Recent Beauty Buys

Recent Beauty Buys


So, I was running out of a few things in my makeup collection and I needed to use a couple of gift cards I had gotten for Christmas and I thought that would be a good opportunity to try out some new products! Honestly, I always get a little nervous putting new things on my face since my skin is very sensitive and acne prone, but all of these products for me haven’t given me a hard time as of now! Definite score.

Fresh Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask– I LOVE this mask. Any time I have a breakout I can put it on and in the morning I do see a sinificant difference in my pore size and trouble spots.

Becca Backlight Priming Filter– This primer to me is very thin and watery but it does a good job. It doesn’t disrupt my foundation and it does do what it says about giving you a glow from within look. I bought this around August or September and just ran out about a month ago, so it does last and you get your money’s worth. I personally prefer a thicker consistency for my primer

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer– This definitely does the job. It helps my foundation stay in place all day. The only difference between it and the E.L.F. Poreless Face Primer is the consistency. The Smashbox one is a little lighter wearing, but I personally prefer the E.L.F. one and it’s cheaper!  

Tarte Shape Tape Concealer– This was a total YouTube made me buy this product. I have heard so much hype about this concealer, but I really didn’t think anything could top my tried and true Clinique All About Eyes Concealer. I was so wrong, I love it and most likely never going back. 

Benefit Galifornia Blush– Okay this is such a pretty shade, but to me I find it really difficult to get product out of the pan. I think it has to do with the pretty pressed sun design on it. Once I get enough off though it’s really beautiful and it smells fantastic. Would I buy it again? TBD.

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick– I got shades Manic (a very pretty deep red, it’s labeled a cream but it does have a sheen) and Trance (a nude mauve shimmer). They both are long wearing but very comfortable.




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