eBay Synthetic Makeup Brush Set

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Hello lovers, I know I’ve been Mia but for good reason I promise lol. I will explain soon.

Anyway, I found this set online while browsing eBay one day looking for a new camera light. I was just looking up makeup brushes on some different sites but didn’t want to shell out another load of cash on new ones so I looked on eBay and wanted to see what I found. Once I got past all the MAC fakes and cheap thin brands I found these.

I watched a few YouTube reviews on different brush sets off eBay and saw that some were dupes for Sigma and one of my personal favorite brands Real Techniques brushes.

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I came across this set and loved the way they looked. They look almost exactly like sigma brushes. They had 3 different looks to choose from white and silver, black and silver and the set I choose black and gold. I’m a sucker for a bargain and when I saw they were only $15.88 with free shipping for a set of 8 (4 face and 4 eye brushes) I thought hmm why not try them out. If they suck no large amount lost and if they are great I found a new makeup brush source lol.

So I bought them and the shipping was pretty quick since they were coming from China. I ordered on the 5th and got them on the 16th of the month. So just shy of 2 weeks. Not bad China lol.

Packaging:

The packaging was great. Nice and snug so nothing could break or get damaged. Each brush was in its own wrapping and then all of them were in another package. Then covered with foam sheets and placed in bubble wrapped packaging.

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Quality:

Right out of the package they were shiny and nice. The brushes were so soft on my skin both my face and hands. They are light and not heavy so they don’t weigh your hands down. No initial shedding. I spot cleaned them to prep them for use and 4 individual strands out of 8 brushes came out. So no heavy shedding or anything crazy like that.

Use:

After using them and doing an entire full face of makeup. There was no shedding, the bristles were soft and my makeup application was smooth. Everything was buffed and blended in well and my face had an airbrushed finish.

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All in all I give these brushes 2 thumbs up. Great quality and a great price. They look great in your brush kit both for personal and professional use. So if your looking for a bargain on a great set of brushes. Check these out. I hope your having a great week.

Always Remember Your Beautiful!

-Lola

Golden Opportunity

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I love gold. Which is funny because I kinda hated it when I was younger, lol. But now that I’m older I realized not only is it a pretty color, it looks great with my skin tone.

So when I went out the other night, I decided to do a slightly neutral look with a bit of gold on my eyes for a slight pop.

I also really like the Revlon Colorstay foundations. I mixed Colorstay and Colorstay Whipped together and it gave me a perfect blend. I topped that with my ELF translucent powder.

For my brows I used NYX brow pencil in Dark Brown and a bit of concealer to clean up the edges.

I used the Urban Decay Naked2 Palette on my eyes and the Milani Colorstay lipstick in Teddy Bare.

I mist my face before and after with Urban Decay All Nighter Spray. Well beauties I hope you are enjoying your week.

Product List:

Face:
Revlon Colorstay and Colorstay Whipped Foundation
Naked2 Palette
Urban Decay All Nighter Spray

Eyes:
NYX concealer jars
NYX eyebrow pencil
NYX eyeshadow base
Miss Adoro Lashes #747
NYC liquid eyeliner in black
Maybelline Great Lash mascara in blackest black

Lips:
Milani color statement lipstick in Teddy Bare

Always Remember Your Beautiful!

-Lola

REVIEW: Kat Von D Foundation and Urban Decay Setting Spray

So I have been scoping out a few products and wanting to try some as well. With reviews from fellow bloggers, beauty gurus on YouTube, etc I settled on a foundation and setting spray that I’ve had my eye on for awhile. So here goes….

Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation

I’ve been using the Kat Von D Lock it tattoo foundation for a little while now. I wanted to give a great review on it and I felt it better for me to try it out first to give a more thorough review.

My Shade:
Deep 66

Packaging:

I think it’s so pretty, I love pump foundations better than the pouring kind because it saves product and its easier to know how much your using and need for your desired look.
The look of the bottle itself is so pretty also. Cute design with a clear bottle so you can see the product and how much is left.

Product:

The quality is great and the coverage is amazing. You can put on a little or for the girls like myself who love a lot of makeup you can put on a lot and still not be cakey. They don’t have powder foundations but I think thats because of the coverage you get from the foundation itself. Hopefully they get a translucent powder just to set it soon but I just use my flower cosmetics loose powder or my NYX stay matte not flat pressed powder and it finishes great.

Price:

This is more of a high end foundation so it’s more expensive than a drugstore foundation. But the results are well worth the price. You can only purchase this online or at Sephora right now that I know of. I got mine from Sephora and I paid about $34

Here’s a link for sephora.com:

http://m.sephora.com/product/productDetail.jsp?keyword=Kat%20Von%20d%20lock%20it%20foundation&skuId=1398858&productId=P311138&_requestid=168135

URBAN DECAY Long Lasting All-Nighter Makeup Setting Spray

Now everyone has been talking about and using this product for awhile now. I have been using other less expensive ones but I felt since I was getting the Kat Von D Lock it tattoo foundation I figured I would branch out and try a new setting spray.

Product:

The product itself is nice it’s spray bottle mists the product lightly and evenly on the face with a slight cooling effect. I use it before I apply my makeup and after and my makeup stays in place all day.

Packaging:

The package itself isn’t super exciting but it’s nice packaging and the spray nozzle mists the product out lightly and evenly.

Price:

I purchased mine from Sephora but you can also get it online and at Ulta stores. The price is the same everywhere I think but I paid $29 for mine it was the largest size. But well worth the purchase.

Here’s a link for sephora.com:

http://m.sephora.com/all-nighter-long-lasting-makeup-setting-spray-P263504

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Here’s 2 pics of me wearing the foundation and setting spray on different days and different times of the day without any touch ups or blotting and no filter on the pics at all.

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