UP&UP Kabuki Brush-
I haven't used a pressed powder in forever, and recently purchased one to try out. I wanted to apply it with a kabuki brush beings I was just using it to se liquid foundation in my T-zone. Beings it's not an every day brush I use, I didn't want to spend a ton of money on it. So while I was at Target in of course the make-up section, I was on the hunt for one. I have felt the ELF one before..didn't like how it felt. It felt a little flimsy. My intentions were to actually get the eco-tools one or the real-techniques one..felt the Real Techniques one..didn't like that either, and they were sold out of the eco-tools one. I have not ever tried anything from UP&UP.. but i'm glad I decided to pick this one! I absolutley love it. It's amazing. I think it was only around 4-5$ and it is SO soft. The bristles are extremely full and dense. I've only had it for a week but it hasn't shed yet. I def. suggest checking it out!
E.L.F eyeshadow brush $3.00-
I have tried blushes from e.l.f but thats it. Researching some of their products, this seemed to be really popular. A lot of people really seem to love their eyeshadow brushes. I just got one, to test it out, because like I said above I have felt their kabuki brush, and also their powder brush..was not a fan. I know they are generally either 1 or 2 dollars, so what can you expect. Some products are gunna be great, some are not. Anyways, i'm a fan of the brush. I have a ton of eyeshadow brushes, but I have been using this one since I got it, because 1. Its newest to me and 2. It's a pretty good brush. Nothing amazing, but it does the job and it's inexpensive. I use it to pack shadow on my lid, and overall I am pretty happy with it. I would suggest it, and definetley to those who are just starting out or to those who don't want to spend a fortune on brushes and still get good results!
E.L.F brow gel and clear mascara duo 3-4$
Also curious to other elf products besides the blushes I have used I picked up this as well. I generally just use a cheap clear mascara anyways to set my brows, so I figured I had nothing to lose! At first I didn't like it. I put the same amount i've always used with any other brow gel on, and my eyebrows felt dry and crunchy. You could also tell I had something on them. Not a fan of that. I stopped using it for a couple days and picked it up again to try. I used a lighter hand and voila. I like it now. So be careful with this if you try it! Use a very light hand, it does not take much. I use both sides just for brows.
E.L.F under eye concealer and highligher duo 3-4$
I'm not crazy about the highlighter part. You can't tell its even on, so I dislike that end of the product. The concealer side on the other hand is great! I use it for my under eyes only. I did however, try it on some blemishes on my face, and it didn't work. The coverage is a little to light for that, and the formula is a little watery. But for my horrible dark circles, it worked great. The only other thing I dislike is, it dries REALLY fast. If you wait 5 seconds to long, it's very hard to blend out. But overall, good product. Good for brightening up your eyes and making you look more awake.
L-Concealer in Fair, R-Highlighter
Milani Liquifeye Eye Liner $5-6
My first milani eye liner from this line! I've heard roaring great reviews, so when I spotted it, I snatched it up right away. I wasn't dissappointed, but I don't agree with all the hype. The colors are gorgeous, and the pigment is AWESOME, but the staying power is just okay. After just like 2 or 3 hours, I could see I needed to re-apply it..I don't have time during the day to do that. In my purse eyeliner, is not one of the make-up items I bring with me to re-apply, just because..well, the eyeliner I generally wear, I don't have to do that. I will still probably use it, but not for a day at work when I really just don't have time to keep doing touch-ups. Although, I still do want to try a couple more colors. Maybe it was just the color. Maybe it was just a bad batch? I have no clue.
What do you think of these items if you have tried them? Especially the Milani liner. Do you have the same problem?
Thanks for reading you guys!!:) I am going shopping at Ulta today, so I will have another haul up in a couple days. YAY for shopping!