Makeup Must Haves

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A beginner or not, I feel like these types of posts are really helpful. Either they give you a head start on what makeup products to buy, or just simply if you’re looking for something new or interesting. This post will consist of products that I think not only will make your makeup look better, but also help it last longer. So without further ado, let’s just get into this post.

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Lid primers are definitely something you need to add on to your makeup routine. The first few days I did my makeup without any primer was a total nightmare. My eyeshadow would be a complete mess, my eyeshadows won’t blend in properly and the pigmentation that the makeup brand promises does not show any effect. You can either just use the lid primer and go straight to eyeshadow, or what I like to do is to set it using any light shade eyeshadow and this will help to make eyeshadow blending much easier and faster.

Smashbox Lid Primer

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I would use my  beauty blender like a crazy woman when trying to blend in my lid primer. I would just stab my lid which results in hurting my eyeball, and it would leave streaks and it did just did not look good at all. I was so fed up with hurting my eyeballs that I just took my foundation brush and used it. This technique changed my life completely. It left off a smooth finish to my lids, and it was soft. Even though this is a foundation brush, it will help to blend in any cream products giving a perfect finish look.

Kat Von D Foundation Brush #10

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If you don’t like liquid foundation or any foundation in a bottle really, then this product is targeting you. We’ve been across compact powders, which is basically powder that is compacted. A lot of you guys might be wondering, powders can barely have enough coverage. I though the same thing, but we thought wrong. This Smashbox powder gives you enough coverage, not too much, just enough. It helps to give off that natural look, making sure not to cover everything, because what’s natural in that? And sometimes i just like to use this to set anything really.

Smashbox Compact Foundation Powder

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Speaking of setting powders, I’m pretty sure a lot of you guys have heard great reviews about the Laura Mercier setting powder and so on and so forth. So I’m not going to go into too much detail, because we all know that it does it’s job and it’s great and everyone needs it. But this powder really does brighten up my face, my face goes from dead to alive in two seconds, well technically 5 minutes. Gotta love baking you know?

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

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I know you’re all probably over the powder products but I promise you that this is the last one. Blush is important, whether you’re going for a natural look or a night out look, you need blush. Not only are the blushes just so pretty, but it will give color to your face. That’s all I have to say about blushes.

NARS Orgasm Blush

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As promised, we’re over the powder products. It’s time for some more eye products. If you have small eyes, then you would know the struggle of trying to figure out how to make them look bigger. Searching high and low on Youtube until beauty gurus start saying to use a white color for your water line. I did exactly that but I saw no result whatsoever. I decided to try out a black one, I finally realized what I was missing in my makeup look. So if you still have not tried it out, then get your hands on it or something similar.

Tarte Lash Liner

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Last but certainly not least, eye liner. Just like I said before about how those products complete the look, this is the same thing. If you were to compare last month’s winged eyeliner to today, then you would see a drastic change. And all thanks to this eye liner, this eye liner is great for beginners. I have tried multiple eyeliners, but this one is the best. It glides on very easily, and doesn’t move around. So if you have shaky hands, like me, then this eyeliner is perfect for you.

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

 

 

August or Makeup Favorites?

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As you can see, August favorites is basically makeup favorites. If you follow me on Instagram (@thechicommunity) then you would know that these past few months I’ve been buying makeup like a maniac. So these are some of my favorites, these are my go-to products and things that I have been reaching out to constantly.

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This palette is my plan B palette. If the palette that I’m using is not reaching my expectations, then there’s a chance that I would reach out to this palette and use it instead. I have never owned a tarte eye shadow palette, and this is my first one and I’m in love. This palette was a collab with Grav3yardgirl, I have talked about this palette in my Palette Fever post if you want more details about it.  One of the best things about this palette is that you can create looks that vary from a dramatic night out look to a simple everyday natural look.

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I applaud Urban Decay for packaging, like honestly 10 out of 10. Even the title is amazing and the names of the shades. Especially the shade ‘Lightyear’ you know because Buzz Lightyear is green and this shade is green… anyway. As  in my previous post, this is not really that pigmented. I would recommend using your fingers to apply on your eye lids than the brush because the brush doesn’t seem to pick it up. And this is one of those build-able process, you just build on layers of the color.

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Not going to go in to too much detail about this mascara, but this is a mascara you definitely need to own in your life. I think the figure 8 shape of the brush is what really does the trick. If you want more information on that, make sure you check my previous posts.

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We’re bringing it back, coloring the model’s lips with my current favorite lip product. You wouldn’t have known that this is a thing that I do if you don’t follow me on Instagram, make sure you do so. Anastasia lip glosses are definitely something. The formula and the applicator makes life so much easier, it glides on your lips smoothly and all you want to do is apply coats of this because of the smoothness of it. This is a perfect shade for an everyday look, it’s a browny nude color, and it’s called ‘Warm Bronze’.

 

 

Sephora Haul

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*A general idea of what I got from Sephora, no in depth pictures or detailed reviews, that is all for later. *

Warning: Sephora is a very addicting place to shop, shop at your own risk. The fact that Sephora opened up at Downtown Disney (or Disney Springs) is a huge deal. I go there almost everyday, and since Sephora is now open there, just praying for my mom and I’s wallets.

Anyways, lets get into this haul. Liquid lipsticks are a huge thing now, and Smashbox has the best ones. I got two liquid lipsticks, they’re both on the brown and orange side (I’m doing a Smashbox Review soon so stay tuned.) I also got those compact powders from them as well, I got in the shade “Light”. My mom suggested that powder foundation is better than liquid foundation for oily skin people, and she was right. To list of other things I got from Smashbox:

  • Face Primer
  • Lid Primer
  • BB Cream Under eye concealer

I stopped at the Benefit section and got the famous Porefessional, as well as the Kat Von D Tattoo Eyeliner. I also decided to pop in the Too Faced section and omg the liquid lipsticks though. Heaven on Earth. I got the shade Child Star. (Will be doing a full on detail review on all these products.)

I got two lipstick brushed because I have been really wanting them in a very long time, they’re both from Sephora, nothing too special. I got a smaller version of the Beauty Blender (not those really tiny mini ones) but when I got back to the hotel, someone apparently opened the packaging so that sucks.

You know the cashier section line where you do your last minute shopping, my mom found these two glues, I wanna say, for when you are doing nail art, very similar to Simply Peel. I forgot to include the Origins masks, they had a 6 for $24 dollars thing going on. (They’re sample sized not the full ones)

If you are in there award thing system then you know all about the points, we had a lot of points and usually there is nothing that decent to use your points for but I saw the Tarte box and decided to try it out. So I’m not really sure if it is on sale.

A review will be coming up very soon, thank you for reading, hope you enjoyed. All the love.

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