Buy or Skip?

Continuing with my January Resolution of improving my Outer Beauty Routine, I’m on the hunt for some new products. I don’t mind investing in products, but I do hate wasting money on products that don’t work.  Here are the products I’d like to try. Did they work for you, do you love them, hate them? Let me know!

1. Nars Laguna Bronze – 2. Smashbox Lipstick – 3. Urban Decay Eye Primer – 4. Mac Eyeshadow – 5. Urban Decay Tinted Moisturizer (halo).


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10 thoughts on “Buy or Skip?

  1. Definitely buy the Nars Laguna Bronzer! I am in love with it and it lasts forever! In the winter I switched to Snow Bunny by Two Faced it works a bit better on my paler skin, but Nars is my number one favorite. I wasn’t a huge fan of Urban Decay’s eye shadow primer, I like Two Faced primer much better, the one in the blue tube. You can never go wrong with MAC eyeshadows, but the best bang for your buck is absolutely the Urban Decay Naked Palette!

    • I tried swatching the Naked Pallette and it wasn’t very pigmented on my skin. That worries me a little bit. Maybe I’ll put primer on my hand then go swatch it again. I’ve never seen the Snow Bunny and since I’m so pale, I’m going to have to check this one out. Thanks!!

  2. I swear by Urban Decay’s Eye Shadow Primer Potion! I started using it when I wore a MAC eyeliner pencil years ago that smudged and would get all under my eyes. I just applied it under my lower lash line and this primer kept it in place all day! It does an amazing job at keeping eyeshadow on all day, too. I use it daily and wouldn’t be without it!

    MAC eyeshadows are great as well! :)

  3. Meghan,
    I use the Urban Decay Eye Primer and I love it. I didn’t know if primer would make that much of a difference, but it definitely does. The colors stay all day and they more pigmented as well. Remember that a little goes a long way so this stuff will last a long time! :)
    Also, all of my shadows are MAC and they are great. The shadows are highly pigmented so again, you don’t need to use a lot. Which is great because then they last for a very long time. There are a lot of great colors to choose from as well.
    I’m still on the hunt for a great Nars blush. I tried Orgasm and Deep Throat and they weren’t what I was going for. Let me know how you like the Laguna bronzer if you decide to try it.
    Good luck! Happy Shopping!

    • Krystle! Nice to see a cute and familiar name and thumbnail around here. I think it’s a go on the primer and I think I’m going to try the bronzer in the store. I love Orgasm, that is what I use everyday and I’ve finally after a year have used it up. I’ll post what I buy and the reviews.

  4. Definitely the NARS bronzer (the dual palette with the orgasm blush is my favorite, i don’t remember life before i met those)! I also use both Urban Decay products and love them. I’m a huge fan of anything urban decay, especially their eye shadow. 2nd best to urban decay shadow is MAC tho, always a good product!
    I’ve never tried their lipsticks (just eye liner, lip gloss, blush, eyeshadow), but I’ve never used a Smashbox product that I liked. Those have been my investments that i regretted. I liked them, but i didn’t love them as much as other brands and eventually stopped using.

  5. The only thing of these I’ve tried is #3 the Urban Decay eyeshadow primer. This is the only brand of primer I’ve tried, but I really like it. My eyeshadow before would NEVER make it a full day, but with the primer, its about the only things that is still looking good at the end of the day!

  6. Definitely the primer. If you’re not comfortable spending so much on it, Palladio sells a primer that works just as well. They sell it at Sally Beauty and Ulta — it’s about $8 and I actually prefer it to the UD one. I’ve never tried NARS Laguna but I’ve heard awesome things about it.

    • I’ll have to check into that primer, I don’t think an expensive primer is needed…I use Mark by Avon right now and it’s good, but creases sometimes. Thanks for your input, I’ll give it a try.

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