Face of the Day

kat von d shade light

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Today’s look is a really taupe-y smokey eye. I mostly used my new bff (the Kat Von D shade light eye palette) but I pulled a few shades from my Innerstellar palette as well. I used the cool quad in the shade light (mostly the gray and dark taupe brown shades) really define my crease and then put the shimmery taupe shade from the Innerstellar palette on my lid. I smoked the outside out with the grayish-purple shade from my Innerstellar. Inner corner is Urban Decay’s “polyester bride”

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Brows are Nyx’s tame and frame in “espresso” and set with the Nyx tinted brow mascara in “black.” Excuse how slightly weird they look I’m trying to grow them out a bit and they look kinda odd.

Liner is my usual physician’s formula eye booster pen in “ultra black” and lashes are Kara #43

I put Nyx’s Tres Jolie (my fave liner at the moment) in my water line and smudged the gray and dark taupe shades from the shade and light palette under my eyes.

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To prime my face I used my Too Faced Hangover RX primer. I used a combination of the Nars Luminous Weightless foundation and the Loreal Magic Lumi foundation. I really love this combination lately. I love the coverage of the Nars and the finish of the Magic Lumi and together they’ve been my dream team. I use the shade “Mont Blanc” in Nars and the lightest porcelain shade in the Loreal. For concealer I used my tried and true Nars creamy radiant concealer in “Chantilly” set with my physician’s formula correcting powder.

I contoured with my Lunatick Cosmetic Labs cool contour kit (the middle taupe shade) and blush is Kat Von D’s everlasting blush in “Lovesong”

Highlight is The Balm’s Mary-Lou Manizer and I set everything with my Pixi Glow Mist spray.

Lips are LaSplash’s smitten lip mousse in “Lovegood”

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Hat is from Express and Necklace is the “ghost milk” necklace from Worship 13. It actually changes colors in the sunlight!

I hope you all enjoyed today’s look! I love cool toned smokey eyes.

MOTD: Drugstore Look

Hey lovelies, I hope you all had a great weekend!
I know Mondays can be terrible, so I wanted to share my latest upload which is a fun and simple look. I used all drugstore products to do this as well!

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BH Cosmetics Dark Rose Palette

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This was actually a cyber Monday treat that just arrived in the mail today. BH Cosmetics was having a sale where this palette was $8.95 + I found a 10% off code and I got back 15% through ebates. This is a limited edition palette, so when I was able to get it for that price I was very happy! I love BH Cosmetics to begin with, and everything about this palette is so alluring to me. The colors and the packaging…it looked perfect.

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Shipping was a bit delayed for BH Cosmetics, but they did say on the website before ordering that shipping could be delayed, and that was fine. However, when this came in the mail I seriously opened it up before anything else and immediately started admiring it and playing around with it. The inside is so beautiful! This palette is pretty big, and there’s a pretty decent amount of product in it. There are 12 eyeshadow colors, 3 blushes, and 1 liquid eyeliner that come in this set. I was excited that this came with a liquid felt tip liner instead of a pencil. I tend to just throw pencils away or gift them. I’m a liquid/gel liner kind of gal.

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These are swatches of all 12 eyeshadows. The glittery ones aren’t as pigmented, but for the most part they are all very smooth and pigmented! Very impressed with the quality of these shadows. I’ve had my eye on this palette since it came out, but didn’t buy it in fear that the colors might have been too random. However, once I saw the review that Dani from CoffeebreakwithDani did and the look she created I was sold, and from there I knew that it would go on sale. EVERYTHING on BH Cosmetics eventually goes on sale for 50% off or more…just wait. That’s my friendly brand tip of the day.

Anyway, once I started playing around with these colors on my eyes (one look for one eye and another on the other eye, duh) I realized all of these colors truly do compliment each other, strangely enough. I absolutely love the brown shades and plum shades in this palette.

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These are the swatches of the 3 blushes that come in the palette. I love that there are both warm and cool options in terms of blushes. I wear cool toned blushes myself most days, so the third mauve type color will probably be the one that gets the most usage from me!

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This is a look I created using the palette. The only color I didn’t use from the palette was the tranisition shade which was “creme brulee” by makeup geek. That’s my only con to this palette…there’s not a true transition shade unless you lightly use one of the matte shades as one. Anyway, I used the shimmery champagne shade all over the lid and on my brow bone as a highlight, the darker matte brown in the crease well blended and the shimmery dark brown shade in the outer v blended into the crease as well. I used the matte purple shade on the bottom lash line as a “pop” of color to the look. I have the matte mauve shade on my cheeks (it’s not very pigmented) and I used the liquid eyeliner to create a cat wing. It was very easy to use, surprisingly. Overall, I’m very happy with this palette and can’t wait to play around with it some more 😀