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: 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

 

 

 

Digs and Duds

May Digs and Duds

Hello my lovelies!

 

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

 

Let’s get started:

 

Digs


 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Duds


 

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

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

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

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

 

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

Stay beautiful!

 

 

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

 

 

Beauty

Cool Toned Purples Tutorial

Hello my lovelies!

 

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

 

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Let’s get started:

 

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Photo via Lesley Makeup

Eyelids:

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

Lower Lashline:

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

Other:

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

 

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

 

Stay beautiful!

 

Products Used:

Foundation – Clarins Everlasting Foundation “103 Ivory”

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

Under Eye Setting Powder – Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder 

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

Contour – NARS Blush Duo “Olympia”

Bronzer – Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer “Murumuru”

Highlight – Jeffree Star Cosmetics Skin Frost “Eclipse”

Brows – Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer “Chocolate”

Eyeshadow – M.A.C. Cool Neutrals Palette

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

Mascara – Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips – Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick “Daddy”

 

 

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

 

 

 

Beauty

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.

Wearing The Unwearable

Wearing The Unwearable: Pink Eyeshadow Tutorial

Hello my lovelies!

 

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

 

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

Let’s get started:

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

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

Stay beautiful!

Products Used:

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

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

Under Eye Powder – Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder 

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

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

Bronzer – Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer

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

Highlight – Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed “Rose Quartz”

Brows – Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer “Chocolate”

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

Mascara – Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir

Lips – Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick “Patina”

 

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

 

Beauty

Peachy Monochrome Eye Tutorial

Hello my lovelies!

 

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

 

Let’s get started:

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

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

Stay beautiful!

 

Products Used:

Foundation – Too Faced Born This Way Foundation “Snow”

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

Under Eye Setting Powder – Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Setting Powder

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

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

Bronzer – Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer “Murumuru”

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

Highlighter – Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed “Champagne Pop”

Brows – NYX Micro Brow Pencil “Ash Brown”

Eyeshadow – Morphe 350 Palette

Eyeliner – Colourpop Creme Gel Pencil “Get Paid”

Mascara – Marcelle Xtension Plus Curl

Lips – Urban Decay Vice Lipstick “Stark Naked”

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

Digs and Duds

January Digs and Duds

 

Hello my lovelies!

I feel like I haven’t done one of these in a long ass time, but I’m back with my monthly favorites and not-so-favorites for you all!

 

Digs


 

M.A.C 221 Brush – In case some of you are fairly new to my blog, I have slightly hooded eyelids, which can make blending transition shade and crease shades pretty difficult with a standard blending brush. This is because I have a relatively short space between my lid and my brow bone, which can make blending look really messy pretty quickly. This brush is an angel sent from heaven to answer my blending needs. The bristles are tighter, making the overall brush smaller, and a MUCH better fit into my crease. Bonus, it blends any shadow like a dream too.

Urban Decay Self-Adjusting Complexion Primer – Based on the reviews, I kind of bought this product thinking I would dislike it, and initially, I was right. After trying it multiple ways though, I realized that a little goes a very long way, much like any other adjusting/pore filling/mattifying primer. I don’t even use a full pump, and this product definitely does what it advertises.

Sonia Kashuk Soft Focus Satin Matte Foundation – While the shade range is pretty disappointing in my opinion (much like most drugstore items), I LOVE the finish and coverage of this foundation! I’m genuinely shocked that I haven’t seen more hype surrounding this product, because it is damn good. Like I previously said, the only con is the shade range, but I am easily able to fix this with my shade adjusting drops, which I will also be talking about.

Maybelline Dream Cushion Liquid Foundation On-The-Go – I’m not sure how I feel about calling this foundation “on the go”, but I’ve been using this foundation constantly ever since I bought it about three weeks ago. The finish isn’t crazy dewy, and the coverage is definitely a medium but buildable coverage. Again, shade range isn’t great, but I’m head over heels anyway.

The Body Shop Lightening Shade Adjusting Drops – Admittedly, I was pretty worried about using these drops, fearing they would totally change the formula of my foundations. Luckily, they didn’t but they sure as hell lighten any of my foundations that are currently too dark for me. In my eyes, this is a great money saver, because it allows you to use your foundations all year round, meaning there’s no chance for your products to expire, since you’ll be using them!

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder – I originally got a sample version of this from a Sephora rewards perk, and the sifter made me hate the product, mostly because it didn’t give me any product to begin with. I took a risk and bought a full size version, and not only does the sifter work REALLY well, but the powder definitely deserves the hype it gets from beauty gurus. This powder is truly wonderful for setting the under the eyes, however it does not add coverage, so if that is what you’re expecting, stop now.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario – I know this was limited edition (I’m sorry!), but I’m just in love. I’ve never owned any ABH shadows previous to this palette, and I honestly am not sure why I didn’t. These shadows are GORGEOUS, and are probably the highest quality that I own. I only have 1 and 1/2 downsides to this palette, and I say 1/2 because I personally don’t consider it a downside, but some of you may. For me, the true downside is that I can’t create a full look with these shadows 100% of the time, but realistically that’s ok for me, since I own plenty of other palettes anyway. Second, these shadows do have kickback, but this just isn’t something I worry about.

M.A.C. Warm Neutrals Shadow Palette – I’m pretty sure I didn’t need another palette full of warm neutrals, but my mom got me this and I’m obsessed with it anyway. What makes this palette unique is the warm pinks, which are super fun to work with. However, much like the Master palette, I feel like I can’t get a full look out of this palette all the time, especially since it only has two matte shades. Regardless, these shadows are great quality, and every single color is beautiful.

 

Duds


 

L’oreal Paris Infallible Total Cover Foundation – I want to start by saying I don’t hate this product, but I don’t love it either. I do very much like the coverage, however I’m not particularly wowed by this foundation. I can’t help but compare this to the pro matte foundation, which is one of my favorite drugstore foundations, and offers virtually the same effect as this one.

Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Concealer and Corrector – Again, I don’t hate this product, but it just doesn’t work for me, mainly due to the minimal coverage and shades. I of course picked up the lightest shade available, and for whatever reason, it’s darker than my actual skintone. Weirdly, I love the better skin foundation and have no shade issues with it. Rarely do I return products, but this was sadly returned to Target.

 

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 weekend.

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

ANTI Valentine’s Makeup Tutorial

Hello my lovelies!

 

antivalentinesface

 

I know I’ve been posting a lot of Valentine’s tutorials, but don’t think for a second that I forgot about all of you anti-Valentine’s Day people out there. I know this has been a popular theme this year especially, so I in no way take credit for this idea, I just thought it would be super fun to do!

I did not use any particular eyeshadow palette for this look, so I will be listing the shade names throughout the instructions. I used all Urban Decay single shadows for this tutorial. The Lid shade, Fireball, is probably one of my favorite eyeshadows ever. I love the duochrome shift, and I especially love that it looks TOTALLY different on the eyelids versus the inner corner, even though it’s the same shadow!

Also, please excuse my horrifically bloodshot eyes. For whatever reason, they were just not happy with me putting ANYTHING near my eyeballs today.

Let’s get started:

 

antivalentineseyes

 

  1. Prime the eyelids and set all over with “Foxy” or any other shade that matches your skin color.
  2. Use “Tease” to carve out the crease and create a smokey transition.
  3. Define the outer corner of the eye with “Secret Service”, repeatedly packing on the shadow and blending outward and slightly into the crease, until the desired intensity is achieved.
  4. Wet a shadow brush and pack “Fireball” all over the first half of the lid, lightly blending into the dark outer corner.
  5. With the “Zero” eyeliner from Urban Decay, line the upper and lower waterlines.
  6. Create a thin bar across the lid with your favorite liquid liner.
  7. Smoke out “Secret Service” along the outer half of the lower lashline, blending out any harsh edges from the liner.
  8. Place “Fireball” along the inner half of the lower lashline, as well as the inner corner and tear duct.
  9. Curl and coat your lashes with mascara, add falsies if you 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 amazing start to your week, and happy Valentine’s Day!

Stay beautiful!

Products Used:

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

Concealer – Too Faced Born This Way Naturally Radiant Concealer “Very Fair”, Sephora Collection Bright Future Gel Serum Concealer “Bavarian Cream”

Under Eye Setting Powder – Besame Brightening Vanilla Powder “Translucent”

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

Contour/Bronzer – Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Palette Mini

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

Highlight – Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed “Rose Quartz” (No longer commercially available)

Brows – Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer “Chocolate”

Eyeshadow – Urban Decay Eyeshadow Singles “Foxy”, “Tease”, Secret Service”, “Fireball”

Eyeliner – Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil “Zero”, Tarte So Fine Micro Liner

Mascara – Marcelle Curling and Lengthening Mascara

Lips – NYX Lip Liner “Black Berry”, Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick “Witches”

 

 

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