hourglass illume sheer color palette // for whatever reason, this palette popped into my head the other day and i could not relax until i bought it. thankfully it is still available! it’s a gorgeous palette of cream products – bronzer, blush, and highlighter. you guys know that i love cream bronzers and lately i have been all about the cream blushes as well. my sister told me my skin looked really pretty and glowy one day and i just about fainted because it was the best compliment ever – so cream products it is!
upon my first use, i am so impressed with how creamy and pigmented this palette is. i’m used to really warming up my cream products, especially the rms lip2cheek and tata harper volumizing lip&cheek tint, but you don’t need to do that with these creams. they apply beautifully and stay creamy and glossy, not quite setting down to a powder finish, which i’m really excited about. the bronzer is a great universal shade and the blush is a beautiful coral which is something i’m lacking in my makeup drawer. the only highlighter i own is the rms living luminizer which cannot be replaced, but it will be nice to have something a little more gold especially in the summer. all of the shades are subtle but very pigmented and creamy, and offer that gorgeous glow that i can’t resist on my skin. i’m mad this is a limited edition product!
marc jacobs under(cover) coconut primer // this winter has been all about thin layers of moisture to combat the cold, dry chicago air. and it has been working wonders! a few months ago i got a travel size version of the too faced hangover primer and that has been a daily addition to my makeup because of that extra layer of hydration it gives. since i’m almost done with it, i thought i would check out the marc jacobs primer as it is similar but a little more smoothing and moisturizing. i got a sample size from sephora (honestly the best thing to do when you want new makeup but can’t spend the money) and must say i like it so much. it just adds a little bit more everything than the too faced – more moisture, more glow, more dew, more slip – and is so fucking chic. it is also gorgeous when mixed with a little dollop of mac strobe cream or glossier priming moisturizer.
ALSO i was able to get 10% off this order because i renewed my vib status at sephora (their points system) – i used this code: V436CB. it will work for everyone who renews any status in the new year, which i learned about via temptalia. bless her!
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