Beauty, Makeup

NARS Orgasm Infatuation Palette

I am finding myself obsessed again with contouring. I love working with light and shadows to help create an optical illusion with my makeup to look just a bit better (slightly more angular and alive). During the summer, I find that I use cream products for contouring, but now that winter is coming, I wanted to find a powder alternative. During the latest Sephora sale, I decide to indulge a bit and buy a fantastic palette: the NARS Orgasm Infatuation Palette which is a limited edition Sephora exclusive that retails for $42.

This product is mentioned in my Sephora Holiday Sale YouTube Video – so definitely check that out for more first impressions!

First off, I adore the packaging with this product. It is so shiny and textured and interesting. However, that’s nothing compared to the amazing performance of the actual product. Now, I’m a very pale person, but these shades are nearly universally flattering, so even I can pull off this bronzer without looking muddy. The NARS Laguna bronzer is great for contouring because it adds depth without sparkle. This matte brown with no orange undertones is great for contouring the nose and under the cheekbones because the shade will create natural shadows (unlike some orangey or glittery bronzer which might actually make you look a bit swollen where you want to create depth and shadow).

The Orgasm blush is a beautiful pinky coral that looks like a natural flush of color which blends so well into the apples of the cheeks. It’s complemented nicely with the accompanying Orgasm highlighter which adds some great light and is a slightly warm champagne (but it’s not too warm – so even my cool complexion reacts well to it).

The powders in this palette are fantastic. They’re finely milled and blend very well. All of the shades apply lightly and can be built up as much as you’d like. That makes this the perfect product for even beginners to contouring because it allows for such control. Overall, I just can’t recommend this palette enough!

What are some of your favorite contouring products? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!

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-XO Tiffy

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Beauty, Makeup

Becca Champagne POP Highlighter 

I love using highlighter to enhance my cheeks and add some shimmer to my skin. There are so many shade options and texture options to explore! Recently, I was able to try the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter in Champagne Pop. This product is available at Sephora and similar retailers for $38.

First off, this is such a pretty shade. It’s a white gold with some peach undertones, which is just a bit too warm for me. Still, if you have a more neutral or warm undertone to your skin, this will look so lovely. Icy gals like myself might need something with less peach to find our perfect highlight.

The texture of this powder is also amazing. It’s a very fine grain powder which goes on smooth and is very easy to blend. It’s also easy to build up the color in layers. Overall, this is a fantastic highlighter, and I’d love to try some of their cooler shades!

What is your favorite highlighter? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!

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Cover FX Enhancer Drops

I really love the trend to have bold highlight in makeup, and I hope it never ends! Now that my skin is really clearing up from its acne, I’ve been enjoying adding various amounts of shimmer to my makeup looks. I recently received a sample of the Cover FX Enhancer Drops, and I couldn’t wait to see how it would work as a highlighter. This product is available at Sephora and similar retailers for $42.

First, I’ll admit that I was a little intimidated. Judging by the container, I was afraid that this highlighter would be a bit too warm for my skin because my skin is very cool-toned. While I’ll admit that it’s not the perfect shade for me, I was very pleasantly surprised at how versatile the product was. A teeny teeny teeny tiny drop was all that I needed for a sun-kissed little shimmery highlight. At this rate, my little sample bottle might last a whole year or more. If you’re giving this one a try, I highly recommend using the smallest amount possible and building it up because it’s easy to overdo this one and look a bit theatrical.

Not all highlighters have the same finish or final look, and this one is rather metallic-looking, which is something that was new for me. I really liked it though. The result is that this product offers a very bold look as opposed to a subtle highlight. I think this is a perfect choice for women of color who might struggle to find a highlight that really pops. I think this one would work really well for them.

Have you tried this product or do you have a favorite highlighter? Please, let me know in the comments section!

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Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder – Iridescent 

I have become so obsessed with shimmery highlighters. I used to be terrified of highlighters because I thought they’d make me look oily, but watching so many YouTube beauty tutorials have made me much braver about trying things, and this is one trend that I have grown to absolutely love! Recently, I splurged a little bit and finally bought the coveted Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder in Iridescent. This product can be purchased from Sephora for $38 and it is worth every single penny.

The texture of this powder is so amazing. It is silky and light. The shimmer itself is also very buildable, so you can layer as much or as little as you’d like. This shade in particular seems so versatile. It’s perfect for my pale skin, but I’ve seen many skin shades and tones pull this off. It’s just a glorious highlighter!

I apply my highlighter with a fan brush. This allows for a lighter touch, which is what I prefer because I would like to build it in layers instead of getting too much on at once. However, I will note that this powder is very light, so I have applied it with a blush brush a few times and it worked just as well that way.

Many of the products that I try and review end up shoved in a drawer somewhere before they either go bad or get given away to a friend. However, this is one product that I fully intend to use until every last speck is completely gone. I can’t say enough good things about this product! I’d heard so many great things about the Hourglass highlighters, but I had always assumed they were overhyped and not worth the price. I was wrong. They are worth more than the price! These can compete with any luxury brand on the market, and I’m so glad I gave them a try.

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-XO Tiffy

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