Monday, November 2, 2009
First post! Autumn brown look.
Hi everyone! This is my first post, and I'm pretty excited to be a part of the makeup blogging community. Just to begin I'd like to point something out- while I have around 90 samples, they are all from just 4 companies. I have purchased once from Aromaleigh, once from Heavenly Natural Beauty, and many many times from The She Space and Pure Luxe. I've had fast shipping, great prices, and excellent customer service from all of them. But now that I've started reading some other blogs, I realized there are a lot of great companies I'd like to try! So hopefully I'll order and review from many other places soon. I'd also like to say that I don't just do mineral makeup. If it is a good price and it looks cute, I'll get it. Anyway. Since it's fall, I decided to do a brown look today. I used: Max Factor 2000 Calorie Extreme Mascara (Side note- I heard they're discontinuing Max Factor in the United States? That sucks!) "Bambie" from Heavenly Natural Beauty "Nutmeg" from Pure Luxe (This is my favorite color, by the way. It's the perfect shade of brown and gives you a look that is natural but not boring.) "Chocolate Lover Gone Bad" from The She Space "Tarnish" from Aromaleigh I also have been using the Heavenly Naturals eyeshadow primer. It seems to work pretty well for me, but I'd like to try a different primer to compare. If anyone has a recommendation, let me know. I started light with Bambie, then used Nutmeg for the middle, and Chocolate Lover for the ends of my lids. I used Tarnish on my bottom lids. The finished result! I usually get complements on my eye makeup, but I had a TON of people notice it today. I was pretty happy. :3 I used four colors, which is actually more than normal. I like to do looks that are vibrant or simple, usually only with 2 colors, sometimes three. It's always good to branch out though! Side comments about Lancome A friend of my mom wears all Lancome makeup, a brand I've always wanted to try, but I don't want to pay high prices for makeup. This is why I only order samples (and also because I rarely wear the same color more than a few times). She had an entire bagful of products she has never used, so she gave them to me and my mom. I am in love with their Juicy Tube glosses! They small amazing, and even the ones that look darker work well on my lips (I normally only wear bright pinks). At $18 a tube, it's what I normally call too pricey, but since they look and smell so great, and moisturize my lips like no other, I'd recommend them to anyone. Spring Fling is my favorite. In the next few weeks I hope to share my reviews on drugstore products, as well as independent company products. I also have a lot of ground to cover with companies that are new to me. Suggestions are welcome. :) -Heather