Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara


Y’all. Whoever is creating the mascaras at Maybelline needs a raise. THEY’RE ALL SO GOOD. In the last few months, I’ve started loving Maybelline’s Lash Sensational Mascara.


It’s from the drugstore (duh), so the price is awesome, but that’s not why I love it so much. It adds so much length and volume to each and every lash! 23

As you can see, the brush has tons of bristles at varying lengths, so each of your lashes gets coated with this amazing mascara. The tiny bristles are perfect for getting the product on your eyelashes, and the longer bristles help separate them and create the fan effect.4

I chose the darkest formula, Blackest Black, and I love how rich the color is. I typically apply 2-3 coats, waiting for my mascara to dry between each coat.


According to Maybelline, the “Liquid Ink formula coats from all sides.” First of all, um, what? When is ink not liquid? Secondly, it actually does coat my lashes well! However, you definitely need to be careful to separate them out before the mascara dries so they aren’t clumpy. Unless that’s the look you’re going for, of course.


This mascara also doesn’t flake or smear at all throughout the day, which is so nice. That’s essential for mascara in Texas with our HOT summers looming!


As you can hopefully see, Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara is an awesome product because it makes a big impact on your eyes for a very small cost!


If you give it a try, I hope you love it as much as I do! What are your favorite drugstore makeup products? Let me know in the comments!

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Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor in Love


Well, that didn’t take long. A few days ago, I wrote about how much I loved Revlon’s New Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor, and the very next day I went out and bought another shade! Oops. I guess that’s proof I really like them though. 🙂 Plus, HEB had them for 40% off! How was I really supposed to pass that up? This time, I bought the shade Love, a bright, summery red, with a hint of orange.


Since this shade was slightly darker than Temptation, I didn’t have any issues with it sinking into the cracks in my lips, which was nice! It’s a little bolder than it looked in the tube, but I’m a fan for sure.


While I felt like Temptation never really set into a matte, this one definitely did. It still transferred, which is a bummer, but blotting may help with that. Love also has a vanilla scent that, thankfully, fades away pretty quickly. While I love vanilla, I’m not a fan of my lip products having a scent.


As you can see above, this lipcolor lasted for quite awhile! The picture on the right was after eating a delicious lunch at Chickfila, too! It definitely stood up very well. I should mention, it’s not kiss-proof though. Every time I smooched Louis, he was left with red lips or a red cheek…(sorry, handsome!)


I think this color would be perfect for summertime because it’s a rich, beautiful red, and it’s bright enough that it would pair great with summer colors. What else is there to say? I love Love! 😉


I’m obviously hooked on these new Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolors, and I can’t wait to buy more shades! (And if my track record is any indication, I should have more by tomorrow!;) )

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Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor in Temptation

If you’ve been around here for awhile, you know of my love for Revlon lip products. They recently released a new formula…the Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolors. I’ve been wanting to acquire some for awhile to try them out, and lo and behold, they were on sale at Target last weekend! Hallelujah!

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The color I bought is Temptation. It’s a bright mauve-pink. According to Revlon, “Ultra HD Matte Lip Color is a lightweight, high definition, matte color with a moisturizing velvety feel.” I’m not really sure how a lip color can be “HD,” but that seems to be a big buzzword in makeup right now…wonder what technological words they’ll use in makeup next? And what does that make my “non-HD” lipsticks? Standard?

Revlon Temptation 1

Regardless, I like this lipcolor! I’m torn whether to call it a lipgloss or a lipstick, because it applies like a gloss. However, it wears more like a lipstick. Hence the name lipcolor, perhaps? It has a plush applicator that allows for relatively easy application. I love the matte packaging, but it does affect the color appearance. For example, this color looked much less vibrant in the tube than it actually is. Just be aware and look up swatches online before you purchase it. Revlon also has examples of women of various skin tones modeling each color on their website.

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I felt like the color sunk into the crevices in my lips a little when I applied it, but it wasn’t too drastic and lessened with wear. I also think this wouldn’t be an issue with a darker color. Lighter toned lip products often have this issue, I’ve noticed.

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Like I said, this product applies like a gloss, and while it claims to be matte, mine didn’t really ever set until waaaaaay later. It is definitely not extremely shiny, but don’t expect it to set like a matte right away. If you blot it, I think it will look matte much faster, but I chose not to.

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I was pleased with the wear time. As you can see below, a lot of color was still there after 5 hours (and those hours included eating a turkey wrap and drinking from a water bottle!). There is a slight lipliner effect going on, but overall, I’m pleased with how much of the product/stain remained…especially since it doesn’t claim to be long wearing.

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Another good note is that it didn’t seem as drying as other matte products I own. If mattes tend to dry out your lips or you think your lips are too dry to wear matte products, this may be a perfect option for you. I’m not sure I would go as far to say that it is “velvety” or “moisturizing” (which it claims), but it’s definitely not drying.

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Another thing I wanted to point out is the smell. It’s a pretty strong vanilla scent similar to Lip Smackers Vanilla Frosting circa 1999. If you’re sensitive to smells and flavors for lip products you may want to steer clear. The smell goes away pretty quickly after application, thankfully.

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Overall, I’m pleased with Revlon’s Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor, and I think I may purchase a few more of the eight available shades. If you try any out or have another color recommendation, let me know!

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Beauty Blurbs: Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation

Covergirl Outlast 3-in-1

I figured it was high time for my first foundation review on Hoots of a Night Al, so I decided to start with one of my tried and true favorites. The Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation is a great, affordable, medium coverage foundation. With 14 shades to choose from, it will fit a range of skin tones. Another perk is that it can be found at most drugstores as well as Walmart and Target for around $10 or less.

Covergirl Outlast 3-in-1

As always, I typically apply my foundation with a MAC 187 duo fibre face brush. I have had this brush for years, and it really blends my foundation evenly. However, I have also applied this foundation with my fingers, and the results are still great.

As you can see in the photo below, one layer of the Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 foundation covers almost all of my redness and helps with my under eye circles. The “3-in-1” claim implies that this foundation combines primer, concealer, and foundation in one step. I am happy to say it can be layered to achieve fuller coverage for trouble spots. Of course if you have more severe skin issues, a concealer will always aid in covering up those areas.

Covergirl Outlast 3-in-1

On my combination skin, the foundation lasts for around 10-12 hours without a primer, so I think their claims are pretty fair! With a primer, it lasts even longer, of course.

Covergirl Outlast 3-in-1

Another perk of this foundation is that it has SPF 20 included, so you’re helping to protect your skin all day. This product is unscented, which is nice. It has a relatively matte finish, and you can add a finishing powder to help your look stay fresh all day.

Covergirl Outlast 3-in-1

Covergirl’s Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation is one of my go-to drugstore foundations for the price and quality. If you’re looking for a reasonably priced product for everyday wear, I would give it a try!


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