e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Natural Glow Face Palette – Review

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ūüćÉThe highlight is very pretty, smooth, and subtle cool pink.

ūüćÉThe blushes are satin matte, easy to blend, not very pigmented, but buildable.

ūüćÉThe bronzer is very cool toned and satin matte

ūüćÉThe palette come in one shade that is best suited for fair/light skins

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The E.L.F – Beautifully Bare Natural Glow Face Palette palette is good enough that I am going to keep using it because I can create a nice, effortless look – it even works well for quick eye makeup. I will probably stick to just the blushes and highlight because I don’t like the bronzer. The blushes aren’t really my cup of tea either – they are too matte for me – but I have found that mixing in a touch of the highlight solves that problem. The best part of the palette is the highlight, it is absolutely beautiful if you are into a subtle, lit-from-with look. I don’t like the bronzer because it’s very cool and definitely is more of a contour shade, plus it just seems a little ruddy/dirty on my face.

I think that given the price (I bought mine for $8.00 at Ulta) and the convenience and the highlight, I think it’s worth buying if you are interested in it, but you definitely won’t be missing out on anything if you pass.

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Date Night – Fall Colors Inspired Eyes

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Anastasia Beverly Hills РModern Renaissance 

Blinc – Electric Eyes Palette

Deciem’s The Ordinary Serum Foundation in 1.2N

E.L.F – Beautifully Bare Natural Glow Face Palette

Glossier Boy Brow in Black

L’Oreal¬†Voluminous Feline Noir Waterproof¬†Voluminous Feline Noir Waterproof

Maybelline _ Color Sensational Matte Lip in Touch of Spice

Pixi Beauty Lower Lash Mascara

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Victoria Beckham x Est√©e Lauder – Eye Foil – Review

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Victoria Beckham x Estée Lauder РEye Foil РBlonde Gold

I’ve tried this a few different ways and I would recommend applying it with either your finger or a flat synthetic brush. I have found that it works best if you use the *smallest* amount – I barely touch the Eye Foil and then even tap the excess off on the back of my hand.

ūüĆŅextremely fine gold glitter in sheer base

ūüĆŅvery little fallout throughout the day – With glitter glue, I had just the slightest amount fallout but even with no primer, it was pretty minimal.

ūüĆŅdifficult to layer – it can get clumpy and textured

ūüĆŅdoesn’t crease, lasts all day

ūüĆŅgel-like formula

ūüĆŅeasy to remove

ūüĆŅliquid liner applies very easily on top of it

Victoria Beckham x Estee Lauder Eye Foil in Blonde Gold

Pure Cosmetics Soiree Diaries

Glossier Boy Brow in Black

L’Oreal¬†Voluminous Feline Noir Waterproof¬†Voluminous Feline Noir Waterproof

Pixi Beauty Lower Lash Mascara

Simple Beauty Products – Castor Oil

I love beauty products of all kinds and sometimes I enjoy a good, simple product. This post is part of a series sharing my favorite one ingredient beauty products. If your are into simple beauty routines, some of the products in this series might fit really well into your collection!

I love beauty products of all kinds and sometimes I enjoy a good, simple product. This post is part of a series sharing my favorite one ingredient beauty products. If your are into simple beauty routines, some of the products in this series might fit really well into your collection!

Castor oil has Vitamin E, proteins, and fatty acids that help nourish and strengthen lashes. Wearing and removing mascara or eyelash glue everyday may take a toll on your lashes by drying them out or making them brittle. Castor oil may help your eyelashes or eyebrows grow longer and thicker by preventing breakage and strengthening hair follicles.

I have been using castor oil on my lashes for about 6 months and I do think it has improved the look of my lashes. I like to use castor oil as a conditioner for my lashes both morning and night. I don’t have any issues using mascara over the castor oil, but I usually have at least an hour between using the oil and putting on my mascara. As with most oils, I prefer Organic, cold-pressed ¬†castor oil and I buy mine on Amazon for about $10.00. I fill an empty mascara tube with the oil, use it for a month or two, and then toss it when it’s empty ¬†so my large bottle doesn’t continuously get contaminated by double dipping disposable mascara wands. I do think my lashes looked slightly longer and fuller after the first couple months of use, but I haven’t seen any additional improvement since then. I have tried castor oil on my hair and it’s ok on the ends only – it was a little too heavy for me in general.

Castor oil can also be used on skin, but I haven’t tried it yet. I’m not too sure how comfortable I would be using it on my face, but let me know what your experience has been!