beauty blender

New In | Sephora + Charlote Russe

New In | Sephora + Charlote Russe

Most of the products right here are my last purchases from my trip to sephora, all of these are products Ive been craving for months, and this week, finally I could add to my collection. Most of them were suggestions from other beauty bloggers (which I don’t recall), except the lipsticks, and the beauty blender but I am glad with the purchases and have been trying some of the stuff already, and the experience has been amazing. I got the EOS Lip Balms from Charlote Russe, I always get them from random places, but like the other products I will link down below where you can get them.

1. The Chocolate Bar Eye Palette

2. Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray

3. YSL Lipsticks “Rouge Volupté” in #5 and #11

4. Sephora Eyelash Curlers

5. Beauty Blender

6. EOS Lip Balms

Thanks For Passing By,

Xoxo

Beauty Blender Vs The Perfectionist Makeup Sponge

Beauty Blender Vs The Perfectionist Makeup Sponge

If you follow makeup blogs, beauty gurus on youtube or any IG makeup artist I think you’ve heard already about beauty sponges, dupes and beauty blenders. Most of them say how really good they are, that you should have at least one of them, and so one, but what some people don’t how is how different beauty blenders and beauty sponges are. First of all there are many beauty sponges out there, all of them with different shapes and proposes, second, there is also the Beauty Blender that is a makeup sponge applicator, totally different from the other sponges, a sponge that cost $20 but is literally worth the price. Two years ago when I first heard about Beauty Blender, a mini sponge that costs $20 I was like “WOW! Really? Is that really necessary?” Today I absolutely can’t live without one, the Beauty Blender is on top of the list of worthy repurchase products, there is nothing  like a Beauty Blender.

When it cames to these two, the Beauty Blender and the Perfectionist Makeup Sponge, people tend to think they are the same, many times some people buy The Perfectionist Sponge because that is cheaper (cost $13) but in reality they aren’t equal at all, and I will show you why.

Last time I went to sephora I bought The Perfectionist Makeup Sponge, which I could test twice on myself, unfortunately the results wasn’t as good as I was expecting, mainly on blending, so I decided to go back to the beauty blender which I use for over two years. If you check the pictures below I was pressing both of them while there were wet, even though I was pressing as much as I could you can see that the Perfectionist Sponge (The purple one) wasn’t touching itself it is a little bit harder and dense but the Beauty Blender (The pink one) is more soft. After soaking them in water both grow a little bit more, but the Beauty Blender gets bigger because of its sponginess. The Perfectionist Sponge isn’t actually that perfect, I feel like the Beauty Blender bounds more and The Perfectionist is more rough to my face. Consequently, it becomes harder to blend the products and requires more time and work because of the quality of the sponge.

By looking at them looks like they are made off of the same material but they are not. The texture is actually the biggest thing of the difference both. High quality sponges are pricier but they have everything to provide you a flawless makeup application. (Check pictures below)

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There are few similarities between the two, most of what a Beauty Blender does the Perfectionist Sponge will do as well, but the result might not be the same, especially when it comes to blend. See what the sponges can do below, and why I prefer the Beauty Blender instead:

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Apply Foundation: With the round part of the Beauty Blender push the makeup into your face, just push push push and push and swipe it across you face, the way it was designed won’t  soak as much foundation, so you won’t waste much product.

Cover Dark Circles: If you just want to hide some dark or red circles, you definitely want to use this. It will blend the product evenly, even if you just put a tiny bit of product.

Eliminate Harsh Lines: Blends nice and seamless, After blending it will just look smooth and flawless.

Perfect For No Makeup Makeup: For those who want thin layers of makeup, or a makeup that looks like you are not wearing makeup, I would recommend the beauty blender over a makeup brush.

Blend Concealer: Concealers are obviously lighter than your foundation, when you highlight your under eyes what you want is apply it in a way that you cannot notice where you concealer ends and where the foundation starts, the Beauty Blender will provide you that, just keep pushing and pushing.

No Creasing: Foundation and concealer tends to dry really fast when using the Beauty Blender, so it just stays on your face all day long without creasing or making you look caky.

Apply Loose Powder: While wet or dry (depends on you) you can also apply loose powders and mineral powders with the beauty, using the same Push push motion, .

Flawless Finish: The Beauty Blender overall will put everything into place, better than any face brush, it will cover, blend and spread your makeup evenly.

PS. if you are looking for something less expensive than the beauty blender, you can definitely try The Perfectionist Sponge, or other dupes, although I gave you good reasons to just use the Beauty Blender.  Dupes are not as good as the Beauty Blender is but they aren’t bad I would to the perfectionist a 6.5 out 10 and 10 out 10 for a beauty Blender. (Beauty Blender is an Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner)

Thank you so much for reading,

Xx

 

Makeup Monday Series #1

Makeup Monday Series #1

Hello Y’all,

Decide to come up with this series, every monday I will show you guys which products I will be using for the makeup I will be rocking that day. Normally I do not wear make up on weekdays, but I guess on mondays I’m worth it, Hah! Do not expect to always see all these products, sometimes it will be more than this other times less, other times just a lotion (YEP), it will depend on what i decide to do with my face, just stay tuned! Have a great week, y’all.

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  1. Lancome Foundation
  2. MAC Studio Fix NW45
  3. Nars Blush Exibit A
  4. MAC prolongwear concealer NW45
  5. MAC Gold Deposit
  6. NYX Eyeshadow Base
  7. Anastasia Beverly Hills Deep Brow Pomade
  8. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz
  9. YSL Lipstick
  10. Beauty Blender
  11. Naked 1 Palet – Urban Decay
  12. Maybelline Mascara Volume Express
  13. Eos Lip balm – Summer Fruit
  14. Elf Studio Powder Brush
  15. Real Techniques Stippling brush
  16. Real Techniques contour brush
  17. Sephora brush
  18. Sigma Brush
  19. Sigma Brush
  20. Sephora blending brush

Thanks for reading,

Xx

Valentine’s Day Makeup Look #1

Valentine's Day Makeup Look #1

Hi There,

This is my first makeup look for Valentine’s Day. I would prefer to wear at night, for dinners anything that is not under the daylight because of the smokiness. On my makeup, personally, less is always more, I hate exaggerating on things, and for Valentine’s would be too much wearing too many bold colors. Since the eyes are already “kinda” dramatic, I decided to combine the lips with a nude/neutral color. All that I used on my eyes is from the Urban Decay – Naked 2 Pallet, if you don’t have it you can try with whatever you have on your makeup collection, you can find out there lots of pallets with the same colors. Hope you feel inspired! Check details below:

Face:
Mac Foundation SPF 15 and Lancome Teint Idole Ultra
Mac Foundation SPF 15 #10 for contouring
Sleek Contouring Kit in Dark
Mac Pro Long-wear Concealer NW45
Mac Studio Fix Powder NW50
Mac Fever Matte Blush
NYX Loose Powder
Real Techniques Powder Brush (Powder)
Mac 130 (Setting Powder)
Sigma – F15 (Illumination)
Real Techniques Stippling Brush (Foundation)
Sephora Fond de Teint Naturel 111 (Contour)
Beauty Blender (Concealer)

Eyes:
Chopper (Lid)
Blackout (Crease)
Bottycall (Inner V)
Foxy (Brow Bone)
NYX Eyeshadow base
Mac Blacktrack Gel Liner
Eyelashes from Forever 21
ELF Eyeshadow C Brush
Sigma Blending – E45

Lips:
Mac Matte Velvet Teddy
Jordana Eye Pencil
Lipgloss From Sephora (no name)

Brows:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz (Ebony)
Sigma E15
Sigma P80