Category: Highlight/Bronzer

MAC Haul!

MAC Haul: Otherearthly Mineralize Skinfinish, Adobe Brick Blush, Dunes at Dusk Gleamtones Powder

Years ago, I used to be obsessed with MAC. I had to have a piece (or two or three) from every limited edition collection because MAC was the best of the best with the most beautiful lipsticks, eyeshadows and compacts I’d ever seen. Then I grew up. After years of racing to the MAC site and counter to get my hands on the latest shiny new collection I soon grew tired of the rat race. Makeup is supposed to be fun not stressful! It appears that MAC is beginning to learn their lesson with super limited edition collections because now they’re much easier to shop with plenty of product to go around for everybody. Finally!
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Ulta Beauty Collection Cheek Haul

Ulta Beauty Collection Pink Diamond Illuminating Powder, Radiance Baked Bronzer, Highlight Sculpting Stick, Fame Blush, Flush Blush, Sunkissed Blush

There’s tons of good brands to discover in Ulta but one that’s often overlooked is Ulta’s own Beauty Collection. I’ve shopped at Ulta for years and never paid any attention to the Ulta Beauty Collection until I began working there. Huge mistake! After curiosity pulled me to swatch a few pretty things I quickly learned that there were some hidden gems in the Ulta Beauty Collection. Like the lipsticks, eyeliners and their cheek goodies too. Especially the cheek products. From blushes to highlighters, the Ulta Beauty Collection has a little something for everybody.

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Fancie Faves

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer, MAC Plum Princess, Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation, Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Pressed Finishing Powder, Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter, Makeup Revolution Matte Blush, Tarte Lights Camera Flashes Mascara, Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Cream Kit

One of the many upsides to being a makeup blogger (and junkie) is that I get to try a lot of different new products quite often. Most times, I purchase them myself which makes my wallet a little sad but my face very happy when I pick products that turn out to be amazing. May was a super long month filled with a lot of sales and great collections that I needed in my life so I ended up hauling lots of new makeup that caught my eye. Was it a little expensive? Yes. Do I regret it? Nope! Most of the new goodies I picked up turned out to be some of the best products I’ve ever tried. In fact, a few of them ended up being in heavy rotation from the moment I picked them up. Score!
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More Makeup Revolution Goodies!

Makeup Revolution Golden Sugar 2 Rose Gold Ultra Blush Palette, Blush Queen Palette, Didn't I Tell You? Salvation Intense Lip Lacquer, Nothing Like Anything Salvation Intense Lip Lacquer, Gave You All My Love Salvation Intense Lip Lacquer, Radiant Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter

Love makeup but hate paying the big bucks for the good stuff? Then you need to check out Makeup Revolution at Ulta because their products are amazing quality at super affordable prices. With blushes and highlighters at just $6 and lipsticks and glosses at $3 it can be hard to believe that it’s all good quality. But trust me. Makeup Revolution is all good! I’ve been wearing my Golden Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter and Nude Matte Blush daily since I picked them up during the BOGO sale at Ulta and I couldn’t be more impressed with the quality of them. In fact, I love them so much that I doubled back and picked up a handful more Makeup Revolution while they were still on sale. There was no way I could resist grabbing more when the quality and the prices are this good. It’s only right!

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Makeup Revolution Golden Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Review

Makeup Revolution Golden Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter

This must be the year of amazing drugstore highlighters because I’ve been discovering some true gems these days. First, Wet n Wild shook up the makeup world with the new limited edition MegaGlo Highlighting Powders and now Makeup Revolution has earned a spot in my heart (and organizer) with the amazing Vivid Baked Highlighters. I finally decided to give the brand a try while everything was buy one, get one half off and scooped up the last Golden Lights Vivid Baked Highlighters. I’ve had plenty guests rave to me about it so I figured it would be a good time to snatch it up while it was so cheap.

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Makeup Revolution is BOGO Half Off at Ulta!

Makeup Revolution BOGO Half Off at Ulta

The only thing better than good quality drugstore makeup is good quality drugstore makeup that’s on sale. Don’t you agree?? London based Makeup Revolution has been gaining a lot of popularity here in the states that has recently landed them a spot in Ulta. I’ve been eyeing Makeup Revolution for a little while now after reading many good reviews and seeing tons of makeup porn and swatches on Instagram. So I jumped on the opportunity to try out a few products while Makeup Revolution is now buy one get one half off at Ulta. Everything is under $10 which is already super affordable but couple that with the fact that you can grab another product for half off and use Ulta’s $3.50 off coupon and you’ve got yourself a damn good deal!

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On Wednesdays We Wear Pink!

Bobbi Brown Desert Pink Blush + Sunset Pink Shimmer Brick

Ready for some pink? Of course you are you girly girl you! I don’t know about you but I could wear pink all the time. Pink makeup makes me feel so feminine and flirty. Or bold and fun. Whatever I’m in the mood for. Pink is an incredibly versatile color that anyone can pull off whether it’s on the lips, nails, or cheeks. This week, I decided to celebrate my love for pink with a killer pink cheek combo that’s perfect for spring and summer.
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Too Faced Dark Chocolate Soleil Bronzer Review

Too Faced Dark Chocolate Soleil Bronzer

If there’s one thing that’s difficult to find when you have brown skin it’s bronzer. Usually bronzers are too light or too shimmery resulting in more of a highlighter than a straight up bronzer that’s actually going to add the warmth and subtle definition bronzers are meant to give. Of all of the bronzers I’ve tried over the years I’ve only come across 2 that actually function as a bronzer for me: Bobbi Brown’s Deep Bronzing Powder and now Too Faced’s Dark Chocolate Soleil Bronzer. I already had a feeling that Bobbi Brown would be the one to pull off a great bronzer for dark skin divas but I was pleasantly surprised to see Too Faced pull it off too.

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Wet n Wild Crown of My Canopy MegaGlo Highlighting Powder Review

Wet n Wild Crown of My Canopy MegaGlo Highlighting Powder

If you know me, you know I live to glow all year round but I’m especially amped about achieving that golden goddess glow when spring and summer rolls around. I’ve been picking up quite a few high end highlighters lately including one of the Anastasia Beverly Hills famous Glow Kits but that still didn’t stop me from rushing to Walgreens to check out Wet n Wild’s new limited edition highlighters from their summer collection. The limited edition MegaGlo Highlighting Powders are so enchanting and crazy affordable ($5) that there’s no way a highlight junkie like myself could pass them up. A girl can never have too many highlighters, right?
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Wet n Wild Summer 2016 Collection Haul & Swatches

Wet n Wild Summer 2016 Collection

I usually have a love/hate relationship when it comes to limited edition drugstore collections because they’re often very enticing but oh so hard to find. However, it’s all love this time around when it comes to the new limited edition Wet n Wild Summer 2016 Collection. This collection turned out to be beautiful and easy to find. Win, win! I spotted a display at the first Walgreens I went to and immediately snatched up both of the highlighting powders and one of the liquid lipsticks. Part of me is dying to go back and grab more because the liquid lipsticks and cream highlighter sticks are still calling my name. The entire display was just so pretty!
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