I’m a bit of a YouTube fanatic. I watch everything from Tech to Beauty videos. Almost every skill I’ve acquired is as a result of watching YouTube videos. Now, with as many Beauty videos as I watch, its only natural that a lot of my beauty buys are influenced by them. And seeing as I was thinking of a good way to start off the beauty section of my blog, I figured I’d do the “YouTube Made Me Buy” thing (Inspired by Jackie Aina, my YouTube Aunty). Do your best to ignore more ratchet nails. Lets begin…LA GIRL PRO CONCEALERS
I think at this point, almost everyone has these. Probably the most overexposed concealers of 2014/2015, but for good reason. I especially like that they have a good range of shades, even though they could work on making a couple of shades that are darker than “Mahogany”, simply because that usually doesn’t do much as a contour shade for darker skinned girls. Otherwise, they have amazing coverage and are really lightweight. I heard they work well as foundations as well so I might try that soon.L’OREAL TRUE MATCH SUPER BLENDABLE POWDER
So before anyone attacks me, I know this is shade is lighter than my skin tone. I bought it as a setting powder for my highlight. I definitely shouldn’t have. The product itself is a really good one. Super matte and the consistency is amazing, it glides on great. BUT, super ASHY. I got this in warm but neutral is almost just as ashy. If you’re black and you don’t have a beige undertone, not for you. Great product, but don’t buy shit with your eyes closed, like I did.MILANI BAKED BLUSH
I got this already having at the back of my mind that I wasn’t going to be as impressed as these YouTube gurus were about this. But, Yassssssssss. This actually lived up to the hype. I got this in “Rose D’oro” which is a rather Barbie shade for my taste but its so beautiful, I couldn’t resist. I usually don’t go for blushes with shimmer in them either but again, BEAUTIFUL.L’OREAL TRUE MATCH & TRUE MATCH LUMI
Until I got these, I was struggling with finding a foundation with the perfect undertone for me. I jumped on the bandwagon rather late but I’m glad I did. I got TRUE MATCH first in N7, and it worked super well because it was winter time, but I have oily skin and as it got warmer, I had to find something that wouldn’t have me looking greasy, and I needed a summer shade. TRUE MATCH LUMI turned out to be a lot more matte, long lasting and less watery but still looked dewy enough, plus it comes in intermediary shades (I got mine in N7/N8) so I didn’t have to mix foundations or go too dark.ELF MINERAL INFUSED FACE PRIMER
To be honest, this was just me being extra, I didn’t have to buy this. The product itself is okay, it works really well to fill in fine lines and wide pores but like I said, I have really oily skin, and this doesn’t do much to mattify or for oil control. I’d definitely recommend this if you have dry skin and want a bit of a dewy look or if you have large pores. But for oily/combination skin, not so much.
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