Just wanted to make a quick post about the beauty scene on QVC! Incase you’re unfamiliar QVC is a home shopping channel but they have all their deals on their website, QVC.com. With the holidays approaching I was checking out some beauty and makeup kits and sets as they tend to have great deals during the holidays and figured I should do a post on it! QVC has some great beauty deals with popular brands like Josie Maran, Bobbi Brown, Tarte, Bare Minerals, etc.
Definitely keep these deals in mind come around November/December or get your Christmas shopping done early or find some things to add to your holiday wish list! ;)
Some deals/kits that i’m currently lusting over
Josie Maran Argan Oil 5 Piece Complexion Package $72 ($156 value)
Josie Maran Argan Oil Light 6 Piece Complexion Collection $72 ($163 value)
Tarte Set of 4 LipSurgence Lip Shines $35 ($60 value)
Tarte Amazonian Clay Powder Foundation w/ Brush $39 (basically getting the brush for $3)
Bobbi Brown 5 Piece Nude Basics Collection $96 ($160 value)
I’ll list some great high end & affordable options of great translucent powders for ya!
If you have oily skin Tarte Amazonian Clay Smooth Operator Finishing Powder, Rimmel Stay Matte in Translucent. These translucent powder are a little more long wearing and oil controlling making them great for my oily skin people!
If you have normal/dry skin Makeup Forever HD Powder, NYX HD Powder, ELF HD Powder. These powders are very silky, finely milled and make the skin look more airbrushed and smooth but don’t do a heck of a lot when it comes to oil control so best for normal to dry skin types.
If you have a deeper complexion Laura Mercier Translucent Powder or Ben Nye Luxury Powders because they are ever so slightly tinted so they won’t look ashy/white on the skin but not enough color to really show up. They are still super silky and comfortable on the skin as other translucent powders!
Check out some more intense cheek highlighters like
Becca Shimmering Pressed Skin Perfectors
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Beige (they make a few other shades)
The Balm Mary Lou Manizer
Physicians Formula Glow Boosting Pearls
Soar Lip liner and Velvet Teddy lipstick
I’d say the closest drugstore alternative out right now would be NYX’s Brow Gels! They are waterproof, long lasting and more creamy like Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade. NYX’s is more of a gel rather than a cream but you can still get a really similar finish as the Dip Brow!
You could even use water poof gel eyeliner! The only downside to that is you really only have different shades of brown to choose from but using a gel liner will give a similar finish as Dip Brow.
Thank you for thinking I take cute pictures! lol
But yes I do use a few apps and have a few tricks!
Apps I use
- Use HDR setting (for iphones) it takes a better quality picture.
- Try to use natural lighting it helps the colors and lighting look better in what ever you’re taking a picture of.
- Arial shots/views. I prefer taking arial shots (straight above looking down photos) because I just think they look nice and showcase what ever i’m trying to take a picture of!
I like to edit in Snapseed using their brightness and ambience feature, the brightness adds brightness and light incase I was in dark or dim lighting and ambience brings out the colors a bit just making for a better photo. I use VSCOcam’s editing tools like sharpness, temperature and exposure. I use temperature to make the photo “colder” and more white incase i’m in yellow lighting, sharpness to make the picture more HD and exposure to lighten up a photo. I don’t always use a VSCOcam filter or filters in general I just like to play up a photos natural features sort of like makeup hehe.
My IG is @_michellemolina
Check out Coastal Scents Pro Blending Fluff! One of my favorite eye brushes actually! It’s more stiff and tapered like the 217 so it can be used for blending, applying crease color, applying a wash of shadow, shadow in the inner corner, etc.
Check out the brush here. I also love the Coast Scents Bionic Flat Top Buffer for foundation, just a heads up!
$24 vs $4.95