Beyonce Makeup Photo Tutorial

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

photo credit: Radar Online

So over the weekend, Jay-Z may have or have not announced that him and Beyonce are expecting a another baby. I quite frankly did not care about this news. I cared more about the makeup that Mrs. Carter was rocking. Such a cool look! Awesome for a party and even for the upcoming holiday season. Never too early to start brainstorming looks.

I recreated this look and it's super easy to do. I love the pink and the silver glitter together. I used loose glitter because I only had a gold liquid liner. Also, with loose glitter you don't have to layer as much and it comes out much better in photos. Check out the pictorial below to learn how to create this look.


1. Prime your lids and sweep a shadow similar to your skin tone all over your eyelid. Then, use a color slightly darker than your skin tone and blend that into your crease to give your eye definition.
2. Line your upper lash line with a gel liner, slightly flicking the corner. 
3. Starting from the outside in, line your eye as if creating a cat eye. However outline a little outside your lash line to create a small "gap". 
4. Since I used loose glitter, I first filled the "gap" with a glitter adhesive so the glitter can have something to stick too. This step isn't necessary if you are using a liquid liner. Then I layered a silver loose glitter over the adhesive. I neatened up the edges with the black liner and I exaggerated the tail of the cat eye to make it a little more dramatic.
5. Beyonce wore a pink lip to complement this look. I lined my lips with a pink liner and topped it off with a matte pink lipstick. 

Products Used:

Smashbox Primer
Urban Decay Naked Foundation Shade 8.0
LA Girl HD Pro Concealer "Cool Tan"
Ben Nye Banana Powder
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Powder "Dark Tan"
TooFaced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer "Medium Deep"
Tan eye shadow from Wet n Wild "Vanity" palette (lid color)
Coastal Scents Hot Pot "Oktoberfest" (crease)
Inglot gel liner "77" 
TooFaced Glitter Glue
NYX Loose Glitter "Silver"
TooFaced "Better Than Sex" Mascara"
Anastasia Dip Brow Gel "Dark Brown" 
Wet n Wild Brow Kit "Brown"
Milani Statement Lip Liner "Fuschia"
MAC Retro Matte lipstick "Flat Out Fabulous" .

Review: Makeup by One Direction

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

From the company:

"A range of makeup and cosmetic products celebrating youth, style, and the uninhibited lifestyle of a new generation. Celebrating life with bold shades, unique formulae and infused with limited edition collectable packaging, Makeup from One Direction is fun, bold, often irreverent, with a touch of cheeky mischievousness. Offered at prices that every girl and woman can afford."

Makeup by One Direction "Midnight Memories" Collection

Unless you've been living under a rock, you have heard about One Direction. The brand MarkWins, (the geniuses behind such brands such as Wet n Wild) have launched a limited edition collection inspired by several of One Direction's hits. I received the "Midnight Memories" collection. The makeup comes encased in a collectible tin. Sadly, mine got dented during delivery.

The "Midnight Memories" includes stencils, nail polish, lipstick, lip gloss, jumbo eye pencil, ,mascara and an eye shadow palette. For a collection aimed at a young audience, I wasn't expecting high-quality to be honest. However, I was pleasantly surprised. The shadows in the palette had a pretty good pigmentation. I swatched them without primer and they had great color payoff. They also were nice and satiny, not chalky at all. My least favorite item is the lip gloss and that's only because it was just too sparkly for my liking. Overall, this is a great collection for girls who are just getting into makeup. It includes nice colors that you can play with and they are pretty versatile.

The makeup will be distributed at the following locations and dates:

United States:
Macy's - August 11th
Stage Stores -August 25th
Dillards- August 25th
Beauty Brands -August 25th
Lord and Taylor - August 25th

The collections are not available internationally yet but will be soon! Go to the official Facebook page to stay updated!

Disclaimer: this is a sponsored post.

Electra-Pink Lips b/c It's Wednesday

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

lips: Sephora Luster Matte Lip Color "Electra-Pink Luster"
On Wednesdays we wear pink! I wanted something to complement this lip color I got from Sephora. I just love how clean and bright the pink is! The formula is awesome too, It goes on like a gloss and it dries matte. I will be checking out the other shades as I prepare for Fall.

It was 90 degrees out here and there was no doubt that I wouldn't be dealing with heat on my hair. So I just washed it and wore it in my natural texture. I like the volume but my hair is a little dry, will have to prepare some hair treatments that I can do a new hair post on.

Maybelline BB Creme "Medium/Deep"
LA Girl Pro Concealer "Cool Tan"
NYX Matte Bronzer "Dark Tan"
MAC blush "Fleur Power"
MAC Extra Dimension SkinFinish "Superb"
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish "Dark"
Maybelline Define-A-Brow brow pencil "Medium Brown"
UDPP "Eden"
MAC "Saddle" in crease
ELF smoky palette (lightest shade) on lid
TooFaced "Cocoa Star" in outer Crease
Inglot gel liner "77"
LA Girl Glide Eyeliner "Aquatic"
TooFaced Better Than Sex Mascara
House of Lashes "Pixie Luxe" lashes
ELF Lip-Lock Pencil
Sephora Luster Matte Long Wearing Color "Electra-Pink Luster"

NYX Macaron Lippie Swatches & Review

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

wearing NYX Macaron lipstick in "Earl Grey" with "Chambord" blended in the center

NYX has released a collection of lipsticks named after the popular bakery treats, Macarons. I personally have never tried them since they have almond in them which I do not like. So I can't gush over how awesome they are. They do look very pretty however. I'm excited for these lipsticks because it's hard to find unconventional colors in affordable brands. I myself do not like wearing unusual lip colors, I ordered these for Halloween and to have some fun with experimental looks.

I ordered five of the lippes ( I love that they named them lippies by the way) on Ulta in the shades Violet, Earl Grery, Pistachio, Chambord and Black Sesame. The lipsticks are packaged similar to the NYX Matte Lipsticks. 

From top to bottom: NYX Macaron Lippies in "Violet", "Earl Grey", "Pistachio", "Chambord", Black Sesame

Violet: This color is a pretty Lavender color that is very wearable as well. I love purple lipstick so I had to snatch this one up.This color applied very smoothly and evenly. The texture of these lippies are very nice and creamy.

Black Sesame: Another color that applied fairly easily. A great base color for doing some lip art.

Earl Grey: This color was a little tricky, it took several coats to get it to apply evenly and for it to get proper coverage.

Chambord: I thought this would be the easiest color to get full coverage for but it was pretty difficult to apply. It came out pretty patchy and it took some work to get it on.

Pistachio: Out of all the shades, this might be my favorite. I may not wear this on a regular day but the color is awfully pretty. It also went on very easily and creamy. I'm looking forward to whipping up some Halloween looks using this shade.

All in all, the lipsticks are of decent quality. For the price ($6.00 USD) you can't really go wrong. It's worth working with the colors since you do save a bundle compared to higher-end brands. The only thing I found odd was the smell. It's not a terrible smell but I expected a dessert-inspired scent with these. They have a bit of a rubbery smell but it's pretty faint. Not a deal breaker for me.

OOTD: Printed Palazzo Pants

Friday, August 1, 2014

These pants were so cool that I had to let them shine on their own. And a fedora has to be worn at least once during the Summer. I did a little cross-dressing here, since it's a men's fedora. Shhhh.

H&M tank and fedora
Chances printed palazzo pants
Chinese Laundry sandals
Forever21 necklace
assorted wrist accessories
lipstick is "Bang Bang" by Melt Cosmetics

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