Latest Beauty Product Review Video

This is a long video but a good and fun one. Check out my latest vid that I filmed today to see my reviews on certain beauty products that I tried in August. Also subscribe to my channel of course if you haven’t already. 

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June/July 2019 Beauty Product Faves

Hey everyone, I haven’t done a beauty and makeup product favorite video in awhile and I miss doing them so I thought it would be fun to do a new summer product review and fave video on some of my fabulous new favorites for summer 2019 items, and possible all year round. Hope you enjoy my video and remember I have Patreon on my Youtube Channel now.

 

xoxo Carlie

 

How to get Flawless Skin for Summer in between 5 and 10 minutes

I’m writing this post as yet another collaboration with my girl Sarah aka lifewithlilred.com. If you haven’t seen our past collabs, definitely type in her name into my search bar and check us out. For my new subscribers who may not know this, she was the first girl I met when I started bombshell and we’ve been great girlfriends since then. And by the way Sarah, we must skype again soon so we can plan you coming to visit me. hehe.

Anyways, Sarah likes getting other bloggers to collab with her for certain topics. For example, this article I’m writing for her and I is about SUMMER, whether it’s makeup tips, the best places to go to the beach, travel, etc. which I think is a great idea and I think I’m going to be doing that more on my sites.

My summer topic is how to get flawless skin for Summer super quickly. For this, you will need your favorite powder foundations, a Kabuki Brush, a cream concealer, and possibly a brightening powder and a waterproof setting powder. No setting spray this time. I’ll be taking you step by step and my product recommendations for this look.

   OH ONE MORE THING, this quick way of having flawless skin isn’t only for summer. When I travel and want to do site seeing, I don’t usually want to fuss with wetting a beauty blender and applying liquid foundation and then having to set it before it creases. I safe my higher end full face makeup looks for special occasions, like if I have dinner reservations at a fancy restaurant.

Ok here we go.

First step: is to have your face washed and toned (duh) and apply a nice moisturizer that isn’t to thick and is for the day time.

Second step: Take your kabuki brush and your loose powder foundation. I love Bare Minerals loose original powder, from when Bare Minerals first launched, or their loose Matte Bare Minerals foundation powder. For my Kabuki Brush, my favorite one is also from Bare Minerals but feel free to use whatever kabuki brush you want. You can find them everywhere. I just like the Bare Minerals one because it holds the product really well because of it’s shape so you don’t have to use very much product. Open the lid to your loose foundation powder, pour a little into the lid, take your kabuki brush and swirl the product onto the brush. Tap any excess and swirl and buff the powder into your face all over. (OH AND ANOTHER REASON I LIKE BARE MINERALS, ESPECIALLY FOR SUMMER IS THAT IT HAS SUNSCREEN IN IT SO IT MAKES YOUR FACE SAFE FROM THE SUN AND FLAWLESS AT THE SAME TIME!) 

Third Step: Take your concealer and touch up any imperfections, like pimples or dark circles by dotting it right on. For this, I recommend Studio Fix Concealer by MAC. After you finish concealing, take your compact or powder puff with the powder foundation and press it into the areas where you applied the concealer. Make sure not to smear the concealer. You can use your loose foundation powder or for more coverage, I recommend Studio Fix Powder Foundation Compact from MAC. After you set the concealer, take your kabuki brush and blend in a tiny bit more of your foundation powder so everything looks seamlessly. (That’s one of the great benefits of powder foundation, even if you mess up or have to retouch during the day, it’s so much easier than having to remove half of your face or dig through your tote for liquid foundation or setting powder.) 

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Last Step: You are done making your skin look flawless for summer! I don’t recommend setting spray with the powders because if you do need to reapply throughout the day, the areas you sprayed can leave creases where it might be hard to get that flawless look. 

Here are some additional tips and tricks that you can add to this routine but it’s just optional. If your eyes still have dark circles underneath after you’ve already applied you concealer and powder, you can use a brightening powder for under your eyes. My go to is the “Secret Brightening Powder for Under Eyes,” by Laura Mercier. Also if you plan on going swimming and want to make sure your easy flawless skin look will last, I recommend the Urban Decay “All Nighter” waterproof setting powder.

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Hope you all enjoyed these tips, tricks, and short routine on how to get flawless summer skin in under ten minutes.

Upcoming products I will be reviewing soon!

This morning, I’m leaving for Boston but when I return, these are the products I plan on trying out. I’ve already tried the glosses which I’m packing in my makeup bag and I’ll probably try out the Tokyo Milk “French Marie Antoinette” lip balm and maybe the Elf primer but there’s no way I’m bringing my new Anastasia of Beverly Hills, “Alyssa Edwards” palette because I’d been waiting for it and it arrived last night and I will not risk it cracking in my bag. I’m sure I’ll have more to show and review besides what’s in the picture here. See you when I return!

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Earth Sign Bundle Makeup Look Photos from the Wet N’ Wild Zodiac Collection

As promised here is my first makeup look from the Zodiac Earth Collection. I took photos throughout the day to show the process of me applying my makeup, showing different shots and sides of my look. Also with different locations and lighting. I used everything in the picture above except the teal sparkle. And the Earth glitter lip gloss I used today is the shade, Capricorn.

Later during the day I tried the Capricorn gloss as a lip topper of my matte lipstick, “Clink” by Sugarpill Cosmetics, which you can see in the second photo above and it worked well and gave a new dimension to my lips.

This look stayed on with my setting spray lasted all day. I definitely liked the look I created and look forward to playing with different makeup looks. I definitely recommend this bundle and collection and I think all the other zodiac element sign bundles look beautiful as well.

Wet N’ Wild Zodiac Earth Sign Collection, SHOW AND TELL

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Stay tuned for me wearing a full look from this collection but I was so excited to get this from Wet n’ Wild that I wanted to do a SHOW & TELL video and post this right away. I’m a Taurus which is an Earth sign so I wanted the exclusive Zodiac Earth Collection. This collection includes six Earth eyeshadows in one compact, the Earth mega-glo highlighter bar, and three Earth sign lip glosses.

I’m definitely not a shimmery eye-shadow girl by any means but when I swatched these colors, they were so stunning with one swipe. I thought these shadows would be perfect for summer when I don’t feel like doing a full face of makeup or if it’s too hot for a heavy matte look, for a special occasion, anything. I’ll say it again, when I swatched the colors with one swipe, they all came out stunning.

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I’ve heard so many good things about this brand’s highlighters but the only one that I’ve tried and loved was the Goth-O-Graphic skull highlighter so I’m very excited to try the earth highlighter bar. The color looks beautiful and also perfect for summer. I also love the Zodiac Sign imprinted stamps on this bar. So very cute!

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The last three pieces of the Wet n’ Wild Zodiac Earth Collection are the three earth sign lip glosses, Taurus, Capricorn, and Virgo. I tried swatching them but because these are lip glosses they didn’t show up well on my hand. But on the lips, they are beautiful. These will be perfect on days that I’m not wearing a lot of makeup or if it’s too hot for matte lipstick, if is even possible, or even as lip toppers of matte lipstick.

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The last thing that I wanted to show is from the main ZODIAC COLLECTION and it’s the loose highlighting powder. I’ve never tried loose highlighter before so I’m very curious to try this out.

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I can’t wait to try out all these products. I think I will make some beautiful retro glam and summer looks with this collection. Below is my show and tell video from my youtube channel so make sure to check it out to see the makeup up close and subscribe to my youtube channel if you haven’t already. And also stay tuned to see me with a full makeup look only using products from this collection.