Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Holiday Look #1 - Casual

  I thought this year I would give a few different makeup looks for the holidays. Whether it be for a party with coworkers, friends, or business. It could be for pictures, a get together, work, or just something cute for every day.
  The first one is a little more casual and simple. Nothing fancy, besides them eyelashes. I'm not big on wearing fake lashes but I had some lying around and I thought it would be fun to throw them in to the look. To be honest, I think it would look best without them or with some that are a little more natural. I like this look because it's a subtle smokey eye and not too dramatic. I also added a little white to the inner part of my eyes to make them a little brighter and appear larger. I do like what I did with the lips by taking a lip liner and lining them, then smudging it towards the center of my lips to make them look fuller. Then I just used a lip gloss rather than a lipstick. Again, less dramatic.

Maybelline FITme Foundation (120 classic ivory)
Covergirl + Olay Concealer (710 light)
Covergirl Advanced Radiance Pressed Powder (105 ivory)
PUR Contour and Highlight Palette
NYX Matte Setting Spray

Covergirl Brow and Eye Makers Pencil (midnight brown)
NYX Love in Paris Palette (Je Ne Sais Quoi..colors 2, 3, 5, 6)
Revlon Colorstay Skinny Liquid Liner (blackout)
NYX Collection Noir Black Liner (bel02)
Maybelline Lash Sensational
Fake lashes I got from Target that I can't remember the name of. (I'm sorry..If you really do want to know, message me and I can figure it out.)

Covergirl Lip Perfection Lip Liner (225 beloved)
Rimmel Stay Glossy Lipgloss (130 blushing belgraves)

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Just a Beauty Rant

  So I had mentioned that one of my current products is the Maybelline FiTme foundation. There is a Matte+Poreless one and a Dewy+Smooth one. Now I know for a fact I do NOT have oily skin, in fact, mine leans more towards the dry side of the spectrum. But when I use any type of "dewy" product, mainly foundation it just feels like I'm putting on moisturizer or foundation that NEVER dries. It annoys me so much!
  To try and balance out my makeup this morning, I sprayed the NYX Matte Makeup Setting Spray over the top. I have yet to notice a difference. When I touch my face I feel like I'm just wiping everything off. I even feel like it creases much easier than any matte foundation. 
  I think it's safe to say I'll be sticking to the Matte+Poreless FiTMe. Obviously it fits my face better.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

My Fall Favorites

  Well I thought NOW, since we are in the middle of Fall, it would be a great time to let you all know what my favorite products have been lately. Obviously I have my makeup products. But I also wanted to share some other items as well.

NYX Love in Paris Palette 
  These palettes have amazing colors. I love the mixture of shimmer and matte. The two palettes I currently own are Merci Beaucoup and Je Ne Sais Quoi. I used the reds and browns in the Merci Beaucoup palette for my Halloween makeup and the purple-y browns in the Je Ne Sais Quoi for practically everyday. I LOVE it!

 NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick
  This product is EXTREMELY pigmented. I have to use a lip liner when I use it because if I go just a little outside of my lips, my face is practically STAINED. I also used this product for my Halloween makeup and let me just say it lasts for hoursssss. I also use this just about every day. The colors I own are Vintage and Cherry Skies.

NYX Matte Finishing Spray
  This is a great finishing or setting spray to use every day. I use it when I have to work and I swear my makeup looks fresh all day long. No need to freshen up during lunch or after work before heading to my after work festivities! ;) And did I mention it's only seven dollars??

NYX HD Blush
  I rarely use blush because I naturally have a red pigment to my cheeks. But when I do feel like adding a little extra glitz and glamor to my face I use this blush. It, too, is highly pigmented so remember, a little goes a long way!

Not Your Mother's Whip It Up Styling Mousse
  This was a last minute add to my favorites list. I recently bought this from Target just to try something other than dry shampoo. I bought this and it is AMAZING. First of all, it literally smells like cupcakes and I want to eat it. Secondly, it makes my hair feel amazing and adds crazy volume!

Sweetease Face Waxing Kit
  There are some times where I need to do a little more than tweezing to my eyebrows and upper lip. I have found that this wax is the easiest to use. I have tried a couple other brands and for whatever reason, the wax will not grip onto my hair as well as this one does. I would love to try this brand's waxing kits for other body parts too....like my legs.