Crease Blending Brushes I Bet You Never Heard Of Until Now!

When it comes to blending/crease brushes their are about 116516303065 choices! Most people use a Sigma E40  or a MAC 217 Brush. I can honestly say out of all the brushes I own I have never gotten my hands on these two. With that being said I cannot talk about how these may work BUT I can talk about two of my highly underrated and unspoken of blending brushes.

First is the Aveda Flax Sticks #6 Eye Contour Brush. It is densely packed, 100% taklon fiber, and blends like a dream! The density of the brush really packs the color into the crease area and prevents fallout. The tapered design helps to blend out any harsh edges. I mainly use this one when I want a ton of color in the crease, like for a dramatic look.

Part of this set: HERE

Second is from Crown Brush Studio line. It's called the C139 Tapered Crease Brush. This has got to be my favorite crease blending brush ever! It's tapered to a nice point that isn't small but not too thick either. The tip deposits color in the crease, while the tapered bristles blend out the shadows perfectly! I use this brush daily no matter what the look is that I am going for. Oh and this brush is currently on sale for $1.53!!!!! Hello??!!! It works and it's cheap! This is a no-brainer!

Get this: HERE

Hope this was helpful and if any of you use these brushes leave me a comment below letting me know your opinions. 


XOXO - Angel Lee ❤

H&M Launching It's Very Own Beauty Department Fall 2015!

So not only is H&M an amazing place to shop for fashion but now it's going to offer beauty products from its very own line! Ok so I'm a little skeptical when it comes to quality to be expected because truth be told I never bought anything beauty-wise from a clothing store. Drugstore is as far as I go but hey you never know, it could be amazing. 

According to the press release the line will carry a full range of makeup, haircare, bodycare, and beauty tools. In total they say their will be over 700 makeup products available at launch time. These will replace existing beauty products at H&M and their will be two collections: a premium beauty line and a conscious range of Ecocert-approved sustainable products. 

H&M is calling this "Fashion For The Face" and will include seasonal and limited edition products as well. This line promises to be inventive, creative, and colorful. I look forward to seeing what they have come up with. I'm both intrigued and curious. 

Here are some images from the upcoming launch:



Are any of you thinking of giving this line a try when it launches? Which product are you most excited to get your hands on?


XOXO - Angel Lee ❤

Angel Lee's April 2015 Hit List

Moisturizer - Garnier Nutritioniste Moisture Rescue Refresher Gel-Cream $6.79 Drugstore.com
I have combination skin and as we get closer to the summer months my T-Zone gets very oily. This products gives me just enough hydration without that greasy feeling. Plus it's cheap!

Eye Cream - Daytime: BareMinerals Renew & Hydrate Eye Cream $32.00 Sephora.com
Evening: Bobbi Brown Extra Eye Repair Cream $70 Sephora.com
The BareMinerals eye cream gives that extra boost of moisture my under eye area needs (I am 30 lol), without becoming too slippery and greasy. At night I give my under eye that extra TLC by using the Bobbi Brown extra repair eye cream. The Bobbi one is definitely heavy and a very little goes a long way! I have had a sample jar for almost a year and haven't even used half of it, so imagine how little you need. It helps me wake up with smooth and refreshed under eyes! Plus I suffer from terrible dark circles and I can say the Bobbi eye cream has helped alot!

Face Primer - Smashbox Iconic Photo Finish Foundation Primer $36 Sephora.com
I have been using this Primer for almost 3 years! It is the first primer I had ever tried and the one I still use daily. A little goes a long way and I focus most of the product where I have enlarged pores. It feels like you're rubbing silk on your skin. And every time I use it on a client they tell me the same.

Eye Primer - Urban Decay Primer Potion $20 Sephora.com
MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Paint Pot in "Soft Ochre" $21 Maccosmetics.com
I suffer from the most oily lids ever! If I didn't use UD Primer Potion my eyeshadow and liner would be running down my face in less than 2 hours! I started using this primer about 2 years ago and it has been my Holy Grail since then. I also go over my lids with a little bit of Mac's Soft Ochre Paint Pot to create a smooth surface and lighten up the area a bit. Not only do I have dark circles under my eyes but I have terrible darkness on my lids and a little above my crease also.

Brows - Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in "Dark Brown" $21 Sephora.com
NYX Cosmetics Control Freak Eyebrow Gel $6 NYXCosmetics.com
Brow Wiz has been my normal go-to from the moment I got it! It's just creamy enough to go on smooth, but sets to an almost powder finish. Topping it off with the NYX Eyebrow Gel keeps them sharp and sexy all day long!

Eyeshadows - Makeup Geek Cosmetics $6+ MakeupGeek.com
In love with: "Peach Smoothie", "Cocoa Bear", "Creme Brulee", "Mango Tango", "Shimma Shimma", "Frappe", "Bitten", and "Cupcake". I use most of them daily! My all over shade to create a smooth base and make it easier to blend out my shadows is usually "Cream" from the Lorac Pro 1 palette $42 Ulta.com
Makeup Geek eyeshadows are buttery, easy to blend, and super affordable! I know everyone compares these to MAC Cosmetics eyeshadows and they are 100% right.

Eyeliner - Gel Liner: Maybelline Lasting Drama by Eye Studio Gel Eyeliner in "Blackest Black" $10 Drugstore.com Liquid Liner: Maybelline Eye Studio Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner in "Black" $8 Drugstore.com Pencil Liner: NYX Cosmetics Retractable Eye Liner in "Black" or "Brown" $4.50 NYXCosmetics.com
Maybelline Gel Liner is just the smoothest, creamiest, and just gorgeous gel liner. Reminds me a lot of the Bobbi Brown gel liners, just way cheaper! The Maybelline Precise Liquid Liner is a pen-like liner with a felt tip. Tons of control and glides right on. I will say the very end of the tip can get dry quick so make sure to tilt it downward and hold it there for a minute to allow product to move to tip during use. NYX  Retractable Eye Liners are smooth and creamy but don't budge once they set. I am so in love with them. They glide right on and don't tug at the ever delicate eye area.

Mascara - Benefit Cosmetics They're Real! Mascara $24 Sephora.com with Jordana Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara $3 JordanaCosmetics.com
I love the Benefit They're Real Mascara for lengthening. It makes my lashes look a mile long and I love to go over that with Jordana's Extreme Volumizing Mascara for the amazing volume it gives! These two together are like a dream come true! On my lazy days I just use the Jordana alone and let me tell you, people always ask if I have falsies on. Huge thumbs up to Jordana on this mascara! It is a holy grail for me.

FoundationL'Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Up to 24 Hr Demi-Matte Finish Foundation $13 Drugstore.com set with L'Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Up to 16 Hr Matte Finish $13 Drugstore.com
L'Oreal Pro-Matte is a new foundation and I have been in love with it since I first purchased it last month. It is the most perfect coverage and dries demi-matte. Not to drying but not dewy either. I like to apply it with my fingers and then blend in with a damp beauty blender. I then set it with their Pro-Matte Foundation Powder and omg it doesn't budge all day! For those who are oily in the T-Zone like me just pop the foundation powder in your bag for touch ups on the go.

Under Eye Corrector and Concealer - NYX Cosmetics Full Coverage Concealer Jar in "Orange" $5 NYXCosmetics.com and depending on the day I use either MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Concealer $20 MacCosmetics.com or Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer $32 Sephora.com
To set the undereye I use MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Powder/Pressed $26 MacCosmetics.com
I have never in my life been able to cover my dark circles. That is, until I found my new holy grail corrector! NYX Full Coverage Concealer Jar in Orange is NOT a concealer like the name would suggest, it is a corrector. It has a smooth application and if you pat this baby in where u have darkness and top with your favorite concealer you will say bye bye to dark circles for good! I love to use the MAC Pro-Long Wear or the MUF Full Coverage Concealer because they are creamy to apply and set to a matte finish. Plus once set they do not budge! Even though they "self-set" I still love to go over them with MAC Powder in Light Plus for the highlight it gives and the extra staying power.

Bronzer & Contour - Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer in "Chocolate" $30 Sephora.com and to contour I use the deepest shade from the Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit $45 Sephora.com
Too Faced Chocolate Bronzer is soooooo yummy smelling! It has the perfect shade of warmth and makes me look sun-kissed. Using the deepest shade from the Smashbox kit for my contour is perfect. It is cool toned, unlike the Too Faced, so it creates that perfect cheek bone shadow making the contours of the cheekbone pop.

Highlight - The lightest shade from the Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit $45 Sephora.com and/or Mac Cosmetics Mineralize SkinFinish in "Soft & Gentle" $32 MacCosmetics.com
The highlight shade from the Smashbox kit is matte and beautiful! It gives a great highlight minus the shimmer. A definite daily go-to for me. MAC Soft & Gentle is my holy grail highlighter. It is gorgeous, shimmery, and gives the most angelic glow! So in love with this one from the day I touched it! I sweep this on the high points of my cheeks, bridge of the nose, cupid's bow, and then a little on my chin.

Blush - Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in "Warm Peach" or "Light Pink" $28 Sephora.com Occasionally I will also use Mac Cosmetics Mineralize SkinFinish in "Cheeky Bronze" $32 MacCosmetics.com  Also I use this Maybelline Limited Edition blush that is like an orange coral shade with shimmer. I wish it was still available because it is just soooooo beautiful!
Tarte Amazonian Clay blushes are amazing. They go on smooth, not too heavy, and blend amazingly! The MAC Cheeky Bronze is shimmering and bronzing all in one. Not a heavy bronzed look but just enough to give a little color with tons of sheen! When I wear this I usually skip the highlight for the tops of the cheekbones.

Lips - Lately I have been wearing many different shades of Wet n Wild MegaLast Lip Color $2.29 Drugstore.com or Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Color $26 Sephora.com
Wet n Wild MegaLast lipsticks are awesome and cheap! They can be a bit on the drier side so make sure to moisturize your lips well before putting them on. The shades I have dry down to a matte finish so I always apply lip balm underneath. Also you could use a clear lip gloss on top. The staying power isn't the most amazing but hey I can live with that for the price point. Bobbi Brown's Creamy Matte lipsticks are by far the #1 matte lipsticks I have ever used. Bobbi perfected the Matte lipstick! Creamy, glides on like a dream, and lasts for hours! She also comes out with limited edition ones with different collections so make sure to grab the one's you love when they're available. I have a few from a collection she had last summer and OMG they are still in my rotation these days.


XOXO - Angel Lee ❤

Guess Who's Back?! First Post In A Year! Let's Get Personal...

It's funny that after almost a year I am back to this blog. So much has changed and so many things have happened. But overall I am at a much happier and peaceful time in my life. I never got personal with my blog and it was always all about the beauty and the fashion but I think it's time I break that mold and delve deeper.

In the past year I have graduated Esthetician school, started working at an amazing salon in my state, and got 100 times better at how I do makeup. I have also faced one of the most heart-wrenching moments of my life. The birth and loss of my son at 20 weeks. It has been the most difficult thing I have ever faced in my life. But that brings me to today and why I am posting such a personal post. I want readers to be able to understand that the thing that has brought me back with a renewed passion is just that, Passion! I am passionate about the beauty world.

Everything from skincare to makeup makes me beyond happy. And with everything I have been through, I need that happiness in my life. I need you, my readers, to know and understand that when I make a post this time around, that I am giving you a piece of my heart. Something that truly makes me joyful. I want you to be a part of all this wonderfulness that makes me smile with glee. Material things should never make you feel like you NEED them, but rather you WANT them.

I'm not saying without makeup I am unhappy or hate myself or life, because that would just be ridiculous. It's just that beauty gives me this zen and umph for life! To see women look their best, feel their best, and just love themselves....Ahhh that just makes my heart soar!!! So look forward to a ton of new posts, reviews, blurbs and blahs from me!

XOXO - Angel Lee ❤

Every Last Drop ~ No More Wasting Product!

Don't you hate when you use a bottle of polish and you can't get it all out because the applicator is too short? So you're turning the bottle to the side, swirling, struggling, etc. Waste of time and money, not to mention annoying as all hell! Well a friend of mine is creating a product called Every Last Drop and I wanted to share it with you all.


Look at how the adjustable brush reaches all the way to the bottom! No waste! How genius is that?! I love it! She has 2 different size shafts too, so you can accommodate all different bottle sizes. I personally think this was an awesome invention and I'm very impressed with the simplicity yet efficiency of it. Something we never think about is left over product. Wasted money. These manufacturers know that and are making billions from our oversight! Well not any more! Visit http://prefundia.com/projects/view/every-last-drop/1257/ and help my friend make this product available for all of us ladies! Let's show these manufacturers that we will not be taken advantage of any more! 



XOXO - Angel Lee ❤
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