Category: Makeup

Milani Amore Matte Metallic Lip Crème Swatches! 

Milani Amore Metallic Lip Creme in 01 Chromatic Addict, 10 Pretty Problematic, 11 Making Me Matte, 12 Prismatic Touch, 13 Overdramatic, 15 The Ultimate Swatches on Dark Skin

Matte lips can be incredibly sexy and fierce. But I get tired of them. Sometimes the matte look starts to feel a little flat and boring. Summer is all about being fun, bold and taking chances. So why not do the same with your lipstick this season? Scratch those boring mattes and let’s get metallic girl!

Milani recently launched an entire line of Amore Metallic Lip Cremes and they’re way too much fun. I’m talking pure sparkly bliss! I managed to finally come across a fully stocked display at CVS a while ago. Which is a huge deal because these lipsticks sell out lightning fast. Yes, they’re that good and that popular!
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Fancie Faves 

Fancie Faves: BareMinerals Invisible Bronze Bronzer, Wet n Wild Photo Focus Concealer, Philosophy Renewed Hope in a Jar Skin Tint, Too Faced You Light Up My Life Love Light Prismatic Highlighter, Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe Cucumber and Green Tea

I love makeup just as much as the next girl. Just not so much in the summer. 🙈 There’s nothing fun about watching your beautiful masterpiece come together and then slide right off the second you walk outside. So tragic! You can always summer-proof your makeup routine by adding a matte primer, setting spray and switching up your foundationMe? I like to keep it simple most days with minimal makeup for a fresh, radiant look that’s effortless and heat-proof.

That’s what June was all about!

Even, radiant skin with a bold lip (sometimes nude) and flirty falsies with mascara. Beautiful, simple and classic. Oh and summer friendly! Here’s the rundown on all of my June faves that helped me achieve summer beauty bliss:
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Juvia’s Place Nubian 2 Palette Swatches 

Juvia's Place Nubian 2 Palette Swatches on Dark Skin

Can’t get enough of Juvia’s Place? Me either, girl! Juvia’s Place isn’t exactly new to the makeup scene. Juvia’s Place recently exploded on social media making it the hottest brand for palettes on the market. And for good reason! Her palettes are extremely addictive! I first fell in love with the Mini Masquerade Palette and quickly went back for the Saharan Eyeshadow PaletteSaharan Blush Palette and the Nubian 2 Palette. You know it’s good when you double back three times!
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Juvia’s Place Saharan Eyeshadow Palette Swatches 

Juvia's Place Saharan Eyeshadow Palette Swatches on Dark Skin

Summer is all about bright, bold colors! So it’s no surprise that Juvia’s Place is completely dominating this season with their extremely bold, colorful palettes. Juvia’s Place (an amazing BOMB) specializes in making stunning African-themed palettes designed to pop on chocolate cuties. I first fell in love with the brand when I took a chance on the Mini Masquerade Palette and was completely blown away by the quality. Since then, I’ve added a few more Juvia’s Place palettes to my collection. Including the stunning Saharan Eyeshadow Palette. It’s perfect for summer!
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4 Foundations for Dry Skin

4 Foundations for Dry Skin: NYX Total Control Drop Foundation, Tarte Empowered Hybrid Gel Foundation, Maybelline Dream Cushion Fresh Face Liquid Foundation on the Go, L'Oreal Infallible Total Cover Foundation Review

Finding a good foundation for dry skin can be a bit tricky. You’re leery of matte foundations because they can be drying and make you look casket sharp. Full coverage foundations can be iffy too. They often get cakey and leave you looking like Jim Carey in the Mask. Minus the green, of course!

So which foundations are suitable for dry skin?

Quite a few! There are many foundations that slay at making dry skin look smooth and flawless. Of course, it doesn’t always seem that way when so many brands are catering to the full coverage, matte look. But I’m here to guide you in the right direction with some pretty fantastic foundations that work wonders for dry skin!
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Black Opal Deluxe Finishing Powder Review

Black Opal Deluxe Finishing Powder Review

If you know me, you know I’ve struggled with pesky fine lines for years. They’re so annoying! I’ve tried pretty much everything under the sun to tackle my fine, dry lines. Countless eye creams. Tons of different moisturizers. Hydrating primers. You name it! Nothing really seemed to keep those pesky fine lines from catching my concealer and foundation all the time. Except the amazing Black Opal Deluxe Finishing Powder. This has to be the absolute best setting powder for dry skin!
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Makeup Revolution Drops Kylie-Inspired Lip Kits!

Makeup Revolution Retro Luxe Matte Lip Kit Swatches on Dark Skin

Can’t deal? Then fake it ’til you make it! We’ve all had those moments in life where we had to “fake it” to get through. Fake a smile and good demeanor at work. Fake your brain into thinking you really afford that hot new palette that just dropped. We all fake it! That’s why I wasn’t the least bit surprised when I came across these Kylie Jenner inspired lip kits from Makeup Revolution at Ulta.

Makeup Revolution is known for taking popular high end makeup releases and duping them into cheaper, more affordable versions that’s easily accessible. Some people see it as stealing. Or being a cheap knock off. Makeup Revolution simply believes in providing hard core makeup junkies with the hottest new beauty trends at a price that’s less intimidating to your wallet. You may not like it, but you can’t knock it either!
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New Too Faced Melted Matte Lipstick Shades for Summer! 

Too Faced Melted Matte Lipstick Swatches on Dark Skin: Jawbreaker, Wicked, Granny Panties, Suck it, Holy Chic

New season, new lipsticks! Change can be hard to embrace. However, switching up your lipstick is one of the easiest things you can do to spice up your routine and change your look a bit. Plus, trying on new lipstick is so much fun! I’ve been a lipstick lover for years and I still get a little carried away when I come across new lipsticks. Like the new shades Too Faced added to their Melted Matte Lipstick lineup.
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Fancie Faves 

Fancie Faves: Black Opal Deluxe Finishing Powder, Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer, Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter, Smashbox Photo Finish Radiance Primer, Michael Todd SonicBlend Sonic Makeup Brush

Happy June! It’s hard to believe it’s June already but I’m beyond ready for the sunshine and good vibes. Bring it on! I love summer as it’s always filled with fun times, dewy skin and gorgeous bold colors. That’s what I’m all about baby! Radiant, dewy skin with a flawless base and a pop of color. These days, I’ve been hooked on quite a few new products that help me achieve the perfect summer look I’m going for with ease. Here’s a few of my current faves:
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Juvia’s Place Saharan Blush Palette Volume I Swatches 

Juvia's Place Saharan Blush Palette Volume I Swatches on Dark Skin

Juvia’s Place randomly dropped 2 new blush palettes on us last month and the makeup world spontaneously combusted! Okay, it wasn’t that massive of a launch. But it was still a huge deal because now we get matching blushes, highlighter and bronzer to pair with our favorite Juvia’s Place eyeshadow palettes like Masquerade. When I first saw the announcement, I squealed out loud like a true fan girl because I knew these blush palettes weren’t going to disappoint–and they didn’t.
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