Sunday, September 28, 2014

Face of the Day!

Hey guys!!!

I decided to do a Face of the Day post since I haven't done one in a while. I really liked my makeup from yesterday so I thought why not? 

I started off by applying a primer on my face so it can set into the skin while I work on my eyes. I primed my eyes with my Urban Decay Primer Potion and while that sets I went to my eyebrows. I am trying out a new product for my eyebrows and it is the ELF Eyebrow Kit in Dark. I set my eyebrows with the ELF Brow Mascara. Back to the eyes.

I used Makeup Geek eyeshadow in Creme Brulee in my crease as my transition shade and blended it out. After that I used Makeup Geek eyeshadow in Cocoa Bear all over my lid. I blended it out till it looked seamless. I move back to the face and come back to the eyes later. 

I applied my Sephora Collection 10 HR Wear Perfection Foundation all over my skin and for concealer I used my Jane Cosmetics Concealer under my eyes. To highlight my forehead, nose, top of my lip, and my chin I used my NYX HD Photogenic Concealer. To set it all I used my Mary Kay Translucent Powder. I decided to use my Maybelline Fit Me Shine-Free Foundation stick in Cappuccino to contour my face. To set the contour I used my NYC Sunny Bronzer.

I go to my Thats Heart Eyeshadow and Blush Palette to use the highlight powder to highlight my cheekbones. For lips I used my Whitening Lightning lip gloss in Rose Hill. Back to eyes to finish this look up. I went back to Makeup Geek Eyeshadow in Cocoa Bear to apply on my lower lash line and I blend it out so it could look a little smokey. I didn't take a picture of it, but I used my NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk on my inner corner to make the blue pop even more.

For the pop of color on my inner corner I used my Makeup Geek eyeshadow in Mermaid and to highlight my browbone I used Makeup Geek eyeshadow in Shimma Shimma. I curled my eyelashes and for mascara I used my L'OREAL Voluminous Miss Manga in waterproof. Again I forgot to take a picture, but to line my waterline and tightline I used my NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wearing Eyeliner in Via Veneto. Here's how the look looks like:

What you guys think?? It was something different I never done this before. I love playing with makeup its so much fun haha.

I have a giveaway going on and if you are interested in entering go here.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Venus Embrace Sensitive VoxBox

Hey guys!!!

I received another box complimentary from Influenster! This time I got the Venus Embrace Sensitive VoxBox for testing purposes. I already loved the Venus razors and I was excited to try out the razor targeted for sensitive skin and according to the card it hasn't even been released yet. 

I was happy when I saw that it came with a $4 coupon especially since these razors can be pricey. 

With the 5 blades it has I am able to shave my legs faster than with a disposable razor. It has "a protective ribbon of moisture with a touch of aloe." I love how it leaves my legs with some moisture so I don't have to use too much lotion to moisturize my legs. Also my legs feel really soft and smooth once I have moisturized them. My skin feels irritated whenever I use the disposable razors and with this razor I did not have that issue.

My most favorite part about this product is..... 

BAM!!! I can stick it to the wall and I don't have to worry about it falling and breaking. My last Venus razor fell and broke so that's why I was using the disposable ones. Also I can be very cheap.  

I am not sure if these are out already or when they will be released, but if you have sensitive skin you should definitely try this one out. Thank you Influenster for giving me the chance to try this out and review. 

I have a giveaway going on and if you are interested in entering go here.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

ELF Eye and Face Brushes

Hey guys!!

 I know I always talk about my favorite Real Techniques brushes, but I have a few ELF brushes that I love and one that I don't love as much. I have 5 brushes to talk to you guys about today!

I have 3 eye brushes and 2 face brushes.

The ELF Essential Brushes are only $1 and the ELF Studio brush is $3!! Very affordable price for some good brushes. Now to tell you about every single brush. I will start with the eye brushes.

At first I got this brush so I could blend out my whole crease, but I realized I needed a more fluffy brush for that so I looked for different ways to use this. I still use this in my crease, but to add color to a specific area in my crease and I go with a fluffy brush to blend it out. I also use this to add color to my outer v and sometimes my inner corner depending on the eye look I am going for. I use this brush almost everyday and I love it! Also whenever I deep clean this brush it doesn't shed at all!

Everyone needs a brush like this in their collection! This is great to pack on eyeshadow all over your lid and I also use this for my pigments since I don't have a special brush for that. This brush is self explanatory! That's all I have to say about it!

I was just bored one day at the store when I spotted this brush and thought "eh why not?" I bought it just to buy it since it is $1 and I wanted to see how I could use this brush. I started out using this brush by applying color on my outer v, but now I love using brush to apply my highlight on my brow bone. I can blend it out beautifully with this brush. Holy grail brush!

I wanted to try out cream contouring and I figured this brush would be perfect for that. This brush is perfect for blending cream products! One of my favorite face brushes from ELF! If you are interested in cream products you guys should totally check this one out. 

I only use this to try to contour and it is good for that, but this one is my least favorite brushes. It sheds a lot everytime I deep clean it and I don't use this everyday because of that. Another reason is cause it is not as soft as my Real Techniques face brushes and with how rough it is sometimes it removes some foundation. Otherwise it is an okay brush. 

Those are all my ELF brushes! I honestly want to get a couple more from the studio line. What are some of you guys favorite brushes from ELF??

I have a giveaway going on and if you are interested in entering go here.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Wet n Wild Fergie Creme Lipsticks

Hey guys!!

I have heard about the Wet n Wild Fergie lipsticks, but because they are so cheap I was very skeptical because I thought maybe my lips will dry up with them. My good friend Krystelle highly recommended these and thanks to her I had to run to a Walgreens last time I was in New York I bought 3 of them. 

When I first tried this out I had really bad dry lips and it wasn't really flattering. It actually enhanced the dryness. I almost didn't like these lipsticks, but I decided to take care of my lips and once it was taken care of give these products another chance.

Once my  lips were better I tried them again and OMG I am in LOOVVVEEE!! It is so pigmented and because of how pigmented they are you have to be careful with the way you apply it because if you go outside your lip line it will leave a stain on your skin. 

(Left to Right) Ferguson Crest Cabernet, Fuchsianista,  and Old School Glam.

This was with just ONE swipe!! I now have 3 stains on my arm, but it is all good I will use my cleansing oil to remove it. You will need a good makeup remover to remove the stain it leaves behind. 

The website says:
"Soft, velvety lipsticks glide on silky-smooth for weightless wear. These longwearing formulas are specially formulated with anti-aging technology, as well as vitamins and minerals to keep lips soft, smooth, and kissable all-day. Moisturizes and conditions for rich colors that won’t cake, feather, or bleed."

I agree with this statement for the most part. It applies so smooth and it did not dry my lips out at all. After taking care of my lips this product actually keeps them moisturized. It also didn't feather or bleed on me as the day went on. The longest I have worn it was 4 hours and I ate after that. I realized that I had to reapply after that because it left a weird stain on my lips which I don't mind reapplying because I love it. 

Overall these are amazing lipsticks for just under $4! When I go back to New York I am going to get more just because I want to haha,

Have you guys tried this product?? What is your favorite shade??

I have a giveaway going on right now if you are interested to enter go here.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

SEPHORA COLLECTION 10 HR Wear Perfection Foundation

Hey guys!!

Finally going to talk about another foundation. I wanted to test it out for a while before giving my final thoughts on it. I decided to try out a foundation that doesn't get talked about much.

I have a love hate relationship with this foundation to be honest. When I apply it to my face it looks shiny at first so I apply a translucent powder to reduce the shine. I love the finish of it because it is in between matte and dewy. It has medium to buildable coverage and your skin looks really flawless when first applied. 

It says it is "10 HR Wear" and it does not last me 10 hours. I apply at 5:30am for work and by the time I come home some areas are blotchy and my blush isn't as noticable as when I first applied it. Also you will probably need a powder or blotting sheets throughout the day because you will look shiny all day with this. I have normal to dry skin and I looked shiny!  There was one time one of the kids at my job asked me for a hug and when I came back up from the hug I noticed a little bit of foundation on his shirt! This foundation isn't hug friendly and if you are a face toucher it isn't good for you either.

I love the finish of the foundation and how flawless it looks, but the lasting power made me not like it so much as I wanted to. I used the Smashbox primer and it kind of helped with the longevity a little bit, but not enough to last the 10 hours. Maybe the full 8 hour work day. 

Overall I love and hate this foundation at the same time. Would I repurchase this?? I don't think I will repurchase this. I want something more long lasting.

Have you guys tried out this foundation?? What foundation recommendations you guys have from Sephora??

I have a giveaway going on and if you are interested in entering go here.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

NYX Matte Lipstick

Hey guys!!!

Time to talk about more lip products!! This time I am going to talk about the NYX Matte Lipstick. I was hesitant to getting this product since it is a matte lip product I didn't want to buy it and not like it then feel like I wasted my money. For any matte lip product I am hesitant because my lips dry really easily. I purchased one myself and one my friend Sam gave it to me in our swap.

 I decided to get myself a pink lipstick to see how it will look like on me and experiment with my makeup a little. My friend got me the red one and I love red so I immediately loved the color. The shades are Sweet Pink and Eden.

When I first put this product on my lips I expected for it to be very drying. After I applied it I was impressed! It was very creamy and really moisturizing. I wore it for a few hours and my lips never dried up. I was also impressed with how pigmented these lipsticks are. Two swipes and you are done. 

These lipsticks last me 3-4 hours and when you reapply it applies smoothly. I use a clear lip liner everytime I use them and they don't feather. To me these are not fully matte. They have a little bit of shine on my lips and they still transfer if you kiss someone. I am in LOVE with this product! These lipsticks are my holy grail matte lipstick from the drugstore. 

I am definitely going to look into more shades in this product! Have you guys tried out this product?? What is your favorite shade?? Any NYX product recommendations?

I have a 100 Bloglovin Followers Giveaway going on and if you are interested in entering go here.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

100 Bloglovin Followers Giveaway

Hey guys!!

I honestly never thought I would even reach these many followers or not even 10 followers. I don't think I am that interesting or even a good writer, but the support of my bf and my friends and of course all of you all motivates me to continue. I would to thank everyone for your support and I hope you guys love this giveaway.

The NYX eyeshadow trio and the Pacifica eyeshadow dou was only swatched and I never put them on my eyes. I will sanitize it before sending it out. Other than that nothing else was used or touched by me.

Also my friend Brittany is going to send me some Mary Kay samples for you guys and if you ever have any questions you can contact her through here. Thanks again girl!!

I might be adding a couple more things that I will keep a secret! I hope you will have fun trying out these new products!! Thank you guys so much for supporting me it means so much to me and GOOD LUCK!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil

Hey guys!!!!

Time to discuss another one of my favorite lip products. My friend Krystelle recommended this lip product and even this shade so when it arrived in the mail I was so excited to try it out because of how hyped she was about the product.

On the Sephora website is says that it is "A long-lasting, matte lip color." First for it to be a matte lip pencil it doesn't dry out my lips at all and you guys know I have very easily chapped lips. I actually feel like it moisturizes them throughout the time I am wearing this product. It is very pigmented. Here is a swatch with just one swipe:

I wore this product for almost 4 hours and it had only faded a little bit. I always use a clear lip liner whenever I wear it just in case it feathers. One time I reapplied and it reapplied nicely. 

What I love about this brand, Bite Beauty, is that it is "free of synthetics, polybutenes, and petroleum byproducts and made exclusively with lip nurturing food-grade ingredients that are healthy enough to eat." I love the fact that it is okay for the lip products to go into your mouth because I have issues with lipstick getting on my teeth no matter what I do. 

I definitely have to try out more Bite Beauty products. Which one do you guys recommend???

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

LORAC PRO Cream Eyeliner

Hey guys!!!

I was really enjoying my Mary Kay Gel Eyeliner in Jet Black and I wanted to get another gel liner in a different brand and color. Back when LORAC was leaving Sephora they were on a big sale, but sadly for me I came too late and there was only a few things left. I saw the gel eyeliner and saw that it was $4(regular $19) so I decided to pick it up. 

I got the LORAC PRO Cream Eyeliner in Plum. It is a very beautiful subtle purple. People were not tell it was purple until I pointed it out. It was a really easy liner to work with and it lasted all day. It lasted through my watery eyes and me sweating at the same time for about 30 minutes while I was outside in the heat. 

It is very pigmented and the website says "it is infused with Vitamins E and C." Most colored eyeliners I always have to go over more than once to get it to be as pigmented as I want it and for this one I don't have to do that. That means I will not be wasting too much product every time I use it. 

This was my first LORAC product that I have ever tried and I have to say I am very impressed. I am now obsessed with this product and I want to get another one in a different color. When I first swatched it I had left it on my hand for a while and I honestly forgot that I had it. I went to wash my hands and it did not budge at all. 

Have you guys tried this product out?? What is your favorite LORAC product ever? I definitely see myself trying out more products.

Monday, September 8, 2014

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil

Hey guys!!!

This will be a quick review of my new favorite product. I had heard a lot about the NYX Jumbo Eye pencil in Milk and as always I really wanted to try it especially since I love using bright colors on my eyes. I had heard some people say that it creases, but I still wanted to try it out for myself.

As you can see it is basically a white base you can put all over your lid and white helps to intensify any bright color you want. I did notice if you put too much on your lid then it will crease, but if you put on a thin layer and blend it out then you will not have any creasing issues. I use this almost everytime I use colored eyeshadows not really for neutral shadows. 

Sometimes some bright eyeshadows fade a little bit throughout the day with just primer. Now I use the white base along with the primer and the intensity of the color lasts all day for me. 

Have you guys tried out this product?? Do you guys have any favorite NYX products??

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Wet N Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio

Hey guys!!!

I always thought that Wet N Wild would be a very bad makeup line because it is so cheap so I never thought about trying anything from the brand. Until I saw my friend Nikki talk about the brand and I decided to go purchase something to try it out. 

I decided to try the Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in the shade Sweet as Candy. It was $2.99 at Target. There were so many shades so it was a little overwhelming and I was not sure which one to choose. In the end I thought why not get the most neutral one and see how I like it. When I got home I swatched the colors and I was really impressed how pigmented they are without a primer.

I really like that it is labeled on where you apply the shadows. That is great for beginners who don't know where to apply what. It has browbone on the lighter shade, crease on the brown shade, and eyelid on the pink shade. You can't really see the labels on my shadows since this trio was very well loved. They are a little powdery, but before you apply it to your eye just tap off the excess and it will be fine. I wore primer when I first wore the shades and it lasted all day on me. The shadows are very blendable and really easy to work with. I am in love I really want to get more.

Have you guys tried out these shadows?? Which trio is your favorite one?? What are some of your favorite Wet N Wild products??

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder

Hey guys!!!

I have heard about this product all over YouTube and I been wanting to try it out for so long, but I was trying to use up the stuff I have before I bought it. I was excited when my friend Sam got it for me on our swap so when I finally used up my Pixi bronzer it was time to get this one out and test it out!

NYC Sunny Bronzer

This is $2.99 at the drugstore and online on the NYC website. I definitely recommend this bronzer for any beginners who want to get into bronzing and contouring. Why? Because it is not as pigmented as let's say my Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer and if you overdo it it can look muddy. This bronzer you can slowly build it up or just to leave it sheer if you are going for a more natural look.

The swatch on the picture is a heavy swatch. When I do my makeup for work I do it at 5:15am and I can easily make myself look muddy if I am not careful with my Too Faced bronzer. This is a perfect one to use early in the morning without worrying that I will mess it up. It is very easy to blend out. The only thing is that it is a little powdery, but I tap off the excess before applying it to my face and it is good. Thank you Sam for sending it to me I love it!

Do you guys love this bronzer just like everyone else on YouTube does?? What other NYC products do you guys love??