Clarisonic Sonic Foundation Brush Review

Hey everyone! How is your week going? I purchased this little baby around Christmas time and finally got around to testing it out. I have to say after all the reviews I had heard, I expected to be beyond obsessed with it. And for 39$… I kinda expected it to shave weight off my cheeks as well. Screen Shot 2018-04-24 at 12.08.13 PM

Well… I was unimpressed. So underwhelmed. It does work so don’t get me wrong, it isn’t a total flop. But I definitely will choose one of my trusty foundation brushes any day of the week! I felt as though I needed to smooth out my foundation after applying it with the clarisonic because of tiny little streaks.

Overall I would suggest saving your money and getting a great foundation brush which you can easily find much cheaper than the 40$ price tag of the brush head for the clarisonic.. Oh did I not mention that if you don’t already have a clarisonic you can tag another 100$ at least on to the price tag.

Till next time loves!

xoxo Erin

Current Beauty Favorites

It’s been a while since I’ve done an updated beauty favorites so here we go! Please let me know in the comments what you are loving. I love knowing what everyone is using and maybe I will find my next beauty favorite!

First up I have to mention Saturday Skin. I will not go into too much detail because I have a dedicated post to them which you can find Here:Saturday Skin- Changed My Life! IMG_4315Next item has been all over blogs and youtube and that is the Maybelline 24H foundation. I found this to give great coverage, it was super smooth, and lasted all day while playing outside with my Son. Two thumbs up from this girl!

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Coulorpop has always killed the game with super affordable products and I picked up some more recently for my collection. I love these lippie stix. They are very creamy and have amazing pigment. I also picked up a lipstick and it was Amazing! I can’t get enough! Screen Shot 2018-04-02 at 1.51.16 PM

I recently picked up a new eyeliner and was so blown away by how good it was.. It was covergirl!! This totally shook me because it seems as though lately covergirl has just not been keeping up with trends or product or even packaging. It’s something I just pass by especially when you have brands like colourpop making bomb products at great prices. But after trying this eyeliner I may have to take a second look. I purchased a matte black and it doesn’t transfer or smudge. It is perfect.Screen Shot 2018-04-02 at 1.52.19 PM

Last up is lashes. I am obsessed with a great pair of lashes but when you wear them all the time you appreciate finding affordable lashes. I got this set from Your Lash Bar and they are fantastic. They are 3D faux mink and so fluttery and soft. I have many pairs from YLB and not all are super amazing. But I definitely reccommend the 3D faux Mink. I have the styles Side Car, Lemon Drop, and Appletini. ( From top to bottom)Screen Shot 2018-04-02 at 1.52.32 PM

That is it for today love bugs! I have lots more ideas coming to you soon!!

xoxo Erin

Models Own First Impression

Hello friends!! Last weekend I had my parents in town and when my mom is around, shopping is a must. So while at Ulta I thought I would try a few new things and today I want to tell you about this foundation from Models Own. This is the first time I have ever tried anything from this brand and I must say I will be back for more!!! There aren’t a ton of shades but I found one that worked so well for me I was impressed!FullSizeRenderIt was so smooth and made my skin look flawless!! I applied it with my Y6 brush from Morphe for a super smooth, flawless application. I also tried out the new concealers from Colourpop and I really liked it! It did such a great job and all for only 6$!!

Also in the picture is a bracelet from Lucky Brand. Love the vintagey look!

Overall these two were all thumbs up!! Definitely recommend trying them out!

xoxo Erin

Makeup Bag Starter Kit

It seems like every woman has a different idea of what to to put in their makeup bag. As a makeup artist I have been horrified and pleasantly surprised. Some ladies carry nothing or the bare minimum and others carry their whole collection. Me personally I don’t tend to carry much in my purse or on the go but… My makeup tends to stay put. That being said I always have a makeup bag in my vanity with my favorites ready to go! So here are my picks for the perfect makeup bag/collection.

  1. This Bag Contains My Face Makeup Bag– You have to start with a good bag right? This one is super cute and not overly expensive. I love it!
  2. Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream SPF 30 – I love this base! It is not quite as heavy as a regular foundation but still gives decent coverage and great skincare benefits! You get your sunscreen and it has dark spot correction in it. I don’t personally have dark spots but preventing them is always good too!
  3. Clinique Stay Matte Powder– This powder is the bomb. It is the perfect touch up powder and always looks good. This is one of those products I do carry everywhere.
  4. Brushes– A staple for everyone is some good brushes. Morphe has amazing brushes at a great, affordable price.
  5. L’Oreal Paris Cosmetics Voluminous Feline Mascara– A good mascara is a must and this is my current go to. I love this mascara and I found it so cheap on amazon!
  6. MAC Fluidline eyeliner– I personally don’t feel complete without some eyeliner. This has been my favorite for years. If a gel liner isn’t for you then use what works or tell me in the comments and I will tell you all my other favorite eyeliners!
  7. Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25, Natural Mint & Shea Butter, 0.25 oz.– This lip balm is amazing!!! I have been using it for years and it just never fails me especially for the price.
  8. Bronzer and Blush– Add some warmth, freshness, and dimension to the face. A little of either or both can really just brighten up a look. screen-shot-2017-03-06-at-9-41-51-am

I think you can stop here for a quick fresh look or you can of course go all out. If you are just starting out these products can get you going. Let me know in the comments what your favorite products are and what you keep in your makeup bag! I am obsessed with makeup so I am always looking for new products to try and share with you!

To see more of my love for makeup follow me on instagram at erinrenaemua (:

xoxo Erin