My First Vlog + Makeup Tutorial!

 

If you’ve been to my YouTube channel recently, you would have seen that I’ve (finally) uploaded a new video. It’s a little vlog introduction followed by a new makeup tutorial, so if you haven’t seen it click on the pink words above and check it out!
As for this article – read on for all the product details, and a review on the new Mikasa Beauty brushes I tested in the video.

PRODUCTS:

FACE:
Skin Primer: Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Pre-Foundation Skin Primer
Foundation: Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation (shade: 115 Ivory)
Concealer: NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer (shade: vanilla)
Blush: Too Faced Papa Don’t Peach Blush (from the Everything Nice Palette)
Contour: Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer (from the Everything Nice Palette)
Highlighter: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder (shade: luminous light)
Highlighter: MAC Mineralize Skin Finish (shade: soft & gentle)

BROWS:
Filler: Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil (shade 01: light)
Highlighter: Benefit High Brow Pencil
Mascara: Benefit Gimme Brow Tinted Brow Mascara (shade 03: medium)

EYES:
Eyeshadow Primer: Too Faced Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer
Eyeshadow: Beauty Essentials Eyeshadow Palette
Mascara: Make Up Forever Smoky Extravagant Mascara

LIPS:
Clinique Chubby Sticks Intense (shade: Plushest Punch)
Clinique Chubby Sticks (shade: Two Ton Tomato)

TOOLS:
Bodyography Pro Ready, Set, Go Makeup Setting Spray (from Mikasa Beauty)
Sally Hansen Eyelash Curler
MECCA Cosmetica Brush Cleaner
Sephora Pro Brow Comb
Mikasa Beauty Brushes:
– F200 Duo Fibre Finishing Brush (used for primer)
– F111 Blush Brush (used for blush, contour and highlighter)
– E300 Blending Brush (used for eyeshadow)
– E310 Pencil Brush (used for eyeshadow and brow highlighter)
– S100 Lemon Drop Blending Sponge

 

Mikasa Beauty Review:

The brushes I used get a big thumbs up from me. They felt like good quality, they were ridiculously soft, and after I was finished using them, they cleaned really easily, without losing their bristles or retaining any makeup. I would definitely recommend them and I will happily continue to use them in the future.

The blending sponge on the other hand, wasn’t a winner for me. When it was dry, the sponge had a really nice texture, but once it was wet and I started using it to blend my foundation, it felt like it was holding a lot of liquid. Which isn’t so great if you’re someone who would rather have the foundation on their face instead of trapped inside the blending sponge… The sponge also didn’t maintain its shape when wet, and was a little hard to handle. That being said, it was really easy to clean when I was finished using it. I’m gonna have to say that the original Beauty Blender wins this round, and I’ll be sticking to it in the future.

 

That’s all for now folks! I hope you enjoy my new YouTube video, and you find my review on the Mikasa Beauty products helpful. I’d love to know your thoughts, so feel free to leave a comment below!

-Emily

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