Cover Fx Monochromatic Bronzer Duo

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If you know me, then you know that bronzers are my favorite makeup product. I love a good bronzed glow year round. I especially love shimmery and satin bronzers so when Cover Fx recently launched their monochromatic blush and bronzer duos, I knew I had to pick one up.

They released several blush shades and two bronzer shades. I picked up the lighter bronzer in the shade Sunkissed. The left side is a satin bronzer and the right side is a stunning, shimmery bronzer. I’ve used it twice now and each time I take my brush and tap into both sides. I have no tried each side by itself but I probably wouldn’t wear them individually anyway.

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The formula blends beautifully and doesn’t look red on my face. It’s a nice neutral bronzer which is ideal for me because I have Rosacea on my cheeks. I try to stay away from very warm, redish bronzers since I already have a lot of redness on my cheeks.

I would definitely recommend this bronzer and I really want to try one of the blushes now that I know I love the bronzer.

Did you pick one of these up or want to? What do you think?

lots of luv – shelrosebeauty

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My Current Favorite Brow Product

My makeup changes on a day to day basis depending if I’m going to work or going out. I don’t have a set routine, but one product I never leave the house without applying, is a brow product. I have always been a pomade kind of gal because I have naturally full brows that don’t need much shaping or defining. I always thought that a pencil product was better for people with thinner, unshapely brows who need a little extra help creating brows.

One morning before work, instead of reaching for my usual ABH dip brow pomade, I decided to try my Winky Lux Uni-Brow Universal pencil I had gotten in a Boxycharm a while back. This product has a similar tip to the ABH Brow Definer. It has a thicker, angular tip instead of a tiny pencil tip. This style works much better for me because I can quickly cover more space. The smaller tip pencils are better for people who need to create brows and draw lines.

I have been using the Winky Lux pencil regularly for two weeks and I love it. I don’t know if I will ever go back to a pomade. One thing I noticed is that my brows seem thicker than ever! It seems like the product promoted hair growth which seems impossible but just something I noticed.

I have the limited edition packaging version but I will link the product in it’s normal packaging that is available for purchase.

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What is your favorite brow pencil?

lots of luv – shelrosebeauty

Spring Makeup Wishlist

I felt like this entire winter I have been in a makeup rut. I barley bought any makeup and my day to day looks were minimal to no makeup. Now that it’s March and technically kind of, almost Spring, I am more inspired and excited to get back out in the makeup game and pick up these beauties listed below.

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk
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CT Matte Revolution lipsticks are one of my favorite formulas. I have the shade Bond Girl and I’ve been wanting to get another. Pillow Talk is the most popular shade so I feel like that’s a perfect next purchase.

Ofra Cosmetics Rodeo Drive Highlighter

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Although this highlighter is not new by any means, it’s a cult favorite that has been raved about online for years. I have always wanted to try it but never got around to it. I think this Spring I am finally going to purchase.

Jouer Cosmetics Bouquet D’Amour Six Shade Blush Palette
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Jouer is a brand that I have been so intrigued by. I recently bought one of their highlighters and I love it. I have heard amazing things about their blushes and this palette looks perfect for Spring and Summer.

Hourglass Caution™ Extreme Lash Mascara
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I am always on the hunt for an amazing mascara. I have tried so many and still only have one absolute favorite. I heard great things about the Hourglass Caution mascara and Hourglass is one of my favorite beauty brands.

BH Cosmetics Brillance Bronzer

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Bronzers are my favorite makeup product, so I am always eager to expand my collection. I find that some of my favorite bronzers are my drugstore or inexpensive ones. BH Cosmetics is an affordable brand and their Brillance Bronzer seems like the exact satin finish that I like.

BECCA x Khloé Kardashian & Malika Haqq Glow Letters
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I have to admit that the packaging on the Glow Letters is what first drew me in. A few brands have done these “rock” type highlighters like Physicians Formula and Guerlain. I have never tried anything like this, so all the more I’m curious.

What’s on your Spring makeup wishlist?

lots of luv – shelrosebeauty

Four Favorite Foundation Sticks

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Sticks are my favorite when it comes to foundation. I love how easy they are to apply and the formulas work very well on my skin. However, I’ve found that most beauty influencers don’t care for foundation sticks. Don’t let that deter you. You have to try one of my four favorites and see for yourself.

1. Makeup Revolution Fast Base Stick Foundation
I discovered this one over the summer and it quickly became one of my favorite foundations of all time. It’s super affordable and the shade range is great. The finish is a dewy finish but not too dewy where you will look greasy through out the day.

2. Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation
I started using this foundation about a month ago. I was looking to try a new stick foundation and I had heard good reviews. At first I wasn’t sure because it is matte, but after using it for a month, I love it. It is a light coverage, matte foundation that is buildable and looks natural on your skin. I have been into a “no foundation” foundation look lately and this one is perfect.

3. Hourglass Vanish™ Seamless Finish Foundation Stick
I’ve mentioned this foundation many times on my blog. It is my holy grail foundation and even though it is on the pricier side, it is well worth it. The finish is a satin finish that gives you full coverage without looking cakey or thick. There is something magical about this foundation. I highly recommend it.

4. Tarte Clay Stick Foundation
This was one of the first foundations I tried that made me love stick foundations. The finish is similar to the Makeup Revolution where it’s not super dewy, but it gives you a healthy glow without looking greasy.

Have you tried a stick foundation? Which are your favorites?

lots of luv – shelrosebeauty

 

Beauty ABC’s

I was sitting at my desk trying to think of something new and creative to write about and it came to me. How about I go through the alphabet and for every letter, name my favorite beauty/makeup product that starts with that letter. Hopefully I can make this into a tag, so if you want to do your own version, tag me!

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A – Aloe Calming Cream Cleanser by The Body Shop
B – Blemish Clearing Serum by Juice Beauty
C – Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter by The Body Shop
D – DIPBROW™ Pomade by AHB
E – Extreme Lasting Eye Pencil by Essence
F – Fast Base Stick Foundation by Makeup Revolution
G – Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolor by Bare Minerals
H – Heaven’s Hue Highlighter by Stilla
I – Illuminator by Iconic London
J – Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette by Morphe
K – KUSH High Volume Mascara by Milk Makeup
L – Lip Slip by Sara Happ
M – Matte Revolution Lipstick by Charlotte Tilbury
N – Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer by Urban Decay
O – Ouai Fragrance Melrose Place
P – Photo Finish Primerizer by Smashbox
Q – Quick Fix Hydracharged Complexion Prep Priming Spray by Urban Decay
R – Rosarco™ Blow Dry Perfection Heat Protectant Crème by Briogeo
S – Superhero Mascara by It Cosmetics
T – Tutti Frutti Fruit Cocktail Blush Duo from Too Faced
U – Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer by Marc Jacobs Beauty
V – Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil by Drunk Elephant
W – Wowder by Glossier
X – X-Treme Access Pocket Shadow Palette by J.Cat Beauty
Y – Your Skin But Better™ CC+Illumination™ Cream with SPF 50+ by It Cosmetics
Z – Z Palette

What are your beauty abc’s? Tag me!

lots of luv – shelrosebeauty

July Favorites

BECCA x Chrissy Teigen Endless Bronze & Glow
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This highlighter has quickly become my favorite highlighter ever. It includes three shades, two highlighters and a bronzer. I swirl my brush through the whole pan and it gives me the most incredible, warm glow. It looks wet on my skin and it doesn’t accentuate texture. Some people were concerned that the bronzer would mix with the highlight and look weird. I can tell you, it doesn’t do that at all. I don’t want to say the bronzer get’s lost on your face, but the product definitely shows up as a true highlight.

Farmacy Clean Bee Ultra Gentle Facial Cleanser

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Farmacy skincare is my favorite skincare line. After trying some of their products and loving them, I made it my mission to try more. I had been using my Juice Beauty face cleanser and I felt like my skin was building up an immunity to it. I don’t know if you ever notice that after you use a product for so long, it seems to stop working. That may just be me. The Clean Bee cleanser is so light and clean. Farmacy uses all natural ingredients so I know my skin isn’t going to get irritated. This leaves my face feeling refreshed and hydrated.

Colourpop Ultra Blotted Lip in the shades Ocean Ave and Vitamin Sea

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The Ultra Blotted Lip formula from Colourpop is my favorite lip formula ever. I hate the feeling of lipstick on my lips. I have always been a chapstick or lip balm kind of girl. However, I love putting some color on my lips. This formula is like nothing else. I would describe the finish as if you had a ice pop and it stained your lips. It’s not an actual lip stain, it’s still considered a liquid lipstick, but the formula is so light and velvety. You have to try it for yourself. These two knew shades are stunning! The red shade, Ocean Ave, makes my lips look so healthy and cherry stained. Vitamin Sea is a beautiful warm nude and also makes my lips look so healthy.

Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Bronzer Perfect Tan in the shade Tantric 102
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This bronzer is something special. It would say it’s like a smoothing powder and bronzer in one. It is expensive, but I definitely notice it looks different on my skin than my other bronzers. I got the darker shade because I currently have a tan. I wish Marc would release more shades because this shade is almost still too light for me.

What products did you love in July?

lots of luv – shelrosebeauty

My Favorite Cruelty Free Lip Balms

Lips balms are a staple in my makeup and skincare collection. Every night before bed, I like to put on a thick, lip balm or lip mask. My lips are always very dry, so lip balm is a must in my beauty routine. Here are top picks!

Sara Happ The Lip Slip Balm $24
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The Lip Slip is one of my favorite balms. It is perfect for an overnight balm because it is thick and super hydrating. I actually wake up the next morning and it’s still on my lips. It has very fine shimmers in it, so you could wear it over lipstick for added dimension and shine.

Kari Gran Naked Lip Whip $20
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I first heard about Kari Gran on Instagram. I love to discover natural, indie beauty brands and I came across the Lip Whip. They have the Lip Whip in different scents and even tints. Since I use balms before bed, I didn’t want a tinted color. I got the naked peppermint and it’s so nice. I keep this right on my night stand. It’s my current go-to.

Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask $26
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Bite Beauty is one of my favorite brands for lip products. This mask is so thick and smells amazing, exactly like agave syrup. This also comes in different tints, but my favorite is the clear.

Lanolips 101 Ointment Strawberry Multi-Balm $13.50
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I love Lanolips’s products. Their lip products, balms and hand creams are awesome. Lanolips contains lanolin which is an oil that is extracted from wool. It is the closest oil that mimics our skin’s naturally produced oil. Lanolips acquires their lanolin in a cruelty free manner. Sheep need to be sheered regularly for their own well-being and comfort. Once their wool is sheered, the lanolin is extracted. Don’t worry, no sheep were harmed in the making of these products.

Glossier Coconut Balm Dotcom $12
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Glossier is a well known brand in the beauty world. It seems like every influencer these days is promoting and raving about Glossier. I have to admit, I do enjoy the products I have tried, especially the balm dotcom. I like that this is a multi-purpose balm because I will use this around my mouth where I might get dry. Also on dry spots on my forehead.

What is your favorite lip balm? Let me know if the comments below.

lots of luv – shelrosebeauty