Sunflower Eye Tutorial

“One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals”

-Michelle Obama

Hello my lovelies!

I know it’s the dead of winter, but you can’t stop me from using yellow in January. I love a deeper eye look and a dark lip, but something about incorporating light colors in the winter time makes this time of year a little less gloomy. I’m also featuring my faux freckles once again because I love the added playfulness and youthful effect of freckles on the nose area.

You might have noticed that my eye looks have been including more and more winged liner. In the past, I have been very anti-liner, as I feel it can often take away from an eye look. While I still don’t love throwing a wing on every eye look I create, I’ve grown to like them more and finally enjoy including them with looks as an enhancement tool. Winged liner can really make or break an eye look, but I have found myself implementing them more often as I continue to improve my skills.

Although this blog is supposed to be about the eye look, I also wanted to include a quick rave about my lip color. I have been obsessing over this Rimmel liquid lipstick and using it constantly. Not only is the color amazing, but this is also the only liquid lipstick I own that truly stays on. In my opinion, the formula is far more similar to a lip stain in that it will stay put, but ha the opacity and texture of a beautifully whipped liquid lipstick. Definitely an off-subject tangent, but I really feel that this lip product deserves its own honorable mention.


Let’s Get Started:

The Eyelids:

  1. Prime the eyelids with a concealer or primer that you prefer.
  2. Blend a light, warm brown shadow into the crease, extending to the corners of the eyes and diffusing along the brow bone.
  3. Deepen the crease with a cool toned, medium brown shadow, focusing the concentration of the color within the actual crease of the eye. Blend slightly upward to meet with the first shadow.
  4. Cut the lid with concealer halfway across, blending the outer edge into the other shadows.
  5. Pack a yellow shadow across the concealed area. Allow to dry completely before diffusing the harsh edges of the shadow into the brown shadows.

Lower Lashline:

  1. Blend a mixture of the two brown shadows across the entire lower lashline.

Other:

  1. Highlight the tear duct with a champagne toned shadow.
  2. Line the waterline with a nude eyeliner.
  3. Create a winged liner to your preference with a matte black liquid liner.
  4. Curl and coat the lashes with mascara. Apply falsies if you’d like.

That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it really helps me out. Also don’t forget to have a fantastic Friday!

Stay beautiful!

Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural

weight and body type. Some Links may be affiliate links. All opinions are my own

Products Used:

Foundation – L.A. Girl Pro Matte Foundation “Ivory”

Concealer – Urban Decay All Nighter Waterproof Full Coverage Concealer “Fair Neutral”

Under Eye Setting Powder – Maybelline Fit Me Loose Setting Powder “Fair”

All Over Setting Powder – Sephora Collection Matte Perfection Powder Foundation “Porcelain Neutral”

Contour – NARS Blush Duo “Olympia”

Bronzer – Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer “Murumuru”

Blush – Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush “Exposed”

Highlight – Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed “Champagne Pop”

Brows – L’Oréal Brow Stylist “Brunette”

Eyeshadow – Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Palette, NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette “Brights”

Eyeliner – Rimmel Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer “Nude”, Covergirl Get In Line Liquid Liner “Major Matte Black”

Mascara – Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara “Blackest Black”

Lashes – Ardell Wispies

Lips – Rimmel Stay Matte Lip Liquid “Be My Baby”

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Neutral Eye Tutorial

“Tough times never last, but tough people do”

-Robert H. Schuller

Hello my lovelies!

I hope you all had an amazing week last week. Things have been a little hectic for e now that we’ve started taking clients on Saturday’s for school, but I couldn’t be happier about working with clients and doing something I love as a job.

This eye look may seem familiar between me doing an almost identical post a year ago, and this being such a popular color scheme, but as I always say, I like to bring things back from time to time.

While I love looks like this, creating this look with my Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani palette really made me realize that it’s time for that palette to go. Ive always loved the black in that palette as a true, matte black, but it patched up so horrifically on my eye that it is now clear to me that my palette’s time is officially up.


Let’s Get Started:

The Eyelids:

  1. Prime the eyes with a concealer or primer that you prefer.
  2. Blend “Zone” throughout the entire crease, up to the brow bone.
  3. Pack “Blackout” onto the outer v, gently blending in toward the crease and just slightly onto the brow bone.
  4. Carve out the first half of the lid with concealer. Pack “Stark” onto the wet base.
  5. Blend out the harsh edge of the concealed area with more “Blackout”

Lower Lashline:

  1. Line the waterline and lower lashline with a black eyeliner.
  2. Blend out the black liner with more of “Zone”

Other:

  1. Draw a thin black line across the upper lashline with liquid eyeliner.
  2. Highlight the tear duct with a matte cream or white shadow.
  3. Curl and coat the lashes with mascara. Apply falsies if you’d like.

That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it really helps me out. Also don’t forget to have a magnificent Monday!

Stay beautiful!

Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural

weight and body type. Some Links may be affiliate links. All opinions are my own

Products Used:

Brows – L’Oréal Brow Stylist “Brunette”

Eyeshadow – Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Palette

Eyeliner – Covergirl Get In Line Liquid Eyeliner “Major Matte Black, Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil “Perversion”

Mascara – Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara “Blackest Black”

Lashes – Ardell Wispies

Makeup For Glasses: A No Brainer Guide

“Out of difficulties grow miracles”

-Jean De La Buyere

Hello my lovelies!

Remember those days when wearing glasses was considered a form of social suicide? The name calling, the frame-snatching, the teasing, it all came with the territory of having less-than-perfect eyes. Nowadays, people order glasses with no prescription just to create an aesthetic or a studious appearance. I say it’s about damn time that glasses became fashionable, especially for those who can’t avoid a pair of frames. However, wearing makeup with glasses isn’t an often talked about topic. Should you wear foundation? What eye makeup is most flattering? How do I fix the foundation on my nose when I take my glasses off? In today’s post, I’m going to share my five favorite tips on wearing makeup with glasses, so that everyone can rock their imperfect vision with some bomb makeup.


Choose A Light Coverage Foundation, Or Go Without-

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t HAVE to wear a heavy foundation, or any at all for that matter. However, if you feel like you have to wear foundation, go for a lighter coverage foundation, or keep the application light around the nose area. This will drastically improve the appearance of those inevitable dents that you get around your nose.

Keep A Powder Compact Handy –

If the indentations are bothering you or the rim of your glasses takes some of your cheek makeup away, having a powder compact will save your hide. Lightly pressing it onto the areas where your makeup rubbed off will not only help your glasses stay in place a little longer, but it’s also a great way to keep your makeup refreshed.

Wings Are Your Friend –

While you will need to do more research on a winged liner style that best suits your eye shape, winged liner looks incredibly classy under some frames. I always say when in doubt, stick with a classic and thin cat eye.

Create Lightness To Help Conrast –

If you do choose to rock a wing, adding a light shadow to the inner corner and eyelid will help brighten the eye. Glasses tend to create a shadow around the eyes, especially on the lower lashline, so steer clear of adding any color or depth there.

Voluminous Lashes Are A Must –

Framing your eyes is an essential step to making the eyes pop with glasses, but when loading up beforehand, reach for a mascara that volumizes. A lengthening mascara will cause your lashes to constantly brush against the lenses of your glasses, which is not only aesthetically irritating, but also detrimental to your eye health. Open up the eyes with a mascara that lifts, not lengthens.


That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it really helps me out. Also don’t forget to have a Fabulous Friday!

Stay beautiful!

Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural

weight and body type. Some Links may be affiliate links. All opinions are my own

Cotton Candy Eye Tutorial

“Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them”

-Leo Tolstoy

Hello my lovelies!

I apologize for being chronically late, but I wanted to give a HUGE thank you for 500 followers! Between class, work, and managing my free time I genuinely didn’t notice that we hit this milestone, but now that I’ve finally had the chance to do a little more catching up, I couldn’t be more thrilled to make this discovery. Let’s consider it a little holiday gift from all of you, to me.

This is actually the eye look that I wore for my last outfit post and on Christmas Eve. I decided to ditch the classic Christmas colors and opt for something a little more me, so why not maintain my authenticity with some pink and glitter? You can really use any products that you’d like with this look, but as always, I decided to stick with my beloved Anastasia palettes, opting for the Norvina palette this time.

Let’s Get Started:


The Eyelids:

  1. Prime the eyelids with a concealer or primer that you prefer.
  2. Blend any pink shadow that you like throughout the crease, toward the brow bone, and onto the eye lid itself. we will only be using this shadow for the entire look.

Lower Lashline:

  1. Blend the same pink shadow across the entire lower lashline.

Other:

  1. Create a winged liner style of your choose with matte black eyeliner.
  2. Once the liner is dry, go over the top with a glitter liner of your choosing.
  3. Continue to layer the glitter until you like the intensity of the glitter liner.
  4. Curl and coat the lashes with mascara. Apply falsies if you’d like.

That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it really helps me out. Also don’t forget to have a wonderful Wednesday!

Stay beautiful!

Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural

weight and body type. Some Links may be affiliate links. All opinions are my own

Products Used:

Eyebrows – L’Oréal Brow Stylist Pencil “Brunette”

Eyeshadow – Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Palette

Eyeliner – Covergirl Get In Line Liquid Eyeliner “Major Matte Black”, Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner “Glam Rock”

Mascara – Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara “Blackest Black”

Lashes – Ardell Wispies

The Ordinary: Are They Worth It?

“The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not within the job”

-Zig Ziglar

Hello my lovelies!

The Ordinary is a brand that has received a lot of hype over the years. The brand has had a longstanding promise of delivering high quality results for a reasonable price. The brand has been a cult favorite amongst beauty bloggers and the mundane alike, but is really worth the praise, or is it just another overrated brand with average results? I decided to find out for myself.

So what is The Ordinary’s deal? According to Beautylish, The Ordinary was founded by skin care lovers who grew tired of the pricing and disingenuous nature of the beauty industry. They set out to create high quality and effective products at a fair price for consumers, because taking care of yourself shouldn’t be expensive. Normally, I would totally agree with this sentiment, but when it comes to skincare, I want to know that I am getting the most out of what I buy, regardless of what I pay. I decided to order two products to try out, and I want to share my thoughts with all of you throughout this post and answer a question many of us probably have: Is this brand worth the trouble?


The Products:

One of the two products I settled on was The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% Treatment. This is meant to work as a chemical exfoliant for every day use. I had heard rumors that it was a cheaper dupe for my beloved Good Genes (which is apparently being switched over to Glycolic Acid, sad), and decided to give it a whirl for one month in order to fully develop my thoughts.

My Thoughts: I don’t find this exfoliant nearly as effective as my Good Genes exfoliant, but I do believe that it works nonetheless. I do see that this product adequately exfoliates away my built up dead skin cells, but the entire process is far slower than I am used to. This exfoliant produces slower, much gentler results over time, and while that isn’t a BAD thing, it isn’t as effective for my skin type and skincare desires.

The second product I chose was The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% Plus Zinc 1% Treatment. This is meant to work as a treatment used day and night to help with blemishes and oily skin, something I tend to struggle with based on my oily skin type, especially in the T-Zone. I haven’t had to use these types of treatments very much since my first round of Accutane, but since I have been off the medication, some of my acne and oiliness has come back, creating the need for this treatment.

My Thoughts: This literally did nothing. Zilch. Nada. The gel-like consistency feels great going on and absorbs into my skin nicely, but I am no less oily or breakout-free than before I was using this treatment. I have alternated between once and twice a day, day and night, every other day, all of it; this product is ineffective at controlling my oiliness and breakouts.

So Are They Worth It?

Ultimately, I found the two products that I ordered from this brand to be incredibly underwhelming. I found that they were fairly ineffective at controlling my oily and acneic skin, and do not exfoliate as much as I would like. Besides the quality of the products, I also find the quantity disappointing. After only a month, I am already halfway through both bottles, despite using them exactly as directed or less. While the price can’t be beat at $6.00, I would not only have to order these products online and hope they’re in stock, but I would be ordering far more often and paying shipping + handling, making this a high turnover product. My final verdict? I don’t think The Ordinary is all it’s cracked up to be, and will very likely not try the same or other products from the in the future.


That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it really helps me out. Also don’t forget to have a marvelous Monday!

Stay beautiful!

Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural weight and body type. Some Links may be affiliate links. All opinions are my own