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Influenster Box: Maybelline 24k Palette

*The products I will be reviewing were sent to me for free/complimentary for the purpose of testing them out and giving my honest review.*

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Hello guys! I recently got my box from Influenster where I was sent Maybelline products for free to try out and give my honest opinion. I thought it was be cool to give you guys a review on these products and hopefully help you guys on your makeup journey. Hope you guys enjoy this post!

 

1. The 24K Nudes Palette: 2.5/ 5

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At first, I thought this palette looked absolutely beautiful. The shimmer shadows looked so vibrant and I really thought the palette would be really great for glam looks. Unfortunately when I swatched the colors, they were really chalky and many lacked pigmentation. The shimmer shadows had so much fallout and some of the colors didn’t even show up on my eyelids. The problem with this palette is the fact that there isn’t good transition matte shades. I’m not a fan of using shimmer shadows to blend out my eyeshadow, I find it to look messy and clumpy. The majority of the shadows were shimmer ones so I felt I couldn’t really do much. This palette wasn’t good at all, I think palette should have a balance between mattes and shimmers, but this palette just didn’t cut if for me. I have palettes that come with more shadows and the shimmer shadows are way better than this, and also way bigger. This just didn’t do it for me, so I don’t think I’ll be using this at all.
2. Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Angel: 2/ 5
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When I first opened this mascara, the wand scared the crap out of me. I have never seen a wand so thin and so just scary looking. I don’t like how it makes my eyelashes look. When I put it on it makes my eyelashes look so thin and just so spidery it’s a nightmare for me.  It does however make them really long, so that’s a plus, but I have my Reema volumizing mascara that makes my eyelashes look longer and thicker so I don’t need the Falsie Push Up. I wasn’t impressed at all with this mascara, it feel irritating on the eyes so I immediately washed it off before it hurt my eyes. Again, I didn’t like it, so I won’t be using this at all.
3. Maybelline Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil: 5/ 5
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I don’t use pencil eyeliner at all, but when I tried this one out I was really surprised to find out how good this worked. This glides on super smoothly and it’s a nice jet black. I used this on one of my friends and I blended in to give it a smokey effect and it looked super nice. I don’t tight line my eyes but I tried it out with this eyeliner and I really liked how it was super easy to apply on my waterline and it wasn’t irritating at all! If you like pencil eyeliner you will love this eyeliner. I will definitely be experimenting with this eyeliner more.
I hope this post was helpful for you guys! Let me know in the comments what product I should review next. Talk to you guys soon ❤
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Let’s Talk About Eyelashes

In my last post I talked about mascara. I love mascara, it has changed my life. No joke. But the difference between me versus other people, my eyes and eyelashes are huge. I never had to use these voluminous mascara or need to wear false eyelashes.

But for those who have trouble with their lashes, whether it be they’re not long enough of thick enough I have the tips for you. I’ve been noticing my eyelashes have been not on their A game recently, mainly because I’ve been over working them with mascara, so I’ve found ways to help grow them out and get them looking full and long.

1. Olive Oil, yes Olive Oil

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Olive Oil isn’t just good for cooking, it’s actually good for growing out your eyelashes. Olive oil is actually very good to use on your hair and eyebrows, a lot of the ingredients in olive oil help with rapid hair growth. I searched up online one day how I could grow my eyelashes, and I came across this. I thought to myself great, I already have olive oil let’s give this a try.

You can use a cotton ball or an old mascara wand you’ve cleaned off for this or even your fingers. Get a little bit of olive oil on whatever you’re using and comb through your lashes. Make sure you rub the olive oil onto your lash line so it can help grow out every individual hair. You can either leave it on over night and then wash it off, or wait 5-10 minutes and then wash it off.

Do this for about a month, and you’ll notice a big change. It does take a while, but the benefits and results are totally worth it.

2. Makeup that helps Eyelashes grow???

Believe it or not, there is makeup out there that help eyelashes grow. I was in need of a new eyeliner because the eyeliner I was using previously was not cutting it for me anymore. I was in Walmart and went to the makeup section, and like magic I found an eyeliner that has serum to help your eyelashes grow.

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This eyeliner has saved my life, literally, Just kidding BUT it did save my eyelashes. This is a great dupe for the Kat Von D tattoo liner, way more affordable and pigmented. I love how it does wear for 24 hours, I wear it to school and to work and by the end of the day it still looked good. And yes I do notice the difference now with my eyelashes, they look thicker and longer so I definitely recommend this eyeliner in case if you want to get some extra help. It’s about $8 at Walmart and they have it at Ulta.

3. Give your eyes a break

The only way you can really let your eyelashes grow, is if you give your eyes a break. Limit yourself on mascara, try to only wear it 1 or 2 times a week. I stopped wearing mascara and makeup altogether to give my face a break, and it really does help you. Giving your eyes a break helps your eyelashes repair themselves on their own without having damaging products on them. Giving them a break while doing the olive oil treatment will help you a lot in noticing the difference and seeing your eyelashes grow thick and long.

I hope this post helped you find some ways to help grow your eyelashes, and leave me comments down below if you’re gonna try any of these tips, and send me pictures of the process I would love to see how your eyelashes come along!! 🙂