Too Faced Peaches & Cream Collection 


It’s heeeeere.

The Too Faced Peaches and Cream Collection has dropped, and I’m drooling. 

The collection consists of foundation, an eyeshadow palette, primer, bronzer, blush, highlighter, matte lipsticks, setting powder, and setting spray-all infused with peach and sweet fig cream. I know a lot of people have peach exhaustion, and I get it. But, my Too Faced Sweet Peach palette is one of my favorites, and I’d love to see if they pulled this off. 

The eyeshadow palette is all mattes:


The collection has a bronzer that looks like a latticed pie, and I’ve heard good things about it. The blush, bronzer, and highlight not so much.


I absolutely want the foundation though. It smells like peach 🍑 


Now, I absolutely agree that Too Faced has over saturated the market with subpar palettes lately, so I hope this sort of redeems them. This collection is sold exclusively at Sephora and on TooFaced.com. Which is good for me, because I’m hoping the fam gives me sephora gift cards for the old birthday on Friday. 🤞

Thoughts?

Talk soon Lovelies 

-Allie 

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Drugstore Foundation Finds

I’ve been wanting to try the Wet n Wild Photo Focus foundation for a while now, while shopping at Walmart last week and dragging hubs to the makeup department, my wish came true.


It broke the bank at 3.92$ for 1 oz-ha. I was NOT disappointed.

It has a spatula-like applicator which I’ve never ever seen before, it’s not any more helpful than no applicator, but whatever.


It comes in a ton of shades-I’m pale AF with Nude Ivory. It ended up being a perfect match. It’s medium to full coverage, it did not oxidize at ALL on me, and stayed really well for the 6-8 hours at a time I’ve worn it.

The consistency is pretty thin and drippy though, but that doesn’t translate to its performance. I highly highly recommend it-for a drugstore foundation under 4$? I would say it’s on par with my 40$ coverFX foundation. 

I was in Stop & Shop last night after dinner with a friend and holy sales-first? A gallon of whole milk for 99 cents. 99 CENTS. I bought 3.

Then this-


It’s normally 15.99$ but guys- 3.62$!!!!!!! I get it’s discontinued and if I love it, uh-oh, but whatevs. 3.62$.

I got the shade Bare Buff, it looked fine on my wrist, so hopefully it works. I’ll let you know 😁

Also an update on the Briogeo Hair Mask from my Boxycharm box……

Meh. It wasn’t the worst I’ve ever tried, my hair felt just ok, maybe a teeny bit softer than regular conditioner. I’ve yet to find anything that beats the Tresemmè Instant Recovery Hair Mask. Still my HG. 

That’s all for now..

Talk soon, Lovel

-Allie

🌟 September Boxycharm Review 🌟


Boxycharm pulled some trickery on me this month-I never got an email with shipping notification so yes, I was griping-but she just showed up unannounced in my mailbox today and could not have been more welcome.


This month’s theme is “Boxy Baddie” and there are 6 items instead of the usual 5.

First, we have the MAC eyebrow pencil in Lingering-


It twists to get the product out, FYI (some people had a hard time) and here’s a swatch-


MAC describes it as self-propelling and self-sharpening, so there’s that. Retails for 18$. That’s kind of a lot for an eyebrow pencil with no spoolie, right? But, MAC.

I also received the Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask-


It smells REALLY good-sort of coconut-y. It’s full size at 2 ounces and retails for 20$. I’ll be trying it today.

Next? Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip in Strip-


The Ultra Satin Lip formula is nice-the Ultra Matte, in my opinion is very unforgiving and tends to be super drying and flaky. It depends on the color as to just how flaky and drying-but this formula is more moisturizing, softer, and applies more smoothly. It dries down to a semi-matte.  These retail for 6$.


I got the bareMinerals Perfecting Face brush-yay, I wanted this one-


It’s got a little reservoir in the middle to put your foundation, and the bristles are nice and soft-


The reservoir is not as deep as it looks in this photo though. This brush retails for 28$.

Also, I got the Studio Makeup Loose Blush. I don’t see a shade name though-but you get A LOT of product. 7 grams-that’s a ton.



Swatched:


You know-it did not seem that pigmented-to get that payoff I had to do around 8 finger swatches. That said, it’s very possible that it performs better on the face with a brush. This retails for 35$.

Last but never least, the star of the box-the pür Soirée Diaries Eyeshadow Palette-


Nice, large mirror, y’all.  You’ve got 8 mattes and 4 shimmers-


Like my fingernail divot in the last pan? Neither do I 😩 when I pulled off the plastic protective cover, boom.

Next is the matte swatches. The first row shades are crazy light, so you won’t see much.



The mattes swatched sort of meh-but again, probably will be different applied. 

But the shimmers swatched so beautifully, pigmented AF and gorgeous-


Love. This palette retails for 34$.


All told the retail value of this box is 141$. Amazing, for 21$- seriously. 

Hope you enjoyed!

Talk soon Lovelies

-Allie

Coming Soon To A Sephora, Ulta, or Walgreens Near You

This fall is bringing a TON of new brands to various stores, and they are mighty exciting, Lovelies.

First, new at Sephora this fall you will see:

ColourPop
Volution
Tom Ford Beauty
Moon Juice
Antonym

And the highly anticipated makeup line from Rihanna, Fenty Beauty, hits Sephora shelves Sept. 18.

I am THRILLED to see ColourPop in Sephora. Y’all know how I feel about ColourPop.

Ulta will be bringing you:

Frank Body
Dose of Colors

And Memebox, makers of Disco Kitten Diamond Peel-off Mask, which is so sold out, its nearly impossible to get. They have several other must have products, but Disco Kitten is probably the most recognized.

And lastly, the brands you’ll be seeing on Walgreens shelves this fall:

Sleek MakeUP-usually found in the U.K., this affordable and pretty awesome brand has been slowly creeping over to our shores. They have to die for highlighting palettes.

NYX- I thought NYX was at Walgreens but it’s definitely not. But not for long!

There you have it, Lovelies. It’s going to be an amazing fall.

Talk soon, Lovelies

Allie

Massive Ricky’s NYC Sale!!

I gotta share with you guys-Ricky’s NYC is having a huge 4th of July sale in products including Dose Of Colors, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Gerard Cosmetics, LA Girl, NYX, Coloured Raine, and more. I’m talking huge. Also, Kristen Taekman’s Pop Of Color nail polish is on sale for 2$. Two. Dollars. Regularly 8$. I’d be going ham but I don’t get paid til Mon.

Here’s the link:

http://www.rickysnyc.com/sale.html

I love Ricky’s-Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics has gorgeous loose colors and their Lip Tar is amazeballs. Happy shopping!

Talk soon Lovelies

-Allie

New Cover FX Awesomeness!

After much hemming and hawing, I finally decided to just take the plunge and get the Cover FX Natural Finish Foundation. I got the shade N20 because I’m never completely positive of my undertones (warm? Cool? Who knows?) so I went with neutral. It has a medium to full buildable coverage, blendable as heck, and leaves such a beautiful finish-it was worth all 40$.

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It’s a squeeze top rather than a pump-I have no preference myself. It’s thick, but not too thick. Runny foundation makes me nervous, this consistency is perfect.

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I’m really happy with this foundation, overall.

Next-I have been eyeballing this product for literally months, and gone back and forth because it’s not cheap (I really love it-but it’s 42$-but you can use it in so many ways-but it’s only a half ounce-Allie, a little hoes a loooong what, it’ll last forever$ so FINE!!

The Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops have found a place in my collection.

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And I don’t regret it. Highlighter and related products are my faaaaavorite, you can wear this alone, add it to foundation-and it is stunning. I got it in Moonlight-and a tiny drop takes you FAR.

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That’s actually kind of a big drop-but here’s the payoff:

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So gorgeous. I haven’t tried it in my foundation yet but you know I will.
So those were my only makeup purchases for this month. What is wrong with me? 😜

Talk soon Lovelies
Allie

Holy Grails: Have, Need, Want

What are your holy grail products/tools? What holy grails are you in need of?

My holy grail highlighter right now is a toss up between MaryLou-manizer and the Stila putty.

My go to constant lippie right now is Beauty Bakerie’s “I Like To Chai Chai”. It’s the perfect nude and the formula is amazing.

The Angel Veil primer is my obsession right now-it was SO WORTH looking high and low for-I love the way it applies and how my skin feels once it’s on. Love.

My HG Cheek palette for the moment is the lorac California Dreamin’ Cheek palette. It’s got 2 bronzers and 2 blushes and they are GORG.

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The shades left to right are Sunlight, Wavelength, Ray, and Golden Hour. I use Golden Hour and Ray for contour/bronzer and Wavelength for blush. Wavelength is the prettiest dust pink with a touch of shimmer-love it.

I’ve found that if I want my highlight to pop to the heavens, I use a liquid highlight first-I’ve got NYX Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator in Sunbeam, I then add theBalm MaryLou-manizer over it and holy moly. It looks beautiful.

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The NYX-I think it was $5.99 or something like that-Walgreens.

My HG foundation application is with this flat top brush from at n wild-$2.99, people. I’ve got some pricier brushes too, but this one never lets me down.

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What are your Holy Grails? What Holy Grails do you need?

Talk soon, Lovelies
-Allie

Foundation For Mature Skin

I did a little research because many of you have been asking me about foundations for mature skin-I finally got off my ass and did my checking. I’m going to list them affordable to luxury.

Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup Walgreens, Target, Walmart. Price range $8-$11.

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Treatment Makeup. Target, Walmart, Ulta-price range $7-$9.

L’Oréal Visible Lift Serum Absolute Foundation. Target, Walmart, Walgreens, Ulta. Price range $10-$15

Iman Luxury Radiance Liquid Makeup. Target, Walmart, Walgreens-price range $12-$17

Guerlain Parure de Lumiere Light Diffusing Foundation. Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus $60-$64 or online at Walmart for $50

Lancôme Renergie Lift Makeup. Macy’s, Ulta, Dillard’s, Nordstrom $47.

Chanel Lift Lumiere Firming and Smoothing Foundation. Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Macy’s. Price range $55-$67.

So there you have them. I hope this helps!

Talk soon, Lovelies

-Allie

Waiting On My Latest Haul

This is the last one for May, I promise. It should be here Saturday but sooner would be nice too-

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Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation-its supposed to give medium to full coverage, and at 42$, it better deliver.
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Lorac Pro Palette 3-8 shimmers, 8 mattes, countless looks
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Benefit Cheek Parade Palette-its limited edition and has all of the popular faves: Hoola, Galifornia, and the new Hoola light. 6 full size pans for 58$, if you were to buy them separately it’d cost you 145$. I couldn’t pass that up-all 6 full size and some of the most popular bronzer and blush shades today? Thank you please.

Even better, I got them on HSN with flex-pay. 144$ total but approx 40$ with tax spread over 4 months. This might be a godsend 😉

Talk soon Lovelies

-Allie

Foundation Mission

Now that I found my drugstore foundation happy place in Bourjois, I’m looking for a high end foundation to bathe in. I’ve narrowed it down to:

Giorgio Armani
Hourglass
Guerlain
Makeup Forever

As long as it’s medium to full coverage-I’ve heard the Makeup Forever tends to be sheer. The very first high end foundation I ever bought was Dior, but, no shade-it was before I knew what I was doing and I bought it for the name, that’s about all it was good for. No good. It was probably one of the worst. Not THE worst, but not good. Let’s just say there are way better formulas out there. Actually, my 6£ Bourjois is miles better.

What high end foundations have you tried and liked? Not liked? What do you want to try?

FYI-for more mature skin-Bobbi Brown Moisture Rich Foundation is the SHIT. Highly recommend.

Talk soon Lovelies

-Allie

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