April Beauty Empties

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It’s incredulous how fast this year is going. May is here and before we know it, Summer will be in full swing. Lately, I’ve been trying to use up as many beauty products, ranging from 3-6 products a month. This has helped me rediscover some products in my kit, as well as make room for future purchases. In the month of April, I found myself reaching for some of my favorites that I would re-purchase, and others not so much. Below I listed my empties for the month of April.

Feel free to share your April empties!

 

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Bath &Body Works Fragrance Mist in Paris Amour and Carried Away

Nars Duo Concealer in Praline/Toffee

Nars Pressed Powder in Heat

Nars Stick Concealer in Caramel, Amande, & Cacao

Bobbi Brown Face Touch up Stick in Almond

Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer in Honey

Marc Jacobs Fragrance Rollerball in Daisy and Daisy Eau So Fresh

Sonia Kashuk Brush cleaner

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Amande

Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Macao

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Kay

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My Top 10 Favorite Makeup Products of 2013

My Favorite Makeup Products of 2013
1. CoverGirl All Day Flawless 3-IN-1 Foundation– I love this foundation! It last all day, has full coverage, and comes in so many shades, and how can I forget the awesome price tag, $10. Perfect for the night on the town, or if you just want to look flawless.
(Shade: Almond Glow)
2. Clinique Stay Matte/Oil-free foundation-I love wearing this foundation to work. The staying power is incredible, and it doesn’t clog pores, this is my Holy Grail foundation. (Shade: Golden)
3. Nars Radiant creamy Concealer– This concealer works miracles for the under-eye. It conceals, highlights, and last throughout the day without creasing. I hate the price, but I can’t resist this incredible product. (Shade: Amande)
4. Maybelline New York Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer– I don’t use this product as a concealer. I honestly don’t think it conceals much. The product is very opaque, so I use it as a highlighter. Might I add it does a great job highlighting the face. (Shade:Honey)
5. Katy Perry For Eylure Day To Evening Lash ‘Oh Honey’– I love these lashes, they just make the eyes “pop”. I scored a BOGO deal at Ulta, so I racked up. I have already reused these lashes 5 times.
6. Nars Blush– I’m a sucker for Nars’s blushes, but out of the many blushes I own from the brand, I tend to reach for Orgasm. This blush gives a healthy glow to the skin, and last all day. My other favorites are Dolce Vita, Exhibit A, and Seduction.
7. Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner– This gel eyeliner works great if you have oily eyelids like myself. It doesn’t run, and last throughout the day, even if you’re a crier.
8. Nars Pressed Powder– I use this powder to set my foundation. It mattifies my face all day without looking cakey. (Shade: Heat).
9. Urban Decay Primer Potion– My favorite go-to eye primer. Helps keep eyeshadow in place with no creasing, and last all day.
10. Volum’ Express Falsies Big Eyes Mascara by Maybelline– If you have short, stubby, curly lashes like myself, then you might want to reach for this product to elongate, and volumize your lashes. It gets the job done.
I would love to know what your top 10 Makeup Products of 2013 are

Happy New Year!

Kay
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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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My Favorite High & Low Makeup Products

My Favorite High & Low Makeup Products

NARS Cosmetics concealer
$29 – liberty.co.uk

Makeup
target.com

Maybelline concealer
$8.45 – chemistdirect.co.uk

I listed some of my favorite makeup products that I use on a daily basis. What are some of you Favorite makeup products of the moment?
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                                                  Kay

Product Review: NARS Stick Concealer


Availability & Pricing
Nars Store
Nars.com
Sephora
$23

Amount of Product
0.07Oz/ 2g

Shades
Caramel
(Medium dark natural balance of pink and yellow undertones)
Amande
(Medium dark yellow and golden undertones)
Cacao
(Dark shade with deep gold-brown undertones)

Pros
Glides on smoothly
Long-wearing
Crease-proof
Conceals all imperfections

Cons
Not enough product; I finished my first concealer within 2 months

Overall Thoughts:
Nars states, Brilliantly obscures imperfections and dark spots with a creamy, vitamin-rich formula that nourishes the skin for all-day wear. Crease-proof and easily blendable for a flawless finish”. This concealer does everything mentioned in the statement. I initially purchased the shade Amande, but after achieving an amazing flawless finish, I decided to make my way back to Sephora to purchase 2 more shades: highlightcolor (Caramel), and a contour color (Cacao). I love using all 3 shades, and setting my face with my Nars powder for a completed look. These concealers are a definite staple!

Kay
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