Thursday, December 26, 2013

Mommy Makeup "Mommy's Little Helper Concealer" & "Stay Put Gel Eyeliner": Review and Swatches

Disclaimer: The products featured were provided for review.
Hey everyone, happy Boxing Day (do people say that?); anyhow, hope everyone is having a relaxing and joyful holiday! Today I am reviewing two products from Mommy Makeup: Mommy's Little Helper Concealer and Stay Put Gel Eyeliner ($20). To see my swatches, reviews, click......
Mommy's Little Helper Concealer in "Sleeping Beauty" Light/Medium:
A full coverage concealer, Mommy's Little Helper Concealer works as an eye primer, under eye concealer, and overall concealer. The product is a dream to work with! It applies easily and covers dark circles, acne, and acne scars. I love the fact that it doesn't smudge or crease, and when set with a powder, it will last the whole day. 
It comes in plastic case with a plastic twist off lid. It can be applied with a concealer brush or simply with the fingers. The color "Sleeping Beauty" is quite appropriate for those with a light skin tone (I am a NC20).
In the picture below I used it as an under eye concealer.
Overall I love this product, I have zero negative things to say!

Mommy Makeup Stay Put Gel Eyeliner in "Chocolate Kiss":
"Chocolate Kiss" Gel Eyeliner is an almost black dark brown gel eyeliner. The formula has a very light texture, it is not viscous or creamy like other gel eyeliners I have tried. The light formulation allows the product to glide on smoothly, it is especially easy to create a very precise winged liner look (I use it with my Make Up For Ever Angled Eyeliner Brush).
However, the gel does dry quite quickly after application so you have to work fast. I noticed that when it dried it shrunk a bit, kind of like liquid eyeliners. But I think it is this property that makes the gel eyeliner smudge proof and long lasting.
The product most definitely stays put, once it is dried, it will not budge. Overall I love this gel eyeliner, it is the longest lasting gel eyeliner I have tried but the downsides are that it is difficult to remove even with a mineral oil makeup remover and the product dries quicker than other gel eyeliners (namely Maybelline Studio Eye Gel Eyeliner) and I have noticed that the product in the pot has thickened just a tad bit after two weeks. However, the two downsides are easily outweighed by the "stay put" factor, this is the only eyeliner I have been using for the past weeks!

*Update: Debra, the creator of the Mommy Makeup line swears by the Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover from Neutrogena ($6.00), which she claims removes the gel eyeliner flawlessly! I will definitely keep an eye out for this the next time I go to my local drugstores!

Here is a simple look I did using both the gel liner and the concealer.
The Mommy's Little Helper is an all around great concealer that I highly recommend and the eyeliner is perfect for those of you that are looking for a completely smudge proof gel eyeliner that will last all day!
Mommy Makeup has a wonderful rewards program that gives you $1 back for every $10 you spend, and when you first sign up, you immediately receive $5 to spend on your first purchase.
Also, get an extra 10% with the coupon code HS10. Shipping is free within the US (no minimum) and $6 for Canadian orders.
There you go, two amazing products worth checking out! Thanks for reading!
What Boxing Day deals are you picking up today? Let me know in the comments below!