Sunday, January 25, 2015

COVER DAT FACE

FULL Coverage Foundation Routine!

The steps I take to look my best.

This is NOT an everyday look - don't get it twisted. If you think this is a lot of makeup - that's because it probably is.




Step by step tutorial found here:


The products I use: (these may change from day to day, but I always use some form or another of each type of product.)
Primer - Benefit Porefessional
Foundation - MAC Matchmaster 2.0
Concealer - MAC Prolongwear NW20
Contour - MAC Matchmaster 8.5 
Setting Powders - Ben Nye Banana & BH Cosmetics Contour Kit
Blush - MAC Peachykeen 
Highlighter - MAC Soft and Gentle 
Setting Spray - Urban Decay 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

2014 Favorites!!!

The Best 2014 Had to Offer:

                      

What stood out to me and what I can't live without!


This is so beyond late, but that's ok, because these things are still my favorites!
I was going to make a video explaining all of them, but that got really extensive really quickly and I know you all don't want to hear me drone on,

Every one of these beauty products has my stamp of approval, and I would recommend them to each and every one of you.
Thank you so much for reading! XO



In order of how I apply them to my face:
SKIN PRODUCTS:
Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Oil
-great for removing makeup
-keeps acne at bay
Mario Bedescu Special Cucumber Lotion
-amazing for fighting acne
Sonia Kashuk Brush Cleanser
-used to clean brushes in between washes 

PRIMER:
Jouer Hydrating Primer
-keeps skin moisturized underneath makeup all day long
Benefit Porefessional
-completely eliminates look of pores and fine lines, great canvas for makeup

FOUNDATION:
Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Foundation
-the best full coverage foundation ever
-apply with beauty  blender to avoid cakey look

CONCEALER/HIGHLIGHTER:
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer (NW20)
-hides any under eye circles while also highlighting
NYX Full Coverage Cream Concealer
-my favorite to cover up acne and blemishes

CONTOUR:
MAC Mineralized Concealer in 8.5
-the easiest contour cream to blend out
BH Cosmetics Contour Book (the darkest shade)
-a powder that truly resembles a shadow when placed in the hollows of the cheeks

SETTING POWDER:
Ben Nye Banana Powder
-finely milled and gorgeous to set the undereye area
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette
-makes it look like you have an instagram filter on your face at all times
Laura Mercier Pressed Translucent Powder
-erases all imperfections  by blurring them out on the skin

BRONZER:
Physicians Formula Bronze Booster!
-classic, great product that always works
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
-blends like a dream and smells like cocoa 

BLUSH:
MAC Mineralized Blush in Warm Soul
-the best blush in the entire world. a warm, rosy pink 
E.L.F. Blush (really pink, not sure of the color)
-adds life to any smokey eye makeup look

HIGHLIGHT POWDER:
MAC Mineralized Skin Finish Soft and Gentle
-the truest old fashioned champagne highlight
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter in Moonstone
-a glamorous white gold highlight

BROW PRODUCTS:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow in Chocolate
-for a sculpted, perfect look
Brow Wiz in Caramel
-to draw in little hairs for a more natural look
Brow Setting Gel
-makes sure your brows don't go anywhere during the day

EYESHADOWS:
MAC Shadows
-always a favorite, great quality
Makeup Geek Shadows (only $6!)
-amazing quality, especially for the price 

LINER:
NYC Liquid Liner
-3$ for the best eyeliner of all time
Inglot Gel Liner #77
-the most matte black, intense gel formula ever

MASCARA:
Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black
-never fails, delivers massive volume 
Urban Decay Perversion
-humongous lashes with only one coat
Too Faced Better Than Sex
-magic in a bottle 

LIP LINER: 
MAC Liner in Cork, Stripdown, Nightmoth
-use these every single day, without fail 
Jordana in Tawny
-one of the best drugstore lipliners on the market 

LIPSTICK:
MAC Kinda Sexy, Honey Love, Myth, Pink Plaid, Sin, Viva Glam Rihanna
-sorry, i love MAC 
Rimmel Nude Delight
-the perfect drugstore nude 
Stila Liquid Lipstick in Aria (BEST)
-the most amazing color and formula i own. go get it.

LIPGLOSS:
MAC Love Nectar
-a peachy sheen over any color
Chanel (all of them)
-the best lipglosses out there. (sorry for the price)

LASHES:
House of Lashes "Iconic"
KoKo Lashes "Goddess"

SETTING SPRAY:
Urban Decay All Nighter
-hairspray for the face 

TOOLS:
Beauty Blender
ELF Blush Brush
MAC #227, #217

if anyone wants a review or demo on anything mentioned here, let me know!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

I Spent Way Too Much Money...


Haul and favorites videos are ALWAYS my favorite to watch... because I love vicariously spending money through other people. I went to the MAC store the other day - (because employees can only use their discount at stores, not counters) - and put the car that I was saving for on hold. 
These are the products that I valued more than my own future vehicle.
XO!




Saturday, January 3, 2015

My Favorite MAC Looks

Faces of MAC

Some of the more fun looks I got to create!

So, one of the many perks of having a job that you can be creative in is an environment that allows you to play around with colors and looks like everyday life just doesn't accept.
Here are a few of my favorite looks these past few weeks at MAC. I thought I would add some details about products in case anyone wanted to try to replicate :)
XO



Lashes: House of Lashes "Iconic"
Highlight: Becca "Moonstone" Highlighter 
Lips: MAC "Nightmoth" Liner and Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in "Aria"

Liner: Makeup Geek Gel Liner "Immortal"
Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow in "Chocolate"
Lashes: KoKo Lashes "Goddess"
Lips" MAC "Velvet Teddy" Lipstick and "Stripdown" Liner

Lashes: House of Lashes "Iconic"
Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz "Soft Brown"
Lips: MAC Liner in "Nightmoth" Lipstick in "Cyber" 
Pigment: Napoleon Perdis "The Life Aquatic" - this is on the inner tear duct as well as on the lips!


Eyes: MAC "Stars and Rockets" Shadow
Morphe Brushes Purple Eyeshadow (Not sure what color - it is in the neutrals palette)
Makeup Geek "Shimma Shimma" on the inner corner! 
Lashes: Koko #207
Lips: Liner is MAC "Engraved" Black Eyeliner
Makeup Forever Flash Palette on the lips! I mixed purple, turquoise, and black


Eyes: MAC "Shroom" 
Makeup Geek "Cocoa Bear" and "Latte" 
Liner: Makeup Geek Gel Liner in "Immortal"
Lips: MAC "Nightmoth" Liner with NYX Vixen Lipsticks on top
Pigment: Makeup Geek Loose Pigment in "Vegas Lights" on the lower lash line and lips!

THANKS SO MUCH!
I hope everyone had an amazing new year! Can't wait for what 2015 has in store. Xo