Hello my lovelies!
It’s that time again. Time for another update on what’s hot, and what’s not.
Let’s get started:
Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Mattifying Primer – I decided to find out what all the hype was about for these primers, and I’m genuinely impressed. On occasion, some matte primers are SO matte, they pretty much ball up on your face when you try to apply makeup on top. This primer sinks into my skin so well, keeps me matte but not looking dry, and stays put ($37.00 at Sephora).
Rimmel London Lasting Finish Skin Perfecting Full Coverage Foundation – I LOVE this foundation! The coverage is absolutely full, especially for a drugstore buy, and is so comfortable to wear. The only con is the tiny shade range, which doesn’t go much lighter for my pale skin, and definitely does not cover any person of significant color ($6.99 at Target).
Morphe Concealer – While I find it weird that a concealer has the vanilla scent associated with lipsticks, I don’t find it unappealing. This concealer reminds me of the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, but in a much more positive way. The coverage is great, and so is the shade range. If you don’t like thicker concealers, (again, think NARS) then this isn’t for you. However, if you’re looking for an inexpensive concealer that doesn’t crease, check this winner out ($4.99 at Morphe.com).
Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Stick Trio – While I don’t have a ton of use for the bronzer and highlighter sticks,being that they’re too orangey and too yellowy for me respectively, I absolutely ADORE the contour stick. As a neutral toned pale girl, I can generally get away with a warm or cooled toned contour, but personally, I prefer cooler tones. this stick is the perfect color for someone as pale as myself, and the formula is so blendable and amazing on the skin. The only downside is, once again, a lack of range for all of the darker girls and boys out there ($45.00 at Sephora).
NARS Contour Blush Olympia – Again with the cooler tones, I very much enjoy this shade for contouring. The yellow shade IS light enough for me, and I use it to carve my cheekbones under my contour even more, for a clean look. I love using the darker shade to set my cream contour, or just by itself. Luckily, this duo does come in two other shades, which absolutely cover many darker girls and boys. However, unlike the Olympia shade, the darker duos tend to become more warm toned, so always be careful if you happen to be a cool toned individual ($42.00 at Sephora).
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Pearl – Often times, the makeup world only wants to contribute to light through tanned skin tones, which ends up leaving everyone else out. This generally bothers me a LOT, so I love seeing brands like Becca contribute to ALL colors of the spectrum. Finally, there is a highlight that’s white enough to show up dramatically on my skin. It is full of chunky, glittery goodness, and applies so smoothly, with not a choppy line in sight. Major kudos to Becca for keeping EVERYONE in mind when it comes to beautiful products ($38.00 at Sephora).
BH Cosmetics Waterproof Lip Liner in Retro – I genuinely don’t think I’ve found a better lipliner out there. This liner stays on no matter what I do, and provides a beautiful base for any lipstick. The formula is creamy, glides well on the lips, and is super pigmented. Bonus, they’re SO inexpensive for such a quality item (Currently $4.50 at bhcosmetics.com).
Madewell 9″ High-Rise Skinny Crop Jeans: Button-Through Edition – Since I’m so short, these crop jeans hit me right at the ankle, which is a perfect cut for me. I love that these are high rise, button through, and a lighter wash. If you’ve got a larger behind like yours truly, check out Madewell jeans, they ACTUALLY sit above your bum without that awkward dip in the back. Bonus, Madewell stores will give you a free hem if you need it ($128.00 at Madewell).
“Panda” by Desiigner – I know this song came out back in December, but I just now decided that I like it. I really don’t understand a word the guy is saying, but I really like the beat, an it’s something I can bob along to. Hopefully, this new rapper comes out with some more interesting beats.
I’ve got absolutely ZERO duds this month! It’s been a great month for new products so far, and I can’t wait to dive into July and discover more new things!
That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it means a lot to me. Have a wonderful Independence day if you’re in the USA!
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