The Ultimate Makeup Palette for Every Look

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BEAUTY | 08.13.20
 

Finding a palette that you can create numerous looks from isn't always easy. It's either you have a ton of neutrals and not enough color or too much color and not enough neutrals. When I came across the 35M Boss Mood Artistry Palette, I knew I just had to get it! What stood out to me most were the amazing green and orange tones. I love a good glitter eyeshadow much I also like to have matte options as well. 

If you are new to wearing makeup or even wear makeup all the time I would totally recommend this palette. The eyeshadows are not only very pigmented, but it comes at a great price! It retails for only $25 and I actually was able to use a discount code at the time so I got it for even cheaper. With such great prices, it's easy to want to get everything but it adds up. However, Morphe has afterpay where you can pay for your purchase in installments if you need to.

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Here, I used some of the pink tones to go with my outfit but the combinations are endless. You can easily go from a day to night time look. Have you ever tried anything from Morphe Cosmetics? If so, what did you think? Comment below.

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BEAUTY | 08.01.20

My Current Skin Care Routine

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In order to have clear skin, it comes down to your face routine. Even when wearing makeup to get that flawless look, the skin has to be taken care of. I recently came across e.l.f. cosmetics skincare products that works really well so I decided to share!

First off, e.l.f cosmetics is extremely affordable. Being that I use these products quit often, I don't have to worry about the cost when I need to get more. First, I apply the cleanser on my face when it's damp. I find that applying the water afterwards to rinse makes my face feel differently. I don't have the same finish if I wait and add water last. You're supposed to use a toner after rinsing off the cleanser but I haven't tried it yet.  However, due to the outcome of these products I will be trying it soon. The Superclarify Cleanser retails for only $6! Yes, I couldn't believe the price either. It smells great and has a hint of lavender. Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) is helps to maintain moisture content also while clarifying your skin tone.

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Next, I use the Superhydrate Moisturizer. I really like the consistency of this product because after use, I truly feel like my skin isn't dry. I also like the way it makes my skin feel before I apply my makeup. Even though I'm adding more things on top of my face it doesn't make it feel caked on. Included in this moisturizer is squalane. Squalane is a plant derived oil that helps improve moisture balance and elasticity. This product retails for only $12. The size is a bit small but I think you do get enough for what the price is worth. 

Have you tried any e.l.f products other than cosmetics? 

My Go-To Lipgloss

BEAUTY | 07.06.20

My Go-to Lipgloss

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It's not often that I find time to fully do a full face beat. Sometimes I want to just throw on some mascara and gloss and call it a day. This Anastasia Beverly Hills lipgloss is my absolute favorite! It works so well with dark skin tones.

The color I am wearing is called "Gilded" and can be purchased at Sephora or even on Amazon here. It retails for only $16. What I love most about it is the metallic finish and the size of the gloss so it's long lasting. 

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What's your favorite go-to lipstick or gloss? Comment below.

BEAUTY | 07.01.20

Kylie Skin Foaming Face Wash Review

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Kylie Skin is a beauty brand that has generated millions created by Kylie Jenner. We are all familiar with the name and whether you like her or not, you have to admire her hustle. I received this face wash and decided to review it to give my honest opinion. I must say, it's not exactly what I thought it would be.

Once I applied the face wash, I began to feel a tingling sensation and I didn't really like it. It was a little uncomfortable. According to the ingredients, it's infused with kiwi-seed oil and also coconut so I'm not sure where the tingling feeling was coming from. 

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I left the product on and continued to massage in circular motions for about 2 minutes and washed it off with warm water. Overall, my skin did feel smooth. The wash smells good but for me personally, I didn't care for the feeling when I first put it on. This foaming face wash retails for only $24. Everyone's skin is different, so maybe it will have a different effect on someone else.

For more information on Kylie Skin products, visit www.kylieskin.com

Have you tried or have been thinking of trying any of the Kylie Skin products? If so, drop a comment below.

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BEAUTY | 05.28.20

Fresh Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask:

Is it Worth it?

 

If you've shopped at retailers such as Nordstrom or Sephora, you've probably seen Fresh beauty products. This purifying clay mask had some good reviews and claimed to work on all skin types. I decided to put it to the test and was surprised by my result!

My first reaction to the product was that I felt it was a pretty good size with a lot of product. The two size options are 30ml and 100ml. Putting on the mask, I had pretty high expectations. As soon as I put it on I could tell that it was fast drying. Therefore, I had to be quick while applying. According to the instructions I was to leave the mask on for only 3-5 minutes. 

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After washing off the product, I have to say my skin really did feel more smooth and clean. I honestly didn't think it was going to work, but I felt a difference. If you're looking for a quick fix to minimize shine and have smooth skin I would recommend the Umbrian Clay Purifying face mask. The smaller version retails for $23 and the bigger one is $58. To be completely honest, I would try some of their other products they offer based on the results of the mask. Fresh beauty not only sells merchandise for skincare, but they have fragrances, lip care, and even body care items as well.

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For more information on other Fresh beauty products visit their website below.

https://www.fresh.com/us/home

You can also sign up for an account to earn rewards! What are some skincare products you like to use?

Kylie Skin Foaming

Face Wash Review

BEAUTY | 05.04.20

The Perfect  Highlighter

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For women of color, sometimes finding the right shade of anything can be difficult. Fortunately, the makeup industry has become more inclusive in regards to what is being offered on the market for different skin tones. When I look for a highlighter, I want something that is easily buildable, inexpensive, and most importantly luminous.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Glow Highlighter is just that. Healthy skincare should be the top priority when picking any makeup product. When I did further research, I was glad to learn that this tube of liquid gold did not include Parabens, Sulfates, or Phthalates. At $25, it not only comes in my go-to color Bronzed but it also comes in Peach Fizz, Oyster, and Perla. 

If you are a beginner or even an expert in makeup, I would recommend this product because it's easy to apply and has shades that would look great on any skin tone. It's light and really gives you that glow you are looking for. To make things even better, the color Bronzed is available for $40 in powder form as part of the Sun Dipped Glow Kit.  After trying both of the highlighters Anastasia Beverly Hills has to offer I was hooked, and if you try it maybe you will too!