Top 5 Summer Beauty Products

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Hello my friends! I’ve missed you. As you can see by my latest posts, I’ve been pursuing my art/graphic design goals intensely. I’m still a hardcore makeup lover, and buy just as much makeup as ever, so I thought I’d chat with you about my favorite products for the summer. It’s hard to find products that withstand the summer heat in LA. Here are some that can do no wrong:

Stila Colour Balm Lipstick

I absolutely adore this lipstick. It’s extemeley creamy and pigmented. It is way more pigmented than a typical balm. It also has a nice minty feel and smell. The color is perfect for summer and I always get compliments on it. Although it needs to be reapplied throughout the day, I don’t mind because I can’t do super matte during the summer.

Flower Beauty Light Illusion Foundation

This foundation is always a win for me. Although I have oily skin, it stands the test of time, especially under a mattifying or pore blurring primer. It never makes me look greasy or cakey. I love it through and through. It gives the skin a natural, fresh, healthy glow, yet the coverage is amazing. I don’t want to feel like I’m wearing a pound of makeup in the summer and this gives me a comfortable feeling. 10 out of 10 for me.

Catrice Prime & Fine Mattifying Waterproof Powder

I’ve never tested the waterproof aspects of this powder but I can guarantee that the blurring and mattifying effects are absolutely there. The powder gives you a gorgeous airbrushed look and makes your entire look blurred out and velvety. I love wearing it over the Light Illusion foundation. For the summer in LA, this is just what I need.

Wet and Wild Color Icon Bronzer in Sunset Striptease

You already knew I was going to throw some Wet and Wild in there right? How can I not? They just keep killing it and what can I say? I’m a loyal beech. I absolutely am obsessed with this bronzer. It’s so easy to use. You can contour and bronze with it and it gives the face such a nice summery glow without looking too orange or muddy. I am no bronzer or contouring expert by any means so if I can do it, so can you. Love it.

Your Good Skin Antioxidant Day Cream with SPF 30

With the scorching rays in LA, you NEED an SPF and sun protection. Don’t leave your house without a cute hat if you’re going to be out and about. I’m serious. (Unless you want to look aged) This moisturizer is exactly what I’m looking for in terms of hydration and sun protection. It is a nice two in one and jam packed with good for skin ingredients. I already need a new one.

By the way, all of these products have stellar reviews so yay you can trust them. Love you all! ❤⚡

What are your must have summer products? Leave them in the comments.

Hope you’re having an amazing day

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Summer Patterns

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Lately I’ve been into drawing patterns and greenhouses. I’d love to design home accesories, t shirts, and dresses with these designs. Although summer is not my favorite season, I love the lush plants that bloom this time of year and I’m inspired by them. 💚

Twinkling Lights Collection by Kathleen Lights x Colourpop Review

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Due to Afterpay, which is amazing, I predict a lot of new Colourpop in my future, and I’m totally okay with it. It is also available at some of my other faves like Free People and Forever 21, which could be a good or bad thing. Basically you get to pay your total in four payments interest free. No this is not sponsored. When I heard of Twinkling Lights and the dawn of Colourpop introducing Afterpay, I was too excited.

Some people were complaining about being bored with Colourpop collabing with the same people all the time, but I honestly don’t care. I love Kathleen Lights and Colourpop, and that’s not going to change because Colourpop collabs with her frequently. Yes, you may have similar products, but I found some gems you most likely don’t have, and honestly, how can you not like Super Shock Shadows and Colourpop lippies?

My standout favorites are the shadow in the shade Vela and the lippie in the shade Little Star.

Vela is an incredibly unique shade and I’m obsessed.

It has a peachy brown base and a beautiful purple-y pink iridescence. It’s described as a “light saddle brown with pink violet duochrome flip” on Colourpop.com.

I’ve never seen or owned any shadow like it. It’s definitely my favorite item in the collection.

The other shadows are gorgeous however. Glisten and Light Up are similar to other shades I own, but of course the formula is my favorite hands down of any brand, so I’m always stoked to have more, and these are good staple everyday shades. Blitzen is unique and gorgeous. It is a pinkish red with pink glitters throughout, perfect for the holiday or a bold red going out look. I love the shade.

My second favorite item in the collection is the lipstick Little Star. It is described as a “rusty warm brown“. I’m a huge fan of brown lipstick. It’s probably because I’m a 90s girl at heart, but I think they’re so cute and flattering and wear them every opportunity I get during fall and winter.

This collection definitely has something for everyone, and both neutral and everyday lips and glam lips are possible with the kit. I got the entire collection and I have used it for both going out and for work.

The most unique lippie is definitely Night Light. It is a “metallic bronze drenched with gold and hot pink glitter” Ultra Glossy Lip. I’m not the biggest metallic lip wearer, but I’m into anything glitter, and I love this for a night when you want to look glam without trying much. Throw this on with some lashes and something in your crease and your good to go.

All in all, as you probably guessed it, I’m a fan. If you’re thinking of getting the collection but aren’t sure, get what you most likely will use and are excited about. Your coin will not be wasted, believe me.

Love you all!! Happy new year!

I’m wishing you loads of love and life!

❤❤❤💥💥💥

The Sweet Smell of Christmas Liquefied Lipstick Holiday Set by Too Faced Review

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So I caved and bought myself not one but many things on my holiday wish list. What can I say? There’s something about holiday makeup that makes me so cheery and filled with joy.

Sweet Smell of Christmas by Too Faced. $25 at Sephora and elsewhere.

The colors in the Too Faced Sweet Smell of Christmas Liquefied Lipstick set are all tones I wear on the regular anyhow, and also if I wait for someone to figure out what I want… most likely won’t happen.

Too Faced Melted Matte in Gingerbread Man

Enough excuses for my shopping habit, and here’s my thoughts on the set;

I adore the smell. It’s sweet and reminiscent of freshly baked sugar cookies without being overly potent or sickly. It lingers on the lips but eventually fades. Gingerbread Man is definitely my favorite shade from the set and it doesn’t appear as orange is it does on the models above and below on me; it pulls more brown . I have warm light skin for reference.

The shades are true to color and last a long time on the lips. As far as how drying they are, I think that depends on whether or not you wear lip balm underneath and whether your lips are naturally dry to begin with, which mine absolutely are.

I’ve shyed away from matte lippies in the past for this reason but I’m recently liking Ulta’s moisturizing lipstick primer and CO Bigelow Mentha Lip Shine. If you want a gloss free pout then I recommend Ulta’s lip primer, plus it’s got a nice coconutty scent. The Mentha Lip Shine is a bit more hydrating though and is a breath freshener. Both are great.

What goodies have you gifted yourself?

Much love and light sent your way!!

💕💕💫💫

Folktale Week Highlights

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I’ve been drawing so much inspiration from Folktale week on Instagram and here are some highlights:

“Insect”

“Witch” (based on Hansel and Gretel)

“Magic” (based on the Scandinavian folktale “Saving Spring”)

“Forest”

Above is a screenshot of the prompts if you’re not familiar with them. Folktale week wasn’t nearly as popular as Inktober, but just as inspiring and fun. I’m a huge fan of folktales and children’s books and illustrations. Folktale week on Instagram and here are some highlights.

To see all of the drawings I did, including one based on Mexican and Central American folktale La Llorona, go to my Instagram; @maggieinhermoon

Love you all! What has been inspiring you lately?

😍❤💫

Inktober Highlights Part 2

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Here are some other drawings I did for Inktober. It was quite the challenge but even though I barely got my drawing up on some nights, I throughly enjoyed it. I will keep drawing as it’s helped me stay inspired.

I didn’t follow a prompt on this one.

Last one – “Slice”

“Expensive”

“Drain”

“Guarded”

“Chicken”

“Stretch”

“Exhausted” like me at the end of Inktober.

Love you all!

Sending you hugs and good vibes for the weekend!!

Do whatever makes you feel passionate. ❤️❤️

💕💕☄️☄️