Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Gloss is ultra-shiny, glides on cushiony-soft and provides long-lasting wear that’s comfortable, not tacky – urbandecay.com
20 Shades and 4 finishes you are bound to find at least one that you will love for your Spring makeup routine! Urban Decay Hi Fi shine glosses come with a sweet vanilla minty smell and taste. I am typically not a fan of scented lip products at all but these do not bother me. The glosses are enriched with Vitamin E and peppermint oil and will leave your lips hydrated. When the gloss is on you do not get that sticky thick feeling. The formula in very comfortable. Whether you want to wear alone or over your fav lipstick you will certainly find a match for you!
Product Information: Urban Decay Hi Fi Shine Gloss
Candy Flip – Holographic Lavender with blue pink sparkle
Beso – Deep Pink Mauve Cream
SPL – Holographic Candy Pink with iridenscent sparkle
JawBreaker – Classic Purple Cream
Obsessed – Baby Pink Cream
Savage – Electric Pink Cream
Big Bang – Metallic Hot Pink Sparkle
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When it comes to all things beauty makeup is my lane. I try to style my hair and keep it fresh and in style. Sometimes it can feel impossible to get that perfect wavy hairstyle we see all over Pinterest. However after my time with Alex Brown impossible is no longer in my vocabulary. Alex Brown comes from a 3 year stint with Jen Atkin Celebrity Hairstylist and founder of OUAI Haircare. I will admit I was a bit nervous going to her studio considering her experience with traveling around the world, she had just gotten back from Paris Fashion week and with her list of celebrity clients such as Kendal Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, Bella Hadid and the list goes on and on.
I read she was from Minnesota and trained at Mario Tricocci University near my house where I grew up and still live today, it was comforting to be honest. The minute I walked into the studio her and her assistant made me feel comfortable and at home! I was ready to have fun!
The Process – Wavy Hairstyle
Alex sat me down in the chair and discussed what I was looking for with my hair. I explained how I love that effortless wavy hairstyle look (showed her pics I saw on her Instagram HERE) and she knew right away what look I was going for. She explained some of my layers looked heavy and it probably was from my hair growing out. 2 years ago after my son was born I went really short. Her assistant Kelsey (Find Her on Instagram HERE) took me over to the sink and used the Ouai Repair Shampoo and Condition I immediately felt relaxed and the scent from the shampoo and conditioner didn’t make it hard either.
As you can see we started to have fun right off the bat! She started to work her magic by giving me a trim and giving my hair some life back that I didn’t even realize it needed. As soon as she finished trimming my hair , thinning out some of the layers and blow drying my hair I saw the difference instantly. A key product she used before she dried my hair was the OUAI Wave spray. I have used this spray before and loved it however I never sprayed it in my hair wet! It has rice protein in it that adds hold for that undone hair look we all want! Needless to say I use it on my hair now when its wet.
That Perfect Wavy Hairstyle
Alex started out by drying my hair with a large roller brush and then started the wavy hairstyle process with a GHD 1.25 Inch Curling Iron. You can find it HERE. She showed me that wrapping your hair just around the barrel will work or if you can just wrap the top part of the hair and bring the curling iron down to straighten the ends. That is key. The ends are to never be curled. One tip that gave me that Ah Ha moment to perfecting the wavy hairstyle is if you curled a piece too much to go over it with a flat iron!!! Genius right?! How did I not know of this or figure this out lol. The straightener she used is from the Kardashian Beauty Hair Collection. You can find it HERE
The other two Ouai products she used is the Texturizing Hair Spray which combines the best of dry shampoo and hair spray for amazing volume and texture. My hair had a lot of static so she applied the Finishing Cream that acted like a lotion for my hair. It tames frizz and gives a gorgeous shine. I really wish I took video of the process to be honest but she has a fabulous video on her Facebook Page you can find HERE
I felt not only refreshed but educated and confident I could do this at home. Maybe not as good lol but that I could achieve the perfect undone wavy hairstyle I want. I didn’t leave empty handed. I made sure to grab all three OUAI styling products she used on me. With the wall filled with products, the product junkie in me knew I just had to have them. I have been using them ever since!
I pride myself in finding products that are worth the investment when you need to spend a little bit more. That goes for beauty services as well. Her hair cut is $150.00 and I can say 100% it is worth every single penny. This will not be my only visit with Alex. Like I said I did not just walk away refreshed and feeling great but educated and confident this is something I can achieve at home.
For more information on booking with Alex at her studio here in Chicago’s West Loop please email firstname.lastname@example.org / www.alexbrownhair.com
DISCLAIMER:BPAMC was invited to Alex Brown’s studio for a cut and style with Alex Brown. All opinions are my own. Links associated with BPAMC are affiliate links. Thank You for your constant love and support to Beauty Products Are My Cardio
High-profile shades. Made for play. Take your status to the next level with limited-edition NARSissist Wanted Cheek Palettes. Swipe and sculpt your way to customized cheeks with a coveted wardrobe of matte and shimmer blushes in the cult-favorite NARS formula. Brighten up with cool corals and pops of pink, or go bold with radiant reds and deep raspberry. Shades, craved. Profile, raised. #NARSissist – narscosmetics.com
Spring is coming which means new makeup. We all start to dream of the sun and fun new colors to play with. Or is that just me? Please tell me I am not the only one lol. NARS Wanted Cheek Palette is no exception to fun with colors. Two beautifully curated cheek palettes for all skin tones. What more can you ask for?! I have been playing with the Wanted Cheek Palette Vol I since it has arrived. The shades are more suited for my Medium Skin tone and all I can say is I have fallen in love. Some shades in both palettes may intimidate you with the pops of color but do not let them. They are very buttery, soft and pigmented but they apply with a natural flush of color.
PYT: Metallic rose (Limited Edition)
Ambition: Satin tangerine (Limited Edition)
Taos: Soft red with golden sheen
Exposed: Matte dusty rose (Limited Edition)
Penthouse: Matte raspberry (Limited Edition)
Queen: Matte ruby (Limited Edition)
If you are looking for a versatile Cheek Palette with quality this is one to grab and invest in. One resource that is often forgotten about is YouTube . NARS has some amazing tutorials and you can find more details on both palettes here and here.
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I had the pleasure of attending the bareMinerals Cocktails and Complexions event here in Chicago last week. With so many new goodies I wanted to give you the breakdown. The focus was their new Bare Pro 16 hour full coverage concealer. But of course there is the Gen Nude Blushes and Lip Lacquers! BareMinerals is a brand fast approaching the Holy Grail train for me. The products are reliable, the shade ranges are inclusive and offer a natural approach to makeup. Natural everyday makeup is more my lane and when I need to amp it up I can but having products that work and are reliable is my number one goal. Not just as a beauty blogger but as a beauty consumer.
New bareMinerals Products:
BAREPRO 16 hour Full Coverage Concealer (Shop it HERE)
Formulated with Bamboo Stem Extract to smooth the look of pores and fine lines, and powerful antioxidant-rich Raspberry Seed Oil, Blackcurrant Seed Oil and Sea Lavender to nourish, hydrate and help defend skin against the damaging effects of environmental stressors such as pollution
bareMinerals Gen Nude Patent Lip Lacquer combines a high-shine finish with full-coverage color in nude shades, designed to be perfect for every skin tone.
Moisturizing Mineral Complex
If you are looking to add any of this newness to your vanity all three can be found at Ulta or Sephora I will say I liked what I saw and felt that night! lol Blush is my ultimate weakness and concealer is something I love to try. It is a very versatile product so having more than one in your makeup collection is important. Stay tuned for more! Reviews and swatches coming soon to BPAMC. For More beauty head over to my INSTAGRAM
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“NARS Cosmetics introduces Highlighting Powder featuring Seamless Glow Technology. The innovative formula, available in six shades, combines micro- spherical powders and pearls that reflect light and melt seamlessly into skin to enhance your natural glow. The silky, lightweight texture provides easy blending for buildable radiance that goes from delicately lit to strobed in the speed of light. No glitter. Just glow”
If there is a year for Highlighters 2018 is it! If you love to glow there will be no shortage of products for you to obsess over and the NARS Highlighter is no exception. With 6 shades to choose from no matter your skin tone NARS has you covered!
PRODUCT INFO: NARS Highlighter
March 15, 2018 at NARS boutiques and narscosmetics.com
April 1, 2018 on Sephora.com and Ulta.com
April 5, 2018 at department and specialty stores
SWATCHES TOP TO BOTTOM:
Albatross: opalescent gold
Capri: crushed pink pearl
Fort De France: champagne
SWATCHES TOP TO BOTTOM:
Ibiza: yellow gold
Maldives: rose bronze
St. Barths: warm bronze
These NARS Highlighters sit very nice on the skin. They do not look chunky or glittery at all. They will give you a fresh looking glow. Even being a powder they will not give you a chunky texture which will work even for more mature skin.
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L’Oreal just came out with a ton of new highlighter products and I am living for it! One product that grabbed my attention right away is the L’Oreal Glotion. A natural glow enhancer. Sounds perfect right? Since I am into liquid products a lot as of late I wanted to test the glotion out first. All of the product claims scream versatile and I love nothing more than a product that can do multiple things. You get more bang for your buck and lets face it, its just better that way. Loreal Glotion is said to instantly hydrate and give you an all over fresh and natural glow. You can wear it alone, before or after makeup and can use for spot highlighting on the face.
$11.99 – $14.99 ( target wins with the cheaper price!!! )
4 shades (fair, light, medium, deep)
I grabbed the shade light and added a small amount all over my face. You do not look like the tin man. The glotion seriously gives a beautiful natural radiance. I added on some of my favorite mascara L’Oreal Lash Paradise, then I spot concealed with NARS Concealer and added on some gloss. I had the perfect no makeup, makeup look. Whether you want to wear it alone or add in a drop to your favorite foundation you will not be mad about it. Natural radiance is in style all year round and with 4 shades these are going to work on all skin tones!
Top To Bottom (Fair, Light, Medium, Deep)
If I had to compare them to a higher end product I would say MAC Strobe Cream. However strobe cream is not like a tint. There is color infused indeed but the L’Oreal Glotion delivers an illuminating color tint, MAC strobe cream does not give your skin a tint of color. If you have been wanting to try a liquid highlighter that can be used in multiple ways and want to try at a lower price tag these are a must!
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MAC has just blown my mind with their new highlighter palettes. As a MAC fanatic I will say I am not super into their highlighters. Powder highlighters as of late just do not do it for me anymore. I prefer to have a more cream based. However the new MAC Hyper Real Glow palettes just gave me a new reason to love powder with their creamy formula.
Rosy Cheer:Rich Golden Bronze with Fine Gold Shimmer
Flash N Awe:Palest Silvery Shimmer Pink
Rosy Glow:Medium Toned Shimmer Shell Pink
Light Of The Party:Flesh Toned Shimmery Peachy Pink
It is safe to say if you are a highlighter fan these need to be on your list to buy and try! With a creamy buttery formula that blends like a dream, you can either have subtle radiance or a super charged glow! Three shades to mix and match, who doesn’t love a versatile product!
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The Colourpop Lux Lipsticks officially re- stock tomorrow and I have my blog post ready just in time! What better way to celebrate Valentines Day than with some Red Lipstick! Red Lipstick has become a staple for me so when the Lux Lipsticks launched a couple weeks ago I grabbed the Red Bundle. A Bronze face with a Red Lip is my go to easy glam and with a $7 price tag I had to try!
“Enriched with our LUX Blend of butters, this creamy-matte, long wearing lipstick glides on the skin for intense pigmentation in shades made for every skin tone” Colourpop Website
Sold On Colourpop Website: https://colourpop.com/collections/lux-lipstick
Creamy Matte Formula
$7 / $21 for bundles (I am not seeing bundles on site now)
Lets get into the Swatches. These are just one swipe with a little extra to make my swatch look some what pretty lol I wish I was more creative with swatches but I like for the swatches to be organic to be honest. These glided on my arms and my lips like BUTTER. The only thing I am not 100% sure about is the shape of the lipstick. Because they are a bit more rounded at the top as opposed to a point like say a traditional MAC lippie or Milani I had a bit of trouble with the corners of my lips. This is NOT a deal breaker by any means.
These three shades lean towards a bit of MAC Lipsticks Lady Danger and Russian Red but still different. With so many shades and undertones and formulas out there you can never have too many Red Lippies HEHE!!!
Swatches Top To Bottom:
On Repeat: Orange Red
Get A Room: Bright Orange Red
On Display: Bright Pinky Red
Have you grabbed any of these lippies? Colourpop has been a brand I have fallen in love with and I have no plans on stopping! Here are some other products that I love!
Nothing new over here when a new MAC product comes across my testing table I get excited. Like really really really excited. When I was scrolling through my Instagram feed last year and saw MAC Water Weight Concealer I was like a kid in candy shop. As soon as it came out I purchased it! Its safe to say I am a self pro claimed concealer junkie. Who doesn’t want to find the perfect product? With so many shades, finishes and different coverage options on the market its hard to find the right one for you. Concealers may have a perfect shade match, a great finish but the coverage is not enough or it can be perfect coverage but its too matte or dewy. At the end of the day concealer can be tricky. Some how MAC has put Magic into a bottle and called in Concealer.
MAC Water Weight Concealer:
This concealer has many claims that would make anyone say “Okkkkkkk MAC” but I am here to tell you they are true! The MAC water weight concealer is an “ultra-fluid formula with medium-full buildable coverage and a satin finish. While it gently diffuses the appearance of imperfections and hydrates, PGA Moisture Fusion Complex and Glycine soja protein protects skin from external elements” – Ulta Beauty Website
8 hour wear
Reduces appearance of undereye circles, dark spots and discolouration
I have used and tried so many different concealers however the MAC Water Weight Concealer is special. Its so thin and does not crease yet has amazing coverage. It feels like you have nothing on under your eyes. Even after building up the coverage it did not cake or crease and guess what? I did NOT set it with a powder. MAGIC I tell you, just pure magic! The finish is flawless. Its not too matte and not too dewy. It claims it is a satin finish and I agree. Its very natural looking without looking like you have anything on. I bought this product soon after it was launched and was using it everyday. MAC then graciously sent me a few shades with the new Water Weight powder as well. I jumped for joy knowing I now had a back up set and ready to go! lol
As you can see in the below picture the concealer is a dropper and its literally like water coming out. All I did was take the dropper and take it to my under eyes or on my hand and apply with my fingers. When I say a little goes a long way, I truly mean a little goes a long way. The only way I have blended this out is with my beauty blender (shop it HERE) and it just comes out flawless. No setting with powder and no settling into my fine lines.
Have you tried this concealer? Let me know your thoughts! If you are into dewy concealers you can see all my favs HERE.
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Who loves a good nude lipstick? Who loves a fabulous liquid lipstick? If you responded me to both of these, the Smashbox Liquid Lipsticks need to be on your list to try! The non drying formula is perfect for liquid lipstick beginners to those who are obsessed with all liquid lipstick formulas. Comfortable on the lips yet long lasting with 7 different nudes to choose from.
Smashbox Liquid Lipstick is an 8-hour, liquid matte lipstick that’s specifically formulated to be comfortable and not dry out your lips.
Delivers bold, lightweight color with a liquid matte finish
Advanced Polymer Technology makes lip color last up to 8 hours
Won’t smudge, budge or feather
Infused with Primer Oil complex to condition lips
Precision tip applicator lines the lips and fills
I will say I agree with every benefit except the only thing I have to add is regarding they will not smudge, budge or feather. After having mine on for a little over an hour I kissed the back of my hand and some product came off. However this is NOT a deal breaker for me. These lippies will last for sure but I do not want to say they are 100% smudge proof. I absolutely love the applicator. It makes it so much easier to apply with the tip and shape!
Have you tried this formula yet? Let me know in the comments below what your thoughts are. If you are looking for some nude lipsticks these are ones to check out. However if regular lipstick is more your thing. I have over 15 Nude MAC Lipsticks swatched HERE and HERE.
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