MAKEUP HAUL | ULTA 21 Days of Beauty Spring 2014 Haul

Sephora’s VIB sale wasn’t the only parasite on my bank account…

ULTA’s 21 Days of Beauty was three weeks of beauty product bliss. Each day there was a different product on sale, sometimes up to 50% off regular price. Additionally, several brands were offering really cool free gifts with purchase (varying $ amounts) and certain stores were hosting special events.

Needless to say, I couldn’t help myself. Here’s what I picked up:

What did you snag during ULTA’s 21 Days of Beauty? Comment below.

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Makeup of the Day | Revlon Colorstay Sea Mist

 

Revlon Colorstay eyeshadow quad in Sea Mist initially looked like a “grab bag” of colors. A pink, a blue, a purple and a green. I honestly didn’t think it would work.

 

I was wrong.

This quad quickly became one of my favorites, and you can see why:

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When blended nicely, the colors create this “starry night” type look that is not too purple, too blue or too green. The light blue shade packed onto the lid catches the light perfectly and brightens up even my brown eyes. 🙂

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Interested in this look? Here’s what I used:

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Eyes:

  • Revlon Photoready Eye Primer + Brightener
  • NYX Natural Palette | 1st color
  • Revlon Colorstay Eyeshadow Quad | Sea Mist (Blue, Purple and Green colors)
  • Maybelline Line Stiletto eyeliner | blackest black
  • L’Oreal Infallible The Super Slim Liquid Liner | Black
  • NYX eyeliner | Jet Black
  • L’Oreal Voluminious Mascara | Black
  • Maybelline Falsies Mascara | Black
  • Covergirl Clump Crushers Mascara | Black
  • NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder | Taupe

Face:

  • Rimmel Stay Matte Primer
  • Covergirl Clean Whipped Foundation | Medium Beige
  • Covergirl Trublend Fixstick Concealer | m 1.2.3.4
  • L’Oreal True Match Concealer | n 1.2.3
  • Physician’s Formula Super CC+ Powder | Light/Medium
  • Physician’s Formula How-to Bronze
  • Milani Baked Blush | Luminoso
  • Sephora Baked Luminizer | Star Dust
  • Urban Decay De-slick Makeup Setting Spray

Lips:

  • Giovanni Street Chic Premium Lip Balm | Peppermint Treat
  • Lime Crime Lipstick | Countessa Flourescent
  • Maybelline the Elixir | Hibiscus Haven

What do you think of the Revlon Colorstay eyeshadow quads? Comment below.

MAKEUP OF THE DAY | Festival Makeup Look #1 Yellows + Teals

 

Each year, SXSW officially kicks off festival season. Although I didn’t get to attend, I’m definitely getting ready for my next festival, Ultra Music Festival. With any EDM music festival, you can expect crazy outfits, antics and definitely crazy makeup.

I’ve been playing around to come up with some fun looks for Ultra.

Here’s my latest:IMG_8328

Of course, this look isn’t complete without glitter and rhinestones (I do love to sparkle), but I hate to waste it.

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Interested in trying this look out? Here are the products I used:

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Eyes:

  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
  • NYX Natural Palette | 1st color
  • POP Beauty Bright Delight Palette | Deep Yellow + Deep Teal
  • Urban Decay Palette | Peace
  • Maybelline Line Stiletto eyeliner | blackest black
  • L’Oreal Telescopic Eye Liner | Carbon black
  • L’Oreal Voluminious Mascara | black
  • L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes | black
  • NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder | taupe

Face:

  • Rimmel Stay Matte Primer
  • Covergirl| medium beige
  • Covergirl Trublend Fixstick Concealer | m 1.2.3.4
  • L’Oreal True Match Concealer | n 1.2.3
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder | Silky Beige
  • Physician’s Formula How-to Bronze
  • NYX Blush | Pinky
  • Sephora Baked Luminizer | Stardust
  • Urban Decay De-slick Makeup Setting Spray

Lips:

  • Giovanni Street Chic Premium Lip Balm | Peppermint Treat
  • Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick | Berry Haute

What festivals are you going to this season? Comment below.

Makeup of the Day | Bold Blues with Maybelline Color Tattoo and Covergirl Flamed Out Shadow Pots

Got the blues? I do.

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Normally I avoid blue eyeshadow for fear of looking like a grandma stuck in the 80s. I recently have committed to finding ways to incorporate blues into my makeup routine because I believe all colors are wearable, if used correctly.

The biggest advice I have when wearing blue eyeshadow is to match it with a very neutral lip. Here I chose a nude/mauve color:

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Want this look? Here are the products I used:

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Eyes:

  • Revlon Photoready Eye Primer + Brightener
  • Covergirl eyeshadow quad | Urban Basics
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo | Tenacious Teal
  • Covergirl Flamed Out Shadow Pots | royal blue
  • Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette | Prank
  • Maybelline Line Stiletto eyeliner | blackest black
  • NYX Gel liner | jet black
  • NYX eyeliner | jet black
  • L’Oreal Voluminious Mascara | black
  • Covergirl Clump Crushers Mascara | black
  • Maybelline the Rocket Mascara | black
  • NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder | taupe
  • NYX AUTO eyebrow pencil | dark brown

Face:

  • Revlon Photoready Perfecting Primer
  • Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation | medium beige
  • Covergirl Trublend Fixstick Concealer | m 1.2.3.4
  • L’Oreal True Match Concealer | n 1.2.3
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder | Silky Beige
  • Physician’s Formula How-to Bronze
  • Milani Baked Blush | Luminoso
  • NARS | Albatross
  • Urban Decay De-slick Makeup Setting Spray

Lips:

  • Giovanni Street Chic Premium Lip Balm | Peppermint Treat
  • Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick | Sassy Mauve

How do you do the blues? Comment below.

CVS Pharmacy Makes Room for NYX Cosmetics

CVS is now carrying NYX cosmetics!

I recently went to CVS to use up some cosmetic coupons as well as my extrabucks. I had a basket full and was headed for checkout when I bumped into this beauty: IMG_7125

Needless to say, I went a little crazy (I had a 25% off entire purchase CVS coupon so I felt it only made sense LOL).

Check out all the items I bought during my most recent CVS haul:

Have you found NYX at your local CVS yet?

MAKEUP HAUL | Target Clearance Makeup + Beauty Drugstore Haul

Have you been to your local Target recently? If not, you need to.

I wandered into Target one day and was blown away at the amount of beauty and makeup items they had on clearance. Brands that never get discounted like NYX, Pixi and Sonja Kashuck, we’re on clearance!

I bought quite a few things (that’s an understatement LOL):

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Here’s a full rundown of what I got:

Keep in mind that all store’s run on different clearance schedules so it’s best to visit frequently.

Anyone else have a huge Target clearance haul? Comment below.

Makeup of the Day | Maybelline Color Tattoo Emerald Green + Lorac

Having brown eyes, I tend to avoid blues and greens when it comes to eyeshadow. I’ve recently been trying to embrace these hues by finding different ways to wear them, without looking like a crazy person.

Here’s my most recent green-shadow look:IMG_7465

I chose to make it more user-friendly by using a taupe color in my crease and a plum color in my outer v. This helps make it a usable look and the plum helps make it brown-eye-friendly.

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Want this look? Here’s what I used:

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Eyes:

  • Revlon Photoready Eye Primer + Brightener
  • Lorac Mint Collection | brown + plum
  • NYX Natural | color 1
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo  | Edgy Emerald
  • Maybelline Line Stiletto | Blackest Black
  • L’Oreal Telescopic Eyeliner | Carbon Black
  • NYX Eyeliner pencil | Jet Black
  • L’Oreal Voluminous Original | Blackest Black
  • Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara | Black
  • Maybelline the Rocket Mascara | Black
  • NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder | Taupe/Ash

Face:

  • Revlon Photoready Perfecting Primer
  • Covergirl Clean Whipped Creme Foundation | Natural Beige
  • Covergirl Trublend Fixstick Concealer | m 1.2.3.4
  • L’Oreal True Match Concealer | n 1.2.3
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder | Silky Beige
  • Physician’s Formula How-to Bronze
  • Milani Baked Blush | Luminoso
  • NARS | Albatross
  • Urban Decay De-slick Makeup Setting Spray

Lips:

  • Giovanni Street Chic Premium Lip Balm | Peppermint Treat
  • NYX Matte Lipstick | Natural

Love this look? Comment below.