The Beauty BridgeBeauty Bridge recently reached out to me to see if I’d like to grab a few products from their website. Being a huge fan of a number of the brands they had available online, I was immediately excited to pick a couple products out to try and review.
One of the products that caught my eye right of the bat was the Stila Cosmetics Aqua Glow Serum Foundation. The shade I grabbed was Light which honestly is the absolute perfect shade for me.
This foundation is a light-medium (buildable) coverage. I really like lighter coverage foundations as I enjoy having my freckles and moles peek through my foundation. I personally find that makes my makeup overall look best and natural.
The one thing about this foundation is that is moves around so in order to get it to set and stay, you’ll want to use a powder and a setting spray. I found that as I did my makeup I noticed that if my hand touched my face it would remove part of my makeup so additionally, I would apply this foundation after applying your eye makeup. This is typically the best method to ensure your foundation doesn’t get muddied by your eyeshadow anyways (so basically, if you follow my tutorial using these products – just hold off using the foundation til the end – I got too excited and used it immediately and it was a mistake!)
Another product I knew I wanted to try out was the Stila Cosmetics Smudge Pot in Kitten. Stila Cosmetics has a bunch of products in the shade Kitten and so far I’ve loved them all – their glitter shadow and highlighter in particular.
I was so impressed by this smudge pot. I used it as an eyeliner on top of my typical cat eye and loved how the soft shimmery champagne-pink really brightened up my makeup look and added a really unique metallic-like element to my liner.
Once applied, I found that this product set in place quickly and didn’t budge. I wore it for approx. 8 hours and found that the liner was on perfectly still by the end of the night.
While I use this as an eyeliner, I also think this would work beautifully as an eyeshadow.
This highlight has made it into my holy grail favourites – I am obsessed with it. Too bad I discovered this after I filmed and posted my recent Favourite Highlighters video!
The Smashbox Spotlight Palette in Pearl has 3 shades, all of which have a soft pearly-pink tone to them. The first shade in the palette is a champagne-pink, the second is a deeper rosé type pink, and the third is a soft peachy-pink.
The highlights melt into your skin and add that perfect glow. I found this highlight to really easily build up to be quite striking, but you can apply with a lighter hand for a softer and more subtle looking highlighter. I’ve loved mixing the shades together to create my ideal highlight shade.