Latest Beauty Purchases and Finds!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Y'all know i'm obsessed with makeup!  I have tried to put myself on a 'no buy' break but i fail miserably every time!  I mean... when i swatch a gorgeous highlighter, or blush, or lippie, or palette... i simply have to have it!  I have to!  I've been having so much fun with some of the new products i've been using that i thought i'd share with you all!  So let's get down to business shall we?

Palettes.... i have a major thing for palettes!  I recently ordered the NARSissist Loaded Palette and the Tarte Clay Play Face Shaping Palette because i was completely drawn to the gorgeous earthy tones!  While i love playing with color, i adore palettes that i know i'll reach for on a daily basis and get tons of use out of.  For instance, the NARS palette offers a beautiful range of mattes and shimmers that work seamlessly together to create gorgeous day and evening looks.  You can keep it simple or play up the drama with this palette yet it's still neutral enough that makes it perfect to reach for on a daily basis.  The Tarte palette is all matte shades (which i love for everyday).  While you don't have as many eyeshadow options, this palette includes contouring and highlighting shades so basically you're getting a palette that covers your eye and face looks!  Can't beat those great multi-tasking palettes! Bonus? I adore the packaging on both!  The Tarte palette is a bit larger than the NARS palette making travel a bit more difficult but still, it's a great purchase for an everyday palette!

If i had to pick one go-to product for Summer, it would undoubtedly be a creamy cheek color! Seriously, i'm obsessed with cream cheek colors!  A tiny dab instantly adds a gorgeous flush of color to your complexion!  You can even swipe a little on your lips and lids and voila... done and done! These are the creamy cheek colors i'm currently loving!  Nars Liquid Blush in Orgasm is insanely gorgeous!  I tiny dot goes a long way. The formula blends easily into the skin leaving you with a sweet peachy pink flush.  The By Terry Glow Expert in Peachy Petal (sent to me via Octoly) is such a fun, innovative product!  It is a cream blush and highlighter that you swipe across your cheeks and then use the built in brush to blend it all in.  Honestly, this product blew me away and i can't put it down... like ever! It's just so fun to use!  I think one of my favorite cheek purchases this Summer has been the Le Metier De Beaute Creme Fresh Tint in Coral Nymph.  If coral is your thing, this beauty is for you!  It's a little more sheer than the other cheek cream products shown here but it blends into the skin like a dream and is an absolute dream to play with! The last cream cheek product i purchased and am loving is the Cloud Paint from Glossier in Beam.  Let me preface by saying that i adore this brand!  Their products are focused mainly on gorgeous skin so you're not gonna get super impactful makeup but simply makeup that will enhance your features without overpowering!  I love that! Cloud Paint comes in a fun little tube that is super travel friendly.  Toss this beauty in your makeup pouch for quick and easy touch ups throughout the day.  Can you tell i have a little obsession with corals?  I just think they're so perfect for the warmer months!

 I have quite the obsession with highlighters these days!  This is the one product that can make your skin look so radiant!  The key here is to pick a quality highlighter that gives you that lit from within glow without overpowering your features. I'm currently loving Glossier's Haloscope in Quartz!  This is a highlighter that will add a subtle glow to your skin.  Every time i wear it i'm always asked about my skincare!  Truth be told, it's this little gem that's giving my skin the most beautiful radiant glow!  Another product i'm loving is Kevyn Aucoin's The Neo-Limelight highlighter (sent by Octoly)!  This gradient beauty can be mixed together for a gorgeous strobe or used individually depending on your preference.  You can even swipe it across your lids for a beautiful, monochromatic look!  The possibilities are endless here, really!

For eyes, i'm obsessed with this gorgeous Tom Ford Cream Color in Burnished Copper and By Terry Style Blackstar Waterproof 3-in-1 Eye Pencil in Bronze Green.  Honestly, the colors are relatively similar but i love pairing these two powerhouses together to create major impact!  I think a monochromatic look for eyes can be incredibly luxurious and so sexy.  These two allow me to achieve such a look with major ease.  Oh and this color combo is so perfect for Fall!!!

While i literally just posted about these insanely magical Cover FX Custom Enhacer Drops (read my full review/swatches here), i couldn't write this post without at least mentioning my adoration for this amazing product.  Simply mix a drop into your favorite foundation to add a touch of radiance to your complexion.  You can also wear these as highlighters by dabbing a tiny drop on the highs of your cheeks, cupid's bow and bridge of your nose!  They're magic!  Really!


A few weeks ago, while browsing through Sephora (dangerous territory), i swatched Becca's Sunlit Bronzer in Maui Nights... let's just say that there was no way i was leaving the store without it! NO WAY! This bronzer is warm, has a slight shimmer and is seriously what Maui dreams are made of!  I even love it as a blush against sun kissed skin!

Another product i picked up during my little shopping trip to Sephora is the Too Faced Hangover Rx 3-in-1 Replenishing Primer and Setting Spray.  I love the idea of priming with a spritz, particularly on days i'm in more of a hurry (which is essentially everyday)!  I've been using it for about three weeks now and it does a wonderful job at ensuring my makeup stays put!  Yesssss!!!!

I have a little obsession with lippies... like it's serious!  I especially love discovering new formulas to try.  The L'Oreal Infallible Paints Metallics in 332 Galactic Foil (also obsessed with 330 Moon Lust - not shown here) is insanely gorgeous and like nothing i've ever seen in a drugstore formula.  The color is intensely metallic and has major opacity.  Swipe this on your lips and you will make heads turn!  It's that impactful!  Last month i also discovered my love for Buxom lippies.  They have a plumping formula that is super comfortable to wear.  Typically, i don't care for plumping formulas because they make my lips feel as though they've been stung by a bee... but not Buxom's formula. You can read my full review and swatches here!

Last but most certainly not least, i have found one of the greats drugstore mascara gems!!!!  L'Oreal Lash Paradise is next level when it comes to formula and wear!  Let's just say that i have tiny lashes and my mascara has triple the work when it comes to giving me decent looking lashes.  This mascara give me volume city and stretches my lashes to the max.  Honestly, i'm blown away!  I would say it's very comparable to Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara.  The one major difference is that the wand is not as bushy as the Too Faced mascara which is a good thing! I foresee many trips to the drugstore to replenish this in the future... seriously, don't bother spending your money on high end mascaras when you can buy this absolute gem!

Hope you enjoyed this post!  I'm constantly playing with  new products so stay tuned for more reviews!  Thank you so much for reading! Xo, Carla - FMM



  1. That NARS palette looks so lovely! I am always impressed with their eyeshadows.

    1. It's so good! I haven't been able to put it down!!!