Monday, May 30, 2011

May Favorites - Favorite Beauty Products May 2011 (Too Faced, Eco Tools, NYX, Hard Candy)

It's time for my monthly favorites. Below is a list of products that I've been using a lot and really enjoying. From eyeshadows to concealers and brushes, here are a few of my favorite beauty products for the month of May.

 NYX Single Eyeshadow in Earthy Shimmer. This is really pretty to blend other shadows or to use as a highlight. On the website, this appears more of a sivler shade, but in reality, it's sort of a white highlight color with an amazing duochrome of yellow, red, and green. It shows up on my skin as a sort of shimmery golden color and then it changes in the light from a red sheen to a green sheen. I highly recommend checking this shade out, because it's so gorgeous in person. These retail anywhere from $3-$6.

Hard Candy Glamoflauge Concealer. I've been using this as an undereye concealer for the last few weeks. It does a pretty decent job at covering dark circles and acne as well. I do top this off with a powder to make sure it stays put and doesn't look too shiney, because I have oily skin. Many people say this concealer is comparable to the Kat Von D tattoo concealer. This concealer retails for $6 at Walmart.

NYX Liquid Crystal Liner in Onyx. I really love this liner because it's a deep black, but also has a bit of shimmer/glitter in it. It's really nice to give eyes an extra pop. The liner stays put all day, doesn't flake off, smudge or crack like some liquid liners do. The product is rather small, but they are only around $4 each, so that's still a very good deal. I reccommend trying these out if you like shimmery eyeliners.

Eco Tools Travel Set For Eyes. I've been using this set for the last couple months and I really enjoy it. You get five, small eye brushes in a little pouch that also includes a mirror. The brushes and pouch are very light weight and made of natural items. The brushes are cruelty free, recycable and have bamboo handles. The brushes are really soft and good quality as well. You get one large shader brush, a blender, a smudger, an angled shadow brush, and one small flat brush that can be used for precision placement or concealing small areas as well. This entire set is only $7 at walmart, price may vary depeding on which store you visit.

Too Faced Natural Eye Kit. I love to use this kit when I am in a hurry and want something natural. You can, however, use this kit for more dramatic eyes as well. You get a variety of brown-toned shades. From shimmery bronzes, matte taupes, and deep browns, this kit has everything you need for a natural eye.  

*Click Here to see my swatches/review on the Too Faced Natural Eye Palette. 
*And Click Here to see the Rue21 Natural Eye Palette which is a less expensive and similar/dupe palette to the Too Faced version. It costs only $7!

So there you have some of my favorites for the month of May. I hope you enjoyed this post and perhaps found some items you'd like to try out as well.

Thanks for reading!
xo - Glamatronic

Nyx earthy shimmer picture is from Toofaced and eco tools are promo images from the companies and are not my images. 


AmandaLee said...

I have the too faced palette on my wishlist, i bought a palette at Rue 21 that looks very similar to it, but not sure if they could be exact dupes, i plan to post it on my blog soon! love all your faves!

G A B Y said...

I loooove Too Faced Natural Eye Kit, it's my favorite palette (:

Amy Ausbun Dorminey said...

I got burned in the whole NYX customer appreciation sale so unfortunately will not be ordering from them... could not order @ sale price, and they never sent me the 50% off coupon code.

Glamatronic said...

@AmandaLee Yes, I actually have pictures of the Rue21 palette comparing it to the Too Faced Palette on here as well. It's not exactly the same, but definitely a great alternative and probably as close to a dupe as anyone will ever find, especially for that cheap of a price..$8 I think it was!
Thanks : )

Glamatronic said...

@G A B Y Awesome, I agree. Too Faced natural palette is so useful and such great quality! :)

Glamatronic said...

@Amy Ausburn Dorminey I completely understand, Amy. I tried to get products for over 15 hours during their semi annual sale, and I was really frustrated and angry that they wouldn't honor the price later.
However, I ordered these before that sale took place, and even though I wanted to not like the products due to nyx's horrible customer service during the sale, they were non refundable so I tried them and really loved them. I completely understand those who are still angry about the nyx sale, though.

sorry it happened to you too, it was a bad situation :(
If you are looking for a brand to replace NYX, LaGirl offers products at a similar price as well as LASplash. : )

Morang√£o said...

I totally agree with @gaby!

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