Brands I want to try in 2019

It’s time to try something new.

Looking at back at 2018, I feel like I played it way too safe with my makeup purchases. There were so many interesting products that I wanted to try but didn’t because I decided, instead, to stick with the same brands and basic products that I always got. That made for a somewhat boring collection, where I was rotating product just for the sake of using them, but all of the products were more or less the same.

This year, I am determined to add some diversity to my collection by trying some new brands, or products thatI had been eyeing but passed up for something safe. As I mentioned earlier this month in one of Morning Makeup Musing posts, I really want to make sure that I am trying lots more indie brands this year. I will leave some space for new products from favorite brands, but I plan on trying at least ten indie brands this year, which I feel is a lot. Including the ten indie brands, every month, I am going to make sure that I include at least one brand that I’ve never tried in my monthly purchases.

Here are a few cruelty-free brands that I want to try in 2019:

  • Juvia’s Place
  • Beauty Bakerie
  • Fancy Beauty Cosmetics
  • Chaos Cosmetics
  • Melt Cosmetics
  • Kaja
  • Sydney Grace Co.
  • Persona
  • Makeup Geek Cosmetics
  • Lush Cosmetics
  • Dominique Cosmetics

Do you guys have any brands that you are interested in trying for 2019?

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Morning Makeup Musings #43

This new eyeshadow palette is really trying my resolve to buy less makeup.

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Makeup Maniac Cosmetics has released their Peanut Butter & Jealous eyeshadow palette, and guys, it’s beautiful.

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To be honest, I REALLY want this palette. It’s only $23 and the colors are perfect for fall and winter. I love the mix of olive green, mauve, burgundy with the various shades of brown. The gold in the center is the perfect shimmer color to compliment all of the other colors.

Honestly, I am probably going to get this palette, but I will wait until after I have the Warrior palette from Juvia’s Place. I think they may have similar vibes, even though the JP palette is all matte. This one is going on my “maybe” list, but it’s definitely a hard one to pass up. Hopefully, if I do decide to get it, it is still in stock. You always run the risk of actually missing out with small indie brands.

What do you guys think? Would you jump on this one, especially knowing quantities are limited?

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Morning Makeup Musings #41

Today I’m chatting about a new drugstore concealer.

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Milani Cosmetics is releasing a new concealer on January 8th. It will be $8.99 and will come in 18 shades!

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I am super excited about this release. I am still trying to find the perfect drugstore concealer to replace the Maybelline Age Rewind that I am panning (and will be done any day now). So, this is definitely going to be one of my January purchases.

What do you guys think? Is the concealer market oversaturated or are you up for trying a new one?

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Best of Beauty 2018: CoverFx Perfect Pressed Powder

As the final makeup product in my Best of Beauty 2018 product, this one really stands out to me. It was my most used product of all of them, this entire year. It’s one I think every makeup wearer should keep in their purse.

One essential product that I think every Makeup wearer needs is a good pressed powder to blot oil or touch up throughout the day. The CoverFx Perfect Pressed Powder is my all-time favorite for this.

This powder, though pressed, is ultra fine and has a soft, silky texture that perfectly smooths and mattifies the skin. Even more than the Hourglass Veil, I can always count on it to never be cakey or chalky. Using the included velour puff (or even a small face brush) the powder just goes on evenly and melts into the skin, which is perfect for mid-afternoon touchups on the go.

As the final makeup product in my Best of Beauty 2018 product, this one really stands out to me. It was my most used product of all of them, this entire year.

What was you most used makeup product of 2018?

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Best of Beauty 2018: Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Lipgloss in Beso

Less than seven days left of my 31-day countdown of my favorite cruelty-free beauty products in 2018. Today’s spot goes to a lipgloss that acts more like a lipstick.

2018 was the year of the glow for me. Contrary to the “everything matte” movement of 2017, I wanted my entire face to look healthy and dewy, including my lips. So, I found myself leaning heavily towards lipgloss year-round as my go-to lip product of choice.

Since I already mentioned one lipgloss in the Best of Beauty list, you may be asking: “Why do you have two HG lipglosses? They are lipgloss. How?” If you’ve ever tried to go into an Ulta or Sephora to ask for lipgloss, you know that you can get anything from crystal clear, to metallic gold, to iridescent blue, to solidly opaque red with plumping technology… and everything in between.

The Buxom gloss that I mentioned early on this month is a sheer rose color that slightly plumps the lips. On the other hand, the Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine in the shade Beso is a way more opaque gloss whose pigment is comparable to some of my traditional bullet lipsticks, but with tons of shine.

For most of my makeup looks and daily activities, the mauve shade of this gloss is perfect for most occasions. It’s not too bright, but not quite a nude either. I keep it in my purse as my go to if I forgot my lipstick, or if I just don’t feel like trying to decide on a color. Additionally, the wear time on this gloss is pretty good. I can definitely have it on for a few hours before having to reapply it.

What were your favorite lip glosses in 2018? Do you prefer sheer or more opaque colors?

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💜Michelle Lisette

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Best of Beauty 2018: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Vanilla Quartz

2018 was the year of great beauty discoveries for me. So instead of just doing the top 18 of 2018, I’m using the entire month of December to give you the deets on all of my favorite cruelty-free beauty products that I picked up this year. From makeup to personal care, I’ve got you! One product for each day. Today’s product gives the ultimate dewy highlight and is perfect for mid-toned complexions… not too gold and not too icy✨

2018 was the year I really got into highlighters. Of all of the single highlighters that I’ve tried, the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Vanilla Quartz has been the most natural, wet-looking highlighter (on my complexion) that I have found.

I got this highlighter as a part of the Mini Macaroons set that Becca offered this holiday season. While I enjoy the other shades, this is the one I consistently reach for. It is the perfect champagne color that looks completely natural on my skin (Opal is a bit too gold, and the other colors are rose and purple shades).

Besides the color, the texture of this highlighter is amazing. It blends gorgeously into the skin without emphasizing texture, and gives it a dewy, wet shines that makes my face look radiant and not at all metallic.

I will definitely be purchasing the full-size of this highlighter once I inevitably finish up this mini size.

What is your go-to highlighter?

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💜Michelle Lisette

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Best of Beauty 2018: Pretty Vulgar The Ink Gel Eyeliner

In the ten plus years that I have been wearing eyeliner, I’ve tried dozens of them. This one really stands out.

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Eyeliner is something dear to my heart. Before I knew how to shape my brows or began looking for the right foundation shade, I was wearing black eyeliner. For years, if I did nothing else, I was wearing eyeliner. I got so good at it that I would apply winged eyeliner on the train on my way to school (to the shock and concern of my fellow passengers… no one wants to watch a kid stab themselves in the eye on their way to work).

So, when I say an eyeliner has made my HG list, it really must be amazing because I’ve tried dozens of them. The Pretty Vulgar The Ink Gel Eyeliner in Black List, is a Holy Grail for me.

The Ink is a potted gel formula in an inkwell pot (that looks super cute on my desk btw). The gel is an ultra-black gel cream with a super smooth, easy to apply consistency. Once it quickly dries down, this liner does not budge. I know that even if the rest of my face melts off, my wings will stay in tact all day. (I will caution that it will transfer if you rub your eyes, but I don’t often do that.)

If you are looking for a good gel liner, that you apply with a brush, this is a really good one. With so much product in the pot, it will last you quite a while as well.

What is your favorite way to apply eyeliner- Pencil, liquid, gel? Let’s chat!

🎄Michelle Lisette

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