• Caitlyn

It's Makeup Time

Happy Friday, everyone!

This post is going to be what actually started my social media journey.... Makeup!


I created a Makeup Artist Instagram because I just graduated from QC Makeup Academy becoming a Certified MUA. Then, I decided to create a YouTube channel (which I took a little break from but I'm slowly get back into). It was just makeup related then I made it beauty, fashion and lifestyle (sorta like my video blog). After experiencing both worlds, I thought, why not try to be an "instablogger" and that turned into this, Iced Coffee & Sunflowers. I can get into a whole post about starting to share my life with the internet, there is a lot to talk about.


On my YouTube channel, I create favorite videos, which is basically showing what I've been loving lately. So, I wanted to share with you my Current Summer Makeup Favorites.


So, HERE WE GO...


For starters, I am a drugstore and high end type of girl.


My favorite high end brands are Too Faced, Marc Jacobs, Fenty Beauty & Urban Decay. You can see that there is at least one product from those brands pictured. I used to only shop at Sephora, it was a problem. Now, I just get the things I really want. Like Fenty Beauty for example. I was dying for the lip gloss and highlighter, which are both pictured above. I knew I was going to get a lot of use from the both of them. I hit pan on both sides of the highlighter and I am running low on the gloss. So, I know in the future I will be buying them again.


For high end makeup? my favorite products are lippies and eye shadow palettes. Too Faced Sweet Peach has been my favorite right when it came out. I have a few of Too Faced palettes, also Urban Decay. I know that I will get a lot of use of the eye shadow palettes and they are worth the money. I tried drugstore palettes and they are just not the same for me, it might be different from different people. And for lippies? I am obsessed. I have so many lip products, it is a problem, but buy what you love and know what you are going to use, right?


Okay, onto the products in the picture.


Setting Spray -

Too Faced 3-in-1 -- I feel like it is so much better than the All Nighter by Urban Decay, which I had for a number of years. The Too Faced spray, I feel like my makeup stays on ALL DAY! Even if I take a nap in the middle of the day? My makeup is still in place.


Eye Shadow Palette(s) -

Cargo The Essentials -- This is a high end product that I actually got at Marshalls for way less (always check there for high end makeup. Marshalls is really stepping up their game). The colors are named after city terms and the colors are so me.

Too Faced Sweet Peach -- This palette is what it is, "sweet peach." It actually smells like peaches and the colors are so summery and girly. I have hit pan on many shades, I feel like I am going to have to buy the palette as a back up. That is how much I love it.


Highlighter-

Fenty Beauty Killawatt in Lighting Dust/Fire Crystal --

There are no words for this highlighter. It is amazing. On my skin tone? I feel like it goes so well. You can also use it as eye shadow if it is too much for you. I use it for my brow bone and inner corner highlight. Like I said above, I hit pan on both sides and I will be repurchasing it.


Concealer(s) -

Elf & NYX --

Both of these concealers are amazing. I use the ELF on any spots that need covering, and around my nose. For me, it covers the areas very well. For the NYX one? I use it under my eyes, forehead, and chin to highlight. I also use it to sculpt out my brows so they are not messy. I also need perfect brows, they frame your face!


Single Eye Shadow-

Urban Decay in SIN --

I feel like every makeup lover needs this color in their collection! It can go with any look. You can use it all over the lid if you want a simple day, use it as a lid color with a crease color so you eyes stand out. You can also use it for a highlighter if you love the blinding ones. It is so pretty!


Foundation -

NYX Total Control --

This foundation is so amazing! You can control how much coverage with the number of drops. I usually squeeze it on my forehead, cheeks and chin and blend it out with a beauty sponge. The first day I used it I fell in love. I have no idea why, It just makes my skin tone even and it is so easy to apply.


Blush -

Soap & Glory Peach Party --

This color is so amazing for the Spring and Summer. I usually put it over my contour and it just completes the look. It is almost a bronzer with one of the shades in it is darker than the others. I have also used it as a eyes shadow when I was in a hurry!


Lippies -

So all these lip products are glosses and basically the same color but a different tone. If that makes any sense. I usually rotate the use of them and it depends what type of eye look and the color. All these products I would buy again in a heart beat.


I am sooooo sorry that this post is so long, but this girl loves her makeup and go on for pages and hours talking about makeup. Sounds like a "typical girl" but it is my passion and my love.


I'm going to end this post now because my eyes are about to close and fall asleep. LONG DAY!


Love you guys!

Until the next post


xoxo Caitlyn

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Hey there! My name is Caitlyn.

I'm an iced coffee addict, cat mum & a makeup junkie.

Love posting daily OOTDs on my Instagram!

I post about fashion on an affordable budget, cruelty free beauty and a few random bits of me life!

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