Hi ladies! 

I’ve done many posts on great foundations , which I’ve tried many , and I do have my favorites. I’ve had a few emails asking me about dry skin & big pore size, and I want to say that as I am a Makeup forever fan, with many of you asking about the best foundation for hiding those imperfections, I truly advise Mac studio fix fluid foundation. The reason for this is because I’ve been to many Mac makeup instructional classes, and this foundation is huge for imperfections such as enlarged pores, and dryness. It’s more of a thicker foundation which hides imperfections better, especially primed before with prep & prime.  

 You can walk into any Mac cosmetic store, and they will simply match your skin tone & type to the foundation that is best for you. It does dry to a matte- finish , which gives the illusion of flawless skin. It truly is a remarkable foundation, and comes in approximately 38 different shades. If your skin is on the oily side, you may experience some shininess through out the day. The silicone formula offers great imperfection coverage and also has the blur effect built in.( I’ve done another post recently on blurring). Make sure when using it, you get it blended well with a beauty blender, and add a bit of water to your beauty blender to get that dewy effect. It can do wonders for your skin.  

 

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Hi ladies! 

Do you ever find yourself running out of your favorite eyecolor, and finding out later when you go pick up the same color, they are sold out of they have even discontinued the color? That has happened to me more times than I can count. I rarely use single color compacts for my eyes for that reason. It seems everytime I start loving a color, they end up finding a reason to no longer make it. I since have started using good brand eye palettes , because the likelihood of a popular palette going extinct is rare, with rising popularity, such as the amazing Mac warm eye pallet. Warm colors look amazing on any eye color , whether you have super dark eyes, or lighter color eyes. The great component about this palette, is that it is easy to travel with, and I can’t get enough of the colors. If I run low on the palette, I just find myself purchasing another. If you think of the price point of some single compact eye shadows being around 24.00, paying a higher price for an eye palette isn’t so bad, considering you can get up to six to eight different colors in one. Palettes are the way to go these days when getting more for your money. I know some single compact brands selling their one single color for up to 48.00. That can be quite expensive considering your only getting one color, and that only last you for so long when using it everyday. Mac cosmetics has great quality makeup, and the makeup doesn’t wear off quickly like some brands do. This is ultimately one of my favorites, and if any of you are considering purchasing a palette, check out Mac’s warm palette. The colors will not disappoint.  

 

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Ive seen so much in the ” beauty media” , so to say about all the contouring going on. Anastasia has some amazing contouring kits out as well as other great brands. The other day when I was out if town, I had to stop by Mac , and picked up some concealer sticks. These sticks are used for concealer, but if you buy other colors , you can also contour with them. When contouring , you always want to go one shade lighter than your foundation, and one shade darker than your foundation also. The darker color is aimagepplied to the areas that you want to make smaller, and the lighter color is used for the highlighting areas that you want to bring forward. When contouring, it’s always important to know where you want definition. Someone with more of a bridge in their nose, may want to conceal that bridge with a darker color. Always pick the right shade too, because if not you can instantly leave the house looking like a bit of a clown. Lighting is important when applying concealer also. Contouring is tricky if you aren’t use to how to do it. Taking a quick video and learning from that could be helpful. Blending when contouring is very important. Blending well is key , because it needs to look natural in all areas. Mac cosmetics sells amazing contour sticks, and Mac also offers free makeup sessions, to where they will sit you down and show you the right ways to contour. Everyone’s facial structure is different, and the key is to accent your best features, and downplay the ones your not so fond of. Try it out! They are great!

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Happy Monday ladies!

Hope you’re all off to a great week. I wanted to share a beautiful nail color that is super sexy. Most dark colors I wear during the fall and winter, and I go lighter in the warmer seasons, but this color would still look great on toes for the summer. MAC Cosmetics carries gorgeous colors, and when I was at the MAC store, I had to pick this up. Dark colors really do have an edge to them, but in a great way. Being a brunette, dark colors accent well on me, and with the right pairing of an outfit, it will look great on anyone!

Xoxo -Melissa

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Hi ladies!

I always tell you when I find an amazing product… Well, I love the MAC Deep Sea Nail Laquer. It looks exactly like the deep sea. It has a blue-ish tint to it and is the most beautiful color. I have seen this on a friend;s toes about a month ago and I couldn’t believe how gorgeous it was. I saw it again this week on another girl, and she told me the name of it. It is even more beautiful in person. Check it out!

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