May Favorites

May was a great month for Spring makeup. A lot of the beauty brands launched their Spring/Summer collections that I couldn’t wait to check out. Here’s a list of some products I loved in May.

Wet n Wild Flights of Fancy Color Icon Blush in the shade Dare to Soar
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Blush has been a huge part of my Spring/Summer makeup routine. In the Fall/Winter I tend to keep my blush very light and minimal. This season, I really wanted to step out of my comfort zone with blush and wear more bold colors. This blush is perfect for that. It looks intimidating in the pan, but honestly, any skin tone can rock this. It is a very glowy blush and it does not apply too pigmented so you can definitely build it up. Wet n Wild has been doing amazing with their makeup. I highly recommend this color and the other shades they have.

Makeup Revolution Fast Base Stick Foundation


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I featured this product in my cruelty free drugstore wishlist and let me tell you, it has quickly become one of my favorite foundations of all time. I am a huge stick foundation fan so when I heard about a drugstore version, I had to get it. The color I got is perfect and I love the finish. It’s not too thick and a little goes a long way. I like to blend this out with my Morphe M439 brush which is perfect. The coverage is medium but buildable. It lasts all day on my face and it does not break me out which is a problem I have with a lot of foundations.

Morphe Continuous Setting Mist

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I have tried so many setting sprays and most have worked, but nothing compares to the mist on the Morphe one. Nothing bothers me more than a spray that squirts out on your face unevenly and leaves droplets. I always have to go back in with a beauty blender and pat the spray in. This Morphe spray is a true, fine mist. It is perfection. It smells great and you will never have to worry about water droplets ruining your makeup.

Elf Blush in the shade Candid Coral

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I have been on a blush kick especially with bold colors and orange/coral colors. I wanted to try a true orange blush and I found the perfect one from Elf. This blush has gold glitter flecks in it but it does not look glittery on the face. It looks amazing over my bronzer, enhancing the warm glow of the bronzer.

NudeStix Nude Gel Balm Founder Set

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I had never tried a NudeStix product until a few months ago when I bought a matte lip trio. I loved the colors and formula and knew I had to try more from the brand. I saw that the founders of NudeStix, a mother and two daughters, came out with their own custom shades. They are in a gel formula and are super hydrating on the lips. I love the nude colors because they are perfect for work when I want to pop on something quick, easy and not too bold. If you haven’t tried anything from NudeStix, you definitely have to.

What products did you love in May?

lots of luv – shelrosebeauty

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Edition 1: Buy This, Not That – Cruelty Free Dupes

If you are going cruelty free or are already cruelty free, here are some great cruelty free dupes.

Buy the Cover FX Blurring Primer instead of the Benefit Porefessional Primer. If you like a silicone primer that smooths your skin and covers pores, I would definitely recommend the Cover FX primer.
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Buy the Morphe High Impact Highlighter in the shade Spark instead of the Nars Highlighting Powder in the shade Fort de France. These two are super similar in shade and formula so why not get the more affordable, cruelty free option?

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Buy the Catrice Aqua Ink-in-Gloss Lip Stain instead of the Lancôme Matte Shaker. I was super excited to find a dupe for the Matte shakers. Although this is a very unique product, the Catrice one gives you a similar feel and finish. I would definitely check them out.
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What are your favorite cruelty free dupes?

lots of luv – shelrosebeauty

Cruelty Free Drugstore Makeup Wishlist

It’s been a hot minute since I have bought drugstore makeup. It’s difficult to find cruelty free makeup at the drug store, because the majority of the brands aren’t cruelty free. Here is my list of products I have on my wishlist and the majority of these you can get at Ulta.

Makeup Revolution Fast Base Stick Foundation

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Foundation sticks are my absolute favorite. It seems like not a lot of people enjoy them as much as liquid foundations but for me, they apply and look so much better on my skin. My two favorite stick foundations are the Tarte Clay Stick and the Hourglass Vanish Stick foundation. This is a new product to Makeup Revolution and all the reviews I’ve seen so far have been great. Definitely need to try this.

Burt’s Bees Goodness Glows Liquid Foundation

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After sorting through my makeup collection, I noticed that I am lacking in foundations. Now that it’s becoming Summer, my skin color changes, so I need to buy some darker foundations. The Burt’s Bees foundation is another one I’d love to try. I have been super impressed with the Burt’s Bees makeup I have tried so far. Their blushes are amazing. Can’t wait to try this.

Flower Beauty Light Illusion Liquid Foundation
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The last drug store foundation on my wishlist is the Flower Beauty Light Illusion. I haven’t tried many products from Flower Beauty, but I have heard good things about this foundation and I love a dewy foundation.

Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Full Coverage Conceal & Contour

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To go with the Makeup Revolution stick foundation, I want to try their new concealer. People have been comparing this to the Tarte Shape Tape because it has a similar doe foot applicator. I want to test out if it’s similar. However, I’m actually hoping it’s a little less full coverage than the Shape Tape. In the Summer, I tend to like my makeup to look more natural because it’s too hot to be caked on with makeup.

Essence Brighten Up! Banana Powder
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Banana or yellowed toned powders are my favorite for setting my under eye concealer. I am currently using the Becca Hydra Mist powder which I love, but I notice it doesn’t do a great job at brightening. Can’t wait to try this powder, plus it’s only $4.99.

Essence Sun Club Matt Bronzing Powder
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Bronzers are my favorite makeup product so I am always looking to add more to my collection. I usually gravitate towards glowy bronzers so I don’t have a lot of matte bronzers. One of my favorite beauty Youtubers, Nicole Renee raves about this so I’m excited to see if I like it.

Milani Bold Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette
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I have never tried Milani’s eyeshadows and this new palette looks very promising. I love how high quality this looks and I like that it’s a good neutral palette with a mix of mattes and metallics. This is great for everyday work makeup. I am excited to try Milani’s formula but the only downside is I don’t think you can get these in store.

What cruelty free makeup products are on your wishlist?

lots of luv – shelrosebeauty

Skincare Gems

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It’s always been important for me to use natural, cruelty-free skincare products. I have recently found some hidden gems that have changed my skin. Here’s what I have been loving…

Farmacy Skin Dew Hydrating Essence Mist & Setting Spray
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I recently discovered Farmacy while trying to find a cruelty-free cleansing balm. I first tried their Green Clean cleansing balm which is now a staple in my collection. My friend recommended this skin mist to me so I actually bought the travel box set which included it. This mist smells amazing and fresh, just like limes. I love to spray this on my face after washing my face and then go in with the next product I will talk about. It really hydrates and gives my skin a healthy dewy, glow. Since it is an essences, it will make your other skincare products works even better.

Farmacy Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm with Echinacea GreenEnvy™
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At first I was hesitant to try a firming product because I only use products for acne and dry skin. The first time I tried this overnight, I woke up in the morning and immediately noticed that the two lines across my forehead were almost completely gone. I could not believe I had seen such a drastic difference over one night. I love to put this on after I spray the skin dew on my face.

Farmacy Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask with Echinacea GreenEnvy™

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This mask is so cool. Well actually, it’s hot. It’s a warming gel mask, so as you rub it onto your face, it warms up and turns white. After washing it off, my face felt so clean and soft. I then followed up with the firming balm and essence for the perfect skincare cocktail.

Lips 101 Ointment Strawberry Multi-Balm

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Lanolips makes my favorite lip balms. I recently discovered this brand last year at Ulta. The packaging intrigued me so I decided to pick one up. The strawberry one is so nice. You can put it on thick and use it overnight as a lip mask, or you can put it on lightly as an everyday lip balm. I also get very dry around my mouth, so I put some balm on the dry patches overnight and it’s so much better in the morning.

Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Touch Hand Cream

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Coming out of the winter season, my hands are still dry. My least favorite hand creams are ones that stay wet, thick or sticky on your hands. A lot of people love the Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Cream but a body cream wasn’t what I needed. I specifically needed a hand cream and I am so glad I got this. It smells just as good as the Bum Bum cream but this goes on your skin so light and it dries instantly. However, it doesn’t feel like it did nothing for your skin. It really feels like it sinks right into your skin.

What are your skincare gems?

lots of luv – shelrosebeauty