June 5, 2016
Five New Beauty Things I’m Loving
I’ve added five new beauty products to my growing collection that I’ve been loving using recently. I remember when my stash fit entirely into one rather small makeup bag. Choosing what to bring on vacation was as easy as taking the only makeup bag I owned with me. Now my stash is what you would consider an “organized mess” because I have lip products with eye pencils mixed in with highlighters and concealers. I plan to have a new set up for my collection once I move in the next couple of months so stay tuned for a makeup storage post, which I’m really looking forward to putting together. Here’s to adding a few more beauty bits and bobs that I don’t have room for…oops. I must say they are all pretty perfect for summer and therefore needed. Am I right?
Benefit Dew The Hoola Matte Liquid Bronzer. Summer is almost here and this product has been my absolute favorite to use now that the weather is warm and my pale face needs a little bronzy glow action. The color this product gives your skin is the most believable bronze because it’s not too orangey or fake looking. The formula is incredibly smooth and lightweight, which is perfect for buildable coverage. Did I mention it smells like a tropical getaway?
Stila Lionfish Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner. I’m all about the bronze lately and this shade well, it’s just the most beautiful deep bronze sheen with flecks of gold I’ve ever seen. I normally pick up certain products based on what I’ve seen on blogs, what beauty influencers are loving and so on. I never heard about Lionfish previously, but a little trip to Ulta on a rainy day was the perfect time to discover a great new product. I swatched Stila’s Lionfish and it went straight into my basket. My favorite way to wear it is to line my upper lash line after I’ve swiped a bronzy/gold eyeshadow all over my lid. Then I smudge it out with my MAC 219 pencil brush.
Too Faced Kabuki Brush. If you’re considering getting a new brush for bronzer/blush/powder application, I highly suggest you consider this one. Not only does this brush have incredibly cute packaging, it’s also retractable, which makes it perfect for traveling. I love that you can essentially use it to apply bronzer, blush, or powder although I mainly use it for bronzer. Its teddy-bear bristles are incredibly soft and blend in makeup for a flawless application.
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Lightscapade. Here’s another product that is perfect for that summer glow you’re looking for. This 77-mineral complex slow-baked powder adds a radiant highlight to your skin. You can use it strategically to buff highlight onto the high points of your face or blend it subtly all over your face for a sheer, luminous glow which is my preferred method.
ColourPop Midi. You may have seen my recent post featuring a few ColourPop Cosmetics items I ordered recently. I really love all of the liquid lipsticks I now have, but I think Midi might just be my favorite. Trap is definitely a close second. Midi is a soft, neutral pink/beige shade that is really perfect for any occasion and a great, everyday shade.