Estee Lauder which has been around for ages! Launched their Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick Foundation sometime last year and I am just now getting my hands on this to finally try it out. [Woop Woop!]If you are into the dewy skin look, then you are in for a treat! It claims to instantly hydrate and leave skin with a radiant glow lasting up to 8 hours.

              It comes in a array of shades to choose from (20 to be exact) to find your perfect match.

The packaging is very appealing, I love the gold details, and how light is is especially for traveling purposes.

The two colors I felt that were more of a match for me was between the “Honey Bronze” and “Rich Ginger”.

I have a strong tan here in which “Rich Ginger” would suit me best, but when I’m not so tan the “Honey Bronze” works best.


In order to use this foundation you would need to pull the gold cap off and slowly twist the base of the stick until the foundation disperses. You can easily apply the foundation wherever needed and blend in with the cushion applicator.

These were my before and after results using ONLY the foundation. It absorbs well, but I have super oily skin and I was not a fan of the dewy look. You can set the foundation with powder if you prefer the Matte look like me.

My main drawback besides the dewy look would be the cushion applicator, I have acne prone skin and that would be a concern of mine worrying about the bacteria on it. Although it is removable and can be washed out to ensure that it remains bacteria free.

Retailing for $40 which is pretty average for a name brand foundation but if you’re interested in checking out their foundation check out Estee Lauder’s site, or if you already have I would love to know your thoughts!

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PUR Cosmetics has just launched their new “Glow Together” line which consists of Strobe/Highlight Palettes and a limited jumbo bronzing powders. just in time to get your summer glow on!

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I was instantly drawn to the sleek packaging with the intricate gold details. The sizing is also perfect for traveling, you never want to carry an overload of bulky makeup and these palettes are perfect sizes.

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Sun-Kissed Glow
This palette consists of the shades Aurora, Solar and Dusk. This happened to be my favorite palette of the 2 because the pigment complimented my skin tone easily giving me a natural glow.

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Moonlight Glow
This palette consists of 3 creamy shades: Twilight, Lunar & Eclipse. The colors glide on very easily ans I love the fact that Shea Butter is one its main ingredients.

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Glow Together Jumbo Bronzer
This bronzer is made up of a mix of matte and shimmer shades and its texture feels like pure silk! I love the natural illumination it gave on my skin.

Check out www.PURcosmetics for more information on these products, also for this edition all the proceeds will go and benefit Action Against Hunger. An organization committed to ending world hunger and providing safe drinking water.

Disclosure: Although consideration was provided by Target, the opinions expressed herein are my own.

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I have always been a fan of Sonia Kashuk’s brushes, so when I was able to finally get my hands on her latest set – the exclusive Knockout Beauty Collection, which debuted in Target early this March – I was beyond ecstatic! The line was created by Sonia herself, along with the artist Dana Louise Kirkpatrick, to empower women with inspiring messages like “love is all you need” and “you are a knockout”. These messages are cute little reminders as I apply my makeup each day. The set includes: a Powder Brush, Blush Brush, Applicator Brush, Concealer Brush, Eyeshadow Brush, Eyeliner Brush, Eyeshadow Brush, Smudge Brush, Lip Color Brush, Eyebrow Comb/Brush. Along with the collection, I also purchased the Matte Lipstick in “Power Punch”, which is a beautiful vibrant red.

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Not only are the brushes of great quality, but they also apply makeup so beautifully! Let me show you the “Knockout Beauty” look I created using brushes from the collection.

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1. I applied my foundation with the Dense Buffing Brush.
2. Following up with the concealer using the Precision Concealer Brush.
3. I added an earth-toned color for my eyes using the Domed Eye Shadow Brush.
4. Afterwards, I applied a rosy blush using the Powder Blush Brush.
5. Last but not least, finishing the look using the Power Punch Lipstick.

Final Look:

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Have you tried any of Sonia Kashuk’s latest knockout Beauty Collection? Would love to hear your thoughts?

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BeautyCon BFF is a new quarterly beauty subscription box. With total items valued over 100 dollars! Each season they highlight a different beauty influencer curator each month, and send a mix of beauty and accessory items. Also, every season, a lucky number of BFF gift boxes have golden tickets which you could get gift cards worth anywhere from $50-$5,000! Let’s see some of the goodies in this box that Jojo (the artist) curated this fall: View Post

Disclosure: Although consideration was provided by Wet n Wild, the opinions expressed herein are of my own.
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One thing I can’t go without in my daily beauty routine is leaving my house without mascara. I’ve always loved dramatic eyes, and I love how lashes accentuate eyes. So when I ran out of my current mascara, I was on the hunt for a new one to try.

As I was on my way to my local drugstore, I stumbled across the Wet n Wild section and instantly noticed the packaging on the new Wet n Wild Max Volume Plus mascara. Not only did the hot pink tube and white lettering easily grab my attention, but it also retails for only $5.99! That’s a steal.
Also after reading that it contains macadamia nut, jojoba and olive oils to condition and enrich my lashes, I was sold.

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The mascara has a lightweight consistency that does not clump or flake once dried. I also love that you can reapply as many coats as you like and your lashes will not look cakey. The wand is also very nice with rubber bristles that easily glide on.

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It gave me super long lashes, leaving them nicely separated and defined.
What better way to pump up the volume and add some flair to your look than with a dramatic fall look?
One of my favorite fall trends is wearing a dark lip and a bandolero hat to complement the look.

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Overall, if you are looking for a good, volumizing mascara that will keep your lashes separated for a good price, definitely give this one a try.

Wet n Wild Max Volume Plus Mascara retails for $4.99 and can be found at Target and other retail stores.

Wet n Wild’s #StayWild campaign is for the girls who are wild at heart. Who may have jobs, responsibilities, exams, kids…but who, deep inside, still embrace a wild side, their inner renegade that’s fresh, sassy, badass. Who love strong black eyeliner, a fierce red lip, and loads and loads of lashes. For over 35 years, Wet n Wild has delivered the freedom to express your wild side for all women, inclusive of all age, ethnicity, skin color, and economic status. Located in the heart of Los Angeles, Wet n Wild continues to reach new accessibility and quality giving women the confidence and freedom to #StayWild. Follow the campaign on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest, handle @wetnwildbeauty.

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Achieving the “perfect” winged eyeliner can be so tedious at times, but with just enough practice you can get this technique down in a jiffy! In this video demonstration I will show you how I achieve my daily eyeliner with (2) different types of liners.

These are currently my two favorite liners in the market:

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If you are looking for the blackest matte gel liner, this is it right here! Not only does it glide on so smoothly, but the pigment is perfect!

I stumbled across this brand while walking through union square and decided to try out their eyeliner. I have never been crazy about felt tip eyeliners, but this one right here is amazing! It makes the process of lining your lids even easier and to top it off, it’s waterproof!

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I was utterly obsessed with this video/song when it first came out and was inspired by the Queen herself Ms. Badu to recreate this look from Janelle Monae’s video Q.U.E.E.N. In this tutorial I will show you how to create a basic cut crease eyeshadow like the one she is sporting in her video. P.S. I am wearing a wig I made myself using Mercy Extensions Mongolian Kinky hair.

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Purple is such a Majestic color! and of course, my absolute favorite! If you like a bold purple lipstick as much as I do check out this compilation of my favorite bold purple lipsticks.

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Products Used:

Sacred Lip Cosmetics “Girl Crush”
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (Vegan) “Hochie”
H&M “Purple’
MAC “Smoked Purple”
Makeup Forever “Rouge Artist Intense” #15
Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Eyeliner “Purple”

I also swatched them as well

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Absolutely loving my new lip crayon from Burt’s Bee’s! If you are into natural makeup, then this little gem here is perfect for you. It has a creamy-matte finish and is made with 100 percent natural ingredients. I love the fact that it is really moisturizing and well pigmented. It’s a jumble pencil but no need to sharpen it, you can just simply twist the bottom to push up the lipstick. By the way, I am wearing the shade Carolina Coast (423). Natural makeup for the win, I’m sold!

Ingredients:
Shea Butter — Shea Butter helps to hydrate and moisturize dry lips leaving them feeling soft and smooch-worthy smooth.
Enriched with conditioning Jojoba Oil and Kendi Oil, which are chock full of Omega 3 to hydrate and moisturize lips. And don’t forget the Shea Butter for an extra dose of moisture.
I purchased this at Bed Bath & Beyond, but you can totally find this product at any beauty or local drugstore and online.