Since February was the month of my birthday, I was gifted some nice giftcards and makeup from friends and family.
Let's start with all of the NYC cosmetics; to be honest, they're all a bit disappointing (but they were all really cheap, so I guess you get what you pay for). The primer works well, but is shimmery which I don't like for an everyday look. However both the bronzer/highlighter and the blush just aren't very pigmented.
The Essence concealer works really well. Used with my Real Techniques concealer brush, it covered blemishes incredibly well, especially for the price.
I love this Maybelline eyeshadow; it actually does last for many hours, and the color can work for both day and night. It's also super easy to apply with just my fingers.
I haven't used the Tarte foundation very much yet, but so far it seems to work well. I have higher expectations for this as this was one of the pricier items I purchased.
Finally I have this Benefit eyeliner. A family friend of mine had two sample sizes of this eyeliner that she knew she wasn't going to use, so she gave them to me. To be honest, I haven't used this yet, but I tested it on my hand and was incredibly difficult to scrub off.
What did you think of this post? In two days it's the two year anniversary of this blog, so I'm trying to expand on the types of posts I do. Would love to hear from everyone!