October 30, 2016

Hello Beautiies,

I've been going a little makeup crazy in the past weeks.  I didn't get to buy a lot of new products over the summer #broketeacherproblems, but now that school is back in session, mama has some money spend!  Walking into Ulta or Sephora sends me into a frenzy.  My blood pressure rises, my heart is racing, my eyes are opened wide as I look around at all the possibilities to create in front of me.  I always go in "just to look" or "to get one thing".  During my recent visit, I went in "just to look" (I crack myself up!) and came out with some goodies.  Many of these are staple products for a lot of you guys, but for me, this is my first time buying these products myself so I was excited!

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in the shade Walnut

 

I love tinted moisturizers.  I think that they are great for everyday use.  In my opinion, I almost prefer tinted moisturizers because my skin tends to be dry and tinted moisturizers gives me the light-weight coverage I need, while keeping my skin feeling smooth and hydrated.  I already own the Laura Mercier foundation and I absolutely love it, so I had to try this out.  On the Sephora website, this product is described as "A perfect blend of skin care and makeup that hydrates skin and softens fine lines with a sheer hint of color for a healthy, dewy glow".   I couldn't have said it better! I definitely recommend it.

Smashbox Primer Water

I want to start off by saying, I had no idea what a primer water was.  Honestly, I rarely use primers, in exception to the Benefit porefessional primer.  After some research, I decided to try this one out.  I purchase the smaller bottle, just to make sure I like it and I have to say that I do.  I apply this to my face before my makeup and I just like like how hydrated my skin feels throughout the day.  I love it for applying shimmery eye shadows because it really makes the colors pop.  Just spray a little on your brush.  I have noticed that my eye shadows, blush and highlight pop more and the colors last much longer.  It's also a great way to refresh your makeup during the day.  Two thumbs up!

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

Here's another product I didn't think I really needed.  Yes, I've used setting sprays before, but I just never noticed a huge different in the way my makeup look by the end of the day, but with this spray, OMG, my makeup looks freshly applied after 10 hour wear!  I love it so much!  It does not dry out my skin, which was something I was worried about.  My skin doesn't have that tight feeling either. You guys know what I'm talking about.I don't know what I was doing with my life before this product! Highly recommended.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector

Yes, yes, yes!!!  The wonderful Sephora associate introduce me to this highlighter.  I was actually looking for the Anastasia sun dipped glow kit, but it was sold out :(  When she swatch this, I was floored, but when she applied it to my cheeks....my heart stopped! I needed this in my life.  I reach for this highlight so much more than any of my others now.  It is absolutely beautiful and so perfect for brown girls.  It is the perfect golden bronze color.

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Lorac Mega Pro 3

I was not expecting to walk into Ulta and get stopped in my tracks.  I love the white and rose gold packaging, even though it WILL get dirty after using it, and you will use it.  I tend to gravitate towards neutral, warm, and golden shades and this palette satisfies that for me.  The shadows are nice and soft, pigmented, and they apply effortlessly.  You can't go wrong with this palette.  Below I've swatch the shadows, starting with the top row:

Top to bottom:

img_0126Row 1 mattes:

  • Pink Cream
  • Tan
  • Pecan
  • Walnut
  • Dusty Mauve
  • Violet Gray
  • Eggplant
  • DK. Navy

img_0127Row 2 mattes:

  • Crepe
  • Toffee
  • Mist
  • Vintage
  • Hickory
  • Maple
  • Bark
  • Jet Black

img_0128Row 3 shimmers:

  • Snow
  • Cava
  • Cider
  • Bellini
  • Brown Sugar
  • Sequoia
  • Glacier
  • Deep Fog

img_0135Row 4 shimmers:

  • Tulle
  • Pink Bronze
  • Rust
  • Rose Quartz
  • Olive
  • DK. Roast
  • Pomegranate
  • Licorice

Coming up next: What I got: Colourpop lippies & Brown girl lip swatches, What I got: My first Morphe order, What I got: Anastasia Ultimate Glow Kit!  Stay tune!

KB