Thursday, August 21, 2014

IM GOING TO EUROPE Makeup Shopping List


Europe Shopping List 


I am going to Europe in January and there are so many things that I am excited to do and see! As a beauty blogger one of those exciting things is shopping for makeup that we do not carry here in the states. I can not wait to finally go into a "Boots" and a "Selfridges" and also explore the paris pharmacies. A few key products that I won't leave Europe with out: 
  • Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita Eye Shadow Palette 
  • Charlotte Tilbury Bronze and Glow 
  • Bioderma
  • Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation 
I am sure I will also discover lots of new skin care from the French Pharmacy since they carry brands like La Roche Posay, NUXE, Avene and Bioderma. 

I am new at this whole Paris and London traveling thing so let me know if there are any amazing brands that I am missing out on. I know I will do a post of all the stuff I get and I promise I will take lots of photos while I'm there!

-Hope 





Tuesday, August 19, 2014

My Favorite Fall Lipsticks

My Favorite Fall Lipsticks 



I can not believe fall is right around the corner! Summer flew by and although it was wonderful, I am definitely ready for some cooler weather. I wanted to share some of my top lipstick picks for this fall. 



1. Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick " Strip"- a medium toned mauve/nude. This is one of two "nude" shades I have in my collection. This reads much more brown on the lips. I love pairing this shade with a smokey eye. ($22.00) 

2. Urban Decay Revolution Lisptick "Fiend" - a muted rose. I wear "muted rose" tones all the time and I especially love them for fall. ($22.00)

3. Hourglass Opaque Liquid Lipstick "Rose" - rosy neutral. These Opaque Liquid Lipsticks really are something. As long as you moisturize your lips before hand you will fall in love with this formula and the staying power of this product. ($28.00)

4. Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick "Manic" - a soft wine. If I am not wearing a muted rose, then you will find me wearing some sort of wine color. I especially love this one from urban decay. It wears so nicely and lasts such a long time on the lips. ($22.00)

5. Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Matte Lipstick "40 La Sensuelle" - a pinkish cranberry. This might be my favorite lipstick of all time. I purchased this for a good friends wedding last year and I wear it all the time. Its the perfect berry/pink shade for my skin tone. I will forever have this shade in my collection. ($35.00) 

6. Bite Luminous Creme Lipstick "Tannin" - a true red. To be completely honest, I am not in love with the Bite Lipsticks. I don't think they wear very well and you have to reapply like every 2 hours. However, I think this shade in "Tannin" is really beautiful. Its what I would call an "iconic red". As long as I use a lip liner and do the tissue dab trick I can make this product work! ($24.00) 

7. I know there is not a 7th swatch but this is because I have misplaced one of my very favorite lip sticks. It is "Captive" by MAC and I wear it probably 2 times a week. It is my go to shade for fall so I wanted to mention it even though I can not find it to swatch for you guys. It is a beautiful pinkish plum shade. ( $16.00)



I am challenging myself this fall to purchase some brick/ brown shades to wear. I will post some photos when I find some that work with my fair skin. If you have any recommendations please comment below. 

I hope you all enjoyed reading this. 

-Hope 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Lip Product Tag




I recently saw this tag floating around youtube and bloglovin so I decided to give it a go! I love lip products and I find that blog posts like this always help to discover new favorites :) 

1. Favourite balm/treatment?

My favorite lip balm is pretty much anything from Burts Bees. I find that they are super moisturizing and always have a great scent. I use Nuxe Reve De Miel in my kit because it is a pretty matte formula, moisturizing and its easy to scoop out with a palette knife so I am not spreading germs. 

2. Best eye-catching red?

I think the best eye catching red is Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in "Icon". It is a cool or blue toned red. I think it is such a classic red and a must have in your makeup collection! 

3. Best luxury & best drugstore?

My favorite luxury lip products are the Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Intense Long-Wear Lip Colors. My favorite shade is "La Sensuelle". My favorite drugstore lip products are a tie between Revlon Color Stay Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain and Almay Color + Care Liquid Lip Balms

4. Best MAC lipstick?

My favorite MAC lipstick is a shade called "Captive". Its a rich mauve/plum shade. It is soo pigmented and lasts forever. It is a few shades darker than my natural lip color and I just think it adds so much to my look every time I wear it. 

5. The most disappointing?

My most disappointing product is the YVES SAINT LAURENT ROUGE PUR COUTURE Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain in shade "12". I love the color of this product but it is basically just a gloss. I don't think it leaves even a slight stain on my lips which was super disappointing. 
 


6. Liner - yes or no?

I never wear lip liner but I always end up using lip liner on my clients. Weird right? I mean I know it helps make the lip stick last longer and it helps to define the lip shape but I think I am just to lazy to put it on myself. Some of my favorites for clients are the MAC Pro long wear and the Too Faced Perfect Lips.  

7. Best gloss?

I personally am not a big gloss wearer. If I do throw one on randomly it is usually the Color + Care Almay Liquid Lip Balm. It adds moisture and it is not sticky at all. 

8. Something extra!

I have two holy grail lip products that I wanted to mention. First, NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dolce Vita is my absolute favorite chubby lip pencil for clients. It is such an amazing shade that looks good on so many different skin tones. Second, the Tarte Power Pigment chubby lip pencil in the shade "Blushing Bride". This is a recent love but I have worn it every single day since I purchased it. It is an amazing berry shade that goes on so smooth and is so moisturizing. I also love the tingling minty feeling this has. It is hands down my new favorite lip product

I hope you all enjoyed reading this post! 


-Hope