CoverGirl Outlast Foundation, Primer, & Intensify Me Liner Review!

Hello beauties, 

First off, happy Friday!! Who is excited for the weekend? I know I am! We are having a Jurassic Park marathon this weekend in preparation for Jurassic World and I'm super pumped!! 

On to the makeup :) Covergirl recently released some new products and many of you were interested in my thoughts on the new Covergirl Outlast Stay Luminous Foundation! Once I found the new display, I couldn't help but pick up the Covergirl Outlast All-Day Primer and the Covergirl Intensify Me! Liquid Eyeliner. 

CoverGirl Outlast Stay Luminous Lasting Natural Foundation: http://go.magik.ly/r/beautywithbrittanyxo/93fa/

CoverGirl Outlast All Day Primer Clear: http://go.magik.ly/r/beautywithbrittanyxo/93fb/

CoverGirl Intensify Me! Liquid Liner Intense Black 210: http://go.magik.ly/r/beautywithbrittanyxo/93fc/

Let's start with the Covergirl Outlast Primer! This is my favorite product out of the bunch. As you can see in the photos down below this primer really does even out the skin, it also has a little bit of a tacky feel to it which helps any foundation stay in place! In the middle photo below you can see I have the primer on one side of my face and no primer on the other to show how amazing the primer makes the skin look. You are going to want to give the primer about 3-5 minutes to set before applying foundation because of the tacky texture. 

On to the Covergirl Outlast Stay Luminous Foundation! I had high hopes for this product! I adore the Covergirl 3-in-1 Foundation and was hoping this foundation would have similar qualities, just with a bit of a luminous finish. Sadly, this is not the case. I don't like this foundation. It's too thick, feels heavy on the skin, doesn't have good coverage, and fades really strangely throughout the day. It comes off in strange patches and ends up making the skin look extremely dry (and I already suffer from dry skin, that's why I want a luminous foundation).  I would not recommend this foundation. While I do like the primer I don't find it helped this foundation at all. In the photos below I have the primer with foundation on your left and the foundation without primer on your right. 

Last we have the CoverGirl Intensify Me! Liquid Liner Intense Black 210. This liner is extremely black,  pigmented, not patchy at all, pretty easy to use, and does not come off on the lid. However, the deal breaker for me is that is does flake throughout the day. Also I don't find myself needing the ability to lay my liquid liner flat for a thick line since I don't want my entire eye covered with liquid liner.   

To sum up: I would recommend the Covergirl Outlast Primer but would not recommend the Covergirl Stay Luminous Foundation or the Intensify Me Liquid Eyeliner. 

Let me know if you have tried these products, and if so, did they work for you?

xo

Brittany 

May Favorites 2015

Hello beauties, 

Happy first of June! ColourPop has stole the show this month and I've been crazy about all of the products I purchased. I have a full video Haul + Review as well as a blog post featuring all of the items I have purchased so far and there is more to come. I have fewer beauty favorites this month don't worry though I've got lots of lifestyle goodies to share with you ;) 

Let's start first with the makeup favorites :) this month I have so many ColourPop favorites I could not pick just one, but being the lip junkie that I am, I did throw in my favorite lip combo of the month. Which starts with ColourPop Lip Liner in Fern topped off with an unlikely companion, ColourPop Lippie Stick in Frida. I have said it before and I'll say it again... I LOVE mixing and matching my lip colors to create fun unique costume shades and this combo has been an amazing find for me! 

You know those t-shirts that say "All I Need is Coffee & Mascara"? I need one of those in my life BUT I need it to say "All I Need is Coffee, Mascara, Lipstick, Blush, Eyeshadow..." no but really as a redhead I can NOT put together any makeup look without mascara unless I want to look like a cupcake without the frosting, I mean what's the point right? ;) This Butter London Iconoclast Mega Volume Mascara looks amazing on it's own but is killer with some false eyelashes (I love Adrell Demi 120 lashes cut in half). This mascara added amazing length, lasts all day, and makes my lashes look thick and full. 

Butter London Iconoclast Mega Volume Mascara: http://go.magik.ly/r/beautywithbrittanyxo/8c17/

Bronzer for pale gals like me is like finding a four leaf clover in a desert. It's a rare thing and if/when you find it you best hold on! Leighannsays used to use this bronzer a while back and I'm finally trying it out! Why did I wait so long when I know everything Leighann mentions is a must try? I don't know but I'm using it now and it's rocking my world! While it's matte it is not dull in any way. This bronzer warms up the skin so beautifully and wearing perfectly throughout the day! I love to use this to warm up my skin and apply it to the outer parts of the face with a big fluffy brush. This is going to be perfect for spring and with summer coming up I can't wait to see how this looks on already sun-kissed skin. 

Physician Formula Bronze Booster Medium/Dark: http://go.magik.ly/r/beautywithbrittanyxo/6e3a/

Rocking two coats of the Butter London Iconoclast Mega Volume Mascara! http://go.magik.ly/r/beautywithbrittanyxo/8c17/

Moving right along to my song favorite of the month. Mary Lambert - Secrets 
(http://bit.ly/1tLPa17). This song speaks to my soul. I've got one more thing to say about this song; do not waste any more time trying to be anyone else but yourself! Oh and don't ever grow up if you don't want to ;) 

Many of  you might know that Mad Men ended this month and seriously I don't think I'm over this yet!  I like to think Mad Men got me through college in some ways. Alex and I spent hours binge watching Mad Men on Netflix and it has been a part  of my Sunday nights since about 2010 when I started watching, I was a little late to the game but I was sure there to cross the finish line! 

I have five movie favorites this month. Surprisingly I went to the movies four times this month and it was wonderful!

My first movie favorite is a movie that was made in 2007 called Man From Earth. This movie was so great! It was simple, thoughtful, and captivating. It's about a college professor who has been alive for 14,000 years. Due to the fact that he does not age, he must move every ten years before those around him start to ask questions. However this time he decides to tell his colleagues. The movie develops as his intelligent professor colleagues start to ask him about his life. There are some interesting discoveries as the main character John tells the tales of his life as he can remember it.

The other three movies that I saw in theaters were Pitch Perfect 2, Age of Adeline, and Avengers Age of Ultron. I have this strange obsession with watching people dance and I love to hear people sing and Pitch Perfect 2 was funny and included both singing and dancing! Age of Adeline was not as great as I was hoping. Blake Lively is gorgeous and performs beautifully however there was a little more narration than I would have preferred. As for Avengers Age of Ultron, it was good and exactly what I expected. It had lots of action and the humor which is one of my favorite parts of the Avengers movies was spot on! 

Thank you so much for all of your support, and as always YOU are my most favorite for this month and all month! 

xo

Brittany