Happy Monday ya’ll! I cannot seem to recall the last time I did a beauty post for makeup was something I never really cared for. It was just eyeliner, mascara, blush and a colorful lip that got me through the day. Hell, I didn’t even know contouring was a thing. With the help of a few Youtube tutorials along with a few trips to Sephora and the local drugstore, this girl now has a newfound respect for what it means to “beat the face.” Have a look at a few of my favourite products and hopefully my review of each product helps.
before purchasing this palette, if you were to ask me how to contour, I would probably look at you as if you had two heads on your shoulders. Since purchasing this kit, I have been able to experiment with the multiple shades when it comes to emphasizing my features (if I even have any). This palette only cost $27 at Shoppers Drug Mart, did I mention that the shades are refillable? Don’t be afraid to mix shades together so that it aligns with your skin tone. Overall, I give this contour palette an A+ in terms of price, quality and longevity.
Why is it that the priciest mascaras work the best? The Benefit brand been a huge benefit to the eyelash department as of late. It’s gotten to the point where I don’t even think I’ve ever had to use false eyelashes for the brushes act as real life hair curlers for lashes. The brush combs each lash and expands them out so far that it could well be close to falsies. But hey, that’s just one gal’s review.
Don’t judge, this girl ain’t never used lip scrub before nor did she know it existed. I came across this Jeffree Star Lip Scrub while listening to a makeup turotial on Youtube and thought “why the hell not?” The cool part about this lip scrub is that it is not only vegan, but it is also edible. I tried the Pumpkin Spice Latte lip scrub and it works instantly. You apply it on the lips before applying any matte or liquid lipstick. The purpose of the scrub is to exfoliate the lips in preparation for any matte or liquid lipstick. Simply scoop out a small portion of the scrub with your finger, apply to the lips in a circular motion and lick off any excess. In terms of flavor, I was hoping it would be stronger in areas of taste and scent. Still works wonders though!
Another reason to shop at the drugstore for makeup. Since purchasing the lip matte cream by NYX in the Prague color, I have not left home without it. It goes on creamy and leaves no mistakes with the stiff brush and it gives your lips the perfect matte finish. I recommend applying a lip scrub on first before applying this lip cream. If they dry up, I slap on a layer of clear gloss just to add more shine and moisture.
After going through months of not wearing foundation, I finally paid a visit (literally) to Sephora and came across their Studio Skin Foundation. I couldn’t for the life of my decide which shade I was until the saleswoman dabbed shade 3.2 on my cheek. Talk about a perfect match! The foundation doesn’t go on oily and yes, it does last 15 hours, just make sure you apply a makeup setting spray to prevent any touchups. The foundation works best when applied with a Beauty Blender, they work like magic!
Confession: Never have I ever used liquid highlighter. I know, soul-crushing right? It wasn’t until I came across the Loreal True Match Glow Illuminator and now my skin can glow from a mile away. I purchased the Golden shade to add a more natural highlight. Simply apply the highlighter to your cheeckbones, tip of your nose, chin and cupids bow to create more brightness. Did I mention that its from the drugstore? Drugstore makeup for the win!
What products do you use when it comes to makeup? Please comment below for I am all ears!