So up until my 22nd birthday last month, I never wore highlighter. I never felt the need to highlight my face, especially because I never wore foundation, so I didn’t feel it was necessary. However, my brother and his girlfriend gave me makeup for my birthday and one of them was a Hard Candy highlighter! Below I’ll feature the name, brand, and swatch – compared to Benefit’s Watts Up!
As you can see, both swatches are pretty similar. However, the Watts Up is lighter in color, and of course, the texture is creamy vs the Hard Candy one which isn’t. I’ve been using the Hard Candy one almost daily, being as I’m not too big of a fan of creamy products. However, that doesn’t mean Watt’s up isn’t a great product! This was a sample size I got from Sephora on my birthday last year and since you don’t need loads – it’ll last for a LONG time! The Hard Candy highlighter I’ve been using for about a month now and you can see it still has it’s shape! I’ll own this literally until I’m like 90! Gotta love finding affordable products that are long-lasting!!
I LOOOOOVE NUDE LIPSTICKS. No, like, I really, really do. I think the reason I liked it so much was because I never owned any bold colored lipsticks. I was always too scared to attempt to try a bright colored lip – I wouldn’t want all the attention. That sailboat sailed long ago, of course, and now I’m hooked – but nudes will always have a place in my heart. Here’s a list/swatch of my favorites!
From Left to Right (in picture with the tubes):
- Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick → Lolita
- Bite Beauty Lip Pencil → Rhubarb
- NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream → London
- Mary Kay Tinted Lip Balm → Apricot
- Maybelline Colorsensational → 925 Maple Kiss
I love all of these so much! My favorite, however, would have to be the NYX Lip Cream! It’s matte, creamy and the color perfectly compliments my skin tone! x It’s a MUST!
When I went to see Bruno Mars in July (which was absolutely AMAZING!!!) I borrowed a pink top from my friend, & wanted a matching pink gloss. I ran to Rite Aid before getting ready to see if I could find just that – boy was I wrong. I didn’t have much time to get ready, so I just grabbed the first pink gloss I found. I don’t even remember the brand, the shade, nothing. I hated it! I gave the lipgloss away to my aunt. It did not give me any color payoff whatsoever! It was super translucent, but looked really opaque in the tube – oh the joys of makeup.
I ended up wearing my Lime Crime Velvetine (in the shade Red Velvet) which is my absolute FAVE red lipstick ever. I figured, the shirt is dark enough, I could get away with wearing a red lip with the pink top. Then of course, days later, I find the perfect pink lipgloss. It’s Rimmel London’s Stay Glossy in the shade 360 Fuschia Fever. You’ll see in the swatch, the pigment is amazing! It claims to last up to 6 hours & add shine. I haven’t worn it for long enough to know if it has that staying power, but it DEFINITELY adds shine & color!
Anyone own this gloss? If not, you MUST!
Would you like to see a post on my Bruno Mars Concert Makeup? It was a glittery eye with dark crease (using the Electric Palette) Let me know in the cmnts! x
A trend I never got into, personally, was the light under-eye highlight, or as most people like to call it, ” kim kardashian” makeup. This was one trend I never bothered practicing on myself, because for starters, I thought it would look weird on me. I was worried about not blending it enough, or just looking scary. However, I attempted it, and now I’m slightly obsessed. Unlike Kim Kardashian, and other MUAs, I like mine more blended. I don’t like it to be so visible and so light, I like the effect, but I just don’t like it to show too much.
In the picture below, you can’t tell that I have my under-eye highlighted, but oh boy, trust me, I do. I mean, what DON’T I have in that picture…It doesn’t even look like me! Lmao! I contoured loads with my new favorite contouring product (I’ll blog about it soon 😉) Anyways, anyone else love this look ?! I’m seriously obsessed!
If you’d like to know more about the products I’m wearing in this pic, let me know in the comments below & I’ll make a whole post entitled to it! It might not look like much, but I definitely did have loads layered ;P x
I recently went back to using cold cream for removing my makeup & I just started using a face towel, with this new face wash. Here’s the step-by-step!
Do you use any of the products above? How do YOU remove your makeup?
Let me know in the comments below. x
Filed under Cleanser, TIP
In these posts, I’ll review products that I’ve purchased and tell you whether or not I liked them! I’ll rate the product as hearts, ♥ out of 5.
(Wearing Anastasia Beverly Hills DipBrow Pomade in the shade Ebony)
- Results: ♥♥♥♥♥/5 .. FAB!!!!
- Pros: Long wearing, Minimal product for excellent results, Super creamy, Glides on easily, $18 but will last you a lifetime because a little goes a LONG. Best brow product I’ve ever tried.
- Cons: The only con I could think of when reviewing this product is that it’s a little tricky to get the hang of when you first get it. Once you learn to just lightly dab your brush into the product, remove excess on lid, and THEN use it, you’ll be SET.
I made a comment once (one time out of many), that I hated my brows and my friend told me, “Get dipbrow pomade and let Jesus take the wheel.” I thought she was being crazy, but BOY was she right. Once I got my brows reshaped I immediately started using this product, and now I’m hooked! Brows are one of my favorite parts of getting ready! xo
Today’s post is on washing makeup brushes. I’m not a professional nor am I a licensed makeup artist, however, this method works best for me and my brushes & my opinion/ technique is what I’m sharing with you on this post.
Pretty much all I do is: mix my soap (baby shampoo) & oil (coconut oil) in a container, dip the brush & swirl until it rinses clear. You can use this technique for any soap + oil. I’ve done it with shampoo, Dawn dish soap + olive oil. This is the first time I’ve done it with coconut oil and I prefer it, because this particular jar from Trader Joe’s does have a scent/flavor.
(Sorry for the large photos – but, the better to see with my dear, right? right? get it? no? okay.)
& As they’re drying, I pick a few up one by one & fluff them up with my fingers to make sure they’re drying nicely and not losing their shape. This is how I deep clean my brushes about every 2 weeks! Please if you know any quicker ways to clean brushes in between deep washes – LET ME KNOW! This method is too tedious to do every. single. time! hahah! Thank you!!!
Any questions, comments or concerns? Leave them down below! x