Happy Thursday everyone! Today I wanted to share some of my latest and greatest beauty obsessions! I have been sharing some of these products on Snapchat and Instastory, but I have yet to review them for you all! So today will just be a few products that I am loving/using on a daily basis and, in my opinion, worth the splurge!
The first set of products is by one of my favorite new brands First Aid Beauty! First Aid beauty is a line that is all about your skin and the ingredients used in the products! I originally stumbled upon this brand in Sephora on one of my “quick” trips and noticed this primer as I was checking out!
The Vital Greens Mist is a wonderful spray for the skin! This spray is formulated with ingredients like spinach and kale (don’t worry it doesn’t smell) and then calming ingredients to keep your face guarded from all the environmental stressors we come in contact with daily! This spray is great as an after makeup primer!
The Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming moisturizer is such an ingredient rich pre-makeup primer! I have dry skin and this primer helps keep my skin hydrated and supple without making my makeup look “cakey!” I love the calming ingredients in this product and it makes my skin look extra dewy (which I think looks fresh!)
The Caffeine Matcha Makeup Remover Wipes are THE BOMB!!! These little wipes truly give your face that refreshing feeling in the morning and you don’t have to wash it off! These wipes remove any makeup leftover or for me are just a morning refresher! I am SUPER funny about making sure ALL of my makeup is off at night so I will use these, but I do wash my face (not necessary) but I do! However, in the morning when I have no makeup on anyway I run this across my face to “Wake Up” and don’t have to wash it!
Tarte recently came out with a concealer that I contemplated purchasing and then after so many people suggested I finally got it… SHAPE TAPE!! THIS CONCEALER IS A MUST HAVE! If you purchase 1 item from today’s blog post, let this be IT!!!!! This concealer is beyond amazing! I purchased it in the “light” shade because I use it under my eyes to brighten BEFORE & AFTER foundation! Yes, I use it twice daily! The consistency is thicker, but smooth! I have never found one so full coverage that was also ‘buildable’ and DOES NOT CREASE! I set my under eye concealer with my Laura Mercier Translucent Powder and they are so much brighter and bolder!
Tarte also just released a new mascara… MANEATER! I’m not gonna lie, I wear false lashes WAY too often! I was noticing that I was wearing them 4 times a week practically and I decided this was too much and needed to get back to the basics! The eyes are the most sensitive skin on the face and I was nervous I was doing damage I couldn’t reverse long term buy putting glue on my eye lids that often! With that said, I went on a search for a mascara that would help me feel like I had falsies on and I stumbled on the MANEATER mascara! I AM OBSESSED!!!! I put probably 10 coats on each eye and this mascara instantly opens and separates my lashes! Everyone’s lashes are different, but for me this mascara really does elongate and separate (so hard to find in one formula)! The Maneater and the Shape Tape are both only sold at Ulta so grab them quickly before they are SOLD OUT!
MAC mineralize blush has always been a great formula for a go-to daily blush! Recently, my sister and another makeup artist suggested the shade ‘Warm Soul!’ This shade is PERFECT for any skin tone! Warm Soul is that perfect shade no matter if you are wearing pink or red! Warm soul is a beautiful bronze tone with a little bit of glitter and it literally is the only blush I use! I do makeup for lots of people and this blush has been universally flattering regardless of hair or skin tone!
MAC lipstick is always my go-to! I am currently ON REPEAT and have been for two months with shade ‘FAUX!’
The Modern Renaissance Palette is a palette of eyeshadows that are incredible! The pigments are so great and the tones are wonderful for all skin tones! I will be honest, this palette sat in my drawer from probably a month before I started using it and now it’s a go-to! My crease shade right now is the ‘Golden Ochre’, ‘Raw Sienna’ is my next shade I blend over the ‘Ochre’ and then the outside crease is the ‘Cyprus Umber’! I then wet my brush and apply the ‘Primavera’ on my lid and go back in and blend in a little of the ‘Burnt Orange’ in the middle of the lid with the outside ‘Cyprus Umber” color! There are so many amazing shade though and I am gonna keep playing so I can add in the rich ‘Venetian Red’ shade!
St. Tropez Self Tanner Classic Lotion – Ok, so I purchased this product 2 weeks ago and have been using it ever since!!! I asked you guys about this one on Snap and everyone responded to purchase the mitt with this and I wish I had… This product IS INCREDIBLE!!! I was so nervous/skeptical to spend $32 on self-tanner, but I am forever changed by this purchase! For me, the color and shade are perfect and so natural looking!! I like to apply this after I shower, exfoliate and completely dry off! I have found it’s best to apply this product on a day or night when you don’t wash your hair because you don’t want wet hair dripping as you try to apply! This product dries quickly, but I always like to wait like 20 minutes before putting on my clothes so it doesn’t smudge! If you have an extra pair of hands laying around (a.k.a. a husband or good friend 🙂 ) they can get your back (I have not mastered this one yet, but if you guys do please let me know!
These are my current favorite new products and reviews for you guys! I hope you enjoyed this post and let me know if you have any questions, comments or concerns! I love when you all share your thoughts or current favorites as well, so leave them in the comments section below! Also, if you are in the mood to shop some of my favorite Resort-wear check out yesterday’s blog post or my Resort 2017 Tab with some MUST HAVES!!!!
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