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Hit or Miss: Studio Gear Prime Objective Perfecting Face Primer

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Hey, all! I’m coming at you with a face primer review today. I received this primer from BrandBacker and I’ve been using it for about a week. Here are my thoughts…

First off, let’s talk about what this primer claims. The description on the Studio Gear websites says, “

“Prime Objective Face Primer is a silicone-based face primer that not only smooths surface imperfections for an incredibly bright complexion, but it also includes rejuvenating ingredients such as retinol and milk protein 20 that condition, balance, and protect the skin from environmental stresses. Optical diffusers further enhance the complexion by lightening and brightening!”

Now, I’ve only used this product for about a week but I can say I’ve noticed an immediate difference. This  primer blurred all my imperfections more than any other primer I’ve ever used. My makeup would look airbrushed every single time I would use it. It definitely helped my makeup application as well.

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I would also like to add that a little goes a long way for this primer (at least for me). My problem areas are nose, cheeks, and chin and with one pump I could prime my whole face. I’ve used a lot of primers whether they be drugstore or high-end, but I can honestly this primer is top 3. This primer retails for $30 but I do have a 10% coupon code for you guys! To get 10% off any purchase at Studio Gear use the code: BB. For more info, click here.

** FYI: This post is sponsored but all opinions are my own, as always!**

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Best Selena Makeup Tutorials

Hey, all. I figured that since the Mac Selena collection recently launched that I should share with you my favorite Selena-inspired makeup/hair looks on YouTube. I feel like these videos really captured her essence & look best.

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Mac Selena: Swatches

Hey, dears! Now,  I’m sure you knew I had to come back & make a post about Queen Selena’s makeup collection by Mac Cosmetics. I’ve been a Selena fan since I was a toddler. My grandma would play her music all the time when I was growing up, even after she died. So this collection meant a huge deal to me, especially being a Latina woman. This collection is more than just makeup, especially to the Latin community. It’s almost like a symbol that us Latin people can be great, too – especially now when Latin people (especially Mexicans) have been spoken negatively about in a political light. So with that said, let’s see some lipstick swatches.

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From left to right: Bidi Bidi Bom Bom, Como La Flor, Amor Prohibido, & Dreaming of You

Also, I know a lot of people were curious to know if Dreaming of You was exactly like Mac Diva. I personally had a feeling it would be similar but not an exact match. I told myself if it was an exact match, I’d be PISSED because I would like to know that these shades were genuinely inspired by Selena’s makeup & that Mac didn’t just slap a different label on a shade that already exists. So here’s the comparison…

 

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Top to Bottom: Diva, Dreaming of You

Fortunately, Diva is a bit darker & warmer than Dreaming of You.

Here’s a closeup of the Techno Cumbia/Ven Comigo compact…

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 I didn’t swatch this one though because the bronzer is the Mac Blunt & I’m sure a lot of people are familiar with it. The blush is a nice light, dusty pink shade.

If you’re interested in a little bit of the background of the collection see below…

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MAC’s First Look at Selena Collection

 

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(via peoplestylewatch.com)

Hey, darlings! I know I have been gone for ALMOST a month, but I’m back! It was really rough working a full time, stressful , time-consuming job and still get the luxury to write about things that interest me. Now that I’m back, let’s just talk about what really matters. – Selena!

First off, can we address the fact that it’s been 21 years since she’s passed?! I feel like it was yesterday. Although I was 2, I definitely remember seeing it on the TV and how stunned by grandmother was. It is a memory that will be engrained in my mind forever.

Anyway, MAC has finally given us a sneak peek of what’s to come in the Selena Collection. Now, I don’t give a damn if I have all the shade that are released in the collection, I’m buying it. NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. Selena is my idol. I have to give my support. Plus, the colors are inspired by shades that she would wear on and off stage. Who doesn’t wanna wear a Selena-inspired lipstick?! I sure as hell do. Therefore, when it hits counters this October, I’ll be first in line. ❤

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Favorite Non-Matte Lipsticks

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Hey, dolls! I know matte lipsticks have been the trend, especially matte LIQUID lipsticks. I feel like everyone has come out with a matte liquid lipstick. Now even though they are gorgeous, they can be rough on the lips. I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s suffered from dry lips due to overusing matte lipsticks. Sometimes your lips need a break! It’s not a crime.

I wanted  to share with you guys my favorite lipsticks that are soft, creamy, luscious, gorgeous and everything in between. These lipsticks and glosses are my go-to’s when my lips need some moisture.

From Left to Right:

MAC Verve is a great everyday color and it’s satin finish.

NYX Intense Butter Gloss in Peanut Brittle is a gorgeous nude shade.

NYX Intense Butter Gloss in Chocolate Apple is great if you wanna be simple but add a pinch of sass.

Too Faced Melted Fig is a versatile pinky mauve.

Too Faced Melted Berry is my favorite spring color.

City Color Head Over Heels is just the warmer version of MAC Verve in my opinion, but I still give it recognition!:)

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Hit or Miss: City Color Cosmetics Perfecting Palette

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Hey, babes! I’m going to give you guys a little break from hair product reviews. Let’s get back to makeup!

Color correcting has been all the rave lately. It’s being showcased everywhere -YouTube, Instagram, Sephora, etc. Usually, I only use peach and orange to color correct because my main issue is dark circles and dark spots. However, I realize that I have some red veins on my nose area which calls for a green corrector. I was looking for a decent palette that had the shades I need and then I came across this gem. City Color Cosmetics sells a few color correcting palettes at super affordable prices. I decided to pick up this one because of the color selection. The 2 concealers are perfect for my skin tone and the color correcting shades meet my needs.

 I’ve been using this palette for about a month now and I have no complaints. The consistency is creamy and the pigmentation is great. A little goes a long way. If you put too much, it’ll be a pain to blend your foundation over it. I use the green for my red veins and he peach for my dark spots and circles. I haven’t used the yellow yet but yellow is very versatile for correcting – it’s great for brightening. I use the other 2 concealers for cleaning up the brow area. Overall, this palette is great for someone who’s just beginning to color correct and/or doesn’t have much color correcting to do. You can get it at the City Color Cosmetics website for $6!

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Colourpop x Karrueche Collaboration

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Hey, dolls! I was debating whether or not I wanted to buy anything from Karrueche’s collection at Colourpop. However, after seeing some of the lip color swatches, I caved. Her collection includes 7 eyeshadows, 3 liquid lipsticks, 3 lippie stixs, and 1 eyeshadow collection. I didn’t want to go overboard and buy everything, so I simply bought 1 liquid lipstick in the shade Kae.

Before I even show you the swatch, I just wanted to share the cute little notes that come with your package if you order from Karrueche’s collection…

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Okay now that I’m done flaunting my notes, let’s look at the swatch! 🙂

DSCI0033 When you first apply the color onto your skin, it looks like an orange-brown. I absolutely love this color. However, on the websites, it’s described as “a deep warm yellow-brown”. Either way, I love the color. As you can see, it’s the exact color in the tube. However, once dried, it becomes a basic brown color. It loses that gorgeous rustic color. That is what pisses me off! I was so baffled and disappointed. I’ve had liquid lipstick change slightly when completely dried, but NEVER like this! I just wish that it would stay like the color in the tube. I’m going to keep the lipstick only because it’s a different shade of brown than the ones I own. It’s still a bummer though and I can’t blame anyone. I figure I should’ve just looked into more swatches of the color before buying it.

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