What's New In my December Makeup Bag...
"What's in your beauty bag?"- This is a question I often get from my readers & friends alike and it's one of my fav's ;) I love sharing with all of you what I personally use- which is why I recommend and review items daily here at The Beauty Closet, that I actually use myself! I'm always on the hunt for the latest and greatest beauty trends, brands, and products! One brand that I came across as of late, embodies what I look for when it comes to a cosmetics brand: quality, uniqueness, & attention to detail- without breaking the bank :) Vasanti was founded by 3 sisters & a childhood friend who wanted to curate products that not only enhanced their natural beauty, but also felt comfortable to wear- with a weightless feel on the skin. After years of research, development, testing, & feedback, the name Vasanti, [means "of spring" in Sanskrit] was born and now the products are sold on online stores like: Amazon.com, vasanticosmetics.com, & birchbox.com. Want to get the lowdown on Vasanti's products? Check out 2 of my fav's below:
The Beauty Closet Recommends:
Time After Time Gel Matte Lipstick
in"The Big Time "
When it comes to lipstick I'll admit, I'm not the biggest fan in general- especially during the winter months! It tends to dry out my already-stressed, chapped lips and many times the pigmentation is less-to-be-desired or just doesn't last throughout the day. Vasanti's Time After Time Gel Matte Lipstick collection avoids all of those mistakes and instead leaves you with a well-pigmented classic shade range of colors that last all day and are packed full ingredients that your lips will love, like: Pomegranate, cherry, & evening primrose oils that keep your lips smooth, hydrated, and healthy! "The Big Time" shade pictured above is a great one that would work well for most skin tones and it's even a shade that works well with my super fair skin :) I'm very picky when it comes to nailing the right shade and this one was an instant hit for me. There are also 5 other great classic shades ranging from almost nude to neutrals and pinks as well.
Professional Foundation Brush #3
This is one of the best foundation brushes I've found and Vasanti has done an excellent job showing just how well they know quality with the brush. The design and shape is just the right blend of usability and simplicity that makes for a quality foundation brush you can will appreciate the first time you use it! ;) It's soft, but has the right balance of stiffness and amount of bristles that make putting on your foundation and concealer, a dream! You can even use this one for blending and covering up dark spots & blemishes. I've found that it washes, rinses, & dries out well with it's shape still being retained after having put it through daily usage and a few cleansing sessions. The wooden handle is weighted properly and you won't be disappointed with the overall quality craftmanship- I highly recommend any of the Vasanti professional brushes = you will LOVE them! :)