Favorite Concealers + Tips

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Hey beauties,

Today I am taking a break from talking about lipsticks to talk about something else that’s a staple in my makeup bag: concealers.For those that might be new to my blog, I struggle with insomnia and I’m an asthmatic, so my dark circles are super intense. It’s something that does make me feel self conscious, and I am okay with admitting that. I’ve had to deal with being told that I look “sick” most of my life, and it’s just at a point where it gets on my nerves a bit.

So, I’m a bit of a concealer junkie. I have tried so many concealers, but I do have a few that I want to share today that I have been reaching for often. I also want to share some of my personal tips for using concealer and setting it in place.

First, let’s talk about what I look for in concealers. Personally, I like something that is thicker, yet hydrating, and will brighten my under eye area. This highlights my face as well as brightens up my entire face, thus getting rid of my dark circles. My dark circles are very purple/blue in color, so using something brighter and lighter than my skin tone seems to be the best method for me. For reference, my skin tone is very fair with cool undertones.

Nyx HD Concealers in Porcelain and Lavender: I feel like this should not be a surprise. I have mentioned these concealers so many times in posts and used them in several Youtube tutorials. These are my holy grail concealers, and their consistency is much like the Nars Creamy radiant concealer. I do have the lavender one to lighten up the porcelain one (and any other darker concealers in my collection) but these two together are awesome. They can be a bit dry looking if your skin isn’t hydrated well.

Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer: I have a true love/hate relationship with this concealer. It truly does do as it claims and covers up dark circles, but I hate the damn sponge on it. I always take it off, and it’s really easy to just pop off and twist the product out. I just feel the sponge is kinda unsanitary, honestly. I do have to mix my lavender concealer with this one because the lightest shade is a bit dark, but the consistency of this formula is also awesome. It doesn’t look dry under my eyes at all.

LA Girl Pro Concealer in “Porcelain” Woo, another big surprise here. I also talk about this concealer often. This concealer is $3 from La Girl, and is so amazing. I know this is a cult favorite, but with good reasoning. Now that LA Girl has added more colors to this line, it’s perfect. I do hate the brush on this as well, but I can get past it a bit easier than with the sponge tip applicator on the Maybelline one. This concealer is the one that I probably reach for the most often right now.

Nars Creamy Radiant Concealer in ‘Chantilly” This is another cult favorite, and one that I got because I saw so many fair skinned youtubers raving about it. It’s also $30, and that’s really essspensive (said in my Kathleenlights voice) for a concealer. I do adore this formula though, and Chantilly is the lightest shade in my collection. I don’t have to mix anything with it, and it brightens my face up and I can use it as a highlighter. I do find that I don’t reach for it as often because of the price, which sucks.

Concealer tips: I have very dry skin, and I typically blend my concealer out with my finger tips at first, using light patting motions, and then I reach for my damp real techniques sponge to blend out the rest.

Very quickly afterwards, I set my concealer with powder. I do make sure to take my time with my concealer though, because if you set your concealer with powder and there’s creasing…you’re just going to be setting those creases in place all day. I use a translucent powder, and my current favorites are the Physicians Formula correcting powder in “Translucent” and Ben Nye’s Luxury Setting powder in “Cameo.” I find that these help my concealer to stay in place all day without creasing.

If your skin is extra dry one day, try setting your concealer with a damp beauty blender or sponge.

Also, under eye primers are a thing and are awesome. I have mentioned the Elf under eye primer a million times, and I will continue to do so. It’s $3 and very hydrating. I also use an eye cream every night before I go to bed. This just ensures that my under eyes will be smooth and ready for makeup the next day. It also helps to prevent fine lines and wrinkles. Skin care is super important, and I can’t stress that enough.

Well, those are some of my quick tips and favorite concealers at the moment! I hope you all enjoyed this post, or found it informing in some way. If you have any questions about anything, please feel free to ask! I hope you’re all having lovely days!

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Face of the Day: Coffee Date Makeup

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Hey lovelies,

It’s Thursday, so it’s time for me to talk about my face and things that I put on it! Today’s FOTD is going to be more neutral, but with a bit of glam to it. Because, I add glitter and glam to almost everything in my life. If you follow me on Snapchat or Twitter, you’ve probably already seen this look. I wore it to my cute little coffee date with da boyfriend last Friday. We’re trying to save money, so we took coupons into Krispy Kreme (no shame in our game) and bought apple fritters and coffee, and took a walk in the park. It was cute, and much needed. When I first met Jeremy, we went to parks often because we were both totally broke. We would just sit and talk, and sometimes not talk.

Anyway, this post is not about my date, it’s about the makeup I wore for the date. Because I was wearing a jean vest and Metallica shirt, I wanted to put some glitter on my eyes to kinda glam up the look a bit. Because I knew we would be outside, I didn’t do too much to my face.

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My base is relatively simple. I used my Hard Candy sheer envy primer and mixed my usual City Color tinted moisturizer and LA Girl Pro BB cream together (both in the shade fair) and applied it with my hands, and then cleaned up any excess product with a damp beauty blender.

For concealer I used the LA Girl concealer in “porcelain” and set my face with my Laura Geller balance and brightening powder in “porcelain” and set my under eyes with Ben Nye’s setting powder in Cameo. I find this base combination evens out the redness in my skin (thanks, Irish genes) while allowing my freckles to peak through, so it looks very natural.

I only bronzed my face a bit with the Tarte Park Ave Princess bronzer that I got in my Ipsy bag (also mentioned in my July Favorites) my blush is Milani’s “American Beauty Rose” from their limited edition blushes (that can be bought online right now on the Milani website!) and my highlight is Colourpop’s “Spoon.” Everything was set with Urban Decay’s all nighter spray, because I was going to the park. Melting makeup is not a cute look.

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My brows are my usual: Milani’s pomade in “dark brown” set with Nyx’s brow mascara in “black” and then I faked some hairs with my Ofra universal brown pencil in the front of my brows.

I primed my eyes with my Too Faced shadow insurance and then took “mourning” by Shiro Cosmetics in my crease as a transition shade. I then added “nymph” (a brick red also by Shiro) and “dirty” by My Pretty Zombie and just layered and blended to create a neat effect. I’ve really been loving using several shades in the crease.

I put Colourpop’s “Bae” on my lid…and now I don’t really know why since I just put a shit ton of glitter over it. I then sprayed my brush a bit and put on Lunatick Labs “Ghouls Gold” glitter on my lids. Because I’m dramatic and wanted more glitter, I added Nyx’s “platinum” roll on glitter to my lids by putting some on a brush and dabbing it on.

Liner is NYC’s black liquid liner. I’ve been using this liner constantly lately. I feel like I’ve finally figured out the brush, and the formula of this liner is stellar. It’s super black, and dries matte. It’s a new favorite of mine.

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Lashes are the same demi lashes that I got off ebay that I can’t stop using. I lined my water line with Wet n Wild’s “Mink brown” and blended it out with mourning, nymph, and dirty. I put dirty closest to my water line though to add a bit of dimension. Inner corner highlight is Colourpop’s “Swan”

My lips are lined with Nyx’s “Orchid” and topped with Lunatick Labs “Cinderhella” This shade is a beautiful deep berry color. I’m in love with it. I will say that the gold glitter and lipstick were sent to me, but I am in no way pressured to post about it or create a post. I’ve used a lot of things from Lunatick in the past, and I saw on Instagram that they were sending out little packages to a lot of people, no matter how many followers they had. I thought it was the coolest thing in the world, and I wish more companies were more worried about honest reviews than reaching out to only big bloggers and youtubers. And not for products or anything, but only because companies should want a variety of reviews for new products from several demographics. Just my opinion though.

Well, that was my coffee date night look! I hope you all enjoyed this look, and as always, thanks for reading if you made it this far! I know I can be pretty detailed in these posts. If there’s anything you’re wondering about, please feel free to ask!

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July Favorites!

Hey lovelies,

It’s the beginning of a new month, which means that I get to talk about all the things I’ve been loving on and around my face for the past month! Most of what I talked about was makeup, of course, but I did add a random favorite in there.

The question of the day is, what do you all like to see in favorites videos? I try to keep it down to my absolute favorites to avoid talking for 30 mins, but I am always up for hearing feedback regarding my channel and content. Even though I film and post what I like, I do keep in mind that others watch me and I would hate to sound repetitive or put everyone to sleep.

Do you all like favorites videos with strictly makeup, or some skincare and hair stuff mixed with a few random things? Let me know!

I hope you all enjoyed July’s video! If you’re new to my blog, please subscribe to my channel! I typically post videos to my blog after they’ve been on my channel for a few days.

All products mentioned are in the description box 🙂 I did forget to mention that my awesome hat is from Rue 21.

Have a good day, lovelies.

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Affordable Vampy Colors

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So, I’ve went over some affordable shades of red and my favorite “my lips but better” shades, but I haven’t touched on some of my absolute favorite shades to wear…vampy shades. I know that some people will see this and gasp and shout, “BUT IT ISN’T FALL!” and honestly, who cares? Screw rules. You wanna walk outside in 98 degree weather and rock a dark purple lip, do it. Own that shit.  I wear dark colors all year. There’s just something about a simple eye and bold lip that boosts my confidence. Okay, bold lips in general do that for me.

Beautiful and high quality darker colors do not have to cost you an arm and a leg though. However, if you’re nervous about wearing a vampy color and want to drop $20 on that Anastasia liquid lippie, buying a $5 tube of a similar color could boost your confidence and allow you to see if you like the color beforehand. Skip the usual $5 latte one day and go hit up your nearest Ulta or drugstore, because that’s where many of the shades I’m about to talk about came from!

Nyx Simply Vamp “She Devil” Okay, the name of this lipstick is badass for one, but I am a huge fan of the Simply everything formula by Nyx. I am not a fan of the packaging though. If you can get past that, these are amazing, and will only cost you $6.50 I believe. She Devil is a gorgeous blackened purple color, and it reminds me of Mac’s “Cyber” lipstick that everyone was ga-ga over last year. I don’t have that one to compare, but the formula of the Nyx one is creamier and a bit glossier. It dries down to a more semi-matte finish.

Nyx Simply Vamp “Enamored” Honestly, I recommend checking out all 6 shades in the Simply Vamp line because I own them all, but I tried to choose my absolute favorites, and this is one. Every time I wear this shade I get compliments. It’s a gorgeous burgundy shade with an almost rust look to it. Very 90’s shade, in my opinion. I was a kid in the 90’s so I wouldn’t personally know, so I’m just basing that off of old pictures from The Craft.

Colourpop’s “Pitch” This shade is the essence of the 90’s. It’s a straight up chocolate brown. It’s supposed to be matte, but the Colourpop formula isn’t as matte as a liquid lipstick. This shade is most comparable to Lime Crime’s “Salem,” though it’s not a spot on dupe. I really like to wear this shade on top of the “creature” pencil to give it a more reddish tone. These are also $5 each.

Colourpop “Creature” If I’m being honest, I reach for this shade so often. I love it. It’s a deep burgundy red with a hint of brown in it. This is also matte, and looks a bit more matte on the lips than Pitch does, in my opinion. I don’t always buy the matching pencils with these lippie sticks, but creature is one that I have used so often since I’ve had it.

Colourpop’s “Feminist” The color of this lippie is BOLD. It’s a super dark blackened purple, and it reminds me of Anastasia Bevelry Hills’ “Potion” but of course the Colourpop one isn’t a liquid. So, if you’re not into the liquid lipstick trend, but want a blackened purple, look into this one! The lippie sticks are only 1 gram in product, so if you don’t end up liking it or using it often, it’s not a huge waste of product.

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Milani “Matte Fearless” I know I have mentioned this lipstick so many times already, but it is so perfect. It’s a dark purplish burgundy, and you can’t beat the price for a shade this gorgeous!

Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream “Transylvania” This is a cult favorite, and for awhile I didn’t fully understand the hype because the formula is a bit patchy on this shade. However, paired with a deep liner this shade is fantastic. I only added it in here because it is a cult favorite, and someone might be looking for a helpful tip to actually make this shade work. I love the color, but it really does look patchy alone.

City Color Be Matte “Marissa” This is the most matte formula in this post. I have said that before, but I’m saying it again so that everyone knows that this formula is much like the Melt Cosmetics formula. Super matte, and super drying. I did see a post on Dupethat stating that this shade is an exact dupe for Melt Cosmetics “Dark Room” and from what I could tell in the photo, it was a spot on dupe, finish and all. This lipstick costs $5 on the city color website, for can be found for cheaper ($2 for me) at your local Five Below.

Milani “Matte Love” This shade is a deeper cranberry shade. Perfect for those that want to try darker shades but don’t want to go from pink to goth in 2.5 seconds. I feel that this shade would be flattering on several different skin tones, and like I have said before the moisture matte collection by Milani is currently my favorite drugstore matte line.

That’s it for my post today! I hope you all enjoyed it, or at least found it entertaining in some sense. Do you wear vampy shades all year, or only in the Fall and Winter? Are you going to pick up any that I mentioned in this post? Comment and tell me about it!

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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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Milani Comparisons: Matte Naked, Matte Beauty & Enchanted Topaz

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Hey lovelies,

Today’s post is a comparison post with the three nude shades I own by Milani. One was limited edition and is no longer available, and that is what truly compelled me to compare them. I wanted to see if the new “Matte Beauty” is a lot like “Enchanted Topaz.” Maybe someone that follows me was wondering the same thing? I don’t know, but this post is happening anyway.

For starters, I do have separate posts with swatches of both Matte Naked and Matte Beauty. I will link those at the end of this post. Matte Naked came out with the first batch of new Milani Moisture Matte lipsticks, and Matte Beauty is part of the newer line. Enchanted Topaz came out before both Matte Naked and Beauty, I believe with a holiday set. The packaging is different, and the color was beautiful! I do still prefer the typical all gold packaging with the gold top, personally.

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Swatches from left to right: Matte Naked, Enchanted Topaz, Matte Beauty

Okay, so, the first thing I noticed is that all three of these shades are pretty different. Neither Matte Beauty or Matte Naked are very close to Enchanted Topaz. I love all three of these shades, and I think they’re wonderful nudes! However, I did find that Enchanted Topaz seems to be a way drier formula than the new line of matte lipsticks. I don’t particularly mind because the more matte the better to me, and I view the mattest of formulas as a challenge to improve my lip game. If you do not feel the same way and your first experience with a matte Milani lipstick was Enchanted Topaz and you wanted to toss baby snails onto hot pavement, have no fear, the formulas are different.

The moisture matte (newer) formula is way more comfortable on the lips than Enchanted Topaz was. If you didn’t snag Enchanted Topaz, or you’re running low on it because you loved the heck out of it, there are now two other brown-nude shades to choose from!

What do you think of these swatches? What are your thoughts on the differences and/or similarities?

Also, if you like comparison posts like these, let me know or give me suggestions! Doing comparisons kinda helps me out as well, because I have a problem with buying about 10 of the same color…except for red. I will never stop buying every red lipstick.

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Some of My Favorite Accessories

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Hey lovelies,

It’s been awhile since I have done anything fashion related. Honestly, I’ve never thought my sense of fashion was appealing to others. I kind of just dress however I’m feeling the day I wake up. I like a wide range of things that start at vintage everything to anything dark and creepy. That’s why I don’t particularly classify myself as “goth” or “punk” or whatever else, because people take that stuff way too seriously, and how dare I say I’m something if I’m not living and breathing it 24/7. In a nutshell: I do what I want. Just think of me as your friendly everyday slightly grungy mom with pretty necklaces.

However, it’s pretty apparent that I do have a love for weird and odd accessories. I do get asked often where I buy my rings and earrings. I have a love for accessories that can be worn with plain shirts and completely change an outfit. That’s what I’m rockin’ a lot of days. Skinny jeans, a tee, and some odd accessory. Typical disclaimer: everything in this post was purchased by me, and none of these companies know that I am doing this post! Everything is my honest, raw opinion.

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I tend to buy from individuals rather than large companies. Not all the time, but most of the time, especially lately. I love the idea of my favorite necklaces and hair accessories being handmade. I know that the people I buy from the most put a lot of time and effort into their work, and it shows in the quality of their pieces. So, for today, I want to share some of my favorite pieces that are seen most often in my videos and pictures, and I will include links and mini reviews of each person/company.

Worship 13 Jewelry: This is where the two large pendant necklaces and the large Chuck Hodi ring are from. I buy from Worship 13 very often, and I have always had a very positive experience! I most recently purchased a bat and black lipstick phone case from her, and shipping is always pretty quick in terms of independent businesses. She has a huge selection of gorgeous pieces, and is always adding new things.

Bella Morta Jewelry: This is where my Deftones and full moon earrings came from. The Deftones earrings were actually a custom order, and I adore them. Any other Deftones fans that follow my blog? She sells some lovely handmade pieces and is always very quick to ship everything. I recently snagged a triple moon coin purse from her off instagram, and a Frankenstein necklace that was featured in my Face of the Day post last week.

Dulce Calveritas: I discovered this shop through Kat Von D’s instagram page (another angel for promoting smaller shops) and when I saw the raven skull ring my heart skipped a beat and I practically threw my credit card at my computer screen. It’s not a real raven skull, but this ring is very well made. I absolutely love the attention to detail, and almost every time I wear it someone asks me where I got it from. This shop also sells nifty bat bows and coffee bean earrings!

Clip a Bow Boutique: Remember when I said I wear whatever I want? Okay, so bows are one of my guilt little pleasures. I think they’re so cute and look great on everyone, no matter the age. I own quite a few, but one of my favorites (okay it’s my favorite) is my LOTR bow. It’s big, it’s nerdy, it’s perfect. I am a huge LOTR fan, and this bow is a dream come true.

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Minky Monky Jewelry: this isn’t a small shop, I don’t believe. However, I’ve been getting a few questions about my septum rings and I thought I would mention it. I have been getting most of my septum and nostril pieces from either Minky Monky or Baublenation lately. They sell really lovely pieces at affordable prices. I know someone is gonna read that and judge me for wearing cheaper jewelry, but whatever. Momma is on a budget, and the thought of spending $200 on a septum clicker makes me gag. I don’t wear these 24/7, and I typically change it for my barbell at the end of the day.

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Dead Spider Hands: if you follow me on Snapchat, you’ve seen this coloring book already. I’m head over heels in love with it. Adult coloring books are very trendy right now, and now I have one that’s perfect for me. It’s small, it’s cute, and it’s filled with hand drawn monster girls. Coloring is something that calms me down at the end of the night, especially on days where I’m feeling particularly anxious. This entire shop is gold though, and I have a few prints as well. I love buying pieces from independent artists.

So, that’s about it for today’s accessory post. These are just a few things that I love! I own a lot of really cool pieces, so if you are interested in seeing more posts like these, let me know! I love sharing new shops that I come across.

I hope you’re all having lovely days, and if you want, link me to some of your favorite places to buy accessories and other cute things!

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Swatch Video: J.Cat Beauty Liptitude 24/7 Lip StainsWIld

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Hey loves,

I uploaded a video to my Youtube channel last night! I think Friday may become my upload day? I dunno, still working on it. Anyway, I did a review + lip swatches of 5 out of 14 of the new J.Cat Beauty hydrating lip stains.

A few quick things:

These are highly pigmented.

They are semi matte.

The red ones do stain.

I love the heck out of this formula and the colors I swatched.

I bought all of these myself, except for the two that I got off Ipsy, but I also pay for that subscription every month.

The more I try from J.Cat Beauty, the more impressed I am. This formula is awesome, and until the August 1st you can get 25% off on these on their site.

Please watch my video and let me know what you think and if you like lip swatch videos!

Coming next week: Swatches of the Wet n Wild “High Flying Colors” palette

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Face of the Day: My “go to” Date Night Look

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Hey lovelies,

How is everyone? I’m sitting down and typing this out on a Tuesday, and it’s been a weird day. A mostly happy day with some weird things. I started my day off by getting pooped on and I broke my favorite jewelry holder on my foot and I bled everywhere. However, once my kids laid down for a nap I was able to sit down and plan out my look for this week. I also had a great selfie day. There’s just something about looking through pictures and thinking, “Damn, I look nice,” that can perk a lady right up. And yes, you’re allowed to think you look damn good sometimes…or everyday. Because you all look nice everyday.

Anyway, today’s look is going to be my “go to” date night look lately. I tried to put my Kat Von D palette down for once and use all single shadows and some new products that I want to talk about a bit more. My go-to style of makeup in general is usually a pretty crease, a light lid, cat eye and fun lipstick. I know this differs for everyone, but I’m a bit “all or nothing” when it comes to my makeup. So, on date nights I like to go all out and feel happy and confident. For me, that includes red lipstick and cat eyes.

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I also put on an outfit that I would probably wear on a night out (a dress) and curled my hair. Without further adieu, let’s get into the details.

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My base today is actually a wee bit different than normal. I haven’t used my Hard Candy primer in awhile, so I pulled it out for this look. I actually like this primer, and do find it helps my makeup to truly stick, even in the Summer. My foundation is Nyx’s Invincible foundation in “Fair” mixed with a bit of my City Color tinted moisturizer in “fair” to thin it out a bit. That’s my number one tip for full coverage foundations on dry skin…a tinted moisturizer or a bit of beauty oil will thin out a matte foundation a bit making it lay better on the skin. I find this doesn’t take away too much coverage, but my skin has also been relatively clear lately.

My concealer is my usual…La Girl’s pro concealer in “porcelain.” However, today I set my under eyes with the City Color HD setting powder that I got in my July Ipsy bag. My first impression is that I enjoy this powder. Loose powder annoys me a bit in the sense that it’s pretty messy, but I did find this powder to be finely milled and very silky feeling.

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For my contour I used the dark shade in the Elf contour kit. Blush is “Birthday Suit” by Colourpop, and highlight is “Smokin Whistles” also by Colourpop.

My brows are my usual as of late, which is the Milani brow pomade in “Dark Brown” and set with Nyx’s brow mascara in “Black”

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Okay, so for my eyes I primed with my Too Faced Shadow insurance. My transition shade is actually from a sample I received from Shiro Cosmetics called “Mourning.” It’s a lovely medium toned orangey-beige shade that is perfect for warmer toned looks because it’s not too orange. Don’t worry, I’ve ordered the full size. Then as a second transition shade I took “Dirty” by My Pretty Zombie Cosmetics (not pretty zombie cosmetics, it confused me at first too). Because I like to look like a big eyed doll at times, I did a rounded shape and took this pretty far in close to the bridge of my nose.

On my lid is actually a Colourpop shadow called “Acorn.” This came from their Spring collection, and I love it. It’s a pearlized cream color, so it gives dimension to this look without being shimmery. I applied this with my finger, which is how you get the most pigmentation with Colourpop shadows. However, concealer brushes work as well! The outer color is “A regular Bears Meeting” by Shiro Cosmetics.

Normally, I would use black liner for my wing. However, I’m still on the colored liner kick and I created a liner using Shiro Cosmetics’ “A War of Five Armies” shadow (see my method here) and I feel this really made the green in my eyes stand out. It’s a lovely dark burgundy shade. Lashes are the same ones that I talked about in my last video that you can watch here if interested. They’re just ebay lashes, but I love how wispy and romantic they look.

In my water liner I have Nyx’s jumbo eye pencil in “Milk.” Then I have “Mourning” blended out and “Dirty” closer to the lash line and slightly blended out. Mascara is Maybelline’s The Falsies. My inner corner highlight is super dramatic. You don’t have to be as dramatic as me. I used “Swan” from Colourpop. I love this as an inner corner highlight.

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For my lips, it’s just Kat Von D’s “Vampira.” I haven’t worn this liquid lipstick in a bit, and I forgot how much I truly adore this shade and formula. It applies evenly and lasts all day. It feels comfortable and applies like a dream. I definitely want to get my hands on quite a few of the new shades when my local Sephora has all of them. I set my entire face with Urban Decays All Nighter spray.

Funny story about my hair: if you follow me on twitter, you would have seen me mention that I did a wet set using foam rollers and said I looked like “a punk poodle.” I did. It was bad. I put my hair in a bun and the next day (today) my hair looked better, and I went over the weird parts with a curling iron. This was the result. From punk poodle to glorious curls.

My necklace is from Bella Morta Jewelry, and my dress was actually a clearance find from Marshall’s.

I hope you all enjoyed this look! Tell me about your go to looks, for dates or whenever else. What makes you feel sexy and sassy?

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Lip Monthly July 2015

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Hey beauties,

I’m here today to do another unbagging! I got my Lip Monthly bag in the mail on Monday, which was a pleasant surprise, because it was storming and gloomy. If you’re unfamiliar with Lip Monthly, they are a beauty subscription that sends out typically 4 full sized products meant for those that love lip products. Their subscription used to be $10 per month, but now they have upped the price to $13 a month. The price change does not affect those that were already signed up though. I’m guessing the price change happened because they do send out full sized products and because the bags have been getting nifty upgrades.

I will say that this subscription is still worth $13. It has improved substantially over the past few months. If you have been keeping up with my blog for awhile now, you’ll know that I have went back and forth regarding my feelings towards Lip Monthly. However, I wanted them to succeed and improve, and they have from what I have seen. It’s always promising to see companies constantly work to improve their services and products.

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Anyway, I receieved four full sized products this month. Three lip products, and the “makeup mix up” which is usually something non lip related. As always, I will list what the price is of each item and go over the total value of the bag!

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Lord and Berry Crayon “Fire” $19 Starting off with a high roller product, this month I got a Lord & Berry lip crayon. This crayon is pretty tiny considering it’s $19. However, the color is stunning! It truly reminds me of a fire red. I only swatched it a tiny bit, and it was really smooth. I’m pretty excited to try this, because you all know how I am about my reds.

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Milani Lip Intense in “Violet Addict” $6.49 I love Milani lip products! However, I already have this color. I actually reviewed this not too long ago,and if you’re interested in my thoughts click here. I love this shade and this formula. I did take a photo of the one I already have instead of opening the new one up though. I’m going to set it in my “giveaway” basket that is slowly collecting some pretty things! Be on the lookout!

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Harvey Prince Mini Roller in “Sincerely” $21 Okay, so I have gotten a fragrance from Harvey Prince before and it smelled like gardenias barfed all over me. I was not a fan. However, this one is better. I will say that Harvey Prince fragrances are strong. I don’t know if I can wear it with my allergies, but I’m going to try and wear it on my wrists a few times to see how that goes.

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Medusa’s Makeup Gloss “French Kiss” $9 This is probably my favorite item this month! First, the packaging is badass. I love it. Second, I have been wanting to try this brand for some time. I’m not a huge lip gloss fan, but I don’t mind trying out new ones. This shade looks like a baby pink, which isn’t my thing whatsoever. However, if I like the formula enough I might finally purchase a few things off their site, including the eye dusts that I have seen floating around Instagram for years now.

Total value of this month’s bag: $55.49

Overall thoughts: This was a decent high value bag! I’m excited to try out a few brands that I have been wanting to try, and I would have been way happier about the Milani lippie if I didn’t already have it in my stash. I am happy that they sent a variety of colors. There was a red, pink, and a fun violet color. I find that Lip Monthly would probably be way more awesome for people wanting to build up their lippie stash on a budget, but I don’t mind adding to my own collection. I should care at this point because my collection is ridiculous…#cantstopwontstop

If you get Lip Monthly, what did you get? Are you happy with your goodies? Or were they baddies? Okay, that’s my worst joke so far on my blog. I’m done now.

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