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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J.Cat Beauty Lip Paints: Review + Lip Swatches

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Hey loves,

Today for Swatch Saturday I actually have a video! I have been trying out the J.Cat Beauty lip paints that I ordered for a bit now, and I finally sat down and did a review with lip swatches for my Youtube channel! Lip swatch videos are very intense, so I apologize if a few of the darker colors are not very pretty looking. My mouth was on fire towards the end.

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Anyway, just a little tidbit: J.Cat is a cruelty free and very affordable brand. They seem to have a ton of lip products, and I am impressed with almost everything I have tried, and I want to order more.

In the lip paint line, there are 36 colors. The packaging and color range is very reminiscent of the OCC lip tars. They are pretty different though. I would say the J.Cat lip paints are similar in concept and shade range, but pretty different in terms of the finish and lasting power. A few of these do go on patchy and need building up, but the ones that are patchy make incredible mixing shades! Overall, I do enjoy these lip paints and they are fun to play around with!

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I’m considering doing a separate video with all of my favorite mixing combinations using these. Please let me know if you would be interested in something like that, and what colors you would want to see me create! I do know a bit about color theory. Not enough to brag about, but enough to get by.

Everything else that you may need/want to know is in the description underneath the video! Please watch it and let me know what you think. Also, if you’re not subscribed to me please do so! I’m so close to 300 subscribers! So close, yet so far away.

PS- I know I spelled “review” wrong in the opening credit. Way to start a video, right? It was late, and I was tired. It happens, and I’m too lazy to delete a video and re-upload over one letter. That’s precious time that could be spent listening to music in my underwear. I’m totally kidding…

I hope you’re all having amazing days! I do plan on sitting down and catching up on comments very soon, so please don’t think I’m ignoring you! My daughters joint birthday party is this weekend and I’ve been fairly busy with that.

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Face of the Day: Coastal Scents Revealed Palette

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Hey lovelies,

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for a Face of the Day post! If you follow me on Twitter, you may have seen my internal, yet public, debate about what to do this week. Did I want to go sweet and pink, or bold and blue? I have a bit of a problem where I’m either very dramatic, or very low key when it comes to makeup. Anyone else feel the same way?

Bold and blue ended up winning my heart. I saw my Coastal Scents Revealed palette sitting in my holder and it was looking lonely and unloved. So, I decided to do a cool toned look for today since I did a warm look last week.

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My base was mostly my usual. Laura Mercier hydrating primer and my Nars Weightless Luminous foundation mixed with Loreal’s Magic Lumi foundation (my dream team). Concealer is La Girl HD concealer in “porcelain” mixed with Nyx HD lavender. My face is set with my Laura Geller balance and brighten powder in “porcelain” and my undereyes are set with Ben Nye’s luxury powder in “Cameo.”

Brows are Nyx’s brow gel in “black” and set with their brow mascara, also in black.

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I primed my eyes with Too Faced shadow insurance and my transition shade is actually Nyx’s single shadow in “SOS.” I ordered this shade during the Ulta sale, and it’s a lovely cool toned transition shade. I’ve been reaching for it a lot this past week.

I then went into the crease with a smaller brush using the matte taupe shade in the Revealed palette. Then I took the cool toned silver shade and placed that all over my lid. I love this shade, it’s probably my favorite in the Revealed palette. It’s very reminiscent of “Verve” from the Naked 2 palette, but it’s so pigmented and shimmery. I die.

I took a small angled brush and placed the black shade on the very outer corner and brought it in about 1/3 of the way on the crease and lightly blended that out with a small blending brush. Key here was light and small motions. I didn’t want the taupe and black to become muddy.

Liner is my usual, physicians formula eye booster in ultra black.

Lashes are Ardell double up #204. I was feeling dramatic.

Lower lash line is Nyx’s jumbo eye pencil in “milk” on the water line with “SOS” and the taupe shade from the Revealed palette blended out. I then placed the black shade on the very outside just to even everything up a bit. Mascara is Covergirl’s SuperSizer mascara. Inner corner highlight is Urban Decay’s “Polyster Bride.”

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Blush is Kat Von D’s everlasting blush in “Love Song.” I know I have talked about my love for this blush before. It’s the perfect cool toned pink for pale skin, and it lasts all day.

Contour is done with the Lunatick Labs cool contour kit. These are currently unavailable on their site, but that’s because they’re reformulating them! I believe they are trying to make the colors less soft so that they don’t break as easily and changing the packaging. Not totally for sure.

Highlight on the nose is Colourpop’s “Smoke and Whistles.” Gorgeous champagne shade. I don’t know why I haven’t been using it more often.

Highlight on the cheeks and brow arches is Babydoll Cosmetics highlight in “Mermaid Skin.” I love the absolute shit out of this highlight. It looks like mermaid skin and has a very subtle blue glow to it. However, I’ve been debating on whether or not to use this on my blog for other reasons…

I bought this highlighter a few months ago with my own money. It took over a month to get the product. Normally, this wouldn’t bother me because sometimes indie companies have long turnaround times. It happens. But if I’m trying to email you because your site says nothing about a delay and I have gotten no response or anything…I get worried. Anyone would, and frankly, it’s unprofessional in my eyes. Please don’t think I’m trying to bash anyone, I’m just being honest about my own personal experience. I feel that’s something I should do as a beauty blogger, which is why I’m mentioning it now. I’ve seen a lot of drama on this brand’s makeup page, and I don’t know what’s going on fully, but it is something I pay attention to as a blogger and consumer. I love this highlight, but I’ve noticed a lot of people complaining about not getting responses or their products. Always look into whatever brand you’re buying from. You owe it to yourself.

Anyway, now that I got that off my chest we can finish the post.

My lips are lined with Urban Decay’s 24/7 primer pencil and topped with OCC’s lip tar in “Technopagan.” I bought this during their 40% off sale, and I am so happy about it. I love this shade. It’s blue and purple at the same time. I can’t get over how absolutely gorgeous it is, and it’s like nothing in my collection thus far. Putting the primer pencil underneath definitely helped the color to standout and stay put throughout the day.

My mermaid collar is from salemcouture.com. Isn’t it fabulous?

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

Thank you for reading if you read to this point, and I hope you’re all having wonderful days.

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Face of the Day: Warm Eyes + Vampy Lip

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Hey beauties,

Today I have another Face of the Day post! I’m going to try to continue and post these every Thursday, and I also try to use new products mixed with some old favorites. Let me know if you’re all okay with seeing a makeup look every week!

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Today’s face was inspired by my want to slather one of the new shades from the Milani Moisture Matte lipstick line all over my face. I’m not even kidding. I also wanted to do something warm on the eyes, because I honestly love a very warm eye with a dark lip. The contrast is striking, in my opinion.

For my base, I went with Maybelline’s Master Illuminating primer and mixed one pump of Hard Candy’s “porcelain” glamoflauge with a little bit of Loreal’s Magi Lumi foundation (also the lightest shade)

Concealer is my usual NYX lavender and porcelain mixed, and I used it to highlight on the bridge of my nose as well. I set my face with Laura Geller’s balance and brightening powder in “porcelain.” My under eyes were set with physician’s formula correcting powder in “translucent.”

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Brows are Milani’s new brow pomade in “dark brown” set with Nyx’s brow mascara in “black”

I primed my eyes with concealer and used “succubus” from the Kat Von D Shade + Light eye palette to set the primer and help blend the colors out. Okay, I know I used a lot of different eye colors/palettes for this look so please bare with me. The first transition shade I used was from my Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter stack, the shade “unseen.” I’m obsessed with this shade. I then took “laetus” from the Shade+Light palette and lightly blended it with “unseen.”

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I took “sytry” on a flat brush and concentrated that in the crease. I I then took “Queensguard” by Shiro cosmetics on the entire lid, and made sure to clean up the crease a bit in the process. On a small angled brush I took “shax” and placed in concentrated on the outer part of the crease to further cut it a bit more. I took “blurr” from the Dark Matter stack and blended out any harsh lines on the outside shape and used “succubus” to highlight my brow bone.

Liner is physicians formula eye booster and Urban Decay’s 24/7 liner in “perversion.” I created the shape with the eye booster pen and filled it in with the liquid liner. I can’t stand the brush on the Urban Decay liner, but it truly is the blackest liquid liner in my collection.

Lower lash line is Stila Stay All Day smudger liner in “damsel” on my water line and all of that is smudged out with “Unseen” “sytry” and “laetus” in that order

Mascara on both upper and lower lash lines is Too Faced Better than Sex mascara. Lashes are Kiss 11.

Contour is Nyx’s HD blush in “taupe” and blush is Milani’s new rose blush in “Awakening Rose.”

Highlight is Nyx’s illuminator in “Ritualistic.” I recently pulled this highlighter back out and fell back in love with it! It’s a very pretty white gold shade that isn’t too overpowering on my fair skin. It’s also what’s on the inner corner of my eye and at the very top of my brow close to the arch.

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Lips are lined with Jordana’s liner in “cabernet” and topped with Milani’s Matte Fearless.

I set my entire face with Pixi’s glow mist setting spray.

Cute little flower band is actually from Rue 21, and they’re only $2 each so you need about 100.

If you have any questions about anything, please feel free to ask me! I hope you all enjoyed this look, and thanks for reading if you made it this far!

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Face of the Day: Pinup with a Twist

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Hey beauties,

Today I want to do a “Face of the Day” post that was actually inspired by one of my favorite Youtube vloggers, Emma Pickles. She posted a very natural 40’s inspired look that was dainty and flirty, and then turned it up with a bit of glitter and liner. To see what I’m talking about go here.

So, I wanted to do a pinup inspired look with a tiny twist, but with a more dewy and natural looking base versus the usual full coverage matte face that many pinup inspired looks use.

Let’s be real, it’s Summer and it’s too hot for full coverage matte faces, unless you’re into the melting face look. Then rock on, boo.

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For my base I primed with my Laura Mercier hydrating primer. It’s a holy grail of mine. For a little coverage I used the Elf foundation serum in “fair/light” mixed with a little bit of City Color Cosmetics tinted moisturizer in “fair.” This tinted moisturizer is very nice and was only $3! It actually matches my skin tone and gives a really nice dewy finish to the skin without covering up my freckles, which was what I wanted today.

I did spot conceal a bit with Nyx’s HD concealer in “porcelain” because I have a few red scars that I’m trying to treat with Mederma. My under eye concealer is also the Nyx concealer set with Ben Nye’s luxury powder in “Cameo.”  To set my entire face I used my Laura Geller balance and brighten powder in “porcelain.”

Contour is Elf Cosmetics new Contour kit, which has also been a favorite of mine lately. Totally worth the $6. I will talk about it more after I edit and upload my Elf brand focus tutorial though.

Blush is actually Milani’s new (limited edition I believe) addition to their rose blush collection in “Awakening Rose.” This color is stunning and gives a very natural glow to my face, yet it does have a bit of shimmer in it. If you want to see my review of the rose blushes go here. Highlight is my tried and true Mary-Lou Manizer by The Balm. I like the highlighting shade from the elf contour kit, but I wanted something a bit more “bam.” Because I love highlighting since it’s the only thing I can get a bit heavy handed with without looking like I was baked and fried in a dorito salad.

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My brows today are new as well! Okay, the product is new. Milani actually came out with their own brow pomade, and I needed it (obviously) and had to try it out immediately. I picked up the shade “dark brown” which is a bit warm for my skin and hair, so I did have to set everything with my Nyx brow gel in “Black.” I’m also trying to grow out and reshape my brows a bit, which is a frustrating process. Bare with these tacky brows for a bit.

I primed my eyes with my Nyx concealer and put a bit of the Ben Nye powder on the lids to prep and prime my lids. I used J.Cat Beauty’s shadow single in “Mud Wrestle” as my transtion shade, and I got this in my Lip Monthly bag this month. It’s a really nice cool toned taupe shade. It reminds me of “Vast” from the Kat Von D Innerstellar palette.

I ordered the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette off of Glambot last week. It was only $10 on clearance, so hell yeah. If you don’t know what Glambot is, I will link my video review of them right here.

Anyway, I ended up taking “Faint” in the crease to define it a bit more, and placed “W.O.S.” all over my lid and brow bone. I used “Venus” as my inner corner highlight and on the very top of my brow arch to lift my brows up a bit more.

Liner is Nyx’s Collection Noir black liquid liner, and I did a very thick wing and line with this. I then went over that line with the glitter half of Revlon’s glitter eye art duo in “Topaz Twinkle.” That’s the twist part to this look, by the way. I think the glitter gave this look a very subtle touch of glam.

Mascara used was Covergirl’s SuperSizer mascara and lashes are Kiss #11.

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On the bottom lash line I used “Mud wrestle” and “faint” to even out the top half of my eyes, and then put Nyx’s Jumbo Pencil in “Milk” on my water line. I then set everything with my Pixi glow mist setting spray.

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My lips are lined on the outside with Ofra Cosmetics “Orchid” liner and on the rest of my lips is Be a Bombshell Cosmetics lipstick in “Hollywood.” This color also came in my Lip Monthly bag this month. I adore this red shade! It’s so bright and pretty. It’s not super matte, but not super glossy. It’s the perfect comfortable semi-matte finish that still has a good lasting power to it.

That’s it for the entire look. I hope you all enjoyed it as much I enjoyed creating it! I felt inspired by Emma in several ways regarding this look. Even though the freckles she sports in her video are fake, mine are not. I used to cover up freckles constantly because I hated being so pale with freckles and a few moles. It’s taken me damaging my skin and a lot of self reflection to become more comfortable with the fact that I’m just a woman with Italian hair and Irish skin. Doesn’t mean that I don’t still love full coverage looks, it just means that I’m more comfortable venturing out with my natural skin peaking through during the warmer months.

I hope you’re all having wonderful days!

-Kayla

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Face of the day: Casual Neutrals

I went to my parents yesterday and wanted to do a pretty yet casual makeup look with a dark lip (because duh it’s fall).

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First, I moisturized my face and sprayed a little Evian mineral water because our heater makes my skin extra dry. I primed my face using my body shop tea tree primer and put a little Rimmel matte bb cream on my hand. I like this bb cream, but the light shade is so dark :/ even with 3 pumps of my white manic panic it was still a little too dark for my skin.
I went on to my eyes while that set and did my brows using my Anastasia pomade in ebony with a dark matte brown powder over it.
I primed my eyes with my la girl concealer and used my makeup geek shadow in creme brûlée as a transition shade. I took out my favorite too faced natural eyes palette and put on the shade heaven on both my lids and brow bone. I then took cashmere bunny and blended it into my crease with a fluffy brush.
I created a wing with my physicians formula eye booster in ultra black and put on my red cherry lashes in #605 with wet n wild mega length mascara used for the bottom lashes.
Contour today was Jane cosmetics bronzer in “soft” (perfect for pale skin) and Kat Von D blush in Essex with my Mary Lou Manizer on the tops of my cheekbones for highlight. Everything set with my Nyx matte setting spray.
For my lips I used the creature lippie pencil and manic panic’s lipstick in daughter of darkness on top with just a little bit of manic panic bloody rose gloss on top.

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I didn’t even want to fool with my hair today, so I’m rocking the braids. Paired with a slouchy hat I feel like this look came together nicely for a fall afternoon spent with my parents and babies. It was a fun day filled with laughs and enchiladas 🙂