Happy Friday friends!! My week started out in the best way possible with a great company outing and is rounding out with seeing my cousin and her kids that are visiting from Italy! From this weekend it will be jam packed and while I hate to see time fly by so fast, I love so many of the events coming up!
I wanted to share a few first impressions of some new products I've been using non-stop - a new little series I started last month.
Through Sephora's Play Box, I tried out the matte liquid bronzer - the first time I've ever actually tried a liquid bronzer and I was intimidated. What I liked is that it's the same color as the hoola bronzer I've used in the past, but I didn't really know if I should try contouring with this liquid one - which I'm awful at- or if I should apply it all over like I normally do with my other bronzers. I opted for mixing it in with my current skin tint by NARS and it created the prettiest finish. I didn't use a brush to swipe it on - I prefer to use my fingers - and it didn't add a layer of cakey-ness or the extra makeup feel. It was a winner!
I've only ever tried one of Kat Von D's products and funny enough it was through another Sephora Play Box - her ink liner which was super intimidating to apply, but went on really easy. When Influenster sent me her newest Lock-It line I was intrigued, but also a little nervous since the makeup looked like it would be really heavy and cakey. When I think of Kat Von D - I think of heavy makeup because I think she has a few things that are strong enough to cover up a tattoo - I'm happy to report, that with this line, the makeup is anything but heavy!
For the last two weeks the créme concealer is the only that I've been wearing. Light 5 Neutral & Light 3 Warm are very thick & provide full coverage under the eye area (or where ever else you're trying to highlight or conceal) - to maintain the airy makeup look I used my sephora airbrush sponge, that I like way more than the beauty blender - and dabbed it underneath the eye area until it was blended. I didn't use the concealer brush that they sent because I don't like using brushes under my eyes, but I imagine you'd get a similar effect.
The key was definitely setting everything with the setting powder. I've never used a loose powder for setting my makeup before - only pressed ones and now that I've used loose powder I'm never going back!! The finish is so much nicer - for me at at least and you don't have any weird white residue after. I really liked the setting brush that it came with as well. Both brushes were sturdy, but the loose powder brush has long and tapered bristles and is super soft on the skin. I'm excited to try it in a different way once I get the courage to contour.
I thought I'd share a photo from last weekend before heading out - I used all of the products mentioned in today's post and the makeup stayed put!
We've been on the hunt for a bluetooth speaker & of course anything techy, Gary researches and found the JBL Pulse! We've had it for a few weeks now and are loving it! It's kind of like having your own mini party - you can choose the light show that you want it to play - or none at all and the bluetooth range is pretty stellar. I love how portable it is & we're actually taking it to Florida next week for a party we're throwing for my grandmother!!
Have you had any great first impressions lately? Hope you all have a great weekend and hope you come back Monday for weeknding!
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