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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Too Faced Haul



It finally arrived and did not disappoint. First let me say, they are NOT stingy with their samples (sorry, Ulta). I got a eyelid Primer and 4 packets of Born This Way foundation, and the packets are thick. You can select which samples you want when you check out, and I love that.


The Sweet Peach Palette is everything and more. The smell-omg-like peaches but its light, not overpowering. Every shade is nicely pigmented, and with 18 cohesive colors you’ve got a million combos to try. Worth the 49$. I’ve been eyeing this play for months-but it’s 50$ and what if I hate it blah blah, I just threw caution to the wind, haha, and glad I did.



That’s just one swipe, from the top down: Just Peachy, Candied Peach, Peach Pit, and Carmelized.


From top to bottom again: Delectable, Tempting, Luscious, and Peaches ‘n Cream (across the tattoo-sorry)


I also purchased the mini version of the Better Than Sex Mascara for 12$. I didn’t go with the full size for the fact that my lashes are SO PUNY, it takes one hell of a product to make them exist, so rather than spend the 23$ I wanted to try it first. Which I haven’t yet.

I use fake lashes, but the one mascara that lived up to the hype was Physicians Formula lash extension kit. It’s the one with the fibers. But it took a while to apply-and I can be impatient. Worth it-it worked beautifully. But that’s not a Too Faced product is it? 😁


I’m looking forward to the Born This Way foundation, I’ve heard great things, and y’all know I’ll let you know 😉

Talk soon, Lovelies 

-Allie

All About That Base

I’m forever in search of a good foundation/base/concealer. Right now I’m using Physicians Formula InstaReady Super BB foundation, their concealer, and Ulta Double Duty Wet & Dry Pressed Powder. I was just thinking how badly I need help picking a new one when this runs out as it’s almost done. I’m hearing good things about Hard Candy concealer, but as far as foundation and powder-lost. I’m happy with the combo I’m using now, but I want to be THRILLED. 

What’s your routine? Do you put on your foundation/base then powder? 

Talk soon, Lovelies

-Allie