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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

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

 

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!

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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

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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

 

 

DRUGSTORE MAYBELLINE LEMONADE CRAZE EYE SHADOW PALETTE

Maybelline Lemonade Craze Palette

First thing’s first; I love the packaging. It screams summer & lemonade & anything happy, bright & light. Please note: I tested this palette out twice before this review/filming of my YouTube video. You can purchase your own palette, here.

I started off my Lemonade journey by swatching each color on my bare arm. Hardly any color appeared so I primed my arm with my Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer. I’ve included a Maybelline campaign photo (source: Amazon) and my photo (sorry it’s awful LOL) for reference, below:

Lemonade Craze_ BustleCapture

The shadows appeared after application, however, I could tell each varied in formula as some swatched chalkier/lighter/less pigmented than others. This may sound bad off the bat but I’ve found a lot of palettes have different consistencies in their shadows & not all of the colors were chalky so I was confident I could find a way to make this palette work! Plus, a swatch is usually helpful in identifying quality but is not always accurate as shadows may apply better on the eye with the use of a brush.

Here’s the breakdown:

PROS:

  • Colors are fun! This is a beautiful palette for anyone looking to test out the colorful waters.
  • Shadows are buildable & blendable as long as you have patience & are willing to put in the work!
  • There was minimum to no fallout on my face after shadow application
  • There is a good balance of matte and shimmer shades – perfect in achieving multiple looks!
  • Shadow pans are a nice size – perfect for any size brush/finger/etc.
  • Shadows lasted 10 hours and did not fade or crease! (be sure to set w/ setting spray)

CONS:

  • Shadows are chalky and dry – left my eyelids feeling tight HOWEVER this could be useful for people who have oily eyelids
  • Shadows can blend into almost nothing if not enough product is used/blended too hard
  • Significant fallout in the pan – could cause you to go through shades faster
  • You get 12 shadows for only $13.99! 

TIPS:

  • If you have dryer skin make sure to moisturize your eyes before any application
  • Be sure to prime your eyes! Use an eyeshadow primer – concealer works but not as well IMO! This will help bring out the pigmentation of each shadow
  • Craving more pigment? Apply shadows with a damp shadow brush

Overall: I don’t absolutely love this palette but I’m excited to see a new, fun palette available in the drugstore! I will totally use this palette until there is nothing left of it, however, it is not a low-maintenance palette by any means – you need to put in work to blend out each shadow so that your completed look is not chalky or dusty. The colors are so fun & in the end, I really love the look I created.

Do you own this palette or plan on buying it? Let me know in the comment section below ❤