I Finally Found Shea Moisture Cosmetics…In Stores!

I went to Virginia a few months ago and visited my husband’s side of the family in this itty bitty city. I’m not knockin’ small towns because I’m from one but y’all…I was SO surprised when I discovered that this city’s Target had Shea Moisture Cosmetics!


Shea Moisture Cosmetics
Um…yay! I’ve had Shea Moisture Cosmetics on my radar for quite some time. The brand is most popular to the natural hair’d girls of the world because they make fantastic products for those of us with kinky and curly hair. They also have great skincare products for babies and everyone else.

The cosmetics line is really geared towards women of color because, get this, they have really dark foundation shades. This NEVER happens. I mean, ever. As a dark girl, it is beyond difficult trying to find a foundation. Most brands omit us completely. Yes, even in 2014. I always jump for joy when I see an affordable line of foundation for brown girls. I couldn’t help but scoop up a tube. I also grabbed a lipgloss.

Shea Moisture lipgloss

And okay, there isn’t anything crazy fancy about this lipgloss, but how cute is the packaging? I snagged a blush, too!

Shea Moisture blush

I would have loved to grab more but this line is a bit on the pricier side. For Target, at least. The good news is, you’ll get your money’s worth because the products are really stellar. I did a video review showcasing everything I hauled!


 

Have you ever tried anything from Shea Moisture Cosmetics?

Video Review of the Urban Decay Electric Pigment Palette

Urban Decay Electric Palette video

So I recorded this entire video and it wasn’t until it was uploading on my computer when I realized that I had pink shadow smudged everywhere. And I was too lazy to redo the video. This is why this blog is called Clumps of Mascara. I can make these kind of mistakes because ca-learly my blog isn’t about perfection.

Ah yessssss.

But this palette

Urban Decay Electric Palette

Girl, it’s pretty cool stuff. And I’m a lame for just now showin’ it off but whatever. I received a press sample of it and did lots of swatches showing off how vibrant those shades pop on darker skin. Check out the video and make sure that you’re subscribed. These days I’m cranking out a video once a week which hasn’t happened in like…years. So enjoy it while lasts. :cool:


And when you’re done, check out some of my other UD faves…

*Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.

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Look! I’m on YouTube…Again!

Once upon a time, long before Twitter twitted and before people posted their entire lives on Instagram, there was YouTube. Back then I used it. And pretty regularly, too. You see, I was young and free. I was 22 and 23. I lived in apartments with friends, dated losers, traveled, started a beauty blog and just…lived. YouTube was where I went to vent, talk about natural hair and showcase new beauty products that I was obsessed with.

Clumps of Mascara YouTube

And then life changed and I stopped making videos. I’d like to blame getting married and having a baby as the reason why I stopped but nope, that’s not it. I lost my confidence because I had gained some weight and it was so noticeable on video. But thanks to Esposo’s encouragement and my desire to return to something that I once loved, I started doing videos again. And dare I say it but…it’s fun!

I’ve gotten over the nerves, found some confidence and I just roll with it. Yeah, I don’t have the best camera or lighting and I’m not desirous of doing a ton of editing but I do offer something that other YouTube’rs don’t. Me. I can be me. That part is easy. That said, check me out over there. I’ll be trying to do at least 1 video a week. The topics will always be random but if you can think of anything I should cover via video, let me know!

Last week I did a video talking about some of my favorite skincare products…

 

XOXO – B

Feature: The 3 Step Foundation Routine

I’ve got a video for youuuuuu. Not of me, of course. Y’all know how badly I am with keeping up with my YouTube channel. And it’s unlikely that I’ll get back on it in 2013. Just bein’ honest. Buuuut, my girl Safia Michelle over at Lipstick Mixtapes was kind enough to do a video for me in which she shows us a 3 Step Foundation Routine.

Class is officially in session. Pay attention. Safia Michelle is one of the best makeup artists in the game!

 

 

VIDEO REVIEW: CoverGirl’s LashBlast Clump Crusher mascara

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Soooooo, I have officially gone looney. But I’m okay with that because I feel like y’all won’t judge me. And I’m sorry but when a brand says that after 30 coats a mascara STILL won’t clump, I feel like I have to actually test those claims. Can you blame me? This is what I do. Some people cook. Others paint. I test mascaras.

I was born this way.

And so I did it. I applied 30 costs of CoverGirl’s LashBlast Clump Crusher mascara. Oh yes, I did. And I have the video to prove it.

But don’t worry. I totally sped up the application of the 30 coats so don’t have to sit through 43 minutes of me applying mascara. In case you missed it, the actual review is here.

Enjoy!

Look! Q-tips inspired me to do a video!

Sooooo, guess who did a video for the first time in a looooong time? Me! My YouTube subscribers have been e-beating me up for months to start actively posting videos and what can I say? I’m just lazy. I’d rather write 3 blog posts than do a video. Terrible, I know. But the holiday season and the very exciting Q-Tips Sephora.com giveaway had me inspired.

Speaking of the Q-Tips, that giveaway is on fiyah! If you haven’t entered already, hop to it. This is just one of three Sephora.com giveaways that I’ll be doing thanks to my Q-Tips ambassadorship so you definitely want to enter each and every one of them. Oh! And you all are giving me so many new and different ways to use Q-Tips. Keep ‘em coming!

Ciao for now, lovelies.

Mascara Monday: Maybelline the Falsies Black Drama vs. Maybelline the Falsies Flared mascaras

I’m working on getting the formal review up but in the meantime, check out my video review comparing the two here.

Which one are you lovin’ the most?

[NOTE: Clumps has been a little buggy and I’m working on getting the kinks out. Thanks for the tweets and emails letting me know my e-baby is actin’ a hot mess.] 8)

FOTD Friday: Really e.l.f.? 100 for only eyeshadows for $10?

If there is one brand the Clumps kids want to see more reviews of, it would be e.l.f. And rightfully so. After all, Clumps of Mascara is all about products for those new to makeup. And with e.l.f. having products that start at $1, why shouldn’t they be highlighted on the site? Right you are, sugar plums. Check out the video review and quick FOTD (face of the day) of one of my many e.l.f discoveries.