Beauty Find - SEPHORA Collection Easy Smoky Eye Stick Eyeshadow



SEPHORA COLLECTION Easy Smoky Eye Stick Eyeshadow 01 Pitch Black 
Can you create a perfectly sexy, chic Smoky Eye in 3 seconds?

I can.  Now that I've discovered SEPHORA COLLECTION Easy Smoky Eye Stick Eyeshadow.  


The SEPHORA COLLECTION Easy Smoky Eye Stick Eyeshadow truly has the feel of an luxe eyeshadow - in pencil form.  The formula is smooth, (with no patchiness), very pigmented, and easy to apply around the entire eye.  If I wanted a more dramatic look, I also applied SEPHORA COLLECTION Easy Smoky Eye Stick Eyeshadow to my lids, where it maintained it's intensity for about 6 hours before a slight fading/creasing.  Note:I did find that with a touch of primer the shadow lasted much longer.


SEPHORA COLLECTION Easy Smoky Eye Stick
Eyeshadow 02 Smoldering Brown
My everyday pick was either the matte 01 Pitch Black (shown, above) or the metallic 02 Smoldering Brown (which looks amazing on dark and lighter brown eyes). 

The metallic shade was subtle enough for daytime, with more of a shimmer than traditional metallic finish. There are also two more matte shades and an green metallic shade which is great for night time looks


To blend the shadow, I used the brush end of the SEPHORA COLLECTION Easy Smoky Eye Stick Eyeshadow, which created the perfect "cloud" or "swirl" of smokiness for my eyes in under 3 seconds.

I love that you get a lot for your money with the SEPHORA COLLECTION Easy Smoky Eye Stick Eyeshadow since you can used them just for a smoky liner and/or traditional eyeshadow.

SEPHORA COLLECTION Easy Smoky Eye Stick Eyeshadow  perfect for travel and to toss in your bag for touchups.  It's also makeup artists dream to create quick looks on clients. 

Plus it's truly goof-proof for the everyday makeup lover to use.  Stock up on these ASAP! - RLB


Purchase Here: SEPHORA COLLECTION Easy Smoky Eye Stick Eyeshadow 01 Pitch Black 0.05 oz/ 1.5 g
Purchase Here: SEPHORA COLLECTION Easy Smoky Eye Stick Eyeshadow 02 Smoldering Brown 0.05 oz/ 1.5 g

Budget Beauty Find - e.l.f Pore Refining Brush and Mask Tool



e.l.f. Pore Refining Brush and Mask Tool
Does it bother you when you have to wash out your mask brush (or clean your nails) after you've applied a mask?



For me, it's a personal pet peeve, so I was very excited to try the e.l.f. Pore Refining Brush and Mask Tool.

The blue end (shown, above) has etched in line details that look like a brush, but it's a soft, flexible spatula.  To apply a cream, bubble or gel mask, I turned the spatula on it's side, scooped out the mask and painted it on my skin in thin layers.   Once I was done, all I had to do was rinse it off, pat it dry and I was done!



The other end of the brush has stiff white compact brush hairs, which you can use to exfoliate around the nose or t zone before rinsing the mask off.

Another great feature of the e.l.f. Pore Refining Brush and Mask Tool  is how well it also works with makeup.  I tried it to spread out as well as blend in my foundation with good results.  The rubber spatula had the perfect amount of bend for me to access areas like my nose and chin. 


 And just like with a mask, the spatula rinsed clean in seconds with no trace of foundation, which left me with one less brush to clean on my brush cleaning days!  You can also use it for mixing at home masks because it acts just like kitchen spatula.


The e.l.f. Pore Refining Brush and Mask Tool  applied facial masks much easier than a traditional mask brush and allowed me to use much less product.  I got perfect coverage and avoided getting the mask into my hairline or eyes.  Easy to clean, precise and perfect for travel or the gym.  This is a MUST have for your skin care collection.  - RLB



Purchase Here: e.l.f. Pore Refining Brush and Mask Tool - $5.00 

Drugstore Buy of the Week - Maybelline New York Baby Lips Color Balm Crayon

Maybelline Baby Lips Color Balm Crayon

Ready for bright, moisturizing lip color that doesn't break the bank? 

Maybelline Baby Lips Color Balm Crayon is a lightweight, lipcolor that has the pigment of a lipstick and the feel of a tinted lipbalm.



There are 8 shades in all, with bright reds, pinks, nude/coral and purple.  Maybelline Baby Lips Color Balm Crayon gives a bold lip with a slightly glossy finish.  I loved the coral and pinks, such as  Blush Burst (shown, above), Creamy Coral as well as Refreshing Red.



The crayon is designed like a traditional one, with a large, domed-shape tip, perfect for applying directly on the lips for a more casual look, or with fingers for a slightly less intense color.  

Maybelline Baby Lips Color Balm Crayon kept my lips moist, but since it's not designed as a longwear lip product or tint, I did find I had to reapply a few times a day after eating or drinking to maintain the level of color and moisture.


The Maybelline Baby Lips Color Balm Crayon has a very smooth, soft texture a sweet, fruity fragrance that many tweens/teens or the young at heat will love.  


Maybelline Baby Lips Color Balm Crayon is perfect for a bright color in a convenient twist up bullet with the cute Baby Lips design the line is known for.  Order a few to change up your beauty look and get ready for spring. - RLB

Purchase Here: Maybelline Baby Lips Color Balm Crayon and available at most drugstores nationwide.