I am no beauty blogger. I have little to no experience making YouTube tutorials or contouring videos. I am an everyday woman/mom who was seeking a great cosmetic brand that I could afford on my single mom budget. That’s when I stumbled upon Cate McNabb Cosmetics. Cate McNabb Cosmetics is a natural cosmetic line that strives on bettering the beauty routine. All of their cosmetics are made with nourishing natural ingredients like shea butter, jojoba oil, and sunflower oil and are free of harmful unnecessary chemicals such as parabens, preservatives, and perfumes. They are also cruelty-free, which was a huge plus for me. Not only is Cate McNabb a wonderful cosmetic brand, but everything they sell stays perfectly in my budget! That is why I am extremely excited to share some of my favorite Cate McNabb products!
Eye Primer- Since I work such long hours, my eyeshadow seems to fade through the day. I applied one coat of my Cate McNabb eye primer under my favorite eyeshadows and they last so much longer! I don’t have to touch them up all day or worry about the glitter falling off around my face. I find I only need to use this product with other brands of eyeshadows because the Cate McNabb eyeshadow stays on fairly well by itself.
Eyeshadow- This is one of my favorite products from Cate McNabb. Not only is it well-pigmented, but it lasts all day! No need for me to do any touching up! So far I have tried the eyeshadows in “Bubble Gum” and “Slate”. Both of these colors blended easily and left a super clean natural look. They are also buildable, so I can play with different tones easily to get the look I am going for. I plan on purchasing the “Royalty” and “Smoke & Mirrors” for when I do a more bold look!
Gel Eyeliner- I have fairly small eyes, so I often wear eyeliner to make my eyes appear larger and more defined. This is BY FAR the best gel eyeliner I have ever used! I found that this gel wasn’t as thick and pasty as some other gel eyeliners i’ve used, and I was able to spread it across my eyes more evenly. It didn’t “cake” or “roll” like other eyeliners do either. Also, it was IMPOSSIBLE to take off. I had to use an eyemakeup remover since basic soap and water didn’t even make it budge!
Volumizing Mascara- I am extremely picky when it comes to mascara. My eyelashes aren’t naturally long, so they are often left looking lifeless and clumpy. Much to my surprise, I quickly fell in love with this product! After one application my lashes looked noticeably thicker. To get the look I was going for, I simply applied more than one layer. Instead of clumping like a lot of brands tend to do, this product left my lashes looking longer and thicker than I thought possible!
Liquid Lipstick- I try not to wear much lipstick because it is hard to find a great color that compliments my tone. I also don’t like having “lipstick stains” on my teeth all day at work. I reluctantly ordered the Cate McNabb liquid lipstick in “Cherry Bomb” and “Bellini”. All I can say is I HAVE BEEN MISSING OUT! I tried the “Bellini” color first since it was a more neutral color and matched my usual work style. I found that this liquid lipstick was much easier to apply than the brand I tried previously. It wasn’t sticky whatsoever! The color lasted quite longer than I originally expected (ones I have tried in the past I had to reapply every hour). I only reapplied once after my lunch break and I was good to go for the rest of the afternoon. I got so many compliments on the “Bellini” shade, so I decided to be bold and try out my “Cherry Bomb” color as well. Again, I completely fell in love! This is honestly the only liquid lipstick I plan on using for quite some time!
Finishing Powder- A little goes a long way with this product! This translucent loose powder offers a matte finish when using as a as a final touch and extending the wearability of my makeup. Once I have completed my makeup routine, I simply layer a little of this on top for a shine-free finish. I found that it doesn’t leave me looking pale like a lot of other finishing powders do. Instead it easily blended in, filled in my pores, and kept my shine under control the entire time I was at work (I work 8 hour shifts).
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