Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask (old formulation)
They changed the formula to make it without lanolin so that they can be “vegan”. I actually love this old formula. It is extremely hydrating to my lips and I use it everynight. It can be sticky if you use too much for be weary of that! I have not tried the new formula so I cannot recommend it as this old formula is discontinued. If you’ve tried the nee formula, let me know!! It is $26 for 0.52oz which is expensive but worth it. For the new formulation: Quoted via the sephora site: “What it is: A lanolin-free, vegan, intensive lip mask—supercharged with superfoods—for hydration and healthy skin, with a cushiony, soothing texture. Highlighted Ingredients: - Agave Nectar: Bite Beauty’s signature ingredient to help soothe and nurture for more kissable lips. - Mangosteen Extract: A tropical fruit known to be rich in antioxidants that helps keep lips moisturized. - Açaí: A small but mighty nutrient-rich fruit that gives lips an antioxidant boost.” BITE - Agave Lip Mask
BITE-Agave Lip Mask
CT Bond Girl 😘
A stunning natural berry red!!! If you don’t like those in your face bright red lip looks, this is a beautiful subtle alternative. It looks beautiful on the lips and as always the formula is amazing and creamy. I tap it on the lips then dap it in with my fingers. It is $34 but I definitely recommend! I think this is the perfect “going out” lip or date night lip! Amal Clooney (George Clooney’s 🤤 wife wore this shade on their wedding day!) Quoted via the sephora app: “What it is: A matte lipstick that features a long-lasting, buildable, and hydrating formula. What it does: The lipstick features 3D glow pigments that help lips appear wider and fuller. The matte formula is enriched with Charlotte's secret ingredient and orchid extract to protect and soothe lips for a cashmere finish. The unique, square-angled tip mimics the shape of a lip brush for a precise application. This lipstick comes in a range of 12 shades, including the bestselling Pillow Talk, giving every woman the choice of a perfect nude or pop of color.” Charlotte Tilbury - Matte Revolution Lipstick- Pillow Talk Collection
Charlotte Tilbury-Matte Revolution Lipstick- Pillow Talk Collection
CT Pillow Talk 💭✨
My absolute favorite lipstick shade and formula ever. Not overhyped because it is so creamy and feels so good on the lips! It is really expensive but I so think it is worth it ($34). The perfect natural lip color to enhance what you already have. It is a nude pink. It is a bestseller for a reason!! Quoted via the sephora site: “What it is: A matte lipstick that features a long-lasting, buildable, and hydrating formula. What it does: The lipstick features 3D glow pigments that help lips appear wider and fuller. The matte formula is enriched with Charlotte's secret ingredient and orchid extract to protect and soothe lips for a cashmere finish. The unique, square-angled tip mimics the shape of a lip brush for a precise application. This lipstick comes in a range of 12 shades, including the bestselling Pillow Talk, giving every woman the choice of a perfect nude or pop of color.” Charlotte Tilbury - Matte Revolution Lipstick- Pillow Talk Collection
Charlotte Tilbury-Matte Revolution Lipstick- Pillow Talk Collection
Wet N Wild Concealer
I picked this up because I has read somewhere that it was a dupe for Tarte’s shapetape concealer! Unfortunately I have never tried shape tape, so I can’t compare the two for you. However, I do like this concealer a lot. It looks more warm in the photo, but it actually pretty neutral and is a good match to brighten the under eyes for me! It is creamy and really easy to blend in. It does need to be set (all concealers do tbh) but it stays all day and doesn’t crease THAT much. It is $4.49, I definitely recommend trying it yourself! wet n wild - PhotoFocus Concealer
wet n wild-PhotoFocus Concealer
Revlon Skinny Liner 🖤
I prefer eyeliner that comes in a container like this because I can control the amount of (ink?) color that comes with it. In pens you never know if more or less is coming out so it is hard to tell. I have used this for years and love it a lot. It is felt-tip so it is soft and flexible but easy to control. The swatches are two strokes each. Comes in brown and black! It is $8.49, I definitely recommend! REVLON - ColorStay Skinny Liquid Liner
REVLON-ColorStay Skinny Liquid Liner
Maybelline Blushes 💕
I love the Maybelline Fit me blushes! (shades plum & nude). They are my favorite drugstore blushes besides covergirl. They are very pigmented but easy to work with! They blend out nice and they have a good amount of shades to fit everyone’s preference. They are $5.99! I honestly don’t have anything bad to say about these blushes! I recommend! MAYBELLINE - Fit Me Blush
MAYBELLINE-Fit Me Blush
Hyped Products That Just Didn’t Do It - MILK
Milk MAKEUP - Vegan Milk Moisturizer *skin is normally oily/combo but has recently been dry I feel like I should clarify that I really hope I’m not offending anyone with these not so glowing reviews. If you love these products I’m really glad! Not everything works for everyone but I respect that you get better results out of these than I did! Anyway, this moisturizer was hella hyped. Saw it all over the gram. I get what there is to be excited about - a thiccccc vegan moisturizer from a really great brand. I WANTED to love it too!!!!! I actually got this full size product in one of the Cherie gift boxes I’ve won during this round of Cherie’s picks and was so so excited about it because of how hyped it was. I have a TON of unopened moisturizers so I didn’t immediately rip into this (as I sometimes have a habit of doing when I’m excited about a new product - despite what I already have open). Instead, I got a little sample package with one of my Sephora orders and decided to use that first. A smart move I must say. I’ve been in this really dry spot with my skin since winter started. It’s bad. Like flaking and burning and I’ve been looking for products to soothe and moisturize high and low. When I opened the sample and she was THICC I figured it might actually help a lot with my dry skin. Usually I prefer a lighter, gel moisturizer so my opinions on this might be biased based on that too. I applied and it took forever to rub in. I feel like maybe I used too much product because i just couldn’t get it to absorb at first. As a mask/night moisturizer this would probably work really well for that reason, but for a day time moisturizer it really delayed me putting my makeup on on top because it wouldn’t sink in lol. I also noticed a little bit of a greasy residue on my skin - again maybe because it wasn’t absorbing really. I’m not sure if this is weird or a just me type thing but I usually apply my moisturizer around my lips as well and I especially noticed a weird residue feeling around them after use. It really just threw me off. Other than that it just wasn’t my fave moisturizer, the packaging is gorgeous - a beautiful and vibrant yellow pot. It’s plastic but it’s heavy. I know someone else will love it way more than I will so this might show up in a non-affiliated instagram giveaway at some point.
Milk MAKEUP-Vegan Milk Moisturizer
Nars Radiant Creamy VS Tarte Shape Tape
NARS - Radiant Creamy Concealer tarte - Shape Tape Concealer Two very popular concealers! Tarte Shape Tape Concealer ($27) versus Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer ($30) ✨ Both of these concealers claim to be full coverage creaseless concealers and are very similar prices! The texture of Nars is thinner and easily spreadable while still being great coverage. The Tarte is a bit thicker in consistency and has more coverage in my opinion. I’ve used both of these for so long! Honestly, I have huge issues with concealers creasing because if my oily skin. Both of these crease on me! I will say that the shape tape concealer creases more. For that reason, I like the radiant creamy concealer a bit more even though it has slightly less coverage. I think both of these concealers are great for all skin types. However, I would personally recommend the Nars radiant creamy because of its ability to spread easier and crease less. Try them both out! ✨
NARS-Radiant Creamy Concealer
10 hours of Kosas tinted face oil!
It’s no secret that Kosas tinted face oil is my FAVORITE foundation. It’s so innovative—I love face oils, I love sheer foundations with a skin-like finish, and this is the perfect blend of both. It has ingredients like green tea seed oil, raspberry oil, jojoba oil, and rosehip oil. It honestly feels like skincare instead of makeup, and it gives me the most glowy beautiful finish (I always use a primer and finish with Milk’s blurring powder). I wear shade 3.0 and it’s perfect for me. Even though my skin is on the oilier side, this never makes me look oily—so oily-skinned gals, no worries! This product can still work for you. I love this product for a lot of reasons, one being that I don’t have to worry about touching it up throughout the day. Other foundations tend to cake around my mouth during the day, but this one never does. The only place where it gets messed up is on the bridge of my nose under where my glasses are, but that’s because they’re constantly in contact with my skin—I don’t think any foundation could stay in place there. As long as my glasses are on, it’s not noticeable anyway. Today I got ready around 8:00am, then me and my husband drove to a nearby town to have a cute exploring date in celebration of (late) Valentine’s. We did a lot of walking in the cold (and a little bit of snow as well), we had coffee and brunch, did some antiquing, then after we came back I did some homework before heading to the grocery store. The last thing I did before removing my makeup was cook dinner, which involved standing by a hot stove for quite a while. As you can see, it held up well and maintained a sheer, skin-like finish that evens out my skin tone but isn’t heavy enough to completely cover every single imperfection. The first picture is in natural light, and the second is in artificial light, for what it’s worth. This product is a little pricey for me—$42 for 1oz—so if you’re considering it, please know that it does hold up throughout the day. In addition, I only use 3-5 drops for my whole face, which is far less than I use with other foundations. I think it’s well worth the money considering this is how it holds up over 10 hours!
Kosas-Tinted Face Oil Foundation
Indie Lee Toner
INDIE LEE - CoQ-10 Toner I‘ve used this morning and night for about 3 months now and a lot in between as well. The mist is pretty strong, you can use a cotton pad if you prefer that but I just spray it directly on my face. It feels cooling and soothing and hydrated the skin nicely. Preps my skin for the next step in my routine and it mainly just feels really good. Love that it comes in a glass bottle but the mist could be improved. I love using it throughout the day when my skin is getting a little dry or needs some cooling, it works very well for my combination sensitive skin. I would probably think about repurchasing it one day, but I do want to use some others first. I love how big the bottle is and 34$ is fine for that, but it only has a shelf life of 6 months.
INDIE LEE-CoQ-10 Toner
I CC you Summer Fridays
What I noticed right away with this serum is that is has a lovely gentle scent! It’s just smells fresh and slightly citric without smelling like a real fragrance. It’s a regular serum consistency as its a bit thicker than a toner and is milky white. I didn’t have any reaction or irritation to this product which is huge for me! My skin has been bright and dewy and extra soft since I incorporated this into my routine. But what really gets me is that there is an actual reduction in the redness (thanks niacinamide!) and a reduction in the scarring thanks to the vitamin c! All in all I think this is a beautiful and simple way to get some necessary vitamin c! It’s the cutest little package too 🧡SUMMER FRIDAYS - CC Me Vitamin C Serum
SUMMER FRIDAYS-CC Me Vitamin C Serum
Sugar Cookie Lip Balm
So that’s not the official flavor of this or anything but to me, Brazilian Kiss smells like sugar cookies. Butter is one of the ingredients amongst all sorts of beautiful hydrating oils. It’s very hydrating and fairly addicting. For the price of $18, this comes with twice as much as some other popular brands in the market so I definitely think it’s worth it. You can also get 3 in a pack for $40 on their site making each one even less! I have repurchased and always recommend.
SOL de Janeiro-Brazilian Kiss Cupuaçu Lip Butter