ELF BRUSH SET: The Ultimate Face Brush Roll Set

Who doesn’t love a good makeup brush right? With the ELF Brush Set your face is literally all set! I have been an avid fan of ELF brushes for some time now. I recently did a blog post on my must have drugstore brushes (find it HERE) and ELF was of course featured.  In recent months ELF launched a whole bunch of new goodies and this Ultimate Brush set was one of the new releases. It comes with 18 brushes with roll  for $55. That comes out to roughly $3 a brush and I think that is a beauty win considering some brushes in this set individually are priced between $4-$6.

ELF BRUSH SET

One of the brushes that is included in this set is the Flawless Face Brush and I am obsessed with it. I have the original one in black and it retails for $6.00. I use it for my MAC Studio Fix Powder foundation and it packs the product on beautifully!! Another fav of mine that is included in this set is the Flawless Concealer Brush. Its $3 and works. Its not too big or small and its gentle. The brushes are Vegan-friendly and can be used either wet or dry products.  Also with this set is the metallic, also vegan leather brush roll which is perfect for travel and a space saver!

Includes: Shop it HERE 

  • Brush Roll Travel Case
  • Highlighting Brush
  • Blush Brush
  • Flawless Concealer Brush
  • Concealer Brush
  • Blending Brush
  • Small Precision Brush
  • Mascara Fan Brush
  • Angled Eyeliner Brush
  • Fan Brush
  • Contouring Brush
  • Angled Foundation Brush
  • Selfie Ready Foundation Brush
  • Stipple Brush
  • Flawless Face Brush
  • Eyeshadow “C” Brush
  • Crease Brush
  • Small Angled Brush
  • Lash & Brow Wand

ELF BRUSH SET

Recently on my  INSTAGRAM (Come find me HERE)  I did a poll if my followers would buy this ELF Brush Set and the the percentage in favor was extremely high!! I hope this posts helps you to decide if this is for you. This also makes a fabulous gift for the beauty lover in your life! Happy Shopping!!!

 

 

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MAC Next To Nothing Foundation: Instagram Filter For Your Face??!!??

“An ultra balmy fluid infused with nourishing ingredients and opalescent microspheres for a youthful glow that looks lit from within. This sheer tinted cream can be used under or over foundation, or to bring a translucent luminosity to skin. The cushiony, smoothing texture glides over skin, diminishing the look of imperfections and fine lines, while moisturizing and protecting skin. Skin looks immediately retouched!” – Ulta Website

I know MAC Next To Nothing Foundation is almost old news now considering the beauty world is always producing new products but I still wanted to get my thoughts out.  In addition to making sure swatches are present online as it truly helps me choose what my shade may be! Who else searching for foundation swatches online?? Anywho this foundation is not for those who want full coverage or even medium coverage. You can use it in addition to your full coverage foundation to create a dewy look but if you want a one and done deal this is not for you.

Lets just get to the point, does this give you an instant instagram filter? Yes for me it does! I do have some redness on my skin but other than that I do not need a ton of coverage nor do I want a full coverage look.  This foundation is perfect for everyday, for mixing with other foundation or even younger girls just starting to get into makeup.

MAC Foundation

Benefits Per Ulta’s Website:

  • Provides hydration
  • Provides instant radiance
  • Features a comfortable, creamy formula
  • Nourishes skin
  • Immediately improves the look of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Visibly refines skin texture
  • Smoothes and softens skin

MAC Next To Nothing

PRODUCT INFORMATION:

  • $31.00 USD
  • Permanent Collection
  • 9 shades available (Swatches from Top To Bottom) – Shop the Line HERE 
    • Light – Pale Ivory 
    • Light Plus – Light Beige 
    • Medium – Warm Beige 
    • Medium Plus – Light Tan Beige
    • Medium Dark – Carmel Beige 
    • Medium Deep – Rich Golden Tan 
    • Dark – Deep Carmel 
    • Dark Plus – Neutral Tan Beige 
    • Dark Deep – Rich Deep Bronze 

MAC Next To Nothing MAC Next to Nothing Foundation

There are other products that were released with the Foundation as a MAC Next To Nothing family if you will.  Those items were a Foundation BrushPowder Brush and Pressed Powders to set the foundation. The powder sets your face in a very natural way that is not to cakey and the brushes work well with both products but are not necessary if you want to just purchase this foundation to try! Again this foundation is perfect for everyday or a natural look or if you have a matte foundation you love that you want to add a bit of radiance in it you can mix it to create a dewy look. Have you tried this foundation? Sound off in the comments!!!

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DERMAFLASH: Bye Bye Peach Fuzz!!

While I was attending the Bare Minerals event this summer I met two fabulous women from Dermaflash.  Once they asked me if I have tried it and I said no and they said I must must try it! Now I m not going to lie, I was honest with them because I was scared to try this. I asked all the questions…. does it hurt? Will my hair grow back thicker? Darker? Will it irritate my skin? One of the girls being a fellow Italian calmed my nerves that I do not need to worry about my hair growing back thicker lol  A week or so later it showed up at my door and they even walked me through it over facetime! As a brand they were already impressing me! So what is Dermaflash exactly????

Per the Sephora Website:

“DERMAFLASH was inspired by Dermaplaning, a costly exfoliation procedure available only in medical spas or doctor’s offices. The treatment gently removes the outer most layer of skin, with a scalpel, to reveal a brighter, smoother complexion. DERMAFLASH brings the effectiveness of Dermaplaning home, comfortably and safely. Great for women of all ethnicities and ages, this is a revolutionary device that uses a subtle sonic vibration paired with a stainless steel Edge to sweep away dead, dull skin cells, debris, and peach fuzz for skin that’s soft, dewy, luminous, and younger-looking”

Nair has always burned my skin on my upper lip and wax has broken me out. I really wanted something to assist with the peach fuzz on the sides of my face. I have heard about women “shaving” their faces but I was too scared.  With these three steps you are set and for me I am able to do it every 2-3 weeks. It is suggested to do it weekly but for me it was not needed.  I waited to write this post so I can see if it really worked and if my skin would react to not only the flashing but to the products that are in the system. I am here to say that I love it and its something every women should incorporate into their beauty routine! It does not hurt,  my hair did not grow back crazy or thicker and my skin looks better

Dermaflash

DERMAFLASH three-step system:

Prep, Edge & Sooth

  1. Prep your skin with the included cleanser. This cleanser is gentle and does not leave your skin feeling dry
  2. With a new edge you use short strokes and the guide you see above lays it out so easy for the user. It opens and gives you step by step instructions with pictures. I am very visual so I appreciated this added feature. When you flash you will remove built debris, dead skin cells and my absolute favorite part the PEACH FUZZ lol
  3. Last but not least you will sooth the skin with the hydrating moisturizer. Again this is gentle and did not irritate my skin

Dermaflash

dermaflash review

MORE PRODUCT INFO:

  • The System is $189.00 and is sold at Sephora.
  • Replacement sets are $39.00 and sold at Sephora 
  • You get 6 weeks worth as there are 6 edges included. However again I found I do not need to do this weekly for my peach fuzz. You can easily do this every 2-3 weeks.
  • They have a direct website with even more details, how to’s and guides

My Final Thoughts:

Do I think you need this in your beauty routine? YES!! If you have peach fuzz or dry skin this will help tremendously. Makeup can only do so much, its your skin care routine that matters and this is skincare! As I have gotten older, skincare has become my top priority. My makeup application looks better and more flawless when my skin is at its best!

This can be pricey and I understand that but its a lot cheaper than getting this type of procedure done in the salon. I do wish however the edges were sold by themselves as I do think you can use your own cleansers and moisturizers.  However I have been told it all works in conjunction to give the best results. So I will say okayyyyy I get it! Who doesn’t want the best results? I know I do!

I want to hear your thoughts? What are you currently using for hair removal on your face?

 

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NEW Real Techniques Blend + Blur Brushes: Exclusive to Ulta Beauty

” You don’t blend in, but your makeup can – leave them stunned with the Real Techniques Blend + Blur Brushes”

Real Techniques brushes are a staple in my beauty tool collection.  Not only are they affordable but they perform well and get the job done!  Real Techniques just released 5 new brushes to the family and they mimic the Artis Makeup brushes however these are less than half the price.  I love beauty investments but when you can get a product that is more affordable that works its a win! These brushes are densely packed with oval heads for maximum blending and precision application. Per the Ulta Website they are long lasting, easy to clean and its unique curved design to easily fit in your hand.

Product Information:

  • 5 brushes total (All Over, Foundation, Contour, Cheek and Eye shadow)
  • Exclusive to Ulta Beauty
  • Online and In Store – Shop the collection here
  • Price Range: $12.99 – $19.99

Real techniques brushes

Makeup brushes

Real Techniques Blend + Blur Brushes: 

  1. All Over Brush – $19.00: Ideal for face, neck and body application
  2. Foundation Brush (NOT Pictured) – $19.00: Ideal for cream and liquid foundation
  3. Contour Brush – $16.00: Ideal for blending of cream or powder makeup
  4. Cheek Brush – $16.00: Ideal for blush or highlighter
  5. Crease Brush – $12.99: Ideal for powder or cream eye shadow

Real Techniques

Beauty Talk: What do you guys think? Have you tried this type of shape before? I had always been taken back when this style first came out but within the beauty community I know many that love it! I am excited to give these a run and let you all know what I think. It makes me happy that there are affordable options especially from Real Techniques who have earned our trust in putting out quality products.

Here are some of my MUST HAVE Real Technique Brushes and other affordable makeup brushes:

  • Powder Brush – See it HERE
  • Blush Brush – See it HERE
  • Concealer Brush – See it HERE 
  • Beauty Sponge – See it HERE
  • Enhanced Eye Set – See it HERE 
  • Must Have Morphe Brushes – See it HERE
  • 5 Drugstore Brushes $10 Or Less – See it HERE 

 

 

 

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SNEAK PEEK: NEW MAC GRAND ILLUSION GLOSSY LIQUID LIPCOLOUR

A  holographic lip colour packed with iridescent pearls and megawatt colour  with a refreshing cooling sensation that makes lips feel instantly fuller 

Product Availability:

  • November 9th online and in select MAC Markets
  • 14 Shades Available (6 swatched below)
  • $21.00 USD —- SHOP HERE

MAC GRAND ILLUSION GLOSSY LIQUID LIPCOLOUR

Shade Descriptions:

(descriptions from MAC Website and they suggest a lip pencil to pair with it! LOVEEE THAT!!!)

  • Sensory Overload: Blackened deep purple with shimmering iridescence. PAIR with CORK Lip Pencil
  • Twinkle TwinkCoral with gold pearl. PAIR with LASTING SENSATION Lip Pencil
  • Pearly Girl: Cool pink with red and gold iridescence. PAIR with BEET Lip Pencil
  • Let’s Rock: Coppered orange with green and yellow iridescence. PAIR with RUBY WOO Lip Pencil
  • Pink TripBright pink with blue iridescence. PAIR with MAGENTA Lip Pencil
  • Queen’s VioletRoyal purple with blue and pink iridecense. PAIR with NIGHTMOTH Lip Pencil

MAC Grand Illusion Lipstick MAC GRAND ILLUSION GLOSSY LIQUID LIPCOLOUR

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