I thought I'd do a round up of some makeup products I've been loving lately. Just kinda random. I won't be talking a lot about products I've mentioned before, and not all these are exactly "new". I've really been into trying some newly discovered favorites that aren't "new makeup" or new launches they're just new to me. Also, re-visiting some long time favorites and "go to's" that I haven't ever discussed that much and have "re-discovered".
Without further ado lets get into this:
Stila Magnificent Metal Glitters: I'm not sure the technical name for this, all I can tell you is that I find I reach for these more often than not. Seriously. Not all of them are the same so I feel like it's best tried in store and swatch it to see if you're getting one that's got a good amount of glitter or if you're getting one that's mainly a color and some glitter. My choices hands down, that everyone needs, are: Diamond Dust (like a silver glitter but not silver in the sense that it's unwearable. It's super glittery and I find it can be put on nearly every look no matter the color and it's beautiful. It adapts well to whatever shade you're using is a better explanation I think.) Kitten Karma (it's got a more pink-ish toned base color with a golden glitter. It's stunning. It's not as glittery as some but I will over look that) Sunset Cove (this was from the Mermaid collection I think or maybe it's the duochrome line. Not sure but it is a duochrome and I have every shade from that line. This is by far my favorite though. Quite glittery and holds up to the duochrome effect). I think people either love these or hate them. I love them, well most of them. I also heard some people saying that they had a lot of fallout. Personally I don't have any trouble with that but if you do then try a glitter glue base. I like the NYX glitter glue. It works just fine for me.
Arbonne Concealer: This was sent to me by Laura (hey Laura!) with some other products both makeup and skincare. I l love this concealer. The wand is the wand I prefer with any and all concealers that are in a tube, it's great coverage, the color is perfect and it doesn't look too heavy or cakey. It also doesn't look luminous which I also appreciate. I was really shocked with how much I loved this. They have very nice lipsticks as an aside, just fyi.
The Balm "Balm Desert" Blush: I love blushes from The Balm. They are so underrated and no one ever talks about them but they are sooooo good. I haven't tried any that I don't like actually. I've been using them for about 4 years and I love how my blush looks every single time and how well it's blended into my foundation and bronzer or highlighters. They work so well with any and every product that I've put them with. They're very much a "go to" product and they last a very long time.
Palladio Liquid Liner in Bronze: I was sent this from Kapulet Beauty among some other stuff from various brands. I don't have easy access to Palladio products but this is great. I love that it's a stiff felt applicator but it's also kinda short so it's hard to mess it up if you ask me. I love them for winged liners and I LOVE this color specifically because bronze/brown liners never stand out and some don't look different from black liners. This totally is noticeable, to me at least and it's not super in your face but it's definitely there and it's so complimentary to looks without stealing the show if that makes sense. So you get the definition that liner can bring the eye but it doesn't take over the look and cause you to lose the actual colors you have going on you lid. I love pairing it with a teal and brown eye look.
Bare Minerals Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lip: This is my go to lip formula and colors, hands down. When I don't want to think about it and I need something that isn't going to be too matte, too drying like most liquid lips, too sheer or instantly vanish, and too bold I go here. They do have some more bold colors I guess you could say but I seriously love them and I also love that Bare Minerals does so many duos and trios of them because I don't care what size they are I will use them. They smell amazing and often times you can find some colors that are marked down for like $9 or you can find their sets for little of nothing of Sephora and Ulta. Especially after Christmas. Almost every color is a great "everyday" color. The smaller sizes I have of theirs I throw in my bag or I travel with it to save room. They're amazing. They last quite a while, not as long as a true liquid lipstick but they do last quite a while. They aren't drying at all and they're super easy to touch up.
Erborian CC Creme: This was sent to me but I love it still. There are only two CC creams that I will use and it's this one and Dr. Jart Tiger Grass Correcting Cream. This comes out white and then changes once it's on your skin. This I have been loving this summer because I don't want to fuss with actual foundations. It's light weight obviously, it is sheer coverage but what I do is I use it and then go in with my concealer as I normally do around the eyes and then add a little more around the sides of the nose or any area that either gets red quickly and can tend to rub off or wear off through out the day. So this essentially just evens everything out for me without masking everything completely and my powder products like bronzer, blush, and highlight work very well with it even if I didn't powder it. It doesn't cause them to oxidize and that's why I love it.
Amazing Cosmetics Veil Powder and Concealers: Yes this was sent to me as well. I don't have to say any of this though. I've been using these for months and while I talk about them on my snapchat a lot (loveandmascara) and I mention them on Instagram along, I've never really talked about it on here. First off it is hard for me to like a powder and especially a pressed powder. Had I known about this when I done my powder round ups of the Good the Bad and the Eh, this would've been in the good. It sits right next to my Algenist which is my Holy Grail and with the Too Faced Primed and Poreless smoothing pressed powder. This is a light weight and sheer powder it look white in the compact but it does a fantastic job of setting the concealer under the eye without changing the finish of the concealer or the skin. Mainly because it truly is like a "veil" of powder so it's super sheer which is what I want for setting the under eye and the face to be honest. I feel like it doesn't get talked about enough. It's a hidden gem for sure. Briefly I want to discuss their Hydrate Concealer and their original one that is a cult favorite. First off the original one in the squeeze tube that everyone loves is phenomenal and I see why everyone likes it. I think it would work for most everyone and if you're look for good concealer especially for a freelance kit then I say go with Amazing Cosmetics. The Hydrate Concealer I actually thought I wouldn't like but I find that I use it the most on days that are very minimal makeup. It's not full coverage it's more like medium, it is luminous in my opinion, but it's also a stick which I think is genius because it helps you not to "over do" it with concealer. I use this under the eyes which is fantastic because luminous concealers tend to reflect light so if you have dark circles they aren't as noticeable if you've used something that reflects the light away from them. Like an optical illusion almost.
So that's it. None of this is sponsored. Yes plenty of it was sent, but I didn't have to talk about it, all the links provided do not benefit me in the least.
I'm a makeup and skincare lover. I have always enjoyed creating looks but I love to help people with product knowledge and application even more. I've been able to do these things because God has seen fit to bless me with the opportunity.
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