Rose Gold Makeup: e.l.f. Baked Highlighter & Blush

5 Apr

Hi beauties.

Have you tried rose gold makeup yet?

For me, rose gold makeup is a breath of fresh air and a chance to leave the dark shades of winter behind. It’s also on the feminine side, and looks good on most skin tones.

Since I’m a fan of e.l.f. makeup, the Baked Highlighter & Blush in Rose Gold caught my eye recently.

This duo contains a gold highlighter to illuminate skin on one side, and a pinky peach blush on the other to add a flush of color. It also contains a bit of skincare with Jojoba, Sunflower, Apricot, and Grape Seed Oil to help nourish and hydrate the skin.

If you’re not familiar with baked makeup, it’s a process for creating makeup that results in a mixture of colors. You can build baked makeup without it looking cakey or chalky.

What I like most about this duo is the champagne highlighter that creates a subtle glow. I use a fan brush to apply the highlighter because it’s hard to apply too much product or mess it all up with this type of brush.

The versatility with this product also makes it worth checking out. You can apply it dry, wet (for more pigmentation), or mix it together.

Tip: An easy way to apply the Baked Highlighter & Blush wet is to spray your brush with a facial mist.

If you find the baked highlighter or blush too sheer when you get it home, you may want to remove the top layer (I used a cotton square) to get more color payoff.

Although, it was a bit tricky figuring out how to use this duo, I think I’m going to use it a lot. I like the portability of having both a highlighter and blush in a small compact, and the shades work beautifully together. 🌹

Maybelline Eyestudio ColorTattoo Concentrated Crayon

29 Mar

Maybelline ColorTattoo Concentrated Crayon

I’m a fan of crayon makeup, especially when I’m short on time.

Since I use the Maybelline Brow Drama Pomade Crayon regularly, I decided to take a look at the brand’s latest eye shadow crayon: ColorTattoo Concentrated Crayon.

This twist-up, self-sharpening crayon is creamy and applies smoothly. Although it’s not super pigmented, you can easily layer the color depending on the look you’re trying to get.

Tip: If you have oily eyelids, use an eye primer before applying the crayon to prevent creasing.

Depending on the shade you select, this crayon can be used as an eye shadow or an eye liner. Speaking of shades, the collection includes these long-lasting neutral colors in a satin or shimmer finish:

  • Audacious Asphalt
  • Barely Beige
  • Bronze Truffle
  • Charcoal Chrome
  • Creamy Chocolate
  • Gold Rush
  • Grey Crystal
  • Lavish Lavender
  • Lilac Lust
  • Pink Parfait

I tried the Bronze Truffle which is a medium brown with gold in a metallic finish (great for hazel eyes!).

At under $10, I’ll probably pick a lighter shade for the spring/summer, like the lovely Lavish Lavender or Pink Parfait. 💕

 

Boots N°7 Protect & Perfect Advanced Serum

22 Mar

N°7 Protect & Perfect Advanced Serum

Hi beauties. Have you tried any products from the Boots N°7 skincare line?

This brand is popular in the UK, but so far I’ve only found it at Shopper’s Drug Mart in Vancouver, Canada (almost hidden away).

I decided to try the N°7 Protect & Perfect Advanced Serum since there’s been buzz about it for a while online and on TV, like the Doctor Oz Show. Even though there’s an intense version of this serum, I thought I’d check out the original formula first (and it was on sale!).

The contents of this serum are not unique, but have been known to have some potency. The key ingredient in the serum is Matrixyl 3000 Plus, including the Matrixyl plus peptide which helps to stimulate collagen and repair the skin.

For best results, it’s recommended to apply the serum to the face and neck morning and night followed by a moisturizer.

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