Becca has a few holiday offerings at the moment, but this is in my opinion the only one worth getting. I dunno, but I feel like at this point Becca has very little to offer in terms of new or innovative, like literally how many shimmering skin perfectors can you come out with? I mean…I know that’s your thing and whatnot, but for real? All of the new offerings are some form of shimmering skin perfector gift set, the exception being this little ditty here and while it does have skin perfectors it, that isn’t all it has.
So remember how I’d said that I was waiting for the rest of the Fenty Collection to drop before I did the foundation review? Well this is what I was waiting for, the Limited Edition holiday collection. I wanted this enough to actually walk into Sephora the morning that it dropped, and it was as much of a nightmare as I thought it would be. People everywhere, I got to the store about an hour after it opened and no lie there was only one lipstick from the collection left.
Honestly I don’t even know why I do it to myself. I mean Too Faced has gotten pretty hit or miss over the last few years so not really sure what I was expecting going into this. And really, they’ve never been all that brown girl friendly beyond a certain shade of brown so yeah…I guess I was drawn in by all the pretty pictures on the Sephora website, but has anyone else noticed that Sephora has been over colour saturating their product photos? Like everything is five shades paler than it looks on the website.
I was having a day where I wasn’t having much work getting any writing done so I drove from the coffee shop I was at to the Sephora since it was on the way home. I had planned to pick up at least three of the blushes, a highlighter, finishing powder, a couple lipsticks, the palette and I was thinking of getting the foundation but I hadn’t decided yet. The only thing that I wound up getting was the palette and a sample of the foundation because everything? It’s kinda trash, sorry. I took pictures of everything and swatched most things.
On the real, this isn’t even the post that I meant to do today, I was waiting for the holiday collection to drop and then do everything together, but you know what? I’ve been using this foundation for like three weeks and my feelings are well known and aren’t likely to change so let’s go. Ms Rih Rih decided to break us off some fabulous foundation and cue the social media excitement and subsequent hate. While WOC, particularly black women were over the moon, a lot of people took to social media to be bitter hags with the it’s not that special, what’s the big deal, other brands…blah, blah, blah.
Well yes miss lady, it actually is special and a really big damn deal because even though other brands may be inclusive…eventually, most just aren’t and don’t care to be. Cause let’s be real here, it usually takes brands years to develop dark shades because they want to see how the market does, but ostensibly because dark shades are harder to create… What??
I do a lot of foundations reviews, like…a lot. I am a self confessed foundation hoarder, and look, I don’t even care. As we …um…speak, I have no less than four foundation reviews in the pipeline that have been on pause since January and I fully plan on getting to them, but…
A couple of months ago, when I’d done the Sephora Marsala Palette review, I’d gotten into a conversion with Elizabeth I think, about eye shapes and how they affect the way you apply shadow, how long said shadow is likely to last, as well as whatever transfer may or may not happen. People have all types of eye shapes, some come in one flavour, others in a mixture.
Personally, my eye shape is a mixture of about three different types. I have deep set eyes that are almond shaped. The deep set of my eye sockets, makes shadow transfer and muddy looking colour very common. Certain brands of eye shadow like Too Faced, Coastal Scents or Tarte work best for me because they rarely transfer from my lower lid to the upper, and don’t become muddy. The almond shape and the small size of my eyes, makes liquid liner very hard to apply, and because of the height of my cheekbones, my eyes are also slightly upturned at the corners. I’ve come up, over much trial and error, with ways of making things work for me, knowing what I can and can’t do, and ways of accentuating, because I feel that my eyes are my best feature.
There are a few oils that are quite common that many people already know the benefits of. But there are still a great many others that aren’t as well known. Below we’ll be talking about just a few of the most popular choices on the market at the moment, ones that are usually included in many different high-end and luxury skin care products.
I’m oil obsessed and think that everyone should use an oil rather than a moisturiser so, we’re gonna take a look at some of the benefits you will get from using a facial oil that most likely wouldn’t get with a moisturiser by showcasing some of my favourite oils.