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Category Archives: contouring
LA Girl Cosmetics recently launched some new items (or at least they’re new to me) on their site and I decided to scoop them up out of my own curiosity and of course to review them here. I got LA Girl Pro Contour Cream in Medium-Deep and Deep; LA Girl Pro Counter Powder in Medium-Deep and Deep; and LA Girl Just Blushing in Just Love (a bright pink) and Just for Fun (a bright orange).
“Bronzers for dark skin?”
“But we’re already brown/bronze?”
“Why would I need bronzer?”
Many moons ago I, too, did not get the whole bronzer thing (well, I understood bronzer—just didn’t see it as for my skin tone), but back then not very many brands were making bronzers deep enough to make a difference on darker skin tones. But also many moons after that, I got my hands on some that did come deep enough and have been a bronzer fan since. I thought now would be an amazing time to do another bronzers for dark skin post because with it being winter and all, many of us can use a little extra glow.
Welcome to the first TSABD Edit! If you missed my post on changes to how I’ll be blogging going forward, make sure you read it here. TSABD Edit is my new review series where you’ll still get the same authentic reviews you’re accustomed to, but they’ll be grouped by a theme. So instead of me doing say 20 individual reviews, I’ll instead do these once a week or once every two weeks and cover a group of products in one post. If a very popular limited edition product comes out and is available for me to get, I’ll get those out as quickly as possible and likely in its own individual post, but for the most part TSABD Edit is where you’ll now find a majority of the reviews on this site going forward—you can still check out past reviews here. You can expect to see TSABD Edit posts here on Tuesdays—make sure you subscribe to the blog to get email alerts about all new blog posts!
Happy Holidays, ya’ll! I’m SUPER in the festive mood and this makeup tutorial is just one of MANY holiday posts to come. Stay tuned for gift guides, holiday outfit ideas, and muuuuch more. You can SUBSCRIBE to the blog here so you don’t miss a thing.
KVD fans rejoice because she just dropped a major surprise just in time for the holidays – the limited-edition Shade + Light Vault! This week Kat revealed on her Instagram that she’ll be releasing it on October 24th and fans lost it. The vault will carry all of products in the Shade + Light collection and will make all your contouring dreams come true. From the Shade + Light Contour Palette to the Eye Contour Quad and Eye Contour Palette, you’ll be rejoicing in all of the “fleekiness” that will result from this purchase. At $200, the product is a pretty big investment, but there’s nothing wrong with a little self-indulging, am I right? Keep reading for a peek at what will be inside the Kat Von D Shade + Light Vault.
Listen, I have my apprehensions about what appears to me as BECCA Cosmetics, long known as a brand that has SO MANY FOUNDATION shades—I’m talking RANGE FOR DAYS, dwindling down on their extensive range in exchange for “flexible” complexion products. Basically this means being able to still cater to a very wide range of skin tones—maybe even the same number as before, but with fewer products. I can’t be mad at a brand that can lessen its SKUs and still cater to darn near everybody. What I worry about though is perception because folks who don’t know the brand or who may not initially get what “flexible shades” means may feel excluded and not support the brand :/ I’m not so sure that the richly complected melanin beauty who might have worn BECCA’s deepest shade of Cacao might fit into the new flexible shade range. But on the same token, perhaps the brand wasn’t seeing a high enough demand for the shade. I don’t know. This is all my own speculation.