Colourpop Salvaje

Here’s a look using Colourpop’s limited edition palette Salvaje, a collab with singer Becky G.

The palette came out in 2018 and was not the standard quality for Colourpop shadows but even now (don’t judge me) the shadows still apply and blend nicely.

I used NYX glitter primer on my lid under the shimmers, which I do with all shimmers I use, and I used Colourpop Mamacita lip liner as eyeliner to darken the lash line.

Tarte Amazonian Clay Gem Powder Foundation

I tried the new Tarte Amazonian clay gem powder foundation in 22S light sand and is described as “Talc-free, loose powder foundation with natural finish”

Available on Tarte image from Tarte website

I had to go a shade lighter, 22S, than I would normally, 26N, because they were sold out (and still are) of that shade.

I was in a rush when I applied this and I didn’t have time to test it before going ham on my face.

I used the puff that comes with the powder and applied it at my undereye area thinking I would be able to swipe off excess powder. WRONG. This powder stuck to my skin like it was painted on.

I spent about five minutes switching between a brush and puff trying to blend off the powder and blending it onto the rest of my face.

It ended up looking OK, even though it felt like solidified dough on my face.

Since then I’ve used it again a couple of times, each time carefully patting a small amount on my skin.

I don’t think it’s anything groundbreaking; maybe I have to use it more to really decide.

Colourpop Makeup look

Here’s a quick makeup look using mostly Colourpop products.

Some of the products are no longer available so I figured I’d provide swatches in case anyone wanted to recreate the look or use similar colors!

At Forest Sight eyeshadow palette
ALT lippie pencil (as liner)
Best Intention Lippie Stix
Flynn lux liquid lipstick
Tick blush
Main Attraction highlighter

I appreciate that I’m able to use the lippie pencils as eyeliners because I would never use green as a lip color lol.

I love the blushes and highlighters and wish they were still available. I feel like I’ve used these products so much, and the highlighter is on my pan project, but I haven’t hit pan yet and barely made a dent!

I wish Colourpop had a bronzer I could use but I’ve found their bronzer to be too light, too orange or too stiff and hard to blend.

Let me know if you own any of these products!

Givenchy Prisme Libre Foundation

I received the Givenchy Prisme Libre Skin-Caring Matte Foundation from Influenster free for testing. I really like the Prisme Libre loose powder so I was excited to try the foundation.

It’s described as: “A skincare-infused, long-lasting matte foundation that is lightweight and natural while blurring and addressing imperfections for up to 24 hours.

It definitely is matte and I would describe it as full coverage even though Sephora’s website describes it as medium coverage. I would recommend starting with a small amount and build it up.

I also noticed that if I didn’t moisturize well enough, it would make my skin look a little dry, and I also had to go in very light with a finishing powder.

Once I figured out the right amount to use and how to set it, I enjoyed the foundation.

For a high-end brand, I don’t think $49US is too expensive, you get the standard 1oz, it’s a pump bottle and has a nice frosted glass look.

I’m still on the fence about whether or not I would buy this on my own. I have many other foundations I enjoy more but I didn’t dislike this one. I’ll continue to use the foundation and will try to remember to provide an update once I’ve gotten more use of it, especially in the warmer summer months.

Have you used this foundation? Are you interested in trying it?

Don’t forget the Sephora sale is coming up soon and it would be a great time to pick this up!

If you are interested in joining Influenster to receive a chance to test a variety of products you can do so here:
http://www.influenster.com/r/2171317

Sephora Squad

I wasn’t going to apply for the Sephora Squad because I was scared I wouldn’t make it but, I accepted I’d never know if I don’t try.

As a woman in a male dominated industry it took me a while to find my femininity. I didn’t think beauty and success could coincide but now I focus on feeling both.

My goal has always been to set an example as someone who focuses on feeling and looking confident in everyday settings.

I love being able to share my experiences with others in the same work setting or anyone who didn’t grow up wearing makeup or having a skincare routine.

If you’d like to help me make the squad, a testimonal would be a great help and I would much appreciate it!

Sephora Squad Testimoniahttps://www.sephorasquad.com/leave_testimonial/90086l

Curlsmith Weightless Air Dry Cream

I took advantage of one of Ulta’s sales last week and purchased some Curlsmith hair products to test.

I’ve been really lazy with my hair care this last year because (covid of course 😂) I haven’t been leaving my house so I haven’t been doing much other than washing it.

I went through a long journey to train my hair so I could stop washing it every day and it’s really helped my hair not be as oily and my waves have really come out.

Based on a small amount of research, I believe my hair to be 2b. It’s medium thickness and has somewhat defined waves that start about halfway down my head.

This is the longest I’ve had my hair in over two decades and I’d like to keep it long and grow it out more so I figured it was time to do something with it.

I rarely hear about products for people with wavy hair (maybe I’m just not hanging out in the right places) which is another reason I haven’t really made an effort with my hair. I find using curly hair products can help, but some also can be too heavy for my hair.

I’ve never heard of Curlsmith but the products were on sale and they all had really good reviews and a good amount of reviews.

I received my products yesterday (Monday 1/3/2022) and decided to give the Air Dry Cream right away.

I didn’t wash my hair yesterday but I did condition from my neck down because my hair tends to get very tangled and hard to brush.

I applied the Air Dry Cream to my dry hair, mostly towards the end of my hair, only going as high as halfway up my head.

The directions say to apply it to wet hair but I wanted to try it in a more realistic (to me) setting.

Right away the product made my hair SO EASY to brush. That alone makes this an 8/10 for me. My hair is so hard to brush I usually avoid it so this really seems like a game changer.

I left my hair down while the product dried and I noticed my waves were defined more in the front and my hair didn’t frizz up.

Brushed through and put in pony tail

I haven’t washed my hair since Thursday or Friday and this cream didn’t make my hair feel oily or heavy. My hair has stayed soft and easy to brush through.

I’ll wash my hair today (it’s 5 am as I do a final proof read) and use this again but so far I’m enjoying this product and have high hopes. So far my hair still doesn’t feel hea y with product. I sleep with my hair tied back and use a silk pillow case. I did wake up with the usual knots at the base of my neck but running my fingers through my hair feels like it may be easier to brush through than other mornings.

Have you tried anything from this brand? What type of hair do you have and what are your thoughts on the products?

CP At Forest Site and Morphe Jaclyn Hill Vol II look

Today I really wanted to use the Raw Beauty Kristi Colourpop collab but I also really wanted to use the second Morphe Jaclyn Hill collab. Fortunately, the two compliment each other!

I pulled crease colors from the Jaclyn Hill palette and the lower lash line color.f

From the Colourpop palette, I pulled darker colors to add depth to the look and the lid colors.

I wanted to blend Evergreen into West Coast to the out end but West Coast was too yellow gold for what I wanted to i layered Evergreen on top instead.

Other products used:

  • WetNWild Photofocus foundation dewy in Golden Beige. I usually go for matte but this has the perfect satin finish, not dewy at all!
  • Maybelline age rewind in 120 light. I used to really like this but lately it’s been feeling dry on my skin
  • Marc Jacobs Finish Line powder
  • Doll 10 Popstar Peach. I usually use this under powder but I forgot and figured I’d try it over. I didn’t notice any affect on my foundation but it made for a much brighter blush when I layered a powder over it. This was a Jen Phelps, on YouTube, recommendation and it’s hands down one of the best formulas. In not sure how I feel about the scent though. It’s a nice, yummy vanilla but it feels weird applying it to my face. I haven’t noticed it affecting my skin though
  • WetNWild Mellow Wine blush over to set (can skip two blushes but I don’t)
  • Smashbox Cali Contour palette for bronzer/contour and highlight. I like but don’t love. I want to love this palette so I keep it around
  • Urban Decay Horchata lipstick – the vice lipsticks were reformulated and the new ones are some of the most hydrating matte lipsticks I’ve tried
  • WetNWild Brow Sessive in Medium Brown. This is $1.99 on Target’s website and Amazon. I’ve really been loving this pencil, it’s soft and blends is perfect for my needs – which is just to fill in and brush out
  • Essence lash princess mascara – the purple one

Hope everyone has a happy Thursday