Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation

Have you ever heard about a product that everyone seems to be using and finally one day you pick it up and literately kick yourself for not trying it sooner?  Well  I didn’t kick myself but I did ask myself what took me so long… It seems that quite a few of the YouTube channels I watch have been using this foundation and recently it was on sale and I had a coupon, so I thought what the hay, I will give it a try.  Oh my word, A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!

I have stayed away from Covergirl products in the past for two reasons.  1.  When I was first starting out with makeup, Covergirl was the cheapest, so that’s what I bought and it holds a lot of bad makeup decision memories for me….  2.  Covergirl has made me breakout in the past, so I pretty much just swore off the whole line, which I now realize was stupid!

This foundation has great coverage and has done an awesome job of keeping my oily skin somewhat matte throughout the day.  I will say, for me personally, I still use a primer and a concealer.  But I have bad skin, if you have clear skin, you may be able to skip these products and only use the foundation as advertised.

 

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Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation (my shade is Classic Ivory)— Full Price $9.49 at Target and Walmart 

Eyeliner Tips and Tricks

I never wore eyeliner until about two years ago. The reason I never wore it was because I didn’t know how to use it. I am a visual learner so watching videos on YouTube and reading blogs helped me figure out if I needed a pencil, gel or liquid and how to apply it properly. Today I am going to share with you what I have learned and this is my Un-Professional Opinion! I am not a makeup artist nor do I claim to be one. I am just someone who loves makeup and wants to share what I learned in the hope that I can help someone else.

  1. Don’t apply eyeliner in a complete circle around your eye. If you circle all the way around your eye it will look like you are wearing glasses. You will also be emphasizing you are wearing eyeliner and no one will be looking at your eye itself.

  2. Don’t overdo it. Your eyeliner should blend with the rest of your eye makeup. Smudging is a great tool for taking a dark or too thick line and making it wearable.

  3. If you are going to line your waterline make sure to use a waterproof liner. Speaking from experience most regular eyeliners will look great for an hour or so and then will smear and gather in the corner of your eye. Not pretty unless you are going for a messy raccoon look.

  4. Be careful not to overblend under your lower lash line. This will exaggerate and make any darkness and/or circles look worse.

  5. Apply your mascara after your eyeliner, otherwise you could risk flaking and smudging of mascara and end up with the raccoon look.

  6. Eye shadows make great liners. I have several palettes with bold bright colors that I will never wear in one sweep across my eyelid. But in small amounts they give just the right pop of color and who doesn’t love multitasking products?

What are your tips and tricks for applying eye liner? Share them with me in the comments below or on Twitter!!

Mascaras, Mascaras….

Alright you all know my obsession with find the best mascara right?  I mean how hard is it to create a formula that lengthens, thickens,  curls and makes your lases look luscious?  Apparently it is impossible because I have yet to find one that does all of the above.  During my last online shopping spree at Sephora I needed to spend a bit more money to get my free shipping so I headed to the ‘Palettes and Value Sets’ section of the site to see if I could find a deal. And low and behold look what I found….

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Lash Stash To Go  $25.oo (valued at $51.00) 

::This set includes::

– Mascara voucher
– 0.14 oz Benefit BADgal Lash in Black
– 0.2 oz BUXOM Lash in Blackest Black
– 0.12 oz Korres Volcanic Minerals Voluminizing Mascara
– 0.09 oz Lancome Définicils in Black
– 0.16 oz Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes!™ in Rich Black

The mascara voucher is for a full size of one of the mascara included.  I am so excited to try them all!  My goal is to try each mascara on its own with no curling, then with my lashes curled, then just with a primer, and finally curled with a primer.  I will do my best to document with pictures the outcome of each and share it with you all here.  AHH, I cannot wait to start!!!

Have you used any of the mascara’s I received in this kit?  If so, which is your favorite? Let me know in the comments section or on Twitter. 

Tophatter

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I quit using eBay a few years ago because it brought out the gambler in me.  I have never been to a casino or done any “real gambling” but I think I should steer clear, I’m too competitive! But I discovered the Tophatter app and I am smitten! It is like a cooler and more hip eBay.  I went on a spending spree last night (and restrained myself and stayed within my budget).  One thing I love about this compared to eBay is that the bidding time is so short, I entered three showrooms and bought my three items within 45 minutes.  And it is so cute, the app is set up like an auction house as you can see below.

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The person with the current highest bid has a top hat on hence the app name of Tophatter.  There are all kinds of goodies to be found here and I cannot wait to receive my wins!

Swarovski Elements Hoop Earrings paid $19 (including shipping) found a comparable pair on Swarovski website for $62.00!!

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NYX Spring Fling Palette paid $13.00 (including shipping)  found on Nordstrom’s for $15.00.  I have never used any NYX eyeshadows so I am excited to give these a try and I don’t really have any pastel tones in my collection.

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And my final and biggest discount was the 24k Amore Mio OroGold cosmetics Skin Exfoliation Peel Treatment.  I have never heard of this brand so I am curious to test it out.  I paid $18 (including shipping) and I found the same product on the Amore website for $124.95!  That’s a saving of $106.95! 

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If you want to give Tophatter a whirl use my code d966f and you will get a credit of $5.00 towards your first bid!  

And shout out to Melissa AKA Melmphs on YouTube  for talking about this app and getting me interested!