Hello friends! On Twitter last week, I created a poll to see what you folks would like to see next. And, as I was (secretly) hoping, you lovely people voted for a Summer Favorites post!
I made a few makeup purchases this Summer, since starting my job, and I don't regret a thing! Below are the new items that I've been loving this Summer.
E.l.f. Hydrating Face Primer
The first time I used this product, my skin was so confused. When applying a liquid to my face, I expect to feel an uncomfortable cold sensation. But when I first tried this out, I was surprised to feel that it wasn't cold at all. It was room temperature. Now, reading this, you folks probably don't understand how weird it felt, but trust me--it felt nuts. However, since using this, I've noticed a huge difference in the appearance of my makeup. Eye shadows are more pigmented, foundation stays longer--everything just looks way more appealing. Also a plus: this leaves my skin feeling so smooth after I remove my makeup.
This can be found at Walmart, Target, e.l.f.'s website--any place that sells e.l.f.
Morphe 35O eye shadow palette
Ever since adding Arden Rose on Snapchat, I've been desperately wanting to try out red eye shadows. I see so many makeup gurus on Twitter using Morphe products, and I really wanted to try a palette out for myself. The pigments are amazing, the shadows are easy to blend, and there are colors that are perfect for all seasons in this fairly large palette. I swatched this on Snapchat about a month ago and the colors stayed on for hours. The shimmery shadows also feel sort of gel-like. I think it's pretty neat. It's definitely my favorite purchase out of all of these. Just look at those pigments!
First of all, let's just talk about this packaging. Gorgeous! I also did swatches of this palette on Snapchat. The shades are all so beautiful and I can incorporate this palette into nearly every makeup look I complete. At first I thought that there was a bit of inconsistency in the brown and purple shades, but after using this with the e.l.f. face primer, I was pleased with the blend. The center shades are my absolute favorite! (By the way, these shadows smell like candy.)
Kat Von D's Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in "Bow N Arrow"
Best. Lipstick. Out there. I was tempted to purchase this after watching Estee Lalonde's Snapchat story. The color is so beautiful! It's easy to apply, it doesn't dry out my lips, it looks (and feels) super smooth, and it lasts for hours. I highly recommend this product! Nude lipstick shades are becoming very popular this Summer, and I'm confident that this color will look amazing on all skin tones. Also, this product smells pretty delightful!