2018 FALL BEAUTY ROUND UP | PRODUCTS I LOVE

Fall Beauty Roundup: Here’s what you need in your makeup bag

Smell that in the air? It’s crisp leaves (read: allergy season), pumpkin spice lattes, and all those apple cinnamon Yankee candles you’ve been waiting to bust out of storage. Fall-lovers, rejoice! It is now seasonally appropriate to wear UGGs and dramatically fling a scarf over your shoulder – and it’s also time to take a look into your makeup bag (or makeup closet, no judgement). It’s a great time of year for beauty releases, or to catch up on all the hot products that premiered over the summer months. Take a look at some swoon-worthy products that might have you making room in your stash:

1.     Too Faced Cosmetics’ Born This Way Line

What do we want? Full coverage! Where do we want it? Literally all over our entire faces! Thankfully, Too Faced is here to help us with this ever-elusive goal, and their Born This Way line is peak #nofilter. Too Faced Born This Way Foundation is medium- to full-coverage, allowing you to customize your look without feeling cakey or overdone. And thanks to a fierce collab with influencer queen Jackie Aina, Too Faced has released newer, deeper shades as part of the line so that every girl can find her perfect match! Pro tip: use a touch of Too Faced Born This Way Concealer to highlight underneath your eyes to look instantly awake, even on the earliest of mornings.

 

2.     IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Poreless Finish Airbrush Powder

Too Faced isn’t the only company getting you photo-ready for the inevitable Instagram shoot in an apple orchard. Especially good for my oily-skinned girls, IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Poreless Finish Airbrush Powder gives you that fresh, matte finish you’ve been craving. If you want silky-looking skin, this is for you – it’s legitimately made with real silk (!!!) and anti-aging, Bye Bye Pores Optical Blurring Technology™ for a pristine, poreless you.

 

3.     Morphe 9C Jewel Crew Eyeshadow Palette

You know you want to give in to the rich neutrals and unmistakably autumnal shades of the Morphe 9C Jewel Crew Eyeshadow Palette – and it’s only $12 for 9 distinct shades of shadow, so why wouldn’t you? The shadows are texturally soft but highly pigmented, and they’re super blendable (the trademark of any self-respecting eyeshadow). I love being able to cover easy daytime and dramatic nighttime looks with a single palette, and the Jewel Crew palette definitely gives me plenty of options for both!

 

4.     Feminine Cosmetics

Okay, fall is definitely a magical time of year, but it’s also time for you to switch over your skincare from your summer stand-by routine to something like the all-natural offerings of Feminine Cosmetics. Fall brings cooler temperatures and, usually, heightened winds, which means you need to moisturize every inch of you in preparation for winter (yes, I said the “w” word already). First, safely scrub away all that dry skin with Feminine Cosmetics Colombian Arabica Exfoliating Coffee Scrub, which has bonus anti-aging and cellulite-banishing properties. Coarse coffee grounds can be too rough on chapped lips, so for a gentle but effective lip scrub, try Feminine Cosmetics White Sugar Lip Scrub; with its irresistible key lime scent, summer doesn’t feel so far gone. Now, after you exfoliate, it’s doubly important to pack on the moisture. Take your pick between two of Feminine Cosmetic’s finest: their Whipped Vitamin Butter, which is packed with super food extracts to stimulate collagen production and calm skin tone, or the Moroccan Aloe Butter, perfect for any leftover sunburn or skin irritations. No matter what, Feminine Cosmetics has got you covered – in H2T (head-to-toe, @Tyra Banks) radiant skin! The best part? Use code “Themusebabe20” for 20% off your September stock-up!

 5.     Lime Crime Plushies

I’ve recently become obsessed with the lightweight, long-lasting Lime Crime Plushies. They won’t budge no matter how many PSLs you chug throughout the day, and earthy shades like Butterscotch are perfect for transitioning into that classic fall color scheme without wondering if you have lipstick on your teeth every five seconds. Coffee-proof, smooch-proof, and they don’t dry your lips out even a little – uhhhhmm, YES PLEASE.

 6.     MILK KUSH High Volume Mascara

This mascara made waves when it first appeared early summer 2018 because it’s formulated with cannabis oil – but it’s not just a gimmick! It really does help nourish lashes, and MILK’s heart-shaped fibers build long, full lashes with only one or two coats. MILK KUSH High Volume Mascara is a new must-have for creamy, blackout volume with an extra ounce of badassery.

There are plenty of exciting releases coming out every day – I’ve got my eye on you, Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Palette – so slap on that American Apparel fisherman beanie and head to your nearest beauty retailer (or the internet), because these shiny and new products are sure to become your next stand-by staples in no time.

What products are you loving on this fall?

BEAUTY 101: NEW WEAVE, WHO DIS?

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Do you have old bundles that have been snoozing under your sink since 2014? Old, dull, matted bundles? Let’s keep it real, you’ve worked hard for your coins to invest in your hair! Therefore you should be able to keep it forever! The best thing about virgin hair is that you can revive the most lifeless hair with a few easy steps, Check them out!

Detangle

Dry weave is prone to tangles, the best way to get those crunchy kinks out is to take a wide tooth comb or a paddle brush and get to work! Start at the ends and work your way up to the wefts. Use your hands for the little annoying knots. When your weave is properly detangled move on to the next step!

Deep Condition

Deep conditioning your old weave is going to snap it back like magic. Deep conditioning is an extremely important practice because it adds:

  • Moisture

  • Luster

  • Softness to the weave

  • Minimize flyway’s

  • Improves the manageability of the weave

And it’s super easy, start with your favorite deep conditioner, we recommend Silicon Mix or Organix Mask. Wet the hair, saturate it, and let it sit for as long as you want. 30 minutes to 1 hour for superior results.

Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse

If your hair is absolutely unrecognizable, you can do a simple apple cider rinse after you detangle. All you have to do is:

  • Make sure hair is fully detangled

  • Soak in 3 parts water, 1 part ACV (20 MIN)

  • Rinse & Shampoo with Silicon Mix

  • Rinse & Deep Condition with Silicon Mix

  • Air Dry

Voila! If you follow these steps, you will see your weave instantly come back to life!

BEAUTY 101: ANTI-CELLULITE REMEDY

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SEE YA LATER, CELLULITE!

The secret to cellulite-free skin lives right in your pantry…COFFEE! Yes, coffee! For many years women have struggled with this issue. Many have spent money buying different cellulite products, under garments, and expensive treatments to assist in the removal of cellulite. The caffeine cellulite removal remedy is one way that cellulite can be removed naturally. It is the most effective and inexpensive way to reduce the appearance of cellulite in a couple of easy steps.

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RECIPE

1/4 coffee

1/4 brown sugar

1/4 olive oil

Put the ingredients into a jar, keep it in your bathroom.

All you will need is your recycled coffee grounds, and olive oil. Combine one cup of coffee grounds with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and brown sugar; mix it to create a paste. Apply the paste in circular motion 5-10 minutes before a shower, and rinse it off. Massaging the skin increases the circulation which helps redistribute fat cells that cause cellulite and as the caffeine penetrates it burns the fat deposits within the fat cells. I would recommend using this remedy about 2-4 times a week. It can get a bit messy so make sure to use towels to protect the area. You may not see results overnight but if stay consistent within about 2-3 weeks you will notice a change!

BEAUTY 101: BABE TREND x HAUTE PONY

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Here’s a little hair-inspo for those in the babe gang that like it daring, wild, and ultra-sleek. We love a sleek pony, but there’s something about haute hair that makes the people stop and stare! This style is perfect because it can be worn on a lazy hair day, but switched up for an edgy evening look. All you need is 2-3 bundles of straight or body wave hair (24” Inches and up) to achieve this look. It’s quick, easy & chic!

This look can be achieved with relaxed or natural hair. Start by making sure your hair is clean straight and product free. Next babe, you want to get your favorite moisturizer and some bomb ass edge control.

 

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Step by step:

  1. Part your hair in the the desired style
  2. Apply the moisturizer throughout your hair in an upward or downward motion depending on what look your going for.
  3. Next you want to get your pony smoothe & sleek, use a hard brissle brush to put hair in place.
  4. Secure your hair with a scrunchy, but make sure your pony is not too tight. We dont need no breakage or headaches (That's what men are for lol). Depending on the thickness of your hair you have the choice to secure your pony into a tiny ball or you may need to wear an invisible pony.
  5. Next you want to take 2-3 bundles straight or wavy and grab some bobbies.
  6. Fold the bundles in half, take a bobby pin and start wrapping the bundles around yourr real hair. This process will take about 2-3 minutes and your done.
  7. The last thing you want to do is lay your edges honey. Always, always, always lay your edges with some edge control.

 

There you have it, you're done! This style will only last for a few days especially if you go to the gym regularly it will sweat out!

 

The Muse Babe, xoxo