Best Nude Lipliners

My favorite lip right now is a nude liner with gloss. Liner lasts longer than lipstick, and it just looks so pretty with a gloss on top.

I like a neutral color on my lips, so all of these are nude colors, some shades lean more brown than pink, but they are all nude.

For a brown toned liner, MUFE Anywhere Caffeine is my go-to. I mentioned this on my recent October Beauty Faves post, and I love this color. The formula of this liner lasts so long and is creamy, but not so creamy that it smudges. Here’s a swatch.

Next, the cult classic, Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk. This liner is so popular, and is a pinky nude. Perfect my lips but better color.

A color that is very similar to this is the NYX Peekaboo Neutral. This is almost the exact same shade, a tiny bit darker…but so much cheaper.

Another very similar shade to these is the Sephora liner in Creme De La Creme. This one is definitely the creamiest, a little bit peachy and has a sheen to it. Very pretty.

Lastly another Sephora liner in the color Light Brown. This is a bit more brown, but still pinky and neutral.

All of these liners last all day and are so pretty. If you’re looking for a new lip liner, definitely give these a try!

Thanks for reading! xx

Friday Fave | My Custom MAC Eyeshadow Quad

I used to be the queen of eyeshadow palettes, I had every palette and barely got through any of them. I would never use up all the shades! Now, I only buy small palettes where I use most of the shades.

I have always loved MAC eyeshadows, they are some of the best, and I love how you can make custom palettes. I used to have a huge one, but it was so old that I eventually tossed it. A few months ago I made a custom quad, and I love it. It has everything I need and all my favorite MAC shades. Here it is!

On the MAC website, you can purchase this palette empty, and then buy the eyeshadow pans to fill it up. The empty palette is $12, and the pan refills are $9 each. So the total for this palette is $48, which is spendy, but you can hand pick the exact colors you want, so you know you’ll use them all. The pans are magnetic so they sit right in the palette and they don’t fall out.

I tend to like cool toned eyeshadow, it just looks better with my skin tone, so the colors here are pretty cool toned.

The first shade is Nylon, which is a pale gold color with an icy shimmer to it. This color is beautiful as an inner corner highlight, and also so pretty on the lid.

The next color is All That Glitters, which is darker and more beige, with a golden pearl sheen. This color is my go-to all over the lid color. It is so pretty and neutral but still a pop with the pearly sheen.

Next up is Satin Taupe, which is a darker smoky taupe color with some silver shimmer. I love to wear this for night time all over the lid or just in the crease, I use it to also smoke out the bottom lashline.

Lastly is Espresso. This is just a chocolatey brown matte color. I use this color so many ways. I can use it as liner, I use it to deepen up any eye look, I can drag it under my lashline for some definition, and I can also use it to fill in my brows.

Here are swatches of all the colors! I didn’t use a filter on any of these pictures so you could see the true colors.

nylon, all that glitters, satin taupe, espresso

As you can see, these colors are so so pretty and perfect for everyday! MAC has a ton of shades to choose from. This palette is so nice to have, it’s all I ever need, and the perfect size for travel.

Thanks for reading! xx

October Beauty Faves

I’m a little late on this, but still thought I would share a few things that I have been using a lot in my beauty routine!

For Halloween this year, I dressed up as Cher, and I researched a lot of makeup looks on YouTube to get her iconic look. The tutorial that I ended up using used a brown lip liner and a red gloss for the lips. I loved it so much that I wore it before Halloween and after!

I’ve been using MUFE Anywhere Caffeine Liner, and Tower 28 Gloss in XOXO. I had both of these in my collection, but never thought to wear them together! They look so pretty and neutral together. The liner lasts and the gloss is the perfect formula and not sticky!

I love the Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter, BUT recently I’ve been reaching for this Saie Highlight in Starglow. This says it is a highlight, but I use it just like Flawless Filter, underneath my makeup.

The color of this is lighter than my Flawless Filter, and is not as heavy. It feels so dewy and light on my skin and doesn’t add shimmer or glitter, just GLOW. My skin is naturally dry and kind of dull, so adding this before my makeup really looks nice.

I found the perfect smudge brush for my eyes. I love to use powder for eyeliner and also smoke out my under eye with shadow for a soft look.

This ELF Concealer Brush is the perfect size. It is domed and so small, perfect for getting above the lashline and also underneath my bottom lashes. It was cheap ($2!) and exactly what I’ve been looking for.

This is the best smelling shampoo ever. I got a sample bottle of this a while ago, and I loved it so much I purchased the big bottle. This is the Moroccan Oil Hydrating Shampoo. The scent is spicy amber and floral, and it lingers all day! The shampoo really deep cleans, but doesn’t strip and is very moisturizing on the hair. My hair is so soft and shiny when I use it.

That’s all for my recent faves! What have you been loving lately? Let me know if you’d like an in-depth review on anything shown here.

Thanks for reading xx

September Beauty Favorites!

September has come and gone, and I have a few beauty favorites to share with you that I have been loving all month long!

Let’s start with the best part, the makeup!

Fenty Gloss Bomb in Fussy

The Fenty Gloss Bomb in the shade Fussy has been my jam for a few weeks now. I used to own the shade Fenty Glow, but I think I like this shade more, as it is lighter and more pink. This is a beautiful shimmery pink but still pretty neutral. Here’s a swatch.

The applicator is a huge doe foot which makes it so easy to apply. It smells like fruity candy, and is just the right formula. Not too sticky. Love it!

Rare Beauty Highlight in Enchant

I have really been into cream and liquid cheek products lately, and my go-to highlight has been this one by Rare Beauty. This is a gorgeous light pinky champagne color that is so so pretty. Here’s a swatch of this one!

It also has a very large doe foot applicator, and so one little dab goes a long way. I use this on top of my cheekbones and it looks so pretty and glowy.

Paul Mitchell Hot Off The Press

This is an oldie but goodie, but I’m not sure I’ve ever talked about it on here. This is the Paul Mitchell Hot Off The Press, which is a really nice flexible hold hairspray that I like to use BEFORE I curl my hair. I dry my hair, and then as I am curling, I spray each section with this and brush it through. It protects my hair from heat damage and makes my curls last until my next wash. It works so good, and doesn’t give a crunchy or sticky feel.

Sol De Janiero Brazilian Crush Cheirosa Mist

Next up is a fragrance! I’m not really that into fragrances, but I really liked the packaging of this and I wanted to try it. This is the Sol De Janiero Brazilian Crush Cheirosa Mist. It has a plastic nozzle kind of like the Bath and Body Works Mists, and is a really pretty pink color. It looks good on my vanity. Haha. The smell is VERY similar to Ariana Grande’s Cloud, but not as sweet. The notes are jasmine, vanilla, and dragonfruit. It is very floral, and the scent lasts so long, I can even smell it the next day after just spraying it once. I’ve been using it every day!

Kate Somerville Exfolikate

Lastly, a skin product! The Kate Somerville Exfolikate. This is a physical exfoliating product that I use once a week. I think I tried this out a long time ago, but I’m not sure. This is a green colored cream that smells minty and it has tiny scrubbers in it. I apply it after washing my face, scrub it around, and leave it for two minutes before rinsing it off. It does tingle, so I’m not sure that it would be good for sensitive skin, but it doesn’t bother me. My skin is SO SOFT and feels so clean after using it. It is very pricey, so I recommend getting the smaller size to try it out first.

That’s it for my September Faves! Let my know if you would like an in-depth review on anything shown here.

Thanks for reading xx

August Beauty Faves!

It is the end of August, and I have a bunch of beauty faves for you! I have a hair fave, a few skincare faves, and an accidental NARS dupe! Let’s get into it.

First off, the Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Primer. This is a product that you spray into the hair when it is wet, and it protects your hair from heat, and really softens the hair. It also de-frizzes, and protects hair from breakage. The smell of this is so good, it is sweet and kind of smells like candy, but not very strong. It is a nice smell that isn’t overpowering. I love this because my hair is so so soft when I use it. It is also a big bottle that lasts a long time. I love this.

Next up, the Garnier Soothing Facial Mist. This spray is actually soothing and smells like roses. I love to spray this on all the time throughout the day. It is so refreshing in the summer and just feels so good. It is not a setting spray, but will take away the powdery makeup look. It also says it is good for sensitive skin!

For skin, I have been using this Topicals Faded Brightening and Clearing Serum. This is for dark spots and uneven skin tone, which I definitely have. I have some dark sun spots and freckles underneath my eyes that I try to lighten, and I have been noticing that they are starting to lighten! This product doesn’t smell good, but the smell dissipates after awhile and I don’t mind it because of how well it is working for me. I use it daily.

I’ve got two lippie faves this month, and while I was swatching them, I noticed that they are verrrry similar. I love these Nars Afterglow Balms! This shade is Dolce Vita and is a very shiny, sheer, dusty rose color. It’s really good for a my-lips-but-better look. It is moisturizing and so nice!

Next to it is this L’Oréal Glow Paradise balm in Rose Mirage. These two products are exactly the same! Both are a dusty rose neutral color, and both are so shiny and moisturizing! I can’t believe how similar they are. This one is about $20 less than the NARS one.

Lastly, the Milk Makeup Highlight Stick in Lit. I love this champagne gold highlight, and I love that it is a stick! It goes on so smooth, doesn’t accentuate texture, and is just so easy. I like to put this in the inner corner of my eyes, and on top of my cheekbones. It’s gorg!

Here are the swatches.

Dolce Vita, Rose Mirage, Lit

See how similar the colors are?! I’d go for the L’Oréal one for sure.

I hope you liked these favorites!

What have you been loving this month?

xx Amy

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