GRWM IG Stories

Thank you for hanging out with me on my IG stories! These are all of the products that I used. Leave a comment if you have any questions!

RMS Un-Powder. I still believe that this one-ingredient product is the best oil-control powder on the market. The finish is velvety and soft and does not emphasize dryness. I used the translucent shade. Available here. My full review here.

Kimiko Superfine Eyebrow Pencil. I use the shade Black Tea (best for very dark hair). This pencil has a fine tip to draw thin strokes. It somehow manages to be soft enough to draw, but hard enough not to melt upon contact, even when my skin is freshly moisturized. It has the perfect consistency for an eyebrow pencil. I have gone through a few of these already! Available here.

Beautycounter Brilliant Brow Gel*. I have this in the clear shade and the darkest, tinted shade. I like both, but I find myself using the clear one more often. It holds the hairs in the place but has a soft hold. It doesn’t make the hairs look stiff, and does not crumble or flake throughout the day (yes–some brow gels do that!). This one allowed me to quit using the Glossier Boy Brow. Available here.

ILIA True Skin Concealer. This concealer and I had a bit of a rough start (you can see why in the highlights on my Instagram page under the “Swatches” tab). The first two shades I tried were completely off (although seemed good from the website description), but once I found a shade that worked for me, SC2 Yucca, I have been enjoying it. The coverage is light, but it looks natural and doesn’t settle in my lines. However, I am still not 100% sure if I would repurchase it. Available here.

RMS Luminizing Powders. I used both the Madeira Bronzer and the Grande Dame shade. These are face luminizers/highlighters in a powder form. The Madeira bronzer has a subtle sheen, so it can be used as a bronzer for lighter complexions and as a luminizer for darker ones. It is not too shiny to be used as a bronzer, however, I like it better as an eyeshadow because it is silky in texture and blends beautifully.

The Grande Dame shade is the perfect highlighter for lighter complexions. I don’t use highlighter on my face these days because I am wearing a lot of sunscreen and reapplying it often throughout the day (it’s been sunny quite often in Massachusetts). Reapplying sunscreen on top of makeup could get messy and blotchy. I am enjoying this shade as an inner corner highlighter.

I just saw that RMS launched a palette with both of these shades in it, and a pink blush. I would actually suggest that you try the palette instead of these very large compacts if you are interested. It is much more likely that you will get to use the palette up before it expires. You can check out the palette here.

Kjaer Weis Eye Pencil. You guys know that I have been using this pencil for a very long time. In my opinion, it is the best eye pencil in the green/clean beauty market. It is pigmented, easy to blend, and stays on very well. I just don’t know if it stays on when applied to the inner rim because I don’t wear eyeliner that way. Wow, I just realized I never even tried it! I’ll have to see and update you. Anyway, I use the brown shade. Available here.

Beautycounter Volumizing Mascara. I recently repurchased this mascara, and it’s still my favorite clean formula. I like that it makes my thin and short lashes stand out but doesn’t look clumpy. When it dries, I curl my lashes and they stay curled all day. No smudging issues for me. However, towards the end of the day, I sometimes get a few flakes under my eyes. Available here.

Suntegrity Impeccable Skin SPF30. I used the shade Buff, which is a tad light for me. The texture is in between a cream and a mousse. It feels a bit thick at first, but it spreads well. This is one of the comfortable face sunscreens I have ever tried. It’s as lightweight as mineral sunscreen can possibly be. Suits all skin types except very dry (just my opinion), because it is not very emollient. It is actually oil-free and I use it on top of my favorite face oil, but I wait for the oil to penetrate my skin (I am still using the Indie Lee Squalane Oil and the new Indie Lee Daily Vitamin Infusion). Available here.

Nu Evolution Portofino Bronzer. Gorgeous, warm-toned, but not an orange bronzer*. It has the slightest amount of sheen, but it’s absolutely wearable in daylight (no sparkles). Best for light skin tones. Probably okay for more fair skin tones than mine, probably too light for medium-tan ones. I use this one on my eyes as an eyeshadow all the time. Very lightweight texture that blends well, and doesn’t kick back a bunch of powder–very pleasant to use. Available here.

ILIA Beauty Colorblock Lipstick. I used the shade Rosette*. I once filmed swatches for the entire range to upload on my Youtube channel, and I lost the footage :( I want to re-film it asap because this is an excellent lipstick formula, and the colors are beautiful. Probably my favorite ILIA product of all time. They really nailed the consistency and pigmentation on these. Available here.

*gifted/PR sample

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