I have never been a big fan of clothing, makeup or perfume designed by celebrities. My thought on it is as such: you should stick to what you’re good at and not try to make an extra buck by venturing into other industries.
When the Kardashian sisters came out with their own beauty line I never though I would like, or even purchase, any of their products. After seeing so many great reviews of their makeup line on youtube, I decided to give Kardashian Beauty a try. The first item that I purchased was their Au Natural Lip Set in the shade In The Flesh. The set comes with a lip liner, lipstick and lipgloss and smells of honey. I bought the lip set with the intention of returning it, thinking that I would hate it. Boy was I wrong! This is the perfect ‘nude’ lipstick/lipgloss for my skin tone that does not wash me out. Sometimes I wear the set together and sometimes I mix and match each individual piece from the set with my other lipsticks/lip-glosses. What’s even better is that I receive compliments every single time that I wear the set together.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I am not comparing Kardashian Beauty to makeup lines such as YSL, Chanel or even MAC. The Au Natural lip set does not stay on long and does not hydrate your lips, but when it’s on, it looks very nice. When purchasing any of the Kardashian Beauty products, as long as you expect it to look nice on but not be of the same quality as other high-end beauty lines, you too will love it!
I am loving a bold lip these days, especially for the warmer months. I tend to put on minimal make-up most days, so adding a pop of color to my lips instantly glams up my look. My new-found lip color obsession is MAC’s lipstick in ‘Impassioned‘. As much as I love my pink lipsticks, the reason that I love this color so much is because it has less of that pink undertone (like ‘Candy Yum Yum’) and more of a coral undertone. Another reason that I love this color is because of how matte it is. For the summer months, I like to put on more matte lipsticks versus shiny ones because the rest of my face tends to be more glowing/shiny during that time so I do not want to overload on that. What’s your favorite lipstick for the summer?
With argon oil being the new ‘it’ product, I figured I would give it a shot with Josie Maran’s Argon Oil. I received it as a sample a few months ago and as my sample is coming to an end, I am not sure if I love it enough to buy the full size bottle. I got the sample towards the end of winter when my skin wasn’t as dry, so I may love and appreciate it more in the colder months.
A couple of weeks ago I came across the Josie Maran Argon Infinity Cream Intensive Creamy Oil and decided to give it a try. I am absolutely in love with this product! I have used it on my lips, on my dry patches, on my eyes as a primer and to make my eyeshadows creamy, and, my ultimate favorite use, I apply it on my cheekbones under my highlighter. Putting this product on my cheekbones under my highlighter makes my face look dewy and keeps my highlighter on all day, two things I love. As the weather gets warmer, I tend to put less product on my face so I am so glad that I came across this cream. This is definitely one argon oil product that I can 100% vouch for!
Mascara is something that I put on even if I have no other make-up on that day. I strongly believe that putting on a few coats of mascara completely changes your look. I am always looking for the next best mascara and am always trying out different ones.
My current #1 mascara is the L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara in Blackest Black. This mascara instantly makes my lashes appear 2x longer. I do not like mascaras that separate my lashes too much and I feel that this mascara doesn’t do that.
My next favorite mascara at the moment is the Clinique High Impact Mascara in Black. For me, this mascara gives more volume and a bit less length compared to the L’Oreal mascara mentioned above. I have been using this mascara for years and still love it.
I used to be such a hater of the Clinique ‘Bottom Lash’ Mascara because I did not understand why anyone would buy a special mascara just for their bottom lashes until I tried a friend of mine’s and was surprisingly impressed by it. With the tiny wand, you do not get any mascara on your skin (something that we all struggle with) and you can coat those tiny lashes that the bigger wands don’t allow you to coat. And, when your mascara runs out, you can keep the wand and dip it in other mascaras to save money.