Best of Beauty 2014

Once again a year has come and gone. I know this may be about a week late but trying to gather up your favorite products of the year can take a while. This year I had a ton of amazing products that I couldn’t stop using! I hope you guys enjoy this video, it’s a bit longer than my others but totally worth it! Let me know what your favorite products of 2014 were!

PRODUCTS MENTIONED:

FOUNDATIONS:
♥ Sonia Kashuk Perfecting Luminous Foundation (Camel 06)
♥ Bare Minerals Bareskin Foundation (Bare Espresso)
♥ Makeup Forever HD Foundation (Caramel 170)
♥ Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (4C3 Soft Tan)
♥ Covergirl Trublend Foundation (D4)
♥ Chanel Lumiere Foundation (64 Beige Ambre)
♥ Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluid Foundation (Praline)

CONCEALERS:
♥ M.A.C Prolongwear Concealer (NW30)
♥ Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer (Medium/Deep)

BRONZERS:
♥ NYX Matte Bronzer (Deep Tan)
♥ Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Bronzer (Goddess)
♥ M.A.C Mineralize SkinFinish Bronzer (Cheeky Bronze)
♥ Cover FX Bronzer (Sunset)

EYEBROWS:
♥ Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade
♥ Kelley Baker Brows Powder
♥ Benefit Gimme Brow Brow Gel (Medium/Dark)

Highlight:
♥ Too Faced Candlelight Highlighter
♥ The Balm Mary Loumanizer
♥ Becca (Opal)

BLUSH:
♥ M.A.C Prolongwear Blush (Eternal Sun)
♥ M.A.C Prolongwear Blush (Stubborn)
♥ Korres Zea Mays Blush (21.Rose)

LIPS:
♥ Lime Crime Velveteen (Salem)
♥ Too Faced Melted Lip ( Melted Fig & Melted Nude)
♥ Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm (Shameless)
♥ M.A.C Cremesheen Lipstick (Pure Zen)

MASCARA:
♥ Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara
♥ Tarte Gifted Amazonian Clay Mascara

xo, Jess ♥

Holiday Makeup + Update ♥

Hellooooo,

I am so sorry for being gone for so long! If you watch my video you will know why I’ve been missing for the past month. I missed blogging and making my beauty videos so much and I’m so excited and so motivated to begin again. I wasn’t able to upload a video before christmas so I decided to film this holiday look in case you guys wanted to try it out for New Years Eve ( I know it looks more like a Christmas look, sorry!). I am making a vow to stay more consistent with my blog and videos because in order for me to make them successful, I have to continue to give you guys content, so definitely stay tuned for more consistent posts!

I hope you guys had an amazing Christmas (or whatever holiday you celebrate) and of course I wish you guys the best new year! I will probably have a post or two before Jan 1st so I will see you then!

If you enjoy my video, please make sure to subscribe to my Youtube Channel so you can stay up to day and of course don’t forget to share with your friends and family! Love you all and thank you so much for sticking with me through my little hiatus.

PRODUCTS USED:

♥ M.A.C Paint Pot (Painterly)
♥ NYX Jumbo Pencil (Black Bean)
♥ Urban Decay Vice Palette (Angel, Last Sin, Revolver, Lucky)
♥ M.A.C Eyeshadow (Soft Brown, Naked Lunch)
♥ Too Faced Glitter Glue
♥ M.A.C Pigment
♥ Bobbi Brown Longwear Gel Eyeliner (Black)
♥ NYX Liquid Crystal Liner (Gold)
♥ Benefit They’re Real Mascara
♥ Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencil (Perversion)
♥ Garner Skin Renew Anti-Dark Circle Roller
♥ Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluid (Praline)
♥ Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer (Medium-Deep)
♥ M.A.C Prep + Prime Highlighter (Bright Forecast)
♥ Cover FX Bronzer
♥ M.A.C Mineralize Skinfinish (Cheeky Bronze)
♥ Korres Zea Mays Blush (21 Rose)
♥ Chanel Precision Lip Definer
♥ M.A.C Lipstick (Diva)
♥ M.A.C Fix +

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xo, Jess♥

Current Favorites | August 2014 ♥

For the month of August I didn’t really have much favorites and of course I waited too long to film my monthly favorites. Instead, I decided to make a current favorites video including some of my most used products in recent weeks.

current faves

Watch the video to see why these are my current favorites! …What were your favorites for August?

Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation : Review ♥

When I think of Chanel the first thing that comes to mind is Glamour, Chic, Classic. I’ve heard so many great things about Chanel and their cosmetics line but the price point was a little scary for me. Finally, I decided to treat myself for my birthday and splurged on this foundation. I was also gifted a Chanel lipstick and lip liner! I felt like such a princess and couldn’t wait to go home and try it. I was originally going to film a first impressions video for it but I just couldn’t wait to use it.

After a few uses, I decided I had finally come to a conclusion about this foundation. Simply put – Amazing!

Chanel

Price: $57.00

Where Can You Purchase? Chanel.com, Nordstrom, Macy’s, & any other Chanel Counters.

Chanel Claims: “Effortless to apply, with seamless blendability for a naturally flawless effect, this breakthrough foundation is the ideal all-day, everyday formula – available in a diverse range of 20 shades.” – Chanel.com

Packaging: The bottle is so luxurious I absolutely love it. I keep it on the top of my vanity just because it looks so glamorous. It is packaged in a thick glass bottle and the best part – it has a pump! Foundations with pumps are my best friends so I’m super happy this one comes with one!

Consistency: Very Creamy but feels super light on the skin. I use a Beauty Blender to apply and it literally melts into my skin which is amazing. It does have a scent to it so if you are sensitive to that this may not be the foundation for you. The scent is very strong almost like perfume.

Coverage: this is more of a medium- full coverage foundation. I definitely think it can become cakey if not applied properly or if adding too much. Like mentioned before, I like to use my Beauty Blender with this foundation because I believe it helps the foundation spread evenly.

Finish: This foundation is definitely a matte finish, so if you have dry skin this may not be your favorite. I usually wear this for nighttime use since its full coverage and matte. I like to use it when I’m doing intense makeup looks. Definitely not good if you like a minimal natural finish.

Overall: I am obsessed with this foundation. I truly believe it lasts all day long and does not move at all. It gives flawless coverage just like Chanel claims. The only downfall is that it does have SPF in it and although it’s just a little bit it definitely gives a small white cast in photos. Also, The color range is more geared towards lighter skin tones so it was quite difficult to find the perfect match for me (I bought mine in the color 64 Beige Ambre). Not sure if girls with darker skin than me will be able to find the perfect match.

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Have you tried this foundation? What’s your favorite High end foundation?

xo, Jess ♥