New Makeup Haul

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

My first "haul" post! (Do four items qualify as a haul?)

Let's get right to it. Here are some new products I've been trying over the past few weeks:

Morphe 35-Color (Neutral) Matte Palette
This is actually my first quality eyeshadow palette. Before, I've used cheaper drugstore brands, which were still good, but now, using higher quality eyeshadows, I can tell the difference. The colors stay on longer and are much stronger/more vibrant, so I'd say it's worth the extra money. (Plus, I love the matte look.)

Maybelline Expert Eyes
Generally, I use makeup remover wipes at night, but I've been looking for a gentler option for my eyes. I'd sometimes opt for Vaseline, but I don't like how that can get goopy in my eyelashes. I bought this product randomly, but am definitely going to stick with it. It's so gentle, and it really does moisturize the skin. I don't have to be rough on my eyelid at all – it gets rid of liquid eyeliner and mascara surprisingly easily. It feels less like stripping down all the stuff from my face and more like a nice step in self-care and pampering. Definitely recommend!

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
This seems to be the go-to eyeshadow primer. When I asked around for recommendations, anyone and everyone pointed me to Urban Decay. I'm not too familiar with primers, so I don't know what exactly makes one notably good or bad, but I will say that I like the consistency of this one – gel-like. It's also clear when it's rubbed in, which seems obvious, but I've encountered primers that were shimmery and more like an eyeshadow. Though Urban Decay is a bit on the pricey side, I will probably continue to use this one.

Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer 
It works well – an effective concealer that doesn't feel or look too cake-y on the skin – but the brush might be a deal breaker for me. I'm used to concealers that either have the wand or are roll-on. The brush can sometimes feel slightly rough under my eyes, though that could just be me not keeping the bristles wet enough and/or something that takes some getting used to.

What are some of your favorite, must-have makeup products?

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