Beauty Q&A: Which products are really worth the hype?

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It’s Friday! Even as a stay-at-home mom (for now), I always get super excited when it’s Friday! It was my favorite day of the week when I was working at an office and it still is! The weekend is when we do ‘family fun stuff’, so it’s something I look forward to.

Anywho, I have a beauty related question for you. Are you ready? Here it comes: :-D

Question: Which products are really worth the hype?

 beauty Q&A Question Answer

My answer: I would say MAC lipsticks. Lipsticks by MAC Cosmetics are super popular. Whenever there’s a new collection out, most people always check out the lipsticks first. And if there aren’t any lipsticks in a new collection (think of The Simpsons collection, this line only had lip glasses, no lipsticks!), people get upset. And as much as everybody always sh*ts on MAC for their continuous launch of new lipstick shades and how they discontinue lipsticks without much warning, I love me some MAC lipsticks! And so do a lot of other people.

I love how they feel on the lips. They’re moisturizing and have great staying power. I don’t really have a favorite finish either: I love amplified creams, satins, glazes and I’m starting to really dig mattes as well. There are so many different shade options and MAC comes out with new ones all the time, which is pretty cool. I also have a thing for the packaging. MAC’s black bullets look so sleek on my vanity! They give me a nice luxurious feeling, without breaking the bank.

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Which products are really worth the hype in your opinion? Answer here in the comments or on Twitter (I’m @Kizzy)

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Upcoming review: Sigma 3DHD Kabuki Brush

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I did a little damage at Sigma Beauty! Just a little though. Even though I didn’t need any makeup brushes (I even gave a bunch of them away recently), I couldn’t resist but to place this order. I was getting emails in my inbox about Sigma’s newest big thing: the 3DHD Kabuki Brush. The pictures looked amazing, very ‘revolutionary’ and unique and my curiosity got the best of me… :-D

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Sigma 3DHD Kabuki brush​​


The description of this new brush actually made sense to me:

The 3DHD Kabuki is a multifunctional brush engineered to perfection. It was uniquely designed for all areas of the face to apply liquid, cream and powder products uniformly on every curve, crease and angle.
The functional ridge at the top of the brush has the perfect angle to apply liquid, cream or powder products reaching every curve, crease and angle.
Allows application of liquid, cream or powder products on flat or slightly curved areas of the face in two simple steps. First, apply product using one side of the wedge, then use the second (clean) side of the brush to smooth the surface and eliminate any streaks.
The sharp point of the brush can be used for highly precise application of cream, liquid and powder products. The point allows products to be perfectly applied in the under eye area and around the mouth.


So after reading this and seeing pictures I couldn’t help but to order it! There’s also a smaller 3DHD brush, but I just wanted to try the kabuki one for now, to apply my foundation with.

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Sigma 3DHD Kabuki brush new 3D HD


And to avoid paying for shipping, I added another brush (don’t we just hate paying for shipping?). I added the E25 blending brush. It’s a brush I didn’t own before. I do own other blending brushes, but I feel like a girl can never have enough blending brushes. Nobody likes their eyeshadow looking all kray. Right?

Below is my complete order.
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Sigma 3DHD Kabuki brush 3D HD​​


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Sigma 3DHD Kabuki brush 3D HD​​

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Brush case (holds 29 brushes)

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Sigma 3DHD Kabuki brush 3D HD​​

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E25 blending brush & 3DHD Kabuki


The reason for this post is not to ‘show off’ my new goodies, but to let you know about my upcoming review. I will be trying out my new kabuki brush for the next couple of weeks and then I’ll let you know my thoughts. Is it worth buying? Or is it just a gimmick?

Don’t feel like waiting for my review? Find more information and order your own Sigma 3DHD brushes here.



My top 10 makeup buys under $10

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If you’re not into spending a lot of money on makeup, but you’re still looking for good quality makeup that won’t crease/fade/bleed/disappear/smudge etc on you, then today’s post if for you! But let’s be real, nobody wants to spend a lot of money on makeup. Especially since companies come out with new stuff all the time (especially around the holidays) and who does’t like new goodies?

top makeup buys under $10 budget drugstore make up

I went through my makeup collection and found 10 products I love… and all under $10! And if I’ve purchased them in Europe, then they’re under €10 (which is a little over $10, but hey…). Most of these I’ve had for a long time, but they’re still available in most drugstores. Let’s take a look, shall we? :-)

top makeup buys under $10 budget drugstore make up​​

Just realized the picture above is upside down! Sorry about that. :-D

A closer look below.

FACE

top makeup buys under $10 budget drugstore make up​​

*NYX: Makeup Setting Spray Matte Finish $8
*Black Radiance: Artisan Color Baked Blush in 8305 ‘Warm Berry’ $4.99
*Essence: All About Matt! Oil Control Make-up Base €3.39 (don’t think this is sold in the US yet, correct me if I’m wrong)
*Sleek: Face Contour Kit in ‘medium’ $9.99 (I got it for €9,95 in The Netherlands)
*Hard Candy: Glamoflauge Concealer in ‘tan’ $6

EYES

top makeup buys under $10 budget drugstore make up​​

*Sonia Kashuk: Core Tools Pointed Blending Brush (nr. 109) $3.99
*W7: Roll On Eyeshadow Shimmer in Bronze Age €1 (Such a steal! Great find by my friend D. over at FreshDimez)
*Essence: All About Nude Eyeshadow $4.99
*Maybelline: Volum’Express The Colossal Go Extreme mascara €15,49 (Got this in The Netherlands. Clearly not under 10 bucks, but I believe this is similar the Volum’ Express Pumped Up! Colossal Mascara, sold in the US for $5.49)
*L’Oreal: Lineur Intense Brush Tip Liquid Eyeliner $8.99

These were my top 10 makeup buys under $10. What do you think? Surprised?