Makeup Expiration Date

Makeup
Did you know that your makeup has an expiration date?  Yep, it sure does!  Cosmetics aren’t required by law to have expiration dates printed on them so you can’t just look at the label to know when they’ve expired.  No wonder I still have eye shadows that I use to use back in high school! I know I’m not the only one holding on to makeup for longer then it’s shelf life.

Expired makeup may be full of more than just powder; they could be harboring dangerous bacteria Continue reading

Birthday Wishes

Bday Outfit

Cute little number I would wear as a birthday outfit.  Still kind of cold here in Chicago so all this would be required.
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Ebay Buyers BEWARE!!!

macIf you have read my previous Crease No More post, you would know I am on a mission to revamp my makeup collection. And one of the brands I want to invest in is MAC. This is one of the best cosmetic brands used by makeup artists and if you have anything MAC you would know why.

maclipstickglossFor example I absolutely love their Lipglass. I’ve had a few here and there over the years, and while trying other brands, I’ve always returned to using MAC. Not only are the colors fabulous, the gloss stays on forever! I recently just purchased the Viva Glam Lipglass, with the Angel Lipstick at the MAC store along with the Paint Pot. I apply the lipstick first, and finish off with the gloss. The combination gives me the perfect tint that I love.

So being the shopper-on-a-budget that I am, I decided to check out Ebay for additional cosmetic necessities, such as brushes and eye shadows. I’m a confident Ebay shopper, I have purchased and sold several things and have never had a problem in the 6 years I’ve been an “ebayer”. I always check out a seller’s feedback, and only purchase from people who have great feedback.

ebay1 is swarming with MAC products. I spent days placing items on watch and seeing how much they were going for. I couldn’t believe the great deals, and Continue reading

Crease No More

One of my New Years Resolutions is to revamp my entire makeup collection and I decided that this year I would invest in high quality brands.

mac_263x3872One of my first purchases towards the revamping of my makeup collection was the Paint Pot from MAC that I now completely swear by!  The MAC Paint Pots are highly pigmented, longwearing cream-based eye shadows. They blend on smooth and creamy, and then set to a crease-proof finish. They are used as a base on the eyelids before applying your eye shadows. By using the Paint Pot as the base, prevents the eye shadow from creasing on your eyelids. And I don’t know about you, but after a few hours of having makeup on, my eye shadow always creased and faded. And not only does it prevent the creasing, it makes your eye shadow last all day long!

Paint Pots are only $16.50 for 0.17 fl oz. jar, and I use the Painterly color. The MAC website says to apply with MAC Brush #217 but I just use my ring finger to apply.

Mac Paint Pots are highly luscious! Go out and get some and see for your self!

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Lighten Up (Your Eyeshadow that is…)

Ladies,

We know bright colors are big this spring and I am excited to report its time for Lavender eyeshadow!!  This a hot trend sweeping Hollywood.

We have these two great selections to choose from at reasonable prices.  I found this Color Stay lavender set at walgreens.com for only $6.99 by Revlon.  Walgreens also has a L’Oreal Wear Infiite Star  for $7.49 (bottom picture)   Also keep in mind that Walgreens has weekly coupon adds in most local Sunday papers.  Check these ads for additional discounts to the prices above.

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January Jones sporting lavender lids

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~Krissy