Beauty

Purple Mock Cut Crease Eye Tutorial

Hello my lovelies!

 

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I don’t know about you, but I love the look of the cut crease trend all over Instagram. I think that if done well, they’re incredibly clean and look amazing on almost any eye shape. Unfortunately, I was blessed with a serious lack of space between my brow bone and crease, so I don’t think a true cut crease will ever be in the cards for me. Also, they take SO MUCH EFFORT! I’m all about creating looks that are achievable for anyone, regardless of talent level, and while I have the ability to do a cut crease, a large majority of people don’t.

 

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Insert: The mock cut crease. I think the biggest trick to achieving this is very precisely winging out the shadows, and placing them a little higher in your crease than normal. Personally, I like to get all messy with my outer corners, so that I’m not worried about intricate blending on the lids. I always do my eyes before my base, which makes creating the wing very easy; I just clean up any mess with foundation. My absolute favorite color is purple. I’ve had purple hair, purple nails, purple accessories, purple clothes, you name it, I probably own it in purple. I’m still holding out for a purple Iphone though, Apple, get with my program.

 

Let’s get started:

 

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Eyelids:

  1. Prime and set the eyelids with the first shadow. A light shadow like this will help all the colors stand out even more. Always adjust based on your skin tone, or what you prefer.
  2. Mix shadows two and three, and blend into the uppermost part of the crease. Start to create a winged shape at the end.
  3. I borrowed the shade “Androgyny” from my JSC Androgyny palette, and blended that slightly lower into the crease and the outer corner, still following the winged shape.
  4. Focus shadow four onto the outer corner of the lid, and deepen the wing. Unlike most cut creases, we will not be dragging this into the crease, but you can if you want to. The reason I’m not doing this? I don’t want to have to carve out my crease with concealer.
  5. Take the first shadow and Pack onto the inner half of the eyelid. Clean up any messy blending that dragged downward from the crease.
  6. Using any black liner, create a thin bar across the lashline. You can totally wing this out with the shadow as well, but as I’ve discussed before, black wings aren’t really my thing.

Lower Lashline:

  1. Mix “Androgyny” and the fourth shade of this palette, and blend it 3/4 of the way to the inner corner.
  2. Tuck the first shade onto the inner corner and tear duct for a matte brightness. If you prefer a shimmery highlight, you are more than welcome to do so.

Other:

  1. Place a nude or white liner onto the waterline to add brightness and open the eyes.
  2. Curl and coat your lashes, apply falsies if that’s your thing.

 

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 beautiful Saturday evening wherever you are.

 

Stay beautiful!

 

Products Used:

Foundation – L’oreal infallible Pro-Glow Foundation “201 Classic Ivory”, Sonia Kashuk Soft Focus Satin Matte Foundation “01 Bisque”

Concealer – Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer “Fair”

Cream Contour/Bronzer – Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Stick Trio “Contour/Bronzer”

Under Eye Setting Powder – Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Setting Powder

All Over Setting Powder – M.A.C Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation “NC15”

Contour – NARS Blush Duo “Olympia”

Bronzer – Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder “01 Golden Light”

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

Highlight – Jeffree Star Cosmetics x MannyMUA Skin Frost “Eclipse”

Brows – ABH Brow Definer “Chocolate”

Eyeshadow – BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Palette, Jeffree Star Cosmetics Androgyny Palette.

Liner – Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner “Intense Black”, NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil “604 Milk”

Mascara – L’oreal Voluminous Original “Blackest Black”

Lips – M.A.C Cremesheen Lipstick “Kingdom of Sweets”, Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color “655 Daringly Nude”

 

 

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

Beauty

Spring Trends: Pink Eyeshadow and Red Lips

Hello my lovelies!

 

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Today’s post isn’t really a tutorial, since the eye look I’m featuring only has two colors. I wanted to show my take on a spring trend that I’m pretty into; Pink shadow and red lips. I understand that the combo sounds a little loud, however I think it’s really easy to tone down the eyes and create something unique to every individual. The great thing about this trend is that you don’t have to use one version of pink. I used a darker, more warm toned blush on my eyes, and paired a pink toned red lip with it. I think this trend is something fun and colorful, yet leans on a makeup classic that anyone can pull off.

One of my favorite things about makeup is that a product meant for one thing, can be used for so many other things. For my eyes, I used a blush in my crease, and a cheek highlighter in my inner corner, making this look completely customized toward what I like.

I know a few of you are probably tired of my multiple pink shadow looks by now, but I’m just obsessed with a little pink-eye chic (only kidding).

 

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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 fantabulous weekend.

Stay beautiful!

 

Products Used:

Foundation – Maybelline Dream Cushion Fresh Face Liquid Foundation On-The-Go “10 Porcelain”

Concealer – Too Faced Born This Way Naturally Radiant Concealer “Very Fair”, Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer “Fair Neutral”

Under Eye Setting Powder – Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

All Over Setting Powder – Too Faced Cocoa Powder Foundation “Fair”

Contour – NARS Blush Duo “Olympia”

Bronzer – Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder “1 Golden Light”

Blush – Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush “Natural Beauty”

Highlight – Smashbox Spotlight Palette – Pearl “Turn it on”, “Crank It Up”

Brows – NYX Micro Brow Pencil “Ash Brown”

Eyeliner – Rimmel Exaggerate Eye Definer “213 In The Nude”

Mascara – Marcelle Curling and Lengthening Mascara

Lips –  Bh cosmetics Waterproof Lip Liner “Retro”, Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Mat Lipstick “M401”

 

 

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.

Beauty

Soft Glittery Purple Eyes Tutorial

Hello my lovelies!

 

 

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I had meant to post this a few days ago, however I’ve had a lot of tests come up lately that obviously took precedence. I know that I’ve done a look with the same palette that is similar to this, however this one is a more glittery approach to what I posted previously. Once again, it’s very easy to achieve, but looks fairly complicated once you’re done.

 

Let’s get started:

 

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  1. Prime the eyelids and set from lid to brow bone with shade one.
  2. Using a large fluffy blending brush, take shade two and lightly blend in the crease, creating a slightly winged out shape. Do not put too much effort into the wing, as we will be layering over this later. This is not a dramatic wing, think of this as a very smoked out version.
  3. Using shade three on a pencil or flat shader brush, place this on the outer v of the eye. Blend this out with a small fluffy brush, following the soft winged shape we created earlier. Layer this shadow until desired opacity is achieved.
  4. On the same small fluffy brush, take shade three again and lightly distribute this into the outer crease. Do NOT blend this toward the inner third of the eye.
  5. Using a flat shader brush, pick up shade four and pack lightly onto the first 2/3 of the eyelid. For added intensity, wet the brush before packing on the shadow. I did not do this personally, since I wanted more of a light wash of color.
  6. For the lower lashline, mix shades two and three together and run this along, 2/3 of the way from the outer corner.
  7. Take shade number four again with a pencil brush and highlight the inner corner.
  8. Curl your lashes to Jesus and coat them with mascara.
  9. NOTE: If you have any glitter in your crease that you would like to remove, take a mix of shades two and three, and blend into the crease once again. This will remove any glitter that may have strayed away from your lid.

That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it helps me out so much. Also don’t forget to have a wonderful last week of September.

Stay Beautiful!

Products Used:

BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Palette

Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara

 

 

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.

Miscellaneous

Simple Eyes With Liner Tutorial

Hello my lovelies!

 

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I am SO SORRY for my ridiculously long absence! I’ve been moving into my dorm and starting my social life/classes, so it’s been pretty hectic for me. Rest assured, I am back and ready to bring all of you some quality college freshman life.

This look may seem silly and not worth posting, however I wanted to share it, simply for the simplicity of the look, if anything. As always, this is easy to achieve, and looks fabulous on anyone!

 

Let’s get started:

 

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  1. Prime the eyelids and set with shade number one using a flat shader brush.
  2. With a domed fluffy brush, lightly distribute shade number two all throughout the lower and upper crease. This is our transition/crease shade put into one.
  3. Grab your favorite black eyeliner and create a sharp wing. Keep the wing relatively small, as this is meant to be a daytime AND nighttime look.
  4. Using a medium sized packing brush, pack and blend shade number three on the outer corner ONLY. Drag this color slightly into the outer crease will blending for extra dimension. If you are more comfortable performing step four before step three, that is absolutely fine.
  5. For the lower lashline, mix shades two and three and run it along the outer two thirds of the eye.
  6. Highlight the inner corner of your eye with a shade of your choice, using a pencil brush.
  7. Line the entire lower waterline with a black pencil. Do NOT drag this onto the lashline, as this will not be smoked out.
  8. Curl and coat your lashes to Jesus, and add falsies if you’d like.

 

That’s all I have for you guys today! Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it helps me out so much. Also don’t forget to have a lovely start to your September.

Stay beautiful!

Products Used:

BH Cosmetics Shaaanxo Palette 

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner “Trooper”

Marc Jacobs Beauty Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner “Blacquer”

MUFE Excessive Lash Arresting Volume Mascara

 

 

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.

Digs and Duds

June Digs and Duds

Hello my lovelies!

It’s that time again. Time for another update on what’s hot, and what’s not.

Let’s get started:

 

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Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Mattifying Primer – I decided to find out what all the hype was about for these primers, and I’m genuinely impressed. On occasion, some matte primers are SO matte, they pretty much ball up on your face when you try to apply makeup on top. This primer sinks into my skin so well, keeps me matte but not looking dry, and stays put ($37.00 at Sephora).

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Skin Perfecting Full Coverage Foundation – I LOVE this foundation! The coverage is absolutely full, especially for a drugstore buy, and is so comfortable to wear. The only con is the tiny shade range, which doesn’t go much lighter  for my pale skin, and definitely does not cover any person of significant color ($6.99 at Target).

Morphe Concealer – While I find it weird that a concealer has the vanilla scent associated with lipsticks, I don’t find it unappealing. This concealer reminds me of the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, but in a much more positive way. The coverage is great, and so is the shade range. If you don’t like thicker concealers, (again, think NARS) then this isn’t for you. However, if you’re looking for an inexpensive concealer that doesn’t crease, check this winner out ($4.99 at Morphe.com).

Smashbox Step-By-Step  Contour Stick Trio – While I don’t have a ton of use for the bronzer and highlighter sticks,being that they’re too orangey and too yellowy for me respectively, I absolutely ADORE the contour stick. As a neutral toned pale girl, I can generally get away with a warm or cooled toned contour, but personally, I prefer cooler tones. this stick is the perfect color for someone as pale as myself, and the formula is so blendable and amazing on the skin. The only downside is, once again, a lack of range for all of the darker girls and boys out there ($45.00 at Sephora).

NARS Contour Blush Olympia – Again with the cooler tones, I very much enjoy this shade for contouring. The yellow shade IS light enough for me, and I use it to carve my cheekbones under my contour even more, for a clean look. I love using the darker shade to set my cream contour, or just by itself. Luckily, this duo does come in two other shades, which absolutely cover many darker girls and boys. However, unlike the Olympia shade, the darker duos tend to become more warm toned, so always be careful if you happen to be a cool toned individual ($42.00 at Sephora).

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Pearl – Often times, the makeup world only wants to contribute to light through tanned skin tones, which ends up leaving everyone else out. This generally bothers me a LOT, so I love seeing brands like Becca contribute to ALL colors of the spectrum. Finally, there is a highlight that’s white enough to show up dramatically on my skin. It is full of chunky, glittery goodness, and applies so smoothly, with not a choppy line in sight. Major kudos to Becca for keeping EVERYONE in mind when it comes to beautiful products ($38.00 at  Sephora).

BH Cosmetics Waterproof Lip Liner in Retro – I genuinely don’t think I’ve found a better lipliner out there. This liner stays on no matter what I do, and provides a beautiful base for any lipstick. The formula is creamy, glides well on the lips, and is super pigmented. Bonus, they’re SO inexpensive for such a quality item (Currently $4.50 at bhcosmetics.com).

Madewell 9″ High-Rise Skinny Crop Jeans: Button-Through Edition – Since I’m so short, these crop jeans hit me right at the ankle, which is a perfect cut for me. I love that these are high rise, button through, and a lighter wash. If you’ve got a larger behind like yours truly, check out Madewell jeans, they ACTUALLY sit above your bum without that awkward dip in the back. Bonus, Madewell stores will give you a free hem if you need it ($128.00 at Madewell).

“Panda” by Desiigner – I know this song came out back in December, but I just now decided that I like it. I really don’t understand a word the guy is saying, but I really like the beat, an it’s something I can bob along to. Hopefully, this new rapper comes out with some more interesting beats.


Duds


 

I’ve got absolutely ZERO duds this month! It’s been a great month for new products so far, and I can’t wait to dive into July and discover more new things!


 

 

That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it means a lot to me. Have a wonderful Independence day if you’re in the USA!

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.

Digs and Duds

April Digs and Duds

Hello my lovelies!

I’ve got another round of digs and duds for you guys this month, so let’s get started!

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Too Faced Meltoff Mascara – In case you missed my in depth review, you can find it here. I absolutely love this product, and I genuinely believe that it is worth the money ten times over. I won’t go into too much detail for this particular product, so click the link above if you want to know more.

Tarte Tarteist Sculpt and Slim Contour Brush – I am super happy with this contour brush. I love that it’s dual ended with a precision brush on one and, and an angled blending prush on the other. I also enjoy that the angled side is more in the shape of a fan brush, which I prefer to blend out my contour with. After spending a lot of time not loving the contour brushes I already had, I am glad I have added this to my collection.

BH Cosmetics #5 Shader Brush – What have I been doing without this brush in my life is my question. I love this brush for packing shadow close to my lashline, and it also does an amazing job blending out shadows on my lower lashine. Plus, it’s super cheap and great quality, you really can’t beat that.

Tony Moly Panda’s Dream Brightening Eye Base – When I was first trying this out, I didn’t think it was anything special and stopped using it entirely. I decided to give it another try and finally realized that it does help me quite a lot. It’s very smoothing for my under eyes, and it helps my concealer go on so much nicer.

BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Palette – These shadows are so creamy, and one swipe has an insane amount of pigment. I love that this palette is like a mini version of Urban Decay’s Naked 1 and Naked 3 palette combined, the color schemes are so similar. However, I happen to love the color similarities, since browns and mauves are my favorite. This palette does come with 4 highlights, but only one of them works as an actual highlight for me. This palette would work for ALL skintones though, because all of the colors can be sued in different ways.

Marc Jacobs Fineliner Ultra Skinny Gel Eye Crayon in Blacquer – The staying power of this crayon in my waterline is AWESOME, and I have annoyingly watery eyes. I don’t usually use this on my waterline, just out of preference for my Urban Decay pencils, but this works beautifully and is so blendable.

Tarte Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara – I was pleasantly surprised by the formula of this mascara. While I like the clay mascaras from Tarte, they don’t really do anything special for my lashes. Lo and Behold, this mascara is more of a wet consistency and allows for some pretty good volume. If you’re in the market for a reasonably priced mascara, I would go for this one.

River Island Belted Kimono top – In case you missed my last OOTD, I’ll leave you a link to check out what I’m talking about. This top is structurally stunning, and is incredibly figure flattering for anyone. It screams high fashion for your every day girl, which is totally me.

Calvin Klein Vegan Leather Jacket – I’ve had this jacket for about 2 years now, and I absolutely adore it. The vegan leather feels amazing, and I love the gold hardware. Please note I’m not against the use of real leather, I just can’t afford it, and don’t have any need for it.

“Like a Boy” by Ciara – This song is an oldie but a goodie. I really like the message that Ciara sends, whether you’re a boy or a girl. Remember that cheating is hurtful, unacceptable, and definitely not ok!

 

Duds


 

Too Faced Shadow Insurance – There’s nothing wrong with the quality of this product, however I had a really bad reaction to this primer. Again, I enjoy using this product for my friends and family, just not on me personally.

Tarte So Fine Micro Liner – I really like the formula of this product. My beef is the applicator tip. I don’t think it’s at all flexible, which again is unfortunate because I really like the formula.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara – I really love the wand for this mascara, however it’s just too thick and dry for my liking. I like really wet mascaras, it’s just my preference, and this formula is more clay-like. If you’re into that kind of formula, then I would definitely go for this mascara, as the wand is absolutely awesome.


 

That is all I have for you all today. I hope you all have a lovely and sunny week. Remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it really helps me out!

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.

Miscellaneous

BHCosmetics Makeup Haul!

Hello My Lovelies!

I just got the most amazing package in the mail on Wednesday…BHCosmetics eyeshadows and brushes! Every.Single.Item.Is.Beautiful!!!

BH was having a crazy sale on their 120 color palettes and brush sets, so of course I had to purchase something. I got a brush set in Rose Gold, one of my favorite colors, and the 5th edition 120 color eye palette, as well as a free eyeliner, but I’m not showing any pictures for today of that.

In addition to pictures, I’ll give a very tiny review of the products I purchased, save for the eyeliner as I have not tested it yet.

Eye Palette:

Pros:

  • Beautiful colors
  • Neutrals and vibrants
  • Pigmented
  • Easy to use
  • Pullout tray for second set of colors

Cons:

  • Some fallout
  • Some colors unusable based on eye color, skin, etc.
  • Very small compact mirror

Brushes:

Pros:

  • Beautiful coloring
  • Great Quality for price
  • Soft
  • Clean Easily
  • Pick up product easily

Cons:

  • Usual slight brush shedding after continuous use

I absolutely LOVE these products, and for the wonderful prices and deals that BH offers, it’s almost a shock that their products aren’t lemons! I would recommend this palette for anyone looking to get a wide selection of options for a great price!

Stay Beautiful!

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Palette – BHCosmetics 5th Edition 120 Eye color palette

Brushes – BHCosmetics Rose Gold Brush Set

Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural weight and body-type.