My nail polish collection is seriously out of this world. I have every color for every occasion. At least, I feel like I do until I make my way to Sephora and find that OPI has released new colors. When I get my nails done, I tend to take my polish with me. I almost always have a color choice made up in my mind and I don’t want to take the risk of the salon not having my color. Plus, I have all of this nail polish at home. Why not use it, right?! I select my nail color based on the season or the holiday.
The Makeup Bag! Do you ever wonder what’s in someone’s makeup bag? I sure do. Maybe they have products that I could use or have never tried before. Maybe it’s stuff I need! Well, today I thought it would be fun to share what’s in my makeup bag. What makeup addict would be caught dead without her well-stocked makeup bag? Not this girl.
I think I have more red lipsticks in my collection than any other color. Probably because just about anyone can rock a red lip. I know it’s my go-to color, especially for special occasions like Valentine’s Day dinner. So today, we thought we would look into what is the perfect red lipstick. Some are old favs and some are new to the party. We got the mattes and the liquids. High-end & drugstore too. Oh and stay tuned till the end for a special not even released yet red. Here are …
Let’s Get Those Makeup Brushes Clean!
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Cleaning your makeup brushes is so important. Dirty brushes can cause damage to your skin. Most brushes can be cleaned once a month, however, concealer and foundation brushes should be cleaned once a week to prevent buildup. The cleaner, the better. Brushes that are used around your eyes should be cleaned at least two times per month.
For this post, I thought we could explore various ways to clean our brushes. I don’t know about you, but I am always so busy and I need the quickest and best way to clean my brushes.
Before we get any deeper into the new year we thought it might be fun to take a look back at 2016. So we tapped some of the go-to YouTube gurus of makeup to see what they were drooling over and what they think should be left in 2016. So here you go! Here is what beauty mavens think was the Best Makeup of 2016.
Lots of info here to grab a cup of tea and get set for an in-depth Makeup Adventure!
The Best Makeup of 2016
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Jaclyn Hill is always on point with her must-haves. Check out the highlighter she using in this video, what do you think thumbs up or down?
Nitraa B gives us her favorite products from 2016. Great info about acne prone skin problems and some great facial masks. SIDE NOTE: Gotta find her tutorial for her look, she looks fabulous!
We can’t start a new year without hearing from Nikki Tutorials. She is hilarious! Here are her hits and misses from December. Great skin care product picks!
Check out all of the best pics Jourdan London has for you. She throws in some drug store finds in with her favorite higher end makes. Foundation, mascara, contour palettes, lashes – she covers it all!
What Say You?
What do you think? Did you find some products that you want to try? What were the biggest hits for you of 2016? Do you have a favorite dupe? What about a new “how did I live without this” product? Do tell! Share with all your makeup sisters. Leave us a comment below and tell us.
Ready for a New Adventure?
Valentine’s Day is less than a month away. I don’t know about you, but I have been searching for the perfect look for a night out with my hubby. I want everything to be right, from my outfit to my makeup. Since I love to share my addiction with others I thought I’d post some great makeup looks that I’ve found.
I love a really dramatic, color-filled eye. You can use your eyeshadow to not only compliment and bring out those gorgeous eyes of yours, but you can also bring out different colors in your outfit. Have fun with it and try different things such as glitter or heart-shapes. The sky is the limit. If I am going to try a design or combination that I’ve never done before, I try and perfect it ahead of time. The last thing I want is to make us late for dinner or show up with my makeup looking like I just came from performing at the circus.
I love a good red or pink lip for Valentine’s day. Choose your color based on your look for the evening and what color you like best. When I first started wearing lipstick I would never wear red. I just didn’t like the way the color looked on me. It took me a while to find the right shade for me. I found that darker reds look best with my skin tone. Pink is my absolute favorite color, however, I can’t just put any shade of pink on my lips. I’ve found that the best shade for me is more of a salmon color.
The first time that I found out how great a salmon-colored lipstick on me was the night of my senior prom. My mommy did my makeup and she put a chestnut lip liner pencil on my lips and a salmon colored lipgloss. It was gorgeous. I’ve loved the color ever since.
Makeup Is Your Art
Think of makeup as your art. Do what you want and what makes you happy. If you want long, dramatic eyelashes then do it. If you want to wear a bright red lip, then pucker up and put that lipstick on. This is your creation and you have to do what makes you happy. What makes you look in the mirror and smile?
What looks do you have planned for Valentine’s Day? Or, are you still looking for ideas? I would love for you to share your Valentine’s Day looks with me!
Sometimes I like to “go natural” without really going natural. I’ll wear colors closer to my natural skin tone as opposed to wearing my favorite amethyst eyeshadow combination (made by Lancome). The natural look is a very classic look. This post includes a combination of products that I have used or am looking to try. I usually wear natural make up the most in the fall and winter. I save my brightest colors for the spring and summer.
I’ll start with the foundation that I like to use. My “go to” foundation is Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse. I just love the way it looks on my skin and the way it feels as well. It is very light and it doesn’t get all caked on my face. I use this as my everyday foundation. The foundation blends very well with my skin tone. Another reason I love this foundation is the fact that it doesn’t make my skin feel oily.
TIP: The best start to a flawless finish is healthy skin.
It’s all in the eyes. To me, the eyes are the most essential part of the face. I have chocolate brown eyes and I love to accentuate them. My eyes must pop no matter what. The eyeliner I wear is most often dark and the majority of my eyeshadows have some type of shimmer. I’ve fallen in love with yet another Maybelline product, the Blushed Nudes eyeshadow palette. I line my eyes with the Maybelline Unstoppable Eyeliner in onyx and I finish my look with the Maybelline Falsies Mascara.
So, I have heard a lot of great things about Kylie Jenner‘s cosmetic products. I haven’t tried them yet but I found this Limited Birthday Edition liquid lipstick and fell in love with the colors. They will work perfectly with your natural look. They are said to be highly pigmented and moisturizing.
Finishing the Look
I like to complete my look with the Cover Girl Translucent Face Powder. I haven’t been using this product for a long time but I love the smooth look that it gives my face. There have been so many powders that I’ve used in the past. This one is great for everyday use. It gives me a great look and doesn’t damage my skin.
What are your favorite products to use for a natural look? Have you used any of the products listed? If so, how do you like them?
Happy new year and welcome to Makeup Adventures! We are so excited for our big launch. We have been preparing and anticipating this day for months. It’s time to unleash the makeup addict inside of you. I am always looking for the latest and the greatest in makeup. There are so many different cosmetics companies and I like to give them all a try. Most people say, “new year, new me”. I say, “new year, new makeup”. So, I have been looking into some products that I haven’t tried and thought I’d share my finds with you.
What’s New in Makeup?
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Have you seen the Colorlicious Collection? The lipsticks come in 36 shades and they are infused with shea butter. Hello, luscious and healthy lips. I like different colors from nudes to reds and Covergirl has them all. When I was younger, I only wore lipgloss. I was afraid of lipstick. Can you believe it? Now I love them both the same. The Colorlicious Collection includes lipgloss as well. It comes in 13 shades. I am in love with Pinkalicious. The color is gorgeous and there’s glitter. I live for glitter. My dear, Adrienne, doesn’t agree with my love for glitter but what would the world be without it? Every makeup addict needs a little sparkle in their lives. Did I mention that the collection includes lip balm? The lip balm is vitamin infused and leaves your lips so soft and moisturized, with just a hint of sheer color.
Wet N Wild
I’ve never worn Wet N Wild before, however, I was walking through the store and this lip gloss just jumped out at me. I fell in love with the color. I’ve never owned a lipstick or lip gloss this specific shade but I found this one perfect for my first time. It’s kind of copper-ish. And of course, there is some sparkle. The lip gloss contains Vitamins A, E, and provides lots of shine my lips. Because I like this one so much, I am open to trying other products from this cosmetics company.
I’ve been wearing MAC since I was in high school. Don’t ask me how long ago that was. My favorites are their foundation, eye shadow, brushes, eyeliner, lipsticks, and lip liners. That’s most of their products, huh? Well, what can I say? They make really great makeup. I read an article on the Cosmopolitan website about MAC launching 50 new products this month. The MAC Makeup Art Cosmetics is said to consist of 50 new products for your eyes, lips, and, face. Are you looking forward to this release like I am? I will be following the MAC website in anticipation of this product release.
Kat Von D
I first saw this palette in an article that I read on the Glamour Magazine website listed under The Best New Beauty Products Hitting Sephora in 2017. I’m so excited to try this palette. I love a good palette, honey. Experimenting with color is one of my favorite things to do. This is the Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic palette. You know there’s some shimmer in these colors, too. I can not wait until this product is released this month. It will be one of my first purchases this year.
I thought I’d end this post with must-have brushes. These are more on the higher end, but a good set of brushes is essential. And, do you see the travel bag? Yes, please. The color is fabulous. I have a ton of brushes. Believe me, quality matters. I’ve bought cheaper brushes and I’ve bought expensive brushes. There is most certainly a difference. Add this Marc Jacobs set to your collection, and you won’t be disappointed.
What must have products are you ringing in the new year with? Is there a product that you’ve been looking forward to trying in 2017? Talk to me below!