Wednesday, January 30, 2013

MAC and Hourglass makeup review!

So I got a couple of things over the weekend I wanted to share with you and review for you! First thing is MAC recently came out with an Eyebrow line which I was really excited about! I have always had really dark thick eyebrows that I was never really happy with, but now I really like my eyebrows....I am happy that I never waxed them too thin or too short or off completely( one would actually do that but you get where I am coming from!) because they are FINALLY the shape I want them to be Yay! Now enough about my eyebrows lets talk about this new MAC eyebrow powder! They came out with a few other things such as a eyebrow gel cream and pencils among other things. But I am a fan of the powder it looks more natural at least I think.

So this is the Brow Due in Brunette, I will admit when I was buying these I thought these colors didn't look like they are going to work for me. I like warmer colors and they seemed a bit on the gray side. I tried them on at the store and I liked them so I decided to go for it. The next day I shaped up my eyebrows and did my makeup and I was so happy with the way they looked! The color matched perfect! I mix them both together instead of using just one. My hair is very dark brown some people say it's black....It's not black it's brown, but these colors are perfect and match my eyebrows exactly!

The next thing I got was the Brow Finisher wax stick by MAC. I like to use wax when I do my eyebrows it seems to make them look better. This stick is really cool I am use to getting the wax at Sephora which you have to use a brush to apply. I liked it but this is so much better!

It screws up and down like a lipstick would and is the perfect size to just go on your eyebrow and not get on your skin. It is also nice because it doesn't leave your eyebrows feeling sticky and gross. I like to use the wax before I put the powder on it makes the powder stick better. I don't know if this is the right way to do it but it works for me. I find if something works for you when doing your makeup stick with it even if it's not the so called "right" way to do it!

The last MAC product I got was the Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator

This stuff is AWESOME! First of all it looks almost as if there is glitter in the bottle which I was immediately attracted to and then the box is also sparkly! But once you get past the glittery-ness (I don't think this is a word!) of this product it works great. It makes your face feel so good and clean. I like to try to exfoliate at least once a week and I haven't quite found one that I love until this one! I had read great reviews about this and it really lives up to the five star rating it gets! 

The last thing I got was from Sephora, I have been looking for a primer for my face. I have never been interested in a primer but I know I should wear one. It really make your makeup stay on your face all day and look as if you just put it on. I always use an eyeshadow primer so I don't know why I was so against a face primer but who knows I am using one now! So on a whim in the checkout line at Sephora I saw this Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer + No. 28 Primer Serum Duo. It was in the little cubbies when you are waiting in line that just suck you in! I am not at all disappointed with this purchase though. I normally like to read reviews before I buy things but I like Hourglass products so I thought I would go for it!

So officialy LOVE this stuff! The primer I have been using everyday. It is a white cream and it just goes on so smoothly and evens out your skin color if there is any redness or discoloration. It makes your face feel so soft! A little goes a long way though, I learned that the first time using it. Also it almost feels powdery once your smooth it in, it is really neat. I put it all over my face but I focus on the areas of my face that the makeup seems to wear off the most during the day. After I put the primer on then I use the Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup in color 3.5 which I really like! Moving onto the No. 28 Primer Serum...

I have been using the No. 28 Primer Serum if I have any dry spots on my face and is has smoothed them out by just using this for a few days. This stuff is nice especially for the winter because your skin can be a bit more dry then usual. I also have been putting this on my lips which has made them super soft! The serum though doesn't have a pump it is almost like a little stick that is inside the bottle that comes out when you unscrew the top.

I am really happy with this stuff it doesn't leave a sticky feeling it just smooths right into your face. When I finish this bottle as well as the primer I will be buying it again. The size of the primer and serum are small almost like a travel size but you only use a little so they will last for a while, and they are a nice size if you are trying it for the first time and don't want to commit to a full size bottle. 

That is it for the my BEAUTY review! Tomorrow I'll let you know how my running/diet is going and review my VERY, VERY early birthday present from my Grandma which was incredibly nice and generous of her to get for me. I am SUPER excited about it!

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