When it comes to everyday beauty staples like eyeliner, eyeshadow primer, mascara, and brow gels, I'd much rather spend my money on affordable products rather than luxury items. Why? With the exception of liquid liner, it is often easy to find basic staples that perform just as well as high end products. However, as someone with oily lids, I could never find an eyeshadow primer, luxury or high end, that I've loved more than Urban Decay's Eyeshadow Primer Potion. Urban Decay's game-changing and iconic eyeshadow primer locks makeup into place all day without creasing, cracking, or allowing shadow to fade throughout the day. Despite all of these positives, not everyone has the money to spend $24.00 USD on an eyeshadow primer. In today's Bad or Rad review, we'll be exploring Milani's $7.00 USD Eyeshadow Primer to see if it is a potential dupe for the Urban Decay Primer Potion.
Whenever a new beauty product launches within a matter of weeks the beauty community determines whether that launch will became a "holy grail" staple or whether the product is a fail. But have you ever noticed that every new release is slowly forgotten, regardless of whether they've earned cult classic status or whether they were an utter fail? In my new series, "Back-In-Time Beauty," I'll be rediscovering old cult classic beauty staples to see whether these goodies stand the test of the test of time or whether they were an overhyped release that will eventually fade into obscurity. For my inaugural post in this series, I'll be reviewing the L'OREAL True Match Foundation. Please keep reading for more on this OG drugstore foundation staple.
Despite behind a diehard drug store beauty fan, I came to the recent realization that I don't actually talk about affordable beauty enough on my blog (outside of ColourPop). Although ColourPop is inexpensive, there aren't as easily accessible as "traditional" drugstore brands given that purchases don't qualify for free US shipping if they are under $30.00 USD. Recently, I snagged a few affordable drugstore goodies from Target and CVS Health that I am stoked to be sharing with you! Nearly everything I grabbed is from a brand that I've yet to try, so I'm excited to see how these will perform.
Milani is an affordable, American cosmetic brand sold at drugstores, big box retailers, and Ultas across the United States. Like so many other trendy beauty brands, Milani is loved by fans of both high-end and drugstore makeup because of their trendy packaging, high quality products, and affordable price point. But are they truly worth the hype? Today we'll determine whether the Milani Soft & Sultry Eyeshadow Palette is bad or rad.
As a makeup lover, there is nothing more thrilling than finding a new holy grail product that you just can't live without. While there were plenty of flops and fails in 2018, there was also a lot of good. Over the course of the year, I tried some incredible products that have become staples in my daily routine.
After two years of following a very strict financial diet, I decided to treat myself with a little splurge at Sephora and CVS. By and large, I purchased items that I needed rather than things I wanted on an impulse, so I'm proud of the restraint that I showed. If you're interested to see what I purchase this month, then please keep reading.