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Good morning everyone, welcome back to another blog post. Happy Monday back to a whole new week, I hope everyone morning is going good so far? I noticed I haven’t been doing much make up haul or posts lately and I want to start posting more posts related to beauty for the next upcoming weeks. I decided to do a post on my current favourite lip products I am loving so far, I am so obsessed with these products I am using these four for pretty much every make up look I do. The first three I am obsessed with is from the Fenty beauty line, I am loving the glosses and lipstick. I love the texture and how it feels I first bought the shimmering rose nude loved that and had to try the diamond milk one. I was first hesitant to buying it because I honestly thought it would be like all the other clear glosses but I decided to give it a try, it was more like a last minute quick pick up purchase. But to be honest I love it as much as the fenty glow one it is pretty much the same result I love how it just looks on me. One of the things I love about the fenty beauty line is that the beauty products she makes is for all skin tones and women everywhere, and that is one thing the beauty industry needs more for women. As a women of colour one of the hard things for me when it comes to buying products especially either foundation or lip shades is that its hard for me to find ones that match or go with me perfectly. This is a brand I would continually buy from, I haven’t tried wearing it over other lip shades I usually just wear it alone.

The next product shown that I love is the Blackup gloss, I got this on sale but sadly I found out that it is not for sale on the Sephora site anymore and I am not sure if it would be back. So backup is a brand dedicated to women of colour and it was developed by women of colour and it caters to women of darker skin tones. This is one of the reasons why I fell in love with this product it does what the brand says, this gloss looks so good on me it blends in so well with my skin tone. The gloss is kind of like a clear gloss with a nude undertone it carries different under tone colours, so you can get a rose tone or a more brown tone and etc that is the best way I can explain since I cant bring it up on sephora. The gloss doesn’t come off to sticky the only issue is that when used it sometimes comes out separated from the colour so sometimes clear gloss comes out first then it coming out together.

So those are so far all and current favourite lip products am using when doing my make up. I do not want to go further in more detail with these because i just currently did a Sephora review post on my blog and I did go through these products already. But I wanted to do a separate post on what am currently loving at the moment for winter, if you haven’t tried fenty yet I recommend you do I can not find one thing I dont like. And if you are a women of colour and find it hard like me finding shades that go with your skin tone there is your brand, even if you are not of colour you can also check out the brand they have other products pretty much any one of any shade can still use. That is it for today’s post like & comment i love hearing from you all my next post will be up Wednesday at 3pm Toronto time lol, I am so happy I am finally on a posting schedule!

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Good morning everyone! And welcome to another blog post. I am excited because today I can finally get two blog posts out for this week, I finally have settled on a schedule I can work with to get back to being consistent. For today’s post I decided to do a post on make up application, tomorrow is finally Christmas and its the best time to put out a make up post. From since having my blog I get questions on make up and lash application, I’ve also get tons of questions away from my blog. I decided to do a post make up application step by step for those who would like ideas on the application process.

  1. Skin Perpetration –  If its one thing I had learn while I was studying to become an esthetican it was that our face is the base to any make up application. So if you want a smooth glowing make up application it starts with the face. Another great thing to learn is that every girl wants that perfect application but if you suffer from skin issues example severe oily skin, breakouts, pimples, dry skin and dont treat these issues and cover it up I am letting you know it wont help. Everything underneath needs to be treated first before covering it up, if its not then you wont get the perfect foundation you need for putting on a great application.
  2. Products made for you! – One big mistake I noticed a lot of girls and older women do that hey I even have done is buy products not for you. Now to get a great application you also have to get the products your skin needs and to also make your application last longer. Your probably wondering ” But how do I know what my skin needs?” well we would need to analyse our skin and get to know it. But there is a difference between “Skin Type” and “Skin Condition”, everyone has a skin type but not everyone has a skin condition. The difference between skin type and condition is conditions can be dehydration, dryness, sun damage, hyper pigmentation ,wrinkles and acne. Which skin types are normal, dry, oily, combination and sensitive. When we start getting to know what our skin needs and is lacking we will then have a better understanding of what make up and skin care to buy.
  3. The Right Products – Okay! So you studied your skin, next would be buying the right skin products and make up for your skin. We all love recommending the next best product that came out but do we ever ask our self “Wait! is it for my skin!?” and then we wondering why our foundation is turning orange or why this foundation is making your skin oily. The next step would be to buy the right skincare and picking out the right products either it be Sephora or MAC.
  4. Products – When buying the right products it serves good to your skin when you either a make up lover (like myself) or occasionally wear make up. Buying the right foundation, primer, setting powder and moisturiser make a big deal when its made for your skin it makes your application come out flawless and lasting so much longer. Also a bonus to doing this is one your skin will love you and second your skin will less break out give problems because your using products that is helping your skin while getting to wear as much make up as you would like.

Using these four tools will help you with your make up application process, when applying anything over your skin you want the base to be looking great for whatever that goes on top to look great. Look at everything like this, if you have a lot of acne or dry patches and old skin cells on your skin and you dont properly wash you face or prep it for make up and just apply your make up will come out uneven and looking dull and wouldn’t last that long. You 100% want to remember to always have a perpetration before anything, your skin will start to allow improvements. I hope all this info helps, I will soon make a second half to this post on the actually make up application process. Remember to like & comment I always love to hear from you all. Thanks for reading and I hope you all have a great rest of your day!

Hey little black dress fashionistas!, I am here with another post that is kind of long overdue I haven’t posted make up in like forever! I am here with another December related post, I love posting these posts around this time of the year gets me in the whole Christmas mood am I the only one?  (more…)

Good morning little black dress fashionistas!, hope everyone is doing and feeling well this Wednesday. I am back with another post for the week, I feel pretty good getting back on track with my daily planning and back to my daily schedule of doing my blog posts. Todays post is a fun beauty post, I will be talking about my at most favorite Sephora go to brands. The brands or even the products i list might even make you want to give the product a try.

 

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So my first is Anastasia Beverly Hills, this is one of my go to brands, every time I go into Sephora I have to go and find Anastasia. So i would say this is one of my go to because i absolutely love her eyeshadow and lipsticks. Of course i also use the brow products, i would say this is the only brand i use for my brows i love the products and how her products work. I just love the vibe and colors from this brand.

 

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My Second go to brand I am absolutely loving is Huda Beauty, this brand is my go to for their lipsticks! I love everything about their lipsticks, i do have a down side to the lipsticks at the moment which is their limited colors. I would say i own about four to five colors of their lipsticks and that is because i feel all the rest of the colors do not go with my skin tone. I feel that huda beauty is taking awhile to come out with other colors and i wish they had more options in colors. But i love the feel and lasting i would say it does last not lining about that, and even the smell yes i said it the smell too! The price isn’t too bad i am always willing to spend on these lipsticks, if you do not own one please go buy it right now.

BTW, i am also trying to go buy their new foundation that is out! i am seeing good reviews about it. If you own it and tried it comment down below and tell me what you think about it!

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Next is of course Urban Decay, so the reason this is one of my go to brands is because this brand holds my first favorite ever go to always buying foundation. So their Naked foundation is my go to it looks good on me it matches me perfectly and I have always go good compliments on my skin whenever I wear it. This is a big deal for me in make up and with brands because I feel like there’s a lot of brands trying to make foundation colors for darker skin tones and its failing. Why? Because i feel they are not being matched properly to our skin and under skin tones and theirs a lot looking orange on us to peach or even to dark. So when i found that this foundation sits well on me i just had to keep buying! I would honestly say i do not own much of anything else from this brand am not a big fan but i am giving them big recognition to their foundation.

 

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So why Bobbi Brown? Well next I chose Bobbi because I love how this brands presents itself, I’ve never actually taking the time to know Bobbi until i had to one day look into this brand for a college assignment. And i love for what this brand stands for which is natural beauty and it shows. So i do own a foundation from bobbi brown and it 100% shows what the brand stands for. The foundation naturally matches my skin tone and comes off looking natural, it’s not cakey at all and a little does somewhat go a long way. I do want to give the skin products a try, but also one of the things i do not love about the brand much is some of the products and shades Bobbi Brown does have cannot go with darker shades, and again ive explained before there’s not much choices in certain products and i feel a lot of beauty brands needs to expand shades especially if there having their brand in Sephora where theirs a lot of different women of color shopping.

 

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Okay so this next product I buy from the Sephora brand, I constantly get asked about whenever am out in public and get a lot of compliments on and that is Sephora Lashes! So my only lashes I only wear are Sephora house of lashes, i do not buy the cheap beauty outlet store lashes i hate them lol they look unrealistic to me. But i do not have a problem with anyone who chooses to buy beauty store lashes they are cheaper and affordable. But one of the perks of me buying Sephora lashes are i can buy one pack and make it last for 20x times in use! (I will do a different post on) I constantly get asked questions how do i make my lashes last and use for 10 times without having it look awful or even fall apart, and that is one of the reasons i love these lashes. The price is not to bad and again to me it’s not much of a deal since i am not constantly going back after one use. I would recommend giving them a try!

 

 

Lets Talk! Which brands of these do you love? And which products do you use also? Any product you recommend me to try? Comment & Like And if you not following yet following my blog for more posts!