Morning Makeup Musings #93

Ciate London x Jessica Rabbit

Ciate London recently released a collection “in collaboration with” Jessica Rabbit.

I have to admit, I saw the announcements for this release a while ago, but it took me a while to settle my thoughts on it.

Here’s where I landed: I’m not interested. I do think the concept is cool. I feel like the theme is a unique one that my generation could appreciate, but the collection itself, especially the eyeshadow palette just isn’t something I need in my collection.

The colors are okay, but nothing different than I’ve seen before. The biggest detractor for me, though, was that Ciate London keeps releasing eyeshadow palettes, and everyone keeps ignoring them or saying that the quality isn’t good.

What do you guys think? Do you like Ciate London? Am I being to hard on them? Let’s chat!

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Morning Makeup Musings #92

Spray on setting powder?!

Available now from Stila is their new spray on setting powder

I’ve actually seen this product in person and I have to say, it is really interesting. The texture is ultra-finely milled to the point that it feels smooth and silky.

The reason I passed on this one is because it just seems like it would be too messy. It reminded me of when I had the Dior spray on foundation. I loved the concept, but in practice it just didn’t work for me.

What do you guys think? Would you give a spray on powder a try? Let’s chat!

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Morning Makeup Musings #91

New Skin-loving primers from First Aid Beauty

First Aid Beauty, know for their great skincare, is releasing two new primers.

One, the Ultra Repair Hyaluronic Hydrating primer, is supposed to be hydrating and healing with ingredients like hyaluronic acid (obviously) and colloidal oatmeal.

The other primer is supposed to be pore-filling and mattifying, using ingredients like silica and plant based extracts to control oil and keep skin looking matte and smooth.

First Aid Beauty is a brand I definitely want to try. As I am moving into a new phase in life, I am trying to make my beauty collection more minimal and more clean. FAB prises itself on clean beauty products. So I do think that I will be picking up one of these primers.

If I had to choose right now, it would be the hyaluronic acid option, but FAB also already has their Coconut Skin Smoothie Moisturizing Primer that could be a great option for the warmer months.

What do you guys think? Have you tried anything from First Aid Beauty? Do you like primers that double as skincare?

Let’s chat!

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Morning Makeup Musings #90

New summer palette from Tarte

Tarte has recently released their limited edition Rainforest of the Sea High Tides and Good Vibes eyeshadow palette for Spring/Summer 2019.

Looking at the palette, I think it’s a gorgeous color story for the warmer months. I like that the top left quad is warmer, everyday colors, and the rest of the palette is bright and fun. It looks really versatile.

That being said, I don’t think it’s something that has a place in my collection. Looking at the swatches, the center four shades are just too chunky. While I do like glitter shadows, I prefer them in more wearable colors.

What do you guys think about it? Are you loving the blues and pinks together for summer?

Let’s chat!

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Morning Makeup Musings #89

Special weekend edition

Welcome to the weekend edition. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to post on Thursday. So I wanted to make it up with a round up of a couple new releases that I didn’t get a chance to chat about.

Cover Fx Booster Drops

CoverFx recently released a set of four different booster drops to mix into your makeup or wear alone, each with its own skincare benefits. The four options are:

  • Mattifying: to transform your liquid products to help keep oily skin matte
    SPF: contains SPF 30 and can be worn under or over makeup
    Brightening: gently reduces discoloration and unevenness in skin tone
    Super drops: plant-based extracts nourish the skin, adding a radiant glow

Each booster is $48.

Somehow, all of these drops are appealing to me, but realistically, I won’t be picking any of them up. One thing to keep in mind with anything you mix into your foundations, is that it can affect the performance of the foundation since it’s changing its consistency. At this time, that’s just not something I want to pay $50 to expertement with.

Tarte Foundcealer

After the shameful Shape tape foundation debacle, Tarte pulled the foundation and tried relaunching the Face Tape Foundation months later. Unimpressed, a lot of people ignored the relaunch.

Soon after, Tarte announced the release of a new foundation, the Foundcealer (foundation and concealer) with a shade range that was actually acceptable.

Honestly, there are no big claims being made, and I’m okay with that. It’s said to be a vegan skincare-makeup hybrid for which you can customize the coverage level, and has a natural radiant finish. I use a couple of Tarte’s skincare products already, their Maracuja oil being a staple in my routine. So, I’m curious to see how this performs. I’d try it, definitely with a sample before I purchase it though.

What new releases have caught your attention recently? Let’s chat!

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Morning Makeup Musings #88

Brand new highlighter from Becca ✨✨

Sorry for the missed post yesterday. As a result, I’ll be doing a weekend edition to make up for it.

In beauty news…

Becca is releasing their new Pearl Glow highlighter soon, and it looks gorgeous 😍

I love the pink/champagne color. It’s definitely my ideal shade as opposed to gold-based highlighters 🙅🏾‍♀️. Looking at the new packaging and design on the highlighter itself, I’m wondering if it’ll be a new formula or if it will be a part of a larger spring/summer themed collection.

That being said, I’m going to pass on this one. As much as I love Becca highlighters, $38 (the usual price for a full-size) is a lot and I’m not sure that I can justify that when I already have so many highlighters in my collection. Plus, I’ve been more into cream products lately. So I’ll don’t think purchasing this one would make sense for me.

What are your thoughts? What’s your favorite highlighter?

☕️Michelle Lisette

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