The title of this post is very misleading. This is not a Girls Gone Wild post. It’s about makeup (but you knew that).
I have this notion that I don’t care how terrible I look, if I have on lipstick I feel like this:
I don’t care if I wake up 20 minutes before class and all I have time to do is wash my face, brush my teeth and make negatives positive, I am “gone with the wind fabulous” if I have on some lipstick. #DontDoMe
This is my justification for any lipstick that I buy, especially the MAC ones that leave dents the size of the grand canyon in my pocket (I only have two). However, Wet n Wild is about that life. Wet n Wild MegaLast Lipstick colors are only $1.99 and are (dare I say it) almost MAC quality. Listen. I put one of these lipsticks on in the morning, had an egg sandwich for breakfast, coffee to wake my tired ass up, and a chicken burger with fries to calm the demon in my belly that ferociously uprises at 2 p.m. In all three of these cases I saw where some lipstick came off, but at the end of the day around 5 p.m., lipstick was still on my lips. How ’bout that?
I purchased them from drugstore.com and the colours of the lipsticks in the photo below are (L-R): Sugar Plum Fairy, Stop Light Red, Mauve Outta Here, and Cherry Bomb. You do not have to offer your kidney to buy makeup because there are a lot of brands like Wet n Wild that offer good quality makeup #onthecheap.
I also like e.l.f. Cosmetics because they too provide good makeup for awesome prices. I’ll be honest, I don’t know much about primers, but I’ve been using the e.l.f. Studio Mineral Infused Face Primer ever since I started priming my face. There is probably a product out there that is a million times better, but for $6 I’m rocking with it for now.
I was also feeling a little “blushy” and I grew tired tired of the same two blushes I wear all the time. I’m not that adventurous with blush. I’ll wear blue lipstick, but I refuse to buy blushes that are lighter than a rosy pink. I just don’t think Barbie face will work for me. So I picked up the e.l.f. Studio Blush in Blush Rose (sorry I forgot to swatch). For $3, I wasn’t even expecting this thing to show up on my face, but this blush is very pigmented. It doesn’t last as long as the brand that begins with an M and ends with a C, but I think it is beautiful.
Okay. My silly behind was spending $12 (or however much it is) on a MAC eyebrow pencil before I watched one of those eyebrow tutorial videos on YouTube. Homegirl was using a good ole $3.09 costing Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil on her eyebrows and here I was wasting my money on an eyebrow pencil that doesn’t even last that long. I regained sense and bought the Rimmel pencil, but the problem is that I bought dark brown. Apparently dark brown doesn’t mean dark brown anymore because that shit had me looking all light in the eyebrows. As far as quality goes, it’s perfect. It glides on very easily, but the formula of the pencil gives you just the right amount of friction you need. That’s one thing I didn’t like about the MAC pencil: it was too smooth so I couldn’t control it as much.
I also picked up some of that damn Ben Nye powder in the colours banana and topaz (that every body and their mamas are talking about), but we’re gonna discuss those a little later (perhaps after I figure out how to use them) #blend.