Fenty Beauty Products 🌰

*Pictured above wearing SPF eyeshadow not Fenty, wearing Fenty mascara and setting powder

I purchased a box of Fenty goodies in October. I got Pro Filtr Instant Retouch Setting Powder in the shade chestnut, Full Frontal Volume, Lift & Curl mascara in Cuz I’m Black, Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Beach Bum, the Moroccan Spice Eyeshadow palette, and Total Cleans’r Remove-it-all face wash.

To start off with the setting powder I love that it easily blends into my skin. My face suddenly got too dark for my foundation from the sun so I wanted this to make my face match my current complexion with this powder. I like that the powder looks natural on and I can still see my skin underneath. It also is light enough in coverage to achieve the glass skin, dewy face look.

The Total Cleans’r Remove-it-all face wash is non-drying and fragrance free. I like to use it with other products for a double cleanse. Not much to say about it besides the fact that it is in line with Fenty’s universal one-for-all brand in that it does not irritate my skin and effectively washes my face and makeup off.

The Shimmer Skinstick in Beach Bum is orangey and peachy in color. The pigment is buildable and shimmery.

As for the Moroccan Spice palette, the eyeshadow is sheer. Its an everyday light coverage palette with subtle buildable pigment. The perk this palette has is its range of colors, it truly is a one-stop-shop for day to night looks.

This is awesome given that I got it on sale for only $29. Though I expected stronger pigment from the colors on par to Pat McGrath, I actually now appreciate this palette for daily use. I especially appreciate that Fenty included solid plain colors without glitter because many others from popular brands like Pat or Tom Ford in my experience only offer glitter shadows in palettes.

some of the glitter shadows on my mom’s arm

Pictured below is a day and night eye look only using Fenty. I am not good at makeup so I usually prefer more pigment to use one color all over my eyes. I also prefer little fall out because I frequently make mistakes and struggle to blend as my nervous Gemini energy really jumps out while doing makeup. I did experience some fall out but it is was not extreme.

The mascara is just the same as the palette light but buildable. See mascara close and eye shadow close up below. In short, all of the makeup products I tried are light and buildable and excellent for natural everyday looks.

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Fenty Review

Pat Mcgrath Labs Foundation Review

Pat McGrath Labs foundation has light-medium coverage. I purchased the foundation in shade # 17.

PROS:

I love the lightweight feel of the foundation and how natural it looks on my face. It softly blurs imperfections, but it does not completely cover them or suffocate your skin.

I love the packaging of the product in a frosted glass bottle because it looks and feels luxurious.

The quality of the product shines through in pictures because it gives the face a natural glow.

CONS:

My skin does get oily mid-day while wearing this foundation. However, my skin gets this way regardless of if I wear makeup or not. I think a mid-day powder touch-up is necessary while wearing this foundation or investment in a good shine control primer.

I recommend trying out a sample of the foundation at Sephora before purchasing to see how your skin responds. Overall, the quality shines just as with other Pat McGrath Labs products. ❤

Pat McGrath Lip Products

(Reference to the image below – right side pictures are without a filter) I’ve gotten Pat McGrath lip products: LUST: GLOSS × Twilo (Clean Coral Pink, bottom right), LUST GLOSS x Blood 2 -(medium-dark red, top right), and the BlitzTrance Trios in Ravishing Riot. All three lip products nourish my lips and that’s where their quality stands out. The glosses do not get gunky and do not create any kind of residue on my lips. I wear Twilo gloss when I teach lectures and I my lips look the same after an hour of talking. The colors are glossy yet pigmented. I have nothing negative to say, it’s as good as Fenty gloss but even better because of the shade range.

BlitzTrance Trios in Ravishing Riot pictured is the Flesh 3 lipstick from the set. The lipstick is sparkly in a subtle way and mauve colored with a touch of brown and red. The color is almost indescribable. I’ve never owned a lipstick this shade. It can almost look orangey under specific light. It’s similar to her shadows in that way because the lipstick is iridescent and unique. I look forward to trying her foundation soon too. Pat is for sure a living legend. ❤

4th of July Makeup, Dress, & Skincare

Hey all, hope you had a lovely Fourth of July! ❤ This post details the makeup, skincare, and dress I wore and used for the holiday.

The dress is from Réalisation Par, The Teale in Wild Cherry. I wanted this dress for months, and I was happy to wear it on the perfect holiday for red and blue clothes. I paired it with black van sneakers.

After pictures with makeup and final image without makeup before – This is the skincare I used:

After washing my face, I applied Glow Vitamin C and Rose Water from the brand Mamonde. My skin was super bright and alive-looking afterward. Also, my make up did not look greasy like it did in the past by the end of the night. I really love the rose water toner, I have a sample size and want to get the full-sized product. Under my eyes, I used my Kiehl’s avocado eye cream, and the face lotion I used was Kiehl’s Rosa Arctica. I also used a few drops of Dior Youth Filler plumping face serum (a more detailed review in upcoming Sephora and Glow post next). I added some Supergoop sunscreen to my neck too.

Makeup used:

I did not put on primer, because for some reason I feel like it always makes my face look oily.

I put on Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Cushion Compact with SPF 35 only on my T-zone. I followed it with Black Up bronzer below my cheekbones, on my forehead, and chin.

I used Supergoop sunscreen eyeshadow all over my lid. I added dimension on my eyes by adding shimmery brown in the crease of the eyelid and a little shimmery white with pink on the bottom half of my lid too from Pat McGrath. Then I lined my eye with Marc Jacobs gel eyeliner in the color Ice. On my cheeks and nose, I used Fenty Killawatt Girl Next Door and Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Rose Gold.

For my brows, I used Benefit Ultra-Fine Brow Defining Pencil in the color 5 and Benefit 24-HR Brow Setter Gel. I finished my eyelashes with Lancome Gandoise 40RB mascara. ❤

Favorite Lip Products

Pat McGrath palette update – in all honesty, the more I use this product the surer I am its worth it 100% lol. The quality really shines through in pictures. It does not look like her Instagram advertisements but it still has a high-quality flare. I may purchase her lip products in the future.

1.) YSL Volupte Tint-in-Lip-Balm – Hands down my favorite lip product because it’s a gloss and does not require a mirror for application. I’m the kind of person that always ends up with lipstick on my teeth. I think this lip balm is pigmented but still looks natural. Cost 34.50 euros (I also love Fenty gloss just as much)

2.) Dior Addict Lacquer Stick – The colors are very creamy and pigmented but still have luster. I have the dark fuschia color. While I love the shade, I do not think it goes well with my complexion. In the future, I’ll get the orange-red shade or rosy nude. Cost $37.00

3.) Free People Mocha Rose lip balm – It smells like hot chocolate! It’s very nourishing on the lips and feels like a sweet personal treat with each use. Cost $8.00 ☕

Review – Pat McGrath Eyeshadow

I love Pat McGrath’s brand. My mother gifted me her Mothership II: Sublime Palette as a New Year treat. The packaging is very weighted, unique, and luxurious. I love the shimmer and iridescent quality of the shadows. This palette is super pricey and I would not recommend it unless you really wanted it. I personally think MAC eyeshadow looks just as shimmery. However, if you really want to indulge and join the wave, I say go for it. I do feel special every time I use this product. The shadows have little fallout and the colors are gorgeous in person. ❤