Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick and Brush Review

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Hourglass just released a new foundation stick and brush. I was super excited because I love many other products from Hourglass and I love stick foundations because they are super easy to take anywhere.

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Their Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick [$46, available herecovers any kind of imperfections on the skin, while providing a natural finish. It has a very blendable, liquid-like texture, making it easy to apply. Also, the triangular tip reaches all points of the face.

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The stick is actually more pigmented than I expected it to be, but the since the formula blends so well, a little bit goes a long way. A few dots on the cheeks, forehead, and chin are all it takes to get medium coverage. I love how you can build this foundation to be full coverage.

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Moving on to the second product, the Vanish Seamless Finish Brush [$46, available hereis the perfect tool to use with the foundation stick. It is the same size as the foundation stick, making it also great for traveling. It is dense, with a slight angle, making it perfect for blending any foundation into the corners of the face. It is super soft, and a great tool overall.


Bottom line: I am a fan of both! I love how versatile each of the products are. Also, I love how beautifully the foundation applies.


Will you be trying these products out? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below! 


*pr samples provided by Influenster, every thought/opinion is my own.

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Monthly Favorites | June 2016

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Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling | My Kit Co. 0.8 My Flawless PowderGoody SlideProof Spiky Soft Touch Hair Elastics | Smooth Affair Facial Primer & Brightener | Bhave Fresh Ends Repair & Protect

Wow! I can’t believe its almost July 4th! Also, Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian readers out there. Anyways, this month I have some lifestyle favorites in addition to beauty favorites. I have really been enjoying Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling. It is such a great book filled with advice, life experiences, and a touch of humor. My second lifestyle favorites is the Goody SlideProof Spiky Soft Touch Hair Elastics (phew! that was a long name) because they do not fall out! I have super thick hair an hair ties always fall out if I don’t use two or three. These hair ties however, will stay in all day.


I have also been loving the My Kit Co. 0.8 My Flawless Powder brush for applying loose powders all over my face (which is necessary, for my oily skin!)  and even blush. It is super, super, soft and picks up the perfect amount of product. Continuing with beauty, I have been loving the Smooth Affair Facial Primer & Brightener from Jane Iredale. It is the perfect primer because it makes my skin feel smooth, hydrated, and look brighter. It smells amazing too! Finally, I have been loving the Bhave Fresh Ends Repair & Protect because it helps my damaged hair regain the shine and strength it has lost because heat damage.


That’s it guys! I hope you enjoy this post and try out some of these items. What are you enjoying this month? Let me know! I love hearing from you guys.

Get the Good Glow With Jane Iredale

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The summer is all about glowing skin, which is why the Jane Iredale Summer 2016 Collection is an essential. The collection includes three shimmery bronzers and a new shade of their LipDrink in Flirt. The bronzers are meant to give you “the good glow” meaning a natural, sun kissed look without exposure to harmful rays. Subsequently, the new LipDrink in Flirt is a balm that is meant to hydrate and protect your lips while providing a hint of color.

1. Moonglow Golden Bronzer [$44 get it here

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The Moonglow Golden Bronzer is a gold (hence the name) toned bronzer which is perfect for light/medium skin tones. All of the bronzers in this collection contain four colors which can be mixed together, or used separately, depending on your preference. Also, all of the bronzers can be used as eyeshadows.

Swatches of the Moonglow Golden Bronzer: (the first four are the colors in the pan, and the last is the colors mixed together)

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As you can see, the bronzer is very pigmented and shimmery.  I love taking a tapered highlighting brush and using the two lighter shades in this pan as a highlighter. For bronzer, I mix all of the shades together.

2. Rose Dawn Bronzer [$44 get it here

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The Rose Dawn Bronzer is not really a bronzer, but more of a blush. Nonetheless, it is still beautiful. It is pigmented and shimmery just like the other ones.

Swatches of the Rose Dawn Bronzer: (the first four are the colors in the pan, and the last is the colors mixed together)

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Because it looks like a blush, I use this bronzer as a blush and it works really well! It gives a flush of pink and a wonderful glow at the same time. This is best for light and medium skin tones. Although I have a light/medium complexion, I wish there was a rosy bronzer for darker skin tones.

3. Sunbeam Bronzer [$44 get it here

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The Sunbeam Bronzer is a bronzer meant for darker skin tones! I am really happy that this collection keeps every single person in mind. This bronzer, is yet again very creamy and pigmented!

Swatches of the Sunbeam Bronzer: (the first four are the colors in the pan, and the last is the colors mixed together)

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Although there wasn’t a blush like shade for darker skin tones, this bronzer is actually a dark pink color when you mix all of the colors together. This pan is actually the most versatile because the first two shades can be used as bronzers, the third shade can be used as a highlight, and the last shade and all of the shades combined can be used as a blush.

4. LipDrink Lip Balm in Flirt [$15 get it here

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The LipDrink in Flirt is a lip balm wish SPF 15, protecting your lips form the sun while giving a sheer pinky/peachy tint. It is supposed to smell like lemon, so it smells very fresh and sharp (if that makes sense?) and it isn’t too creamy, which I love.

Swatch of the LipDrink in Flirt:

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I love the pinky/peachy tint this gives! It really reminds me of pink lemonade, one of my favorite drinks in the summer. This is perfect for those no makeup-makeup days.

The verdict: 

I think this line is more for light/medium skin tones and people who are looking for products that will leave a natural and glowing look. I do wish there were more options for darker skin tones and matte bronzers. Another thing is that you can only buy the bronzers in pans and you need to purchase the compact separately for $18, so together they are $62. However, they are very pigmented, bendable, and soft but not too soft.


Shop the entire collection here: https://janeiredale.com/us/en/whats-new/summer-makeup-collection-2016.htm

Will you be checking out the Jane Iredale Summer Makeup Collection? If you have already, what are your thoughts? Let me know! I would love to hear your thoughts. 


*pr samples provided by Jane Iredale, every thought/opinion is my own.

Perfect Lips With Estee Lauder

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As you guys know, I am a huge fan of lipstick. The perfect lipstick can pull an entire look together. The Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy lipsticks* are every lipstick lover’s dream. They are pigmented, moisturizing, and last for a long time.

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They come in 31 different shades ($30 each, find them here) ranging from nudes to bold colors. The bullet is shaped to fit the curves of your lips, making them look sculpted. Finally, the lipsticks have a luxurious, metal casing.

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These are swatches of the pink/nude/brown everyday colors. With just one swipe, they are completely opaque and have a beautiful sheen. Impulsive is probably my favorite because it is the perfect color for spring and it is great for a variety of different looks.

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These are swatches of the bold colors which are great for a night out. Just like the everyday colors, the bold shades are extremely pigmented and moisturizing. Carnal is probably my favorite because it is the perfect blue-based red.

See all 31 shades here: http://www.esteelauder.com/product/631/29657/Product-Catalog/Makeup/Pure-Color-Envy/Sculpting-Lipstick

What do you think of the lipsticks? Have you tried them already? Comment any thoughts below! I love hearing from you guys 🙂


*pr sample provided by Estēe Lauder, every thought/opinion is my own.