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Monday, April 4, 2016

ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip Color "London Fog"


ColourPop Cosmetics released their Ultra Satin Lip collection several weeks ago, and I picked up a couple of new shades, including this beautiful blue-toned red, called London Fog.  The texture on these is very light and not gloppy or sticky at all.  I really like semi-matte finish as well.  Not shiny like a gloss, and not completely dry/matte like the Ultra Matte Lippies.  

I love this color.  It will be a nice variation to my normal warm/bricky reds I wear. 


The total face details below...

Face:
Laura Geller Champagne Spackle - primer
itCosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Concealer
itCosmetics CC+ Cream Illumination - Fair/Light combined
itCosmetics Bye Bye Pores - all over face
Younique Beachfront Bronzer - contour
Milani Mineral Blush "Luminous"

Eyes:
UD Gwen Stefani Pallet "Zone" - crease
UD Gwen Stefani Pallet "Punk" - crease
UD Gwen Stefani Pallet "Blackout" - crease/outer corner
UD Gwen Stefani Pallet "Bathwater" - Lid
UD Gwen Stefani Pallet "Blonde" - highlight
House of Lashes Pixie Noir lashes
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz "Taupe"
Tarte Amazonian Clay Paint Liner

Lips:
ColourPop Cosmetics "London Fog"



Wednesday, March 30, 2016

FOTD: Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Pallet, LitCosmetics Glitter Junkie, House of Lashes, and Kylie Cosmetics LipKit 22


Today's look is brought to you by some of my favorite things: Urban Decay's Gwen Stefani pallet, House of Lashes, glitter from LitCosmetics, and the Kylie LipKit in 22.  

When I say that the Urban Decay Gwen Stefani pallet is my favorite, I mean it.  I use this thing daily.  It is the best assortment of neutrals I own, and has application from everyday to rich smokey looks. The LitCosmetics kit I purchased came with the water resistant base.  As much as I love using glitter, I hate having fallout all over my face.  Let me just say, there was zero fall out.  No flaking.  No cracking.  No fading.  Nothing.  This liquid base made it through my entire day, a 3 mile run, and it looked like I just applied my makeup.  Unbelievable!  I'm absolutely sold on this.  The other great thing? All of the glitter washed right off with my philosophy Purity face cleanser.  


Another obsession of mine?  House of Lashes.  This girl was blessed with super fine, short, blonde lashes.  No amount of mascara gets the effect I am looking for with a dramatic look, so I leave that to the falsies.  Not to mention, falsies are so much easier to deal with than the time it takes to build mascara to my liking.  So, enter House of Lashes.  In particular, their Pixie Luxe and Noir Fairy sets. Absolutely gorgeous, well made, and long lasting.  I couldn't be happier with this Instagram find!  

Lastly, Kylie Jenner's LipKits are the absolute best, long lasting, liquid matte lipstick available.  No fading, no cracking, no dry lips.  It's no wonder the colors sell out within minutes of being released!  In this look I am wearing 22, which is a muted brick color.  Gorgeous!

Below is the breakdown of the entire look - enjoy!

Face:
itCosmetics CC+ Cream Illumination - Fair/Light combined
itCosmetics Bye Bye Pores - all over face
Younique Beachfront Bronzer - contour
Milani Mineral Blush "Luminous"

Eyes:
UD Gwen Stefani Pallet "Zone" - crease
UD Gwen Stefani Pallet "Punk" - crease
UD Gwen Stefani Pallet "Blackout" - crease/outer corner
UD Gwen Stefani Pallet "1987" - Lid
UD Gwen Stefani Pallet "Blonde" - highlight
LitCosmetics "Glitter Junkie" - ontop of 1987
House of Lashes Pixie Noir lashes
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz "Taupe"
Tarte Amazonian Clay Paint Liner

Lips:





Tuesday, March 29, 2016

My LitCosmetics Haul: Magic Dragon, Really Nude, Soul Sister, Abba, Glitter Junkie and Mother Earth





On St. Patrick's Day, Lit Cosmetics had the most beautiful freebie on orders - the color Magic Dragon.  I was so mesmerized by the images on Instagram, I had to pull the trigger on an order, so I went all out!  I picked up one of the Lit Kit's with the Water Resistant base, Forever Wear glitter base in Almond, and the colors below.  I couldn't be more excited to play with these colors.  I already have visions of them on top of liners and with cut creases.  I am also looking forward to trying these bases, as I tend to have issues with either watery eyes, or just plain 'ol fall out, so I am hoping between the two, these suckers stay put!

All six colors below.  There is also a video below that really shows the sparkles!  Enjoy!!





video


Friday, March 18, 2016

EOTD: Morphe 35D Pallet - Smokey Green and Navy Blue



Oh Morphe, I am loving these pallets!  I used the 35W and 35D to create this green and navy smokey look.  The colors blend extremely well together, and the glitter added a nice pop!  

For the look, here is what I used:

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Morphe 35W - 2nd row from bottom/2nd shadow to left in my pic - blended crease
Morphe 35W - black matte - crease and outer corner
Morphe 35D - bright navy blue - inner and outer corners
Morphe 35D - emerald green 2nd row from bottom - inner portion of lid, lower lashline
Violet Voss Glitter - Taylor - on top of green from Morphe pallet
Hard Candy Liquid Eyeliner - Asphalt
L'Oreal Telescopic Mascara - Black
Ardelle Lashes - Demi 120 Black






Thursday, March 17, 2016

Morphe Pallets: 35W, 35O and 35D

(Morphe 35W)

Several weeks ago I was able to grab some of the Morphe pallets off of their sale.  I got three, the 35W (warm), 35O (orange) and 35D (dark) pallets and they are just beautiful!  The pigmentation on these pallets is over the top, the colors are very blendable and creamy.  The mattes don't tug, and the metallics/frosts don't fall out.  I couldn't be happier and find myself using the pallets daily.  

Feel free to click any of the pictures for a larger view.  What is your favorite Morphe pallet?

(Morphe 35O)

(Morphe 35D)

Monday, February 29, 2016

Swatches: Tarte Make Them Stare Set of 5 Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eyeshadow Sticks


What is it: A set of five dazzling, waterproof shadow sticks from tarte that are infused with Amazonian clay.

Who is it for: Anyone who wants an enchanting stare this holiday season with a mix of soft, wearable eye shadow shades.

Why is it different: The creamy, Amazonian-infused shadow sticks are back! These waterproof, velvety-smooth wands glide on like silk and wear like iron. The set offers an array of must-have shades that deliver gorgeous, budge-proof pigment for any occasion. Perfectly packaged in a festive gift box, these ultra-portable and easy-to-apply cream shadows make a dazzling gift for any girl who's dashing through her day.

How do I use it: Apply each shade directly to your lid. Then, using your fingertip or a shadow brush, gently blend up toward the crease. For a more dramatic look, gently smudge along the lower lash line.

From tarte.

Includes:
  • 0.058-oz Amazonian Clay Shadow Wand in Copper, a shimmering copper shade
  • 0.058-oz Amazonian Clay Shadow Wand in Sugar Plum, a shimmering plum shade
  • 0.058-oz Amazonian Clay Shadow Wand in Champagne Pearl, a shimmering champagne shade
  • 0.058-oz Amazonian Clay Shadow Wand in Smoky Topaz, a creamy taupe shade
  • 0.058-oz Amazonian Clay Shadow Wand in Sage, a shimmering olive green shade



If you are an eyeshadow crayon lover, these are absolutely fantastic!  The colors are very pigmented, very blendable, and once set, do not budge.  I love using these on my lower lashline, which tends to carry my eyeliner all over my face :(  Not with these though!

My go to shade has been the Sage and the Champagne Pearl (two colors on the right).  The Champagne is a great highlighter, and also helps brighten the eyes, eyebrows, and even as a highlight for your blush.  

There is a video below which really shows the intensity of these shadows.  I absolutely love them!


video




I purchased this set over the holidays on QVC, but they are no longer available.  I did find a similar set on Macy's website for $35, as well as the Tarte website for $9 each.  

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Bitter Lace Beauty UnBirthday Highlighter and Kylie Lip Kit in Mary Jo


I love discovering new indie companies and sharing them with you!  I was running through Instagram the other day, and stumbled across Bitter Lace Beauty, an adorable Etsy Shop that has a variety of highlighters to choose from.  I picked up UnBirthday, which is a gorgeous swirl of turquoise, gold, pink, coral and violet.  When brushed on the skin, it is the most beautiful and bright way of turning the lights on your skin.  I couldn't be happier with the purchase, and I know I will be going back for more!  


I purchased two UnBirthday, one for me, and one for my sister.  Look at how different each one is!


Above, the UnBirthday I kept for myself.  I absolutely love all of the colors, and look at how illuminating it is!  The colors all swirl together beautifully, and make just a gorgeous color on the skin.  With precise application, you could grab any of the colors individually to use as an eye-shadow or highlight as well.  

Below, UnBirthday on me.  Everything I am wearing is broken down below:

Face:
Laura Geller Primer Potion
Laura Geller Balance 'n Brighten in Fair
Younique Beachfront Bronzer to contour
Nars Orgasm Blush
Bitter Lace Beauty UnBirthday - highlight

Eyes
Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Pallet: Zone, Serious, Blackout and 1987
Laura Geller Fortifying Lash Primer Mascara - top and bottom lashes
Kiss True Volume Lashes in Ritzy
Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick Weirdo as eyeliner

Lips
LipKit by Kylie in Mary Jo

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