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Undereye issues meet their worst enemy with the Eye Perfecting Brush from EcoTools

I’ve had an undereye ‘situation’ since my 20’s (yes over 20 years ago-SIGH).  I’ve tried a lot of things, combinations of products, different tools to apply-and I still have the situation.

I’ve had a moderate amount of success with this new brush from EcoTools and I thought I would take a moment and just sit right there, I‘ll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel.…ooops wait, I want to tell you about this brush.

The EcoTools Eye Perfecting Brush reduces the appearance of fine lines or dark circles around eyes.  The brush features uniquely cut, rounded tip bristles that mimics the shape of a finger for easy application under and around the eyes without tugging sensitive skin or transferring oils from the hands.

Designed with straight, firm and dense bristles, the Eye Perfecting Brush allows for optimal bending and coverage to take on fine lines and even the darkest of under eye circles.

EcoTools_Complexion_Collection_Eye_Perfecting_Makeup_Brush-079625100259My thoughts?

Love this brush for almost all of my concealers.  It picks up product well, and distributes it well in some fairly sensitive and particular places around my eyes. The only thing I have not tried it with is my corrector from Becca which is fairly creamy and thick and in my opinion, best applied with fingers.  Some of my other favorite things about this brush are that the bristles are soft, made with bamboo and recycled aluminum and are CRUELTY FREE.  The suggested retail price of $9.99 CAD means my wallet stays happy too.

Have you tried this EcoTools brush? How do you apply your undereye products?

My favorites from…….Urban Decay!

As a loyal, loyal UDPP user for several years, it’s only right that I talk about Urban Decay.  They have SO SO many items and I have so few of them.  As I write now, I remember that I have forgotten to take a photo of one of my favorite Urban Decay Tools (the Good Karma brush).  So while my sampling of favorites may seem small, keep in mind that I’ve got a lot of love for UD.

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So of course, it wouldn’t be a UD favorites post without featuring an eyeshadow palette or thirty.  I’ve selected the NAKED 2 and NAKED basics.  My NAKED palette bit the dust but I’m going to circle back and pick up another because I’ve found that these shades just work.  And when I say they work, I mean with almost everything.  They blend so easily, they are rich and soft, well pigmented and play well with others.  I’ve been working a lot with my basics palette and using those shadows as crease colors and transition shades (which I still need help with so if you have any tips, leave me a comment below!).  Anyhow, these are beyond swatch-worthy and any self respecting makeup lover should have one of them in his/her arsenal.  I also like that UD makes palettes in a wide array of price ranges….so if you can’t afford the vice 2 or smoked palette, you could pick up the ammo palette and still have a nice selection of eye shadows.  Anyhow, enough of me, let’s look at the palettes:

NAKED 2 palette

NAKED 2 palette

NAKED Basics palette

NAKED Basics palette

And what better to apply these lovely shadows with then an eyeshadow primer?  Urban Decay Primer Potion is an absolute staple for me. I don’t apply eyeshadow without it.  It’s what works for my lids….and I’ve tried a LOT of products (there is one product that comes close and if you want to know about that, let me know in the comments below).  I love that UDPP comes in a variety of finishes….the one I’m using now is ‘Eden’ but I also love the original and am dying to try Sin.

Urban Decay Primer Potion-I always get the *large* size

Urban Decay Primer Potion-I always get the *large* size

Finally, something new from UD that’s come into my life recently that I don’t want to do without are the Revolution lipsticks.  These lipsticks have MAJOR stay power but are still hydrating and don’t pull on your lips during application.  I think I am the only person on the planet who didn’t get the shade, 69 but whatever. There are 22 of them and I’ll work my way through them eventually. I love love LOVE this one:

Revolution lipstick in Rush

Revolution lipstick in Rush

And there you have it…..

I know you must have tried Urban Decay-what are your favorites? Tell me below!

 

 

 

Noir nail bar-average at best

Since starting dance classes almost a month ago at Danceology and being a monthly ttc pass holder, I have had the opportunity to explore Liberty Village. On more than one occasion, I have passed by Noir Nail Bar.  The logo immediately caught my eye and I have seen them advertising several ‘parties’ on twitter recently.

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