Hauling and Duping on a Budget

I'm supposed to be saving my money for the Cult of Cherry Collection but after watching fafinettex3's video about Jessie's Girl Cosmetics new eyeshadows the makeup junkie in me won and I did a little shopping.

Jessie's Girl Cosmetics have come out with Color My World shadows which remind me of MAC's Mineralized Eyeshadow Duos.

From top to bottom:
Volcanic, Earthquake, Evergreen

Used wet or dry, our four baked powders are dewy and feel similar to highly micronized pigments. Since minimal binders are used in the baking process versus pressing, baked powders have the lightness of a loose powder. Sponge tip applicator included.

Pretty good dupe don't you think for $4.99 vs. MAC's $17.50



The color payoff is amazing! The shadows are highly pigmented and go on smooth. I'm not quite sure how I feel about them wet. I was too lazy to mix up mixing medium so I used Fix+. The color was more vibrant but kinda difficult to spread. I'm not sure if my using Fix+ was the issue so I'll try it again with some actual mixing medium. Right now Jesse's Girl is running a special get all 4 shadows for $17.00 plus free shipping to any U.S. address.

I made a trip to my favorite T.J. Maxx and picked up some Lancome items...
Color Design Shadows in Topaz Temptation and Gold Enchantment. Retail $16.50 T.J. Maxx 5.99
Color Design Crayon Duo Defining and Sparkling Eye Pencil Duo in Sparkling Black and Sparkling Brown. Retail $28.00 T.J. Maxx 7.99

From Top to Bottom Topaz Temptation (which you can't see), Gold Enchantment, Sparkling Brown, Sparkling Black and the Highlight end to the pencil which is a grey with silver glitter.

I'm in love with the pencils! I've had a really hard time finding a soft pencil that goes on smooth and is easy to blend. This pencil is perfect! The highlight end of the pencil is for well...highlighting.

I think I see Pretty Committee field trip to T.J. Maxx in the future...

Also went to Tarjay and got a new bronzer. Loreal Glam Bronze Limited Edition bronzer in Sunkissed Copper.

Check out your Target beauty clearence sections. Certain Cover Girl eyeshadows are .78 and Bare Minerals Beyond the Basics is 34.98 instead of 49.99.

Gotta love a bargain!!!


Seymone said...

Love the haul.. I need to check out TJ Maxx because i really want to try Lancome eyeshadows

August 1, 2008 at 3:24 PM
yummy411 said...

ok ok ... i'll pick up the jesse girl too.. lol. i'm just tired of being disappointed by things i can't try for myself first. i saw the jg shadows and passed them up...

can't wait to see an fotd!

August 1, 2008 at 3:43 PM
Jamila said...

Your TJ Maxx has Lancome?!?! Dang! Mine only has picked over Too Faced. Bah!

August 1, 2008 at 4:13 PM
B said...

Wait....TJ Maxx with Lancome AND Too Faced. I'm headed there tooooday. I'm so upset that we don't have JG here in Florida. I swear they look JUST like MAC's.

August 2, 2008 at 1:55 PM
HeavenLei/Blumoonbabe said...

Ooooh girl thanks for putting me on to Jessie's Girl. How can you not wanna buy at those prices?

I love my Mineralized Sea & Sky, though... but I'mma get on JG.

Also, Lancome @ TJ Maxx? Who knew? (obviously not my ass, LOL)

Thank you!

August 2, 2008 at 8:14 PM
Lakia said...

Very smart move, gotta get me some Jesse's girl!

August 3, 2008 at 12:11 PM
SuzieC said...

@ seymone - Check it out you can't beat the price. Also try Marshall's every so often they have some Lancome products.

@ yummy - Try at least one that way if you don't like it it's not a total loss.

@ jamila - I think the Lancome is new. Don't get me started on the picked over Too Faced!

@ B - TJ Maxx is stepping their game up! I've very glad I didn't get the MAC shadows!

@ blu - You're welcome!

@ lakia - You have to try them!

August 4, 2008 at 8:24 PM

Anonymous said...

umm.. next time you're in the mood to go to your TJ Maxx you need to call somebody. HUMPF! :)

August 5, 2008 at 5:20 PM
aoc gold said...


(Part I)

Who has seen the wind?

Neither I nor you;

But when the leaves hang trembling,

The wind is passing through.

(Part II)

Who has seen the wind?

Neither you nor I;
But when the trees bow down their heads,

The wind is passing by.

~by wow powerleveling

August 26, 2008 at 10:48 PM

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