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.
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
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.
NYX Soft Focus Primer
Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation – 110 Porcelain
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!
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
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.
Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm
Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation – 100 Ivory
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.
Makeup Forever Step 1 Primer – Equalizer Hydrating Primer
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!
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
If we are being completely honest, I am a woman who highly covets sleep. I am a night owl that could stay up until who knows when and sleep until well after the sun comes up. Needless to say, the morning and I are not pals. I do a lot of things to make sure I can get a few extra zzzzz’s in the a.m., which is not limited to styling my hair the night before, choosing an outfit and even planning my makeup. Don’t tell me I am the only one to do the latter…right?
Anyways, I have recently gotten into a bit of a groove when it comes to the latter and that’s what I’m sharing with you today! A defined crease, a pretty lower lash line, a wing and some simple lips. This is perfect for work and for the days we just can’t be bothered. To amp this up, add lashes and a fun lip. See? Easy peasy.
Too Faced HangoveRx Replenishing Primer
CoverGirl Ready, Set Gorgeous Foundation – 120
Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer – Light Neutral
Anastasia Brow Wiz – Dark Brown
Makeup Geek eye shadows – Beaches & Cream, Barcelona Beach, Preppy
Today’s video is less makeup and more Autumn/Fall chit chat! Let me know if you like these kinds of videos and I will certainly do more. If it isn’t obvious after you watch this video, I freakin’ love this season and was pumped to talk about it. Hope you all have a beautiful Autumn full of horror flicks, apple picking and all the seasonal beverages!
If I am being 100% real with you all, I must confess that I felt hella inspired by Katy Perry to do this look. I am the girl who has loved KP wholeheartedly from the beginning. I bought her album, I got her stickers, I saw her in person at Warped Tour but after getting rained on decided to skip her set because “she’ll be back”. After being a freakin’ megastar. Anyways, I got tickets for her Prismatic World Tour with a girlfriend last year and finally had the opportunity to see her. At the Garden. Girl’s got skills.
Her Prismatic World Tour made it onto my most favorite place, Netflix, so naturally I put it on and ate it all up. And then filmed this look because glitter is pretty and she wears it and I had some in my drawer from an Ipsy bag.
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
Burt’s Bees Mango Lip Balm
Maybelline Fit Me Foundation – 120
Benefit Puff Off!
MAC Prolongwear Concealer – NW20
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz – Dark Brown
L’Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper Brow Gel – Medium to Dark