What’s In My Make Up Bag? | Béis Travel Cosmetic Case

What’s In My Make Up Bag? | Béis Travel Cosmetic Case

So few weeks ago I finally splurged on a Beis Travel cosmetic case. I’ve been considering purchasing this for quite some time- finally I have it in my possession and I am obsessed with it. The beige color is beautiful however the best features of this makeup bag are the compact mirror, detachable double sided brush holders, and it is spill-proof ! This case is perfect, OKAY!

I’ve became very obsessed with makeup when I started my blog. My collection grew and became very chaotic over past 4 years of blogging. I learn very fast, as blogger I have to learn to do a lot of things on my own, such as makeup. I could not, and still can not afford a makeup artist for my shoots. So my makeup collection is huge from watching makeup tutorials and many trial and errors! This cosmetic case helps me organize my collection for everyday use and travel. Everything I use on daily basis is in my case and everything is organize nicely on my vanity. On today’s post I am going to share my essentials, my holy grails, and all the makeup go-to.

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WHAT’S IN MY MAKEUP BAG

PRIMER

This is newbie to my collection, but the Milk Hydro Grip Primer is a major beast. I was made into a believe that primer is so necessary, after using this primer! I purchased the travel size version of the primer to test for $15. Full size retails for $30. Anyway when applied properly to the skin this will have my make-up lasting all day. For a person that cramps a lot of things in a day , my makeup has to last the whole journey with minimal touch ups. This primer is definitely added to the holy grail collection.

MY FAVORITE FOUNDATIONS

So I mention before that my favorite foundation is the Fenty Beauty Pro Filter  foundation, in the shade 420!  This foundation is something I have to keep in my collection! It is a semi-matte foundations and it works well with my dry skin, I mention this here. I use this foundation when my skin is not so dry. On the other hand, my new favorite foundation is the Too Faced Born This Way foundation, in the shade Butter Pecan. This foundation brings the bomb.com moisture to my face, especially on those very dry days. It is super comfortable and I have say this foundation hold us very well in the winter months.  A little definitely goes a long way. These two foundations have to be in my kit, both are for tan to dark complexioned skin.

CONCEALERS

To be honest, putting on and blending out concealer is my favorite part of my makeup routine. It so soothing to do, idk why- it just is. I carry around four different concealers.I need to eliminate a concealer or two but hey I can’t at the moment, LOL! Two are used to conceal my under eye. One I use to clean up my eye brows and the other use to brighten my under eye.  The first two concealers that I use are the Fenty Beauty Pro Filter concealer (shade 390) and Too Faced Born Way multi use concealer (butterscotch). Both work well for a full coverage looks and have a great applicator.

The concealer that goes everywhere with me is the L.A. girl pro concealer in Fawn. I have been using this concealer, I know for 5 year! It is so bomb to me. If I don’t have any of my other concealer this has to be with me at all times, okay!  I use this concealer to clean up my eyebrows when I fill them in. It definitely comes through if I do not have the others at hand. It is super affordable. Lastly, my favorite concealer to brighten my under eye is the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealer in golden. This is also and afforable concealer and hides all my dark circles and gives my under eye just enough brightness.

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SETTING POWDER + FACE POWDER + BRONZER & BLUSH

Finding the right setting powder has been and ongoing battle. It is so hard trying to find that right setting powder for dark skin that is not to light, with just the right amount of yellow. My setting powder changes all the time, however my favorite setting powder at the moment is the Makeup Revolution Loose Baking Powder in the shade banana deep. After setting my undereye I set the rest of my face with the Maybelline Fit Me Smooth Press powder in 355 Coconut. I must say Maybelline really have some bomb complexion products on the affordable market! Next I bronze my face with the best bronzer on the market right now, Fenty Beauty Sun Stalker Bronzer in the shade Mocha Mama. I did a review on this product, and if you want to know more, click here. Note: I prefer to bronzer my face instead of contour.  Lastly, the only blush I use is the Nars Orgasm Blush. It my favorite because it is so universal! It works for every occasion.  I have hit pan and I need another one as we speak.

HIGHLIGHTER

I LOVE my M.A.C. mineralize skinfinish,  in Gold Deposit!  This highlighter is popping and it retails for $35. This is consider to be a bit on the expensive side of things but I swear by it. I have this product for a few years now and it still performs well. It is such a brown-girl friendly highlighter. It has just the right amount of gold and it translates so well on the camera. So this go everywhere I go!

MAKEUP TOOLS + SETTING SPRAY

I use both makeup brushes and ELF cosmetic sponge. My Morphe brushes are use for my powder products, highlighters, and eye shadows. On the other hand I use a makeup sponges for my liquid products and to set my under eye. I have so many brushes, it is hard to say which one are my favorite. If you want to see a separate post about my brushes let me know in the comment section. Lastly, my favorite setting spray is Morphe continuous setting mist.  This has to go everywhere with me. It sets my face beautifully and it has a controlled application.

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Location: Detroit, MI

Photographer: Me, Myself & I


What is in my makeup bag? What makeup product do you have to bring with you when you travel? What is your holy grail beauty product?

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Weekend Haul At Sephora| Fenty Beauty Product Review

Weekend Haul At Sephora| Fenty Beauty Product Review

Over the weekend I did some well needed retail therapy. My week was nonstop work and I needed to take some time and just walk up and down the mall and just shop.  I had my mine set on adding a few new products to my makeup collection. So I headed over to my local Sephora at Somerset Collection Mall.  I went in and the next thing I know I was cashing out on quite a few of Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty products!  If you are makeup lover, like myself, you probably already knew about new releases that hit the shelf last week. I finally got my hands on the new bronzer and highlighters. So its only right that I share with you all my “Fenty Face”. On today’s post I will be showing off what I bought and provide a mini review over all the Fenty Beauty products I purchased. HAUL TIME !

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Left to Right: Foundation, Concealer, and Gloss Bomb

So Rihanna has been killing the game lately. I really do miss her music but her beauty and lingerie line has been making major head way. First and foremost I really do appreciate that Rihanna for pushing diversity and inclusion since the beginning. Fenty Beauty definitely change the game when they first launch their line of 50 shades of complexion products. THEY DID IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME.. no shade! So shout out to her. She had everybody shooked and I appreciate her for doing this.

So, I went crazy in Sephora this past weekend. I was watching a lot of Youtubers, and a few of them that I watch went to private party with Fenty Beauty. They met Rihanna!!! So of course they took to their channels to tell about the products and how shook they were to meet her. I heard so many good reviews about the bronzers I had to get my hands on it.  So I had to join the wave.   I spent up all my work points (we get points at work to buy things)  to get four  $25 gift cards for Sephora.  The plan was to do some serious shopping and spending.

HERE’S WHAT I GOT FROM SEPHORA 

SUN STALK’R INSTANT WARMTH BRONZER

This was the most anticipated products out of the all. The Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer is another banger from the Fenty brand. I purchase the shade Mocha Mami, which is a deep dark red undertone bronzer. The bronzer comes 8 other different shades. Now bronzer is my go to. Honestly I prefer to bronze than to contour.

Sidenote: Bronzing is the art of warming the face and contour is define and add shadow to the face.

This product does it for me. It definitely warms up my skin and leaves my face with nice tan finish around the perimeter of my face. On the site it claims to be transfer resistant and it live up to the hype.

On the flip side,  Mocha Mami was definitely dark enough for my complexion, however I do wish they will extend the shade range for my deep dark sisters. We still have a lot of work to do in the beauty industry!  This retails for $30 on Fenty and Sephora sites.  This product gets FashionLayn’s stamp of approval and definitely worth it

KILLAWATT FOIL FREESTYLE HIGHLIGHTER

Next on my beauty list was the Fenty Beauty Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter in the shade Penny4UThots. Auntie Ri had me at the name alone. This is a metallic burnt copper highlighter. Super glittery ! Now, this product, I have to be honest, I am a little underwhelmed with this one. It has big flakes of metallic chucks, kinda  like confetti. In my opinion it add inconsistencies to my face. Then the product does not pop my cheeks, it is a bit too subtle for my taste.  I am girl who love for her checks to pop and it did not do it for me. If you are a girl that loves silvery undertone highlighter and loves to be subtle then this product is for you. It made me look a little gray.

The best thing about this highlighter is that you can use this product anywhere on your face. So I am not going to take it back to the store, instead I am going to pack this on my eye lids. This highlighter retails at $36 at Fenty and Sephora.

PRO FILT’R INSTANT RETOUCH SETTING POWER

Up next on the list was the Fenty Filt’r Instant Retouch Setting Powder. I purchase this in the shade of “Honey”. This superfine milled loose setting powder comes in 8 different shades use to set and brightening. This product is super sheer and definitively has a soft brightening effect to the skin. Let me tell you “less is more”. You do not need to add touch much on you face because that will leave yon super dry. This product is super comfortable on the skin and think it best applied with a sponge!  This setting powder retail at $32! I am a fan of this product I want to go back and get another shade because the honey shade works well to set the rest of my face not my under eye. I prefer to be a bit more brighter and love a yellow undertone! This product gets FashionLayn’s stamp of approval and definitely worth it ! 

PRO FILT’R SOFT MATTE LONGWEAR FOUNDATION

So most people already know that the Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation has been the star of the show for quite sometime. It is a medium to full coverage foundation that comes in 50 other shade ranges. BOMB ! A year ago a did a separate review on this product and I still feel good about this product, here is what I said.  I still love the formula. I love the way it melts in my skin and it is easy to apply. On the flip side I do need to go back to find my exact match. I have been searching for the right  match to balance out my face and chest. Currently, my I have foundation in the shade 420 (deep tan, warm undertone)  and I do think it is bit too warm for my skin.

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My Fenty Face

In addition this shade is my “summer shade”, so that could also be the issue. If you have super dry skin this product is still not for you however you can pair this product with hydrating primer or mix it with a dewy foundation. Maybe Auntie RiRi might come out with dewy finish foundation. That will be lit! This product retail for $35 on Fenty Beauty and Sephora. This product gets FashionLayn’s stamp of approval and definitely worth it ! 

PRO FILT’R INSTANT RETOUCH CONCEALER

Finally I got my hands on the Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer. Rihanna few month gave the ladies a 50 shades of concealer to go along with the foundation.  The concealer like the foundation is medium to full coverage. It glides on very creamy and fell super hydration. The concealer claim to be longwearing, light,  and creaseproof. Man some super bold claims!  I wore this concealer for three days straight and I must say it lives up to the hype. It is very comfortable and lightweight on the skin. It it stay put! I started creasing once I was made it home after working a 12 hours shift. So I must say I was very impressed by the concealer. On the flip side I purchase the concealer in  shade 390 (deep tan, yellow undertones). My plan is to go back to get lighter shade that will brighten up my under eye area. I do wish the bottle was a bit more bigger. This products retails for $26.

GLOSS BOMB UNIVERSAL LIP LUMINIZER

These gloss bombs are by far my favorite products of them all! This is high shine universal lip gloss.The Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminzer are so amazing! I have them in the shade of Fu$$y and Fenty Glow. They are so longwearing and sit comfortably on my lips.I have nothing to say bad about this product. I have like 2 of them in my purse and I stock up every time I go to Sephora. Each lip bomb retails at $18 a piece. This product gets FashionLayn’s stamp of approval and definitely worth it ! 

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“The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion.

But cosmetics are easier to buy.”

-Yves Saint Laurent

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Location: Detroit, Michigan

Photographer: Me Myself and I


Do you like Fenty Beauty Products? Have you tried Fenty Beauty? What are you favorite products from this brand? What is you least favorite products? 

Join the conversation and share with me your thoughts in the comment section.

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Beauty Talk: FashionLayn Must Haves !!! ** Fall Edition**

Beauty Talk: FashionLayn Must Haves !!!  ** Fall Edition**

Hello Beauties, I am back with another Beauty Talk. I am so excited to be doing this again! I decided to bring Beauty Talk  back because this one of the most successful blog post I ever did on my blog.  Inside of showing y’all my favorite products, I thought it would be cool to show y’all my favorite products for the FALL SEASON ! So, let’s have a little Beauty Talk on the blog. Remember makeup is simply a enhancer to all the beauty that your already have !

Favorite Skin Care Products

Fall season leaves my skin super dry I need my skin to feel like a baby’s bottom

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  1. Upper Canada Green Tea “Detoxification” Face Sheet Mask : 5 pack $11.50 Upper Canada
  2. Pearlessence Vitamin C + Hyaluronic Acid Facial Serum : $5.99 TJMaxx
  3. Clinique Moisture Surge 72 hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator: Starting Price $12 Sephora **Trying the tester size
  4. Clinique Moisture Surge Face Spray: $25.50 Sephora  ** Tying the tester size

If you read my last Beauty Talk post you already know about my hostile dry skin !! It can be really combative in the fall. So first I have been trying out these tester size Clinique hydrator  and the face spray to bring back the moisture to my face . I got them out of Beauty Insider Clinique Box from Sephora. I use it morning and night and  I like using this product under my eye. My under eye area is very sensitive and it gets very dry. It been working really well and help change the texture of my skin in that area.  Next, I am in love with hyaluronic acid  and vitamin C facial serum from Pearlessence! Jackie Ania one of my favorite YouTuber got me hip to hyaluronic acid. So yes I love hyaluronic acid because it improve the skin texture, adds brightness and moisture to your skin. Also the drops come with vitamin c that packs that extra brightness that I am looking to bring to dull dry skin !  I am near 30 and I feel my skin getting a little loose lol. Lastly, have you ever had your makeup on for too long or have you make that mistake and slept with your makeup on. Yes I have done both of these. So when that happen it has my skin feeling dry and it looks dull. It is officially time to detox my skin. So I bought these green tea face sheet mask from Upper Canada. Omg these masks leave my skin feeling like it got all the things it need to bring it back to life. It really has your skin soft and it also states that it reduced inflammation , and simulates circulation to your face. I love how it gives my skin a nice glow after I use it ! After treating my face with what it needs it is time to enhance my already beautiful face with makeup !

Favorite Beat Products

In other words my favorite makeup products for my face 🙂

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  1. Too Faced Born This Way Undetectable Medium-To-Full Coverage Foundation (Chai): $39 at Ulta
  2. Clinique High Impact Mascara: $19 at Sephora 
  3. Clinique Lash Building Primer: $17 at Sephora **Tying the tester size
  4. Morphe Continuous Setting Mist: $15 at Ulta 
  5. Too Faced Born This Way Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer (Chestnut): $29 at Ulta

Did I tell Jackie Ania is my favorite YouTuber…. LOL I think I did. Well on her YouTube channel she told us about her partnership Too Faced and how she was able to extend their shade ranges to their foundation collections. She added 9 more shades in the medium to deep dark range. Shout out to you sis. Since doing so I decided to try out Too Faced Born This Way foundation and I also heard great things about. So I got the foundation shade in Chai. So to complete the family I also go the TooFaced Born This Way concealer in the color chestnut. I absolutely  love the formula of both products. They both don’t leave my fave feeling extra heavy. Also it last long and doesn’t look like a totally mess at the end of the day. The two products work well together and both have some wonderful benefits in the bottle. Coconut water, alpine rose, and hyaluronic acid !!! Also the Clinique lash primer with the mascara is great together. The primer gives my lash extra length and the mascara takes my lash up a notch. Great combo together. Lastly, I am in love with this Morphe setting spray. I love that it doesn’t leave my face after spraying super-duper wet. It really sets my makeup into my skin flawlessly !

Favorite Eye Products

Ooou your eyes are so pretty ! 

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  1. Colourpop “Take Me Home” Shadow Palette: $12 at Ulta

Can we all agree that Colourpop is bomb!.  I got introduce to Colourpop maybe 3 years ago when I got into makeup tutorials. Their eye shadows and lippies are so bomb. The “Take Me Home” palette is just for all the ladies that want to keep their eyes basic but also want to give a little glam. This palette makes it super easy to create looks for everyday and the colors are so bomb for the fall ! Also easy to blind and super pigmented Sidenote: Colourpop is super affordable brand so definitely check them out !

Favorite Lip Products

Lips need love too! Pucker Up ! 

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  1. The Lip Bar Lip Gloss in the Color ” Class Act”: $14 at The Lip Bar
  2. Clinique Chubby Stick in the color ” Woppin Watermelon: $18.50 at Sephora
  3. NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in the color “Club Hopper”: $6.99 at Ulta

Last but certainly not least. I decided to show y’all my favorite fall color, lip balm, and gloss. So first I had to show love to the Black Women owned business that hit the scene. Melissa Butler, the owner of The Lip Bar, is Detroit Made entrepreneur so we have to show love to her and the city. Yes, this lip gloss called “Class Act” is so bomb. It glides on very smoothly and the color is so beautiful on my brown girls.  Next, we have this Clinique Chubby Stick Lip Balm that gives my lips a cute tint. I love this lip balm because it is super moisturizing for lips in these dry months. I think I am going to try other colors because I really enjoyed the formula. Lastly my favorite lip color is NYX Lip Suede in the color “Club Hopper”. It is a perfect bold purple mauve color. Also I enjoy the formula because not so matte that it leaves your lips super dry. It is also brown girl friendly too !


So these are some of the products that I have been reaching for pretty much every day.  They are my must have and I quick to run to the store when I am running low or run out.

What are some of your beauty must have products ?

Let me know in the comments !

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Remember beauty is when you can appreciate yourself.

 

cassandra

Beauty Talk: FashionLayn Must Haves !

Beauty Talk: FashionLayn Must Haves !

Hello Beauties, Yes today we are going to have beauty talk. Lets talk about 10 of my favorite beauty products currently! I was inspire to do this post by InStyle May Magazine! (Sidenote: Zoe Kravitz is on the cover) Annual they have awards for the best beauty buys, judge my panel industries pros. Let me tell you now I am not a pro with it comes to beauty but I am pro in what I like. Basically I like what I like. Also, I been feeling a little insecure about my face after having oral surgery. SO …… beauty talk !

Favorite Skin Care Products

Face soft like a babies bottom – sidenote I have dry skin ! 

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  1.  Shea Moisture Daily Glow Priming Moisturizer: $11.99 at Target
  2.  Mario Badescu Skin Care Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater: $7 at Ulta
  3.  Shea Moisture Daily Hydration Overnight Face Oil: $8.99 at Target

These products have been helping combat my hostile dry skin ! I use the Mario Badescu Facial Spray right after I cleanse my face and after I set my makeup. Really you can use it at anytime.  I just love that hydrating and refresh feel it gives to my skin.  Next I use the Shea Moisture Daily Glow Priming Moisturizer to soothe my dry skin. Also it leaves me with are radiant finish! It all about the glow.  Sidenote: A little goes a long way to. This product is kinda universal you can use it with a bare face or use it as a primer before putting on your makeup. I love products that I can use it for more than one thing ! Lastly, I give my skin a boost at night with the Shea Moisture Hydrating Overnight Oil ! Yes I have to feed my face at night and yes I am just that dry.  I hate waking up to tight and dry skin so I coat my face with this oil. To me its feels lightweight and I don’t have worry about it getting everywhere and all on my pillowcases!

Favorite Beat Products

In other words my favorite makeup products for my face  🙂

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  1. Covergirl Queen Collection Bronzer in  Ebony Bronze: $7.99 at Meijers
  2. Nars Powder Blush in Orgasm: $30 at Sephora
  3. Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation (420) $34 at Sephora
  4. MakeUp Revolution Luxury Baking Powder (Banana): $8 at Ulta
  5. MakeUp Revolution Strobe Highlighter (Gold Addict):$6 at Ulta

Now to my favorite favorite part makeup ! Yes makeup. I love doing my makeup and watching makeup tutorials. So these are my current fave makeup products that I have to have. First, Covergirl Queen Bronzer in Ebony Bronze. These is the best warm bronzer to bring back warmth to the face and it the right color for my dark complexion. Yes !! Next, I have to have my NARS blush in the shade Orgasm. This blush definitely makes me have a organism  LOL and it the number 1 bestseller blush in the U.S. This blush looks beautiful on any shade and leaves you with matte and shimmering finish ! Need I say more, Fenty Beauty it’s life. I did a review on this product READ MORE. Absolutely adore this foundation and I have the shade in 420. Next, the best inexpensive setting powder is from Makeup Revolution. II learn about this setting powder from Alissa Ashley, a big youtuber ! Now I love the Laura Mercier however I can not spend money on this product every time.  I do my makeup all the time so Makeup Revolution comes through. I love the finish that it gives to my concealer and it has the right amount of beige I am looking for. no flash back yes ! Lastly, every girl has to have a highlighter to bring out those cheek bones. Another product from Makeup Revolution , the Strobe Highlighter in the shade Gold Addict. I love anything that gives my skin a golden glow. I like to call it the Ghana Glow since a girl DNA shows her family from Ghana haha but anywho I love this highlighter because it goes on like butter .

Favorite Lips Products

Pucker Up yall ! Gloss & Matte 

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  1. Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick (Freckle Fiesta) MATTEMOISELLE, Freckle Fiesta $18.99 at Sephora

2. E.L.F.  X  Alissa Ashley Lip Glosse.l.f. x Alissa Ashley Lip Gloss

These are the lippies that I keep reaching for.  First it the  the Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Matte lipstick in the color called Freckle Fiesta. The color is like spicy terra-cotta and I love the way it looks. It different and it brings out my skin.  Lastly… remember when I mention Alissa Ashley. Yes she collaborate with E.L.F. and gave the people this bomb ass lip gloss. It really look good on everyone. I got this as a gift for by birthday from my lovely team lead. So it goes everywhere I go and I never put it down. I am scraping the bottom I need a new one.

 

So these are my top 10 ten products that I pretty much wear everyday of my life. They are my must have and I quick to run to the store when I am running low or run out. If you enjoy this post please like and let me know in the comment.

Also share with me some of your favorite beauty products. What are your must haves ?

Remember beauty is when you can appreciate yourself.

Alayna