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Monday, September 14, 2020

Makeup Monday: Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez

 Hello World!

So Selena Gomez has come out with her own makeup line - Rare Beauty! And it was no soft launch like a lot of new brands do. It has nearly everything. I'm talking face, lips, brow, and even brushes! The only thing the collection was really missing was eyeshadow. But there was enough to do a full face of Rare Beauty!

So I ordered basically one of everything, so I could try it all out. Without further ado, here's my review of Rare Beauty!

Always An Optimist Illuminating Primer

This was the first official product I tried from the line, and I liked it. It's very lightweight and feels great on the skin. It's like putting on a moisturizer, but it's not greasy. It gives the skin a healthy glow. The full size retails for $26, but there's also a travel size for $14, if you just want to test it out. I would recommend this product, if you're looking an illuminating and moisturizing primer.

Liquid Touch Weightless Foundation

First, I would like to say that the shade range is pretty good. I'm shade 450N, and it's a great match. This foundation feels like you have nothing on and it looks like skin, but it still provides good coverage. It's definitely not full coverage, but it is enough. I would say it's like  medium build-able. It has a more semi-matte, than natural finish. If you have oily skin, you may get a little shiny throughout the day, but you should be fine if you set it with powder. But overall I really liked this foundation, and as an added bonus, it lasted under my mask! It retails for $29.

Liquid Touch Brightening Concealer

I think the concealer and foundation shades are meant to go together, because I was shade 450N in the concealer, and it's not an exact match to my foundation shade. It's a little lighter, so perfect for the under-eye highlight. The concealer though unfortunately is one of my least favorite items in the line. It's not a bad concealer, it's just not my favorite. The consistency is a  little watery, and it's a little shiny when it dries down. I prefer matte concealers. I tried to just go with the glowy luminous look that permeates throughout this whole line, but I eventually I had to put some Laura Mercier translucent powder under my eyes. And when I set it, I liked it a lot more. If you don't mind your concealer being a little shiny, then I recommend this product, because the coverage is good! You can pick it up for $19.

Soft Pinch Liquid Blush 

This product was a surprise for me. I did't expect to like it, but it is amazing! I picked up two shades, one matte finish (Faith) and one radiant finish (Joy). And they are so beautiful. They apply easily and blend perfectly. It just melts into your skin to give you this beautiful natural from within looking flush. I love it! It's definitely the MVP of the collection and I will be getting more shades! These cost $20.

Positive Light Liquid Luminizer Highlight

I picked up the shade Reflect, which is a deep bronze. This highlight comes in 8 shades total, and this is the darkest one. It's really beautiful, and it has a great applicator like the blush that makes it easy to apply. It also doesn't dry down really quickly, so you have time blend it out, but it also blends really easily, and just melts into your skin. I'll probably pick up some more shades of this as well. These costs $22.

Liquid Touch Foundation Brush & Concealer Brush 

I really like the shape of these brushes. They make it really easy to get into all the curves and hard to reach places of your face, particularly under the eye. They are also very soft. The foundation brush is $28 and the concealer brush is $16.

Liquid Touch Multi-Tasking Makeup Sponge

This is the one product I didn't really test out, but I generally don't use makeup sponges. I just prefer brushes. But I will say that this sponge is really soft. It feels sort of like memory foam. I used it to blend out some edges, and it did it's job. So if you like makeup sponges, maybe check this one out. It retails for $14.

Brow Harmony Pencil & Gel

Brow products are something that I am really passionate about, and this did not disappoint. The pencil wax has a really nice consistency and it's easy to blend. I got the shade Deep Brown. It has a triangle-shaped tip. I prefer more precise tips, like Brow Wiz, but I didn't mind this one. It was still easy to work with. Although you can't create individual hair strokes, like you would be able to do with a more precise tip. Now I would prefer a wand, so I could comb through my hairs, on the the other end, but instead this is a dual sided brow pencil and gel product, so you get the brow gel on the other end. The gel provides a good amount of hold, without making your brows stiff. This costs $22.

Perfect Strokes Matte Liquid Liner 

Okay, so if the Blush was the MVP, this liner was runner-up. This liner is so easy to use - creating a wing took me no time at all. It's super black and super matte, and it lasts all day! It is a perfect liquid liner. I would definitely recommend it. You can get it for $19.

Lip Souffle Matte Cream Lipstick

I picked up the shade Inspire, which is supposedly Selena's go-to shade, but whatever. It's a bright red. I didn't really care for the applicator, but I like the color. It's a matte finish, but it's not drying. At first I didn't really like this lipstick, because it was so difficult to apply, because the applicator didn't allow for precise lip lines,  and the color didn't apply evenly, so I had to apply multiple layers. But once it dried down, this lipstick did not budge. Not after eating, and even under my mask! So yeah, it definitely grew on me. These retail for $20.

With Gratitude Dewy Lip Balm 

Now this product is much more my speed, than the liquid lipstick. This is just a nourishing lip balm with a hint of color. I picked up the shade Thankful, which is a nude mauve. I feel like it did a good job of hydrating my lips, and it is just pigmented enough to show that I tried. It retails for $16.

Always An Optimist 4-in-1 Prime & Set Mist

This setting spray does a good job of refreshing the skin and setting the makeup. It has a good fine mist. I didn't really notice any fragrance. Overall no complaints! It retails for $24.

Blot & Glow Touch-Up Kit

If there was one product to pass on in the collection, this would be it. It looks really cute, but it's really not worth the coin. The powder is not great, especially if you actually have really oily skin, and the blotting sheets are nothing special. But compact is cute, and it has nice size mirror, but you can get these same sort of products elsewhere. It retails for $26.

Overall, I think this a beautiful collection. It's all very glowy and luminous, and loving the skin I'm in, but also it has some products for when you want to be super made up like the liquid lipstick and liquid eyeliner. There was nothing over $30, so the prices are pretty good. I think it has a bit of something for all types of makeup users. So well done, Ms. Gomez.

Happy Makeup Monday!

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