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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…

The Baked Makeup Trend


You may have noticed these little domes of shimmering eye shadow suddenly popping up all over the beauty aisles. The "baked" makeup trend has spread to other beauty products like blush, bronzer, and even baked foundation. But what makes an eyeshadow or a bronzer compact "baked" exactly? It isn't just the shimmer or the beautifully marbleized compacts. Baked makeup products start out as liquids which are baked into solid powder. This is said to create a more blendable product that can be used wet or dry. I love the trend. I've always used makeup with a bit of shimmer, and I can say from experience that these baked products do in fact blend very well.

I really love the e.l.f. Baked Eyeshadow Palette in California pictured below. It's quiet similar to the Sephora Moonshadow Baked Palette but at a more affordable price. You can see a tutorial for that baked palette here >>


The baked eye shadows tend to be semi-sheer. That's what I love most about them. You can apply them lightly for a subtle touch of color and shine, but you can also swipe on multiple layers for a more colorful and glamorous look. It's the perfect makeup for day to evening.

For spring I just picked up the e.l.f. baked eyeshadow trio in  and will include it in a big Spring beauty giveaway! It's perfect to wear lightly for daytime then heavier for an evening out.


The shimmery bronzers are perfect if you're on the go. For everyday makeup or if I have very little time to make it out the door, I use a bronzer blush quad. I quickly sweep the blush and bronzer onto my cheeks, then I use the highlighter color under the brow bones and on the inner corners of the eyes. Then I use one of the blush shades on my lids and the brozer in the crease as a contouring color. Or if I'm in a major hurry, I swipe a small blush brush over the entire compact and quickly brush it over my cheeks and lids and finish off with some quick mascara.

Baked
 
Shop the Look >> Pictured Above: Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour  //  jane iredale Quad Bronzer, Sunbeam  //  1. e.l.f. Baked Eyeshadow Palette, California  //  2. LORAC TANtalizer Baked Bronzer  //  3. e.l.f. Studio Baked Eyeshadow Trio in Lavender Love  //  4. e.l.f. Studio Baked Eyeshadow 0.12 ounce  //  5. Laura Geller "The Wearables" eyeshadow palette  //  6. stila Baked Eye Shadow Trio  //  7. SEPHORA COLLECTION Moonshadow Baked Palette - In The Nude  //  8. Urban Decay Half Baked eyeshadow  //  9. ULTA Baked Eyeshadow  //  10. Lorac Baked Eyeshadow Trio    


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