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Tuesday, August 21

Priya the Blog, Nashville beauty blog, Nashville beauty blogger, Morphe 573, ColourPop Cosmetics, ColourPop Cosmetics SuperShock Shadow in Frog, beauty review, beauty favorites, e.l.f. cosmetics, PUR Cosmetics, NYX, Wet n Wild, Physician's Formula, girlACTIK, Morphe, Makeup Revolution, e.l.f. cosmetics Mad for Matte Eyeshadow Palette in Summer Breeze, PUR Cosmetics Bronze & Brighten Palette, girlACTIK Matte Lip Paint in Posh, NYX Epic Ink Liner, e.l.f. cosmetics Beautifully Precise Airbrush Stipple Brush, Morphe C10, Physician's Formula Butter Bronzer in Deep, Wet 'n Wild highlighter in Botanic Dream, Wet n Wild Contour Palette in Dulce de Leche
Priya the Blog, Nashville beauty blog, Nashville beauty blogger, Morphe 573, ColourPop Cosmetics, ColourPop Cosmetics SuperShock Shadow in Frog, beauty review, beauty favorites, e.l.f. cosmetics, PUR Cosmetics, NYX, Wet n Wild, Physician's Formula, girlACTIK, Morphe, Makeup Revolution, e.l.f. cosmetics Mad for Matte Eyeshadow Palette in Summer Breeze, PUR Cosmetics Bronze & Brighten Palette, girlACTIK Matte Lip Paint in Posh, NYX Epic Ink Liner, e.l.f. cosmetics Beautifully Precise Airbrush Stipple Brush, Morphe C10, Physician's Formula Butter Bronzer in Deep, Wet 'n Wild highlighter in Botanic Dream, Wet n Wild Contour Palette in Dulce de Leche
How about some beauty favorites? This post is WAY overdue, as I haven't shared a list of current favorites since my Best of 2017 list (and I've become a full-on beauty obsessive.)

Here's what I've been loving lately ("lately" = the year 2018 so far.)

Wet n Wild MegaGlo Contouring Palette in Dulce de Leche 
These little palettes are $5 and absolute perfection. I have the darker toned one as well, but didn't use it a lot until it became my go-to for traveling (you'll notice a trend in a lot of these products.) The banana powder is awesome for setting and this bronzer has been my go-to this Summer. Now I'm recalling a video where someone declared these palettes are a dupe for the Marc Jacobs ($50!) bronzer. So, $5 very well spent.

+ PÜR Cosmetics Bronze & Brighten palette
I'll try not to sound like a broken record - I've been living out of a travel make-up bag for the better part of the Summer. It's actually been a lovely beauty experiment - what do I actually need? What products can pull double-duty? Of course, travel sized palettes are the champions here. I originally received this in a Boxycharm and thought it was just ok, but it might be my MVP of the Summer. All three of these pack a pigmented punch. Even the bronzer, which I previously thought I would never use, makes a really nice topper for my Wet n Wild Contour Palette ^^.

+ NYX Epic Ink Liner
"Felt tip" pens are my preferred method of eyeliner, and I have tried them at all price points, from e.l.f. to Eyeko. Shout-out to Kate for recommending this one! It really feels high-end in terms of color, application, and staying power; and at $9, you can afford to stock up. Seriously, it makes a winged cat eye a snap, so give it a try if you're not super confident with eyeliner.

+ e.l.f. Cosmetics Mad for Matte Eyeshadow Palette in Summer Breeze
This skinny minny is ultimate for - you guessed it - traveling! If you need a variety of matte shades to compliment any look, there you go. You could easily create a lewk with this palette alone (that purple!), or add any shimmer you have on hand. It also lends to a very low-maintenance, 3 minute eye look on the daily - I like to use all 4 of the brown shades on the left when I over-snoozed again (every day of my gd life.) I am not an eyeshadow pro, but these make me feel like it. Just buy it, ok?

+ girlactik Matte Lip Paint in Posh
Another Boxycharm addition that I overlooked at first (another neutral matte??) but then became my most-worn lip. Something about this shade is the perfect halfway point between a neutral and a color. The formula really is fantastic, I'm talking, re-apply once mid-day & you're good. Here's what it looks like on me!

+ Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer in C8 and C10
I don't have an opinion on Tarte Shape Tape because I've never used it, but I'm SURE it's as great as everyone says it is. I just can't see myself spending $27 every time I need a refill (and concealer is basically a daily product.) I CAN say that the alleged dupe by Makeup Revolution is pretty good! It's one of those even if it's not an exact dupe, it's $7 (!!!) so I will sacrifice a bit of quality. I wear the shade C8, (medium skin with a golden undertone) but C10 also works for me in the Summer.

+ Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighter in Botanic Dream
I know you already know (and if you don't know- stop EVERYTHING and get your hands on this product in Precious Petals & Crown of my Canopy) but I wanted to highlight (lol!) this specific shade, which seems to only be available on the Wet n Wild site. I bought several shades and initially was like pinky, ok whatever, but this is actually a pink and LILAC DUOCHROME and absolutely gorgeous. For all the purple girls!

+ ColourPop SuperShock Shadow in Frog
I was so excited to try out some ColourPop products after hearing so much hype - and these shadows are TOTALLY worthy! The only word I can think to describe this formula is mousse-y, these are meant to be patted on with your finger, and they go on beautifully with so much payoff. Frog is a subtle rainbow glitter (I have gotten so many compliments when wearing this), and my favorite of the three I bought. I also have Telepathy which is a cool as hell metallic chartreuse, and Weenie a stunning rose gold. This is honestly some of the best eyeshadow I've ever used and I am very proud of myself for not already buying like 10 more shades, though I want them all. Btw - $5 off your first ColourPop purchase!

This bronzer is a YouTube vlogger favorite and for good reason - the formula is super creamy and blends effortlessly to give you that envious bronzed glow, and it smells like a tropical vacation! They recently expanded the shade range from TWO to FOUR (not great to still not great.) I ordered this online and went back and forth, but Deep is pretty perfect for my skin tone. If your skin is much darker than mine, I don't think this will work for you, but hopefully they will release a darker shade soon!

+ Morphe 573 brush
Probably my favorite of the Morphe brush set I bought for my birthday. I didn't realize how badly I was missing a fluffy crease brush in my life! Seriously, try a bigger brush next time & blend your cares away.

+ e.l.f. Cosmetics Beautifully Precise Airbrush Stipple Brush
I'm still not a contour pro, and I'm always trying new brushes to achieve that perfect chiseled look. This brush has been my favorite lately, because I find that the stipple always cancels out my heavy hand. It's also the perfect size to fit right under my cheekbone. 


I promise this post will be shorter next time but I HAD to get it all out!

If you have standouts in your current beauty routine, don't keep them to yourself! Share them with me in the comments below, please & TY!

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