Hello Loves <3
December is ALREADY coming to an end. Where the hell does the time go? Anyways, these are my December Favorites, with today’s focus being beauty products. Tomorrow will be fashion, and then later will be miscellaneous.
Products in Review: Naked Palette, Lush Ocean Salt, Clinique Chubby Stick, Catwalk Blow out Balm, Nars Cheek Palette, Benefit They’re Real Mascara, Mally Poreless Face defender, Korres Anti-aging line, and Marc Jacobs Long Wear Kohl.
Who is it for: Anybody! These colors are goof-proof and can be used for all ages and all skin types. However, if your skin is not “normal” consider using a primer before applying,
Why I love it: The shades are neutral with the right touch of shimmer. Easy to use
How I use it: Virgin in the corners, naked all over lid, Creep in the crease.
Pros: versatile, can be used for every-day, seasonless, brush that comes with it is nice, worth the money!
Cons: a bit bulky, going to be hard to tote around: I tend to like more portable make-up: hence why I never buy palettes.
Who is it for: People with dry skin that want it exfoliated deep into the pores.
Why I love it: Makes my skin feel as smooth as granite and I can use it on both my face and body
How I use it: In the shower 3 times a week on my cheeks and forehead and then my legs after I shave.
Pros: everyone can benefit from it and it can be used all-over. Plus it’s natural and hand-made!
Cons: Avoid using in the summer because as it rids skin cells, it will take your tan off as well! Since it is salt, avoid getting it on your lips or in eyes because it burns! I got it in my eye once and I’m pretty sure I was blind for like 3 days.
Who is it for: Middle-aged women or women who suffer from eyebags, crow’s feet, or forehead wrinkles.
Why I love it: Once I use it, I apply my make-up and the eye-bags and forehead wrinkles magically vanish. Erases all evidence of a long night of working.
How I use it: I use the primers before I apply make-up, and the serum before bed.
Pros: Again, it hides all wrinkles and signs of tiredness. What I mean by “hides wrinkles” is it fills them in so when you apply foundation, your foundation wont get stuck in your wrinkles.
Cons: Kind of has a funky smell to it, not much product inside the eyelid primer.
Who is it for: women who want more volume added to their lashes.
Why I love it: Because it adds volume, lift, and length without needing lashes and glue.
How I use it: 2 coats on top lashes, 1 coat on bottom with the brush held vertically.
Pros: Gives my lashes a false-lash look without all the mess, volume is amazing.
Cons: Has a tendency to become clumpy, but that’s only if you use too much.
Who is it for: all skin tones and types
Why I love it: erases the appearance of pores and acts as a primer, but non-greasy
How I use it: swirl it around with the big sponge it comes with and apply to cheeks and forehead before foundation.
Pros: perfect for days when I don’t want to do primer, protects foundation, and gives an air-brushed look.
Who is it for: light- medium skin tones.
Why I love it: Have you read these names?! Jk, 3/5 colors are ones I cannot live without. I use them for contouring daily.
How I use it: Ok, excuse the names for a second: Miss Liberty on nose and under eyes, Deep Throat blush on cheek bones, and laguna for countouring.
Pros: three of my favorite shades al in one pallete!
Cons: Final Cut and Sex Fantasy don’t show up on my face, which is why I do not recommend for dark skin
Who is it for: coarse, thick, hair that is hard to straighten and keep sleek.
Why I love it: it makes my jungle-woman hair nice and sleek and it keeps it straight for longer than most drugstore products.
How I use it: First I use “Beyond the Zone” flat iron protection spray, then I straighten my hair, and while its still a bit warm, I apply this product to the places I’ve ironed.
Pros: Keeps hair sleek, controls it, and smells nice.
Cons: Hard to find!!
Who is it for: all skin tones and types.
Why I love it: lasts FOREVER and the black shde is really dramatic: it doesn’t fade off my waterline either.
How I use it: Inside top and bottom waterline and to line the top before adding liquid to keep the liquid liner in place.
Pros: Lasts all day and does not run, not even when you yawn. Tube is attractive as well.
Cons: On the pricey side: $25 for a full stick vs. $6 at a drugstore.
Who is it for: All skin types, medium to dark skin tones.
Why I love it: It gives the hydration of a gloss, but the matte finish of a lipstick.
How I use it: I love how you would apply it like a pencil. I use it to line my lips and then I fill them in with it as well. Its very easy to use, I use it while I’m driving sometimes.
Pros: Easy to use and the taupe color is perfect for fall/winter.
Cons: I mean, I don’t see any, but fair skin tones probably would not work well with this shade. When picking out a neutral shade, don’t go for one that is much darker than your skin tone. Taupe would make a pale-skin sister look like a zombie