It’s a Haul Y’all!!!

So I’ve been meaning to post this for a while now because I picked up these things a few months ago but with it being close to the holidays it seems like perfect timing.

So from previous post, you guys know that I am a big fan of BH Cosmetics. I think their products are great and super affordable.  We all know makeup is not cheap and if you don’t know well now you do!  In my opinion some products just aren’t worth forking over $50 for and some are unfortunately.  Once you find those expensive gems it’s hard not to continue to buy them.  I’m what you call a baller on budget…ok I’m not a baller but I am most definietly on a budget!! 🙂

I started working as a  freelance makeup artist a little over a year ago and I quickly learned that building a kit can get really expensive.  You obviously want to have some of the best products for your clients however not everything has to be over $50!!  With that being said,  I got a few things to add to my kit and thought I would share them with you guys.  If you are starting out as a makeup artist, I think these products are definitely super affordabale and products you need in your kit.

These are the things I purchased:

Spotlight Highlight – 6 Hightlight colors in one palette, this makes for easy storage and travel.  Its a one stop shop for highlighters.

 

Smoke ’n Mirrors Brush Set & V3 Vegan Contour Brush – The brush set comes with 10 brushes, super sleek with the silver slim handle.  The Contour brush is in the middle and is the perfect bronzer or blush brush.

 

Classic Blush Palette & Nude Blush Palette – 10 Colors in each palette and they are extremely pigmented so a little goes a long way. You really don’t need more than these in your kit and the packaging makes for easy storage and travel.

 

Studio Pro Matte Finish Pressed Powder (Color 205, 215, 230, & 235) – The coverage of these powders reminds me of the MAC Studio Powder but a third of the price.

All of this cost me…$50.98 to be exact!! (Insert shocked face here) I know right….that’s what I said too!! LOL

A couple weeks after this purchase I did also got their Natually Flawless Liquid Foundation, which let me tell you is worth the $7 I paid for it.

BH Cosmetics is always and I mean ALWAYS having a sale. I think I get an email from them at least 2 times a week with a new sale on their website.  Just an FYI, BH Cosmetics is also being sold in most Ulta stores and their website.  Ulta does only sell select products so just beware but you can find all these products on the BH Cosmetics website, just click the product link.

I think these would be great gifts and or stocking stuffers for the holiday season!  Stock up now while all the sales are happening and get ready to be surprised by the products.  I dont think they get enough credit for their products and I believe people think because it’s inexpensive it cant be good…well think again!  Being exposed to a lot of different products, I’m pretty sure I know good when I see it.

**This is not a sponsored post** BUT BH Cosmetics…hit a sista up!!! LOL

Halloween 2016

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Who doesn’t love Halloween? Whether it be for the obscene amount of chocolate (my choice 🙂 ) or because you love to get your creative juices flowing and get a costume together.  I don’t typically dress up for Halloween but when I did; it was a generic costume from the party store and nothing authentic or homemade.  This year, totally on a whim, I decided to sit down and try to come up with something myself.  Keep in mind I’ve never done a Halloween makeup look before so online for inspiration I go.  Whoa was that overwhelming!!!  There are thousands upon thousands of pictures, costumes, themes, and makeup looks to choose from.  I thought I’d start my first year off slow and easy.  I’m hoping to learn and grow from what I did this year and do better next year.  It’s always a work in progress.  Any who, enough rambling!

I came up with three or four; however you want to look at it, makeup looks!

My looks:

  1. Cat
  2. Gypsy skull
  3. Gangster skull, and
  4. Bloody Vampire

**I used all makeup products for these looks, no body or face paint to be found**

CAT

Products used:

Shadows: Nyx cosmetics & Ipsy Eyeshadow trio & BH cosmetics Carli Bybel Eyeshadow Palette

Brows: Maybelline Brow precise pencil & BH cosmetics Ultimate Brow Palette

Liners: Nyx cosmetics pencil liner in 901 black & Jumbo pencil in Dark Brown & NYC cosmetics liquid liner in black

Lips: Nyx cosmetics pencil line in 901 black Maybelline Vivid matte liquid lipstick in Vivid Violet and Colourpop cosmetics Ultra Matte Lip in Avenue

Lashes: Koko Lashes in Godess

 

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GYPSY SKULL & GANGSTER SKULL

Products used:

Shadows: Colourpop cosmetics Super Shock shadow in Shark Attack & BH cosmetics Smokey Eyes 28 Color Eyeshadow Palette & Foil Eyes 28 Color Eyeshadow Palette

Brows: Maybelline Brow precise pencil & BH cosmetics Ultimate Brow palette

Liners: Nyx cosmetics liquid and pencil liner in black

Lips: Nyx cosmetics pencil and liquid liner

Lashes: Koko lashes in Goddess

Brushes: Morphe & BH cosmetics

 

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BLOODY VAMPIRE

Products used:

Shadows: Urban Decay Naked Smokey Palette & BH cosmetics Smokey Eyes 28 Color Eyeshadow Palette & Foil Eyes 28 Color Eyeshadow Palette

Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brown in Dark Brown & BH cosmetics Ultimate Brow Palette

Liners: Nyx cosmetics matte liquid liner in black and Maybelline Gel liner in Black

Lips: Colourpop cosmetics in Lax and Avenue

Lashes: Koko lashes in Goddess

Brushes: Morphe & BH cosmetics

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I hope you guys enjoyed these looks! I actually fell in love with the process of creating them.  I can see why so many artists and beauty vloggers love Halloween.  You don’t need face paint or special effects makeup to create any looks and you don’t need the best of the best.  As I mentioned before, all the products I used is actual makeup and super affordable.

Hope you guys have a fun and safe Halloween!!! (Stay away from the clowns!!)