Some Glamour Shots of Some of my Luxe Makeup

I was bored so I did a little photoshoot with some of my luxe makeup.

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Just some silly little pics.

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Drugstore faves!

I uploaded a video on my favorite drugstore makeup items! I have been doing a lot of favorite videos (and a lot of videos in general) which is why I haven’t been posting here as often, but I have some special reviews coming of for this blog so stay tuned!

Here they are, and if you want to watch the video and see why watch the video!

Products Mentioned
-Loreal Infallible Foundation- Pro-Matte and Pro-Glow
-Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Powder
-Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer
-Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighters- Golden Lights, Radiant Lights
-Milani Rose POwder Blush in Romantic Rose
-WetnWild/Fergie Around the Clock Blush
-Colourpop Highlighter- Spoon
-Colour Pop Eyeshadows – Coconut and Game Face
-NYX Jumbo Eyepencil in milk
-WetnWild Felt Tip Eyeliner
-Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip in Trap
-Milani Lipstick in 03 Orange-Gina
-Nyx Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Tea and Cookies
-Nyx Matte Setting Spray ❤

Some New Stuff :: Recent Haul Goodies!

I got a lot of new stuff recently! Here are some of my favorite new thingamajigs!

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Stuff!

  • Nordstrom’s Best’ Cheek Palette from Nars *Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
  • Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer
  • Sonia Kashuk Pink Innocence Perfume
  • Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick in Blanc
  • Hourglass Vanish Foundation Brush

About the stuff!

I Love love LOVE the concealer, I did a whole review video on it!

 

The Nars cheek palette is the only thing that peeked my interest from Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale!

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Come with…

  • Orgasm Blush
  • Luster Blush
  • Deep Throat Blush
  • Desire Blush
  • Albatross Highlighting Blush Powder
  • Laguna Bronzing Powder

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Also here is how pale the hourglass foundation is. I got the lightest one, I  haven’t tried it (or the brush yet) I am hoping it is as magical as I believe it will be!

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anyways! That is all the new favorite things I recently got!

Sephora and Ulta Haul High End & Drugstore Beauty

I went to Sephora and Ulta this past week and wanted to share what I got. I got some higher end stuff from Sephora, and got a few drugstore things from Ulta

Sephora

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  • Smashbox HALO Hydrating Perfecting Powder in Fair (I have wanted to try this out)
  • Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Bauhau5 (this was a repurchase since I had ran out of it a few weeks ago)
  • Kat Von D Ink Liner in Trooper
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Pearl

Swatches

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Swatches of Bauhaus and Pearl. I LOVE Bauhau5. Its one of my favorite colors ever! (no wonder I ran out of it and needed another!)

Ulta

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  • Maybelline Master Fix Setting Spray
  • NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Tea and Cookies
  • NYX Studio Liquid Liner Extreme Purple
  • NYX Studio Liquid Liner Sapphire
  • NYX Face and Body Glitter Copper
  • NYX Face and Body Glitter Ice

so those were my higher end and drugstore goodies I got.  I am working on a review on some of these items so if you want to learn more stay tuned!

Pat McGrath Skin Fetish Dupe :: Love Luxe Beauty Highlighter

I wanted to find some dupes for the pressed pigments in Pat McGrath’s sold out Skin fetish Kits. I may have stumbled upon one from Love Luxe Beauty! I filmed a youtube video on it, the light in Florida was so bright it affected the videos quality though. But you get the idea!

Thats the video, but I will go over my thoughts again.

Enchanted highlighter colorless is an exact match, but it is powdery and a little chunky. So you do need to blend it out to get the same effect as if you where using the pressed pigment from the golden kit. However that aside I really love this highlighter and enjoyed wearing it. I would check them out they have a lot of very whimsical and dramatic highlighters!

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Haul :: ColourPop and Morphe

I just got some packages in from Colourpop and Morphe and I am so stoked. I bought some more Morphe Elite brushes (I heard they are being discontinued) and a bunch of stuff from Colourpop!

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The Goods

Morphe

  • E30 – BLENDING FLUFF
  • E5 – PRO MINI FAN BRUSH
  • E23 – DELUXE BLENDER
  • E2 – ROUND POWDER

ColourPop

  • Highlighter-  Wisp
  • Creme gel liner – in Brew Haha *not pictured
  • Eyeshadow – Effect
  • Eyeshadow – Coconut
  • Ultra Satin Lip – Frick’n Frack
  • Ultra Matte Lip – Trap
  • Ultra Matte Lip – Are & B
  • Ultra Matte Lip – Bumble

I am going to do a first impressions video (Since I haven’t used any Colourpop lip products before) and also will have swatches up  with the video very soon!

Also like I said, Morphe is discontinuing their Elite collection, and the remaining stock is on sale, so if you want some nice brushes for a really cheap price go grab some before they are all gone!

 

My Makeup Brush Set- 10 Piece Oval Artis Brush Dupes

I have been eyeing the Artis brushes for awhile. And as I was researching them I learned that some dupes were almost identical, or where so similar that the difference in price was well worth getting the Dupes instead. I got my hands on this set from MYMAKEUPBRUSHSET.com to review.

I have been using them for the past few days and have been really impressed. They are soft, easy to use, and to apply my foundation has been a dream! I like that they help me get a nice application on my face, and its done so fast! I wanted to talk about what I use each brush for and to give them an overall review.

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The Brushes

  1. Nice big brush, this is soft and easy to grip. I have been using this one for my foundation. It also makes it so easy to blend the foundation down my neck.
  2. This one can be used for foundation, but I have been using it for my bronzer. It gives me a nice even application, with no blotchiness. The handle for bronzer application at first I thought was a little strange, but after using it a few times I really enjoy the control it gave me.
  3. This one has been great for my contour. I never like a very dramatic contour, and at first this made a very sharp line. But I found I can easily blend it with this brush as well and it leaves an airbrushed chiseled look. This is one of my favorites! ❤
  4. I nicknamed this BBB, I use it for Blush, Blending and Buffing!
  5. This one I haven’t used that much. I have used it to apply highlighter, and that worked really well.
  6. I use this for eyeshadow around my outer V
  7. I have used this for applying shadow all over my lid, and also a bit of cleaning my transitional colors when I do more dramatic looks. At first I was a skeptic but I have really grown to enjoy using this.
  8. This is a DREAM! I use this for eyeliner and it makes the straightest more consistent line! Favorite brush out of the lot!
  9. I use this to add shadow and to smudge under my eye, and to also blend a bit around my nose and chin. This little guy is an excellent multitasker!
  10. Eyebrow brush. I love this! I can do my brows so much faster now!

 

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Inexpensive
  • soft
  • easy to grip
  • great for a flawless application
  • some brushes are excellent multitaskers

Cons

  • Bristles are tricky to clean. This can be said for the Artis brushes as well, so its just the territory with the Oval brushes themselves

Overall I really am enjoying these brushes. Foundation application time has been cut in half, and blending down the neck is so easy! I also am in love with the one I use for eyeliner! The greatest thing about this set is its price, This particular set is under $30 (they do sell over handle types for alittle more) So you get a great bargain for some pretty awesome brushes! If you were on the fence or interested in trying these guys out I definitely recommend it.

Also I have a coupon code for 10% off to save some more money as well Use Code- KRISTIN10OFF at checkout at My Makeup Brush Set. They have a lot of other fun brush sets on top of their popular oval ones!

Drugstore Haul :: Fun New Goodies and Glitter

I have been wanting to get the Butter Bronzer from Physician’s Formula so I went to CVS. I ended up picking up a few extra things too!

ONWARD!

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The Goods

  • Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer -This smells amazing BTW!
  • Wet n Wild Megaglo Illuminating Palette- Catwalk Pink
  • Wet N Wild Coloricon Eyeshadow Glitter- Vice, Bleached, Brass
  • Wet N Wild Felt Tip Proliner
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil- Milk

Swatches

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The NYX Pencil and the WnW eyeliner. I am most excited about the NYX. Hoping it works well for my lower waterline.

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The bronzer. This is so smooth and buttery, I have a feeling I will really love this. Also again, can I mention how amazing it smells!

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The illuminating palette. The top is them all swished together, and the bottom is them all separately. I think this is realllllly pretty.

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The glitter, in Vice, Bleached, and Brass. These glitters have mixed reviews. some say they slide off eyes. They are basically glitter mixed in with some type of balm. I got this to add a touch of glitter to my eyes, and for only a buck apiece I figured they were worth trying out. I will review these soon (so stay tuned)

Thats my little haul. I would have gotten more but they were doing inventory when I went there, and I didn’t want to be rude and get in there way while they worked.

Let me know if you all have an experience with these products!

Update on Pat McGrath Skin Fetish

Real quick, ok I have been wearing nude nonstop for the past few days (the powder over the balm on the highest points of my cheeks), and I have never ever received compliments on my highlighter until I wore this. Id get complimented on my eye shadow, tattoos, blush, glasses, handbag. Never my highlighter. I get complimented at least 3 times a day from people when I go out. At Ulta, Sephora, Chipotle, Grocery Store, drugstore. Its been really great, and this product definitely deserves all the admiration.

I just wanted to add that in because it was such a shock to me to get people really responding to it. My makeup skills are meh, so usually I get compliments on outfit or accessories. But this highlighter is getting all the attention.

It’s still the best! And I have noticed it lasts all day.

So yeah! Thanks Pat McGrath!

Pat McGrath Skin Fetish Review!

OMG OMG I died when I realized I could order these. I tried getting them off of her website but the site was crashing and they sold out super quick. Fast forward a bit and as a Sephora Rouge member I was able to buy them a week before they launched on Sephora’s site. I know these will sell out FAST! and once they are gone they are GONE, so don’t miss out!

Also if you don’t know who Pat McGrath is what rock have you been living under? She is probably one of the most talented and amazing MUA ever.

Also if you can tell by my hype that I obviously LOVED these. so yeah, lets get on with it!

The Kit

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Pictured it the gold kit. The Kit includes a Buffer Brush, a Duo Stick with the Balm and Highlighter color, and a powder highlighter as well.

Also can we take a sec to appreciate the packaging!

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SO freaking pretty and unique. I am such a sucker for fun amazing packaging, and this was something super fun to open and experience!

Swatches

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The nude set swatches

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The camera made this look really subtle on my bare arm but Left to right its the powder highlighter, the highlighter stick, and the balm

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The golden set swatches

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Left to right, is the balm, the powder highlighter, and the highlighter stick.

Here is what the golden looks like on me. I was debating actually posting this because the lights were washing out the colors but Meh….

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This is the golden. I had put on the nude earlier. Its hard to really see but it has the most beautiful shimmer and gives a beautiful glow to the skin. Its positively ethereal.

Final Thoughts

This met, and in some ways exceeded my expectations. I will go into each part separately.

  • The Stick Duo- The balm is magnificent. it gives this healthy dewy look to the skin. It almost makes you glisten and look kinda juicy in the most positive way possible. The highlighter stick is impressive as well. Beautiful colors from both the nude and the golden set. You could also use it as an eyeshadow as well.
  • The Buffer Brush- Is nice and soft, and does a good job. Only gripe is that the label for is is kinda a sticker. could have stepped up that game a bit in my opinion.
  • Powder highlighter- GOOD LORD these were the winners for me. Both were stunning, and you could build them up for a subtle glow to a show stopping strobing effect.

I would say that if you are unsure which to get, if you are paler go for the nude and if you are a darker complexion, or even have a warm undertone the golden would be best.

Seriously If you were on the fence about this don’t be. My only complaint is the packaging  for the products seems a little cheap. But the quality of the products is outstanding!

Grade – A++++