Quick & Easy Summer Makeup

Some days we want to wear makeup but not spend time doing it – don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the process of getting ready. Occasionally, more than I like the activity I am doing. Sorry everyone, I love snuggling with my blankie, my kitten & my boyf. I digress. On this day I wanted to look a little more put together without putting in the time, so viola! I also wanted to wear my (at the time) new Jeffree Star liquid lip in Rose Matter. I can report now that this lippie is INCREDIBLE! Long-wearing, pigmented, smells nice, builds easily. I also love the applicator – it’s firm enough that  I can maneuver the thinnest parts of my lips but can fill in the larger areas quickly and without being streaky. Hearts in my eyes over this stuff.

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PRODUCTS

  • Cerave Daily Moisturizer SPF 30
  • NYX First Base Primer Spray
  • Maybelline Dewy + Smooth Foundation in 110 Porcelain AND Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in 120 (both SPF 18)
  • bareMinerals Bareskin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer – Light
  • RCMA No Color Powder
  • Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer
  • NARS Blush – Orgasm
  • Wet n Wild Geometric Highlighting Powder – Where the Dreamers Go
  • Charlotte Tilbury Color Chameleon – Amber Haze
  • NYX Doll Eye Mascara
  • Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick – Rose Matter
  • Wet n Wild PhotoFocus Setting Spray
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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

 

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

Monochromatic Peachy Pink Spring Makeup

Loved creating this soft peachy look perfect for warmer weather using a couple shiny pretty products I was dying to use…Stila’s Magnificent Metal Eyes in Kitten and Makeup Geek’s In the Spotlight. I shamelessly watch Shaaanxo’s Vlogs every single day and she uses this Stila product often in the inner corner and it always looks incredible on her! I realized that I used waaaaaay too much on this day but whatever. I also rocked what I like to call the Accidentally Aggressive Cat Eye. Whatcha gon’ do.

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PRODUCTS
Too Faced HangoveRx Replenishing Face Primer
L’Oreal Lumi Cushion Buildable Luminous Foundation – W2
it Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye – Neutral Medium
L’Oreal Magic Lumi Highlighter – Light
Maybelline Fit Me Powder for Normal to Dry Skin – 120 Classic Ivory
L’Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper – Medium to Dark
Hoola by Benefit Bronzer
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze + Glow Palette
Kat Von D Shade & Light Blush – Piaf + Poe
MAC Prep + Prime 24 Hour Extend Eye Base
Makeup Geek Eye Shadows – Beaches & Cream, Frappe
Makeup Geek Foiled Eye Shadow – In the Spotlight
NYX Matte Liquid Liner
Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara
Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette
Stila Magnificent Metal Eyes – Kitten
Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor – Flirtation
NYX Dewy Finish Setting Spray
Tresemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray
Not Your Mother’s Double Take Dry Finish Texturizing Spray

Sparkly Green Liner

The red lip is a little played out for the holidays, am I right?! I mean, I won’t lie, I LOVE a bold red lip but sometimes we want to play up the eyes instead with a little green when you’re feeling festive. This look focuses on an insanely cheap eyeliner by NYC that I was actually gifted last year and it is gorgeous! Perfect for this look.

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PRODUCTS:

  • Nivea Men Sensitive After Shave Balm
  • Makeup Forever HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation – 117=Y225
  • Tarte Smooth Operator Powder
  • Maybelline Master Conceal by Facestudio Camouflaging Concealer – 20 Light
  • NYX Tame & Frame Tinted Brow Pomade – Brunette
  • Thank Me Later Eye Shadow Primer by Elizabeth Mott
  • Makeup Geek Eye Shadows – Beaches & Cream, Dirty Martini
  • NYC Waterproof Eyeliner – Teal
  • CoverGirl Super Sizer Mascara – Very Black
  • Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow – I Heart This
  • L’Oreal Infallible Laquer Liner – Blackest Black
  • Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze + Glow Palette
  • Becca Cosmetics Champagne Glow Palette – Pearl & Champagne Pop
  • Colour Pop Cosmetics Lippie Stix – Primer
  • Gerard Cosmetics Lipstick – Buttercup
  • NYX Dewy Finish Long Lasting 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