Fave Highlights!

Fave Highlights!

I had every intention of today’s post being a Valentine’s Day look. . . until I realized I would’ve had to pick up my daughter from school in a full face of holiday makeup. Now normally I don’t care for stuff like that but I also didn’t want to do my hair. And a Valentine’s Day look requires a nice do!

So instead I bring you my favorite part of makeup, HIGHLIGHT! For a long time I was a devoted Mary Louminizer addict until it broke and I haven’t gotten around to buying a new one. This tragedy forced me to venture out and try new products. Today I bring you variation.

I’ve included affordable and liquid highlights!

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My die-hard favorite and OG is Laura Geller’s Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Gilded Honey. For an olive warm/neutral complexion like mine this highlight pairs so well. When it says it’s an illuminator it definitely is. It melts right on the skin to look so natural and radiant. It wears so well throughout the day and doesn’t fade. It retails for $26 but it’s so worth every penny!

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Up next is Maybelline’s FaceStudio Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter in Molten Gold. Molten Gold  in my opinion reminds me so much of Gilded Honey. Except Molten Gold has a more peach undertone where Gilded Honey is a true gold. (I will include swatches)

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Molten Gold is a beautiful affordable highlight except it doesn’t last all day like my Laura Geller Gilded Honey. I’ve noticed that after a while it starts to fade. Which isn’t bad and its so subtle it can definitely be worn every single day to add a touch of glow to your look. This retails for $9.99.

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When you hear “drug store products” people often think cheap worthless makeup. Wet n Wild is from far that. While it is VERY affordable its products are all that and more! It has easily become my favorite brand for highlights since it only retails for $4.99 its a steal. While I own some of the other shades this MegaGlo Highlighting Powder in Botanic Dream is my favorite because its pink! Naturally I only wear it on Wednesday 😜 JK

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This is another highlight that provides a beautiful sheen of glow without being powdery or over bearing. Highlights can sometimes be too much and I opt for more of a natural glow formula. . . as if we glowed in pink. LOL! When I want an intense look I will pair this with my  Colourpop Highlight 

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Last in my Faves collection is NYX’s Born to Glow Illuminator in Gleam. This is another shade that goes very well with my complexion. I often opt to wear this alone when I only do mascara and eyebrow gel.

I mentioned in another post how dry my skin has been and how I mixed a liquid highlight with my primer and this is it! It’s so versatile in the sense it can be worn alone, layered with another highlight for a brighter look, and over makeup as just a highlight on its own. NYX is another brand that’s very affordable with great products.

It retails for $7.49!! STEAL!!

Fave Highlights Swatch

From left to right: Maybelline’s Molten Gold, Wet nWild’s Botanic Dream, Laura Geller’s Gilded Honey, and NYX’s Gleam.

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I had so much fun with this post because I absolutely love these products. They’re so beautiful, affordable, and FUN!

What are some of your favorite highlighters? Do you like high-end or drugstore better?

Updated Face Routine!

Updated Face Routine!

I never thought I’d be the type of person whose makeup routine would change. Since I started wearing makeup I’ve always been oily. Regardless if I wear makeup or not. I oil up like there’s no tomorrow. But this winter that has changed! Let me tell you its thrown me for a loop.

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I was pretty set on using primers that would keep me matte. Especially with living here in Florida I never imagined I’d experience “dry” skin. Its strange!

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First things first I double moisturize. Crazy, I know! I have dry patches therefore I will double moisturize in those areas. Everywhere else I just stick to one. My overall face moisturizer is my trusty Philosophy Renewed Hope In A Jar. Then I layer a small amount of Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet.

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For primer I’ve only recently changed it to Dr. Brandts Pores No More Luminizer Primer. I was on the hunt for a primer that would make my dull skin luminous since I felt like with dry skin adding layers of color correcting wasn’t for me. So a little hack I had going was I’d combine a small amount of liquid highlighter with my Benefit’s PoreFessional Face Primer. This worked good but I wanted to eliminate a step to my routine.

Foundation hasn’t changed. . . I’m still a die-hard fan of Wet & Wild Photofocus Foundation. I have to combine two colors which in a way is a win because I can change it up if need be. Something else that has changed is my concealer. I’ve opted for a shade lighter than my foundation for a every day look. I’ve been obsessed with L.A Girl concealer and I am still setting my makeup with RCMA setting powder.

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Something new I do that I’m not sure if I have mentioned it before is instead bronzing with a bronzer I have opted to bronze with MAC’s Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation. I am in the shade NC42 during the summer and NC40 during winter (or when im not in the sun much). I just place that in a 3 motion on the face. Then to contour I use Benefit’s Hoola Matte Bronzer and I don’t bring that up to my forehead. Even tanned I’ve felt it bronzed me way too much.

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Eyebrows are basic just Essence brow gel. Mascara is still L’oreal telescopic. Hightligher is Maybelline’s Facestudio Master Chrome Metallic Hightligheter in Molten Gold. My lips have been super basic too, MAC’s Stripdown. Thats it. IMG_0910

As you can see it is seriously my go to makeup look. I have bought some new goodies I can’t wait to try out that are for “dry” skin. So a new post with that will be coming soon.

Ok, now we can acknowledge the hair. LOL!! This post is about to get serious. . . I was pregnant. Sadly we lost the baby a few weeks ago. Wearing makeup and changing my hair is an effort to be myself again. I was in a deep funk which was borderline depression and I felt I needed change. I needed some color in my life when it all felt so dark and gray.

To achieve this color I used Lime Crime’s Moonchild. It obviously wasnt enough and I will be going over it again. But so far I like it! A LOT!! (I will be including the dye in my upcoming posts. If anyones interested.)

What are some tips you have for seasonal dry skin? Any new favorite makeup I should know about?? Tips for dyed hair??

Empties, That’s a Good thing

Empties, That’s a Good thing

There are products I like so much I repurchase over and over. These are my empties for the month. I don’t wear makeup every single day so naturally I don’t go through makeup at an insane rate like lets say, a makeup artist would. BUT, these are/have become my favorites.

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This is benefit’s The Pore Fessional. Now I know this isn’t a primer but a pore minimizer but for me it works amazing all over to keep my makeup in place. I have oily skin. I easily and quickly become oily. This product keeps me oil free pretty much for how ever long I wear my makeup. If I’m wearing a matte foundation it will keep matte for a few hours then I get a “healthy glow”. Meaning I’m not an oil slick just a tiny bit. I also have gotten bigger pores as I age and I think it has to do with wearing makeup and not always removing it properly. This pore minimizer definitely does what it says. So, if like me you have large pores I’d give it try. I started off with the sample size, fell in love, and now I just go ahead and get this size. It last a good amount of time.

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Another empty is this Wet n Wild Photofocus setting spray. I personally feel like this setting spray doesn’t get a lot of love on social media. At only $4.99 it’s a steal. I found it set my makeup so well, made it long-lasting, and helped with my oily skin. I went through this so fast because I loved spraying on myself, it felt so refreshing. As you can see Wet n Wild is cruelty free so thats another plus. 🐰 Yay for Bunnies!!

DSC_0696.JPGCan ya tell this concealer was used?? Haha! This is Maybelline’s DREAM LUMI™ TOUCH HIGHLIGHTING CONCEALER. This is another product I feel isn’t talked about enough. For me it works amazing for highlighting as it states in the name. When using this I can bypass applying a concealer for my under eye circles. Its not often I need it but if I do I’ll use double concealer. In all honesty thats probably over kill and this would do good on its own. However, IT IS A HIGHLIGHTING CONCEALER. It has such a beautiful even finish (I’ve noticed some Maybelline concealers can look streaky). I can apply it with a stippling brush,  beauty blender, and e.l.f.’s concealer brush. To see if I “love” a product I test it every way possible. Definitely need to repurchase this!

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Last but definitely not least is Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion. Pictured here is the sample size but I NEED to get it full size. I have tried other primers, even using concealer as a primer and nothing compares to it. I love I don’t have to set it if I’m in a rush it does good no matter what! Helps with eyeshadows creasing because even my eyelids get oily (insert the new emoji of the eyes rolling!). I do want to try one of Mac’s Paint Pot. But this will ALWAYS be my go to primer.

Thats it for my Empties.

I want to do something different though. I want to start showing you guys who I draw inspiration from and naturally my first person would be my best friend Rocy. She is so knowledgeable when it comes to makeup, hair products, and skin products. I have often referred to her as my “personal makeup guru!!”  😘 If I have any questions I run to her, she often fills me on new products out there, and she’s so gorgeous I often try to recreate her looks, lol! We live many many miles apart but our friendship has withstood it. Going on 10 years strong.

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What are some of your favorite empties? Who do YOU draw inspiration from??

Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post!

-Prissy💖
Ps. If anyone’s interested my snapchat is: prissycutes

And my Instagram is: 00scilla (those are zeros lol)

#Motd

#Motd

I wasn’t going to do one of these posts this week because I’ve been feeling under the weather so I haven’t been wearing much makeup. That and my makeup has been doing this funky thing where it looks cakey/bumpy. I’m not sure whats causing it but I’m almost positive it’s that I ran out of my Skindanavia setting spray.

But since I haven’t been wearing much makeup when I do I’ve been doing a much more soft look. I totally copied this from my bff. She posted a picture with no eyeliner on and I was in love. I always draw inspiration from the best and she never disappoints.💖 I do everything the same just skip the wing liner. img_1509-1

I’ve also been doing a nude lip. I have very pigmented lips so for me this a nude lol. This is Maybelline’s 920 Nudy Lust. 

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In this pic I went with a glossy lip. The whole “liquid lipsticks” and mattes fad is getting a bit old. (lol) Just my opinion don’t judge me!! In this picture I used Satin sheets from the Bon Bon palette as a cheekbone and nose highlighter. The golden undertones go so well with my complexion. It feels like such a fresh look and totally different without a wing.

So I have to ask any drugstore setting spray I should get my hands on??

Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoy similar ones!
-Prissy💖

Ps. If anyone’s interested my snapchat is: prissycutes
And my Instagram is: 00scilla (those are zeros lol)