Makeup Talk: NYX Powder Blush in "Bourgeois Pig"

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Hey! Long time no makeup review! Today, I wanted to review one of my favorite affordable blushes for anyone who is interested! I have a mixture of high and low end beauty products, and this definitely includes blushes. Blushes and foundations are my weakness. I always am looking for the "perfect" one. This blush is in the running for being nearly perfect...but let me break the details down for you!

 Price: $5.00
Amount: 0.14 oz (4 grams)
Finish:  Matte with a glow (is this even possible?!)
Pigmentation: Great. It is buildable, but I find that I only slightly dab my blush brush into it, and then tap off the excess- for each cheek.

Wear time: 6+ hours. I honestly don't time the hours I have my makeup on...but I do know that when I get ready at 7 a.m and finish classes for the day, sometimes I won't wash my makeup off until 9 or 10...and the blush is still there. Not perfect, but it really can rival high end brands! Granted, I wear a primer basically anytime I wear foundation, blush, etc. so that could increase wear time. If you are happy with your foundation routine and think it holds up throughout the day, then putting any blush over it should give you a long last result, as long as the blush is of good quality!
Irritation: None for me. I haven't had any issues with it causing any breakouts or irritation!

Using a light hand for everyday application gives me this result. See the glow I am talking about? I have oily skin and do not think this accentuates it or makes me look more oily. 

Do I recommend this? Of course! If you are looking for an affordable line of blushes, I do recommend NYX's line of powder blushes!

Any product review requests? Just let me know! Thanks for reading!
Xo, Kelsey

Sunday Social-Fall Questions!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

1. What is your favorite fall activity? Probably helping my younger family get ready for Halloween! I love helping with any makeup they need done for their outfits! I also love Halloween in general! This fall season though will revolve a lot around my sisters wedding! She is getting married at the end of October and her wedding will be Halloween and fall themed, so I am sure I will enjoy the {stressful} but fun process of helping her with that!

2. Do you follow a football team? If so, which one and why? I wouldn’t say I completely follow them, but two teams I do watch are the Ohio State Buckeyes and Cincinnati Bearcats! I am studying nursing at The University of Cincinnati, so I am a Bearcat myself-hence me following that team...and I am from Ohio so that also makes Ohio State a team to watch! :)

3. What is something fun about fall in your area? It’s actually the very end of fall, and extending through winter, but still! It would probably be the Cincinnati zoo lights, which is when the zoo decks out the area with lights, and its gorgeous at night! I have yet to go, because it always seems to be super busy and draws a lot of attraction, but maybe I will go this year!

4. What are your favorite fall staple outfits? Boots with jeans or thick leggings (as long as the butt is covered ladies!) I really have a hard time NOT wearing boots every single day from fall-winter. A lot of my staple products are on my pinterest boards, and I take a lot of inspiration from pinterest as well as fashion bloggers that have similar style to me!

5. What things are you looking forward to most about this coming fall season? Fall fashion, lots of hot apple cider, and how gorgeous my campus looks when all the leaves start changing! 

A picture of a part of my campus I took last fall! 

6. What is your favorite fall holiday? Tradition? I think it would have to be Thanksgiving and Halloween. I can’t choose. Halloween is just so fun and interesting when it comes to everyone’s costume choices; Thanksgiving is greeeaaaaat because I get a little break from college and get to see family…and that includes extended family, so it’s nice to get everyone together for a day! 

Thanks for stopping by!
XO, Kelsey

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