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Wander Beauty

wander beauty

Ok, so if you don’t know by now…I’m all about lifestyle beauty! This type of look works on everyone because you’re simply enhancing your own natural beauty with a just few products.

Recently, I worked on a gorgeous beauty photo shoot and used the amazing up-and-coming makeup brand, Wander Beauty. Not only can you achieve a flawless makeup application with these products, they’re also portable, travel-friendly, and the majority of the products are multi-purpose. This means you can use one product for many different purposes and I just love that! Keep scrolling to see the images from my shoot and to learn more about the products I used from Wander Beauty.

renee loiz makeup

My model didn’t need much coverage, and using the Dualist Concealer worked perfectly for her flawless complexion. One side of this concealer has a matte texture that I used to camouflage undereye shadows. The other side is an illuminating concealer that I used to highlight and brighten the inner corners of her eyes.

On her eyelids, I swiped on Champagne Liquid Eyeshadow, which goes on like silk. Once this eyeshadow sets, it doesn’t budge until you remove it! I layered on a couple of coats of this eyeshadow to really bring out its soft, golden color. Her lashes were coated with Wander Beauty’s glossy black Volume and Curl Mascara for definition.

larry bartholomew photography

On-The-Glow Blush is one of my favorite multi-tasking products to use on set. It makes for a quick and easy application and leaves the skin with such a pretty glow. Using my fingertips, I mixed the Coral Rose blush and Nude Glow highlighter together and patted this custom color onto the apples of her cheeks. Her lips were filled in with Pink City Lip Gel, a soft rose color, for a sheer, glossy and stained lip.

inanna bantu wardrobe stylist

wander beauty makeup products

Love, love, love Wander Beauty’s products and how they made my model’s skin glow! I can’t wait to try more from this line. Check out more from their product line on their website or at Sephora. Make sure to keep me updated on what you try in the comments below.

Photography: Larry Bartholomew, Makeup and Hair: Renée Loiz, Wardrobe Styling: Inanna Bantu, Model: Nikayla Novak

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Sleeping Beauty

sleeping beauty

Is it me, or does daylight savings totally mess up your sleep schedule? Should I go to bed an hour earlier or wake up an hour later in order to catch up on my sleep? Either way, I still feel like I haven’t slept enough and the condition of my skin shows proof.

Getting those eight hours of sleep is essential in preventing wrinkles and dark under eye circles. But there are also a ton of amazing skin care products that you can use at night if you’re not much of a sleeping beauty.

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Beauty Detox Guide

beauty detox guide

The best way I have found to get rid of puffy, dry, and irritated skin (thanks, holidays) is to give my skin a total detox. After researching and testing out products, I created a Beauty Detox Guide to target skin concerns from head to toe. Below you can read up on my latest finds and see which products, if not all of them, are calling your name.

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Crunchy Curls Be Gone

crunchy curls be gone

Over the summer, I had a terrible hair experience that left my curls super crunchy, dry, and brittle. It was a combination of a setting spray and a foam mousse that damaged my hair and caused tons of breakage. Seeing my hair break off right before my eyes was scary, so right then and there I set out to get my hair healthy and hydrated.

In order for those crunchy curls to be gone and for my hair to have total hydration, I needed to change up from the products I was using. Enter Ouidad’s Curl Immersion line. These products are hair miracles that brought my dry and crunchy curls back to life! Read more about these amazing products below.

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