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Eco Tools

Yesterday I made a quick detour into london drugs to buy a camera so I could photograph swatches and take photos in my classes, that actually picked up the makeup and wasn’t super blurry.

While on my quick detour.. I made a quick detour into the makeup section of the store.  If you know me or have been reading you should know by now I am obsessed with make up. I live breathe and don’t do much else then buy, test, and research makeup. So of course unable to wait for my new brushes I ordered from E.L.F I bought some Eco Tools brushes.

I had never used eco tools before let alone a synthetic brush, and I really didn’t think they would be too great. However, I heard some good things about the brushes and they were about 5 bucks each (Woo!), so I picked up the foundation brush and the angled eyeliner brush.

Bamboo Angled Eyeliner Brush:

The website said: 

• Ultra-flat, precisely angled bristles create a clean line around eyelashes
• Soft, cruelty-free bristles
• Natural & recycled materials

This earth-friendly angled eyeliner creates the perfect line to define eyes. And, it shows respect for the planet:
• Bamboo handle has a low impact on the earth’s resources as it is a highly sustainable plant.
• Synthetic taklon bristles are 100% cruelty free.
• Sleek ferrule is made from recycled aluminum.

• For precise lining, keep the brush’s longer bristles toward the inside corner of the eye.
• Softly line eyes close to lash line with eyeliner.

I Say: I can’t believe how soft this brush is for a synthetic brush! It lines extremely well and is way way way easier to clean then my animal hair brushes. I wish it was a bit stiffer but it still works really well.  I tested it with my aqua creams and it looked great though I had to dip a few times to get the product on the brush.  I really like the handles, and the look of the brush and the bamboo, it’s almost kitschy in a good way.

Bamboo Foundation Brush:

The website said:

• Applies cream or liquid foundation for an even finish and a flawless look
• Soft, cruelty-free bristles • Natural & recycled materials

This earth-friendly foundation brush helps you achieve a flawless finish with cream or liquid foundation. And, it shows respect for the planet:
• Bamboo handle has a low impact on the earth’s resources as it is a highly sustainable plant.
• Synthetic taklon bristles are 100% cruelty free.
• Sleek ferrule is made from recycled aluminum.

• Choose a foundation that is the same shade as your skin tone.
• Use the brush tip to apply foundation.
• Use the flat, fanned portion of the brush to blend upward and outward.

I say:  This brush is my latest dream come true! It’s not as soft as my other foundation brushes but, I tested it with cream and liquid foundation and I’m so in love.  This brush has zero streaking, is a bit poofier then my other foundation brushes, but that has to be a good thing.  My foundation looks almost airbrushed with this brush! When I washed it there was no shedding, no dye came out of it, it cleaned very easily and dried quicker then my other foundation brushes.

It takes care of my beauty needs and my eco conscience and my wallet! I’m sold.

MUFE Aqua Cream

Today was a very virtuous day for me. My wonderful adorable fantastic boyfriend decided to spoil me, not only did he buy me a bunch (like half of the website) of Eyes Lips Face Cosmetics, he also bought me 2 Lip tars (WOOOOOO) and 2 MUFE aqua creams.

He probably only bought me the aqua creams so he didnt have to spend another hour in sephora with me, but hey I’m not complaining.

I got colors #21 Turquoise (vibrant turquoise shimmer) and #2 Steel (silver gray shimmer).

It’s really hard to do a product review when the only camera I have to use here is an 8 mp that shows NOTHING, the webcam on this laptop is better.. barely. I will try for you though.

The two colors are so completely different its insane, and I dont just mean in color range.

The turquoise is creamy, buildable and GORGEOUS! The perfect turquoise! It has a slight silver shimmer, and is so pigmented I barely had to dip my brush to cover the whole lid. I probly wont use it as an eyeshadow too often unless I am doing a photoshoot it’s just a little too striking to wear out. I will however wear it as an eyeliner alot like right now and tomorrow and the next day.

The steel I’m not as happy with, its not as creamy and is a little darker then I hoped. I find it hard to get on my brush as it just keeps rolling on it itself. I had to actually get a dollop and put it on my lid and then go from there. It’s a true steel again with a slight shimmer. I was hoping for something more silver though it would still be good for my grey smokey eyes I do alot. I’m not sure if I just got a defective one or what, maybe its drying out. I am probably going to go back to sephora in the next few days and exchange it.

Make up forever aqua creams were originally designed for the French Federation of Synchronized Swimming, as a way to create a whole-face look that is totally waterproof. Each shade is designated for either eye cheek, or cheek lip, however the formula is the same so you can mix and match. They would also be great for bases, silica is a main ingredient in these babies and silica absorbs oil and has amazing staying power + these aqua creams are crease proof.

My honest opinion? Totally amazing, expensive but every Make Up For Ever product is pretty pricey. I am dying to get some more neutral colors like the gold #11 and the warm beige #13 for bases! I highly reccomend going to your local sephora and trying them for yourself, the turquoise is a must have in every make up collection.

Edit** I have 2 blurry photos of the turquoiseon my eyelid that I swiped really quick at like 11 o clock last night.. woo blurry swatches for you ❤

Half Price! Half Price! Half Price!

Do you know whats better then products from Eyes Lips Face that are only a dollar? A 50% off discount code!

I am ordering my products from Eyes Lips Face today! I have heard that they always have these crazy discount codes so I snooped around the internet a bit and discovered this one!

50% off lots of up to 15 dollars with the code : WINNERELF
Or 60% off site wide with code: SIXTY
I used the sixty code and got 23 dollars off!

Use it well, I have no Idea when it runs out

*Fun Fact* Liz Yu the creator of Yaby said the Eyes Lips Face basic eyeshadow brush was the Ideal brush for her Eyeshadows*

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