Beauty

Rainbow Pride: Blue

Hello my lovelies!

 

BlueRainbowFace
Still not naked

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

 

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

 

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

 

Let’s get started:

 

 

Eyelids:

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

Lashline:

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

Other:

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

 

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

 

Stay beautiful!

 

Products used:

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

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

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

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

Contour – Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer “Murumuru”

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

Highlight – Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed “Pearl”

Brows – ABH Brow Definer “Chocolate”

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

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

Mascara – L’oreal Voluminous Mascara “Blackest Black”

Lips – Colourpop Ultra Matte Lipstick “Trap”

 

 

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

Beauty

Rainbow Pride: Purple

Hello my lovelies!

 

PurpleRainbowFace

 

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: Brown

Hello my lovelies!

 

BrownRainbowFace

 

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

 

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

 

Let’s get started:

 

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Photo via Morphe

Eyelids:

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

Lower Lashline:

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

Other:

  1. Pack shadow six onto the tear duct for an added highlight.
  2. Line the waterline with any brown or bronzey liner.
  3. Curl and coat your lashes with brown mascara.

 

That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it really helps me out. Also don’t forget to have a fabulous Wednesday. I will hopefully be posting every day for this series.

 

Stay beautiful!

 

Products Used:

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

Concealer – Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer “Fair”

Under Eye Setting Powder – Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

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

Contour – NARS Blush Duo “Olympia”

Bronzer – Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer “Murumuru”

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

Highlight – Smashbox Spotlight Palette “Blow a Fuse Pearl”

Brows – ABH Brow Definer “Chocolate”

Eyeshadow – Morphe 35O Palette

Eyeliner – Colourpop Creme Gel Liner “Show Me”

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

Lips – ABH Liquid Lipstick “Ashton”

 

 

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

Beauty

Rainbow Pride: Orange

Hello my lovelies!

 

OrangeRainbowFace
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!

 

YellowGoldHaloFace

 

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

 

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

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

 

Let’s get started:

 

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Photo via Ulta.com
Eyelids:

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

Lower Lashline:

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

Other:

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

 

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

 

Stay beautiful!

 

Products Used:

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

Concealer – Tarte Shape Tape Concealer “Fair”

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

Under Eye Setting Powder – Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

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

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

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

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

Brows – ABH Brow Definer “Chocolate”

Eyeshadow – ABH Makeup by Mario Palette

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

Mascara – L’oreal Voluminous Original “Blackest Black”

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

 

 

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

 

 

Digs and Duds

May Digs and Duds

Hello my lovelies!

 

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

 

Let’s get started:

 

Digs


 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it really helps me out. Also don’t forget to have a lovely Monday. If you have any bad weather heading your way, I currently feel your pain.

Stay beautiful!

 

 

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

 

 

Beauty

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!

 

CopperLinerFace

 

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!

 

CrueltyFreeEyes

 

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!

 

CrueltyFreeFace

 

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.