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NEW VIDEO  Hey Finders! I’m testing out a new KBeauty drugstore makeup brand called JOAH! I’m so excited to share these awesome products, sold exclusively at CVS Pharmacy. Featuring a shadow palette, eyeliner, brow pencil & matte lipstick, each retailing for less than $10!!

I received these products complimentary via JOAH & Influenster for testing purposes. This is NOT a sponsored video, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Products Mentioned:

Joah Brow Down To Me: Precision Brow Pencil ‘Brunette’ $8.99

Joah Birthday Suit Eyeshaow Palette ‘Unveiled’ $9.99

Joah I’m So Fly Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner ‘Black’ $7.99

Joah I’m Your Jelly Bae Matte Gel Lipstick ‘Honey’ $5.99


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!!



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!

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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


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




Tarte Cosmetics – First Impressions

If you know me, you know I’ve never been a die-hard fan of Tarte Cosmetics. I love certain products (listed in video) but I can’t say Tarte has ever been a brand I’ve had faith in when purchasing new products…

For that reason – I thought I would give the brand a shot at redemption by purchasing & reviewing some products I’ve never used or worn before.


Tarte Products Featured:

1. Clay Stick Foundation, shade: light-medium neutral $25

Light-medium coverage (leaning more towards light)

Not very buildable. Applied two coats yet didn’t cover my imperfections well

I would not recommend this or personally repurchase

2. Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush Aquacealer $34

It seemed to make the foundation sheerer – absorbing some of the foundation from my face

I would use a different foundation brush or a damp beauty blender instead

3. Aquacealer Concealer, shade: light-neutral $26

Dried out on the inner corners where highlight shade was applied

Doesn’t cover my dark circles & I do not have dramatic circles

Overall light coverage – Shape Tape is better IMO!

4. Tarteist Metallic Shadow, shade: Hussy $10

Such a bright color & very pigmented

The formula is hydrating & feels very nice on the lid

For a powerful affect, apply with a damp flat-shadow brush

5. Cheek Stain, shade: Tipsy $30

Looks like a highlighter when swatched but applies like a subtle shadow on face

Perfect for the summer – would pair well with a light-makeup look for summer

Very youthful & definitely brightens the face

6. Lip Architect, shade: Muse $24

Cutest packaging!

Very pretty peachy-nude shade

Super convenient – can grab & go without having to figure out which liner matches which lipstick & takes up less space in your bag!

It is a hydrating lipstick & lasted for about two hours before I needed to reapply

7. Amazonian Clay 12-hr blush, shade: Feisty $29

Beautiful color with powerful pigment! You do not need a lot of product

Blends beautifully – is not chalky or streaky. No shine