APRIL FAVES!

So from today on I’m going to be blogging about my favorite beauty products of the month! These can be new products or products that came out months or  years ago. It’s just all about what I’m using or attracted to in that specific month…    Anywaaays I am so excited to tell you guys more about my “APRIL FAVES”.

Anastasia – Brow Definer  —  I’ve been using this brow definer for the past month now and am so happy that I added it to my collection! The triangular shaped tip is convenient because you can use it in different ways to make hair like strokes, fill in large areas quickly and create the nice straight lines that most of us are going for.  I am not a brow expert when doing my brows, but the triangular shape made it easy for me to evenly fill in my brows and to achieve the perfect shape.

Laura Mercier – Translucent Loose Setting Powder  — This setting powder is definitely one of my holy grails! I’ve been using it every week  for the past 2 years to set my concealer and T-zone area. I also lightly dust the rest of my face to set my liquid foundation. Goes the extra mile and keeps my skin semi-matte all day, without looking cakey or powdery. Lets all keep our fingers crossed, that the formula never changes, cause I love it!

Trestique – Highlight Stick  —  Finally! the perfect quick fix when you’re on the go! I love how compact & easy it is to use for a fresh and dewey update any time of day.  When you’re indoors it gives you a subtle glow but when you’re outdoors it gives you a fresh and bright look.

Kokie Cosmetics – Precision Shader Brush  — It does a perfect job precisely laying down color, which is what I wanted. I can see a total difference in application with eyeshadow. It’s dense but soft. This brush is very light, it kinda feels like holding an airy pencil.

Kokie Cosmetics – Precision Contour Brush  —  This contour brush has a nice shape. It applies and blends in the hollow of the cheek perfectly. I also use it for highlighting and for powdering to set my under-eye concealer.

Revolution – Bronze & Glow  — I totally bought this because of the packaging, it was at the counter when I was at the checkout register at Ulta and I was like why not….that’s always how they get me haha  I’m happy I did, cause it’s really pretty and easy to blend.! I use it as a bronzer topper to give my bronzer a little shimmer.

 

Drugstore Finds

I love to share my beauty buys with you and lately I’ve been finding some of the best deals ever! So many incredible products I’ve found at great prices. In this blog post I wanted to share some of my drugstore favorites. 

L’Oreal Pure Clay Cleanser is creamy and velvety in texture and glides on my face really smooth. It cleanses beautifully, smells really clean and leaves my skin feeling refreshed and soft.

L’Oreal Pure Clay Face Mask has a sandy texture for exfoliation and smells really good. Once I remove the mask, it leaves my skin feeling clean, silky and glowing!

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer has a micro-corrector applicator to help instantly erase dark circles and fine lines. I usually use this concealer 1st and then add another layer using my LANCOME Teint Idole Ultra Wear Camouflage Concealer.

Maybelline Instant Pore Eraser leaves skin with a smooth matte finish and moisturizes. I use this everyday underneath my eyes, before applying my concealer.

Maybelline Gel Eyeliner is smudge free, sets instantly and glides on easily to deliver intense color that lasts up to 24 hours. I use this for my day and nighttime makeup.

NYX Eyeshadow Base creates a smooth canvas for color, increases its durability and prevents fallout. It literally makes my eyeshadow look fresh all day long.

Maybelline Brow Drama tames and fills unruly brows for sculpted, full eyebrows.  I usually use it during the day time, because it gives me a natural look.

NYX Tinted Brow Mascara adds definition and shape to your eyebrows. This product beautifully fills in light or patchy brows. Its built in brush applies color and sculpts simultaneously.

L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara focuses on length and separation, not so much on thickness. The comb side of the brush precisely seperates lashes for a clump free result.


When to replace your Beauty Blender

I try to give my skin the best care possible and knowing when to replace my beauty products is a huge part of that. If you’re wondering when you should replace your Beauty Blender, here are a few tips….

IS IT STARTING TO FALL APART?

When you’re starting to notice that your Beauty Blender is falling apart or is becoming gunked up with product that it becomes streaky when you apply foundation, it’s time to trade it in!!! It is also very important to clean your Beauty Blender as much as possible.

 DOES IT REMAIN DISCOLORED, EVEN AFTER YOU WASH IT?   

It’s normal for the color of your Beauty Blender to fade a bit with regular use. But if it gets to the point that make stains the sponge entirely, it’s probably time for a replacement. Or else the buildup may cause the makeup to appear discolored, especially if you use the same sponge for everything from foundation to blush.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU HAD IT FOR?

 I buy a new Beauty Blender about every 2 months.. But It all really depends on how often  you use your Beauty Blender. They do need to be replaced more frequently than some of your other makeup tools.  If you only use your Beauty Blender sometimes, you can possibly get by replacing it  every three months. I wouldn’t recommend waiting any longer than that. Using a Beauty Bender which has been over used can also cause skin problems. The first one being breakouts and acne. 

 

My Nighttime Skincare Routine

Helping your skin with natural rejuvenation at night will make it more durable during the day and keep damaging factors like the sun, wind, stress and debris from penetrating the epidermal layer. A nighttime skin care routine that focuses on repair and hydration can keep your complexion clear and your skin firm.

MAKEUP REMOVER

The Neutrogena All in One Makeup Removing Cleansing Lotion is one of my favorite drug store products.It contains gentle moisturizers and cleansing agents which effectively remove all types of makeup, even waterproof mascara without excessive rubbing, which leaves my skin soft and smooth without drying it out.

 

 CLEANSER

Glamglow Thirstycleanse removes all traces of makeup, dirt and impurities, while deeply moisturizing my skin.
It leaves my skin soft and clean once it’s rinsed off. I have combination skin and it works great for me. It’s amazing how it transforms from mud into foam! Last but not least….I LOOOOOVE it’s coconut scent!!!! It smells so good!

EXFOLIATOR

I use this St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub about 3 times a week. Exfoliating dead skin cells off, makes it possible for the rest of your skin care products to do their magic even better. I gently massage it onto my face, which leaves my skin smooth and silky after rinsing it off.

 

 

ESSENCE

I use this Rose Face Mask by Fresh every other night. As soon as I apply this toning gel mask, it makes my skin feel relaxed, fresh and hydrated. The smell of roses is very calming . It honestly feels like I’m getting a treatment at a spa, after a long day at work. I usually leave it on for about 10 -15min, then rinse it off with water.

 

 

SERUM

This night serum by Drunk Elephant is absolutely incredible! After using it the 1st three nights, I’ve seen a dramatic difference in my skin!This product is kinda like the fountain of youth. My fine wrinkles have noticeably faded, it’s improved the texture of my skin and makes my skin feel super hydrated. I wake up with better skin every morning. My skin is literally glowing!!

 

 

EYE CREAM

Lancome’s genifique eye youth activating eye concentrate instantly felt like WOW around my eyes! I’ve noticed a difference in my fine lines, puffiness and darkness. It’s just makes my skin feel so smooth and hydrating. I love how this product feels when I put it on. It’s lightweight and tightens the skin right away. This eye cream is also a beautiful prep for your concealer. It makes mines glide on flawlessly!

 

  MOISTURIZER

This Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream by FRESH has a wonderful & refreshing scent and adds just the right amount of moisture, without leaving my face greasy. It soaks right in and makes my skin glow without being shiny at all. It delivers intense 24hour hydration and improves elasticity, which leaves my skin soft and smooth all day long!

 

 

SLEEPING MASK

This sleeping recovery masque by AMOREPACIFIC is one of my can’t live without skincare product! It’s a very unique mask that you put on before bedtime and wash off the following morning. The mask feels very gentle, light and non greasy. It does it’s job while I’m sleeping and leaves my skin velvety smooth every morning when I wake up!

 

Bite Beauty’s Liquified Lipsticks are the BOMB

This lipstick is LITERALLY a liquified lipstick. It applies creamy and transforms to a semi-glaze finish. It doesn’t dry down to a matte finish, which I love! It feels so comfortable on my lips, it doesn’t crack, it’s very pigmented and stays on all day (especially when paired with Bite Beauty’s Line & Define Lip Primer)! This lipstick is super moisturizing because its made with natural monoi butter and coconut oil. And on top of that, it smells just like bubble gum!……The bazooka brand, to be exact. Hahaha The scent brings me back to my childhood.
I am definitely going to buy more shades, since their formula is so perfect! <3