I have recently been traveling and it has been quite a while since a post has landed on A Modern Girl Recommends site, and I was thinking what better way to get back to the basics then with a makeup haul. Before I went on holiday I had purchased some makeup from Haute Look, Birchbox and Target and there were so many great products a haul post was mandatory. I did not go too wild I had just picked up a few favorites, and some makeup that I was interested in trying so let’s get started on my Collective Makeup Haul.
The first stop on my shopping trip was a virtual shopping trip to one of my favorite beauty stores and that is Birchbox, I mean who doesn’t want to get points that end up being cash for more beauty products right. So diving right in these are the items I purchased from Birchbox.
Benefit’s Gimmie Brow was an item that I had received in my September 2015 Birchbox, and it was an instant attraction. Gimmie Brow is all about giving the wearer a precise application for creating the perfect brow, and that is exactly what it does. I have been hooked on this product since I first received it, and it has been and will be a continual repurchase. Benefit’s Gimmie Brow is available in two color options one is light/medium and the other is medium/dark. This is a gel fiber water-resistance formula, which makes it perfect for the summer season soon approaching when your best friend is water and the beach. I love how easily this product goes on, and it feels great on my brows without any sticky product being left behind.
The next item was one that I was most interested in trying and it is by the K beauty brand Ipkn, and the product is their Twinkle Lips in the color Glow Pink. Ipkn’s Twinkle Lips reacts with your body’s chemistry to give you a custom color suited just for you. This is an ultra hydrating lip balm/gloss that gives a nice high gloss finish. I like that this lipgloss/balm did not have a scent or flavor, which makes it great for those days when you just want a nice lipgloss/balm without any fruity or minty flavor.
The next item is not a makeup product entirely it just does an amazing job at helping one to remove stubborn makeup, and this is a product that was another Birchbox beauty discovery that had landed into my June 2015 box , a while ago, and it was one of those products that delivers at wiping away makeup without any difficulties, and it has been my go to beauty product for getting all my makeup off at the end of the day quickly, and the product that has been captivating me since last June is the Dr Jart + Dermaclear Micro Clear Water. It smells fresh, and after every use my skin feels like every trace of makeup is gone, and there is no struggle to remove that pesky, but addictive water-proof makeup.
The next product I purchased from Birchbox is from a brand that I have been really liking a great deal of their products recently, and the brand is MAKE, and the product I purchased is their Custom Finish Effects Matte Dew. This product is all about having the best of both worlds, makeup worlds of course one side is a mattifying gel, which helps when you are giving off a little too much extra shine and you want to tone things down a bit, and the other side is all about giving that just been kissed radiant glow. I am still playing around with this product, however so far I am seriously liking it, and it’s a must have for any girl on the go whose adventure could lead her anywhere for the day and it keeps her ready for any occasion.
The next place I had made a purchase from was Haute Look , and my attention was instantly captured by these beautiful blushes by Tarina Tarantino, and there was no debate I had to buy them. These blushes are not only stunning, but the quality and packaging is perfect. I purchased the blush palette and compact duo’s, so let’s have a look at how stunning they really are.
Tarina Tarantino |DollSkin Cheek Palette
Price $45.00 Haute Look $14.00
The first blush palette is one that I am favoring a bit more than the others. The colors are very pigmented, but they are not so pigmented where one looks like they are wearing clown makeup. These colors last pretty much all day, and you only need the smallest amount and the impact of color is gorgeous. There are a total of four colors in the Tarina Tarantino Dollskin Cheek Palette. One is a light peach color, ones a bubble gum pink color, the other is a candy powder pink color think fairy pink, and the last color in the mix is a soft mixture of an orange pink cream color. This palette is fabulous, and was a great purchase that I am absolutely happy with and I recommend.Tarina Tarantino | DollSkin Cream Blush & Pressed Sparklicity Duo – MR. Pink
Price $28.00 Haute Look $9.50
The next product that I had purchased from Haute Look was the Tarina Tarantino DollSkin Cream Blush and Pressed Sparklicity Duo in the fun-loving color Mr. Pink. The colors featured are playful and perfect for those times when you really want to get all dolled up and I love it. These colors can look a little intimidating at first, but it’s the complete opposite the colors are buildable where you can have a fresh-faced natural look or intensify it and sport a vibrant radiant bubbly pink. DollSkin Cream Blush and Pressed Sparklicity duo is both a cream blush and a sparkly powder highlighter. I do favor the cream blush more, but the sparkle side is just as nice.Tarina Tarantino | DollSkin Cream Blush & Pressed Sparklcity Duo – Coral Cameo
Price $28.00 Haute Look $9.50
And lastly, but not least the product that wrapped up my shopping day at Haute Look was another DollSkin Cream Blush and Pressed Sparklcity Duo in the color Coral Cameo by Tarina Tarantino. I love her whole collection the packaging and the colors are truly stunning and this product is no different. The consistency and pigmentation are top quality, and I love how buildable the colors are, which makes it perfect for the office and just right for an evening out on the town. The color is a true blushing pink rose, and the pressed Sparklcity is just as gorgeous and delivers a subtle, but glamorous bronze beach finish. The Coral Cameo was my favorite of the two DollSkin Cream Blush and Pressed Sparklcity Duo’s I had purchased.
And my Collective Makeup Haul continues, and this time around my shopping trip landed me at my local Target store where I picked up a couple of makeup faves.
The first item I purchased from my Target shopping trip is an absolute favorite of mine, and it has been all that I have been wearing since I first discovered them a couple of months ago, and I am talking about the NYX Liquid Suede Matte Lipsticks. If you have not tried them I highly recommend them. I had first discovered this creamy matte lipstick in my March Ipsy Bag, and what I like about these is that they actually stay put all day. Some liquid lipsticks say they do, but it more like a couple of hours and a few reapplies, but this one is perfect and it will be staying around for a while in my makeup collection. The colors that I purchased were Cherry Skies, Vintage and Soft-Spoken and these colors are great for everyday and every occasion. The colors are pigmented, and there is little to no need to reapply I have found. I also like that NYX’s Liquid Suede Matte Lipsticks give the wearer the benefits of a matte lipstick, but doesn’t leave your lips looking parched, but hydrated without the high gloss shine.
- Cherry Skies is an intense, but classic deep red.
- Vintage is a Burgundy plum brownish color that is intense and a little provocative all rolled into one.
- Soft-Spoken is a neutral pink, light rose color.
And, the next product I picked up was part of a new limited Edition collection by Sonia Kashuk, and it is her Knock Out Beauty Golden Gloves Skin Glow and I’m in love with this product. It gives skin a beautiful soft radiant glow. The consistency is like velvet and applies perfectly. It has a subtle hint of gold sparkle, but nothing intense unless you go a little wild with it, and it’s looks great on multiple skin tones. I love this product so much that I purchased an additional one to have on hand. Sonia Kashuk Knock Out Beauty Golden Gloves Skin Glow compact features a fun limited edition design that is all about inspiring the beauty diva in us all, and even greets you with the lovely message inside the compact right on the mirror reading “You’re Beautiful”.
And that was A Modern Girl Recommends first mini Collective Makeup Haul, and definitely not the last so stay tune for another real soon, and as usual all links to items mentioned within the post will be linked below. To stay connected subscribe and if you liked the post click the like button, and if you have a haul video or post definitely leave a comment and share a trail to your haul thanks again for stopping by.
Product reviewed: Collective Makeup Haul Birchbox, Haute Look & Target
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