NEW Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara Review and Demo | New at the Drugstore

Hi beauties!

Attention Maybelline mascara lovers! Maybelline has a brand new mascara out called their Lash Sensational Mascara. The mascara comes in a rose gold, metallic tube and has a wand that Maybelline says has a “fan brush effect.” On one side the bristles are longer (to separate the lashes and fan them out) and on the other side the bristles are shorter and spikier (to lift and build volume). The wand also has a nice curve to it, which I find makes it so much easier to apply to the upper and lower lashes.

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I got this at CVS for $7.99. This comes in Blackest Black, Very Black, and Very Black Waterproof. I loved how build able the formula was – two coats of this and my lashes immediately looked more defined, separated, and fanned out. I don’t think it did much for voluminizing, but it added a good amount of length. It also didn’t smudge or flake on me during the 6 hours I wore out – YAY!

Overall, I’m a huge fan of this mascara and I’m excited to use it more! What are your thoughts on this mascara?

xoxo, Michelle

Ipsy vs. Birchbox Unboxing! (November 2014) ♡

Hi beauties!

Here’s my November 2014 Ipsy vs. Birchbox unboxing! What did you get in your box this month?

♡ IPSY NOVEMBER 2014 BAG ♡
-Laura Mercier Invisible Loose Setting Powder + Mini Fan Brush
-Elizabeth Mott you’re so FINE Eyeliner
-J. Cat Beauty Wonder Lip Paint
-Be A Bombshell Cosmetics Eye Base in ‘Submissive’
-Marc Anthony Oil of Morocco Argan Oil Volume Shine Hairspray

Sign up for Ipsy: http://bit.ly/1g9X66X

♡ BIRCHBOX NOVEMBER 2014 BOX ♡
-Laura Mercier Longwear Crème Eye Pencil
-TONI&GUY Classic Shine Gloss Serum
-MAKE Dual-Phase Eye Makeup Remover
-Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Sensitive
-Camille Beckman Platinume Gold Imperial Repair Hand Therapy
-Maple Bacon Chuao Chocolatier Assorted ChocoPod

Sign up for Birchbox: http://bit.ly/1jAw8jF

xoxo,

Michelle

NEW L’Oreal Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray Review + Demo

Hi beauties!

The new L’Oreal Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray has hit drugstores – the first makeup setting spray to hit the drugstores from a major drugstore brand, hooray! I got mine for roughly $16 at CVS, but I know that others have been able to snag it for $13.

If you guys didn’t know, L’Oreal actually owns Urban Decay, however, the ingredient list of the L’Oreal Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray and the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray are quite different.

L’Oreal Setting Spray Ingredients:

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Urban Decay Setting Spray Ingredients:

Water, SD-Alcohol 39-C, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Isononyl Isononanoate Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Sodium Cocamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate PVP, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Methyl Diisopropyl Propionamide, Dimethicone PEG-7 Phosphate, PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Myristate, Gluconolactone, Sodium Benzoate, Glycereth-5 Lactate, Methyl Methacrylate Cross Polymer, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Fragrance.

The L’Oreal makeup setting spray comes in a rubberized, black packaging and contains 3.4  fluid ounces of product. It claims to be oil-free, and has a micro-fine texture that’s supposed to be used only after you’re done applying all of your makeup to set everything in place. The directions also say to shake it well, hold it 8 to 10 inches away from your face, and spray on your face in an ‘X’ and ‘T’ motion.

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I’ve been testing this product out for a few days now and I have to say I’m not that impressed, especially for such a hefty drugstore price tag. While it did prolong the wear of my powder products (blush, bronzer), I found that my concealer faded and I did notice black transferring underneath my eyes (possibly from my mascara or eyeliner) after hour one. It also felt tacky and sticky on certain areas of my face, almost as if it never complete set into my skin.

Have you guys spotted this at your local drugstore? What are your thoughts?

xoxo,

Michelle

Glam Thanksgiving Makeup Tutorial ♡ Fall Makeup Tutorial

Hi beauties!

My favorite holiday is right around the corner so it’s only fitting I do a Thanksgiving makeup tutorial! I hope you guys enjoy this warm brown eye makeup look.

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♡ PRODUCTS USED ♡
-Maybelline Color Tattoo in ‘Creamy Beige’
-Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Palette
-LORAC Mega Pro Palette
-Milani Liquifeye Metallic Eyeliner Pencil in ‘Black’
-Ofra Black Eyeliner Pencil
-Esqido Lashes in Unforgettable (Use code BEAUTIFUL for 10% off)
-Makeup Forever HD Foundation in ‘153 Golden Honey’
-NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in ‘Ginger’
-Anastasia Beverly Hills Banana Powder
-MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in ‘Give Me Sun’
-MAC Blush in ‘Sweet Sentiment’ (MAC Heirloom Mix Holiday Collection)
-Benefit Watt’s Up Highlighter
-MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in ‘Soft and Gentle’
-LORAC Alter Ego Lipstick in ‘Centerfold’
-Revlon Color Burst Lipgloss in ‘Bellini’
-BH Cosmetics Flawless Brow Trio

xoxo,

Michelle

SNEAK PEEK: CoverGirl Smoochies Lip Balms

Hi beauties!

CoverGirl is teasing us on Instagram lately with a gorgeous shot of their new Smoothies Lip Balms.

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We don’t know anything about these yet other than the fact that they’re SPF 15, have super cute packaging, and are (apparently) bomb.com. Will keep you updated as I have more info!

xoxo,

Michelle

NEW Physician’s Formula Organic Wear BB Mascara Review and Demo | New at the Drugstore

Hi beauties!

The new Physician’s Formula Organic Wear BB Mascara has hit the drugstores! Physician’s Formula launched this mascara along with their new Organic Wear BB Cream (click here for a review/demo of that). Like the BB Cream, this mascara is made with no synthetic fragrances, synthetic preservatives, parabens, or GMO’s. Instead, it’s made with what Physician’s Formula calls their “coconut cocktail,” a blend of coconut water (to hydrate the lashes), organic beeswax (to make the formula more buildable), and tapioca starch (to voluminize the lashes). *By the way, this does have a coconut scent to it

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This mascara is meant to lengthen, voluminize, lift, define, thicken , build, prime, sculpt, condition, and nourish – basically, what every woman wants her lashes to look like! Also, the wand is unique in that it has two different sides to it – look closely (one side is meant to lift, the other is meant to voluminize):

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I liked the effect this mascara gave my lashes. It made them look long and voluminized as it claimed, but the formula was very, very clumpy. With that being said, I found it pretty easy to get rid of the clumps because the bristles on the brush clinged on to each and every lash hair nicely.

This mascara did transfer a lot on me. One thing I forgot to mention in the review video is that even after the mascara has been on the lashes for hours, if you touch your lashes it transfers onto your fingers (even after hours of being on!). So I wouldn’t say this is a very long-lasting mascara, but I do like how it makes my lashes look

Price: $10 – $12
Availability: Drugstores

♡ VIDEOS MENTIONED ♡
-Physician’s Formula Organic Wear BB Cream Review and Demo: http://youtu.be/oRSApVKv-WA
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♡ PRODUCTS MENTIONED ♡
-Physician’s Formula Organic Wear BB Mascara
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♡ MY HOLIDAY 2014 VIDEOS ♡
-Holiday Makeup Palettes 2014 | Holiday Gift Guide: http://bit.ly/1pt3pHV
-Drugstore Holiday Makeup Sets 2014: http://youtu.be/LW8nHRA3JQo

xoxo,

Michelle

SPOTTED: Rimmel Wonder’Lash Mascara

Hi beauties!

I spotted the new Rimmel Wonder’Lash Mascara at my local CVS recently and just had to share! I’m still testing it out, but I will be doing a review/demo of this, so keep your eyes peeled for that. This mascara launched a few months ago in the UK (under the name Wonder’Full Mascara), but now it’s hit the US market (hooray!)

photo-7This was $10.49 at my local CVS and there was a $1 off instant coupon (you know, one of those coupons you take to the register with you). Judging by the display, there seems to be a waterproof and non-waterproof version. The water-proof version has 1 shade (Black Noir) while the non-waterproof version has 2 (Black Noir and Extremely Black).

It claims to be a clump-free formula that provides volume and definition. My favorite part about it is that it’s formulated with argan oil, which helps smooth and condition the lashes.

Have you spotted this at your local drugstore yet? Thoughts?

xoxo,

Michelle

NEW Physician’s Formula Organic Wear BB Cream Review and Demo | New at the Drugstore 2014

Hi beauties!

The new Physician’s Formula Organic Wear BB Cream (along with the new Organic Were BB Mascara) has hit the drugstores! Physician’s Formula makes my favorite, holy grail bronzer (Bronze Booster), so I was really excited to give this BB Cream a try.

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Price: $16 (depending on where you get it)
Availability: Drugstores

This BB Cream is free of:
-Synthetic preservatives
-Synthetic fragrances
-Harsh chemicals
-Parabens
-GMO’s

It’s made with what Physician’s Formula likes to call their “Coconut Cocktail”; a blend of antioxidants (SPF 20), vitamins, minerals, and of course, coconut water (this does have a coconut scent to it). The ingredients are meant to nourish and hydrate the skin all while covering up any redness or imperfections.

What are your thoughts?

xoxo,

Michelle

Best Drugstore Makeup Gift Sets (GIVEAWAY OPEN) | Holiday Gift Guide 2014

Hi beauties! Here are some of my top picks of more affordable, drugstore holiday gift sets for the holiday season!

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♡ MY OTHER HOLIDAY VIDEOS ♡

-Holiday Makeup Palettes 2014 | Holiday Gift Guide: http://bit.ly/1pt3pHV
-Dramatic Royal Blue Smokey Eye Holiday Makeup Tutorial: http://youtu.be/PUrOMJ1FMW0

♡ PRODUCTS MENTIONED ♡
-Britney Spears Fantasy Gift Set -Revlon Holiday Gift Set
-e.l.f. Essential Holiday 7 Piece Duo Eyeshadow Collection: http://a.chipp.us/r/readysetglamour/43e7/
-NYX C’iest La Vie Makeup Gift Set
-Wet n Wild Color Icon Holiday Nail Cube
-Real Techniques Limited Edition Nic’s Picks Brush Set: http://bit.ly/1zmR8Vt

♡ GIVEAWAY DETAILS ♡
-One lucky winner will win a brand new Real Techniques Limited Edition Nic’s Picks Brush Set
-This giveaway will be open for one week, ending on November 20, 2014
-The winner of the giveaway will be listed right here when chosen:

♡ GIVEAWAY RULES ♡
-You must be 18 years old or older (or have a guardian’s permission to enter)
-Be a subscriber to my channel
-Leave a comment on my giveaway video letting me know what you’re most excited about for the holiday season
-For extra entries follow me on Instagram and Twitter (@ReadySetGlamour) www.instagram.com/readysetglamour
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GIVEAWAY WINNER: Ellie C. Murray

xoxo,

Michelle

Dramatic Royal Blue Smokey Eye | Holiday Makeup Tutorial

Hi beauties!

Here’s a dramatic holiday makeup look including a blue smokey eye and nude lip! I hope you enjoy! (PS: I will be doing more natural holiday makeup looks so stay tuned!)

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♡ VIDEOS MENTIONED ♡
-L’Oreal Visible Lift Blur Foundation, Concealer, & Cream Blushes Review + Demo: http://bit.ly/1v01YSI

♡ MY OTHER HOLIDAY VIDEOS ♡
-Holiday Makeup Palettes 2014 | Holiday Gift Guide: http://bit.ly/1pt3pHV
-Drugstore Holiday Makeup Sets 2014:
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♡ PRODUCTS USED ♡
-Maybelline Color Tattoo in ‘Dramatic Black’
-MAC Eyeshadow in ‘Soft Brown’
-MAC Fix +
-Milani Bella Eyeshadow in ‘Bella Navy’
-Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Palette
-Milani Bella Eyeshadow in ‘Bella Chiffon’
-Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Eyeliner
-Milani Liquifeye Metallic Eyeliner Pencil in ‘Black’
-Femme Fatale Lashes in ‘Classic’
-L’Oreal Visible Lift Blur Foundation in ‘Natural Buff #205’
-L.A. Girl Pro Concealer in ‘Creamy Beige’
-NARS Laguna Bronzer
-Too Faced Sweetheart Perfect Blush in ‘Something About Berry’
-The Balm Mary Loumanizer
-L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick in ‘Fairest Nude’
-Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara

xoxo,

Michelle