My favorite contour palette, by Sephora

 

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Although the design of this product is annoying and the highlight shades are useless this is by far the best contour product I have ever used.

 

The deep tan shade on the left is smooth and warm in color. It works as a bronzer on me.

 

For contour I use the cooler tone on the right hand side. This is what I use down the sides of my nose and as a sharp contrast under my cheek bones. If I feel the color is too grey I warm up my face with the bronzer.

 

The really dark color at the bottom is what I use for under my jawline. I don’t use this anywhere else it’s just way to dark. A little goes a long way with this shade. Tread lightly if you are med to tan. BTW for reference I am a deep tan, MAC NC 42.

 

Now back to those highlight shades. They are useless. They are super chalky, not smooth, and not pigmented. They get in the way of the contour shades but I work around them.

 

Sephora has marked this on sale, it looks as though it is now a discontinued product. I’ve stalked up on this palette. Sad to see it go but I hope it gets redesigned for us darker skin girls.

 

#contouronfleek

 

New in! Makeup Geek Eye Shadows in Neutral Shades

I received a special package today! Woot! I’m finally able to give these Makeup Geek shadows a whirl. I ordered 6 shades. Silly me did not realize I could fit 9 shades in a Z Palette.

I picked up the Z Palette from Ebay for $9. It was labeled as factory defect which is totally fine by me because there is only a dent when I lift the top to reveal the shadows. The shadows I chose are all natural shades. I desperately needed some matte shades to compliment all the Urban Decay Naked palettes I own. Each shadow was an affordable $5.99. Shipping came through First Class USPS Mail, so it took a solid week to arrive.

 

Colors in order:

Beaches & Cream

Peach Smoothie

Chickadee

Creme Brulee

Latte

Cocoa Bear

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I hope these shadows are as amazing as I’ve heard. What other colors should I add to my collection?

July 2013 Beauty Favorites

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I’ve discovered some new beauty favorites over the last few months and I’m so excited to share them with you.

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I absolutely love this concealer so so so much that I don’t wear foundation anymore. That’s a big deal for me. It covers all scars, brightens up my complexion, conceals dark circles and totally evens out my skin tone. I spot this all over, buff it out with my Sigma F80 flat top brush and set with blot powder. I totally recommend this. It’s creamy, sets dry and stays in place all day. It’s full coverage too.

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I’m always impressed with the Wet’n Wild matte lipsticks. The colors are so rich and last all day. I love this summery orange red, it’s called red velvet #910D.

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Who doesn’t love a purple liner. This rich pigment is creamy and stays put. I received this Cailyn eye liner in one of my IPSY bags. Worth the 10 bucks alone.

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I’m rushing in the AM for a quick eye look so typically I reach for this NYX trio. I use the brown shade on my lid and to fill in my eyebrows. If I have time I’ll use all three shades for a more classic cut crease look.

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The pores around my nose are getting larger, thankfully this takes care of all that. This does fill my pores, creates a matte canvas before makeup and has acids in it to exfoliate during the day. Use an SPF!

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This lavender scented deodorant smells like a spa..aahhhh. This is great for someone who isn’t really active. If you’re headed to a gym grab something stronger. For everyday use this is a pretty decent option and it smells amazing.

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