Fancie Faves

Black Radiance Milk Chocolate Soft Focus Finishing Powder, NARS Loose Light Reflecting Setting Powder, L'Oreal Infallible Setting Spray, Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream, Eye Gel Cream, Sephora Cream Lip Stain 12 African Violet 15 Polished Purple, Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Duo, Black Radiance BB Cream Honey Amber, Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara, MAC Cyber World Lip Pencil

Dang June, is that you already?! I’ve been waiting for summer all year and I can’t believe it’s almost here. I can literally taste it! The last couple of days have been cold and rainy but I know that fickle Michigan weather will bounce back soon. It always does. While I wait, I’ll give you a quick run down on the products that made my routine as easy as a breezy summer day. Shall we?

Black Radiance Milk Chocolate Soft Focus Finishing Powder, NARS Loose Light Reflecting Setting Powder, L'Oreal Infallible Setting Spray, Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream, Eye Gel Cream, Sephora Cream Lip Stain 12 African Violet 15 Polished Purple, Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Duo, Black Radiance BB Cream Honey Amber, Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara, MAC Cyber World Lip Pencil

MAC Cyber World Lip Pencil I know summer is all about bright lips but on the gloomy, rainy days I like to switch it up and rock a vampy lip. Cyber World, a deep blackened purple, pairs well with just about any lipstick I throw at it–vampy or bright. I’ve been pairing with my Sephora African Violet Cream Lip Stain and it’s become my go to summer lip.

Black Radiance Milk Chocolate Soft Focus Finishing Powder turned out to be a pleasant surprise for under $10. This setting powder is lightweight, silky smooth and finely milled so it’s easy to apply and it wears pretty darn well too. I’ve tried it with my Black Radiance BB Cream and my new beloved Dior Nude Air foundation and it works like a charm every time!

NARS Loose Light Reflecting Setting Powder is an excellent translucent powder for WOC. I’ve always stayed away from translucent powders because they’re infamous for making brown skin look dry and ashy but this powder does the exact opposite. I love using it to set my concealer as it’s very soft, finely milled and completely translucent.

Black Radiance Honey Amber BB Cream has been quite a nice alternative to my Dior Nude Air foundation. It’s sheer yet buildable and easy to apply so it’s great for the days I’m rushing out of the door for work. Not to mention, the finish is rather nice too. It’s natural and dewy. Perfect for summer!

L’Oreal Infallible Pro Spray & Set has been god sent on those 80º days where I still want to be beat and pretty all day. It’s a lightweight setting spray that really helps lock in my look and prevent it from sliding off in the summer heat. I also like that it refreshes the skin after setting completely taking away that powdery made up look.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream ended up making its way into my stash after receiving a sample of it in my Target Beauty Box. Needless to say, I ended up falling in love with the weightless, hydrating formula so I had to go and grab the full sized version. It’s an excellent moisturizer for summer!

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Eye Gel Cream was an impulse buy after picking up the Gel Cream but I love this stuff so much! It’s incredibly hydrating and helps to slightly plump those annoyingly deep fine lines I have under my eyes that love to soak up concealer.

Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Duo deserves all the hypes and pretty pics you see splattered all over Instagram! The highlight powder is nothing short of amazing as it gives the most beautiful golden glow in just one sweep. And the bronzing powder isn’t too bad either! I was shocked to see the light bronze shade transform on my skin and actually act as a subtle contour.

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara is an excellent mascara for bringing out those bottom lashes. Every time I apply a coat or two, my eyes instantly look bigger and doll like. It doesn’t do much for top lashes but it looks amazing paired with my Kiss Poise falsies.

NARS Siam Matte Multiple will always be a staple in my routine. Especially in the spring and summer! This bright red-orange blush is incredibly intense but it’s easy to sheer out for a soft wash of color that makes my cheeks look like I’ve been playing and laughing in the sun all day.

Dior Nude Air Foundation is hands down the best foundation formula I’ve tried yet! No, I’m not just hyping it up because I work for Dior now either lol. This stuff is just really that great! It offers a nice amount of coverage while still feeling weightless and looking like you’re wearing nothing at all. I receive compliments literally every single time I wear it. It’s holy grail status!

Sephora African Violet & Polished Purple Cream Lip Stains are the bomb! I honestly can’t stop wearing them. Both colors are insanely pretty and the formula is such a treat. It reminds me a lot of the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks which you know I’m obsessed with right now. I’m already plotting to get my hands on Marvelous Mauve when I can finally catch it in stock!

What were some of your favorite products last month?

11 Thoughts to “Fancie Faves”

  1. Great collection…. you like the banana powder? And the Loreal setting spray? I’m almost out of my MAC and was thinking of trying this… does it work? I might have to try this the other’s (UD) is like 30$!!!! If this works I’ll sure give it a try. My new foundation looks a bit dry…I love the coverage (the duo-finish) but it can seem a bit powdery… miss hearing from you!

    1. fancie

      Sorry I’ve been so busy! I’ve been picking up extra shifts and I finally got a solid schedule from Dior so I’m still trying to adjust. I’ve missed talking to you though! The banana powder is pretty good and rather cheap too. It’s a little hard to find offline but it works really well to set concealer. The L’Oreal spray is really good though! I’m actually quite impressed with it. My makeup looks fresh all day every time I wear it

      1. Cool! Great to hear about Dior! I know you are psyched ! Good to hear about the setting spray also I’ll pick some up next time. It will be much, much cheaper than the MAC.. I got an NYC color creme today! I got – Cannes – they had sold out most of the colors – at least the one that I really wanted. I do like the color that I got – it will be great for a high def eye. My MAC matte will be in tomorrow… and I’m stoked about that. Going to see my mom and my bff tomorrow. I’m excited. I wish the pool water was warmer so I could swim.
        I missed a shift at work, got sick – not sure what it was – the new med is making me sick. I’m not changing though! I feel too much better. I have discovered if I put it in with some food and swallow it I don’t have quite the nausea. I didn’t today but I’ve been real dizzy. I think I might have a slight bug. OH well. Anyway – glad things are going well for you!!! I went to church and it was really nice. I’m feeling so much better Fancie. <3

        1. fancie

          I just love that you’re in better spirits these days. You deserve to be happy! I figured a little food would help take the edge off. That’s the thing with man made medicine. They have some ill side effects sometimes. My mom likes to crack jokes because I prefer to self medicate with pot but I really feel like it helps with everything. I use it for headaches, muscle pain, toothaches, nausea and more. Lmao sometimes I wonder if I’m a hippie stuck in the wrong generation. How was you visit with your mom and bff?

          1. Hell i’m smoking too!!! No shame in that sweetheart. I figured I’d self medicate too. That was the first thing I thought of with this nausea. I got a sac the other night. That’s why that one post I wrote you made no sense – I was high as hell! LOL Ah Fancie we gotta talk gurl. I have so many health problems it’s comical… really. I just get up, and keep getting up. That’s all I an do. My back hurt so bad last night and I had 5 loads of grocery to bring upstairs. Oh well, I made it. It’s all good. I have so much to manage mentally it’s unreal. This is what makes my job so hard. I’m already on super multitask and then I go there and have to just loose my mind. Boss told me that she switched me to nights because I was so nervous. Just bham – out of no where. Well kiss my foot – noting has been said to me about not doing well and I”ve asked. I mean I”m grateful that they’re working with me and all, but shoot, you could have said something constructive to me and not just dropped a bomb on me. Ah crap, I try my hardest – if it isn’t good enough I’ll go somewhere else. God knows all about it. I’m just hanging out to see what he will do…..<3

  2. Jessy Ferreira

    Great picks!! Omg I haven’t seen those shades of lip creams before!! They look sooo pretty!! 🙂 I have a brown kind of shade that I love to wear during winter 🙂

    Xoxo Jessy

    1. fancie

      Thank you! You should definitely try them. They’re soo pretty!

  3. Katherine T.

    I was really curious about the NARS Loose Setting powder, as so many people rave about it. I’ve stayed away from translucent ones because several of them made me look like a ghost, and I’m not dark at all (fair to light medium). I’m using some other loose powders right now, but when I use those up, I will give the NARs one a try. I’m planning to get Polished Purple for fall/winter, it’s so gorgeous, and probably the Cyber World lip pencil to go with it

    1. fancie

      That’s the same reason I never really tried one but this one is very finely milled so it doesn’t look chalky or ghostly. I mostly use it for my concealer but I’ve also used it all over with no problem. You’d have to be really heavy handed to over do it

  4. fancie

    Lmao!! I knew there was a reason we got along so well! You’ve gotta be one of the coolest people I know lol. I hate that your job tried to pull a fast one on you. That’s pretty annoying. I’m with you, they should have given you a warning. Or at least a real heads up so you could prepare for a schedule change. That was pretty messed up of them. Give it a chance though and see how it works. If you don’t like it you can always find another job. They’re not the only place that wants ya. So sorry to hear about your back though. I really hope you feel better. And find someone to help you with those groceries!

  5. Thanks Fancie – I did not see this. Gurl, I’m SO in love right now. My little haul came in. I’m in love with this MUF nude pallet!!! It is just so beautiful. My first. I expected it to be bigger – LOL don’t we always?? I was a bit peeved- I had over 200 in beauty points and I should have been able to cash them in – but it didn’t give me the option. I guess it’s all good! I’ll get two big samples next time!!!
    Life is REAL interesting right now girl. I’ll have to explain later…
    Thank you — hon. I appreciate that but guess what? Karen from MBB wrote me!!! Four times! She read my blog!!! I’m blow out of the water! She sent me hugs!!!! Isn’t that just the greatest? Life is good girl…. and I don’t have a dollar.. (today is payday Praise God – I MADE IT!!!!)

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