NYX on Hautelook!
Cheap summer sets and jumbo eye pencils galore! :)
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Wet n Wild Pop Art Coloricon Eye Shadow Trio Swatches and Review coming in July!
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Trying out some nail studs from forever 21.
Love this for summer! It smells sooo good and is super nourishing.
Day 18: 50 day makeup challenge
**No I have not given up up on this yet!
Day 18: What’s your favorite night time look?
Check out my birthday makeup look: here. This is a typical example of how I do my makeup for night time using these products:
Face: I like to turn to a full coverage foundation for night time. I am currently using the Boots No7 moose foundation from Target. It’s so creamy and covers everything like a dream. I don’t even need concealer!
Checks: I love Milani blushes! Red Vino has a nice golden swirl and goes well with my skin tone.
Lips: A lip tar, or long lasting lipstick is a must when going out. I like deep berry colors or a classic red.
Eyes: I always turn to my Lorac Pro. It has the perfect blend of matte and shimmer, and such a great selection of color. So no matter how heavy or light I want my eyes this palette has everything I need. My Lorac Pro review: here.
False lashes are always a must when going out. I know i’ve struggled putting fake lashes on for a long time but here are a few tips that I use:
1. Make sure they are the right length. Measure the lash to your lash line and cut off the excess.
2. Get good glue. Duo lash glue is the best. Make sure it is applied evenly and wait for it to get tacky.
3. I use a hand held mirror while looking down at it. I then line the eyelash with my lash line.
4. Patience and practice. I still struggle sometimes with eyelashes, but keep practicing, look up techniques on youtube, and it will be worth it!
Macaroni grill date night with the hubby, now photo booth time on my MAC while NBA 2K13 is playing in the background. Good night :)
Smokey gold eyes with a nude lip. Using my $9.80 Forever 21 makeup palette! No primer, sooo legit! There are also Naked dupes!
Downside: if you buy it online they don’t package it well, so one of the shadows in the other palette I got was crumbled and I had to do some repair. I bought it because of Emily Noel from Beauty Broadcast on youtube. Pictured below is swatches from her post: here.
I’ve been lusting over these OCC lip tars for so long and I finally went into Sephora and got a good deal buy purchasing a set. $49 for a set of 5 and a their lip brush. Compared to one lip tar for $18. Lip tars are highly pigmented, long lasting lip stains that are vegan and cruelty free. They can also be used as a cheek stain.
Left to right swatches: Lydia, Kava Kava, Hoochie, Pretty, and Iced.
On the OCC website they have an extensive selection of colors and you can mix colors together to make any custom lip color you want.
You seriously need just one tiny dot to fill in your lips. If you use too much it will feather and bleed.
A more affordable Sleek Makup version (a UK brand known for their eye shadow palettes, that now ships to the U.S). $6 .27 fl oz vs. OCC’s $18 .33 fl oz As you can see in the picture below one of the downsides to lip tars is that since they are so pigmented there is a bit separation at times. As long as the tubes are alternated once in a while when stored, this shouldn’t be a problem.
Swatches left to right: Minx and Port. $6.49
June 19, 2011 my best friend of 12 years caught my bouquet at my wedding.
March 10, 2013 I had the honor of being the makeup artist and Matron of Honor for her. I flew to Austin, TX to help make her day everything she dreamed of. It was so surreal to think that we’ve come this far in our lives together and we are now both married to the love of our lives.
All Photography by: http://www.juliegeephotography.com/
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See Tiffany in one of my first posts in a photo shoot I did of her here.
ULTA is having a 40% off sale in store and online. (post here) I went into my local ULTA and grabbed some products i’ve been wanting.
Revlon Nearly Naked foundation in 180 medium beige and powder in 030 medium. Youtuber’s have been raving about the powder, and have compared the foundation to Urban Decay’s NAKED skin foundation. Beauty guru itsjudytime does a great comparison review here.
I have a sample of U.D’s version and they are quite similar.
Revlon 1fl oz $9.99 sale:$5.99 vs. Urban Decay 1fl oz $39.
What’s great about a drugstore dupe is that you can always find sales at drugstores.
The NYX matte bronzer in deep tan could be a great alternative to my MAC’s mineralize skin finish in Give Me Sun that I got in a previous post.
NYX $9 sale: $5.39 for 9.5g vs. MAC $30 for 10g of product
They aren’t exact dupes (MAC’s is slightly more orange) but they are both great matte bronzers.
I also got two new Revlon lip butters in berry smoothie & raspberry pie and two new Revlon kissable balm stains in sweetheart valentine & crush to add to my collection. (Check out my previous post.)
What I love about lip butters is that for the days where I just want something on my lips that provides moisture, good color pay off, and take no time to apply I turn to these guys. The kissable balm stains are also a great product with all of the above criteria with the addition of a stain. The crayon tip makes it perfect for application and great for on the go.
Lip Butters: $7.49 sale: $4.49
Kissable balm stains: $8.99 sale: $5.39
Swatches left to right: Berry smoothie, Raspberry Pie, Sweetheart Valentine, and Crush
A few other swatches from my Revlon collection including a couple Revlon matte lipsticks which are also on sale for $4.19 originally $6.99.
Swatches left to right: Smitten, Adore, Lovesick, Stormy Pink, and Really Red.
Ulta Sale! Ends April 13! Just went in today to grab some stuff and most of it was gone! If you don’t have an ULTA near by you can buy some online and get free shipping over $50.
I’m so excited to play around with these products!
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Photographs taken by me.
The balm 50% 24 hour sale!
Do it! I just ordered blushes galore!
Meet Matt(e) Nude.
I got my order for the meet matt(e) nude palette from The Balm haute look sale *post here* and I love it! It is much larger, has allot more product than the orginal, and the formula is much better. The new meet matt(e) nude is a better value for 25.5g of product: $42 ($21 on the hautelook sale), vs. the original meet matt(e) is $34.50 ($17 on the hautelook sale).
Side by side next to the original meet matt(e):
My meet matt(e) nude makeup look:
Matt Lombardi on the lid, Matt Johnson on the outer corner, Matt Singh in the crease, and Matt Malloy on the brow bone.
The rest of my face:
If you love matte colors I really suggest this palette! Emily Noel from beauty broadcast on youtube also has a great review on this palette in my post here. I think the original retail price is still a good buy for what you get. I will try to post if there is another sale happening. You have to join haute look (click here) to participate in the sales. Hope this was informative and helpful!