Simple Fall Makeup Look

I loved my makeup so much the other day that I felt like dedicating an entire post to breakdown my look! I think it’s a very simple, but beautiful, fall look. In general, I like for my makeup to be very natural and I do not like to use a lot of cosmetic products on my face. Alright, let’s see what I used:

Face

Aquaphor to moisturize

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Amande under my eyes, around my nose, and around my mouth

Lorac TANtalizer Baked Bronzer on cheekbones

Brows

Ofra Cosmetics Universal Brow Pencil

Eyes

ColourPop Super Shock Eyeshadows in Nillionaire and Stereo

Julep When Pencil Met Gel Eyeliner in Blackest Black

Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in Blacquer 42 on waterline

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara in Black

Lips

Bite Beauty Line & Define Lip Primer

ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in Notion


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How About a Little Champagne Pop? | Review + Swatches

A few months ago, I reviewed the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Topaz. I really wanted the exclusive shade Champagne Pop created by Jaclyn Hill, but it was sold out at the time. I finally got my hands on the pressed powder a couple of months ago. I had a chance to really try it out a few weeks ago for my birthday celebrations in Las Vegas and I am SOOOOO in love!!!! I was afraid this shade would be too light on my skintone, but it’s not! I actually prefer this shade over Topaz because the sogt white gold with peachy undertones literally GLOWSSSS!!!

What I love about this product, outside of it making my face POP, is that it doesn’t take a lot of product to acheive the look you are going for and the application is extremely smooth. A light sweep of the product on an angled blush/highlihgting brush ( I use this one from Julep) with a light blending on your cheekbones, bridge of nose, and brow bone, gives you the perfect glow!

Although this product is a bit pricey, ringing in at $38, it is completely worth it! Anytime I am going out for a night on the town, I am definitely completing my look with this amazing skin perfector. Check out my pictures below so you can see just how beautiful this product truly is!


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Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Topaz Review + Swatches!

After searching high and low for the perfect highlighter, I think I may have found THE ONE! The Becca highlighters are raved about on all of the blogs and they come highly recommended, so I figured it was time for me to shell out the $38 so that I could see what all of the fuss is about. I am so glad I did! Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector is IT! The skin perfectors come in three formulas: liquid, poured, and pressed. I purchased the pressed formula because I wanted the shimmer to be as noticeable as possible, and from the reviews, pressed was the way to go! Topaz is the perfect shade for my complexion! It gives me the perfect natural glow! I love how buttery smooth this powder is. You really do not need much product to make sure cheekbones pop! Also, from what I have read, the more product you use, the more noticeable your pores will be, so keep it light. The best way to achieve this is to use a light feathery brush…like a fan brush, stipple brush, or an angled bronzer brush. I use an angled bronzer brush to apply it to the tops of my cheekbones.


  

 

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Lorac TANtalizer Baked Bronzer Review + Swatches

I have been on the prowl for a nice bronzer to give my cheekbones a nice little shimmer. I came across this Lorac Baked Bronzer when I was in Ulta the other day. It was one of those items I came across towards the front of the store by the registers…in the “let me squeeze some extra coins out of you” section. Lol! It is a mini size and it was only $8, so I thought, why not?

This product has a very nice gold shimmer to it. I love the way it looks in my cheekbones! It gives me a beautiful glow! The product applies pretty sheer, but it is buildable. It has a smooth application. The only thing that I do not like about this bronzer is that it does not last long. By the time I get home from work, the product has faded from my cheekbones. I can’t say whether or not I will buy this in a full size when I run out…but who knows, maybe I will really fall in love with this bronzer! I am still in the market for a good product that will give my cheekbones a very nice shimmer, or even a glow! I want it to match my skintone, so if you have any suggestions, let me know!!!

 

 

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e.l.f. Cosmetics Baked Eyeshadows and Bronzers Review + Swatches

On Veteran’s Day, I took advantage of the HUGE sale that e.l.f. was having on their website. Everything was 50% off! Well…almost everything! It has taken me a few weeks to get around to using all of the products and writing a review.  I will not review everything in this haul at once. I will review products after I use them several times.

Anyway, in this review, I want to focus on the baked bronzer and eyeshadow palettes. I purchased the Baked Eyeshadow Palette in California and Seattle. California is a palette with neutral shades. Seattle is a palette with smokier shades. I purchased the Baked Bronzer in Bora Bora for $3. I was super excited about receiving the palettes and bronzer. I thought the colors in each palette were so beautiful and for $10 each, I really couldn’t beat that! However, once I got them and opened them and tried them out, I was sadly disappointed. There was barely any pigment in the shadows. I read somewhere that the pigment was more intense with a wet brush, but that really didn’t make much of a difference. I love e.l.f. products and I am really hoping that this is just an issue with the baked formula and not their eyeshadows in general because I purchased a pressed eyeshadow palette from Target a couple of weeks ago that I have not had a chance to try out yet. I might have to turn my back on e.l.f. in that one doesn’t work out for me!



Baked Eyeshadow Palette in California Swatches (left: with flash; right: without flash)


Swatches of Seattle Palette (left: without flash; right: with flash)


Baked Bronzer in Bora Bora Swatch (left: with flash; right: without flash)

As you can see from the photos above, there isn’t much pigment in the eyeshadows or the bronzers. 😦

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