Mini Haul : Benefit & Tarte

Back in November, my best friend gave me a wonderful gift for my birthday! She got me Benefit Cosmetics REAL Cheeky Party Holiday Blush Palette & Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette. Both of these palettes are amazing and I was so grateful to receive these.

Benefit Cosmetics: REAL Cheeky Party Holiday Blush Palette

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This palette comes with 4 blushes, 1 bronzers, 1 highlighter, mascara, and eyeliner.

 

Tarte: Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette

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This palette includes 12 matte neutral eyeshadows.

Both of these palettes are amazing  quality and long lasting. I’m so excited that I get to explore more higher end brands and try these palettes out. These palettes are also really pigmented and would be great on many different skin tones. Also, the packaging is amazing for both products. My collection of high end make up is growing and I’m so excited! 🙂

Hope you enjoyed this quick post!

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Mini Beauty Haul | Sephora and Lush

Over the weekend, I decided to pick up some beauty items and treat myself to some luxuries.

Lush: I decided to walk to into Lush for the first time ever and was pleasantly surprised! The prices of everything were not over the top like I had expected and the staff was really helpful and not intimidating. I wanted to pick up a few bath bomb and also to try out a face mask.

Pink Bath Bomb: This bomb has a very sweet smell with a hint of vanilla to it which drew me in. The cute flowers are a cute touch to the bath bomb.

Avobath Bomb: If you’re not a fan of lemon grass then this bath bomb is not for you. Fortunately for me, I love the sent because it smells so fresh and so clean which can be so invigorating!

Rose Queen Bath Bomb: I love floral scents and the scent on this bath bomb is really strong. I can just imagine using this bath bomb leaving my skin smooth and silky with the added flower petals. I’m excited to use this.

Mask of Magnaminity – Self Preserving: When I saw and smelled this mask, I was hooked. The description of this mask states that it has peppermint in it and knew that it would be a refreshing mask to use. I used this mask about a week ago and absolutely loved it. After you leave this mask on for about 5 – 10 minutes, use some water to slowly and gently scrub the mask off. My skin felt fresh and tight after the mask was off and i really felt like it got deep into my pores to give my skin a deep cleanse. I really love it.

Sephora: I stopped into Sephora to pick up two items; one that I’ve been wanting to try and one that I needed more of.

tarte – Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation: When I saw this foundation, I was really intrigued because of the mesh covering over the foundation. To get the foundation, you lightly press down on the mesh with a flat top brush and just the right amount of foundation will be applied on to your brush. I have used this a few times along with the liquid foundation from tarte as well and it is really amazing. The coverage is great and gives amazing coverage, but still looks very natural.

Benefit’s Hoola Bronzer: This bronzer is a classic and is worth the money. It gives you great dimension back into your face after you apply your foundation while still looking natural.  I’ve been using this bronzer for a few years now and I am still a believer that this bronzer is one of the best bronzers I have used before.

Hope you enjoyed the post! Till next time, see ya!

GRWM: Snapchat Edition

Yesterday while I was getting ready for a dinner with my boyfriend’s family, I thought why not share this through Snapchat?! Below I’ll explain what products I used while getting ready and provide links to the products! Foundation and Concealer:  For the evenings look, I primed my face with Benefit’s Porefessional before apply any make up to my face. After that, I grabbed my new foundation, Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Foundation in Medium Beige. I applied my foundation with Real Technique’s Expert Face Brush. I love this brush because it is so dense and blends foundation so well. Next, I reached for my current favorite concealer which is Maybelline’s Instant Age Rewind Eraser. This concealer is great for concealing dark circles under the eyes and for covering spots. I blended this with The Painter: Airbrush Sponge. It’s a dupe for the Beauty Blender. I didn’t feel like fully committing yet to the Beauty Blender, but I might pick it up soon. It was one of the first times I’ve used an applicator like this and I absolutely love it! It blends everything very naturally and gets into every space nook and cranny of your face. After, I sealed everything with Rimmel’s Stay Matte Pressed Powder and applied it with my ELF’s Studio Powder Brush, which is an oldie, but a goodie. Contour, Highlight, Blush, and Eyebrows: I contoured my face using Benefit’s Hoola Bronzer and using Real Technique’s Retractable Kabuki Brush. I applied the product in the hallows of my checks, temples of my forehead and on my jaw line and I make sure to blend it out. Next I applied BareMineral’s Ready Blush with a Kirkland Blush Brush. I applied this to apples of my cheeks and a dragged a little up along my cheek bone. I then reached for BareMineral’s Well Rested Face and Eye Brightener and applied to to the highest points of my face. I concentrated this on my cheek bones, the bridge of my nose, and my chin. I blended this out with my fingers and my Airbrush Sponge. Then it was time for eyebrows. I grabbed my trusty ELF Studio Eyebrow Kit. I have used this for years and never fails me. I applied it with an old angle brushed and brushed it out with a spoolie to make sure it’s not too harsh on the face. Eyes and Lips:  I primed my eyes with NYX’s Eyeshadow Base with blended it with my fingers. I then grabbed for my Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadows Palette and used the shade Foxy all over my lid and applied Naked 2 and Faint in my crease. I used a Kirkland Fluffy Eyeshadow Brush to apply to all over color on my lid, another Kirkland Eyeshadow to apply the crease colors and used a Sonia Kashuk Large Domed Eye Shadow Brush to blend out the darker colors. After, I applied my L’Oreal Lineur Intense Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner to make a slight cat eye effect.  I then applied two coats of BareMineral’s Lash Domination Volumizing Mascara. This mascara is great for lifting and separating lashes without clumping. I then finished up the look with Maybelline’s Color Sensational Lipcolor is Crazy for Coffee, which gives a great mauvy brown color. I hope you enjoyed this post! Till next time!