Nars Velvet Matte Foundation Stick Review and Swatches on Medium Brown Skin

This is the second time I’ve stumbled across a foundation that’s made me completely snub my previous holy grail. Got Oily Skin? Need Buildable Coverage? Need to touch up on the Go? Want to be able to Blend without searching for your beauty blender? Then this Nars Velvet Matte Foundation Stick is perfect! Nars has blessed us with many cult favorite foundations, but this is the first Foundation Stick to be released by the brand. The Nars Velvet Matte Foundation stick retails for $45 and comes in 20 shades, and I received four to test for myself.   One of the…

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Loreal Pure Clay Cleansers and New Pure Clay Mask

Remember when L’oreal released those skintastic Pure Clay Face Mask back in 2016? We’ll they decided the Face Mask wasn’t exactly enough and have decided to bless us with an additional Clay Mask and three new clay cleansers and the combination of cleanser and mask is going to seriously rock your world. For those who haven’t tried the Clay Mask yet ($12.99), let me catch you up real quick on everything you’ve been missing. The Pure-Clay Masks are made with three mineral clays, Kaolinite, Montmorillonite, and Ghassoul sourced from around the world and along with formulas that absorb dirt, impurities, and oils.…

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It Cosmetics Fall 2017 New Products

Last week Christmas in August happened over at the Being Melody offices when It Cosmetics dropped off their Fall 2017 launches. It Cosmetics has some pretty amazing products, especially in the skincare and makeup brush area. When it comes to the makeup, it can be hit or miss only because most of the shades don’t fit women of color. I generally get lucky as the I can sometimes wear the color “rich” which is the second to the darkest shade available.  With that being said, there is still some amazing looking products concept wise in this upcoming release that I…

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No Shade, but Where’s the Shades? Kevyn Aucoin The Etherealist Supernatural Concealer Review

At The Make Up Show Press Preview this year there was a lot of talk surrounding diversity and the lack thereof in the world of makeup and beauty. This past Friday I had a chat with the PR director of a big brand (whom I can’t name due to the launch being embargoed) and how they were finally putting out shades to fit ALL women and not just Caucasians. So, why in 2017 is this something we’re still discussing? When I found out that I’d be receiving the new Kevyn Aucoin Etherealist Supernatural Concealers, which launch on August 4th, I…

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Kevyn Aucoin The Contour Book Art of Sculpting and Defining

I have several products in my makeup stash that I can use to sculpt and glow, but when you receive a Highlight and Contour Kit from Kevyn Aucoin, you have to check it out. In my head, Kevyn Aucoin is the Godfather of highlighting and contouring. Actually, everything I learned in the beginning about Highlighting and Contouring I learned from his Making Faces book. The Contour Book The Art of Sculpting + Defining Volume II  $65, is your all in one palette for face and eyes. The cute thing about the palette is that it’s made as a travel sized…

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