Happy Monday! Today I’ve got Makeup Wars Blogger Enabled Beauty to share with you. Many times I’m enabled by my fellow beauty bloggers to purchase a product because their reviews or swatches convince me that the beauty item is perfect for me. I’ve got a few examples of those items today to share with you. Sometimes all it takes is seeing someone else’s swatches or the products in action in a tutorial for me to figure out that an item will work for me. Othertimes it takes an in-depth review or playing with the item in person.
Musings of a Muse – Tarte Aqualillies Palette
Izzy from Musings of a Muse has enabled me to make tons of beauty purchases over the past 6 years. The gorgeous LE Aqualillies palette was one of many and I’m glad I didn’t skip it. From the beautiful packaging to the gorgeous blush and eyeshadows, it’s really nice. See my review.
xSparkage – Sigma Beauty Creme de Couture Palette
I always find Leesha’s tutorials inspiring and her beautiful looks with this LE palette convinced me I needed it. I always like to have more mattes in my arsenal to combine with shimmery shades. See my review.
Shrinkle – Dose of Colors Glosses
I love following Shrinkle on Instagram to see bright, beautiful colors from both her own line – Sugarpill – and other fabulous up and coming lines like Dose of Colors. She turned me on to the Dose of Colors glosses (vegan and cruelty free). They’re ultra pigmented and a must have. See my review. Vegan.
Makeup Geek – Dose of Colors Lipsticks
I was on the fence about ordering the Dose of Colors Lipsticks and Marlena’s video helped convince me that yes, Love Potion is that perfect shade of pink for my skintone. See my review. Vegan.
xSparkage – bareMinerals Degrees of Dazzling
When I saw that the LE bareMinerals Degrees of Dazzling set was on sale for $49, I decided I had to have it. Leesha’s swatches sold me on how lovely the colors in the set would be. It’s a nice mix of different finishes. See my review.
Beauty Info Zone – Whip Hand Cosmetics Set the Stage Primer
When a few of my readers suggested I check out Whip Hand Cosmetics, I checked with my friends to see if they’d heard of the brand. Marcia said she liked their products and gave them rave reviews. See my review.
Beauty By Cat – Reviva Labs Alpa Lipoic Acid Vitamin C Ester & DMAE Cream
In my hunt for the perfect night cream, Cat recommended that I try this product from Reviva Labs. I like this product, but absolutely hate the packaging (and the crazy long name). If it was offered in an airless pump it would be much better. See my review.
Temptalia – bareMinerals Quads
When Christine from Temptalia reviewed the bareMinerals quads I was impressed by their pigmentation and smooth buttery texture. Her swatches convinced me to purchase a ton of them. See my reviews of The Afterparty, Wild Thing, The Elements, & The Next Big Thing.
I’ve also been enabled by some of my other beauty blogger and Makeup Wars friends including 15 Minute Beauty, My Beauty Bunny, Portrait of Mai, Logical Harmony, Cinseven13, Genia Be Me, Vintage or Tacky, Clumps of Mascara, Gouldylox Reviews, Beauty & Fashion Tech, The Polishaholic, & Let Them Have Polish.
Who has enabled you to make beauty purchases recently? What have you picked up?
Tags: bareMinerals, dose of colors, Makeup Wars, reviva labs, sigma beauty, Tarte, whip hand cosmetics
xSparkage applies her makeup so beautifully and is SO sweet! I always want to buy what she pimps!
I know, right?
I want to try Reviva Labs Alpa Lipoic Acid Vitamin C Ester & DMAE Cream! I’ve tried a pretty good number of their items and I think there’s only been one item I have not liked! PS- thanks for the mention!
You’re welcome <3
I need to try the Dose stuff!
Yes! The lipsticks have a great formula.
I have found some new bloggers to check out and products to try. Thank you!
I love reading Izzy’s reviews. She has talked me into many products I was on the fence about.
She’s so great!
Amazing list! A few bloggers I hadn’t seen so I’m checking them out!
Yay! Happy to help
Great list! Temptalia has definitely influenced MANY of my purchases!!
Tons of my MAC purchases were enabled by Temptalia swatches (before they stopped being CF)
It’s so sad, I liked mac for color cosmetics. I really hope people get a clue in this business!
On the bright side, there’s Urban Decay and they’re Leaping Bunny Certified
I’ve been wanting to try those bare minerals quads so badly!
I would pick them up on sale, during the next 20% off
I want to try the Dose of Color lipsticks. They look so pretty
I highly recommend them!
You’re my greatest enabler!!!
Aww thanks Sheila!
Reviva Labs is so great!
I think they’re one of those underrated brands who makes good products.
I love Vintage or Tacky. She’s so beautiful, and I love her makeup tutorials.
Agreed! And she has amazing hair!
These are some great products. It wouldn’t be hard to talk myself into any of them!
Which are your favorites?
You’re my enabler, Phyrra!! I’m picking up some Bite lippies next week because of you!
Aww, happy to hear it
I love Bare Minerals quads! I miss working there.
Their quads re so great
So many good choices!
I’m glad you like them!
xsparkage has tempted me with so many nail polishes. I recently bought something she wrote about.
Thanks for including me as a bad influence. LOL. I love Set the Stage primer.
I love this post and I was enabled by many of these same ladies in the past
I’m happy to hear it
I have been enabled by so many bloggers and continue, and probably will never stop.
It’s always helpful to me to read many different viewpoints on things
Like I told Brooke, we should start Enablers Club, lol! I have been enabled many times, you are one of them for sure!!!!
I guess if you have to be enabled by someone you may as well have it be those ladies.
Great choices! I love the series this week. The Dose of Colors purple shades are amazing!
They’ve got a great texture, too
Thanks for including me – I try to be an enabler!