Spring Makeup Haul

April showers bring….new makeup!

Can we make that a new motto?!

No but really, I’ve been trying to use up my current makeup stash, so buying new products hasn’t really been on my radar. Buuuuuuut, like any normal human-being, sometimes you just can’t help buying new things.

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Mini Charlotte Tilbury Haul

Hello!

I have been oogling (yes, we’re going to pretend that’s a word) Charlotte Tilbury’s makeup collection for quite awhile now. Unfortunately, there isn’t anywhere near me that sells this brand so I haven’t gotten to play with these products. Therefore, to fulfill my need for Charlotte, I’ve watched countless YouTube videos chatting about the best products from her line.

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By far, the top two most talked about products from her range were the Filmstar Bronze and Glow contour palette and the lip pencil in Pillowtalk.

Thank the good lord that Nordstrom delivers quickly because after placing my order I was basically stalking the UPS man for my delivery.

And boy was it worth the wait.

First of all, this lipliner is amazing. It is so soft and easy to apply, and the color is PERFECT. Honestly, it is the best everyday color to wear- even on its own.

Secondly I don’t know how Ive made it 24 years without this contour kit. The Filmstar Bronze and Glow is otherworldly good. The bronzer isn’t too red or orange, its the perfect light chocolate color to give the face a little shadowing. The highlight is an amazing champagne-sand color that is flawless. I was scared it would have glitter but it is an incredible light highlighter. It’s not too bright, it just gives a subtle “lit from within” look.

So, should you buy these? YAS.

Until next time,

-xobrendykins

Makeup May: Day 3- Bronzed Glow

How do you fake a tan on your face for the summer??

I love summer, I love the beach, the heat, and the fun products that come out during the season. However, I do not like how my face doesn’t tan with the rest of my body….but no worry, that’s why beauty companies invented bronzers! Oh and what a wonderful thing those are.

I have tried a variety of bronzers from both drugstore and high-end brands but have found two that really shine for me.

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The first bronzer I love is the Lorac TANtalizer duo. This duo comes with a matte bronzer and a highlighting color.Mixed, this provides a great matte color for contouring or bronzing the edges of your face. I’ve used Lorac bronzers for many years and have never been disappointed. It was only recently that I discovered the duo- which I am very excited to try out this summer for some added brightness!

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The second is the Tarte Amazonian Clay bronzer in Park Ave Princess. Not only does this bronzer come in great packaging, but the color is gorgeous. A slight sheen and a bit of matte, this bronze is the best of both worlds. Not too harsh, and not too light.

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How do you get the perfect bronzed look for summer??

xobrendykins