Current Makeup & Beauty Favorites!
I'm back with a few things that have helped me survive the month of September! Also, was it just me or did last month fly by?! Sheesh. Anyway, check out some of the items below and feel free to share what you are loving right now!
I've been stalking The Wrap Life for quite some time, first on Instagram and then on their YouTube channel. I was obsessed with all the beautiful styles and colors, but wasn't sure I could take the plunge. I'm so glad I went for it because I adore my head wrap! It is so versatile and I can fit my head full of locs under it (which is not easy, lemme tell ya!). I cannot wait to buy a few more!
I love makeup, so I'm not sure why it took me so long to give Milani cosmetics a try, but I'm officially hooked! I recently bought their Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow and Baked Blush, and I am blown away by the quality. As a dark-skinned woman, color payoff is incredibly important to me; if I'm going to take the time to apply makeup, I want everyone to see it! In the picture above, I am wearing the Baked Blush in Bella Rosa and it looks beautiful! The fact that I'm standing in front of a bright window and you can still see the color on my cheeks? Amazing.
Looks terrifying in the package, but I promise it's very wearable!
Protip: It's highly pigmented, so start with a light hand. ;)
Having just run out of my favorite foundation, I was on the hunt for something new. As I was perusing the makeup aisle at my local drugstore, I spotted this Covergirl foundation and decided to give it a whirl. I'm happy to report that it gives a light, even wash of color! Because my skin is super oily, I prime it with Elf Mineralizing Primer in Clear, and then apply a thin layer--or two--of this foundation. It controls the oil, lasts all day, and looks fabulous in natural light. Not bad for less than $10.
The other day, I was chatting with my mom about starting an ongoing discussion about race and Black history with the kids. As we talked, I admitted having difficulty with introducing the subject in an honest, easily-understood manner. A little while later, I stumbled onto this post by For Harriet, and knew I'd found an answer to prayer! These cards are not only historically accurate, but beautifully illustrated on high quality card stock. They're a great way for anyone, not just families of color, to discuss African American history, and the people, places, and events that are often left out of the textbooks.
I'm a creature of habit, so it's really difficult for me to get into watching new shows. I like what I like and I generally don't deviate from that. However, when I saw the previews for Gotham, I knew I would be watching. Having seen two episodes already, it has more than lived up to the hype. I'm a sucker for origin stories, wherein we learn the back stories of our favorite heroes and villains. Further, I love that they treat Gotham like it's gritty and crime-ridden, rather than cartoonish. (It's definitely not a show for young ones, FYI) Everyone on the show is bringing their A-game, even the younger actors. I'm just ridiculously impressed by what I've seen and look forward to seeing more.
Well, that concludes my list, folks! Did I miss anything? What have you been enjoying lately? Let me know in the comments!