The thing I love most about my partnership with H-E-B is that every few months, I get a box of beauty goodies to test out. I used to do a lot of beauty product reviews on my blog and I feel like that has really fallen a little by the wayside. One of the main reasons is because I continue to repurchase products I’ve been using for years so there’s nothing new to share.
My goal when testing new products is to see how they look, feel and last on my skin—but something else I look for is how the products can be a part of my everyday look. I don’t have time in the morning to try different looks or play around with eye shadows and do all kinds of highlighting and contouring. I used to watch a lot of YouTube beauty tutorials and loved the final looks, but 20-30 minutes of work is too much time (for me). It usually takes me about 10-12 minutes to do my makeup in the morning.
So the look you’ll see below doesn’t look different from my regular makeup in the sense that I tried to achieve my usual look, by using new products in the same way.
Okay, let’s talk eyes. I used the Almay eye shadow pencil (the shimmery nude color) on the inner corners of my eyes to brighten them up. I’ve been using this trick for years and it’s such a small step that has a big impact on making eyes like wide and awake. I don’t know that I’d use the other side of the stick (the green color) but the shimmery nude color was lovely.
Lastly, I also received the H-E-B brand “Dead Sea Skin Care” energizing bath salts. I have to be honest and say I haven’t used them yet because I don’t take baths, but they smell incredible. It’s a rich, invigorating scent with a eucalyptus undertone to it.