Beauty Review: Eyes & Lips, Oh My! & A Sephora Giveaway | Dream Big & Buy The Shoes

May 18, 2015

Beauty Review: Eyes & Lips, Oh My! & A Sephora Giveaway

I've become a huge fan of reviewing beauty products here for you, because let's face it...we need to know the real in's and out's of these things.
A few of these items I was really excited to purchase and waited a while, so let's see if they lived up to the hype.


Benefit Boi-ing Concealer
I have been ON THE HUNT for a while for a great new concealer, and after reading a ton of reviews I think I have found it. I love Benefit products, which is part of the reason I was drawn in to this one. I have tried sticks, powders, creams, etc...and this cream like consistency works best for me. I put some on my thumb and rub it with my pointer finger to warm it up so that it smooths on easily. I have not tried it with a primer yet, but from what I have read it should last even longer on top of one.

Price: $20 from Sephora
Overall thoughts: I love it, but I'm going to see if I can find something a little less expensive with the same great results.

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
I could not wait to try this product, but held off until I was in need of more mascara. To be honest, it could have been never since I have about 10 in my make-up case, but I needed to try it. I'm sad that it didn't live up to my personal hype. I love the way it rolls up my lashes and covers them well without having to put on too many coats. I think that it will last quite a long time since I don't have to use much of the product to get my desired look for my eyes.

Price: $24 from Sephora
Overall thoughts: I thought I would get a more volumized and dramatic effect, so that is why I was let down. I still prefer a few of my original favorites over this one, womp womp.



Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick
This is another product I couldn't wait to get my hands on. I wanted to try a new, bold color and this one definitely delivered just that. I chose the color Violet Orchid and have received SO MANY compliments when I wear it. The lipstick lives up to it's name, because it is long lasting for sure...I only have to re-apply about twice a day, which is usually after eating lunch and dinner. I love a lipstick that lasts through my morning coffee sippin' and afternoon water drinkin'.

Price: $21 from Sephora
Overall thoughts: New favorite lipstick! I have always loved the Nars pencils, but I have to apply a gloss over them to get the look I am going for. With the Too Faced lipstick I get just what I need with the power of a lipstick and gloss in one, perfection!!

Brush Egg Cleaning Tool
I am always looking to try out the next best thing, whether it be a product or a beauty tool. I love when a product lives up to what I hope for, so that I can share the good news with all of you and add another new thing to my case.
Not only is this brush egg inexpensive, but it gets the job done quick and easy. I applied some of my liquid Beauty Blender cleanser on the brush egg, ran some water, and cleaned the brushes by moving them in a circular motion on the egg to get them nice and fresh.

Price: $10 from Amazon
Overall thoughts: Can't beat the price or the effectiveness...it works so well. I recommend this over hand washing all those brushes, for sure. The egg cuts down cleaning time and gets in those hard to reach places.


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22 comments:

  1. I need that brush cleaner. I'll have to add it to my cart on amazon. I love using Maybelline master conceal face studio and I love it. Leaves me with really good results & applies perfectly. :)

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  2. Ok I really need that brush cleaner. I usually just try and clean them with my hands and cleanser, but I need to get a deeper clean. Thanks for the review!

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  3. Thanks for the reviews! I really want brush cleaner too. I usually just wipe them off on whatevers near me. the lipstick looks great too!

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  4. I've seen that brush cleaner before, good to know it works well! That lipstick sounds awesome!

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  5. SO good, and really inexpensive! The lipstick has wow-ed me :)

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  6. You're so welcome, you should try the egg out...it rocks Carissa!

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  7. Yes, it's really awesome! Glad you enjoyed the review Rebekah, thanks for reading!

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  8. My cart on Amazon is out of control...and my wish lists too ;) I'll check out Maybelline, thanks Jasmine!

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  9. The cleaning tool sounds like fun - I want to try it! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  10. I love Benefit products too, but have never tried Boi-ing. I wonder if it's similar to their Erase Paste.

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  11. Living on Cloud NineMay 18, 2015 at 2:31 PM

    I need a new concealer too. So grateful for good reviews like yours and grateful to have found your rockin' blog!! Hope your day is going super!! xo

    livingoncloudandreanine.blogspot.com

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  12. Haha I was scrolling through my bloglovin feed to see what I wanted to read next. I saw this purple brush thing and was so dang intrigued as to what this contraption could be..now I am definitely sure that I need it.

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  13. I actually just tried the Boing concealer and I LOVEEEEE it. Don't think I'll go back! I actually quite enjoy the roller last mascara, just sucks that it's not waterproof!

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  14. I'm intrigued by that brush egg, especially since it seems like such a great deal!

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  15. What a fab giveaway, lady! I love that concealer - it's definitely my go-to pick!

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  16. Thanks M, I love it too! It's worked well for me so far!

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  17. YES, so cheap, and works great B, you will love it!

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  18. Yes, Boi-ing is awesomeeeee! I saw someone combine an It Cosmetics mascara with this and the results were AMAZINGGGG! I may try that next :)

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  19. haha, glad the egg caught your eye ;) It is really cool and works so great, scoop one up Mae!

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  20. Awe thank you so much, I really appreciate that! I am glad you found my blog too, thank you so much and have a wonderful week! XO!

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  21. I haven't tried the Erase Paste, but I do love their products...such great stuff!

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