This is part 2 of my Makeup Declutter series – and today we’re tackling my lip collection! See all the products I’m throwing away and getting rid of! See which products didn’t make the cut, and why!

This is part 2 of my Makeup Declutter series – and today we’re tackling my lip collection! See all the products I’m throwing away and getting rid of!

Don’t forget to watch Part 1: click here to watch it!

Makeup I’m wearing: 

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Hello, July!

Can you believe that we’re already over halfway through 2018?!

My June was full of creative energy, working on creating new wallpapers, and planning new projects.

Here’s a recap of my month on Instagram: 

 

You can find me here, or as @raincoatesbeauty on the app!

 

 

Did you miss any of my June posts? 

Don’t forget to download this month’s free wallpaper for phone, tablet or computer!

You can get them with or without the calendar:

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Happy June, everyone! Summer is here in full force, and my Morphe Me monthly brush subscription arrived just in time.

This month’s Morphe Me brush package includes 3 gold brushes inspired by achieving the “perfect blend.”

June 2018 Brushes:

  • Y7 – Round Buffer: (synthetic bristles) this is a dense, rounded kabuki brush. It’s perfect for buffing liquid or powder products into the skin, such as foundation and powder. This is the brush I was most excited for this month. This specific style of brush I find to be unique in how dense and rounded it is. It’s extremely soft, and blends foundation into the skin really easily. I prefer a brush like this as opposed to a flat-topped brush because it gives a more natural finish.

How I like to use it:

  • I personally love to use this brush for powder foundation, like the Nude by Nature Radiant Loose Powder foundation (my current favourite!)

  • Y1 – Precision Pointed Powder: (synthetic bristles) this is a fluffy, medium-sized brush with a tapered tip. Brushes like this can be used in a variety of ways, such as setting your foundation with powder, applying blush or bronzer, and more. There have been a couple brushes included in previous Morphe Me packages that are similar in style (such as the Morphe R3 from the March 2018 Morphe Me package) or the Morphe E3. The Y1, however, is smaller and more tapered than both the R3 and E3.

How I like to use it:

  • My personal favourite way to use a brush like this is to set my foundation and concealer with powder. This brush is perfect for dipping into a loose setting powder and gently pressing against the skin to set any liquid or cream products.

Here’s a comparison of the Y1 and the R3:

  • Y12 – Pro Flat Contour: (synthetic bristles) this is a small, flat, dense brush. It’s ideal for contouring, such as contouring the cheeks and nose as it’s small and precise. This brush is very similar to the G42 which came in a previous Morphe Me package – however, it is a bit thicker and larger than the G42. I think a brush like this is a must-have for any contour lovers, as it precisely sculpts your features better than any other brushes, but also allows you to blend your contour out as well.

How I like to use it:

  • I personally love to use this brush to contour my nose, as the size fits perfectly. It applies and blends your contour powders and products easily and quickly!

If you’re interested in joining the Morphe Me monthly brush subscription (you receive 3-7 brushes every month for only $19.99!) you can sign up here and receive a bonus brush!

Welcome, February! January seemed like incredibly long, didn’t it? I don’t know about you, but it felt January was an 8 week month to me. I’ve been eagerly anticipating February, as it’s my birthday month and always full of fun!

Here’s a recap of my January on Instagram! 

 

 

I’m hosting giveaways until February 20th, make sure to stay tuned! You can read about about my previous giveaways and the upcoming changes to the Youtube Partnership Program (that affect small bloggers like myself) check out my previous post here! 

Are you addicted to Instagram too? Let’s be friends!

You can find me here, or as “raincoatesbeauty” on the app!

*Giveaway now closed*

I’m sure many of you have heard of the new Youtube update – which will demonetize and lose the YouTube Partnership features for anyone with less than 1000 subscribers.

I went into full detail in my previous post, which you can read here. 
For a microblogger like myself trying to turn this into a career, this is really frustrating and disheartening. It means we will have to work even harder to be able to access basic features that we used to automatically have. It means we won’t be able to earn any income until we reach the threshold and reapply.

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In the midst of this, I realized now is the perfect time to give away the products that have been sitting there neglected and unused – giveaways I’ve been meaning to do for months now.  A perk of working in the cosmetic industry is you get quite a bit of free product – product I just don’t use or need. I would much rather give these products to those who will truly be able to use and love them.

This is a small way for me to show my appreciation for all of you who have supported me, and those new to my channel. I’m so close to 1000 followers and keeping my Youtube Partnership – if you’d like to help me out, these giveaways are the best way I can say thank you!

Throughout the next month, I will be giving away ALL these goodies and more to you lovely people! All I ask in return is that you’re subscribed to me on YouTube and Instagram.

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The first giveaway is 2 full-sized, brand new (of course!) Lancome products.

  • Lancome La Nuit Tresor L’eau De Parfum Caresse 50mL (a sweet, fruity floral gourmand scent, with pink pepper, Damascus rose, jasmine, almond blossom, tonka, and vanilla)
  • Lancome Grandiose Limited Edition Blue Mascara

 

Again, to enter all you have to do is:

  1. Be subscribed to my YouTube channel

  2. Be following me on Instagram

This giveaway is open worldwide until Wednesday January 24th! I will be contacting the winner personally.

If you’re a small blogger like me and will be affected by this change, leave your channel name in the comments so we can help each other out!

Stay tuned for my next giveaway!