I finally decided to use some of a gift card I had been hanging onto. Here is what I decided to buy:
- Urban Decay single eye shadow in YDK
- Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer
- Benefit They’re Real! mascara
I have had the YDK eye shadow by Urban Decay in my hand to buy so many times! This is my favorite color from the Naked 2 palette and the only color that I completely used up! However, at $19 for one shadow I have always put it back since I couldn’t justify the price. Especially considering I do not have a shortage when it comes to eye shadows to use. But since I had a gift card and this was always something I went back to time and time again, I decided to splurge on it.
A long time ago, I asked a friend that works at Sephora what was her favorite eye shadow primer. She gave me a sample of the 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer from Smashbox. At first I didn’t like it because I felt like it made it too difficult to blend out my shadow. However, when I started letting it set for a few minutes before applying shadow I began to love it. The sample she gave me lasted me months! It has a thick consistency so it only takes a small amount to cover each eye. My shadow literally does not move until I take it off! This tube is a little pricey at $21.00, however this tube should last me at least 6 months or more.
Recently, one of my favorite products to try out has been mascaras. Lately I have tried the Too Faced Better than Sex, which I love, and the Rimmel ScandalEyes Retro Glam that is supposed to be it’s dupe. I did a test not long ago to see if people could tell the difference between the two, you can check that out here. I have also been trying the samples that have come in my Play! Sephora box. At $24 a tube, Benefit’s They’re Real! mascara has great reviews so I decided to give it a try next. I haven’t opened it yet because I am still using both the Better than Sex and Rimmel. I didn’t want to have too many open at once so they don’t dry out too fast. I can’t wait to give this a try though. Keep an eye out for my thoughts in a review post coming soon.
Hope you enjoyed my little haul! I still have a little left on my gift card and haven’t quite decided what my next splurge will be, but I will be sure to let you know.