Hello Makeup Geeks! It’s been a while since I have done a haul video for you all and I wanted to share some things that I have found recently. I have been so busy that I realized its been a while since I just had fun with makeup. Other than purchasing the holiday palettes, I haven’t had the chance to go see what new goodies are in the stores and what looks fun to try. So, after a fun day of shopping and getting excited about so many new items that are on the market, I have a lot of things I can’t wait to share with you!
Lorac Pro Palette
I really have to thank you all for cluing me in on this. Many of you ask why I didn’t include this one in my holiday palettes and to be honest, I didn’t even see it until you all told me. THANK YOU!! This palette is amazing! This has 16 shades to choose from, eight on the top are matte finish and the bottom eight are shimmer or metallic finishes. They are creamy, very smooth and highly pigmented as well. Top row matte colors: White, Cream, Taupe, Light Pink, Mauve, Sable, Espresso, Black; Bottom row: Nude (Shimmer), Champagne (Sparkle), Gold (Shimmer), Lt. Bronze (Shimmer), Pewter (Shimmer), Garnet (Shimmer), Deep Purple (Shimmer), Slate (Shimmer)
Urban Decay Naked Basics
I wasn’t to sure of this small palette at first, but once I began to play with it I really liked it. It has five basic colors that you can put with any other shades or palette for blending. You have a highlight and shimmery highlight shades along with a light nude color ideal for blending, dark brown and a black for adding dimension to your eyes. This is a great palette for travel and to keep in your purse for touch-ups. You get 6 shades, Venus (soft, off-white demi-matte), Foxy (very light yellow/white matte), Walk of Shame (very light nude matte), Naked2 (taupe matte), Faint (warm, dusty brown matte) and Crave (deepest, darkest brown/black matte).
Emani Face Powder
I have been trying to find a talc free powder for quite a while now. I have extremely sensitive and acne prone skin and found out I am allergic to talc and octinoxate, a chemical compound found in many cosmetics. This is one of the few powders I found that doesn’t include talc. It’s a pressed powder form and comes with a sponge in the bottom part of the container. I have to say this is my absolute favorite face powder of all time! It’s full coverage so it can be worn with liquid foundation or on its own without it getting cake or breaking me out.
ELF HD Powder
This HD powder from ELF is really nice and comparable to the Makeup Forever HD powder. This is ideal if you want a translucent powder to set your face makeup. The only thing I don’t like about white powders, both ELF and Makeup Forever, is that it can cause your skin to appear ashen. If you are medium to dark skin this probably won’t work for you but if you are fair to medium skin this will be great. The powder itself is very finely milled and goes on well.
Studio Body Glow
This is a body shimmer but after playing with it, I feel the glitter is just to chunky. The color is a beautiful gold shade and it would look good on the chest or shoulders but I would not recommend using this on the face. The glittery effect is way to much to be used all over the face as a face powder.
Dermablend Cover Creme
This is an amazing concealer for blemishes! This is 1oz. of product compared to MAC’s Studio Finish which is 0.24oz. The price is more, but for the amount of product you get and what it does it really is remarkable. The texture is very smooth, creamy and doesn’t cake u like a lot of concealers on the market today. This is not only good for your blemishes but for under the eye area as well. It’s one of the few concealers I have found that works well for both areas.
Everyone knows I love Tarte’s blushes and I was so excited to see some new shades. All of them glide on smooth, have great pigmentation and don’t break out your skin. The newest additions to my collection is Glisten (medium pink with a gold shimmer great for medium to dark skin), Peaceful (muted pink with a touch of shimmer), Achiote (brighter matte finish pink), Charisma (warm pink with golden shimmer). All of these are stunning and like the other Tarte blushes are well worth the money.
Stila Convertible Colors
I know these have been around for a while but for me they are new. I purchased one a while back and fell in love with it so I purchased a few more. This is a cream blush that can also be used on the lips as well. I have been wearing cream blushes lately because of the dry weather, these help make the skin look dewy and fresh. The colors I purchased were, Gladiola (creamy coral/peach shade great for medium to dark skin. If you have fair skin apply lightly), Lillium (true pink shade), Petunia (bright pink, great for dark skin).
Illamasqua Powder Blush
These intensely pigmented blushes are some of my favorites. They are smooth and velvety and easy to apply. They have several matte finish blushes which I love as well. The shades I purchased were, Chased (lilac pink), Tremble (light warm pink), Naked Rose (soft neutral pink, beautiful for fair to medium skin tones).
Burberry Velvet Foundation
Because I am allergic to so many ingredients I have really had to research which ones will work best for my skin. Although a bit on the expensive side, this foundation is one of the best I have used. This gives a nice satin finish to the skin without being shiny. It gives your skin a dewy finish without looking cakey. It has medium coverage but is can build to a full coverage foundation. I have been adding a little of the Revlon Colorstay with a matte finish to achieve a full coverage. The only downsides are the lack of shades and the price.
Buxom Lip Creams
I decided to branch out and purchase some different lipglosses and I love these. These have a plumping agent to them to allow your lips to look their fullest. They are glossy without being to sticky and are highly pigmented. The shades I purchased were, Creamsicle (soft peach), White Russian (nude pink), Purple Haze (plum/purple), Cherry Flip (red), Berry Blast (vivid fuschia).
Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss
Illamasqua has an Intense Lipgloss and a Sheer Lipgloss for those of you who may not want as much pigmentation. However, I went with the Intense Lipgloss because I wanted the rich color saturation. The only thing I don’t like about the glosses are the applicator. These have the brushes as opposed to the doe foot applicator. The colors I purchases were, Move (deep purple), Artufus (muted peach), Belladonna (deep pink).
Shew…so many new and exciting products. If there is something that you would like to see a full review of, let me know in the comments below. As always, I hope you are happy, healthy and safe!