Friday, May 3, 2013

April 2013 Beauty Favorites

Hi Bellas,

It's that time again, monthly favorites!  I've got a nice variety of high end and drugstore beauty options for you all.  I'm currently on a no makeup buy until the Make Show this weekend so a lot of these are tried and true oldies but goodies.  Check it out!


Check out the video!

Palladio Plump N Shine Herbal Plumping Lip Gloss in Sheerly Pink
This is the perfect gloss to go over any lip color.  The hint of warm pink looks absolutely amazing over just concealer to make a blah nude lip look awesome.  The shiny, glassy texture is free of shimmer and glitter which makes me like it even more.
NYX HD Studio Grinding Powder in True Beige
I've had this product so long that the lid has broken lol.  However, it's such a beautiful mineral powder.  I think the fact that it's a grinding powder makes a difference because I feel like I get a fresh amount of product everytime I twist the jar.  On the skin it looks super nice...not powdery or cakey, just like smooth, flawless skin.


NYX Above and Beyond Full Coverage Concealer in Light
I love using the shade light to conceal under my brows and to give a really pretty, peachy highlight.  This is a great alternative to the more expensive MAC Studio Finish Concealer.  I picked mine up at my local beauty supply store for around $4.

Maybelline Colorsensationnel Vivids Lipstick in Vivid Rose 
This shade really grew on me.  It's a darker fuchsia, very different from my typical hot pinks.  It looks amazing for spring.  I've got a tutorial per viewer request on how to rock it coming soon!
Senna Brow Gel
This product sat in my drawer for a really long time until I figured out how great it is.  Unlike a lot of other brow gels, it's a nice, thin gel consistency with a light tint of color.  It really sets my brows and makes it last all day.  It's much better than say the MAC Brow Sets which are too gunky to the point that it's easy to overapply pigment.

IMAN Luxury Blushing Powder Duo in Allure
The darker berry shade mixed with the peachy warm shade is absolutely gorgeous on tan skin.  It's definitely become my new favorite springtime blush.  It's got the perfect amount of pigment...easy to apply but not super duper pigmented that you end up looking like an accidental clown lol.

CoverFX Eye Primer
First off, this eye primer is huge!  This is more product than normal and i'm not complaining!  I love how this eye primer feels like an eye cream mixed with primer.  It's very moisturizing, has anti-aging properties and is great for dry skin like mine.  I use it all over my lid and even over more undereye area.  Thumbs up!

Not So Favorites
I was loving the IMAN Blush I featured but this lipstick is just horrible.  It's a metallic, gold shade reminiscent of the 90s and not in a good way.  I don't see this looking good on anybody.  I have other IMAN lippies which are nice but this shade needs to be discontinued.

FTC Disclosure:  Post not sponsored.  However, some of these products were provided in the past for review.  I am not affiliated with these companies and not paid to make this post.


3 comments:

Tifferella said...

Thank-you for sharing your honest opinion on IMAN products. I'm always hesitant to spend money on her cosmetics because I don't hear any ravs or reviews.

Paola said...

HI REN!!

omg i was so starstruck today at The Makeup Show! Thank you so much for this blog and for helping us up and coming makeup artists! i was the Colombian girl who was gushing over you at the Graftobian counter lol! You are such a sweetheart and beautiful person on youtube and in person!

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