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Category Archives: glow/shimmer
Welcome back to #TSABDEdit!
In today’s edit I’m taking you through some recent Maybelline launches: Maybelline Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes, Maybelline Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter, and Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow.
Welcome back to another edition of TSABD Edit!
I’ve been a fan of the BECCA Cosmetics brand since they first launched in the U.S. at Bergdorf Goodman and at the Plaza Hotel’s beauty level back around 2005. The brand started by an Australian makeup artist had quite an extensive range of shades (over 30 at first launch I believe) and I marveled at the fact that there were a number of shades deeper than my skintone—I’m typically the deepest or second to deepest shade in some ranges and that’s IF the range even goes that deep—AND that they had deeper shades and more than one undertone. I also admired the type of makeup looks you’d see in BECCA Cosmetics promo images: healthy, glowing skin; groomed brows and supple lips.
“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.
When I opened the package The Estee Edit team sent over, I literally gasped. The Estee Edit Gritty & Glow Magnetic Eye and Face Palette is SO gosh darn gorgeous from the packaging down to the way the products swatch. My goodness. Holiday is here, ya’ll!
I received the new Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops way back when they first launched about a few months ago. I was excited about them upon arrival and even started testing them out right away. But then life got in the way: I had an event in Atlanta, I started a Summer Beauty video series, my nephew came to visit for three weeks (ahhhh, I miss him!) and I played auntie taking almost everywhere he wanted to go, then I gallivanted around Europe for almost three weeks, came back home for a short week, then flew to Georgia for a family wedding. AND IT’S SUMMER so I, of course, want to make sure I’m maximizing the heck out of it. So I have been trying to play catch-up with so many things for months.