Face of the Day: Negative Space

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So, for today’s face I was feeling inspired by a recent “negative cat eye” that Kat Von D posted Here

So, before someone says “yours looks nothing like hers” I know, and that’s the point. It’s inspired, not a recreation. Also, I’m still playing around with my new camera. If anyone has tips and tricks on the Sony a5000, I’m all ears.

I have on my favorite wolf tee today (wolves are my all time favorite animals FYI) so I was feeling a messy, yet “put together” kind of look.

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For my eyes I did use the cool quad from the Kat Von D Shade+ Light eye palette. I took a small angled brush and created a cat eye with the dark taupe shade and left the space inside “negative.” I then filled in that space with the Nyx white vinyl liner, which is alright, but I did end up having to go back over it with my jumbo pencil in “milk” to even it out a bit. I outlined the outside of the original cat eye shape with the black from the cool quad, and then buffed it out with theΒ  gray shade and filled in the rest of my eye with the dark taupe shade.

I used the white shade to blend out the outside edges/highlight my brow bone. I actually used “tease” by Urban Decay on my lower lash line after lining my water line top and bottom with Urban Decay’s 24/7 liner in “perversion.” I smudged it out with tease and the dark taupe shade and took the taupe shade out at the corner and filled my inner corner with “polyester bride” by Urban Decay. I almost went for false lashes, but stuck with a couple coats of mascara because I decided big lashes would distract from the shape of the shadows.

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My brows are Nyx’s tame and frame brow pomade in “espresso” set with Hard Candy’s brows now in medium/dark.

Face: Estee Lauder Double Wear in “Cool Bone” with 2 pumps of manic panic dreamtone. LA Girl concealer in “porcelain” mixed with Nyx’s lavender concealer is under my eyes set with Physicians Formula Correcting powder all over my face.

Contour is Lunatick Labs cool contour kit

Blush is Wet n Wild’s blush in “pearlescent pink” (perfect cool toned pink for fair skin)

Highlight is The Balm’s Mary-Lou Manizer

Lipstick is Kat Von D’s “Lolita.” Apparently, I have the “bad” batch, but I feel like I have the good batch of this color. I love it.

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Yes, my hair is a bit wild and messy today. I felt it tied the look together.

Well, that’s my face for today. As always, thanks for reading and I hope you all enjoyed this post!

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Face of the Day: Warm Smokey Eye

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Hey lovelies,

Time for a face of the day post πŸ™‚
I’m trying to do these posts 1-2 times a week. I have fun with them, and I do seem to receive great feedback when I do them.

Anyway, today I’m having a typical “me” day. I sat down thinking I was going to do something simple and light and finished with a smokey eye. Oops.

I used a few colors from my Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter Stack and a few from my Kat Von D Shade + Light eye palette. I used “blurr” and “unseen” from the dark matter stack, and then used a few brown shades, the burgundy shade, and a little bit of black from the Shade Light.

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My face today is Nars All Day Luminous, and now that I have figured out how to make this work on my dry skin I absolutely adore it. It did take me a bit to figure out how to make it work on my skin though.

For contouring I laid down a cream contour with my Nyx wonder stick in “light” and set that with the cool brown shade in my Wet n Wild contour palette (mine is dulce de leche). For blush and highlight I went with the new Wet n Wild Silver Lake trio in “sunset junction.” I have a review of these coming up, but let me just say that I am obsessed with the highlighting shade in this trio so far. It is shimmery and slightly pink and flatters my skin tone…I would’ve paid the $4 just for that highlight. #truelove

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On my brows is the Ofra cosmetics “universal” eyebrow pencil set with Nyx’s tinted brow mascara in “black.” Yes, I know one of my brows is looking a bit odd…I’m trying to let them grow out a bit so I can reshape them. It’s driving me bonkers.

I put on a coat of a new (not in stores yet) mascara by Covergirl, and my lashes are Kiss lashes #11. My liner is my physicians formula eye booster in ultra black as usual, and my water line is Nyx Tres Jolie gel liner.

Bottom lash line is smoked out into an oblivion using the same colors on my top lid.

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Originally, I had gray lips and I didn’t like how it looked. So, I changed it to “Melted Chihuahua” by Too Faced. I didn’t want to get this color because the name freaks me out, but I swatched it in Ulta and needed it. I guess it’s okay since no chihuahuas were actually melted in the making of this lipstick.

Oh, and I have a new septum clicker πŸ™‚ Yes, my baby loves to try and pull on it. Mom life.

That’s about it for today’s face of the day! If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!

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Ipsy April 2015: Beautifully Bohemian

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Hey everyone!

It’s that time of the month again…beauty subscription time, that is. I got my Ipsy bag in the mail, and let me start off by saying I was actually excited to get every item this month! That rarely happens! I really wanted the Elizabeth Arden lipstick, but it’s okay because I got some other awesome goodies this month!

If you’re new here, Ipsy is a beauty subscription that is $10 a month and sends out 4-5 full sized or deluxe sample sized products that are catered to your beauty quiz.

Alright, so this month’s theme is “beautifully bohemian” and I’m guessing that has something to do with all these odd Coachella vibes. Am I the only person that didn’t know what Coachella even was until recently? I had no idea it had something to with music, I thought it had something to do with Coach purses. I’m not kidding.

Anyway, the bag this month is probably my favorite bag of all time. It’s textured to feel like a straw bag and has an adorable weave design on it. I will not be giving this one to my toddler, it’s going in my purse to be used as a makeup bag. That’s right, it’s true love.

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This is the first thing I had to take out and admire. I have gotten a few Hikari lipsticks, but this month Ipsy sent out full sized Hikari blushes! I got the shade “tango” which is super bright, but oh so lovely. I will probably have to use a light hand since my skin is the shade of paper, but I feel this shade will look so stunning on those with darker complexions. It’s very pigmented and buttery to the touch. I can’t wait to include this in a few Spring and Summer looks! I know that bright cheeks aren’t for everyone, but I love bright cheeks (probably obvious).

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Everyone got a shadow from The Balm’s “Nude Dude” palette, and I got the shade “Fit” which is a very pretty bronzey shade. I love The Balm as a brand, and this little shadow is so adorable. I’m not too into bronze shades, but one of my goals this year is to wear more warm toned looks, so I will use this for sure. Or, you know, try…

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This is a product I was happy to see in my bag…until I swatched it. This is a Starlooks mini gloss in the shade “cuddle”, and when I opened it I was like, “Hell yes, smells like cake,” and then when I swatched it I hated the color and feel of it. It’s a really shimmery pink-brown color and those just don’t look flattering on me, in my opinion. That and from what I felt on the back of my hand it felt sticky and thick, and I truly don’t like sticky and thick glosses. I have not put it on my lips yet, so maybe it will feel different on my lips. The claim on ipsy’s site is that this formula is supposed to be non-sticky. If anything, this will go in my “free for all” basket for friends and family, which is also cool.

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Jor’el Parker perfume in “Femina”

When I saw this perfume in my bag I thought “eh” but when I got it I was suprised by the size of it! It’s a pretty big sample and has a roller ball on it. I haven’t tried it yet because I have to be careful with perfumes due to my allergies, but I took a baby whiff and it smelled very lovely. It’ll probably be one I put into my purse this Summer in case I smell like baby barf at some point. The scent is a very pretty floral scent, which is what I like to smell like. I want to smell like a bouquet of flowers, but just a bit. I don’t want to smell like I’ve been trapped in a basement of flowers for 3 years. There’s something about flowers that makes me feel fresh and enchanting. Okay, I’m rambling…sorry.

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Last, I got the Hey Honey facial serum. I am a serum fanatic since my skin is dry, and I am really excited to smear this on my face! I typically use a serum every morning to even my skin tone out and help my foundation apply better, and it does help a ton! I put a bit on the back of my hand and rubbed it in and the texture of this serum seems so promising. The spot on my hand that this was on felt like a baby’s butt. So soft.

Update: I did use this on my face and I am hooked! I love the smell and the way my makeup lays once I can sit down and put it on. I looked up the full sized product…a whopping $41. However, with the 20% coupon code I may end up getting the full sized if I use this sample and still like it. Skin care is worth splurging on.

Anyway, that was everything that I got this month! I only had one flop this month, which is awesome compared to most other months for me. This is probably one of my all time favorite bags so far. I mean that blush….gahhhhh! I can’t wait to play with these products.

If there is anything that any of you want to see used in a “face of the day” post or see an individual review on, please let me know! If you’re subscribed to Ipsy, tell me about what was in your bag? Link your posts or just comment with what ya got!

As always, thanks for reading and if you’re new I hope you decide to stick around!

Next posts coming up will be about my Lip Monthly Bag, Spring Target Beauty Box, and probably more Face of the Day posts!

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