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#favFriday: New Makeup!

Recently I’ve done a little makeup shopping and look what I bought for under $10!

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Elf mist & set spray

  • I’ve never used a mist & spray and saw a lot of Youtubers using it. I found out I really like what it does to my face. My skin is naturally oily and this help calm my oily skin. 

Elf waterproof eyeliner pen

  • I’ve tried liners like this in the past and it never work. The only reason I wanted to try again because it was $1 and it worked! Next time I’ll get black instead of dark brown. I prefer that color around my eyes. 

Black Radiance liquid foundation

  • I’ve used MAC but I didn’t want to  spend MAC money. Then I’ve been using Black Radiance BB cream and loved it. Rencently I’ve been looking for a little more coverage. Only thing negative I have to say is the color choices it’s constant with with other BB, press powder, etc. So it’s hard to figure out your perfect match. 

Black Radiance True Complextion face primer

  • I’ve used primer for my eyes but never for my face. Again I’ve seen fellow Youtubers use primer so I figured I should give it a try. Using the primer and the mist spray I see a difference in keeping my makeup looking good all day. 

I hope you enjoyed this week’s favFriday. 

Sincerely, Courtney Renee

#favFriday: Everyday Makeup


When it comes to my everyday makeup routine I like to look as natural as possible so if you want to know how I get my look continue reading.

I’ve listed my favorite makeup products to complete my everyday makeup routine below. I’ve listed the makeup in the order I apply them. 

1. Eyebrows 

I can’t leave my house without my eyebrows looking good. I’ve tried brow kits and brow pencils but the color is either too light or too dark. So I started using an eyeliner pencil and I haven’t put it down yet. 

  • Where to purchase: Ulta 

2. Concealer 

Before this product I would buy Smashbox concealer but I thought $20 was way too much for a concealer stick. I came across this shade and it works just as good and it last longer. I use concealer to shape and smooth my eyebrows out. I also apply it before I put on my foundation to hide blemishes and highlight under my eyes after I put on my foundation.

  • Where to purchase: Walmart

3. BB Cream

Before using BB cream I didn’t know what it was until I started watching different YouTube channels. One day I was in the makeup aisle and decided to try it out. I love how light weight it felt on my face. Before using this I would use MAC liquid foundation. Between the two I wouldn’t go back to MAC. BB cream makes my skin look more even and I love the cheaper price. 

  • Where to purchase: Walmart

4. Press Power

 After applying my BB cream I apply my press powder to blend and lighten my face back to the original color. The BB cream and the powder combine creates my exact skin color.  

  • Where to purchase: Walmart

5. Eyelashes


One thing I wish I have is longer eyelashes and thanks to this mascara it makes me look like I have some.  

  • Where to purchase: Walmart

Here are some pros and cons for using my makeup.


  • Great price
  • Easy to apply
  • Great for women of color


  • Not available in all Walmarts
  • Small selection in stores 
  • The color names isn’t the same with all the products so it’s a little confusing on deciding which color is right for you. 

I hope you enjoyed reading my favorite makeup products for my makeup routine. You can also visit Ulta website and Black Radiance website to purchase these items as well. 

I’ll like to know what are your favorite makeup products? Leave a comment below. 

Sincerely, Courtney Renee