First Impression | NARS Sheer Glow Foundation

Life has been so crazy lately, I have had no time to post on here and I do apologize. I really need to start making more of an effort.

I had recently purchased the NARS Sheer Glow foundation and was dying to try it. I saw so many people using it on Youtube and even my manager purchased it and her skin looked flawless!

I decided to show you guys my initial reaction of the foundation in the video:

Price: $49.00

Where Can I Purchase? Narscosmetics.com, Sephora.com, Ulta.com, and anywhere else that sells Nars products.

Nars Claims: “A glowing, natural radiant finish foundation with sheer and buildable coverage that immaculately evens skin tone. Replete with skincare benefits and the NARS Complexion Brightening Formula, it leaves skin hydrated, more luminous, softer and smoother. Used daily, Sheer Glow Foundation improves the skin’s brightness and texture.” – Narscosmetics.com

Packaging: Nars always has amazing packaging, like most of their items the black top has that velvet feel to it. The glass bottle is very luxurious. The only thing is that when opened, it does not have a pump which I don’t like because I feel like you end up using more product than needed.

Consistency: I found that this foundation is lightweight but it does have a little bit of tackiness to it when applied. It felt a little sticky until I set it with a powder. It didn’t feel heavy on the skin at all when applied.

Finish: The finish was in between matte and dewy. I did set it with a powder but I loved that it didn’t look too matte. It was the perfect in between foundation!

Overall: This has become one of my favorite foundations so far. I love that it gives me full coverage but looks so natural. It is a little sticky and can take a while for it to completely dry but other than that I absolutely love the finish. It isn’t completely matte but not too dewy either. It makes my skin look very healthy! I have definitely seen a difference in my skin since using this foundation but I cannot 100 percent attribute that to the actual foundation (because I have been switching up my skincare routine as well). I have noticed my skin looking brighter and definitely more soft and smooth. I would recommend this foundation to anyone who likes a full coverage foundation but wants it to look more natural and not so cakey.

 

Have you tried this foundation? What are your thoughts?

xo, Jess

 

 

Glowy Longwear Foundation Routine

It seems like mother nature decided to skip Spring and go straight to Summer here in NY. The weather has been super hot the last few days, thankfully it has cooled down a bit but it looks like it will be hot again soon.

Since the weather was really warm the last week or so I had to change my foundation routine. I wanted something a little more fresh and glowy looking. I tried out a few different methods and this by far was my favorite. It lasted all day and made my skin look flawless!

I hope you guys enjoy this routine as much as I do, leave me any questions you have below and don’t forget to subscribe to my Youtube Channel!

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xo, Jess ♥

Lips of The Moment – Glam it up ♥

Red lipstick to me is like your go-to classy lipstick, it goes with any skin color and any occasion. I’m pretty much a lipstick hoarder, so I can tell you right now that I have several shades of the same color in different lipsticks, but this one has become one of my go-to favorite red lipsticks. I’m not a huge fan of Rihanna but I can’t lie, her partnership with M.A.C cosmetics has just been amazing. From the packaging to the actual product itself, they’re definitely must try products.

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This particular one is the Viva Glam Rihanna lipstick by M.A.C cosmetics. It is a Blue Red lipstick with a bit of frost in it, but once applied to the lips you can’t really see the frost too much.  The great thing about this lipstick besides the amazing packaging (which I will get into in just a bit) is that every cent from your purchase goes towards women, men, and children living with or affected by AIDS/HIV. Being that I lost a family member from this disease it means so much more to me that I can help out by buying something that I am passionate about as well.

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The packaging is beautiful. It is a red velvety, smooth, soft touch packaging and it contains Rihanna’s actual signature on the inside of the tube. This is a lipstick that I would for sure want to display on my vanity. It is a limited-edition lipstick so if you are interested I would suggest going out and buying it sooner than later!

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When applying red lipsticks, you always want to use a lip liner. This goes for dark lipsticks in general. My lips especially, tend to bleed a lot when applying dark lipsticks so lining them helps defeat that. With this lipstick I use my Sonia Kashuk Lip Liner. It is the perfect combination!

What is your lip of the moment and what lip products are you wanting to try?

xo, Jess ♥

California OOTD – Day 1 Pt. 1 ♥

One of my many dreams growing up has always been to visit California & eventually live there. I was finally able to make that happen last week! It was the most amazing trip I have taken in a while but one week was just not enough time. We (my boyfriend & I) stayed from Monday -Sat, so not really a full week (more like 4 days since we got in late and left early) But we got so much done! I decided to take advantage of the amazing weather and backgrounds to take OOTD pictures for you guys! The weather there was in the 60’s/70s but at night it got really chilly (and if you know me, I’m always cold!)  which is why this post will contain two parts. I actually changed my outfit at night so that will be in my next OOTD post.

This first Outfit I wore on Tuesday, which was the first day we actually got to explore beautiful California. We were staying in Long Beach, so we decided to explore this area first. We ended up driving to a nearby beach which was a little deserted but beautiful nonetheless.

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I decided to wear my Maxi dress because it was comfortable enough to walk around and stroll through the beach with, but also it covered my legs so that I wouldn’t freeze to death. okay, yes I’m exaggerating just a little bit, it wasn’t that cold, but being near the water deff. makes things a little more windy and chilly so this outfit was perfect.

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Although you can’t see it in these pictures, for makeup, I wanted to go with a bold look because my outfit was so simple. Also, I haven’t been wearing much makeup lately because of work so it was fun playing with colors! We all know my favorite lipstick of all time is this purple one from Revlon so it was a must for the first day in my dream state.

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Outfit Details:

1) Maxi Dress (Cotton OnSimilar)
2) Jean Vest (JCPenneySimilar)
3) Sandals ( had these forever, can’t remember from where 😦 )

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Makeup Details:

1) Foundation ( Makeup Forever HD Foundation)
2) Eyeshadow ( Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette)
3) Eyebrows ( Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade & Brow Wiz)
4) Blush ( Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Memorable)
5) Contour ( Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit)
6) Bronzer ( NYX Matte Bronzer)
7) Lipstick ( Revlon Colorstay Matte Lip Balm in Shameless)