Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Dreams of copper

     Hello everyone! I am so sorry I've been MIA again. With Christmas and family, I had to take a little break. But I'm back and open for business! On Christmas, I got so much makeup from my parents (they're too nice to me!) so I've been messing around and making new looks every day. I was going to make a face of the day, but the rest of my face is not that good looking, with just some loose powder and a lip balm. But, I really liked my eyes!:) So, here it is! I'll list all of the products I used, putting a "***" next to the couple products that I got for Christmas.<3

Makeup Used:
-Benefit's Stay Don't Stray
-Mac's Satin Taupe ***
-Mac's Mythology ***
-Urban Decay's Naked
-Urban Decay's Virgin
-NYX Super Skinney Eye Marker
-Maybelline's One by One mascara

-The anti-bacterial Sephora Travel Brush Set ***

     First, I primed my eyes. Then I took Mac's eyeshadow in Mythology (An orangy-copper color) and washed it all over my lid. Then I took Mac's Satin Taupe (A taupe color) and very lightly swirled it in the outer corners, fanning it into my crease. With Naked (A skin-toned color) I blended over my crease, making a clean transition for my highlight color. I then took Virgin (A frosty white color) and highlighted my browbone with it. 
     I lined my upper lash line with my black liquid liner, then curled my lashes and applied mascara.
     And that's all I did! I've been doing this the past couple days and I really like it. I keep it like this for day, then swirl more satin taupe  in the outer corners until it gets really dark for night. I hope you like it!


Monday, December 19, 2011

FOTD- Warm and Natural


      Hi everyone! So I've seen so many Bloggers and Youtubers do face of the days, and I thought that would be something really fun to do every once in a while. So, I'm doing one today!:) I'm  just wearing a sweater with my hair up in a bun, and I wanted my makeup to kind of match my boho-casual outfit. So, my eyes are very neutral with some browns and champagnes.

     I just sweeped a champagne color over my entire lids, then took a brown eyeliner and smudged it into my lower lashline. I also took a liquid eyeliner and lined my upper lashline. Then i took a black mascara and put 3 coats- yes, 3 coats- on my lashes. As for lips, i just used my babylips. And as for face, all I used was my powder foundation. I didn't feel like going too full-coverage. :)

-Revlon Colorstay Aqua Mineral Makeup

-Urban Decay's Primer Potion
-Almay Trio in 003 for Hazel Eyes
-NYX super skinny eyemarker
-Maybelline Define-A-Line eyeliner in brownish-black
-Maybelline One by One mascara

-Maybelline Babylips in Peppermint

That's all! Bye!:)


Sunday, December 18, 2011

Best Products of 2011!

     Hi everyone! It's getting close to the end of the year, so today I'm going to do a post on, in my opinion, the best beauty products of 2011!!! Now, I know I just did a post on my holy grail products, but I had found a lot of those in 2010. This is strictly full of products that I've found and loved in 2011. I hope you guys enjoy this:)

Covergirl Natureluxe Foundation- I have talked about this product way too much. But I can't help it! It's too great! I found this back in August, and I have been completely in love with it ever since. It has sheer to medium coverage, which is great all year around, especially in the spring and summer months. I'm still looking for a more full coverage foundation for winter, but this is still really amazing. If you want to see my review/rave on this product, click here! 

NYX Cream Blush in Glow- I bought this product for the first time very recently, in the beginning of this month, but I had to include it! It is defiantly in my top 10 for best products of the year. I'd never used a cream blush before, and I wanted to try one. The mac ones seemed nice, but I wanted to try a NYX one first because I heard it was a great dupe. Now that i have it, I never want to buy a mac creme blush. I'll just buy more of these! The consistency of this blush is amazing, and it looks really natural. This shade- glow- is a pnky, glowly color with a touch of coral. Super nice, and defiantly worth the money!

Urban Decay NAKED Palette- I love this palette, and so does pretty much everyone else that owns it! It has 12 colors, 4 of which are exclusive to this palette. They are full of neutral gold to cocoa colors, which are prefect for everyday. I got this as a gift, and I am so appreciative for it. I use it about 3 to 4 days a week, which is actually quite a lot. I can create so many looks with this- the possibilities are endless! And the new NAKED Palette 2 came out as well! I don't think I'm going to get it, but just so you guys know.:)

Benefit's Stay Don't Stray- Got this only about a week ago, but I already like this better than my Urban Decay Primer Potion. I just did a review on it, so I don't feel like going too much in depth. But if you want to know, click here! 

Almay's Eyeshadow Tri for Hazel Eyes- LOVE this. So much. I use this trio just as much if not more than my Urban Decay NAKED palette. I got this back in October for the light pink color to use for my Halloween costume, but now I use it all the time for it's brown and champagne colors. I usually use the champagne color all over my lid, and use the brown in my crease. It's great for everyday use, and I always put it in my makeup bag when I travel since it's so small and easy to carry around.

L'oreal Paris HIP Cream Eyeliner in 905 Black- Before I started wearing liquid eyeliner, I always used gel. Gel eyeliner is pretty much fool-proof, since it doesn't dry right away. I had tried one or two other kinds before this, but they all smudged like crazy. Even if I set them with a black eyeshadow. This, on the other hand, stays on all day, with minimal smudging after it dries. It comes with a really tiny brush (which actually works really well. I keep telling myself I should get a better one, but why do that when you have a free one that does the job?) So I really like this one. Everyone seems to like the Maybelline one, which i haven't tried. I might like that one better, but i doubt it, since this one is so nice!

NYX Super Skinny Eye Marker- Now that I do use liquid eyeliner, i use my skinny eyemarker. This is actually the eyeliner that got me to like liquid eyeliner.. And it's the only one I use. Hahaha:) It's just soooo easy to use!It makes really precise lines, with great color payoff. I've been wearing this a lot lately. Absolutely love it!

Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes- This mascara came out pretty recently, and it's amazing! It has a really tiny brush, which is great for getting bottom lashes and lashes on the inner corners. Plus, it's very lengthening. I never really liked the original great lash, but I LOVE this one. It might even be the same formula, but the tiny brush makes a huge difference. I really reccommend checking this out, because it makes your lashes look really amazing, but natural. I'm really for natural and long lashes instead of thick and clumpy ones. That might just be me, though. :)

So that's all of my favorite products of 2011!! So like I said, I have a lot of other favorite products that I use on a daily basis, but these are the products I found and have loved in 2011 and will probably be repurchasing for a very long time. :)

Thanks for reading!


Snow Angel- A Holiday Tutorial!

     Time for another Holiday Tutorial! These are just so fun to make, so I might have 10 before the Holidays actually start coming around. Hope you don't mind;) I got inspired to make this look after listening to a whole bunch of Christmas Carols like Winter Wonderland. It doesn't snow where I live, but I wish it does. At least I can pretend with some frosty makeup!

-Benefit's Stay Don't Stray
-Urban Decay's Virgin
-Icing Eyeshadow in Spotlight
-Fairydrops Mascara
-Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Candy Pink
-Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity Gloss in Paiette
     First, prime your lids with any eye primer of your choice. Then, take any frosty white color, and mix it with a light, frosty silver color. Apply this color all over the lids. Then, take the frosty white color (without mixing it with the silver) and take it from the crease to the brow bone. Don't forget your inner corners! Curl your lashes and apply a lengthening mascara.
     Then, take a very light pink lipstick and apply it. Then take a frosty pink lipgloss and layer it over your lipcolor.
     Then your done! I really like this makeup look! It's festive, but subtle. If you try it out, post a picture!:)



Classicly Bold- A Holiday Tutorial!

     Hello all! It's a week until Christmas and I think two days until Hanukkah! So I'm just going to put up a few Holiday makeup tutorials! Some just focus on eyes, some on the lips,and some the whole face. Today's is just going to be about the classic red lip, and how to get it to last all day, even through a big Christmas or Hanukkah feast!

Makeup Used:
-Sephora Collection Creme Lip Stain in 01 Always Red
-Liplicious Lipgloss in Fruit Punch

     I've always been one for red lipstains. I have three of them, but no red lip liners or red lipsticks. I just feel lip stains last a lot longer. So, when I was at Sephora, I was looking out for a good red lip stain. I totally found it! It's from the Sephora Collection. If you want to see what it looks like, click here! I've never had a NYX Soft Matte Lip Creme, but from what I can tell from all the reviews I've read, the Sephora one is very close to it. The packaging makes it look like a lip gloss, but it feels very creamy. The color is a VERY true, fire engine red, and a little goes a very long way. I scrape off ALL the excess, but it still has enough to cover my whole lip... And then some.
     So Basically, I just apply a very light layer of the lip stain all over my lips, and wait for it to dry, which takes about a minute. Then, I take my lipgloss (which is a nice red-ish color) and apply it just to the center of my lips. The lip stain is very matte, which I kind of like. But, on the other side, I want to look youthful. So a dab in the middle gives me the best of both worlds!:)

     I just then curled my lashes and applied mascara. It's better to keep everything else very light. :) 

Thanks for reading


Friday, December 16, 2011

The Best Eyeshadow Primer Ever!:)

     So, I have always used the Urban Decay Primer Potion. Everyone talked about it all the time (same with shadow insurance, but the urban decay one looked cooler) so that's what i bought. But, on a whim, I found the BEST eyeshadow primer ever. In my opinion at least. I've never even heard of this primer, which makes me sad. People need to talk about it more! So are you ready for the unveiling? It's the

Benefit's Stay Don't Stray Concealer and Eyeshadow Primer

    Before we get into it, here's a quick little blurb about how I found it. I was going to buy Benefit's POREfessional's face primer. I was standing in line, and in one of the little boxes, I saw the Benefit Priming Kit.  sample of the porefessionals, That Gal primer, and Stay Don't Stay. For only $10! SO i got really excited and bought that instead of the full size primer.

     I started off using it as a concealer primer. I was actually really disappointed. It was sooo bad. It lasted maybe like 2 hours? Which is how long my concealer would've stayed on alone. I was thinking I could either give it to a friend, or try it as an eyeshadow primer. I decided to test it out. I highly doubted it would be good, but why not? 

     It's very water, which i didn't think i would like (because the UD mousse primer was so nice) but I love it so much more! I actually get excited to put it on because it feels so nice. After a day of school, I come home about 8 or 9 hours after applying my eyeshadows, and the result was amazing. And I mean A-MAZ-ING. I thought the Urban Decay Primer Potion was great, but compared to this, it looks horrible. It looked exactly like it did when I put it on in the morning. Usually with the Primer Potion, it doesn't crease at all, but the color kind of fades a little. This did not at all! I just love it soooo much!

    So I really recommend you guys try this out. You could even do what I did and buy the little $10 sample pack. When I run out, I am defiantly going to re-purchase this. I love it so much!!

Thanks for reading!:)


Friday, December 9, 2011

My Holy Grail Makeup Products!

     Hello everybody! I'm so sorry I haven't done a post in a while! But, I'm back home and I'll be posting regularly now:) So, today I'm just going to tell you about my favorite makeup products:) In order from face to eyes to lips. I hope it's interesting enough!:D

     So, I have talked about all of these products before. they're basically in every one of my tutorials. Which shows you how much I love them! Let's break it down.

Covergirl Natureluxe Foundation- I only wear foundation about three or four times a week, but when I do, my skin looks so much better!! This is a light to medium coverage foundation, but it's very buildable. If you put on an extra layer or two, it can easily reach full coverage-with no cakeyness. That's the main reason I love this product. It looks so natural! It just morphs in with your skin and makes you look amazing. When i wear this I just put on a light layer, just to cover up some of my redness because I get really red skin. But, if I have bad skin one day, I'll put on an extra layer, and most of my acne seems to disapear. And you can't even feel it. That's the point of the natureluxe line, though. They say its lighter than air. And it really is!

Covergirl Loose Powder- I love this. So much. I've had it for a year now and half of it is still left! This is my everyday go-to powder to set my foundation and control oil. It looks really boring, just some powder in a brown container. It makes you unexcited to buy it. But you'll be so happy if you do!! It looks so natural, it controls oil AMAZINGLY, and it lasts all day. I mean really, all day. You'll need to reapply after you work out, but if you don't, you're good. That's what I love about it! Put it on and forget about it!

Neautrogena Brightening Eye Perfector Under Eye Concealer- This is either my third or fourth tube of this product. That's saying a lot because I usually don't repurchase things that much! This eye concealer is so uncakey, and it covers EVERYTHING up. Love it!

     Now for my favorite part- the eyes! I use all of these products all of the time, and they HAD to be mentioned. I would have put a favorite eyeliner or mascara, but I don't really have any. Well, I do. (The ones I've been into lately) But when they run out, I'd probably graduate to others. So they're favorites, but not holy grail products!

Urban Decay Primer Potion- Love this to death! Because of this, my eyeshadows always stay put.

Urban Decay NAKED Palette- Yeah... I like Urban Decay. I always use this palette in my tutuorials. It just has great, neutral colors (neutral is basically all i use) that are crazy pigmented. Definatly worth the $50! (Well, I got it as a gift.. But I would but it(; )

Almay Eyeshadow Trio in 003 for Hazel Eyes- Yes, I know, I have blue eyes. But that doesn't mean I can't use this! I originally got it for the pink color, because of my Barbie Halloween costume, but i have used it so much since! Not really the pink color, but the champagne and brown color get used way too much! Almost every single day I'll put the champagne color from my lid all the way to the brownbone, and use the brown to add dimension to my crease. Very natural looking, but absolutely stunning:)

     So this is kind of a holy grail product. I only got this a week or two ago, but I know for a fact I'm going to buy these forever!

Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Moisturizer in Peppermint- I'm sure you guys have heard of the babylips before. It's just a lip balm, but it's supposed to be clinically tested and it will make your lips less dry in four weeks I think it is? I've been using it since the day I got it, and I've seen a complete difference in my lips! I got it in a clear color, but I want to get it in a whole bunch of colors! I love this to death, and I recommend you guys look into it.

     So that's it! I hope you guys enjoyed this post! I am in love with all of these products, and I would buy all of them again and again. Tell me if you've tried any of these, and what your holy grail products are! Byebye;)