Saturday, April 21, 2012

Brushes Review

(The numbers just go from left to right. The far left one is number one. The far right one is number ten. And y'all can figure out the rest.)
This is a picture of all the brushes I got. I put all of them back into the plastic thing just for y'all. I know I didn't put them in the thing exactly right, but I did the best I could. The picture is not the best, sorry.
 I managed to use all of them doing my makeup this morning. It was difficult. So I am gonna do a Review for each one of them.
(I just realized I put these brushes in a bad order. They aren't in the order I used them, so I am going to skip around with the numbers)
Brush 5 is the first brush I used. It is technically the Eye Liner Brush, but that's not what I like using it as. I used it as a Concealer brush (which they actually gave me. It is number 6). Brush 5 is bigger than brush 6, so I feel like it works better for concealer.
Brush 2 is the Foundation Brush. I actually already had one of these, and I love it. It feels so good on your face and works great. I've had mine for a long time now, and it still works great. (I am still using the old one. I am saving the new one for when the old one stops working.)
Brush 6, as said above is technically the Concealer brush. It is small, so it feels weird using it under my eyes to spread concealer. I am now using it as an Eye Liner Brush. I have really long eyeliner, and getting liquid eye liner on around my eyelashes is difficult. But it is so easy using this tiny brush. I love it!
Brush 1 is the Total Face Brush. I used it to put on pressed powder. The bristles feel so good on your face. It works really well. (I don't usually use pressed powder.)
Brush 10 is the Blush Brush. I don't ever use blush, even though my mom always tells me to. I didn't have any blush. My mom got me makeup for my birthday, and she got me blush. So I used it today. The brush is angled, and made of the same bristles as Brush 1.
Brush 7 is the Eye Shadow Brush. It is rounded at the top, and the bristles are very, very soft. It worked awesome.
Brush 8 is the Smudge Eye Sponge. I used it to smudge my eyeliner into the dark eye shadow right next to the eyeliner. It worked well, but I don't think I'm going to use it everyday. I don't smudge stuff that much.
Brush 3 is a Brown Comb and Brush. I used it to fix my eyebrows. I'll probably won't use it everyday, because I don't do that to my eyebrows all the time, but it works really well.
Brush 4 is one of my favorites. It is an Eyelash and Brown Wand. I have wanted one of these for a long time. I don't like using mascara everyday because I don't like how it makes my lashes feel. With this wand, I can separate my eyelashes without having a bunch of mascara goop on my lashes. I love it.
Brush 9 is a Lip Defining Brush. I definitely won't use this everyday because I usually only wear chap stick, but it works very well.
So, overall, I am very pleased with the kit. I only paid ten dollars for it! It is a steal.

Friday, April 20, 2012

My Organized Makeup

Here are the pictures! I am so proud of myself!

(Ignore the back stuff. It's just extra junk.)
This is all my makeup. I somehow got everything to fit. This is just a pictures of everything together.

These are all my brushes.  The pale, tan-ish thing is the pack of five brushes. The rest of the brushes are all Elf brushes. I LOVE them! Elf is great!

This is all of my face and eye stuff (other than the eyeshadow. I just barely squeezed everything in here. The drawer is luckily deep enough that the two liquid eyeliners can sit straight up. I had to lay my foundation down to make it fit.
This is all of my lip stuff. Most of it is Elf, but I have two 'real people' lipsticks. They are both pretty pinks. I have the Hypershine glosses in about every color.
These are my eyeshadow pallets. I love them so much! The 144 piece eyeshadow pallet is my baby. It has so many different colors. Some are sparkly and some are matte. The white pallet on top of the black pallet and the 144 pallet is my brand new pallet. I just got it today, along with the brushes. It has 32. It is the cool version of the pallet. There is a warm version too.

I haven't blogged in a while, but I've been really busy. Today I went to the store and got some more makeup! That meant reorganizing all of my makeup to make room. I have one drawer for my makeup, and I leave all my pallets on top of my dresser. I have small, white, plastic divider thingies in the drawer to separate everything. I decided to count exactly how much makeup I had. I was very shocked at the final number. So here is the breakdown: (This will be a long post. Sorry. You can just scroll to the bottom if you want for the final total)
Brushes: 18 (I bought a pack of Elf brushes today)
-1 Elf Defining Eye Brush
-2 Elf Total Face Brushes
-2 Elf Foundation Brushes
-1 Elf Brow Comb & Brush
-1 Elf Eyelash/ Brow Wand
-1 Elf Eyeliner Brush
-1 Elf Concealer Brush
-1 Elf Eyeshadow Brush
-1 Elf Smudge Eye Sponge
-1 Elf Lip Defining Brush
-5 Earth (forgot the real brand) brushes (in a set. There are 5 different ones)
Lips: 11
-6 Elf Hypershine Glosses (different colors)
-1 Elf Luscious Liquid Lipstick
-1 Rimmel London Lipstick
-1 NYC Lipstick
-1 Elf All Over Colorstick
Face: 8
-2 Elf Tinted Moisturizers
-2 Elf Concealers
-1 Covergirl Foundation
-1 Elf Pressed Powder
   Liner: 8
   -1 Elf Liner/ Shadow Stick
   -1 Elf Liner Pen 
   -1 Palladio Pencil Eyeliner
   -3 Elf Pencil Eyeliner
   -1 Palladio Liquid Eyeliner
   -1 Elf Liquid (gold) Eyeliner
   Eyeshadow: 5 Pallets/ 196 colors
   -1 Elf 144 piece Eyeshadow Pallet
   -1 Elf 32 piece Eyeshadow Pallet
   -1 Elf 12 piece Eyeshadow Pallet
   -2 Elf 4 piece Eyeshadow Pallet
   Other: 5
   -1 Elf Tweezers
   -1 Elf Eyelid Primer
   -1 Elf Clear Mascara
   -1 Elf Eyeliner Sharpener
   -1 Elf Eyelash Curler
That gives us a grand total of 58 if you count a pallet as one piece, or 246 if you count each individual eyeshadow. I was very shocked. This is such a long post, sorry. I'll put pics of my newly organized makeup drawer in another post. Pics would make this too long.
Later guys!
Maddie <3