What’s in my Make-up Bag? : 2018 Update

I know I normally only post about one product but there is a few I want to share to get up to date again.

FIRST,

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Shadow Palette. I know I’m late to the game here but this palette actually changed my life. I’m sure you’re thinking yeah yeah another shadow palette. I would trade every shadow palette I have for this one. I will never use another make-up palette if I can help it. They are INSANELY pigmented. I have to use the tiniest bit of product to do my shadow everyday. These colors are perfect for brown eyes, but they would look amazing on any eyes. The colors are cohesive but different enough to make so many different looks.

NEXT,

The perfect pink lipstick. Finding a pink lipstick that has the perfect undertones to not make my teeth look yellow is so hard (a continual struggle). The formula is so creamy but is matte which I love. I have a few retro matte lipsticks that dry my lips out SO BAD, but this formula is a lot more moisturizing. (it’s called REALLY ME if the link doesn’t pull the correct color).

FINALLY,

The biggest game changer of all. Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder!! Wow. I apply this under my eyes and in my T Zone in the morning with a damp beauty blender and it lasts ALL DAY. I don’t get oil break through as the day goes on and it gives my skin a flawless smooth look. This is definitely busy body approved because I will go hours without looking at myself in the mirror and I don’t get scared when I finally see my reflection.

I want to finish off this post by talking a little bit about the New Year. There are so many resolutions to choose from, but this year the one that I chose is to conquer my fears. To be brave. To take every opportunity that presents itself. I’ve been debating jumping out of a plane, but we’ll see if it actually happens. You don’t have to wait until a New Year to change. You have the power to change at any time. To take the world by storm and make it your own. My story is TO BE CONTINUED…

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Xx, Kennah

What’s in my Make-up Bag? : Morphe Brushes

A good make-up brush is just as important as the quality of make-up you’re using to create the perfect blended look. I noticed my shadows were looking a bit muddy not because of the make-up but because of the brushes I was using to apply. I’ve heard amazing things about Sigma and Morphe Brushes. I decided to order a Morphe Brush Set to give me a little bit of everything to try out. I picked a natural hair set and it has made the biggest difference especially with my shadows. The brushes I was using before were synthetic and very flimsy. Morphe’s brushes are soft enough to blend and firm enough to keep my colors separated and clean. They’re high quality especially for how inexpensive they are and super cute! The set came with a travel snap case which has been great for traveling and keeping them clean! I was a little worried that the bristles were all white, but they’ve cleaned up easily and look brand new after washing!

The set I ordered was the 10 Piece Deluxe Set with Ostrich Skin Snap Case and below is a list of the brushes it included.

Flat Bronzer Brush 6 1/2″
Angle Blush Brush 7 1/4″
Soft Fan Brush 6 3/4″
Eye Shadow Fluff Brush 6 1/2″
Precision Eye Shadow Brush 6 1/2″
Blending Brush 6 1/2″
Crease Blender Brush 6 1/2″
Smudge Brush 6″
Crease Brush 6″
Bullet Crease Brush 5 1/2″

The Eye Shadow Fluff Brush, Precision Eye Shadow Brush, blending brush, crease blender brush, and crease brush have been my favorite and most used for sure but all are amazing!

Xx, Kennah

 

What’s in my Make-up Bag? : tarteist PRO

If you’ve read my blog before, you know I LOVE Tarte products, specifically their eyeshadows! When I heard about their tarteist PRO palette I had to have it. It’s not much more cost wise than their other tartelette palettes that only have 12 colors and this one has 20! Every single color is amazing. There are 16 ultra-pigmented matte colors and 4 iridescent luster shades that have a micro-shimmer (NOT a glitter that falls all over your face, which I LOVE). You really can create endless looks with this palette because it has a mix of mild and bold colors. They say it is perfect for all skill levels and they’re not kidding. Like all Tarte shadows you don’t need a primer because it is made with amazonian clay. They blend so seamlessly it takes very little man power to get them exactly how you want them. I’ve really been surprised at how much I use the MOD color. It was very out of my element (or so I thought) but it gives the best warm pop to my eyes. This palette is right on trend with all the colors and looks that are big right now! I also love the luster shades (on the right), they are the perfect shimmery accent. I love to use the color trendy on my bottom liner or glam on the inner corners of my eyes. (BONUS: this formula is Paraben and Phthalate free! Tarte also doesn’t test on animals!) As if you needed any more reason to love this brand.

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Available for Purchase: www.tartecosmetics/com/PROamazonianclaypalette

Xx, Kennah

What’s in my Make-up Bag? : Tartelette Palette

My all-time favorite go to palette is Tarte’s Tartelette Amazonian Clay matte palette. I love this palette because all the colors are usable and it’s not one you buy just for a few of the colors because they’re all amazing! This palette is perfect for brown eyes because it has subtle hues of purple, but is beautiful on anyone (just look at Tammy Hembrow). These colors stay all day and you don’t need a primer because it is amazonian clay. With the variety of colors you can create a chic daytime champagne colored day time look or a sultry night time look. 607-alt-3

Available for Purchase: www.tartecosmetics.com/tartelette

Xx, Kennah

Beauty Tip: How to Clean Make-Up Brushes

Cleaning your make-up brushes is everyone’s least favorite part about make-up. I’ve tried a few different methods and this is the one I’ve found to get even my dirtiest brushes the cleanest. It’s also the easiest way I’ve found to keep your brushes like-new. I use the SIGMA SPA® BRUSH CLEANING MAT along with Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo. The mat sticks right to the bottom of your sink and has 7 patented textures perfect for cleaning eye and face brushes. I start by wetting my brushes with warm water and putting the baby soap directly on the mat. I swirl and wipe my brushes back and forth, rinsing and repeating until my bubbles are white. I lay my brushes on a wash cloth to dry after I’ve fixed their forming and hang the mat over my towel bar to dry. Could this seriously get any easier? I LOVE this mat.

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Available for Purchase: www.sigmabeauty.com

Xx, Kennah