theBalm Nude’tude Palette Review + Swatches + GIVEAWAY!

Eyeshadow palettes are my addiction. I’m always on the hunt to try new brands, color palettes and textures. Lately, I’ve gone crazy over eyeshadow palettes by theBalm Cosmetics. They are high quality, with great pigmentation, at a reasonably price.

One of my favorites is their NUDE’tude palette. A beautiful assortment of neutral colors, with more versatility than some of the other popular neutral palettes.

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This palette is available on theBalm’s website for $36 or for those of you seeking a good deal, you can get it for $22 on Amazon. I’m also giving away this palette on my youtube channel, details below.

For full swatches and a chance to win this palette, check out my first impressions video:

So, what do you think of this palette? Comment below.

 

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Makeup 101 | Primers

There’s primer for your walls and primer for your face, both are equally important.

Just like when your painting your room, primer for your face and eyelids creates the perfect canvas for your makeup application.

Learn all about primers the video below:

Do you use primers? If so, which brands are your favorites?

 

 

MAKEUP OF THE DAY | Natural Makeup for Prom

Prom is around the corner and it’s time to finalize your makeup look.

As a freelance makeup artist, I have to be in tune with the latest trends and the wants of my clients.

This year, the biggest requests I’m getting are natural makeup and winged eyeliner.

Because prom-goers are often under the age of 18, the natural makeup look is perfect and prevents the possibility of looking like a clown.

Here’s the look I put together for one of my clients:IMG_0545

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

Eyes:

  • Revlon Photoready Eye Primer + Brightener
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo | Bad to the Bronze
  • Too Faced Pretty Rebel Palette | Girly
  • Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette | Busted and Booty Call
  • Maybelline Line Stiletto eyeliner | Blackest Black
  • L’Oreal Infallible Eyeliner | Black
  • POP Beauty Sooty Black Liner | Sooty Black
  • L’Oreal Voluminious Mascara | Black
  • Maybelline Mega Plush Mascara | Black
  • Maybelline the Rocket Mascara | Black
  • NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder | Taupe

Face:

  • Benefit the POREfessional Primer
  • Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foudnation | Medium Beige
  • Covergirl Trublend Fixstick Concealer | m 1.2.3.4
  • Neutrogena  3-in-1 concealer for eyes | Light
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder | Silky Beige
  • Too Faced | Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
  • Too Faced | Who’s Your Poppy? Blush
  • Sephora Baked Luminizer | Star Dust
  • NYX HD Setting Powder

Lips:

  • Giovanni Street Chic Premium Lip Balm | Peppermint Treat
  • Revlon Superlustrous Lipstick | Kissable Pink

What do you think of this look? Comment below.

Top Drugstore Lipsticks for Spring and Summer 2014

Spring is here and so are bright lippies!

Pinks and corals will always be on trend for Spring and Summer, but if you want to be a little more daring this year, you’ve got to dip into orange and purple. Both colors are all over the runways and fashion magazines.

At first, these bright colored lipsticks might be intimidating, but if you choose the right shade (and don’t go full on night-time smoky eye during the day along with it) you should be fine.

 

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Recently, I’ve had quite a few requests to share my top drugstore lipstick colors for spring. It was really hard to choose but I went with the colors I reach for the most. I tried to keep it under 10 but you know me, I love my lippies, so there are two “honorable mentions.” 🙂

Check out the swatches of these beautiful colors! Can you guess which is which?

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If you’re interested in finding out my drugstore lipstick favorites for Spring and Summer 2014 be sure to check out my video:

Which color was your favorite? Should I do another video for my high-end lipsticks? Comment below.

xo

P.S. My Urban Decay Electric Palette giveaway is still open so be sure to enter if you want to win!

 

Valentine’s Day Makeup + Outfit Ideas | MissAlinaMina + FlannelandDiamonds Collab

Valentine’s Day is just 4 days away and if you haven’t already, it’s time to plan out your complete look.

This weekend I got to collaborate with fashion blogger Chesi, from FlannelandDiamonds to create an affordable, but glamorous, Valentine’s Day look.

The makeup…IMG_7149

Eyes:

  • Revlon Photoready Eye Primer + Brightener
  • Maybelline Eyeshadow Quad | Natural Smokes
  • NYX Natural Palette | Darkest brown
  • Maybelline Line Stiletto | Blackest Black
  • Maybelline Masterprecise Studio Eyeliner | Black
  • NYX Eyeliner pencil | Jet Black
  • L’Oreal Voluminous Original Mascara | Black
  • L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara | Black
  • NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder | Taupe/Ash

Face:

  • NYX Pore Filler Primer
  • Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation | Medium Beige
  • Covergirl Trublend Fixstick Concealer | l 5.6.7
  • Covergirl Trublend Fixstick Concealer | m 1.2.3.4
  • Revlon Colorstay Undereye Concealer | Light/Medium
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder | Silky Beige
  • Physician’s Formula How-to Bronze
  • Milani Baked Blush | Luminoso
  • Covergirl trumagic | the luminizer
  • NYX | HD Studio Finishing Powder

Lips:

  • Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick | On Fire Red

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Now, for the fashion…

Valentines Day Outfit

Visit FlannelandDiamonds to get details on this look (and don’t forget to subscribe!)

What are you wearing for Valentine’s Day? Comment below!