12/28/16

Becca Cosmetics Champagne Splits


Becca Cosmetics teamed up with Jaclyn Hill who is a beauty and youtube guru to create one of the best highlighters in the makeup industry. The highlighter was so popular they created an entire champagne collection. Included in this collection is pictured above called Champagne Splits. The packaging for these products are amazing with the silver pan edged with gold lining on the outside.  It is a combination of a highlighter and mineral blush. Jaclyn Hill in collaboration with Becca Cosmetics created the highlighters in both split pans shown above. The blushes are Becca Cosmetics already formulated mineral blushes that are super pigmented and blend beautifully.

12/20/16

Kylie Cosmetics Holiday Collection



 The Kylie Cosmetics Holiday Collection is here and is just as fabulous as you can imagine. The holiday collection is created in all silver packaging and contains diamond powder in each and every product. Pictured above is the Merry Collection with a few extra items. She created different bundles for customers who want some items but not the entire collection. The collection includes a makeup bag, an eyeshadow palette, a mini lip kit, cream eyeshadows, a lip kit, a metallic lipstick, a gloss, and a metallic gloss and liquid lipstick quad. Below contains more information about each item. 

12/14/16

Drugstore Foundations


Good foundations are not only found at Sephora or Ulta, the local drugstore has some pretty amazing foundations as well. Although finding your perfect shade can be tricky, the drugstore has stepped up their makeup game. My top three drugstore foundations are pictured above. Two of the foundations have a matte finish and one has a more dewy finish. All three of these foundations are completely affordable and can be found at Walgreens, CVS, Walmart and Target. More information about each foundation is listed below. 

12/6/16

L'OREAL Revitalift Bright Reveal Peel Pads


The Revitalift Bright Reveal Peel Pads are an anti-wrinkle and brightening treatment that is affordable. The pads are used as a daily peel to resurface dull, uneven and rough texture to reveal youthful skin. It contains Glycolic Acid to bright and even out skin tone and texture. The pads instantly peel away any debris and dullness and leaves you with smooth skin immediately.  You can use this product every night over cleansed skin. Using peel pads can make the new skin sensitive to the sunlight so be sure to use an SPF before any contact with the sun. This product is definitely worth every penny in my opinion you will not be disappointed. It can be purchased at Ulta, Walgreens, CVS and Walmart. 

11/29/16

Concealers


Concealers are extremely important in anyone's makeup routine. Concealers are used to conceal any dark spots, blemishes, or discoloration. They are also used to highlight the face in different areas such as the middle of the forehead, bridge of the nose, and chin. I use concealers to correct the dark circles underneath my eyes as well as to highlight the faee. If you have problems with makeup creasing underneath the eyes these concealers pictured above would be perfect for you because they have a thinner consistency rather than a cream concealer. My four favorite concealers are pictured above.

11/24/16

Viseart Theory Palettes


The Viseart Theory Palettes are three individual eyeshadow palettes containing six eyeshadows. Each palette contains three matte shades and three shimmer shades. Viseart shadows are so smooth and easy to blend with loads of pigment. Each palette has corresponding shades for you to create a cohesive look. They are very versatile and many different looks are achievable with these palettes. From the left, Theory Palette I Cashmere contains a vanilla shade, a light cool tone brown, and a dark cool tone brown. The shimmers in this palette are a light champagne color, a tan shimmer, and cool tone taupe shimmer. The middle palette is the Theory II Minx palette which contains a light matte peach shade, a matte warm tone brown, and a deeper warm tone brown. The shimmers in this palette are a tan shimmer shade, a copper simmer, and a burgundy shimmer. The last palette on the right is the Theory III Chroma. The matte shades are a pale white shade, a cool tone gray shade, and a black shade. The three shimmers are a soft gray, a gunmetal gray, and a deep charcoal shade. These palettes are higher in price but the pigmentation and buttery texture is definitely worth it in my opinion. These palettes can be found online at sephora.com and beautylish.com

11/21/16

Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette


The Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette is my personal favorite contour palette on the market. The shades range from light to medium to dark so any skin tone will be able to use this palette. The top row of shades are matte highlight shades. The highlight shades are used on the tops of the cheeks bones, to set the under eye, center of the forehead, and bridge of the nose.

11/17/16

Holiday Gift Set Part Two


Another amazing holiday collection by Sephora has hit stores and its called Sephora Favorites Extravagant Eyes. This collection focuses on the hottest products for your eyes. The total value of this box is $134 but it is sold for $42 which means you get a lot of items for your money. The Extravagant Eyes box will help you branch out of your eye makeup routine and will help you test out some amazing products you might not have thought to try before.

11/13/16

Holiday Gift Set Part One



Sephora Favorites Trending: Beauty's Most Coveted is an amazing gift set that Sephora puts together for the Holidays. The value of the box is $219 but retails for $75 which is incredible. This specific box includes Sephora's best selling products. The products range from full size to deluxe sample and mini sample sizes. Including in the box is a range of products from skin care, face, eye and lip products. Most importantly if you have been wanting to try a bunch of new products, these Sephora Favorites boxes are the perfect way to help you decide if you like certain products or not without committing to buying the full size.

11/9/16

Bombshell Beauty Bath Cosmetics


Bombshell Beauty Bath Cosmetics is a local bath cosmetics company located in Rayne, Louisiana. They sell a wide variety of bath cosmetics including bath bombs, bath dust, bubble bars, jelly soap, body lotion, body butter, exfoliators, bath soaks and so much more! They even have headache rescue bath soak which is a natural way to help relieve headaches as well as a sinus soak that will help you with your sinuses. Every product smells absolutely amazing and leaves your skin feeling silky smooth. I personally have sensitive skin and these products do not irritate my skin at all. The bath bombs come in different shapes and sizes.

11/6/16

Cleansers for All Skin Types


Cleansers are a vital part of everyone's skin care regimen. Cleansing the skin should be the first thing you do after removing your makeup. Cleansers target specific skin types whether you are oily, dry, sensitive or combination. The cleansers pictured above are for all skin types. 

11/2/16

Micellar Cleansing Waters


Micellar Cleansing Waters are cleansers that do not need to be rinsed off. They make removing makeup and debris quick and easy. For both micellar waters you would need to apply the water to a cotton pad and apply to the face.
 The Garner Micellar Cleansing Water is powerful yet gentle to the skin. Like a magnet the micelles capture and lift away dirt, oil, and makeup without harsh rubbing. It leaves the skin clean, hydrated and refreshed without over-drying. 
The Simple Micellar Cleansing Water is made with natural ingredients such as Vitamin B3 and C, and triple purified water to remove contaminants. It removes makeup, dirt, impurities and unclogs pores. I use micellar water to remove makeup before I use a regular cleanser. These micellar waters can be found at your local drugstore or on ulta.com

10/30/16

The Master Palette by Mario


Mario Dedivanovic is one of the most world renowned makeup artists. He has worked on many celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Gabrielle Union, Demi Lovato, and Shay Mitchell to name a few. He even puts on an amazing class where he teaches people his techniques. He teamed up with Anastasia Beverly Hills to create one of the most beautiful palettes I have ever used.

10/25/16

10/23/16

Copper Eye and Vampy Lip

      

Face Products Used:

 Make Up Forever Hydrating Primer
 Make Up Forever Ultra HD Foundation
 Tarte Shape Tape Concealer
 Laura Mercier Translucent Powder
 Benefit Hula Bronzer
 Becca Cosmetics Flower Child Blush

Eye Products Used:

 Urban Decay Primer Potion
Morphe 35O Palette
  Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
   Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer


 Lip Products Used:

    Kylie Cosmetics Leo Liquid Lip
   Kylie Cosmetics Leo Lip Liner

10/19/16

High End Foundations


Trying to find the right foundation for your skin can be very difficult.  You have to ask yourself various questions such as light, medium or full coverage, and whether you would like to have a matte or dewy finish. My favorite foundations are shown above because they all do different things. 

10/16/16

Glowing Skin


Highlighting and dewy skin are everything right now! Everyone wants their skin to look like its glowing from within and there are many products to help you achieve that look. Liquid highlights such as the new Cover Fx drops can be used to mix in with your foundation to give your skin a healthy glow all over the face. Cream highlights such as Benefit's Watts Up can be used on the high points of the face before any powder is applied. Lastly powder highlighters can be used on top of cream highlighters to set the cream or can stand alone over foundation on the tops of the cheek bones, chin, cupids bow, bridge of the nose and forehead. Some of my favorite highlighters are listed below. These highlighters can be found at Sephora and Ulta stores as well as online at sephora.com and ulta.com

10/12/16

Skull Makeup


Products Used:

Maybelline Matte and Poreless Foundation
Laura Mercier Translucent Powder
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pencil
Tarte x Styled By Hrush Palette (Cheeky)
Kat Von D Monarch Eyeshadow Palette (Wrath (black eyeshadow) and Papilio (dark brown))
Kylie Cosmetics The Bronze Palette (Citrine) (orange eyeshadow)
Charlotte Tilbury Rock 'N' Kohl Eye Pencil
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

10/9/16

Artis Brushes



Artis brushes are new game changers in the makeup industry. The oddly shaped brushes blend out liquid, cream and powder flawlessly. The technique used to apply products with these brushes is vastly different than your typical brush. These brushes were made to apply products directly on to your own skin, unlike other brushes which were made to apply products on others. The microfiber bristles smooth foundation, eyeliner or lipsticks with ease. When using an Artis brush, you should use windshield wiper motions rather than buffing in a circle. Although the price of these brushes are high, they do not soak up product like a beauty blender. A little foundation goes a long way with these brushes. The microfiber bristles are best cleaned with the microfiber cloth and gel without any water. The more you spend on these brushes the less you spend on foundation. The Artis brushes can be found online at artisbrushes.com

10/6/16

L'OREAL Pure Clay Masks


L'OREAL's new pure clay masks are hidden gems at the drugstore. Each clay mask targets specific needs and they actually work. The red clay mask is to exfoliate and refine, the charcoal mask is used to detox and brighten, and the eucalyptus mask is used to mattify and purify. The masks leave your skin feeling clean and clear in only ten minutes. These masks can be found at any drugstore such as Walgreens, CVS, Walmart, Target etc.

10/2/16

Kyshadow


Kylie Cosmetics has come out with an eyeshadow palette! The palette is called the bronze palette and the packaging is just as beautiful as all of her packaging. Included in the palette is seven matte shades and two shimmers. Kylie Jenner normally keeps her eye looks pretty neutral, which comes through in this palette. If you do not like warm toned shadows, then this is not the palette for you. The palette contains different shades of brown, one black shade and an orange shade. Orange eyeshadows are used to make other colors pop a little extra. The black shade is not too pigmented, which means it would need to be applied multiple times. The shimmers are more subtle for an overall sheen. Overall I think this palette is great for people who love warm toned eyeshadows, and prefer more natural looks. The eyeshadow palette can be found at kyliecosmetics.com

9/29/16

Rose Gold Glam


   Products Used:                 Brushes Used:

                   Face:                                      Face Brushes:
Dr. Brandt Pores No More Primer              Artis Brush Oval 8
    Dior Airflash Foundation                                Morphe R1
 Tart Shape Tape Concealer                                Morphe R2
Laura Mercier Translucent Powder                    Morphe R7
       Benefit Hula Bronzer                                      Morphe E4
Becca Cosmetics Flower Child Blush                 Nars Ita
                   Eyes:                                      Eye Brushes:
  Urban Decay Primer Potion                            Morphe R35
  Makeup Geek Peach Smoothie                      Morphe E22
   Makeup Geek Creme Brûlée                          Morphe E13
    Morphe Caffé Macchiato                              Sigma E15
   Makeup Geek Cocoa Bear
  Makeup Geek Grandstand
  Benefit They're Real Mascara
     Ardell Natural Lashes
                   Lips:
Kylie Cosmetics Ginger Lip Liner
 Kylie Cosmetics Ginger Lipstick









9/25/16

Morphe Brushes


Morphe Brushes is an affordable makeup line that makes some incredible products. The brushes are high quality with very soft bristles, and make applying and blending makeup easy. The handle finishes of the brushes vary depending on what you like and what type of brush you need. They have different collections of brushes including the rose gold collection pictured above, the elite II collection, and the gunmetal collection to name a few.  Morphe sells much more than brushes. They create amazing eyeshadow and blush palettes. Everything from the brushes to palettes is affordable. The brushes can be found at morphebrushes.com

Pictured Above:

R1
R2
R0
R37
R4
R7
R42
R35

9/22/16

Welcome To My Beauty and Lifestyle Blog!

Hi everyone and welcome to my beauty and lifestyle blog! I would like to start by giving a little background about myself. My name is Mayme Brown and I am a recent graduate from LSU in Nutrition, Health and Society. I am a former collegiate athlete in both volleyball and track and field. Skincare and makeup have always been my passion and I will be attending Aveda Institute to follow my dream of becoming an Esthetician. I have learned many tips and tricks over the years and hope that you will learn some things as well. I will be discussing many products and how to achieve different types of makeup looks, as well as many other things. I am so excited to start this new journey and hope that all of you will enjoy each and every post. Be sure to check the blog for new posts twice a week!