Beauty Talk: Best Mascaras

Beauty Talk: Best Mascaras

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday! I’ve recently gotten a TON of questions about what mascaras I use sooo I figured it was time to write a whole post on my favorites. I’m a mascara junkie – I loveee it and probably own WAY too many, but I’m OK with it! Today I’ll share what I’ve been using recently that I’ve been loving!

Beauty Talk: Best Mascaras

1. Stila Huge Extreme Lash: This has been my latest obsession and I absolutely love it. It’s great not only for lengthening but for providing volume as well. I also love using black mascara and I feel like this one is super black. It’s a very wet formula so it’s great for someone who loves to add a lot of layers (me!). The only downfall with this mascara is that it’s messy! Whenever I close the tube there’s ALWAYS mascara on the outside and it creates quite the mess.

2. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara: I always feel SO funny when people ask me what mascara I’m wearing and I have to tell them it’s called “Better Than Sex.” But seriously, this stuff is GOLD. I love layering this mascara on top of the Stila Huge Extreme Lash. This one is also a pretty wet formula so it’s great for layering. You can let the Stila mascara dry a bit and then go ahead and apply this one on top after. Both mascaras are great on their own but I personally love the combination of the two!

3. Benefit They’re Real Lengthening Mascara: Ok guys this one has been a tried and true favorite for YEARS now. And I’m sure you’ve heard all about it from other people BUT let me tell you how I use this mascara. In my opinion, this one is great for lengthening and getting rid of any clumps that may have formed. I usually apply this one after the Too Faced one (I know, seems so high maintenance and it kind of is! lol). I don’t always apply this one but if I’m feeling fancy, I’ll do the extra step. I’ll also use this one on my bottom lashes. I feel like the previous two mascaras I mentioned are too thickening to use on my bottom lashes so I usually use this one! I love this mascara too because of the applicator. It has a ball on the end of it that helps reach those tiny lashes that you can’t typically reach with a normal applicator.

4. Urban Decay Subversion Lash Primer: I feel like lash primers are often overlooked and I wish people realized the beauty of them! I’ll be honest – I rarely use one but when I do, I use the Urban Decay Subversion Lash Primer. This is so great for lengthening your lashes BEFORE you even put mascara on. You apply this – it looks funny because it’s white – and then you apply your mascara right on top! It really works wonders and I highly recommend using this for someone who doesn’t have the longest lashes. It makes a world of a difference!

5. Tarte Mandater: Another great name for a mascara if you ask me! This one is another favorite that I’ve been loving recently. First of all, the packaging is SO cute. Also this mascara is another great one for lengthening! I’ll use this one the same way that I use the Benefit one. It’s great on it’s own if all you’re looking for is lengthening and a bit of volume, but I think it works best when layered on top of another mascara!

Here’s a few pictures where you can see my lashes: Beauty Talk: Best Mascaras See full post here!

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Beauty Talk: Best Mascaras Lip Color: Bobbi Brown Art Stick Liquid Lip in the color “Azalea”

Beauty Talk: Best Mascaras Sweatshirt: Spiritual Gangster (on sale for under $50!)

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Alright so there’s a few of my favorite mascaras and the ones that I love to wear together! I’ve recently been trying to share more beauty “tips” on my Instagram stories and sometimes I’ll even do an Instagram live while getting ready! Feel free to reach out with any questions!!

There ya have it! Todays Beauty Talk: best mascaras! I hope you enjoyed this post!

Thanks for reading! XO, Lauren

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Sephora Haul

Sephora Haul

Hi everyone! In today’s post I’m sharing with you my latest Sephora haul! If you want to see what I got today, keep reading!

Some of the items I got today are gifts, and some of them are products that I’ve been dying to try! Let’s get into the products:
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YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick
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Urban Decay Perversion
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Anastasia Brow Wiz
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Makeup Forever Foundation

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Living Proof Dry Shampoo

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The Makeup Eraser

Today I went to Sephora to buy some gifts – some of the items that I have pictured here are gifts. I also purchased items for myself, because who can go into Sephora and NOT buy anything for themselves?? I know I can’t. I have heard SO many great things about this YSL Lipstick so I had to try it. Not to mention, the packaging itself is worth buying it!! Now if you’ve been keeping up with my blog and my makeup posts, you’ll notice that this mascara comes up quite a bit. This is one of my all time favorite mascaras (this one is a gift for someone!) and I always recommend it to people when they ask what I use for mascara! It’s so great – I don’t know if I can ever switch!

The Anastasia Brow Wiz is a must have for eyebrows! It makes filling in your eye brows SO much easier! I ran out of my last one, so I had to repurchase this. I love this product and will keep using it! Again, if you’ve been keeping up with my blog, you’ll know that I love my Makeup Forever foundation. I love it so much that I purchased this one as a gift for someone. They have SO many color options so you’re bound to find the right color for your skin. I love this formula so much and will continue to use it!

I am a dry shampoo fanatic. I love the stuff and I’m always looking for a new one to try out. Recently, someone told me to try the Living Proof Perfect Hair Day dry shampoo so I got it today at Sephora. I already tried it out and I know that I am going to LOVE it. It smells amazing, and instantly made my hair look better! I’m so excited about this product.

Last but not least, I have heard too many great things about Sephora’s Makeup Eraser. I first saw Alexandrea Garza talk about it, and since then I’ve been wanting to try it. I can’t wait to see how it works! I mean, who wouldn’t want something that takes of their makeup quickly and easily?? I know I get lazy when it comes to removing my makeup, so I feel like this Makeup Eraser will be perfect for me. I will definitely keep you guys updated on this product!

 

There ya have it! My latest Sephora Haul! Let me know your favorite beauty products in the comments! I hope you enjoyed this post!

Thanks for reading!
XO, Lauren

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October Birchbox

October Birchbox

Hi everyone! Welcome to my October Birchbox post! If you want to see what I got in my box this month, keep reading!

Stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara

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Stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara

I am a mascara addict so I was super excited when I saw this in my box! According to Birchbox, Stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara will “give you a major boost in volume, curl, and length.” Who wouldn’t want that??

Acure Organics Cell Stimulating Facial Mask

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Acure Organics Cell Stimulating Facial Mask
This product is said to “help shed weekly dirt and grime, activate stem cells, and revitalize skin cells.” Sounds amazing to me!

Macadamia Professional Style Extend Dry Shampoo

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Macadamia Professional Style Extend Dry Shampoo

This Macadamia Professional Style Extend Dry Shampoo is said to be a “weightless, translucent spritz that instantly absorbs product build-up and excess oil to refresh your ‘do.” I love other Macadamia products, and I hope this one is just as good!

Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Cream

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Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Cream

I have heard great things about Dr. Jart+ products and I am hoping this one is great too! It is said to be a “lightweight, ceramide-packed cream that calms and deeply hydrates skin.”

Jouer Matte Moisture Tint

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Jouer Matte Moisture Tint

I am a big fan of Jouer products, so this one stood out to me right away! I am excited to try this because it is an oil free product that “controls shine and leaves a soft, velvety finish.” Sounds perfect!

 

I hope you enjoyed seeing what I got in my October Birchbox!

Thanks for reading!
XO, Lauren

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Fall Makeup Look

My Fall Makeup Look

Hi everyone! In today’s post I’m going to share with you my go-to Fall makeup look!

fall makeup look

I posted this picture on my Instagram and a lot of you wanted to see how I got this makeup look! Today, I’m going to share with you all of the products I used!

Foundation

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Too Faced’s Born This Way Foundation

I recently started using Too Faced’s Born This Way Foundation and I love it! It leaves my face looking flawless and covers up all of my imperfections! I use it in the color “Natural Beige.” I usually apply it with my trusty Beauty Blender.

Concealer

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MAC prep + prime highlighter

I like to use concealer under my eyes because I tend to have pretty dark circles regularly. My latest go-to concealer for my under eyes has been MAC’s Prep + Prime Highlighter in “Light Boost.” I LOVE this stuff – it’s so easy to apply and really does brighten my under eye area! I also blend this in with my Beauty Blender.

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It Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness Correcting Creme

For any blemishes that I have on my face, I like to use It Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness Correcting Creme and it works like magic!

Eyes

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Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick

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Mary-Lou Manizer highlighter

I tend to keep my eye look very simple. For this look, I used my Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick in the color “Sunlight Gold.” On top of that, I used my Mary-Lou Manizer highlighter to brighten up the look!

 

 

 

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Urban Decay’s Perversion

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Benefit’s Roller Lash

For mascara, I use a combination of Benefit’s Roller Lash and Urban Decay’s Perversion. The combination of the two makes me look like I’m wearing fake eyelashes!

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Marc Jacobs’ Highliner Gel Eye Crayon

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Tarte’s Lights, Camera, Lashes Inner Rim Brightener

As for eyeliner, I’ve been using Marc Jacobs’ Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in the color black. I use this on my upper waterline and for my lower waterline, I use my Tarte’s Lights, Camera, Lashes Inner Rim Brightener.

Face

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it Cosmetics Bronzer

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Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush

To warm up my face, I tend to use my it Cosmetics Bronzer. I love the natural look of it. For blush, I used my Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in the color “Natural Beauty.” And for highlighter, I of course used my Mary-Lou Manizer highlighter.

Brows

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder

To fill in my brows, I used my Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder in “Ash Brown.” This product never fails me – without it, my brows would be a mess!

Lips

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Dior Addict Lip Glow

For my lips, I used my favorite lip product – my Dior Addict Lip Glow. This is my go-to lip product for every season! It adds a natural color to your lips and it stays on all day! It’s also very hydrating and doesn’t make your lips crave Chapstick!

OK- there you have it! My go-to Fall makeup look!

Let me know in the comments your favorite makeup to wear in the Fall!

Thanks for reading!
XO, Lauren

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Daytime Makeup Routine

My Daytime Makeup Routine

Hi everyone! In today’s post I’m going to be sharing with you the products I use for my daytime makeup routine!

Like I said in my last makeup routine post, I am in no way a makeup artist or expert. I have fun playing around with different types of makeup, just like I have fun playing around with clothes! I figured I’d share some of my makeup looks with you since you see them a lot on my blog or my Instagram. The look I’m sharing with you today is a foundation-free every day makeup look. I wear this look very often because a lot of the time I don’t feel like wearing foundation! If you want to see what products I use on a regular basis, keep reading :-).

Face

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MAC prep + prime highlighter

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MAC prep + prime highlighter

For my everyday makeup routine, I don’t usually wear foundation. All I like to wear is a bit of concealer under my eyes. The MAC prep + prime highlighter is my favorite one to use on a daily basis. It’s so easy to blend and I love the color of it. I use it in the color light boost.

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it Cosmetics Bronzer

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it Cosmetics Bronzer

 

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Tarte’s Natural Beauty blush

 

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Tarte’s Natural Beauty blush

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it Cosmetics Hello Light Highlighter

 

daytime makeup routine

it Cosmetics Hello Light Highlighter

After I apply my under eye concealer, I go ahead and apply my bronzer, blush, and highlighter! The products I used for this look are a bit different than the products I used in my last makeup routine post. I have recently been loving my it Cosmetics Bronzer because it’s matte and anti-aging! I am a blush lover, so I tend to try new ones often. For this look, I used Tarte’s Natural Beauty blush. This blush is great because it makes you look like you just spent a day in the sun! I love it. As for highligher, recently I’ve been using another it Cosmetics product. I have heard good things about it Cosmetics’ Hello Light Illuminating Powder. I love the highlight that this product provides!

 

Eyes

For my eyes, I like to keep it simple. I really only use mascaras and a nude eyeliner. I love mascara and I tend to use many different ones. I even like to layer specific ones! I also love using nude liner because it really makes you look awake and makes your eyes look more open! Its so easy to apply and really does change the way your eyes look. My favorite nude liner is Tarte’s Lights, Camera, Lashes Inner Rim Brightener. It stays on all day! I used Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara for my first layer, and put Benefit’s Roller Lash on top. I love the combination of these two mascaras! You should try it–you’ll be surprised how great they make your lashes look!

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Benefit’s Roller Lash

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Too Faced Better Than Sex

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Tarte’s Lights, Camera, Lashes Inner Rim Brightener

Brows

For this look, I wanted to use something that I knew would be quick and easy. I decided to use my Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz. I love this product because the applicator is so thin and easy to apply! Also, I love that it comes with a brow brush to blend in the product better. I use mine in the color Medium Brown.
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Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz

Setting Spray

I found a great setting spray from the drugstore, which I am so happy about because it is way more affordable than the ones I’ve used in the past! This one by Loreal is my new favorite one to use! It doesn’t leave my face shiny, but my makeup will stay on all day after applying it! I highly recommend trying out this setting spray — it’s only $12!
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L’Oreal Infallible Setting Spray

Lips

Can’t forget about lips! I’m sure you guys have heard me talk about this Dior Addict Lip Glow before. I’m STILL in love with it. It moisturizes your lips AND makes them look nice and glossy.
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Dior Addict Lip Glow

 

I hope you enjoyed reading about my daytime makeup routine! What are some of your favorite products to use?

Thanks for reading!
Xo,
Lauren

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