Get Ready With Me! // Shaaanxo by BH Cosmetics Palette

Even though my love for getting ready for a night out is deep and true and pure and I like to take my time, that certainly doesn’t always happen. This video is case in point and rears it’s head towards the end as I am delicately clutching a lash letting the glue get tacky while highlighting my face… listen, it’s real life and I know we have all been there. I really, really like the way the makeup turned out even though getting there wasn’t the most relaxing experience of my life.

Let’s talk about the palette itself for a second, shall we? Shaaanxo has become a serious addiction for me over the last, I don’t know, maybe year. I watch her daily vlogs, regular beauty videos and follow her on Snapchat. I find her to be super talented, refreshingly honest, hardworking and also happens to be a dime. So when she released this palette, it was a no-brainer…I needed it and I needed it yesterday.

The Good: As I mention in the video, many of the shadows remind me of Makeup Geek shades, which isn’t a bad thing. The colors are pretty and work well together. They especially come to life with some Fix+ spray.

The Bad: I do have a couple complaints, however. I had a lot of fall out the first few times I used the shadows and still experience mild fall out but that’s not a deal breaker. I also wish there was a more neutral transition shade, as the mustard shade is a bit bright on my light skin for day to day wear. If there was a brown I would probably never use another palette again. The lipsticks are beautiful but do not appear in the lips as they do on the pan.

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PRODUCTS

  • NYX Soft Focus Primer
  • Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation – 110 Porcelain
  • Revlon ColorStay Foundation – 180 Sand Beige
  • Maybelline Fit Me Concealer – 10 Light
  • NYX HD Studio Photogenic Finishing Powder
  • Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Color – Medium
  • MAC Prep + Prime 24 Hour Extend Eye Base
  • Shaaanxo Palette
  • MAC Fix+ Spray
  • NYX Tres Jolie Gel Pencil Liner – Black
  • Ardell Lashes – Naturals #124
  • NYX Lip Pencil – Natural
  • Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
  • Makeup Geek Contour Powder – Break Up
  • Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

 

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HOW TO: Long Lasting Lip Color

Lisa Eldridge is the makeup goddess of all makeup goddesses, in my opinion. She is brilliant, having worked on countless clients (Kate Winslet is her bestie), appeared in magazines and on runways + currently serves as the Makeup Creative Director at Lancome. I love her philosophy of less is more and how fresh and modern all of her looks are. I think you can tell by now how much I admire this woman. Every film she puts out, I watch! I especially liked one that I am sharing with you today about how to achieve a long-wearing lip. The technique is great and I thought I would quickly show you how you can get it with any lip color you want. Even after the bulk of your lip color has worn off, your lips should still be beautifully stained.

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PRODUCTS
Eucerin Aquaphor Ointment
NYX Lip Liner – Deep Red
NARS Audacious Lipstick – Bette
Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer – Light Neutral

Nails: Essie’s Virgin Snow

MUSIC
Fantasy – Alina Baraz & Galimatias

Selena Gomez Inspired // Urban Decay Naked 2

Selena Gomez is a complete + total babe. She also makes some of the catchiest songs of all time. I have been known to put her songs on repeat, including “Who Says” (best message ever), “Come and Get It” (sassy as hell), and most recently, “The Heart Wants What It Wants” (how beautiful is the melody when she sings, ‘the bed’s gettin’ cold & you’re not here’?!). I love her, if you can’t tell. So it was kind of a no brainer doing a makeup look inspired by her. Her eyes are similar to mine in the sense that they’re smaller + fairly hooded so I knew that I would be able to pull this look off. I found this picture + used it as my main source of inspiration.

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PRODUCTS:

  • Benefit Puff Off!
  • Too Faced HangoveRx Replenishing Primer
  • Neutrogena Healthy Skin Foundation – Classic Ivory
  • MAC Prolongwear Concealer – NW20
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz – Dark Brown
  • NYX Eyeshadow Base – Skin Tone
  • Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette – Foxy, Tease, Pistol, Verve
  • L’Oreal Infallible Laquer Liner – Blackest Black
  • Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
  • House of Lashes – Au Naturale
  • Kat Von D Shade & Light Palette
  • Makeup Geek Blush – Bliss
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector – Opal
  • Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick – 17
  • Jouer  Lip Glass – Pink Glace
  • MAC Fix+ Spray

MUSIC:

Selena Gomez – “Love You Like a Love Song” + “Who Says”

Marina and the Diamonds Inspired // Yellow Liner

The latest Marina and the Diamonds album “Froot” dropped a couple weeks ago + it has been on a loop ever since. On top of being an amazing musician + singer, Marina is a pretty bad ass chick. She has been wearing some very fun, bright + colorful makeup looks in support of her album and I can’t get enough. I saw this yellow liner look on her Instagram and knew I had to do it. I actually really love how this came out + feel like it is totally wearable.

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PRODUCTS

  • NARS Sheer Glow Foundation – Mont Blanc
  • Revlon ColorStay Foundation – 180 Sand Beige
  • MAC ProLongwear Foundation – NW20
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz – Dark Brown
  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Palette
  • Maybelline The Nudes Palette
  • Revlon Eyeliner – Yellow
  • NYX Primal Colors Eyeshadow – Hot Yellow
  • Benefit RollerLash Mascara
  • Milani Baked Blush – Luminoso
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector – Opal
  • Revlon Super Lustrous Pearl Lipstick – Apricot Fantasy

MUSIC

“Froot” – Marina and the Diamonds

 

The Scariest C Word of Them All – Contour!

Lately I have been getting quite a few requests for contouring so VOILA! Here is how I contour! I do my best to explain why it’s important & what it does, and show you guys how to actually do it.

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Contouring adds dimension back into your face after applying foundation. The purpose of foundation is to create a blank canvas and even out your skin tone which leaves skin looking flat and lifeless. That’s where your cheek products come in! Contouring allows you to add the natural shadows back onto your face using a cream or powder. I think that part is personal preference – do whatever you prefer! As far as choosing a shade goes, pick something that mimics what the shadows of your face look like naturally. Many people use bronzer, which is alright so long as they aren’t too red toned; You want something on the cooler side.

I am no expert in this but these are the tips and information I have learned through many hours of watching others & reading up on it. Hopefully you leave this blog feeling inspired to do this on your own face!

Please leave me a comment or question down below if you need anything to be clarified!