April Favorites :: Makeup

I have a lot of favorites this month! From make up, skin care, and even some tools! You may have read a few in other blog posts. But they all are worthy of being on this list! This post is for Makeup and later I will post my skincare favorites!

April Favorites – Makeup

 

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Guerlain  Terracotta Pause d’ete Bronzer – This is so pretty, and warm, and buttery, and wonderful. and love love GUSSSHH love! This is limited edition for summer 2016, so if you are obsessed with terra-cotta bronzers you need to check this out.

 

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Chosungah 22 Lip Tint in CashmereI did a review on this earlier and I stand by my thoughts on the lipgloss side. But the tint is amazing and I have been wearing it all the time. I was thinking of buying a second to keep in my other purse as well. SO GOOD. You can buy them at Sephora

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Anastasia Glow kit in Gleam– I love them both but Gleam has been the one I am reaching for the most. The pans are nice and large, and the colors are beautiful. I use crushed pearl the most but love to layer starburst and Mimosa as well.

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La Mer the Concealer in Light– OK, I know this is pricey for a concealer ($70) But hear me out. Clea de Peau’s famous concealer is just as pricey and I can promise you this is just as good if not better. I have NEVER had a concealer work as well as this one. No creasing (and thats without me baking) Goes on like a dream, and lasts all day. It’s a little drying but thats not to bad. overall this concealer is a champion and I am obsessed!

 

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IOPE Air Cushion XP #N21– This is such a nice formula. Looks very flattering on my skin and lasts all day. I love the way my skin feels when I wear this as well. I have been wearing this almost everyday.

 

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YSL ROUGE VOLUPTÉ – Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick SPF 15 in Beige Ultimate- Love love LOVE this color, and formula. This is such a flattering neutral color it goes with everything! Feels nice and moisturizing on, and looks amazing.

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E.L.F Eye Brow Duo Kit in Medium– This has to be one of the nicest (and most inexpensive) eye brow kits. It works and blends like a dream and is so affordable ($3). I have been using this everyday!

Honorable Mentions

  • Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick in 1993
  • Peripera Water Lip Tint in Mandarin Juice
  • Holika Holika Jewel light Under eye marker
  • Too Cool for School Dinoplatz UFO Multibox

Mini Haul :: Random Trip to the Mall

I went to the mall to exchange a product at Sephora. I got the Benefit POREfessional primer which I love, but I have to many primers, so I wanted to exchange for something I needed. Another Cleansing oil! I also ran into Neiman Marcus and picked up 2 fun products too!

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The Goods

  • Tatcha Cleansing Oil
  • La Mer Cleansing Gel
  • Guerlain Terracotta Pause d’ete Bronzer

Ok, I wanted to try out La Mers cleanser forever and since I just ran of my cleanser and figured I would give it a go! Also I wasn’t planning on getting this bronzer but I walked past it when I was paying for the cleanser and I was like what is that!!?

LOOK AT THAT!

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here is a swatch

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it has such a lovely warmth and shimmer to it.

So excited to use this! UGH I love Guerlain!

 

Holy Grail Makeup Items

I already did my Holy Grail skincare products , and I also wanted to do a list of my holy grail makeup items.

 

These are things I don’t think I could live with out. I am constantly reaching for these. I constantly use through them, and I rebuy almost immediately after being out. I absolutely love them!

 

Guerlain Terra Cotta Bronzer

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This was apart of my favorite bronzers post, and rightfully so. I use this almost daily. It is such a flattering shade, it blends easily, is nice and smooth, and is long lasting. I could gush forever!

 

ETUDE House Proof 10 Eye Primer

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This little bad boy is amazing! I used to use the eye primer from Urban Decay religiously, until I gave this one a go. It is so fantastic. My shadow doesn’t crease. It looks nice and pigmented, and it goes on nice and smooth. Its also REALLY affordable.

Guerlain Meteorites

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This has been a favorite of mine for YEARS!! I use this as a finishing powder, and I just adore it. It gives me face a nice soft glow, and it smells divine!

La Mer The Powder

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THIS IS THE BEST POWDER. I use it to bake, to set my makeup, to give my makeup/face a nice even matte finish. This powder is so amazing! It is pricey but I promise you it is well worth the coin!!

Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting in Incandescent

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This is so amazing. I use this on my cheeks, the area around my eyebrow, and on top of eyeshadow for added drama. I use this daily. I love it.

 

Kat Von D Shade Light Contour Kit

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This is a cult favorite and for a reason. The colors are so flattering, its so bendable, and overall it is such a pleasure to use! This is another item I use daily.

Thats it for my Holy Grail Makeup products for meow. If anything changes I will update!

What are your favorites?

March Favorites! Skincare and Makeup

March is almost over (in a few hours) So I figured I would make a favorites list of my go to products for skincare and makeup that I kept gravitating towards this month.

I am just going to list my must haves, which might bleed into other months, or not. Depends on what I try and buy!

Skincare!

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SK-II Facial Treatment Essence. This cult favorite has been a staple of mine forever! I love love LOVE it, and it makes my face feel healthy and look radiant! ❤

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Tatcha Soothing Indigo Triple Recovery Cream. Soothes my sensitive skin, and leaves my face feeling soft and firm. UGH I love this!

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A’Pieu Good Night Water Sleeping Mask. I LOVE this, its been so good at keeping my face hydrated at night, and I wake up and its just really nice and plump, and wonderful

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Nature Republic Soothing & Moisture Aloe Vera Gel. Look,. this is so cheap, if you haven’t tried this before go get a tub of it. It is amazing!

This has all been Asian skincare for this month. Anything I have tried and used otherwise didn’t wow me. Maybe because its getting hot and sticky in Florida, and These products work best for me around that time.

Makeup!

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Guerlain Terra Cotta Bronzer – My Holy Grail bronzer. Love it forever and ever! Have been using it practically daily this month!

 

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ETUDE House Face Blur. I have been super casual this month, so this has been my go to primer. Make my face look flawless and has nice spf.

 

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Make Up Forever Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation. This has been my go to powder, setting powder, and light weight foundation all month! I adore it (I am almost ready to hit pan)

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Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette. I love this palette. I use this almost daily!!!!

 

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Hourglass Ambient® Strobe Lighting Powder. I use Incandescent everyday, and I mean everyday! I love the glow of it!

 

OK well those are my March favorites!! I would love to hear what favorites you all have been loving this Month!

My Favorite Face Primers

I love me some good base makeup. But since its so hot, sticky and humid in florida, all my makeup will melt off if I don’t have a good primer. Over the years I have tested out dozens and these are some old, and new favorites. I am only listing 3 but I have a couple more I really love as well. I choose which to use depending on the type of makeup I am wearing, to how fancy the event or place I am going is.

in no particular order

Face Blur from Etude House

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This is my go to, especially on days I don’t wear a lot of makeup. Leaves a flawless finish (no pores OMG), has nice SPF, and more importantly helps my makeup last perfectly most of the day. However if it is STUPID humid outside I might not go for this one, but thats because it gives me 6 hours of wear on my makeup rather then 8, so its still pretty nice! Also inexpensive!!! ❤ love that

 

L’Or Pure Radiance Face Primer from Guerlain

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It’s no secret Guerlain is one of my favorite brands for makeup and skincare. I could gush for days about all the things I love from them, but I will just gush about this for now. THIS PRIMER IS EVERYTHING. Like E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G! Its firming, minimizes pores, glides on smooth and makes my makeup look spectacular all day! It also gives a nice glow to my face. The only reason I don’t slather this all over myself everyday is the price tag. So I save this for when i am using more expensive makeup, or do a super full face of makeup. still so good!

Pro-Prime Light Optimizing Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 15 from Nars

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I love this one because it is so good for everything. Nice SPF, gives me the illusion of not having huge pores, makes my makeup stay on nice and long, and has a nice lightweight finish.

Those are my favorites but I do have a few more. But I usually go with these! They all work extremely well, and I would recommend any one of them!

My Favorite Bronzers!

My complexion is fast improving but it isn’t there yet. So for foundations or any base make up really I need decent/high coverage. Since I am a pasty white any and all base make ups usually completely remove any sort of color I’d have on my face, so I need a good bronzer to help me not look so ghoulish!

I have a lot of different brands of bronzers, but I generally stick to these guys more then any.

Givenchy Poudre Bonne Mine Healthy Glow Powder

Color 2 Douce Croisière – light tan

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This has a nice color for my skin tone, and I love the slightly shimmery finish of it. Has a very light feel. I usually use a big powder brush when I apply this. It has nice long wear, and doesn’t feel heavy or get cakey. I also love its blendability!

Urban Decay – Naked Flushed

 Color Palette Native

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When I first saw this I wasn’t to sure, but it was on sale and I thought MEH why not. Well,I fell in LOVE with this set! I use the highlighter all the time, and the blush I use a lot as well, but that bronzer, so good! It gives me a very slight sun kissed look without making it look like I have to much makeup on. I use a mini kabuki brush for this.

Rimmel Natural Bronzer

 Color Sunshine

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I really like this one (well obviously! It’s on this list!) But I do have a few specific reasons why A- because it is so affordable. and B because when I use this I will also use it as an eyeshadow and I love that look so much! I find if I want a simple easy look for just around the house, or to go get groceries or a quick bite to eat, using bronzer as an eye color as well as face makeup gives me a polished effortless look. This bronzer is the one I usually do this with because the color is so flattering for my skintone, and for my brown eyes.

BareMinerals Warmth All Over Face Color

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MY FIRST BRONZER! Seriously, I still have it too! this stuff lasts forever and goes such a long way. I initially thought the color would be to much for me but it looks so nice on! Sometimes I will layer this with my Urban Decay one for a more chiseled look!

I will be ending this list with my Holy Grail Bronzer!!!! ❤

Guerlain Teracotta Bronzing Powder

Color 3

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Love love LOOOOVE

Everything about this I just love. I love how easy it is to apply. I love the color. I love how it might look too dark for me, but it matches so GOOD! I could throw away all my make up and just live with a nice foundation, mascara and this bronzer forever!!!!!

I probably own about 15 bronzers but these are definitely my faves! ❤