Beauty

Purple Mock Cut Crease Eye Tutorial

Hello my lovelies!

 

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I don’t know about you, but I love the look of the cut crease trend all over Instagram. I think that if done well, they’re incredibly clean and look amazing on almost any eye shape. Unfortunately, I was blessed with a serious lack of space between my brow bone and crease, so I don’t think a true cut crease will ever be in the cards for me. Also, they take SO MUCH EFFORT! I’m all about creating looks that are achievable for anyone, regardless of talent level, and while I have the ability to do a cut crease, a large majority of people don’t.

 

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Insert: The mock cut crease. I think the biggest trick to achieving this is very precisely winging out the shadows, and placing them a little higher in your crease than normal. Personally, I like to get all messy with my outer corners, so that I’m not worried about intricate blending on the lids. I always do my eyes before my base, which makes creating the wing very easy; I just clean up any mess with foundation. My absolute favorite color is purple. I’ve had purple hair, purple nails, purple accessories, purple clothes, you name it, I probably own it in purple. I’m still holding out for a purple Iphone though, Apple, get with my program.

 

Let’s get started:

 

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Eyelids:

  1. Prime and set the eyelids with the first shadow. A light shadow like this will help all the colors stand out even more. Always adjust based on your skin tone, or what you prefer.
  2. Mix shadows two and three, and blend into the uppermost part of the crease. Start to create a winged shape at the end.
  3. I borrowed the shade “Androgyny” from my JSC Androgyny palette, and blended that slightly lower into the crease and the outer corner, still following the winged shape.
  4. Focus shadow four onto the outer corner of the lid, and deepen the wing. Unlike most cut creases, we will not be dragging this into the crease, but you can if you want to. The reason I’m not doing this? I don’t want to have to carve out my crease with concealer.
  5. Take the first shadow and Pack onto the inner half of the eyelid. Clean up any messy blending that dragged downward from the crease.
  6. Using any black liner, create a thin bar across the lashline. You can totally wing this out with the shadow as well, but as I’ve discussed before, black wings aren’t really my thing.

Lower Lashline:

  1. Mix “Androgyny” and the fourth shade of this palette, and blend it 3/4 of the way to the inner corner.
  2. Tuck the first shade onto the inner corner and tear duct for a matte brightness. If you prefer a shimmery highlight, you are more than welcome to do so.

Other:

  1. Place a nude or white liner onto the waterline to add brightness and open the eyes.
  2. Curl and coat your lashes, apply falsies if that’s your thing.

 

That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it really helps me out. Also don’t forget to have a beautiful Saturday evening wherever you are.

 

Stay beautiful!

 

Products Used:

Foundation – L’oreal infallible Pro-Glow Foundation “201 Classic Ivory”, Sonia Kashuk Soft Focus Satin Matte Foundation “01 Bisque”

Concealer – Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer “Fair”

Cream Contour/Bronzer – Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Stick Trio “Contour/Bronzer”

Under Eye Setting Powder – Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Setting Powder

All Over Setting Powder – M.A.C Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation “NC15”

Contour – NARS Blush Duo “Olympia”

Bronzer – Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder “01 Golden Light”

Blush – Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush “Dollface”

Highlight – Jeffree Star Cosmetics x MannyMUA Skin Frost “Eclipse”

Brows – ABH Brow Definer “Chocolate”

Eyeshadow – BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Palette, Jeffree Star Cosmetics Androgyny Palette.

Liner – Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner “Intense Black”, NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil “604 Milk”

Mascara – L’oreal Voluminous Original “Blackest Black”

Lips – M.A.C Cremesheen Lipstick “Kingdom of Sweets”, Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color “655 Daringly Nude”

 

 

Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural weight and body type. Some Links may be affiliate links. All opinions are my own

Beauty

Neutral Glam Affordable Makeup Tutorial

Hello my lovelies!

I know I sometimes disappear because of being a little under the weather or other things along those lines, but trust me when I tell you, I disappeared for a REALLY awesome reason this time…

 

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This is Sushi, our new dog! So technically, she resides at my grandparent’s place, but given that my family operates in a group of 6, I consider Sushi to be mine as well. Plus, we’ve bonded over plenty of walks and lots of cuddling. She is by no means a puppy at 5 years old, but she is well mannered and an absolutely perfect fit for our family. Of course, we found her by chance at the local shelter, and she was not at ALL the kind of dog we were looking for, but I think that’s the best way to find your forever pet; no judgement, just looking for the dog that gives the most love, and one that you can love unconditionally in return.

Back to the main topic at hand!

 

I am returning with phase 2 of an all drugstore look, this time in the neutral-but-glamorous department. ALL of the makeup products are drugstore brands, with the exception of many of my brushes, although I do have a fair amount of drugstore brushes as well. I am actually very pleased with how this look turned out, and I think it would be great for pictures, or possibly even prom!

 

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You might notice that I have a few dry spots on my cheek and forehead area. This is because I recently had a salicylic acid peel, which causes some peeling of the skin to happen. Don’t worry, it’s not painful or anything, my skin just looks a little rough right now. As such, I used a more luminous and moisturizing foundation, as well as products that are not as mattifying. I was slightly concerned that I would be an oil ball anyway, but I was still fairly dry throughout the day because of the peel. Just letting y’all know so I don’t get yelled at for having a sunburn or something along those lines.

 

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Let’s get started:

 

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The Eyelids:

  1. Prime and set the lid to brow bone area.
  2. Use shade one to highlight the brow bone. This shade can also be used to clean up any messy blending that occurs.
  3. Take shade two on a large fluffy brush, and blend through the entire crease. This will be our transition shade to help other shadows blend smoothly.
  4. Focus the third shadow into the outer 2/3 of the crease. Try to be very precise with the shadow. While the transition shade can extend to the lid and brow bone slightly, the third shadow should be very focused into the crease.
  5. Place the fourth shadow onto the outer part of the eyelid, in a “C” shape. Blend inward toward the lid slightly to create a smooth transition between the crease and outer corner, as well as the lid shade.
  6. Pack shade five all over the inner 2/3 of the lid, blending with the shade four very gently. You can wet this shadow if you want something more dramatic, but I planned to wear this in the day time, so I kept it a little more toned down and subtle.

The Lashline:

  1. Mix shades two and three, and blend all along the entire lashline, until it is seamless.
  2. Blend shade four along the outer third of the lashline, connecting it up to the shadow on the outer lid.

Other:

  1. Highlight the inner tear duct with shadow six. If you want a more intense browbone highlight, feel free to take this up there as well.
  2. Line the waterline with a nude or white eyeliner. My biggest anti-aging tip is to pull down the skin with a beauty blender or brush, as tugging with your fingers will create wrinkles.
  3. Curl and coat your lashes, apply some drugstore falsies if you’d like.

 

That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it really helps me out. Also don’t forget to have a wonderful Wednesday, and be sure to love on your pets or any animal near you!

Stay beautiful!

 

Products Used:

Foundation – L’oreal Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation “201 Classic Ivory”

Concealer – Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Concealer + Corrector “Ivory”, NYX HD Photogenic Concealer Wand “Porcelain”

Under Eye Setting Powder – Maybelline Face Studio Master Fix Setting +Perfecting Loose Powder “Translucent”

All Over Setting Powder – Maybellline Fit Me! Matte & Poreless Powder “Porcelain”

Contour – Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer “Murumuru”

Bronzer/Blush – Rimmel Kate Sculpting Palette “002 Coral Glow”

Highlight – BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Eyeshadow Palette

Brows – NYX Micro Brow Pencil “Ash Brown”

Eyshadow – BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Eyeshadow Palette

Eyeliner – Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Liner “010 Nude”

Mascara – L’oreal Voluminous Butterfly Sculpt Mascara

Lips – Maybelline Color Jolt Lip Paint “10 Never Bare”

 

 

Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural weight and body type. Some Links may be affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

 

Beauty

Simple Nighttime Eye Look Tutorial

Hello my lovelies!

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I know, it’s not my face, but I have officially started freelancing. At the moment, I am sticking with friends and family, however assuming I’m good enough, I’d love to set up a way for people to contact me for work!

For this particular client, I wanted to give her a somewhat natural eye look with a touch of glam, sticking with a brown palette. This eye look would be ideal for date nights or any other nighttime activity, and very much compliments blue eyes.

Let’s get started:

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  1. Prime the eyelids and set with a bone colored eyeshadow.
  2. Using a brown shadow slightly darker than your skin color, begin to carve out the crease. Blend this shadow in an upward and diagonal motion toward the outer crease, as this will be our outline for the darker shadow.
  3. With a darker brown shadow, place this on the outer corner. Blend slightly into the outer crease, and wing out any excess. This area should be smokey, so avoid any harsh blending or lines.
  4. For the lid, pack on a shimmery brown or gold color. Be sure to blend the edges of the shadows together during this step especially.
  5. For the lower lashline, take the darkest shadow again and blend on the outer third ONLY. Dragging this shadow in any further will create a much more dramatic look.
  6. Apply an off-white shimmery shadow to the tear ducts for a highlight.
  7. Coat the upper lashes with mascara. Lower lashes are optional in this look.

In general, I would consider this eye look most appropriate for women/men who enjoy a more natural eye, but of course this can be used for anyone!

That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it really helps me out. Also don’t forget to have a wonderful December Friday.

Stay beautiful!

 

Products Used:

BH Cosmetics Studio Pro Ultimate Brow Palette

Makeup Revolution Mermaids Forever Palette

Lancome Hypnose Mascara

 

Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural weight and body type. Some Links may be affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

Beauty

Soft Glittery Purple Eyes Tutorial

Hello my lovelies!

 

 

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I had meant to post this a few days ago, however I’ve had a lot of tests come up lately that obviously took precedence. I know that I’ve done a look with the same palette that is similar to this, however this one is a more glittery approach to what I posted previously. Once again, it’s very easy to achieve, but looks fairly complicated once you’re done.

 

Let’s get started:

 

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  1. Prime the eyelids and set from lid to brow bone with shade one.
  2. Using a large fluffy blending brush, take shade two and lightly blend in the crease, creating a slightly winged out shape. Do not put too much effort into the wing, as we will be layering over this later. This is not a dramatic wing, think of this as a very smoked out version.
  3. Using shade three on a pencil or flat shader brush, place this on the outer v of the eye. Blend this out with a small fluffy brush, following the soft winged shape we created earlier. Layer this shadow until desired opacity is achieved.
  4. On the same small fluffy brush, take shade three again and lightly distribute this into the outer crease. Do NOT blend this toward the inner third of the eye.
  5. Using a flat shader brush, pick up shade four and pack lightly onto the first 2/3 of the eyelid. For added intensity, wet the brush before packing on the shadow. I did not do this personally, since I wanted more of a light wash of color.
  6. For the lower lashline, mix shades two and three together and run this along, 2/3 of the way from the outer corner.
  7. Take shade number four again with a pencil brush and highlight the inner corner.
  8. Curl your lashes to Jesus and coat them with mascara.
  9. NOTE: If you have any glitter in your crease that you would like to remove, take a mix of shades two and three, and blend into the crease once again. This will remove any glitter that may have strayed away from your lid.

That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it helps me out so much. Also don’t forget to have a wonderful last week of September.

Stay Beautiful!

Products Used:

BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Palette

Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara

 

 

Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural weight and body type. Some Links may be affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

Beauty

Subtle Gold Eye Tutorial

Hello my lovelies!

 

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I hope you are all doing well today. I decided to create a softer everyday look that still incorporates some shimmer. While this may not look like anything super exciting, I was stopped by several people that night, asking how I achieved such a look. I think the biggest key factor to any shining eyelid is wetting your brush, which is exactly what I did here. As always, this look is very easy to recreate, and can be done using any colors of your choosing.

Let’s get started:

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  1. As per usual, prime your eyelids and set with shadow number one using a flat shader brush.
  2. On a large fluffy brush, place shadow number two into your crease and transition area. Blend out this color thoroughly, and layer to your preference each time to create a slightly darker appearance. Be careful not to make this too darkened up, as we are not trying to create an intense look.
  3. Now for the best part. Wet a medium sized packing brush, and coat the brush in shade number three. Generously pack onto the entire eyelid, adding as many layers as you would like.
  4. Allow the shimmer shadow to completely dry, then go back with your fluffy brush and blend out any harsh edges.
  5. With the same packing brush (dry this time), apply shadow number four to the middle of the eyelid only, this will create a slightly 3D effect.
  6. For the lower lashline, you can either leave it bare and apply a nude liner, or run shade number two along the roots of the lashes for a small amount of definition.
  7. On a pencil brush, mix shades five and six and apply to the inner corner for your highlight.
  8. Apply nude eyeliner and coat your lashes in mascara. Add falsies if you’d like.

 

And there you have it. A subtle and angelic everyday eye look. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it helps me out a lot. Also don’t forget to have a fantastic hump day.

Stay beautiful!

Products used:

Urban Decay Primer Potion in Enigma

BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Palette

Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara

 

Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural weight and body type. Some Links may be affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

Digs and Duds

June Digs and Duds

Hello my lovelies!

It’s that time again. Time for another update on what’s hot, and what’s not.

Let’s get started:

 

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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.


Duds


 

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!

Stay Beautiful!

 

 

Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural weight and body type. Some Links may be affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

Digs and Duds

April Digs and Duds

Hello my lovelies!

I’ve got another round of digs and duds for you guys this month, so let’s get started!

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Too Faced Meltoff Mascara – In case you missed my in depth review, you can find it here. I absolutely love this product, and I genuinely believe that it is worth the money ten times over. I won’t go into too much detail for this particular product, so click the link above if you want to know more.

Tarte Tarteist Sculpt and Slim Contour Brush – I am super happy with this contour brush. I love that it’s dual ended with a precision brush on one and, and an angled blending prush on the other. I also enjoy that the angled side is more in the shape of a fan brush, which I prefer to blend out my contour with. After spending a lot of time not loving the contour brushes I already had, I am glad I have added this to my collection.

BH Cosmetics #5 Shader Brush – What have I been doing without this brush in my life is my question. I love this brush for packing shadow close to my lashline, and it also does an amazing job blending out shadows on my lower lashine. Plus, it’s super cheap and great quality, you really can’t beat that.

Tony Moly Panda’s Dream Brightening Eye Base – When I was first trying this out, I didn’t think it was anything special and stopped using it entirely. I decided to give it another try and finally realized that it does help me quite a lot. It’s very smoothing for my under eyes, and it helps my concealer go on so much nicer.

BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Palette – These shadows are so creamy, and one swipe has an insane amount of pigment. I love that this palette is like a mini version of Urban Decay’s Naked 1 and Naked 3 palette combined, the color schemes are so similar. However, I happen to love the color similarities, since browns and mauves are my favorite. This palette does come with 4 highlights, but only one of them works as an actual highlight for me. This palette would work for ALL skintones though, because all of the colors can be sued in different ways.

Marc Jacobs Fineliner Ultra Skinny Gel Eye Crayon in Blacquer – The staying power of this crayon in my waterline is AWESOME, and I have annoyingly watery eyes. I don’t usually use this on my waterline, just out of preference for my Urban Decay pencils, but this works beautifully and is so blendable.

Tarte Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara – I was pleasantly surprised by the formula of this mascara. While I like the clay mascaras from Tarte, they don’t really do anything special for my lashes. Lo and Behold, this mascara is more of a wet consistency and allows for some pretty good volume. If you’re in the market for a reasonably priced mascara, I would go for this one.

River Island Belted Kimono top – In case you missed my last OOTD, I’ll leave you a link to check out what I’m talking about. This top is structurally stunning, and is incredibly figure flattering for anyone. It screams high fashion for your every day girl, which is totally me.

Calvin Klein Vegan Leather Jacket – I’ve had this jacket for about 2 years now, and I absolutely adore it. The vegan leather feels amazing, and I love the gold hardware. Please note I’m not against the use of real leather, I just can’t afford it, and don’t have any need for it.

“Like a Boy” by Ciara – This song is an oldie but a goodie. I really like the message that Ciara sends, whether you’re a boy or a girl. Remember that cheating is hurtful, unacceptable, and definitely not ok!

 

Duds


 

Too Faced Shadow Insurance – There’s nothing wrong with the quality of this product, however I had a really bad reaction to this primer. Again, I enjoy using this product for my friends and family, just not on me personally.

Tarte So Fine Micro Liner – I really like the formula of this product. My beef is the applicator tip. I don’t think it’s at all flexible, which again is unfortunate because I really like the formula.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara – I really love the wand for this mascara, however it’s just too thick and dry for my liking. I like really wet mascaras, it’s just my preference, and this formula is more clay-like. If you’re into that kind of formula, then I would definitely go for this mascara, as the wand is absolutely awesome.


 

That is all I have for you all today. I hope you all have a lovely and sunny week. Remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it really helps me out!

Stay Beautiful!

Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural weight and body type. Some Links may be affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

Miscellaneous

BHCosmetics Makeup Haul!

Hello My Lovelies!

I just got the most amazing package in the mail on Wednesday…BHCosmetics eyeshadows and brushes! Every.Single.Item.Is.Beautiful!!!

BH was having a crazy sale on their 120 color palettes and brush sets, so of course I had to purchase something. I got a brush set in Rose Gold, one of my favorite colors, and the 5th edition 120 color eye palette, as well as a free eyeliner, but I’m not showing any pictures for today of that.

In addition to pictures, I’ll give a very tiny review of the products I purchased, save for the eyeliner as I have not tested it yet.

Eye Palette:

Pros:

  • Beautiful colors
  • Neutrals and vibrants
  • Pigmented
  • Easy to use
  • Pullout tray for second set of colors

Cons:

  • Some fallout
  • Some colors unusable based on eye color, skin, etc.
  • Very small compact mirror

Brushes:

Pros:

  • Beautiful coloring
  • Great Quality for price
  • Soft
  • Clean Easily
  • Pick up product easily

Cons:

  • Usual slight brush shedding after continuous use

I absolutely LOVE these products, and for the wonderful prices and deals that BH offers, it’s almost a shock that their products aren’t lemons! I would recommend this palette for anyone looking to get a wide selection of options for a great price!

Stay Beautiful!

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Palette – BHCosmetics 5th Edition 120 Eye color palette

Brushes – BHCosmetics Rose Gold Brush Set

Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural weight and body-type.