HYDRATING OIL – Anastasia Beverly Hills

Have you guys tried this oil out? If not…. you guys are MISSING OUT!! My skin is OILY as hell, I have always stayed AWAY from oils (thought it would make my skin oilier). But it’s actually really good for your skin! This is an Anastasia Beverly Hills Hydrating Face Oil, sold on her website for $64.00 USD!

I truly love this oil, I’m on my second bottle already (a little does go a long way), it’s super hydrating and makes my skin feel refreshed. My skin was super dry in the winter and I kid you not this oil instantly helped! After trying it out, I immediately noticed how fast my skin absorbed the oil leaving no breakouts and no heavy feeling either. While it is an oil, it isn’t greasy or sticky. As far as effectiveness, it works wonderfully for moisturizing my skin just right to keep my skin from drying or scaling. I use this oil in the morning and before I go to bed. It also works wonders for adding an extra oomph to my foundation to apply and blend it better. It literally makes my makeup application look flawless. I have also given this a try as a way to add extra life to my drying lips or matte lipstick.  I sometimes mix it with my cream contour, dipbrow pomades, etc…it’s seriously so amazing. It smells great, absorbs into skin while leaving a soft simple finish without feeling oily. Makes the skin look and feel younger and brighter than ever before! What more do you need, am I right? Yes. it’s pricey but its soooo worth it!!! Like I said previously a little goes a long way so it is 100% worth the price.

 

xo

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS – Powder Bronzer

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 Bronzer HEAVEN! Firstly, I would like to thank ABH so much for sending these bronzers my way!

 I’m a bronzer kind of girl, thats for sure! l’ll never leave my house without wearing some bronzer. They came out with 6 new bronzers suitable for all skin tones! It’s a matte bronzer, with NO shimmer what so ever. I like shimmer bronzers only for when I go out and want to look extra. But for everyday I prefer my bronzers to be matte. These bronzers are very pigmented, goes on very smooth, and blends like a dream. Gives a natural tan look similar to the ones I get from my vacations. Absolutely no orange hue or sparkle. Its definitely customizable as well, you can brush it on as light or dark as you want it. If it looks this good on winter skin, I can’t wait to see how it will look with a-bit of a tan in summer!

xo

My Skin Care Routine!

 

 

Detox- Nutrient Rich Purifying Facial Cleanser  

Best Face Cleanser, hands down, I’ve tried SO many cleansers and some would work wonderfully but then stop working on my skin… so weird, right?! This gently cleanses without drying, face feels clean yet soft.  It takes ALL of my make-up off, even waterproof, with no problem. I always feel refreshed after using this cleanser. I use it every morning and night!

After trying a few other popular exfoliators, this one is by far my favourite. I’ve been using this for about a month and a half now, and my skin hasn’t looked better! I have been struggling with acne for a while, and I found this to really help clear my face up. I have a lot of acne scars and I can see that this cleanser is helping them fade away slowly. Its also scrubbing away dead skin cells and making my large ugly pores smaller than ever. Seriously in love with the way it leaves my face so soft and clean!

Eye Wonder 2.0

Do you want to say bye bye to darkness, puffiness and uneven lines under your eyes? This product will change that all for you! At first, I was like “ah I don’t believe that” but I was clearly wrong…I had some darkness under my eyes nothing too big and wow did I see a difference. With this product, you do have to use it multiple times to see a change under your eyes. Within a few weeks I saw the darkness, puffiness under my eyes go away slowly. I use it under my eyes at bedtime and in the morning 20 minutes before applying my makeup base. I love using this in the morning as it makes my eyes feel more awake. I stopped using a regular face moisturizer around my eyes; I only use this under my eyes now. It also really helps my concealer blend well and not crease. I can even walk out of my house without makeup and feel so good about my skin! I’ve been using this for almost a month and a half and it’s my fave skincare product ever, will definitely be getting more when this runs out. Ps. I got all my family and friends hooked to this product! Literally Magic!

I’ve always been scared to use oil on oily skin. Before this oil I was crazy obsessed with the Rose Gold Elixir by Farsali until that oil stopped working for me and broke me out, out of nowhere and I started getting super oily again. So that’s when I thought ok maybe oil doesn’t work for oily skin.

But everyone kept talking about this “Age is only a Number Elixir”, obv I had to try it out! Tried it out for a month or two and I was surprised at how amazing it is! This oil made me feel less greasy! This oil also helped my ugly large pores go smaller, another reason why I love it so much! It also helps with reducing acne scars and fine lines! I don’t usually need much, just 1-2 drops and my skin is glowing and moisturized.

So happy that I switched my skin care over to Vasanti Cosmetics, my skin hasn’t looked better!

You can purchase their products on

https://vasanticosmetics.com/

xo.

#FauxFilter Foundation by Huda Beauty

EVERYONE was talking about this foundation before it was even released. And me being a makeup JUNKIE, obviously I had tested it out! When I heard it was matte and FULL coverage I was all about it. I had high expectations for this foundation based on Huda’s snaps and Instagram posts leading up to it’s release, and they did live up to expectation. I was beyond SHOOK at the coverage this foundation gave me. I have combination skin so it’s always been difficult for me to find that perfect foundation that gives that smooth skin look that you get from Snapchat filters. This foundation exactly did that for me. Huda mentioned that 1-2 pumps are enough for your entire face to be full coverage, and surprisingly she wasn’t lying!! It usually takes 2-3 pumps for me to get as much coverage as I need for my acne prone skin, but this foundation did it with just 1-2 pumps. Huda suggests just powdering the oily spots. I did just that with my Mac Studio Fix Powder, and I was so impressed at how long it lasted! I thought this foundation would have made me look super cakey because of the coverage and it being matte, but I was wrong! I wore it to work for 8 hours straight without touching up my face, and it still looked amazing for that amount of time. Usually my foundation starts to fall apart and look odd after a long day, but this foundation kept me looking good all throughout the day. Even my friends were asking, “What foundation are you wearing today? Your foundation looks so pretty”. The foundation is so silky, smooth, blends right in and the coverage was just perfect, I was able to hide all my acne scars with just the foundation! There’s a fragrance to this foundation, but it’s nothing too strong. It actually smells really good. The colour match is spot on; my foundation colour is Amaretti 310G. I have worn just about every foundation at Sephora and this one is right up there with my favourites (Fenty Foundation and UD All Nighter), this foundation is my number one favourite right now!!

xo

Anastasia Beverly Hills Holiday 2017

This package was sent to me by ABH, and I am always SO grateful for the opportunity to test out their products.

PRISM:

These shadows are EXTREMELY pigmented. The pigmentation is amazing just like all their shadows, so I wasn’t shocked about that! When I first saw the palette I was like “ahh am I really going to wear these shades?” But when I saw the palette in real life and played with it, I feel in love with the colours.

M a t t e s:

The mattes are really soft, however they do create a bit of fall out, as with the Modern Renaissance and Subculture palette so that’s normal. All the mattes would work perfectly in the crease as a transition shade. The mattes are very buttery and soft. If you feel that there is fall out when you apply the mattes, what I like to do is do my eye shadow first and then do the rest of my face later. You can always clean off any shadow residue with a make up wipe/remover.

S h i m m e r s:

The shimmer shades are perfect for the season! There is a different range between the shimmers making the palette versatile to create that perfect evening look. For example, there is a silver shade, gold, rose gold, navy blue, metallic-y purple, dark green and copper. All these shimmer shades would work perfectly for a night out, an evening event or a wedding reception.

Overall, the colours are very different and way out of my comfort zone but they are trendy and beautiful. Like just imagine how gorgeous, Eden would look in the crease and Throne on the lid…SO NICE (Heart eyes) these shadows blend like a dream and that’s the most important part!

 

BLUSH KITS:

I am so in love with these blushes, especially the Radiant Blush Kit. Tbh, I’ve never really been a huge blush fanatic, it’s not a huge part of my collection. I started off my using my sister’s Nars blush, Orgasm, lmao! If I would have to choose a blush, it would be the ones included in the Jaclyn Hill x Becca Cosmetics palette.

When I first saw them, the colours looked really intense in the pan, so I was afraid to use it! The pigmentation is to die for, with this product, a little goes a long way. When applied, they look beautiful and flawless on the skin. If you apply too much (like i did , lol!), the product is very blendable. When using this product, you need a small amount of the product and a light hand to do the trick. All four colours in the Radiant Blush Kit are lovely on their own, and can even be stacked on each other to create your very own custom, intense presence (if that’s what you want).

I like the fact that they came out with two kits! One for lighter skin tones and one for darker skin tones! I did try the Gradient Blushes, but they did not work well for me, it looked like I had mud on my skin, the colours did not suit my skin tone at all!

 

 

MINI LIPSTICKS:

Finally MINI lipsticks by ABH! If you guys didn’t know by now, my favorite liquid lipsticks are by ABH. So the fact that they came out 3 mini liquid lipsticks made me oh so happy! Hopefully they come out with more! The reasons why I love mini lipsticks are because they are so much easier to put in your bag when you’re on the go, I don’t have to put the full liquid lipstick in my side bag’s that can only fit one credit card and a phone, get what I mean?

The colours in this set are Dazed, Bittersweet & Hudson. The lipsticks are super pigmented and go on smoothly just like her other ones; the formula is consistent! The shades are amazing, your stand out unique red shade, a brown and a nude. This set is perfect for a holiday gift!

 

 

GLOW KIT:

Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kits are my absolute obsession; if you don’t believe me you should check out my Instagram page and see all the pictures I’ve posted. This highlighter palette features 4 staple highlighter shades that everyone can use. If you’re one of those people who loves their glow to be poppin, then you will love this palette. The formulas of these highlighters are amazing, just like their other ones! They’re incredibly soft, creamy and blend like a dream. In terms of pigmentation, these highlighters are intensely pigmented in one swipe. You can use any setting spray, to further intensify the highlight if that is what you are going for! In my opinion, they don’t need it; they are pretty intense on their own. These highlighters can be used for more than just cheekbone highlight. I use them for eyeshadows, inner corner highlight and brow bone highlight.

 

NEW LIPSTICKS:

Anastasia Beverly Hills released 3 new liquid lipsticks shades that are so perfect for fall! In the colours, Starfish, Trouble and Rock Sand.

The liquid lipsticks have a creamy consistency which allows them to glide onto the lips so smoothly with a complete matte finish to top it off. All shades are extremely pigmented with the first application. I usually put 1 – 2 layers to avoid any tackiness and I am good to go. The lipsticks are comfortable to wear, but they are matte lipsticks so I always like to prep my lips with an exfoliator and a lip balm before application! These lipsticks are very long lasting! Not to mention that I love the formula and how long wearing they are and I’m crazy obsessed with the new shades!

 

Like I always say ABH kills it no doubt.

xo.