Sequin Gowns & Mermaid Crowns : New to My Makeup Bag

Friday, August 7, 2015

New to My Makeup Bag

Recently I've had quite a few new additions to my makeup bag, or I should say something more along the lines of my makeup suitcase.  I've even taken to buying and building my own set of "Alex" inspired drawers, what has proven very helpful.  But I digress.  I've bought a few new things and received a few new things that I feel are very much worth talking about! So please help me in welcoming the newest additions to my makeup family!

Stila Got Inked Cushion Eyeliner in Smokey Quartz

I've only gotten to wear this twice and I already love it!  The color is just epic, there are no other words to describe it.  In general, I tend to keep with the blackest of black liquid liners, because the brown shades I've used are just not bold enough to even bother with.  As all beauty gurus know well, liquid eyeliner is an art, so using a color that is too light to even see is just silly.  Anyway, this smokey quartz color gets the perfect medium.  It's dark enough to show up on my tan skin, yet the brown metallic shades enhance my blue eyes without such a harsh outline.  It really is lovely.  Also, it looks great with just about any combo of eyeshadows and works in any season!  Now the cushion part of this product is also really cool.  It makes the liner very versatile since you have a lot of control over the amount of product you put on the brush.  I'm still getting used to it, but so far it has proven itself worthy to become a part of my regular beauty routine! Find it here!

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Rapture

I'm in love with this lipstick.  I received it in a prize pack that I won at a Twitter party I attended last month with Urban Decay and Conde Nast Sway!  Thanks so much to them, it was a great time and I love everything I got!  Anyway, the UD Revolution Lipstick has been on my "to try" list for a while, so I was super excited to get this one.  I loved the color in the tube, but I was a little hesitant since I don't usually don the darker lips.  However, this color is beautiful! Like, I honestly almost feel like it was made for me.  Similar to what I loved about the smokey quartz color, the Rapture shade hit that happy medium for me.  Not too dark, but just dark enough to make a statement.  It's also super smooth going on and had a nice staying power!  Although I wouldn't know much about that, since I'm usually eating something every couple hours or so, lol.  All in all, I really like this lipstick and I'll probably buy another one soon! Find it here!

Nars Blush in Orgasm

I've had this one for a month or so now, but I'd been eyeing this cult classic for a while.  Nars being a little more on the pricey side, I'd been waiting until I had a little extra mula to blow.  But then when I went to get it my mom decided she wanted to buy it for me anyway. SMH. She spoils me, I swear.  But thanks Mom, because this is now my go to blush!   Not only does the name make me giggle like a middle schooler, but the color is to die for.  I'm a sucker for coral/peach based blush and this one has that plus just the right amount of sparkle.  Sold.  I definitely see why it's considered a cult classic and I'm sure I will buy it again once I finish it!  Find it here!

Tarte Power Pigment Lip Tint in True Love

I got this lip crayon around the same time I got the Nars blush, and it has become one of my go to lip colors for summer!  It's a pretty watermelon/coral color and looks fresh and juicy on the lips!  The formula is great because it gives a sheer effect and a nice shine but with the pigment of a lipstick!  It also has a slight minty tingle when you put it on which is pretty awesome.  And it has great staying power!  I tested it and it stayed on for several hours even after drinking and munching on some candy.  I looked in the mirror and was like, "Hey! My lipstick is still on!"  It wasn't quite as pigmented but it still looked great!  I also have recently fallen in love with lip crayons.  I just like the ease of use and I find it easier to put on because of my familiarity with drawing.  :)  Find it here!

W3ll People The Expressionist Mascara

I got this amazing mascara in my May Birchbox, but it has become a part of my regular makeup routine.  There is just something about it that I love!  It gives a natural look but still the ever desired volume!  I love the way it looks and bonus, it's organic!! I'm saddened by the fact that my sample size is almost used up, but it's reasonably priced so I'll probably buy a full sized one! Find it here!

Ulta Buffing Brush

So for a while now I've seen other beauty bloggers and vloggers using this type of brush for their foundation.  I'd sit in awe as I watched them buff their flaws into oblivion and turn out a perfect, airbrushed look in seconds.  I have tried my hands, a flat foundation brush, beauty blenders, the works and nothing made my foundation look as flawless as this buffing brush.  I don't understand the science side of this, but boy does it work.  No streaks, no redness, just nearly perfect skin.  I will say I'm still in the learning stages of brush use and have yet to get on the outrageously priced brushes bandwagon, but this Ulta brand brush worked just fine for me and only put me out about $12.  Which IMO is still a lot for a brush, but in this case it was totally worth it!  Find it here!

XO, Briana

1 comment:

  1. I have that Tarte lip pigment and am obsessed with it! x, kenz