Tuesday, August 19, 2014

EOTD with Fyrinnae's Velvet Vampire, Urban Decay Black Out & Naked, Younique Sassy Pigment


As I have been playing around with the Younique pigments, I am finding how beautiful they are.  Today's looked features "Sassy", a rich, slightly pink, berry color.  I combined this with Fyrinnae's Velvet Vampire, which has more orange/red undertones, and I absolutely love it.  Details for the look below.  Enjoy!


For the look, here is what I used:

Urban Decay Primer Potion "Greed" - all over lids
Urban Decay Naked - blended into crease and up towards brow bone
Urban Decay Black Out - blended deep into crease/into Naked as well as in outer "V"
Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy - just on lid and lower lashline
Fyrinnae Velvet Vampire - blended into Black Out and in middle of lid
Younique Pigment in Sassy - blended into Velvet Vampire all the way to inner corner, lower lashline

Speaking of lashes - look at what these do for mine!  And, this is WITHOUT mascara!  I am in love.



Monday, August 18, 2014

Swatches: Younique Cosmetics Lucrative Lip Glosses


How incredibly gorgeous are these?  If you are like me and are looking for a beautiful nude shade, Luxe is perfect, and would be a great transition into the fall months.  I am needing Lethal and Luscious too!  Gorgeous!

I am going to be placing orders this week!  If you are interested, leave me a comment or order here and have it shipped direct!






Tuesday, July 1, 2014

FOTD using Younique Pigments in Empowered, Dignified, Innocent,and Beautiful as well as NYX Sunset and Urban Decay Naked 2 Blackout

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This morning's FOTD/EOTD features more Younique products...this time, their pigments.  I wanted to play around with some greens and blues, so I picked Dignified and Empowered out of my samples, as well as a matte rust brown called Beautiful.  Empowered is a very pale sea foam green with golden duochrome.  Dignified is a rich turquoise, with sparks of green, blue and gold.  I mixed these colors with NYX Sunset, a rich orange to burnt orange frost and the Blackout shade from the Urban Decay Naked 2 pallet.  

The Younique pigments are very rich and, I know...shocker...PIGMENTED!  They are very smooth, creamy, and a little goes a long way.  I used the Dignified as a liner on the bottom by applying it wet, and it went on extremely smoothly and did not fall into the lines along my undereye.  The mattes applied effortlessly, without any chalkiness or grabbing and pulling on the lid.  I have been extremely impressed with how well the shadows blend together, to create that seamless transition between colors.  

On top of how workable these pigments are, let me tell you a few more things about them:

-  They are 100% Natural
-  They are chemical free
-  Mineral based
-  They are free of talc oils, preservatives, perfumes, synthetic dyes and parabens
-  No creasing, smudging or smearing!

At $10 a pop, these are going to last you a very long time, and are very versatile.  I can't wait to create some more looks and share them with you!

A few more shots, as well as full face FOTD's below.  As always, feel free to click the image to make larger!



To create the look above/below, here is what I used:

Face:
Laura Geller Spackle
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Concealer
Laura Geller Balance 'n Brighten - Fair
Mally Beauty Bronzer - contouring
Nars Blush in Orgasm

Eyes
Urban Decay Primer Potion - all over lid
Urban Decay Naked Pallet 2 Blackout - outer V and halfway through crease
Younique Pigment "Beautiful" - just above and blended into Blackout, and all the way across crease
NYX Sunset - blended above & into Younique Beautiful along crease
Younique Dignified - blended into blackout on outer corner/V and halfway across lid - applied wet along lower lashline
Younique Empowered - inner corner of lid
Younique Innocent - blended into NYX and up to browbone
Mally Mascara - one coat along lower lashline
Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes - upper lashes

Lips:
Revlon Color Stay Mineral Lipglaze in Timeless Nude



(Click the picture above for a larger view of all available colors)


If you would like to order any of the pigments, mascara, or other Younique brands, feel free to click the link which takes you to my online Younique Party I'm hosting!

Friday, June 27, 2014

FOTD: Urban Decay Naked2 Pallet


After months...well make that years...of wishing I had the Urban Decay Naked pallets, I finally bit the bullet and purchased all three about a week ago.  Recently I have stepped away from neutrals and been using a lot more color with my eyeshadows, but there is something about bold looks using neutral shades that I love.  

To create the look here, I used the original UDPP all over my lid.  Above the crease, I gently applied Tease, which is a matte milk chocolate color.  I then took Snake Bite and applied that underneath, closer to the actual crease.  Black Out is applied right at the crease and outer "V", with YDK in the middle of the lid and Half Baked applied in the inner corner.  Finished the look off with a black eyeliner (NYX) and my Younique 3D Moodstruck lashes and I was set!  


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Another look at Younqiue's Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes - Befores and Afters


I have been using the Younique Moodstruck 3D lashes for several weeks now, and can't even explain how impressed I am with this product.  Not only does it give over-the-top length, but the dimension and thickness of the lashes are above and beyond as well.

I have tried several different ways of applying the product.  First, the way the directions describe (there's a thought!).  The product is designed to be applied as such:

1.  Apply a coat of your regular mascara and let dry.
2.  Apply a coat of the Younique Moodstruck Transplanting Gel.
3.  Immediately apply a coat of the Younique Moodstruck 3D Fibers 
4.  Repeat steps 2 and 3 as desired.

After several various methods of application, I have found out several things as far as my lashes and "everyday" mascara's are concerned.

1.  Use a light mascara.  By light I mean, don't use one of those mega-thickeners, as this can ultimately lead to spider lashes instead of a feathered lash effect.  Ultimately, I lean towards one coat of my standard: Mally Beauty mascara.  This coats my lashes with a rich black color, and helps them define.  

2.  Make sure to work quickly after you have applied the transplanting gel.  This makes sure the gel is still "wet" and can grab the fibers.  

3.  Work the fiber "mascara" wand back and forth in your lashes to create thickness.  If all you are looking for is length, brush from lashline to tip continual to straighten out the fibers, and ensure they are pulling your lashes up.

4.  Do not put the fibers all the way against your lashline - this prevents fall out into your lashes. 

5.  For added length, apply another coat of the gel at just the tips, and repeat with the fibers until desired length is achieved.

6.  Seal with Transplanting Gel when you have achieved the desired look.  This will prevent further fall out.  

Below is a before and after look.  The left eye has the Moodstruck 3D Fiber lashes (2 coats).  The right eye is has no mascara (1st picture), one coat of Mally (2nd picture) and 2 coats of Fiber Lash (3rd picture).  Amazing isn't it??







If you are interested in purchasing, I can certainly send you a link, or click here.  

Monday, June 23, 2014

Bright Green FOTD Using L'Oreal Infallible in Golden Emerald


Hands down one of the best drug store products I've come across in recent history are the new L'Oreal Infallible eyeshadows.  I have picked up several of them over the past year, and one of my favorite colors is Golden Emerald, which I am wearing in this FOTD.  I paired it with my Milani Infinite eyeliner in "Eternal" to really brighten the look.  Using Eternal actually made the L'Oreal appear more brown, so it obviously played the golden tones up more than it does standing alone or with black liner.  I really liked the combination.

Scroll down for more pictures.  Unfortunately, as I did this several weeks ago, I can't remember what else I used!






Saturday, May 3, 2014

My First Review/Attempt at Younique Moodstruck 3D FIber Lashes - I Am Obsessed!



For several months I have been reading about the Younique brand, in particular their Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lash mascara set.  I finally bit the bullet and signed up to be a presenter (a post about that to follow, including pictures of the kit you get).  Yesterday, when I got the presenter's kit, I immediately went to the Fiber Lashes and decided to play around with the set and see what the hype is about.  

Essentially, it's a three step process.  First, you apply a coat of your favorite mascara (I used Mally's Voluminous mascara, because I love how thick and black my lashes are, even with just one coat).  Second, once your mascara is dry, you apply a coat of the Moodstruck Transplanting Gel, which is essentially a black, sticky mascara that you apply prior to the fibers.  Third, while the Transplanting Gel is still wet, apply the black fibers.  Then, you're done!  If you want a more dramatic look, apply another round of gel and fibers!  I actually "sealed" my fibers with a light coat of the gel, just because I didn't know if they would fall out during the day.  They did not.  From the moment I put them on to the moment I washed my face last night, all of my lashes looked the same - rich, dark, thick, and amazingly long.  I am in love.  


Here is a snapshot of my full face, mascara and all.  Not only do my eyes look wide open (on about 4 hours of sleep), but they are a rich black, thick, and long.  I love this stuff.  Even if you wouldn't use it everyday (I will), using this for nights out or events, you won't be disappointed.  I can certainly see what all the hype is about!  One other bonus point - this is all natural and cruelty free.  Another MAJOR plus in my book!

If you are interested in purchasing, you can through me (link here).  

I am also wearing three of the pigments, which I will swatch and review later as well.  Beautiful colors and payoff - my Presenters set came with samples of both shimmer and matte, as well as concealers and blushes (which I am wearing).  So much to play with!







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