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Tarte Double Duty Beauty Confidence Creamy Powder Foundation (Review)

Tarte Double Duty Beauty Confidence Creamy Powder Foundation (Review)

Tarte is one of my favorite makeup brands (in case you haven’t noticed). I picked up the Tarte Double Duty Beauty Confidence Creamy Powder Foundation over a year ago, and I’ve been using it consistently ever since. At first, I was just so-so on this foundation. […]

Classic Vibes 

Classic Vibes 

The stars of this look are Kiko 706 lip liner paired with MAC Habanero Liptensity Lipstick and the NYX Vinyl Liquid eyeliner. 

Last Friday Night

Last Friday Night

Face

Jane Iredale Pommist

MAC Cosmetics Studio Fix Fluid

Anastasia Beverly Hills Cream Contour Kit

Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer

Wet n Wild Photo Focus Powder

Milani Baked Bronzer in Dolce

NARS Orgasm blush

Becca Cosmetics Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector

Eyes:

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade and Brow Gel

Pixi Beauty Contour Powder

Jeffree Star Cosmetics Poison eyeshadow (from the Androgyny Palette)

Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter

MAC Prussian Blue eyeliner

NYX Matte Liquid Liner

Buxom mascara

NYX Twilight Tint highlight

Lips:

NYX Soft Spoken lip pencil

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea lipstick in Beach Babe

Wearable Berry Lipstick 

Wearable Berry Lipstick 

I don’t usually go for berry lips, but the Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Lip Color in Lover has blown me away. I love this lipstick! It is unbelievably long-wearing (like 12 hours, with eating) and super comfortable. The color itself is a berry toned […]

No7 Lift and Luminate Foundation (Review)

No7 Lift and Luminate Foundation (Review)

No7 Lift and Luminate Foundation has become my summer makeup obsession. No7 (sometimes called Boots) is a UK-based drugstore beauty brand that has recently become available in the USA. If you keep your eyes peeled, sometimes you can find a Target, Ulta, or Walgreens with […]

So Much Love for Roses

So Much Love for Roses


Eyes: 

Colourpop Lo Key Palette and Cloud Nine eyeshadow

Mac Cosmetics Carbon eyeshadow

Urban Decay All Nighter Eyeliner 

Buxom mascara topped with Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof

Brows:

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade and Clear Brow Gel, Pixi Contour Powder 
Face: 

MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation, Pro Emphasize Powder, and Harmony blush 

Tarte Double Duty Beauty Powder, Shape Tape Concealer, Vibrant Blush, and Stunner highlight

CoverFX Sunkissed Bronzer 

I can’t remember my lipstick, but I think it was Anastasia Beverly Hills Pure Hollywood, which is probably my favorite nude of all time! 

  

Colourpop Pressed Powder Shadows (Review)

Colourpop Pressed Powder Shadows (Review)

I have tried a lot of eyeshadow over the years: Morphe, MAC, Makeup Geek, L’Oreal, Urban Decay, Tarte, and much more. I’m an eyeshadow connaisseur, and while I like a lot of formulas, I have to say that the Colourpop Pressed Powder Shadows really knocked it […]

A Guide to Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Products

A Guide to Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Products

I adore Anastasia Beverly Hills; their highlighters and eyeshadows are some of the best I’ve ever tried. But Anastasia Beverly Hills is best known for its brow products. ABH is the reigning makeup brand for brows, in part because it was the first brand to […]

Almost Summer 

Almost Summer 

I’ve been super busy this month, so I haven’t posted in a while. But here’s a summery going-out look I did a few weeks ago. I can’t remember everything I used, but I know the lips were a sample of MAC’s Creme de Nude (which I loved!) 

Easy Contour and Highlight Routine

Easy Contour and Highlight Routine

Contouring is a makeup trend that it seems won’t disappear any time soon; I admit, I love the look of chiseled cheeks. Though contouring scared me at first, it’s become one of my favorite makeup techniques. I’m not huge on nose contouring, but I contour my […]