This month has been so busy with Christmas right around the corner and working just about seven days a week. The retail world during this time of year is pretty hectic! I can’t wait to share it all with you!
First things first I have purchased several new products this month and tried most of them and I am ready to share my opinions! I tried four new foundations this month, two of them are drug store and two are luxury. The first one I tried was the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, I was on the fence about this one because I am very oily so the “luminous” part of this foundation made me second guess. I wore it with four different primers just to get a feel for the formula, and I am extremely impressed with this foundation. It stayed on my skin without making me extra oily and it looked like skin. Estée Lauder has a foundation that has wonderful reviews and you may already know what foundation I’m talking about… Double Wear. This full coverage foundation is incredibly weightless depending on how you use it. I apply it with a beauty blender in sheer layers and add the coverage where I need it. Now for the two drugstore foundations I picked up one is the Milani Conceal and Perfect Foundation ana the L’Oréal Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation. These two are actually dupes for the luxury foundations I mentioned above. The Milani Foundation is very similar to the Estée Lauder Double Wear, the coverage is full and the formula is smooth. The only difference is the wear time, I do get oily quicker with the Milani. The Vitalist Healthy Elixir from L’Oréal is hydrating like the Liminous Silk but again the wear time is a little different.
There are 4 other complexion products I want to share with you. Personally I am a huge fan of Bobbi Brown products, her bronzing powders are some of the most beautiful colors I have ever used on clients so I purchased one for myself. HOLY WOW. Such beautiful neutral color on my skin that blends so well with a fluffy, tapered powder brush! Who doesn’t love a nice highlight? One more Bobbi Brown product that stole my heart, the Pink Glow Highlighting Powder. Talk about glowing skin! Colorpop has stolen the show with their Super Shock Cheek highlight. This formula is creamy, soft, and adds a beautiful soft glow to any look. When I was at the Houston Galleria a few weeks ago my friend Ashleigh and I went to Macy’s. As soon as I walked in I saw a section for Inglot cosmetics and my jaw dropped. I didn’t even know that brand had a retailer in Houston until that day. I purchased their Sparking Dust, it gives the skin more of a wet sparkly look instead of a natural glow. The second I swatched it I told the consultant I needed it.
There are a lot of eyeshadow products I purchased and I do not regret any of them! The first two I want to talk about are the Pat McGrath Mothership palettes in Subliminal and Sublime. These eyeshadow palettes are heaven! I love the colors especially the glitter toppers. They layer beautifully as well! Urban Decay has eyeshadows called moon dust and I adore all of them but my newest one is Space Cowboy! If you have never tried Space Cowboy you are missing out! It is the perfect glittery champagne color that looks beautiful on its own or with other shadows as well! NARS single Dual Intensity eyeshadow are to die for! I have quite a few of them but this month I purchased Callisto which is a nice neutral silvery color. The pigment is perfect and the color is great for a more cool tone look, I love Space Cowboy on top of this shadow. I picked up two NYX glitters in violet and gunmetal I have a glitter from Makeup Forever that looks EXACTLY like gunmetal from NYX. Speaking of Makeup Forever, if you haven’t tried their star lit powders you need to go to Sephora and try them out! Talk about beautiful shadows! My newest one is the number 19 and it’s an electric blue color that I just couldn’t pass up. This next one is an oldie but a goodie! MAC’s pigment in Tan is a beautiful neutral color that looks great on its own or with a classic Smokey eye. I did get a palette from Maybeline as well, The City Mini Palette in Urban Jungle. I wish it had a few more mattes but for a drug store palette I was pretty impressed! I love the forest green it has!
Anastasia came out with matte lipsticks this year and they are so beautiful! I picked up two colors Dead Roses and Buff. I have a habit of licking my lips throughout the day and I must say these lip sticks stayed in place all day long! They feel a little dry when you first put them on but I didn’t really notice it throughout the day. Also I picked up a gloss by Anastasia as well called Metallic Rose this is a beautiful pink with glitter flecks in it. My next two lip products are from the drug store and the first one is from Milani and it is a metallic liquid lipstick. I bought Pretty Problematic which is a burgundy color and the next one is from Wet N Wild in the color Goth Topic. Goth Topic is definitely a dupe for Vampira by Kat Von D!
I know that was a lot of products but I wanted to share everything with you guys! Let me know what you think and what you would like to see next!