Thursday, February 26, 2015

My Biggest Regrets - Makeup Wise

Hey everyone!
While we all must have hella regrets - outfits, hairstyles, boyfriends, ring back tones - today I'm going to focus on the beauty products that I regret purchasing.

I went through my makeup collection and picked the items that I should have not spent my hard earned money on!

Hopefully this will be able to guide some of you away from purchasing things that do not live up to the hype.

*sidenote: maybe you like some of these things - do not be offended. Thanks.

XOXO


Monday, February 16, 2015

New Foundation Alert



There is never a time that I am not on the hunt for a foundation, because I don't believe there is such a thing as the perfect one. This is kind of a hellish cycle, but I have fun on it, so it's okay.

I recently picked up the brand new NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation. (With a name like that, it must be good.) I was so excited, because this is the first full coverage foundation NARS has come out with. They have the classic Sheer Glow formula, but that is truly a light to medium coverage at best, and your girl over here needs her coverage. 

BREAKDOWN:
My Color: Punjab
Cost: $48.00
Finish: Dewey 
Coverage: Completely Full
Texture: Thin and Light
Works with: All Skin Types 
What It Promises: "Full, natural-looking coverage with unexpectedly weightless, 16-hour wear. Highly pigmented and perfectly balanced, this breakthrough formula builds and blends effortlessly with just one drop—the result of exclusive innovation uniquely designed to deliver long-wearing full coverage, weightlessly. Shake, pump and blend in sections for complete coverage that's completely natural looking"
Does It Deliver: Absolutely 
Color Selection: Full

This truly is a light feeling product, so weightless that it almost feels weird to look in the mirror and see such full pigmentation, because you don't feel anything on your skin. I loved the natural, dewey finish, and it stayed so well on me for the entire evening. 

I don't have pictures at the moment of the product on my skin, but I will be using it in the next tutorial. I am obsessed, and for good reason. Hope you all can run out to Sephora and grab a sample! You won't be disappointed! 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentines Day! Simple and Girly Makeup





Hi everyone! I uploaded this this morning so that you can get some inspiration! I am at work at MAC right now, so I can't really give a detailed description of the products. But if you're interested in my take on a Valentine's Day makeup look, watch the video! XOXOXO










Sunday, February 8, 2015

MAC's Golden Olive Pigment - For Any Eye Color!


GOLDEN OLIVE SMOKEY EYE TUTORIAL


this is one of my favorite looks ever! I used a MAC pigment in the color "Golden Olive" to highlight this look. This will look beautiful on any eye color, and can be paired with a nude lip for a classic feel or a bold lip for something a little more sultry. 

I am so sorry - the video isn't uploading to here, so click this link to watch it on my youtube channel!
XO


Sunday, February 1, 2015

The Best Liquid Lipsticks?

Attention, World!

Anastasia Beverly Hills - a company that I admire to no end - has recently released a new product: liquid lipsticks. And if that weren't enough as it is... there are 20 shades. 20! 



These are very quickly becoming cult favorite products, and I am right on that bandwagon with the rest of her followers. The quality is  out of this world.

***I use the shade milkshake in one of my tutorials: fast foward to the end to see!***
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wFnBEZuJu4

Just to highlight a few of the properties:

- long lasting. seriously, you need patience and makeup remover to get this stuff off your lips
- non drying, matte formula. it is a true, retro matte, but with a comfortable moisture level that won't irritate the wearer 
- truly unique color selection. there are three different shades of coral, just to give you an idea of how in depth the company went in to their color choices
- sleek, professional packaging. you feel fancy if you have this in your makeup bag
- pigmentation beyond anything. it is a full coverage formula. one swipe results in instant color payoff, which makes the product last even longer because you  won't use as much!


My Favorite Shades: 

1: Milkshake - an extremely pale pink that makes you feel sexy and gives any look a girl next door feel.
2: Potion - a color unlike any other - almost black, with purple and blue undertones. not for the faint of heart
3: Pure Hollywood - the ultimate nude. anyone and everyone will love this color. the best pair to any smokey eye, ever.
4: Bloodline - the most insane red in the world.
5: Sad Girl - a dramatic vampy color with lots of purple.

But every other shade is truly of the same quality and standard - I just wear shades like these!

GIVE THEM A TRY - YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED! $20 for amazing quality!
Check Them Out HERE!
They are available online or exclusively at Macy's counters.


PRO TIP: If you are associated with the beauty industry in any way, apply for their pro program online! They got back to me within two days, and now  have a discount whenever I shop online! Give it a go!