If you are like me then you may opt to save a few bucks and pluck your own brows. Lately though, I just can't seem to get them right so I've been going to get them waxed once a month and then I just maintain in between by tweezing them myself. However, I'll be the first to admit that sometimes I'm so focused on shaping and making sure they match perfectly (which of course is impossible)that I tend to overpluck. However, Daneen over at Spoiled Pretty came across an awesome technique by makeup artist Pat McGrath on how to fill in sparse brows for a more natural look. Click Here to read her post.
February 10, 2010
February 2, 2010
Posted on 1:39 PM by Khalia Nicole
So, this will be my first installment on a series I’m starting called Budget Glamour. I will be reviewing products from some of the most inexpensive makeup lines in hopes of finding comparable products to some of our more expensive favorites.
Nowadays, I think more than ever, it’s worth it to cut a buck or two whenever we can. I fully support low cost products if they can give me results that are similar to the higher dollar items.
The first line I’m reviewing in this series is LA Girl Cosmetics. You can buy this line at lagirlusa.com or cherryculture.com. The first product I tried was the Perfecting Liquid Makeup foundation in caramel. It’s an oil free liquid foundation with 18 different color options. For all you ladies with olive to darker skin tones like myself, there appears to be just enough options for us too. The caramel wasn’t a perfect match but it gave me a subtle tan that looked natural and not pasty like most low end foundations tend to do on my skin.
For the most part I don’t typically have high opinions about low-end foundations. However, I was pleasantly surprised by this foundation. It was just like any typical foundation as far as consistency with the exception of the fact that it was a little bit thicker and because of this thickness it doesn’t exactly layer well. Nevertheless, it has a medium to full coverage so there really isn’t any need to layer to build the coverage. I will say there is a slight scent that reminded me of a cosmetic kit I received as a little girl which has always made me think “that’s the cheap stuff”. However, the smell is not overpowering or even that noticeable beyond that little memory. I even asked the Hubs to sniff my face just to be sure! ;)
The Perfecting Liquid Makeup foundation held up fairly well throughout the day. I used a primer and a setting powder which seemed to do the trick for enhancing the staying power of the foundation. I will say that I’m not sure how well it would have held up without the primer and setting powder. But I’m ok with using both since the foundation is so inexpensive.
All in all, I’d say this foundation was a rather impressive Budget Glamour item. I bought the Perfecting Liquid Makeup foundation on sale at cherryculture.com for $4 regularly $7. I’d definitely say it was more than worth the already insanely low price tag.
I’d give it 4 out of 5 Budget Glamour Points.