hard for me to tell if I was putting on a good coat or not. You can’t really pick up a lot of polish with its small brush so I felt like I had to re-dip the brush several times. It takes a little bit longer than some other quick dry top coats to dry, but when it’s dry, it leaves a pretty nice finish. I don’t know if I’d get this one again.