Beauty News Flash! New Wet n Wild products!

I just read on the Nouveau Cheap blog that there has been a siting of new Wet N Wild balm stains and 5-pan Coloricon eyeshadow palettes. Wet N Wild, in my opinion, has some of the best eyeshadows, and it is just icing on the cake that they are so darn cheap!

If you are a makeup junkie, like me, you know that Wet N Wild’s new and limited edition palettes can be pretty hard to find. Fortunately, G. from Nouveau Cheap believes these new palettes will be part of the permanent collection.

To see a picture and read more on this news head on over to G.’s blog by visiting the link above.

**Editing to add: Visit this link to see G.’s most recent update on all of the NEW products for 2014. As most of us know, they have a tendency to start showing up before then, and obviously, from the first post, they already are! Are y’all as pumped as I am about these new products?! Let me know what you’re the most interested in trying. I’m extremely curious about the cream glitter shadows. :)**

❤ Brooke

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Mary Kay Products I LOVE

Mary Kay Products I Love

I usually post about Mary Kay on Monday’s but I’ve been slacking and haven’t posted about it in some time, so here is a little Mary Kay Friday for ya. 😉

As many of you know I sell Mary Kay. I have tried quite a bit of their products now and here are a few that I really LOVE. Of course, with ANY brand there are hits and misses. I have found some misses within this brand but for the most part I honest to goodness love the products. There are a few things that you are better off buying at the drugstore because they are so much cheaper, as is the case with other brands. Take MAC for example. You can buy all MAC lipliners because they have a great range of color, or you can save some money and get some NYX lipliners which are good and have a pretty good range of shades as well.

The products I have picked here are ones that stand out to me within the brand that I will continue to purchase for myself. I have already bought backups of a few of these. I have also recently bought new products that I have yet to test for you all so this may need an update at some point.

First, let me say that I did not include the eyeshadow and blush. It’s great though. I use it frequently but I also use a ton of other eyeshadows and blushes from other brands. I find those are things that people tend to really use from a variety of brands. I love MAC, Urban Decay, Tarte, theBalm, Wet N Wild, Makeup Geek, BH Cosmetics…. and so many other drugstore brands!

Lipsticks are kind of the same, but like MAC has their’s that stand out, I love the True Dimensions line from Mary Kay. The formula of this lipstick is amazingly moisturizing feeling. I am very picky about lip products, as I have dry lips and I can’t wear any matte formulas. This formula isn’t too glossy that it doesn’t stay on, but glossy enough (if that is the right word here) that it feels comfortable on the lips. My absolute favorite shade is Color Me Coral. I feel it’s a flattering shade for most skin tones!

When it comes to skin care Mary Kay is my new favorite. Before I started selling I had only tried products from the drugstore. I immediately loved my Mary Kay Timewise Miracle set, but I thought to myself, is it because it’s the first “high end type” skincare product I have gotten? I decided to test a few others. I’ve recently gotten products from theBalm and the highly raved about Michael Todd True Organics. I wasn’t impressed with theBalm’s. Michael Todd was good but I didn’t like the scent and the cleanser I got I felt like left a strange feeling on my Clarisonic after I used it with it. Almost, a waxy feeling. The rest of that cleanser is now sitting in a drawer. I really prefer the Miracle Set over everything else I have tried.

There is also the Timewise Microdermabrasion Set which is AMAZING. Seriously. You need it in your life. When you need to slough off all the dead dry skin and leave it feeling super soft and fresh. Use this! It’s great. Do not overuse it though. Limit it to 2-3 times a week waiting 2 days between applications and do not use with acne treatment products.

Satin Hands Set…. you all have probably already heard about this. It is definitely a Mary Kay bestseller and is great. It is a three step process to leaving hands feeling soft, smooth, and hydrated.

Travel Roll Up Bag – If you travel you need this. It is GREAT! Each clear bag within the black roll comes off so that you can take one individual bag to the bathroom with you if you don’t need the entire roll.

Mascaras… I was on the fence about the mascaras, I will be completely honest. I thought to myself, “Well geez, I can get my Maybelline The Rocket much cheaper!” Well, I started using the lash primer which helps boosts the drama on ANY mascara you choose. I was in love with it. Then, I recently got my Lash Love back out and the Ultimate mascara. I knew I loved the brush on the Lash Love and that it did a pretty good job of defining my lashes and lengthening, it just didn’t give me the added volume that I wanted. The Ultimate, which is formulated for volumizing, didn’t give me the length I wanted. Use these two together and BAM! Dramatic gorgeous lashes! I had previously said that the Lash Love clumped on me. I believe I was trying to use way too much. Most mascara is going to clump if you continue to coat it on. I am definitely a two to three coat kind of girl to get the drama that I like with my lashes but, the Lash Love isn’t formulated for that, it’s for definition which it does very well. So, put one to two coats of that on and then go over with The Ultimate for volume. The Ultimate also is formulated not to clump and I have never had any problems with it trying to, no matter how much I pile on. LOVE LOVE LOVE these two together. Try it out, you won’t be disappointed! Also, the staying power of the Mary Kay mascaras is AMAZING. I HAVE to use an eye makeup remover at the end of the day, which brings me to my next product.

Oil Free Eyemakeup Remover – holy moly. I’ve tried others. They can’t compare. Honestly. Get ya some.

Liquid Eyeliner – this is my new favorite. I love the felt tip applicator for the precise line. It doesn’t smudge or smear and dries quickly. Love it. My new go-to liquid liner.

Eye Primer – Their eye primer has been my favorite since before I signed up to sell the products. It’s what I reach for all of the time. My mom likes Urban Decay Primer Potion so I gave her mine. I didn’t care for it because I prefer my Mary Kay primer over everything else. True story.

Mary Kay lip primer – I just recently got this. It is supposed to prep and prime your lips for your lipstick. You are to use it all over the lips, and outside of the lip line, to fill in any small fine lines that your lipstick might settle into. So far, I’m thinking I REALLY love this stuff. I have only tried it a few times but so far… LOVE.

Luminous Wear Foundation – all of their foundation is honestly great. I’ve tried a ton of drugstore and love my MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus and the Loreal True Match Lumi, but I really like the Mary Kay coverage. If you have dry skin the Luminous Wear is for you. If you have oily the Matte Wear is perfect. If you like a powder, they have that too! It’s all really good.

Lastly, I have to give an honorable mention to the concealer. Before I discovered my new HOLY GRAIL under eye concealer, I really loved Mary Kay’s. I was able to hide the appearance of my under eye circles and conceal any blemishes all over the face. It is a great concealer with really good coverage. I still use this and prefer it for any spot concealing on the face but now have a new favorite for under my eyes. I’m working on a blog post of that and will share it soon. I want to get a before and after shot for you so that you can really see how well this new found amazing concealer works. 😉

There you have it! Just a few (or a lot) of my favorite Mary Kay products. If you have a question about anything else shoot me an e-mail and I will answer you with 100% honesty! Standout products for me is the skin care. It’s really great! Then, of course, all other products mentioned here.

E-mail: brooketurney(at)marykay(dot)com

Website: http://www.marykay.com/brooketurney

What are YOUR favorite Mary Kay products?

Holiday Gift Ideas – Makeup Palettes

ImageAre you trying to decide what to get that makeup lover in your life? You really cannot go wrong with a makeup palette. A lot of companies will put out new palettes just for the Holidays, which makes a palette junkie like myself a little crazy. I absolutely LOVE palettes. You have all of your eyeshadows right there to see and play with. Coming up with a look is much easier. Higher end palettes can seem expensive, but when you look at all that you are getting it really is a good amount for your price.

So, what are some must have shadow palettes in my opinion? You really can’t go wrong with any Urban Decay palette. Their most popular? Definitely the Naked and Naked 2. These two palettes are probably not only the most popular for Urban Decay but also the two that I hear the most about. If you are on YouTube much it doesn’t take long to find out that the Naked palettes are definitely favorites among the beauty gurus.

Another favorite seems to be the Lorac PRO palette. I don’t own this but wish I did. I’ve seen so many reviews and recommendations for it on blogs and YouTube channels.

theBalm also has a lot of fun palettes. A good one would be the NUDE’tude eyeshadow palette. Another great Christmas idea, that comes with more than shadows, from theBalm,is the Balm Jovi Face Palette. I have both of these palettes on the way so I can’t wait to try them! You will be seeing more about them soon.

Wanting to go the cheaper route? Wet n Wild Coloricon Palettes. I know when many of you think Wet n Wild you think cheap. You’re right; but only in the price. The shadows are highly pigmented and easily blendable. The quality of the shadows for the price can’t be beat. You can find them at Walgreens or online.

More shadow palettes that won’t put a dent in your wallet are:

BH Cosmetics – these are super pigmented and blendable. They ARE soft so you have to be careful and you can get a little bit of fallout with them but for the price they’re amazing. I two of the 88 shadow palettes and used them almost everyday until I got my new NYX palette that I’ve been loving. For someone just starting out on makeup my suggestion is to keep it simple. Maybe start with the 28 or 26 shadow palettes. This way you aren’t overwhelmed when you open it and see all of the color options.

NYX Cosmetics – Another great option for a cheaper price! I have the Haute Jersey palette that I love. I love that it comes with blushes and bronzing powders as well as two lip glosses along with the shadows. Also, supposedly the Nude on Nude palette is a dupe for the Urban Decay Naked palette. I cannot vouch for that, as I don’t have either, but this is what I hear. 🙂

Of course, there are MANY MANY MANY more makeup palettes and kits out there worth mentioning. If you know of a brand that the person you are shopping for really loves, then head to your local Sephora or Ulta and shop the Holiday kits and palettes. If this person just loves makeup in general, check out some of the popular palettes mentioned above. Hope this helps!