I’m a big fan of shimmer…metallics…shiny. But I have to be really careful along my cheeks because they tend to be more dry. So far I’ve only reviewed Gabriel nail polishes (check out the Gabriel Color BLOCKade Nail Polish Collection Swatches & Review here) so I was really excited to try something more in the makeup realm. I don’t normally do a gold highlight because I’m so fair & I think it can look kind of harsh but this one actually works really well! Keep reading to check it out! [Read more…]
It seems like every year or so everyone all of a sudden has the same holy grail concealer & I am always on the fence of purchasing. After returning the famous NARS concealer (it was too close to a drugstore option!) last year, I thought it was time to give another high-end concealer a shot. The Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer immediately caught my eye for two reasons- Urban Decay actually makes shades light enough for my skin & I love a full coverage concealer. Keep reading to see if it is a hit or a miss! [Read more…]
Are you an It Cosmetics fan? Then this kit will be a must-have! Completely new to the It Cosmetics brand? Believe me when I say this is the BEST starter kit I’ve ever seen packed with a duo Heavenly Luxe brush, foundation, concealer, & a face palette containing a blush, bronzer, highlight, & setting powder! That’s A LOT of items! Keep reading to see why this It Cosmetics It’s All About You! Collection is a homerun & the first ever review & swatches for the It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Face Palette for the worldwide exclusive launch!
Laura Geller is one of those brands that I’ve reached for over the years but only have a few true favorites. One of those favorites is her Baked Highlighter that is seriously completely different from every other highlight in my collection. Plus- today it is the ULTA beauty steal which means you can get it for a bargain! Pair that with a new-to-me site called Shop at Home which gives you rebate cash & it is a true beauty deal! Keep reading to check out why this highlighter is a must-have!
I refuse to be the only person that doesn’t own one of the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfectors so a few months ago I snapped up two- because I’m an overachieving beauty hoarder. The Becca brand has really made a name for themselves in the highlighting department & I actually own some of the liquid products as well. Because I have & actually love the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector liquids in a few travel sizes & love them I was feeling pretty confident. In the end I picked up the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfectors Pressed in Opal & Rose Gold. Check out my thoughts & what they look like on my skin below! [Read more…]
In case you’re completely new around here…I’m pretty obsessed with It Cosmetics. Somewhat recently It Cosmetics came out with over 60 brushes & they’re currently being sold in ULTA stores & on the website. That’s a ton of brushes! The entirety is also separated again into 3 separate collections- Airbrush Essentials Collection, Live Beauty Fully Inspired Collection, & the Velvet Luxe Blurring Collection. Today I’m going to show you some of my absolute favorites from all three! Check them out in-detail below! [Read more…]
To follow up my prior favorite post…we now come to face products. I really only chose my best of the best- the products I reached for time & time again. I’m currently across the US in California for IMATS LA 2015 & to visit my family- & a solid chunk of these are sitting in my travel bags right now because they’re just above & beyond fantastic! Check out my top picks from 2015 below! [Read more…]
This is a post that has been quite anticipated! Sleek came on my radar quite awhile ago- long before their shipping became more affordable & before they jumped on Amazon. While I initially was drawn to the eyeshadow palettes which I’ll be reviewing later on…these blush trios are heavy hitters. You may have caught my review of the Sleek Face Form Countouring Trio then you already know I like the formula of the face products. What you didn’t get to see was how absolutely STUNNING some of my favorite Sleek blush shades are…so I’m thrilled to show them to you today! [Read more…]
What are you up to this year for New Year’s Eve? Normally we celebrate in a pretty laid back way- but of course I like my makeup to look FIERCE!
When I think of NYE, I always want to bring out my best features. You’re probably thinking, “Stephanie, shouldn’t that be all the time?” & okay you might have a point. What I mean is that NYE tends to be the closest I get to “clubbing” since we’re such lame 20-somethings. I love the lighting & the glitz- much of which tends to reflect highlighter like the best spotlight ever. Using some items from the Mirabella Beauty Faerie Holiday Collection, I’m going to demo how to really get your glow on & especially make blue eyes pop- because that’s what I love to do.
I am a self-proclaimed blush addict…& will never ever stop sharing my favorites! I feel deep in love with an Eddie Funkhouser blush (review here) & now I own all 4…which are basically perfect in every way. Jealous? Well pump those brakes because Eddie Funkhouser himself has graciously gave me the go-ahead to give away the same set including his new Pro Blush Brush which is truly a dream. Excited? Me too! [Read more…]