Beauty

Rainbow Pride: Brown

Hello my lovelies!

 

BrownRainbowFace

 

In case you missed it, Philly created a new pride flag to incorporate fellow LGBTQ+ people of color, and naturally I’m all for it. The flag now includes the colors brown and black, so I wanted to include these in my series as well. Furthermore, I tried to create a look that I felt would look good on anyone with a darker complexion, although it might look different than it does on my pale ass.

 

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If you notice that my lashes don’t look as stark black as usual, it’s because I decided to use a brown mascara to keep with the brown color theme. Obviously, you can use whatever color you feel is best, but I thought the brown mascara tied in really well, and was a little more subtle.

 

Let’s get started:

 

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Photo via Morphe

Eyelids:

  1. Prime the eyelids and set with shadow one, or any other shadow that matches your skin tone best.
  2. Blend shadow two throughout the entire upper crease in order to help with blending darker colors.
  3. Distribute shadow three slightly lower into the crease to create definition in the socket.
  4. Pack shadow four onto the outer corner, blending outward and into the outer half of the crease, as low as possible.
  5. Place shadow five across the empty space of the eyelid. This will help  cover any messy blending, and gives the lid an even brown wash, much like am ombre effect.

Lower Lashline:

  1. Mix shadows two and three and blend across the entire lashline. The further down you blend, the more hazy and smokey this will be.
  2. Blend shadow four onto the outer half of the lashline, connecting upper outer corner.

Other:

  1. Pack shadow six onto the tear duct for an added highlight.
  2. Line the waterline with any brown or bronzey liner.
  3. Curl and coat your lashes with 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 a fabulous Wednesday. I will hopefully be posting every day for this series.

 

Stay beautiful!

 

Products Used:

Foundation – Clarins Everlasting foundation “103 Ivory”, No7 Beautifully Matte Foundation “Calico”

Concealer – Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer “Fair”

Under Eye Setting Powder – Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

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

Contour – NARS Blush Duo “Olympia”

Bronzer – Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer “Murumuru”

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

Highlight – Smashbox Spotlight Palette “Blow a Fuse Pearl”

Brows – ABH Brow Definer “Chocolate”

Eyeshadow – Morphe 35O Palette

Eyeliner – Colourpop Creme Gel Liner “Show Me”

Mascara – Benefit Roller Lash Curling and Lifting Mascara “Brown”

Lips – ABH Liquid Lipstick “Ashton”

 

 

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!

 

PurpleMockCutCreaseFace

 

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

 

 

Digs and Duds

May Digs and Duds

Hello my lovelies!

 

It’s that time of the month again (no, not your period), and while I was pretty busy and unable to get this post up properly last month, I’m finally here to do it now!

 

Let’s get started:

 

Digs


 

Thayers Witch Hazel Alcohol-Free Toner in “Lavender” – my aesthetician recommended that I find some witch hazel and use it as a toner. However, she suggested a brand on Amazon, and I generally hate having to resign myself to the mercy of buying beauty products online. I found this little gem at Target, and while I was originally looking for the plain O.G. one, I found Lavender only, which is also great for calming redness. This toner is alcohol-free, moisturizes, helps with any inflammation and redness, and has reduced my breakouts dramatically. Do I still break out? of course, I have oily skin; but most of my skin is made up of old scarring which I am currently treating. Maybe it’s psychosomatic, but I genuinely believe this has made a huge difference with my cystic acne.

Urban Decay Self-Adjusting Complexion Primer – I honestly have not heard any great press about the new UD primers, and I have not tried them all myself, but I am a huge fan of this one. Again, I struggle with redness from my scarring and breakouts, and this really does help combat the issue. It also helps keep my oiliness at bay, which is great for summer. The important thing about this product is to use it correctly, and not too much of it, or it will crumble off your skin in a weird, unappealing way. A little goes a long way, it is long lasting, and the effect looks super cool as you apply it.

M.A.C 133 Brush – While this brush is meant to be a blush brush, I like to use it for highlight, because I’m extra as hell. I know that everyone has said before that M.A.C brushes are fantastic, but I just want to let you know again; they’re pretty fan-fucking-tastic. This brush picks up a ton of product, even from highlighters that are generally more sheer, and blends them out so beautifully, it’s pretty unnecessary to go back in and blend out with the BB or a powder brush. I’ve cleaned it a good 3 to 4 times now as well, and the bristles have still maintained their softness.

Jeffree Star Cosmetics x MannyMua Collab Skin Frost in “Eclipse” – I’ve never owned a JSC highlighter, so this was new for me, and let me tell you, this product exceeded my expectations. This is pretty perfect for my skin tone (although it could work on you medium kids, I don’t know about dark), and is incredibly pigmented. Dead serious, I did a little scream when I put this on because it was so awe inspiring. I think that for the amount of product you get and the quality, $29.00 is a fair and reasonable price. *Side Note* I’ve gotten a few emails from some of you asking why I use JSC cosmetics given the *drama* surrounding him. Much like what I stated with my cruelty free post, I will use what’s best for me, and what I like. If I were to stop using JSC cosmetics, then I would also need to stop using KVD and Too Faced to be an equal opportunist; I’m not doing that. If my decision to use JSC genuinely bothers you, I’m sorry, but this is my blog, and I am allowed to like these products, drama aside.

Jeffree Star Cosmetics x MannyMua Collab Velour Liquid Lipsticks in “I’m Shook” and “Daddy” – First off, these names make me giggle, I love them and they are so Manny. Second, the colors are gorgeous. “Daddy” is an amazing brown-toned nude that looks pretty edgy on my complexion, and “I’m Shook” is an amazing Coral/Red/Pink mixture. I own quite a few of these lipsticks already, and I absolutely love them, so I’m so happy that this collab included these two new shades. Once again, not here for the drama about these colors being reboots, guys. Welcome to the world of makeup, where all brands essentially make 3 of the same color.

 

Duds


 

I’d like to point out real quick that I only realized just before this post went live that I had “Dudes” instead of “Duds”. H’durr.

Soap and Glory On Heck of a Blot Instant-Perfecting Power Primer – This product is not bad, however it just didn’t do anything for me in terms of oil control, which is what it claims to help with. Maybe I’m just too oily for this primer, but I really felt that this didn’t do nearly as good of a job as my UD Self-Adjusting Primer in combating any of my problems. I still want to finish it, so I tend to mix it with my UD primer now. I would say, maybe if you’re dry but have some mild T-Zone issues, this could probably work out. I’m bummed, because it was such an amazing price, and a rare occurrence at the drugstore (decent oil control primers).

Soap and Glory Kick Ass Instant Retouch Pressed Powder – Man, Soap and Gory and I don’t jam together right now. I really like the finish and quality of this powder, I think that aspect is GREAT. However, this color is a disaster for ghosts like me. Even when I use darker foundations, this powder looks like I smeared yellow dye right under my eyes, and ends up darkening the area badly. I’ve seen medium toned individuals use this powder no problem, but I really think it’s meant for that specific range, since I’m not sure this would look great on deeper tones either. Again, good quality, just a horrible color for me.

Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshine in “04 Venice” – I’m not even going to sugarcoat it, I fucking hate this thing. The applicator picked up no product, the shadows creased SUPER bad, and I do not have oily eyelids and always prime. I tried a glitter glue to see if that would help; still awful. I tried virtually every brush possible, and my fingers; still horrid. I don’t get this product, and I know I’m being harsh, but I’m here to be honest with you guys. Milani is practically non-existent in the drugstores surrounding my neighborhood, so generally my only option is online ordering. While I will absolutely try more Milani products (Foundation in the works), this does not give me high hopes, especially since I ordered this after a fellow beauty blogger highly recommended it. Again, because I have to order online most times, I wont be including this brand often, NOT because I’ve decided that after one product, I hate it. The colors are so pretty and they’re decently pigmented, I just want to incinerate it because everything else is the worst.

 

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. If you have any bad weather heading your way, I currently feel your pain.

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

Cool Toned Purples Tutorial

Hello my lovelies!

 

CoolTonedPurpleFace

 

Because I am really pressed for time at this moment, I am going to make this introductory paragraph short and sweet by simply saying that I am FEELING MYSELF with this makeup look. I used two of the new Jeffree Star x Mannymua733 collab items with this look, one being the liquid lip “Daddy” and the highlighter “Eclipse”. I’ve never used a JSC highlighter before, and I must say, it’s glowing! I look like I have a purplish disco ball radiating from my cheekbones, and I’m not mad about it.

 

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Let’s get started:

 

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Photo via Lesley Makeup

Eyelids:

  1. Prime the eyelids and set with a powder. I will be using only two eyeshadow brushes for this entire look, so be sure to wipe the first one off in between when you can.
  2. With a fluffy blending brush, blend “Cozy Grey” throughout the crease as the transition shade between the shimmers.
  3. Wet a synthetic shader brush with “Sweet Allure” and pack onto the inner third of the eyelid. Blend this slightly into the middle to start the ombre effect.
  4. On the same wet brush, Pack “sun Tweaked” onto the middle of the eyelid, blending into the first shadow, and extending slightly into the outer third.
  5. Same wet brush again, pack “After Dusk” on the outer third of the lid, blending in with the middle shade.
  6. With the same fluffy brush from earlier, blend out any harsh edges that the shimmer shadows may have created.

Lower Lashline:

1. Repeat steps 3, 4, and 5 on the lower lashline. That easy!

Other:

  1. Line the waterline with either a white or nude colored liner.
  2. Curl and coat the lashes with mascara. I wanted a slightly more editorial look, so I would suggest no lashes in order to achieve this.

 

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!

 

Stay beautiful!

 

Products Used:

Foundation – Clarins Everlasting Foundation “103 Ivory”

Concealer – Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Concealer “Ivory”, Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealr “Fair”

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 – Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer “Murumuru”

Highlight – Jeffree Star Cosmetics Skin Frost “Eclipse”

Brows – Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer “Chocolate”

Eyeshadow – M.A.C. Cool Neutrals Palette

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

Mascara – Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips – Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick “Daddy”

 

 

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

Burgundy Eye Tutorial

Hello my lovelies!

 

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If anyone had spring break last week like I did, I hope you had a wonderful week! If your spring break is now or coming up soon, enjoy it while it lasts! I spent almost the entirety of my break sitting at home sick, and am still trying to get over it.

 

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I think that this look is more appropriate for nighttime, but you can wear this whenever you feel like it. I am a staunch supporter of you do you.

 

Let’s get started:

 

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Photo Via BudgetBeautyBlog

 

Eyelid:

  1. Prime the eyelids and set from lid to brow bone.
  2. Carve out the crease with “Lula”, very slightly. the overall look is warm, and this shade leans more toward the cool side, so use carefully.
  3. Place “Violeta” onto the outer corner, blending inward to the crease as well.
  4. Pack “Muse” onto the middle of the eyelid, trying to stay away from the inner corner. Blend out both edges.
  5. With “Hollywood”, pack into the inner corner and blend into “Muse”, creating an ombre effect.

Lashline:

  1. Blend “Violeta” across the entire lashline. Place more color on the outer corner, then lightly blend inward for the same ombre effect.

Extras:

  1. Highlight the tear duct with a gold toned highlighter.
  2. Apply a brown or cream colored liner into the water line.
  3. Curl and coat your lashes with mascara. Apply false lashes 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 start to your week, I hope the weather in your area is better than here!

Stay Beautiful!

 

Products Used:

Foundation – Sonia Kahuk Soft Focus Satin Matte Foundation “Bisque 01”

Concealer – Too Faced Born This Way Naturally Radiant Concealer “Very Fair”, Tarte Double Duty Beauty Shape Tape Contour Concealer “Fair”

Under Eye Setting Powder –  Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder 

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

Contour – Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit “Contour”

Bronzer – Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer “Murumuru”

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

Highlight – Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator “Gilded Honey”

Brows – NYX Micro Brown Pencil “Ash Brown”

Eyeshadow – Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette By Mario

Eyeliner – Rimmel London Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer “Nude” 

Mascara – Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips – M.A.C. Lipstick “Kinda Sexy”

 

 

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.

 

Wearing The Unwearable

Wearing The Unwearable: Red Eyeshadow

Hello my lovelies!

 

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In honor of International Women’s Day this past Wednesday, I decided to create an eye look featuring red toned eyeshadows. In case some of you aren’t aware, red is the designated color used to honor women on this day, and I felt inspired to create something to celebrate us!

 

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“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.” – Maya Angelou

 

Let’s get started:

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Photo via Morphe

Eye Lid

  1. Prime the eyelids and set with powder.
  2. Highlight the brow bone with shadow one. This can also be used for any cleanup.
  3. Blend shadow two all throughout the eye area. This is our transition shade to help all other colors blend smoothly.
  4. On a detailed blending brush, blend shade three into just the crease area. This is a bright color, so be sure to blend this thoroughly, and try not to be too messy with it. Like step two says, go in with shadow one again for any cleanup.
  5. Pack Shade four onto the outer corner for some slight dimension. .
  6. Wet a flat shader brush with shadow five and pack all over the lid.
  7. Place shade six into the inner corner and tear duct.

Lower Lashline

  1. Blend shade two all the way from inner to outer corner.
  2. Pack shadow three close to the eyelashes for definition.
  3. Place shade four on the outer corner and blend inward about a third of the way.
  4. Place a bronze eyeliner into the waterline.

 

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 weekend.

Stay beautiful!

 

Products Used:

Foundation – NYX Total Control Drop Foundation “Porcelain”

Corrector/Concealer – Bobbi Brown Corrector “Extra Light Bisque”, NYX HD Photogenic Concealer “Porcelain”

Under Eye Setting Powder – Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

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

Contour – NARS Olympia Blush Duo

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

Highlight – Rimmel London Kate Sculpting Palette “002 Coral Glow”, Smashbox #Shapematters Palette “Glow”

Brows – NYX Micro Brow Pencil “Ash Brown”

Eyeshadow – Morphe 35O Palette

Eyeliner – Colourpop Creme Gel Liner “Show Me”

Mascara – Too Faced Better Than Sex 

Lips – M.A.C. Lipstick “Kinda Sexy”, Too Faced Lip Injection Glossy “Milkshake”

 

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

February Digs and Duds

Hello my lovelies!

I’m pretty excited about this month’s review blog post, because there’s no duds! This might be because I haven’t tried many new products this month, but either way, that’s pretty great!

 

Digs


 

M.A.C. 224 Brush – At this rate, I’m pretty sure that every beauty blogger has this brush, and with good reason. This brush is large and very fluffy, and makes for a great all over blending brush for the eyes.

Colourpop Blending Brush – For a $6.00 brush, this is fantastic quality. I am a bit of a brush snob, and besides this recent find, the only affordable brushes that I truly like are Bh Cosmetics brushes. I enjoy that this brush has the ability to blend out larger spaces, but is also awesome for getting into the crease and not making a mess everywhere. For 6 bucks, I highly recommend picking this up.

Rimmel London Kate Sculpting Palette “002 Coral Glow” – On days when I want a bit more of an allover glow, I really love using the bronzer and blush in this palette. The highlight is a little too natural for me, but I love using it as a base for my other highlights. None of the shades are matte, so keep that in mind if you plan on purchasing this. The only issue I have with this palette is the name for the bronzer, which is “Contour”. This shade does have a more neutral tone to it, but the shimmer is just a bad idea for contouring. Otherwise, I find this to be an overall great purchase.

NYX Micro Brow Pencil “Ash Brown” – I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I like this pencil better than my ABH brow definer. The formula as much less waxy and more creamy, which did worry me initially, but I LOVE working with this product. The packaging is kind of annoying to me because I have a hard time removing the caps, but compared to the actual project, this is a pretty minor annoyance.

Colourpop Creme Gel Liner “Prance”, “Show Me”, “Get Paid” – These creme liners are awesome! The color payoff is absolutely insane, and they are super easy to apply. The only annoyance is that these liners are so creamy, they tend to break off. Not much harm done in my eyes, since I tend to just stick the product back in and continue to use it anyway.

Marcelle Curling and Lengthening Mascara – While I don’t really plan on going out of my way to purchase this (I received it as a sample from Birchbox), this is a REALLY great mascara. The formula is great for holding a curl and length, and the brush also gives the desired effect. The only reason I don’t plan to purchase this, is because I am hopelessly attached to my Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir 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 a lovely midweek.

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

Peachy Monochrome Eye Tutorial

Hello my lovelies!

 

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Since spring will be upon us in a matter of time, I was inspired by rose golds and peaches in my color palette. I’m also really loving the monochrome trend (everything is in the same color hue), and figured I’d give it some more loving on my blog. Please excuse my right eyebrow, I realized only after I took this photo that it’s looking pretty patchy, which I went on to fix later.

 

Let’s get started:

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  1. Prime the eyelids and set with shadow one, or any other matte shadow that matches your skin tone.
  2. Blend shadow two into the crease and just below the brow bone, from the outer to inner corners. This is our transition shade.
  3. Pack shadow three onto the outer corners of the eyes and blend out, dragging slightly into the crease. apply as much as you would like for desired intensity.
  4. Wet a packing brush and take shadow four all over the lid, stopping about halfway from the outer corner.
  5. Go back in with shadow four to blend out any harsh edges along the seams of the eyeshadows.
  6. Run shadow two along the entire lower lashline and blend downward. Place shadow three onto the outer corner, and shadow four onto the inner corner, mirroring the eyelid.
  7. Line the water line with a peach, rose gold, or light brown eyeliner. In my case, I used a metallic gel liner in a rose gold shade.
  8. Curl and coat your lashes, apply falsies if you wish.

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

Stay beautiful!

 

Products Used:

Foundation – Too Faced Born This Way Foundation “Snow”

Concealer – Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer “Fair Neutral”

Under Eye Setting Powder – Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Setting Powder

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

Contour – Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit “Contour”

Bronzer – Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer “Murumuru”

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

Highlighter – Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed “Champagne Pop”

Brows – NYX Micro Brow Pencil “Ash Brown”

Eyeshadow – Morphe 350 Palette

Eyeliner – Colourpop Creme Gel Pencil “Get Paid”

Mascara – Marcelle Xtension Plus Curl

Lips – Urban Decay Vice Lipstick “Stark Naked”

 
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

Deep Purple Smokey Eye Tutorial

Hello my lovelies!

 

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In my sick and bored state this weekend, I decided to play around with my makeup in order to create a more dramatic look, something I don’t usually wear. Over the holidays, I received a beautiful single shadow by M.A.C. from my aunt. I figured hey, glitter makes me feel better, so why not play around? For this entire look, I used only two eyeshadows, both from M.A.C., but you can use anything similar you have. One shadow is from the Warm Neutrals palette and does not have a name, so I will be describing the color when I use it instead. If you have questions about what shadow it is specifically, please feel free to leave me a comment!

 

Let’s get started:

 

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  1. Prime the eyelids and set with a shadow that closely matches your skintone.
  2. With the Maybelline Color Tattoo crayon in “Lilac Dust”, cover the entire lid and slightly into the crease. We will blend this further with shadow.
  3. Using “Feel the Fever” (or any deep, sparkly purple shadow that you own), Wet a brush and pack this all over the entire lid.
  4. Using a deep plum or black shadow, blend out all harsh edges throughout the crease. I went more editorial and blending the glitter up into my crease as well, but you do not have to do this
  5. On the outer corner, pack and blend out that same dark shadow for added defintion.
  6. For the lower lashline, blend out the dark shadow at least halfway from the outer corner.
  7. Blend “Feel the Fever” across the inner half, reaching toward the inner corner.
  8. Line the water line with the same “Lilac Dust” crayon.
  9. Apply a white highlighter or eyeshadow to the inner tear duct.
  10. Curl and coat your lashes, apply 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 a wonderful hump day!

Stay beautiful!

 

Products Used:

Foundation – Too Faced Born This Way Foundation “Snow”

Concealer – NYX HD Concealer “Porcelain”

Under Eye Setting Powder – Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

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

Contour – NARS Blush Duo “Olympia”

Bronzer – Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder “1 Golden Light”

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

Highlight – Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed “Pearl”

Brows – Anastasia Beverly Hills Brown Definer “Chocolate”

Eyeshadow – M.A.C. Dazzleshadow “Feel the Fever”, M.A.C. Warm Neutrals Palette

Eyeliner – Maybelline Color Tattoo Concentrated Crayon “720 Lilac Dust”

Mascara – Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir

Lips – NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream “Cairo”

 

 

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