SEPHORA HAUL – REVIEWING MY APPRECIATION SALE PURCHASES

Hey Finders! I’m showing you everything I purchased during the Sephora Appreciation sale, telling you what I would/wouldn’t purchase during the next sale (which happens every 6 months)! I’m not only reviewing everything, but trying them on as well so you can see/learn just how I like to use them!

What did you buy during the sale? Leave it below in the comments!

Products Mentioned:

  1. Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer $39
  2. Maybelline Dream Cushion Foundation $14.99
  3. Tarte Aquacealer Concealer $26
  4. Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder $18
  5. Urban Decay Anti-Aging Primer Potion $24
  6. Natasha Denona ‘Mini Lila Palette’ $25
  7. Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 5 in #9 $48
  8. Kiehl’s Youth Dose Eye Treatment $39
  9. Kat Von D Shade + Light Palette $49
  10. Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream $45
  11. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask $20

Best Highlighters on Any Budget

Hey Finders! Who else out there is a makeup hoarder? I recently moved, forcing me to narrow down my collection. Today I’m taking about my top, all-time-favorite highlighters including affordable & luxury products! I’m also showing you different highlight application techniques. Are you a ‘glow from within’ or ‘blinding’ highlight kinda gal/guy?

What’s your favorite highlighter? Lmk in the comment section below!

Products Mentioned:

  1. Wet n Wild MegaGlow Highlight – ‘Blossom Glow’ & ‘Precious Petals’ $4.99
  2. Carli Bybel Palette $22.50
  3. Make Up For Ever – Pro Light Fusion #1 $39
  4. The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer $24
  5. ABH ‘Amrezy’ Highlight $28
  6. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette $62
  7. Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel – ‘Dew you?’ $44

 

On My Face:

  1. L’Oréal Lumi Cushion Foundation $16.99 / Nude Beige
  2. Note Cosmetics Luminous Silk Compact Powder $16.99 / Natural Beige
  3. Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush $29 / Blissful
  4. Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 5 $48 / Color: 9
  5. L’Oréal Telescopic Mascara $9.99 / Blackest Black
  6. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick $4.99 / Rich Girl Red

POWDER FOUNDATION?? $7 SHADOW PALETTE? WHAT!?

Hey Finders! Who here uses a powder foundation?? I was curious to try this J.Cat Beauty Aquasurance Foundation since it claims to be medium to full coverage, hydrating & can be applied dry or wet. I’m also featuring J.Cat’s $7.99 eye shadow palette in ‘Red Carpet Premiere’. Watch as I walk you through my look & disclose the best ways to apply both affordable products! I hope you enjoy this video! If you did, please give it a ‘thumbs up’ 🙂

Questions? Ask me in the comments below!

Products Mentioned:

J.Cat Beauty ‘Red Carpet Premiere’ eyeshadow palette $7.99
Aquasurance Compact Foundation ‘Natural’ $13.99

On My Face:

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer $19
Maybelline Dream Cushion Foundation $15.99 / Warm Nude
Tarte Aquacealer Concealer $26 / Light-Medium
Ofra Cosmetics Banana Powder $12
Aquasurance Compact Foundation $13.99 / Natural
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush $29 / Blissful
Wet N Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder $4.99 / Blossom Glow
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz $21 / Dark Brown
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray $32
LORAC Alter Ego Lip Gloss $17 / Muse
L’Oréal Telescopic Mascara $9.48 / Blackest Black

REVIEW: WET N WILD ZODIAC COLLECTION

Hey Finders! I’m reviewing Wet N Wild’s limited edition Zodiac Collection. I’m swatching/applying the ‘Air’ & ‘Earth’ shadow palettes, along with their MegaGlo Highlighting Bar & Color Icon Lip Glosses. Each piece is named after a different zodiac sign. Interested in the collection? Watch to see how everything applies, while hearing what I have to say!

Questions? Ask me in the comments below!

Products Mentioned:

  1. Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette ‘Air’ $4.99
  2. Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette ‘Earth’ $4.99
  3. MegaGlo Highlighting Bar ‘Air’ $6.99
  4. Color Icon Lip Gloss in Libra, Gemini, Aquarius $2.99

Brushes:

  1. Morphe M504 $7
  2. Glamour Dolls Romantic Rose $4.99
  3. Morphe M433 $6
  4. Morphe M574 $5
  5. Japonesque All Over shadow $11.25
  6. SLMissGlam Mermaid Glam Brush Set $80

On My Face:

  1. Wet N Wild Photo Focus Dewy Face Primer $4.99
  2. Wet N Wild Photo Focus Foundation $5.99 / Soft Beige
  3. Wet N Wild Color Icon Bronzer $3.99 / Bikini Contest
  4. Seraphine Botanicals Blush $14 / Lychee + Golf
  5. Essence Brighten Up! Banana Powder $4.99
  6. City Color Bold Brow Kit $4.99 / Medium
  7. Mario Badescu Facial Spray $7 / Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater

 

JULY 2018 Favorites

Hey Finders! I’m walking you through my 7 favorite products during the month of July. It’s a lot of skin/lip care but these goodies have seriously made a BIG difference in my overall skin hydration – be sure to peak my before & after photo! These products have become my every day staples & I can’t rave about them enough!

Questions? Ask me in the comments below!

 

  1. NARS Luminous Moisture Cream $64 / normal to dry and dry skin types

Very light citrus smell. Keeps skin Hydrated

Hydrates & Strengthens – 24 hour hydration. Fine lines diminished as Bio-Hyaluronic Acid plumps skin to hydrate, soften and comfort. Omega 3 Ceramides help strengthen skin’s barrier function and prevent moisture loss.

Wild Thyme Extract delivers powerful antioxidant protection.

Plankton Extract helps boost cell energy. Beech Bud Extracts helps boost collagen production and Sephora Root Extract helps protect vital elastin to keep skin firm!

  1. Kiehl’s Youth Dose Eye Treatment $39

Received this complimentary via Influenster & Kiehl’s.

Thought it would be like every other eye cream (I’ve tried a lot!) but it actually works wonders in the matter of days! INSERT before & after photo.

Key Ingredients:

Pro-Retinol, helps reduce appearance of lines while improving firmness and elasticity.
Vitamin Cg, vitamin c derivative w/ antioxidant benefits, helps boost radiance and smooth skin texture

Grape Seed Extract, rich with antioxidants. Helps brighten skin and reduce appearance of dark circles.

  1. Wet N Wild Cushion Foundation in “Creamy Ivory” $7.89

Great for travel! Comes with a sponge to use on the go. Has an SPF of 15

  1. Grown Alchemist Watermelon & Vanilla Lip Balm $23

Watermelon Extract purified, rich in Vitamins and Carotenoids, noticeably provide superior hydration improving the appearance of dry and chapped lips. Antioxidant Triglycerides from Shea Butter and Jojoba Oil nourish, visibly improving lip texture and noticeably protecting the lips. Sweet Almond and Rosehip, rich in Phytosterols, Essential Fatty Acids and Vitamins, leave lips supple and looking soothed and smooth

  1. Rodan + Fields Redefine Lip Renewing Serum $56

Leave my lips so smooth & wrinkle free! It’s really helped transform my lips from crackly & chapped to smooth & beautiful! I recommend using half a capsule each night before going to bed.

  1. Rodan + Fields Enhancements Lash Boost $150

I’ve seen a difference in as little as 3 weeks! My lashes are whisper & longer (even my lowers lashes). I apply this at night before going to bed. Stay tuned for my review video! Coming soon!

  1. L’Occitane Roses Hand Cream $12

Enriched with Shea butter and vitamin E, this light cream helps nourish, soften and protect the hands while helping to strengthen the nails.

BASIC MAKEUP KIT: FLAWLESS SKIN – SEPHORA/ULTA

Hey Finders! Need some new makeup or starting from scratch? I’ve put together a list of my holy grail Sephora/Ulta purchases that I know would make a great addition to anyone’s vanity. I’ll be focusing on the “base” of the face today; primer, foundation, concealer, setting powder, bronzer, blush, highlight, setting spray – the flawless skin essentials!

Have a product you want me to test for my upcoming drugstore makeup kit? Leave it in the comment section below!

Products Mentioned:

Saturday Skin Waterfall Glacier Water Cream $39

NARS Radiance Primer $36

NARS Radiant Longwear Foundation “Vienna” $49

Mikasa F300 Foundation Brush $16

Halo Beauty Hair, Skin & Nails Supplement $39.95

EcoTools Beauty Sponge $4.99

Tarte Shape Tape Concealer “Light-Neutral” $27

Laura Mercier Translucent Powder $38

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette $62

Hourglass Powder Brush $38

Morphe E3 Powder Brush $17

NARS Laguna Bronzer $40

Japonesque Brush $23

Anastasia BH Highlight $28

Laura Mercier Fan Brush $32

Elf Blending Brush $1

NARS Orgasm Blush $39

Urban Decay Setting Spray $39

 

Eye/Lip Products:

Revlon ColorStay Creme Eye Shadow #710 $3.79

Pacifica Crystal Matrix Mineral Eyeshadow Palette $ 18

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz $21

Tweezerman ProMaster Lash Curler $22

L’Oréal Telescopic Mascara $9.99

Kylie “Mary Jo K” Lip Liner $12

Make Up Forever Artist Rouge Matte Lipstick “Red Orange” $22

 

Review: Models Own Blaze Eyeshadow Palette

Hey FAM! Today I’m reviewing the Models Own Blaze Eyeshadow Palette! This product is sold exclusively at Ulta & offers that ultimate trendy sunset summer vibe for only $15. I’m giving the best advice on how to obtain the most pigment & bang for your buck! Not sure if it’s the right palette for you? Watch and find out!

This vs. That: BANANA POWDER BATTLE

Join me in today’s journey to find the most brightening, hydrating, crease-less banana powder! I’m putting 3 banana powders to the test to see which will come out on top as the ultimate banana battle winner!! And the best part is, they’re all less than $15! Don’t know what banana powder is? It’s a banana-colored setting powder used to help brighten up dark circles, etc – I explain everything you need to know below!!

HOW TO: COLOR CORRECT

Hey Guys! Today I’m teaching you how to color correct using a $6 palette from J.Cat Beauty! Do you have dark circles, rosacea, or other forms of skin discoloration? If so, you’re in luck because I’m teaching you guys my step by step process of how to better cover up these issues – it’s quick, easy, affordable & game changing!

This palette comes with 4 colors, used to correct 4 different types of skin discolorations. Here’s the breakdown:

Orange: covers dark hues like under-eye circles

Green: covers red shades like rosacea and broken blood vessels underneath the skin

Lilac: corrects dull areas & cancels out yellow tones, making skin brighter

Yellow: similar to lilac, it helps brighten skin and even out skin tone

Not sure where to place these shades or how to apply? For quick techniques on how to make the most out of color correcting, watch below!

NEW AFFORDABLE MIKASA BEAUTY BRUSH REVIEW

 

Need some new affordable brushes?? Nowadays, it seems everyone is talking about Morphe – and while I love their products, I was super excited to hear about a newer affordable brand called Mikasa. Eager to try them, I figured why not test them out for the first time with you? I’m so happy I did because I am seriously IN-LOVE!

Love these Mikasa brushes as much as I do? Shop now & SAVE 25% OFF w/ code FORTUNETARANTOLA25

Mikasa Brushes:

F300 Foundation $16

Blends out the foundation beautifully – no streaks. Finished look is very natural

Tapered @ the end – helps you to get in to tight spaces like the sides of the nose, corners of the eyes

Large Velour Puff $13

So big! Covers a lot of surface area in a short amount of time

F200 Duo Fiber Finishing Brush $18

Feels very high end

Stipples very nicely and evenly

Would be great for foundation – not awesome for cream contouring because it’s so large and not very dense

E400 Double Ended Brow Brush $16

Angled brush head is pretty large – covers brows quickly & fills in well

I would recommend this for girls with bigger brows, not thin brows! Might be hard to be precise on smaller brows.

E320 Tapered Blending Brush $12

Blends out color beautifully

Doesn’t pull on the skin of the eye (yay! No wrinkles!)

No muddy or skipping effect – Distributes product out evenly

DUPE: Morphe M433 $6

E120 Small Flat Definer Brush $11

Bristles do not pick up good amount of product

Not enough fluff to move the product or blend it once applied

E110 Eye Liner Brush $11

AMAZING – creates a tight line to get the perfect wing

Keeps product exactly where you want it

Japonesque Kumadori Powder Brush $23

Super soft!

Picks up the right amount of makeup. Doesn’t hold product in bristles

Tapered end helps to get the product right where you want it

Japonesque Kumadori Contour and Highlighting Brush $19

Very tapered – helps

Dupe: Real Techniques Blush Brush $8.99

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Laura Mercier Fan Powder Brush $32

Gives a beautiful natural glow

Disperses product beautifully – put my highlight where I wanted it but not exactly where I put it – ya feel me?

 

Makeup Used:

NARS Radiance Primer $36

NARS Natural Radiant Long-wear Foundation in “Vienna” $49

Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder $38

Tarte Aquacealer Concealer $26

LA Girl Pro-Concealer in “Toffee” $4.99

Wet N Wild Color Icon “Bikini Contest” $3.99

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in “Feisty” $29

City Color Bold Brow in “Medium” $3.99

Carli Bybel Palette $22.50

Ofra Fixline Eyeliner Gel in “Black” $12

Ardell Faux Mink Lashes $5.99

Mario Badescu Facial Spray $7

Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Highlighter $28

Flower Beauty Petal Pout Lip Color in “Naked Blush” $8.99