Beauty

Rainbow Pride: Blue

Hello my lovelies!

 

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Still not naked

This is looking a little crazy, but while sitting at my desk trying to figure out how to make blue wearable, I thought to myself “does anyone REALLY wear blue eye shadow on the daily?” So instead, I channeled my inner drag queen and went the hell out.

 

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This look is perfect for a sunny barbecue or a family photo, clearly very neutral.

 

But really, if you want to wear this while doing your Target run, who am I to tell you no? Also, what do all of you think of the L’oreal Total Cover foundation? I’ve got mixed feelings about it, but I sometimes feel like it makes me look a little crusty. Let a bitch know what you think.

 

Let’s get started:

 

 

Eyelids:

  1. Prime and set the lids with a bone colored shadow, or anything that works with your skin tone.
  2. Blow out “Safe Word” through the crease and onto the brow bone for a smooth transition shade.
  3. Blend “Poison” over “Safe Word”. Blues can be a little more difficult to blend, so take your time blending this out properly.
  4. Place shadow three directly into the deepest part of the crease for added definition. Don’t worry about packing this shade for opacity, since this look is not meant to be cobalt.
  5. Blend “Swallow” in to the lowest and outermost part of the crease, as well as the outer corner. Pull this shadow into a pointed shape on the outer corner for extra drama. Again, take your time with blending. Much like a black smokey eye, this will start out looking like an unfortunate black eye, but I promise it’ll come together.
  6. Wet a brush and take shadow five “Mermaid” onto the entire lid, all the way into the crease and brow bone area. Take a clean fluffy brush and blend out the edges AFTER this shadow has dried.

Lashline:

  1. Mix “Poison” and “Swallow” together and blend from outer to inner corner of  the lashline, concentrating most of the pigment onto the outer corner. Connect this shadow to the lid as well.
  2. Pack “Mermaid” from the inner corner of the eye to about halfway.
  3. Line the waterline with a blue liner. I chose a darker blue liner for a little more contrast.

Other:

  1. Highlight the tear duct with any white highlighting shade. I used the same one for my face.
  2. Curl and coat your 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 an amazing Saturday.

 

Stay beautiful!

 

Products used:

Foundation – L’oreal Infallible Total Cover “301 Classic Ivory”

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 – Maybelline Master Fix Setting+Perfecting Loose Powder

All Over Setting Powder – Kiko Milano Matte Fusion Pressed Powder “01”

Contour – Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer “Murumuru”

Bronzer/Blush – Rimmel London Kate Sculpting Palette “002 Coral Glow”

Highlight – Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed “Pearl”

Brows – ABH Brow Definer “Chocolate”

Eyeshadow – JSC Androgyny Palette, Milani Everyday Eyes Eyeshadow Collection “06 Vital Brights”, NYX Prismatic Eyeshadow “Mermaid”

Eyeliner – Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil “Mainline”

Mascara – L’oreal Voluminous Mascara “Blackest Black”

Lips – Colourpop Ultra Matte Lipstick “Trap”

 

 

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

Rainbow Pride: Orange

Hello my lovelies!

 

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NOT NAKED HERE

Since it’s pride month, I’ve decided to create a series incorporating the rainbow, a major symbol of pride for the LGBTQ community. On top of all the original colors in the rainbow, I will also be including a brown and a black look, in honor of Philadelphia’s new inclusive pride flag. The colors will be in no particular order, which I’m sure you can see, since I started with orange.

 

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In my opinion, makeup is about celebrating the individual ideas and styles of other people; man, woman, or anywhere in between. I love belonging to an artistic community where age, gender, sexual orientation, and status don’t take precedence over what you bring to the table as a person. This series is my way of promoting pride for the LGBTQ community, while also showing how fun and rich in culture it is through an artistic medium.

 

The eyes are probably not the most exciting thing I’ve done, but I love the bright orange lips, which were meant to be the focus.

 

Let’s get started:

 

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Eyelids:

  1. Prime and set the lids with shadow one, or any shadow that matches your skin tone most accurately.
  2. Buff shadow two throughout the entire uppermost part of the crease, slightly onto the brow bone, for a transition shade.
  3. Blend shadow three into the middle of the crease, as well as the outer corner, dragging into a slightly winged shape.
  4. Place shadow four on the entire lid, as well as the outer corner. Blend in with the crease shades.

Lower Lashline:

  1. Mix shadows two and three, blend across the entire lower lashline, all the way to the inner corner.
  2. Pack shadow four onto the outer corner of the lashline, and connect to the lid shadow.
  3. Place shadow five onto the tear duct for a highlight.

Other:

  1. Line the waterline with a nude or white pencil to open the eyes.
  2. Curl and coat your lashes with mascara, apply falsies if you wish (This would look awesome with a brown mascara).

 

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 an amazing Tuesday.

 

Stay beautiful!

 

Products Used:

Foundation – Too Faced Born This Way Foundation “Snow”, Clarins Everlasting Foundation “103 Ivory”

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

Creme Contour/Bronzer – Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Trio “Contour/Bronzer”

Under Eye Setting Powder – Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

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

Contour/Bronzer- NYX Highlight and Contour Pro Palette “Sculpt/Tan”

Blush – Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting 16-Hour Blush “Baby Love”

Highlight – Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed “Champagne Pop”

Brows – ABH Brow Definer “Chocolate”

Eyeshadow – Morphe 350 Palette

Eyeliner – Rimmel London Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer “Nude”

Mascara – L’oreal Voluminous Mascara “Blackest Black”

Lips – JSC Velour Liquid Lipstick “Flamethrower”, Bobbi Brown Luxe Lipstick “Atomic Orange”, Bite Beauty Prismatic Pearl Creme Lip Gloss “Gold”

 

 

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

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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Photo via Pranava Beauty
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

Golden Halo Eye Tutorial

Hello my lovelies!

 

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It’s 1pm my time, and I’m sitting here finally drinking my morning coffee. Yeah, it’s been that kind of day so far. Today’s tutorial is on a look I wore to a nicer evening dinner with friends, but as always you can really wear this whenever you feel like it.

 

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Unfortunately, I have to repeat myself once again in a separate blog post for all the people in the back, and this time I’m going to have to be a little meaner about it. I won’t lie to you, I really couldn’t care less what everyone thinks of the products I do or don’t use, because this is not your blog. I am not forcing any of you to look at my posts, and you have the ability to unfollow me if this is such a problem for you personally. If these borderline harassing emails continue, I will be forced to always moderate comments, and remove those of you who have been emailing me constantly about this. The behavior is completely inappropriate at this rate, and I’m not going to waste more time saying the same thing over and over. Consider this your warning.

Back to happiness, I’m sorry to those of you who are not the culprits of this mess, and are just incidentally along for the dramacoaster ride. That lecture is not meant for you, so please don’t worry and feel that it is aimed at every one of you.

 

Let’s get started:

 

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Photo via Ulta.com
Eyelids:

  1. Prime and set the lids with a bone colored shadow, or anything matching your skintone.
  2. Mixing “Lula” and “Isabel”, blend these throughout the crease and slightly onto the brow bone. The further toward the inner corner you blend these shadows, the more dramatic this look will become, which is exactly what I wanted.
  3. Pack “Violeta” on the inner and outer corners of the lid, blending out the edges away from the middle. If you’re messy like me, you can always use concealer to clean up the middle, so that the gold shade still pops. We don’t want any muddiness happening, or the shimmer looking dull.
  4. If this is looking pretty insane so far, relax, everything will work out. Halfway through, I almost thought about not posting this and starting over, because I looked like I had black eyes, but once I was finished, it came out great. Halo eyes require a lot of time and detail, so the key is a lot of patience.
  5. Wet a brush and pack “Marina” on the center of the eyelid. I prefer the look to have the shimmer packed all the way into the crease, but this is ultimately up to you.
  6. Use “Violeta” once again to blend out any harsh edges from “Marina”. WAIT UNTIL THE WET SHADOW HAS DRIED, or you will be spreading the shimmer everywhere and letting it dry that way.

Lower Lashline:

  1. Blend “Lula” and “Isabel” across the entire lower lashline to create a transition.
  2. Place “Marina” in the middle of the lashline to emulate what we have on the lids.

Other:

  1. Place “5th Ave” on the inner tear duct for a highlighted effect.
  2. Use a nude liner on the waterline. You can always use whatever color you want, but just know that a dark liner closes the eyes, and a light liner will open. This all just depends on your eye shape.
  3. Curl and coat your lashes, apply falsies if you’d prefer.

 

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 lovely summer Wednesday.

 

Stay beautiful!

 

Products Used:

Foundation – Too Faced Born This Way Foundation “Snow”, Boots No.7 Beautifully Matte Foundation “Calico”

Concealer – Tarte Shape Tape Concealer “Fair”

Creme Contour/Bronzer – Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Trio “Contour/Bronzer”

Under Eye Setting Powder – Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

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

Contour/Bronzer – NYX Highlight and Contour Pro Palette “Sculpt/Toffee”

Blush – Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting 16-Hour Blush “Baby Love”

Highlight – Smashbox Spotlight Palette Pearl “Turn It On/Crank It Up”

Brows – ABH Brow Definer “Chocolate”

Eyeshadow – ABH Makeup by Mario Palette

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

Mascara – L’oreal Voluminous Original “Blackest Black”

Lips – Maybelline Color Jolt Intense Lip Paint “05 Stripped Down”

 

 

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

Neutral Glam Affordable Makeup Tutorial

Hello my lovelies!

I know I sometimes disappear because of being a little under the weather or other things along those lines, but trust me when I tell you, I disappeared for a REALLY awesome reason this time…

 

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This is Sushi, our new dog! So technically, she resides at my grandparent’s place, but given that my family operates in a group of 6, I consider Sushi to be mine as well. Plus, we’ve bonded over plenty of walks and lots of cuddling. She is by no means a puppy at 5 years old, but she is well mannered and an absolutely perfect fit for our family. Of course, we found her by chance at the local shelter, and she was not at ALL the kind of dog we were looking for, but I think that’s the best way to find your forever pet; no judgement, just looking for the dog that gives the most love, and one that you can love unconditionally in return.

Back to the main topic at hand!

 

I am returning with phase 2 of an all drugstore look, this time in the neutral-but-glamorous department. ALL of the makeup products are drugstore brands, with the exception of many of my brushes, although I do have a fair amount of drugstore brushes as well. I am actually very pleased with how this look turned out, and I think it would be great for pictures, or possibly even prom!

 

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You might notice that I have a few dry spots on my cheek and forehead area. This is because I recently had a salicylic acid peel, which causes some peeling of the skin to happen. Don’t worry, it’s not painful or anything, my skin just looks a little rough right now. As such, I used a more luminous and moisturizing foundation, as well as products that are not as mattifying. I was slightly concerned that I would be an oil ball anyway, but I was still fairly dry throughout the day because of the peel. Just letting y’all know so I don’t get yelled at for having a sunburn or something along those lines.

 

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Let’s get started:

 

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Photo Via Thebeautybybel

The Eyelids:

  1. Prime and set the lid to brow bone area.
  2. Use shade one to highlight the brow bone. This shade can also be used to clean up any messy blending that occurs.
  3. Take shade two on a large fluffy brush, and blend through the entire crease. This will be our transition shade to help other shadows blend smoothly.
  4. Focus the third shadow into the outer 2/3 of the crease. Try to be very precise with the shadow. While the transition shade can extend to the lid and brow bone slightly, the third shadow should be very focused into the crease.
  5. Place the fourth shadow onto the outer part of the eyelid, in a “C” shape. Blend inward toward the lid slightly to create a smooth transition between the crease and outer corner, as well as the lid shade.
  6. Pack shade five all over the inner 2/3 of the lid, blending with the shade four very gently. You can wet this shadow if you want something more dramatic, but I planned to wear this in the day time, so I kept it a little more toned down and subtle.

The Lashline:

  1. Mix shades two and three, and blend all along the entire lashline, until it is seamless.
  2. Blend shade four along the outer third of the lashline, connecting it up to the shadow on the outer lid.

Other:

  1. Highlight the inner tear duct with shadow six. If you want a more intense browbone highlight, feel free to take this up there as well.
  2. Line the waterline with a nude or white eyeliner. My biggest anti-aging tip is to pull down the skin with a beauty blender or brush, as tugging with your fingers will create wrinkles.
  3. Curl and coat your lashes, apply some drugstore 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, and be sure to love on your pets or any animal near you!

Stay beautiful!

 

Products Used:

Foundation – L’oreal Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation “201 Classic Ivory”

Concealer – Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Concealer + Corrector “Ivory”, NYX HD Photogenic Concealer Wand “Porcelain”

Under Eye Setting Powder – Maybelline Face Studio Master Fix Setting +Perfecting Loose Powder “Translucent”

All Over Setting Powder – Maybellline Fit Me! Matte & Poreless Powder “Porcelain”

Contour – Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer “Murumuru”

Bronzer/Blush – Rimmel Kate Sculpting Palette “002 Coral Glow”

Highlight – BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Eyeshadow Palette

Brows – NYX Micro Brow Pencil “Ash Brown”

Eyshadow – BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Eyeshadow Palette

Eyeliner – Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Liner “010 Nude”

Mascara – L’oreal Voluminous Butterfly Sculpt Mascara

Lips – Maybelline Color Jolt Lip Paint “10 Never Bare”

 

 

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

Golden Goddess Eye Tutorial

Hello my lovelies!

 

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Lately it’s been feeling like spring around Milwaukee, which I’m really not excited about. I’m not ready for winter to be over yet! I need my dark lips and sultry eyes for just a little longer. Not to mention, I live for drama (on the face!), so winter is just my shit. I know this looks kind of similar to some things I’ve done before, but I was dying to wear this lip color and pretty much themed my entire look around it. Hope you enjoy.

 

Let’s get started:

 

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Photo via BudgetBeautyBlog
  1. Prime the eyelids with a regular primer, then pack any golden creme shadow onto the center of the lid.
  2. Set the entire eye with a translucent powder.
  3. On a large fluffy brush, run “Isabel” through the entire crease and lower browbone area.
  4. Pack “Violeta” onto the outer corner, blending halfway onto the lid.
  5. On a shader brush, place “5th Ave” on the first half of the eyelid.
  6. Where the matte and shimmer shade meet, swipe downward on the harsh line. This is a trick I found that blends any harsh edges between different shadow textures easily.
  7. Repeat the exact same process on the lower lashline in step one and two.
  8. Place “Hollywood” onto the inner tear duct.
  9. Create a thin line of liquid liner to amplify the lashes.
  10. Line the waterline with a bronzey liner of your choice.
  11. Curl and coat your lashes, add 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 an amazing weekend, I hope you’re all having some great weather!

Stay beautiful!

 

Products Used:

Foundation – Clarins Everlasting Foundation “103 Ivory”, The Body Shop Lightening Shade Adjusting Drops

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 – Kiko Milano Matte Fusion Pressed Powder “01”

Contour/Bronzer – NYX Highlight and Contour Pro Palette “Hollow/Toffee”

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

Highlight – Lancome Glow Subtil Silky Creme Highlighter “05 Buff Lights”

Brows – Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer “Chocolate”

Eyeshadow – Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal 24hr Eyeshadow “70 Barely Branded”, Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette By Mario

Eyeliner – Colourpop Creme Gel Liner “Show Me”, Kat Von D Tattoo Liner “Trooper”

Mascara – Marcelle Curling and Lengthening Mascara

Lips – L’oreal Colour Riche Anti-Feathering Lip Liner “Lasting Plum”, Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick “Leo”

 

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

January Digs and Duds

 

Hello my lovelies!

I feel like I haven’t done one of these in a long ass time, but I’m back with my monthly favorites and not-so-favorites for you all!

 

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M.A.C 221 Brush – In case some of you are fairly new to my blog, I have slightly hooded eyelids, which can make blending transition shade and crease shades pretty difficult with a standard blending brush. This is because I have a relatively short space between my lid and my brow bone, which can make blending look really messy pretty quickly. This brush is an angel sent from heaven to answer my blending needs. The bristles are tighter, making the overall brush smaller, and a MUCH better fit into my crease. Bonus, it blends any shadow like a dream too.

Urban Decay Self-Adjusting Complexion Primer – Based on the reviews, I kind of bought this product thinking I would dislike it, and initially, I was right. After trying it multiple ways though, I realized that a little goes a very long way, much like any other adjusting/pore filling/mattifying primer. I don’t even use a full pump, and this product definitely does what it advertises.

Sonia Kashuk Soft Focus Satin Matte Foundation – While the shade range is pretty disappointing in my opinion (much like most drugstore items), I LOVE the finish and coverage of this foundation! I’m genuinely shocked that I haven’t seen more hype surrounding this product, because it is damn good. Like I previously said, the only con is the shade range, but I am easily able to fix this with my shade adjusting drops, which I will also be talking about.

Maybelline Dream Cushion Liquid Foundation On-The-Go – I’m not sure how I feel about calling this foundation “on the go”, but I’ve been using this foundation constantly ever since I bought it about three weeks ago. The finish isn’t crazy dewy, and the coverage is definitely a medium but buildable coverage. Again, shade range isn’t great, but I’m head over heels anyway.

The Body Shop Lightening Shade Adjusting Drops – Admittedly, I was pretty worried about using these drops, fearing they would totally change the formula of my foundations. Luckily, they didn’t but they sure as hell lighten any of my foundations that are currently too dark for me. In my eyes, this is a great money saver, because it allows you to use your foundations all year round, meaning there’s no chance for your products to expire, since you’ll be using them!

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder – I originally got a sample version of this from a Sephora rewards perk, and the sifter made me hate the product, mostly because it didn’t give me any product to begin with. I took a risk and bought a full size version, and not only does the sifter work REALLY well, but the powder definitely deserves the hype it gets from beauty gurus. This powder is truly wonderful for setting the under the eyes, however it does not add coverage, so if that is what you’re expecting, stop now.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario – I know this was limited edition (I’m sorry!), but I’m just in love. I’ve never owned any ABH shadows previous to this palette, and I honestly am not sure why I didn’t. These shadows are GORGEOUS, and are probably the highest quality that I own. I only have 1 and 1/2 downsides to this palette, and I say 1/2 because I personally don’t consider it a downside, but some of you may. For me, the true downside is that I can’t create a full look with these shadows 100% of the time, but realistically that’s ok for me, since I own plenty of other palettes anyway. Second, these shadows do have kickback, but this just isn’t something I worry about.

M.A.C. Warm Neutrals Shadow Palette – I’m pretty sure I didn’t need another palette full of warm neutrals, but my mom got me this and I’m obsessed with it anyway. What makes this palette unique is the warm pinks, which are super fun to work with. However, much like the Master palette, I feel like I can’t get a full look out of this palette all the time, especially since it only has two matte shades. Regardless, these shadows are great quality, and every single color is beautiful.

 

Duds


 

L’oreal Paris Infallible Total Cover Foundation – I want to start by saying I don’t hate this product, but I don’t love it either. I do very much like the coverage, however I’m not particularly wowed by this foundation. I can’t help but compare this to the pro matte foundation, which is one of my favorite drugstore foundations, and offers virtually the same effect as this one.

Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Concealer and Corrector – Again, I don’t hate this product, but it just doesn’t work for me, mainly due to the minimal coverage and shades. I of course picked up the lightest shade available, and for whatever reason, it’s darker than my actual skintone. Weirdly, I love the better skin foundation and have no shade issues with it. Rarely do I return products, but this was sadly returned to Target.

 

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 weekend.

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

Beauty

ANTI Valentine’s Makeup Tutorial

Hello my lovelies!

 

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I know I’ve been posting a lot of Valentine’s tutorials, but don’t think for a second that I forgot about all of you anti-Valentine’s Day people out there. I know this has been a popular theme this year especially, so I in no way take credit for this idea, I just thought it would be super fun to do!

I did not use any particular eyeshadow palette for this look, so I will be listing the shade names throughout the instructions. I used all Urban Decay single shadows for this tutorial. The Lid shade, Fireball, is probably one of my favorite eyeshadows ever. I love the duochrome shift, and I especially love that it looks TOTALLY different on the eyelids versus the inner corner, even though it’s the same shadow!

Also, please excuse my horrifically bloodshot eyes. For whatever reason, they were just not happy with me putting ANYTHING near my eyeballs today.

Let’s get started:

 

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  1. Prime the eyelids and set all over with “Foxy” or any other shade that matches your skin color.
  2. Use “Tease” to carve out the crease and create a smokey transition.
  3. Define the outer corner of the eye with “Secret Service”, repeatedly packing on the shadow and blending outward and slightly into the crease, until the desired intensity is achieved.
  4. Wet a shadow brush and pack “Fireball” all over the first half of the lid, lightly blending into the dark outer corner.
  5. With the “Zero” eyeliner from Urban Decay, line the upper and lower waterlines.
  6. Create a thin bar across the lid with your favorite liquid liner.
  7. Smoke out “Secret Service” along the outer half of the lower lashline, blending out any harsh edges from the liner.
  8. Place “Fireball” along the inner half of the lower lashline, as well as the inner corner and tear duct.
  9. Curl and coat your lashes with mascara, add falsies if you prefer.

 

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 an amazing start to your week, and happy Valentine’s Day!

Stay beautiful!

Products Used:

Foundation – L’oreal Infallible Totaly Cover “301 Classic Ivory”

Concealer – Too Faced Born This Way Naturally Radiant Concealer “Very Fair”, Sephora Collection Bright Future Gel Serum Concealer “Bavarian Cream”

Under Eye Setting Powder – Besame Brightening Vanilla Powder “Translucent”

All Over Setting Powder – Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless Powder “110 Porcelain”

Contour/Bronzer – Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Palette Mini

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

Highlight – Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed “Rose Quartz” (No longer commercially available)

Brows – Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer “Chocolate”

Eyeshadow – Urban Decay Eyeshadow Singles “Foxy”, “Tease”, Secret Service”, “Fireball”

Eyeliner – Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil “Zero”, Tarte So Fine Micro Liner

Mascara – Marcelle Curling and Lengthening Mascara

Lips – NYX Lip Liner “Black Berry”, Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick “Witches”

 

 

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

Sweet Springy Valentine’s Tutorial

Hello my lovelies!

 

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I wont lie, this is honestly one of my favorite looks that I’ve done so far, and it’s for Valentine’s Day, arguably my least favorite holiday. The pop of periwinkle on the waterline seriously makes me feel so pretty and alive, I love it.

To make things even better, I’m in LOVE with Maybelline’s new dream cushion foundation. As much as I enjoyed the cushion foundation from L’oreal, it was neither my favorite, nor something I planned to purchase again. In my opinion, cushion foundations that I’ve seen and tried tend to be very light coverage and very dewy. If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I love my pancake face more than life itself. Not only is this foundation a comfortable amount of dewy for me, it’s actually got some coverage! Do yourself a favor and pick this up to try, you wont regret it.

I’d also like to quickly mention that this entire look was created using affordable products, with the exception of my brows!

Let’s get started:

 

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  1. Prime and set the eyelids.
  2. With your favorite matte bronzer, run this throughout the entire crease with a large fluffy brush. Blow this color out as much as you want, and feel free to bring this onto the lid.
  3. On a smaller precise blending brush, take your favorite contouring shade (preferably cool toned), and run this in the outer crease for some slight definition.
  4. If you chose not to bring the bronzer onto your lids but feel like your lids are a little messy from blending, pack any shadow that most closely matches your skin tone onto the lid for cleanup.
  5. Line the entire waterline with a bright, cool toned blue eyeliner. Drag slightly along the lashline as well.
  6. Curl and coat your lashes with mascara. I would advise against false lashes in order to keep a fresh and flirty look.

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 lovely Monday afternoon.

Stay beautiful!

Products Used:

Foundation – Maybelline Dream Cushion Liquid Foundation “10 Porcelain”

Concealer – NYX HD Photogenic Concealer Wand “Porcelain”

Under Eye Setting Powder – NYX HD Finishing Powder “Banana”

All Over Setting Powder – Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless “110 Porcelain” 

Contour – Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer “Murumuru”

Bronzer/Blush/Highlighter –  Rimmel London Kate Sculpting Palette “Golden Sands”

Brows – Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer “Chocolate”

Eyeshadow – NYX Highlight and Contour Pro Palette

Eyeliner – Colourpop Creme Gel Liner “Prance”

Mascara – L’oreal Voluminous Butterfly Sculpt

Lips – NYX Lip Lingerie “Lace Detail”, NYX Butter Gloss “Tiramisu”

 

 

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

Brown Monochrome Tutorial

Hello my lovelies!

 

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I’ve been seeing so many monochrome looks scattered around the blogosphere lately, but I haven’t seen a lot of neutral toned interpretations. Funny enough, because the browns I’m using on both the eyes and lips are red toned, it goes eerily well with my brown roots and burgundy strands!

 

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Let’s get started:

 

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  1. Prime and set the eyelids with any bone/skin colored shadow.
  2. Blend “Zone” throughout the entire crease, creating a very blown out and rounded effect.
  3. Place “Punk” on the outer corners, blending into a round shape and slightly into the outer crease. There’s no need to really layer this shade, as it stands on its own very nicely.
  4. Use a flat shader brush to place “Stark” on the inner half of the eyelid. Blend out the shadow into “Punk” very slightly.
  5. Line the waterline with any brown eyeliner pencil that you own.
  6. With a small pencil brush, blend “Punk” from the outer corner of the lower lashline, stopping just short of the inner corner. Connect this shadow to the eyelid shadow.
  7. Curl and coat your lashes. Add falsies if you wish.

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 an awesome hump day.

Stay beautiful!

Products used:

Foundation – L’oreal Infallible Total Cover Foundation “Classic Ivory”

Corrector – Bobbi Brown Corrector “Extra Light Bisque”

Concealer – Too Faced Born This Way Naturally Radiant Concealer “Very Fair”, Sephora Collection Bright Future Gel Serum Concealer “Bavarian Cream”

Under Eye Powder – Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

All Over Powder – Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Powder “Porcelain”

Contour – Nars Contour Blush “Olympia”

Bronzer – Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder “Golden Light 1”

Highlight – Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed “Champgne Pop”

Brows – Anastasia Beverly Hills Brown Definer “Chocolate”

Palette – UD x Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette

Eyeliner – Rimmel London Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Liner Pencil “011 Sable Brown”

Mascara – Smashbox X-Rated

Lips – Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat “Foxy Brown”, Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick “Birkin Brown”

 

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