Beauty Bar is one of the places in the mall that automatically reels me in, the moment its light blue interiors and shiny clear glass doors get on my radar. It carries such a wide array of brands, it’s I M P O S S I B LE to leave the store without a shopping bag in hand.
Now, after yet another break from blogging, I return bearing gifts– my newest finds from Beauty Bar.
YADAH Silky Fit Concealer BB
This YADAH Silky Fit Concealer BB is a light coverage BB cream that is perfect for everyday use. YADAH has two kinds of BB creams: for brightening and for sensitive skin. The consistency is a bit thicker than a makeup base. It blends easily into my skin and settles comfortable as well. Since it has a light coverage, this is perfect for those who don’t really like to wear makeup or for those who don’t have problematic skin and want something for everyday use. I think it’s great for days when I want to just look put together, but not over-made up. For those with oily skin, I would recommend them to set this with powder foundation. But for those with normal skin, this BB cream can stand alone great on its own.
The Balm Read My Lips “Snap”
This is my ultimate favorite find from this entire edit. I have said this before and now I’m about to eat my words. I used to H A T E lipglosses because I’ve found them very tacky and uncomfortable on the lips. But this gloss applies so beautifully on my lips and settles quite comfortably as well. The shade is a gorgeous nude shade that makes my lips look oh-so-luscious. It’s something I’d wear on a normal day but would also look amazing with a smokey eye look. I just L O V E how it immediately gives my lips that extra oomph it needs.
Billion Dollar Brows Clear Brow Gel
My lack of brows hair has made me a huge brow product hoarder. But I have never had the chance to try out a clear brow gel just because I never felt the need to keep my virtually non-existent brows in place. Although this product does not necessarily serve its purpose like it does on other women, I find that it serves a new purpose for me– setting my brow pencil and powder in place. This clear brow gel seals in the brow products I apply since brow products tend to fade on me towards the end of the day. The gel itself isn’t tacky and is comfortable to wear. I think it would work great on taming unruly brows as well.
The Balm Brow Pow Light Brown
Like most of The Balm’s powder products, this brow powder is just as finely milled as its powder counterparts. I normally use pencils to outline the shape of my brows and use brow powders to fill in my brows. This applies effortlessly onto my brows because of its super silky consistency. However, its a tad bit lighter than my hair color as of the moment. But I think this would be come in handy for the day I dye my hair lighter (which is very soon!).
Art Deco Sunshine Glow Fluid
It’s been a years since my last encounter with Artdeco products. I didn’t have a good experience with their shadows back then. But I was pleasantly pleasantly surprised to find myself liking this illuminator/highlighter fluid. I’m a big fan of all shapes and forms of highlighters. I was hesitant with this highlighter because I initially found it too bronzey for me. But when used properly, it helps bring out another dimension on my face. I dab small spots of the product onto the edge of my cheekbones and carefully blend it out to help my face give off a natural glow. My only gripe with this product is that the nozzle pumps out way to many product for my liking. I would recommend those with fair skin to use this sparingly and only on the edge of their cheekbones. But I think this would be a great makeup based for those with medium to dark skin. It would also be perfect to mix with foundation. Overall, I think this is a great product for both fair and medium to dark skin toned women. It’s just the matter of knowing how to use it.