Friday, December 14, 2012

Just a note

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 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.

I disagree.

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.

Welcome.  :)

Posts I have coming up:

Cle de Peau
Makeup Geek

perhaps some nail stuff...
KB Shimmer
Girly Bits

Anyway....I have tons.....

Let's just see where it goes eh??


Makeup Geek Lipsticks: Review and Swatches Pt 1

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 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.

Grade: A

Makeup Geek Haul

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!