My love story with make up started way late! Besides lipstick and eyeliner (only on special occasions) I never wore anything else. For many reasons: 15 years ago in Brazil, especially in my hometown, nobody used to wear foundation, blush, or eyeshadow on a daily basis. It wasn’t part of our beauty routine at all. To contribute to this “gap” in my life (lol brazilian drama), Brazil’s weather is hot most of the time and in most of the states. Makeup and sweat is not the best combination!! Don’t you agree ?
When I moved to the USA, I remember thinking everybody in this country was so pretty and glowing all the time!! Like Hollywood movie stars! No dark spots, no dark eyes, and flawless skin. I didn’t know until that moment what makeup could do for you, how powerful it is!!
I also remember when I met my Brazilian BFF Sharianne Hillier and watched her applying her makeup in five minutes inside of her car and seeing her face being transformed. She was the first one that gave me my first Estée Lauder product. However, I was so overhelmed, because everything was new for me, even the idea of looking at my face with a different perspective and to feel pretty!! Believe it or not this could be threatening for a lot of people.
Now after years of living here, I am so used to wearing makeup all the time that I can’t imagine my life without it!!! To do my makeup is one of my favorite moments of my day. I’ll admit…I’m a makeup addict!! I am confessing now!! I LOVE to try new products because I always think I can find something better to help me hide my skin flaws and I also love the idea of transforming my face.
Because of that… I LOVE to buy makeup kits and here’s why. You can find AMAZING deals! Usually the kits are a combination of products with different sizes for a cheaper price. It’s a great chance to try new products.
Smashbox – Beauty in focus: I decided to buy this kit because of the PHOTO FINISH primer. I am not impressed at all. There was no item I could say I fell in love with. The price was $39.00.
Benefit – Fast Train to Fabulous: My favorite from this kit: POREfessional. My favorite facial primer! I was disappointed with They’re Real mascara. I was tempted to buy it… I am so glad I didn’t because it’s more expensive and not as good (in my opinion) as mascara from MAC. I love Mac! The other great thing about this kit was that the POREfessional primer came in the regular size (normally cost $32.00 by itself) and the whole kit was $34.00. It’s a great deal! Besides, everything from Benefit is so cute!! I paid $34.00!
Benefit – Ulta Mate Sexy Six: Another kit by Benefit!! From this kit I loved the highlighter High Beam because it’s a great option to wear during the daytime and I am obsessed with the bronzing powder Hoola. The price was $24.00.
Shiseido – Runway Perfect Foundation: I bought this kit because of this foundation brush (full size). It is amazing!! The brush itself cost $30.00. I think this was also a good deal!! I paid $48.50!
Lorac – Go Glow: I am SO SURPRISED with this kit that you have no idea. EVERYTHING is great!! I bought this kit because of the TANtalize Me baked bronzer. For me this is THE BEST bronzer ever (the bronzer itself is $32.00)!! I would say the eyeshadow is as good as Urban Decay,very pigmented, and also the have the BEST body bronzer!! It was so worth it!! Price: $36.00!!
Have you tried any these? Do you have any favorites?
Beijos e Tchau!