Real Techniques Instapop Cheek Brush and Eye Brush Duo

Real Techniques Instapop Cheek Brush and Eye Brush Duo

Real Techniques has a great brush range, and the brushes that I own have lived up to years of washing and constant usage. I've had my eye on the Instapop collection for awhile but I never saw them in store and kept putting off purchasing online. When I saw these pop up at my local Winners, I thought it would be a great time to give them a try. The Intapop collection has a cheek brush, eye duo set and a face brush. These brushes are cut at an angle and allow for a full coverage application but still allows you to blend easily.

Empties (Stila, Revolution Beauty, Essence, Rimmel, Remay)

Empties (Stila, Revolution Beauty, Essence, Rimmel, Remay)

These are the products that I have used up recently. Some I liked more than others, and some I would repurchase. Let's chat about these empties.

Stila One Step Correct Primer (Buy*)

I really enjoyed this primer. I didn't need the color correcting aspect of it, but it felt really nourishing and wore well under my foundation. Before I repurchased this primer, I would like to try the Stila One Step Primer. It doesn't have the color correcting but claims to Prep, Sooth and Nourish which I think is what I would really need. This primer is 50$ which I do believe it is worth, but I would need to fit it into the budget because that is steep.

Morphe X Jaclyn Hill Armed and Gorgeous (Review and Swatches)

Morphe X Jaclyn Hill Armed and Gorgeous (Review and Swatches)

I previous reviewed the Ring the Alarm palette, and I told you the other palettes in the collection were a little out of my comfort zone. Let's discuss... The Armed and Gorgeous palette is perfect for fall. I was really  hesitant to try this palette, I wasn't sure how these colors would look on me and I am so happy I gave it a chance! I'm in love with this palette! This is why I love makeup, it's so fun to step out of your comfort zone and see what works. I didn't know how I would like the yellow tones, and now I'm excited to keep experimenting. The shade Classified is amazing, it stole my heart.

Take A Peak In My Work Makeup Bag (Affordable)

Take A Peak In My Work Makeup Bag

When it comes to my work makeup bag, I keep it affordable and simple. This bag is carried around alot in my work bag, or kept in my desk and tossed back and forth. Typically, I don't touch up my makeup during the day. I like to have some items on hand, if I need to do a touch up or want to add a bit more makeup than I applied that morning. I have dry skin so there's no need to blot or reapply. For the most part, my makeup will fade but not really break down.

Let's Get Reading: Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight

Weekend Reading: Reconstruction Amelia by Kimberly McCreight

Reconstructing Amelia is an amazing debut novel. I had only heard good things about this book, but kept an open mind going in. A lot of times young adult books are hit or miss with me. I really needed something entirely different from my previous read, otherwise I would surely be disappointed in my next read. It’s really hard to pick up a new book when the one you finished was so good. Immediately, Reconstructing Amelia grabbed my attention and demanded that I pick up the book every chance I got. So,  let’s dive in and let me explain a bit about this one:

Revolution Beauty Emily Edit The Wants Palette (Review and Swatches)

Revolution Beauty X The Emily Edit Wants Palette (Review and Swatches)

I've already declared my love for Emily Noel on my previous review of her "Need Palette" and you can go check that out if you're wondering. Today, I want to focus on her "Wants" palette. This palette is very large, it has 24 matte, satin and shimmer shades. Looking at this palette, it screams Emily to me. These are the colors and tones that she loves. The names themselves are adorable and you can pretty much know what she is referring to, if you're a subscriber. 

Shop My Stash For Fall (Violet Voss, BH Cosmetics, Colourpop, Morphe, L'Oreal)

Shop My Stash For Fall (Violet Boss, BH Cosmetics, Colourpop, Morphe, L'Oreal)

I've been shopping my stash for fall, looking for warmed toned palettes, peachy blushes and less dewy foundations. In the summer, I'm all about the glow and while I still enjoy a nice glow, I like to have a more targeted glow on my face throughout the fall and winter. I can achieve this with a more natural/satin foundation and still highlight my face. I've been using the Covergirl Vitalist Elixir foundation and I really like the finish that it gives me. I wear it as a medium coverage, by using a large kabuki brush to apply it. It is a foundation that I need to set because it doesn't fully dry down and I don't like the tacky feeling. I don't like to set my face in the summer, and for this reason I think it would be better suited for colder temperatures. I hope the shade continues to match me, because it's not as light as I would like it do be.