May Beauty Favorites

Spring is coming to an end and Summer is right around the corner! At least that’s what the calendar will have you believe.  Personally, we’ve been carting our umbrellas around every day.  Not that a little rain (a crap ton actually) has stopped us from adding a little bit of spring into our make up game!  Pictured above are some of our current favorites.

The cushion compact foundation had already been a big trend in Korea before taking off here in the US.  The L’oreal True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation ($16.99, Ulta) is a great drug store option.  It offers light to medium coverage with the option to build it up for those not so great skin days.  The finish is luminous, but not oily.  Although, I find it works better for me if I set my t-zone afterwards, but I lean towards the oilier side.  You girls with normal to dry skin may not have to.  Now I didn’t really care for the sponge applicator so I’ve been applying this with my trusty Real Techniques expert face brush and it works great.  Of course that very well could’ve been a user error.

The next product up on the menu is Wet n Wild’s limited edition Mega Glo Highlighting Powder($3.99, Walgreens). I questioned even putting this on the list because it is currently sold out, but if there is ever a chance that you come across this product I would definitely  recommend picking it up. This highlighter is high quality with a drugstore price tag.  Applying it is super quick because it literally takes a couple swipes with makeup brush and you have enough pigmentation to last for hours. It also gives you just the right amount of shimmer, without any of the glitter or sparkles that  are way too common in other highlighting products.

For you nail polish junkies I have something you may want to add to your collection.  I received this Ella + Mila Bon Bon nail polish in the color Pistache  ($10.50, Boxycharm.com) in my May Boxycharm box.  I love the color of this polish!  If ever there was a color that screamed spring this is it. It’s the perfect light sea foam green that was missing in your pastel line up.  I must say I first found the application to be pretty average.  The first layer went on a little streaky, but it was easy to layer and overall the final effect was pretty good.  Another plus is that it surprisingly fast drying and so far I’ve had this bad boy on my toes for a week with zero chips as of yet!

We have to admit that this next recommendation wasn’t a discovery of ours.  We first heard about the Mac Kohl eye liner in Costa Riche ($16.50, MAC Cosmetics) from YouTube’s Kathleenlights.  You may or may not have heard from her.  She’s not that well known;)  The bronzey chocolate eye liner makes for a great summer eye liner because it makes your eyes pop without the intensity of a black eye liner that may be too much effort for just a casual summer evening hanging out with friends.  Kathleen swears by it because it makes her green eyes pop, but we find it doesn’t look half bad on us brown-eyed gals!

Lastly in this post, but not in our hearts is the new reformulated Make Up Geek blush ($15.00, Boxycharm.com, Makeupgeek.com).  Pictured above is the shade XOXO.  This was my favorite item from May’s Boxycharm box.  The formula is incredibly pigmented and smooth.  And by pigmented I mean I barely swirled the brush into the product, tapped several times, and STILL had more than enough product for both cheeks.  The formula is one of the best, if not the best I’ve ever had the pleasure of owning. We seriously can’t wait to get our hands on more shades!

Thanks for reading and please comment below with what products you’ve been having a spring fling with this year!

 

 

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