beauty, Lifestyle

New Products!

I know I haven’t wrote in FOREVER and I’m sorry! I went to Ulta the other day since it was the last day to use my 20% off coupon and it worked on prestige brands too. I walked in without any intention of purchasing a new foundation, but the guy that helped me was great!

On the left, I picked up Benefit’s new mascara & tried this on yesterday. It’s called Bad gal Bang and I love this mascara! If you’ve been following me for some time now, you’ll know why I’m picky about mascaras because I am allergic to most. This one, I’m not! I bought the mini to test it out and it retails for $12 the full size is $24.

The middle product is a highlighter from Too Faced. It’s their new Diamond Light, and if you’ve ever swatched this, it is the most pigmented, on point highlighter I’ve ever swatched, literally. I will swatch in another post.

The last product on the right is Clinique’s even better foundation. It has spf 15 and it’s for a very fair price. It is $28. The packaging is also very nice too. It’s a flawless foundation and I love it. Here is a picture of the coverage. The guy that helped me asked me if I liked full or medium coverage and I picked medium. It’s very light and I couldn’t tell it was on me the whole day yesterday

Happy Wednesday, beauties!

XO

beauty, Lifestyle

My Go-To Palettes

HAPPY SUNDAY BEAUTIES!  I took a break from doing my makeup now that school has started and I have to get up so early, but I have been doing my makeup on the weekends now that I have football games starting since I coach.  Anyways, here are my go-to palettes.  Not just eyeshadow palettes, but anything with the face.  Here we go….

Urban Decay – Naked 2 Palette
I love this pallete.  It retails for $54 at Sephora.  If you’ve never used any of the Naked palettes before, they are amazing and very pigmented.  I go for the more gold/bronze colors because they go really well with my skin tone.  Go to colors are Snakebite, Chopper, Half Baked, and Foxy.

Lorac Pro Palette
This palette never fails me either.  This palette has eight matte colors and eight shimmer colors.  Matte is on the top and shimmer on the bottom.  I usually go for shimmer, but if I want something simple, I just use the matte colors on the top.  There are neutral colors so it works for a simple look.  This retails for $44 and I think you can only get it at Ulta now.  It’s no longer at Sephora.

Kat Von D Shade and Light Contour Palette
My favorite contour palette.  I like it better than the Anastasia Beverly Hills palette.  I do want to try her creme one though.  I’m surprised I haven’t hit pan on this palette yet, it’ll be a bittersweet moment when I do.  This is the holy grail right now.  I haven’t used the far color on the right, at the top.  It looks like it’s more pinky for my skin tone, but I’ll try it and I’ll have to let you guys know.  You can get this at Sephora and it retails for $49.  I probably haven’t hit pan yet because you get more product with this palette since they’re squares and not circular like the Anastasia one.

Tarte – Rainforest of the Sea Highlight Palette
Another holy grail.  I am in love with this highlighter palette.  It definitely has a pop to it!  The color on the left is Sunlight and the highlight on the left is Moonlight, and the middle is a matte Sand.  I usually use Sunlight for day light and Moonlight when I’m going out at night, but you can always switch it up, obviously.  I use the Sand to kind of set everything, mostly around my forehead and nose area.  I think you’ll have to get this on eBay or Amazon now.  It retails for $44.

That’s all for now.  I’ll have to experiment with a lot more of my other palettes.  I’m hoping to use more color.  Hope this helps!

XO beauties.

beauty, Kat Von D, Lifestyle, Makeup

Monday Favorites

I haven’t done favorites in a while so here are some products I’ve been using and loving.

  1. Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation
    This foundation retails for $40 at Sephora or at Ulta.  It stays on literally all night and has full coverage.  It’s been one of my go-to foundations when I’m getting ready.  I am in the color 6.0, which has a bit of a yellow undertone.  I don’t have any streaks with application, and it goes on very smoothly!

    2. Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip – Love Bug
    I like to wear this as a winter color.  I’m pretty sure it is a fall lip, but I love this color too much to give it up for the season.  It retails for $6 at Colourpop.  You can’t beat that price!  If you spend $30 or more, you get free shipping.  This color is kind of a mix between burnt red to brown color.  You can catch a swatch on my last post here.

    3. Marc Jacobs Coconut Primer
    I have not used another primer when I bought this one by Marc Jacobs.  The one I tried using before this was by e.l.f., but that primer felt oily.  This one smells and feels great.  Makes my foundation application so much easier.  This retails for $44 at Sephora.  Its lasted for a while now.  I haven’t bought a new one.  I don’t do my makeup every day, but a lot goes a long way.

    4. Morphe Deluxe Blending Fluff
    This is the MB13 Morphe brush.  One of my all time favorite brushes.  It blends really well and it is very soft.  I use it every time to blend out my crease or any shadows from lid to crease.  It retails for about $5, and you can purchase it on the Morphe site.  Technique brushes are everything.

    5. Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Highlight Palette

    Probably one of my favorite highlighter palettes.  Tarte’s Rainforest of the Sea collection is one of my favorite collections by this brand.  I think they revamped their brand and is definitely now competing with the others just as well.  That’s just my opinion.  I like to use the color Sunlight and Moonlight and mix them both.  It gives a nice pop.  This palette retails for $42 at Sephora.

    That is all for now beauties.  For all of those that have subscribed to me since day one, I appreciate it, and thank you for being patient with me and my posts.

XO