Hello makeup lovers! I just wanted to share a website to help save a little bit of money when buying makeup. You’ve probably heard of Ebates.com, it’s pretty popular and well used. You can get anywhere from 2% to 15% cash back when shopping through the Ebates. You basically go on the Ebates home page, find the store you want to shop at, click the Shop Now link to the official site and online shop as normal. They have hundreds of popular beauty brands and stores like Bobbi Brown, Sephora, Nordstrom, Ulta, Lancome, etc. You can even shop through drugstore sites to get cash back on drugstore makeup!
For example right now you can get 8% cash back for Sephora, so you’re basically getting 8% back what you spent, saving 8% percent. It doesn’t seem like much but saving 8% every time you buy makeup can accumulate to quite a bit of money!
It’s free to sign up and use and you can even donate your savings to charity with Ebates! You get your savings through a check or direct deposit with paypal every few months.
Just a little tip for small ways to save on beauty :)
Check out Ebates here.
I’d say the best drugstore eyeshadow primer on the market right now is the NYX High Definition Eyeshadow Base $7. Tinted so it evens out your lid color making eyeshadow colors pop and be more true to color and significantly prolong-wears the wear of eyeshadow and prevents creasing. You can get this at Target, Ulta or online!
Another great option for oily lids is the Milani Eyeshadow Primer $5. Great at preventing creasing! I prefer the NYX one slightly since it is more tinted and color corrects my dark eyelids. You can get this at Walmart, CVS, Walgreens and online.
Lastly, Maybelline 24 Hr Color Tattoos ($5) make great bases! They are super long wearing so they make your eyeshadow last longer and you can create fun, new looks by layering different shadows over top. Using a gold eyeshadow over a gold color tattoo will make that gold shade really pop!
BB Creams and CC Creams are generally the same thing but usually CC Creams have more skin care elements. Many CC Creams are color correcting meaning they fade age spots, acne scars, etc.
BB Creams (in North America at least) are mainly just tinted moisturizers or light coverage foundations. CC Creams tend to be more creamy and moisturizing and have more added benefits. Different CC Creams will have different claims either moisturizing, anti aging, dark spot correcting, anti blemish, etc. You can find one with claims that fit your skin needs!
If you have dry skin i’d recommend looking for a CC Cream because those are generally more moisturizing. If you have oily skin you may want to try out BB Creams because you can find quite a few semi matte finish BB Creams or try a CC Cream if you have discoloration.
So, if you like a lighter coverage then they are great! I have quite a few CC and BB Creams and I love them for days I want my makeup to look more natural! However they arent very long lasting or great in coverage so if you have oily skin, tend to wear makeup all day or like full coverage you may want to pass :)
Try some shades like
MAC Media $16
Rimmel Kate Moss 107 $5
NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Volga $26
Wet n Wild MegaLast Lipstick in Cherry Bomb $1.99
Revlon Black Cherry $8
Crammed for an exam the last 5 days so I haven’t blogged as much this week and I’m actually super excited for tomorrow just so I can start blogging again! It’s funny how much I miss it after only a few days!
I just want to thank you guys for truly making it such a pleasure to answer questions and blog. You all make this so enjoyable and I appreciate all your support!
See you tomorrow guys :)
Hi guys :)
Just wanted to let you know all Coastal Scents palettes are on sale right now for 35% off. I highly recommend the Revealed Palettes (Urban Decay Naked Palette dupes) for awesome quality, affordable neutral palettes. You can get them for around $13 right now!
I’d also recommend the Creative Me palettes if you want to experiment with bold colors on a budget!
Check them out at www.coastalscents.com
My favorite all around mascara is Maybelline Falsies! :)
However I love layering mascaras to sort of mold them into my dream mascara or how I want my lashes to look that day. For example for a day look i’ll apply more lengthening mascara and a little bit of a volumizing mascara over top and for a night look apply two layers of each.
It’s also good to know what sort of formulas and brushes will give what effect. A more wet mascara is usually more black and dramatic meanwhile a drier formula mascara will look more soft. Rubber brush heads will be more separating as opposed to more bristley brush heads which will be more dramatic but more prone to clumping.
Some of my favorite drugstore mascaras on their own or used to layer are
- Jordana Best Lash Extreme $3 (super black and volumizing)
- Loreal Telescopic $7 (super lengthening, dramatic wet formula)
- Loreal Miss Manga Mascara $7 (volumizing, great for thin lashes)
- Maybelline Megaplush (dry formula, very soft look)