Showing posts with label Face Products. Show all posts
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Monday, September 27, 2021

****MONTH'S TOP PICK****

 PREVIOUS MONTH'S TOP PICKS (AUGUST)


1. ARMANI LUMINOUS SILK FOUNDATION


This is an oldie but a goodie. When I first purchased this foundation several years ago I didn't realize that it was supposed to be a "luminous" foundation. Being that my skin was combination leaning oily. I was very skeptical of the foundation and could not figure out why I purchased this particular foundation (Youube made me do it). I was super surprised that the foundation did not necessarily make me "glowy and or "wet" looking, but instead, it made my skin look "healthy and natural". I was so impressed that I recently repurchased it and that's why it's in the top picks!

2. MANIC PANIC HAIR DYE


Some of you may or may not know that I dye my hair a sort of purple/bluish color, because my real hair is completely gray, almost white. I started graying at 26 years old and when I turned 40 and began my mid-life crisis. I decided to dye my hair purple initially. This product is amazing! First of all, it is extremely affordable, around the $7- $9 dollar mark. Secondly, it comes in a variety of colors. From pink to purple to blue to green! Just a fantastic array of colors. Lastly, the dye is thick. easy to apply. and lasts quite a long time. A word to the consumer, be careful when applying and washing out because it will stain. Wear gloves!

3. NATASHA DENONA GLAM PALETTE

During my move, I picked a handful of palettes to use because I was packing all my makeup. Amongst the pile of palettes was this one. I wanted to spend more time with it was a cool toned based palettes and I happen to prefer cool toned based palettes over waste toned. For some reason I believe that cook toned shadows look better against my skin and I love a good Smokey moment! I will readily admit that the Natasha DENONA formula has changed and I believes that is to structural changes within management, however the Natasha Denona name captivates many who have a fierce allegiance to the brand and it’s products. Beautiful palette. Good quality. Stunning looks. 

 4. BEAUTY BAY SUNSET HORIZON PALETTE


I am a big fan of the Beauty Bay formula, as well as their varying color stories. This is a perfect Summer to early Fall palette. It is beautifully created with pigmented and unique colors. The matte formula is smooth like butter and the metallic formula is wet and reflective. The color selection is beyond outstanding, allowing the user to create a multitude of looks which can be used on most skin tones. Most often, the position on the Beauty Bay formula is polarizing. Either you love or it’s not fir you. I personally don’t see how anyone can make a case for the later. 

5. URBAN DECAY 24/7  GLIDE ON PENCIL IN BLACK


Another oldie but goodie. Along with my Ulta brand Gel Eyeliner, this is a go to. This is definitely one that I cannot do without. I won’t buy any other black eyeliner unless it’s the Ulta Gel Eyeliner or the even longer standing Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Pencil in Black. It does exactly what the name suggests. It glides on both upper and lower lash lines (as well as tight lining) without any noticeable effort. I like to line my lower lash line quite closely and this cause minimal to no smudging or running. An excellent product!



6. LYS BEAUTY TRIPLE FIX SERUM FOUNDATION



I wasn’t sure how I felt about this foundation in the beginning. My experience with serums are that they make me look oily, however I was pleasantly surprised with consistency and wearability of this foundation. It reminds me of the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea foundation. It’s light, airy, with medium coverage, allowing the skin to breathe and your natural radiance come thru without making your face look like an oil slick. I also purchased the translucent powder by the brand which was also a win in my book. 

7. VIOLET VOSS SWEET VIOLET FUN SIZE

If you’re new to my blog and/or YouTube channel (CLICK HERE) then let me explain to you that purple, followed by pink, blue and green (coming in last place is mustard) is my favorite color. I’m not sure not sure how it became my favorite color, but here we are, aren’t we? I’m in love with this palette not simply because of the purple thematic element but the depth of the purples, the infusion of pinks and lilacs as transition colors as well as the ability to go towards a deeper purplish glam look or rather something more fun, spring time and playful with your lighter pinks and purples. Well rounded palette, excellent price, and definitely perfect for us purple people!

8. LA GIRL DESERT DREAM PALETTE


This is definitely one of my favorite affordable palettes of the year. This particular formula from LA Girl is outstanding and I would dare to say that the formula blows some mainstream formulas completely out of the water. Arguably better formulas recently put forth by Too Faced, Urban Decay and the usual suspects. I’m that confident in the 16 pan palettes that I would say skip out on the latest from the lame stream brands and give these 16 pan palettes a go. From the color selection, to matte/shimmer/foil ration, sheer blend ability, as well as the ability to play well with shades from other palettes (I often use this with my Coloured Raine Vivid Pigments) and I have yet to be disappointed! Excellent formula with a beautiful color story. 

9. BEAUTY BAY FIERY 2.0 PALETTE


Look who’s making another appearance on my illustrious list. I don’t care what anyone says, but the Beauty Bay Brand is knocking it outside of the park, and is a far cry from a one hit wonder. I have not yet been disappointed with one single Beauty Bay Palette.Although I may not are for every single color story, theBeauty Bay formula stands above its competitors by quality AND price!!! I am not a warm-toned type of gal, but when I’m looking for a beautifully constructed warm toned look I reach for one of four palettes: ND Sunset, ND Sunrise, Beauty Bay 16 Pan Fiery and lastly, this beauty, the Beauty Bay 42 Pan Fiery 2.0.  It is a stunning upgrade to the original 42 Pan Fiery, with the addition of more “fiery” and “deeper”reddish tones as well as additional yello tones, while adding tones which can easily create the most beautiful, sexy, captivating smokey eyes.

10. MADE BY MITCHELL

HEAD IN THE CLOUDS  & FEET ON 





My introduction to this brand was thru Beauty Bay (of course) when MMMitchell secured a lucrative collaboration with this online brand. Although the component feature of that palette was clunky and unappealing, the shadows with this palette were simply outstanding. A truly difficult act to follow, but somehow Made by MMMitchell produced not one, but two phenomenal follow up palettes. Head-in the Clouds is more of a fun and festive palette with a variety of options,including neutral tones, pinks & purples, which always pair well together, followed by your very necessary blues & greens. Feet on the Ground, is definitely a more earthy toned palette with a very distinctive pukish green shade, mustards, and a stunning teal. Two beautiful palettes, both well made, and well loved by myself.