Recent Beauty Purchases & Reviews

Makeup Products

  • Tacha The Silk Peony Eye Cream — This isn’t my favorite eye cream for dark circles or puffy eyes. This is more of a favorite for priming my under eye area for makeup, which it does an amazing job at. With a price tag of $60, I don’t really think it is worth it for just an under eye primer. While I will use this product up, I won’t be repurchasing it.

  • Maybelline Dream Urban Cover in 102 Fair — This looks amazing on the skin, especially when blended in with a makeup sponge. Lasts well after an 8-10 hr shift at work. Blush, bronzer, and highlight blends well on top of the foundation as well. Skin/Face products is definitely a strong area for Maybelline, and I’m typically a fan of their releases. Will definitely repurchase this foundation again in the future, especially since it is under $10 from certain retailers.

  • BECCA Cosmetics Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder in Original — This is such an unusual product. The powder feels slightly cooling when first applied to the face, but it melts into my skin flawlessly and looks amazing on my under-eye area [even for someone with fair cool/neutral tones]. Not entirely sure how it will work for me during the winter when I have more dry skin, but right now I have more normal to oily skin, and it is working fine for me. I definitely will be repurchasing this product again, even with an almost $40 price tag — it is worth it.

  • NARS Eyeshadow Duo in Surabaya — A great little eyeshadow duo for autumn makeup looks. The shades are almost too warm for me, but paired with a great cool toned crease color, it works out perfectly.

  • NARS Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer in Laguna — Soft and glowy, looks very sun kissed on the skin and in the pan. I love applying this with a huge fluffy brush wherever the sun naturally hits my face. Definitely a huge fan of this formula of the famous Laguna bronzer.

  • NARS Highlighting Powder in Albatross — Beautiful highlighter that works wonderfully for my fair to light skin. Over the years, I have come to adore a more pearl to champagne color highlighter for my skintone [I use to wear a more rosey tone].

  • e.l.f. cosmetics The New Classics Eyeshadow Palette — My favorite eyeshadows are from brands like: Anastasia of Beverly Hills, Too Faced, Tarte, etc… so when I heard that this $14 palette from e.l.f. cosmetics was amazing, I knew I had to try it out. Y’all. It is an amazing palette! These shadows last all day, are pigmented, easy to blend, and they create some beautiful looks.

  • Too Faced Born This Way Naturally Radiant Concealer in Very Fair — I have been finding myself loving Too Faced products recently, a brand I had been ignoring the past couple of years. I have been on a concealer binge this year, trying out soo many different types and brands. I knew that people loved this concealer when it first came out [I believe before Shape Tape], and I can see why. I looks natural on my under eye, covers what it needs to cover, and blends seamlessly into my skin. Definitely a fan.

  • Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundation SPF 20 in LC1 — A beautiful foundation that has Hyaluronic Acid in it [a skincare ingredient that I love, as it helps hydrate, brighten, and improve your skin.] I love the bottle [wish it came out with a pump], and appearance of the foundation on the skin. Only thing I don’t love, is the smell of the foundation. Not a fan of the smell at all.

What are some beauty products y’all are loving?