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Friday, January 06, 2017

The Latest from Lune+Aster


The LUNE+ASTER line found only @ Bluemercury stores is fast becoming a favorite brand. Not only is the packaging quite nice but the makeup inside each one that I’ve tried has been top notch, except for one. For some reason though, I just don’t hear about people touting this line much. Maybe if Sephora carried it? Well I like sharing about a bubbling under indie brand, so it’s fine by me but I feel like people are missing out.

So let’s get to the products! 

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Wednesday, November 09, 2016

This Tinted Moisturizer & Primer Could Change Your Life

So what’s your go-to for face these days? A tinted moisturizer or do you prefer a foundation or both? How many do you have? A recent count on my beauty table numbered 4 foundations and 2 tinted moisturizers and these are ones I use regularly. I like each category for different reasons – a tinted is great for on-the-go in the morning when I just need a little boost to my look but don’t have time to put it all on. Not to mention I can apply it in the car without using a mirror (at a red light of course).

And on the other end is foundation and I love it for the polished look it gives my skin. My favorite one right now is the medium to full coverage foundation is this one gives since it’s fall and I need a tad more coverage.

The brand of tinted moisturizer I’ve been using lately is Bluemercury’s LUNE+ASTER. I wrote about one of their palettes recently and now that I’ve experienced more than this one, I think this brand is a contender in the makeup world!

CC/Tinted Moisturizer SPF 50+ ($48/1.7oz @ – a medium coverage tinted moisturizer that contains good-for-skin-ingredients like vitamin E, hyaluronic acid, SPF 50 and seabuckthorn, which is rich in omegas. It’s available in 4 shades and it feels pretty light on the skin.

RealGlow Primer ($30/1.7oz @ – this formula contains light-diffusing primer pigments so it will help anything you apply after it to look better.

Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.

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Monday, October 17, 2016

5 Favorite Makeup Products for Highlighting

Strobing? Highlighting? Bronzing? No matter which you choose to do, they’re all hot now. Do you have a favorite? I find that highlighting/strobing 2 features max in any look is more than enough. I mean, you want to look natural, just better, and not completely fake.

Here are 5 that I’ve been using the past few weeks. Do you see a favorite?


1. LUNE+ASTER Moonrise Glow & Contour Bronzing Palette - $46 @ – this is a really serious highlighting duo. One side is the glowing bronzer and the other is the candlelight-effect highlighter. I’m really only into matte bronzers so I’ve been using both along tops of my cheek bones.

2. CHELLA Highlighter Pencil in Ivory Lace $18 @, – this highlighter has quite a cult following and I see why! It works under the eyebrow, along the cupids bow, inner corners of the eyes and more. No shimmer or glow here, which is nice when I’m not in the mood for it. There’s just something about this super light matte pink shade they call Ivory Lace that works with almost every skin tone.  

3. MAYBELLINE NEW YORK Face Studio Master Strobing Stick in Medium Nude Glow - $7.99 @ – this has become my go-to for highlighting my cheekbones and inner corner of my eyes. This one seems to blend perfectly into my skin tone not really adding any color, just glow!

4. MAYBELLINE NEW YORK Face Studio Master Contour V-Shape Duo Stick in Medium - $7.99 @ – why did it take so long for someone to come up with a duo-colored stick like this? Use the light side for highlighting/strobing and the darker side to define cheeks, contour the nose, and jawline.

5. PIXI BY PETRA Beauty Blush Duo + Kabuki in Peach Honey - $18 @ – I’m not a fan of any shimmer or any other effects in my blush (I’m a matte girl on that front too) so I’ve been using this like the Lune+Aster one, upper cheeks and under the brow bone.

Disclosure: Some of these items were provided for review purposes. Some I bought.

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