Happy Sunday! This has to be my favorite day of the week because we get to just chill all day and watch Football! 2 years ago I would have never thought I would say that. You can thank Fantasy Football ha! I may be a litttttttle competitive.
Anywayyyyyyyyys enough about that! Lets dive into this Ulta and Sephora makeup haul.
I will be talking about some items not pictured also! Some items I purchased from the brands direct site, not Ulta or Sephora.
Lets start with my Ulta purchases!
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer
This concealer is my absolute HOLY GRAIL. I have tried sooooooo many concealers and this stuff is the best. If you’re on the hunt for a new concealer just do yourself a favor and buy this one. The first 3 steps in every face makeup routine should be 1. Primer (We will get to this later in the post) 2. Foundation 3. Concealer.
Always choose a concealer that is a shade lighter than your foundation. Apply foundation all over the face and then apply concealer to your under eyes, nose, chin and middle of your forehead.
When you choose a shade lighter it will brighten your face and bring attention to the center of your face!
My shade is fair neutral.
I seriously cannot rave enough about this stuff.
Morphe Continuous Setting Mist
I have been a Mac Fix + die hard for the longest time until I discovered this stuff.
You should always set your makeup when you are finished applying. When you use a setting spray it allows your makeup to stay on way longer. I will even use the spray after I have finished my foundation/concealer/powder before I apply my eye makeup.
What I love about this spray is that its like an aerosol can so it sprays out evenly. It really feels like an even mist as opposed to the Mac Fix +.
Morphe Highlight and Contour Beauty Sponge
I have used MANY beauty blenders/sponges of all different brands (ask my husband LOL). This sponge has to be my favorite one so far. What I love about this sponge is that it doesn’t eat all of your product. A lot of times, the sponge will just soak up all of the foundation/concealer instead of really paying off on your skin. This sponge blends out your product beautifully without soaking up too much product.
Another great feature about this sponge is the straight edge at the bottom. I use it when I bake my contour and for my under eye powder. All around a great product!
Now for my Sephora haul!
Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Lip
Let my start by saying subtly, I HATE GLOSSES. The color payoff leaves less to be desired and glosses can be very sticky. To be honest, I thought this was a liquid lipstick when I purchased. I tried this Smashbox liquid metal GLOSS and I’m in love. The color payoff is crazy good. The swatch above was with one swipe top and bottom. The gloss is not sticky at all, it’s just the perfect wet gloss. This color is called Metallic Mauve. It’s the perfect color for fall!
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
If you have never used a white eye liner, then you should start now!!!!!
I use this stuff in my water line (bottom eye liner for you non-makeup ppl lol). It brings attention to your eye color and makes your eyes seem bigger and more awake.
I use this white eye liner for my day time looks and also when I use lots of bright colors for eye shadow!
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush – Color: Mood Exposure
This is the perfect fall blush!!!!!!! I have never used Hourglass products until today. This blush is the perfect Mauve color. Personally, I love using Mauve’s around this time of year and brighter pinks/corals for Spring/Summer. This blush formula is so creamy. It doesn’t come off powdery at all. I will be using this until I hit pan for sure!
Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
I have been on the search for a good primer for every day use. I’ve used Benefit, Tarte and Mac primer among others I can’t remember. This primer literally does what its name suggests. It comes out of the bottle completely white but when you blend it into your skin it blends out to a beautiful veil like color. This made my skin so soft and bright. This was another high recommend if you’re looking for a primer.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer – Color: Medium Brown
This was repurchase for me. I have been using eye shadow on a small angled brush to create a more natural look recently. But I have been missing that prominent (or as my friend Nicole says “that Kim K look”). This is the best eye brown pencil you can buy. One end has a spooly and the other end has the perfect angled brow color. It’s just big enough to where you aren’t coloring in your brows for 30 minutes. It’s quick, easy, and looks blended and perfect when complete.
BUY THIS. JUST BUY IT.
I have to add 2 other items that weren’t a part of my Ulta and Sephora hauls.
The first is a nail polish from a new brand.
KL Polish – Tuxedo Mask
This brand was created by beauty guru and YouTuber, Kathleen Lights. I bought this polish just to try it and oh my GAWD I’m in love. First of all, this is the perfect black. The applicator brush is such a cool shape to where one swipe will literally cover your entire nail. I wore this polish this past week to test wear and tear and it didn’t chip AT ALL. NOT EVEN ONE NAIL.
I’m sold. I’ll be purchasing more colors. She has a new Fall in the City bundle out now that has a pretty Medusa green color that I have my eye on.
Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Let my start by saying I CAN’T EVEN GUYS. This stuff is liquid gold. I have used this every single day since I’ve had it. I can’t even describe how awesome this is. You can use this with any look you are trying to achieve. It’s basically awesome skincare with a color that you use as a foundation. If you want a beautiful natural even skin tone (who doesn’t?), then go to https://laurencardamone.myrandf.com and buy it immediately. You can apply it with a brush or your fingers (honestly I prefer to use my hands). I really can’t say enough good things about this product. Just do yourself a favor and buy it right now.
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