Tag Archives: drugstore makeup

Review: Maybelline Color Tattoo Cream Eyeshadow

5 Dec

Hello everyone! As promised from Twitter a review on the Maybelline Color Tattoo Cream eyeshadows.

Description: Color Tattoos promise 24 hour hold with bold colors and is available in 10 shades. Colors are 02 Tenacious Teal and 10 Fierce & Tangy. Tenacious Teal is a bright teal shade with silver glitter and is very shimmery. Fierce & Tangy is a bright matte orange shade with bits of gold glitter (not very noticable).

Review: Can I just say that I love cream shadows but they crease like no tomorrow on my oily lids? I was tempted not to get these but hey 24 hour hold that’s gotta be some good stuff right? Luckily the product did what it was advertised for lasted for the usual 8 hour shift and beyond! Imagine my surprise when I say that it didn’t budge, move, or crease but by the 8 hour mark the colors were starting to fade (totally acceptable). These are similar to MAC paintpots in terms of packaging. I don’t have MAC paintpots or MakeUp ForEver Aqua Creams so I don’t know how they would compare but I’m very impressed with this product. The creams are very pigmented so a little goes a long way and I will definately be picking up the rest of the line (they had a gorgeous purple and burgandy shade). Overall, a great find from the drugstore.

Cost: $9.99 @ local drugstores and supercenters

Would I recommend this product? I totally would they do promise what they promise and I will definately be picking up more colors from this line.

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Cost of Beautification

3 Aug

Ever added up all those bills from makeup counters, department stores, or drugstores?

It is said that the average American woman (I’m going to pretend that this can be applied to Canadian women) spend about $200 – 15000 on cosmetics a year.

I have never put together all my cosmetics purchases in a year but I can definately tell you that I do spend quite a bit on makeup, nails, and tools. The range where the costs would fall in would be about $200 – 700 a year. I’m not a HUGE brand name buyer (nor do I plan to be one) so I usually end up spending most of my money on drugstore makeup and trying out different drugstore variety items. The only things that I get from department stores are face products and sometimes an eye product (gel liner from Clinique or MAC). But I generally stay away from higher end makeup because I know I won’t be able to afford it AND I would be really scared to use it.

Here’s to saving up money for makeup!

Beauty Intro: Annabelle Cosmetics

26 Apr

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Beauty Intro category so today’s company is Annabelle Cosmetics.

From their website:

” A bit of a rebel, a natural trend-setter, edgy and incredibly versatile. Annabelle is the one with the latest and trendiest shades that make us want to rush out and get the look. Colour is her instrument of change, letting her reinvent her style and makeup to suit her ever-changing moods, from goddess to rock star to fashion diva! She is daring and bold and demands the same from her makeup brand, a perfect combination of glamour and efficiency.

Driven by its passion for fashion-forward looks, Annabelle Cosmetics collaborates with internationally renowned makeup artist Julie Bégin. She has worked for influential and trend-setting magazines such as W and Vogue, and stars such as Madonna and Alanis Morissette. She now contributes to the brand through her expertise and talent and injects her own special modern perspective. Incredibly versatile, she is just as comfortable lending her artistic talents to creating a highly colourful or dramatic face as she is applying the newest trends or the most glamorous and sophisticated looks. She is passionate about her freedom for expression, which she instils to the Annabelle product range.

Since 1999, Annabelle Cosmetics has been part of the Groupe Marcelle, the Canadian leader in drugstore brand cosmetics with some 2,000 points of sale across the country. ”

Sounds like a great company right? Sorry for those who live outside Canada but they only sell their products in Canada.

Some of their products that I personally love are the concealer quad, custom quads, blushes, and all their eyeliners.

A promo poster for their bold colors with loose shadows:

Website: http://www.annabellecosmetics.ca/