Beauty

Rainbow Pride: Blue

Hello my lovelies!

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Let’s get started:

 

 

Eyelids:

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

Lashline:

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

Other:

  1. Highlight the tear duct with any white highlighting shade. I used the same one for my face.
  2. Curl and coat your lashes with mascara, apply falsies if you’d like.

 

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

 

Stay beautiful!

 

Products used:

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

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

Under Eye Setting Powder – Maybelline Master Fix Setting+Perfecting Loose Powder

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

Contour – Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer “Murumuru”

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

Highlight – Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed “Pearl”

Brows – ABH Brow Definer “Chocolate”

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

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

Mascara – L’oreal Voluminous Mascara “Blackest Black”

Lips – Colourpop Ultra Matte Lipstick “Trap”

 

 

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

Beauty

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

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!

 

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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!

 

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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!

 

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

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

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

 

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

Stay beautiful!

 

Products Used:

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

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

Under Eye Setting Powder – Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

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

Contour – NARS Blush Duo “Olympia”

Bronzer – Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder “1 Golden Light”

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

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

Brows – NYX Micro Brow Pencil “Ash Brown”

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

Mascara – Marcelle Curling and Lengthening Mascara

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

 

 

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

Beauty

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!

 

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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

Sweet Springy Valentine’s Tutorial

Hello my lovelies!

 

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

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

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

Let’s get started:

 

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

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

Stay beautiful!

Products Used:

Foundation – Maybelline Dream Cushion Liquid Foundation “10 Porcelain”

Concealer – NYX HD Photogenic Concealer Wand “Porcelain”

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

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

Contour – Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer “Murumuru”

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

Brows – Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer “Chocolate”

Eyeshadow – NYX Highlight and Contour Pro Palette

Eyeliner – Colourpop Creme Gel Liner “Prance”

Mascara – L’oreal Voluminous Butterfly Sculpt

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

 

 

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