Beauty Break: SMASHBOX
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Makeup Moniker: BB Cream-SMASHBOX
Welp. A BB cream is the wonderful savior to all of your foundation needs! Yes. Your moisturizer: it is that. Your primer: it is that. Your foundation: it is that. See where this is going? It literally cuts the makeup routine in half. For myself, as long as it takes me to do my makeup, I don’t have to worry about skin matching and blending, nor getting another bottle of primer either. Now, for this month I’ve been flaunting SMASHBOX’s BB Cream in Medium and not only was it an exact skin match but I don’t HAVE to use my moisturizer (which I love dearly), as the BB Cream has SPF35 in it. It is also great on oil control and shine. From the early morning application at 6:20a, to my return home at exactly 6p.
I would have to do minor touch-ups with my tinted moisturizer, and more so with my liquid foundation, but I’ve personally found that with this BB Cream, (SMASHBOX,$39) I do not have to do such things. Not only is this the same price as many top of the line primers, and moisturizers, it is actually saving you money in the long run, which is exciting! So for a good moisturizer it can cost you from $15-$35, a primer $17-45 on average, and a great foundation $20-$45, let this product be the everything you need it to be. Last but certainly not least, it is available in 5 shades, and it matches very well, especially for those that walk the line on colors such as myself!
Wanna try it out? Visit the wonderful ladies at your local Sephora!
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Stylist Side: Weekend Warrior
My weekend started off nice and early Saturday morning, as I had a busy day of meetings ahead of me. So, I went to play in a few new goodies and one that is slowly becoming an everyday addiction.
As pictured above, this was me playing with a natural palette (the orange in the crease), a soft pink from Maybelline, an electric blue from F.O.G, and a baby blue from Jane cosmetics. But before I did this look, I applied my new eyeshadow base from L’Oreal.
*As a tip, even though I trust my eyeshadow base, I find that a little concealer on the lid keeps the shadow even LONGER!* Normally its good for 8 hrs, but a touch of concealer will stretch it!* Yes for such things. Along with a few newbies I’ve picked up, MAKEUPFOREVER’s traveling mist and set, and SMASHBOX’s BB Cream (which will be reviewed soon) in Medium, and a fave I CANNOT live without, happens to be EYE’M Tired from Hard Candy. Best $5 spent thus far, it is a de-puffer and an eye brightener (applied before concealer) and in conjunction with my concealer, relaxes and hides the bags from sleepless nights, and the lines that appear from time to time around my eyes.
Which now brings us to Sunday’s look. Its fun, relaxed, and this was my #OOTD for church. I went basic on the Skinnies, pulled out one of my many striped tops, this one being a racer back tank, and my sweater blazer all from EXPRESS. Found my black, peep-toe Anne Maries and went for it. I stacked my accessories on my wrist, and wore an awesome leather bound, brown feather and tassle from this sweet little jewelry boutique in the mall. I pulled on a trio palette from NYX on the eyes here, mixing bright blues and pinks, and smoked out the corners. Lined my eyes with a charcoal grey gel from Sonia Kashuk, and played in my Almond lip liner ($4) and Stockholm Lip Cream($4) and left the building!
This was my busiest weekend, and now probably one of my longest posts in a while!!! LOL. But this was probably one of the best weekends where I can say I actually got alot of things accomplished! From site setup, to client consulting, I can only say that I hope this continues! It is coming up on 2 years and I can’t stop thanking you all for all the support!
To get close-ups on the look, check the gallery below. I also included a few pics from my after work adventure on Friday as well. For info on these products and more, checkout Sephora, Ulta, and the Hard Candy websites!
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Spring Vacay on the way…need to know how to look flawless without the heavy makeup?! Time to bust out the tinted moisturizers, cheek bronzers, and pastel colors! As shown, this sheer focus, $28 will give you the full coverage look, with half the heaviness and a phenomenal fresh, dewy face. Pair it with the o-glow cheek bronzer, $28 (not shown) talk about a fresh, flawless face!!!! You’ll fool them all…”what? Me?! Wearing makeup?!” lol