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

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

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

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

Copper Liner Eyes

Hello my lovelies!

 

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Today’s look is super simple, but is definitely still quite noticeable. I’m not much of a standard black wing kind of person, but I absolutely love colorful wings, as well as much more subtle brown wings, very similar to the one I have here.

 

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If you’re like me and just not very good at doing winged eyeliner, I find it best to use an eye pencil to get the job done. I really love using the Colourpop creme gel liners to do wings, as they are a much smaller twist-up-pencil, which makes creating precise lines much easier. It may take a little more work to finesse the liner in such a way that it could fool anyone into thinking you used liquid or gel liner, but I think the effort is worth it.

 

Let’s get started:

 

Eyelids:

  1. I did not actually use any eyeshadow palette, since I wanted the focus to be on the copper eyeliner.
  2. Place your favorite bronzer into the crease of the eye, and blend out to create some definition. It is best to blend the shadow on the outer corners in the direction that your wing will also go.
  3. Wash the same bronzer all over the lid to create some color.
  4. With any copper colored eyeliner, create a sharp, mildly thick wing on both eyes.

Lower Lashline:

  1. Using the same bronzer, lightly define the entire lower lashline.
  2. Place a flesh toned eyeliner into the waterline, to create a more awake effect.

Other:

  1. Place a highlighter of your choice, preferably gold toned, into the inner tear duct of the eye for some brightness.
  2. Curl and coat your lashes, apply falsies if you prefer.
  3. Side note: This look would also be beautiful with a brown mascara, however I do not currently own one, so black was my only option.

 

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.

 

Stay beautiful!

 

 

Products Used: 

Foundation – Too Faced Born This Way Foundation “Snow”

Concealer – Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer “Fair”

Under Eye Setting Powder – Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Setting Powder 

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

Contour – Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer “Murumuru”

Bronzer – Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder “1 Golden Light”

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

Highlight – Smashbox Spotlight Palette Pearl “Blow A Fuse Pearl”

Brows – NYX Micro Brow Pencil “Ash Brown”

Eyeliner – Colourpop Creme Gel Liner “Get Paid”

Mascara – The Beauty Crop Fabulous Flocking Lashes

Lips – Maybelline Color Jolt Intense Lip Paint “05 Stripped Down”, Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss “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 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.

 

 

 

 

 

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

Gold Festival Full Face Look

Hello my lovelies!

 

Festival Face

 

I was basically messing around with glitter yesterday, and somehow came up with something so over-the-top, I’m just going to label it as a festival look. I’m not going to go super in depth on the steps behind the face and eyes, rather an overall explanation of what I did to reach this level of insanity. I hope you all enjoy it!

 

Festival Eyes

 

Let’s get started:

Eyelids –

  1. take any neutral toned brown shadow and blend throughout the crease as a transition shade. This will support the intense glitter and help it not look so stark.
  2. Place a darker brown shadow on the outer corners and blend outward. I blended my shadow up toward my brow as well, because this is how I prefer my shadow shape, but anything works.
  3. Take whatever golden glitter, shadow, or pigment you fancy, and pack it all over, melding into the darker shadow. I brought the glitter into my crease to mimic a lazy cut crease, since my hooded eyelids cause glitter shadow to travel up there anyway.
  4. Line the eyelid with a black liquid or gel eyeliner. I initially did a wing, but didn’t love how it looked, so kept this down to a thick bar across the lashline. You can do this step any way you want.

Lower Lashline –

  1. Take any rich, aqua colored eye pencil, and line the waterline and lower lashline from inner to outer corner. Blend out as needed.

Other –

  1. Generously coat your upper lashes if you plan to go without false lashes, or apply falsies.
  2. Optional, but I decided to coat the lower lashes with a blue mascara, as I wanted them to not take away from the aqua liner. They are still a bit darker, but not as stark as the black mascara. You can go sans lower mascara if you would prefer.

Face Glitter –

  1. Above the brows, use any glitter product (I prefer liquid) to mimic a second “brow” above your natural one. Above the glitter brow, draw tiny dots to frame it.
  2. Take the same glitter and place glitter freckles all over your face. Since I am clearly not trying to mimic natural freckles, I placed them in a more uniform shape, almost like deer spots. You can use either method, but the real benefit is being able to cover blemishes with glitter.
  3. Draw a line down the philtrum (that dent between your nose and top of your lip), skip the lips, and continue slightly down the chin. You can purse your lips really tightly together in order to get an accurate straight line.
  4. For the lips, I applied an already metallic liquid lipstick, but when would I not need more glitter? I took the same liquid glitter I have been using, placed it on my fourth finger, and blended onto my lips after the lipstick dried down. This is going to feel a little funky on the lips once it is dry, so if you have difficulties with slight texture on your lips, I would suggest skipping this step, or using an actual top coat meant for this purpose.

 

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, the weekend is coming!

Stay beautiful!

 

Products Used:

Foundation – Rimmel Lasting Finish Skin Perfecting Full Coverage Foundation “091 Light Ivory”

Concealer – Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer “Fair”

Under Eye Setting Powder – Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

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

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

Highlight – Smashbox Spotlight Palette – Pearl “Blow a Fuse”

Brows – Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer “Chocolate”

Glitter – Urban Decay Liquid Moondust Eyeshadow “Chem Trail”

Eyeshadow – Morphe 35O Palette

Lips – Milani Amore Metallics Lip Creme “06 Mattely In Love”

 

 

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

Beauty

Spring Trends: Pink Eyeshadow and Red Lips

Hello my lovelies!

 

SpringOnTrend

 

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

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

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

 

Springontrendeyes

 

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

Stay beautiful!

 

Products Used:

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

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

Under Eye Setting Powder – Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

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

Contour – NARS Blush Duo “Olympia”

Bronzer – Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder “1 Golden Light”

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

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

Brows – NYX Micro Brow Pencil “Ash Brown”

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

Mascara – Marcelle Curling and Lengthening Mascara

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

 

 

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