Maybelline Rocket Volum’Express Mascara Review

Ok, I’m not going to lie, I’m going to tell you straight out that the blue tube with pink writing on it forced me to buy this mascara and give it a try.  I think this is the prettiest mascara packaging!  I love blue and pink together.

Maybelline claims “Now, the most explosive, beautiful lashes ever!
Supersonic Brush, and Fast Glide formula Loads on big, sleek volume instantly”  They say we will “love it” because it will give us “8X Bigger. Smoother. Even” lashes with “zero clumps”.

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Best Of Beauty 2012: Drugstore Edition

After a year of trying this and that from the drugstore I am ready to render my opinions on the Best of Beauty 2012: Drugstore Edition!  Drugstore makeup has really stepped it up.  There were some very exciting releases and some long time favorites as well.  Check out what I found to be the best in drugstore beauty!!

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Christy

This product was purchased for review by IDidMyFace.com. As always these are my own, honest opinions. This post contains an affiliate link, which will give us a commission when you click-through the link and make a purchase. This commission is used to help support the site.

 

 

Review: Maybelline BB Cream Sheer Tint 8 in 1 Skin Perfector

I picked up some Maybelline BB Cream.  If you read my blog regularly or watch me on Youtube you know that I’m interested in BB creams.  I’m also a Maybelline fan so of course I was excited to try this.

They had a tester in the store so I was able to pick my shade easily.  I really appreciate a tester, don’t you?  I got the shade light/medium.  I’m an NC 20, if that helps.  The next time I may get the light shade though.  Its such a sheer color that it really doesn’t matter all that much.

Here is what Maybelline says about it:

“Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream Sheer Tint 8-In-1 Skin Perfector is the one-step wonder for good skin everyday. Get eight skin benefits in one simple step: blurs imperfections, brightens, evens skin tone, smoothes, hydrates, enhances and protects with SPF 30.”

This is a good basic moisturizer. Its oil free and gives sheer coverage.  It’s also got an SPF 30, which I appreciate.  It blurs imperfections as much as any other tinted moisturizer.  It evens the skin tone some, but if you have anything that you need to cover, you will need concealer.  If your skin is really uneven you will still need foundation.  It  brightens your face as much as any other tinted moisturizer does.  This is not a miracle product, by any stretch of the imagination, but I will still repurchase it as a basic moisturizer because I like it for that purpose.

I don’t believe this cream rises to the level of a traditional Asian BB cream. Its not going to permanently lighten your skin or treat it beyond what a basic moisturizer would.  It is oil free and does not make my skin as oily as the Garnier BB cream does.  I think this is a better choice for people with oily skin.

It retails for around $8.  You can get it at drugstores.  The price will vary slightly depending on where you buy it.

I hope you found this review helpful!
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Christy

I purchased these products and was not compensated for this review.  As always, these are my own, honest opinions.

TUTORIAL: Maybelline Fierce & Tangy Color Tattoo

Hi guys.  Thanks for joining me today.  I got a request to do a makeup look with Maybelline’s Color Tattoo in Fierce and Tangy.

Fierce and Tangy is a beautiful color, somewhere between a coral and an orange.  It looks pretty with a lot of shadows, including Mac’s Expensive Pink and also the dupe for Expensive Pink which is Wet and Wild’s Penny. It also looks really good with brown shadows.  I used a Revlon palette though, as you will see in the video.  I just wanted to let you know a couple of other colors that it would look good with:)

I hope you like this tutorial!   Thanks for watching!!!!

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Christy

I purchased all the products in this video and these are my own, honest opinions.

Summer Makeup Giveaway Winner!!

Hi guys, its giveaway time!!  Here is the drawing for the winner of the Summer Makeup Giveaway!!  Congrats to the winner!!

I purchased the giveaway products myself and was not given them by any brand or paid to mention them:)

My Favorite Drugstore Lipsticks:)

Hi guys! You can get some really awesome lipsticks at your local drugstore. By request, here is a video of some of my favorites with brands ranging from NYC, NXY, Loreal, Revlon, Maybelline, ELF, Wet and Wild and Essence. There are even a couple of Mac dupes in there!! Hope you enjoy!!
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Christy

All items were purchased by me.  I was not paid to mention or review these items.

Review: Maybelline Spring 2012 Bouncy Bronzers and Illuminators

Maybelline has launched their Spring 2012 collection. It includes 2 Bouncy Bronzers and 2 Illuminators.

The bronzers come in two colors, Glistening Sun and Sun Glow. I did not like the Bouncy Bronzers. They have a little shimmer, which I didn’t find bothersome, but what I didn’t like about them was that both of them had a strong orange undertone. Not flattering!! Bronzers should look natural. I love the “bouncy” formula as far as texture. The bronzers are not long wearing. Just like the bouncy blushes, they have about a 4 hour wear.

The Illuminators are really good for a drugstore formula. They come in Ray of Gold (yellow) and Blissful Pink (pink)  They are not as finely milled as a high end highlighter.  They are a little chunky and they have some micro glitter.  The yellow one looked flat out yellow on my skin.  It is not a golden color.  The pink one has a really pretty hue to it.  I liked it. If you don’t want to put a lot of money into an illuminator, this is your product.  They run around $9.

So, what do you think?  Have you picked them up and if so, what are your thoughts. If not, are you going to add these to your collection?  I’d love to know!!

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Christy

All items were purchased by me.  I was not paid to mention or review these items.

 

March 2012 Favorites

Hi guys, its that time again…Monthly Favorites.  March has just flown by!  Here are my favorites.  What are yours?  I’d love to hear!

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Christy

All items were purchased by me.  I was not paid to mention or review these items.

Holy Grail Products

Here are my Holy Grail Products. Its all included from foundation to blush, eyeshadow, eyeliner and mascara. I hope you enjoy it!
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Christy

All items were purchased by me. I was not paid to mention or review these items.