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.

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.

Makeup of the Day | Lime Crime + Urban Decay Vice 2 + the Fun Palette

Lime Crime how I love thee.

Lime Crime does funky, opaque lip colors like no other. Their scent is amazing, they go on smooth and they stay in place, eliminating the need for lip liner. I have eight shades (so far!) but my latest favorite is Chinchilla, a grey with purple undertones.

Here’s how I wore it for the first time:

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I chose to focus the attention on the lip color by keeping the eye makeup pretty simple.

While there were a couple of people at work that asked if I was okay or told me I looked “gothic” but the majority of the responses were positive. My peers seemed to dig the funky, edgier look as much as I did.

Why I love this color? Well, obviously because it’s purplish (sort of), but also because it’s a way of embracing the edgy black lipstick trend in a more wearable tone.

Interested in this look? Here’s what I used:IMG_9689

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Eyes:

  • Revlon Photoready Eye Primer + Brightener
  • NYX Natural Palette | 1st color
  • Urban Decay the Fun Palette | Uzi
  • Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette | Coax and Voodoo
  • Maybelline Line Stiletto eyeliner | blackest black
  • NYX eyeliner | Jet Black
  • L’Oreal Voluminious Mascara | Black
  • L’Oreal Voluminious Million Lash Excess mascara
  • NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder | Taupe

Face:

  • Benefit the POREfessional Primer
  • LORAC POREfection Foundation | PR5
  • Covergirl Trublend Fixstick Concealer | m 1.2.3.4
  • Revlon Colorstay Concealer | Light Medium
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder | Silky Beige
  • Physician’s Formula | How to Bronze
  • Milani Baked Blush | Luminoso
  • Sephora Baked Luminizer | Star Dust
  • Urban Decay All-nighter Makeup Setting Spray

Lips:

  • Giovanni Street Chic Premium Lip Balm | Peppermint Treat
  • Lime Crime lipstick | Chinchilla

What do you think of this look? Would you rock this lip shade? Comment below.

Sunday FUNday | Urban Decay’s the Fun Palette

It’s Sunday Funday and what better way to spend it than with Urban Decay’s the Fun Palette.

Let me begin by mentioning that I own nine Urban Decay eyeshadow palettes, but this is still one of my favorites.

As with most Urban Decay eyeshadow palettes, the packaging is gorgeous. It’s one palette that I don’t mind leaving out on my vanity because it’s nice to look at and I honestly find myself reaching for it so often.

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The palette includes six eyeshadows and an eyeliner pencil (which it appears I’ve misplaced). It has a decent sized mirror and a magnetic closure so it’s ideal for travel and on-the-go application.

The colors included are (from left to right, top to bottom):

  • Woodstock
  • Baked
  • Uzi
  • Sin
  • Flipside
  • Psychedelic Sister

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Woodstock, Baked, Sin and Psychedelic Sister are all available for purchase as single eyeshadows on Urban Decay’s website for $18 each (ouch!). Uzi and Flipside are not available as single eye shadows and once I swatched them, I understood how they would draw people to this palette.

 

The swatches are laid out as they are in the palette and there are two sets of them: the left are without a primer and the right are with Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion. As with most eyeshadows, starting with a primer gives you much more vibrant and long lasting color payoff.

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This palette is one of my favorites because each color is so unique and unlike anything I have in my current collection. I reach for Woodstock, Baked (I mean, WOW) and Flipside most often.

If you’re afraid of using funky colors this is definitely a great palette for you to have fun with (hehe) because the colors are muted and with the color Sin you can really make them wearable.  Also, the price and the fact that it’s just a palette of six really makes this less of a risky investment than the Electric Palette.

Although this palette is no longer available for sale through the Urban Decay website, you can find it on eBay or All Cosmetics Wholesale, which is where I purchased mine for only $19.99 (MSRP $34).

Which color is your favorite? Comment below.

 

Makeup of the Day | LORAC POREfection Foundation + Pinks and Purple

 

So, if you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m obsessed with pink and purple eyeshadows. I know people are afraid of them, but they shouldn’t be! I’m hoping that at the very least my posts help inspire people to try them out.

Anywho, the most exciting thing for me today was trying out my new LORAC POREfection Foundation. It’s my first high-end foundation (aside from a MAC foundation I got recently) and I chose it because of the great reviews online. I also happened to color match myself perfectly. Stay tuned for a First Impressions video on it.

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

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Eyes:

  • Revlon Photoready Eye Primer + Brightener
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo | Inked in Pink
  • Too Faced Pretty Rebel Palette | Totally Fetch
  • Urban Decay Electric Palette | Urban
  • Maybelline Line Stiletto eyeliner | blackest black
  • L’Oreal Infallible The Super Slim Liquid Liner | Black
  • NYX eyeliner | Jet Black
  • L’Oreal Voluminious Mascara | Black
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
  • NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder | Taupe

Face:

  • Benefit the POREfessional Primer
  • LORAC POREfection Foundation | PR5
  • Covergirl Trublend Fixstick Concealer | m 1.2.3.4
  • Revlon Colorstay Concealer | Light Medium
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder | Silky Beige
  • Physician’s Formula | How to Bronze
  • Milani Baked Blush | Luminoso
  • Sephora Baked Luminizer | Star Dust
  • Urban Decay All-nighter Makeup Setting Spray

Lips:

  • Giovanni Street Chic Premium Lip Balm | Peppermint Treat
  • L’Oreal Colour Riche | Violet Chiffon

What do you think of this look? Comment below.

MAKEUP REVIEW + GIVEAWAY | Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette

If you love bright colored eyeshadow you were probably like me, waiting, until 3 a.m. to purchase this gorgeous palette.

The colors are so amazingly pigmented, I’m so excited that this will be a part of the regular collection.

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Here’s my review, swatches and giveaway:

Which is your favorite color in this palette? Comment below.

Makeup of the Day | Pink Power with Urban Decay + Too Faced

Most people avoid pink makeup for fear of looking like a clown. Me? I love the challenge.

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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
  • Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette | X-rated
  • Too Faced Pretty Rebel Palette | Totally Fetch
  • Urban Decay Fun Palette | Psychedelic Sister
  • Maybelline Line Stiletto eyeliner | blackest black
  • NYX eyeliner | jet black
  • L’Oreal Voluminious Mascara | black
  • Maybelline Falsies Mascara | black
  • NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder | taupe

Face:

  • Maybelline Baby Skin 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
  • 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
  • Maybelline Color Sensational | Pink Pop
  • NYX Butter Gloss | Merengue

How do you do pink? Comment below.

Makeup of the Day | Purple, Purple, Purple, the Color of the Year

It’s no secret that my favorite color is purple. It’s the color of royalty and also, Sephora has name orchid the color of the year. I couldn’t be more thrilled!

I’ve been wanting to do a fully purple look for a while. Here’s my look:

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It may be a bit over the top for most people, but I absolutely love it. I’d probably wear this look at night instead of during the day.

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

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Eyes:

  • Revlon Photoready Eye Primer + Brightener
  • NYX Natural Palette | 1st color
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo | Painted Purple
  • Urban Decay The Dangerous Palette | Oil Slick
  • Urban Decay | Ecstasy
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo | Potent Purple
  • Maybelline Line Stiletto eyeliner | blackest black
  • NYX eyeliner | jet black
  • L’Oreal Voluminious Mascara | black
  • Maybelline Falsies Mascara | black
  • Rimmel POP of color Mascara | POP Purple
  • 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
  • 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 | Airborne Unicorn
  • Maybelline the Elixir | Vision in Violet

Do you love purple too? 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 | Urban Decay Vice2 + Fun Palette

If you haven’t noticed yet, purple is my favorite color, especially with makeup. Lucky for me, I have brown eyes and purple compliments brown eyes perfectly.

When it comes to pigmented purple eye shadows, no brand comes close to Urban Decay. They have so many spectacular shades of purple and in my world you can never have too many.

Here’s my most recent purple look, perfect for a night out:IMG_7394IMG_7393

Want this look? Here’s what I used:

Eyes:

  • Revlon Photoready Eye Primer + Brightener
  • Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette | Lovesick
  • Urban Decay Fun Palette | Taupe
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow | Flash
  • Maybelline Line Stiletto | Blackest Black
  • Maybelline Masterprecise by Eyestudio Felt tip eyeliner | Black
  • NYX Eyeliner pencil | Jet Black
  • L’Oreal Voluminous Original | Blackest Black
  • L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes | Black
  • NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder | Taupe/Ash

Face:

  • Rimmel Stay Matte Primer
  • Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation | Medium Beige
  • Covergirl Trublend Fixstick Concealer | l 5.6.7
  • 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 | Dolce Pink
  • Sephora MicroSmooth Baked Luminizer | Star Dust
  • NYX HD Finishing Setting Powder

Lips:

  • NYX Lipstick | Narcissus
  • NYX butter gloss | Merengue

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What did you think of this look? Comment below.