Friday, October 13, 2017

Wake Up & Makeup with Meijer

If you're like us, you're just getting in your makeup groove and have perfected your makeup routine for summer–then fall hits and totally sends you into a tailspin. Just when you've got your skin under control with the right skincare/makeup routine, it's time to switch things up and opt for hydrating creams and swap powder matte foundation for a liquid full coverage look. This may be a super frustrating time for some people, but luckily we love trying out new products and creating a list of new favorites as the season changes. Let's not kid ourselves, we still have staples that are constant, year-round, and thankfully the Meijer beauty section keeps our cabinets fully stocked for all occasions. Check out what products we're using to transition from summer to fall–and head to Meijer to take advantage of their Fall Beauty Week!


First off, let's talk skincare. If you're like us, the cooler temps automatically bring dry skin, so it's extra important to exfoliate and moisturize! We love, love, love The Seaweed Bath Co.'s Exfoliating Detox Scrub to remove dry run at the surface, then post-shower we layer on Alba Botanica's Hawaiian Body Oil (plus it smells amazing and allows us to indulge in post-summer feels). Also, if you're looking for a new shaving cream, we HIGHLY recommend the Cremo Moisturizing Shave Cream in the Mango Coconut scent. Just trust us, you won't regret it. Las but not least is the face, because, after all, you have to prep that canvas for flawless makeup application! The Alba Botanica Pore Purifying Mini Peel is beyond amazing and leaves your face feeling super soft.


We love trying different products so we had a blast heading to Meijer to see what was new. Check out these items we settled on and how we're using them to put our best (and prettiest) face forward:
  1.  First things first, primer. We're big fans of the NYX First Base Primer Spray. NYX products are not only affordable but hold their ground against some of the most expensive products any day. Just spritz some on and let it dry.
  2. We've heard great things about L'Oreal Infallible collection so we grabbed the Pro-Matte Foundation, as well as the concealer, and apply both with a moistened beauty blender for a soft, dewy glow without the shine.
  3. Next up, our favorite part: contouring! This Maybelline MasterContour kit is ah-mazing. It contains a highlighter, bronzer and a blush! We apply the bronzer to the top of the forhead, below the cheek bones, along the sides of the nose and the chin. Next we apply blush to the cheeks and finish by adding perfect highlight just above the blush, at the temples and along the bridge of the nose.
  4. Now onto the eyes! We came across these Rimmel Magnify Eye Shadow palettes and fell in love with the shimmery shades of these two kits, one with rose gold tones and one with bronzey shades. Add NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner with a thin brush and we're on to mascara. We're obsessed with L'Oreal's Voluminous Million Lashes Excess mascara to create perfectly fanned top lashes. Bottom lashes sometimes require a different formula and brush and we're big fans of the Revlon Mega Multiplier to separate and make bold lower lashes.
  5. Final step! Setting spray! Just like the primer, we head back to trusty NYX with their Matte Finish spray.
If we're feeling extra fancy, we add a layer of nail polish, like China Glaze's Black Diamonds to complete the look. Voila! You're perfect, you Pumpkin Spice Princess! Now head to Meijer to take advantage of their Fall Beauty Week with tons of products on sale and lots of buy one get one 50% off offers! The sale runs now through October 18.

* This is a sponsored post. Products and a gift card were provided courtesy of Meijer but the thoughts and opinions are solely our own.
Jaime Costilow

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