Elf Cosmetics has really stepped up thier game this year. There have been so many new releases and you all know I love a good beauty deal. Elf Cosmetics has some gems that I use all the time and for Fall they have gone above and beyond. The whole month of September they are kicking off 30 Days of NEW NEW! Starting September 1st they will be releasing a brand new product every single day of the month! This weekend they are launching 6 new shades of their liquid matte lipstick. These lippies are only $5 and already come in 5 shades. See them here.
Per the ELF Website:This Liquid Matte Lipstick leaves a long lasting, gorgeous matte finish. The formula is enriched with Vitamin E to help nourish and condition the lips. The slim, diamond shaped applicator gives you flawless application in just one stroke!
Whether you are looking for a vampy look or some fun nudes, you are covered! I already own Tea Rose and Praline and they are just as gorgeous!
What do you think of the new shades launching? Will you be picking up some of these new lippies? Let me know in the comments below. To see the other products that have already launched head over to their INSTAGRAM as they have labeled the days to make it easy to see what has already launched!
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NYX just launched a limited edition set of six new liquid lipsticks celebrating individuality, beauty and artistry for all! The set is currently available at Ulta , the NYX Website and are priced to perfection…$6.99!!! With each NYX Liquid Lipstick, they want to know what qualities make a person beautiful? They have created shade names for you to show how you Luv Out Loud!
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In recent months I have started to pay attention to ingredients of what is in my skincare products and when I went for my last facial I was told I need to exfoliate 3 times a week. I knew I wanted to try out Aveeno’s face scrub along with others from the Positively Radiant Line. You all know I love affordable beauty and have been paying close attention to ingredients so Aveeno was the perfect match! Per the IHERB website: “Positively Radiant is a collection of facial skincare products uniquely formulated to target all 5 Factors of Radiance – tone, texture, dullness, blotchiness and brown spots – to leave skin fresh, awake and luminous.
Being a mom my sleep is never stable and my skin suffers. Looking awake and luminous is key for my beauty routine and a must have with products I use. The face scrub is gentle for my sensitive skin and has been leaving my skin feeling fresh and awake. I can see a different in my texture and dullness and would suggest to try this scrub out if you are dealing with texture and dullness. One of the best things you can do is exfoliate 2-3 times a week and this scrub is perfect.
When we think about natural beauty products sometimes that means going to a special store but now they are more accessible than ever and with IHERB the process is quick and easy. IHERB has one of the largest selections of high quality natural products including the natural beauty products we love from the brands we love! With over 35,000 products you are bound to find what you are looking for. IHERB ships to over 160 countries and is a Google Trusted Store with a customer service team that provides support in 10 different language
Shopping on IHERB was super easy. Its very user friendly where you can search by brand or by condition (ie: Anti Aging, Women’s ect…) You are able to find your products, add to your cart and check out. The prices are comparable to other retailers and the shipping was ridiculously fast. It felt like next day but it was probably 48 hours. Shipping is also free if you spend $20 which is better than seeing $50 which is what seems to be the standard and I hate that lol. Please tell me I am not the only one!
When it comes to a quick makeup face we all want to be able to just slap it on and go. With two kids and working everyday I have found products that make my 5 minute makeup routine work. It does not require a lot of tools either which I prefer because sometimes I am doing my makeup on the train on my way to work (guilty! lol). Who else does this? Please tell me I am not the only one! Even if I don’t have all the tools I need as long as I have baby wipes lol or makeup wipes in my bag I am just find with using my hands and fingers.
Do I think you need these exact products? Not at all but these are the foundation products I have found that I need for the “I don’t have time and I need to look awake makeup and only have 5 minutes!” #momlife
5 Minute Makeup Products:
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Jouer Tinted Luminizing Tinted Moisturizer: Whatever BB Cream or CC cream works for you this is a must. Or maybe you need more full coverage so you have your favorite foundation that works best for you. I just prefer to be able to squeeze it on my hands, put it on my face and keep going. The Jouer tinted moisturizer is one of my favs because its luminous enough to wake up my skin but does not leave me looking greasy. I am in shade Golden which also gives me a beautiful natural color. Sometimes foundations without adding tons of other face products you can looked washed out. I can just put this on and it looks nice. This one also comes in MATTE, see it here.
MAC Studio Fix Perfecting Stick: I love this concealer for quick makeup days. Its very blendable and creamy, easy to apply because its a stick, has medium coverage and is a natural matte finish. I use shade NC 20
Makeup Revolution Baked Bronzer:This bronzer is a dupe for hourglass (See my DUPE LIST HERE) and is only $6!!! Its available in 3 shades at Ulta and gives a perfect amount of warmth to the skin without looking to dark. It also has a beautiful shimmer to it but not glittery at all. I also brush this on my eyelids to give my eyes a wash of color. I have been using bronzer as an eyeshadow for some time now and absolutely obsessed!
MAC Blush in WARM SOUL:Where has this blush been my whole life?!! I am not sure what took me so long but this blush pretty much has a cult following and now I know why. Its the perfect nude blush. Its described as a “mid tone beige with gold pearl”
L’Oreal Mascara: Honestly you can put any of the L’Oreal mascaras in front of me and I will use them. The newest one L’Oreal Paradise is on the top of the list but you can not go wrong with Original Voluminous, Carbon Black or Lash Paradise. If you don’t own any of these I strongly suggest them. I prefer them over any high end mascara!
MAC Great Brows& Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel: So lets just say my eyebrows are thin (insert being a teen in the 90’s here) and do not have great shape to them. If I don’t fill in my brows even the slightest when I have on makeup, I don’t feel put together. I have tried a few different powders but MAC has won me over once again. I personally love the Dior Brow Style Pencil as well but in a hurry I just take the powder fill in a bit and lock it in with the Anastatsia Clear Brow Gel. I know this brow gel is expensive but it literally keeps everything in place and my powder and or pencil product in place which I need.
A NYX free standing store has finally landed in the Chicago area and I could not be happier. NYX Cosmetics offers some of the best quality at the drugstore with affordable price tags (insert my fav $6 concealer here lol). You may be thinking, what makes the free standing store so different from the massive selections available at Ulta?!!?? Trust me I thought the same things until I had the pleasure to attend the NYX Store Opening Preview Event. It is not a very large store, maybe a bit smaller than your average free standing MAC store. However I will say the amount of products offered by NYX Cosmetics is anything short of amazing along with the features the store offers. We are use to seeing the products offered at Ulta or even Walgreen’s but once you are inside a NYX Store you are taken back.
The store is located inside the Woodfield Mall right outside MACY’s on the lower level. The walls are covered from top to bottom with products with NYX colors: black, white and hot pink! Its my dream lol When you walk in you see the Beauty Bar where you can swatch, watch and play! The NYX Makeup Artists are on hand to answer any questions and best part?!! They offer one on one lessons with a NYX Makeup Artist where you can learn pro tips and artistry tricks! How fun is that!!?
NYX Store Features:
Testers, Testers, Testers
Create your own eye shadow palettes
Take Home Foundation Samples
Digital Assistance with Product Scanners
TESTERS: When it comes to makeup we all want to test it before we buy it. Whether you want to see or feel the product or if you want to just see the shade on your lips the amount of testers available are endless.
SHADOW & LIP BAR:These walls will just take your breath away with the options of lip products and single eye shadows. The Eye Shadow Bar offers single pans to fill in either a 4 pan palette or a 9 pan palette. With these prices you can not go wrong!
Single Shadows: $4.00
4 Pan Palettes: $12.00
9 Pan Palettes: $28.00
TAKE HOME FOUNDATION SAMPLE: I think I was in such awe of all the beauty around me I totally forgot to do this!!! If you have been with me for a while you know I am not huge on Matte Foundation but for $7.50 I was curious and plus a girl can always just add in some liquid highlighter. This feature is something we only see at High End makeup stores and counters so in my opinion this is a game changer for affordable beauty.
PRODUCT SCANNERS: I absolutely loved this feature and had some much fun. If you follow me on Instagram, I did a full preview of this feature on my stories. You take a product, scan it and all the product details will show up. What the product does, how many shades are offered and customer reviews. You also get to see any social media pictures that have been tagged with that product.
I would highly recommend a visit to not only this store if you are in the Chicago area but if you have a free standing NYX Store near you! With endless amounts of affordable products and in-store features you are sure not to leave empty handed, I know I didn’t!
What are some of your must have NYX Products? Have you been to a free standing NYX Store? Would love to hear your thoughts and experience below.
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It is no secret I love a fab find especially when its under $10 and from the drugstore. Out of this list only two are over $10 but trust me they are worth it! On Tuesdays on my Instagram I like to showcase products that are $10 or less because lets face it, there are some gems at the drugstore. When it comes to must have drugstore products, these 10 products are tried and true, always in reach and in rotation. To see my other fab finds on Instagram use #10orlesstuesday to see my posts.
Drugstore Product List: (click product to shop)
Milani Blushes: I love blush, like really really love blush. Milani Blushes are so affordable, come in multiple shades and have such pretty packaging. Who else is a sucker for classic pretty packaging? Shades I love and use most often are Rosa Romantica and Luminoso (see some Milani swatches HERE. They go on so smoothly and blend like a dream. Its like using a High End Blush.
NYX Butter Glosses: If you are a gloss type of person and have not tried these you must! For under $5 and 34 shades to choose from you are guaranteed to find a shade or two, three or five lol They are very comfortable on the lips, not sticky and provide a nice amount of color. You can wear these glosses alone or over your favorite lipstick for an added pop of shine!
L’Oreal Pro Glow Foundation: Want affordable foundation that will give you a beautiful dewy glow with medium coverage that looks like your skin? This is the one to try. It is so versatile and has become a Holy Grail product. I mix it with my moisturizer, use it alone or I will mix it with my matte foundations for a boost of hydration and glow. My skin is combination but I still prefer to be hydrated and will blot my T Zone when needed. If you have dry skin you will love this foundation!
Wet N Wild Color Icon Blush: For $2.99 this blush goes on like High End but will give you more money in your pocket for more makeup! Hehe!!! Two nude/peach shades that have stolen my heart are Apricot In The Middle & Rose Champagne
Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer: This bronzer will warm up your face and sculpt it while smelling like you are in the tropics! The name is true to its formula because its extremely buttery, blends like a dream and I can say this is a pretty darn close dupe for NARS Laguna Bronzer.
Maybelline Baby Skin Primer: Not only does this make my pores look smaller, my makeup lasts all day. I love this one specifically because its clear. Other pore filling primers are a nude color and I have found the others I have tried (Smashbox, Benefit and Dr. Brandt) have clumped up on my skin. So this one is a winner for me and gets the job done!
Milani Lipsticks: If you have been following me for a while you know MAC Lipsticks are my absolute favorite but when it comes to drugstore lipsticks Milani are the best. They are so close to MAC and I love finding MAC dupes with Milani Lipsticks. There are so many shades and different finishes to choose from. Pigmented, comfortable on the lips and no funky smells and or tastes. One thing I can not handle is a lipstick with a ton of fragrance in it. Who else is like that?
Maybelline Fit Me Foundation – Smooth & Dewy: Another fabulous drugstore foundation that will leave you looking natural and dewy. I love natural makeup and have found so far these two to give me that at the drugstore. The coverage is medium and will last all day on your face.
NYX Gotcha Covered Concealer: This concealer is $5.99, full coverage, comes in 20 shades, infused with coconut oil so it gives the most beautiful dewy finish and is a dupe for Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer. The ingredients are almost identical, trust me you can not go wrong with this one. It does not crease on me and I usually don’t need to set it (but I know that is a preference – see my Top Dewy Concealers HERE)
L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara: One of L’Oreal’s newest products has me jumping for joy! If you are already a L’Oreal Mascara fan this most certainly is one you need to try. If you are new to L’Oreal mascara you wont be disappointed. The amount of length and volume that is achieved will have you putting all your other mascaras to the side. PS if you want to try a mascara primer I highly recommend the L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Primer.
What are some of your must have drugstore products? I am always on the hunt for a good deal! Please make sure to subscribe and Pin away on Pinterest if you loved this post!
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With most beauty products we are always on the hunt for that perfect product that will work like magic. Concealer is probably one that is high on the list if you ask most women. Just like foundation, concealer can be very personal. Whether you like dewy concealers, matte concealers, full coverage or just enough to get you through the day it’s a preference. My preference is a dewy concealer that has medium to full coverage but some days I prefer light coverage. I also want the concealer shade to be pretty similar to my skin color. Don’t get me wrong I like a brightening look but not for everyday. Many concealers that will give you a more dewy look will also be listed as a natural or satin finish.
In the past year I have tried so so so many concealers including Tarte Shape Tape that has a cult following however it was too matte and too thick for me. It has fantastic coverage so I can see the appeal 100%, it just was not for me. My go to concealer use to be MAC Pro Longwear however it has becoming too drying under my eyes and I blame my kids and good ole aging lol. I have been wanting to give that a whirl again I am not going to lie. Maybe mixing a more matte concealer with a dewy concealer since mixing is my new go to lol but for now here are my Top Dewy Concealers that I recommend from drugstore to high end!
I have included the shade names below for your reference as well. I do want to say there is no particular order here. I use ALL of these on the regular. I would say for a more pulled together look and or event the Bye Bye Under Eye, NYX Gotcha Covered and Marc Jacobs are a go to. The others are lighter weight and I will mix them with a more full coverage concealer or use for everyday no makeup, makeup looks.
Swatches from Top To Bottom: (Click Names to Shop)
Light Coverage (I have noticed a funny smell with some. I had 4 to choose my shade but it does go away and it was not in all of mine. I prefer this for no makeup makeup days. I think this is also great for a younger person looking to have a little coverage and who is just starting with makeup)
Very Blendable and can be used for highlighting as well
First I would like to say I am so sorry for being MIA on my blog the last few weeks. I was out sick but I am doing good now and Thank You all for your patience. Being active on Social Media is so much fun but I truly love sitting down and writing because I feel like I am talking to all my friends about our love for makeup. So Thank You for being here!! Ok I wont make this a sappy post lol Lets move on to the makeup! I am a newbie to the L’Oreal Pro Glow Foundation and I am obsessed! It was literally a week after having it that I heard the Pro Glow family was expanding to a concealer and a powder. I just knew I had to try them both. PS not sure what took me so long to try this foundation.
$9.99 with 8 shades available. I am shade Creamy Natural. I prefer my concealer not to be super lighter than my skin because I enjoy a more natural makeup look.
Per Ulta’s Site: Discover L’Oreal’s pro inspired Infallible Pro Glow Concealer that provides glowing coverage for up to 16 hours. Sculpt and highlight features while you correct and conceal imperfections. The lightweight, ultra-blendable formula allows you to customize your glow with luminous, buildable coverage.
$12.99 with 8 shades. I prefer the shade Creamy Natural but could probably use the others I purchased as well but it depends how you are going to use the powder
Per Ulta’s Site: Discover a pro-inspired powder that provides a lasting, glowing finish with L’Oreal’s Infallible Pro Glow Powder. Skin is left feeling smooth, soft and even; never cakey, never shiny. Buff onto skin for a subtle glow or build highlight onto key features.
$12.99 with12 shades available. I am shade 205 Natural Beige which I thought may be a tad too dark however 204 seemed too pink so I went with 205 especially since its summer.
Per Ulta’s Site: L’Oreal’s Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation is a pro foundation with an all day glow!
Lets talk Concealer first since I cant get over this concealer kick that I am on. I think its just a forever addiction I will have lol. At my first application I noticed a paint smell. This is not super uncommon with some products but it went away quickly and was not in all the shades I purchased. The coverage is buildable but if you are looking for full coverage this may not be for you. I prefer this type of concealer so I am enjoying it however I didn’t notice a real glow or very dewy effect and for some reason I was expecting it to be realllllly dewy. It was just the right amount of dew as most of you know if you follow me on Instagram I do not like a matte concealer. The applicator is a doe foot application which makes it very easy to apply and I love that. If you are into lighter weight makeup that is dewy you most certainly need to check this concealer out. I think its perfect for summer or those no makeup, makeup days (which is usually my go to)
The powder can be used three different ways: Set your foundation with the non shimmer side of powder, Highlight your face with the shimmer side of powder or for an all over glow. As you can see below its split into two different products per say. The top part has a shimmer in it and the bottom does not. I know I wanted the all over glow so I went in by swirling my powder brush into it and applied it directly to a fresh moisturized face. It gives a bit of coverage and does give you a subtle all over glow but I do use a ton of skin care that makes my skin glow already. When I need those quicker makeup days I reach for my MAC Studio Fix Plus Powder Foundation and I wanted to see how this would compare and it just did not provide the coverage I would like. However I think this is a fabulous affordable setting powder by using both sides to set your foundation for a subtle all over glow or even to set your under eyes it works.
When it comes to the Pro Glow Foundation it gives me the most natural looking base with a beautiful glow that does not make me look too shiny. I went to breakfast with some family while I was trying it out and they said my makeup looked fresh and like it was my own skin. That is exactly what I look for in a foundation so I can not recommend it enough!!!!
Who else is in love with the Pro Glow Foundation and who has tried these new editions to the collection? I would love to hear your thoughts and what products you are using these days to get your glow on!!!
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When it comes to Nude Lips its so personal. Why? Because not everyone’s lip color is the same. We all want to achieve and have that perfect nude lip and sometimes that is not easy to find especially at an affordable price. I love to rock a red lip but there is something so classic about a nude lip especially with a smokey eye.
For my skin tone I love a nude lip that is lighter brown/pinky toned but I also love to wear a darker brown shade especially in the fall. When I posted my most loved MAC nudes a reader said to me that the colors I posted were not “nude”. I was taken back by this comment a bit because I had an array of shades. What is nude for my lip color may not work on someone with a darker skin tone than me and vice versa. Nudes are not one size fits all and thanks to Maybelline, everyone can get a perfect nude for under $10. With their new Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes they “are warmer, more sensational nudes for every skin tone. Pucker up to radiant, confident color that highlights one’s natural beauty”
10 Shades available (Brown Blush & Beige Babe not pictured)
Left to Right: Naked Coral, Almond Rose, Raw Chocolate, Toasted Truffle
Left to Right: Hot Sand, Purely Nude, Peach Buff, Honey Pink
These lipsticks are most certainly BPAMC approved. You know I love a fabulous drugstore find and these fit the bill! Even though these are matte they are indeed super creamy and pigmented so they are super comfortable on the lips! They do not feel dry or heavy. It almost feels like you have a lip balm on. Just like all lipsticks they do need to be reapplied but I am okay with that. Just toss it in your purse for touch ups and you are good to go!
What is your go to Nude Lip Color? I love playing with so many different shades and textures.
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Color Correcting can be somewhat confusing. What colors help with redness? What can help cancel out my dark circles? What should I use for dull skin? There are so many questions and so many products out there. We all want to achieve this but with out adding a bunch of makeup to our collection let alone spend a ton on it. I will say once you find a color correcting product that works you will want to stick with it because you see results! Hard Candy Cosmetics just launched a new color correcting line of products that are affordable and available at Walmart.com With these three products you are sure to find something that will work!
First lets look at what the problems we may want to correct and with what shade(s):
Redness – Green
Dullness – Lavendar
Dark Circles – Peach / Orange
Mild Redness – Yellow
Fatigue – Pink
Typically this is what you will find when you look up color correcting. My biggest advise is to first ask yourself, ” what am I looking to fix?” For example some days when I put on my foundation I still see red all around my nose. If this is something you also deal with then I would look into green products to help reduce the redness so when you apply your foundation its even! On the color week green is opposite of red so green products cancels out red on the skin. My sister in law suffers from dark circles and is darker skin toned so she uses a deeper orange shade to cancel out the dark before she puts on concealer. Once you find out what your concerns are you can research what color will work from there. Hard Candy Cosmetics Color Correcting products are sure to assist with some of the most basic beauty concerns like, redness, dullnes and dark circles.
Serum instantly provides weightless color correction of any skin concern.
I love this for under the eyes because its a serum base so it helps blend beautifully to hind those dark circles with the peach color.
I hope this helps a bit with all those color correction questions. Since all three of these products are super affordable they are such a good place to start! Again remember it is best to start with what is concerning you. Do you have redness in certain areas of the face? Do you suffer from dark circles or even some blueness under your eyes? Do you suffer from dullness around your face? Once you determine what you want to target you can find the color and then your perfect product and formula that fits into your beauty routine!
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