Mascara Review #5 – Rimmel ScandalEyes Rockin’ Curves

I promised 12 drugstore mascara reviews in 2014 and so far, I’ve gotten four done: Maybelline The Rocket, Maybelline The Falsies, Rimmel ScandalEyes Retro Glam and Revlon Bold Lacquer. I need to finish 8 more in less than 12 weeks, so I better get on it! On to #5: Rimmel ScandalEyes Rockin’ Curves mascara.

So, when I do mascara reviews, I take a picture with the tube of mascara showing somewhere in the picture. That way if I don’t get a chance to write the review right away or wear different mascaras for a week then I remember which mascara it was.

I usually edit them out of the pictures, mostly so you get a clearer picture of my lashes. When I went through my phone to upload pics to this post, I had taken three different sets of pictures of this mascara and had completely forgotten that I’d done that. And really, that’s the theme of my review. This mascara is nice, it does exactly what it’s supposed to do but it’s completely forgettable.

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Rebekah and I were talking and I told her that if you were on vacation and had forgotten your regular mascara and went to the store to replace it for your trip and this one was on sale, I would totally recommend it. Which sounds harsh but it’s not meant to be. It’s just not a memorable mascara. It’s the worker bee of the mascara world.

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The wand is kind of neat, with it’s wave to the spoolie part but it’s not an integral part of applying the mascara. It’s just kind of interesting and gimmicky.

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So, there you have it, a big, solid “Meh!”. Thumbs…… across?

Any just-okay mascaras in your collection? Happy Shopping!

 

 

Smashbox Spring Edit palette

Hey folks, a couple of weeks ago I picked up the Smashbox Spring Edit palette and here’s some of my thoughts about it.

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While I really love the palette, I’m going to start with a couple of complaints. One, it doesn’t come with any brushes. The sales lady at Shoppers made the comment that it would be perfect for travelling when I bought it but you still need to pack brushes so, it isn’t.

Secondly, it has a magnetic closure which is fine if it’s just sitting in the makeup drawer but if you use it for travelling then you want something that’s not going to come open in your suitcase/purse.

Here’s two eyeshadow looks that I’ve created with the palette:

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This one I used the pink in the inner third, the gray in the middle third and the purple on the outer third. (liner is MAC Fluidline in Avenue)

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Here the pink is the inner half and the gray is the outer half. I used the purple smudged underneath my lower lashes.(Again, liner is MAC Fluidline in Avenue – it’s my go-to fav)

 Just a couple of comments about the colours. They are all highly pigmented and go on really well. The light pink colour is more of a peach but is still really gorgeous. On to lip colours:

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This is the Panoramic Pink Lip Enhancing Gloss. It mostly just added alot of shine, not really any colour. Good, smaller size, easy to throw into your purse. [On a side note, I never really noticed that my lip is not symmetrical until today. Weird, eh? I assure you, I am not sneering.]

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This is the Inspiration lip colour. It looks like a mess because I couldn’t find my lip brush and had to smear it on with my finger. Again, a brush in the palette would’ve been handy. It is a pretty, bright pink, slightly on the matte side.

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And here’s Inspiration with the Panoramix Pink Lip Enhancing Gloss over it. I like the shine that it adds.

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This is the Primrose lipstick. It’s a nice peachy nude that’s also slightly on the matte side.

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Here’s Primrose with the Panoramix Pink Lip Enhancing Gloss over it. This is my favourite colour combo. A little bit of colour but shiny and not overwhelming. I think I’ll be wearing this quite a bit.

Overall, I really like this palette and will probably be using it alot over the summer. I’ll let you know if I actually pack it when I leave the city, it will probably mostly stay in my makeup drawer.

Happy Shopping!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz

Hey dear readers! I am so sorry for the lack of posts for the last couple of weeks. It has been ridiculous at my house as everyone got that cold that was going around immediately followed by that stomach bug that was going around. I had more sick days last week than I had in the previous month. Luckily it was spring break and nobody missed too much.

s1394717-main-LheroHere’s a quick post reviewing the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Taupe. I picked this up at Sephora last week. It’s a little pricey at $27 but came highly recommended from the girl at Sephora as well as some beauty bloggers I follow on Instagram (@rebeccashoremua and @ssssamanthaa). I had been using the eye brow pencil from MAC but was a little upset that it kept breaking so I decided to try something else.

 

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So here are my before and after shots. I love the depth and fullness it gives to my brows. What do you think? What brow products are you using? Happy Shopping!