January Jones Inspired Smokey Blue Eye

I have started re-watching Mad Men, in it’s entirety, much to my boyfriend’s dismay. While I am getting ready in the morning, when he’s playing a video game, filming…it is always on. Netflix continuously proves why it is my number one bae. I don’t hate myself for using that word because it’s the most fitting. ANYWAYS! I am one of those insane, voracious information gatherers when it comes to people I like, whether they are actors, musicians, comedians, friends. I like details, I like knowing why people are who they are and how they got there. That kind of history helps provide context that helps to figure out the human as they are in front of you. I was clearly meant to be an Anthropology major.

In my attempt to be a real consumer of all things Mad Men years later, I dug into what YouTube had to offer, which included this interview of January Jones on Jimmy Fallon and I was blown away by her makeup. So, I did my own version! I am all about unexpected combinations & this certainly fits the bill.

PRODUCTS

  • NYX First Base Setting Spray
  • Becca Backlit Priming Filter
  • IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye – Neutral Medium
  • L’Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Makeup – Sand Beige W5
  • RCMA No Color Powder
  • Anastasia Dip Brow  – Medium Brown
  • Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer
  • Milani Blush – Luminoso
  • Becca Champagne Glow Palette – Prosecco Pop & Champagne Pop
  • MAC Prep + Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base
  • Makeup Geek Eye Shadows – Mirage, Mermaid
  • Benefit’s They’re Real! Mascara
  • Colour Pop Lip Primer
  • MAC lipstick – Sounds Like Noise
  • Rimmel Gloss
  • Supergoop! Defense Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50
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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

 

Day to Night Makeup // Cool Down Blog

Visit my post over on the Cool Down Blog for all the deets! Today’s video is all about taking your makeup from day to night by adding a few steps that transform the look easily.

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Sparkly Purple Smoke

Another weekend, another Makeup Geek Sparkler to try out. I apologize for the redundancy but I only bought two of these babies and can’t pull them off in the workplace, so they have taken over my last couple uploads. But for good reason – they’re gorgeous! Enjoy this one, a purple smoky situation using Kat Von D’s new Shade + Light blush, and the Makeup Forever HD Foundation in liquid form rather than a stick – I made the switch and my dry skin is SO much happier!

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I followed this tutorial to create a dutch braid headband! Missy Sue is a genius! Also, sorry about my messy room…real life, y’all

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PRODUCTS:

  • Makeup Forever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Skin Base
  • Makeup Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation – 117
  • NYX HD Studio Photogenic Finishing Powder – SFP01
  • L’Oreal Magi Lumi Highlighter – Light
  • Ofra Cosmetics Eyebrow Pencil – Universal
  • L’Oreal Hrow Stylist Plumper – Medium to Dark
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil – Vice
  • Urban Decay Naked Snoky Palette – Smolder, Black Market, Combust
  • Makeup Geek Sparkler – Satellite
  • MAC Prep + Prime 24 Hour Extend Eye Base
  • CoverGirl Clump Crusher Mascara (Waterproof) – Very Black
  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Blush – Piaf + Poe
  • Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow
  • Rimmel Lip Liner – Spice
  • Colour Pop Cosmetics Lippie Stick – Button
  • Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

Quick & Easy Holiday Look

As far as holiday makeup looks go, this one is fairly straight-forward – it’s all about a red lip, gold, fluttery lashes & glowy skin. It’s kinda my version of makeup heaven. This look can be achieved with things you probably already have in your collection & can be adapted to your features. Want to do a cat eye? Be my guest. Want to skip that nose highlight? Good on ya. Don’t feel like applying lashes? Do ya thing, girl! (or guy!) All I ask is that you enjoy yourself, cause that’s what makeup is all about.

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PRODUCTS:

  • Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation – 100 Ivory
  • Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer
  • NYX Tame & Frame Tinted Brow Pomade – Brunette
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
  • Maybelline Master Hi-Light Blush – Pink Rose
  • Champagne Glow Palette – Champagne Pop, Pearl
  • Urban Decay Naked Palette
  • MAC Prep + Prime 24 Hour Extend Eye Base
  • e.l.f. Waterproof Eyeliner Pen
  • CoverGirl Super Sizer Mascara – Blackest Black
  • Ardell 120 Demi Lashes
  • NYX Lip Liner – Deep Red
  • Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick  – 11

NAILS: OPI – My Favorite Ornament

 

Rainy Day Lunch Date

A couple of week ago I filmed this GRWM for a lunch date! I intended to go very light but you’ll see, it did not happen. The photo used for this post was from another date, as I genuinely didn’t have enough time to snap any pics for this post! But it is from a lunch date I had with my sister, hence the smile on the face.

PRODUCTS:

  • Makeup Forever Step 1 Primer – Equalizer Hydrating Primer
  • Revlon ColorStay Whipped Foudnation – 200 Sand Beige
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer – Light Neutral
  • NYX HD Studio Photogenic Finishing Powder
  • Maybelline Master Conceal – Light
  • NYX Tame & Frame Brow Pomade – Chocolate
  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Palette
  • Revlon Blush – Oh Baby! Pink
  • Colour Pop Cosmetics Highlighter – Lunch Money
  • MAC Prep + Prime 24 Hour Extend Eye Base
  • Makeup Geek Pigment – Afterglow
  • Stila Eye Shadow – Mink
  • CoverGirl Super Sizer Mascara – Blackest Black
  • Buxom Full On Lip Polish – Dolly

Chit Chatty GRWM + Life Updates

Hi you guys! I’m back! If you didn’t know, I took a little break because I just wasn’t feeling it. And I didn’t want to film or do anything relative to YT, but I think that breaks are good! I was also sick, and I traveled to see my sister to be her date to the Marine Ball so the past couple weeks have been busy. Anyways, I posted on my Facebook just letting people know I was feeling uninspired, and the outpouring of love I got blew my mind. The support was unreal, and there was no way I could walk away from something I not only enjoy, but it turns out that it brings joy to others, too! 🙂

Here’s a little Get Ready With Me that I filmed the other day. I had just received my November Ipsy bag, so I used a bunch of those items in this look! Not going to lie, I couldn’t help myself and talked basically the entire time so it’s a long one. Love you guys!

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PRODUCTS:

  • L’Oreal Magic Lumi Primer
  • Revlon ColorStay Whipped Foundation – 200 Sand Beige
  • Tarte CC Undereye Corrector – Light-Medium
  • NYX Tame & Frame Tinted Brow Pomade – Brunette
  • NYX HD Studio Photogenic Finishing Powder
  • MAC PREP + Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base
  • Stila Eye Shadow – Fawn
  • Makeup Geek Foiled Eye Shadow – Grandstand
  • Luxie Eye Shadow – No. 290
  • Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara – Jet Black
  • MAC Blush – Warm Soul
  • Model Co Highlighting Trio
  • Becca Champagne Glow Palette – Pearl, Champagne Pop
  • treStiQue Mini Matte Lip Crayon – Florence Fig

MUSIC

Odesza – Memories That You Call (Petit Biscuit Remix) – find him at https://soundcloud.com/petitbiscuit