Friday, July 15, 2011

Benefit Cosmetics - Stay don't Stray Primer

Recently picked up this primer from Benefit Cosmetics. It's a primer for eyeshadows and concealers. This product comes in the box and is a small round bottle with a pump for application. It's pretty creamy and feels like a concealer, but once blended in, it's like you're wearing nothing. It even makes your skin feel softer and helps set the skin for an easy makeup application. This is great for concealers since sometimes they cake or crease under the eyes, this product prevents that from happening. Overall I would buy this again, it works really well. It's even an awesome primer for eyeshadows and lasts all day. This product goes for $26 and you can get it at an Ulta or Sephora.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

NYX Cosmetics

I recently purchased some NYX lip products from ULTA. I picked up the lipstick in strawberry milk and their soft matte lip cream (smlc03). The lipstick I got is a very light pink and goes on really smooth making your lips feel soft. I really like this lipstick because doesn't feel like most lipsticks do when you wear them for a while and they begin to dry your lips out. These lipsticks go for $4.00 each and are seriously not bad at all for the price. I've seen other bloggers compare them to MAC lipsticks and ends up not being much different. The soft matte lip cream I had mixed feelings about. This goes on feeling like a cake frosting but not as thick. It also smells like cake frosting to me which I won't complain about. After wearing this for a while though I did notice that it does dry your lips out. At first it feels soft and feels like you're wearing nothing, but after a half hour or so it's really drying. I would suggest a clear gloss to go over it to help it stay and last longer. The soft matte lip cream goes for $6.00 each, not bad but I would stick with their lipsticks instead. I do really like NYX Cosmetics over all. Some of their eyeshadows aren't as pigmented and would not purchase, but as far as most of their lip products and eye products go they're not bad at all for the price. Here are some pictures and swatches of these two products!

Swatches- Soft Matte Lip Cream and the Strawberry Milk Lipstick

Strawberry Milk Lipstick

Soft Matte Lip Cream

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

New products coming soon!

Thanks to working @ ULTA, I have the advantage of getting these two new eyeshadow palettes as soon as they arrive in the store. Tarte's True Blood eyeshadow palette and Urban Decay's 15 year anniversary eyeshadow collection. I will be doing a review on each of these as soon as I get my hands on them! I can't wait and the 25% discount doesn't hurt either, very excited.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Here's one more image from that last photoshoot I did. I also added some new listings on etsy for Mazzie Cosmetics! Finally posted sample packs, go here to check them out:

Friday, July 1, 2011

Most recent makeup work!

These photos are from a shoot I did this passed Tuesday @ Sopha Studio in Manchester, NH. Garrett Allen was the photographer, the two models were Natalie Azria and Youko Sunshine.