Shaaanxo Palette Tutorial

Hey beauties,

Remember this look that I posted in my Shaaanxo palette review? Well, I decided to film a tutorial on it!

Blue brownish shades are ones that seem to be very loved among many, so I wanted to do a different take on it. With the pop of color on the lower lash line and with blue brown lips.

You can also see this palette in action in the video.

All products and brushes are listed down in the description box underneath the video. I hope you all enjoy this look as much as I did creating it!

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New on my Youtube Channel!

Hey lovelies,

I know I don’t usually post on Fridays, but I wanted to stop by and let you all know that I do have new videos on my Youtube channel! I uploaded my September Favorites, a Halloween Tag, and most recently another Fall Glam tutorial. I really hope you all enjoy them, and if you’re not subscribed to my channel, you should be!

I’m kidding, only subscribe if you want to. It does give you a chance to see when I first upload new videos. I’ve been uploading twice a week right now, and I’m hoping it stays like that for awhile.

Fall Glam Tutorial:

Halloween Tag:

September Favorites:

Well, that’s it for today’s little update! I hope you’re all having wonderful days 🙂

See you all tomorrow for another Swatch Saturday post!

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New Makeup Tutorials!

Hey beauties,

First off, Happy October! September kind of flew by for me, but it’s okay since my favorite holiday is almost here! I’ll more than likely be trick or treating with my kids, but I’m truly excited because Harmony is now old enough to pick out her own costume. Lately, she’s been obsessed with Tim Burton films and weird clay-mation movies, so I’m eager to see what she has in mind.

I do not have a detailed “Face of the Day” post this week as I’m trying to catch up on a few things I need to film so I can finally start on Halloween tutorials and blog posts! I do, however, have a few new tutorials on my Youtube channel! One is very glamorous, and the other is very dark and bold. Kinda grungy, still kinda glamorous.

I hope you all enjoy them! If you’re not subscribed to my channel, you should be! You can see when I upload new videos first and come chat with me!

  1. Too Faced Stardust palette & the Vegas Nay Grand Glamor Lashes

This tutorial is the more “Fall glam” look. It’s really not very hard to achieve, but the lashes really steal the show in this look, in my honest opinion. They take the look from everyday to “bam!”

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I do have a full product list underneath the description. If you’re curious about the Too Faced and Vegas Nay Stardust palette, I have a full review with swatches here.

2. Warm Eyes + Black Lips ft. Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter Stack

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I’ll be honest, this is probably my favorite tutorial I have done so far. It was really fun to create, and it’s very bold, yet very simple to achieve. Those are my favorite kinds of looks, honestly. The ones that anyone can do and do a bit messily and them still look glamorous. I haven’t used my Dark Matter stack in awhile, and I paired it with a few indie shadows to keep this look mostly vegan on the eyes and lips, other than the Nyx inner corner highlight. I do have a review of the Dark Matter stack here if you want to see if I feel this 4 color magnetic palette is worth the hype.

Full details and products are under the description for this look as well!

That’s it for what’s new on my Youtube channel! Which is your favorite look? If you have any requests, please let me know!

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FOTD: Fall Inspired (Video Tutorial Included)

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Hey lovelies,

This week’s face of the day post is actually a video tutorial! I really wanted to do a fall inspired tutorial, and I’ve been feeling these wine and plummy red shades lately, so I decided to just smack those colors right on my eyeballs and lips.

Ever have one of those days where it’s just not a good selfie day? I was having one of those days, but I’m overall happy with how this look turned out, other than the fact that I somehow forgot to include an inner corner highlight. I wasn’t going to not upload this based on just that, but it’s all good. I think it looks fine without it.

Anyway, I really wanted to do a video tutorial using the Coastal Scents Revealed 2 palette. It’s one that I use so often, but so many of the shades remind me of Fall. That and many of the shades in this palette are reminiscent of a few Lorac palettes and the Naked 3 palette, so it’s an awesome money saver without skimping out on quality! I always talk about how amazing it is, so I decided to put my brush where my mouth is and show you all. Okay, I put my brush where…my eye is?? You know what I mean.

Products Used:

Maybelline Blur and Illuminate Primer

Revlon Colorstay shade 110 Ivory

Nars Creamy Radiant Concealer “Chantilly”

Physcians Formula correcting powder

Laura Geller Balance and Brightening Powder

Milani Brow Pomade “dark brown,” Nyx black brow mascara

Nyx Jumbo pencil in “Milk”

Coastal Scents Revealed 2 palette

Physicians Formula eye booster liner + NYC liquid liner

Katy Perry Eylure Lashes in “Fierce Feline” + Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

Elf Cosmetics Contour Kit

Milani Rose Blush “Romantic Rose”

Nyx Highlighter “Ritualistic”

City Color Cosmetics Contour stick/highlight duo in “Light”

Nyx Liquid Suede in “Vintage”

Bat Necklace is from Bella Morta Jewelry

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Video:

I really hope you all enjoyed this look! Let me know if you have any other color requests for me to play around with. I enjoy doing one color schemed looks.

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Night Time Smokey Eyes: Collab w/ Hello Kaily

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Hey lovelies,

Sorry that I did not have a Face of the Day post up this week! It’s been a bit of a busy week, and let’s just say that some fun things are coming to my blog and Youtube channel next month! Anyway, I did post a new video on my Youtube channel, and it’s a tutorial! Even better, it’s a collaboration, so you can watch two tutorials!

If you tuned in last week, Kaily and I collabed with our favorite Wet n Wild products, so this week we posted a day and night look. Kaily did the day time look (which is gorgeous btw) and I did the night time look.Okay, this is a look I wear often no matter what time of the day it is, but it’s smokey and sultry.  Kaily stayed true to the one brand and actually used only Wet n Wild products, and I kinda cheated. However, I did try to stick to only drugstore brands/affordable brushes if I couldn’t use a Wet n Wild product. My skin texture is a bit different, and some of the concealers and such don’t work out for my skin, and I didn’t want to use it and pretend like I think they’re awesome when truthfully I don’t.  It’s also the look I was wearing in last week’s video, just a different lip color.

The key to looks like this is to constantly add, layer, blend, and repeat. I know the word “blend” gets annoying after a bit (I practically hate the word at this point) but it is really crucial, and changes the look and shape completely.

I hope you all enjoyed our two part collab, and I have Kaily’s video and channel linked in the description box under my video. Be sure to check her out if you haven’t already!

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Face of the Day: Purple + Graphic liner

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Hey loves,

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another weekly Face of the Day post! However, this week I actually filmed this look. I was feeling inspired and had a bit of free time (aka the babies were sleeping) so I sat down and played with makeup. I was feeling inspired by several things, the color purple and one of my favorite youtubers, ReeRee Phillips. If you’re not subscribed to her, she does very goth looks, but they are somehow artsy and wearable…or at  least wearable to me. There’s something enchanting about her makeup tutorials, so if you’re not subscribed to her, check her out. I also love that she uses classical music as the background for her videos…I can only handle that whistling song so many times. I’m just being honest.

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Product list:

Primer: Hard Candy sheer primer

Foundation: Nars Weightless Luminous foundation “Mont Blanc” + Loreal Magi Lumi in W-1

Concealer: Nyx HD lavender + LA Girl HD concealer in “porcelain”

Powders: physicians formula correcting powder + Laura Geller balance and brightening powder in “porcelain”

Brows: Milani pomade in “dark brown,” nyx brow mascara in “black” ofra universal brown pencil, and Nyx control freak setting gel.

primer: maybelline color tattoo. Use whatever primer you have, I’m honestly just trying to use this little shit up.

Shadows: Nyx SOS (transition) Sugarpill 2 am, the dark purple from the High Flying Colors Wet n Wild palette, and the white shade from the Hemporary Solutions palette.

Liners: NYC liquid liner, physicians formula eye booster, Nyx liquid noir, Nyx white liquid liner

Mascara: Maybelline Falsies

Lashes: a demi wispy type of lash that I got off of ebay

Contour: Lunatick Cosmetic Labs cool contour kit

Blush: BH Cosmetics “Lilac” blush

Highlight: Colourpop “Hippo”

Lips: Urban Decay priming pencil + OCC “Technopagan”

Everything is set with Urban Decay’s all nighter setting spray.

Frankenstein necklace is from Bella Morta Jewelry.

Video:

I did a voice over for this video, which it’s my second time doing a voice over so forgive me if it’s totally awkward. Please let me know what you think of the video, look, and quality! Also, please subscribe if you haven’t already, and sharing my videos and page helps me out a great deal as well. Thank you all so much for your constant support and for checking my face out today.

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Face of the Day: Elf Cosmetics

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Hey beauties,

Today I have another Face of the Day post, but there’s also a video tutorial on it! A little bit ago I posted a video about my top 10 favorite Elf products and I wanted to follow that up with a video using mostly Elf products. I used a few of my old favorites, and a few new favorites.

I even used and talked more about the new Elf contour palette!

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Isn’t it lovely? In short, I really like this palette so far and I think Elf did a great job with it!

For this tutorial, I did a very dark brown smokey eye…the kind of smokey eye my mom likes to refer to as “bedroom eyes.” Ha! I liked the way this turned out, and it would make my day if anyone that wants to watch it would and let me know what you think about it!

I know I’ve done a lot of bronzey and neutral looks lately, and I promise I will sit down soon and do something a little more colorful. Also, all of the products and brushes used are listed in the description under the video! If anyone has any questions or wants to know my thoughts on anything in particular, please feel free to ask! I promise that on Mondays I am too tired to bite.

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I do hope you all enjoy this very affordable makeup look!

Have a great Monday!

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Face of the Day: Mauve

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Today’s “Face of the Day” features a few oldies and some newbies.

I love my Urban Decay Naked 3 palette, but I find that I rarely pull it out for whatever reason. I’m trying to use it more, so I decided to do a mauve themed look.

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For my base I used the new BH Cosmetics HD Studio Pro foundation (review will be coming up soon once I test it out more) and I used the Too Faced HangoveRX primer just to hydrate my face a bit. I actually did powder my face a bit with the Laura Geller balance and brightening powder in “porcelain”

Contour is the darker shade from the “dulce de leche” Wet n Wild contour palette. This contour shade is awesome for pale skin tones, and it’s totally worth the $4 even though I can’t really use the highlighting side.

Blush is “Cameo” by Hikari Cosmetics, which is just a really pretty light pink shade. It’s also matte! I was so impressed by the shade “Tango” that I got from Hikari in my Ipsy bag, that I ended up taking advantage of their coupon code last month and ordered another blush. They’re really buttery and pigmented, and there’s a lot of product in the pan.

Highlight is “Spoon” by Colourpop Cosmetics, and I just did a full review with swatches on the 3 I ordered. Spoon is a lovely champagne shade, which is what I gravitate towards on a daily basis.

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My brows are Nyx Tame and Frame in “espresso” which might be a bit too light now that my hair is freshly dyed black, but oh well.

For my eyes I used “Tease” by Urban Decay as my transition shade, and then packed “Nooner” from the Naked 3 into my crease. I then took “Swan” by Colour pop and put that all over my lid, and then put “Liar” from the Naked 3 on the outer corner of my eye.

Liner is Physicians Formula eye booster in “Ultra black” and lashes are Kiss #11

Lower lash line is “Tease” and “Nooner” blended out with Rimmel Scandal eyes in “Nude” on my water line. Mascara is Covergirl Supersizer (also new to drugstores) “Strange” from the Naked 3 is on my brow bone, and “Swan” is my inner corner highlight.

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My lips are lined with “Lumiere” by Colourpop, with “Lala” by Nyx cosmetics over top. LaLa is like Thalia’s darker sister. A bit more brown toned, but still so so gorgeous. If you haven’t ever tried Nyx round case lipsticks, do it. They’re some of my favorite lipsticks in my collection, and that’s even over many of my higher end lipsticks.

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That’s it for today’s Face of the Day post, I really hope you all enjoyed this mauve themed look!

As always, thanks for reading, and if this is your first time stopping by my blog, I hope you decide to follow me and stay awhile!

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One Palette, Five Looks: Innerstellar Palette

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Hey lovelies,

I was tagged by the lovely Kaily at Someday Sunny quite some time ago to create 5 different looks using one palette. It’s not that I haven’t wanted to do this tag, I didn’t know what palette I wanted to use for a hot minute. I wanted to use something that I love and haven’t used as much lately, but is still available.

After much thought, I went with the Kat Von D Innerstellar palette. Why? Well, for one it’s one of my favorite palettes. The galaxy type colors inspire me in a big way, and I feel this palette is very versatile and has a great mix of mattes and shimmers. It’s also limited edition and with the release of Kat Von D’s summer collection coming up in July, I don’t know how much longer this palette will be available. So, I wanted to show how gorgeous it is in one dedicated post for those that might still be on the fence about it, or don’t use cool toned shadows often. If you’re unfamiliar with this palette, I will link my review with swatches and all of the names at the end of this post along with Kaily’s original post.

This palette is super cool toned. It is the coolest (officially my worst pun) but it is so gorgeous, so without further adieu, let’s move on to the 5 looks I did.

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Look one: a simple daytime look.

Transition shade: Killing Moon Base and eyebrow shade: Lycan

Crease: Astrological

Inner corner shade: Dios

Lower Lash Line: Nude liner in the water line, Killing Moon and Astrological blended out

Lashes: Kiss #11

Lips: Nyx “Enamored” contour is actually “Vast” from the Innerstellar palette and blush is “prenup” by Colourpop.

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Look two: a dramatic vampy look

Transition shade: Vast Lid shades: Moonshine on the entire lid and Night Crawler blended out on the outside

Water line is Urban Decay’s 24/7 liner in “Black Velvet” smoked out with Vast and 3am. Inner corner “flick” created with Night Crawler and a small angled brush and filled in with Moonshine. Lashes are Kara #WSP

Lips: Nyx Simply Vamp in “Temptress”

Blush is ‘LoveSong” by Kat Von D and highlight is Colourpop’s “Hippo”

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Look three: Smokey eye with no winged liner

Transition shade: vast Lid shades: Darkstar and Lunacy

Used Urban Decay’s 24/7 liner in Black Velvet on the lash line and smoked it out with Night Crawler and applied Kiss #11 lashes. Brow bone is Lycan.

Lash line is Vast, Killing Moon, and Darkstar smoked out and blended together.

Contour is Vast from Innerstellar.

Blush is Colourpop’s “Prenup” and Face and inner corner highlight is Colourpop’s “Hippo”

Lips are Lasplash “Ghoulish”

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Look four: galaxy inspired. This is probably my favorite look. I’m happy with how this one turned out.

Transition shade: Killing Moon

Lid Shades: 3am on outside and inside corners.

Middle of the lid: Dios and Moonshine together applied with my finger

Blended out the entire shape using Orion.

Water line liner is Bellapierre’s gel liner in “Ebony” and 3am, Killing Moon, and Orion are blended out on the lower lash line.

Lashes are Kara #43.

Lips are Kat Von D “Lovecraft”

Cheeks are Nyx’s blush in “Taupe” and Kat Von D’s blush in “Lovesong.”

Highlight is Elf’s baked highlight in “Moonlight Pearls”

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Look five: Would it be a post by me if I didn’t add a look with a raccoon-esque feel and odd lip color? Probably not.

For this look I applied Maybelline’s color tattoo in “tough as taupe” on the outer and inner corners on the top lid, and messily ran it on the lower lash line as well. The key word for this look was “messy”

Transition/blending shade: Astrological

Outer/Inner corner shade: Night Crawler

Middle shade: Moonshine

Lower lash line: astrolgical and killing moon blending far down to create that killer raccoon smokey eye.

Brow shade: Lycan

Liner and lashes: Physicians formula eye booster pen, Kiss #11 lashes

Contour: Nyx blush in “taupe”

Blush: Wet n Wild “Pearlescent Pink”

Highlight: Elf “Moonlight Pearls:

Lips: Manic Panic’s “After Midnight” topped with Kat Von D’s “Poe.”

I know this look isn’t for everyone. I wanted to add a bit of my own pizazz in though.

Anyway, those are my five looks for this lovely and fun tag! I’m not going to tag anyone in particular, and here’s why…I think this is something everyone that has an abundance of eyeshadow palettes should do. This tag actually re-sparked my love for this palette, and I haven’t been able to put it down even after doing these looks! I actually want to do this with more palettes in my collection. It’s a fun challenge to create different looks with the same palette. It forced me to use different bases, techniques, and color combinations. I even learned that the shade “Vast” doubles as an amazing contour shade for paler skin tones. Seriously, if you own this palette, try it as a contour.

I hope you all enjoyed this post, because I had so much fun doing this.

As always, thanks for reading and I hope you are all having wonderful days.

Kaily’s post:

http://www.kailybaute.com/2015/04/30/1-palette-5-looks-wet-n-wild-california-roll/

Innerstellar review and swatches:

https://lunafayebeauty.com/2015/01/13/review-and-swatches-kat-von-d-innerstellar-palette/

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Too Faced Natural Matte Palette

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Hey lovelies,

Today, I have another palette review! This is going to be about the relatively new Too Faced Natural Eyes Matte palette. Not to be mistaken with their original Natural Eyes palette (one of my personal favorites).

This palette is $36 on http://www.toofaced.com or on sephora.com, but I actually snagged this for 20% using a code from Ipsy. There are two new palettes right now on Too Faced, a matte one and a colorful one. You all know how much I love matte shadows…and neutrals, so yeah, I needed this one.

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First off, there are 9 shades in this palette. There are a couple of repeat shades from the original, but I don’t mind. The repeat shades are Heaven, Garter Belt, Sexpresso, and Nudie. I love those shades in the original, so I honestly don’t mind having duplicates of them. However, if that bugs you keep it in mind if you’re debating on getting this.

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This is the side by side comparison. Even though there are duplicate shades, these palettes are very different outside of the fact that the original has shimmer shades.

The shades that drew me in and basically seduced me were “chocolate cookie” and “honey butter.” Those shades just looked so damn pretty to me.

I do feel there is a good balance of warm and cooler shades in this palette.

The shadows did kick up a bit when I first tried them (mostly chocolate cookie) but it wasn’t too bad. The colors are still very blendable and buttery.

In terms of pigmentation, these are pretty pigmented, but maybe not as pigmented as my Kat Von D Shade + Light eye palette. I have a feeling I may be comparing every palette I buy this year to that one.

If I had to choose between the two for life threatening reasons, I would go with the Kat Von D one. Unless you’re a collector or just really freakin’ love palettes, you probably won’t need bother. Too Faced is my second favorite brand of all time though, so I wanted it for obvious personal reasons.

Hey, this is a non judging zone.

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Left to right: heaven, cashmere bunny, sexpresso, lace teddy, strapless, risque, nudie, honey butter, chocolate cookie

I did these swatches over no primer.

Overall, I’m really happy with this purchase and I don’t feel it’s a redundant thing for me to have, even though I already own the original. I feel the colors blend easily and look beautiful over primed eyelids. Chocolate cookie and Honey Butter are everything, in my opinion. I really love those two colors. This packaging is also very travel friendly.

Attached is a first impression with me using the shadows and a matte brown smokey eye tutorial 🙂
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