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

 

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

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

Jaclyn Hill Inspired Fresh Spring Makeup

Welcome to another installment of makeup inspired by a YouTuber! This week is Queen Jaclyn Hill who is consistently flawless, creative + energetic. I was inspired by this tutorial she shared + followed it the best I could, though I did not have the same exact products, I used the same techniques to achieve a similar look. If I did this again I would use a different pair of lashes but otherwise, I loved wearing this look!

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PRODUCTS:

  • L’Oreal Magic Lumi Primer
  • Revlon PhotoReady Foundation – 03 Shell
  • Sonia Kashuk Cream Bronzer
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
  • Anastasia Brow Wiz – Dark Chocolate
  • NYX Eyeshadow Base
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadows – Peach Smoothie, Latte, Chickadee, Mango Tango
  • Makeup Geek Blush – Spellbound
  • Tarte Gifted Mascara
  • House of Lashes – Au Naturale
  • Stila Eyeshadow – Barefoot
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector – Opal
  • Stila All Over Shimmer – Kitten
  • Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick – 08
  • NYX Butter Gloss – Sugar Cookie

MUSIC
“Sunset Lover” – Petit Biscuit

Essie Button Inspired Bright Orange Lip

I love me some Essie Button, aka Estee. She is a down to earth, hilarious, genuine + talented Canadian who has been living in London for the last four or five years. Whenever I watch her videos, I feel like I am catching up with an old friend + just hanging out. She posted this photo to Instagram and I thought DAMN I have to recreate this look! Estee’s makeup is usually on the more natural side but she does love a good bright lip and that’s exactly what this look is all about. I used products that I know she has and loves, including the Honey Bronzer by The Body Shop (I picked it up because of her!), the bareMinerals base + the Maybelline Dark Circle Eraser Concealer.

Used Flash when snappin’ pics of this makeup look, FYI!

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PRODUCTS:

  • Too Faced HanoveRx Replenishing Face Primer
  • Benefit Puff Off!
  • bareMinerals Complexion Rescue – Vanilla 02
  • Maybelline Dark Circle Eraser
  • Maybelline Fit Me COnealer – 10 Light
  • Revlon Naked Skin Powder – 020 Light
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz – Chocolate
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo – Creamy Beige
  • Tarte Gifted Mascara
  • The Body Shop Honey Bronzer – 01
  • Makeup Geek Blush – Bliss
  • Maybelline Master Hi-Light Blush – 10 Nude
  • Rimmel Show Off Lip Velvet Matte -Orange-Ology

Get Ready With Me // Neutral with a Pop of Teal

I sat down over the weekend with a very vague idea in mind, knowing only that I wanted to use a couple new gorgeous Makeup Geek eye shadows that I hadn’t used yet. I came up with this very wearable, mostly neutral look that features a pop of shimmery, teal/turquoise goodness on the lower lash line. You could leave the bottom lash line out of the equation for an easy every day look but I really loved the way the shades Mermaid + Shark Bait worked together to create a really unusual, beautiful pop of color.

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PRODUCTS:

  • Too Faced HangoveRx Hydrating Primer
  • Revlon PhotoReady Foundation – 003 Shell
  • MAC Prolongwear Concealer – NW20
  • Kat Von D Shade & Light Palette
  • Anastasia Brow Wiz – Dark Brown
  • Rimmel Brow This Way Brow Gel
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadows – Purely Naked, Shark Bait, Mermaid
  • L’Oreal Extra Intense Liquid Pencil Liner – Turquoise
  • L’Oreal Infallible Gel Lacquer Liner – Blackest Black
  • Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
  • The Body Shop Honey Bronzer – Light
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector – Opal
  • Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter – Juicy Papaya
  • L’Oreal Infallible Pro Spray + Set

MUSIC

All Songs by Young the Giant

“I Got”, “Strings”, “My Body”, all from the album titled, “Young the Giant”

Meghan Trainor Dear Future Husband Video Look + Foolproof Cat Eye Trick

Guys, I am on a serious Meghan Trainor kick. When her album first came out a few months ago it was on heavy rotation but then, as it always happens, I put her on the back burner. The recent release of her video for the song “My Future Husband” has put her album back into my life! Aside from the song being super cute + catchy, the makeup in this video is my idea of perfection – cat eyes, bright lips + contours. To me, it doesn’t get much better than that! The look I chose from the video is actually the thumbnail + the photo that comes up most often when  you Google image search Meghan Trainor My Future Husband. To watch the video, click here.

In this video I show you a foolproof way to accomplish a cat eye! All you need is some tape + whatever eyeliner poison you prefer – gel, liquid, pencil or even eyeshadow for a soft wing. You really can’t screw it up using this method, it makes it so easy to create a wing, big or small.

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PRODUCTS:

  • Too Faced HangoveRx Replenishing Face Primer
  • NARS Sheer Glow – Mont Blanc
  • Revlon ColorStay Foundation – 180 Sand Beige
  • MAC ProLongwear Concealer – NW20
  • NYX Eyeshadow Base – Skin Tone
  • Maybelline The Nudes Palette
  • L’Oreal Infallible Gel Liner – Blackest Black
  • NYX Tame & Frame Tinted Brow Pomade – Chocolate
  • Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Kajal – 005 Nude
  • Rimmel Wonder’Lash Mascara – 003 Extreme Black
  • XO Beauty Lashes – The Stunner
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
  • Kat Von D Shade & Light Palette
  • Revlon Blush – Oh Baby! Pink
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector – Opal
  • Revlon ColorBurst Balm Stain – Smitten

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

 

“Red Lip Classic Thing That You Like…”

Taylor Swift’s makeup is always on point. That girl has been flawlessly rocking a red lip pretty much on the daily for a couple years now, so she’s living the dream. Her latest video is no exception…glossy red lip, cat eye + simple skin. I recreated the look using all drugstore products, all things that you can easily pick up at Target, CVS, Rite Aid, wherever! Taylor’s video will be down below as well so you can check out what may be her most artsy creation yet.

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PRODUCTS

  • L’Oreal Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray
  • Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme Makeup – 200 Sand Beige
  • Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer – Light
  • Revlon ColorStay Aqua – Light/Medium
  • Maybelline The Nudes Palette
  • NYX Blush – Taupe
  • Rimmel Glam Eyes Liquid Liner – Black
  • L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes – Blackest Black
  • Maybelline Master hi-Light Blush – Nude
  • NYX Lip Liner – Burgundy
  • Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain – New York Scene

MUSIC