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Current favorite new products

Hey folks, today I want to share some of my favorite products that I have not talked about before. Some are newly added to my life, and some I have had for a while and are just now getting around to using them and fell in love. You know the whole “where have you been all my life” when in reality it was in my not yet used drawer under my 4 tubes of back stock of the Jordana best lash extreme mascara (couldn’t find it for a while so when I did, I went a little fan girl) no judgment right, good. So these are items that I have been loving and have been in regular heavy rotation.

PRIMER


Clinique Pore refining solutions instant perfector. I use this primer on my cheeks and around my nose to fill in pores and fine lines without clogging. It is a flesh tone color but it doesn’t show up on the skin once it is blended in. A little goes a really long way. If you use too much, it will ball up on you so be careful. This is the same as the Benefit porefessional primer if you have used that one before and it’s a 2/3 of the cost. You can get this at Clinique counter and online Clinique.com $21.

CONCEALER


Essence say no to redness concealer (I purchased mine at Ulta for only $2.99)is a color correcting crayon. it is super creamy and melts right into the skin. Very blendable. I use it around and on the tip of my nose before I put on my foundation. The green color that I picked up, which they have other color correcting shades as well, helps counteract redness. I tend to get a little red around that area.

Elf HD lifting concealer in light. I love this little concealer and you can get it at target for $3.00. The shade is light but it’s not really light, it’s only a shade lighter than my skintone which makes it great for a everyday highlight under the eyes. Can’t beat that price and definitely worth the try. It is very blendable and so pretty under the eye. It’s not full coverage, but I love it to highlight under the eyes. Thinner that the NYX HD concealer, which I love as well.

FOUNDATION

Milani conceal and perfect foundation in 07 Sand (CVS $9.99). This foundation smells so good to me lol. It has a mousse consistence which is really good for people with larger pores. I do really have to set this makeup because the consistency can cause the foundation to move a little on the skin. gives the skin a nice healthy finish.

EX1 invisiwear foundation in F400 (lookfantastic.com $16.00). This is the perfect foundation for olive skin tone. It has a beautiful satin finish. It melts flawlessly into the skin. Once it is set with a powder, this foundation doesn’t budge. I wear this almost every time I wear makeup. I could use F300 but since I have the nyx mixer, I don’t have to purchase different shades.

NYX pro foundation mixer in white (9.99 at Ulta, I found mine at a beauty supply store that carry nyx, but you can also fins it at ulta and target) I love to this to mix with my foundations that are currently too dark. This product doesn’t change the texture or finish of you foundation. You can mix it with any cream or liquid product to lighten the shade. This is great because liquid and cream products have a short shelf life, so I like to use them all year long so none goes to waste, and this product allows that. I just mix it on a stainless steel mixing palette and its good to go.

BROWS


Essence make me brow eyebrow mascara in the color browny brows (Ulta $2.99). Although essence is a very inexpensive brand, the products I have tried from them are really good. I mean what are you losing when you try these products at such a great price. If you don’t like it, give it to a friend. This brow mascara has a tiny wand that really gets into the brows. Also has fibers that helps the brow look fuller without having to over draw them in. I use this to set my brows and also I use it alone on no makeup days.

NYX eyebrow gel in brunette (Ulta $6.99). When you put this on your brown, they will not budge. With this product, a little goes a really long way. I love that it comes in a juicy tube so you don’t have to worry about the product drying out like if it was in a pot, and since you use so little, it will last forever.

POWDERS


NYX HD finishing powder in banana (Ulta $9.99). I love this for my under eye. This brightens under the eye and is so finely milled. I don’t experience any caking with this powder. The banana shade is very pale compared to the Ben Nye banana powder which can be a too yellow if you add too much.


Ulta illuminating powder in yellow diamond (Ulta $10). I love this on its own, on top of a liquid highlighter, and mixed with another powder highlighter. If you want to glow to the Gods, then this is the illuminator for you. You can go from lit from within to lit from space with one powder, all you have to do is keep layering.

Rimmel Maxi bronzer in sun love (walgreens, idk if its discontinued cause I can’t find it anywhere). This is a very effortless everyday bronzer. I just use my fluffy short handle mineral powder brush and just dust it around the perimeter of my face and down the sides of my nose. Beautiful color.

Thank you all for stopping by. Don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe.

Smooches

Kim B

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March Favorites

Hello my beautiful beauty junkies!!!! Today I want to talk about my March favorites. I have been stuck on a few oldie but goodies and also added a few new items to my favorite list. I’ve been sticking to the same makeup for a few months with slight variation due to the fact that I have to be at work before the sun comes up (6am to be exact) so I don’t have a lot of time, or energy to get girliefied. So this has been my go to don’t fail me now products to get me out the door and looking presentable to the public.

Face:

Lancôme la base pro hydra glow primer

I’ve been working and traveling a lot the past few moths and ya girl is tired and my under eyes showed it. no ma’am, this must be fixed. I put this moisturizing primer only on my under eye area before makeup and after moisturizing to prevent any cakeyness and to fill in any lines that have appeared. This primer allows my makeup to sit smoothly on the skin and not make my eyes look and feel dry.

Nyx dark circle concealer in medium
Nyx dark circle concealer in medium

This is a peach toned concealer that cancels out any dark circles and brightens under the eye. I love this stuff. It makes my eyes super bright and open.

Lsncome maquicomplet concealer in clair
Lancôme maquicomplet concealer in clair

this is an amazing lightweight buildable coverage concealer. This  is a holy grail product for me. I put a few stripes under my eyes on top of the NYX concealer, down the bridge of my nose, and on my cupids bow. Then I blend it out and it gives a beautiful highlighted face in all the right places.

Elf HD powder in translucent
Elf HD powder in translucent

I’ve had this powder for a long time and never really used it because it is messy. But this month I have used it non stop. I set my entire face with this powder and it keeps me matte alllll day. And it’s only $6!!!! Definitely worth a go.

NYX matte bronzer
NYX matte bronzer

easiest bronzer you will use!!!! It is so blendable and the pigmentation is perfect. Gorgeous color as well.

Makeup revolution blush
Makeup revolution blush

This blush is just a shade darker than the milani tea rose blush and it is just as gorgeous and a fav just the same. Goes on nice and evenly.

Mac mineralized skin finish in soft and gentle
Mac mineralized skin finish in soft and gentle

Great soft glow for an everyday look. Add a little fix+ to your brush and get a more intense highlight. I use this on my cheeks, nose, cupid’s bow, brow bone, inner corner eye, and as a shadow for a very glowy look. Have to be able to be seen from space!!!

Mario Badescu facial spray
Mario Badescu facial spray

This face spray is good to set makeup, prep face for makeup, even helps sooth sunburn. This is my go to face spray all year round. It has aloe, herbs, and rosewater so you know it’s the real deal loll.

Eyes:

NYX Shadow base in kin tone
NYX Shadow base in kin tone

This is a great dupe for the mac paint pots. It keeps my shadows from creasing. I just make sure to set it with a translucent power. Sometimes I even use this as a lid color and put a little bronzer in my crease and call it a look.

Makeup revolution iconic 1 palette
Makeup revolution iconic 1 palette

This has been the only palette that I have been packing on the trips I have been taking with my family. It has everything you need for a complete eye for day or night.

top: Loreal telescopic mascara bottome: Jordana Best lash extreme mascara
top: Loreal telescopic mascara
bottome: Jordana Best lash extreme mascara

This is may fav mascara combo. Telescopic gives length and separation and Jordana gives volume.

Brows:

NYX microw brow in brunette
NYX microw brow in brunette

I’ve gone through too many of these to keep track. I use two different colors, Ash brown and brunette, depending on how I’m feeling. Weather I use a powder or a pomade, this pencil is always used to sharpen up that wing.

NYX Brow gel in brunette
NYX Brow gel in brunette

With this gel, your brows hairs stay in place all day and your brow defining products won’t budge. This is a great dupe for the benefit give me brow. I can’t do my brows without it.

Mally concealer
Mally concealer

So I’m growing my brows out, eeeekkkkkk!!! I want a fuller and more straight less arched brow so this is the torture I have to go through. So in order to keep my brows kinda neat and to keep me from looking like a yeti, I use this concealer to clean up the tops and bottom of my brows and to hide some of the crazy hairs. It is thick enough to cove the hairs and creamy enough to not cake.

Well peeps, those are the products that I have been loving this March. Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to like, comment, and subscribe.

Smooches

Kim B

 

 

 

Ulta haul!!!!

Okay so this is how this all began……..

I was putting on one of my favorite pair of work pants one morning and they split!!!!! so after work I was still upset so i decided to go for a long walk. I got in my car, and decided to go to my favorite walking location where I can think and plan. So I went for a 2 hour walk……. down the makeup isles of ulta!!!! Hey I walked so it counts lol!!! So I picked up, swatched, and looked at all the new things at ultra and decided to pick up a few things I’ve been eyeing for a while so here we goooooo!!!

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Ulta matte lip cream in Artistic

I heard Jessica Rose on youtube talk about how great the Ulta matte lip creams are and how nobody ever talks about them. So I decided to check one out. These are amazing!!!! They are so comfortable on the lips.

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NYX lingerie liquid lipstick in push up

I know I had to pick up one of these because everyone have been raving about them. I really like these and this color is great. I do enjoy my liquid lipsticks by the Balm better but these are just as nice.

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Pur Soak it up gel moisturizer

I’ve used this moisturizer before and I absolutely love it. It’s a gel consistency which is great for oily skin. Smells amazing as well. Definitely in my top 5 moisturizers. I picked this one up at Kohls but wanted to add this to my haul. I used my kohl’s cash and birthday kohl’s coupon and got a great deal.

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Makeup Revolution the matte blush in Nude

My Ulta finally got makeup revolution!!!!!! woohooooo!!!!! This is a UK makeup line and it is amazingly affordable. So of course I had to get some stuff. This blush is a little darker than the Milani blush in romantic rose, which is one of my favorite blush shades. This goes on beautifully. A little powdery but nothing annoying.

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Makeup revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter in radiant lights

To all the highlight junkies, this is a must have and is only $6!!! This is a beautiful highlighter. It comes in 3 shades which is great. I like to add this to the cheeks as a blush topper and with another bronzier highlighter.

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Makup Revolution redemption eyeshadow palette iconic 1

If you love the Urban Decay naked 1 palette but don’t want to fork over $54 for a eyeshadow palette, this is a perfect and exact dupe and only $7!!! Moment of silence…… These shadows are super pigmented and blends like a dream. They also have dupes for the other palettes as well. Run, buy, flourish!!!!!!

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NYXdark circle concealer in medium

This is AMAZING for dark circles!!!!! I don’t have dark circles, but i do get a little dark in the inner corner of my eyes. This peach corrector is amazing for brightening the under eye as well. I put this on under my concealer and it gives me an amazing highlighted healthy glow. FYI great dupe for the Becca under eye brightening corrector and it’s a third of the price.

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NYX HD concealer in medium

When Nicole Guerriero from youtube says this is one of her favs and it’s a dupe for the Makeup Forever HD concealer, you know it’s real. I haven’t tried it yet but I can’t wait to give it a go.

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Formula 10.0.6 Down to the pore back head banishing pore strips

I’ve tried and really love this brands acne treatment toner so I decided to get another item from this brand a try. These strips are really great for extracting blackheads around the nose. I also find that these don’t hurt as much as the original pore strips.

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Benefit roller lash

This is a mascara sample that I got for my birthday gift from Ulta since my birthday was in February. Haven’t tried it yet but I heard it was good. Suppose to compare to my holy grail Lancome Grandiose mascara so we shall see.

Well folks, those are my latest beauty purchases. Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe.

If you would like to see a makeup collection series let me know. i’ve been thinking of doing it so you all can see my style and get to know me better beauty wise lol

Smooches

Kim B