Thursday, February 13, 2014

beauty product duds.

i would say i have a little problem when it comes to beauty products. i love trying new products in hopes of finding that one little blush or hairspray that makes me go all how-did-i-ever-live-without-this for months.

with that said, i've found some duds recently and feel the need to share with a sister, so you don't wind up disappointed too! a lot of products that i pick up are done so per recommendation, but sometimes i find myself wandering through the beauty aisle picking up unnecessary goodies to try. it happens, right? :)

one of my fav bloggers recently posted about maybelline babylips and how wonderful it is. since said blogger has never led me astray and i was in the market for a new lip product, a babylips found its way into my cart with no coaxing. it's basically a tinted chapstick, which was kind of nice for an i'm-not-trying-to-look-done-up look, but the silky, buttery feeling that was left on my lips wore off within maybe 30 minutes. and then my lips felt more chapped than pre-babylips. kind of sad. and the color didn't last longer than 30 minutes either! womp womp.

moving on... eyelid primer is one of my makeup bag must-haves for sure. as in, if you don't currently use a primer on your lids, you are straight crazy! just trust me, ok? anyways, i have been a bare minerals primer girl for years, but at $18 a pop, it's not exactly cheap. worth it, but not cheap! a friend of mine recommended the elf eyelid primer and the $1 price tag was too tempting not to give it a shot. maybe i'm just spoiled with my bare minerals, but i hate the coverage of the elf primer (it's more white in color and goes on a little more thick than i prefer. plus, it isn't as forgiving because of the stronger pigment). i would've been over the stinkin moon if this was a keeper, but it's not quite up to my par!

thankfully, I feel like I've had more winners than duds lately, so I'll be posting about all my good finds soon!!


  1. Aw man! I love the baby lips - but I don't use any one thing not sure I would noticed the chapped thing. Need to pay closer attention next time I use it. And I do not use an eyelid primer! Maybe if I start with the elf I will never know the difference?! haha

  2. HOLD UP! What?? You're pregnant? And like... really pregnant?? I have no idea what's going on in your life. And your Gretchen is one good secret keeper because I've been SPECIFICALLY asking her about you and your uterus and she's denied the existence of life in it... Shew. Well, congratulations! Can't wait to see another little Thompson running around!

  3. I have to admit that I use the Elf primer, and it works just fine for me. But I also use whatever is lying around... need to step my beauty product game up ;) Maybe you will inspire me!!


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