Each morning I use just a little under my eyes, down the sides of my nose and on any blemishes I might have. Luckily, because my skincare routine has been so strict lately I haven’t had any blemishes, but when I do, this works great to cover anything up. It’s full coverage without being heavy or cake-y, and the creamy, light-weight, texture makes it easy to blend with the Kat Von D Lock- It Edge Concealer Brush or just your fingers. I’ve been trying to use the Concealer Brush more often, it’s quite different than some other concealer brushes I’ve used in the past, and while I’ve had no problem using it, I do prefer just using my fingertips instead.
The Lock-It Concealer contains a patented HydraBoost Complex that aims to both hydrate and create a crease-proof finish, which is especially necessary for underneath the eyes. I love how it brightens up my under eye area, as well as the area down the sides of my nose. I can also dab just a little of this on any redness I am experiencing and it covers it right up.
When I finish my entire makeup look for the day, or night, I use my Kat Von D Lock- It Precision Powder Brush, to apply Kat Von D’s Lock- It Setting Powder all over my face. This light powder helps to set my makeup and give me a bright finished look. It has a natural finish so you don’t need to worry about it affecting your makeup, and its matte finish is just enough where you look natural and polished.
I’ve used quite a few setting powders that have looked a bit white and chalk-y after applying, and I always freak out. The soft hue of this finishing power allows it to blend perfectly with my skin tone, keeping texture and color exactly how it should be. Similar to the concealer brush, I enjoy using this brush as well, but I do think that there are other less expensive options out there. I love the fact that I have this brush, but I must admit I probably would not purchase on my own.
Kat Von D Lock- It Concealer Creme | $26
Kat Von D Lock- It Edge Concealer Brush | $24
Kat Von D Lock- It Setting Powder | $30
Kat Von D Lock- It Precision Powder Brush | $32
[Disclaimer: These products were sent to me for review. All opinions are my own.]
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush Palette Color Wheel, $44
I have a weird obsession with blush, I have 0 idea why, but I literally want every color blush in this whole world. I can do without eyeshadow, but not blush. Ever. Tarte’s new color wheel palette looks INCREDIBLE, and I will for sure be purchasing this. Drool.
bareMinerals The Wish List Eyeshadow Palette, $45
The colors in this palette look perfect for the holidays, both soft and smokey colors. & I’m loving the pinks, browns, and shimmer feel to this palette.
Stila Star Light, Star Bright Highlighting Palette, $39
Because I just really need another highlighter….said no girl in 2016 ever.
…but this one is just so pretty!!
Benefit’s They’re Real! Big Sexy Eye Kit, $36
I’m a Benefit junkie for sure, and this neutral kit is right up my alley. I’m loving the design of the palette, the two colors are layered & ready to be swept across your lids. Add in some blending and you have a perfect look in a snap.
Laura Mercier Fall in Love Face Illuminator Collection, $58
The packaging of this collection…die. & yes, I know, another highlighting product. I JUST LOVE THEM SO MUCH.
Sephora & Ulta have tons of new makeup palettes and sets for the fall & holiday season, go check them out and treat yo’self!!
L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte 24hr Foundation in Shell Beige
You can read my full review on this product here, but all in all this is the best drugstore/ everyday foundation I have ever used. The application is so smooth and blendable, not to mention it even covers blemishes so I don’t need any added concealer for those areas of my face.
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Honey
I have a full review for this product next week, but for now just know it has made its way into my heart as a top 5 everyday product. This is your one stop concealer for covering up absolutely anything on your face you want or need to cover. I mostly use it for brightening up under my eyes, and covering redness around my nose.
Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara
This has been my go-to mascara since it came out a couple of years ago. I also have a full review on this here. This mascara is not waterproof, just an FYI, but it gives my lashes a voluminous look with great length and curl.
NARS The Multiple Stick in Orgasm
I’ve been using this since high school, without a doubt it’s NARS’ #1 product. This multipurpose stick gives a great flush to the cheeks with a little gold shimmer. You can also use this on eyes and lips, but I mostly use it as a blush.
Buxom Full-On Lip Creme in White Russian
Perfect neutral nude pink gloss that’ll match whatever you’re wearing. It’s soft and tingly, giving your lips a plump look. Double bonus, it’s super creamy and filled with vitamin A & E to keep lips hydrated.
What are some of your Everyday Makeup Products?! I’d love to try out some new ones!
This foundation seriously delivers, & I mean it delivers all day long, and doesn’t take a break. Labeled as a 24 hour foundation I was skeptical of L’Oreal, and while thankfully I’ve never quite made it to the 24 hour mark, I have made it to the 16 hour mark (a Friday for a teacher can be a pretty long day), and it still looked good!
Clearly, as you can tell from the name, this foundation is going to give you a matte finish, an easily blendable matte-pro finish to be exact. It gives flawless coverage without looking cake-y or dry, and it creates the perfect canvas for a highlight, blush, and bronzer.
I’ve used both a Beauty Blender and foundation brush to apply the L’Oreal Infallible Matte- Pro Foundation and both work great. As I said, it’s blends well and you can slowly build coverage and not worry about it looking like too much. It also has a wide variety of color choices, so you’re almost guaranteed to find a perfect match.
This foundation truly has all the makings of a high end beauty product, but with the budget beauty price point. I highly advise you give it a try next time you’re in your local drugstore or Target!
Vapour products are 70%+ organic, and the remaining ingredients are “mineral pigments and essential oils”. I really enjoyed learning about the company’s commitment to sustainable beauty, I encourage you to take a look at the Vapour Organic Beauty Philosophy, here. Anyway, after using the Instant Skin Perfector for two weeks straight, I was beyond hooked. Here’s why…
|Can you tell it’s been well loved?|
All of this happens in under 3 minutes. I swipe some mascara on my lashes, & we’re good to go.
As a primer this product really does create a nice canvas for whatever makeup you want to apply. The use of the stick was interesting at first, I was worried about pulling on my skin, but after a few tries I was able to apply the Instant Skin Perfector easily. The blending with my fingertips, especially around those problem areas I mentioned, was a nice alternative to how I typically apply primer.
As more and more women make the switch to organic beauty products it’s important we have brands we can trust. After my continual use of the Stratus Luminous Instant Skin Perfector I’m looking forward to adding some more Vapour Organic Beauty products to my routines.
Have you started adding more organic products to your beauty routine?
[Disclaimer: Vapour Organic Beauty provided me with this product. All opinions are my own.]