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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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.

I hope you’re all having wonderful days!

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Face of the Day: Cool Toned Cut Crease

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Hey lovelies,

I’m back this week with another #fotd post, and I have to admit that this is one of my favorite looks so far! I’m a sucker for cool tones, especially grays. I actually sat down to do a subtle v cut crease shape, and then ended up with a dramatic cut crease that looks a lot like something inspired by Black Swan. Welcome to my life. I go to do a subtle look and end up with wings so large I can fly away from all my problems.

So, if you’re here for details behind this almost fully monochromatic look, then you’re in the right place!

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Base: please don’t judge me, but I have totally fallen head over heels in love with using Nivea’s post shaving balm as primer. I can’t stop using it. Thanks to NikkieTutorials, my curiosity was peaked, and oh my gosh my makeup has been laying on my face like a damn dream. I’ll go over it more in my August favorites video in a few weeks, but that’s my primer today.

Foundation is a mixture of Nars Luminous Weightless foundation mixed with Bourgois healthy mix serum, both in the lightest shades. I highly enjoy this combination, it gives my skin a healthy glow while remaining in tact all day.

Concealer is Nars Creamy Radiant concealer in “Chantilly” set with Physicians Formula correcting powder under my eyes, and my face is set with Laura Geller’s balance and brightening powder in “porcelain.”

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Contour is Lunatick Cosmetic Labs cool contour kit. For those wondering about when these are being re-released…I believe soon. I know they’re releasing a giant contour palette soon, and the packaging is honestly drool worthy if you’re a horror fan like myself.

Blush is Kat Von D’s “Love Song” which is just a really pretty cool toned pink with a hint of shimmer, though the shimmer doesn’t show up on me.

Highlight is Colourpop’s “Hippo.” Are we surprised? It’s my favorite highlighter. Something about that slight lavender glow gets me all kinds of excited. I just want to cover my body in it.

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Brows: My usual…Milani’s brow pomade in dark brown set with Nyx’s black brow mascara, and I use Ofra’s universal brown brow pencil to give myself some little hairs because my brows are a bit wimpy in some areas.

Eyes: Primer is Hard Candy’s eye primer. I’ve been going back to this primer because it’s really cheap and the formula reminds me of the Too Faced one.

The palette I used today was Kat Von D’s Shade + Light Eye palette along with some single shadows. I used Nyx’s single shadow in “SOS” as my transition shade. I then took the dark taupe shade in the Kat Von D palette and mapped out the cut crease. This is a cool trick to do if you’re not a master at cut creases, because I am truly not. I don’t do them often, because I find trying to make them even tedious and a bit frustrating. However, I had a bit of free time to fuss with eye makeup today.

Tape also helps, which is what I also used. I mapped out the shape I wanted and then blended it out with Colourpop’s “Downtown” which is just a really rich deep taupe shade. I then took a little (think teensy baby amount) of black from the Shade Light palette and placed it on the outside corner and blended up to give my eye a bit of dimension.

I then took Nyx’s jumbo eye pencil in milk and put that on my lid and used that to kind of clean up the cut crease. I went over that with Colourpop’s “Swan” which is just a gorgeous white glittery shade with silver sparkles.

Liner is Physicians Formula eye booster pen in ultra black and filled in using NYC’s black liquid liner. This has been my go to liner combination lately.

Lashes are Kiss #11 lashes. I probably could’ve went with a super dramatic lash, but I didn’t want to take away from the rest of the geometric vibe I had going on.

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On the water line i used “Milk” again and outlined the little inner corner “flick” using the black shade in the Kat Von D palette. I then blended that out softly using both “Downtown” and “SOS” I filled the open spot with Urban Decay’s “Polyester Bride” and put a bit of mascara on the lower lash line, but I don’t particularly think this look needed it.

Lips: I lined my lips with Nyx’s 1000 years pencil and filled it in with Coloured Raine’s “Soul.” I have been wanting this color for so long, and I’m so happy it’s mine now. It’s so gorgeous. This formula is amazing as well. It’s moussey like the Stila formula, but it’s comfortable and not tacky and reminds me of how the Jeffree Star liquid lipsticks feel.

Well, that’s about it for the details behind this look! I hope you all enjoyed it! I had fun creating this one, and I want to do more cut creases. I’m going to be making a list of fall looks to put on my blog and my youtube channel, so if you have any requests, please send them my way! You all know I love dramatic looks 😉

I hope you’re all having wonderful days!

-Kayla

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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.

Anyway, I hope you all enjoyed this post or found it helpful in some way! I hope you’re all having lovely days!

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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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Face of the Day: “Lingered in Twilight”

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Hey loves,

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for this week’s “face of the day” post! I look forward to this post every week, and I hope you all enjoy them as well. They’ve pushed me to try new looks and to try new products/colors out. When I did this look it was very rainy and gloomy, so I was feeling another cool toned look. But don’t worry, I made it fun! Anyone else stuck inside all day Tuesday thanks to intense storms? We were. My husky was feeling anxious and our power flickered on and off all day. I also had a tired mom moment and completely ignored the flash flood warning on my phone because I was very tired and the girls were still asleep.

Not one of my proudest moments.

Anyway, if my pictures seem a bit darker than usual, that’s why. I tend to use natural light for my face photos, it’s just personal preference.

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First thing to address, I cut my bangs! I wanted a new style without cutting my hair since I’ve been growing it out for two years now. So, I went with short “v” bangs. Essentially, they’re just bettie bangs that meet in a point. Like a faux widow’s peak. I love it. I also have new nose jewelry because I noticed last week that the gems in my last clicker were falling out. My nose looks pretty again.

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Okay, I’m serious now let’s talk makeup. For my base I primed with my Laura Mercier hydrating primer, as usual. I mixed together City Color Cosmetic’s tinted moisturizer in “fair” and LA Girl Pro BB cream in “fair.” There’s something that I really love about this combination. It’s a nice coverage and looks dewy on my skin, yet my freckles peak through. I’ve really been loving it, but I noticed that it’s a bit dark on me. I might have to add my manic panic dreamtone to it. Woo, it takes 3 products to get the perfect mix! #thestruggle

I set my face with my Laura Geller Balance and Brightening powder in “porcelain” and used my LA Girl pro concealer in “porcelain” under my eyes and set that with Physicians Formula correcting powder.

My contour today is my Lunatick Cosmetic Labs cool contour kit, and it’s also what I used to contour my nose. Blush is Milani’s “Romantic Rose” and highlight is Colourpop’s “Smokin Whistles.” I have been addicted to this highlight the past few weeks. It’s a gorgeous champagne color that reflects silver. It’s the absolute perfect champagne highlight for fair, cool toned skin. I’m in love.

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My brows are Milani’s new pomade in “dark” and set with Nyx’s brow mascara in “black.” Also a favorite combo of mine lately. I primed my eyes with Too Faced’s shadow insurance and my transition shade is “SOS” by Nyx. I then took “Downtown” by Colourpop on a flat brush and put that more concentrated in my crease. Because my liner is fun today, I wanted a simpler look on my lids, and I felt taupe would contrast well with the teal color of the liner. Lid and brow highlight is the white shade from the Kat Von D shade+light eye palette. Only because no other matte white compares to that one, in my opinion.

Okay, so remember when I posted about how to change your loose shadow into liner? Hey, well I did that today. I mixed a homemade water and vegetable glycerin combo on a palette with Shiro Cosmetics shadow in “Lingered in Twilight.” This shade is a gorgeous deeper teal with a bit of sparkle, and I thought it would make the perfect liner on a stormy day.

I did tightline my upper water line with a gel pencil because it made my eyes look a bit fuller, and I was planning on wearing false lashes. I used my Maybelline The Falsies mascara on my upper and lower lashes, and my lashes are a pair that I got off ebay. I honestly do not know the name of them, but they are very nice and wispy.

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On my lower lash line I used Nyx’s jumbo pencil in “Milk” on my water line and blended “SOS” and “Downtown” together on the lower lash line. My inner corner highlight is a Nyx loose pigment. I believe the color is “platinum” or something, but that’s a con to the Nyx loose shadows. They’re gorgeous and affordable, but good luck remembering the names once you take the sticker off and open it.

My lips are lined with Essence’s liner in “soft berry” and topped with LaSplash’s “Nymphadora.” My whole face is set with Pixi’s glow mist setting spray.

I hope you all enjoyed today’s face of the day post! If you have any requests or want to know anything about a product mentioned, please feel free to ask in the comment section!

Have a good day, beauties.

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