Beauty on a budget is incredibly important to me, nothing makes me happier than hauling makeup without breaking the bank! There are only a handful of brands I follow that truly provide beauty products at an affordable price without compromising quality. e.l.f. Cosmetics is one of those brands and I thought I’d share a few products I would 100% recommend to you!
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Welcome to another edition of Small Shop Spotlight! If you’re new to this series, check out the introduction post here! Today we are back with a beauty brand I’ve been fond of for quite some time, Makeup By DNA!. I first discovered them on Instagram when they created dupes for the Kylie Cosmetics Liquid Lipsticks.
The creators behind Makeup By DNA, Danielle and Anthony, were kind enough to take some time and answer a few questions for us! Let’s dig right in and get to know them and their brand a bit more. PS: Be sure to check out other editions of Small Shop Spotlight here!
Welcome to the first installment of Small Shop Spotlight, today we’ll be getting to know the creator of Lady Burgundy! As some of you may know, I am very passionate about small shops and supporting them. It’s so inspiring to see individuals follow their dreams and start their own business. Over the past couple of years, I’ve been fortunate enough to get to know and work with a number of indie brands and to bring this blog series to life makes me so happy!
Today is National Lipstick Day and I couldn’t have thought of a better brand to start off with than Lady Burgundy! Plus, they recently released some brand new liquid lipsticks, so I’ll be sharing some swatches of those as well!
If you saw my introduction to this series a few weeks ago, feel free to scroll down a bit. If not – here’s a little rundown of what you can expect to see! I’ll be interviewing the creators behind the indie brands/small shops and showcasing their products. It’ll be great way for you to get to know some amazing ladies sand gents as well as find some new products to snag!
Hi loves! Grab a snack or some bubbly because this is going to be a long one.
I am so excited to be writing this post because, if you asked me a few years ago, it’s something I never thought I would have the experience and knowledge to write. I wasn’t always a makeup enthusiast, in fact I started wearing makeup when I was about 19 or 20..and that wasn’t even a full face – just basic foundation, a little eyeliner, and some gloss. Ever since then, I began to do more and more research and spent countless hours watching beauty gurus on youtube and reading dozens of beauty blogs. A little over 5 years later, here I am ready to give beauty beginners some information I wish I had when I first started.
As I dove deeper into the beauty realm, many of my friends and family members would ask me questions about makeup – what foundation to use, what’s a highlighter, what’s the difference between matte and sheer, what do these products even do, etc. The fact that I was able to answer all their questions confidently made me realize it wouldn’t hurt to give my thoughts here on my blog.
This will be the first of a three-part series! As I mentioned above, this post will contain information on makeup products and what they are/do. The next series will do with the best places to shop for makeup, and the last part will do with specific product recommendations!
Revlon released their Street Chic Super Lustrous Lipstick Collection this summer with 12 beautiful shades – 6 new shades and 6 existing shades. These 12 shades are inspired by global trends around the world! They’re meant to capture the spirit and style of women worldwide.
I love the idea behind Revlon using global styles and trends as inspiration for this collection! As for the lipsticks go, I’ve used a couple from their Super Lustrous line before but all twelve of these shades are brand new to me.
The palette that so many people have been waiting for is finally here! Morphe Brushes and Jaclyn Hill teamed up again to bring us a palette full of 35 shades created by the ever so beautiful and one of my personal favorites, Jaclyn Hill! Jaclyn had full creative control in this project and from the packaging to the shades to the formula, it’s clear she poured her heart and soul into this palette.
The only other Morphe Palettes I own are the two collabs with Jaclyn Hill and Kathleen Lights, both which I adore greatly. From the few days I’ve tested this particular palette, I can for sure say I will be using this frequently. I’ll go into detail below but if you’re here for the giveaway, scroll completely down – the Rafflecopter widget will be at the end of this post.
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Alright beauties, this is a long overdue review. I mean..I’ve used up 3 of these Urban Decay Naked Skin One and Done Hybrid Complexion Perfectors (my god this is a mouthful!) already and am well onto finishing up my fourth bottle. So yes, it’s about darn time I reviewed this product!
I had been using Urban Decay’s Naked Skin Ultra Definition Liquid Foundation before I saw this hit the shelves and did enjoy it but somedays I found it leaving my skin a tad bit oily. That didn’t stop me from using 2 whole bottles though! Fast forward to when this particular product hit the shelves. I was so intrigued because it stated it was a skin treatment that provided the effects of a sheer foundation. It’s also meant to blur imperfections, even skin tone, and be a long lasting – all day wear.
I’ve tried dozens and dozens of foundations and I always rely on this one for daily wear. Why? Because it does exactly what it’s meant to do.