I feel like I haven’t done a post like this in a while and I have had quite my fair share of trips to Ulta, Sephora and Mac lately so I feel like this post warrants them! 😏
So I recently got some Mac goodies and the only Mac stuff I had before was my strobe cream and a lip stick that I didn’t even buy there because I never have good luck with that store. I always find the sales people to be rude and/or ignore me! I may walk in with no makeup but that sure doesn’t mean I don’t know my stuff. I went to the store with my friend and there was some stuff I’ve been wanting and the sales people were decently friendly…. and before you know it I’m buying a bunch of stuff. Sucker.
Mac creme color base in ‘improper copper.’ This is the prettiest peachy/ cooper/ gold cream highlighter, eyeshadow base and blush. I wanted to try Mac shell which has been deemed the OG highlighter by tons of beauty gurus but the color is more icy and I love a gold highlighter. It’s super dewy looking which I love and it’ll look great as a highlighter and it’ll pop if you use it as a base and add a powder over it, holy molyyyy. They were out of the compact so I got the single and a palette. Excited to start my own palette!
Mac skin finish in ‘oh darling.’ This is the most gorgeous golden highlight. I swatched it at the store, didn’t get it since got the creme highlighter and then went back the next day to buy it. Shameful but it’s so pretty and big!
Mac mineralize blush in ‘warm soul.‘ People rave about this blush! I love nude, sheer blushes and this is the prettiest nude, peach color thats sheer with shimmer. So up my alley and so, so pretty. I don’t have anything like this so I’m super excited to have it.
Mac lipstick in Fresh brew. This is a cooler tone nude which usually look gross on me but this is a sheer/luster finish so it’s a great nude color with the color of my lips! I dabbled with the taupe/ grey, dead girl lip for a little bit and I’m too yellow for it to sort of even look good but this lipstick is the closest I’ll get to the look w/o looking sickly! 🙂 win, win! I really like my Mac lipstick and they’re $17 and come in so many colors so I will def be picking up more!
Sidetone: Usually if you’re yellow or have warm toned skin you should go for warm tone colors, if you’re pale, have pink or cool toned skin then you should opt for cooler tone colors. Here’s a guide! Makeup is fun and if you love it rock and don’t listen! But I tend to opt for warm tone colors because they look most flattering.
Brazilian Kiss lip balm. This smells like the Brazilian bum bum cream and body mist so it’s super yummy. It keeps my lips soft and I haven’t had a bad reaction to it. I really like the fat tube for application! It’s not super glossy and it sort of melts into your lips and feels like you aren’t wearing anything. It’s more like chapstick (not aquaphor) consistency if that makes sense.
Tarte Shape Tape concealer in light medium. This concealer lives up to the hype! It’s super pigmented and it reminds me of the Nars creamy concealer that I love but a more creamy/ pigmented version. I only use this concealer to cover a big blemish, a particularly red area or my under eyes if they’re bad. It’s pretty heavy and I want to look like I’m not wearing makeup so I use it very sparingly and really buff it out. It works well for me that way and I really like it! I’m gonna do a instagram post on the color comparison with Nars custard. I feel like everyone is Nars custard so it will be helpful!
St. Tropez gradual tan moisturizer. This stuff is amazing. It’s a moisturizer that gradually tans your face with each use! It’s gentle and my sensitive rash prone skin had no issues. I use it every other day to keep tan and it makes my skin feel soft and moisturized. I like a cream that will sit on the face and slowly absorb and that is this cream. The only downfall is the smell. It has the wet cracker, fake tan smell. I have the strongest sense of smell and I suck it up because I want to be tan w/o getting spots or sun damage to my face! It’s better once you put it on and the smell sort of fades away.
Flower Bomb perfume. I LOVE this perfume! It’s one of my all time favorites and if someone in the room has it on, I’m gonna knows! It’s the perfect balance of sweet but sexy and sophisticated. Naturally this is like my 4th bottle. I found this in the Costco beauty section for $50. Literally insane because if you like Flowerbomb you know it’s pricey. The Costco beauty section is a hidden gem!!!! Last time I went they had a variety of different high end perfumes, like Daisy and Flowerbomb and Laura Mercier translucent powder. The Costco website and the beauty aisle at the store…. don’t sleep on them!
Stila Magnificent Metal in ‘kitten karma.’ Pure glitter for your face? This stuff is heart eyes. It has a little bit of fall out if you pile it on; you can add a lot or go easy but either way its a gorgeous pop of glitter! The applicator is great and I think for glitter eyeshadow it’s very good! You get fallout with regular eyeshadow so there is going to be some with chunky glitter! This a rose gold color and theres a bunch of other colors but I’m a neturals girl. I want to wear this with dewy skin, tan skin and nothing else!
Laura Mercier eyeshadow stick in copper. I watch Sarah Gray’s youtube videos and she used the moonlight shade in a tutorial and it was gorgeous and I needed it! Moonlight is a more taupe, dark good color. I got copper which is a metallic rose gold /cooper color… duh. I wear it as eyeliner and then rub some on the lid and it’s so pretty and easy. It’s very minimal eye makeup that lasts all day and gives a gorgeous pop to brown eyes.
Supergoop SPF setting spray. I have been searching for an SPF setting spray and this one is great. I’ve tried the Coola one – it smells like pure chemicals and is drying. The Pixi one contains sunscreen so it squirts out white drops of sunscreen which will ruin your makeup. It’s so not a setting spray. I don’t like the texture of sunscreen and this is a great way to protect your skin without ruining your makeup, smelling like chemicals or feeling sticky.