The Classic Brunette: New Beauty Purchases

Thursday, June 23, 2016

New Beauty Purchases

Do you ever start randomly buying lots of beauty products that you don't exactly need? Yeah, that's been me lately! Over the past few weeks I've bought a bunch of new beauty products that I thought I would share with you all! Most are awesome, but they also have some pros and cons that you should know about before purchasing!


Maybelline Vivid Matte Lipsticks

I got these two Maybelline Vivid Matte liquid lipsticks in Nude Flush and Rebel Red from Influenster and was super excited to try them out. I was a little disappointed because they definitely aren't matte, even if you blot with a tissue like they recommend. However. I still really love these two colors! They have great pigmentation, and the nude is perfect for summer. The red one is slightly orange tinted, so it makes for a fun, bold take on the classic red lip. My favorite thing about these though is that they don't dry my lips out. Does anyone else have that issue where some lipsticks make your lips feel like they've been without moisture for days?? These thankfully don't do that, and that's a huge positive for someone like me who is constantly applying chapstick. Not joking, literally applying chapstick as I type this.



Barielle Nail Strengthener

I have the weakest nails on the planet. They've always been prone to breaking, peeling, and thinness, and I've never been sure why. I've never worn fake nails and have only started getting gel manicures within the past year, and yet, here I am. I've tried taking biotin supplements, letting my nails go polish-free for months, and a few other things to no avail. My most recent attempt at gorgeously strong nails has been Barielle's nail strengthener cream. Honestly, I'm not sure if it's working or not. My nails feel stronger, or at least the tiniest bit thicker, although they seem to be peeling as much, if not more than before I started using the cream. It says it takes 3-4 weeks with multiple applications a day until you start to see real results, so maybe all this peeling will reveal a whole new strong set of nails that resemble Khloe Kardashian's in a few more weeks? Or it's all just a lie, I'll keep y'all posted either way.



Urban Decay Products

I don't know why I had never considered any other Urban Decay makeup other than my trusty Naked Palette! My best friend Stephanie and I went to an event of theirs a few weeks ago and had our makeup done, and I kind of spent $75 on makeup...sorry mom! But anyway, I ended up getting their lip gloss in Liar, BB Cream, and silver glitter liner. I love the color on the gloss even though it's definitely more of a darker nude/pink, something that I don't normally reach for everyday. When I do wear it though, it always seems to pull together my look, especially if I'm wearing cooler or darker tones. The only thing negative that I have to say about it is that it's so sticky! Sometimes if there's wind my hair gets stuck to my lips, and that's no bueno...but overall it's pretty great.

Now the BB cream isn't completely out of this world spectacular, but I did actually think it was foundation when I saw myself in the mirror. So it does have great coverage and is very light on the skin, which I think is good for a BB cream to have. I mostly bought this though because I was just in need of a BB cream. *insert shrugging emoji here*

Something I totally didn't need, though was the glitter liner, but I did really want it, haha! Every time I do a going out look I always seem to want a ton of glitter on my eyes. Don't worry, I make it look classy. (Anyone else flashing back to the early 2000's when the amount of body glitter you had on was equivalent to how cool you were?) The makeup artist who did my look at the event actually used the glitter in my shadow and it looked great. I wish I took pictures! It was exactly what I imagined when I would look at myself in the mirror before a night out and would say "I need more glitter!" I bought a tube in silver and Steph bought one in gold. I've already used it a few times for both eyeliner and adding a little more glitter to my sparkly shadows. If you're looking to add a little extra something to your next makeup look, I highly recommend it!

So those are my new purchases! Do you have any recent beauty purchases or classic beauty buys that you swear by? 


38 comments:

  1. Haha the first sentence of this post- me all the time!

    thedoseofchic.blogspot.com

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  2. I have a love hate relationship with BB creams .. I want to love them because of their light weight feeling and skin benefits butttt .. I always want more coverage

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

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    1. I feel the same way! Luckily I don't need much coverage, but I still want it lol

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  3. I just bought translucent powder and I like it so far! I love my BB Creme from Maybelline but I have fairly good skin and don't need a whole lot of coverage which is why it works for me!

    Tori
    mooretori.blogspot.com

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    1. Ooo I keep hearing about translucent powder! Might have to be my next purchase!

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  4. Love this list! I feel like we're makeup twins! I absolutely love my Naked palette and their BB cream is amazing!!!

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    1. Thank you! And yes! I would be LOST without my Naked Palette!

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  5. I wanna try those matte lipsticks out! I'm always on the hunt for the next best matte lipstick!

    Xo, Tiffani
    SavvySouthernBelle.com

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    1. It's not super matte (more velvet??) but overall they're great!

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  6. I have one of the Vivide Matte Liquids but it's a bold, bright pink and I really like it but I'd love to get the nude for day-to-day! Need to try these Urban Decay products ASAP!

    Rachel / www.seashellsandsparkles.com

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    1. That was the next color I was thinking about getting! I love bright pink lip colors!

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  7. I'm still over here with my 3 year old eyeshadows because I have an irrational fear of new brands haha... so these tips are great (especially Urban Decay, since everyone & their mother is obsessed with them I figure it's time to try them out) x

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    1. That's okay! I always seem to buy more but stick with the same products that have served me well over the years!

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  8. I love using BB creams, maybe ill have to try the Urban Decay BB cream. Good coverage is something I always look for in them.

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    1. It's pretty great! I'm definitely more of a BB cream fan than full on foundation

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  9. I love the Maybelline lips too! Such fun colors for summer!

    Greta | www.gretahollar.com

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  10. I'm definitely in one of those moods where I'm itching to spend all of my money on new products. I'm currently eyeing the new Tarte concealer and the Smashbox liquid lipsticks.

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    1. Same, they have a great variety of products too!

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  12. I also have the Vivid Matte in Nude Flush! Twinning! Haha. I hope the color works better for you because it's too light for my skin tone. And I agree, they don't dry to a true matte finish, it's more of a "plush" where it looks dry but can transfer.

    -Kim :)
    www.simplybeingkim.wordpress.com

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    1. Oh no! On me it's like the perfect nude! Yes I definitely agree on how you described the finish!

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  13. I have heard so many YouTuber's rave about those vivid matte's and I'm dying to try them. My Target didn't have any flattering colors the other day when I went, so I'm hoping they're going to restock so I can get my hands on some-especially that red!

    xoxo, SS


    The Southern Stylista

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    1. I highly recommend them, and although they aren't matte, they're still great lip colors! :)

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  14. Those matte lipsticks got me smitten.

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  15. I am an Urban Decay fan for sure, so I'm sad to hear the BB cream didn't wow you. Guess I know not to spend my money on it!

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    1. It's pretty good, but not the best! Thanks for reading! :)

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  16. The Vivid Matte lip colors are so pretty. I live for the red! I'd like to try the Barielle nail strengthening cream too.

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    1. I think so too, the red is so gorgeous on! And yes, so far I'm still unsure, I plan to do an update in a few weeks!

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  17. That red Vivid Matt lip color looks enticing. I would love to try the nail strengthening cream too. My nails break way too often.

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    1. Isn't it so pretty? And on the cream I'm still not sure how I feel, check back in a few weeks with an update on how it works! :)

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  18. You've purchased some awesome products!

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  19. That bright red is gorgeous!
    www.kayleighskloset.com

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