I had the pleasure of attending the bareMinerals BarePro Cocktails and Complexions event here in Chicago. See it HERE. The focus of the event was their new Bare Pro 16 hour full coverage concealer. I was able to sit with a bareMinerals Makeup Artist and learn a bit more about the product. I explained natural everyday makeup is more my lane. Some days I just spot conceal with concealer and ditch the foundation all together. She said this is the perfect concealer for that and I will say it has been fabulous. Products that are versatile and reliable are so important to me and the new bareMinerals BarePro Concealer fits the bill!
Whether you want to cover dark circles, look more awake or to brighten your undereyes, concealer seems to be a constant struggle for most people and I get it! With so many formulas and brands to choose from its hard to know what is right for you. Concealers in my opinion are used for different reasons depending on the person. I have concealers for everyday, events ect however everyday makeup is more what I look for when I am buying makeup. Even though I am not a full coverage or matte type of girl this concealer has been working for me!
This is a full coverage concealer with a matte finish but its very creamy. You can build it up for the coverage it offers or you can mix it with a very creamy eye cream to give it a natural look. If you are new here I do not like much of anything matte on my face. My skin can tend to get dry and products easily settle into my fine lines. When my makeup is too matte hello old looking dry skin lol. However this concealer again is very creamy so it does not give a super matte appearance under your eyes. I have been using it with my beloved Kiehl’s Creamy Avocado eye cream and it gives this concealer the most hydrating base.
Just as the bareMinerals Makeup Artist said this is the perfect concealer for everyday wear to spot conceal, throw on some mascara, lipgloss and a bit a bronzer and you are ready to go! I place the concealer under my eyes, on my forehead, under my nostrils (I get very red here) and then a bit on my cheeks. It blends nicely and with it being a stick it just makes it easy to apply. I found using a Beauty Blender was the best to blend out and for a more natural finish.
crease-proof, waterproof, and humidity-resistant formula conceals, corrects, and contours
SHADES TOP TO BOTTOM:
05 Light/Medium-Neutral: for light to medium skin with neutral undertones (my perfect match)
07 Medium-Warm: for medium skin with warm undertones
08 Medium-Neutral: for medium skin with neutral undertones
09 Tan-Warm: for tan skin with warm undertones
If you are looking for a great everyday concealer yet versatile this is one to check out! Whether you need to cover a blemish, want to contour or use it to conceal your undereyes bareMinerals Bare Pro Full Coverage concealer has you covered! What are some of your favorite concealers? Lets chat in the comments!
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With 12 shades, ranging from cool to warm, matte to metallic, you and this palette will be inseparable. You can never have too many nudes… www.ultabeauty.com
Colourpop Cosmetics is known for their affordable prices with products that perform. Its only been until recent you could only purchase on their website. However Colourpop has now launched in Sephora and Ulta Beauty. To be honest when I heard they were launching in Sephora I was confused. Sephora to me is known as a luxury beauty retailer where Ulta Beauty sells both High end and drugstore products. One of the many reasons why I absolutely love Ulta Beauty. One palette that specifically launched at Ulta is the Colourpop Double Entendre Palette – See it HERE
Colourpop Double Entendre
Pressed shadows are buttery, pigmented and blend easily. For $16 you get 12 shades. That is just a little over $1.25 per pan. As a reference, the pan sizes are similar to a MAC single pan which retails for $6. Purchasing this palette will give you a mix of matte, metallic, cool and warm tones making Colourpop Double Entendre perfect for everyday. Dark brown shades allow for a smokey eye that can transition your day eye to night eye easily.
What I love the most about this palette is you can use as little as two shades and get a beautiful neutral eye look. I am not a huge eye shadow person. I prefer one to three shades at most when creating a look. Shades Uninhibited and Draft are perfect all over the lid and go type of shades. Colorful eye shadows are really not my thing so when I saw this I knew I had to grab it!
If you are looking for affordable makeup with quality results Colourpop is a brand to try! When you google or search on Youtube the hype is very real from what you see and read. With the accessibility at Ulta more beauty lovers can go into a location, swatch & see the products and this make me so happy. Its not easy ordering on line without every seeing a product. I do hope more and more Colourpop products come to Ulta but in the meantime this palette is a great place to start. I hope this post and my swatches are helpful to you! One other product I can highly recommend is the Super Shock Highlighter. Ulta Beauty currently sells 4 shades. Wisp is my absolute favorite and I have hit pan on it. Let me know if you would like to see swatches of my Colourpop Highlighter Collection! I reach for them over my high end highlighters often.
What is your favorite CP product? Will you be trying out this palette?
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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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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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