My Favorite Kathleen Lights Collabs

img_2809It seems like every day the world of YouTube and Influencers becomes more and more complicated. With these men and women making millions and gaining significant fame. Who can you trust? Are they being paid to say this? Is this product really worth my money? But after you watch someone’s videos long enough you can tell who is really genuine and Kathleen Lights is at the top of that list in my opinion. I feel like I can really trust her options and recommendations. And while she has done sponsored videos, she is always really open and honest about them. So when she has a collaboration I usually always support her. Here are some of my favorites:

Kathleen Lights X Morphe Eyeshadow palette: As far as I can tell from Morphe’s website this palette is no longer available, it was limited edition. But it is a really great palette. You can create so many looks using just these 15 shadows. They have very little fallout and are true to color. The packaging is a little lame because it is made of cardboard and a couple of the shades are a bit dry but for only $15.00 this was a great buy.

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Colour Pop Where the Light is Four Pack: These eyeshadows are some of Colour Pop’s Super Shock Shadows and they have the most unique formula. When you touch them they are creamy but they apply more like a traditional eyeshadow and dry to a powder form. And this cream-like formula makes them extremely pigmented and beautiful. And I love the four colors Kathleen Lights chose, they all compliment each other very well. 

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Colour Pop Lippie Stix and Liner in Lumiere: The Lippie Stix are one of my favorite lip formulas. They are moisturizing and opaque. They are super creamy so are not the most long wearing but they are extremely affordable so I don’t mind reapplying. Lumiere is a beautiful dusty rose color that would look great on any skin tone. 

Who are some of your favorite YouTubers to support? What makes them your favorite?

Do Ring Lights Work?

If you have ever done research about improving the photography on your blog, YouTube Channel, or Social Media one of the first things you will learn is that lighting is one of the most important things, it’s surprising how much light is needed to make a quality image. Natural lighting is great (and free) but it isn’t always practical so buying photography lights can be a great first step. And for people who shoot portraits or film their face Ring Lights are extremely popular.

Basically a Ring Light is a ring of light on a stand that you point your camera through. It illuminates the subject’s face creating an airbrushed, almost angelic effect. It works by removing shadows that are cast on the face from overhead lighting. And as an added bonus it makes a small ring in each eye. Every big YouTuber uses a ring light. They are readily available and easy to use but they can be expensive and are bulky to store.

I recently purchased one from Amazon for $149.99 LimoStudio 18″ Ring Light. I took two pictures both with the same camera and makeup but one with my new Ring Light to see if I could tell a difference.

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~Without Ring Light~
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~With Ring Light~

In my opinion the Ring Light makes a noticeable difference. It illuminates the face and give it that professional photography look. It also displays makeup better than traditional lighting. If you are planning on taking a lot of pictures indoors of your face I would recommend investing in a ring light before any other kind of artificial lighting.