bh Cosmetics 6th Edition Palette, NYX Total Control Drop Foundation + MORE Try On Haul

Today I am sharing my first impression thoughts of bh Cosmetics Sixth Edition Eyeshadow Palette and rose gold brush set, NYX Total Control Drop Foundation, and Benefit Watts Up! Highlighter.

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Products featured:

  1. Julep Don’t Leave Your Brows at Home (Rich Brown), $24: http://bit.ly/2hS98oe
  2. Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer, $37: http://seph.me/2hFLxcS
  3. bh Cosmetics Sixth Edition – 120 Color Eyeshadow Palette, $17.99: http://bit.ly/2pg5asK
  4. bh Cosmetics BH Liquid Eyeliner (Black), $4.99: http://bit.ly/2pg0h35
  5. Ulta Beauty Automatic Eyeliner (Tropics), $8: http://bit.ly/2pgjtO0
  6. Ulta Beauty Curled Up Mascara (Brown Black), $10.50: http://bit.ly/2pg3oYO
  7. Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer, $32: http://bit.ly/2pg3kbi
  8. NYX Cosmetics Total Control Drop Foundation (Cappucino), $13.99: http://bit.ly/2pg0MtZ
  9. Nyx Cosmetics Hi Definition Photo Concealer Wand (Nutmeg), $4.99: http://bit.ly/2ogNr7H
  10. bh Cosmetics Professional Blush Palette (not the exact one I used, but it’s close), $17: http://bit.ly/2mSDI3C
  11. Benefit Cosmetics Watts Up! Cream-to-Powder Highlighter, $30: http://seph.me/2n6JK0I
  12. ColourPop Ultra Glossy Lip (Swinger): sold only in the Kiss and Tell set for $24

Nail Polish I’m Wearing:

SquareHue Dance Collection: Kohn (Phra)

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Facial Radiance Illuminating Moisturizer by First Aid Beauty Review

So y’all know that I have been searching high and low for an all over face illuminator. See my reviews here and  here . I’ve been wanting my skin to GLOWWWWWW! My goal has been to find a product with a golden glow versus a pearl or champagne glow. Whether or not it also has a moisturizing effect is an added bonus. Have I found a winner???

I went into Sephora and asked one of the team members for any recommendations. If you are a woman of color, you know that it’s hard to ask a white person for recommendations because a lot of times they do not take into consideration the difference in skin tones. Therefore, they will recommend products that will complement their complexions, which is completely understandable. I knew that before I asked the girl to help me, but I still asked anyway. She led me to every single product with a pearl tint. LOL! I just laughed to myself and she actually ended up directing me to a black lady who she felt would provide better assistance. I was so grateful because she hooked me up!

She introduced me to this amazing illuminator by First Aid Beauty called Facial Radiance Illuminating Moisturizer (retail price: $34)! I swatched it on the back of my hand and my face should have turned into the heart eye emoji because that’s literally how I felt. I was immediately in love! All I could see was the perfect golden glow on my hand and I couldn’t WAIT to apply it to my face!

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The next time I did a full face, I tried it out! If you look at the pictures below, you see that there is a brush applicator attached to the tube to make for easy application. I actually do not use the brush to apply it to my face. I place a couple of dots on my forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin and then rub it in with my hands and then blend it with a wet Beauty Blender. Pictures really don’t catch the glow, but, the glow is THERE! It is stunning! My skin was radiant and (even though my skin is generally blemish free) it smoothed out the appearance of my skin.

It’s a lightweight moisturizer, which really isn’t enough for my dry skin. That’s not a big deal to me. I just apply Aquaphor before applying this. After I applied this, I continued with my makeup routine by applying bb cream all over my face and the rest of my makeup.

I think I can end my search for an illuminator because I do believe I’ve found a winner! I definitely rate this product a 5 on a 1 to 5 scale!


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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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What Are My Top 5 Lippies for the Fall/Winter?

It’s that time of the year again! The time to pull out all of your dark lippies for the cooler months…a.k.a. My favorite time of the year! When I tell you I live for a dark lipstick, Honey I LIVE for a dark lipstick. I feel super sexy in a darker lipstick. Now, granted my top 5 go to lip colors for this season are not all dark and vampy, they are still perfect for the season because they are browns, deep reds, and deep berries. Let’s get into my favorite fall/winter lippies now!

Note: This list is in no way, shape, or form, all inclusive. Just a quick top 5 list. 

Wet n Wild Beauty Silk Finish Lipstick in Mink Brown, $0.99 

I loveeee Wet n Wild lipsticks (you’ll be able to tell this after reading this post). For less than $2, the quality is amazing. They are super moisturizing and long lasting! They have sooo many different colors to choose from and you can buy them all for less than you would pay for a designer lipstick brand. So, that means, definitely worth buying!

Anyway, Mink Brown is such a beautiful shade of brown. It’s kind of a caramel shade. I get so many compliments when I wear this lipstick! Definitely a color that should be in your collection!


Wet n Wild Beauty MegaLast Lip Colors in Cherry Bomb, $1.99
 Now Cherry Bomb is one of my all time favorite lip colors! I love the deep brick red color. It compliments my skin tone so well. I actually wear this one year round because the color is just so amazing! Fun fact: This color is a dupe of MAC Sin. So, save your coins and buy this one instead!


MAC Lipstick in Cyber, $17.00

Cyber is a color I cannot live without! I love wearing this lipstick when I am going out for dinner or for a night out on the town. It is a very intense blackish purple. Definitely a color that makes me feel very sexy! No matter what, I will always have this color in my collection!


MAC Lipstick in Dark Side, $17.00
 Dark Side was one of the very first lipsticks I ever bought from MAC. If you love a deep burgundy lipstick, then I would definitely recommend this color!


Wet n Wild Silk Finish Lipstick in Dark Wine, $0.99

 Dark Wine is another one of my faves from Wet n Wild. The color is just that, a dark wine. I love the smooth texture of this lipstick and the color payoff…another winner for the fall!

What are your favorite fall/winter lippies? Let me know in the comments!

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