Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Selena Gomez MTV Movie Awards 2013 Inspired Makeup Tutorial

Hi everyone! Here's a look inspired by Selena Gomez's makeup during her performance on the MTV Movie Awards. I'm actually a big fan of her and I think she's so beautiful naturally. When I saw her makeup I just knew I had to recreate it. Although my look came out quite different from hers, I still think it's a great rendition of what she had on. Hope you all like it!

Too Face Shadow Insurance Primer
Inglot #360 Matte (transition color)
MAC Carbon eyeshadow
MAC Silver Fog pigment (limited edition)
MAC Reflects Gold glitter
MAC Brule eyeshadow (brow bone highlight)
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil in Perversion
Maybelline The Rocket mascara
No Brand #138 Lashes (Red Cherry #138 dupe)

MAC Studio Fix Fluid (NC20)
Graftobian Corrector Palette (Light Highlight shade)
Make Up For Ever Fullcover Concealer (shade 06)
Ben Nye Luxury Powder in Banana
MAC MSF Natural in Medium Plus
MAC MSF Natural in Medium Dark (contour)

Revlon Colorstay Lip Liner in Wine
Wet N Wild Mega Last Lip Color in 910D Red Velvet

Monday, April 15, 2013

MAC Archie's Girls Caramel Sundae Palette Tutorial

Here's a look using Archie's Girls Caramel Sundae Palette. I have to admit these eyeshadows were a bit difficult to work with especially when using them all together. I think these colors would look gorgeous if I were to pair them with other colors that compliment them instead of using them all in one look. The look didn't come out the way I expected it to but I thought it came out nice either way. It's a soft smokey eye that's very subtle and very wearable for all skin tones and eye colors. Hope you like it! :)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Gold Glitter Smokey Eyes for Prom

Hello and long time no post! It's been about 2 weeks since I did my last tutorial and I knew I had to make a comeback soon. I've been stressing out over some personal things going on in my life and doing tutorials is honestly my best escape. I thought I would start a prom series on YouTube and on my blog since prom season is coming up. This look I did is so easy to do and it took very little effort. I thought I would make the look simple and easy to follow for those who will be doing their own makeup for prom. And by simple I mean not complicated, not necessarily natural looking. Anyway, I hope you all enjoy it. As always thanks for watching and visiting my blog. Take care! xoxo

Lorac eye primer
Maybelline Color Tattoo Tough as Taupe
Inglot #337 Matte (Soft Brown)
Inglot #457 DS (Lid color)
Lorac Espresso (Outer corner)
Inglot #08 AMC Shine (inner corner highlight)
Inglot #351 Matte (Brow bone highlight)
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Perversion
Maybelline The Rocket Mascara
#47 Lashes (Dupe of Red Cherry #47)

Hoola Benefit Bronzer
MAC Coppertone Blush

Covergirl 3 in 1 Foundation (Nude Beige)
MUFE Full Cover Concealer
Ben Nye Banana Powder
MAC MSF Natural (Medium Plus)

NYX Circe Round Lipstick
MAC Summer Sweetheart lipglass (LE)

Friday, March 22, 2013

Blue and Green Makeup & Tutorial

Hi everyone! Today's look is super bold and bright! It has to probably be one of my most favorite looks I've done in the history of my makeup career. Haha! I'm just completely obsessed with the combination of blue, green, and teal. This look is dramatic but I find it quite wearable in my opinion. The lips and the cheeks are a bit toned down making it easy to wear without anyone looking at you like you're cray! I hope you all enjoy this look as much as I do. Thanks for watching!

Too Faced Shadow Insurance
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
Inglot #426 Pearl eyeshadow (outer blue color)
Inglot #473 DS eyeshadow (lid color)
Inglot #24 AMC Shine eyeshadow (inner corner)
Inglot #483 DS eyeshadow (outer corner/crease)
MAC Eyepopping eyeshadow (lid/upper crease) *limited edition*
MAC Soft Brown eyeshadow (transition color)
MAC Prussian eyeshadow (outer corner)
MAC Carbon eyeshadow (outer corner)
MAC Blanc Type eyeshadow (brow bone highlight)
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
Red Cherry 747L Lashes

Monistat Chafing Gel (primer)
Covergirl 3 in 1 Foundation
Dermablend Concealer

Benefit Hoola Bonzer
NARS Deep Throat blush

OCC Divine lip tar
OCC Hush lip tar

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Teal & Coral Makeup for Spring

Spring is here and I can already feel it! It's been a while since I worked with colors so I figured what better way to welcome the Spring season than with a tutorial. I did a makeup look similar to this last year but using different colors. I'm just a huge fan of teal and coral together. The colors compliment each other so much! Anyway, I hope you all enjoy the look and the tutorial!

I also forgot to mention that I am officially a YouTube partner. I've been a "partner" for a while now but I recently partnered with Beautique which is operated by Fullscreen, a YouTube network. I'm so excited! I'm looking forward to even bigger and better opportunities for me and I look forward to collaborate with so many talented people. :)

Too Faced Shadow Insurance
MAC Soft Ochre Paint Pot
MAC Soft Brown eyeshadow (Crease/transition color)
Inglot #366 Matte eyeshadow (Coral Pink color/crease)
Inglot #51 AMC eyeshadow (Orange color/outer corner)
Inglot #361 Matte eyeshadow (Peach color/lid)
Inglot #352 Matte eyeshadow (Pale pink/inner corner)
MAC Sketch eyeshadow (Outer crease)
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil in Electric
Inglot #372 Matte eyeshadow (Teal color/lower lash line)
Inglot #504 DS eyeshadow (Dark teal color/outer lower lash line)
MAC Mylar eyeshadow (brow bone highlight)
Revlon Colorstay liquid eyeliner
MAC Opulash Optimum Black Mascara
Wispies lashes (no brand name)

Smashbox Photo Finish Light primer
Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 foundation (Nude Beige)
Graftobian corrector palette (peach color)
MUFE Full Cover Concealer #6
Ben Nye Luxury Powder in Cameo (loose powder)
MAC MSF Natural in Medium Plus (all over face powder)
MAC MSF Natural in Medium Deep (contour)
MAC Peaches blush
Hard Candy Baked Bronzer in Tiki

Wet N Wild Just Peachy lipstick
MAC Mimmy Lipglass (limited edition)

Sunday, March 17, 2013

My Favorite Makeup Brushes & Storage Ideas

- Real Techniques Powder Brush
- MAC 129
- Sigma F80
- MAC 109
- MAC 266
- Sigma E30
- Sonia Kashuk Smudge Brush
- Sonia Kashuk Small Eyeshadow Brush
- Sonia Kashuk Large Crease Brush
- MAC 217
- Crown Pro Blending Crease Brush

Thursday, March 7, 2013

My Current Favorites

- Maybelline The Rocket mascara
- Maybelline Vivids lipstick
- Benefit Hoola Bronzer
- Kirkland Daily Facial Towelettes
- It's a 10 Miracle Leave-In Conditioner
- Bead Landing Storage Bead Box

Sunday, March 3, 2013

How to Sanitize and Depot Lipstick Without Heat

Hi everyone! This weekend I decided to do a little DIY project for my lipsticks. I've been meaning to house my lipsticks into palettes but I wasn't sure which palette to go with. I knew that whatever I chose, I wanted it to be practical, sturdy, and easy. I'm so happy I got my hands on this bead box I found at Michael's. Not only is it affordable, but it's absolutely perfect for lipsticks or even loose shadows and other cream products that you may have. No more lugging around 50 tubes of lipstick when you're at a gig, thank goodness! Instead of melting the lipsticks I decided to "press" them into the jars. Not only is this technique a lot faster but it's also less messy. Although I do believe that heat won't alter the original color of the lipstick, I choose not to take the chance in case I happen to accidentally burn the lipstick. *crosses fingers*!

Any kind of lipstick will work for this project! I used brands from MAC, Estee Lauder, NYX, Maybelline, Wet N Wild, etc. I noticed some lipsticks were easier than others to remove from its tube. It mostly varied depending on the brand and the type of finish. For example, Maybelline lipsticks were easy to remove and mostly came out in one piece, whereas NYX lipsticks were far more creamy and required more scooping.

In total, the box holds 6 stackable jars that stack up to a total of 5 (you can stack more if you choose not to store them in the box). That's a total of 30 jars that you can depot your lipstick into! I really like this technique of depotting my lipsticks because not only are they in their own little compartment which keeps them away from other colors, but it also allows me to arrange the jars however I want to. You can also pick and choose which colors you want to bring along with you depending on your makeup gig or for travel because you can unscrew each jar onto another one. This entire box along with the stackable jars go for about $9.00, but you may be able to find them cheaper like I did! They were 40% off when I purchased mine so be on the look out for upcoming deals! Nonetheless, $9.00 is already very affordable compared to other lip palettes that are out there!

Bead Landing Bead Box
Dimensions: 10.63 inches x 5 inches x 1.94 inches
Jar: 40 mm

Friday, February 22, 2013

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lipstick Swatches

In case you missed my first post of these swatches, I decided to put them all in one. Can you tell I'm a little obsessed with the Maybelline Vivids lipsticks? I'm trying not to convince myself that I need the entire collection but like I said I think I picked out a good mixture of different colors from pinks, reds, corals, and plums. Unless there happens to be a BOGO sale on these babies, which I know there will be one eventually, I'll try to steer clear from them for the time being! Anyway, I hope you all find this helpful.

Neon Red
Brazen Berry and Vivid Rose

Shocking Coral and Fuchsia Flash

Thursday, February 21, 2013

MAC Candy Yum Yum and Maybelline Fuchsia Flash Dupe

MAC's Quite Cute collection that came out in Spring 2011 released this amazing neon, hot pink lipstick called Candy Yum Yum. I remember it being the talk of the beauty community and it was then I knew I just had to get my hands on it. Just recently they made this lipstick a permanent shade at MAC which makes me happy because I don't have to go above and beyond in case I ever run out or lose it. Even if they didn't make this lipstick permanent, I have found a really good dupe of the lipstick! Maybelline's Fuchsia Flash lipstick that came out in the Vivids collection is a great and an inexpensive alternative to MAC's Candy Yum Yum. You can't beat $7 for a lipstick compared to one that is $15!

Although the lipsticks are very similar and can very much well be a dupe of each other, they are also somewhat different. Candy Yum Yum is a matte finish, therefore it has a much drier formula, while Fuchsia Flash has a shinier finish and glides on a lot easier. Also, Candy Yum Yum is more blue-toned so it has a cooler undertone compared to Fuchsia Flash which is more pink-toned and has a warmer undertone.

Maybelline Colorsensational Vivids Lipstick Swatches & Photos Pt. 2

Here is part 2 of my Maybelline Vivids lipstick swatches. Click here to view part 1.
I can't get enough of these lipsticks. I'm in love with all the colors! Shocking Coral is a coral pink color and Fuchsia Flash is a bright hot pink color. It took me forever to find Fuchsia Flash lipstick because I know it's a perfect dupe for MAC's Candy Yum Yum lipstick. I'll do a post right after this to show you the comparison between the two. I want to get the entire collection of the Vivids line but as of right now I'm totally happy with the 5 that I have.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

MAC Archie's Girls Spoiled Rich Palette Look & Tutorial

Hi everyone! I'm so excited to finally have a bold colorful look for you guys. I know I've been pulling off a lot of neutrals lately but I was inspired to do this look since I got this palette as a Valentine's Day present from my boyfriend. I am just in love with this palette. Purple is my favorite color to work with and it looks amazing on all skintones, so I was really looking forward to playing with this palette. I can't wait to use this during the Spring and Summer. I hope you all enjoy this look. Please subscribe to my channel if you haven't already! I appreciate all the love and support that I get from everyone. Thank you all so much!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette Everyday Smokey Eyes

I have been getting a TON of requests to do Urban Decay Naked palette tutorials on YouTube. Not specifying which palette to use, I decided to go in with the Basics palette since it's still fairly new to me. I will be doing more looks using the original Naked palette and the Naked 2 palette since I had to take some of the videos off of YouTube due to copyright issues. Ugh! Anyway, here is a really simple everyday smokey eye using the Basics Palette. This looks is really fresh and I love how Venus eyeshadow makes my inner corners pop! Can't wait to do more tutorials with this palette. I need to go harder with more dramatic smokey eyes so that's coming up soon! Stay tuned! For the meantime I hope you all enjoy this look. Thanks for looking!

Urban Decay Primer Potion
MAC Soft Ochre Paint Pot
Revlon Colorstay liquid eyeliner
Maybelline The Rocket mascara

 Benefit Hoola bronzer
Milani Luminoso blush

L'Oreal Fairest Nude lipstick
MAC Summer Sweetheart lipglass

Saturday, February 16, 2013

London Soho New York Beauty Sponge Review

The London Soho New York Beauty Sponge is another great alternative to the Beauty Blender. (Click here to read my review on the LeCosmetique blending sponges, a great alternative to the Beauty Blender). For just around $7, I purchased my beauty sponge at my local Walgreens. I've actually been using this blending sponge for quite some time now, since last year I believe. Then I suddenly ran into an unopened box in my makeup drawer so I figured I would give it a review.

This beauty sponge is great for blending foundation onto the skin for a nice airbrushed finish. The point on both ends makes it easy to get into the hard to reach areas like under the eyes and on the sides of the nose. Unlike the blending sponge from LeCosmetique, this sponge is much pointier and it doesn't have a flat bottom. This sponge does expand when it is damp and it reminds of the tempurpedic memory foam mattress because it holds its shape for a few seconds when you squeeze it. I like to use the "press and roll" method when I use this sponge because I find I get the right amount of coverage without the cake! This is also great for applying loose powders under the eye when you're setting your concealer.

Some of the downfalls about this beauty sponge is that it doesn't have a flat side where you can "bounce" it on your face to distribute your foundation. Unless you use the side of it but I find that I'm not getting the same results as I would with the Lecosmetique blending sponge. Also, any products that gets onto it will stain the sponge and you're most likely not going to get the stain out. Trust me I've tried! Some products stain more than others so I would recommend using your finger or a brush to distribute the product and using the beauty spong to blend it all out. I find that this technique has the least amount of damage as far as staining goes.

I also noticed that this doesn't last nearly as long as the Lecosmetique blending sponge. After several uses of this sponge, it began to deteriorate. Unlike my Lecosmetique sponges, I've used them countless times and it still held its shape. Nonetheless, it's a really great product and a great alternative to the Beauty Blender for a much better price. As soon as this one gives out I'm definitely considering buying another one!


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Romantic Valentine's Day Makeup Tutorial

I am on a roll with these new looks and tutorials! Here is another look for you guys. It's a bit more sultry and smokey, and somewhat more romantic if you choose to use a look like this for Valentine's Day. I like this look because it's smokey but it doesn't scream dramatic, and it has a touch of innocence to it with the soft lips and cheek color. This look doesn't have to be just for Valentine's Day. This is a perfect look for any special occasion or just a night out of town. Always remember that Valentine's Day isn't just about showing your significant other how much you love them. Make sure to spend it with others that you love like your family and yourself! I hope you all have a Happy Valentine's Day!

Sedona Lace Stick It To Em primer
Maybelline 24hr Color Tattoo in Tough as Taupe
MAC Soft Brown eyeshadow
MAC Tempting eyeshadow
Inglot #15 AMC Shine eyeshadow
MAC Carbon eyeshadow
MAC Ricepaper eyeshadow
MAC Brule eyeshadow
Wet N Wild Creme Liner
Maybeline The Rocket Mascara
Wispie eyelashes (no brand)

MAC Blunt blush
MAC Coppertone blush
MAC Peaches blush

NYX Lipliner Pencil in Natural
MAC Honey Love lipstick

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Maybelline The Rocket Volum'Express Mascara Waterproof Review

Maybelline The Rocket mascara is said to provide eight times the volume for your lashes. You can find this at your local drugstore for around $6-$7. When I first saw this mascara I was intrigued by the packaging and the commercial. I'm sucker for these things, okay? I first noticed how the mascara wand reminded me of the Covergirl LashBlast mascara wand, which I love! Since my natural lashes are short, the oversized wand grabs onto my lashes better. So I bought this mascara thinking it would give my lashes the same outcome if not better. I did notice a slight difference between the two though. The Rocket mascara is more pointy and slightly a bit wider in my opinion.

I've been using this mascara for more than a week now so I think it's safe to give my honest review on it. Do you ever use a mascara for the first time and it's just not that great? I find that I have to use my mascara a few times in order for the mascara to form just the right consistency for me. That's how I felt about this mascara. I first used this mascara and thought, mehhh. Nothing too great. But the more I kept using it, the better the consistency became and the better it applied to my lashes.

As you can see in the photos below, this mascara is not meant for lengthening, at least not for me. I look for more volumizing mascaras so if your'e looking for a lengthening mascara then this might not be the one for you. I thought that this mascara held the curl quite nicely throughout the day. I didn't notice any flaking which I do experience with other mascaras such as Maybelline Plush Lash mascara.

The size of the wand is not too big and it's not too small that it's difficult to apply mascara. The size of the wand distributes mascara evenly throughout my lashes without clumping. I can get away with just doing one to two coats of this mascara without any clumping. I would definitely repurchase this mascara again as it's a close second to my favorite Covergirl LashBlast!


Saturday, February 9, 2013

Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette Look & Tutorial

Hey guys! Here's a really simple and natural look with bold lips featuring my Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette. This is most likely going to be my Valentine's Day look this year since I'm looking forward to wearing bold lips. Being festive for Valentine's Day isn't all about dressing up the eyes and that's what I felt like going for in this look. If you're curious to know what I'm wearing on the lips, I'm wearing Maybelline Vivids lipstick in Shocking Coral in the first picture and Vivid Rose (my favorite!) in the other. This look will go perfectly with red lips too, or even soft pink lips if you're too afraid to go bold. Either way I hope you all enjoy the look and the tutorial! :)