Current Bronzers In My Rotation

I know it may seem like brown girls don’t need bronzer, but I am here to tell you that we do! I’m using “need” loosely, but I personally feel like bronzers really help complete any look. If you wear foundation (especially medium to full coverage), bronzers help add that dimension and warmth back to your face so that it doesn’t look like you are wearing a mask. If you want to the bronzers that have been in heavy rotation for the past few months, keep reading!

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The Fab 5: Highlighters

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Although it’s the end of summer, I still wanted to get this post done for those of you who like to glow year round like I do! To date, my highlighter post from last year is one of my most popular posts on this blog, so I figured you all would like to see an updated one. Today’s Fab 5 will feature my favorite 5 (ish) highlighters right now! If you want to hear me ramble about them, check out the video below! Keep scrolling below that if you want to see swatches of all the highlighters mentioned!

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The Fab 5: Spring Blush

I’m sure you all have noticed that I LOVE blush! It’s one of those makeup products that I can buy over and over and still justify it to myself because they are slightly different, lol. Anyway, I rounded up the 5 blushes that I’m loving for the Spring and made a video about them. Check out the video above and keep scrolling down for side by side swatches!

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Face of the Day: Dinner & A Movie

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It’s been a minute since my last face of the day post, but not for a lack of trying. Every time I try to take pictures for this type of post, they never come out well. Blame it on my poor photography skills, but I’m working on it. Anyway, this was my smokey eye makeup look for dinner and movies with my husband the other night. I like how it turned out because it wasn’t over the top, but still was a bit different from my everyday makeup. Keep reading to find out the products I used to get this look!

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Tarte Off the Cuff Blush Palette Review

DSC01296-impToday’s post is featuring another holiday gift set, the Tarte Off the Cuff Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush Palette. I really wish these companies would stick to a 3 word maximum on the names of their products! Anyway, this palette features 4 almost full size blushes and 1 bronzer (a normal blush size is 0.2 oz, the blushes and bronzer in this palette are 0.158 oz). This set also comes with a cuff bracelet. Keep reading for my thoughts and swatches!

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Brown Girl Friendly Bronzers

Top Row L-R: Tarte Hotel Heiress, Covergirl Queen Ebony Bronze, Sleek Medium Contour Kit Bottom Row L-R: Cargo Dark, Sonia Kashuk Rich Bronze
Top Row L-R: Tarte Hotel Heiress, Covergirl Queen Ebony Bronze, Sleek Medium Contour Kit
Bottom Row L-R: Cargo Dark, Sonia Kashuk Rich Bronze

Bronzers are one of those makeup items that seem like they wouldn’t work for darker skinned complexions. However, if the right shade is chosen, a bronzer can help bring warmth and dimension to the face that is sometimes taken away by foundation. In today’s installation of my Highlighter/Bronzer series, I wanted to show you some that will work for ladies with a similar skin tone to mine.

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Everyday Eyes + Bright Lips = Fabulous!

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I love bright lipstick! Everytime I wear something bright on my lips, I feel happier and more pretty! I know, lame but true. Today’s look is showcasing Candy Yum Yum by MAC. This look can be done with any lip color, but I really wanted to show just how wearable CYY can be. Keep reading for more pictures and a video tutorial!

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Easy Brown Smokey Eye

I really like brown smokey eyes! They are simple, sultry, and appropriate for day or night. Also, you can wear pretty much any lip color you want with a brown smokey eye. Keep reading for more pictures and a video on how I got this look.

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