What I’m lovin’ lately…

Yep, it’s time to list my favorite products as of late. I haven’t done this kind of post in a while and thought it was time. I have some new stuff, y’all!!! I’ve used quite a significant amount of new products, but these are currently what I go for the most.  Let’s get right to it!

Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder

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I use this powder to set the concealer underneath my eyes and I find it does a great job doing so. I purchased this powder because it intrigued me while swatching it on my hand at Sephora. When you swipe it across your hand, you will see tiny sparkles (not overbearing, though). Those are meant to give it that brightening effect, and it works. It does lighten my under-eye area. I see this as a light version of Ben Nye Banana powder. For those who might not like the “chalkiness” of the Banana powder, this is a good option. Great option, even (although it costs more). I’ve even used this to set my T-zone and it gives a nice highlighting/healthy effect. It’s intended to be used underneath the eyes, since it’s so light and the skin in that area is thinner than the rest of the face…but I use it anyway I see fit! LOL! The company states that the pigment in the product is white, so that’s really why it’s not intended for the entire face. (I guess to avoid “flash back”.) I’ve used this product on my entire face and I’ve had no issues. This comes in two shades, #1 and #2. #1 is white and intended for fair to medium skin tones and #2 has a yellow tint and is intended for medium to dark/deep skin tones. I purchased the shade in #2 because of the yellow tint and it’s perfect for my skin tone, although I’m sure I can get away with #1. ‘But I’m fine with this shade!

Inglot Matte AMC Eyeliner Gel Liner in #77

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Why did it take me so long to get this eyeliner? This is THE blackest gel liner I’ve ever used. Yes, even darker than Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Black cream shadow. It stays put on my lids…even my waterline! That means a lot, since my eyes tend to water a lot. It costs only $12. That’s a wonderful price for what it does. I plan to get the other colors. (I already have the yellow, teal and red colors).

 

Armour Beauty Lip Glosses

I pretty much love these lip glosses. They are soooooooo pretty! The glosses leave your lips nice and soft even after the color fades (which doesn’t happen easily). They are sticky but I LOVE sticky. Sticky = long-lasting. They come in such pretty colors and finishes such as shimmer and opaque. The opaque ones are actually opaque for glosses. I don’t really think I need to get any other brand. I have them in the shades Lucy, Nina, Edie and Purple Rain. I plan to get all of them eventually. Yea I know…they’re $21 bucks a piece, but who cares?

 

Sephora Pro Airbrush Concealer brush #57

I’ve basically found my brush to apply my concealer underneath my eyes. I forgot how I came across this brush. I think I saw it on a makeup artist’s IG. Anywho, this is a great brush. It leaves the concealer looking flawless, especially since it blends well. (Don’t sleep on Sephora brushes, guys!) It can blend even the thickest concealers. The bristles are soft, which is great so that it won’t mess with the thin skin underneath the eyes. I can imagine it being also great for apply concealer anywhere on the face. You can use this brush to stipple the product on the targeted area. It’s just the bomb. I just might get another one for myself and one for my kit!

 

Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder

As much as contouring has gotten out of hand, I still think having a contour product comes in handy…especially if you’re part of the “Fat Face Syndrome” club, like myself. Contour is a must for us folks, but of course it must be done correctly. I’m still trying to master it. It can go reeeeeally wrong, really easily! I think part of the problem is most people aren’t using the right colors to contour. The whole purpose of a contour is to create a shadow and you cannot create shadows using warm colors (yes, that includes bronzer…so many people are contouring with bronzers, and I did too but I know better now). Shadows have a grey color, so you need a contour color that has strong grey undertones or a cool undertone. The Scupting Powder has a grey (and also red) undertone, so it creates a beautiful contour that looks natural. It is quite pigmented as well. This is purely a luxury product for me, since I know you can find a cheaper alternative. Until then…it’s all about this powder. The only thing is I wish that they had a darker shade. It only comes in “Medium”.

SENNA Form-A-Brow Kit

 

I purchased this in “Dark”…clearly because of my naturally dark hair, and therefore having dark eyebrows. Not too dark, though. I’m currently on a powder kick for my brows and this product just does it. I have the brow book for my pro kit and it’s wonderful. The powders are of great quality and is also quite pigment, therefore not needing to use a lot of product. That’s great news because that means you don’t have to worry about getting another one of these for a loooooong time! I think I might get the one in “Neutral”. It’s a nice option for those that just wanna lighten the color of their brows a bit. It comes with stencils, but I don’t use them on myself nor my clients.

And that wraps it up for my favorites! Hopefully you enjoyed this post! Thanks for reading! 🙂

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4 thoughts on “What I’m lovin’ lately…

  1. I love it when you post your favorite products. I must purchase everything you mentioned. I see you mentioned lip gloss. It must be good since you stopped wearing lip gloss.

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