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Fall 2015 Beauty Trends

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Hey, babies! Yesterday’s weather in NYC was a tiny taste of the weather to come this fall season and I was LIVING. So now that I truly feel that within the next week we will truly be in fall, I want to share all the best beauty trends this season. Let’s just jump in, shall we?

  • Dark, Rich Lip Colors If you didn’t know by now, brown lips are IN. Brown is literally the best color lip color right now. However, if that’s not your thing, rich deep plum colors are the rave as well. My personal recommendations are Melt Catsuit, MAC Film Noir, NARS Train Bleu, Wet n Wild Vamp It Up, and MAC Media.

  • Bold, Red Lips This may not be groundbreaking, but it’s a classic! Who doesn’t love a red lip? My ultimate favorite red lip colors that make a statement are NYX Pure Red, NYX Snow White, Coloured Raine Cherry Blossom, and L’oreal Colour Riche The Reds Collection in Eva’s Red.

  • Metallics Bold, metallic eye makeup is all the rave right now, especially bronzed metallics. If you about that bronze, sultry life then definitely check out Desi Perkin’s channel on YouTube. She is one of the bronzed goddesses of the YT!

Good morning!! 💖 Throwing it back to one of my favorite liner looks 👀❤️❤️ Brows: #ABH 'medium brown' #Dipbrow & 'soft brown' #browwiz Eyeshadows: #ArtistPalette @anastasiabeverlyhills @norvina Liner: jet creme liner @anastasiabeverlyhills & white liquid liner @nyxcosmetics Lips: vintage #liquidlips Face: MUFE HD & contour book @anastasiabeverlyhills @norvina Lashes: Samantha @shophudabeauty top lashes & precious bottom lashes @houseoflashes #motd #beautybyber #anastasiabeverlyhills #norvina #anastasiabrows #shophudabeauty #houseoflashes #nyxcosmetics #wakeupandmakeup #shophudabeauty #hudabeauty #makeupartistsworldwide #inssta_makeup #vegas_nay #brian_champagne #fiercesociety #makeupaddictioncosmetics #makeupfanatic1 #morpheselfie #universodamaquiagem_oficial #maquiagemx #mayamiamakeup #nyxmuacm #sigmabeauty

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  • Graphic Liner This is probably one of the boldest makeup trends this season. It’s pretty popular on the runway and even celebrities like Demi Lovato have been dipping into the trend.

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  • Flushed Cheeks Light pink, rosy cheeks are catching tons of attention. In my opinion, it brings out the natural glow. If you’re more about subtle makeup looks, then this is the trend for you.

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  • Lashes It’s all about letting them lashes speak for themselves this season! So stock up on some falsies and/or mascara and werk!

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Get That Glow: Personal Microdermabrasion

Hey darlings! Let’s just jump right in to this topic, shall we? Who has hyperpigmentation? *raises hand* Who has dull complexion? *raises hand* Who has large pores? *raises hand* Who suffers from acne? *raises hand* Who suffers from wrinkles? Who suffers from ANY SKIN RELATED PROBLEMS? If you’re like most of the population, let me introduce you to the PMD aka the Personal Microdermabrasion system.

What is microdermabrasion? Microdermabrasion is a procedure where tiny crystals are used to buff away the dry, dead skin off the surface layer of your skin. It promotes cell renewal and reveals healthier, younger looking skin. Also, since it’s removing the gunk from the outmost layer of your skin, your skincare products will be able to penetrate your skin SO MUCH BETTER. 

I first heard about this product 2 years ago when I was watching Amanda Ensing’s video on it. However, that price tag was intense and I was a broke ass college student. Let’s just keep it real haha. I obviously had to put it on the back burner. Two years later, more and more people on YouTube were talking about it and I finally decided to buy it. Keep in mind, a single treatment of microdermabrasion can be a bit pricy. In NYC, prices range from $50-$150 per session. The PMD is $159 but I was lucky enough get a coupon code from Raschelle aka MsRoshPosh on YT for 15% off. So, I only paid $135.The PMD kit comes with the device itself, 2 caps (1 for body, 1 for face), 1 training disc (the white one), 4 sensitive skin, blue discs (2 for face, 2 for body), 2 normal skin, green discs (1 for face, 1 for body), and of course the plug.

 When I got it, I wanted to use it immediately! I saw so many tutorials on it, so I decided to jump right in. I even skipped the video that came with the package – rebellious, I know. I just tested it on my arm with the white training disc for about 10 seconds and decided I knew how to use it.

The first time I used it, I don’t think I was doing it right because I didn’t notice any difference. The product itself doesn’t claim difference after one use but plenty of reviews that I read were claiming magical things. The only thing I noticed was that was skin was pretty damn soft. The next morning, my skin didn’t seem much different. However, after the second and third treatment, I was floored. The hyperpigmentation on my skin was noticeably fading, especially on my chin which is where I’m prone to scars and acne. I also had a pimple coming in and when I used the PMD, it was flat the next morning – literally. My family has even noticed a difference in my skin to the point that they want me to use it on them. I personally use the device once a week. I know some people who say they do it twice a week but I’m not brave enough to do that. It’s my face we’re talking about here lol. I don’t want to cause any issues I can’t come back from haha.

Here are some tips:

  • Prior to using the PMD, wash your face and make sure it’s 100% dry. Otherwise, it’ll be hard to move the PMD on your skin if it’s clammy or damp.
  • Hold your skin taut when using the device.
  • Make sure the device is always moving NEVER let it hover in one spot. You will burn your skin. I was a millisecond away from doing this. Thankfully nothing happened but just a bit of redness.
  • If your skin does get a bit red after you try it, DON’T BE ALARMED. That’s your blood coming up to the skin’s surface because the device sucks at your skin.
  • Follow up with a toner and moisturizer, of course.
  • Start off with the sensitive disc. When you’re comfortable, move on to the normal discs or you can even buy more abrasive discs if you don’t think the normal discs will do it for you.
  • Make sure you clean the discs and filter after use. I use rubbing alcohol for the discs and warm water for the filter.

I can 100% honestly say that this product has been changing my skin. If you’re consistent, I know you’ll reach the skin that you’ve always desired. Don’t get discouraged if you’re not seeing results after 2 weeks. I’d give it a month because everyone’s skin is different. But I promise you that you’ll get that glow soon enough!

If you want to see a demo, check out MsRoshPosh’s video.

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The Art of Cream Contouring

Hello beauties! I know it’s been a while but I had a cold that was kicking my ass and on top of that I haven’t had any downtime. But, hopefully I can get back on it!

Lately, I’ve been into cream contouring. In the past few months, all these makeup brands have been coming out with contour kits. Contouring is the thing apparently. Now, some people do take it overboard but in my opinion less is more! What I found is that cream contouring looks so much more clean and natural than using powder products to contour. I haven’t thrown powder contouring out the window but for the most part when I’m trying to look BEAT, I opt for cream contouring. So I decided to share some tips and tricks on how I contour with cream products.

What I use

Angled Kabuki Brush

Beauty Blender

NYX’s HD Concealer in Tan

MAC’s Prep + Prime Highlight in Bright Forecast

Maybelline’s FIT ME Foundation Stick in Coconut

Ben Nye Banana Powder

After I apply my foundation and do my brows, I put concealer on. I apply concealer under my eyes, on my chin & on my chin blemishes. I don’t go too crazy with highlight unless I’m going somewhere really special. So the usual highlight routine for me consists of applying MAC’s Prep + Prime highlight under my eyes, cupid’s bow and bridge of my nose. I don’t do the chin and forehead unless it’s a special occasion. I blend that out with my beauty blender and IMMEDIATELY apply Ben Nye Banana powder on those areas and let it sit.

To contour, I use the MNY FIT ME Foundation stick on the hollows of my cheeks and on my jaw. I blend it OUTWARD with my blended kabuki. If you blend it inward, it’ll look muddy. After I blend as much as I can with the brush, I blend with a damp beauty blender so it looks flawless! After that, I apply banana powder under my contour to make it more crisp looking. I let the powder sit just like I did with my under eye area.

I proceed to do my mascara and blush and let the powder just melt into my face for 10-15 minutes aka BAKE! After that, I brush off the excess powder brush. I spray some setting spray on the masterpiece and VOILA!

 

If this post was hard to follow, I pretty much do that same routine MsRoshPosh does on YouTube. I just use different products. Check it out here.

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