I'm just kinda trying this blog on for a run. See how I like it.
My second passion, besides the cookie thing....even longer than the cookie thing....is makeup.
Let's place that more on an addiction level. It might be a problem. So much in fact, that during my mother's last visit, she highly recommended that I give some of it to my sisters. She insists that I will never use all of it.
Anyway, it's all new to me. Very new....not makeup or bloggin....just bloggin about makeup. I don't know if I'll keep this one running but for mow I'm gonna give it a go and see what happens. I need a change from cookies here and there. And even when I'm burnt out on cookies or baking...I never seem to get burnt out on makeup.
Did I mention I supported myself through college as a makeup artist? It's a long long addiction...
So this is just for fun for now. :) If your reading this, you have stumbled your way here....because I'm not promoting it at this moment. As you can see by the very generic layout, it hasn't been finessed.
Posts I have coming up:
Cle de Peau
perhaps some nail stuff...
Anyway....I have tons.....
Let's just see where it goes eh??
Friday, December 14, 2012
Ok, so during the Black Friday sales recently, I raked in quite a few new lipsticks from Makeup Geek.
I have been dying to try Marlena's product line for a while now. And I finally got a few for like $4 each! It was too good of a deal to pass up.
So I'll let you know what I think of them overall.
First, I really like the packaging. It doesn't look as cheap as I thought it would. Especially for $8 lipsticks. There is a lot cheaper packaging going on from major drugstore brands. In fact, I really am impressed with it.
First of all, it has this really clever little window. Now when I stack my lipsticks in the drawer, I can put these right side up and see what shade I'm picking up without having to open it. Clever clever....
Here's a look inside the cap. This is foxy...one of the more vibrant shades. It's really pretty.
Despite the fact that in the tube, they all look like a similar shade of brown....they are all very different colors.
Here's a few.
yes, I'm really that pale.
Overall impression: I like them. For the price I think they're exceptional. Will they beat out my Chanel? No. BUT they are hands down, better than any drugstore makeup I've tried. I would easily compare them to MAC. The only thing that does bother me is the fragrance. They don't add any as far as I can tell...but it has a fragrance to it that reminds me of my first lipstick when I was a kid. It's weird. Not in a good way either. They, don't apply cheap, or wear cheap.....but they kinds smell cheap?
It's not enough to deter me from buying more tho. When on a budget you can rack up quite a collection. A few of the more vibrant shades stain a little, but no more than a lot of higher end lipsticks. They aren't drying in any way. I recommend them.
Just got all this sweet loot in the mail from Makeup Geek!
Bought it on Black Friday weekend. I have been wanting to try this brand for a while, especially after reading so many good things about them. I really like Marlena and her tutorials (tho her style isn't mine personally, I think she is very talented).
Anyway, the kicker was when my sister (a fellow cosmetics junkie) ordered a few things and told me I HAD TO get some. Better than MAC for eyeshadow she said.
Ok I'll bite.
So I took advantage of her Black Friday sales after waiting FOREVER for a coupon code or SOMETHING! Because if I'm going to buy, I buy en mass....gotta be smart with the pocket book....or the hubs get all silent.
Silent isn't a good sign....
Anyway, it was really easy to do because her cosmetics are priced so affordably!
I am going to try 'em out. Tell ya what I really think of them!