Summer Beauty Favorites

Hey guys,

Summer is sadly coming to an end and I’ve managed to rotate a lot of my makeup but there have been some items that have been staple pieces the last few months.

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IMG_2497Make Up For Ever HD Foundation: This has been my go to foundation for summer because its super light weight and looks invisible while still providing good coverage.

Make Up For Ever brush 154: Its a flat top brush with dense yet flexible bristles. Great for stippling or buffing for that perfect airbrush-esque finish.

Make Up For Ever HD Powder: Although I tend to have more dry skin in the summer I do get a bit hot and shiny so this stuff really keeps me looking shine free on the hot humid days.

summer_beauty_favorites_eyessummer_beauty_favorites_eyes_macMac Kelly Osbourn Eyeshadow Quad: Ive been reaching for this guy a lot and I just love the compilation of colors. I have swatches and more pics from the collection here

summer_beauty_favorites_cheeksAnastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit: I’m so obsessed with this guy!!!! Its got everything I need for contouring and highlighting plus it’s got great pigmentation, nice smooth texture and good blendability.

Benefit Rockateur Box Blush: This blush is just so insanely gorgeous. I love the amazing glow it leaves on the cheeks in the most beautiful warm pink tone, its just so amazing on sun kissed skin.

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summer_beauty_favorites_lips2Whitening Lightening Color Your Smile Lighted Lip Gloss in Nude: This has been my most used lip gloss, I always have it with me. Its the best nude gloss ever, and the pigmentation on this guy is out of this world.

What were some of your most beloved beauty products this summer? Although I love me the sun and bright lippies I’m definitely looking forward¬† to autumn :) I love all the warm colors, cozy layering and knits. I’m totally gonna embrace the fall season and start busting out some deep gem stone eye shadows and vampy lipsticks!!!

Hugs from Beauty Land

Top 5 Most Amazing Waterproof & Sweatproof Make Up For Ever Products

Hey Guys,

¬†MakeUpForEver_Waterproof&Sweatproof_MakeupSo summer is in full gear here in Europe which means the heat and sun comes along with a heavy dose of humidity! If there’s one thing I’ve learned, makeup is not a fan of humidity or sweat…it breaks down your make up making it patchy and not so long lasting. So to by pass all those yukky makeup situations I’ve complied a list of the most amazing waterproof, sweat proof and humidity proof products, and who does it better than Make Up For Ever!!

MakeUpForEver_Waterproof&Sweatproof_Makeup_HDPowder1. HD Powder… I cant live without it in the summer. I tend to be on the dry side but in the summer I become pretty shiny and oily thanks to the humidity. This stuff keeps my makeup looking flawless and fresh for hours on end.

MakeUpForEver_Waterproof&Sweatproof_Makeup_Aquamatics2. Aquamatics… these new bad boys have been a real life saver for me this summer. They are 100% waterproof, smudge proof and just generally proof haha. Once these guys set that’s it, it wont budge a bit!! The color selection is great including fun bright shades and perfect neutrals. These are the only products I’ve found that last all day long in my waterline without leaking or smearing!!!

MakeUpForEver_Waterproof&Sweatproof_Makeup_Aquamatics_AquaBrow3. Aqua Brow… My holy grail eyebrow products. As the name suggests this waterproof cream/gel is amazing. It’s so easy to work with, dries quickly and wont smudge, not from your hair swiping across, or an accidental swipe of the hand, and not to mention straight up swimming .

MakeUpForEver_Waterproof&Sweatproof_Makeup_Aquamatics_AquaBlack4. Aqua Black… I’m obsessed with cat liner at the moment and feel incomplete without it. This is another waterproof product that lasts all day without chipping or fading. The texture and consistency is soft and creamy yet not too wet or too dry for that matter. Plus it has a little sealer so it doesn’t dry out!!!!

MakeUpForEver_Waterproof&Sweatproof_Makeup_Aquamatics_AquaLip5. Aqua Lip…Best lip liners EVER!!!!!!!!! These guys really don’t budge. My lipstick lasts all day on top of these bad boys. The texture is soft yet stiff enough for maximum control. They dont dry my lips out either so they also work great on their own.

Sure these things might seem perfect for those hot summer days but these bad boys are perfect for those cold, windy, rainy, and snowy winters too, which happens to be right around the corner!! What are some of your favorite long lasting products? Have you tired any of these from Make Up For Ever? Keep a look out on my blog because I’ll be featuring the new Artist Shadows (next level eye shadows for sure!!) and Black Liners (launching at MUFE in Sephora Illum on Wednesday August 13)

Hugs from Beauty Land

Fun Nail Art Inspiration using Depend Cosmetic GelLack

Hey Everyone :)

So to no surprise I’ve been super MIA… after getting back from holiday I started my full time job with Make Up For Ever, was plagued with a nasty flu and I’m now finally recovering from a mean old case of sinus infection, hence the lack of posts. I really need to come up with a posting plan so I don’t ever let my blog be on the back burner. So I’d thought I’d come back with some fun nail art that I’ve created over the past month or so.

This is just some inspiration for all you lovely folks but if you’d like a tutorial or a run down then definitely leave a comment and ill try my hardest to give a step by step.

Strawberry Nail Art

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3d_nailartI used all Depend Cosmetics GelLack for these bad boys…so happy its back on the market :) If any of you recreate any of these easy and fun nail designs than totally hashtag me #binkydiamonds on instagram, twitter or FB :)

Hugs from Beauty Land