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

February Beauty Favorites

Hey guys :)

february_beauty_FavroitesSo I’ve been off the grid as of late, I  just handed in my Masters Thesis and been doing a lot of freelance work for Make Up For Ever…so I’ve been one busy gal. I finally had the chance to dedicate some time to videos and blogs. So today I’d like to share my favorite beauty products from the month of Feb. I normally do a blog post but I thought I’d try it in a video so take a look below. Do let me know if you prefer it in a blog as opposed to a video!!!

Hugs from Beauty Land

August Favorites

Hey Guys,

September is upon us which means its time for my monthly favorites. I had a chance to play around with a bunch of the new goodies I bought in July and many of them have made into my August favorites. Well lets just get into it shall we :)

August_FavoritesIve definitely been loving my Ben Nye Translucent Face Powder in Fair for setting my under eye concealer. Its described as translucent which it is but it has a slight pinky undertone which is awesome for really giving that extra brightening effect. It’s like the Banana Powder for fair skin. Plus its amazing at making my concealer crease free. My Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder has definitely been on the back burner as of late.

August_Favorites_BenNeye_TranslucentSettingPowderIve been wearing a lot more liquid and gel liners at the moment especially to create a winged look. The Soap & Glory Supercat Liquid Black Eyeliner Pen has been great. It doesn’t bleed or smudge and it’s so easy to create a winged liner in one swipe. The tip is nice and thin and its super pigmented.

Soap&Glory_Supercat_liquidLinerThe Josie Maran Infinity Cream has done wonders for my dry flaky skin on my left elbow (I know its weird but my right elbow is patch free and pretty smooth!!!) I also love it for my lips and cuticles. Its not thick or greasy and absorbs quickly into the skin. Another great product from a great company.

August_Favorites_JosieMaran_InfinityCreamI love to contour!!! I think its probably one of my favorite parts about makeup. It can really be the thing that totally transforms and completes a look. The Sonia Kashuk Undetectable Cream Bronzer in 41 Warm Tan is an amazing contouring product. The color is not muddy or orange on the face at all. It blends flawlessly into the skin, dries completely matte, and lasts all day long. Great product indeed.

August_Favorites_SoniaKashuk_UndetectableCreamBronzer_SwatchI absolutely love the Maybelline Color Tattoos. The one I’ve been using a lot has been number 65 Pink Gold. Virtually all the color tattoos are pretty amazing, long lasting, crease free, with awesome pigmentation. This shade is just so soft and lovely and works as a great base for so many shadow shades. I think I might do a Color Tattoo Collection post with swatches soon.

August_Favorites_maybelline_ColorTatoo_PinkGoldAs for nails, this summer my obsession has been pastel shades. I switch up my polish bi-weekly (at least!!) so it’s not often I stick to one shade but I’ve definitely been rocking the Barry M Jelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint in Greenberry on many occasions. Its a gorgeous minty pastel green with a  super cool glossy-jelly finish. Love it!!

August_Favorites_BarryM_GelNailPaint_GreenberryDuring summer I tend to not wear much lipstick but I do love me some gloss. The NYX Butter Glosses have been my go to lip products basically since I got them..I always have one in my purse 😀 (full review and swatches can be found here.) I’ve really been getting great use out of Apple Strudel this month, it’s a beautiful light coral shade.

August_Favorites_NYC_ButterGlossWell those were my favorite beauty products this past month. I have to say, although I love summer, I’m kind of looking forward to autumn. I love the colors and coziness of that time of year and getting to pull out some things that have been tucked away for the past season. So keep a look out for fun autumn posts.

Hugs from Beauty Land