My beloved quintet

Whoa! It’s been 3+ months since my last post. Wow! I wish I had a really good excuse for being AWOL, but I don’t. So, what has happened in the last three months? Well, I sort of-kind of got a promotion at work, Alex turned 3 and we took a family vacation to Orlando for my brother’s wedding. All good things, all busy and time consuming in one way or another. But, we are settling down for Winter and we are slowly shaping a new routine.

Today I want to tell you about the five products I have been loving so far this season. You will be happy to know that they are all drugstore items too! I have been pretty much doing my entire face with these products. The quality, color pay off and lasting power of these products is amazing! Of course the price can’t be beat!

The five products I’ve been loving for the past couple of months. 

Loreal Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation
Amazing! I am SO impressed with this foundation. Everyone has been praising this product and it deserves every bit of it. I have to confess that this is my first ever drugstore foundation and I cannot be more happy that I tried it. I use the shade Caramel Beige (209) and it matches me perfectly! It has a runny consistency but the color payoff is impressive. A little really does go a long way. I love that it blends very easily (I use a beauty blender), looks super natural on the skin and it gives you a beautiful luminous finish. The lasting power is awesome. If you haven’t tried it you need to go get it, like now!

Jordana Made to Last Liquid Eyeshadow
This was really a random drugstore buy for me. I saw a few of these in a not-so obvious end cap, liked the color and decided to give it a try. The color of this one is 05 Dusk Till Bronze. I regret not getting more colors. This is a highly pigmented mousse that dries to a powder. It is very easy to work with and it lasts all day long. I have been especially loving this now that we are in the Fall/Winter season. I love that it gives me a wash of color with some shine, but not the chunky, glittery, foiled shine. I especially love it for a very subtle and day time appropriate smokey eye look. Perfect Fall eye look!

Revlon’s Colorstay Kajal (fig;bottom) and Maybelline’s Skinny Gel Pencil (black;top)

Revlon Colorstay 2in1 Angled Kajal
Very pigmented, long lasting, easy to blend, does not smear, and it comes with it’s own brush. What more can you ask for in an eyeliner? This has been my go to eyeliner when creating that smokey eye look, especially when paired with the Jordan liquid eyeshadow. I use the color 102 Fig. The angled tip provides easy application and the brush blends the product perfectly. I also like to use his in the waterline because it does not move. I can also see how this would make a really good base to layer eye shadows on top. The product is creamy and you have time to work with it before it sets. If smokey eyes are your thing, give this little fellow a try.

Maybelline Master Precise Skinny Gel Pencil
This is the perfect pencil for the upper waterline. At least that’s what I’ve been using it for. The super skinny tip makes it super easy to apply product without poking your eyes. I love to use this when I am doing a winged eyeliner as it helps make a better defined and complete look. It is also great to use with a smokey eye, either as a base or to darken the lash line. My only complain is that it does smudge a little bit. I have tried similar products from high-end brands and this is a really good value for your money.

Elf’s Liquid Eyeliner (black)

Elf Liquid Eyeliner
I will always and forever love a winged eye liner. It will be my lifelong goal to master this technique. Luckily for me, I am doing better with that these days. So much so that I got a little cocky and decided to ditch my beloved Kat von D eyeliner pencil and went for what I consider to be a more advanced form of liquid eyeliner.  This is a product that was recommended by Arshia Makeup on YouTube. I love her, and if she says it’s good, I know it will be good. So, I stopped by the drugstore, looked at the priced of the product and figured I had pretty much nothing to lose. Let me tell you, when I finally tried this I surprised myself. This liquid liner is very black (Yes!). The brush shape is just the right width and has the right flexibility (Yes!). It lasts all day (Yes!). This is a product that I will continue to purchase because it is really such good quality and value! I love it!

Aside from concealer, bronzer and blush, this has been my face as of lately. I am not sure that this will be changing much but I will keep you posted if it does. Please let me know if you guys want me to do a more in depth review of any of these items.


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