Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Dupes: Lorac I Love Brunch Palette

So Pastel palettes seem to be all the rage right now, with the Kat Von D Pastel Goth palette and then Lorac comes out with The I Love Brunch palette and while yes pastels for Spring isn't anything new but when I saw that this was coming out I was interested in at least swatching it because the pastels where pretty and the bright aqua shade was really speaking to me.. however looking at the setup of this palette it reminded me of another palette that I did purchase last year, the Sephora + Pantone Modern Watercolors palette.  You look at these two together they have the same shades..  so no I didn't need to purchase this palette.  I actually swatched it while I was working and I have some pictures to share with you guys..

Ok me being ghostly pale, the pigmentation sucks on these shadows, there is maybe 4 or 5 shades that are workable but that's not enough for me to purchase a $44 palette. If you want to purchase this you will need to use a white base to make the colors pop and really build up the colors.. I still had to do this with my Sephora Modern Watercolors palette..

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Also I tried a new mascara from Butter London and I hate it.. it's called Iconoclast and it makes my lashes so clumpy (you will see in the closeup)



Something new I tried and I like is the new Bare It All foundation from PUR and I quite like it. It's thicker but it really gives off a nice natural, skin look. It doesn't look cakey and I applied it with a Artis dupe brush that PUR came out with and I like it more than my Moda brush.


Here's my look:

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Here's what I used:

EYES
  • Base- Cargo HD Picture Perfect Primer
  • Lid- NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk, Modern Watercolors palette mixed Cascade and Honeydew together, on the outer portion I used Fruit Dove
  • Crease- Coral Haze,Lantana and Fruit Dove
  • Highlight- Antique White
  • Liner- On top I used Cargo Swimmables liner in Lake Geneva,  on the bottom I used Coral Haze and Latana. in the inner portion I used Mellow Yellow
  • Mascara- Butter London Iconoclast
CHEEKS
  • Primer- Lorac 3 in 1 Illuminating Primer in Dawn
  • Foundation- PUR Bare It All
  • Concealer- Bliss Undercover Secret
  • Blush- Lorac Spectra
  • Highlight- Anastasia Beverly Hills Moonchild Kit in Lucky Clover
  • Contour- Lorac Pro Contour
 LIPS
  • I mixed Lorac Trophy Wife and Girl Next Door

Monday, March 13, 2017

PB and Honey Palette

After months of seeing this palette being teased on Instagram, I knew I needed it in my life. I was lucky because I used a 20% off coupon plus I had $11 dollars in Ulta rewards so I bought it as soon as it was released to platinum members. Then I anticipated it's arrival to my home and when it finally came I opened the box and the packaging was so adorable. I opened up the palette and all the colors were so pretty and eye catching.. and then I swatched it...  Where is the pigment Too Faced? Why aren't the colors showing up on my ghostly pale skin? One of the colors Creamed Honey is my exact skin tone, so actually that color works great for an all over base but the rest of the colors were so disappointing! I had to wet my brush and keep layering the Going Nuts shade..What happened? Why aren't these better quality like the other 9 pan palettes because all of the other ones I have are fantastic. I think after this I'm taking a break from Too Faced shadow palettes...



Here's my look:
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Here's what I used:

EYES
  • Base- Cargo HD Picture Perfect Primer
  • Lid- Too Faced PB and Honey palette in Going Nuts
  • Crease- Bee Sweet, Honey Bun, Honey Brittle, and Peanut Butter
  • Highlight- Creamed Honey
  • Liner- On the top liner I used Colourpop Gel Creme liner in Overboard and also in the water line, on the lower lash I used Feelin' Nutty and Going Nuts. With Queen Bee in the inner corner
  • Mascara- Butter London Double Decker
CHEEKS
  • Primer- Becca Backlight Priming Filter
  • Foundation- Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless
  • Concealer- Tarte
  • Blush- Too Faced Baby Love
  • Highlight- Flower Beauty Face Palette
  • Contour- Wet N Wild in Dulce De Leche
 LIPS
  • Colour Pop Ultra Glossy in Cheat Codes

Sunday, March 12, 2017

I Need a Play By Play

I have been just loving the Colourpop pressed eye shadows and in the second batch of new colors they came out with a lot of cool green shades. Checkmate is a matte seafoam green shade that is just so unique and Sideline is this really awesome duo chrome shade that is green with a purple/burgundy shift. Play by Play is another duo chrome but this one is more of a peach color with a green shift. I also used a color called Team Captain which is another matte shadow but it's a deep forest green shade.

I also purchased one of the new Creme formula lipsticks, I find these to be one of their best formulas of lippie stix because they are so comfortable and creamy and just sit really nice on the lips. Sure Thing is also a really lovely nude shade.

Here's my look:
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Here's what I used:

EYES
  • Base- Cargo HD Picture Perfect Primer
  • Lid- Colourpop Play By Play on the lid with Colourpop Sideline on the outer portion
  • Crease- Colourpop Checkmate with Colourpop Team Captain 
  • Highlight-Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette in Tempura
  • Liner- On top I used Colourpop Gel Creme Liner in Teaspoon with Sideline on the lower lash line and Play By Play in the inner portion
  • Mascara- Maybelline Big Shot
CHEEKS
  • Primer- Benefit Porefessional
  • Foundation- Wet N Wild Photo Focus 
  • Concealer-Tarte Shape Tape 
  • Blush- Milani Romantic Rose
  • Highlight-Flower Beauty Face Palette
  • Bronze- Flower Beauty Face Palette
LIPS
  • Colourpop Creme Lippie in Sure Thing

SAG Awards 2017: Emily Blunt

I don't think I have talked about the new California Dreaming palette from Lorac yet... but it's actually pretty great. I really need to do some swatches.. I just never have time.. lol

I wanted to do a look inspired by Emily Blunt's rose gold look from the Screen Actors Guild Awards, it just look really fresh for Spring, and it was a work day so I got to try out some of our new products.
We had a sale on Bliss Color products so I picked up the Bliss Staycation Foundation and I don't know how I feel about it yet, it has a really beautiful finish and lasts a long time but I think it may have broken me out, I will to try it out again because I really do love Bliss products.

Another new edition to the California Dreaming Eye Palette is the Cheek palette which I think the colors are gorgeous, which a light hand I could wear the highlighter, the bronzer/highlight shade is a little too dark for my skin tone so I will probably use it for an eye shadow. The two blush shades are also really pretty.





 Here's the look:
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Here's my look:
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Here's what I used:

EYES
  •  Base- Cargo HD Picture Perfect Primer
  • Lid- The Balm Batter Up Shadow Stick in Moon Shot, then I put Lorac Pro Metal Palette in Rose Gold on top
  • Crease- Lorac California Dreaming Palette in Starfish and Hot Toddy
  • Highlight- Pur Trolls Palette in Bridget
  • Liner-On the lower lash line I used Star Fish and Hot Toddy
  • Mascara- Butter London Double Decker
 CHEEKS
  • Primer- Lorac 3 in 1 Illuminating Primer in Dawn
  • Foundation- Bliss Staycation
  • Concealer- Bliss Undercover Secret Concealer
  • Blush- California Dreaming Cheek Palette in Wavelength
  • Highlight- The Balm Highlite N Con Tour Palette in 64Hz
  • Contour- Lorac Pro Contour Palette
 LIPS
  •  Lorac Alter Ego Lip Stick in Girl Next Door











Grammy's 2017: Adele

Adele was queen of the Grammy's this year. Which would be no surprise to anyone. She slayed with Hello all year round and continues to make just really great music. I really loved Adele's look and wanted to create something similar. I pulled out an old friend for this one, the Urban Decay Naked Smoky palette and a new product which I think is one of my favorite products at the moment and it comes from Flower Beauty. Flower Beauty is Drew Barrymore's makeup line, you can purchase Flower Beauty products at Walmart. The product I was so blown away with is her Face Palette in Light.  It consists of a Bronzer, Blush and Highlight and the highlight it so breathtaking, it's so smooth and buttery almost like a cream product, there's no glitter just a really beautiful sheen.

I also mixed a new lip shade called Bare Necessities from the fairly new Colourpop X Alexis Ren collection with an OG lip shade called Vice which is also and Ultra Matte lippie but way too light on it's own.

Here's the look:
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Here's my look:


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 Here's what I used:

EYES
  • Base- Cargo HD Picture Perfect Primer
  • Lid- Wet N Wild Idol Eyes Cream Shadow in Pixie, Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette in High and Radar on the outer portion of the lid.
  • Crease- Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette in Combustion, Password and Whiskey
  • Highlight- Urban Decay Naked Smoky in Thirteen
  • Liner- On top I used Wet N Wild Mega Skinny liquid liner in Black and then on top of that I used the Marc Jacobs Highliner in Blacquer and also used on the lower lash line with an angled liner brush and put Cargo Swimmables liner in Secret Beach in the water line. I also smudged Password on the lower lash
  • Mascara- Butter London Double Decker
CHEEKS
  • Primer- Becca Backlight Priming Filter
  • Foundation- Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless
  • Concealer- Tarte Shape Tape
  • Blush- Too Faced in Baby Love
  • Highlight- Flower Beauty Face Palette in Light
  • Contour/Bronzer- Wet N Wild Contour Kit in Dulce De Leche and Flower Beauty Face Palette in Light
LIPS
  • Colourpop X Alexis Ren Ultra Matte lip in Bare Necessities 
  • Colourpop Ultra Matte in Vice  (mixed together both shades)




Friday, March 10, 2017

I Pinky Promise Love Muffin


 Colourpop recently, the week before Valentine's Day, came out with a Valentine's Day Collection. I think besides the 90's collection a couple falls ago, it might be one of my favorite collections. They came out with a quad of super shock shadows, a ton of new pressed powders, a mini lippie set, a pigment and single super shock shadow and a highlighter.

For Valentine's day week I really wanted to rock some pretty pink looks and these items really took me there.. I also incorporated my Coloured Raine Queen of Hearts palette, which was only appropriate..  and the Colourpop highlighter Tough Love is the perfect pink, where its more of a champagne pink, just gorgeous! I also used the shades in the One of A Kind Duo Set- Pinky Promise which is a stunning wine shade in a metallic finish and Going Steady which is a deep wine shade in a matte finish. They really compliment each other nicely.

For the lips I used one of the Ultra Satin lips from the Short and Sweet mini collection called Love Muffin which is a lighter pink shade and I topped it off with Sugar Lips a glossy lip shade with a lot of multicolored glitters but not chunky or gritty on the lips.



Here's my look:
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Here's what I used:

EYES
  • Base- Cargo HD Picture Perfect Primer
  • Lid- Colourpop One of a Kind duo in Pinky Promise
  • Crease- Coloured Raine Queen of Hearts Palette in Heir,Princess and Colourpop One of a Kind duo in Going Steady
  • Highlight- Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette in Tempura
  • Liner- On the lower lash line I used Going Steady on the lower lash with Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Heartless
  • Mascara- Maybelline Big Shot Mascara
CHEEKS
  • Primer- Smashbox Pore Minimizing Primer (purple)
  • Foundation- Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless
  • Concealer- Tarte Shape Tape
  • Blush- Colourpop Hysterical
  • Highlight- Colourpop Tough Love
 LIPS
  • Colourpop Ultra Satin lips in Love Muffin
  • Colourpop Ultra Glossy lip in Sugar Lips

Lady Gaga: Super Bowl Look

Now you know I had to do a look inspired by Lady Gaga at the Superbowl... and a month later here it is!! haha

I was rooting for the Falcon's this year because it would have been cool to see someone who is not Tom Brady win.. but as the fates would have it the Patriots dominated the field. I'm not a huge fan of football in general although my family are avid Lions fans, which I will never understand why.. I was more excited to see the half time show because you really never know what to expect with Lady Gaga and what her performances entail... I actually really liked her performance medley of hits and she really danced her booty off, but more importantly than all of that her makeup was impeccable. Her makeup artist Sarah Tanno really did an amazing job with her overall look. It made her look like such a star and she looked stunning!! Luckily Sarah shared with us the beauty breakdown on Instagram and she used all Nars products, I only had one of the products she used and it was only because it was a Sephora birthday gift last year.. otherwise my interpretation is pretty affordable.

I used mostly Colourpop pressed shadows which are fairly new to my collection and I have to say I really enjoy the formula of their shadows, very pigmented. NYX also came out with new pigments and while I was over at Ulta I had to try them out, you know for.. science. I picked up two shades, Froyo which I used in the look today it's a really lovely lavender/pink frosty shade and then another called Vegas Baby which I haven't used but it looks like a golden silver glitter bomb in the best way possible!

I also tried out a new primer, which I had gotten as a Sephora sample, the Smashbox Pore Minimizing primer (the purple one) and I'm kinda impressed with how well it filled in my pores.

Here's Her Look: 
Lady Gaga performs at the 2017 Super Bowl Halftime Show on Sunday in Houston, Texas. Photo: @marcbeauty/Instagram
















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Here's My Look:



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Here's what I used:

EYES
  • Base- Cargo HD Picture Perfect Primer
  • Lid- Sephora eye pencil in 15 Flirting Game, then I used Colour Pop Creme Liners in Frills and Cry Baby on top to give a more purple look. Then I used a little Too Faced Glitter Glue and added NYX Pigment in Froyo.
  • Crease- Colour Pop shadow in Silver Linings and Chopper from the Colour Pop X Amanda Steele Weekend Warrior Palette.
  • Highlight- Colour Pop X Amanda Steele Weekend Warrior Palette in Throttle
  • Liner- On top I used Marc Jacobs Highliner in Blacquer then I used Wet N Wild skinny liquid liner. On the lower lashline I used Silver Linings and in the water line I used Cry Baby. I also used Urban Decay liner in Heartless in the inner corner with  and inner portion of the lower lash line with Colour Pop shadow in Co-Pilot on top.
  • Mascara- Butter London Double Decker 
CHEEKS
  • Primer- Smashbox Pore Minimizing Primer (purple)
  • Foundation- Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless
  • Concealer- Tarte Shape Tape
  • Blush- Too Faced Justify My Love
  • Contour- Lorac Contour Palette
  • Highlight- Colour Pop in Fanny Pack
  • Bronzer- Physician's Formula Butter Bronzer
LIPS
  • Colour Pop Hyper Glossy Lip Stick in Confetti
  • Colour Pop Ultra Glossy Lip in Honey B

 

 

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Holy Trolls!

You guys I am so obsessed with the new Trolls eye shadow palette by PUR!  When I first saw the release for this I was a little underwhelmed and thought it wasn't something I would have been into because the Cinderella palette wasn't terrible but I am not a huge fan of the PUR shadows in the Selfie palettes but this one is pretty impressive, I'd say the pigmentation rivals the Anastasia Beverly Hill shadows, dare I say that! This palette is so much fun because while it's more of a normal palette it has these beautiful pops of color. Poppy is an intense shade of pink that I adore, DJ Suki is a bright orange, Guy Diamond is this beautiful duo chrome shade... I seriously need to do swatches on this palette.. 

Lorac came out with 6 new satin lip sticks in really cute names, still very fitting with the "alter-ego" branding. I actually bought two of the six shades in Snow Bunny and Granny and oh my goodness these lip sticks are so creamy and moisturizing and I find they actually stay on for quite sometime.


Side note, well maybe not, because it's about Trolls still but I just recently saw the Trolls movie and it is so freaking adorable I can't even handle it! It's funny and random and I'm all about it!


Here's my look:
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Here's my look:

EYES
  • Base- Cargo HD Picture Perfect Primer
  • Lid- PUR Trolls Palette in Karma
  • Crease-Wisdom, DJ Suki, Fuzzy and Bergentown 
  • Highlight- Bridget
  • Liner- On top I used Cargo Swimmables liner in Shelley Beach and on the bottom lash line I used DJ Suki and Karma in the inner portion of the lower lash line.
  • Mascara- The Balm Mad Lash
 CHEEKS
  • Primer- Lorac 3 in 1 Illuminating Primer in Dawn
  • Foundation- Lorac Sheer Porefection
  • Concealer- Bliss Undercover Secret Concealer
  • Blush- Balm Highlite N' Con Tour Palette in 0dB
  • Highlight- Balm Highlite N' Con Tour Palette in 64hz and 20db for my Contour shade
LIPS
  • Lorac Satin in Granny