Favs & Mehs ☁️ Anastasia Beverly Hills
ABH is one of the most popular brands on the market right now. They have great products, but there's a few 'mehs' in their, too. Below, you can read about the eye, lip and brow products I've tried. FAVS ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Subculture Eyeshadow Palette
Long lasting eyebrows
Pigmented lip glosses
Pigmented eyeshadow palettes
ANASTASIA Beverly Hills
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50 shades of clear lip glosses
I found these all in my stash, and couldn’t believe how many clear lip glosses I have 😅 but lets dive in. HUDA BEAUTY - Silk Balm Hydrating and Nourishing Lip Balm is really glossy and nourishing, kind of like a balm, but I just dont like the colour that much. Its one of those colours that bringa out your natural lip colours by making them more pink (or something) and I just dont get it. Seems clear to me, and I find that boring. I prefer FENTY BEAUTY - Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer over FENTY BEAUTY - Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer because its got some shimmer and sparkle which I love. I love wearing it alone or over top a lipstick to give it an extra OOMPH. The FENTY BEAUTY - Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer is more clear and I’m not that into clear shades. ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - ANASTASIA Beverly Hills Lip Gloss is probably my favourite one. I absolutely love wearing this alone because I think it has its own unique colour that needs to be shown off. I love the hints of blue and purple in therw, and I think those hints are so pigmented I think you’d be able to see it on all skin tones and I think it would look amazing on everyone! KnoW COSMETICS - No Thin Lips Secret Lip Plumper was a miss for me. Felt like a clear lip gloss that burned a littlw big (peppermint extract) and honestly I dont think it really plumped for me. URBAN DECAY - Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Gloss another beautifully pigmented clear gloss with a hint of blue and purple. Although I think this shade may be too pigmented if you’re looking for more of a clear gloss and so I prefer ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - ANASTASIA Beverly Hills Lip Gloss #cheriepartner
✨ Lip Plumping Hack - Lip Gloss in Middle of Lip
I have naturally thin lips and am always looking for ways to make them appear plumper! I’ve seen this hack on YouTube, Instagram, and heard it from friends. . Too Faced - Peach Kiss Moisture Matte Long Wear Lipstick in Sex on the Peach - The peachy scent of this lipstick smells so nice, the matte finish is comfortable and doesn’t dry my lips out or make them look dry and flaky, and the nude shade is gorgeous! It lasts a good 5-7 hours before I need to reapply (unless I’m eating, it doesn’t last through eating). I picked this up whenever it was half off at Sephora a while back and definitely think it’s worth that price! . ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - ANASTASIA Beverly Hills Lip Gloss in Butterscoth - This has a cupcake, sweet scent that smells so nice! You can still smell it for a while on your lips, it lingers for a good amount of time so if you’re sensitive to fragrances I would stay away. It can get sticky if you put too much gloss on, but I find a light layer is hydrating. It has a very pretty gloss finish that lasts for hours! . Steps: 1) My bare lips in this picture. 2) Use a lipstick shade of your choice (I love nude lipsticks). 3) Use a lip gloss that is a little lighter than the lipstick you just put on. Apply a tiny bit only to the middle of your lips, then use your fingers to spread it out so it’s not just a blob in the middle. The goal is a radiant effect that gets lighter in the middle. . #CheriePartner
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Fresh face for work
Moisturiser: Cetaphil - Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion Cetaphil daily lotion Great daily lotion, does the job without irritating Foundation: REVLON - Photoready Candid Glow Moisture Glow Anti-Pollution Foundation I had high hopes for this foundation and was hoping that it would be just a little more than a tinted moisturiser, it is that however it applies like a patchy foundation. I have to be very careful when putting it on with a brush for it to not rub back off again. If anyone has any suggestions on how to help with this let me know as I don’t want to waste it. Powder: L’Oreal infallible Contour, highlight, concealer, blush and lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER - Pro Sculpting Face Palette Eyeshadow: URBAN DECAY - Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette and contour from MAKE UP FOR EVER - Pro Sculpting Face Palette as base. Mascara: MAYBELLINE - Maybelline Colossal Volum' Express Mascara Eyebrows: ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Brow Wiz
Blessed Be These Brows
Look at this difference 🥳 📍 My brows: I have never ever had full brows, they’ve always been patchy and thin and blonde. I usually hate filling them in because I’m lazy and nothing matches or I can’t get it right but these make it SO easy. ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Brow Wiz is a good old fashion super thin skinny brow pencil, I use shade shade Taupe in both. The ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Brow Definer in my opinion is the best brow product ever. It’s thicker & the applicator tip is angled so a few quick strokes & you’re done! Love x100 #CherieCreator
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Fall Makeup 🍁
ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette - By far one of the best neutral palettes on the market. I love the powdery yet velvety quality of the shadows as well as the wide variety of shades. The shades within this palette flatter my hazel eyes, but I’d imagine this would work for all eye colors, and are so great for fall. On days where I don’t want a full eyeshadow look, I use a small Morphe brush to create soft eyeliner with the Cyprus Umber or Noir shades. I use my URBAN DECAY - Eyeshadow Primer Potion to make the look last and throughout the day, I get so many compliments—it’s a must have! Charlotte Tilbury - Lip Cheat Lip Liner - Charlotte Tilbury’s Pillow Talk Collection contains some of my favorite products! The matte lipstick, gloss, and eyeshadow quad are some of my favorites and this Lip Cheat absolutely lives up to the hype. So many lip liners can be too patchy, thin, thick, drying, etc., but this is so velvety and lasts all day! SEPHORA COLLECTION - #LIPSTORIES Lipstickand MAKE UP FOR EVER - Matte Velvet Skin Blurring Powder Foundationare two products I picked up during the Sephora Friends and Family sale! I’ll get back with reviews soon!
Soft Glam with Anastasia Beverly Hills 😍
I thought I would share a clear photo of what is my Go-to routine for daily makeup 😊 Believe it or not, I actually prefer not to put on foundation if I’m out and about. I LOVE just going out with a little concealer, some lashes, eyeshadow, and lipstick. I don’t put on foundation because love my cheeks because they’re naturally rosy. I also really appreciate the dimensions of my face. I thought I would show this photo because 1. I love how my eyeshadow looks. It’s hard to sometimes get my camera to show the eyeshadow colors for what they truly are. This eyelook is amazingly soft and wearable with some awesome dimension. 2. I want to normalize “nice photos with blemishes”. It never really occurred to me that some people really get down on themselves when they take a good photo and become discouraged when they see one or two blemishes. I feel like if I can show that I can embrace mine, it can help others embrace theirs 😊 For this look I used: ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette 3CE - Velvet Lip Tint clé de peau BEAUTÉ - Concealer Broad Spectrum SPF 25
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EYES MAC - Pro Longwear Paint Pot Eyeshadow ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Subculture Eyeshadow Palette JEFFREE STAR COSMETICS - Jawbreaker Palette i·ENVY by KISS - So Wispy Lash Italian Deluxe - BrowBeauty Eyebrow Powder Kit FACE boscia - Chia Seed Moisture Cream e.l.f. - Poreless Putty Primer REVOLUTION - Conceal & Define Full Coverage Foundation @boscia bb cream La Jolla @morphebrushes medium vibes face palette @dermablendpro banana powder LIPS @doseofcolors nude mood @elfcosmetics from retro paradise collection .
We don’t always need a cut crease!
EYES MAC - Pro Longwear Paint Pot Eyeshadow HUDA BEAUTY - Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Subculture Eyeshadow Palette @rise.nlash in style classy and sassy Italian Deluxe - BrowBeauty Eyebrow Powder Kit L.A. Girl - Shockwave Eyeliner FACE ALGENIST - SPLASH Absolute Hydration Replenishing Gel Moisturizer touch in SOL - No Poreblem Primer MAYBELLINE - Super Stay Full Coverage Foundation e.l.f. - Hydrating Camo Concealer KVD VEGAN BEAUTY - Shade + Light Crème Contour Refillable Palette MORPHE - 8M Medium Vibes Face Palette DERMABLEND - Illuminating Banana Powder aLamar COSMETICS - Colorete Blush Trio LIPS COLOURPOP - Crème Lux Lipstick
The Best and Mehs of Too Faced
I am unashamed to love kitschy packaging. So over the years, Too Faced definitely drew me in. Most of their products have been wins for me, but I did find one dud + a trend. Too Faced - Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette Not every shadow in this palette is buttery or easy to blend (i.e. Cherry Cordial and Black Forest orest Truffle). But the nude colors are wonderful. Salted Caramel is still one of my favorite one-shadow colors of all time, and I use Semi-Sweet to fill my brows every day. Too Faced - Melted Matte-Tallic Liquid Lipstick (Shade: Sell Out) It has a very thin texture, and dries down super fast. it lasted through my 9-5 work day, surviving both lunch and coffee. It only started to break down at the end of the day, making it look like blotted lipstick. But for its opacity, it's definitely a fav. Too Faced - La Creme Mystical Lipstick (Shade: Pink Chocolate) A very balmy lipstick that goes on evenly and almost glossy. Smells like delicious lemonade, and the sturdy packaging makes it feel royal. Too Faced - Better Than Sex Mascara I have tried a lot of mascaras, and this one stands out for making lashes look feathery. The wand makes it easy to separate lashes evenly, and the thick formula makes them look thick from the root. Out of all these products, I only had one 'meh.’ Too Faced - Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette Now discontinued, but I think it follows a trend in Too Faced. Just like the Chocolate bar, the dark matte shades with sparkles are hard to blend and build up. The sparkles also seem to blend away... The brown shades like Peanut Butter perform well, but if you're going to get a product with Too Faced's strengths, might as well get an all nude palette.
Too Faced-Better Than Sex Mascara
Ohii Tresure Hour Eyeshadow Palette
A wonderful warm toned eyeshadow palette with four mattes and six shimmers. Another great eyeshadow palette by Ohii Beauty that is great for people who want to start using more color in their looks. I don’t use this as much as their Magic Hour eyeshadow palette but I’ve been starting to use it more lately. Really pigmented, easy to blend, no fallout. ohii - Treasure Shadow Palette
ohii-Treasure Shadow Palette
Wing for Hooded Eyes
I have reviewed JEFFREE STAR COSMETICS - Velour Liquid Lipstick quite a few times so I don’t want to get too repetitive. This is my favorite liquid lip and I wear it almost daily. It’s fantastic. WANDER BEAUTY - Trip For Two Blush and Bronzer Duo is another product I use daily. It is such a fantastic product. The packaging is so elegant and travel friendly. The pan size is large too so you get tons of product. It blends like a dream and just melts into the skin. ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Holiday Loose Glitter Kit this was my first time using loose glitter. I am glad I started out with this product because it was so easy and beautiful. The glitter glue did not bother my eyes, the glitter stuck to it perfectly and didn’t shed all over my face. My eyelids didn’t get irritated or feel heavy. It was honestly overall such a great experience. KVD VEGAN BEAUTY - Dagger Tattoo Liner Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner I heard great things about this liner but was honestly pretty let down. It was not as pigmented as I want, it skipped and left streaks. It got flaky too. Honestly not overly impressed.
KVD VEGAN BEAUTY-Dagger Tattoo Liner Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
I would not trade this Nars Palette for anything
Today I want to talk about one of my favourite palettes and this is mini orgasm eyeshadow palette. But I would definitely not define it as an eyeshadow palette as you will see soon in my explanation of its wonderful multi use. Now let me give you an all-around review: · Why I bought this: of course, as a makeup enthusiast, I have always heard about the orgasm series from Nars, about its creamy texture and cute colors. But I wasn’t immediately attracted to any of its products before as I did by this mini palette. I saw it online, and I read that it was a limited edition. Then I was instantly sold. · What does it have: as you can see in the pictures, there are six shades featuring pinky, peachy colors with some metallic and shimmering shines in them. It is worth noting that as it is a travel-sized palette, the amount of every shade is 0.02 oz and the whole palette is 0.12 oz sold at $25 at Nars’s official website. · How I use it: besides being a comprehensive eyeshadow palette, there are two shades perfect for using on the cheeks. ■ Full-moon is the shade in the upper left corner and clearly it would be good to use as a highlighter color. This metallic pink powder is natural to apply on the cheekbone and around. It’s also buildable so you can use several layers to achieve an ideal result. ■ Seduced is the medium-dark coppery red shade with gold sparkles inside. It gets a dense and smooth texture which is easy to apply and then would stay on with minimized fallout and great adhesion. The shade is perfect for applying as a dampened blush to compliment your eye look. · My opinion on this product: I love this palette especially perfect for traveling: one mini palette that could be used in three ways and it’s also easy to carry. The texture is consistent and of great quality. I would recommend you to try it out and see if it’s also suitable for you.
NARS-Mini Orgasm Eyeshadow Palette
Lime Crime Venus XL II This is the most unique and interesting palette that I've seen in recent memory. It's soft and delicate but definitely not boring. And we've seen soooooooo many bright and bold palettes that I think it's a welcomed change. By my estimation there's 7 duochromes: Thorn, Myth, Laurel, Radiant, Ivy, Obscure and Locust. I did my best to capture the shift if you swipe through the album. And these are unique duochromes, Ivy and Thorn in particular. However I do wish that they'd included a few more mattes, there's only four. The pans are full sized (.05oz each). Oh and it's cruelty free, of course, and also vegan. I've only used the palette once so far so I don't have a definitive opinion yet but I think that it would be a unique addition to any collection. I'll do my best to find dupes but there's a few shades that I know that I haven't seen before.
Lime Crime-Venus Eyeshadow Palette
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