Finals are finally over!!!!! (My last final is tonight). I am super excited to be done with this semester. I think all my semesters in grad school have been tiring, but this one takes the cake. I have been slacking with my posts because school and work literally took over my life.Since my last beauty review,I have purchased quite a few new beauty products that I have been obsessing with and I am super excited to share with you all.
The first Item on the list is the Estee Lauder Double wear Foundation. I have superrrrr oily skin, after a couple of hours you can literally fry bacon on my nose. I have been trying all types of foundations, primers, setting powders and NOTHING have worked. I was a bit reluctant to buy this because it is so PRICEY ($40), but one day I was at Macy’s and the sale lady convinced me to buy it and boy am I glad I did. This is the best foundation for oily skin in my opinion. I have tried other foundations and none of them compare honestly.
so this little bad boy I have been avoiding for years. I don’t waste my time on primers because even the ones who claim to cater to oily skin do no work for me. I needed a chapstick a couple of weeks ago, went to Walmart and picked up the Maybelline baby lips chapstick and I loved how soft it made lips. So i was like “Maybe the primer will do the same for my face”. So I bought it since it was only $5.99 and I have been in love. Before applying my mattyfying primer, I put this one on and it leaves my skin feeling so soft. I honestly noticed a difference when applying my foundation. Good stuff
I have been avoiding these two products because whenever I purchase YouTube hyped products, I am always disappointed. I gotta say I am pretty please with these two. I use the Tape shape concealer in the color Dark to conceal, and the Nars Creamy radiant in armande to highlight.
I have been using my ABH contour palette for a couple of months now, I got it at TJ Maxx for about $20. I was pleased with it until I realized as weeks were going by the product was literally drying. It became so hard to blend it out, so I went and got this Black opal foundation stick in the color Carob to see if it would work. I am so in love with this for my contour. It is so creamy and blends so well.
Another YouTube hyped product I was reluctant to purchase. This setting powder is expensive in my opinion, so I was not going to spend my hard earned money on it and not liking it. I was inside sephora one day and I saw the travelling size for this powder. At first I was NOT going to get it because even the travelling size to me is pricey. But i got weak and wanted to “treat” myself so I bought it. YouTube was right. This powder is pretty amazing. I am a woman of color and my fear is to look ashy in pictures; This powder does not give you that ashy flashback when taking pictures. It’s pretty good.
This eyeshadow palette!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you have not read my review on the Juvia’s Saharan Palette, please go read it. Listen if you are a woman of color and you are tired of these eye shadows not showing on your eyelid, go buy Juvia’s palettes and you will be satisfied. I am not being paid to say this, I purchased this palette with my own money. This along with the Saharan have been my go to palettes for the last 2 months. They were the only palettes I took with me to Jamaica, and I love them. The colors, the pigmentation, and the packaging are too die for. I am going to buy more of their palettes.I just got the two blush palettes they came out with, so stay tuned for those.
If you guys have tried any of these products, leave a comment down below and let me know how you liked them.
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