Maybelline Nudes vs e.l.f. Mad for Matte

Welcome back everybody!

It’s been so long since I have reviewed something on my blog and I forgot how fun it is! I am going to try and review more products to show a little bit of personality through what my likes and dislikes are. I think its really important to showcase your opinion of a company or a product to educate other people on why or why not you recommend this product. Everybody has different needs and what you disliked in a product, somebody else may really love.

So today I will be reviewing two different drugstore eye shadows and hosting a competition between them. These two eye shadows, I find, are the most talked about on the internet out of the drugstore and I wanted to see which one was better and why. The two eye shadows that I will be comparing today are the Maybelline Nudes and the e.l.f Mad for Matte palettes. I will have four different categories that I will judge these two products on and then make a final decision on which one is the better palette.

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The first one I want to talk about is the Maybelline Nudes palette. I have seen a lot of negativity swirl around this palette on YouTube and I wanted to see for myself why people disliked this palette so much.

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Formula

The formula in this palette is not that great. It feels like chalk and is not creamy at all. The shimmery shades are alright as some of them are nice and buttery, but ALL of the matte shades are so dry and it just feels like you are applying chalk to your eyelids.

Pigmentation

Pigmentation for the matte shades is not that great. While performing the swatches of the matte shades, I had to apply at least three layers to get it to show up on my arm without any patchiness. However, some of the shimmery shades are gorgeous and have high pigmentation.

Lasting Power

I think that the lasting power of this palette is nice. If you apply an eyelid primer prior to applying the eye shadow, the look will stay for about six hours.

Fallout

There is a lot of fallout from this palette! The main reason being that the shades are so chalky and powdery, it cannot resist the fallout. Not only is there fallout in the palette, but also when you are applying it to your eyelids, some of the fallout ends up on my cheeks.

Overall this product is not terrible, but I only like it because of some of the shimmer shades. The shimmer shades, I can make work, but the mattes are something I would not go for. The packaging is also very cheap, but I do admire how you can view all the colors through the transparent cover.

The next palette is the e.l.f Mad for Matte palette. This palette has received a lot of positive feedback from beauty gurus and I thought I’d try it out myself. The color scheme was awesome, and the packaging was so slick, it was inviting.

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Formula

The formula of this pallette is great! When swtaching the colors and applying them to eyelid, it felt so creamy and smooth. It was not at all chalky or dry, just smooth and buttery.

Pigmentation

The pigmentation in this palette is alright. It is much better than the Maybelline’s palette, but I feel there are some darker shades that have low pigmentation, but it is very buildable.

Lasting Power

These eye shadows last me such a long time! I can go 8-12 hours wearing this palette and not have the shades budge on my eyelid. Hats off to the lasting power of a drugstore eye shadow palette.

Fallout

When I used this palette, I experienced very little fallout since the formula was really creamy.

In conclusion, it is very obvious which palette I am for and which I am not for. I absolutely adore the e.l.f Mad for Matte palette over the Maybelline Nudes palette. The e.l.f’s palette was creamy and provided good pigmentation which promotes easy application. The Maybelline’s palette is purely made out of chalk which is very hard to work with as it does not blend! If you were thinking about purchasing a drugstore eye shadow palette, I would highly recommend purchasing the e.l.f’s palette.

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Real Techniques Review-Eyeshadow Brushes

Hey guys!

Welcome back to another Real Technique brushes review. These brushes are honestly my secret to perfect blended makeup. I did a review earlier this year, but that was for their face brushes. Today I bring to you guys another review only for two of their most used and most famous eyeshadow brushes.

I had been waiting os long to get my hands on some eyeshadow brushes since I had none. I was not an eyeshadow type of person, but I decided to finally try it out so I waited adn waited to pick up these Real Techniques brushes. I knew that I wanted no other brand except for this one. I bought both of these brushes in a set, which can easily be found online or at any drugstore.

Their brushes are execptionally soft and get the job, they are made for, done. These two brushes are so easy to blend with and the blend any eyeshadow, drugstore or high end, to perfection. They are incredibly soft on the eyelids and make any eyelook look stunning!

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1.The first brush is the Deluxe Crease Brush . This brush is for the transition shade in the crease. It is a thick brush for the crease to blend in the transition shade before applying darker shades to the eye.

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2.The second brush is the Base Shadow Brush. This brush is for the next shade darker than the transition color. This brush is used to build up the eye shadow right inside the crease. The shape of it is perfect for inside the crease and to build up the corners of the eyelids!

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I hope you guys enjoyed another brush review! In conclusion I just want to say that I am honestly a big fan of this brand and they are really affordable. It is really worth trying them if you guys haven’t! Let me know in the comments below what you guys think of this brand and please recommend other brands to me as well.

Real Techniques Review

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Hey guys welcome back to another post and today we’re going to be talking about the secret behind all those pretty Instagram makeup artists. There is one thing that makeup can not be done without and no girl can live without and that thing is MAKEUP BRUSHES! I, myself, do not know how I would contain myself if I were ever to lose all my makeup brushes and had to do all my makeup the old fashion way (with my fingers!).

Makeup brushes can be very pricey, but there are amazing affordable brushes out there as well. For example, one of my favorite brush companies would have to be Real Techniques. I love this company for two reasons: they do not make their brushes out of animal hair and their brushes are high quality.

This company has a variety of brushes and brush sets, but the set I’m going to review is the Core Collection. I use these brushes day in and day out and absolutely swear by them! For a person just beginning to do makeup, these brushes will be the best option for them. They are super soft, easy to blend with, and they are super easy to clean! They also come in a panoramic case (I lost mine!) which keeps the brushes organized and makes travelling with the brushes easier.

The best thing Real Techniques has come up with is their Miracle Complexion Sponge! These is an by far the best drugstore beauty sponge I have come across. It blends out foundations and concealer so smoothly, giving it a natural finish. I have no more words for this product, dampen this sponge and apply your foundation and see the miracle yourself!

  1. Buffing Brush: these brush is amazing for applying powders when setting your foundation.img_6862_viewimg_6856_view
  2. Pointed Foundation Brush: this brush is great for applying liquid foundation and works great in building up coverage. However, I use mine as a highlighter applicator and it works great!img_6857_view
  3. Detailer Brush: this brush is ideal to cover up any problem areas with concealer or fix small details around the eyes.img_6860_view
  4. Contour Brush: this is the brush I use the most! I use it to set my under eyes, apply blush, and also contour my face.img_6855_view
  5. Mircale complexion sponge: blends makeup for a smooth, enhanced finish.img_6878_viewimg_6851_view