On Saturdays We Play with Makeup

I know, I know… It has been a while since I actually posted something. I’ve been so busy with work and trying to create videos for my YouTube channel that I always forget to actually write. For today’s post, I will be sharing a new look I created using – mostly – new makeup.

Just as a little side note, I apply my makeup in somewhat of a weird order. Check out the look and steps below.

Step 1: Spray Urban Decay’s B6 Complexion Spray all over your face. This will help absorb any oils you may have on your face prior to primer and foundation application and will help get rid of any redness you may have.

Step 2: Gently rub Too Faced Hangover Rx Primer on your face. When using a water-based foundation, this is a great primer to use since there is no oil and helps hydrate your skin. For me, since the weather here in the Bay Area is still really cold, it helps with my dry skin.

Step 3: Apply five to six drops of Tarte Cosmetic’s Rainforest of the Sea foundation on a damp beauty blender and stipple on your face. This foundation is medium to full coverage and can easily be built up. I am in the color light sand. If you have use Too Faced’s Born This Way foundation, you’ll like this one. I am actually liking it a little bit better, but we’ll see how the day progresses.

Step 4: Once you have blended out your foundation to the coverage you’d like, apply the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea concealer and blend with your beauty blender. I am in the color light medium and usually apply concealer in a triangle under my eye, on my forehead, bridge of my nose, my laugh lines and on my chin.

Step 5: Set your foundation and concealer with a transluscent powder. I use the Bye-Bye Pores powder from it Cosmetics. I always apply a little more under my eye since the next step for me is my eyeshadow and the powder will help catch any fallout from the shadows and can then be wiped away easily.

Step 6: I fill in the gaps in my eye brows using Benefit Cosmetics Ka-Brow! in 4, as well as the Goof Proof Brow Pencil in 4.

Step 7: Next, take the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer and apply on lid up to brow bone. I then take a concealer brush and smooth it out.

Step 8: Now for the eyeshadow. For this look I use Colourpop’s new pressed powder shadows.

  1. Using an all-over eyeshadow brush, apply the color Firefly on your lid and up to the brow bone. This neutral color will help with blending other shadows.
  2. Using a fluffy blender brush, apply the color Made to Last generously in your crease and outer-V of your eye. Be sure to tap off excess color as these are powdery shadows, but have great color payout.
  3. Next, using a firmer blending brush, apply the color Going Steady in your crease and outer-V. Stay close to the crease line. This color will give a great purple effect, while still looking neutral. If you see that you applied too  much color, go back with that first blender brush with the color Made to Last and soften the color a bit.
  4. Using an all-over eyeshadow brush, apply the color Time Out on your lid. This is a beautiful peachy-nude color and would even look great by itself with Firefly in the crease. To bring the look together (with the purple theme), add a tiny bit of the color Pinky Promise on top of Time Out.
  5. Using that firmer blender brush, apply the Going Steady in your outer-V again. Guaranteed you covered a bit of that up when applying the lid colors. Then go in with your fluffy blender brush and Made to Last and apply to the crease to combine the colors.
  6. Taking a clean, fluffy blender brush, blend your crease colors to get rid of any harsh lines.
  7. On your lash line, apply Going Steady close to the roots of your bottom lashes and then Firefly over it. On your brow bone and inner corners, apply the color Pep Talk.

Step 9: Take the Too Faced Sketch Marker Liquid Liner in black and apply a thin line on your lid. Next, apply the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara on your lashes, starting with your bottom lashes first. This will help prevent any mascara ending up on your lid. If you get mascara under your eye or on your nose, wait until it dries and brush it off with a clean eyeshadow brush or Q-Tip.

Step 10: Apply your contour. I use the Cocoa Contour palette from Too Faced and apply in the hollows of my cheeks and on my jaw line. If the color applies too dark, take your beauty blender that still has your foundation and concealer on it and stipple it over your contour. This will lighten the color.

Step 11: Time to get that sun-kissed looking skin! Apply your bronzer.

Step 12: Apply a pinky-nude blush color to the apples of your cheeks. On your cheekbones, nose and Cupid’s bow apply your favorite highligher. I use the Too Faced Candlelight Glow in Warm Glow.

Step 13: Line your lips with a nude lip liner. I used Colourpop’s Skimpy pencil. Then I applied Too Faced Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick in Child Star.

Step 14: Time to set it all! Spray your favorite makeup setting spray and voila! Your look is now complete.

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I know this may seem like a lot of steps, but the result will yield a great day-to-night look, perfect for any time of year.

If you like this look, leave a comment below!

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Every Day Glam Makeup Tutorial

Hi loves! I know it has been a while since I posted on here and I am so sorry about that! My new job has been my priority the last few months, but now I’m back in full swing. I am kicking 2017 off with my first-ever makeup tutorial! I tried really hard to get this to work properly, but did run into some technical difficulties. That’s okay, though, because it’s all a learning experience, right? This tutorial features almost all Too Faced products and I’ve written about this look before in my Natural Glow Party Look post. I hope you enjoy the video and please subscribe to my channel!

Swamp Queen Palette | Tarte x Grav3yardGirl Summer Look

finally got around to using my Swamp Queen, tarte x grav3yard girl palette over the weekend. It has been a while since I ordered it from Ulta, but I was wearing the right colors Saturday night to pair with an eye look. I also used some of my new ColourPop products, which I unbox in this video.

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Here’s the look!

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Palette photo courtesy of tarte cosmetics

Face:

Eyes:

I will provide a step-by-step application on how to get this eye look.

  1. Apply Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion (in original) on lid and a little above the crease.
  2. Using the Makeup Revolution Affirmation palette and a firm eyeshadow brush, I applied the matte white shade on my lid up to my brow bone.
  3. Taking a fluffy blending brush, I applied natural peaches from the Grav3yardGirl x Tarte Swamp Queen palette in my crease, blending up.
  4. Once I had the right color with natural peaches, i took a firmer blending brush and applied dogmain the crease, slightly below natural peaches, and in the outer “v” of the eye.
  5. Using the same firm eyeshadow brush I used to apply that white matte shade from the MR palette, I applied sassy bun on my lid, adding a little glam to the look.
  6. If needed, reapply natural peaches to the crease to soften the look a bit.
  7. Using a clean, fluffy blending brush, blend the crease up a little more to get rid of harsh lines.

Lips:

If you like this look and want to see a tutorial of it on my YouTube channel, leave a comment below! Also, what looks have you created with the Swamp Queen palette by Grav3yardGirl x Tarte? I’d love to know.

Makeup Revolution and ColourPop

Now that I have my office/vanity room set up, I’ve been able to organize everything so it’s super accessible. Over the weekend I had to venture out for lunch in San Francisco and decided to play around with my new Makeup Revolution Affirmation palette. Super affordable, the colors are quite pigmented and who doesn’t love 32 shadows for $15. The look pictured below includes the affirmation palette, as well as ColourPop’s liquid matte lipstick in the color Trap. Read below to see how I got this look. If you’ve created a similar look, please let me know! I’d love to see it.

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Face:

Eyes:

 

  • Eyeshadow Primer Potion by Urban Decay (placed on lid up to brow bone)
  • Affirmation Eyeshadow palette by Makeup Revolution (see image for step-by-step placement of color)
    1. Using a clean eyeshadow brush, place color A on lid up to brow bone.
    2. Using a clean blending brush, place color B in the crease, blending in windshield wiper motions. Blend color B into the outer “V” of the eye, placing a little on the outer corner of the eyelid.
    3. Using the same eyeshadow brush you used to apply color A, apply color C on the eyelid, covering any empty spots with color C. Apply color C on inner corners.
    4. If necessary, apply color B into the crease again to deepen the color.
    5. Using a clean fluffy blending brush, blend crease out so lines aren’t as harsh.
    6. Using either a clean eyeshadow brush or an eyeliner brush, apply color D to brow bone (under eyebrow) to highlight.
  • Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in the color jet black by Bobbi Brown
  • They’re Real mascara by Benefit Cosmetics

Lips

Setting Spray:

 

National Lipstick Day

Lipstick has always been a staple in my makeup collection, however, I haven’t religiously wore it until recently. Something about a matte liquid long-lasting lipstick intrigues me. So, in honor of National Lipstick Day, I decided to list some of my favorite lipsticks here, followed by a gallery of some of my favorite colors I’ve swatched. I’d love to know what brand you use for your go-to lip color, as well as types (satin, matte, gloss, etc.). Leave a comment below to tell me!

Note: Too Faced is offering 15% off their lipsticks in honor of National Lipstick Day, so take advantage!

Lipsticks

Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Lipstick in Child Star

Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Lipstick in Sell Out

Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Lipstick in Queen B

Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Lipstick in Miso Pretty

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Unicorn (comfort matte)

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Backtalk (comfort matte)

Tarte Cosmetics Tartiest Creamy Matte Lip Paint in Namaste

Tarte Cosmetics Tartiest Creamy Matte Lip Paint in TBT

 

Too Faced Cocoa Contour Review

I finally took the plunge – I contoured my face. Now, I have never ever contoured before, so if you think I did a horrendous job, please leave some tricks and tips in the comments section. It took me long enough to use the cocoa contour palette after purchasing a whole slew of other things from Too Faced, but I gave it a shot this weekend. I didn’t go all full glam, but just wanted to play around with it. Per the “instruction manual” as I like to call it, I went for the natural look.

I do have to say that this palette smells amazing (obviously, the cocoa) and is not as pigmented as I thought it would be. I used the small contour buki brush provided and while it did pick up a good amount of color, it didn’t look pigmented on my cheeks. I applied medium cocoa near my temples and on my cheeks to define my cheekbones, and lined my jaw bone with it, too. I then applied light cocoa in my T-zone.

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As you can see, I only contoured a little. I still need to get comfortable with it, but I’ll eventually get there.

Do you have any contouring tips and tricks? Let me know in the comments.

MOTD: Out-The-Door Look

Happy Friday! I hope you all had a great week. As for me, my body is fighting off some kind of stress cold, I think, so I haven’t done a full face of makeup since last weekend, but wanted to share this out-the-door look with you. I’m sure you’ve seen similar photos on my Instagram about it since I tend to do this makeup every day, but I wanted to share it with you in case you need a quick makeup look for the day. I’d say this look takes me about 15-20 minutes to do, maybe a little less. This look mainly consists of foundation, blush, eyeliner on the waterline, blush, highlighter and lipstick. No eyeshadow, mascara or liquid eyeliner. 🙂

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Face:

Lips:

That’s the look! I apply my foundation with a beauty blender so I’m not using my hands, and then I apply my concealer with a brush and then go back with the beauty blender to make it look more natural. I tend to apply foundation and the blended concealer on my eyelids and brow bone to hide the redness. As you can see by the photo, no hardcore eye makeup!

Do you have an out-the-door look? Let me know in the comments.

Natural Glow Party Look – Eyes

Earlier this week I shared with you my whole look for the White Hot Summer party I attended. What I didn’t show you is a close up of the eyes, so here you go! The hubby and I are heading out to a friend’s birthday dinner tonight, so I thought I’d recreate the eye look. See the step-by-step instructions for this eye look below the photo.

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Eyes:

  • Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Original by Urban Decay. Apply all over your lid and up to brow bone.
  • Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette by Too Faced. See below for colors and placement.
    • Using an all over eyeshadow brush, apply White Chocolate on lid up to brow bone.
    • Using a clean blending brush, apply Salted Caramel in the crease. Be sure to tap off excess shadow before applying. Start with little color and add more to deepen the color if necessary. Keep applying to the outer corner of your eye, to mid-eyelid.
    • Using the same all over eyeshadow brush you used for White Chocolate, apply Marzipanon the center of your eyelid to the inner corner.
    • If needed, apply more Salted Caramel in the crease with the blending brush used. To soften the crease, take a clean blending brush and blend it out.
    • On brow bone, apply Champagne Truffle to highlight and line the bottom of your eyebrow.
    • Apply Champagne Truffle on your inner corners to brighten your eyes a bit.
  • 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencil in Legend (black) by Urban Decay. Running out of this, too, so I purchased a Too Faced one to see which looks better.
  • Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink by Bobbi Brown. I haven’t used a liquid eyeliner since purchasing this, but watched a MannyMUA video last night that uses a brush and liquid eyeliner. I feel like I have more control with a brush rather than what comes with the liquid eyeliner.
  • They’re Real Mascara by Benefit Cosmetics. No need for falsies with this.

Natural Glow Party Look

It’s summertime and the living is easy. On Sunday, my work threw a fabulous White Hot Summer party with Cavallo Point Lodge in Sausalito, CA. Since people had to show up in their best summer whites, I decided to create a simple, natural glow look. Below is a photo from my snapchat. I didn’t get a close up of my eyeshadow, however, I plan on doing this look again, so I will update with a new photo then. Also, I recently added some ombré highlights, so I’m looking blonder and tanner. 🙂 This look is using primarily Too Faced products.

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Face:

Eyes:

  • Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Original by Urban Decay. Apply all over your lid and up to brow bone.
  • Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette by Too Faced. See below for colors and placement.
    • Using an all over eyeshadow brush, apply White Chocolate on lid up to brow bone.
    • Using a clean blending brush, apply Salted Caramel in the crease. Be sure to tap off excess shadow before applying. Start with little color and add more to deepen the color if necessary. Keep applying to the outer corner of your eye, to mid-eyelid.
    • Using the same all over eyeshadow brush you used for White Chocolate, apply Marzipan on the center of your eyelid to the inner corner.
    • If needed, apply more Salted Caramel in the crease with the blending brush used. To soften the crease, take a clean blending brush and blend it out.
    • On brow bone, apply Champagne Truffle to highlight and line the bottom of your eyebrow.
    • Apply Champagne Truffle on your inner corners to brighten your eyes a bit.
  • 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencil in Legend (black) by Urban Decay. Running out of this, too, so I purchased a Too Faced one to see which looks better.
  • Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink by Bobbi Brown. I haven’t used a liquid eyeliner since purchasing this, but watched a MannyMUA video last night that uses a brush and liquid eyeliner. I feel like I have more control with a brush rather than what comes with the liquid eyeliner.
  • They’re Real Mascara by Benefit Cosmetics. No need for falsies with this.

Lips:

Finish:

Since this look consisted of neutrals and pinks, the melted matte lipstick really added some depth to the look. I will definitely be doing this look again (probably this weekend for a friend’s birthday party).

I’d love to see your favorite natural glow party looks for summer! Tag me on Instagram @blush.and.lipstick! 🙂

Child Star Melted Matte Liquified Lipstick

I haven’t officially done a Child Star Melted Matte Liquified Lipstick post yet, so here it is! Love this color. It goes well with every outfit and keeps my lips hydrated. Also, I took a picture of my Warm Glow Too Faced Candlelight Glow highlighter that I don’t leave the house without wearing. Makeup Tip: put a little highlighter on the tip of your nose and brush on your cupid’s bow to give them a little extra glow. 

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Work Party Makeup

This week, I’ve been representing the magazine I work for a lot, and tonight is no exception. We have a work-related function after working hours, so I thought I’d keep it professional, yet fun for the event tonight. Here’s the look and check out the details below the photos.

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Face:

Eyes:

Lips:

Finish:

I officially am in love with that Too Faced Candlelight Glow highlighting powder and will be using it every down from now on. Do you like this look? Let me know!

Professional Glam Look

Today I am heading back to my alma mater, San Francisco State University, to help judge magazine ideas for a contemporary magazines class (my full time job is the digital media manager for Marin Magazine in Sausalito, CA). That being said, I decided to do a full face of makeup today since I will be out representing the magazine. Why do I call it “professional glam”? Because the gold layer of eyeshadow has glitter galore in it. Subtle enough for the workplace, but glamorous enough to up your every day makeup game. I used a variety of products that I will list below. Here are a couple snaps of my look:

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Face:

Eyes:

Lips:

Finish:

So that’s my look! I received my latest Too Faced order yesterday and will be writing a post about those products soon, as well as my before and after series with the solid beautycleanser I purchased from Sephora.

I hope you like this look!