Which is why I kind of don’t mean to tempt you, but I can’t help it. This peacock teal shadow needs to be shared with the entire universe! Hello, peacock teal awesomeness. Where have you been all my life?
It was just a few months ago I was observing some peacocks strolling about at a nearby nature center and so wished I could find that perfect peacock blue. Coconut comes pretty darned close. There’s a bit of green iridescence that is missing, but on the whole, I cannot complain about this shadow whatsoever.
My Final Thoughts: ColourPop Coconut is such a pretty peacock teal blue eyeshadow that is perfect for Summer 2015 eyeshadow designs. Keep checking ColourPop to see when Coconut is back in stock – it’s that good!
The beauty industry has changed so very much in recent times in very positive ways. In my formative makeup loving days, I would never have imagined I’d love cheap makeup so much. Back then, by and large, drugstore makeup just wasn’t very good! We’ve come a long way thanks to advanced technology and I can count many bargain beauty products as some of my must haves. Here’s a list of my 11 best beauty buys $5 and under.
ColourPop Super Shock Shadows are the beauty product that inspired this post. I’m in the middle of a love affair with these fun, pigmented eyeshadows and love the color options that are available. Nillionaire is one of their latest and greatest and a glittery bronze Summer must have.
I am so glad I found out about these bargain shadows a couple of months ago. They are fantastic! There are both matte and shimmery options available, and both offer incredible pigmentation at equally incredible low prices.
One of my favorite qualities about ColourPop Lippie Stix is their high color payoff along with top notch quality. Plus, there are lots of color options available. I Heart This is the first Lippie Stix I ever tried and it remains a favorite.
Next to ColourPop Lippe Stix, these bargain lipsticks are some of the best lip color deals. There are a lot of colors to pick from, and at their low (and often further discounted) price, you’ll want to own them all.
The pigmentation on these shadows is just as good as higher end eyeshadow options. I also like the singles and 8-pan ColorIcon eyeshadows, but you’re not always guaranteed the same quality with the limited edition eyeshadow palettes.
From makeup pros to the everyday makeup lover, these concealers are essential. I never imagined I’d find a concealer with a pink undertone I’d like so much, but LA Girl’s concealer does everything I want to knock out under eye darkness and more!
What are your favorite bargain beauty buys $5 and under?
My only concern is that you absolutely need to be careful around your eye area. It’s great at gently removing eye makeup but if you apply it haphazardly your eyes will sting to no end. Be careful!
The push top dispenser is a huge plus and makes it so easy to get the right amount. This is a great feature!
Micellar waters are by far one of my favorite beauty discoveries of 2015 and have the benefit of feeling lightweight and leaving no greasy residue behind whatsoever.Micellar waters contain gentle micro-cleansers and Borghese’s take also has skin nourishing ingredients that include Sweet Almond, Avocado and Grapeseed Oils, as well as Phospholipids and Hyaluronic Acid to soothe and moisturize. After using, your skin will feel refreshed, and not stripped of oils.
This oil contains nourishing, antioxidant-rich ingredients that include Sweet Almond, Avocado and Grape Seed Oils with derivatives of Vitamins C, E and A and polyphenols.
The dropper dispenses the perfect amount of oil – a little bit will take you a long way!
I like to use this at night as a final step in my skin care routine, and wake up to nourished skin.
My Final Thoughts: I’m really enjoying Borghese Fango Active Mineral Micellear Water and Radiance Facial Oil. My only knocks against these products? Price wise they’re a bit out of range and while these products are nice, I can’t see myself paying $30 and $60 respectively to replenish my supply.
I’m really intrigued by the plastic spoolie. It took a bit of work to maximize my mascara experience, but I was really impressed with the resulting separated, long lashes. The bulb at the tip of the spoolie is great for getting to the tiny lashes at the corner of the lid.
How smart that this glossy lip crayon has a sharpener in the lid? This is an intense tomato red lip color with a glossy texture and minty feel. Be careful that you put the crayon back into the correct part of the lid, or you’ll end up with a bit of smooshed mess, which may or may not have happened to me.
Who doesn’t love a classic red nail color, especially a tomato red? Butter London’s nail lacquers are long wearing and super shiny and have earned their stellar reputation. This is a great Summer color for both tips and toes.
My Final Thoughts: Offering high-end, high quality products, Butter London is an all around lovely brand to work with. Although I found the mascara a bit time consuming to apply, I’ll be using all the products in the Shine Out Loud collection, and the Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayon in Ladybird is a new favorite red.
As a makeup artist, former MAC employee, and general makeup lover, I have to say that the MAC Cosmetics Pro Conceal & Correct Palette is one of the best products MAC has ever released. I like it so much I came up with a tutorial showing you 4 Ways To Use The MAC Pro Conceal & Correct Palette in Light.
This is a collection of the MAC Studio Concealers in colors that can be mixed, matched, and blended for various effects. The variety of colors is so useful and I think this is something that is useful to the average makeup user, besides professional makeup artists.
As you can probably tell, the Light palette is a tad bit too light for me, but there are still ways I can incorporate the palette into my makeup.
The shades in this palette include: NC15, W10, NC20, NW20, Pale Yellow, and Pale Pink.
Read on to see my full video tutorial with 4 tips for using this concealer palette!
I blend, therefore I am a beauty blogger. Blending brushes make my eyeshadow world go round and I’m always thrilled when a new one enters my life. Most recently, the Bdellium Green Bambu 785 Tapered Blending Brush became a part of my makeup tool belt.
If you haven’t heard about Bdellium brushes (pronounced DEE-lium), they are some of the best and most reasonably priced brushes around. They are anti-bacterial, vegan, and eco friendy, and there are many options that are comparable to MAC brushes.
The 785 is a tapered blending brush, which means it’s a bit different than a traditional blending brush. Both the tapered blending brush and blending brush are eyeshadow must haves, but with different purposes.
The tapered blending brush isn’t the first brush I reach for when I’m creating an eyeshadow look, but I do like these kinds of brushes for getting a nice blend in the crease. This particular Bdellium brush is most comparable to the MAC 224 brush.
When I think of the word Nillionaire I think of all the songs I know that contain the word “millionaire”, but the meaning is quite the opposite! According to all things Internet, a Nillionaire is a person without a penny to their name. I’d venture to say that any Nillionaire that has this eyeshadow has more than enough! It’s sparkly, shiny, glittery ,goodness with a smattering of purple reflects glitter for good measure.
Nillionaire reminds me of So Quiche, which has a similar purple reflects glitter. The difference is the sparkle, and Nillioniare is loaded with much more of it, plus it has a deeper bronze tone.
Nillionaire is the shadow I will definitely wear all Summer! I am a huge ColourPop fan and this is another great bargain beauty best buy. I never have a problem with fall out from ColourPop shadows and find the best results are when the shadows are applied with the pad of my ring finger with an eyeshadow primer worn underneath.
My Final Thoughts: It’s bronze, sparkly, has purple reflects glitter, and is completely fabulous. Yes, you DO need ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Nillionaire! Stay tuned for more ColourPop Summer 2015 swatches!
Today isn’t just another holiday, it’s Memorial Day. In honor of past, present, and future members of the armed forces, I would like to express my sincere thanks and appreciation for the tremendous sacrifices made to protect the USA. Thank you.