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My journey through a few makeup brands (comparison study)

September 19, 2017 Leave a comment Go to comments

So lately I’ve noticed that my eyeshadows are starting to hit pan due to heavy use, mostly Urban Decay’s Naked 3 palette which is my all time favorite. Not wanting to drop a ton of money to replace it right now, I wanted to see what in drugstore and non-Sephoraland could be use to help the situation. And, since I was already running out of eyelid primer, I tried a new one out too just for the experience. Here are a couple of reviews:

Eyeshadows

Cover Girl Eye Enhancers Shadows

Review: Lots of fallout. Even with eyelid primer it just didn’t stay on throughout the day, and the pigment had a lot to be desired. Sort of a fail for me.

Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio

Review: I am so impressed with Wet n Wild’s shadows. Very heavily pigmented and little to no fallout. At 3 bucks each, it’s easy to get a few palettes for the Fall and be ready for anything. Available at Wal-mart and other discount retailers.

Juvia’s Place Nubian Palette

 

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Review: If there was ever a palette perfect for Fall… the Nubian is it. Rich golds, bronzes, and reds that fit any skintone. They are heavily pigmented, and I didn’t notice much in the way of fallout throughout the day. 12 full sized shadows in one palette for 20 dollars, it’s a great buy. Available at https://juviasplace.com.

Eye Primer

Urban Decay Primer Potion

Why oh why did you change the packaging on me? I don’t like the wand at all. It works great but hardly any product comes out when I use it. That’s all I’m gonna say on this because it bums me out so much.

Hard Candy Eyeshadow Primer

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For $5, it’s a pretty good bargain I’d say. Works great and my eye makeup stays put all day. Available at Wal-mart and other discount retailers.

Eyeliner

Almay Liquid Liner

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No. Just no. It smeared badly and when it’s time to remove, gets all over everything. I did not care for it at all. Big time fail.

My mother introduced me to Mally Beauty eyeliners and I have to say, I much prefer them than Almay in this case. A little more spendy sure, but the colors are rich and they last all day and into the night. Available at Ulta.com, Sephora, QVC, etc.

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  1. September 19, 2017 at 9:06 PM

    I clicked to see if you had a primer suggestion. I’m currently using the hard candy, haha. Maybe I’ve hit the best for that price?

    • Jen
      September 20, 2017 at 9:24 AM

      You know April, I do believe that to be the truth 🙂 I don’t like the primers that come in the little pots because they get under my fingernail and the wand is a no go.

      The Hard Candy primer felt pretty smooth going on and the shadow really stuck to it. Total approval on my part.

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