Beauty

Rainbow Pride: Purple

Hello my lovelies!

 

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Today’s chosen rainbow color contribution is purple, a personal favorite. I did stick with a nude lip, since I don’t own any cool toned purple lipsticks, but I think they idea of the series still shines through.

 

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Today, I used the Kat von D Innerstellar palette, something I have reviewed and praised in the past. However, I need to make one small correction in my review. All of the shadows are pretty pigmented and look beautiful, EXCEPT for the dark purple I used in this look. I understand that purples are much harder to make, but this dark purple was incredibly patchy and did not blend as well as the other two purples in the palette. Maybe it’s because it’s darker, but the inconsistency does bother me slightly. Regardless, I still think this look turned out well, because my new Milani Palette came in and saved the day! Remember that piece of crap foiled one I hated hard on? Well, this vital brights one I recently received is actually pretty fantastic so far, and a great, inexpensive way to incorporate more color into my looks.

 

Let’s get started:

 

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The Eyelids:

  1. Prime and set the lids with a bone color or skin toned shadow of your choosing.
  2. Blend shadow one through the entire crease, blowing out slightly onto the brow bone. This is our transition shade to help blend out the purples.
  3. Place shadow two into the deepest part of the crease, and blend halfway in toward the inner corner.
  4. Pack shadow three all over the lid. Blend out any harsh edges with a fluffy blending brush.

The Lashline:

  1. Smoke shadow one across the entire lower lashline. I dragged this shade pretty low in order to help with the purples blending out, and to create a more smokey look.
  2. Blend shadow two from the outer corner, halfway inward, just like the top. connect the shadow to the lid.
  3. Pack shadow three onto the inner half of the lashline. Do not use a heavy hand with this shade, because we want to create a slight ombre effect.
  4. Place shadow four onto the tear duct for an added highlight. If you like a brow bone highlight, this would also look really cool there.

Other:

  1. Line the waterline with a black liner. If this gets messy, feel free to blend this onto the lashline for more intensity.
  2. *Optional* If you want a more intense look, you can always take the black shadow and pack it onto the outer corner.
  3. 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 a lovely Thursday. I’ll be back tomorrow with another color for this series.

 

Stay beautiful!

 

Products Used:

Foundation – Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation “0.5”

Concealer – Tarte Shape Tape Contour 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 – Too Faced Cocoa Powder Foundation “Porcelain”

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

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

Highlight – Jeffree Star Cosmetics x MannyMUA Skin Frost “Eclipse”, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed “Rose Quartz”

Brows – ABH Brow Definer “Chocolate”

Eyeshadow – Kat Von D Innerstellar Palette, Milani Everyday Eyes Powder Eyeshadow Collection “06 Vital Brights”

Eyeliner – Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner “Blacquer 42”

Mascara – Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Mascara

Lips – JSC Lip Ammunition “Celebrity Skin”, Bite Beauty Lip Gloss “Opal”

 

 

 

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

Fairytale Forest Eyeshadow

Hello my lovelies!

 

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I went a little crazy once again, but I was really feeling something green. I was mostly inspired by the army green color in the Jeffree Star Androgyny palette, but I needed a few more similar colors, and ended up finding the NYX Perfect Filter Shadow Palette in Olive You.

 

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For whatever reason, my eyeshadow looks lighter on one side than the other, but after constantly going over it again and checking in natural light, I deduced that they are, in fact, the same, so I’m going to blame that weirdness on my camera and time of day. Regardless, I do not feel that this is a reflection on pigmentation of either palette, because as I said, the eyes look exactly the same in natural lighting, and that’s what really matters to me.

 

Let’s get started:

 

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Eyelids:

  1. Prime and set with any skin color shadow.
  2. With shadow one, blend throughout the crease and close to the brow bone for a smooth transition shade.
  3. Blend “Safe Word” through the entire crease for some definition.
  4. Place “Military” slightly lower into the crease and blend once again. This look is mostly a bunch of blending colors together, so be patient.
  5. Pack shadow four onto the outer V of the lid, as well as into the lowest part of the crease, about halfway.
  6. Wet a brush and place shadow five onto the middle of the lid, fusing into the outer corner shade.
  7. Wet the brush once again and place shadow six onto the inner corner, blending in with the middle shade.
  8. Blend out any harsh edges with “Safe Word”.

Lower Lashline:

  1. Mix the first shade of the NYX palette and “Safe Word” and blend all across the lashline.
  2. Mix “Military” and shade four of the NYX Palette, blending onto the outer corner and connecting to the top outer corner.
  3. Place shadow six onto the inner corner and tear duct for some brightness.

Other:

  1. Line the waterline with a nude or white eyeliner.
  2. 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 an awesome hump day, and if you’re on summer break, congrats, you earned it!

 

Stay beautiful!

 

Products used:

Foundation – NYX Total Control Drop Foundation “Porcelain”, Clarins Everlasting Foundation “Ivory”

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

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

Under Eye Setting Powder – Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

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

Contour – NARS Blush Duo “Olympia”

Bronzer – Bobbi Brown Bronzer “01 Golden Light”

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

Highlight – Smashbox Spotlight Palette “Blow A Fuse Pearl”

Brows – Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer “Chocolate”

Eyeshadow – Jeffree Star Androgyny Palette, NYX Perfect Filter Shadow Palette “Olive You”

Eyeliner – Rimmel London Exaggerate Waterproof Definer “Nude”

Mascara – Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara

Lips – Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick “I’m Shook”

 

 

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

Cruelty Free Eye Makeup Tutorial

Hello my lovelies!

 

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You might notice some similarities between this look and my cruelty free makeup look. That’s because this is the eye portion, which I wanted to dedicate a separate post to. I’m going to keep this short, as I’m in the car on a Verizon Jetpack, on the way to D.C. for my cousin’s graduation.

 

Let’s get started:

 

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Eyelids:

  1. Prime the eyes and set with a powder or shadow.
  2. Blend “Safe Word” on a large fluffy brush throughout the crease, extending from inner to outer corner.
  3. Pack and blend “Dominatrix” on the outer corner of the lid, extending in a diagonal motion toward the brow. Blend this shadow into the outer crease for added intensity.
  4. On a flat shader brush, pack “Frosting” on the inner half of the lid, increasing to the intensity that you desire.
  5. Blend out the harsh edges between the two shades on the lid with “Dominatrix”. Fluff this very lightly over the harsh edge of “Frosting” in order to blend out.

Lashline:

  1. Blend “Safe Word” across the entire lashline.
  2. With a pencil brush, place “Dominatrix” on the outer third, blending halfway in.
  3. Place “Frosting” on the inner third of the lashline.

Other:

  1. Place “Frosting” on the inner tear duct as a highlight.
  2. Line the waterline with a gold toned liner.
  3. Curl and coat your lashes. Add 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’ forget to have a beautiful Wednesday.

 

Stay beautiful!

 

Products Used:

Foundation – Too Faced Born This Way Foundation “Snow”

Concealer – Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer “Fair”

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

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

Contour/Bronzer – NYX Highlight and Contour Pro Palette

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

Highlight – Jeffree Star Cosmetics Skin Frost “Eclipse”

Brows – Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer “Chocolate”

Eyeshadow – Jeffree Star Cosmetics Androgyny Palette

Eyeliner – Colourpop Creme Gel Liner “Get Paid”

Mascara – Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara

Lips – Jeffree Star Cosmetics Lip Ammunition “Androgyny”, Anastasia Beverly Hills Lipgloss “Gilded”

 

 

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

Cruelty Free Makeup Look

Hello my lovelies!

 

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Today’s post is not really a tutorial, but a list of products I used on my face that are cruelty free! I know that cruelty free has been a bit of a “trend” lately, so to speak, so I decided to step out of my creative box and try to round up products that I already own for a full face.

 

 

A small bit of info on the products I will be using:

  • All of the products used on my face are CRUELTY FREE, however, not all products are specifically noted as VEGAN. Cruelty Free ONLY products will be underlined, and COMBINATION products will be in bold.
  • All brands used are either self-described as cruelty free, or certified cruelty free. If I made a mistake, I’m sorry!
  • Some parent companies of these brands are NOT cruelty free, but the brands themselves are. I will denote these individual brands with an asterisk (*) in case this is important to you in particular.
  • At least ONE of these brands is not certified to my knowledge, however, consulting the website and ingredient list has led me to believe that they are a cruelty free brand.
  • Not ALL of my beauty tools are cruelty free, however, I am very pleased that my beloved BeautyBlender is!

 

While you’re reading this, keep in mind that using or not using cruelty free and/or vegan makeup does not make you a good or bad person in particular. You are in control of your own choices and finances, and you have every right to spend your money on products how you choose. I am not doing this post to shame those who do not follow the cruelty free and/or vegan lifestyle, rather to challenge myself and learn more about the products I use. This post is in no way implying that I will be throwing away my unapproved beauty products. I use products that are good for ME, regardless of where they come from, and everyone should feel free to do the same!

 

I digress. I hope you guys find this product list interesting, and maybe you’ll learn a lot of new things about how makeup is made, just like I did!

 

Cruelty free full face products:

  • Foundation: Too Faced Born This Way Foundation* – The individual brand Too Faced has been a member of PETA’s cruelty free program since 2001. However, Estee Lauder, their parent company, is not certified cruelty free because it is a company that sells in China, where animal testing is required.

 

  • Concealer: Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer* – The individual brand Tarte is a member of PETA’s cruelty free program. However, KOSE, their parent company, is not certified cruelty free because it is a company that sells in China, where animal testing is required.

 

  • Under Eye Setting Powder: NYX HD Finishing Powder in Banana* – The individual brand NYX has been a member of PETA’s cruelty free program since 2010. However, L’oreal, their parent company, is not certified cruelty free because it is a company that sells in China, where animal testing is required.

 

  • All Over Setting Powder: Too Faced Cocoa Powder Foundation* – Exact same information as mentioned above with the foundation!

 

  • Contour/Bronzer: NYX Highlight and Contour Pro Palette* – Exact Same information as mentioned above with the under eye setting powder!

 

  • Blush: Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush* – Exact Same information as mentioned above with the concealer!

 

  • Highlight: Jeffree Star Cosmetics Skin Frost in Eclipse – Jeffree Star Cosmetics is a cruelty free and vegan brand, and has been since its conception. The brand is a member of PETA’s cruelty free program.

 

  • Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer – Anastasia Beverly Hills is a cruelty free brand. The brand is a member of PETA’s cruelty free program.

 

  • Eyeshadow: Jeffree Star Cosmetics Androgyny Palette – Exact same information as mentioned above with the highlight!

 

  • Mascara: Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara – Marc Jacobs Beauty is a cruelty free brand, however, its sister company, Marc Jacobs, is NOT. The brand is not certified by any cruelty free organisation, however it is listed in many of their databases as a cruelty free brand.

 

  • Eyeliner: Colourpop Creme Gel Liner in Get Paid – Colourpop Cosmetics is a cruelty free brand. The brand is a member of PETA’s cruelty free program.

 

  • Lipstick: Jeffree Star Cosmetics Lip Ammunition in Androgyny – Exact same information as mentioned above with the highlight!

 

  • Lipgloss: Anastasia Beverly Hills Lipgloss in Gilded – Exact same information as mentioned above with the eyebrows!

 

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

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Wearing The Unwearable

Wearing The Unwearable: Pink Eyeshadow Tutorial

Hello my lovelies!

 

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I’ve decided to add yet another new category to my blogging, and I’m going to call it Wearing The Unwearable. My plan for this category is to address makeup and fashion ideas that are generally viewed as “unwearable”, and converting them to be appropriate for everyday looks.

 

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For the first installment, I chose to feature pink eyeshadow. When I browse through Instagram, I admittedly see a lot of pink eyeshadow creations. What I don’t see, is something that people would reasonably wear throughout their daily lives. Realistically, we aren’t all going to wear hot pink glitter on our lids and a hot pink eyeliner, and that’s totally ok!

Let’s get started:

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  1. Prime the eyelids and set ONLY the brow bone and crease. We will be using a cream shadow on the lid to start.
  2. With any pink based cream shadow (in my case, Maybelline Color Tattoo “Inked In Pink), cover the entire lid with an even layer. This pink cream shadow is going to amplify the actual pink powder shadow that we will be using later.
  3. Blend “Zone” throughout the entire crease, blending any harsh edges from the cream shadow along the way.
  4. Pack “Harajuku” all over the lid where we placed the cream shadow. This will “set” the cream as well.
  5. Blend a VERY small amount of “Blackout” on the outer corner and slightly into the crease. If you’re wearing this at nighttime specifically, then go ham, but I planned this look with daytime in mind.
  6. Blend out any harsh edges left behind by your shadow placements.
  7. On the lower lashline, drag “Zone” about halfway from the outer corner. Place a dab of “Blackout” on the outer corner only, and connect to the top lid.
  8. Line the waterline with a brightening liner of your choice.
  9. Curl and coat your lashes, apply falsies if you’d like.

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

Stay beautiful!

Products Used:

Foundation – Urban Decay All Nighter Waterproof Longwear Liquid Foundation “0.5”

Concealer/Corrector – Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid “Pink”, Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer “Fair Neutral”

Under Eye Powder – Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder 

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

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

Bronzer – Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer

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

Highlight – Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed “Rose Quartz”

Brows – Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer “Chocolate”

Eyeshadow – Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal 24 Hour Eyeshadow “55 Inked in Pink”, Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Palette.

Mascara – Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir

Lips – Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick “Patina”

 

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

Beauty

Brick Red Halo Eye Valentine’s Tutorial

Hello my lovelies!

 

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ANOTHER Valentine’s day look, although this one is a little more intense and sultry. I’m personally super into how this turned out, and I hope you guys like it too!

 

Let’s get started:

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  1. Prime and set the eyelids with shade one.
  2. Use a large fluffy brush and blend shade two throughout the entire crease as the transition shade.
  3. With a precise blending brush, blend shade three into the crease, not extending this shade to the brow bone or eyelid.
  4. Pack shade four onto the inner and outer corners of the lid, repeatedly blending and packing for desired intensity. Don’t worry about this getting messy or all over the lid, we’re going to pack on glitter anyway.
  5. Wet a flat shader brush and cover it in shade five, then pack only onto the middle of the lid.
  6. blend the harsh edges of the glitter with more of shade four.
  7. On the lower lashline, pack and blend shade four on the inner and outer corners, and place shade five onto the middle. This should mirror the lid.
  8. Create a wing with your favorite black liner.
  9. 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 weekend.

Stay beautiful!

Products Used:

Foundation – Too Faced Born This Way Foundation “Snow”

Concealer – Too Faced Born This Way Naturally Radiant Concealer “Very Fair”, NYX HD Concealer “Porcelain”

Under Eye Setting Powder – Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder

All Over Setting Powder – MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation “NC15”

Contour – Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Palette Mini

Bronzer – Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder “1 Golden Light”

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

Highlight – Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed “Champagne Pop”

Brows – Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer “Chocolate”

Eyeshadow – Morphe 35O Palette

Eyeliner – Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Crayon “Blacquer”, Kat Von D Tattoo Liner “Trooper”

Mascara – Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir

Lips – Jeffree Star Cosmetics Lip Ammunition “Celebrity Skin”, Buxom Wildly Whipped Soft Matte Lip Color “Centerfold”

 

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

Dark Navy Smokey Eye Tutorial

Hello my lovelies!

 

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Yet again stepping out of my comfort zone slightly, I decided to create a very dark smokey eye for you all. I originally wore this Wednesday night at Season 8 THE QUEENS show I went to, which was obviously amazing. Nothing beats seeing Kim Chi up close and getting a shirt signed by her.

 

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I won’t lie, lately I’ve been in a bit of a rut with my creativity. I haven’t been wearing much makeup over my break, mostly because I’ve felt lacking in the creativity department. Seeing this drag show reignited my creative juices, so rest assured I’ve got a lot of fun and interesting looks coming your way!

Let’s get started:

*Please Note that I use a shadow NOT included in this palette. Feel free to use whatever you have available*

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  1. Prime and set the eyelids with a bone colored shadow.
  2. With a tapered blending brush, blend “Lula” throughout the entire crease, creating a defined shadow.
  3. Mixing “Isabel” and “Violeta”, carve out the outer crease and add some definition. Don’t worry about making these shadows too noticeable, as we will be covering them up later.
  4. Use a small packing brush, and pack “Claudia” all over the lid, into the inner and outer corners.
  5. Using the same mix of “Isabel” and “Violeta”, blend out any harsh edges from the blue shadow. Remember that this is supposed to look hazy, don’t get too caught up with crisp lines and precision.
  6. If you feel that your dark shadows have extended too high up to the brow bone, use your setting shade to clean up the area.
  7. Place any black shadow you own onto the outer corner with a pencil brush, and blend into the outer corner. Layer this at least 2-3 times, using smaller amounts of shadow at a time. Remember that you can ALWAYS build up a dark shadow, but it’s harder to take it away.
  8. For the bottom, blend the same black eyeshadow along the outer half. The lower you blend, the more dramatic this look will be.
  9. Take “Claudia” onto the inner half of the lashline.
  10. Line the waterline with a black Pencil Liner. Set with black eyeshadow if you have problems with lasting ability.
  11. Apply a White shimmer shade to the tear ducts for a highlight.
  12. Curl and coat your lashes, add falsies if that’s your thang.

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 Friday afternoon and evening.

Stay Beautiful!

 

Products Used:

Foundation – Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation “0.5”

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

Undereye Setting Powder – Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder, NYX HD Finishing Powder “Banana”

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

Contour – NARS Contour Blush “Olympia”

Bronzer – NYX Highlight and Contour Pro Palette “Toffee”

Blush – Lancome Blush Subtil “Aplum”

Highlight – Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter “Pearl”

Brows – Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer “Chocolate”

Eyeshadow – Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette By Mario, Urban Decay “Blackout”

Eyeliner – Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon “Blacquer”

Mascara – Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir 

Lips – Too Faced Lip Injection Glossy “Milkshake”, Jeffree Star Cosmetics Lip Ammunition “Celebrity Skin”

 

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

Year In Review: 2016 Favorites

Hello my lovelies!

 

As of yesterday, I have been ridiculously sick and hiding in my bedroom since, so I’ve decided to post my 2016 favorites a little earlier than I planned, just to keep my weekly rhythm going.

Let’s get started:

Favorite Cleanser: Lush Cosmetics Herbalism Face and Body Cleanser – This stuff honestly smells tragic, but I love what it does to my skin. This stuff sucks up any extra oil I have, and takes care of my cystic acne. I stopped using this for most of this year, but I just recently switched back and rediscovered my love for this product.

Favorite Moisturizer: Tatcha Balanced Pore Perfecting Water Gel Moisturizer – I feel like this product has gotten majorly mixed reviews, but I absolutely adore it. First off, the packaging is gorgeous, second, the product actually works. This moisturizer hydrates my skin and combats my oiliness.

Favorite Foundation: Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation “0.5” – I first tried this out around August and posted an in depth review, and I’ve been in love ever since. The shade range is ridiculous, and 0.5 is just my perfect shade. The coverage and lasting power of this foundation also gets an A+.

Favorite Concealer: Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer “Fair Neutral” – I know I sound like a broken record mentioning this for the thousandth time, but it just works so well for me that I can’t stop. I have been on a hunt like no other to try and find something better, but so far I haven’t been successful. This concealer is essentially everything I could want in my life.

Favorite Undereye Powder: NYX Cosmetics HD Finishing Powder “Banana” – I don’t know what sorcery is in this powder, but it’s somehow light enough to not make my under eyes completely yellow and dark, after I’ve worked so hard to brighten with concealer (you know what I’m talking about, fellow pale girl).

Favorite All Over Face Powder: M.A.C. Studio Finish Powder Plus Foundation “NC15” – This powder is ALSO pale enough for me, which brings me a special type of joy. I am well aware that some say putting powder foundation on top of your foundation to set it is wrong, but if that’s the case, I don’t want to be right.

Favorite Contour: Smashbox #Shapematters Contour Shade – This is oddly specific, but this particular shade in the palette is the answer to my contour prayers. The powder is so luxurious, and just the perfect color for creating shadow.

Favorite Bronzer: Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder “Golden Light” – I’ve had this shit for ages and barely made a dent, so the pigmentation is definitely there. Surprisingly, this isn’t the lightest or ashiest bronzer, but it still looks amazing on my skin. There’s no sheen either, which is a huge bonus for me since I don’t want to be glowing absolutely everywhere.

Favorite Blush: Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush “Dollface” – I consider this my every day “nude” shade, despite the fact that it is a light baby pink. Because of my paleness, traditional nude blushes just don’t look great on me, but a light pink flush makes me look way more alive than I really am.

Favorite Highlight: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector “Pearl” – YASSSS something pale enough for me. I’d glue glitter to my face any day, and this highlighter just reinforces that. I know the chunkier glitter highlight isn’t everyone’s thing, but it’s sure as hell mine.

Favorite Brow Product: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer “Chocolate” – I have an ongoing relationship with this eyebrow pencil, and we’ll never break up. I live for the pigmentation and ease of use with this product, and the spoolie on the end will always be there for me when I need it most.

Favorite Eyeshadow Palette: Morphe 35O Palette – More and more, I find myself using this palette in my every day life. Warm neutrals are my shit, and this palette is filled with them. I love the fact that I paid 22 bucks for this palette too!

Favorite Mascara: Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara – You already know it. Do I need to explain my relationship with this mascara? No. It’s special. Leave me alone.

Favorite Liquid Lipstick Brand: Too Faced Melted Matte Liquefied Long Wear Matte Lipstick – I only have 2 shades from this range, but I love them till death do us part. This formula is super matte, but not at all drying. I am hoping and praying that Too Faced comes out with more shades eventually.

Favorite Bullet Lipstick Brand: Bite Beauty – I can’t rave enough about this brand. I love the all natural ingredients, the creaminess, and the pigmentation of these lipsticks. Fun fact, the brand is called Bite because the ingredients in their products are “good enough to eat”. How bomb is that?

Favorite Lipgloss Brand: NYX Butter Lipgloss – These babies are a drugstore classic. I know everyone loves them, but can you blame them? The pigmentation is all there, and the formula doesn’t glue your lips together. I wear gloss almost never, but when I do, this is the formula I go for.

I did not mention a few favorite product categories, simply because I haven’t found favorites to fill those spots. Believe me, I’m working on it!

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 hump day.

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

Orange Glitter Eye Tutorial

Hello my lovelies!

 

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Before I even start, I just want to say how much I LOVE how this turned out. The stark orange really makes my blue eyes pop.

I wore this look for Turkey Day this year. As usual, this was a fairly easy eye look to achieve, and I’m so happy to be sharing it with you guys!

Let’s get started:

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  1. Prime the eyelids and set all over with shade one.
  2. With a large domed fluffy brush, distribute shade two throughout the entire crease, all the way to the inner corner.
  3. With a flat shader brush, apply shade three onto the outer corner of the eye. Blend this slightly into the crease at the outer edge. Add as much shadow as desired for more dimension.
  4. Wet a packing brush and apply shade four all over the eyelid, blending out the edge of the outer crease shadow with this glitter shade. For more intensity, wait for the glitter shadow to dry, then apply a dry layer of the same shade again. This will mimic applying a loose glitter onto your eyes.
  5. Going back in with shade two, blend out any harsh edges in the crease.
  6. For the lower lashline, apply shade three to the outer half, blending slightly downward for a smoky effect.
  7. With shade four, place this on the inner half of the lashline. Unlike the outer corner shade, we are NOT going to smoke this out, so be fairly precise with application.
  8. Highlight the tear ducts with shade five.
  9. Curl and coat your lashes with mascara. 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 a wonderful winter season, and good luck on finals to any students out there!

Stay beautiful!

 

Products used:

Morphe 35O 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.