Today, we’re reviewing another round of Believe Beauty products. The first round went so well, I wanted to test out some more products for you guys!
Without further ado, let’s get into it!
Blush Duo($4.75): Try
How pretty is this blush duo, right? So pretty! It’s even prettier on! I found the two colors work best mixed together. They are such a beautiful color and work so nicely with your skin tone. I’m one of those girls who wear pink blush with pink lipstick and peach blush with red lipstick. With this blush, though, it doesn’t matter. It looks good with either. The only complaint I have about this blush is the application. I tried several brushes before I found one that didn’t make the blush go on patchy. The brush is this one from Bare Essentials. It’s their Flawless Face brush. As long as I have that brush in hand, this is my new go-to blush!
Eye Shadow Palette ($5): Pass
This palette is so pretty! I love the purples in here. It swatches beautifully. However, when blended out, the colors blend out to nothing. It was so disappointing! I tried using several application methods with no success. Pass on this palette.
Lipstick ($4): Must try
I was looking for some nice fall lip colors. This lipstick did not disappoint! How pretty is this color for fall, right? This formula is so comfortable on the lips. It’s not transfer proof but it does have nice staying power. I’ll be picking this up in other colors for sure!
Liquid Lipstick ($4): Must try
I love a liquid lipstick and this one is no exception. Again, this color is so perfect for fall! The formula is a bit tacky but not terrible by any means. This too is not transfer proof but the staying power is stellar. I’ll be picking this up in other colors as well!
Believe Beauty is proving to be a fabulous drugstore option for makeup. They have skincare too, so stay tuned for an upcoming review on those products!
Have you tried anything from Believe Beauty? Share your experience with us in the comments below!
That’s all for today. Have a fabulous day, lovelies!
Today, I want to share the things I’ve been loving lately and why. Perhaps you’ll find some new favorites here or at least something new to try out!
Without further ado, let’s get into it!
Color: All Things Purple
Purple is really having a moment this fall! And not the dark, reddish shade of purple that is traditionally associated with fall. We’re talking lilac purple. That’s so strange to me, but I’m not mad about it. I love me some purple, so I’m all in on this trend!
Here are some of my lilac favorites…
Books: Girl Wash Your Face
Girl Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis is the dose of motivation we all need. Even the most motivated of us need some inspiration from time to time. This book is it! Each chapter stands on its own. So you can skip the ones that don’t apply to you or read them in the order that makes the best sense for you. This is one of those books you can read over and over and get something different out of it each time. I’ll have this book on repeat for a long time. Pick it up today!
Beverage: Flavored Coffee
I’ve always been a French Roast kind of girl. I never stray much from that…until recently. The other day I picked up a few flavored coffee blends at the store, specifically French Vanilla and Chocolate Caramel Brownie. The Chocolate Caramel Brownie was a stretch, but I can’t resist caramel-flavored things. Much to my surprise, they were actually pretty good. I’ll be trying more flavors this fall. I might even try one of those famous PSLs (Pumpkin Spice Latte). When in Rome, right?
Activities: Being Outside
Fall is in full force here in Iowa. The weather has been BEAUTIFUL! I’m soaking up all the fall feels by spending as much time outside as possible. From walks to hikes to hanging out on the deck, it’s been all outside all time. Oh did I mention the windows are open too? Let that fall air inside!
Here are a few of my fall faves…
App: Puzzle Page
I’ve always enjoyed puzzle books. Now, I’ve found the joy of puzzle books in an app! It’s called Puzzle Page and is available on Android devices (not sure about IOS). It’s a free-to-play app with optional pay-for-play. The free content is plenty to keep busy. There’s a great variety of puzzles to play including Sudoku, Crosswords, Word Finds, and much much more. If you like puzzle games, you’ll love this app!
What have YOU been loving lately? Let us know in the comments below.
That’s all for today. Have a fabulous day, lovelies!
Welcome back to Talk Fabulous! It’s been awhile and it’s so good to be back! Let’s jump right in!
Today, let’s look at a Dollar General brand, Believe Beauty. I first heard about this brand on Emily Noel’s YouTube channel. She was doing a video on makeup $5 and under (see the video here). Seeing as how the prices at the drugstore are skyrocketing, I was skeptical that there was anything worth using at that price point. Boy, was I wrong! I ran out to my nearest DG and picked up some makeup to try for myself.
Sidenote: check out Emily Noel’s YouTube channel (here) and her Instagram (here). She is awesome!
Let’s jump into the reviews!
Radiantly Primed Face Primer ($5): Must Try
This primer is beautiful! It smooths nicely onto the skin and gives your face a beautifully, healthy glow. Use on its own or under foundation. You won’t be disappointed! I can’t wait to try out their other primer options!
Skin Finish Foundation ($5): Must Try
Another beautiful product! This foundation is gorgeous on the face. It provides great coverage without feeling or looking cakey on the skin. In my experience, this works best applied with a sponge in conjunction with the primer. Using this combination the foundation adheres to the skin and becomes one with it. The staying power is great. It’s not transfer resistant by any means but it does last through the day. For a $5 price tag, this is a fabulous find! Also, did I mention how beautiful this packaging is?!?! Love it!
Concealer($4): Take it or leave it
The Believe Beauty concealer was just meh for me. The coverage is fine, although the product offers no brightening effect. I do like a concealer that offers some brightening. However, if that’s not as important to you, this concealer might be for you! At $4 it’s worth a shot!
Matte Blur Loose Transluscent Powder ($5): Must try
This powder is beautiful on the skin! It’s incredibly fine yet it doesn’t fly everywhere like some loose powders do. The ‘matte’ part of the name is questionable as it does let the glow from the primer shine through. If you are looking for a mattifying powder, this isn’t it. However, it does blur without looking cakey. It’s light enough that it can be used as an under eye setting powder too. It’s gorgous and I will be repurchasing this product!
Eye Brow Mascara ($4): Must try
I love a good eye brow mascara and this one doesn’t disappoint! The brush is the perfect size and picks up just the right amount of product. It lasts all day and is a great color match. It’s all turning up roses here, so try it out today!
High Drama Fiber Mascara ($4.50): Hard pass
I so wanted to love this mascara. It gives the lashes a beautiful, lengthening effect that’s just so pretty. By mid-day, though, I’m left looking like a mama raccoon. That is not a cute look on anyone! Leave this one on the shelf!
Makeup Perfecting Setting Spray ($4.50): Must try
This setting spray has the finest mister of any setting spray I’ve ever tried. It is SUPER fine. No big droplets here! The scent is also quite lovely like a clean/tropical vibe. It doesn’t seem like the setting spray helps the longevity of the makeup, however, it does give the skin a nice perfected look. Pick this up today!
I’d say that was a pretty good haul! 1 meh, 1 hard pass and 5 must trys! It’s safe to say that Believe Beauty is a brand to check out! I will be trying more of what they have to offer soon, so stay tuned!
What new makeup have you been trying out lately? Let us know down in the comments!
That’s all for today! Have a fabulous day, lovelies!
These days, everyday is a rollercoaster ride. The ups and downs of our current situation are taxing on our minds, bodies, and souls. *sigh
Luckily, technology has our back and is allowing us to remain connected while we’re physically apart. For many of us this means many a video chat. Need to “walk” over to a co-worker’s desk…call them on Zoom. Want to say hi to the family…Google Hangouts to the rescue.
These video chat sessions can come at any moment and without warning. Looking presentable is a must (at least from the top up, pants are totally optional at this point). Let’s explore 5 easy ways to always look your best when your chatting it up via webcam.
Tip 1: Wear Mascara
It’s important, whether in person or online, to make your eyes the focal point of your face. The first step to achieving this is to apply mascara. Mascara has a great power to really help make your eyes pop. It’s like magic in a tube. So, before any video chat, make sure to layer on some mascara. I’m still loving the Lash Paradise mascara from L’Oreal. See my review here.
Tip 2: Fill in those brows
Remember that we want to make our eyes the focal point of our face? Another great and easy way to do this is by filling in the brows. This is a quick and easy step that can make all the difference. Check out this post for my favorite brow product.
Tip 3: Add some blush
Nothing gives the skin a healthier glow like blush. It gives the skin that naturally flushed looked that instantly adds life and depth to the skin. No need to overdo it here. Just add a quick swipe of your favorite blush and you’re good to go. I’ve been loving the Milani baked blushes (see the post here). The color is spot on and a little goes a long way.
Tip 4: Do your hair
Stay with me here, I’m not talking about going all out with a fancy updo or anything like that. We do need to put a little effort into this area, though. Nothing can make you look more unprofessional, tired, or even age you as much as not running a comb through your locks. As you know, I’ve never been one to do much with my hair. I’m way more into makeup. I think that’s because I can control the makeup better. I feel like my hair just has a life of its own. With video chatting, though, your hair only has to look good from the front! Even I can handle that! Also, I’ve discovered these updo hair pieces on Amazon (check them out here). These babies deserve a post all their own, so stayed tuned for that. They really are a hair game changer!
Tip 5: Wear Lipstick
If you do nothing else, do this one. Putting on lipstick not only makes you look instantly put together but it’s a big confidence booster too. How can you not feel fabulous when wearing a rocking lip color? Trust me, it’s impossible. Now is the time to experiment. Those neutral colors you’re used to wearing may not transfer well on screen. Try something slightly darker or brighter, just don’t go too crazy if it’s for work.
There you have it! 5 quick and easy ways to look fabulous for your next video chat!
We want to hear from you! What suggestions do you have for looking your best in video chats?
Thanks for stopping by! Have a fabulous day, lovelies!
You know those women who always look flawless? Have you ever wondered how they do it? Ever wonder if you could do it too? Those questions have certainly floated through my mind.
How do they look so cool, calm, and confident ALL.THE.TIME? I’ve scoured the internet to see if there was a secret behind their look. Turns out there is and it’s easier than you think.
Want to look put together every time you leave the house, so you too can appear cool, calm, and confident? If so, keep reading to find out all the juicy secrets!
Take care of your face
The first thing people notice about you is your face. That makes total sense as we’re making eye contact with people we meet. There’s a few easy ways we can take care of our face.
Have a skincare routine
Keeping our faces clean gives us a great foundation for everything else. See my skincare routine here.
Protecting our face is important to make sure we keep that youthful looking glow.
Mascara and blush are your BFFs
Nothing opens up your eyes quicker and easier than mascara. If you need to look instantly more awake, this is the ticket. To add instant color and life to your face sweep on some blush.
Don’t forget your lips
Colored lip balms add moisture and color to your lips giving you a more lively look.
Fill in your brows
I’ve written several posts about the importance of filling in your brows (here and here). Your brows are the frame of your face, make sure it stands out!
Take care of your hair
Our hair is the frame of our face. It makes sense that this is the next area that we need to pay close attention.
Clean hair is queen
This probably goes without saying, but we don’t want to walk around with grease balls on our heads! If you’re prone to grease (like me), dry shampoo is your best friend (see my favorites here). With a few spritzes, your hair will be back to its normal, clean self in no time!
Make sure you’re hair is dry
Just like we don’t want to walk around like grease balls, we also don’t want to walk in with wet hair. Nothing says lazy or I don’t care, like wet hair.
This doesn’t have to be anything fancy. It may just be brushing it and spraying on some hairspray. The point here is that we appear to have spent hours on a style that may have only taken a few minutes.
Take care of your hands
Research shows that the second thing people notice about women is their hands (credit Tero International, Inc.). This seemed odd to me at first. The more I thought about it, though, it makes sense. We are always pointing at things, using our phones, typing, and the like. Our hands are always on display. It makes sense that taking care of them will help us always look put together.
Make sure you use lotion and cuticle cream on a regular basis. This will help the hands stay soft and resist cracking due to dry weather.
Consider a mani
As hard as we may try taking care of our nails ourselves, there’s just no substitute for a manicure. You can’t believe the compliments I get after going to the salon. It’s crazy. The good thing is that manicures are relatively inexpensive. They clock in around $20. That’s not bad for having flawless nails in my book!
No chipped nail polish
Please, please, please immediately remove nail polish that’s chipped. Nothing looks messier and less put together than chipped nail polish. There’s some great options out there for long-wearing nail polish. Check out my previous posts on the subject here and here.
File and shape
Along with no chipped nail polish, make sure your nails are filed and nicely shaped. Again, having this done at the salon is a breeze, but you can do it at home too.
Nothing says lazy (and actually kinda gross) than dirty nails and hands. Keep a nail brush by your sink and you’ll never have to worry about this again!
Take care of your clothes
The clothes we wear send a message to those we meet. Wearing the right clothes for the occasion at hand is always important. Beyond that, though, there are a few things we can do to make sure we always look put together.
Fit is key
Ill fitting clothes never conveys that we are put together. It’s vital that we make sure our clothes fit our bodies well. Never mind what that tag says, no one will see it. People will see a piece that doesn’t fit well a mile away, though!
Wear dark jeans
To me, nothing looks more chic than a dark pair of jeans. This is especially important for professional situations.
Add a completer piece
I’ve talked about completer pieces before (here). It bears repeating here, though. Completer pieces can elevate your look from okay to fabulous instantly. Completer pieces include items such as a scarf, a necklace, earrings, a blazer or cardigan, etc. If you take nothing else from this post, take this to heart.
Style your look
It’s easy to add a touch of style to any look and all for free! Cuff your jeans, roll your sleeves, etc. These little touches can add a ton to any outfit!
Scuff free shoes
Always make sure your shoes are scuff-free and polished. This may seem old school, but trust me, this makes a huge difference. Next time you’re at the shoe store, pick up a polish kit. You won’t regret it (and I promise it won’t take too much time to have your shoes looking fabulous)!
Have an emergency to-go kit
This all sounds great, right? What about when we leave the house, though? What if we have a fashion emergency when we’re out and about? No worries! Enter the to-go kit! I have a to-go kit in my purse and one in my work briefcase. You can customize it to whatever meets your needs. Listed below are the items I consider essential in any to-go kit:
Brush and hair spray (maybe a hair tie and bobbie pins too!)
Those are all the secrets to always looking put together. Take care of your face, do your hair, pay attention to your hands and nails, consider your clothes, and have a to-go kit. That’s not so bad right? Everything is pretty quick and inexpensive. Nothing here is going to break the bank or have you taking 2 hours to get ready. Now we can all be one of those women who always looks put together!
I don’t know about you, but I think the best product recommendations come from family and friends. In this day and age, we can add our favorite bloggers and YouTubers to that mix. I love reading and watching favorites posts and videos respectively. I wanted to share some things I’ve been loving lately with you! So, without further ado, in no particular order, let’s get into it!
Wet n Wild Gel Nail Polish
I love this nail polish! There’s a few reasons why. First of all, it’s a gel polish without the hassle of the UV light. What’s not to love about that, right? Secondly, it’s long lasting. Once applied, it lasts about a week. Another perk is that since this is a gel formula, it’s thick enough to easily touch up any chips that may form. That for me is a huge plus! They have so many beautiful colors to choose from as well. Check them all out here. My favorite color this summer has been MissyInPink. A great fall color option is Left Marooned. Both these colors look great on all skin tones, so you really can’t go wrong with either of them. If you’re looking for a nail polish that will wow you, check this out!
I’ve been using Bug Soother for years. Check out my previous posts (here and here). It’s a powerful bug spray protecting against gnats, no-see-ums, sand fleas, black flies, and mosquitoes. I would add ticks to the list as well. Luckily, though, this strong bug repellent doesn’t have a buggy smell. It actually smells good with hints of lemon and vanilla. The effectiveness coupled with the great smell is why I love this product! I know you might be thinking, “Hey, Missy Ann! Summer’s almost over, why are you just telling us about this now?” Fall is a great time to go outdoors. Even though the temps are cooler, there are still bugs out and about. Combat them with Bug Soother! Find it here. Use the code: MissyAnnIA for 25% off your first order!
Natural Glow Lotion
Natural Glow Lotion has been on the market for awhile now. It’s had my heart from the beginning. Jergens was the first brand to come out with the Natural Glow Lotion. Since then, there have been several brands that came out with knock-off versions. I’ve found that the Dollar General brand, the Target brand, and the CVS brand work just as well as the original. The scent of the Jergens, though, is by far the best. I love this product, because it builds up a subtle color over time. This makes it nearly impossible to mess up, over apply, and it doesn’t leave that strange orange tinge to your skin. Again, this seems like more of summer product and it certainly is. However, we can continue using this into fall. Temps are getting cooler, but that doesn’t mean we’re ready to stow away our skirts and shorts just yet. To keep that summer, sun-kissed glow, keep applying Natural Glow Lotion. If you haven’t tried this yet, I would highly recommend giving it a go! Find it here.
Silicone Bath Sponge
I first saw this recommended on the LIY blog. This blog post came at a timely point in my life. I had just bought another loofah after the one I had for only a couple months had fallen apart. The traditional loofahs I typically buy ring in around $1. The silicone bath sponge was $10. Normally, I would gravitate towards the $1 product, but in this case, I felt like the return on investment would be better with the bath sponge. It did take a little bit to get used to, but I’ve grown to love it. It holds up so well compared to typical loofahs. Plus, the silicone bath sponge dries out so no pesky bacteria can dwell in the loofah. I’ve found this does work better with body wash rather than bar soap, but that’s not a deal breaker. If you’re tired of buying traditional loofah after loofah after loofah, give these silicone bath sponges a shot. Find them here!
All things e.l.f.
By now, we all know I love when quality meets affordability. No brand does that better than e.l.f. Not all their products are a 10, but there’s so many that are fabulous! We can do nearly a full face of e.l.f. with the products I’ve picked out for my favorites today. First up, is the Flawless Finish Foundation (here). It’s perfectly named because it really leaves your skin looking flawless! Bonus points that they’ve recently expanded their shade range! Every foundation needs a concealer. Enter the camo concealer (here). Again, this is perfectly named because it truly camouflages any imperfections. If the color isn’t quite right, no fear. The Mix to Match Shade Adjuster is here to the rescue (here)! This product works wonders to perfectly adjust the shade of your foundation or concealer. It’s a must-have in any makeup collection! Now, let’s set everything with Beautifully Bare Sheer Tint Finishing powder (here). This keeps everything in place and softens the look of the skin. It’s a fabulous powder! For some color, e.l.f. blushes are everything (find my favorite here). They are bright, beautiful, and easy to apply. Speaking of bright and beautiful, not to mention comfortable, you can’t go wrong with e.l.f. lip products. I especially love their Tinted Lip Oil (here), Liquid Matte Lipstick (here), and their Essential Lip Stick (here). The e.l.f. brushes are also awesome. You can’t go wrong with any of these products. I highly recommend them!
That’s what I’ve been loving lately. Now, I would love to hear what you think! What have you been loving lately?
Thanks for stopping by! Have a fabulous day, lovelies!
Today, let’s talk skincare. I’ve always wanted to dive into a skincare routine. There’s so many choices out there, though, it was just too overwhelming. I also wasn’t sure which products I needed. Cleansers, toners, serums, moisturizers, masks, exfoliators, night cream, oh my! How do we know what to use, not to mention in what order they should be applied? So many questions! I needed a guide and an easy to follow one at that!
Living in Yellow to the rescue! Have you checked out the LIY blog? If not, do yourself a favor and go check it out right now. You won’t be disappointed. Back to skincare. A few months ago, they posted a Skincare Routine blog post. It was awesome and just what I was looking for! Since then, I have been experimenting and refining it for myself. I want to share what I’ve been doing and what’s been working well for me.
Why even mess with a skincare routine? Well, that’s a valid point. It’s important to remember, though, that skin is our ultimate foundation. The better our skin looks, the better our makeup will look on our skin. We need to carefully care for it and nourish it, so we can put our best face forward.
As a cautionary note, everyone’s skin is different. What works for me may not work for you. My skin is super oily and I struggle with redness. You may have a different skin type and other skin concerns. Please, keep that in mind as you read this post.
Step 1: Cleanse
Cleansing is important to remove makeup, dirt, and excess oil. My recommendation is the Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser. It’s so good! It will remove ALL the makeup! To apply, it’s recommended to use your fingers, rub it into the skin, and let it sit for 20-30 seconds and then rinse. Remember to use lukewarm, not hot, water!
Step 2: Tone
Toner is important to remove excess dirt, makeup, and oil left behind after cleansing. It adjusts the skin back to its natural pH, and toner also helps to remove dead skin cells and to plump and add a glow to the skin. Don’t despair, these are not the OG alcohol based toners we’re remembering from back in the day. My recommendation is actually a homemade formula. It’s super easy. Just grab some Witch Hazel and some essential oils. The essential oils you add will depend on your skin concerns. I add rosehip oil, because it has healing properties and helps with redness. I also add Lemon oil as it has brightening properties. You can also just use straight Witch Hazel. Apply it with a cotton pad for best results. For more info on all things toners, check out this article by Allure (here).
Step 3: Repair
The LIY ladies recommend adding a serum or nightcream here. That doesn’t work well for me as it’s too much moisture for my skin. What works for me is using a moisturizer in the morning and a serum at night. Makeup does not tend to sit will over the serum, which is another reason why I use the serum at night.
In terms of a moisturizer, I LOVE the Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisturizer. I’ve been using it for years and years and years. It provides the moisture I need without being overly oily and breaking me out. If you have oily skin, you will love this and need to try it out RIGHT NOW!
We can’t forget our lips! They need moisture too! I love Vaseline Lip Therapy Lip Balm. It has a hint of color, so it can be used as a light lip color.
It’s important to use an SPF on our lips too, though. They are just as susceptible to the sun as our skin. I love the Carmex Moisturizing Lip Balm for a lip SPF. There’s no color to it, but the cherry flavor is delightful. It works so great and can be used with your favorite lip color.
Hydrating Face Mist
I’ve been loving this Hydrating Rose Facial Spray from Grace & Stella lately. It’s a great midday and/or after work pick-me-up. It gives just the right amount of hydration without being overly oily. Love it!
What’s better than a makeup setting spray that works well? One that also has a major dose of SPF. Enter the Coola Makeup Setting Spray. Not only does this help your makeup stay put throughout the day, it also protects your skin from the harsh rays of the sun.
Eye Makeup Remover
If you need a little extra help removing your eye makeup, Almay to the rescue! I’ve been using their eye makeup remover pads for years and love them! They are so convenient and don’t require any rinsing afterwards. That’s really the best part! They’re awesome!
That’s my routine…cleanse, tone, and moisturize. It’s as easy and simply and quick as that!
What are your favorite skincare products? Let us know in the comments down below.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a fabulous day, lovelies!
Hey, lovelies! Welcome back to Talk Fabulous! I’m so happy you’re here!
Today, let’s talk make-up tips with glasses. Recently, I switched back to wearing glasses full-time. My contacts were getting annoying and they were drying out my eyes. Plus, putting them in and taking them out was getting old. It’s just so much easier to throw on my glasses and continue with my day.
The thing is, though, putting on make-up with glasses can be challenging. Have no fear! I’ve put together 7 tips to take all the guesswork out of wearing make-up with glasses. Let’s get into it!
Tip 1: Use a color corrector
Glasses magnify your eye area. Piling on the concealer can make your under eyes look extra cakey. That’s not a look we’re going for. Instead, use a color corrector to neutralize the color under your eyes. Peach is a great choice for masking those pesky dark circles. Some color corrector followed by a small amount of concealer will have your under eyes looking bright and beautiful in no time! Check out my color corrector review here.
Tip 2: Minimal eye-shadow
Again, remember the glasses magnify the eye area. So, eye-shadow that is not blended just perfectly will stand out like a sore thumb. I’m blind as a bat without my glasses. Putting on eye-shadow and flawlessly blending it out is nearly impossible. No worries, though, there’s an easy solution. Either use a base colored eye-shadow or none at all. How easy is that?!? Plus, the make-up trend this year is light eye-shadow and bright lips. Win, win!
Tip 3: Match eyeliner thickness to frame thickness
Eyeliner is a must do step when wearing glasses. As always, eyeliner makes your eyes pop and become the focal point of your face. We all want that, right? The key when wearing eyeliner with glasses is easy. Simply mach the eyeliner thickness to the thickness of the frame. This will balance the eye-wear and your eyes and create a fabulously perfect look.
Tip 4: Use volumizing mascara
Mascara can be tricky when wearing glasses. Lengthening mascaras can create too much length and brush against the lenses. That gets annoying as it becomes constantly necessary to clean the lenses. Use a volumizing formula for best results. The magnification from the glasses coupled with the volumizing effect on your lashes will make them look fierce! Additionally, no need for bottom lash mascara when wearing glasses. That’s great news as far as I’m concerned! Check out my favorite volumizing mascara here.
Tip 5: Do your brows
Brows are often overlooked. The impact they have when done, though, is undeniable. This is even truer when wearing glasses. Make sure you do your brows! Check out my favorite brow product and the full scoop on the importance of doing your brows here.
Tip 6: Don’t forget your skin
So far, we’ve been talking about make-up around our eyes. We don’t want to forget the rest of our face, though. When wearing glasses, don’t skip the foundation. Again, I’m mega blind without my glasses. I’ve found using powder foundation is the easiest to apply and blend without being able to see much. Check out my favorite powder foundation here.
Tip 7: Layer on the lipstick
Last, but not least, layer on the lipstick. The eye-shadow is kept minimal, so to balance out the look add a bold lip color. The minimal eye look coupled with a bold lip is so on-trend this year. It’s the perfect time to rock out this look! I’m still loving the MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Lipstick from Wet n Wild. Find it here.
That’s it! 7 easy tips to look great in glasses. I’d love to hear which eye-wear you prefer? Glasses, contacts, or none of the above (lucky!)?
Thanks for stopping by! Have a fabulous day, lovelies!
A few years ago, setting spray could only be found from high-end brands. Since then, though, the drugstore has fully embraced the setting spray. I’m not going to lie, I always have one in my makeup stash and I use it almost every day. It’s more for mentality sake. I’m not really sure it’s actually doing anything. I’ve tried the setting sprays from Wet n Wild, e.l.f., and Physicians Formula. I liked all these but went through them so fast. I decided to hit Pinterest to see if I could find a DIY option.
Lo and behold, there were some DIY recipes for setting spray. After a reading a few, I settled on this one.
For my version, I used 1 part glycerin, 2 parts witch hazel, 3 parts distilled water (spoiler alert, I just microwaved some water to sterilize it), and a few drops of rosehip oil. I mixed all the ingredients into my empty Physicians Formula setting spray bottle. The sprayer on that bottle is awesome! It dispenses a perfectly fine mist, which is essential for a flawless application.
My DIY version was accidentally put to the test a couple weeks ago. My makeup routine goes something like this: foundation, concealer, powder, bronzer, blush, highlight, eyeshadow, setting spray, brows, and mascara. I tend to get pretty messy when applying eyeshadow, so the need to brush off the fallout is almost always necessary. Welp, this fateful day I forgot to do that and sprayed the setting spray. Oops! Let me tell you what, that eyeshadow fallout Would.Not.Budge. No joke. It wasn’t going anywhere. That’s when I decided, this DIY setting spray IS doing something good for my makeup look. I’ve been hooked ever since.
Do you use setting sprays? What’s your favorite?
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Today let’s talk makeup, specifically the eyeshadow palette. There are dozens upon dozens of eyeshadow palettes out there. How’s a person to know what’s good and what’s bad?
I’m here to tell you that generally, Wet n Wild eyeshadow is good quality and their Comfort Zone palette is no exception. The colors are gorgeous and can be mixed and matched to create countless looks. The thing I adore about this palette is that they give you a dark and light transition shade in extra large pans since those are probably the colors you’d use most. Genius! Even better, you get 10 shades for $5!!!
They also provide a day and night look on the back, which is so helpful. It’s easy to follow and looks great!
They have several other palettes similar to this in the shades Nude Awakening, Rose in the Air, and Not a Basic Peach (find them here).
If you’re in the market for some new eyeshadow or just want to try out something new, I’d highly recommend this one. It’s so good!
What’s your favorite eyeshadow palette?
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