What’s in my Make Up Bag?

Hi Passionista

Let’s talk make up!!!

I don’t wear full face make up everyday, simple because I’m lazy. I don’t have the time. And I don’t need it. I like a fresh moisturized face. But I can’t lie mascara and lipstick is a daily must. I like to look in the mirror and see my lashes flourishing and my lips kissable ALWAYS.

On a good day, if I decide to do my makeup, it’s normally something light that is done in the car on my way to wherever I’m going. These are the products I must have handy.

Make Up Bag from Ipsy

Foundation Stick

I discovered the color correcting foundation stick in ULTA about a year ago and have been using it every since. 90% of the time I am doing my makeup in the car while in traffic. Foundation in the form of a stick is convenient for the purpose of doing your make up on the go, quick touch ups, and less mess. This product has replaced my MAC photo finish liquid foundation. I can’t remember the last time I’ve used liquid foundation and a foundation brush to apply to my face. It’s all about Foundation Sticks and Beauty Blenders now!

Purchased at ULTA ($15.99)

Foundation Mineral Powder

Cover Girl foundation is the first makeup brand I ever used. I started using it at 16 (i s h) years old. I remember spending so much time in CVS debating about what color I am. I spent all my little money on the wrong shades. I’m so glad I know my colors now and how to shop for drug store make up. This mineral powder lasts me at least 6 months to a year. I love how light weight it is and it doesn’t clog your pores. I mostly wear it on top of my liquid/ creamy foundation but, I can wear it without a liquid or creamy foundation and get the same results.

Purchased at CVS ($9.49)

Lip Liner Pencil

MAC lip pencils are my absolute favorite. They are easy to sharpen, easy to apply, long lasting. Not only does my lips stay perfectly lined all day, but the pencils last for what seems like forever. I’ve had my current pencils for at least 2 years. Now, I’m not sure if you’re suppose to stop using make-up after a certain amount of time, but I plan on using these pencils until they run out no matter how long it takes. My go-to shades are chestnut and night moth. I’m a nude lip girl and the chestnut liner literally looks good with everything.

Purchase at MAC cosmetics ($18.00)

Mascara

My favorite part about doing my make up is the mascara application process. I like to take my time and paint my lashes. I will spend 20 to 30 minutes brushing over and shaping my lashes. I will wear just about any brand of mascara. My only requirement in mascara is that it’s waterproof. I am a cry baby and my eye just water from time to time and the last thing I need is running mascara all my life. I am currently using the ULTA Beauty Limitless Lashes Lengthening + Volumizing Mascara.

Purchased at ULTA ($10.50)

Eye Shadow

I am still learning how to apply eye shadow and blend colors together. YouTube is really helping my learn (Tip: watch the GlamTwinz make up tutorials). Now that I’m getting better at it when I have time to play in colors I like to try different techniques and style to explore what looks really good on me and what I should stay away from. I have so many eye make up palettes, but for everyday on the go make up looks I love the small 3 color compacts by Cover Girl. They are the best size to fit in a make up bag. I love how super pigmented most of them are. My favorite shades are the nudes and anything shimmery in gold or bronze. I like to just coat the bottom half of my lid for a natural look.

Purchased at Target ($5.00)

Highlighter

I am head over hills in love with the Fenty Beauty Shimmer stick. I love how convenient it is. I can literally roll it on my face and use my fingers to blot it in. Even without foundation on, it give my skin this natural glow that works wonders for my cheek bones.

Purchase at Sephora ($25.00)

Liquid Lip Stick

Liquid Lip stick is the best make up invention on the market. I mean I love a lipstick that I only have to apply once a day. If it can’t stay looking kissable through eating and drinking throughout the day I don’t want anything to do with it. Maybe 2 summers ago, I fell in love with the MAC line of liquid lipstick, they are like lip tinted glue. It literally states on all day. I have also found the NYX brand to be very good quality at a low price.

Purchases at MAC cosmetics ($22.00)

Make Up Brushes

You can never have too many make up brushes. I have at least 3 of each type of brush. I don’t wash my brushes often so I like to have a clean set on deck at all times. E.L.F brand brushes are hands down my faves. I’ve received a few other brands in beauty boxes or as gifts but nothing compares to the price and quality of E.L.F brushes. I like to keep 4 brush handy at all times. 1 fluffy powder or blush brush and 3 different eye brushes.

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ULTA Beauty is my Favorite

Hello Passionistas!!!

I recently stopped by ULTA to pick up a few goodies. I wanted to try some new facial cleansers and I’ve really been interested in trying a peel mask. So, Here’s what I found in ULTA:

Formula 10.0.5 Be Berry Awake Energizing Peel Mask, Yumberry + Pomegranate

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This is the first peel mask I have ever tried. It is a gel. So the gel and perry effect makes the formula very thick. All it takes is one thin coat. Once applied it dries pretty quick. The peel process is easy, painless, and no hassle. After the product was all peeled off, my skin instantly felt different.

Formula 10.0.6 Keep Your Cool Skin-Calming Gel Mask, Coconut +Cucumber

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This mask feels so good. The gel is thick but not hard to spread across your face. Its meant to reduce the appearance of harsh breakouts. Now, I don’t experience a lot of breakouts on my face- but heat has a way of making my skin feel and look stressed. The cucumber in the product is meant to help calm your skin to feel cool, calm and under control.

ULTA is my favorite because overtime I go in this store, they have some type of ULTA beauty sale that excites me. This time it was “spend $16.50 or more on any ULTA beauty products and get a FREE gift”. I love FREE gifts, so these types of sales are targeted for people like me. I like to try lower- end makeup brands and products before buying the more high-end brand, just to see how I like the product and how it looks on me.  Here’s my bonus goodies:

ULTA Beauty Matte Lip Crayon, in the color Soiree

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ULTA Beauty Matte Lipstick, in the color Mulberry

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The FREE gift was this makeup wallet filled with Eyeliner, Eyebrow Pencil, Shadow sticks , oil blotting Sheets, and Pink Satin Hair Tie.


Side Bar: So, a lot has been going on and I have gotten off schedule with blogging. I recently started a YouTube channel, It’s something I’ve been wanting to introduce to PassionLocked.com. Be sure to check them out and subscribe on YouTube. I’m trying to find the best compromises in my weekly schedule to set specific days for blogs and blogs. You all can look forward to blogs on Sunday’s and Vlogs on Wednesday.


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Coffee Obsessed.

Hello Passionista!

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Body scrubs are my favorite thing about my skin care routine. I use body scrubs on a weekly basis to make sure my skin stays soft and silky. Because I love products so much, I’m not limited to one specific brand or type.

Lately, I have been interested in this new trend of Coffee Body Scrubs. These are my top three:

 

Coffee Body Scrub from World Market, priced at $9.99

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This product is meant for invigorating, exfoliating and smoothing. The product is a dry scrub, which could be harmful to sensitive skin if rubbed to hard. The scent of the coffee and mint scrub is not the best refreshing scent I would like, but it’s fresh. https://www.worldmarket.com/product/coffee-and-mint-body-scrub.do?sortby=ourPicks&from=Search

 

 

 

Energizing Coffee Body Scrub by ULTABeauty, priced at $18.50

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This product is made with vitamin E, Sweet Almond oil and Coconut oil. Unlike the Coffee and Mint Body Scrub this scrub is not dry, it’s formulated with oils. This scrub is caffeined to energize the skin, infused with natural oils to soothe and nourish the skin, and the vitamin E fights off free radicals. The scent smiles more like the fresh coffee beans.

http://www.ulta.com/energizing-coffee-body-scrub?productId=xlsImpprod16501189

 

Cup O’Coffee Face and Body Mask from LUSH, priced at $11.95

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This product is to kick-start your day with a stimulating blend of fresh ground coffee, kaolin and agave syrup. This product is creamy and calming. I love that these products are freshly hand made by actual people. This product is creamy and thick, unlike the others.

http://www.lushusa.com/face/masks/cup-o%27-coffee/9999905552.html

 

I recommend all three of these items products to you. It’s interesting that they all do the same thing, in three different unique forms. Please see the links above but further details of each item.

 

XOXOXO