Lip gloss 2017? 

I have always hated lipgloss and never liked wearing it. I have big lips and sometimes I will feel self conscious about it. Whenever I wear lipgloss, it makes my lips even bigger than it already is or it seems that way to me. Just recently I decided to try it on and see if I liked it because a lot of people are going back to lipgloss. I’m a matte lip kind of girl and had always been so I didn’t know what to expect. Now that my makeup game have improved dramatically, I didn’t know what I would look like with the lip gloss. When I put that baby on my lips, y’all I was in loveeeee. It looked so effortlessly beautiful. I was stunning like an OG stunner 😂 I was singing “my lipgloss is popping ” the entire time. So yes lipgloss will be a look for me this year. It will be a mixture of matte and glossy. I haven’t given up on my matte, never that. But I honestly think lipgloss will be used a lot more by me this year than ever before. ​

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Holy grail!! Baby powder 

Omg!! I never knew what one can do with baby powder until just last week. Back in the days when I was like 6 or 7 years old, I used to use baby powder and put it all over my face and a coat of lip gloss and head on out to play thinking I was popping, like no one could touch my makeup game😂 girl was I wrong. After I finally realized what I looked like with baby powder, I ditched that junk and never touched it again for anything that has to do with my makeup. Just last week, I noticed baby powder in my mom’s room and I also was running out on my baking powder. I debated if I should actually use it and try it out, worst thing that could happen is me looking like my 7 year old self. If that happens, I’ll just sit my butt home and cancel all the plans I had for that day 😂😂. So when I finished applying my eyeshadow and my brows,it was time for my foundation. I applied my foundation (Mary Kay medium coverage and Clinique) and then I applied my concealer (LA girl) to contour my face. If I don’t bake my face, my face usually get so oily later in the day even if I set my face. Once I was done contouring my face I used my brush to even out the concealer a little bit and used one of those triangular sponges to apply the baby powder all over the concealed area because those are usually the oilest parts of my face. I left the baby powder on there for like 5 mins, typical baking time and then used a brush to brush it off and then go back with my foundation brush with no foundation to even it out a little bit more. I’m dark skin but if you’re lighter skin, I don’t think you have to do that. Once I was done with my makeup and highlighting……. girrrrrllll!!!! I was screaming and shouting and just shook at how good I looked. When I say, Never have I ever looked so good and like my face dry and no signs of oil, like I mean it. I went out all night that day and my face was still on fleek. When I came back, I was so tired that I fell asleep with my makeup on(So ashamed 🌚). Let me tell y’all, whenever I sleep or even a 2 hour nap with my makeup, my face goes crazy with oil. I slept for 6-7 hours and woke up to my face still looking like I just applied it. No signs of oil or any of that and it didn’t break me out because my face was already breaking out before I started using baby powder. I’m just gonna say that I have found my HOLY GRAILL makeup when and where I least expected it. Y’all try it out and let me know how you feel about it. Some of the pictures, I took screenshots so the time stamp can speak the real truth. All the pictures and the video was taken on the 20th of January and the picture that had the caption “I fell asleep with my makeup……” was taken on January 21st at 6 am and my makeup practically looked untouched.

Exciting News

So today, I will try and film the tutorial for one of my eyeshadow look. I will be doing the red eyeshadow look, just because so many people have asked me to show them how I created it and also because it’s really easy. I will try and not mess up, so I don’t have to re-film. When it’s done uploading I’ll link it to my blog so you all can view it. So excited to finally do this. 

Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation +Concealer Review 

I recently bought a new foundation from Clinique cosmetics and I was so excited to try it and tell y’all what I think. Well, yesterday I finally tried it on for you guys and I wanted to test out the durability and what it claims to do so I didn’t use a primer or setting spray because that might affect the outcome. I put it on and wore it for about 10 hours long. I did my makeup around 1pm and washed it out around 12am. I tried to take pictures especially with my snapchat camera since it has the time stamp on it and I didn’t retouch. I was impressed on how long it lasted before my T zone area started to get a little shiny. It stayed put for hours on a hot North Carolina summer weather. I went out, and I didn’t even feel the need to retouch. The foundation claimed for an all day durability and a natural matte finish. It was weightless and not super matte or drying. I will absolutely buy again when I run out. This is honestly one of the best foundation I have ever tried and the shade range is amazing especially for darker skin women. By the way I’m wearing the beyond perfecting foundation + concealer in clove. 

Clinique Foundation 

If y’all don’t already know, I’m a foundation addict. I just love buying foundation and trying them on even if I don’t need to buy them. I’ve always used Mary Kay foundation which I still use because it gives me full coverage, matte finish and it has a shade that is literally exactly my skin color which is hard for me because a lot of foundation that I like never have exactly my skin color. I either have to mix and match or find a different brand. Anyways that’s not the case, the case is that I decided to branch out and try something new and landed on Clinique since they’re doing their promotional price with the 7 piece gift so I just had to get me some of that. I bought the Clinique beyond perfecting foundation + Concealer in clove. It claims to give you a natural perfect look that feels weightless and breathable on your skin. It also claims to last all day and very rich in pigment and gives you a natural-matte finish. I’m gonna be trying it on for work tomorrow and I’ll try and take pictures as much as possible and give you guys a full review of what I think of it and whether it’s a do or a don’t. 

New Goodies

So I have been looking into liquid matte lipstick for the past month now and I finally found a brand that I thought might be great for me. I’m not into that whole Kylie lip kit hype just because I don’t like her 😂. I found this lipstick brand dose of color, they have a lot of color to choose from but I only bought 3 for now to try it out and tell y’all how I feel about it, whether you should even pay attention to it.  I bought it in color truffle, mood and kiss of fire. I’ll do swatches of how it looks on my lips and post it on here. So stay tuned cos I’m so excited to try it on.