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Full Face of Makeup Under $10

Happy hump day! Before diving into the post, I just wanted to address my hiatus last week. I was super under the weather with strep throat and a double ear infection. But I’m feeling much better today and excited to get back to the blogging world!

Today I have for you a full face of makeup I ordered from Amazon, all under $10. I’ve been playing with these products for a few weeks now, and I’m excited to share my thoughts with you!

Pedison Aromatic Face Oil $8

First things first, moisturizer! I’ve been on the hunt for a good beauty oil for a while now. Because my skin is so dry, I feel like a beauty oil under my makeup is the best choice for me right now.

This face oil I found on Amazon is natural, non greasy, lightweight, moisturizing, and nourishing. It’s also hypoallergenic for sensitive skin, which is a must.

This face oil is very moisturizing, I have been applying it day and night after cleansing my face. I really have been enjoying it however I don’t feel like it does anything for my makeup application like other beauty oils I have tried.

If you’re looking for a moisturizing oil, this is a great and affordable option. If you’re looking for a beauty oil that helps with makeup application, I wouldn’t recommend this oil for that alone.

Cover FX Custom Cover Drops $9.99

I’ve been dying to try the custom cover drops ever since they came out! But I never purchased because of the expensive price. So when I saw these going for under $10 on Amazon, I jumped on that real quick!

I’ve tried the custom cover drops with a few different foundations so far. It adds so much extra coverage with just a few drops added to a foundation. The best part for me, is it doesn’t look cakey at all.

It’s so hard to find a full coverage foundation that isn’t too drying and cakey. But with this, you can add as much coverage as you want or need. Whenever I want a full coverage glam look, I have been using this. I’ve really been loving this, and definitely recommend if you haven’t tried this yet!

NYX Professional Makeup Concealer Wand $7.86

This concealer confuses me. I got the shade light, but its not light at all. It’s very dark and peachy. It’s more of a color corrector than an actual concealer. I don’t mind the color correcting shade, because I do have dark circles.

It doesn’t add any coverage by any means, but it does the job for cancelling out any darkness. I don’t normally use color correctors under the eye because it just adds more product making it look heavier and more dry.

I don’t think it’s something you need to rush out and buy, but if you are on the lookout for a color corrector this one does work and is affordable.

E.L.F. Cream Contour Palette $6

The E.L.F. cream contour palette comes in 4 shades, a highlighting concealer shade and 3 darker bronzing and contouring shades. It says it has vitamin e, hydrates, and pampers skin.

I rarely cream contour, but I do really love the outcome when I do. It just sculpts out your face more and looks more natural than a powder contour.

I carved out my entire face with the palette. The texture is very creamy, not drying or too thick. It doesn’t emphasize any texture or dry spots. The highlighting shade doesn’t have much coverage, but it does a good job and brightening any areas applied.

For the price, I think it’s a great palette. I would reach for this more any time I feel like doing a cream contour. If you’re new to makeup or to cream contouring this is a great option.

Profusion Cosmetics Highlight and Contour $5

This is a powder highlight and contour palette. It has a brightening banana shade, 3 highlights and 2 contouring shades.

First swatched, the pigment is not promising. The highlight shades are very powdery, and the lightest contour shade barely has any pigment.

I used the banana shade under the eyes and anywhere I applied the cream highlight. I then applied the darkest shade to the contour areas. The color shade for me just didn’t work. It’s too muddy looking, it was not flattering.

This palette just did nothing for me. It’s only $5, but I’d still rather spend that elsewhere on something I actually enjoy. Definitely would NOT recommend this product!

Physicians Formula Butter Highlighter, Pearl $7.65

Butter highlighter, arrived in mail broken.

First off, this highlighter smells sooo good! It’s like a coconut tropical paradise!

Here’s the thing, for the longest time I didn’t want to try any other highlighters because I thought nothing could ever compare to the Becca Champagne Pop.

The Pearl highlighter is more of a white shade compared to the champagne gold which I usually gravitate more toward.

But it’s so beautiful on the skin. I was actually surprised by how much I love it. The only thing I don’t like is it’s a little powdery. To fix that, I spray on some setting spray, wait for it to almost fully dry, and then apply highlighter. This helps it apply smoother and more intensely.

If you haven’t tried this highlighter yet, I highly recommend you do!

BH Cosmetics Flawless Brow Trio $7

This product is has a tinted wax for grooming and shaping, and 2 different brow powders. I got it in the shade medium, and its way too dark for me. But I’ve been trying to work with it.

Honestly, I absolutely HATE doing my brows. My natural brows are so thin and barely there. So I have to add a lot of shape and color. For the life of me I can never get the two brows to ever match and it drives me insane!

For me, I didn’t love this product. It could be just because it’s too dark. But this leaves more of a sculpted and drawn out brow, where I prefer a more natural look.

If you like a wax followed by a powder, you might enjoy this. The price is affordable , which is also a plus.

The Burgundy Palette by Duped Cosmetics $4.99

I did not know until after receiving this palette, that it’s suppose to be a dupe for the Kylie Cosmetics Burgundy Palette. I’ve never been a fan of the Kardashian/Jenners, so I would never purchase her palette on my own.

I was drawn more towards the colors in the palette and of course the cheap price. I love burgundy and golds and I use them more often than other colors because I feel like they make blue eyes pop more.

The swatches are very pretty and pigmented. The shadows apply just as well as they swatch. I went more for a burgundy in the crease and outer lid, and a gold on the inner lid. I was surprised how well it actually performed for how cheap it is.

This is a palette I feel like I would reach for a lot. If you feel drawn to these colors and want a good, cheap palette, I would recommend trying this out. I definitely don’t think you’d be disappointed!

4D Silk Fiber Lash Mascara $4.29

I tried to make this “mascara” work so many different ways. It was just not happening for me.

The first tube is a mascara gel, that the fibers are suppose to stick to. Then you apply the fibers, and then add the gel again after.

It was just a hot mess. The fibers did not stick no matter what I did. They fell all over my face, and then continued to fall off even hours afterwards.

I even googled how to use fiber lash mascara thinking I was doing something wrong. But I was applying it exactly how they directed.

I think I’d rather stick to regular mascara from now on! This one in particular did not work at all and do not recommend it!

Beauty Glazed 6pcs Matte Not Faded Lipstick $8.88

I love me a pinkie nude matte lipstick! I was so excited to try these!

First off the colors do not match the color on the packaging. They swatch beautifully, but do not apply that way. They apply very streaky and uneven. When drying down it feels very sticky and drying on the lips.

The staying power is not very long either. I was really disappointed with these lipsticks. None of the colors are very flattering as they appear they would be. And they’re just very uncomfortable to wear.

I will probably be giving these away, I don’t see myself ever using them. If you’re looking for a nudie matter lipstick, I prefer the NYX lip lingerie. They’re amazing and affordable!

Golden Rose Long Wearing Makeup Setting Spray $8.99

I have been really on the hunt for a really good setting spray comparable to the Mac Fix Plus. While I wouldn’t say this is as good as the Mac, it does the job.

It suppose to be suitable for sensitive skin, which I definitely need. I feel like it actually does set and melt my face makeup all together. Apart from that, it doesn’t really do anything extra. I use this every day, multiple times a day and I’ve really been enjoying it.

I think I would repurchase this, and would recommend!

This is the final look after everything has been applied. Overall, most of the makeup was good. There were a few duds, but I think that comes with buying cheap makeup off of Amazon!

Are there any products you love under $10?

Thanks for reading!

DISCLAIMER: This post is not sponsored or affiliated. I got these products on my own and these are my 100% honest opinions.

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Elf Camo Concealer Vs Tarte Shape Tape

When this concealer first came out, it was already sold out in store. Then last week I watched the Jeffree Star Elf video where he raved about this concealer and the Elf foundation. So I ran back to the store to pick up both products. The concealer was still sold out! The only color shade left was in the shade light peach. I wasn’t sure if the color would work for me or not, but I grabbed it anyway.

The ELF 16 hours Camo concealer is being constantly raved about as the $5 dupe for the Tarte Shape Tape concealer. It claims to be full coverage, long wearing, creamy, and conceal dark circles.

Elf Camo Concealer/Tarte Shape Tape Concealer

Here’s the thing, yes I own the Shape Tape concealer, but I don’t love it. Shape Tape was all the rage after it came out, so I was excited to run out and grab it. It just doesn’t work for me, and I have tried it in various different ways with no luck. Yes it has great coverage, but for me personally it’s too thick and drying under the eyes.

I didn’t have my hopes up for the ELF concealer. I knew it would probably be too drying for me just as the Shape Tape. But I did hope it would be just a tiny bit better than the Tarte.

In swatches, the Elf appears to be more creamier and pigmented than the Tarte. This also goes for first applying under the eye before blending in. Before blending the Elf looked promising and I thought it actually might work well!

And then I blended it in, or tried to anyway. The Elf concealer had a very hard time blending into my skin. I used a damp beauty blender for both sides, and also added the Elf down my nose. The Elf was very patchy and streaky, no matter how many times I patted it in. Right away, it sunk in and accentuated every single fine line and pore. It honestly looked horrible!

Here is the after, after I applied the Elf Flawless foundation and powdered my face. Yes I know it looks awful overall. I honestly think I was just having a really bad skin day, or some of the products I used weren’t working well together.

Because I knew I was going to be using thick concealer, I moisturized with a beauty oil. I also used a glowing face primer mist beforehand. I’m thinking these combinations didn’t go together very well.

First impression wise, the ELF Camo Concealer was an absolute fail for me. It’s even worse than the Shape Tape, which surprised me a bit. Both of my under eyes felt like the Sahara Desert all day and I couldn’t wait to wash it all off.

This is the final look after finishing the rest of my makeup. I decided to go with a green look for St. Patty’s Day coming up! Both sides look very dry and cakey, and it was just a hot mess overall.

I’m going to keep trying to use different moisturizers, primers, and powders to see if the concealer and foundation work better. If I do find a combination that works or if I decide it’s a lost cause and pass it on, I’ll let you all know!

If you have found a way to make either of these concealers work better for you, I’m definitely open to any suggestions!

Thanks for reading!

DISCLAIMER: This post is not sponsored or affiliated. I purchased these items with my own money and these are my 100% honest opinions.