Colourpop Gotta Agate Look

I haven’t written up a full face of makeup in a while so here goes

Derma-E Ferulic Acid Resurfacing Pads and Anti-Wrinkle Eye Treatment *
Sunday Riley CEO Afterglow *
Ole Heineken Banana Bright SUN-KISSED Face Primer *
Tatcha The Silk Canvas Filter Finish Protective Primer and The Pearl Eye Treatment in Soft light*
Colourpop : Gotta Agate, Pretty Fresh in Medium 95N, Growth Flirt SSC and Drop of a Hat SSH
REFY Sand cream bronzer
Wet n Wild Incognito concealer in Light Honey
Natasha Denona Invisible HD Face Powder in 01 light medium for my undereye area and
Almay Loose Finishing Powder in 200 light/medium for all over
Essence lash princess Volume and Curl mascara
Brow Gal The Pencil in Medium Brown 04

Something else I haven’t done in a while is post unfiltered pictures (which these are)! I do have a ring light on for lighting which I know can soften features but, I haven’t felt this confident in my skin in a long time!

How have you been feeling these days?

*some products were provided complimentary with no obligation to post or use

Colourpop Gotta Agate Look

I haven’t written up a full face of makeup in a while so here goes

Derma-E Ferulic Acid Resurfacing Pads and Anti-Wrinkle Eye Treatment *
Sunday Riley CEO Afterglow *
Ole Heineken Banana Bright SUN-KISSED Face Primer *
Tatcha The Silk Canvas Filter Finish Protective Primer and The Pearl Eye Treatment in Soft light*
Colourpop : Gotta Agate, Pretty Fresh in Medium 95N, Growth Flirt SSC and Drop of a Hat SSH
REFY Sand cream bronzer
Wet n Wild Incognito concealer in Light Honey
Natasha Denona Invisible HD Face Powder in 01 light medium for my undereye area and
Almay Loose Finishing Powder in 200 light/medium for all over
Essence lash princess Volume and Curl mascara
Brow Gal The Pencil in Medium Brown 04

Something else I haven’t done in a while is post unfiltered pictures (which these are)! I do have a ring light on for lighting which I know can soften features but, I haven’t felt this confident in my skin in a long time!

How have you been feeling these days?

*some products were provided complimentary with no obligation to post or use

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!

Indie Lee Retinol Alternative Cream

I recently received this Indie Lee Retinol Alternative cream to test.

“This high-performance cream is formulated with Natural Retinol Alternative Rambutan for improved appearance of elasticity, firmness, fine lines and wrinkles. Paracress extract reduces the visible signs of aging while Squalane and Orange Milk Tree extract plump skin and boost moisture retention.” Indie Lee website

The first thing I noticed is the packaging. This product comes in a refillable outer pump package. This means you can purchase a refill for a smaller cost. Both packages are plastic and if you look at the website, the company’s goal is to use at least 50% PCR (post-consumer recycled) plastic in all of their packaging by 2023. I wasn’t able to find, and didn’t think to check the packaging, if this product’s packaging is PCR plastic but it’s still great that the company is working towards sustainable packaging. In addition, they have a recycling program that earns you points for money off your orders.

Now, for the product. It’s a nice thick, scentless cream that absorbs quickly without feeling heavy or thick. I haven’t noticed adverse reactions to adding it to my existing skincare routine which includes a toner, some facial oils and a spf cream.

As for results. I can’t say that I’ve noticed a difference, but I’ve only been using it for a couple of weeks. I always forget to do “before and after” pictures but to be honest, I try so many new products that it’s hard to do a true comparison. Which might make you wonder why you should trust my review…

This is a first impression in case the brand is something you’ve seen or are interested in. At $72US it may be too expensive to trust a first impression review so I will try to focus on using this product and report back on results.

I received this complimentary to test with no obligation to post about it.

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

Colourpop Limoncello – 2 looks

Colourpop Limoncello was a palette released last year that immediately caught my attention. Between the bright colors of the packaging, that metallic lime green, the one colorful shade in an otherwise neutral palette…I knew it would end up in my collection.

It’s described on Cplourpop’s website as:

“Living la dolce vita! Inspired by dreamy spring days and freshly squeezed lemons for the perfect limoncello, our newest 12-pan palette features richly pigmented matte and metallic shadows in fun and vibrant shades. Create a bright and fresh look perfect for cruisin’ down the coast or a sunny picnic escape!”

Here are two looks I created using this palette

I wanted to create a look using the blue shade, La Fiesta. I’m not used to wearing blue so it took me a minute and a failed attempt to come up with something.

I had originally tried to place the blue in my crease so I could create a neutral look with just a pop of blue but the way the colors were blending it looked muddy. I’m happy I ended up using it all over the lid because it’s a gorgeous color that’s nicely pigmented.

I did struggle with getting the color to look even all over the lid and felt like it faded quickly. Next time I will use either a colored base or pigment glue. Overall I was really happy with this look and didn’t feel awkward wearing blue.

The next look I did was much more toned down because I had to go in to the office.

I think this palette has great choices to make a colorful look or neutral look.

Purple shimmer look

Recently I’ve gotten more into single shadows and depotting my palettes.

I love being able to see so many options to chose from.

Sydney Grace, Coloured Raine, Makeup Geek and Colourpop

Buying singles also gives me the opportunity to try more brands, especially indie brands that only sell single shadows.

This is also a great way to utilize more than one palette and brand.

For than look I used the following shadows:

  • Colourpop – Zested, West Side
  • Makeup Geek – Cocoa Bear, Steampunk
  • Sydney Grace – Golden Wheat, Aim High

To bring out a little more of the lilac I used Colourpop Piggy Bank gel liner.

I’d love to know what others think of using singles!