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What’s New With Rimmel London?

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Happy December 1st and the first day of blogmas!  We wanted to start with a What’s New With Rimmel London?  Rimmel London has instantly become one of my all-time favorite drugstore brands.  They have some great quality items at really affordable prices.  Depending on which retailer you purchase your items from, you can definitely find a great deal.

Rimmel has come out with a lot of new products. Some have been out for awhile and are new to me and also some that are new to the collection.  I had the opportunity to test out quite a few products.  Read on to see which ones are my favorites and the ones that didn’t make the cut.

The Products:

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My Likes:

-Let’s start with the color correcting and concealer/contour palettes.  I prefer the color correcting palette over the cream contour.  Don’t get me wrong, it applied very well, but I just prefer their powder contour palettes.

-The primer is great!  I love the creamy texture and the way it applies.  I believe it does help my makeup stay on longer and apply more smoothly.

-#InstaFlawless- My absolute favorite light wear foundation.  It feels like a tinted moisturizer but provides coverage like a bb cream.  Nothing thick, very natural looking and it provides an instant glow.

-Oh, my gloss- is another staple of mine!  I must carry it in my purse always.  It applies so smoothly, no surprise with an oil based gloss.  It also applies a little bit a color.  Nothing too dramatic, but perfect for a limited makeup look or as a lip topper.

-Stay Matte liquid lip colors are very pigments, apply great, and are very comfortable on the lips.  I didn’t find them to be overly drying.  They do take a little bit to set though, so keep that in mind.

-Match perfection loose powder is a great affordable option for the drugstore.  It is nowhere comparable to cult faves like the one from Laura Mercier, but it will do the job on a budget.  I would suggest using more as a light dusting over the face to set rather than baking.

The Dislikes:

-Shake it fresh mascara is a very cool concept and mimics a martini shaker.  I could probably just sit there and play with it all day, lol.  If you are a fan of really mascara’s this one is for you.  It did great at lengthening, but I didn’t see much for volume and separation due to the formula being so wet.  Overall, it’s okay, not my favorite.  It does the job and is affordable.

-Brow this way gel with argan oil works pretty well as a topper.  One thing I do not like is the brush, it’s kind of rough and big for an eyebrow area.  I think if they tweaked the design of the brush, it would be a great product.

Alright, guys!  I hope you enjoyed this review and what’s new with Rimmel London.  Also, let me put it out there that although some of the products did not work for me, it doesn’t they might work for you.  I’d love to hear about your experience.  Have you tried any of these products out?  If so, which ones were your favorite?

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#Onebrandmotd: Nyx Cosmetics

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We are back with another #Onebrandmotd. If you’ve been following for awhile, you know what this is all about. If not, I am talking about a beauty challenge that Gaby, from Beauty by Gaby, and myself came up with called #Onebrandmotd. This week brand is Nyx Cosmetics.  Last weeks high-end brand was Too faced cosmetics.  Unfortunately, I was unable to get my blog post up because of some travel mishaps during my trip Generation Beauty.  That trip is a whole other blog post, so be on the look out for that.

Brand Challenge

For those that do not know what the brand challenge is, let me explain!   Each week Gaby and I will be doing a full face using one makeup brand. We try and cover our faces with as much of the branded makeup as we can.  This calls for creativity when creating the looks.  We have also decided to alternate between high end and drugstore to provide some more affordable options.  I am happy to announce that we have some new collab additions.  We have added two lovely ladies to the group.  You will now be able to see four different one brand looks.  Check out hashtag #onebrandmotd to see the final looks on social media.

Nyx Cosmetics

Nyx cosmetics was started by Tina Ko back in 1999.  She wanted to a create a great product at an affordable price point.  It became just that.  The ever growing brand started out by just making lip pencils and eyeliners, with the Nyx jumbo eyeliner in Milk being a cult favorite.

My task was to create a simple look with a little bit of color.  I was still able to keep my look very minimal and natural looking.

Deets
  • Total Control Drop Foundation– I’ve been wanting to test out this foundation.  Luckily, I received some samples in a ULTA gift with purchase.  I found applying the foundation with a beauty blender was best.  I tested it out with a kabuki flat top, but it left streaks.  It is a medium to full coverage, with build-able capabilities.

  • Ultimate Multi-Finish Shadow Palette– I received this palette for free at Generation Beauty San Francisco and let me tell you, it was a pleasant surprise.  The colors are very pigmented and blend very well.  I was able to create a nice neutral look and do my browns using the dark brown matte color in the palette. I love multi-use products!  It’s all about being creative.

  • Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter– I received this from Generation beauty as well, but to be honest…I didn’t get much highlights from this product at all.  It was applied to my cheekbones and to my cupids bow.   I can see why they were giving it away for free and why it’s on clearance on the website for $4.90.

  • Mega Shine Lip Gloss– These glosses are an oldie but a goodie.  I love the smell, the application, and the just right amount of color.

I hope you enjoyed this mini review and quick #onebrandmotd using Nyx Cosmetics.  Check back this weekend for a night time look using NYX.

 

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#One brand motd: Wet-n-Wild

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It’s that time again, brand Challenge time!  You might be thinking what is she talking about?  Well, I am talking about a challenge that Gaby, from Beauty by Gaby, and myself came up with called #Onebrandmotd.  This week we are doing #One brand motd: Wet-n-Wild.

Brand Challenge

What’s a brand challenge?  Let me explain.  Each week Gaby and I will be doing a full face using one makeup brand.  We decided to alternate between high end and drugstore each week to provide some cheaper options.  Check out our hashtag #onebrandmotd to see the finished looks on social media.

Wet-n-Wild

This week’s brand is none other than the drugstore cult favorite, Wet-n-Wild.  Wet n Wild is one of my favorite drugstore brands, if not the favorite.  They have great products at really affordable prices.  I am even going to say they have the best eyeshadows at the drugstore.  If you do not own the comfort zone palette, getcha some!

Face deets

  1. Photo Focus™ Foundation– Cream Beige
  2. Photo Focus™ Pressed Powder– Warm Beige
  3. MegaGlo Dual-Ended Contour Stick
  4. Color Icon™ Blush (old packaging)- Mellow Wine
  5. MegaGlo™ Highlighting Powder– I actually used their cream highlight that was an LE.  The one provided is an alternative.
  6. Wet N Wild Going in the Wild Palette- Limited Edtion- Going in the Wild (Unfortunately, this palette was from a few years back.  You’re lucky if you can get their hands on it).

Here is my finished look.  I did use one of the new Wet n Wild balms as well but lost it in the deep depths of my purse.  First world problems, I tell you!

What are your favorite Wet n Wild products?  Let us know in the comments below!  Also, share your #onebrandmotd using our hashtag.  We’d love to see what you create!

Have a beautiful day!

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#Onebrandmotd: Benefit Cosmetics

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Wednesdays are for brand challenges with your makeup bestie!  What am I talking about?  Well, I am talking about a challenge that Gaby, from Beauty by Gaby, and myself came up with called #Onebrandmotd:  Benefit Cosmetics.

One Brand Motd-  Benefit Cosmetics

What’s a brand challenge?  Let me explain.  Each week Gaby and I will be doing a full face using one makeup brand.  We decided to alternate between high end and drugstore each week to provide some cheaper options.  Check out our hashtag #onebrandmotd to see the finished looks.

Week 1- Benefit Cosmetics

We have decided to start our brand challenge with Benefit Cosmetics.  The look that I have created is a no makeup, makeup look- that can be done in about 5 minutes.

On the face:

Porefessional Primer

Hello Flawless Oxygen WOW- Beige

What’s up!  Highlighter

Ka-brow! #3

Roller lash

Lolli balm

I hope you all enjoyed our first weeks looks using all Benefit cosmetics.  Tune in next week for our Wet n Wild looks.