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:

 

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Latest Ulta Haul: Urban Decay & Benefit

I am so sorry for the lack of posts lately. We bought a house and are in the process of packing up our apartment and moving things over. But I am excited for the new house since I’ll have my own beauty room and office! I will be starting a YouTube channel shortly after we move (and after I get everything set up), but in the meantime you can still follow me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Now to the post. About a week ago I placed an order on Ulta.com after they sent me an email that Benefit just launched their new brow collection online. I normally don’t do anything with my brows, but had heard great things about this new collection so I thought I’d give it a try. Loving the packaging for both Goof Proof Brow Pencil and KaBrow! I have yet to use it (I overslept this morning and barely made it out the door on time), and I’m excited to give my eyebrows a cleaner, less patchy look. Have you used these new Benefit brow items? I’d love to know. Since I purchased the Benefit items, they sent me a free variety pack. Love those items, too.

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Also in my haul was another Urban Decay Vice lipstick. I have been obsessed with this collection since it first launched. This is the second lipstick I’ve purchased – I am obsessed with their comfort matte finish. The color I purchased this time around is called Unicorn and is a pale, peachy nude color. When I applied Unicorn today, it seemed brighter than what the shade looks like in the lipstick tube. To darken it up, I took a little bit of Urban Decay’s Backtalk (another Vice, comfort-matte lipstick) and dabbed on my lips. Worked really well, actually.

Here’s a photo of the lip color. What do you think of this shade? Let me know in the comments.

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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. ūüôā

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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‚Äôt 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‚Äôre Real Mascara¬†by Benefit Cosmetics. No need for falsies with this.

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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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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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!

Party Look Using (Mainly) Too Faced Products

On¬†Saturday, my husband and I drove down to Santa Cruz for a friend’s going away party. Since we would be seeing people we hadn’t seen since our wedding last October and since I’d be meeting new people, I thought I’d create a new party look. If you remember, my last haul from Sephora included the Too Faced Boudoir Eyes eyeshadow palette, so I decided to give that a go. Here are two photos of my look: one showing everything, and the other, a close up of my shimmery eye shadow. Read below the photos to see how I blended the eye look.

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Finish:

If you created a look using the Boudoir Eyes eyeshadow palette by Too Faced, let me know! Also, if you like this look (or don’t like it), leave a comment below.

 

La Matte Lipstick from Too Faced

As you can tell by my latest posts, I am really loving¬†matte lipsticks right now. Before I even purchased my latest Melted Matte lipsticks, I had purchased a couple La Matte lipsticks from Too Faced. Today’s photo features the color Sorry, Not Sorry. I love the way this feels on my lips. It keeps them moisturized and they don’t crack throughout the day.

I’ll re-share my base makeup products with you too:

Face:

Primer: Primed & Poreless Pure Face Primer for Sensitive Skin by Too Faced

Foundation: Born This Way in Warm Nude by Too Faced

Concealer: Bye Bye Under Eye by it Cosmetics

Powder/bake: Primed & Poreless Priming Powder and Finishing Veil by Too Faced

Blush: Blush Rush in Passion by Smashbox

Eyes:

Eyeliner (waterline only): 24/7 Glide-On Pencil in Black by Urban Decay

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