The only thing better than buying new makeup is playing in new makeup! Over the holiday season, I hauled a lot of new goodies including a handful of face and eye palettes that I’ve been dying to put to use. My schedule was insane over the holiday season so I didn’t really get a chance to play with all of my new goodies but now that my days are a little less hectic it’s play time!
Do you love nude lips but hate the pale, chalky look? Me too, girl. Me too. When I first started wearing makeup I rocked nothing but bold pinks because I was almost afraid of nudes. My biggest fear when it comes to nude lipsticks is walking around thinking I’m hot stuff but I really look like Tyrone Biggums in reality. That ain’t cute! * Tamar Braxton voice *
New year, new foundation! For years, I’ve been relying on my trusty Make Up For Ever Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder to even my complexion and help me look flawless but now that the new year is here I think it’s time to finally try something different. At first, I was determined to completely finish the Pro Finish Powder since I’ve never completely finished a foundation. Or an entire powder. When you collect makeup like Pokemon, it’s a huge accomplishment to actually finish a product. Especially something long lasting like a foundation.
I love makeup as much as the next girl but the older I get and the more I learn about skincare, the more I fall in love with it. A beat face is always eye catching but what truly sets it off is a clear, glowing complexion. Because what good is beautiful art painted on a canvas that’s dull and lackluster?
That’s why I’m loving that January is Glowing Skin month at Ulta. Winter can wreak havoc on skin so it’s important to arm yourself with the essentials to fight those winter skin blues so all your new makeup from Christmas can go on smoothly and help you look even more flawless.
Another day, another liquid lipstick release! Recently, Tarte launched a brand new line of Tarteist Lip Paints and matching Lip Crayons and they’re finally available in stores. There’s10 shades available ranging from nudes to bright pinks and even a funky purple all in cute, trendy names that are so with the times.
For some people, highlighting and contouring is only reserved for special occasions and nights out. But me? I live for it everyday! Well not everyday. Some days, time just doesn’t allow me to achieve a full on beat with a poppin’ highlight and contour in stow. Especially those early morning work days. There’s nothing worse than trying to super buff and blend cream contour in under 30 minutes without looking crazy in natural light or fracturing your arm.
Usually when it comes to makeup launches we get first dibs on everything here in the states. We’re sorta like makeup guinea pigs but I’m always happy about it because I’m impatient and just can’t wait to check out new makeup. Sometimes, though, we’re left waiting and waiting for beauty releases that seem like they’re just never gonna show up. Like the Maybelline Color Blur Pencils we finally saw after about a year of waiting.
The holidays are over but Influenster is always in the giving spirit! It’s been a little while since I’ve received a Vox Box but I’m always down for free stuff. Who isn’t? In case you aren’t familiar with Influenster, it’s a completely free site where you can share your reviews on beauty products to boost your chances of receiving free boxes of goodies.
Shade+Light Two Tone Blush defines your cheeks through the art of color. Kat Von D’s new tow-in-one blush features a duo of complementary matte tones. With seven stunning shades that flatter all complexions and face shapes, this blush stays vibrant for a full 24 hours of wear.
First, sculpt and define your face shape with the deeper Shade blush, and then highlight with the Light blush to enhance bone structure. Specially formulated to work with Kat Von D’s Shade+Light Contour Palette (sold separately), these silky powders blend effortlessly into skin for a flawless, buildable finish.
Shade + Light Two Tone Blush ($25.00) (New, Permanent)
- Samson + Delilah bright poppy pink / pale coral
- Hansel + Gretel terra cotta / apricot
- Sid + Nancy bright tulip / ballet pink
- Mickey + Mallory baked peach / porcelain pink
- Morticia + Gomez rich fig / orchid petal
- Bonnie + Clyde ultra-violet / light lilac
- Piaf + Poe chestnut rose / soft peach
The Kat Von D Shade + Light Two Tone Blushes are now available exclusively at Sephora.
Usually when we think nude lips we think pale peach, beige and pinky tones but the culture of nude lips has drastically changed in 2015. Gone are the days of chalky, ashy nude lipsticks that just aren’t flattering. I can’t say I’m going to miss those unflattering nudes but I can say that I’m more than happy to see a new nude trend roll in: deep nudes.