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Welcome to another KCL Beauty Edit! I've really loved so many of the beauty and makeup products I tried last month. There is usually at least one dud in the bunch that I reluctantly have to give a bad review, but I have something good to say about each one of these products. A few of them I very highly recommend, so grab a cup of coffee and check it all out. If you have a question about any of the products mentioned, please leave it below in the comments section. And if you don't have time to read this, you can skip ahead and listen to my video review here while you work or whatever. Enjoy!


The new skincare line I tried last month was from LHB Natural Skincare, which included a facial wash and two different facial serums. I recently posted about LHB in an anti-aging skincare routine blog and video to show how I use each of these products. Of course I started with the facial wash, which I really loved. The LHB Coconut & Sea Clay Mineral Face Wash is great for any skin type…

A Simple Glam Makeup Tutorial with e.l.f. Cosmetics


A smoky eye is one of the top makeup looks for a night out, as is the classic red lip, but as a mom, I like to go with something a little more wearable and easy to apply. It's typical to go with either bold eye makeup and more neutral lips or a bold lip and more natural eye makeup. I really love to stick with my daytime eye makeup bumped up a notch with shimmer and winged eyeliner. Then I can add on a berry lipstick or a light red-tinted gloss as I'm rushing out the door. Though the eyes are still subtle enough, I could add on bold red lipstick if I wanted to. I've created this look with some of my recent favorites from e.l.f cosmetics.


My favorite new makeup product for getting this look is the e.l.f. Cosmetics Baked Eyeshadow Palette, California edition. The shimmer eyeshadow colors range from a light champagne to a gold and copper with a few cool tones in blue and purple. I love how the blues and purples aren't too heavily pigmented, so they blend very easily for a glam but somewhat neutral look. Though you could pile on one of the shades for a more bold look. I'm pretty picky about my shimmer makeup. Anything too glittery, and I feel like I'm back in high school with my cheer leading uniform on and a ridiculous bow in my hair. The e.l.f. baked palette is just the right amount of shimmer for an elegant evening look.

I started with e.l.f. BB Cream, e.l.f. Studio complete coverage concealer, and a mineral blend powder, then completed the look with bronzing powder along the jawline and underneath the cheekbones, shimmer blush on the cheeks, and a red lip gloss.  Here's how to use the e.l.f. baked palette for your evening out.


*Tip: Hold a tissue over your under-eye areas as you apply the shadow to avoid getting extra shimmer where you don't want it.



Shop this Look

B00MNAH9XQ 3 Pack e.l.f. Studio Complete Coverage Concealer 83311 Light
B00853EJG0 e.l.f. Essential Shimmering Facial Whip PERSIMMON Face Makeup Sparkle Elf Flirty
B009Q1YQ5Y e.l.f. Baked Eyeshadow Palette, California

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