Ipsy, Jewelry, Makeup, Non-beauty

Current Favorites

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Hello there and welcome back!  Today’s post is going to be about my favorites.  For some of these products, there might already be a post about it with more details, so I’ll make sure to link them.  As well as linking the products.  Let’s begin!

Can you guess what is my first favorite?  If you said L’oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation, you’re right!  This is my go-to foundation because it keeps me matte, has great coverage and looks great on the skin (details/wear-test here).  Next products are from Colourpop, they are the primer and setting spray from the All Star collection (review here).  The combined use of these two products help my makeup stay in place looking good for more time.  Also, Colourpop’s No filter concealer is AMAZING!  Is the only concealer I’ve been using for months now (review here).

 

Now let’s talk about eyeshadow palettes because if I have makeup on I NEED eyeshadow.  For this topic, I only have two participants, the Dream St. palette from Kathleen Lights (Youtube channel here) collaboration with Colourpop and the Persona Identity palette.  Whether I use them alone or in conjunction, these palettes have great pigmentation and are easy to use for me (who sucks at making cohesive makeup looks).  Oh well, these are (basically) my life-savers when I don’t know what to do with my makeup.

Okay, those are my all-time favorite makeup products but there’s more.  Now I want to tell you about more recent discoveries that have turn into favorites.  The first is a combination of two mascaras that make my eyelashes look really good.  These are the Covergirl Peacock Flare mascara and the Maybelline Lash Sensational Curvitude.  Both in the waterproof formula, as I can’t do non-waterproof formula because Puerto Rico’s weather (sigh).  One coat of each and my sad little lashes stop looking sad & little.  As these combined lengthen, give volume and separate my lashes (not making them look all clumpy).

The next product is a bronzer, fact: I’ve never liked using bronzer (shocking, I know).  But is just I didn’t get why use bronzer to give color to the face when you have blush.  Anyway, I’ve recently discovered this Bettina Sun Splash Bronzing Powder in Light to Medium and my thoughts on the usage of bronzer have changed.  I mean, it still isn’t a necessity in my makeup world, but I guess it helps things to look better.  Although, I still think that if you’re a beginner in makeup, just start slow either with blush or bronzer because is easier and simple.

Lastly in the makeup category is a Smashbox Liquid Lipstick, thanks to Ipsy.  In my July’s Ipsy bag (review here), I got a liquid lipstick in the shade Stepping Out.  You should know that I’m up for that matte look, but I have never tried this formula before.  The ones I’ve used, and love are Wet ‘n Wild Catsuits and the L’oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Lipstick.  That’s another story (LOL), back to Smashbox.  Since getting the liquid lipstick last month I’ve been using it nonstop, it has quickly become one of my favorite lip products.  Not only because of the shade, but the formula feels good on the lips, not drying and lasts for a long time.  Although I love it I consider that paying twenty-something dollars for a lip product is not a good price for me, is expensive.  I just can’t justify it and for the time being I’ll stay with more affordable options.

Now that we’re done with the makeup (that was almost a full-face, LOL).  I want to talk about my absolute favorite nail polish shades from KL polish.  This actually is my favorite brand for nail polish and is the only one I’ve been using since it launched.  KL polish is a cruelty-free, 12-free of toxic ingredients and has a creamy, long-wearing formula with amazing shades.  The ones I love are Charmed, Mozart, Chloe, and That’s What She Said.

I’ve been obsessed with making beaded earrings and doing Sudoku (who else likes Sudoku?).  Making beaded jewelry has always been a hobby but for the last few years I’ve been trying to create a business out of it.  I’ll add a photo of my newest creations and link my Instagram, in case you want to check them out.  As for doing Sudoku, I got into it like four years ago when I downloaded an app on my phone to stay entertained when waiting for my next class.  Now I have the app and two books with 100 pages of Sudoku games with four difficulty levels (easy, medium, hard, and very hard).

Well, those are my current favorites and that’s all for today.  Tell me about your favorites!  Have you tried any of what I’ve been loving?  Do I need to try any of your favorites?  Let’s talk in the comment section *wink*.

Have a great day!

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