Beyonce + My Beauty Buys

Beyonce Vogue September Issue That IT Girl

I think the only thing that I am more enamored with then delicious beauty products is Beyonce Knowles and her effortlessly glamorous ways.  The September issue, for many publications, signifies change and transformation.  It sets the stage for the upcoming fashion seasons and is what I like to consider my almanac of haute couture.

In celebration of me finally getting my hands on this coveted issue of Vogue Magazine graced by none other then Mrs. Carter herself I decided to feature Beyonce and my latest beauty buys all in one blog post.

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Beyonce Vogue September Issue That IT Girl

Just like Beyonce has reigned in the music industry since her solo debut, luxury beauty products have dominated my collection ever since I purchased my first Chanel lipgloss this spring.  This latest set of splurges include a creamy NARS concealer, a nourishing hand cream, a YouTube collaboration and Mark Jacobs.

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Marc Jacobs High Shine Lacquer- Secret Love- That IT Girl

Finding the perfect blue and purple nail color shades to compliment my yellowish-red undertones has always been a challenge for me.  Secret Love, a deep eggplant purple nail lacquer by Marc Jacobs, has been in my collection since this summer patient awaiting the fall season. This gorgeous polish doesn’t wash my skin tone out as with so many tried and failed purple nail colors and gives an opaque high shine finish only requiring one coat.

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Becca Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector Champagne Pop

 

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1 year ago I would not have been able to tell you what Becca Cosmetics is best known for or even where their products are sold but oh baby have I since seen the light.  Their holy grail Shimmering Skin Perfector, especially the pressed version, has earned “cult classic” status with finely milled highlighting pigments in color ranges that suit any skin tone.

This summer, Jaclyn Hill, makeup artist and highly successful YouTube beauty guru, partnered with Becca Cosmetics to create Champagne Pop.  This limited edition pearlized white gold shade with peach undertones is extremely pigmented.  I found Champagne Pop to be wearable on me when coupled with orange and berry toned matte blush colors and is best applied with a loosely packed blush brush and light touch.

Despite its claims of being a universal highlighting shade Champagne Pop may be  a little too cool for some skin tones.  The Shimmering Skin Perfector in Topaz, a deep golden-bronze color or Albatross by NARS are both great alternatives for those who don’t find Champagne Pop suitable.

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Beyonce Vogue September Issue That IT Girl

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Beyonce Vogue September Issue That IT Girl

I picked up the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Amande due to it being long wearing and crease resistant.  I’m a sucker for a good yellow based concealer best used as an under eye highlight in my full face makeup routine.

.Beyonce Vogue September Issue That IT GirlAs a registered nurse I probably wash my hands anywhere from 30-40 times a day.  My hands should be a  hot cracked mess but thanks to my rotation of thick creams and moisturizers I’m able to keep them supple and baby soft.  The Nubian Heritage Goat’s Milk & Chai Hand Cream with rose extract not only smells heavenly but touts an ingredient list full of powerful skin nurturing ingredients like Shea butter, mango butter, goat’s milk and aloe vera.
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  • Kay’s Ways

    I love the NARS creamy concealer, Amande is always sold out! Do you know if they sell the Nubian Skin products in stores rather than online?

    • I got my hands on the last Amande at my local Sephora. I had no idea it was such a hot item.

      It looks like Nubian Heritage can be mostly found at Vitamin Shoppe stores, Sprouts, and some Whole Foods.

      Here is a link to their store locator where you can enter in your zip and find local retailers: https://www.nubianheritage.com/where-to-buy/

      • Kay’s Ways

        Awe cool thanks!