Recently during a trip to the States I picked up one of the Maybelline City Mini palettes. I heard a lot of fairly good reviews on these. A lot of people said that Maybelline completely reformulated the eyeshadows formulas so that they were actually fairly pigmented and blendable. I decided to pick up one of the palettes that had my favourite assortment of shades. I really wanted a selection of colours that had a decent amount of mattes mixed in with shimmers.
The City Mini palette in Downtown Sunrise has a mixture of of browns, creams, pinks and a silver shade. This is probably the most wearable one for me. They have a few other palettes in the City Mini collection that tend to have more bold colours or they all seem to be very monochromatic. I considered picking up the bronze shadow palette but I heard that all of the shadows were more on the shimmer side and I just wasn’t really interested in that.
I’ve been super busy throughout the month of June. I spent most of my days running around or trying to catch up on work that I needed to get done. I was going away in the middle of the month for a week so I wanted to try to get all my work done so that I didn’t have to worry about it on my trip. That meant that most of my days were spent wearing minimal makeup if I was even wearing any at all!
But I managed to really fall in love with a bunch of products this month though and I’m super excited to be able to share them with my readers!
Ipsy is one of my all time favourite subscription services. I’ve been subscribed to Ipsy long before I even had an idea of how to use a majority of the products that I received. It’s an inexpensive way to try out a bunch of different beauty products on a regular basis. Each month, subscribers receive a Glam Bag with 5 deluxe samples and full-sized beauty products. The service costs $10 USD, shipping is free within the US and an additional $4.95 USD to ship to Canada.
This month’s theme for Ipsy was Volume Up. It’s meant to remind us to really speak our mind and to be loud about our thoughts and feelings. I thought this was a super fun theme and I was expecting very loud and out of the box kind of products. But I honestly never feel that the products in the bag really reflect the theme for the month. I usually only see the theme in the monthly bag.
Mascara is probably one of the makeup products that I’m the least picky about. As long as it gives me some volume and makes my lashes look super dark I’m usually pretty happy. I naturally have pretty long lashes so I don’t really need to worry about something that lengthens the lashes, but I’m not going to complain if that is something that happens with my mascara.
I haven’t really found too many mascara products that I’ve been unhappy with. That was until I tried the Rimmel Shake It Mascara.
This year I have been much more focused on using up some of the products that I already own and trying to limit my spending on makeup and skincare as much as I can. I think I’ve actually been pretty successful at trying to get through my pretty obnoxious makeup collection.
I really want to share some of my thoughts on the products that I’ve completely used up. These are always the most interesting types of posts to read because you can really see exactly how the product works because you’ve used it so much!