Drugstore Beauty Haul

Would you believe me if I told you that I got all of these items for under $20? Thanks to my local Walgreens I snagged these hot beauty finds for a great price! I encourage you guys to sign up for the free rewards cards to get perks such as on sale makeup, cash towards future purchases when your Walgreens points build up, and more! Now let’s get into this mini haul!

Black Radiance Color Perfect HD Mousse Foundation-$4.99 regular price $9.99- Although I have used BR foundation before, this will be my first time trying the HD Mousse Foundation. Mark your calendars! On Tuesday I will do a foundation review on my instastory.

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Wet n Wild Glitter Single– $0.59 each, regular price $0.99 each- This nude glitter is perfect to spice up your holiday or night out eyeshadow routine! Of, course I got two! Honestly, I probably would have grab them all if there were more! You can’t beat 59 cents!

Wet n Wild Shutter Shock Lashes– These lashes are normally priced at $1.00. Which is not bad at all, but I was able to get them for 65 cents! Needless to say, it was only one pair left. The quality of these lashes are great! With proper care and removal of the lashes, they can easily be used more than once!

Black Radiance Perfect Tone Matte Lip Color Retro Berry– This lipstick was not on sale but at $2.59, it’s still a great deal to me! If you don’t know I’m obsessed with matte lipsticks and of course, you can never have too many lipstick choices! So I had to grab this berry lippie. This color will be perfect with the Wet n Wild glitter shadow for a holiday look!

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How To Find Your Perfect Foundation Shade

Happy Monday Beauties!

I have received so many messages with questions about finding the perfect foundation shade. So, I’ve decided to compile my steps for finding the right shade for today’s blog post. So if you’ve ever had any thoughts or doubts about your foundation shade, then continue reading below for tips!

Know your skin type

Skin type is important when picking the perfect shade. Do you have normal to dry skin? Then dewey foundations are a better fit for your skin. Matte foundations are perfect for combination to oily skin types. My skin is super oily. I’m a huge fan of matte foundations for my skin type, especially with my favorite NYX Matte Finishing Spray. It’s amazing!

Know the coverage level

When I first started out wearing makeup up years ago. I had no clue what coverage level I was looking for, so when I would try on different foundations I would get frustrated because the foundations never “looked right”. At that time, I was using a full coverage foundation way to heavily! That’s why I never liked it. As my makeup skills grew, I then knew how to apply a full coverage foundation along with my concealer, highlight, and contour. Whether you’re looking for a light or full coverage starting out, always know what level of coverage you’re seeking.

Adjust according to the season if needed

It’s perfectly normal to change foundations with the seasons. Some may experience this, some may not. Everybody’s skin is different! During the warmer months, I go one shade darker and sometimes during the winter, I can go a shade lighter. So if you find that perfect shade and you know your skin transitions during the seasons be prepared to change shades again. If the lighter shade is too light, take the darker shade and mix a small amount of the lighter shade together, then apply. It makes the perfect mixture.

Minimal Makeup 101: How To Achieve The ”No Makeup” Look

Happy Monday Beauties!

Today’s post is all about achieving the minimal “no makeup” makeup look. This routine is simple and requires very little time. It’s perfect for the summer and for the on the go everyday woman. Here’s a list of the items you’ll need for this look:

• Eye brow pencil or powder

• Spoolie brush

• Black eyeliner- liquid or pencil

• Mascara or strip lashes

• Nude lipstick

• Brown lip liner (optional)

Always start with a clean face! Having clean pores is essential for healthy skin. Next start by filing in the brows.For this look, I prefer not to clean up my brows with concealer. The key to flawless brows is to brush out the hard lines with a spoolie brush.

If you prefer to clean up your brows with concealer, after blending the concealer, wet an angled makeup brush to clean up and blend the concealer. Since there is no foundation used with this routine, blending and cleaning up the concealer is very important. Next step in this look is to line the eyes and apply your falsies or mascara. The last step in this look is to line your lips(optional) and apply your favorite nude lipstick. That completes this simple, yet flawless look!

Summer Foundations & Undertones

Happy Wednesday Beauties!

Today’s post is all about finding the perfect shade for changing undertones in the Summer months. Yesterday, I did a poll on my instastory and the majority voted that you experience some skin tone changes during the summer seasons. Of course with that change, depending on how much your shade darkens in the summer, can cause a major difference in your foundation shade.

During the Summer, I always go a shade darker to avoid an ashy look. My go to brand and shade is the Covergirl Queen Collection Sand for summer. This shade is perfect and allows me to still use my under eye correctors and highlight without looking like I have on baby powder for a foundation!

My undertone is red, and that means my undertone falls under the cool category. When finding the right foundation shade for any season, the first thing you should know is your undertone shade. There are three categories:

•Cool(pink, red or blue undertones)

•Warm( yellow or golden undertones)

•Neutral( is a combination of both)

If you’re not sure of your undertone shade, there are several simple at home test that you can take. I will post the information at the end of this post. Also know that you can be the same shade as someone else and have a different undertone shade which will cause the foundation to look different on both individuals.

Here’s a quick tip: if you’re foundation looks ashy on your skin that is an indication that you need to go darker. If your foundation looks muddy like, then you should go lighter.

I hope this guide helps you beauties find that perfect summer shade! If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment or send me an email.

xoxoBri

*This information was obtain from Google.

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What’s In My Bag?

Happy Wednesday Beauties!

Spring is finally here and summer is just around the corner! For me, warmer months means wearing less makeup. Simply because I hate when my makeup runs because of sweat and then it ends up on everything I touch. I like to think of the warmer months as a time to let the skin, ”relax, relate, release”, in my best Whitley Gilbert voice.

Today I’m sharing with you 4 things in my makeup bag that will keep your makeup looking fresh for those days you need a quick touch up before you head out for any occasion. And guess what, you can find all 4 items at your local Dollar Tree!

• E.L.F Blush- Shy

• E.L.F Under Eye Concelear& Highlighter- Medium Glow

• Carmex- Classic Lip Balm Strawberry

• Cotton Rounds

These items are perfect for an on the go quick makeup touch up. The cotton rounds are great to blot the oiliness in your face. I have tried several brands of oil blotting towelettes, but I found that using a regular cotton round with no product on it gives the best results for my oily skin.

If you use foundation or BB cream, adding a little concealer under your eye when refreshing your makeup goes a long way! Especially with the E.L.F Under Eye Concelear& Highlighter, the highlighter cream on top of the concealer adds the perfect brightening boost. Finish the look off by adding E.L.F Blush- Shy and Carmex Lip Balm.

*Tip- I always moisturize my lips before applying lipstick and before I go to bed. Moisturizing the lips creates a smooth base for lipstick application. To kick it up a notch, apply a lip exfoliant and then the Carmex Lip Balm.

Black Radiance: Full Coverage or Light Coverage ?

Full coverage or Light coverage?

Either way, I have found the perfect brand for both. As for me, 90% of the time, I’m in full coverage makeup because I prefer the “made up” glam look on the regular. However, some early mornings and weekends you can catch me in light coverage mode with a very, natural look.

Black Radiance is definitely not new to the makeup scene. Their products are great quality and the prices are very affordable. The Black Radiance Primer can be used as a primer underneath your foundation or for a natural light coverage look. I purchased the primer in the shade natural nude both products were purchased from my local Walgreens.

*Here’s a quick tip: If you have blemishes and still desire a light coverage look simply take a concealer that is one shade lighter than the HD primer and apply to your blemishes. Lightly spray your beauty blender with water and pat the concealer into your skin. Don’t try to blend the concealer by rubbing it into your skin like you would do foundation. Simply pat the concealer into the skin. Then proceed to apply the HD primer.

The great thing about this product is that it’s 100% oil free! So for my oily girls, there’s no need to apply translucent powder to complete your natural look.

Now let’s get into the full coverage.

The color perfect liquid makeup blends and enhances the skin so well. Normally, I go for the matte wear foundations so I was a little nervous to give this a try , but it was perfect. I recently wore this foundation all day and didn’t have to retouch at all. The color perfect liquid foundation is also oil free like the primer.

*If you’re still concerned with experiencing some oiliness with this foundation, apply a translucent powder on top of the foundation. You can also apply a matte finishing spray along with the translucent powder to reduce oiliness.

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