New Year’s Eve Attire

With the fast approach of the New Year, many may have no idea what to wear.So, I put together six different looks to choose from whether your going to the club, a house party, church, or any fun venue. I hope this post may help some, and I want to wish everyone a Happy Prosperous New Year, be safe and Thank you all for the continued support.
P.S. Let me know what your plans are for NYE.
Kay
xoxo

Nars Cream Blush in Enchanted

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Availability & Pricing

 Nars store

Nars.com

Sephora

$29

Amount of Product

0.19 Oz/5.5 g

Shade

Enchanted

(Creamy peachy blush w/ gold sparkle)

Pros

Very creamy, blends well into skin

Great for highlighting, if your a WOC

Cons

Very glittery

Overall Thoughts:

This is one of my very first Nars creme blush purchases. To be quite honest, I  have a love/hate relationship with creme blushes. I purchased this blush on sale for $10 from Sephora.com. I hardly ever wear creme blush, butif I do decide to,  I prefer to wear creme blush in the Winter. Just from swatching the blush, I can’t wear this product as a blush, it’s better used as a highlighter on my complexion.  But, if used as a blush, it works well as a base for a powder blush. In all honesty, I would not re-purchase this product.  There are other creme blushes Nars offers that would compliment my skin-tone, and don’t require much work like this one. I definitely can’t wait to try other creme blushes that are WOC friendly from the Nars brand.

Kay

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Clinique Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup

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Spice

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Golden

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Availability & Pricing

Clinique stores

Clinique.com – $23.00

Sephora- $23.00

Amount of Product

1 oz. / 30 ml

Shades

(24) Golden

(25) Spice

Pros

Creamy

Medium- Full coverage

Conceal imperfections

Leaves face matte for over 8hrs

Shine free

Great for every day wear

No breakouts

Light-weight

Cons

N/a

 

Overall Thoughts

I was a bit skeptical of this foundation at first, since I’ve never tried any Clinique products before, and I was afraid I would breakout, due to my sensitive skin. To my surprise my skin reacted well to this foundation. I wore it for 3 consecutive days for 8 hours, and not one pimple appeared. In addition, when wearing this foundation, my skin can still breath, and I didn’t have a tad bit of shine throughout the day. I have 2 shades pictured, because the woman at the Clinique counter didn’t match me correctly. The Spice shade was too red and dark for my complexion. So, I returned it and got the next shade lower from Spice, which is Golden. It’s a PERFECT MATCH! This foundation is suitable for those with oily/combination skin. I believe I’ve found my ultimate favorite foundation for everyday-wear. The best $23 spent!

What is your everyday foundation?

Kay

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Bobbi Brown Face Touch Up Stick

Availability & Pricing
Bobbi Brown
Bobbibrown.com – $26.00
Sephora- $24.00
Amount of Product
.08 OZ. / 2.3 g
Shade
Almond (7)
Pros
Creamy
Medium- Full coverage
Conceal imperfections
Cons
Pricy
Not for under eye area
Overall Thoughts
I really like this concealer for travel use, and for on the go. It glides onto the skin, and is a very good color match. In addition, it last all day with the help of a setting powder, and conceals nicely. However, I won’t repurchase this concealer, for the simple fact of it having a small amount of product, and the price. I’m sure there are some alternatives that many other brands offer. Let my discovery begin!

What are your favorite Bobbi Brown products?

 Kay
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Eyeliners

When it comes to using eyeliners, I chose one depending on the look I’m creating, and place I’m attending. I tend to own 3 types of eyeliner: liquid, pencil, and gel. If you love and use eyeliner religiously like myself, then spending $20-30 on eyeliner is absurd. When headed to work, I find that using the Elf liquid eyeliner is less time consuming, easy, and works well with my oily eyelids. I like this liner, because it doesn’t move after being applied and last throughout the day. Days that I have more time to apply my makeup, I reach for the Elf gel liner. It definitely takes practice, and a steady hand when using this product. I find that using an angled eyeliner brush helps me create the perfect cat-eye. The only downfall about this particular liner, is that it dries out, and it fades. To revive your gel liner, I like to heat it up in the microwave for a few seconds. It does the trick every time! Lastly, the old- school eye pencil will never go out of style. Tight-lining the eye, and the water-line creates this intense eye look. In addition, it gives the appearance of thick/full lashes. Drugstore eyeliners are my favorite, and I switch them up occasionally, but these 3 are my favorite at the moment 😉
Elf liquid liner- $1
Elf gel liner– $3
N.Y.C kohl pencil- $0.93

I would love to know what your favorite eyeliners are?

Kay
xoxo

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer

Availability & Pricing
Nars
Nars.com
Sephora
$28.00
Amount of Product
0.22Oz
Shade
Amande
Pros
Long Wearing
Crease proof
Conceal imperfections and fine lines
Lightweight medium to high buildable coverage
Cons
None
Overall Thoughts:
Ladies and Gents, this concelaer is a Holy Grail staple for me. This concealer goes above and beyond, by concealing under-eye circles, and creating a luminous and flawless finish. The sales associate at Sephora urged me to get it, so I went out on a limb and I’m glad I did. I apply this product: under my eyes, down the center of my nose, and my forehead. I then set it with a setting powder (2 shades lighter than my skin tone) to achieve a highlighted effect. This concealer is great for any skin type, and there are 10 shades to choose from. I will definitely re-purchase this product.

 What NARS products do you currently own?

Kay
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