Recent Beauty Buys

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I recently purchased some new beauty products to replace some staples that I was running low on. You girls know I loveee testing out new products, and then writing about them. I've said this before - the beauty category is my favorite category on my blog! I've been sharing a little about these products over on Instagram, but today I'm sharing my full review! 


LAURA MERCIER CANDLEGLOW SOFT LUMINOUS FOUNDATION REVIEW 

First, let's talk foundation. I had been using the NARS all day luminous weightless foundation for so long. I still love it and think it's an amazing full coverage foundation, but I was just in the mood to try something new.

I ended up getting the Laura Mercier candleglow soft luminous foundation and I have been loving it. It's not as full coverage as the NARS, but it is buildable which I like. The texture is also different than the NARS. It's a bit thicker and when you apply it, it feels so hydrating which is amazing. 

Laura Mercier and NARS are sister companies, so I knew the products would be comparable. They also both make foundations that are noncomedogenic which means they will not clog your pores. This is one thing that is a MUST when it comes to foundation for me. I think both are great to have in your makeup collection depending on what type of coverage you want. The Laura Mercier is perfect for every day wear and the NARS is great for events or long days! 

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In addition to the Laura Mercier foundation, I also got the Laura Mercier candleglow sheer perfecting powder in shade 2. This powder is great as a finishing powder that will maintain the glow the foundation provides. It is buildable and can be used as a bronzer if you get a darker shade. I got the shade to match my foundation for now and have been loving the glow it gives! 


CHARLOTTE TILBURY AIR BRUSH FLAWLESS FINISH SKIN PERFECTING MICRO-POWDER REVIEW

Another powder I have recently added to my every day routine is the Charlotte Tilbury air brush flawless finish skin perfecting micro-powder. I had originally seen this on @littleblondebook's Insta story. After seeing her use it, I knew I had to try it! For now, I got the shade light but could probably bump it to medium in the summer time. It goes on smooth and really sets my foundation well. It gives more of a matte finish compared to the glowy finish from the powder I talked about above. 

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MAYBELLINE TOTAL TEMPTATION MASCARA REVIEW

Another new product that I've been loving is the Maybelline total temptation mascara. I was completely out of my urban decay mascara so I picked this one up at Target and have been pretty impressed. Whenever I buy drug store mascara, Maybelline is my go to brand. I like the total temptation because it makes your lashes look full and fluffy. I wouldn't say it does much for added length, but I typically rely on primer for that & I totally out of that right now too! My preferred primer is this one by Urban Decay


As always, thanks for stopping by! Leave a comment to let me know what products you've been loving lately! 

I just got in some new skincare products so I will be testing them out & reviewing them in a few weeks - stay tuned! 

xo

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