Unorthodox Contour Products

Makeup products can be used for multiple things. Highlight as eyeshadow, or eyeshadow as a brow powder... Well I've found some products that could be used as a contour powder. 
Now what makes a contour product? Well, its really an product (cream or powder) that is cool toned that makes a shadow effect on the face which makes it seem that your face it slimmer. 
Okay okay.. What products am I talking about?

I'm talking about a eyeshadow and a brow powder today. These are about the only products in my collection that I could see myself using as a contour shade, though you'd have to have a specific brush to get both out. 
The first one is from the brand W7, which is a UK brand that you can find on online or in stores like TJ Maxx or Marshalls. This palette is called the "In the mood" palette. I bought mine off amazon what seems like forever ago. The shade that I'm talking about as a contour shade is the forth shadow from the left called Wink. 
Its a cool toned c…

April Monthly Beauty Favorites

That time of the month is upon us... Not that time, but the time where all the blogger/vloggers post their favorites from the past month.

I haven't done one of these in what seems like forever therefore I'm giving it a go.

This month, I have 7 favorite products. 1 for the brows, 2 for the eyes, 1 brush, and the final 3 for the cheeks. 5 of them are drugstore prices and brands, while the other 2 are higher end.

We'll work from left to right here so we'll start out with the white Kiko Milano compact. This blush is gorgeous. The shade is Coral Cuddle. It has a shimmer to it, and a strong vanilla scent. This one I can't find on the website, but it was from their Lip Me Lots collection which was for valentine's day. I'm going to link Kiko's blush selection so you can look. 
Next, we'll go with Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam eyeshadow palette. I'm a neutral eyeshadow kinda gal, and this palette is amazing! The packaging is velvet covered, and come…

Contour Shades for Pale Skin

When you have a skin shade that isn't the mainstream shades, well products that work are harder to find. Today, I'm talking about shades of contour that work for those with pale skin. 
To give you an idea of what shade I am, I'm the lightest shade of Fenty Beauty, and MAC cosmetics is too dark for me to use... Fun stuff I'm telling ya. 
Two of these products are drugstore, the other two are high end - I covered all price ranges. 

We'll work from Top to bottom here - spice it up. 
The top palette you see is Anastasia Beverly Hills Cream Contour Kit in the shade Fair. This is the only cream product in this bundle for those that like creams. The shade I'm mainly going to talk about is Fawn. For me, I use this before I powder my face - as you should. And, if I'm going for subtle contour, I use only this - no powder contour over top. Easy to blend, can go from natural to intense with some building/layering. 
The other "contour" shades in this palette …

Fenty Beauty - 2 Product Review

The infamous Fenty Beauty... I picked up 2 of the most "famed" products, because I really wanted to try them. 
 As you saw in my Recent Sephora Haul, I picked up a highlighter and a foundation. The Killawatt Highlighter in Trophy Wife, and the Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Foundation.  I've been playing with these on and off since I bought them. 

Lets talk about the foundation first. The main thing that I love is that its actually my shade! Yes I have the lightest shade which is 100. The foundation is a soft matte finish which I would say is more matte then soft matte. If you have any dry skin patches, or scabs, it will cling to them. It does give good medium coverage. 
I will say when applying the foundation, blend fast because it drys so fast! My favorite way to wear this is to mix it with a tinted moisturizer because it gives some life to the matte plus gives more coverage to the moisturizer. I do find myself reaching for this foundation as I do like the way it looks on …

Recent Sephora Haul

I love makeup stores, and makeup in general, but Sephora is a place that I don't get to go very often as there isn't one close to me. I do look online, and purchase from there, but some products I want to see in person before I buy. 
Recently though, I was near a Sephora and made sure to take a trip inside.  There I picked up 4 new, to me, products. 

I really wanted to check out the new Fenty Beauty by Rihanna collection while I was there. And, I ended up getting the Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Foundation, Shade 100, and the infamous Trophy Wife Killawatt Highlighter. I plan on doing a review of these 2 products soon so stay tuned!

Next, I got a Huda Beauty Lip Strobe, in the shade Saucey. I have a couple of Huda Beauty products (4 of her highlighter palettes) but I hadn't tried any of her lip products. I have tried this one, and I will be making a post about it. I'll give you a sneak peek and say 2 thumbs up for this gloss!

The final product I got was a Sephora Collect…

LA Colors Shimmer Bronzer - Review & Swatches

Hello everyone!
Today I'm going to be reviewing something that was a surprisingly great product. 
Bronzers are something that I have difficultly with as I am so pale. They either are too warm, or dark.  However, I randomly popped into the Family Dollar store for something - I don't remember what now. And, I was instantly drawn to this product - it was so pretty. Plus, it was only $2. 

Look how pretty! 
This bronzer is more of a red toned/warm toned bronzer. And, yes it does have shimmer to it though the amount of shimmer isn't overwhelming. Its just enough to give a healthy summer glow.
Its pigmented therefore when you get some on your brush - tap it off. You can go overboard with it but use a small amount and build it up. If you tap your brush against the side of the pan, you'll notice the fall out.  
I'm honestly in love with the fact that I found a good bronzer that works for my skin color for a very small price. 

If you look closely, you can see that part of t…

MAC x Jeremy Scott Cheek Palette - Review & Swatches

Hey everyone! 
Today I'm reviewing one of the newer MAC cosmetics collaborations. This one is with Jeremy Scott, and its a cheek palette. And, let me just say that the packaging is amazing!
It features 3 products; 1 blush, 1 highlighter, and 1 bronzer. 

It looks like a CD! A mixed CD at that. The box is plastic, which most people don't care about but I'm telling you anyway. The actual product packaging is a metal tin making it more durable than some packaging. 
There is a plastic sheet over the product that lists the product names which alot of companies have - nothing exciting The blush is Wall of Desire, bronzer is Acoustica, and the highlighter is Heaven in your smile. 

The blush is a peachy color, which looks very pretty on the skin. The bronzer is a warm toned cheek product which I find actually works for my pale skin, just use a light hand. The highlighter is a champagne color. Its a natural looking highlighter, not a WHAM! in your face highlight.  

The amount of pr…