Some Spook-tacular Shops to Check Out

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The week before Halloween is seriously one of my favorite weeks of the year. Other than the week my kids were born, I live for this week. I love seeing everyone put together costumes and makeup looks. However, I am a bit creepy all year. Many things about Halloween I gracefully add to my wardrobe and life all year. So, while we’re in the spirit, I wanted to share some of my personal favorite shops that sell cute and spooky things all year.

Dead Spider Hands: This shop is where that cute mini zine and monster doily came from. The artist that owns this shop’s name is Allie Burke, and she is so incredibly creative. I have a few of her prints in my house, and I always get compliments on how strikingly creepy, yet classy they look on my bookshelf. Her shop is under maintence right now and won’t be up for a few more weeks, but her prints and stickers are so damn adorable.

Shop Deer Heart: This shop is a newer discovery, and I love it so much already! This shop sells cute and creepy (and non creepy) pins and other nifty things. That’s actually where the eyeball ring pictured above came from.

Worship 13: I know I talk about this shop often, but I truly do love her jewelry and I’ve expereniced nothing but amazing things from her shop. I wear her necklaces very often in my Instagram photos, and these are items she makes all year! I love that I can stay spooky cute all year, and her items are budget friendly.

Bella Morta Jewelry: This is another shop I talk about often and mention in my posts, but I do want to include her shop because she will be closing it down soon for personal reasons. I truly love her pieces and I am sad to see her shop go, so I want to share it with you all in case anyone has been wanting anything from my photos. This could be your last chance to snag a few things.

Fiend Boutique: This is another newer shop to me, and it should be obvious that I’m a sucker for any shop that sells cute horror themed necklaces and earrings. I’m a huge Misfits fan so the name just speaks to me on another level, but their items are incredible as well and very affordable. Go look at the Jack-O-Lantern earrings right now. Trust me on this one.

Pretty Zombie Cosmetics: Okay, would it be a post by me if I didn’t include a few makeup shops? I love Pretty Zombie’s lipsticks, and I have talked about them so often before. Their packaging is so adorable though and it has pretty zombie pin up girls on them. Vanity worthy. Need I say more?

My Pretty Zombie Cosmetics: To clarify, this brand is different from Pretty Zombie. This shop sells eyeshadows, and they are incredible! Remember my Halloween tutorial where I used an eyeshadow called “Murder?” That came from this shop. She sells a lot of really awesome quality shadows for $5 each that have the most badass names.

Notoriously Morbid Cosmetics: This shop is probably the newest to me out of all of these, and I’m already head over heels in makeup love. Sharie from Secondhand Sweetness is always talking about them, so I decided to give their mystic matte lipsticks a try, and I was instantly hooked. Their products are vegan and cruelty free, and many are themed. I missed out on the Vincent Price collection, but I did snag the Down the Spiral (also a huge Nine Inch Nails fan, surprise) collection that I will be doing an unboxing for as soon as it arrives. I have high hopes for this brand!

Salem Couture: This shop sells mostly Peter Pan style collars that can be worn with any shirt you have! I love this concept, and I own a few myself that I have used in previous posts. They sell many designs, some spooky and some plain. The mermaid one is one of my personal favorites, and I also own the floral one. They have an instagram page as well and they have discount codes pretty frequently!

That’s it for today’s short little link fest. I know this is not my usual type of post, but I do use a lot of accessories for my looks and tutorials, and I like to share the love. Indie brands and independent artists are always going to have a place in my heart, and I want so many of them to succeed. There’s a lot of talented artists in this post, so make sure to click the links and shop around in your spare time!

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Shop My Stash: Elf Mineral Primers

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I wanted to do another Shop My Stash post because I just rotated out all of my primers over the weekend, and discovered that I have four different ones from the Elf mineral line chilling out (literally, my house is freezing) in my stash.

If you have skin like mine, anything hydrating is super crucial, especially when shopping for primers. Primers can also be tricky for me because my skin is a little sensitive, and many break my skin out. However, I have never experienced that with any of the Elf mineral primers.

These are $6 each, and they come in pretty durable bottles with a pump. I love that these primers have pumps, it just feels way more sanitary to me, honestly. There are quite a few primers in this line, so I think everyone can find something they would enjoy. Elf is actually sold in a few drugstores now including Target, Walmart, and most recently CVS!

From left to right:

Green Correcting Mineral Primer- I have gone through about 3 bottles of just this primer since I discovered these. I love this primer, and I honestly need to pink it back up and use it again. Green primers correct red tones in the face, and that is something that I need given my Irish genes.

Hydrating Mineral Primer- This is a newer addition to the mineral primer line, and I have enjoyed it so far! It doesn’t feel like a lotion primer like the Laura Mercier one that I use, but it does leave my skin feeling hydrated and very smooth. I tend to mix half a pump of this with the green correcting primer somedays if my skin is looking a little irritated.

Radiating Primer- This is another newer addition, and I actually mentioned it in my Top Elf Favorites video awhile back. It has a really nice champagne tint to it, so it makes me look like I’m glowing from the inside out! Even in Fall, I typically wear an illuminating primer with full coverage foundations. My skin type just won’t allow for matte makeup unless I’m going for that caked on look…which I don’t want to go for that look any time soon.

Poreless Mineral Primer- This is the very first one I ever tried, and this is also my second bottle of this. I normally can’t wear poreless primers because they have so much silicone that it breaks me out, but this one never has. I usually put this on my nose and around it because that’s the only places where my pores are a bit larger, but I highly recommend this primer!

So, those are the four that I own and that I will be adding back into my makeup rotation this Fall. For $6 each, I think these are incredible primers. I love the bottles they come in, and I feel they look very cute sitting on vanities. The bottles look heavy, but they feel light, and I have never personally had any trouble from the pumps or felt that the packaging is flawed.

If you have any of these, what do you think about them? Let me know! I really hope you all enjoyed this short and sweet little Shop My Stash post! If you have anything that you would want to see me talk about or revisit, please let me know! I hope you’re all having wonderful days!

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October Lip Monthly Unbagging

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I know I’m doing two unbaggings in a row, but next week is the week of Halloween so I want to save that week for some cute makeup looks and more Fall tutorials! So, today I want to share with you all what I received in my Lip Monthly bag.

Lip Monthly is a monthly beauty subscription that now costs $12.95 per month. You get 4 full sized products, 3 being lip products and there’s always a “makeup mix up” that isn’t a lip product. On average, their bags are high value and most I’ve gotten have been worth $40+. There is almost always a code to get your first bag for $5 floating around as well on Instagram!

Even better, starting in November subscribers will be able to choose the shades they get in their bag, and they’re starting a rewards program! I’m stoked about this new addition to their service. I’m a bit picky when it comes to the shades I wear, and being able to choose will be awesome. Give me all the reds.
Okay, let’s get on to the unbagging:

1. Pencil Me in Eyeliner in One Cent This is a full sized product that retails at $6.99. I’ve received an eyeliner from this brand before, but I wasn’t a fan of the color. However, I really love this color. I like this formula and it doesn’t tug on my eyes at all, and this shade is right up my alley! It’s a shimmery copper shade which is very flattering for green eyes, so I can’t wait to include this in a few fall looks!

2. Lord & Berry Lip Crayon in Sensual This crayon retails at $16, which is a lot for this tiny lip crayon. However, this color, like it’s name, is pretty sensual. It’s a really pretty muted red shade, so if you’re someone that doesn’t like bright reds but enjoys the look of a sultry muted red for Fall, this is a good one! I do have another one from this brand, and now that I have two I might do an official review, what do you all think?

3. Hikari Crayon in Mandarin This chubby lip crayon retails at $14, but I don’t quite understand this shade being in the October bag. It’s orange-y but more in a Summer sense and not in a Fall sense. I don’t really see myself pulling this out until Spring, but it is a lovely shade and it swatched very smoothly, which means it will probably be very hydrating.

4. J.Cat Lipstick in Auburn This is the lowest value item at $2.99, but probably the product I love the most in this bag. Weird, right? I’ve been wanting to try more J.Cat lipsticks ever since the concealer shade Lip Monthly sent everyone (no fiascos like that since then, thankfully) because these seem promising. I adore this shade. It’s so beautiful, and I nearly gasped when I swatched it. Okay, I do that often because I have a serious lipstick addiction and when something swatches smoothly and is a gorgeous shade, my heart flutters. Don’t judge me.

Well, that’s everything I got in my Lip Monthly bag! If you’re curious about past bags, I do have quite a few reviews of their brand that include things about their customer service on my blog as well, just use the search bar on the right hand side of my page and search “Lip Monthly.” I’ve gotten some pretty awesome things in this bag, and some duds. That’s the risk I take with loving beauty subscriptions so much though. This month’s bag retails at $39.98, which is pretty high value, but not as high as usual.

I am really happy overall with this bag. Let me know if there’s anything you all would love to see a lip swatch or short mini review of!

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Morphe 35N Palette Review & Swatches

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It’s time for a Swatch Saturday post! If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll already know what this post is going to be about!

Has there ever been a brand that you’ve been hesitant to try because it was so hyped up on the internet, and most of the people talking about it were affiliated with the brand? Morphe was that brand for me. I was hesitant to buy anything, until I saw Raw Beauty Kristi talking about how wonderful their palettes are. I trust Kristi’s opinion because she truly is very raw and honest, and because she admitted to not being affiliated with them and she had bought their products herself.

Don’t get me wrong, I have no problem with affiliate links and codes, bloggers have to make money. What made me hesitant about Morphe is that they were one of those brands that I felt I never saw anyone mention them unless they were affiliated, and that raises questions for me as a consumer, especially after another brand’s fiasco with this very issue. So, I ordered some single shadows to test the waters before anything, and I fell in love. I mentioned the single shadows I have in my Everyday Fall Z-Palette post, and they truly are very affordable and awesome shadows!

After that, I decided I wanted the 35O palette when it came back into stock, I saw that Morphe was on sale on Hautelook.com. I love a good Hautelook bargain, and this pretty all matte palette was $15 that day. That’s right, I snagged a palette with 35 matte shades for $15. Gah, I love Hautelook. Even with their kinda pricey shipping, this palette was worth it for me, and the waiting game began.

Even when this palette is not on sale, it’s $23 or so on their website at all times, which is awesome.

I had no idea what to expect with this palette, but I know I didn’t expect to fall head over heels in makeup love with it.

If you’re not new to my blog, you’ll know I have a soft spot for matte eyeshadows. However, I can be a bit picky with matte palettes and I have a few personal requirements, which include a good mixture of warm and cool shades, some skin toned shades, and great transition shades.

This palette met my expectations and exceeded them.

Since there are 35 shades, there are obviously going to be quite a few options. What I truly adored about this palette right away was the range of neutral light shades in the first row. There are warm ones, neutral toned ones, and a few pink toned shades.

There are quite a few transition shades that are perfect for darker skin tones and for fair skin tones. This is so essential to me, because I am someone who always uses a matte transition shade in almost every look I do. I love having the option to use a warm transition shade or a cool one.

More perks: There are also very dark shades in this palette, and even some fun shades like some pinks and purples.

Shades like pink and purple can take your look from everyday neutral to a glamorous night time look almost instantly if you put it on the lower lash line.

There’s also a matte gray in this palette, which is something I don’t always see in neutral palettes. I like gray, and I find it flattering on lighter colored eyes.

Are they pigmented? Yes! Pigmented mattes are crucial to me in any palette, and these are very pigmented. When I swatched most of them, the texture reminded me of the Too Faced mattes in their Natural Mattes palette.

However, a few of them were a bit hard to work with while swatching. The second to last shade (dark almost black gray) was very patchy, and I wasn’t a fan of the pink. Well, I can’t say I’ve ever been impressed with a matte pink from any palette. Ever. Am I alone in this?

How do they blend? Like a damn dream. Not even kidding. I am someone that likes to stack neutrals in the crease and add drama on the outside, and with the wrong eyeshadow formula, it can get muddy and messy really quick and with the swipe of a brush. I am able to create looks with so much depth with this palette by layering and stacking colors, and that makes my smokey eye loving self super happy. I can blend until my heart’s content and these have remained pigmented and smooth looking.

Swatches:

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As you can see, there is a pretty awesome array of matte shades in this palette. I feel like this is the dream Fall palette I needed in my life, and probably the best impulsive Hautelook buy I’ve ever made. The first and last rows of this palette are my life. I can’t stop using them.

The only shades I don’t foresee getting much love are the pink and the second to last dud shade in this palette. But that set aside, this palette is still a bargain! If Hautelook has this on sale on their site again soon, I highly recommend this if you’re someone looking for a neutral matte palette to possibly travel with. It has ever shade you would need for day time and night time looks, and just add some purple if you want to for a more colorful look!

I’m really satisfied with this palette, and it definitely made me a bit more anxious to finally have the 35O palette in my hands. Yes, I bought that one too. Yes, I will have swatches up probably next week!

What are your thoughts on this palette? If you own some Morphe palettes, which are your favorites? Tell me about it in the comments!

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Face of the Day: A Matte Fall Look

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Hey beauties!

It’s Thursday, and I do have a look to share today! Today’s look is one I gravitate towards often with a twist, and it involves my hair. I have super long and incredibly thick hair. When I say it’s long, I mean it touches the top of my butt when I look up long. It’s been frustrating to try and style it lately, so I wanted to try something new…a faux undercut! Truthfully, I could do an actual undercut and have enough hair to spare, but I’m not sure if I want to fully commit yet.

Anyway, let’s talk makeup first and hair later.

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Primer: a mixture of two elf mineral primers, the green correcting one and the hydrating one. I find that the elf mineral primers are awesome, and I’ve probably gone through about 3 bottles of the green one in a year’s span. My face is naturally red, but it’s been super red lately because I had a bit of a hormonal breakout. Super cute timing, body.

Foundation: My got to combination of the Nars Luminous Weightless foundation in “Mont Blanc” mixed with Loreal’s Magic Lumi foundation in W-1. I know it’s fall, but this is about as matte as I can personally get with foundation without looking cakey. If you have dry skin but want a matte look, try using a dewy foundation paired with mostly matte products.

Concealer & Powder: Concealer is the Nars Creamy Radiant Concealer in “Chantilly” and it’s set with the Elf High Definition under eye setting powder. This is a new product to me, and I’m addicted. It’s so good! I’m really sad I passed this powder up so many times, because it’s amazing! Face powder is Laura Geller’s balance and brightening powder in Porcelain. No surprise there, it’s the only powder I trust to set my face and look amazing.

Contour: Lunatick Cosmetic Labs Cool Contour Kit. Even though I have one of their previously made contour kits, I am still sooo tempted by the huge one they just released. If you’re familiar with the brand, you’ll know what I’m talking about. They always have the best packaging.

Blush: City Color Cosmetics matte blush in “Papaya.” This is a go to matte neutral blush for me. It’s a darker peachy-neutral on my skin. You can save $$ on your purchase on citycolorcosmetics.com using the code “lunafayebeauty.” Yes, I’m an affiliate with them, but I love their brand and I’ve been a huge fan of them for a long time now!

Highlight: Physicians Formula nude glow shimmer brick thing. I never know what to call this product? All I know is the first 4 shades in this create the absolute most perfect highlight for fair skin. It’s so smooth and silky to work with as well. A forever favorite.

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Brows: Nyx tame and frame brow pomade in “espresso” set with Nyx’s brow mascara in black.

Eyes: I primed with Hard Candy’s eye primer and whipped out my new Morphe 35N palette today. I’m going to talk more about this palette and have swatches Saturday, but just know that I am obsessed. I found this on Hautelook for $15 and decided that 35 shades for that price was worth it, and now I’m hooked.

This palette is all matte, and is so perfect for anyone obsessed with neutral matte shadows like myself.

I took a warm brown shade and used that as my transition shade, and then defined it a bit more with a darker brown. I then took the taupe shade and defined the very outside of my crease and blended it out. This is something I do when I’m doing pin up looks, because it fakes a crease. I also make sure to take the transition shade up towards my eyebrows which also creates the illusion of a more defined crease once you add more shades.

I put the very first shade in the palette on my lid and brow bone since it was the closest to my skin tone.

In my water line I have the Nyx jumbo eye pencil in milk to brighten up the eyes and I swept the transition shade on my lower lash line to create a bit of depth in the look.

Inner corner highlight is Milani’s “Bella Chiffon” which is a super pretty white gold shade. Totally worth the $3.50 since it’s perfect on the eyes and as a face highlight.

Liner: NYC liquid liner. That’s right, I have been using only this and not my Physicians Formula eye booster lately. It’s okay to gasp. Sometimes we all need a change.

Lashes: Koko Lashes in “Goddess.” I can’t stop with these lashes. They’re so fluffy and gorgeous.

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Lipstick: Makeup Monsters ‘Cornucopia.” This is what I wanted the Ofra Cosmetics Miami Fever shade to look like on me. A burnt orange that is dark, yet bold and totally wearable for me. It reminds me of a pumpkin, and I love pumpkins. I’m not a fan of the taste, but I love the snot out of cute little jack-o-lanterns. I don’t like bright oranges on my skin tone, but I feel this shade is dark enough for those with fair skin to feel gorgeous and bold, minus the neon glowing pumpkin feeling. Unless you’re into that, and that’s cool too. I adore this shade, and you will all see me wearing it more often.

Necklace: Worship 13

Vest: $3 thrift find. It’s delightfully tacky in every way that I love.

More about my hair: this hairstyle was ridiculously easy. All I did was take my hair and smooth it down on one side and pin it back. I then swept the my hair to my other shoulder and teased it up a bit to give it more of a messy vibe, and then I hair sprayed the side I had pinned so that there wouldn’t be any fly away hairs. So simple! What do you all think of this do?

That’s about it for today’s face of the day post! I hope you all enjoyed this matte look that will work for about any lip color you wear for Fall! As always, thanks for reading, and I hope you stop by again soon!

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Face of the Day: Smokey eyes & Brown Lips

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Hey beauties,

It’s Thursday, and I do have a new “face of the day” post this week! How is everyone’s October going so far? I’ve mostly been hanging out with my kids, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Most of the fall festivals don’t start for another couple of weeks in my city.

Anyway, today I wanted to share another smokey eye that doesn’t require winged liner with a dark lip. These looks surprisingly don’t take long, and it’s probably because I delete 30 mins of crying over my eyeliner. However, I do have lashes on. I feel it’s a nice touch to any smokey eye.

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Primer: Too Faced HangoverX primer

Foundation & Powder: It Cosmetics CC Cream + Illumination in “Fair.” I got this CC cream off of Glambot for relatively cheap (compared to the full retail price) and I was so excited to try it out! Fair is actually a great color match for me, and this CC cream is very full coverage, but doesn’t look cakey. I’m impressed so far! Powder is my usual, Laura Geller Balance and Brightening powder in “Porcelain.”

Concealer: Nyx Cosmetics HD concealer in Porcelain and Lavender. Set with Physicians Formula Correcting Powder in Translucent.

Contour: Nyx HD Blush in “Taupe.” I just hit pan today while using this. Nose Contour is the City Color Cosmetics contour duo in “Light”

Blush: City Color Cosmetics Matte Blush in “Blackberry.” I do have a coupon code, if you enter “Lunafayebeauty” on citycolorcosmetics.com you can save 10%. I love these matte blushes though. Very pigmented, easy to blend, affordable, and they last a long time on my cheeks.

Highlight: The Balm’s “Mary Lou-Manizer”

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Brows: Nyx brow gel in “Black” and Hard Candy’s Brows now duo in Medium/Dark.

Eye Primer: I used my concealer to prime

On my lid: I took out my Too Faced Chocolate Bar today since it’s one of my favorite neutral palettes. I used Salted Caramel as my transition shade and then put Milk chocolate on the crease as well. On my entire lid I put semi sweet down with a flat brush.

I then took “Central Perk” by Colourpop and put that on the outside. You could easily use Cherry Cordial, but I am obsessed with Central perk at the moment.

I then smudged ‘Straight Trippin” by Colourpop on the lash line and applied my favorite Kiss #11 lashes.

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Lower lash line: liner is Nyx’s tres jolie pencil in black. I smudged Central Perk, Semi sweet, and Salted Caramel on the lash line. Mascara is Maybelline’s Lash Sensational. Inner corner highlight is Champagne Truffle from the Chocolate Bar palette.

Lips: Necromancy Cosmetic’s “Oh No, Nancy.” I went back and forth about getting Melt Cosmetics’ “Catsuit,” but saw this one named after The Craft and bought it instead. I am not disappointed in this purchase either. This formula went on very smooth, yet remained very matte. I’m in love with it so far, and I may be getting a few more shades from their “We are the Weirdos” collection. I mean, that collection was named after me. It took me about 2 passes on the lips to get the pigmentation I wanted, which isn’t unusual for a very matte formula.

Scarf: This was a Ross find that costed me a whopping $6! I love this scarf, it’s so adorable and I may wear it past Halloween. They actually had a few really cute Halloween scarves!

That’s it for today’s Face of the Day post! I hope you all are enjoying these Fall looks both on here and my youtube channel! I’ve had a blast creating them, that’s for sure. I love how much the cooler weather and darker shades inspire me. I hope you’re all having lovely days, and if you have any requests for future looks, let me know!

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September Ipsy Unbagging

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Hey lovelies,

I know this Ipsy unbagging is suuuuuper late, but I just now got my replacement bag! If you follow me on Twitter, I kinda had a mini meltdown after I came home to a pink envelope with no glam bag inside. You know when you’ve had a rough couple of days and you’re looking forward to something and your day gets ruined? That was what happened to me. I know it’s just makeup, it was just the point. Why leave the pink envelope?

Anyway, Ipsy was kind enough to send me a replacement bag! If you’re unfamiliar with Ipsy, they’re a beauty subscription that costs $10 per month, and you get 4-5 deluxe sample sized products or full sized products. I’ll leave my referral at the end, but don’t use it if you don’t want to!

Ipsy and Nyx 3 shadow palette: this palette is actually really cute! I had one similar to it, but it’s a few years old and I probably need to get rid of it. I love neutrals and dark colors, and this little palette is perfect for creating a really quick smokey eye. I don’t particularly like that it doesn’t have a matte, personally, but you can only do so much with 3 eyeshadow shades.

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream: I was honestly sooo happy to see this in my glam room! This repair cream is a holy grail of mine, especially in the Fall and Winter. I struggle with eczema around my nose and mouth mostly, and this helps with that tremendously. It’s never broken me out and it’s thick, but it doesn’t feel thick on my skin. It is a bit pricey, so I will gladly take this small backup.

X Formula Nail Polish in “Ignite” Not gonna lie, I was most excited about this item in my bag in September. I have never tried this line of nail polishes, and the color they sent was perfect for me. Usually I get shades I never use in beauty subscriptions, but I see myself using this up quickly and I will probably buy the full size. I mean, look at it, it’s perfect.

Bare Minerals Lipstick in “Get Ready” I was actually supposed to get the Trestique matte lip crayon in my original bag, but I will gladly accept this as well! This shade is a really pretty darker nude pink shade, a “my lips but better” shade for my skin tone. I haven’t tried many things from Bare Minerals in general, so I am pretty excited to try out their lipstick!

ClariSea Black Coal Detoxifying Exfoliant: At first I was skeptical because I thought to myself, “I can’t do much with this little product,” but my tune changed once I had this in my hands. You put a quarter size amount in your face wash and exfoliate your face with your everyday skin wash! Neat! I’ve used this a few times, and I will say that if you have sensitive skin to use a light hand, because this scrub can be a bit abrasive. It’s also very salty, so make sure your mouth is closed. Don’t ask.

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These are swatches of the eyeshadow trio and the bare minerals lipstick!

Well, that’s everything I got in my bag this month! I’m really happy with this month, I think it’s one of my favorites! I’m also very satisfied with Ipsy’s customer service, and I am grateful that they sent me a replacement bag. I unsubscribed to Ipsy for a few months, but months like this remind me why I’ve been looking forward to my pink envelopes for over two years now. If you’re subscribed to Ipsy, what did you get this month? Tell me about it in the comments!

As always, thanks for reading, and I hope you’re all having wonderful days!

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Fall Lipstick Challenge Update 4 with Photos

Hey lovelies,

It’s time for another Fall lipstick challenge update! Actually, this will be my last one! I’m honestly not ready for this month to end, I had a blast trying out different lipsticks and discovering new and old favorites! I do have one more day left after this update goes live, but I will share that on Instagram. So, if you want follow my Instagram (@lunafayebeauty) to see the rest. I will be making a video of my top 10 favorites of the month, which will be the shades that I feel are absolutely needed for a Fall lip product lover this season. So, without further adieu, let’s get on with the photos:

coloured raine soul

Day 23: Coloured Raine Soul & LaSplash Cryptic. I was really feeling a gray ombre lip this day. I ordered Cryptic awhile back, but it is really light and washes me out a bit, but I was really digging this lip look. Soul is a really pretty dark gray shade, and I positively love the Coloured Raine formula. It’s a bit thicker in texture so it’s easier to work with, and they are very long lasting!

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Day 24: Colourpop Tulle & Nyx Soft Spoken. I know, another ombre lip. I really wanted to wear both of these during this month and realized that September is coming to a close! I do love how this turned out though. Soft Spoken is a really gorgeous dusty rose shade for Fall, or any time, really.

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Day 25: Pretty Zombie Cosmetics “Black Cat.” I could not end a month of Fall lipsticks without pulling out a shade of black. Pretty Zombie Cosmetics makes some of the most pigmented liquid lipsticks, and this black does not disappoint. I have not ordered any other black liquid lipsticks simply because this one is so incredible. As I mentioned before, it’s not long lasting, but this black liquid lipstick doesn’t feather on me at all which is something black lipsticks in general can do. I will sacrifice long wear for no feathering. As much as I love Marilyn Manson, the smeared black lipstick look just doesn’t look cute on me.

nyx betwitching

Day 26: Nyx Simply Vamp lip cream in “Bewitching.” I’m sorry for the bad photo quality, I was super busy this day. However, I love the Nyx simply vamp lip crayons. Bewitching is a really pretty purply red color. These aren’t long lasting and I’m not in love with the packaging, but the product makes up for it.

milani matte love

Day 27: Milani “Matte Love.” We all know I have a love for the Milani Matte lipsticks, and this shade is no different. I love this shade of cranberry. It’s pretty enough to wear with a neutral eye and still make a statement. I could go on and on about this formula, but I believe I have already done that in another post.

la girl poetic

Day 28: LA Girl “Poetic.” I’m so sorry for the awful quality photo, this day was unexpectedly hectic for me, and by the time I was able to sit down I was a sweaty and hot mess…literally. However, I will be doing a full review of these lipsticks soon. Poetic is a GORGEOUS blue toned gray shade, and has been compared to Melt’s Space Cake! It’s a really close dupe, which is why I settled for this one instead of getting Melt’s. If you want to see what I’m talking about, go to dupethat.com! They post the best dupes 😀

jeffree star cosmetics unicorn

Day 29: Jeffree Star Cosmetics “Unicorn Blood.” Did you all really expect me to wear everything but my Jeffree Star Velour Liquid lipsticks this month? I know I talk about this shade sooo often, but it’s one of my absolute favorites. It’s not patchy, feels comfortable, and withstood me drinking coffee all day since I was so turned up (is that how that saying goes?) for National Coffee Day. Excuse my awkward hand. I have no idea what I was gonna slap in this photo.

That’s it for this update! I honestly had a blast with this Fall lipstick challenge. I will probably continue to do fun lipstick swatches and looks on Instagram, which wasn’t something I normally did, but you all responded so well to it and that makes me so happy! Well, anything lipstick related makes me happy.

I hope you all enjoyed these posts, and let me know what your favorite(s) were! As always, thanks for reading, and I hope you’re all having wonderful days.

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September Lip Monthly Unbagging

september lip monthly

Hey lovelies,

Another month, another subscription bag! I know that I usually do my Ipsy unbagging first, but I am currently waiting for that to get to me. I came home to an empty pink envelope (I assume someone took my actual glam bag) but Ipsy was kind enough to send me another! So, in the meantime, I will share what I got in my Lip Monthly bag this month!

If you’re unfamiliar with Lip Monthly, they’re a beauty subscription that now costs $12.99 per month, but on average you get $50+ worth of stuff, and most of the products are full sized.

This month I recieved 3 full sized items and 1 sample sized item.

Jing Ai Lip Jewel in “Pink Star” $22 I’ve actually gotten one of these before in a past bag, but I am not unhappy to get another! These are actually really smooth and pretty pigmented for a lip crayon. I like when Lip Monthly sends these weird not as known brands because this is something I would have never thought to try myself, and it’s pretty awesome!

Noyah Gloss in “Summertime Peach” $6 Okay, this item disappointed me. It’s a really tiny sample which always gets lost with my black hole of teensy samples, and peach just isn’t a shade I want right now. It’s not Summer anymore. I really hope next month we get some Fall things. There was a coupon code attached for 20% off though which was nice.

Jelly Pong Pong Highlighting Pen $17.95 The last thing from Jelly Pong Pong I couldn’t really use, but this I might be able to. I like to use highlight pens like the Nyx wonder pencil to carve out my brows and highlight them, so that’s what I will use this one for! It swatched a really pretty peachy color and felt smooth, so I’m excited to try it!

Be a Bombshell Lip Crayon “Shameless” $16 I’ve gotten a lot of be a Bombshell products from beauty subscriptions in the past, and I actually like their brand! I’ve been using the lip balm I got by them in an Ipsy bag for a few months now, so getting a new product to try is awesome. This is a really pretty berry shade that does remind me of Fall. It swatched really smooth on my arm so we’ll see if it does that well on my lips!

Swatches from Left to Right:

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Noya peach gloss, Jing Ai lip jewel, Be a Bombshell Lip Crayon, Jelly Pong Pong Highlighting pen

Total bag value: $61.95

This was a really high value bag this month! Let me know what your thoughts are on this bag, and let me know if there’s anything you all would want to see a separate review on!

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Face of the Day: “Am I a Candy Corn yet?”

new fall wet n wild

Hey lovelies,

This week’s look is a bit different, yet typical of me at the same time. How? Well, I did a smokey eye (my favorite) but I did not put use liquid liner to create a wing *gasp* I wanted to do something bold, yet simple and affordable since someone suggested a Fall eye with a berry lip. I also wanted to play around with a few of the new Wet n Wild palettes. If you follow me on Instagram (and you should, I post 1-2 times a day on there) I swatched the new Sphinx Mix palette by Wet n Wild from their Halloween display. For those asking, I found it at my local Walgreens.

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Anyway, on to the look…

Base: My face has been really dry since I’m having sinus issues, so I am actually using both the Too Faced HangoverX and Laura Mercier hydrating primer on my face. It was needed, trust me.

Foundation: I have on the Nyx Invincible foundation in “fair” mixed with the Tarte illuminating serum. I am obsessed with this serum, it makes all of my foundations look great on my dry skin without taking away coverage.

Powder: I actually set my face today with the Physicians Formula Oxygen booster powder in “translucent” instead of my Luara Geller one. This powder isn’t as white, but it does have a nice satin sheen to it which lays well on dry skin.

Concealer: A mix of Nyx’s HD lavender concealer and LA Girl’s porcelain concealer. I really needed a bright undereye today because I looked dead.

wet n wild caramel toffee

Contour: Wet n Wild’s “Caramel Toffee” due contour palette on my cheekbones and down my nose.

Bronzer: Tarte’s ‘Park Ave Princess” which I got in my Ipsy bag. I just feel this bronzer adds a nice amount of warmth to my face without looking too intense.

Blush: Milani’s “Luminoso” I’m so sorry, I will try to switch it up soon.

Highlight: Colourpop’s “Spoon.”

colourpop new wet n wild palettes

Brows: Nyx’s brow gel in “Black” set with their brow mascara in black as well.

Primer: La Girl’s concealer.

Lids: I used the “base” shade all over my lids to set the concealer from the Melrose Face palette. I then used “Oatmeal tan” by Coastal Scents as my transition shade and took ‘Oktoberfest” on a smaller crease brush below the transition shade.

I used the “Definer” shade from the Sphinx Minx palette on my lids and then took the orange-y base shade from that same palette and put that back into the crease lightly. I normally don’t use sparkly shades in the crease, but today is different. I really wanted a metallic type of look. I took the dark brown definer shade in the Melrose Face palette and placed that on the outer-v of my eye to give the look some dimension, and took the white base shade and highlighted my brows with it.

Liner: I lightly lined my eyes with Elf’s gel liner in “coffee bean.” I just wanted something to hide a lash band. I also put this gel liner in my lower water line

Lashes: Kiss #11 lashes

Lower Lash Line: I took the definer shade from Sphinx Minx on a flat brush and smudged the liner out and then blended everything out with Oktoberfest.

Mascara: Maybelline Lash Sensational

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Lips: Colourpop’s “LBB.” I normally would have paired this look with a brown shade of some sort, but I actually like how the berry shade contrasts with the eyes.

That’s all the details for today’s Face of the Day post! I feel like I look like a badass candy corn mom, or maybe that’s just in my head. If you’re wondering where my septum ring is, I have a retainer in while my sinuses heal. No one likes a snotty septum ring.

I hope you all enjoyed today’s post! If you have any requests or ideas, let me know!

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