I Adore…NYX Matte Lip in Natural!

My Walmart now stocks NYX products, so I was excited to try out one of their matte lipsticks. I chose the shade Natural.

Natural is a pretty mauve color -one of my favorite lipstick shades to wear.

The formula is creamy and easy to work with. I like that it feels nice on the lips -it has a matte finish without being drying. It has a wear time of 5 hours as long as you don’t eat anything, like your typical lipstick.

One trick is to make your lipstick stay on longer is to blot your lips with a tissue after applying. This will create a pretty lip stain.

I’m excited to try more shades from this line!

You can buy the NYX Matte Lipstick in Natural for $2.99 on Amazon.

XOXO,

Dana Maye 💚


Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored.

Sparkle and Shine With… Physician’s Formula Butter Highlighter!

One of the newest additions to my makeup routine is using highlighter. I love the shine it gives to my cheekbones. Today’s post is about the Butter Highlighter by Physician’s Formula in the shade Pearl.

It’s a warm white color and looks natural on my skin tone. I love to use it on the high points of my cheekbones, right under my brow bone and the inner corners of my eyes. It gives a natural glow. It’s not metallic or glittery which is nice for natural looks (although I like metallic highlights too.)

As you can tell, I have already hit pan on this highlighter, because I love it so much. ❤️ You can buy the Physician’s Formula Butter Highlighter in Pearl on Amazon for $4.38.


Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored.

Nice and Natural… Maybelline Baby Lips!

I recently bought a new lip product. It’s a classic -the Maybelline Baby Lips in the shade Cherry Me. I am a big fan of tinted lip balms so this is perfect for me. The color is a sheer pinky red, which is fun.

I love the slip to it. It’s moisturizing, without feeling sticky, goopy, waxy or greasy.

The only thing I wish it had was some SPF in the formula, but that’s okay. I can layer it with an SPF lip balm when going outside.

Makeup Worn:

  • L’Oréal Infallible 24 Hour Fresh Wear Foundation
  • Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer
  • Milani Silky Matte Bronzer
  • Milani Rose Powder Blush
  • CoverGirl Lash Blast Mascara
  • Urban Decay 24 Hour Eyeliner
  • Two Faced Pineapple Paradise Highlight/Bronzer
  • Fenty MVP Brow Pencil
  • Physician’s Formula Butter Highlight

Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored.

Adding to My Makeup Routine… Fenty Beauty Brow MVP Pencil!

I decided to try a new step in my beauty routine -using a brow pencil! I went to Sephora, and a lovely associate helped me pick out a shade. We looked at several colors from different lines, and went with True Red from the Fenty Beauty Brow MVP line. It retails for $20 at Sephora.

I really like the product. The tip is nice and fine for penciling, and the formula is smooth and creamy. It blends well and looks very natural. I like the mini brush head on the other side. It helps smooth and blur the color.

The associate pointed toward a darker shade than I have worn in the past. While I’m not used to such a bold brow look, I think the shade matches perfectly. Below are two pictures – one inside and one outside, to show how my brows look in different lighting.

(Sorry about closing my eyes. It was bright outside!)

Overall, I am very pleased with my new brow pencil. I think it will look especially nice with bolder lipsticks.

If you are looking for a high quality brow pencil that comes in lots of shades, the Fenty Beauty Brow MVP is a great choice!


Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored.

Sparkle and Shine with… Pudaier Liquid Eyeshadow!

There are some treasures I can’t help but share. This eyeshadow is one of those little gems. I love it so much that I am on my second tube!

This glitter eyeshadow is just beautiful. It has great shine, layers well on top of powder eyeshadow. And, not only does it work well – it’s only $5 on Wish!

I have tried four colors, and my favorite is #7, a gold shade, as shown above. My second favorite is #17, a baby pink.

Stila makes comparable liquid eyeshadow -I did a post on their Jezebel (Rose Gold) Liquid Eyeshadow. This works just as well, but for a fraction of the price! I definitely recommend.

If you would like to get 50% off your first order at Wish, you can use my referral coupon code:

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If you would like to try this eyeshadow, you can buy it here.

(You can also buy it on Amazon for $7.79.)

Stay tuned next time, until my next beauty review!

XOXO,

Dana Maye


Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored, and I did not receive any compensation. There is an affiliate link, which proceeds help me buy more makeup to review! All opinions are my own.

I Tried … Stila Magnificent Metals Liquid Eyeshadow!

I tried out a fun liquid eyeshadow by Stila! I love the fun metallic shine. I find it hard to get this kind of shine from a regular powder eyeshadow palette.

I got a beautiful rose gold shade called Jezebel. It stood out to me when I was at Ulta, experimenting with different colors and shades.

I am wearing the Stila eyeshadow on the inner corner of my eyelids.

It does retail for $22, which is more expensive than my typical drugstore finds, but I think it is worth the price!

Makeup Worn:

  • Loreal Infallible 24 Hour Foundation in Rose Ivory
  • CoverGirl TruNaked Peach Punch Eyeshadow Palette 🍑
  • Physician’s Formula Butter Highlighter in Pearl
  • Nars Orgasm Blush
  • Elf Bronzer in Sunkissed
  • Sephora Eyeliner in Suntan
  • Stila Magnificent Metals Liquid Eyeshadow in Jezebel
  • Hard Candy Cashmere Silk Lipgloss in Sorbet
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Whiskey
  • Maybelline Stiletto Mascara

Disclaimer: I purchased this product myself and am not receiving any compensation for this post. All opinions are my own.

December Empties with Heather Marie!

 

Everyone please welcome back Heather Marie, my awesome sister and amazing blog contributor. This month, she is sharing her December Empties.

(Note: This post is not sponsored, and all products were purchased myself. No affiliate codes are present either. As always, my opinions are my own.)


A little about Heather:

 

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“My name is Heather Gooss and I’m a cook, a card crafter, a painter, an amateur pianist, a skilled movie watcher, and a book lover. Professionally, I’m almost done with my degree in applied mathematics and am working part time. I also own a bath bomb business, called ReeRee’s Bath and Body!”



Lancome Eye Bi-Facil Double Action Eye Makeup Remover (Sample Size)

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I found this to work better than drug store make up removers. But I still had to wipe a few times to get all my mascara off. Note that I was using a waterproof mascara. It has a very slick texture and a little went a very long way. Overall, I would purchase this again. But next time I think I’ll try something else, just to explore.

Rating: Meh, It’s Okay…


Lancome Hypnose Drama Instant Full Volume Mascara, Sample Size

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I love this mascara. It applies very smoothly and covers evenly. I felt like it made my lashes look longer and fuller. It is a very intense black. This mascara lasted all day, but was not perfectly waterproof. If I cried, it would smear just a little. Overall, I will definitely purchase this again!

Rating: A Beauty Must-Have!



Lancome Cis Booster XL Vitamin-Infused Mascara Primer, Sample Size

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I felt like I went through my sample size really fast. I felt like it helped my mascara go on smoother and helped my lashes look longer. I would buy this again, but I might also try another brand’s version first.

Rating: Meh, It’s Okay…


Stila Stay All Day Liquid Waterproof Eyeliner

I bought this because I have an oily complexion and this often makes my eyeliner smear. I found that, although this eyeliner is waterproof, it is not oil proof. So it did smear pretty badly throughout the day. However, the marker tip made it easy to apply and the color was great. I feel like this would be a great option for someone without an oily complexion.

Rating: Meh, It’s Okay…


L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte 24 Hour Foundation

I love, love, loved this foundation! It applied very nicely, gave great medium coverage and lasted all day! It was great at making sure I didn’t look too oily. It also did not move around too much on my face throughout the day. I am a convert and I won’t buy anything else in the future!

Rating: A Beauty Must-Have!


Laura Mercier Foundation Primer – Radiance

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This primer has a very subtle shimmer to it that makes gives a nice glow. It applied well and a little went a long way. I think it helped keep my foundation in place and helped it apply more smoothly. It worked well for my oily complexion. I would buy this again but I might try something else in between my next purchase.

Rating: Meh, It’s Okay…


 

That’s it for today’s Empties with Heather Marie! Stay tuned until next month!