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When I received my welcome package as part of Almay’s Class of 2018, I immediately loved the products, but I wasn’t sure where I would ever wear them. My first thought was how perfect they would be for festivals. They were holographic, in shades I never would have purchased for myself, and all around fun! The Cosmic Collection definitely didn’t seem like something I could wear to work. Boy, was I wrong.
When I stopped being intimidated by the fun and trendiness and actually gave the products a try, I fell in love. (If you follow me on Instagram, you can read all about it on my stories!) I’m excited to share my favorites with you and how I incorporate these beautiful products into my daily routine!
Let’s start with the most intimidating product – Make them Jelly Hi-Lite in Unicorn Light. This product is unlike anything I’ve ever used before! It is a sparkly gel that you dip your fingertips into and pat on to your face. Y’all, it is so easy to use, and it gives your skin the perfect rosy glow. I use it daily – five minute face or full on glam. (I also really love this product for days when I’m looking a little sickly. The pink tint to the highlighter adds a little life to my face.
I have also fallen in love with their Shadow Squad Eyeshadow. These are also in my daily makeup line up! I use the top two shades of the Illusionist quad – right for crease, left for all over – and then the pink shade in the bottom left corner of the Fairy Tale quad as the perfect highlighter for my brown bone. The Illusionist quad is highly pigmented, and the Fairy Tale quad is mostly shimmer and perfect for highlighting or layering to “remix” the colors underneath. What I love most about these quads is that they easily fit into my makeup bag. I have versatility and options without having to lug a giant palette around.
I don’t wear eyeliner every day, but when I do, I love the Eyeliner Pen. It’s the first eyeliner pen I’ve used with a ballpoint tip, and it produces a beautiful winged liner. If you’re like me and don’t wear eyeliner every day, I recommend going at it with a light hand. So many of the liner pens I’ve tried in the past have required going over and over to get a nice, dark line, and that’s (thankfully) not the case with this one.
The easiest way to incorporate a little cosmic beauty into your every day routine is with the Goddess Gloss. Depending on the day, I either go with Angelic – a sheery, sparkly pink that’s beautiful alone or layer over a bolder lip color – or Flame – a bolder, darker gloss that’s a berry color. (Flame isn’t pictured because I left it at the office… oops!) Flame is more pigmented than Angelic, and neither shade is sticky or thick. (I would really like to try the blue Ethereal shade, because layering a blue gloss over your lip color is supposed to make your teeth look whiter!)
And when the day is done and you’re ready to remove all of the cosmic fun from your face, I recommend the Oil-Free Makeup Remover Towelettes. (Also not pictured because I’ve been using them like crazy and the pack was almost empty. Haha.) Shimmer products can be pretty difficult to remove, but these wipes do the trick. They also smell like cucumbers and are extremely gentle to your skin!
If you see something you love, Ulta has Almay products one a “buy one, get one 50% off” special! (I plan on grabbing a Shadow Squad in Cause a Stir, more wipes, the Ethereal gloss, and the blue version of the Make them Jelly Hi-Lite.)
I want to hear from you! Have you tried something out of your comfort zone lately? Maybe it was a workout class, a new beauty product, or an article of clothing. Whatever it was, I want to hear about it!