Brand Spotlight – Maybelline Beauty Products

 

Hey Guys! What’s going on? The brand spotlight¬†discovery I tried for the past one year and I repurchase them again. I’ll be sharing with you the brand spotlight this month from¬†the¬†drugstore makeup.

I picked¬†these two beauty products in this particular for today’s post.¬†I’ve listed it down below. So, let’s jump right in.

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Let’s start with my face favorite. How can I not mention Maybelline’s Instant Age Rewind Dark Spot¬†Concealer + Treatment? As you can see I repurchased two more bottles from this brand since I went through them quite fast.

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I’ve used it a lot. Not only do I use it under my eyes but I like to apply it on areas I need more coverage. For instance I will dab it around my nose, under my eye and over any blemishes I may have that day. It did a good job on blurring and covering. One tip I like to share is that you can use it as a base on your eyes and it works as an eye primer.

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I use the light pale color under my eyes and dark spots. I applied using the applicator sponge¬†to bring out the products and with my blender I even it out. Goes on nice and smooth and it leaves a nice texture & not cakey. It¬†gives a nice and flawless finish look that I really like. It’s a concealer that I’ve been reaching out again lately.

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Here’s the color swatch and the consistency. It’s not too runny or thick. It’s perfect consistency and a right¬†shade for my skin tone. It lasts about 8 hours¬†and I’m quite impressed to say the least.¬†This is¬†a good concealer that can literally cover everything.¬†¬†If you’re looking for really high coverage go for this, it’s a decent drugstore price and it blends out like a dream and is fabulously flawless.¬†This is a concealer that I’ll always keep repurchasing, it really is good.

Now let’s more on to eyeshadow.

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I’ve mentioned this Maybelline¬†Color Tattoo¬†24hr Cream¬†Eyeshadow in my previous post a long while ago and since I liked it so much, I want to talk more about it.¬†Maybelline Color Tattoo pots are one of the best performing cream¬†eyeshadow I‚Äôve ever tried from the drugstore and here’s why.

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My latest conquer is this Audacious Asphalt, which is a dark silver with metallic finish. It’s one of the permanent Maybelline Color Tattoo range. Such a pretty shade!

As for the packaging, each shade comes in a thick and heavy glass pot similar to MAC’s Paintpots, with a black screw cap.

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I really like the formula and wear them alone when I’m in a rush. It made an instant everyday wearable smokey eye. I like that it’s easy to blend with fingers and so less effort required when you’re in a hurry. Or alternatively, you can use a synthetic brush to do the job. The pigmentation is insane and intense.¬† The formula is so good, that even worn alone, without a base or a powder eye shadow on top, it won‚Äôt budge, fade or smudge.

You can use them as an eye primer, to intensify your powder eye shadows or loose pigments, as a waterproof eyeliner, as an intensely pigmented eye shadow.  The Color Tattoos are buildable, so they can take you from a fresh, colorful to intense looks your heart desire.

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Just look how pretty the color swatch is! This is done on a single swipe on bare hands. Color payoff varies from good to great over these four shades, some are more opaque than others. I’ll be going back to grab the shade¬†Tough as Taupe¬†for¬†my collection.

If you like a well maintain, multitasking eyeshadow then look no further. You’re going to like this one. I¬†wouldn’t blame you if you ran out right now to pick up one… or two… or four.

Conclusion, Maybelline is a staple drugstore makeup brand that offers an amazing varieties of makeup products from lipsticks to eyeshadows, concealers, primers, eyeliners, blushes and foundation etc to find. Just like any other brands, there surely are products that performs much better than the other but it’s a brand that you mustn’t¬†overlook when it comes to budget spend. Drugstore brands are stepping up to their game in the cosmetics world where I’ve seen some perform better than the high end brands in quality and prices.

This concludes this month’s brand spotlight and hope you’ve enjoyed reading and find this post helpful.

Have any of you tried Maybelline Color Tattoo creme eyeshadows? If so, what did you think.

Thank you for taking the time to read! Hope to see you again on the next one. Bye!

Sharon xoxo

 

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Aveeno Huge Beauty Haul

 

Hi guys!

If you regularly read my content, you know by now I spend an extraordinary amount of time bathing. I may not wash my hair every single day but you better believe when I tell you that I’m going to spend some time in ¬†my shower or bath. It’s how I unwind basically!

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*Press Samples

On the days that have been slightly on the rough side, I’ve been reaching for a comforting body wash that is creamy, warming, and enveloping‚ÄĒlike a hug from my honey bear.

So today, I‚Äôve rounded up the best Beauty Haul by Aveeno¬†that will hold up throughout your Thanksgiving feast. Yes, I’m talking about beauty skin products which was sent to me by Aveeno for considerations. As you may know, Aveeno is a personal favorite brand of mine and I’m pretty excited to try these products and more than excited to share them here.

So let’s get started.

Here are the latest in Aveeno huge beauty haul: Enjoy!

  1. Pure Renewal Shampoo
  2. Pure Renewal Conditioner
  3. Aveeno Baby Calming Comfort Lotion
  4. Stress Relief Moisturizing Lotion
  5. Stress Relief Body Wash
  6. Aveeno Baby Calming Comfort Bath
  7. Moisturizing Bar
  8. Neutrogena Men Invigorating Face Wash
  9. Neutrogena Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne
  10. Neutrogena Stubborn Acne Spot Gel
  11. Neutrogena All in One Makeup Removing Cleansing Wipes

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The first thing I want to talk about is their Calming & Comfort Lotion in lavender and vanilla scents.

This lotion is designed to help calm babies and I would definitely wanted to use it for my little one before bedtime. Sleep is important but a good night¬†sleep for me is everything. I’m sure a lot of mommy out there could agree!

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These are all amazing products for anytime of the year and especially for those who have going to spend your hours prepping and cooking for Thanksgiving. The stress relief foaming bath and moisturizing lotion are something to help unwind and relax after the long day. One thing I can tell you is that they definitely have everyone in mind when they sent me products for baby and men in the family.

Aveeno Stress Relief Foaming Bath in lavender, charmomile and ylang-ylang oils. With thanksgiving and the big holiday approaching fast, I got stressed up just by thinking of the holiday. Shopping lists and Christmas preparation could be overwhelming sometimes.

Luckily, I’ve some stress relief to help me through the holidays. I can’t wait to get into the tub¬†for a nice and relaxing bath.

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I know that this product will made it‚Äôs way into my daily routine since Christmas holiday is usually hectic and I can imagine myself using this a lot to unwind. It says on the bottle that it hydrates for 24 hours and I’m intrigued to put this to the test. Let me know if you would like me do a post review on the comment section.

Another plus¬†is that since we’re not spared from¬†colder winter – lots and lots of moisturizer is necessary! Your skin is going to thank you later for it.

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If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I’m a huge fan of body wash. I went through body wash very quickly. I’m very excited to try this stress relief body wash and see if it really works. I’ll report back for update in my next post. Don’t forget to stay tuned!

The body wash is formulated with lavender and chamomile which from what I heard is that lavender has the aromatherapy properties to help on stress relief.

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Moving on is the Aveeno Baby Calming and Comfort Bath. I love the scents of lavender and vanilla. It’s so refreshing and soothing without going overboard. I’ll have my little boy try this bath product. He loves a good bath even in autumn and gets to play with the bubbles. I know that he is going to like it but I want to see his reaction to this product.

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This might be TMI but in case you don’t know, I wash my hair every 2 other days. I haven’t tried any hair products from this brand, so yes I’m quite excited with the prospect. I’m happy to see that their Pure Renewal¬†shampoo and conditioner are made for all hair types. That’s cool!

Let’s talk packaging. I really like the long green cylinder tube. It makes storing so much easier and convenient. It’s not too bulky or heavy. A good amount of products with amazing scents to it. They’re in full size samples and honestly, I was really blown away.

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I know that I’ll be busy testing out most of the products by myself and will have my hubby¬†try the product for men. I’ll do a separate product review once I’ve tried them. These are all products that I know I’ll be reaching out for when the holiday gets closer.

Next on the list is an interesting product which I’m dying to have my hubby try is this Invigorating Face Wash. He is not very interested in this department¬†but I’m going to convince him to try it out anyways. I’m excited to hear what his thoughts are which then I’ll update right back once I got his feedback.

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Makeup Removing Face wipes are one of the most important beauty must-haves for festivals and a little pocket-sized pack like this is perfect for travelling too. You get 25 wipes which is a good quality¬†and talk about product that actually work. Well, this I could confirm it works because I’ve tried and love it!

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Next is the Moisturizing Bar for Dry Skin. It contains natural colloidal oatmeal that combat dry and itchy skin. This soap would be great to use for winter season. I don’t usually use soap on my body but for you guys, I’m going to try it and let you know what I think next.

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Last but not least, I want to show you Neutrogena Daily Leave on¬†Mask and Spot Gel for Stubborn Acne. I’ve been lucky to have some good skin days¬†in the summer¬†but with the weather turning colder, my skin tends to be acting up. I’ll definitely be wearing this once I spotted a bad skin day.

These are a couple of drugstore gems that you got to check them out. They’re a prefect addition for my winter skin, hair and facial routine. All the products mentioned, you could find them at any drugstores, Walmart, Target US, CVS and on Aveeno’s website.

What do you think guys? Will you be checking these out soon? Comment below your reply. I love to read your comments.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog. I hope to see you all again on my next post. Bye!

Sharon xoxo

 

Disclaimer: I have been given this product in exchange for a product review. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.  

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The Great Unknown – Almay TLC Liquid Foundation

 

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Yes, I raved about this Almay Truly Lasting Color Foundation in my previous post that I’ll link here for you guys. Today, I’m showing you my new purchase of the Almay TLC in the shade 220 Neutral.¬†

I know it’s strange but believe me when I tell you that, I would¬†picked up 2-3 similar¬†products on one go if I really really love them. Whether it’s clothing, shoes, makeup or purse. Does this ever happen to anyone? Let me know in the comment below.

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Any foundation formula that feels like my second skin, I’m in for that. This is my favorite drugstore brand for now. Yes, I not only got one but two bottles, the second bottle which I recently picked up as backup.

I did mentioned on my previous post at Express Beauty Blog that Shoppers Drug Mart¬†had¬†discontinued¬†with the¬†Almay brand. But I believe other drugstores are still carrying them. Anyways, when I saw this at the liquidation rack, I¬†snatched it immeditately. The color is what I needed for my backup. It was on sale for $4.00 and it’s the only bottle left. A Win!

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It’s lightweight and keeps the¬†area hydrated and it gives a pretty coverage that it’s not cakey. It blends easily, covers amazingly and last so long. There’s really nothing not to love about this foundation.

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One main thing I hate is a heavy oily foundation or anything so powdery it just gets into your pores and clogs them. This foundation is not like that at all, which is pretty awesome!

I find the blend ability is good, it doesn’t irritate skin and leaves a semi matte finish. I would say the coverage is medium and buildable.¬†I have had no issues with it being cakey whatsoever.

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If you’re looking for a reliable and yet natural looking appearance, look no further. I highly recommend. Check out this one in the drugstore near you. I just want to put it out that it may be a little pricey compared to other drugstore brand but if you can wait for coupon or reward points, then you¬†would get for a good steal.

What do you think of this product? Comment below what you think.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope I’ll see you guys again on the next one. Bye!

Sharon xoxo

 

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Makeup Challenge|Rules To Break

 

Hey beauties,

I hope you remember that I posted a 5 Makeup Rules to Break previously and today.¬†Last week, my beauty friend, Ingrid and I did a one eyeshadow makeup challenge and we have so much fun doing it.¬†If you haven’t follow¬†Ingrid¬†from Curlyspringblossom beauty blog, please give her a follow. She has beautiful blog, funny and has good personality.

Did I mentioned fun? Okay … yes .that was a fun and interesting challenge we had on¬†the¬†one eyeshadow makeup look. We both have to try to break the 5 makeup rules and create the design look of our own. I did a post on it. Hit here to read more.

I have to confess that this one makeup rule is quite a challenge by itself. I’m so used of using 2-3 shades for my eye makeup and long story short, it’s not easy to apply one eyeshadow color and still looking like a¬†drop-dead¬†gorgeous runway model.¬†In case you want to know – this is how I did mine.

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I’m using my old time favorite NYX eyeshadow palette. I did a review on this palette a while ago and if you are interested to read more, here is the link. This palette has beautiful vibrant shades for¬†spring & summer. Although I have to admit that summer¬†is¬†overdue, I still going to pull¬†out this¬†punchy¬†orange for today’s eye look.

orange shade shadow

I love all the colors in this palette. The texture is smooth and nicely pigmented. Great color payoff, a little goes a long way, I tell you. This is a drugstore matte finish eyeshadows which is affordable and packed with bright colors.

one shadow look

Since this is a one eyeshadow makeup challenge Рthere is only one step of blending actually. I apply the Orange shadow for the lid, crease and under my eyes. I put more effort and time to blend them in order to decrease the hard lines. No highlighter nor eye primer used.

one eyeshadow look

Next, I finish it by using a kohl eyeliner from Annabelle and white liner from Essence to make my eyes more pop. Lastly, the finishing touch with Lash Blast mascara by Covergirl for lashes.

It’s fun to do beauty challenge and if you want to do my next challenge from the list, please leave your comments below.

So, what do you guys think of this one eyeshadow makeup challenge look? Will you try them too?

Thank you so much for taking the time to read.

Sharon xoxo