Tag: bronzer

NARS Now Available at Ulta! 

NARS Now Available at Ulta!

Ulta is coming on up! Not to an apartment on the east side, but to the forefront of the Prestige market. Since Ulta first hit the scene in the 90s, the brand has transformed itself from just another beauty store to one of the biggest retailers of all things beauty. For years, Ulta has been playing catch up with Sephora in an effort to surpass them all while setting Ulta apart from the rest. The full service salon and massive selection of both Mass and Prestige brands has kept Ulta hot on the heels of Sephora for quite some time but this year Ulta is leveling the playing field. And in a major way!
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Beauty Hack: Blush & Bronzer on the Eyes

MAC Taraji Glow Mineralize Skinfinish and Makeup Revolution Rock on World Vivid Baked Bronzer Swatches on Dark Skin

Have you ever woke up for work one morning just too tired to deal? You want to get out of bed but you’re too tired to move. Then you finally get up, hit the bathroom and then stare at the makeup you’re still too tired to use. I get it girl! I’ve been there, done that. Hell, I’ve done it so much that I’ve started looking for little ways to cut time from my morning routine so I could sleep in just a little while longer and do my makeup a little bit faster.

My latest morning beauty hack is simple but mind-blowing because I can’t believe I haven’t thought about it before. Instead of using eyeshadow in the morning, try using a little of your blush and bronzer on the eyes for a quick, natural look that requires almost no effort. On a normal day, I typically skip the eyeshadow because it takes up too much time blending 2-4 colors together for a seamless look. But one day I decided to rock the blush and bronzer I picked out for the day on my eyes and magic was made in less than 10 minutes. I rejoiced!
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Peach Me, I’m Dreaming! 

Too Faced Sweet Peach Collection Swatches on Dark Skin

Just when you thought Too Faced couldn’t get any cuter, Jerrod turns around and whips up an entire Sweet Peach Collection filled with eyeshadow, lip gloss and more that all smell like freshly picked peaches. I’m dying! I’m a sucker for cute packaging and yummy smelling makeup so you know I was all over the Sweet Peach Collection. My obsession first started last year when Too Faced dropped the Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette and set the makeup world (and my soul) on fire. Now, I’ve got an entire collection of Sweet Peach goodies to pair with it and I’m oh so giddy. Yay for peaches!
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Taking It to the Swamp with Grav3Yard Girl!

Tarte x Grav3Yard Girl Swamp Queen Palette

If I had a dollar for every palette that I swore I didn’t want or need I’d have enough money to buy the next new palette. Probably 3 times over. LOL! I’m quick to try (keyword here) to resist the next new, hot eyeshadow palette but sometimes it just happens. This was definitely the case with the new limited edition Tarte x Grav3Yard Girl Swamp Queen Palette. When it first launched online, my initial reaction was, “Who the heck is Grav3Yard Girl??” I soon learned that she’s a wonderful YouTube vlogger with a lot of personality and now a smokin’ hot palette to share with her Swamp Family and the rest of us makeup junkies.

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LORAC Take Me To TANtego TANtalizer Bronzer Palette Review

LORAC Take Me To TANtego TANtalizer Bronzer Palette

There’s plenty of things you need in the summer like water, sunscreen, cute dresses and bronzer. Sunscreen and water are at the top of the list but the cute dresses and bronzer are a really close second for me. Everyone needs a good breezy outfit and a sunkissed look to happily get through the summer. I’m still in the market for more summer dresses but I think I’m officially all stocked up on bronzer for the next 3 summers. I was already pretty covered with my favorite brown girl friendly bronzers but the cute packaging and names of the new LORAC Take Me To TANtego TANtalizer Bronzer Palette lured me into adding it into my collection. I mean, a girl can never have too many bronzers!
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CoverGirl Queen Collection Ebony Bronze Natural Hue Bronzer Review

CoverGirl Queen Collection Ebony Bronze Natural Hue Bronzer

There’s always that one beauty product that tons of people rave about all over but is incredibly hard to find. The CoverGirl Queen Collection Natural Hue Bronzer is definitely one of them! If you do a quick Google search, you’ll find tons of good reviews on it and even a few places to order it online. But finding it in stores? Needle in a haystack. The CoverGirl Queen Collection isn’t available in all stores so I really had to dig to find it. After lots of searching, I lucked up and came across it at my local Target. It took a lot of effort to get my hands on the CoverGirl Queen Collection Natural Hue Bronzer but I don’t regret it at all. It’s such a wonderful bronzer!
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3 Bronzers for Brown Skin

3 Bronzers for Brown Skin

When you already have a rich, deep skin tone finding a bronzer is tough work. Most bronzers are a pale golden tan or barely there bronze that only work for light to medium complexions. It’s not too often that you see an actual bronzer (not a highlighter) designed to add warmth and subtle definition to brown skin. Which is a bummer because even us dark skin divas like to look warmed up and kissed by the sun too. Thankfully, a handful of makeup brands realized brown skin could use a little bronzer too and created bronzers deep enough for us gals on the darker side of the spectrum to use. Finding the perfect bronzer for brown skin can still be a bit tricky because everyone hasn’t hopped on board yet so I’ve decided to share my top 3 bronzer choices that work like a charm for my deep brown skin.

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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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Too Faced 101

Too Faced 101

I can name a million fun things about working in beauty but the best parts are all the gratis bags (of course!) and getting to learn as much as possible about your favorite brands. Years ago, I used to have an unhealthy addiction to MAC that kept me from venturing out to other brands because I was too busy waiting for the next limited edition collection and waking up at ungodly hours to make sure I snagged everything I wanted. Part of me will always love MAC but there’s so many other great brands out there that knows how to keep makeup fun and fresh without the stress of a literal rat race.

Once I snapped out of the MAC spell, I discovered the wonderful world of Too Faced starting with their lovely La Creme Color Drenched Lipsticks and Chocolate Bar Palette. It wasn’t long before I found myself slowly but surely getting hooked to something new: Too Faced. The adorable packaging started reeling me in while the amazing formulas got me hooked and kept me on my toes for new products. Like the Melted Lipsticks, new Chocolate Bar Palettes and more.

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Sonia Kashuk’s New Highlight is a Knock Out!

Sonia Kashuk Knock Out Beauty Highlighter for Spring 2016

Sonia Kashuk is known for her gorgeous limited edition brush sets but this year she’s marking her spot with her cosmetics too. Sonia Kashuk has a knack for whipping up beautiful highlight powders and bronzers (like Goddess) and she’s done it once again this spring in her new limited edition Knock Out Beauty Collection rolling out at Target. I recently took a trip to Target and I didn’t see any new Sonia Kashuk goodies but the fabulous GirlGetGlamorous on Instagram happened to spot the new spring collection and was kind enough to share a sneak peek. The collection will include a new, limited edition brush set (of course) and this stunning Golden Gloves highlighter. Just look at that imprint! We all know I’m a sucker for a pretty highlight so I’m definitely going to be on the lookout for this beauty to pop up at my local Target. And you should too! Sonia Kashuk has a pretty great track record with highlighters and bronzers so I know Golden Gloves is going to be a hit (no pun intended). I can’t wait to grab it!

Will you be picking up the Sonia Kashuk Golden Gloves highlight powder?