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MKGLAM VOXBOX!

I received my MKGLAM VOXBOX! I have always wanted to try out Mary Kay Cosmetics, but was never lucky enough to get the chance to test any products from them out. When I received this box I was elated to try out all this wonderful makeup! Mary Kay makeup always intrigues me, I thought it was honestly for more adult women, but when I tried out all these pieces, boy was I wrong!

First things first, the packaging of the makeup sent to me was so adorable! Besides the cute chocolate brown and candy pink box clearly labeled Mary Kay, inside was a slew of baby pink tissue with a happy Hello! greeting inside the lid of the box. It is so lovely to see a company that puts a lot of pride into even the handling of their products. As well, came a card explaining all the goodies I got in my VoxBox.

Below are pictures and captions showing you all the great products as well as my honest first impressions!

The adorable pink and brown packaging...

The adorable pink and brown packaging…

Helpful cheat sheet of all the products included, as well as the pricing, and mini pictures as well.

Helpful cheat sheet of all the products included, as well as the pricing, and mini pictures as well.

They even included a product magazine to look through!

They even included a product magazine to look through!

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This is the Mary Kay NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss in Mango Tango. I love this color! It is great for a nice pop of color but doesn't go on too opaque. I like that it is a lighter lip gloss tint and I don't have to worry about it being to intense. This lipgloss has a nice applicator and finishes nice and glossy without any stickiness.

This is the Mary Kay NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss in Mango Tango. I love this color! It is great for a nice pop of color but doesn’t go on too opaque. I like that it is a lighter lip gloss tint and I don’t have to worry about it being to intense. This lipgloss has a nice applicator and finishes nice and glossy without any stickiness.

Here is the Mary Kay Cream Eye Color/ Concealer Brush, Mary Kay Translucent Loose Powder, and the Mary Kay Powder Brush. To be honest, the brushes have some fallout, but it is minimal. The concealer brush is great for under eye circles and blemishes. As well the loose powder has been amazing for summer when I want to set my foundation and doesn't leave a cakey look. I love to use this with the powder brush included, it gives my skin a nice porcelain soft texture.

Here is the Mary Kay Cream Eye Color/ Concealer Brush, Mary Kay Translucent Loose Powder, and the Mary Kay Powder Brush. To be honest, the brushes have some fallout, but it is minimal. The concealer brush is great for under eye circles and blemishes. As well the loose powder has been amazing for summer when I want to set my foundation and doesn’t leave a cakey look. I love to use this with the powder brush included, it gives my skin a nice porcelain soft texture.

This is the Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color in Shy Blush and the Mary Kay Bronzing Powder. These two products go hand in hand with one another. These by far are my favorite products from the box. Together they remind me of Nars Laguna Bronzer and blush set. They are very pigmented and are perfect for a pretty flush pink and sun-kissed contour.

This is the Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color in Shy Blush and the Mary Kay Bronzing Powder. These two products go hand in hand with one another. These by far are my favorite products from the box. Together they remind me of Nars Laguna Bronzer and blush set. They are very pigmented and are perfect for a pretty flush pink and sun-kissed contour.

Here is the Mary Kay Lash Love Mascara in I love Black. Just a coat of this mascara really does lift and separate your lashes without causing them to be clumpy or weighed down. I would definetly compare the quality of this to a higher end mascara and would recommend it for people who want a lengthening mascara!

Here is the Mary Kay Lash Love Mascara in I love Black. Just a coat of this mascara really does lift and separate your lashes without causing them to be clumpy or weighed down. I would definetly compare the quality of this to a higher end mascara and would recommend it for people who want a lengthening mascara!

This is the Mary Kay Cream Eye Color in Apricot Twist. This is a beautiful shimmery gold cream eyeshadow. It warms up your lids and gives them a beautiful grecian goddess look.

This is the Mary Kay Cream Eye Color in Apricot Twist. This is a beautiful shimmery gold cream eyeshadow. It warms up your lids and gives them a beautiful grecian goddess look.

Here is a photo of me wearing a bit of blush and the mascara!

Here is a photo of me wearing a bit of blush and the mascara!

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I can honestly say that receiving this box really has opened my eyes and heart to Mary Kay Cosmetics. I have used and really enjoyed every product I was sent. I have definitely added some of these items such as the blush and translucent powder to my everyday makeup routine items. If you have not checked out their makeup before, I would definitely recommend giving them a try. Their company cares a lot about their customers and show that clearly through their care with packaging, service, and products.

If you have any questions or comments please leave them below! Or if you received this box as well let me know which products you liked or have been using the most! As always, Love Pearlsnheels ❤

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Revlon ColorStay Whipped Foundation Review + Pictures!

Hey guys I thought it would be nice to write this review on a foundation I have been loving recently! I am someone that could buy a million foundations before I am satisfied. I have such a fair skin tone, that is yellow toned not pink, that it is very hard for me to find the perfect shade for my skin. The only foundation that has the greatest selection of shades I have found is the Loreal True Match liquid foundation. This is an amazing foundation, and matches my pasty skin but is too light coverage. My skin is very oily, red patches, acne scars, and pimple prone, so I need the heavy duty kind of stuff! lol

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So upon looking for an amazing full coverage foundation, I stumbled upon the Revlon Colorstay Whipped foundation! Everyone here and on Youtube has been raving non stop about this foundation, but I was skeptical. When I went to CVS to check it out, they only had 5 shades. I was very put off and wasn’t sure if it was worth spending $14 on. But thinking about it more I went back to Bed Bath and Beyond, you all know by now I love that place! I used some coupons and got it a little cheaper for $8 on sale. I figured, if it is a total flop I wasn’t spending too much money, and I really wanted to give it a chance.

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I purchased the lightest shade they have in 110, and to my surprise it matches my skin tone perfectly. When looking at the product in the jar it first looked too orange and pink toned. But since the foundation is whipped, it blends in with your skin tone perfectly! I was very shocked and happy at the same time! So if they do not carry this foundation is a shade that is light enough for you or dark enough, give the color closest to your skin tone a try! The shades they do provide hoestly can be made to blend in with any color pigmented skin.

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The nice thing about this foundation is that it is not heavy, cake, drying, or greasy and it is still definitly full coverage! This is the amazing part, if you have dry skin make sure to use a lotion before hand, and if you are oily then make sure to use a primer and set with a loose powder. I use lotion first thing, then apply primer, then use my flat top kabuki brush from Sonia Kashuk and work the foundation into my skin, then finish with my pressed powder from Maybelline in Fit Me 110.

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Most people on Youtube swear by using this product with a beauty blender. Which is great and is a good idea if you have this foundation to try out, if you prefer using beauty blenders. However, since I want my foundation to be very full coverage I prefer to use a foundation brush, instead of losing the product to the sponges when in use.  Especially this foundation brush works really well with the foundaiton, and I picked it up at Target for $15. I just put a q-tip (for sanitary reasons) in the jar and dab little dots all over my face where I need the foundation. Then I go in with the brush and blend the product out. At first if this layer does not cover everything that you hoped it would, you can go back in with a little more product, and the whipped foundation is so light it will not cake up and is very build able!

The long wear factor is incredible. Most products who claim to be 24 hour coverage, most times are a joke to me when I hear it, and do not take these products seriously. Most products claiming to have this kind of lasting power, will last up to 8 hours then melt off or before that time, and look runny by the end of the night, especially with greasier skin. BUT THIS FOUNDATION, holy cow! I was so impressed when I first tried it out, wore it out, never washed it off that night (because I wanted to test its’ true lasting power. I know you are thinking ew…you didn’t wash your makeup off at night? RIght? But, for real when I woke up that morning, after applying it the previous morning at ten o’ clock, my facial foundation looked just as amazing, soft, dewy, and covered as it did when I first applied it.

This foundation because of its’ lasting abilities I would say is amazing for beach days, because it won’t wear off in the high heat, it also remains perfect looking while sweating and working out at the gym. This would be great for a wedding or party, when you don’t want your makeup to go anywhere.

The only cons I will say, to be honest, do not affect my feelings about this foundation much. One con is the packaging. Although I love that it is in a nice high quality glass jar, the heaviness of the product makes it difficult to travel with. The shape of the jar is very bulky and after two weeks the inside of the cap broke, and the jar doesn’t close all the way. If I travel I take a small sample of the foundation now instead of the jar. This would be so much better if it was in a pump bottle, because not only is it heavy and bulky it is also unsanitary when it comes to dipping your brushes or fingers into it during application. This can also lead to it being messy.

Besides those cons, and the lack of shades they carry, all in all, this is one of my favorite foundations easily! I almost like it more than my Kat Von D foundation from Sephora, Because this is so much more easily blended and looks amazing all day and night long. I would definitely recommend this to anyone and for most skin types. This is a great product to have in your collection for days where you want your skin to look flawless, and last a very long time with out having to re-apply.

I hope you guys enjoyed this type of makeup review, if you did please LIKE and remember to FOlLOW me for some more good stuff to come! Thanks you so much for reading, I appreciate the support! Please comment down below with any questions if you are thinking about purchasing this foundation. If you have this foundation and love it, or hate it let me know what your opinion is! I love talking makeup! Love always Pearlsnheels ❤ 

Beauty Tip #1 How to deal with your Oily skin & Makeup!

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So if you’re like me and when you figured out what skin type you were, and were devastated to realize you are an oil monster, do not panic, I can help. My face feels the need to betray me as well and go passed the dry and normal skin or even combination and go straight for the oil. I am mostly oily on my T-zone, meaning my middle forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin. My symptoms of oily skin aren’t so bad in the winter time, as most, but when it comes to summer…I basically look like my face could crisco a pan! If you are experiencing the same kind of ordeal then have I got some tips for you!

-First off, before applying makeup always remember to wear an oil-free moisturizer. Keeping your skin moisturized is very important for keeping healthy young skin.

-Wear a primer! Without wearing one the foundation will only sink into your pours and can add to making your face look oilier, plus primers help create a protective layer over your pours, preventing them from producing a lot of oil.

-You can look for some foundation that are known for having mattefying affects. One of my favorites is the Kat Von D Tattoo Lock-it-in foundation. These foundations do not dry dewy, but have a matt finish. Dewy settling foundation tend to make your face look glossy and give it a healthy glow. Since I have oily skin a dewy foundation would worsen the effect and make my skin look wetter. If you have oil buildup it is best to go for a mattefying foundation, that quickly dries and leaves no shine.

-Always set your foundation with a powder! This is very important, because a powder finish sets the liquid foundation and makes it transfer resistant. This means your foundation wont come off if your face rubs up against anything such as your boyfriends face when you kiss, or your napkin when you wipe your mouth. On top of this, a powder finish will allow your makeup to stay where it is. If you don’t use one, in the summer, your makeup most likely will heat up as your sweat and tend to melt off your skin and look quite cakey. Using a loose or compressed powder and a kabuki brush will set the foundation and keep you looking matt and not shinny all day long! I like to use Cover girl powder compacts.

-Blotting sheets have become my savior! I like to use the Elf brand ones, they are only a $1. Blotting sheets are easy to store in your purse, and if you feel you are getting oily through out the day you can just take one out, and press onto parts of your face and abstract the oil, but not smudge the makeup underneath.

-Also, drink water and keep cool! The same air is hot and as it raises so wont your temperature. SO keep hydrated and in the cool air, or even wear a cute hat! This will keep you from sweating and having your makeup run down your checks!

-You can also try some refreshening toners, there are some out there that are pore minimizing an help reduce the affects of oil on your skin.

-Remember to wash your face at night and cleanse the oil off as well, as best as you can. Excess oil, makeup, and dirt can cause clogged pours and none of us want that, hello zits!

I hope that these tips help you out and gave yours some ideas on how to deal with oil crazed skin! If you have any more tips leave some below and tell me what you do to stop the oil. Thanks for reading and love always Pearlsnheels ❤