FOTD Soft Purple Smokey Eyes & Nude Lips

Hi everyone, happy Friday! Today’s post is a quick FOTD. I used the Morphe Brushes Jaclyn Hill Favorites palette on my eyes to create a soft purple smoky eye, and used Milani Nude Creme with NYX Butter Gloss in Eclair to create a pinky nude lip.

Products Used

 Eyeshadows: Jaclyn Hill Favorites Palette

Eyebrows: Anastasia Dip Brow

Mascara: Maybelline Lash Sensational & Covergirl Full Bloom

False lashes: Kiss SS02

Liquid Liner: Jordana Cat Eyes Liquid liner

Foundation: Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous mixed with Physician’s Formula Youthful Wear Serum

Powder: Maybelline Dream Wonder powder

Concealer: Maybelline Fit Me

Blush: ELF Blush Palette (Light)

Bronzer: Tarte Park Avenue Princess and NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette

Highlight: Mary Lou-manizer

Lips: Milani Nude Creme topped with NYX Butter Gloss in Eclair

That’s it, I hope you have a fantastic weekend! 🙂

xo Sandy

FOTD Vibrant Purple/Pink Eyeshadow ft. Morphe Jaclyn HIll Favorites

Hi everyone! I finally got my Jaclyn Hills Favorites palette in the mail last week, and I’ve been loving it so far! Although the palette is no longer being sold, if you are interested in any of the shadows they can be bought individually. Anywho, I was excited to use some of the purple/pink shades in the palette and this is a look I did recently. Since the eyes were pretty vibrant, I went with a light pink lip color.

Products Used

Foundation: Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless (120 Classic Ivory)

Concealer: Rimmel Match Perfection (Fair/Light)

Powder: Maybelline Dream Wonder Powder (120 Classic Ivory)

Bronzer: Tarte Park Avenue Princess and NYX highlight and contour pro palette (darkest shade to contour)

Blush: Blush from Tarte Park Avenue Princess contour palette

Lips: MAC Angel

Eyeshadow: Jaclyn Hill Favorites palette and Super Mom from Tartelette palette to highlight brownbone

Eyeliner: Jordana Cat Eye Liner

Mascara: Maybelline Lash Sensational

Eyebrows: Anastasia Dipbrow (Medium Brown)

Eyeshadow Tutorial: I buffed shade #1 all throughout the crease and then layered shade #2 on top of it, but didn’t bring it up very high. I then patted shade #3 all over the lid, and deepened the outer corners with shades #4 and #5. I used shade #6 on the inner corners, and smudged shade #3 on my lower lash line. I highlighted my browbones with a matte cream shade (Supermom from Tartelette palette).

Morphe Shades: #1=ES16 #2=ES59 #3= ES38 #4=ES71 #5=ES24 #6=ES33

That’s it, I hope you enjoyed this! Thank you so much for reading! 🙂

xo Sandy

FOTD Glam Look

Hello my loves! I decided to do a more glamorous, heavy look because the mood struck me haha. I busted out my Naked 3 Palette, which I haven’t reached for in awhile. I also through on some false lashes, which are a little more on the natural side. I kind of did ok putting them on this time, but the ends didn’t look so great and I forgot to smoosh them together with my natural lashes. Whoops. So please excuse my messy false lash application 🙂

Primer: Boots No7 Matte Makeup Base mixed with Smashbox Photofinish Primer

Foundation: Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous (115) mixed with Physician’s Formula Youthful Wear Spotless Foundation (Light)

Concealer: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind (Light) on undereyes & Rimmel Fair Match Perfection (Fair) to highlight

Powder: Tarte Smooth Operator

Bronzer: Tarte Park Avenue Princess & Benefit Hoola (contour)

Blush: Benefit Rockateur

Highlight: ELF Baked Blush Pinktastic

Eyebrows: Anastasia Dipbrow (Medium Brown)

Eyes: Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette-Limit and Nooner in the crease, Darkside and Blackheart on the outer corner, Mugshot on the lid topped with Dust, Dust on the inner corner, Blackheart on the lower lash line, Strange to highlight browbone

Eyeliner: L’oreal Infallible Gel Liner (upper lash line)

Mascara: Physician’s Formula Instant Lash Extension mascara

False Lashes: Kiss Lashes (Sultry)

Lips: Rimmel Show Off Lip Velvet Meteoric Matte

Hope you enjoyed, thanks for reading and have a fantastic rest of your weekend! 🙂

Weekend FOTD

Hello my dears! This is my makeup look from this past Friday. The bf and I set off for a little weekend trip to Holland, Michigan. It was a great trip, I just wish the weather was a bit warmer.

Products Used

Face: Boots No7 Matte Makeup Base mixed with Smashbox Photofinish primer, Maybelline Matte + Poreless Foundation (120), Wet N Wild Come Correct Celebrity concealer Fair and Medium Beige mixed, Tarte Park Avenue Princess bronzer, Benefit Hoola bronzer, Benefit Bella Bamba blush, The Balm Mary Lou-manizer highlighter, Tarte Amazonian Clay Smooth Operator finishing powder

Eyebrows: Anastasia Dipbrow Medium Brown

Eyes: Covergirl Simply Ageless concealer as base, Lorac Pro2 shadows-Rose on the lid, Nectar and Lt. Brown in the crease, Tartelette-Dreamer in the outer corner and lower lash line, Free Spirit on the browbone, L’oreal Infallible gel eyeliner, Physicians Formula Instant Lash Extension mascara, Kiss Lashes Vamp

Lips: Revlon Matte Balm Standout

Guys, I was able to put false lashes on for once! *fist pump* Haha I’m very proud of myself since I mess it up 75% of the time I try to apply them. AND they stayed on all day!

I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! 🙂

xo Sandy

Weekend FOTD ft. Wet N Wild Comfort Zone palette

Hi guys! It’s been awhile since I last did a FOTD, so here’s a look from this weekend. Since it was St Patricks day weekend, I thought I should incorporate some green into my eyeshadow look. I used the Wet N Wild Comfort Zone palette (such a great palette!).

Makeup Details 

Foundation: Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless (Shade 120)

Setting powder: Maybelline Dream Wonder Powder (Shade 120)

Concealer: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind (Light) & Wet N Wild Fergie Celebrity Concealer (Fair)

Bronzer: Tarte Park Avenue Princess & Benefit Hoola (contour)

Blush: Benefit Coralista

Highlight: The Balm Mary Lou-manizer

Eyebrows: Anastasia dip brown (medium brown)

Eyeshadow: Makeup Geek Creme Brûlée as a transition shade and Makeup Geek Cocoa Bear in the crease, Wet N Wild comfort zone palette, Tartelette palette Free Spirit (cream shade) to highlight browbone, Rimmel Scandaleyes eyeshadow pencil in Blacklight to darken the outer edge

Mascara: Physicians Formula Instant Lash Extension Kit mascara (mascara only, no fibers)

Eyeliner: NYC liquid liner on upper lash line, Rimmel Scandaleyes eyeliner in black on waterline

Lips: MAC Kinda Sexy (peachy brown) topped with MAC Ravishing (peach/coral)

Eye tutorial: I applied some tape alongside my eye to get a straight/clean edge for my eyeshadows. I used Makeup Geek Creme Brûlée dusted all throughout the crease and slightly above as a transition shade. I then deepened the crease with Makeup Geek Cocoa Bear. I took the green lid shade from the Comfort Zone palette and put it all over the lid. I used the black Rimmel Scandaleyes eyeshadow stick to deepen the outer corner and topped it with the definer shade (beautiful brown/green duo chrome). I used the same definer shade and smudged it on my lower lash line. I used the shimmery cream highlight shade from the palette and applied it in on my inner corners.

I love using this palette! Such a steal at $4.99.

Thanks for reading! I hope you all had a great weekend and a great Monday 🙂

-Sandy

FOTD Burgundy Eyes and Lips

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Eyeshadows used marked in purple X’s 🙂 Lorac Pro Palette on top left and Makeup Geek eyeshadows on top right (Cocoa Bear and Bitten  on top from L to R, Creme Brulee on the bottom)

Hi there everyone! This is my look of the day 🙂 I decided to go for a warm burgundy eyeshadow look using the Garnet shade in the Lorac Pro Palette paired with Bitten, Creme Brulee, and Cocoa Bear by Makeup Geek. I decided to make burgundy the theme of my look so I went with Rimmel Provocalips in Heartbreaker on my lips.

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Face: Smashbox Photofinish Primer and Boots No7 Matte Makeup Base (mixed), Maybelline Pure BB (Light), Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealer (Light), Physician’s Formula Healthy Wear powder foundation (Fair/Light), Tarte Park Avenue Princess Contour Kit (bronzer and highlight), NYX blush Mauve

Eyes: Lorac Pro shade Garnet all over the lid, MUG Creme Brulee, Cocoa Bear, and Bitten in the crease, Lorac Pro White and Cream shades to highlight browbone and inner corner, MUG Bitten and Creme Brulee on the lower lash line, Maybelline Falsies Mascara, Physician’s Formula False Lash Effect Mascara, Anastasia Dipbrow (Medium Brown)

Lips: Rimmel Provocalips Heartbreaker

Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Hope everyone’s week is off to a good start!

-S

FOTD Ft. ELF Long-Lasting Lustrous Eyehadow ‘Soiree’

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Swatches- Top: Milani eyeliner Middle: ELF Soiree eyeshadow Bottom: Jordana Matte Dare

Hi guys, I’m back for a FOTD. For some reason I really love these kinds of posts 🙂 I’m especially inspired to do these when I’m trying products that are new to me or I particularly like the way a makeup look turned out. It’s just fun to play with makeup!I picked up a couple of the ELF Long lasting lustrous eyeshadows at Target, as well as the Baked Blush in the shade Pinktastic. I’ve had the shadow for awhile now but I hadn’t used it because I wasn’t entirely sure how to…it has a very fluffy moussey texture, and it’s very sparkly. It doesn’t really have enough pigment on it’s own but it works well as an eyeshadow topper. So that’s how I used it! I used Mauve from the Lorac Pro palette all over my lid and then Taupe in my crease. I then used the ELF shadow in Soiree and patted it on top of my lid with my finger. It has a lovely sparkly effect. I then lined my upper lash line with a brown eyeliner by Milani. On my lips I dabbed Jordana Matte Dare to give the look of a berry stain.
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Products Used

Face: Boots No7 Matte Makeup Base and Smashbox Photofinish primer (mixed), Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous and Garnier BB cream for oily skin (mixed), Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer (Light), Maybelline Dream Wonder powder (Classic Ivory), Rimmel Natural Bronzer, Benefit Rockateur blush, ELF Pinktastic blush (highlight), Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Concealer palette

Eyes: Anastasia Dipbrow (Medium Brown), Covergirl Olay concealer (eyeshadow base), Lorac Pro Palette Mauve on lid and Taupe in crease, ELF Long-lasting lustrous eyeshadow (Soiree) on lid, Milani Liquif’eye eyeliner, Maybelline Falsies mascara,

Lips: Jordana matte lipstick Matte Dare

Hope you enjoyed this look, thanks for reading!

-S

Weekend makeup featuring an (attempted) double wing eyeliner

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Check out those (baby) double wings!

Hello my dears! Sadly, the weekend is coming to an end and soon we will have to face the week yet again. It was a lazy weekend for me, but I did go out with the boyfriend a bit Friday evening and decided to try something different makeup-wise. I was inspired to do a double wing eyeliner look by katienield from dailymakeupbeautyblog in her Eyeliner Series #2 post. She provided a great tutorial for how to do a double wing eyeliner so I decided to try it out. My result was not nearly as nice as hers but I guess I couldn’t expect it to be perfect on the first attempt (I still struggle with regular winged eyeliner sometimes!). Still, it was fun to try something different and maybe one day I can get it to look semi-decent (with practice).

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Top: Lorac Pro 2 Bottom (left to right): Wet n Wild Sugar Plum Fairy lipstick, L’oreal Infallible eyeshadow Amber Rush, Makeup Geek Bitten eyeshadow, Maybelline Matte + Poreless foundation

Makeup details:

Face: Smashbox Photofinish Primer and Boots Matte Makeup Base, Maybelline Matte + Poreless foundation (120 Classic Ivory), Maybelline Dream Wonder Powder (120 Classic Ivory), Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealer (Light), Tarte Park Avenue Princess Bronzer, Benefit Hoola Bronzer (contour), Benefit Rockateur blush, Elf Baked Blush Pinktastic(highlight)

Eyes: L’oreal Infallible Eyeshadow Amber Rush and Lorac Pro 2 Rose on lid, Makeup Geek Creme Brulee and Bitten in the crease, Espresso from Lorac Pro Palette on outer V, Buff and Beige to highlight brow bone and inner corner, Makeup Geek Bitten on lower lashline, Urban Decay Perversion eyeliner in water line, L’oreal lacquer liner for winged eyeliner, Anastasia Brow Pomade (Dark Brown), L’oreal Butterfly mascara

Lips: Wet n Wild Sugar Plum Fairy

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Complete look

Thanks for reading! Hope everyone had a lovely weekend! Like I said, mine was lazy. I started a new series on Netflix called The Fall that follows a serial killer and the detective trying to catch him, set in Northern Ireland. It’s been pretty interesting so far-has anyone else seen it? I’ve started season 2.

-S

FOTD 12/30/14 Maybelline for the win

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Hello darlings! Here is a FOTD. No special occasion, I was just going to work-doesn’t mean I can’t have fun with makeup! I decided to use Milani Bella Copper because I’m in obsessed with how coppery and sparkly it is. I realized when I took a picture of the products I used that almost half of them were Maybelline. It wasn’t intentional but I guess I’m on a Maybelline kick lately haha.

Here is what I used-

Face: Boots No7 Beautifully Matte primer and Smashbox photofinish primer (I mix a little of each because the Boots primer is thick and flakes when I use it on its own >_<), Maybelline Dream Pure BB cream (light), NYX dark circle concealer (light), Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealer (light), Maybelline Dream Wonder Powder (classic ivory), Tarte Park Avenue Princess contour kit (blush, bronzer, and highlight)

Eyebrows: Anastasia Brow pomade (medium brown)

Eyes: Makeup Geek Creme Brulee and Cocoa Bear mixed in the crease, Milani Bella Gold all over the lid, Lorac Pro2 Buff for a browbone highlight and Snow and Beige to highlight the inner corners, Maybelline Falsies mascara

Lips: Maybelline Matte Lipstick in Touch of Spice

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The highlights for me were the copper eyes and mauvey brown lips, as well as the maybelline bb cream (new to me, review to come!)

What brand to you find yourself using a lot of?

Thanks for reading! =)

-S

FOTD + mini reviews

 

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My apologies for the bad lighting! >.<

Hi everyone! I just wanted to share a quick FOTD worn for sushi night with friends (we did the all you can eat deal and proceeded to eat fifty ponds of sushi…did we have stomachaches? Yes. Was it worth it? Damn straight!). Featured products are the Milani Bella Eyes eyeshadow in Bella Copper and Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Standout which are new to me.

Face:

Make Up Forever powder foundation shade 113

NYX Dark Circle Concealer in Light

Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer/Highlighter in Fair/Light

Tarte Park Avenue Princess Bronzer and highlighter from Park Avenue Princess contour kit

Benefit Coralista blush

Sonia Kashuk Hidden agenda concealer palette

Eyes:

Covergirl & Olay simply ageless concealer in Light as an eyeshadow base

Makeup Geek eyeshadow Creme Brulee in the crease and Cocoa Bear in the outer corner

Milani Bella Copper eyeshadow all over the lid

Lorac Pro2 Palette Buff & Beige on brownbone and inner corner

L’oreal gel eyeliner

Maybelline Falsies mascara

Anastasia Brow Pomade in Medium Brown

Lips:

Revlon Colorburst matte balm Standout

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Revlon matte balm Standout (left) Milani  Bella Copper (right) (flash)

Love love love the lippie and eyeshadow! Bella Copper is such a pretty sparkly copper-y color. I can’t say I own anything similar to it. It’s my first eyeshadow from this line, and I’m definitely impressed! It has good pigmentation, but I layered it to get its full intensity. It’s best applied with your finger to control fallout and get the most pigmentation. I haven’t tried it wet but I’m sure it would produce a nice foiled effect.

Standout is a very nice red, kind of a nice neutral/cooler toned red that would probably look great on any skin tone. It fellt very velvety on the lips when applied and wore well without feeling drying. The crayon applicator makes it really easy to apply. It did eventually fade in the middle after eating and left me with the dreaded ring around the lips (rather upset that my friends didn’t inform me about it haha!)  I own a few other shades of the Revlon matte balms and they are all quite nice – the shade Sultry is a favorite of mine.

After swatching Bella Copper it made me think of Trick from the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette but when swatched next to each other you can see they are quite different.

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Bella Copper (left) and Trick (right)

Bella copper is more orange toned while Trick is more pinky-toned. Bella Copper reminds me of the color of a new penny, while Trick looks more like a rose gold color. Both are sparkly and have a little fallout when applied.

Overall, I was impressed by the Bella Eyes line by Milani. I really liked the copper shade, I think its quite unique and a steal at less than $5. None of the other colors really caught my eye at the time but maybe I will buy more down the line.

Hope you enjoyed! Do you have any of the Milani Bella Eyes eyeshadows? What shades are your favorites?