Cutting Edge Beauty Launches 

I feel as though there is an unwritten contract amongst the drugstore brands that states January as the primetime to catch us beauty consumers off guard with brand spanking new  products. Don’t get me wrong I’m not having a fit whatsoever, new drugstore picks always seem to put a smile on this girls face.

  • Maybelline Master Fix Setting + Perfecting Powder: I’m what you would consider a novice when it comes to loose powders and what better time is it to try one then while at the drugstore. As far as this one goes, there are no complaints so far.
  • L’oreal True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation: A complexion perfecter that every base lover needs in their repertoire. The idea of a foundation soaked in a sponge intrigued the crap out of me and let me just say that it’s worth all the hype it’s receiving. I won’t give to much away as I might have a review in this works so all I can say for now is keep your eyes peeled.
  • L’oreal Infallible Pro-Contour: Slowly but surely I’ve been getting into subtle contouring and it let me just kick things off by saying even the slightest bit of contouring can make the world of a difference. So it made my little heart beat a bit faster when I spotted a contouring palette from the drugstore. The powder is definitely a bit on the intense side but when used sparingly you can’t go wrong.
  • Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid: For a girl who has been lacking the joy of having a liquid lipstick in her life I couldn’t resist clutching on to a few of these bad boys.

The Beauty Blender

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Every good artist needs tools for their trade, mine just happens to be makeup related.

The first time little me took the plunge and invested in the beauty blender things didn’t quite turn out how I had planned. It seemed as though everyone else had found their partner in crime when it came to a base product tool and I was over here trying to figure out why this was any better then using your fingertips or lets say a brush. Come to find out the whole time I’d been punishing this tool for my own mistake – I hadn’t read about the part where your supposed to saturate it before using it. Trust me when I say that it made a world of a difference. Now I can’t seem to let this little guy out of my possession.

The beauty blender can practically make anything look like skin. Whether it’s foundation, concealer, liquid highlighter – you name it, it blends it. The only thing you have to think while using it is pounce and pat, once you get that technique down there is nothing that can stop you.  Also who doesn’t want a black egg shaped sponge sitting on on their vanity for all to admire.