I hate Fall. So cold, so windy, and basic ‘fall’ makeup looks. So basic.
So here is a list of products I used for my basic fall makeup look:
IT Cosmetics CC Foundation
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Concealer
Fenty Beauty Highlighter (I just realized you can’t really see it) 🤨
And shades Enchantress and Star from Butter London’s Natural Goddess Eye Pallette
My first thought: Money. Is it really worth the $43 to test it out? (I was just in Ulta last week and spent $250)
Let’s just say I ended up buying $170 worth of makeup today with the foundation. Go figure.
The foundation though! It glides on seamlessly and is so easy to build coverage with out looking cakey. (I used a foundation brush) I only need one layer to conceal my pigmented skin. (Thank god)
What it’s suppose to do:
What it did for me:
- Won’t Clog Pores
- Long lasting
Transferred on everything
Tip: I’ll mix in my liquid Becca Shimmering Perfector if I’m not feeling a matte base.
I wouldn’t say this foundation lasts for 24 hrs, but it could. If you just didn’t move all day. But it beats all the other competitors so far.
Definitely worth the $43, and will be using this daily!
Strip lashes are either a hit or miss for most gals. They can look natural and perfect in photos, but in person they look like feather dusters (on me).
I received these $15 Lashaholic Lashes in my Boxycharm (I was pretty bummed). Could have used a highlighter or anything else.
I ran out of my individual lashes and ended up wearing these strips while I ran to the store.
I wish they had a clear band instead of a thick black one, it definitely showed. And I felt the judgement. (I don’t wear eyeliner because of my hooded eye problem) The mascara didn’t even seem to help 😦
If these were cheaper, I would recommend. But they’re not worth $15 per pair. (Or let alone $20, like their original price)
Although, you almond eyed gals can rock these lashes!
Feeling really iffy with morphe atm 🤔
Are they usually very pigmented or do you have to build your color?
Skin polishing. An obsession of mine. Usually I use rough exfoliating products that leave me with redness and occasional irritated skin. (not so much a ‘polishing’) I needed something softer, for every morning use that also prepped my skin for makeup application.
The cleanser smells of baby powder and has the texture of deodorant. (I literally felt as if I was rubbing a deodorant stick on my face)
You can apply this to wet or dry skin. But to see the fibers working their magic, apply to dry. You’ll be able to see strands of white fibers picking up old skin and dirt as you massage the product over your face.
Then I dampen my face and use a Foreo to get the most out of the product. (you can use any face cleansing brush)
After rinsing, I was not only left with a fresher looking face, but a polished surface. Unfortunately, my face was slightly tacky feeling. But after an hour this disappeared.
This product is PERFECT for pre-makeup applications. I highly recommend this product.
*You can purchase Bliss Gentle Polishing Cleanser from Target for $15, or from the skincare’s website for $11.99.
Why not just use mascara? Because the clumpy, synthetic look of the spider eye is just NOT my thing.
How about strip lashes? They look great in photos, but in real life, I look like a real drag. Then the ends pop off after just a few hours of wearing them and the lashes are always an odd length for my eyes. Plus it’s annoying having to apply them every, single, day.
For the past year, I’ve been wearing individual lashes nearly everyday. It’s a time saver, especially in the early work mornings when your half asleep and rushing out the door.
For beginners, I recommend using ‘lash trios’ by KISS or Ardell. They cut the application time by 3x. The first full set application will be the hardest! It requires a lot of patience and a steady hand. But once your finished, you won’t have to apply again for a couple days 🙂 Unless you rip them all out.
Every couple mornings you will wake up missing a lash or two, but it’s very easy and quick to replace. It takes me roughly 10 minutes to do a full set on both eyes now.
*Once you build speed, apply the single lashes closer to the beginning of your eye, achieving a more natural look.
FYI: For beginners, I don’t recommend starting with the KISS Lash Couture Individuals. I am not sure if it is the glue, but these do NOT stay on for long.
For $26 at Ulta, you get a fairly small, but packed full bottle. It took me 15 minutes just to figure out my shade. (they have 48!!!) The consistency is very thick, but it says to rub a small amount between fingers before applying, which makes it smooth and easy to apply. I dot the concealer with my fingers, then blend it out with my beauty blender. The results are INSANE. It’s extremely pigmented so it’s very important you pick the perfect shade, but that’s one of the reasons why it’s so full coverage.
The last bottle lasted me 2 months, where as I use to have to run to the drugstore every other week for more concealer. I’m on my second bottle and plan on buying a 3rd 😉
And yes, it’s full coverage.