Makeup Monday: The Best Products Right Now

Instagram and YouTube makeup artists are defining the ways of the cosmetics world. They do not just say which products are the best; they literally show you. These artists are so compelling, they convince you what products to buy by showing an approximate 30 second video of exactly what the products do and then drive you to their full length videos of the whole process.  In my personal opinion, the Instagramers and YouTubers give an actually and true representation of what these makeup products  do and how/when to you use them. Its true, sometimes these social media “stars” are paid by cosmetic companies to use their products, but it doesn’t mean the products are not worth buying. Throughout my research and personal experience, these are the overall best products you should try out:

  1.     Start with a great moisturizer
  2. Prime your skin  
  3. Prime your lids  
  4. Do those eyelashes  
  5. Color correct  
  6. Foundation  
  7.  Concealer/Highlight  
  8. Contour  
  9. Bake/Set 
  10. Brows 
  11. Illuminator  
  12. Blush 
  13. Liner 
  14. Mascara  
  15. Set 
  16.  Lips  



Braids on Braids on Braids

If you’ve been on social media lately, you probably have noticed everyone has been rocking to good ole’ braid pigtails. When I first saw them, I was a little skeptical. I thought they were a little childish and alien looking. Of course with time, all trends grow on you (aka when its shoved in your face enough you start to like it).

 The double dutch braids aka boxer braids are the it braid right now. You have seen them on celebrities like Kim K and Katy Perry rock these braids numerous times. These braids are great because they are low maintenance and zero fuss. They are great to go out in, go to the gym in, or just chill in. It’s a different spin on French braids as well. 

Double Dutch How-To:

If you are a born hair guru, check out celebrity hair stylist,  Jen Atkin‘s How-To on these fab braids. 

If you are a more visual person, check out Carli Bybel‘s braid tutorial. 

Finally, for those who love their extensions as much as I do, take a look at Tashie Tinks‘ braids tutorial. She is amazing. She shows you how to do double Dutch braids without exposing your extensions. 

Tashie Tinks

I haven’t personally tried to double Dutch braids yet (because I hate the way my shot hair looks in braids), but I recently discovered Tashie’s video, so I’ll update you soon on how that goes!

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