Colour Correcting Featuring LA Girl Orange Corrector

If you have flawless skin, share your secret with me! But if, like me, you have been plagued with acne and as a result, have acne scars or hyperpigmentation, this post is for you.

If you don’t have flawless skin doesn’t mean you can’t fake flawless skin. That is where this handy tool comes in. Dark circles and marks have blue undertones that can only be hidden by peach or orange shades, depending on how light or dark your skin is. This is where the LA Girl Orange Corrector comes in…

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This is described by the LA Girl website as:
-Camouflages the appearance of skin imperfections
-Evens out skin tone
-Covers dark circles
-Minimizes fine lines
-Provides customizable coverage

I love the LA Girl concealers. They’re one of the best things that ever happened to me. Although it’s sometimes hard to get the product out of tube, which is one gripe of mine. Anyway back to the corrector.

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I don’t really have bad under eye circles but I tried it on my hyperpigmentation.

I like to push this into my skin using a beauty blender. I prefer to make this set a bit before I go in with my foundation. Just so I don’t rub it off while applying my foundation.

It does a good job of hiding the darkness in my face. However I have realised that when I sweat, the orange starts to show! It also feels heavier than I would like after I use foundation over it. All in all it’s a really good corrector and I like it enough. However I won’t be repurchasing because a good full coverage foundation can cover up my hyperpigmentation just as well. This is not to say it isn’t a good product, so you should still give it a try, you might like it more than I did!

Beverly xx

My LA Girl Pro Conceal Stash

Hi guys! Contouring and highlighting has been the rage for a while now. For a while, I refused to be sucked into the hype, but hey, I’m allowed to change my mind right? So I picked up the LA Girl pro concealers at the Makeup Ghana Connects exhibition to experiment

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Left to right: fawn, mahogany, orange corrector.

These aren’t my first LA Girl concealers. I wanted fawn but it was out of stock so I got warm honey in it’s place and beautiful bronze a while ago to use as a contour and highlight, but warm honey turned out to be too yellow and beautiful bronze was just not dark enough for a contour. So I use warm honey to define and clean up my brows for a pow look and beautiful bronze for spot concealing. It’s a tad darker than my skin but I make it work. I’ve been using it pretty long and I absolutely LOVE it.

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Fawn, mahogany, orange corrector, beautiful bronze, warm honey

I did try using warm honey as a highlight but no matter how much I blended, it looked ashy and all sorts of wrong. It does an excellent job of cleaning up my brows.

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These come with a brush tip for easy application. They are water based, so don’t be alarmed when you squeeze and water comes gushing out!

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Warm honey, beautiful bronze, mahogany, fawn, orange corrector. It’s pretty clear from this just how yellow warm honey is. I couldn’t pull it off no matter how hard I try 😂

Fawn does a beautiful job of highlighting. It’s just the right shade for my skin tone and blends beautifully. No ashy mess for me sistah!

Mahogany is several shades darker than me and contours nicely. It could also be used as a regular concealer for darker girls.

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Highlighting my face using LA Girl pro concealer in fawn.

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Highlight blended (just in case you’re wondering, no I’m not mad lol)

Notice I didn’t talk about the orange corrector. That’s because I will do a separate post on that very soon. These concealers are very pigmented and a little goes a very long way. They do not crease (thank God for that) and can last for hours.

All in all, I’m impressed by these. And best of all they are inexpensive and accessible, mostly through online stores. I think the cheapest I’ve got one is 15 cedis (at the sale) and the most expensive, 20 cedis, which is still very affordable.

What is your contour/highlight routine? I’d love to hear from you!

Beverly xx

Haulin’ It: Makeup Ghana Connects Booty

I am officially on a no-buy. And I mean it this time. Every time I impose a no buy on myself, I cave and get myself new stuff. I need help 😿

On Good Friday, I decided to get a few things that I’ve needed for a while (note: this was before I came up with the no-buy) so off I went to the Makeup Ghana Connects Good Friday sales. And these came home with me

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Elf matte lip colour in rich red
CoverGirl ready set gorgeous foundation in 315 tawny
LA Girl pro HD setting powder
LA Girl pro conceal in fawn, mahogany and an orange corrector
Colorbox cosmetics pro big mama beauty blender
Colorbox cosmetics Ohemaa strip lashes
Colorbox cosmetics pro eyelash applicator
CoverGirl outlast stay fabulous foundation in 375 soft sable
Colorbox cosmetics pro beauty blender mini me

Whew! I must have typed the word “pro” about a million times!

Now you see why I’m on a no buy?! Most of these, I’ve wanted for ages so I’m happy I got them now, especially on sale. Who doesn’t like to save a little money? Of course, I’m going to review these individually and give you my thoughts on them so look forward to them!

Any of these that you’ve tried?
Hugs,

Beverly xx