I’m so excited to share with you guys my most recent beauty buys!
NYX and e.l.f. are both amazing companies that are super affordable. They’re cruelty free and have a large variety of products to play with. e.l.f. just opened a new store in the mall by my school and I literally walked around in circles just taking it all in and trying to narrow down my purchase. It was tough because I wanted to buy everything!
I’ve been wanting to learn how to contour ever since it became a thing. While wandering around their store I saw this contour palette. With four beautiful shades, it has everything I need experiment. I had a blast trying this out yesterday. One of the lighter shades has a slight shimmer to it which is nice for highlighting. The powders blend together nicely for a subtle contour that I wouldn’t mind wearing on just any regular day. The colors aren’t too over powering for my lightly tanned skin, however paler skins should possibly check out a lighter combo of shades. Best part, it’s only $6!
I’ve heard that green concealer is great for covering red blemishes but honestly, the idea of blending a green hue onto my face didn’t seem too appealing to me. I saw this corrective concealer palette with four shades, all designed to cover different imperfections and figured I’d give it a go. I’m really pleased with the results, as well as the overall quality of this palette. It contains a yellow shade to conceal dark circles, a blue shade to erase orange hues, a green shade to neutralize red spots, and a pink shade to brighten around eyes. I found the green and and blue shades the most useful for me in covering up pimples and dark scar spots. I bought the palette in the lighter version. This palette may be small but it is only $3.
Last but note least, NYX Matte Bronzer. I needed a new bronzer because the one I use in the summer is gorgeous, but is shimmery. For winter I wanted a matte bronzer that would add just a bit of healthy color to my face. I bought the bronzer in the light shade which has a bit of a pinkish hue to it. For my complexion in the winter, the pink makes it look more natural. While I’m at school my skin also tends to be a bit more oily so I wanted to help counter the shine with a matte shade. Buy it for $9.