Category Archives: beauty buys

Monday, October 8, 2018

B//B Budget Beauty Bests

Heeeeeere we go : Beyouty Bureau Budget Beauty Bests!! Say that three times fast, geeeesh. I know it can be overwhelming to get ALL.THE.THINGS. First off, let me confirm, you do not need all the things. Secondly, let me save you some monies. I have compiled a list of my very favorite beauty products that fall into any budget, but do not sacrifice in performance or quality!!

NOTE : You WILL NOT find foundation, primer or skincare recommendations included in this list! Those are products that I cannot emphasize enough investing in. Trust me. More on that later 😘

First category is : CONCEALER!! No need to spend an arm and a leg to cover them dark circles. Here are my top three concealers for under $10 each 👊🏼

INNISFREE $8.99 : This cream formula blends out seamlessly, sits beautifully on the skin and dries down matte so that is LASTS through the day. I have never been more impressed with a budget friendly concealer than this one. :: MAKEUP REVOLUTION $7.00 : I use shade C2 to brighten my under eyes, but their shade range is unreal – there is a shade for absolutely everyone! :: THE SAEM : This pink brightening complex is incredible for lightweight coverage that I prefer using on no-makeup days!

CREAM CONTOUR : These add dimension to the face and blend out perfectly on the skin both with or without foundation!

MAYBELLINE FIT ME $7.99: This is actually a foundation stick, but in the shade #330, I get the perfect day time contour :: JORDANA $17: This stick is INCREDIBLE for very fair babes that have a really hard time finding a neutral contour shade. It has the perfect grey undertone to create stunning shadows on the face without looking to heavy :: SOAP & GLORY $12 : I use this other contour stick as a blush/bronzer duo (in shade Wunderbronze) and love how fresh it looks on the cheeks!

POWDER CONTOUR/BRONZER : These are each the perfect shade and are formulas that I reach for over my high end bronzers. All under $20!!

MILANI $8.99 : This is a true bronzer (has a bit of shimmer, used to bring warmth to the face) and was recommended to me by Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist. So feels obvious that this is incredible :: PHYSCIANS FORMULA $14.99 : I looooove the scent of this bronzer and that it is a creamy matte formula perfect for creating cheekbones :: NYX $5 : This is actually a blush, but the shade is SO RIGHT for contour!

BLUSH : Blush is my verrrrry favorite to purchase from the drugstore!! The colors and formula are just as good and for $2.99 they never let me down!

ESSENCE : This blush is a MUST HAVE in any makeup collection – perfect coral shade, just $2.99!! :: MILANI $7.99 : I adore the shade ‘Luminoso’, but every shade is stunning on the skin :: LOREAL TRUE MATCH $11.99: This blush doesn’t look like much, but it is a staple for every skin tone – the perfect flush of pink – shade ‘Baby Blossom’:: PHYSICIANS FORMULA $12.99 : I adore the formula of these blushes – creamy and PIGMENTED! :: COVERGIRL $8 (not pictured) : This formula is hard to find now, but if you grab it from Amazon I know you will thank me later!

HIGHLIGHTERS : These can be tricky to find at the drugstore because I find that they can be a bit powdery and add texture to the skin, but here are my favorites that always deliver glowy skin!

MAKEUP REVOLUTION $9 : I add these glow drops to my primer or moisturizer every.single.day. They add color and glow, while evening out my skin and adding lustre to even the most matte foundation. :: WET N’ WILD $4.99: Each shade in this range is incredible!! I have never been let down by this formula. :: ESSENSE $4.49 : Most budget friendly option is probably my most used for a subtle/natural highlight! :: SLEEK MAKEUP $14.99 : Four for the price of one, this little palette is the most wet looking of all the budget friendly options. I looooove this for a statement look!

EYESHADOW : For the biggest bang for your buck, I highly, highly recommend grabbing a palette! Each of these you can snag for less than $20 after using your $3.50 off coupon from Ulta 🙌🏼 I have tagged ONE jelly shadow that I adore though, juuuuuuust in case your in the market!

JUVIA’S PLACE $20+ : These are not only pigmented AF, but they’ve got a palette for every girl. There are so many options! From the most daring to the most neutral, you are guaranteed to get high quality mattes and shimmer in every palette! :: KARITY $29 : These are easy to snag off Amazon and are also long wearing and super duper pigmented. I have loved the Smokey palette for a long time, but I am going to get reaaaaaal good use out of the Matte palette too :: BH COSMETICS $16+ : My two favorites from this line are the Zodiac and the Carli Bybel – both are actually really wearable and I thing these are the most versatile of the bunch I have listed! :: COLOURPOP $6 : I loathe their eyeshadow palettes 😬, but their new Jelly Much shadows are like nothing I have ever used, like so dang good!! They go on smooth a creamy with a brush or the fingers and dry down to a powder that STAYS PUT. I bought most of the shades and I am very very impressed!

EYELINER : I am kiiiiiiinda a diva when it comes to eyeliners – it must stay put and look pretty by the end of the day! And while those seems like obvious expectations, MOST LINERS just don’t deliver on those. These are the few cheaper options that I have found that uphold to my standards!

MAYBELLINE $7.99 : I adore these metallic liners – they don’t layer well, so you have to be careful, but they are incredible for creating a quick statement on the eye! :: NYX $8.99 : The Epic Ink liner has been compared to the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner and while I still prefer the high end version, this option is really great! The Vivid Brights liners are INCREDIBLE – also a tad tricky to use, but if you were in small sections you can get the most vivid, bright and beautiful liner.

MASCARA : I know that there are A LOT of mascara options and I can’t tell you I have tried them aaaaaaalllll, but trust and believe I have tried quite a few in my day. These three have come out of top because they give me volume and don’t end up under my eyes by the end of the day!

COVERGIRL $8.99 :: FLOWER BEAUTY $9.99 :: LOREAL $9.99 ::

EYEBROWS : Truth be told, I don’t love love love anything from the drugstore for my brows, BUT these are the best options I have found!!

NYX $7.49 :: ARDELL $9.99 :: REVLON $9.99 :: LA GIRL $5.99 ::

LIPS : There are so many great lip options from the drugstore and honestly some of my favorite formulas are budget friendly! I have compiled my favorite brands to use to save buck, but not skimp of quality, pigment or wear!!

COLOURPOP : I am obsessed with ALL the Colourpop lip options – Ultra Blotted? Bomb. LippieStix? Bomb. Ultra Satin?? Bomb. Colour Luxe??? Bomb! They are all bomb! :: COVERGIRL : Of course Katy Perry slaaaaayed the color options, but the Katy Kat Matte lipsticks are incredibly long wears and although it seems random, I reach for these more than any other drugstore options I have :: SEPHORA : There are a buuuuuunch of different formulas in this line, but honestly I have been impressed by every single tube :: LOREAL : This was the first brand of lipstick that I grabbed waaaaaaay back in the day and Fairest Nude and British Red remain my forever faves  ::

This list evolves as I try new things, but some of these have remained the same for yeaaaaaaars. I will add products here as I discuss them and as my opinion changes – rest assured this list a beauty babes best friend!!

Do you spy something you love?

xo, Kayti

 

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Ulta #21daysofbeauty : b//b picks

I look forward to this month of promotions all year. No joke. Ulta SLAYS when it comes to rewards, so I prefer spending my money where it will go further and where I am rewarded for shopping with CASH MONEY YO’!!! Then Ulta goes and does an entire month of daily deals on beauty industry holy grails and I am just like, “Fine, take allllll my money.” These deals are GOOD babes. Like so good, you might want to stock up for your personal stash or buy one for your sister and her dog or just snag one to be the best gift giver on the face of the earth 😘 whatever you do, just don’t miss out on MY PICKS!

I have hand selected the deals that I am certain will sell out, that are only available online and the deals that I will be grabbing during these glorious 21 Days : THIS WEEK BELOW!!! There are a few days that I pass on entirely, so just read carefully and mark your calendars for those bangin’ deals!

September 20th, 2018

  • COVER FX : Custom Enhancer Drops 50% off : While I already own a few of these they truly are the best in the business. Not only do they look stunning under foundation or mixed with moisturizer, but they work beautifully as a highlighter on the cheekbones after makeup! I am grabbing the shades “Sunlight” & “Moonlight”.
  • *ONLINE ONLY* iT COSMETICS : Airbrush Foundation Brush 50% off : This brush is what your foundation blending dreams are made of! I already own it, but I will be adding another one to my collection while it’s at this great price.

September 21st, 2018

  • BENEFIT : Porefessional 50% off : This one is a CULT FAVE and is honestly the best pore filling primer in the biz, trust. If you have problems with your makeup staying in place or are concerned about your pores, THIS is the product you need!

September 22nd, 2018

  • iT COSMETICS : Confidence in a Cream 50% off : My mom has been loooooving this cream and I have been wanting to pick it up for awhile now, so today is the day!! This is so creamy, so hydrating, so plumping yet doesn’t leave the skin feeling tacky or heavy. This will become my new day time moisturizer & I could not be more thrilled!
  • URBAN DECAY : All-Nighter Setting Spray 50% off : NOW IS THE TIME! This is theeeee setting spray on the market. There is nothing like is truthfully, so while it’s just $16 I might just snag a few!

That wraps up the last week!! I hope you grabbed something reaaaaaal nice for your self!

xo, Kayti

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

{SECRET} Nordstrom Beauty Sale

Eeeeevery once and awhile I will get on Nordstrom and POOF, a few of my favorite products are one sale! Nordstrom doesn’t advertise the sale and in this case, they are simply price-matching from a competitors site and so from my research there is no telling when the sale will end. Not that there is a sense of urgency 😘, but girl, grab it before the prices shoot back up!! If you missed anything from the Sephora VIB sale, or only got 10% off there, then today is your lucky day my sweet friend.

This sale is more random than most and so I have linked the brands that are included in the 15% sale, my top picks from those brands and a few bits that were actually 20% that I couldn’t resist sharing!

STILA : I cannot for the life of me figure out a system to this sale, but if you haven’t already purchased the shimmer & glow shadows from Stila, trust, NOW is the time! No need for a primer and incredible pigment I love wearing these all over the lid OR as a stunning glitter eyeliner!

CLARINS : I haven’t tried much of this line – am I missing out?? BUT their lip oil, especially in the glitter shade ‘Honey Glam’, is my luxury must have. No joke, the applicator is the literal softest thing that has ever touched my lips. Ever.

SHESEIDO : I have heard absolutely incredible things about this skincare line (that seemingly never goes on sale) and so I picked up a few things for myself while they are discounted!! I have very high hopes for the eye patches and the eye cream has been on my wishlist for months and months now, so I snagged that as well!

URBAN DECAY : The majority of this line is on sale rn and that makes me so so happy! While they are on sale snag my favorite foundation for pictures, the eyeshadow primer that will last you a year and keep your smokey eye lookin fly all day, ANY of the cult favorite eyeshadow palettes or the lipgloss that is my current go-to!

NARS : The entire NARS line is not included on this sale, but there a two cult favorites that I had to include because they will forever remain in my line up! These matte lip pencils are truly some of the best in the biz and the colors are ALL flattering to most skin tones. My beloved concealer is also included on the sale, so if you’ve been waiting to try it, ORDER NOW!!

TWEEZERMAN : As far as I can tell, this entire line has been discounted SO, if you don’t own a pair of these tweezers, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? 😘 My husband and I swear by these because one pair will last you YEARS. I keep one in my car, one with my brushes and a few stored in my bathroom. We refuse to be caught without them.

BENEFIT : I looooove this makeup line and so I am super pleased that it is also on sale! I have been using the blue mascara for awhile now and not only does it last all day without flaking, but I get so.many.compliments when I wear it. It absolutely amplifies any look! Not to mention my holy grail bronzer  and the cult favorite blushes are (mostly) all on sale too.

LANCOME : I trusted my makeup artist friends when they said they swore by this foundation, but it quickly became one of my very favorites! Applies like butter, looks like skin, covers any spots and blends out beautifully with both the fingertip and a brush. I even grabbed a muuuuch deeper shade to use for contouring because it blends out so naturally on the skin and looks stunning!

BEAUTY BLENDER : If you are late to the train, this sponge is worth every penny so jump on board!! She comes in a variety of colors and sets, so split the cost with a sister and grab this now!

GLAM MIRROR : I have wanted one of these for a long while now and I am so happy that I found this HUGE glam mirror on sale!! This set is 20% off right now and includes a magnifying mirror as well as a compact for my purse and will look real chic on my counter.

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS : If you are a brow gal, you know that know one does a brow product like Anastasia! I have sworn by the brow definer for a year now, but I have recently fallen back in love with the dip brow pomade.

Other brands included in the sale that are worth a mention are BUXOM (hello queen of all glosses!!), ESTEE LAUDER (anyone else a die hard Double Wear fan?!), MAC (new releases for 15% off, yasssssss!) and SMASHBOX (you know I live for their always on lipsticks!) 😍

Happy DEAL shopping my sweet friends!! xox