Saturday, February 8, 2014

LOTD

Eyes :
Naked 3 palette
-Buzz on lid
-Mugshot in crease
-Darkside in outer V
-Strange in inner corner
    -Mascara- Kat Von D Sin Full Lash

Face:
-Kat Von D Lock it Tattoo foundation 66

Cheeks:
-Nars-Liberté

Lips:
-MAC Tarte & Trendy
-NYX Plum liner

Sunday, December 22, 2013

EOTD

Today's look was done with sugarpill's burning heart palette.

Kat von d eye primer
Mac blackrack fluidline liner
Benefits they're real mascara
Nyx jumbo pencil in milk on inner and outer third
Nyx jumbo pencil in red in middle third

Yellow on inner corner
Orange on inner third
Red on middle third
Purple on outer third blended into crease
Any black lightly blended into outer v

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Nars Guy Bourdin

This palette is not necessarily a must have, but it is definitely worth it for the amount of product you receive for your money. This was just a tiny haul that I did. This soap and glory hand food has been a staple favorite of mine for a while now. It's smells beautiful, and does exactly what I need it to do without being too greasy. 

Now, back to this blush palette. :). You receive six .14 oz. of product in each pan. I bought the 
palette for about $65. Not bad considering each full sized palette individually costs about $29 bucks a pop. The colors, as with all of nars blushes are all pigmented and have great 
color payoff. I think every company does this thing where they have a popular item that everyone buys and then they just repeat that favorite color or item in every palette they come out with :/ *blank stare*. The COLORS in 
this case would be laguna and orgasm. Don't get me wrong, they are beautiful, but you can't be that lazy to not want to come up with something else and then just repeat a staple classic color. With that being said the colors and their descriptions are as follows:

Devotee (highlighter)
Mistinguette (bubblegum pink)
Deep throat ( slightly shimmery peach )
Laguna (bronze with slight gold shimmer)
Orgasm (peachy pink with gold shimmer)
Goulue (medium pink)

I have worn the palette a couple of times but I'm so horrible with pictures! I forget to take pictures at parks even when I know I meant to specifically take pictures and the camera is in 
my hand! When I do remember ( if ever). I give this palette an A. Just because I like it, duh.

Do any of you have this palette? How do you like it? What do you like most? Like least? Comment below! Mwah! :* xoxoxo 

P.s. I know I have a.d.d. y'all. 
So if my posts confuse you because they're so choppy. .. ummm, I'm sorry :) :*
 



Thursday, October 24, 2013

EOTD Creme de Couture - Violet Sunset

This is just a quick look I did with the creme de couture palette. I already had worn a simple natural day look for the day, and that's probably why you see eyeshadow all over my lashes. Overall I love the consistency of the shadows. I can't complain about the color payoff. The shadows are smooth and have a lot to offer as you can come up with an array of looks with all these colors. The pastels really create a dreamy look to the eyes. This purple combination worked very well with my caramel complexion. Would have looked even better in a complete look with some lashes! I can't wait to create more looks and post them for all to see. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Creme de Couture

I loved the bright colors when I first saw this palette. I figured I could probably get the same colors from maybe coastal scents or bh cosmetics. But then I saw the blushes and was like I need that purple! I'm obsessed with people maquillage. So I caved and bought. Now I haven't tried this palette on my face yet. The colors are gorgeous in the palette but appear a little chalky on my skin tone. I have seen tutorials of other bloggers with the colors on and they looked gorgeous! But they were all white girls so maybe it might look different on me. Haha. I will try the palette in the a.m. and see how it goes. Over all the colors are smooth. No shimmers, only mattes including the blushes. There might be slight shimmer in some but not so much to make a difference unless you're picky like that and needed a microscope to find out if there's shimmer. :p. Take a look for yourself and tell me what you think!  Toodles!

Oh yeah and that blush sweet ambrosia...Yeah um. No. I'm not keeping that. It will look bat s**t crazy on my cheeks. Not trying to look like a carcass here. I'm selling it. Whoever wants It let me know Lol.  That color is a no go for darker skin tones fyi.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Goodies: Kat Von D Lock it Powder Foundation & Sephora Perfecting Cover Concealer


This lock it tattoo foundation is the shiz! It does as any normal powder would do, as far as controlling oil, reducing shine etc. The part I love about this powder is that you can work it from sheer to full coverage. Kat Von D has always impressed me from the moment I first tried her products. Her lock it tattoo foundation did so well, that they were constantly sold out in certain shades.With that being said,  she decided to come out with 6 new foundation shades this year (at least I think it's six). The shade that you may be in her liquid foundation will be different than the shade of her powder. I'm a 66 in liquid but a 64 In the powder. It may have to do with the undertones. Who knows as long as I find a shade for me I'm good! Get it, but it, try it!  I guarantee you won't be disappointed! Oh yeah 
and that concealer on the bottom there I bought it on sale for 7 bucks at sephora.  I figured I would use it more to cover up blemishes as it matches my skin tone a little too perfect to be an under eye concealer.I could just use it as a foundation. Who cares it was on sale I liked it I bought it. It works. Hallelujah ,Amen. Let me know if you have tried any of these products and comment below!  Mwah! Till next time! 



MAC Retro Matte Lipsticks

I first have to say , that I'm a sucker for matte lipsticks!  I have pretty full lips, so I have to be careful about the finish in many bold lipstick colors. They all are sisters to the classic Ruby Woo. The colors I decided to pick up are : Relentlessly red, All fired up, All about drama, Flat out fabulous, and Runway hit.

As most matte lipsticks tend to be a bit drying, it's always best to exfoliate and moisturize. My method is to exfoliate with my toothbrush in the morning while I brush my teeth. Then I LOAD on Smith's Rosebud Salve. Some people blot their lips of excess balm, I don't. I keep it on and apply the matte lipstick. The first application is not going to be pigmented but it will look more like a stain (hint hint). After the first application I blot, then I continue with two more applications while blotting in between each application. This method still gives that matte finish, keeping the balm on gets the perfect  amount of balm stuck on the actual lipstick providing a smoother application with no tugging and pulling. My favorite colors have to be flat out fabulous, relentlessly red, runway hit and all about drama. These colors look WONDERFUL on women of color. Dangerous also is a great color for women of color as well. I just didn't choose that one. Since all the retro mattes will soon become a part of the permanent MAC lipstick line, I probably could have waited for these. .. but for what? :P

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Clarisonic Deep Pore Detoxifying Solution

I've been eyeing this set for a while. I always wondered about what the hype was about with this thing. I still have yet to find out, but when I do I will definitely share its wonders with the world! (It's supposed to work wonders right? Hmm....). The set retails for $169 and it comes with a ; deep pore mia 2, universal voltage plink charger, deep pore brush head, a 6oz. Deep Pore daily cleanser and a 2oz. Detoxifying clay mask with a protective travel case. I chose this set because I have trouble spots on my skin from time to time. I also have extremely oily skin and this allegedly helps to reduce the size of your pores. I will definitely give it a go and let you know what I think of it! Does anyone own one? What are your thoughts?

NYX Rouge Cream Blush

NYX Rouge cream blush is a perfect alternative to any prestige cosmetic cream blush. My moto is to find any and all dupes in NYX. I don't use MAC lip pencils unless it's exclusive to MAC and can't be found elsehwere. Face powders, lipstick,you name it! NYX is my go to drugstore brand. These blushes are very creamy and EXTREMELY PIGMENTED. The red pink color is called red cheeks and the soft orange color is called, welp, orange. They apply easily and aren't sticky or tacky. They would be used great as a base for a powder blush as well. The orange color is very well suited on women of color. Being that I love bright colors the red cheeks color is perfect for me! I must warn that it is so easy to over kill this color. It's that serious! I haven't tried these bushes on for a full day, so I can't comment on staying power. From the looks of it, I'm pretty hopeful it will go above and beyond for what is worth.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Sigma Spa Glove

So I caved and bought the spa glove..............................................................................................................................I mean it's not horrible....but I do not think it was worth the 40+ dollars that I paid for it. It doesn't really do anything special, but I must give it props for cutting down my brush cleaning time in half. I just wonder, I could make my own glove...and would it be the same thing?...hmmm.... I would not recommend this spa glove if you are a novice to the makeup world and only own 10 brushes or less.This just really helps with saving time. You can ask every makeup artist in the world, and  I can guarantee that most would say brush cleaning is the worst part of their job..So if you don't mind shelling out 40 bucks, why not?




Eye brushes side

Face brushes side



My free sample, and my new E45 Small tapered blending brush that I also got. ( I really wanted the face brush that everyone else was getting as a free sample....arggggghhh)