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Best Hot Pink Eyeshadows

Best Hot Pink Eyeshadows

I love pink. Call me extra, but there’s nothing that speaks to my soul like fuchsia (well, except for maybe millennial pink or a white furry throw). I don’t wear a lot of color (I tend to go for the all- black look whenever possible) […]

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 […]

Jane Iredale Pommist (Review)

Jane Iredale Pommist (Review)

Setting sprays and facial sprays are among my not-so-guilty pleasures in life. And the Jane Iredale Pommist is fabulous, because it’s sort of a facial spray and a setting spray at the same time. While I don’t think it prolongs makeup wear, it definitely improves […]

Wet n Wild Photo Focus Concealer (review)

Wet n Wild Photo Focus Concealer (review)

I love a good drugstore concealer. I tend to be a little heavy-handed with my concealer (both in terms of application and my never-ending desire to purchase just one more concealer) so a budget buy is something I love discovering. The Wet n Wild Photo Focus Concealer might be my favorite drugstore concealer to date.

I love the Maybelline Age Rewind, which is super creamy, but sometimes that one stings the sensitive skin around my eyes. The Wet n Wild Photo Focus Concealer is always comfortable on my skin, and it is just as creamy as the Maybelline concealer. I have the shade light ivory, which is perfect for my fair skin (especially because it caters to the pink tones in my skin, which I find many drugstore concealers don’t do). As far as concealers go, the Wet n Wild Photo Focus Concealer checks all the boxes. It’s a solid medium coverage, so it’s great for any look. It also doesn’t crease much. I love how it makes my skin look, and I would highly recommend picking it up!

Wet n Wild Photo Focus Concealer (review)

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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 […]

5 Nude Liquid Lipsticks for Summer

5 Nude Liquid Lipsticks for Summer

I’ve finally fallen in love with liquid lipstick. For a long time, I couldn’t get on the bandwagon for this trend because I found liquid lipstick so drying. These days, I can’t get enough of these long-wearing lipsticks. They apply so nicely, and I love […]

Another Summer Weekend

Another Summer Weekend

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Face:

LA Girl Pro Coverage foundation mixed with NARS All Day Luminous Foundation

elf Finishing Powder

Jane Iredale Mineral Powder in Suntan

Pixi Contour Powder

NARS Orgasm blush

Jeffree Star Cosmetics Princess Cut highlight
Eyes:

Eyes:

L’Oreal Silkissime eyeliner in Cobalt

Jeffree Star Androgyny palette

Buxom mascara

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer with Pixi Contour Powder (used like a brow powder) and ABH Clear Brow Gel
Lips:

Lips: NYX lip liner in mauve

Colourpop Lippie Stix in Skimpy

 

I’ve been loving wearing warm eyeshadow with blue eyeliner, especially when paired with a nude lip. This is one of my favorite looks as of late. Thanks for dropping by, be sure to follow me on Bloglovin’ and Instagram!

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 […]