Hello All, Michelle again.
This week I’ve had some more time on my hands since my job is now part time, I have had more time to focus on myself and try new things! We recently had a pretty good sale at Macy’s on beauty, and during that time I purchased a few items that I’ve been looking at for a long time.
I have been looking at different foundations to invest in, as I usually use drugstore foundations. There’s nothing wrong with a lot of drugstore foundations, but I have never found a foundation that satisfied me completely. I always have a problem with having to wear the lightest color and even it yellows on me or is just too dark, or getting too oily throughout the day, coming off, being too thick, being too light coverage.
So, I tried Lancome, Estee Lauder, Too Faced, Clinique, Tarte, and finally Bare Minerals. I have never worn any Bare Minerals products but I and tried some of their liquid foundations before and they all seemed very yellow on me, but finally I tried the lightest color (that we have) in the BarePro liquid foundation from Bare Minerals (Dawn). It has SPF 20 and I absolutely love it so far. I’ve been using it for about two weeks now and so far it’s preformed really great.
Then I got the translucent setting powder from Laura Mercier. Of course I have heard so much about this powder, but I’d never used it before. It’s expensive so I hadn’t splurged on it yet but the sale was a perfect time to snatch it up!
I also got two new bottles of the All Nighter setting spray by Urban Decay. I already knew I loved this product but it is HARD to buy.
So, with just those three products I REALLY stepped up my makeup game!
But I’ve been really into shimmers lately! I usually stick to matte eyes and don’t do much with highlighter either but I’ve been changing it up with single-shimmer lid colors and high shine highlights. I’m into it! It’s a look.
First, I did this look with the green shimmer from the Juvia’s Place Zulu Palette. I don’t know what the color is called, but here’s a picture of the whole palette.
The green in the middle! I used JUST that on the lids. It’s definitely my first time using just one shade on the eyes (that wasn’t a light neutral) and WELL BOY DID I LOVE IT.
I used the pink shimmer on the inner corner and then under the eye I used the blue shimmer. I really thought I would never be using those bold shimmer colors but I really enjoyed the whole look. I did it with a light dusting of the pink shimmer on my cheekbones, nose, and cupids bow. I really liked it and finished it off with a wing eyeliner from my black liquid eyeliner from elf.
The lips is two holiday shades from Clinique that I combined for the lollipop look.
The next day I decided to try it again, but with just the blue shade on the lid.
Well, I definitely didn’t like this color as much. I did a WAY stronger highlight this day with the same pink shade from the same palette but this time I wet it with my setting spray. You can’t tell from the filter in this photo but it was REALLY strong like way too strong because it was very pink. I did like the lip look though!
This color really did some tricks on my eye color, but I didn’t dislike it. Throughout the day I didn’t like it as much though because the blush was so strong, it made me look like some of the older ladies that come into Macy’s sometimes asking for a new “rouge” every month.
I also started carving out my eyebrows with the Tarte Shape Tape and it’s the only thing that the Shape Tape has worked on for me. It’s so full coverage and thick so it’s too much for under the eye for me, but it works GREAT for the eyebrows.
Then, just today, I tried a look with one of the shimmer colors, Quirky, from the Laura Lee Los Angeles Cat’s Pajamas palette.
I used a highlight shade from a random gift with purchase Ulta Beauty gift with purchase. When it’s wet from a setting spray, it really shines silver and I really love it.
Today I used the Pat Mcgrath limited edition lip gloss that came paired with the nude matte liquid lipstick. I really like the lipstick and the gloss (today was my first time trying it alone) but they weren’t good together. I’m going to experiment more on the gloss with other lipsticks though.
The gloss has little flecks of shimmer in it so it went really well with the look from today.
I’m excited to try out more looks and colors! I have so much fun experimenting and playing around, and I hope you guys like seeing the fruits of my labor, hah!
Until next time, ma dudes!