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Best In Beauty 2016- part 1

2016 was an amazing year for beauty companies. There are so many great products on the market that's it's becoming harder to pick favorites. I can't even really remember any bad products that I tried this year except for the couple items I'll mention at the end. I'm so excited to see what 2017 will bring us!

I want to start by mentioning a few brands that I found to be very consistent with both quality and ease of use. I find that anyone of any age can benefit and quickly use and get out the door with any of these lines.

I want to start with my high end favorite, which is no surprise to people who know me-

Charlotte Tilbury

My other favorite is also no surprise since I actually have a Facebook fan group for this line, and this is my favorite Indy brand from my friend Bravon Pascua-

Bravon Beauty

Lastly, but not least, is my favorite newly discovered product line. I have actually had the fortune of talking to the co-creator of the line and tried many of the products…

Say Yes to the Prom Experience

I was so honored and privileged to have the opportunity this past week to be a part of Dinair Airbrush Makeup's pro team for a wonderful cause. For the past several years, TLC has hosted a special prom edition of 'Say Yes to the Dress' to benefit deserving teens who otherwise would not be able to attend prom. The kids chosen excelled in school and worked hard to have good grades and attendance.

I'd be lying if I said I wasn't nervous when I got there. It was my first ever back stage type of job. I have worked many a large wedding, but never with press running around and camera's constantly looming over us. It was exciting for sure, but I still worried that I would somehow mess up or embarrass myself. The majority of my clientele has been Caucasian and Asian women, so working on darker skin tones, though I know color theory and the how to of matching color, worried me. (This is not because I won't or don't want to work on dark skin. I love and embrace a…

Senna Slipcover Pro Palettes- review

Senna Cosmetics is known in the makeup industry for making amazing pro quality makeup. These slipcover palettes are my favorite because they dry matte for oily skin, or I can add a drop of oil or moisturizer for dry skin. I can customize the coverage, and I can mix colors. The shade range is great, though I'd like a white and black shade.

The blush palettes are true to color and super pigmented, for all but the shade Bordeaux. It's very sheer with some shimmer.  The blush 1 palette consists of 7 shimmer and 3 matte shades, all in neutral wearable shades. The vivid blush palette is all matte and amazing for in your face color and deeper skin tones.

The foundation shades are very consistent in pigmentation and blend ability. My shade is Ivory. These can be used as all over foundation, concealer, highlighter, and contour. Specific shades for amazing highlight are Banana, for light to medium and Amber, for tan to deep skin tones. Coco is a great taupey brown and amazing for contour on…

Bravon Beauty hi-fi loose pigment swatches

Up close HD swatches of my loose pigments.

Bravon Beauty Swatches

I have worked diligently Swatching my collection and this is the product of my work. I hope this helps choosing your shades. Remember, foundation releases in two days!Foundation Blush Bronzer  Lip Colors Eye Colors- pressed
Eye colors-loose