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Big Lots Finds

17 Jul


I scored a few new makeup items last weekend at Big Lots. I paid $11.50 + tax for these three.


Almay Blush in Natural, Physician’s Formula Baked eyeshadow trio in Baked Spices, Almay Smart Shade Makeup with SPF 15 in Medium.



The Physician’s Formula package says this shadow trio can be used either wet or dry. I tried wetting the applicator after trying the shadow dry first with hardly any color show up. This MUST be used wet, dry is not an option unless you are new to makeup and timid about having any eye color, then by all means apply with a dry brush and it will be a very sheer layer of shimmer.

I applied with wet applicator that is included in the compact, no primer. I also used Physician’s Formula mineral eye liner pencil in Black, then lightly dabbed the smudger side of the pencil across the top of the lash line to smooth out the line. BTW, this eyeshadow lasted all day and night since it was appplied wet.

I have a few other blushes that I love love love, so at first I thought this one was a waste and becsuse it was an impulse bargain purchase. But! I have found myself using the Almay blush in Natural everyday since I bought it. It has a toasty glow to it. The included brush is not very good for blending in the color on my cheeks. I’ve been applying this right before walking out the door to work in the morning, so I swipe it on with the little brush in the compact and blend with my fingers as I rush to my car. I could seed this blush color working on almost everyone. Doesn’t look shimmery when on my skin even though it looks shimmery in the pan.

Big Lots should rename its store “impulse shoppers unite” there’s always a deal in these stores that I can’t resist.