February 2016 Beauty Favorites

Happy first day of March! I really can’t believe how fast this month flew by. I know I probably say it all the time, but it truly did. I am happy that the we are inching closer towards Spring, because it means I get to bring out some fun colors to play with from my makeup stash.  This month, I really fell in love with these products. Some were things that I’ve had in my rotation for quite some time, while some items were recently acquired. 

LORAC Color Source Buildable Blushes: Chroma and Technicolor Swatches and Review

Lorac’s new Spring collection includes the release of their Color Source Buildable Blushes, a range of 10 new gorgeous shades in matte and satin finishes. These blushes caught my attention as I was making my rounds to the booths at IMATS and I picked up two beautiful shades to share with you today.  My first introduction to their line started when I purchased their Couture Shine lipgloss in the color Trendsetter and blush in Soul, which were among my favorite items from their range of products.  One thing that stands out about this line which was created by celebrity makeup artist Carol Shaw, is Lorac’s commitment to infuse their products with a host of beneficial ingredients that are good for the skin. Kindly scroll below for my color picks, swatches, and my overall review. 

IMATS Los Angeles 2016: Exciting New Releases + Makeup Haul

IMATS LA wrapped up this weekend in Pasadena, CA.  I attended on the final day which was Sunday, January 17th. My best friend purchased tickets for me as a birthday gift last fall and needless to say, I was thrilled! There were so many different vendors that the booths were split into two different halls. The venue was packed as beauty enthusiasts from all over convened upon the Pasadena Convention Center to happily haul their hearts out. Amidst the long lines and crowd, I managed to haul home some exciting new releases that I will follow up with blog posts later. It was exciting to see all the major makeup brands in one spot. This is open for anyone attend, and is not limited to just makeup artists or beauty professionals, so if you have an opportunity to attend an IMATS event in a city nearby in the future, I would highly recommend it.