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

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Elemis Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm

Cleansing balms are my favorite product for removing makeup. I find that they are most effective and super quick. I have a few holy grail favorites, but I am always in the market to try a new one.

I stopped by Ulta after work in need of a new balm. I saw that the Elemis Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm received good reviews online, so I picked up the sample size to try.

After giving it a go tonight, I have to say I really like it. It went on kind of greasy and thick at first which worried me. I thought it would leave a greasy residue as some cleansing balms do, but this washed off completely clean leaving no residue. I have to use it a few more times before I can decide if the full size is worth the $64 price tag but so far, so good!

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Do you use cleansing balms? Which is your favorite?

lots of luv – shelrosebeauty

And It Was All Yellow

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Yellow is proving to be the hot color for spring/summer. From street style to the runway, you can find yellow themed makeup and pops of yellow clothing/accessories. Yellow can be an intimidating color, especially for makeup. Check out my inspo to see how to do yellow makeup the right way and where you can shop the look.

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Are you going to rock a yellow eye?

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

Beauty Blogger Tag 2019

I was scrolling through my reader section and I came across LifeMakeupStyle’s “blogger tag” post. I love reading these tags so I figured I’d do it myself.

1. What is the one product you could not go without?
Mascara! Specifically Essence Lash Princess Sculpted Volume Mascara. I cannot wear makeup without mascara. I can go without everything else, but if I’m doing my makeup, I cannot leave the house without mascara.
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2. Favorite Make Up Brand
Hourglass is my favorite. The quality of their products is incredible and I love that they promote being cruelty free.
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3. Who is your makeup style inspiration?
Lily Collins! I love how she rocks a red lip. She always looks so vintage and sophisticated.
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4. Do you remember the first make up item you purchased?
I believe my first makeup purchase was the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette. I was so excited to get this. It was the beginning of my makeup obsession.
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5. Who is your favorite beauty blogger or YouTuber?
Kathleenlights. She is hilarious and stunning! She was the first Youtuber I started watching.
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6. What are your top 5 makeup brands?
1. Hourglass
2. Becca
3. Too Faced
4. Colourpop
5. Nudestix

7. What is your top beauty tip?
Top tip would be to not wear too much makeup. I think makeup looks so much better when it’s not overdone. I prefer a natural look with a fresh, glowy face.
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8. Why did you start blogging?
I have always had a presence online ever since I was a teen. I had a Myspace blog, then a Tumblr and then moved to an actual website. I love sharing my passion for beauty and fashion with others and connecting with followers from all around the world. I also wanted to bring awareness to cruelty free beauty and its importance.
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9. Random Fact About Yourself?
I am obsessed with British culture. I love watching British movies/tv shows and practicing my accents.
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10. How much do you spend on beauty products every month?
Depends on the month. I have been on a low buy, so I haven’t spent a lot of money recently. I would say about $50.
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11. Describe your dream make up haul
There are so many makeup brands that you can only get online. I would love to go through all of those sites and get all the products I’ve been wanting to try.

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12. How often do you wash your make up brushes?

Ooo I am horrible at this. I probably wash my brushes every three-four months… don’t kill me.
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13. If you could only choose to do one before leaving the house, would you do your hair or your makeup?
Makeup 100%. My hair looks awful everyday. It’s thin and short so I’ve totally given up on it.
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15. What advice would you give to a beauty blogger just starting out?
I definitely think that blogging isn’t as popular as it used to be. Unless you have a really “pretty” site with content that sets you apart from the rest, it’s difficult to gain a following. As long as you are having fun and expressing your ideas, just keep at it.
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Comment below if you do this tag!

lots of luv – shelrosebeauty