I love BECCA highlighters and I’m always waiting for the brand to release new ones so I can try them! The BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Prismatic Amethyst is their latest limited-edition shade and I couldn’t wait to check it out. Prismatic Amethyst is the newest shade in a sea of unusually colored highlighters that have been popping up recently. This is described as a lavender duo-chrome with a holographic effect to it. Initially I was unsure if this highlighter would work for me as I’m pretty warm-toned and this looked really cool and light but once I tried it on at the store, I had to have it. It’s so pretty and a lot more subtle than I was expecting.
ColourPop is one of those brands that has really taken off in the past couple of years. They have so many different colors and formulas and at $5 each, it’s easy to try out some new trends without worrying if you’re spending too much money on a color you won’t like. They focus on providing excellent formulas at a really low price point and the reviews all seem to be favorable. A friend of mine has been raving about ColourPop for a while now, kind of like how everyone else who has ever tried their products has been. I kept putting off buying anything until finally she got frustrated and gifted me a few items to try. In her attempt to make me a fan, she gave me three different shades of the ColourPop Super Shock Shadow: Party Time, Nillionaire, and Girl Crush.
Every year around this time, Sephora release a 500-point perk mini palette from Urban Decay, and every year I have to have it (2014 palette, 2015 palette). In fact, it’s gotten to the point where I will pass on perks I want throughout the year because I need to save my points for this one! I love these little palettes and this year’s version, the Urban Decay Urban Addictions Palette, is no exception.
I recently got the chance to try the Bite Beauty Matte Lip Crayon in three different shades and I was so excited! I love the ease and convenience of lip crayons and while I usually wear glossy lip colors, lately I’ve been loving how matte shades seem to “pop” a little more. Plus, I love how Bite uses natural and organic ingredients and even the matte shades are designed to be hydrating and creamy. Each lipstick also contains resveratrol, an age-fighting antioxidant that is found in red wine. A lipstick that is good for your lips and looks great? Sign me up!
I haven’t been buying too many new beauty products so far this year but I’ve been having a lot of fun rediscovering products I already own. My March beauty favorites included a new concealer that has gotten quite a bit of use, an old favorite nail polish shade, and a lip primer that I finally figured out how to use well. I’ve been wearing a lot of soft pink and purple shades of makeup but I’ve been trying different combinations with a few different palettes so none of them have really stood out so far. I’ve also been wearing a lot of pink blushes and lip colors and tring some new skincare products. But when it came down to it, these three products really stood out in March. My 2016 March beauty favorites were the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla, Essie’s Lovie Dovie Nail Polish, and the Stila Lush Lips Water Plumping Primer.
I recently got the chance to try a few products from Born Pretty, an online store with tons of inexpensive beauty products. Seriously, there are so many different products to choose from, I had a hard time narrowing down what to get. I love trying different beauty products and Born Pretty’s low prices mean I can test out something a bit different than what I would usually wear without wasting a lot of money. Shipping did take quite a while (about six weeks) and I had honestly forgotten about my order until the package arrived, which made it a nice surprise. In the end, I picked out four products: a whitening hand cream, a moisturizing lipstick, a super lustrous lipstick, and a bb cream.