Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00) is the most moisturizing lipstick I have ever tried in my life. Sometimes, I have to stop and think hard about those bold statements when I make them; in this case I have no second thoughts about that statement when it comes to this lipstick and my naturally dry-ish lips!

My first experience with it was in my May Play! by Sephora box which included the color Kimchi. It's quite pretty and I found it almost too moisturizing, if that's even a thing! It's definitely not something that's a deal breaker for me. I'd rather have overly moisturized lips over dry chapped flaky lips any day. I didn't have that problem with Molasses at all and it's definitely a natural, nude lip for me, on the brown side of nude. 

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick - Molasses (bellanoirbeauty.com)


The Sephora Wonderful Cushion Matte Lip Cream ($8.00) surprised me. I'm not sure why because I have been saying since... well forever, that the Sephora Collection is totally underrated. 

Sephora Wonderful Cushion Matte Lip Cream (bellanoirbeauty.com)

Up for review is the last in my collection of the Milani Amore Matte Lip Cremes in Loved -- and it's my favorite of the bunch!

Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme Loved (bellanoirbeauty.com)
Today I wanted to show you all one of my go-to foundation routines. It's pretty quick, relatively easy, and is full coverage.

Foundation routine includes:
Sephora Color Corrector - Melon (reviewed here)
Becca Ultimate Coverage Concealer - Chestnut (praised here)
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Makeup Stick - Suede (reviewed here)
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Concealer - Chocolate (review forthcoming)
Ben Nye Banana Powder

Other makeup used:
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche - Molasses (review forthcoming)
Kiko Double Deco Blush - Kissimmee (reviewed here)
Colourpop Super Shock Shadows Deux and Trois (review forthcoming)
My IPKN GelStealer Pen Liner - Real Black (reviewed here)
Benefit Rollerball Mascara
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow - Granite (shown here)

Now, let's get started!

Easy Foundation Routine
I have been holding on to this color corrector for quite some time. It kind of took the back-burner to the YSL Touch Elcat Neutralizer but I still use it from time to time. The Sephora Bright Future Color Corrector ($14.00) is a great alternative to the YSL corrector, if you're on a budget.

Sephora Bright Future Color Corrector - Melon

Hello everyone! Today I posted some nudes :)

Well, a video, on nudes...

Mmmkay. Today I posted a video of 10 nude lipsticks for dark skin. It's hard out here, trying to find a good nude lip! If you can't be bothered watching the video, I posted the lipsticks below. Hope you enjoy!


Kakaooooo Talk - Yes I have the app and Obama screams that at me whenever I get a message. These masks came from the same place as the app -- Angela from Beautyandthecat! Oh, she spoils me :)

The Face Shop Kakao Friends Character Masks
On my third try, I was able to get everything I wanted in the Soko to Tokyo 5-Peice Skincare Set at Sephora ($25.00). I chose:
  • Amore Pacific Moisture Bound Skin Energy Hydration Delivery System (Mist) (1 oz)
  • Boscia Exfoliating Peeling Gel (1.7 oz)
  • Erborian Ginseng Milk (1 oz)
  • Shiseido Perfect Cleansing Oil (1.3 oz)
  • Skin Inc Pure Deepsea Hydrating Mask (0.68 oz)
For the size of the samples you get, $25 is the ultimate steal!

Sephora Soko to Tokyo

I have been wanting my hair lighter since it got hot. I had been wearing my Mermaid2 wig for some time, but I wanted to go lighter. When I came across Freetress Equal Evlyn, I thought this might be a good option.

Freetress Equal Premium Lace Front Wig  Evlyn Taffy

This post will be mostly graphic because photos speak louder than words sometimes. I went looking for a concealer that would cover up the awful hyperpigmentation as a result of a face mutiny and I was really curious about Becca Ultimate Coverage Concealing Creme ($32.00). I swatched the colors Chestnut and Treacle and ended up going with Chestnut as it was the closest match to my complexion. The concealer is undeniably full coverage, goes on kind of thick, but easily blendable and not heavy on the skin. Did I mention that it's full coverage? You don't need that much to cover up eye bags or dark acne scars. I can't really wear this concealer on its own, but when I wear it with foundation it's long lasting and does not crease. I apply the concealer with a foundation brush and set it with Ben Nye Banana Powder.

Now, I will let the photos speak for themselves!

Becca Ultimate Coverage Concealing Creme - Chestnut (bellanoirbeauty.com)

I did not love the My Ipkn Gelstealer Pen Liner the first time I tried it. I actually didn't love it the second time I tried it either. This liner behaved like uncomfortable leather shoes you need to "break in" before you truly start loving them. The liner was skittish; I would need to go over the same line before it would become a solid; almost like it was dried out. Pretty much the worst thing that could happen with a pen liner. After attempting to use the liner a few times, it started behaving normally.

My IPKN GelStealer Pen Liner - Real Black (#01)
Colourpop Super Shock Shadow in Birthday Boy was an anniversary release, and was provided free with a purchase. It's a gray-silver sparkly shadow, with somewhat of a brown base. Part of my purchase was ColourPop Ultra Matte Chilly Chili ($6.00), which has become a lippie that I reach for constantly. 

ColourPop Birthday Boy Super Shock Shadow
Highlighters seem like such an easy buy, but for me, I have a hard time with them. I never caught on to the strobing trend, but I can't deny that I am lured by the call of the highlighter. I recently spent way too much time found myself in Sephora looking for a powder foundation (and I found one I'm quite excited about) and noticed all the highlighters on display. It was like everywhere I turned, there was a highlighter staring me in my face, shining and glistening, calling out to me like a siren. When presented with many options, I become incredibly indecisive and need to narrow things down. That's what I did with the highlighters and have a few swatches to show you all that I thought were very pretty and passed my picky test!

Ilia Illuminator in Polka Dots & Moonbeams and Marc Jacobs Glow Stick Glistening Illuminator (what a long name!) in Spotlight had me the most excited. They are both cream based highlighters and likely buildable. However, I personally wouldn't build these because one swipe from tube to arm was plenty for me. I don't imagine I would use these directly from the tube to the skin. I would use my fingers to apply these particular "illuminators" to my cheekbones, brow bones, and temples. These would even be good for the inner corners of the eye.


Ilia Illuminator, Marc Jacobs Glow Stick Spotlight (bellanoirbeauty.com)
I want to talk about the Tosowoong Aloe Sheet Mask ($2.00) because it did something really strange to me.

I have had this small... er... population of lurker zits hiding under my right cheek for at least three months, likely more. You know, the kind that you can feel underneath your skin, but they just haven't shown their ugly faces. I even went to get a facial and when I left they were still torturing me. The Tosowoong Pure Aloe Mask brought those things up to the surface.

THE TOSOWOONG PURE ALOE MASK BROUGHT THEM UP TO THE SURFACE!!!!

Tosowoong Pure Aloe Mask(bellanoirbeauty.com)

Now here's a highlighter I don't use often but should. I had waited quite some time to get my hands on Charlotte Tilbury's Bar of Gold ($42.00). It's likely one of the best highlighters out there in my opinion, for the simple fact that when you wear it, it doesn't look like your face fell in love with Midas. It's super fine and nicely buildable if Midas is your thing.

Very classy, Charlotte.

Charlotte Tilbury Bar of Gold (bellanoirbeauty.com)