NYX Mini Haul

NYX Mini HaulI needed to replace a few essentials and instead of going to Sephora (almost 4 months since my last purchase!), I thought I would try some new-to-me drugstore alternatives to save some money. Here’s how much I saved vs. what I would have bought at Sephora:

NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Espresso: $11.99 vs. ABH Brow Wiz in Dark Brown: $27.00
NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Black: $11.99 vs. ABH Brow Wiz in Ebony: $27.00
NYX Black Matte Liquid Liner: $9.99 vs. KVD Tattoo Liner in Trooper: $25.00
NYX Dewy Finish Makeup Setting Spray: $9.99 vs. KVD Lock ’N Load Makeup Setting Mist: $30.00

Could have spent: $109
Only spent: $43.96

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kat von d tattoo liner in trooper

kat von d tattoo liner in trooperKat Von D’s Tattoo Liner in Trooper is a product I’ve been using for a long time, and for some reason have never dedicated a post to… so here it is!

Achieve eye perfection with this high-pigment, waterproof liner that stays put all day for a fade-, melt-, crack-, and run-resistant finish. The superfine and flexible brush tip glides across the lashline for incredibly fluid application, allowing you to create a variety of looks with ease. Unlike traditional felt tip liners, this brush tip will not fray.

The pics below are of both the regular version, and the anniversary edition that was out last year because the packaging was just so darn pretty I just had to include them. The felt tip is perfect for precise lines, and it stays in place all day without smudging or running. There have even been nights where I was too lazy to remove my eye makeup and in the morning my eyeliner still looked amazing. I’ve never had a problem with the felt tip losing shape, and it lasts me about 2-3 months of everyday use before it starts to dry out. It can dry out while you are applying, but I find a couple quick swipes on the back of my hand or putting the cap on and giving it a shake will get the liquid flowing again.

It does have a bit of a shine to it, and I would love to find an eyeliner that performs as well as this but is completely matte – so if you have a suggestion I would love to hear it!

Kat Von D’s Tattoo Liner is completely free of animal-derived ingredients and is not tested on animals.

Ingredients
Water, Ammonium Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Butylene, Glycol, Alcohol, Beheneth-30, Phenoxyethanol, Acrylates/Octylacrylamide Copolymer, Methylparaben, Polygylceryl-3 Disiloxane Dimethicone, Propylparaben, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium Edta, Carbon Black.

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blinc discovery collection

blinc discovery collectionBlinc isn’t a company I was familiar with, so I was interested when asked if I wanted to review the Blinc Box Discovery Collection. It arrived with the cutest little mascara wand cookie ever, which was promptly eaten. The set contains 4 deluxe samples: Mascara Amplified, Eyebrow Mousse, Eye Shadow Primer & Eyeliner Pencil, each packaged in it’s own little tin tube, and is available for $44.00 CAD.

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Mascara Amplified | Black | 0.10 oz
blinc discovery collectionblinc discovery collectionblinc discovery collectionblinc discovery collectionblinc discovery collectionblincAfter almost a decade in development, blinc mascara AMPLIFIED provides incredible, buildable, glamorous volume and length, all while offering the Life Proof properties our original blinc mascara, which women have grown to love and depend upon. Buildable, glamorous volume and length while forming tiny water-resistant “tubes” around your lashes that cannot run, smudge, clump or flake and slide off with a combination of water and gentle pressure.

It’s like magic. No clumping, goes on beautifully and removes so easily! I have had no issues removing it with the rest of my eye makeup using my favourite makeup removing oil, or if I’m only wearing mascara… It comes right off in the shower. Instantly one of my top 5 mascaras! It is also available in Dark Brown.

Eyebrow Mousse | Light Brunette | 0.06 oz
blinc discovery collectionblinc discovery collectionblinc discovery collectionOur Fountain of Youthful Color Eyebrow Mousse is a unique and innovative brow makeup designed to give enhancing, water-resistant and moisturizing color to your eyebrows. Makeup re-application is never required with blinc Eyebrow Mousse. Like all blinc products, you get all-day, no-smudge wear with this brow makeup. blinc eyebrow mousse is the original brow innovation that does 4 things in just one easy step. It tints with water proof color, holds and sculpts like a gel, fills in sparse areas and moisturizes skin all at the same time.

The only thing unfortunate about this box is that it isn’t customizeable – and the eyebrow mousse is very light. The full size is available in a range of shades as well as clear though, and when I tested it I did find that it kept my eyebrows in place.

Eye Shadow Primer | Light Tone | 0.06 oz
blinc discovery collectionblinc discovery collectionblinc discovery collectionblinc discovery collectionOur Fountain of Youthful Color Eye Shadow Primer allows you to have crease-free shadow all day, while providing your skin with anti-aging benefits at the same time. In addition to superior hold, blinc’s primer for eye shadow contains anti-aging ingredients that clinical studies have shown to decrease fine lines after just six weeks by 67% and increase skin’s moisture after just one week by 53%.

My new favourite eye primer! I love the super-soft doe foot applicator, and that the shade is slightly lighter than my skintone. My eyeshadow stays in place all day without creasing… and if it happened to decrease fine lines, that would be an added bonus!

Eyeliner Pencil | Black | 0.03 oz
blinc discovery collectionblinc discovery collectionblinc discovery collectionblinc’s eyeliner pencil offers unsurpassed hold while conditioning and treating skin at the same time. The blinc eyeliner pencil was created to feature water proof, smudge proof, fade proof color that makes it one of the longest wearing pencils available. blinc eyeliner pencil glides onto lids effortlessly and offers intense, all day, water proof color that cannot smudge or fade. The creamy, formula contains vitamins for anti-aging conditioning.

It’s a nice liner – I don’t know about the anti-aging claim but it did glide on without tugging or pulling – it didn’t work so well in my waterline, but it stayed in place nicely when I smudged it on my lower lash line.

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Blinc is cruelty free and definitely a company I will be purchasing from in the future. Have you tried blinc before?

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