Beauty Find - NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm

NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm  
There's more to love from the iconic NARS Orgasm makeup line.  For summer, try a sheer version of the famous pink/peach golden shimmer shade in their NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm .

NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm gives lips a flattering peachy pink shade with a radiant finish.  It also features NARS’s Monoï Hydrating Complex for smooth, supple lips and continuous hydration ( My lips didn't need a touch up for over 5 hours on most days).

I already love the NARS Blush Orgasm  so having a similar sheer wash of color in a lip balm is genius.  NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm Orgasm  has no scent, feels cushiony soft and smooth with no sticky or tacky feel.  It felt slightly moist upon the initial application and then within seconds absorbed and left my lips looking healthy and pretty with the perfect amount of hydration.  

Also Try: NARS Blush Orgasm

Note:  The more pigmented your lips are naturally the lighter this balm will show up on them.  On a darker skin tone like mine, the shade took on more of a caramel shade with a touch of pink and the very fine golden shimmer.

If I wanted a little more color, I would add nude lip pencil on my lips first and then a layer of the NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm .  I also experimented with adding a touch of the  NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm over a nude lipstick for a different look and added hydration.  NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm  will also be my go-to lip shade for a summer day at the beach or outdoors.

With  NARS you can always expect beautiful packaging, and this rose gold case is perfect for all you packaging junkies.  Treat yourself to  NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm this spring. - RLB

Purchase Here: NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm 0.1 oz/ 3 g

Beauty Find - HUDA BEAUTY Coral Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette

If you want a makeup treat for summer and special night time looks HUDA BEAUTY Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette Coral  should be your new go-to.

This was my first time trying the much talked about HUDA BEAUTY beauty line, and I'm now a big fan.  The Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette Coral is the perfect set of 9 warm shades -a mix of flattering neutrals and two shimmery duo chromes.

HUDA BEAUTY Obsessions
Eyeshadow Palette Coral

I love the seven Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette Coral matte shades, which are creamy, highly pigmented and easy to blend.  They range from a beautiful burnt orange to a warm apricot, golden yellow, deep beige and dusty pink.  Then there are two additional duo chrome shimmers in shades of champagne and a light orange shade. 

Even if you've never used eye shades this warm in the red/orange/yellow range before, you will love how flattering the  HUDA BEAUTY Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette Coral  shadows are.  

I loved that on my skin, none of the shades were too bright or over the top (they are buildable to a more intense shade).  I could see the original shade in the pan, but it was like a nice layer of color over my eyes, including the duo chromes.

HUDA BEAUTY Obsessions
Eyeshadow Palette Coral

I loved using these HUDA BEAUTY Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette Coral  shades for a more dramatic sunset eye look, and using just one or two of the warm mattes with a touch of the duo chromes, for night time looks.  If you love to play with your eye makeup, HUDA BEAUTY Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette Coral is a great palette for the summer. 

The HUDA BEAUTY Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette Coral mini palette size is perfect for travel (it comes with a mirror but no brushes, FYI).  - RLB

Purchase Here: HUDA BEAUTY Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette Coral 

Beauty Find - FARSÁLI Unicorn Essence

FARSALI Unicorn Essence
I admit I've been circling FARSALI Unicorn Essence for a while now.  The name certainly got my attention, and I had heard all the rave reviews about it, but I didn't know if it would like up to it's hype.
Purchase Here: FARSALI Unicorn Essence

FARSALI Unicorn Essence
But from the very first FARSALI Unicorn Essence drop I applied I was impressed.  

What separates this serum/primer from many others is that it's enriched with four superfruit extracts that are loaded with antioxidants—known for their anti-aging properties: açaí berry, goji berry, elderberry, and blueberry. The water based formula improves skin tone and allows your skin to soak up the supplements, leaving it hydrated without a greasy residue. 

Purchase Here: FARSALI Unicorn Essence

FARSALI Unicorn Essence has got to be the best smelling serum/primer I've ever used.  It's a unique sweet fragrance I can't quite pinpoint, but it's a bit like a cotton candy-topped vanilla cupcake, but the scent was not cloying or heavy. Although FARSALI Unicorn Essence comes out of the bottle a bubble gum pink/holographic blended shade, it goes on the skin translucent and blends in without any holographic effect on the skin.  The weight and texture of  FARSALI Unicorn Essence are like a milky water.

FARSALI Unicorn Essence is perfect for combination skin like mine because it gave me a nice layer of moisture and softness without feeling heavy or sticky, or making my oily areas more oily or break out.  I used FARSALI Unicorn Essence a few different ways. On days when it was very dry/cold I used it as a serum under a heavier moisturizer.  I only needed a pea-sized amount to cover my entire face..

Purchase Here: FARSALI Unicorn Essence 

I also loved using FARSALI Unicorn Essence as a makeup primer before my foundation.  (with either matte or satin finish foundations).  My makeup went on smoothly and my face felt soft and hydrated during the day.  My makeup didn't budge and looked fresh hours after I applied it. On the weekends, I used FARSALI Unicorn Essence as serum on bare skin with just concealer for makeup.  I liked how it gave my skin a lovely, slightly dewy natural glow/radiance.  There is a very fine, small amount of shimmer, which looks great in the daytime and it left my skin plump/slightly tacky to the touch.

FARSALI Unicorn Essence is a product that you may not have thought you needed to add to your makeup and skin care arsenal - but you do! - RLB

Purchase Here: FARSALI Unicorn Essence 1 oz/ 30 mL