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Yesterday I was playing around trying to hone in on my flatlay skills (as you do) and snapped a lil' somethin' on my new-ish favorites. These are some of the products I've been sent, and a couple little things I've picked up that have really floated my boat. I mean, really you could almost do a full makeup look with all these, sans mascara.
Covering my new base picks, glittery fantastic pigments, and new brushes, all on down below.
Maybe my biggest (bigliest?) fresh favorite of the whole lot is this Becca highlighter. I received this liquid highlighter as part of an article I was working on all about ways you can customize your foundation. The idea is you can add it to whatever foundation you want to make it all nice and dewy. Or you can just apply it straight up all over your face for a GLOW.
The most sensible application is just dabbed over your cheekbones with a finger for a realistic looking highlight. As a liquid I thought it'd be patchy or weird on my oily skin but this guy works wonders, trust. I'm planning this whole big post on my love for this highlighter, so more on that soon.
In the same vein but, um, opposite is this NARS liquid bronzer. It's the same shade as their one and only Laguna bronzer but in liquid form. As the first liquid bronzer I've ever tried (I mean they're not that common) I'm totally impressed.
It's not as heavily pigmented as the powder but you can easily layer it up for a glowy natural looking tan. I've just been applying this with my fingers to get that went outside look.
The Ordinary High Spreadability Fluid Primer
I already wrote a whole thing about The Ordinary where I touched on this primer. I've been using it pretty much every day under any/every foundation I've been using, including the Glossier Skin Tint. It helps my makeup last longer (bless), and keeps my skin looking far better than it actually is (bless). For a cheapie primer this works wonders.
As a huge change up in the base arena I've gotten into an incredibly intense concealer, to pair up with a lightweight foundation. Because my skin is just not Glossier Good ... yet.
The Kevyn Aucoin SSI is absolutely wild it's so highly pigmented. You literally need only the teensiest amout of product (seriously, basically nothing at all) to cover any pigmentation. I've been using it for both blemishes and under eye darkness to great success.
The color match isn't perfect by any means, but it's easy to blend and I haven't found it to be a huge issue so long as I powder over everything which evens it all out.
I may try to whip together some sort of concealing routine using this, let me know if you are interested!
*Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint Light
I know people get very touchy about Glossier. Some people love-love it, some think it's way over-hyped (ahem) or can't get over the cool girl marketing. But, you know what, the products really just are good. I've tried little bits and bobs and although Boy Brow is still my fave, the skin tint is right on up there. I'm planning on writing a thang about using this for acne-prone, oily skin soon so stay tuned.
Don't these look like little gorgeous tins of glitter? They're just SO darn sparkly. But, instead of actually being glitter, they're glittery pigments. The difference is that these are super fine with a strong metallic base (especially when used wet) or more glittery if you just sweep it on.
You can wear them alone as a metallic look but I've been loving using these pigments as a topper to other eyeshadows. Just make sure you use a sticky eyeshadow base if you aren't going to dampen these pigments down, otherwise you'll lose out on the magic.
My favorite shades are pictured, #123, a light blush pink, and #126 a coppery red.
itCosmetics Soft Touch Blush Brush
You know I've never tried an angled blush brush before? We're talking about the floofy angled brush, by the way. It's actually really great for blending blush, powder highlight, and contour. Although, because this brush is so much bigger than other blush brushes that I normally use, I need to be a bit careful not to over apply. Both of these brushes are silky soft, seriously, so good, and have so far held up nicely to washing.
itCosmetics Blurring Powder Brush
I picked up this blurring powder brush to have a new stippling brush, not realizing that it's a bit too soft for foundation. So, instead I've been using it for bronzer and I'm loving it. Because it's on the bigger side you can cover more of your face faster, and the duo fibre bristles keep you from applying too much product. Big love to this guy.
Have you tried any new products you love recently?