Friday, November 29, 2013

FOTD:: Winter Berries

Hey Guys!
 I wanted to do a slight cut crease winter look. I hope you enjoy! :)

Sephora Outrageous Prisma Chrome eyeshadow [Metallic Beige on the lid]
Wet N Wild Vanity palette [Dark matte brown for the cut crease & outer V; Champagne in the inner corner & brow bone]
BH Cosmetics 26 Shadow Blush palette [Burgundy in the crease]
Maybelline Eye Studio gel liner
Maybelline Colossal Volum' Express Smokey Eyes mascara
Milani Liquid Eye eyeliner pencil [waterline]

Sleek blush in Flushed

CoverGirl Embrace

BH Cosmetics eyebrow pencil in Dark Brunette

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

My Simple Full Face Foundation Routine For Oily Skin

Hey Guys!!

I recently changed up my foundation routine and I wanted to share the products I now use with you. First, lets talk about my skin and what I try to achieve when putting on a full face of makeup:

  • I have oily skin so mattifying primers, foundation, and/or powders are a must.
  • I have lots of hyper-pigmentation, so I look for full coverage foundations.

My Base Products:

  • Milk of Magnesia-$3-$5- This is a great, inexpensive primer for any of you that suffer from oily skin. It doesn't matter if it's name brand or generic, they all work the same way. I would suggest getting "Original" though, unless you want to smell like mint or strawberries :). 
  • Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector-$36- If you have the money, go buy this primer! I'm not sure what my life was like before I started using this, but I wasn't living it to its full potential lol. This primer keeps me matte for at least 6 hours and then I start to look "dewy" (not like I've just run a 5k like I normally do). The only thing with this is that you have to hurry up and rub it into the areas you want mattified because once it sets, it sets!
  • L'Oreal Revitalift Miracle Blur-$20 full size- Okay. I know you've been hearing all about this product and it's honestly worth the hype! This silicone base smooths out my pores and gives a photoshop type effect. It's pricey, but so so worth it!

Now, My Face Products:

  • MAC MatchMaster foundation [9.0]-$34- This is my HG foundation and I cannot, for the life of me, understand why I keep straying from it. First of all, the color is perfect [like most MAC foundations]! Secondly, it's long wearing and doesn't break down on my face during the day when my oiliness tries to take over. It is high medium to full coverage and it's just all around amazing.
  • MAC Pro Longwear concealer [NW45]-$19- This is the perfect concealer if you have really dark spots and you want something that's not too heavy to cover them up. This, like the foundation, does not break down or wear off [hence the name] and easily blends under powder when I go without liquid foundation.
  • Ben Nye Banana luxury powder-$10- This is another raved about product that I use sometimes to set my under-eye concealer. It gives a slight highlight without looking too ashy or too out of place. It's really finely milled and blends flawlessly.
  • Maybelline Fit Me pressed powder[360]-$7.99- At first, I didn't really know what to think about this powder and I was a little hesitant to try it since the liquid foundation and foundation stick didn't work for my oily skin, but I decided to be optimistic. It's great for setting your foundation or wearing it alone to even out your skin tone. It's borderline medium coverage if you build it up enough. Oily girls, do not use this if you don't have your proper mattifying primers in place because this will do nothing for you in that department! Other than that, I like this powder..

That's everything I use on my face! To see how I apply my full face foundation, click the video below. Don't forget to like and subscribe!!! Thanks for reading!

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Saturday, November 9, 2013

You NEED This! ::Maybelline Color Elixir "Vision In Violet"::

Hey Guys!!

When I'd heard there was a new purple drugstore lippie hitting the shelves,  I HAD to find it!!

The Maybelline Color Elixirs($7.99USD) are supposed to have the color of a lipstick, but the comfort and feel of a lip balm.

The packaging is quite compact and chic. They are small with only 0.17oz and you may feel like you're getting bamboozled for your money, but don't worry! These minis pack quite a punch!

 The brush is similar to the YSL Glossy Stains and their drugstore counterpart, L'Oreal Colour Riche Caresse Aqua Lip Lacquer [review here].

So, how does it feel?! In one word: Amazing. It is not sticky, gloopy, watery, or sheer. It's extremely pigmented and keeps my lips moisturized long after the color has worn off. The wear-time is for a few hours longer than a normal gloss. Like I said, you need this in your life!!

Have you tried this or any of the other 19 shades? Which is your favorite, because I need to pick up more!!
Thanks for reading!
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Friday, November 8, 2013


It was somewhat of a chilly day today, so I decided to pull out my favorite beanie! I planned my outfit around that haha.

Beanie: Target
Jacket: Burlington Coat Factory [[old]]
Shirt: F21+
Leggings: Old Navy
Boots: Random Beauty Supply
Jewelry: Charlotte Russe
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