Category Archives: Beauty Tools

The Original Beauty Blender

Howdy, my fellow beauty junkies! If you live in the US, I hope you had a delicious Thanksgiving! The Hubby & I ate at 3 different shindigs this year, including our own — we got stuffed (haha!) ๐Ÿ˜‰

After a day (or two) to recoup from a turkey & dressing induced coma, I felt like trying something different with my makeup; I’d been using the same foundation for over a week — gasp!

So, after digging through my drawer of foundations I spotted my Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation (in Classic Ivory). I hadn’t used that for a while, mainly because it was so hard to apply without it caking up with the sponge I was using. That’s when I realized — ding, ding! — Birchbox sent me an Original Beauty Blender!

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The Original Beauty Blender

I know, I know. What rock have I been hiding under?! Everyone & their mother have tried the Beauty Blender. Well, I’m finally joining the club! ๐Ÿ™‚

Honestly? This little pink, egg-shaped sponge is the most awesome makeup tool, ever. Period.

I wet it, squeezed out the water & dunked the Beauty Blender into my pot of Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation. The first thing I noticed was how smoothly & evenly the foundation went on, compared to other sponges. The second was how little foundation I needed to get the coverage I wanted, compared to other sponges. The pointy end was great for application around my eyes & nose, & really came in handy.

& let me say, Maybelline is all that, too. I know, their Dream Matte Mousse Foundation isn’t as prestigious as a $60 foundation, but that only makes Dream Matte Mousse that much more awesome! It’s got such great, buildable coverage.

Anyway, I’m kicking myself for not using my Beauty Blender before now, because it really is all that!

Have you experienced the wonder of the Beauty Blender? What about the knock-offs? Do you think the knock-offs work as well as the Original?

Quick!

Is that a bird? A plane? No, it’s Maybelline’s new The Nudes Palette sitting on my makeup drawer!

Ahhhh!! ๐Ÿ˜€

That, plus new Face Perfecting Brushes by EcoTools, a Beauty Blender, Maybelline Gel Liner (with brush) & an October Birchbox review. All posts soon to be coming to a blog near you (don’t look around, you’re already here!).

In the meantime, what are some of your new makeup purchases? What makeup/tools are on your Christmas wish list? Let me know in the comments! ๐Ÿ™‚

EcoTools Eye Enhancing Duo Set

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EcoTools Eye Enhancing Duo Set

After getting my Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette, I decided I needed some new brushes to use with it. I mean, good brushes make a big difference! So, I picked up this Eye Enhancing Duo Set by EcoTools the other day at Walgreen’s.

EcoTools brushes are made from soft, cruelty-free bristles, recycled aluminum ferrules & sleek bamboo handles. The set I bought has four brush heads (shade, define, blend, smudge), to create & complete any look. Plus, brushes come in a cute, reusable eco pouch! In case you couldn’t guess it, EcoTool‘s slogan is, “Earth-Friendly Beauty” (which makes tree-hugger me happy).

I have to say, these are some of the best brushes I’ve ever used! & on the handle next to each brush it tells you what each brush head is called (how convenient!).

I’ve used them for my eye makeup for the past couple days & they really work better than my cheap-o ones; these haven’t started shedding! & the definer brush really helps a gal out! ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

To summarize: LOVE THEM. Need more!