NEW! Jaclyn Hill x Morphe Vault Collection Review

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No we do not have Jaclyn Hill Cosmetics just yet... but YES we have another Morphe x Jaclyn Hill collaboration!

In this video I break the entire collaboration for you including the palette details, packaging, price, and a review on the shadows themselves in all 4 palettes!

If you don't have time to watch the video, make time ;) but I also list the main details and my review down below. Check it out!

JACLYN HILL X MORPHE VAULT: $49

WHAT COMES IN THE VAULT

4 EYESHADOW PALETTES: 
You can purchase the entire vault for $49 or each individual palette for $15.

Launch: April 14th on Morphe.com.

INDIVIDUAL PALETTE REVIEWS

DARK MAGIC: A

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This palette still isn't my absolute favorite from the collection, clearly because I do not normally reach for green shadows. HOWEVER, this palette did perform WAY better than the last palette.

There was absolutely no fall out on my face, but there was a tiny bit of kick back in the pan from the matte shadows, but it was pretty much normal compared to other shadows. Overall, nice palette if you're looking for green tones like these.

BOSS BLING: A

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You can see how the colors performed with the last palette in my purple smokey eye tutorial, but overall I love this palette! I thought it performed ok with the last batch of palettes, yet this one of course was so much better.

The only complaint I had last time was that vibrant purple shade needed to be built up continuously for the color payoff, however this time around the shadow performed like a dream and was EXTRA pigmented from the get go. Love this!

RING THE ALARM: A

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By far my favorite palette of the collection. Not only is it those everyday, warm tone favorites that we all love, but the colors in this palette are some of the most perfect for all skin tones and for every day use.

This is the palette I chose to use in my latest tutorial and review of the collection, so if you want my thoughts on this one and to see how they actually performed, go ahead and check that out ;)

ARMED AND GORGEOUS: A

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I wouldn't normally reach for a palette like this but the yellow shadows in these are a dream! It's too bad summer is coming to an end because these colors are perfect for it.

I say I like this one the *second* least, compared to the dark magic palette as I don't see myself reaching for this palette often, but the shadows performed just as well as all the other palette's so if these colors speak to you, feel free to get it!

MY OPINIONS ON THE OVERALL COLLECTION

  • Very cute concept
  • The shadows feel the same as, if not better than the original Jaclyn Hill palette
  • There is close to no fallout in these palettes
  • The color selection is super diverse and very wearable but allows you to be creative as well
  • Packaging is EVERYTHING! Love the mirror, the names under the shadows and the revamped packing from the original. The outside is a glossy finish instead of matte like the original, which means the palette's won't stain on the outside or look dirty

Do you follow me on social? If so, you could have seen my mini reviews and small tutorials on my instagram stories before this blog went live ;) all my handles are listed below!

WOULD I BUY THIS?

I have to say... I am still on the fence! The shadows are amazing and the colors are great, however if you compare this to the original Jaclyn Hill palette, the shadows are very similar (of course) so it's really up to you if you believe it is worth it.

The original Jaclyn Hill is $38 and this is $49 for all 4 palettes, so if you already have the original, you may not be benefiting from this unless you are into supporting Jaclyn because she is awesome, you love collecting palettes, or you are truly looking for smaller palettes with mirrors with great quality shadows that you can travel easily with (woo that's a lot!)

Hope you enjoyed! Leave me a comment if you're coming from Youtube!

xoxo,

battleforbeauty <3

 

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NEW MAKEUP RELEASES | BEAUTY BLENDER FOUNDATION, DOSE OF COLORS X ILUVSARAHII and more!

We're back with another buy or bust, new makeup releases video! This week is jam packed with new makeup and we're diving into all the details. Check out my video below to see if I'm buying or not and down below for even more makeup releases that are happening in the upcoming week!

BUY OR BUST? NEW MAKEUP RELEASES

Mentioned In the Video

Colourpop x Kathleen Lights Zodiac Collection

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  • Palette - $18
  • 2 Lux Lipsticks - $7 Each
  • 2 Super Shock Highlighters - $8 Each
  • 2 Super Nova Shadows - $7 Each
  • Limited PR Boxes will be available when the product first launches.
  • Available 7/26/2018

BH Cosmetics Brilliance Bronzers

  • $10 each
  • New Formula
  • Available 7/25/19 at 2:00pm PST

KKW Beauty Classic Collection

  • The Classic Eyeshadow Palette: $44
  • 4 Peach Cream Lipsticks: $18 each
  • 4 Peach Cream Lip Liners: $12 each
  • Bundle: $150
  • Available 7/25/18 at the pop-up shop, 7/27/18 online

Beautyblender Bounce Foundation

  • 32 Shades (for light to medium skin tones...)
  • $40 each
  • Available 7/24/18 at Sephora and online
  • Popup shop in NYC July 25-26 from 10am – 8pm where you will be able to get limited edition matching beauty blenders.

Dose of Colors x Iluvsarahii Collection

  • Eyeshadow Palette: $35
  • 2 Highlighters: $28 each
  • 4 Matte Liquid Lipsticks: $18 each
  • 2 Glosses: $17 each
  • No bundle deal
  • Available 7/27/18 10AM PST 

Not Mentioned In The Video

The Crayon Case Highlighter Concealer

  • 20 Shades (including color correctors)
  • Coming Soon

Natasha Denona Mini Lila Palette

  • $25
  • All new shades, an extension of the full palette
  • Available July 24th at Sephora

Makeup Forever Matte Velvet Skin Foundation

  • Full Coverage
  • 40 Shades
  • $38 each
  • Described as an "oil free, lightweight formula, up to 24 hours of full coverage wear. Has a creamy, blendable texture that balances complexion for smaller-looking pores with zero shine.
  • Available 7/24/2018 online and at Sephora

xoxo,

Battleforbeauty 

Secrets to Sweat Proof Makeup for the Summer

There is nothing worse than going out in full glam, just to come home and realize half your makeup is gone from your face, your mascara is running, your nose contour looks like mud and your are looking like a straight, up, hot, MESS!

No fear, my ultimate, full coverage sweat proof makeup tutorial is here! This makeup lasted me through a 6 hour college volleyball practice, 4 hours of classes, meetings, partying and STILL look bomb by the end of the day. So I wanted to share the love and give you ALL my secrets to sweat proof makeup for the summer.

SWEAT PROOF MAKEUP | LONG LASTING SUMMER MAKEUP

Prime and Set

These are going to be the 2 most important things when it comes to keeping your makeup sweat proof for the summer heat! You definitely will want to set your primer with a loose powder to ensure the max amount of longevity from your primer. I demonstrate the proper way to do so in my Youtube video above so make sure you check that out. You also will want to set all the liquids that you put on your face, so be diligent and get to setting! Also, don't forget to lock it in with a couple rounds of setting spray at the very end as this will seal the deal for your makeup.

Don't Overdo It on Foundation or Concealer

Many tend to make the mistake of wanting to pack on more and more foundation and concealer thinking it will make it last longer and combat sweat.

Wrong.

The more product on your face, the more potential for it to slough off and move when coming in contact with sweat, so a light layer of foundation and concealer will do the trick for sweat proof makeup (and yes, you can also be full coverage. Light layers does not always mean light coverage, as you can see in my video!)

Time to Bake

Baking is one of the most powerful tools you can use to combat sweat ruining your makeup! You can bake your primer, concealer, foundation, and any other liquid you apply to your face! This may be a bit too drying for those of you with dry skin, but for an oily girl like me, I have no issue. I find the precise baking time for me is only a couple minutes, so if you're new to baking, try it out a few times and see what is best for your skin.

 

What are some of your sweat proof makeup tips? Let me know in the comments below if you found this helpful or totally agree with my tips!

 

xoxo,

Battleforbeauty

 

Products used in the video:

How to Keep Your Skin Hydrated

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Of course, it's summer time which means it is hot, sticky and your skin is going through it! A lot of people out there struggle with extra dry skin, so I'm here to help! Here are my top 5 tips on how to keep your skin hydrated throughout the hot summer months.

 

Drink Water

Cliche, I know, but it really does help. My skin never looked as good as it did when I was chugging a gallon of water a day. Trust me, it won't be easy, and you'll get frustrated with how much you'll have to pee throughout the day, but your skin will thank you because true hydration starts from within.

Exfoliate

This may seem odd, but you can't hydrate your skin if there's dead skin cells in the way. Exfoliating 1-2 times a week removes dead skin from your face and allows your makeup products to penetrate your skin and work more effectively. I love to use the Dr. Brant Microdermabrasion Age Defying Exfoliator or the Freeman Feeling Beautiful Charcoal & Black Sugar Facial Polishing Mask mixed with my face wash for a light exfoliant or the Kate Somerville Exfolikate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment for a deep exfoliant.

Hyaluronic Acid

Everyone tends to freak out at the sound of acid, but this type of acid isn't really an acid! Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the body and it is known for holding mass amounts of moisture. Using this serum after you tone, morning and night will dramatically help improve moisture to your skin. Here are some of my favorites:

ArtNaturals Hyaluronic Acid: $13 (use code Battle20 for 20% off)

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid: $6.80

Skin Inc. Hyaluronic Acid Serum: $25

COSXR Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power Essence: $24

Moisturize Like It's Your Job

This one may seem obvious, but of course, it's most important. I like to incorporate gel moisturizers during the day for maximum moisture and a cream during the night to deeply penetrate my skin for overnight moisture. Below are my favorite moisturizers for day and night.

DAY

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Moisturizer: $16 (make sure to get the water gel, otherwise you might end up with the gel cream, which still is good, but I prefer the water gel)

Benefit Triple Performing Facial Emulsion SPF 15: $32

Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream: $52

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel: $27 (again, the gel, not lotion, but the lotion is also good)

NIGHT

Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream: $60

Olay Regenerist Night Recovery Cream: $25

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Hydra-Firm Sleeping Cream: $38

Hydrating Face Masks

There are a TON of them on the market and there is no excuse these days to not get your hands on one of these. Most hydrating face masks are sheet masks, which leave you with a layer of serum that you can moisturize into your skin for not only a spa like experience, but deep hydration for the day or the night. Check out these below if you're looking for a place to start.

Sephora Sheet Masks: $6

Neutrogena Moisturizing Hydro Boost Hydrating Face Mask: $2.59

Summer Friday's Jet Lag Mask: $48

Fresh Rose Face Mask: $68

Try out a homemade honey mask as well! You can find any DIY for these on Pinterest or Youtube.

 

How do you keep your skin hydrated throughout summer? Comment below or share your thoughts on my social channels linked below!

xoxo,

Battleforbeauty 

 

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