How to Clean your Makeup Brushes Daily and Weekly

 How to Clean Makeup Brushes

How to Clean Makeup Brushes

It’s always super hard to remember to clean your makeup brushes but its also very important! The first reason you should clean your brushes is that it expands their longevity. Makeup brushes can be expensive so it’s nice if you can make them last longer. The second reason is that it is bad for your skin if you keep using brushes that have caked on make up with dead skin cells on the bristles that can clog pores. I’m really bad at remembering to clean my brushes so it helps to have a posted note on my mirror! They say it takes about 28 days to make a habit so once you’ve trained yourself to clean your brushes you can take the post it note down.

Daily Spray

Sephora Citrus Brush Cleaner

Sephora Citrus Brush Cleaner

I like this daily spray to use with my brushes to prevent my brushes from having a gunky build up by the end of the week. This product by Sephora has a subtle Citrus scent and leaves my brushes smelling great which I really enjoy since they are used around my face. This product contains an anti-bacterial formula to keep your brushes very fresh. To use this product all you have to do is spray one or two sprites onto your used brush and then take a cloth or tissue and wipe off the excess makeup. I still suggest and highly recommend that you do a deep clean of your brushes at the end of the week. You can purchase this Citrus Brush Cleaner from Amazon.

Weekly Shampooing

Sephora Makeup Brush Shampoo

Sephoa Makeup Brush Shampoo

I purchased this Sephora makeup brush shampoo a while back and its very easy to use. This Sephora product is also purifying with an antibacterial formula to keep your brushes on point. If you have ever cleaned art brushes, it is a very similar process to clean makeup brushes. Start off with a few drops of soap in your hand and wet your brush. Start to lather your brush in your palm. Next, Squeeze the water out of the brush and make sure to shape the brush similar to how it was shaped when you purchased it with a nice tip. Repeat until you have gotten all of the makeup out of your brush and the water is running clear. You can buy some of Sephora’s Makeup Brush Shampoo from Amazon.

bareMinerals Brush Conditioning Shampoo

bareMinerals well-cared for Brush Shampoo

This is another makeup brush shampoo that I use and like. It helps to keep my brushes feeling very soft. However, if you do not have makeup brush shampoo you can use soap that is safe for your face (especially if you have sensitive skin). As mentioned before to use this product start to lather your brush in your palm. Squeeze the soap and water out of your brush and repeat this process until your brush is free of makeup. To pick up bareMinerals Brush Conditioning Shampoo click here.

How often do you clean your makeup brushes!? And how will you start to remember to clean them if you have been bad about it?

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Sephora VIB Rouge is not just a Status but a State of mind

About Sephora

Sephora is a French company that started in 1969 and continues to grow rapidly spanning across 33 countries with over 2,300 stores. They carry upwards of 300 brands including their own which I have tried and thouroughly enjoy. Sephora carries beauty products, makeup, skincare, nail care, fragrances, hairstyle and body care products.

You can check them out more here on their website, facebook, instagram, twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, google+, tumbler, and wanelo.

Sephora VIB Rouge

You receive Sephora Rouge after spending $1,000 for that year. I received the above red box with a gift for becoming a VIB Rouge Member. The NARS blush that I got is a lovely shade that matches with practically any makeup look!

VIB Rouge 2016 Gift

They also kindly gave a gift. For 2016 it was NARS Blush. You can read my review on it in this post!

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Benefits

  • Free Two-day Flash Shipping
  • Free Unlimited Makeovers (false lashes not included) :
    •  15 minute Touch-Up Makeup
    •  45 minute Full-Face Custom Makeover
    •  90 minute One on One  with Senior Beauty Expert for a customized skincare, fragrance, and beauty makeover.
  • Free Beauty Classes
    • Teen Makeup
    • No-Makeup Makeup
    • False Lashes
    • Contour and Highlight
    • Brow-Shaping
    • Perfect Lips
    • Flawless Foundation with Color IQ
    • Bold Smokey-Eye
    • Skincare Solutions with Skin IQ
    • Essential Smokey-Eye
    • Correct and Conceal
    • Winged-Eyeliner
  • Private Events Invitation
  • Free Seasonal Gifts
  • Try New Products First
  • Shop Sales First
  • Access to a Private Hotline

Examples of Custom Makeovers

“Blue Eyeliner” by Sephora Makeup Artist Margam Abbood

Sephora VIB Rouge Makeover

“Smokey Eye” by Sephora Makeup Artist Margam Abbood


“Purple Smokey Eye” by Sephora Makeup Artist Sarah Minakhan

“Faux Freckles” by Lovi Ghuman

“Purple Lips” by Wendy

Blue “waterline” Liner by Wendy 

My Thoughts on VIB Rouge

Not being a professional makeup artist with years of experience,  it’s nice to be able to look great on my blog and instagram with the help of Sephora professionals ! I’m learning more everyday on how to do perfect makeup. I use to walk into Sephora and when I asked for help I would be able to get good color suggestions. Now when I go into Sephora and get my makeup done, not only are the products good colors for me but I am introduced to an entire look with products that work well together. I also learn how to apply them professionally. I have heard that they do not give a gift every year for becoming VIB Rouge which seems a little strange to me, but you still get a birthday gift with a purchase (unfortunately you have to buy something). Overall I think it’s super worth it to spend the money to get to VIB Rouge status if you are interested in makeup or have a lot of special events coming up within the year. Going about 8-9 times for makeovers, you will end up getting your money’s worth.

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Why Every Photographer Needs Smashbox Studio Lighting Makeup Secrets Review

About Smashbox Cosmetics

Smashbox Studio Lighting Kit

Smashbox was founded in 1991 in Los Angles, California by Davis Factor, Dean Factor in a real photo studio! They get excited about lipsticks, primers, and sharing their makeup secrets with cosmetic lovers.

To learn more about Smashbox you can check out their Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Youtube channel. 

Smashbox Studio Lighting Makeup Secrets Review

This makeup was specially designed and tested to look the same in all lighting! This make sure Smashbox Studio Lighting makeup is amazing for bloggers, models, vbloggers and anyone who takes photos on a regular basis.

Smashbox Step-by-Step Contour Palette

Smashbox Step-by-Step Contour Palette

Smashbox Step-by-Step Contour Palette comes in two different colors to chose from including light/medium and medium/deep.The kit includes shades to contour, bronze and highlight and comes with a contour brush. It also includes an illustrated guide that is inside the compact. You can easily put it on your vaninty mirror and it will stick to it for easy reference. Remember when applying to have your brush continuously moving in a circular motion so that your makeup blends in well.

Ingredients

Formulated without Parabens, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Phthalates & Fragrance.

Contour
INGREDIENTS: Talc, Polyethylene, Phenyl Trimethicone, Nylon-12, PTFE, Isopentyldiol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)]

Bronze
INGREDIENTS: Talc, Zinc Stearate, Nylon-12, Lauroyl Lysine, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Oil, Silica, Isopentyldiol, Boron Nitride, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)]

Highlight
INGREDIENTS: Talc, Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Mineral Oil\Paraffinum Liquidum\Huile Minerale, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Nylon-12, Isopentyldiol, Panthenol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)] < ILNILN39126, ILN39127, ILN39136>

Please be aware that ingredient lists may change or vary from time to time. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product package you receive for the most up to date list of ingredients.

 

Where can you Purchase Smashbox Step-by-Step Contour Palette?

You can buy this Palette for $45 from Nordstrom’s website here.

Smashbox Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio in Screen Shot

Smashbox Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio in Screen Shot

Smashbox Photo OP Eye Shadow comes in 9 different color trio combinations each with a unique and fun photoshoot referenced name:

1. Shutterspeed: Sand (bare nude), Vapor (shimmery beige), Thunder (shimmery smoky grey)

2. Quick Take: Vanilla (matte warm ivory), Ambient (shimmery golden copper), Serpent (shimmery emerald green),

3. Skybox: Sky (matte soft blue), Steel (mid-tone silver blue with silver pearl), Nocturnal (deep navy with colbat blue pearl)

4. Darkroom: Opal (Opalescent pale pink), Granite (shimmery silver grey), Blackout (matte jet black)

5. Sepia: Alabaster (matte bisque), Antique (dirty plum grey), Clay (rich dirty plum)

6. Multi-flash: Naked (matte nude pink), Crisp (shimmery soft peach), Doe (shimmery soft suede)*

7. Covershoot: Flirt (pink beige with silver flecks) Dusk (matte smoky purple), Haze (shimmery heather)*

8. Vignette: Parfait (matte ballet pink), Amethyst (shimmery violet with copper pearl), Ambergine (dark matte plum)

9. Focal Point: Champagne (shimmery gold beige) Flamingo (shimmery coral pink), Java (deep matte burn brown) *

* Color combiniations I love and would love to have in my makeup collection!

Ingredients

Cinnamon Toast

Mica, Nylon-12, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Lauroyl Lysine, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Caprylyl Glycol, Silica, Tin Oxide, Polysilicone-11, Isopentyldiol, Phenoxythanol, [=/- Titanium Dioxide (Cl 77891), Iron Oxides (cl 77491, Cl 77492, Cl 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Cl 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Cl 42090), Carmine (Cl 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Cl 77289), Chromium oxide Greens (cl 77288), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Cl 77510), Manganese Violet (Cl 77742), Ultramarines (Cl 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Cl 19140)

Roast

Mica, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Nylon-12, Dimethicone, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Polymethlsilsesquioxane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Lauroyl Lysine, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Caprylyl Glycol, Silica, Tin Oxide, Polysilicone-11, Isopentyldiol, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (CL 77891)], Iron Oxides (Cl 777491, Cl 77492, Cl 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Cl 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Cl 42090), Carmine (Cl 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Cl 77289), Chromium Oxide Green (Cl 77288), Gerric Ferrocyanide (Cl 77510), Manganese Violet (cl 77742), Ultramarines (Cl 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Cl 19140)

Nectar

Mica, Nylon-12, Zinc Sterarate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Polyethylene, oron Nitride, Magnesium Silicate, Lauroyl Lysine, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Isopentyldiol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Titanium dioxide (Cl 77891), Iron Oxides (Cl 77491, Cl 77492, Cl 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Cl 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Cl 42090). Carmine (Cl 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Cl 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Cl 77288), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Cl 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Cl 77510), Manganese Violet (Cl 77742), Ultramarines (Cl 77007),  Yellow 5 Lake (Cl 191440)

Where can you Purchase Smashbox Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio in Screen Shot?

You can grab this Eye Shadow Trio from Amazon’s website here.

Smashbox L.A. Lights Blendable Lip and Cheek Color in Hollywood and Highlight

Smashbox L.A. Lights Blendable Lip and Cheek Color in Hollywood and Highlight

My favorite use for the Smashbox L.A. Lights Blendable Lip and Cheek Color in Hollywood and Highlight product is to go directly down the middle of my nose for a highlight. I also to use it to draw a straight line underneath my blush and bronzer to create a more defined line.

Ingredients

Diisostearyl Malate, Octyldodecanol, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Polyethylene, Microcrystalline Wax\Cera Microcristallina\Cire Microcristalline, Dicalcium Phosphate, Tin Oxide, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Carmine (Ci 75470), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 22 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985)].

Where can you Purchase Smashbox L.A. Lights Blendable Lip and Cheek Color in Hollywood and Highlight?

You can purchase Smashbox L.A. Lights Blendable Lip and Cheek Color from Nordstrom’s with the following link.

Smashbox Photofinish Hydrating Under Eye Primer

Smashbox Photofinish Hydrating Under Eye Primer

My favorite thing about the Smashbox photofinish Hydrating Under Eye Primer is how much it brightens up the area underneath my eyes! Its texture is thick and super moisturizing! It feels slightly cool underneath my eyes which is nice because my eyes are very sensitive.

Ingredients

Water\Aqua\Eau, Butylene Glycol, Polyethylene, Polyperfluoromethylisopropyl Ether, Caprylic/Capric/Myristic/Stearic Triglyceride, Methyl Gluceth-20, Glycereth-26, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cetyl Esters, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Dimethicone, Lecithin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hypnea Musciformis (Algae) Extract, Gellidiela Acerosa (Algae) Extract, Yeast Extract\Faex\Extrait De Levure, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria), Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Caffeine, Polybutene, Glycerin, Sodium Pca, Phytosphingosine, Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate, Trehalose, Dipeptide-2, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Sucrose, Silica, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Urea, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Simethicone, Peg-8, Polyquaternium-51, Steareth-20, Carbomer, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Sucrose Stearate, Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone, Ascorbyl Tocopheryl Maleate, Phenoxyethanol, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499).

Where can you purchase Smashbox Photofinish Hydrating Under Eye Primer?

You can purchase from Nordstroms from the following link here.

Conclusion of Smashbox Studio Lighting Makeup

Smashbox Studio Lighting

I really enjoy this kit! It’s great to use when I am going to be shooting all day long at my apartment and the sun will be changing light. In conclusion, I would highly recommend checking out all of these products!

Comment below with your thoughts on the idea of a cheek and lip blendable color stick.

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Too Faced Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Pallet Review

 Too Faced Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Pallet Review

Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Pallet

About Too Faced

Jerrod Blandino (CEO) and Jeremy Johnson (Chief Creative Officer) created Too Faced with the mission to have innovative products made from cutting edge ingredients to allow woman to create a feminine look and inspire confidence. Too Faced produced the world’s first glitter eye shadow, plumping gloss, and 24-hour crease-proof shadow primer. Most noteworthy, they are a multimillion dollar company that stretches worldwide. Today they are leading the industry with their cruelty-free cosmetics that all started with Jerrod working behind a cosmetics department store.

What I love about Too Faced Sweet Peach

First of all, I love that this Too Faced pallet smells! Furthermore, this Too Faced Sweet Peach pallet has a uniformed and authentic peachy smell to the whole pallet. In addition, if that was not enough, this pallet taste good as well! Sometimes I wet the tip of my eyeshadow brush if I didn’t think the eyeshadow primer executed the look I was going for which helps to act as a primer therefore, livening up the eyeshadows. Someone in Too Faced marketing must also wet the tip of their brushes as well! Finally, all of the colors in this pallet are great.

Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Pallet

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Ingredients:

Too Faced takes pride in the ingredients they use, and they have chosen some good ones in their Too Faced Sweet Peach pallet!

(Peach) Fruit Extract/Prunus Persica Fruit Extract, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Peach Pit and Caramel Ingredients

Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Talc, Zinc Stearate, PTFE, Sodium Saccharin, Water/Aqua/Eau, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Geraniol, Glycerin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool Fragrance/Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract/Prunus Persica Fruit Extract, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Nectar Ingredients

Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Talc, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Saccharin, Water/Aqua/Eau, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Geraniol, Glycerin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance/Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract/ Prunus Persica Fruit Extract, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Carmine (CI 75470). May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Tempting Ingredients

Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sodium Saccharin, Water/Aqua/Eau, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer. Geraniol, Glycerin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance/Partum, Phenoxyethanol, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract/ Prunus Persica Fruit Extract, PTFE, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Talc, Zinc Stearate. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Charmed, I’m Sure Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Saccharin, Water/Aqua/Eau, Geraniol, Glycerin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance/Parfum. Phenoxyethanol, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract/ Prunus Persica Fruit Extract, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Luscious Ingredients

Mica, Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Saccharin, Water/Aqua/Eau, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer. Geraniol, Glycerin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance/Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract/ Prunus Persica Fruit Extract, PTFE, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Georgia Ingredients

Talc, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Mica, Sodium Saccharin, Water/Aqua/Eau, Geraniol, Glycerin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance/Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract/Prunus Persica Fruit Extract, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Carmine (CI 75470). May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Just Peachy Ingredients

Mica, Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Zinc Stearate, PTFE, Sodium Saccharin, Water/Aqua/Eau, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Geraniol, Glycerin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance/Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract/Prunus Persica Fruit Extract, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Tin Oxide, Carmine (CI 75470). May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Bellini Ingredients

Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Talc, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Saccharin, Water/Aqua/Eau, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Geraniol, Glycerin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance/Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract/Prunus Persica Fruit Extract,, Silica, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Carmine (CI 75470). May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Bless Her Heart Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Saccharin Water/Aqua/Eau, Geraniol, Glycerin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance/Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract/Prunus Persica Fruit Extract, Silica, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Pallet

Conclusion of Too Faced Sweet Peach

In conclusion, I’m obsessed!!!! I still have love for the Naked Pallets, but this one is amazing and comes with 18 colors as where the Naked Pallets come with only 12.

How to Purchase Too Faced Sweet Peach?

You can purchase this pallet for $49 that includes 18 Eye Shadows 0.95g/0.03 Oz and has a Total Net Weight of 17.1g/0.54Oz. from Too Faced and  Macys.

Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Pallet

Comment below what your favorite eyeshadow palettes are and also why you love them!

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Rodan + Fields 4 Regimen Sample Review

Rodan + Fields Four Regimen Sample Kit

Rodan + Fields Review

About Rodan + Fields

Rodan + Fields (RF) is the number 1 fastest growing premium skincare company in the US. As of 2017, they are the 2nd largest and are most likely to close 2016 as number 1 for skincare products companies. Noteworthy, Rodan + Fields do not spend money on advertising because they believe their products are amazing enough through word of mouth and by trying their products yourself. You may know the developers from their other very popular product line, Proactive!

Rodan + Fields offers 4 regimens including the following :

Redefine

Redfine helps fine lines, wrinkles, and loss of firmness.

You may purchase the Redefine Regimen for $199 that includes four full size products: Daily Cleansing Mask 125 mL/ 4.2 fl. oz., Pore Minimizing Toner 125 mL/4.2 fl. oz./ Triple Defense Treatment SPF 30 30 mL/1.0 fl. oz. / and overnight Restorative Cream 30 mL/1.0 fl. oz. from Amy’s R+F Website.

Reverse

Reverse helps brown spots, dullness, and sun damage.

You may purchase the Reserve Regimen for $190 that includes four full size products: Deep Exfoliating Wash 125 mL/ 4.2 fl. oz., Intensive Brightening Toner 125 mL/4.2 fl. oz., Dual Active Brightening Complex 2 x 25 mL/ .85 fl. oz., and Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ Sunscreen 50 mL/1.7 fl. oz., from Amy’s R+F Website.

Soothe

Soothe helps sensitive, irritated skin, and facial redness.

You may purchase the Soothe Regimen for $170 that includes four full size products: Gentle Cream Wash 123 mL/ 4.2 fl. oz., Sensitive Skin Treatment 50 mL/ 1.7 fl. oz., Moisture Replenishing Cream 50 mL/ 1.7 fl. oz., and Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 50 mL/1.7 fl. oz., from Amy’s R+F Website.

Unblemish

Unblemish helps acne and post acne marks.

You may purchase the Unblemish Regimen for $180 that includes four full size products: Acne Treatment Sulfur Wash 125 mL/4.2 fl. oz., Clarifying Toner 125 mL/ 4.2 fl. oz., Dual Intensive Acne Treatment 2 x 22.5 mL/ .76 fl. oz., and Oil Control Lotion 30 mL/ 1 fl. oz., from Amy’s R+F Webiste.

Note: This post contains affiliate links. This means that I may receive a small commission (at no cost to you) if you subscribe or purchase something through the links provided. You will never see me post a link to a product or service that I don’t use myself or truly love! A big thank you to Rodan + Fields Executive Consultant Amy Ciccone for sponsoring this post.

Rodan + Fields Night Renewing Serum

Rodan + Fields Redefine Night Renewing Serum

The first thing I noticed about this serum is that it is thick and moisturizing. Feels oily but it absorbs into your skin right away. It does not have a smell to it. Not only did this make my skin feel super moisturized, it also made my skin feel super soft afterwards. When I woke up I could still feel that my skin was soft! I did not want to take a shower to wash it off except for the fact that I hadn’t used the exfoliant micro-dermabrasion wash yet (I was excited to try that). It costs $91 when purchased a la carte. You can grab some from Amy’s site R+F Website.

Ingredients:

Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Methyl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, Dimethiconol, BHT, Polysorbate 20, Retinol, Myristoyl Pentapeptide-8, Myristoyl Tetrapeptide-8

Rodan + Field Multi-Functional Eye Cream

Rodan + Fields Redefine Multi-Functional Eye Cream

This eye cream was cool when I put it on. The product has a very soft and subtle powdery smell to it. The effects of this product on my skin made my eyelids super smooth and soft. The texture of this product is creamy and has tiny sparkles in the formula! I rubbed this Multi-Functional Eye Cream in a circular motion on my eyelids and then I added extra underneath my eyes. It made my eyes feel very soft into the next day as well. The most note worthy benefit of this eye cream is how it makes your skin feel like silk! It costs $62.00 when purchased a la carte. You can grab some from Amy’s site R+F website.

Ingredients:

Water, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric/Myristic/Stearic Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Polysilicone-11, Butylene Glycol, Steareth-2, Glycerin, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Caffeine, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Steareth-20, Polyurethane-40, Lecithin, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Honey Extract, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Tetrapeptide-21, Tranexamic Acid, Tetrapeptide-16, Chrysin, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7. May Contain (+/-) Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)

Rodan + Fields Enhacements Micro-Dermabrasions Paste

Rodan + Fields Enhancements Micro-Dermabrasion Paste

The color of this paste is clear and the texture is made up of a sugar-and-salt scrub featuring vitamins C and E that are perfect for exfoliating.  It has a subtle fragrance of wheat grass. I put it on while my skin was dry and while I was in the shower. I gently rubbed on my face for 30 seconds. My skin was glowing immediately and was very smooth. I then added a little bit of water and rubbed it in for 30 seconds. Lastly, I let it sit for about another 30 seconds and washed it off. I feel that it helped close my pores and blackheads! The one con however is that it dried my skin out causing my skin to break out since I overcompensated moisturizing my skin afterwards. It costs $80.00 when purchased a la carte. You can grab some from Amy’s site R+F Website.

Ingredients:

C11-13 Isoparaffin, Sodium Chloride, Cyclopentasiloxane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cyclohexasiloxane, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Sucrose, Sodium Bicarbonate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Bisabolol, Trihydroxystearin, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Linalool, Lyral, d-Limonene, Fragrance, Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Yellow 6 (CI 15985)

Rodan + Fields Redefine Lip Renewing Serum

Rodan + Fields Redefine Lip Renewing Serum

This lip serum contains peptides and Vitamin E. The combination of the peptides and Vitamin E make it super moisturizing for your lips! I’ve never tried anything like it before. I would recommend that you use just a drop or less of this lip renewing serum per application for maximum results. What I like most about this lip serum is that you can rub it around your mouth if you have any dry spots and it instantly removes any dryness. When I rubbed my lips together even hours later I could feel the product and how soft my lips were. I also liked that it did not have a taste! Sometimes, I want my lip products to have a taste but other times I don’t if I’m feeling any winter cold/ sickness. It costs $56.00 when purchased a la carte. You can grab some from Amy’s site R+F Website.

Ingredients:

Hydrogenated Polydecene, Polyisobutene, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tribehenin, Fragrance, Sorbitan Isostearate, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Lipids, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1

 

Rodan + Fields Essentials Lip Shield

Rodan + Fields Essentials Lip Shield

Rodan + Fields Essentials Lip Shield includes broad spectrum SPF 25! If you’ve been reading my posts so far you all know how much I love sun screen in makeup products for year round use and not only in the summer! It has a lemon minty smell to it, but is tasteless. Texture of this product is also oily and moisturizing for your lips making it great for winter. It costs $18.00 for two when purchased a la carte. You can grab some from Amy’s site R+F Website.

Active ingredients :

Avobenzone 2.5%
Homosalate 8%
Ocstisalate 5% (sunscreens)
Octocrylene 2.2% (sunscreens)

INACTIVE INGREDIENTS:

Acacia Decurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed Wax Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Beeswax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Dimethicone, Dunaliella Salina Extract, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Fragrance, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Retinyl Palmitate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sorbitan Isostearate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tribehenin

For California customers:
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Benzophenone, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

Conclusion of Rodan + Fields

Rodan + Fields Four Regimen Sample Kit
In conclusion, I would highly recommend these products ! PLUS there is a 60 DAY MONEY BACK GAURENTEE! So, if you don’t like the product for any reason you may return it which takes all the risk out of trying the product! The only con that I can see if that they cost a little more then other products but they are definitely worth it for the quality that they provide. I  be a repeat customer for the Rodan + Fields Enhancements Eye cream. I liked the Micro-Dermabrasion paste because the product really closed up my pores. My skin might have broken out because it is adjusting to me using exfoliant skin care for the first time, however I will not be buying it due to my sensitive skin.

Preferred Customer Program

If you join their Preferred Customer Program (one time enrollment fee of $19.95) you can get 10% off ALL Rodan + Fields products ALL the time, free shipping on regularly scheduled orders every 60 days, inside access to Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields, and exclusive promotions which includes special orders and value sets!!

How to Purchase and Join the Preferred Customer Program:

Rodan + Feilds does not have a storefront so you may purchase from my following friend, JMU classmate, and Rodan + Fields Executive Consultant.

Amy Ciccone : Executive Consultant
Website : https://amyciccone.myrandf.com/
Phone : 540-847-2692
Email: amycicconerf@gmail.com

Rodan + Fields Amy Ciccone Please leave comments below if you’ve tried these products as well and let me know what you thought about them!

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Best Mascara Brands Review Experiment and One Secret Tip

Best Mascaras Brands Review Experiment and One Secret Tip

Masacara Sephora Favorites 2016 Limited Edition Lashstache Gift Set Mascara’s in Review
0.1 oz/ 2.9 mL Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real Lengthening & Volatizing Mascara in Black
0.1 oz/ 2.9 mL Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara
0.2 oz/ 5.91 mL Buxom Lash Mascara in Blackest Black
0.34 oz/ 10.05 mL Estée Edit The Edgiest Up & Out Double Mascara in 01 Black (full size)
0.10 oz/ 2.95 mL NARS Cosmetics Audacious Mascara in Black Moon
0.14 oz/ 4.14 mL Smashbox Photo Finish Lash Primer
0.10 oz/ 2.95 mL Tarte tarteist lash Paint Mascara in Black
0.13 oz/ 3.84 mL Too Faced Cosmetics Better Than Sex Mascara in Black
0.13 oz/ 3.84 mL Urban Decay Perversion Mascara in Black
0.169 oz/ 4.9 mL Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effect Faux Cils Babydoll in Fetish Black (full size)

Mascara Differences

Have you ever wondered the difference between mascaras and which one is best for the look you want to achieve or which has the most benefits? It’s hard to test them all out in the store because along with eyeliner it’s the hardest makeup to remove. You may have gone along with a suggestion from a beauty consultant and tried one mascara on your left eye and another on your right, then chose between the two. Is there really that big of a difference between mascaras other than packaging and their specially designed brushes? There is actually a lot to consider!! I’m here today writing to tell you the specific differences between some of the top mascaras. The main

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Objectives to Consider When Choosing Mascaras:

 Brush Design

Color of Formula

 Product Ingredients

Overall Apperance

The following mascaras are from the Sephora’s 2016 Mascara Favorites that is no longer available on Sephora but you can grab it here on Amazon . Similar Mascara kit also at Sephora.
Please be aware that ingredient lists may change or vary from time to time. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product package you receive for the most up to date list of ingredients.

Bobbi Brown Mascara and Smashbox Photo Finish Primer

Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara & Smashbox Photo Finish Lash Primer

What I think about it?

I really enjoyed this mascara duo. I randomly picked a mascara to try with the primer. I’m not fully convinced that you need eyelash primer, but for some people with light lashes I could see that it would help.

Ingredients:

Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara:
ACACIA SENEGAL GUM
AMINOMETHYL PROPANEDIOL
ARACHIDIC ACID
BEHENIC ACID
Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163)
Blue 1 (CI 42090)
Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090)
CAESALPINIA SPINOSA GUM
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
Carmine (CI 75470)
BEESWAX\CERA ALBA\CIRE D’ABEILLE
Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289)
Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288)
Cichorium intybus (chicory) root extract
copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax\cera carnauba\cire de carnauba
Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510)
GALACTOARABINAN
helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed wa
Iron Oxides (CI 77492)
Iron Oxides (CI 77499)
Manganese Violet (CI 77742)
mica
myristic acid
Nylon 6/12
OLEIC ACID
palmitic acid
Phenoxyethanol
POTASSIUM SORBATE
Propanediol
stearic acid
Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)
TRIETHANOLAMINE
Ultramarines (CI 77007)
Water\Aqua\Eau
Yellow 5 (CI 19140)
Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)
Smashbox Photo Finish Lash Primer:
WATER\AQUA\EAU ,
GLYCERYL STEARATE ,
BEESWAX\CERA ALBA\CIRE D¿ABEILLE , GLYCERIN ,
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX\CERA CARNAUBA\CIRE DE CARNAUBA ,
STEARIC ACID ,
PVP ,
HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN , TRIETHANOLAMINE , HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE ,
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL ,
PHENOXYETHANOL

Where can you buy it?

Bobbi Brown :
Sephora,
Smashbox Photo Finish Lash Primer
You can purchase a .30 oz tube for $22 at Sephora.

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Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara

Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara

What I think about it?

The purpose of this amazing mascara to is to achieve high volume, dramatic, and fuller intense black lashes. It’s perfect for the weekends or special events! The only con I could find with this mascara is that it flaked off onto my cheek as you can see in the below photos. This is not a major issue and can be solved by wiping the spots with a dry Q-tip

Ingredients:

Water/aqua/eau,
Synthetic Beeswax,
Paraffin,
Glyceryl Stearate,
Acacia Senegal Gum,
Butylene Glycol,
Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax,
Stearic Acid,
Palmitic Acid,
Polybutene,
VP/Eicosene Copolymer,
Cera Carnauba/Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cire de carnauba, Aminomethyl Propanol,
Glycerin,
Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydroxyethylcellulose,
Disodium EDTA,
Polyester-11, PVP,
Cellulose,
Trimethylpentanediol/Adipic Acid/Glycerin Crosspolymer,
Propylene Glycol,
Acacia Senegal Gum Extract,
Potassium Sorbate,
Dextran,
Acetyl Hexapeptide-1.
May Contain/Peut Contenir/(+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Black 2 (CI 77266), Ultramarines (CI 77007). *Vegan-friendly *Formulated without parabens

Where can you buy it?

It comes in a .27oz tube for $24 or .17oz for $12 from Sephora.

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Tarte Tartiest Mascara

Tarte Tartiest

What I think about it?

This was my second favorite out of this mascara review because of it’s fine tooth comb! The brush grabs your eye ashes and makes it feel as if you were brushing your hair with a comb while separating your lashes perfectly. I love the formula as it made my lashes look more full.

Ingredients:

Water/Aqua/Eau,
paraffin,
glyceryl stearate,
synthetic beeswax,
acacia sesegal gum,
stearic acid,
butylene glycol,
oryza sativa (rice) bran wax/ oryza sativa (rice) bran cera,
palmitic acid,
polybutene,
ozokerite,
VP/eicosene copolymer,
hydrogenated vegetable oil,
cera carnauba/copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax/cire de carnauba, phenoxyethanol,
stearyl stearate,
aminomethyl propanol hydroxyethylcellulose,
tropolone,
sodium nitrate,
iron oxides (CI 77499).

Where can you buy it?

You can get a .32oz tube for $23 from Tarte Official Site, Ulta or
Sephora.

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Tarte Tartiest Mascara

Tarte Tartiest Mascara

NARS Cosmetics Audacious Mascara in Black Moon

NARS Cosmetics Audacious Mascara in Black Moon

What I think about it?

NARS was a little thicker than Bumox and they’re real by benefit, however this would not be my first choice for going out on the weekend or special events. I noticed halfway throughout the day that NARS Mascara was starting to flake off and my eyelashes felt very dry. This mascara would be great to go shopping in or casually hanging out around the house.

Ingredients:

Water,
Tribehenin,
Peg-40 Stearate,
Vp/Eicosene Copolymer,
Potassium Cetyl Phosphate,
Sorbitan Stearate,
Vp/Vacopolymer,
Acacia Senegal Gum,
Glyceryl Stearate,
Acrylates Copolymer,
Hydrogenated Rapeseed Oil,
Butylene Glycol,
Sorbitol,
Cetyl Alcohol,
Mannitol,
Phenoxyethanol,
Panthenol,
Dimethicone,
Candelilla Wax,
Hydroxyethylcellulose,
Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Polyglyceryl-6 Distearate,
Caprylyl Glycol,
Potassium Sorbate,
Sodium Dehydroacetate,
Ascorbyl Palmitate,
Sodium Hydroxide,
Tocopherol,
Sodium Laureth-12 Sulfate,
Sodium Polyaspartate,
Hexylene Glycol,
Methoxy Peg-10 Propyltrimethoxysilane, C11-15 Pareth-7,
Mica,
Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891),
Iron Oxides (CI 77499).

Where can you buy it?

You can pick up a .32oz tube for $26 from Sephora, Nordstroms, Ulta, Saks Fifth Avenue, or $12 from Amazon.

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YSL babydoll Mascara

YSL babydoll

What I think about it?

This mascara blows me away with how good it smells! It has a subtle hint of perfume essence to it. That alone really makes it stand out to me. I love to put my Chanel primer on that smells amazing and then the YSL babydoll. It’s very therapeutic and spa like. I also love the consistency and color of the formula.

Ingredients:

Water,
Paraffin,
Potassium Cetyl Phosphate,
Acrylates Copolymer,
Cera Alba/Beeswax,
Copernicia Cerifera Cera,
Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Steareth-2,
Cetyl Alcohol,
Phenoxyethanol,
Hydroxyethylcellulose,
Acacia Senegal,
Ethylenediamine/Stearyl Dimer Dilinoleate Copolymer,
Synthetic Fluorphlogopite,
Sodium Dehydroacetate,
Silica, Caprylyl Glycol,
Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil,
Hydrogenated Palm Oil,
Fragrance,
Disodium Edta,
Magnesium Silicate,
Sodium Hyaluronate,
Panthenol,
Tin Oxide.

Where can you buy it?

You can get a .2oz tube for $32 from Sephora, Nordstroms, Saks Fifth Avenue, or $27 from Amazon.

YSL babydoll Mascara Brush
YSL babydoll Mascara

YSL babydoll Mascara

YSL babydoll Mascara

Buxom Mascara

Buxom

What I think about it?

I’d have to say this was unfortunately one of my least favorites of the ones I ace reviewed. I did not think it gave length or volume to my lashes, but I did like how the brush separated my lashes.

Ingredients:

Water
Beeswax
Butylene Glycol
PVP
Copernicia Cerifera wax
Sucrose polystearate
Acrylates Copolymer
Stearic Acid
Tribehenin
Behenyl Alcohol
Polysorbate 80
Triethanol amine
Peg-800
Rosa Centifolia Flower Water
Rhodochrosite Extract
Tocopheryl Acetate
Squalane
Sorbitan sesquioleate
Magnesium Aluminum Silicate
Disodium EDTA
Bisabolol
Sodium Dehydroacetate
Sodium Hyaluronate
Hematite Extract
Hexylene Glycol
Ethylhexylglycerin
Caprylyl Glycol
Phenoxyethanol
Potassium Sorbate
Mica
Titanium Dioxide
Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)
Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide

Where can you buy it?

You can grab Bumox in a .37 oz container for $20 at Sephora .

Buxom Mascara Brush Buxom Mascara

Buxom Mascara
Buxom Mascara

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

Urban Decay Perversion

What I think about it?

Urban Decay’s Mascara Perversion made my eyelashes look longer and fuller in a dark black shade. The brush did a great job of separating my lashes. It takes a little bit of time to dry so you should be careful to not touch your eyelashes that could cause possible smudging, I feel that this helps in eliminating any possible flaking. The best part of this product is it’s ingredients that help eyelash growth.

Ingredients:

Hairdensly: is a complex blend of proteins and amino acids that help to stimulate lash growth

Sea Idrolized Elastine: helps to stimulate hair follicle for lash health

Honey Extract: provides deep nourishment

Marine Collagen: helps to protects eyelashes

Aqua (Water/Eau),
Synthetic Beeswax,
Acacia Senegal Gum,
Stearic Acid,
Palmitic Acid,
Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax (Cera Carnauba/Cire de Carnuba),
Butylene Glycol,
Glyceryl Stearate,
Polybutene,
VP/Eicosene Copolymer,
Aminomethyl Propanol,
Pentylene Glycol,
Phenoxyethanol,
Caprylyl Glycol,
Sodium Dehydroacetate,
Potassium Sorbate, Hydroxyethylcellulose,
Soluble Collagen,
Myristic Acid,
Arachidic Acid,
Behenic Acid,
Glycerin,
Propylene Glycol,
Oleic Acid, Mel (Honey/Miel) Extract, Sodium PCA,Hydrolyzed Elastin,
Glycogen,
Serine. [+/- (May Contain/Peut contenir): CI 77499 (Iron Oxides)].

Where can you buy it?

Urban Decay’s Perversion can be purchased in .13oz tube for $10 and also .04oz for $22 from the following link at Sephora.

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara Brush
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
THE ESTÉE EDIT - The Edgiest Up & Out Double Mascara

THE ESTÉE EDIT – The Edgiest Up & Out Double Mascara

What I think about it?

Out of all of the mascaras I reviewed this one has my full attention and recommendation! It gave my lashes some serious volume and length compared to all the others. This mascara come with double sided with two different brushes! The bristle brush creates volume, while the molded brush helps lift lashes for 13 hour wear time. It is water proof and smudge proof.

Ingredients:

Coming soon!

Where can you buy it?

It comes in .34oz tube for $24 from Amazon, Estee Lauder Official Site, or Sephora.
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Benefit they're Real! Mascara

Benefit they’re Real!

What I think about it?

My favorite thing about this mascara is the brush! It’s a fine toothed brush that really grabs your eyelashes and makes it feel comparable to brushing you hair with a comb. It does a great job on lengthening and separating lashes.

Ingredients:

WATER (AQUA),
PARAFFIN,
POLYBUTENE,
STYRENE/ACRYLATES/AMMONIUM METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER,
BEESWAX (CERA ALBA),
BISDIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE2,
C1836 ACID TRIGLYCERIDE,
PALMITIC ACID,
STEARIC ACID,
TRIETHANOLAMINE,
VP/EICOSENE COPOLYMER,
ACACIA SENEGAL GUM, HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE,
PHENOXYETHANOL,
TETRASODIUM EDTA,
BUTYLENE GLYCOL,
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL,
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE,
SODIUM LAURETH12 SULFATE,
GLYCERIN,
POTASSIUM SORBATE,
SERICIN,
CALCIUM CHLORIDE,
SODIUM HYALURONATE,
TILIA TOMENTOSA BUD EXTRACT,
CITRIC ACID,
BHT,
SORBIC ACID.
[+/: IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007), CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS (CI 77288), CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN (CI 77289), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)]. N° 05827/N

Where can you buy it?

It comes in a .3 oz tube for $24 Sephora, Benefit Official Website, Amazon, or Ulta.

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Mascaras Biggest Hidden longevity Secret?!?

Eye Drops!!!

Eye drops help to keep your mascara moisturized which protects it from drying up. It truly brings your mascara tube back to life. My favorite part of using this nifty trick is that it helps to get every last drop of product out! Well I lied, the actual best part is that it is already safe for your eyes!

Round Up!

Too Faced Better than Sex MascaraUrban Decay Peversion Mascara THE ESTÉE EDIT - The Edgiest Up & Out Double Mascara Smashbox photofinish mascara primer

Bobbi Brown Mascara

Tarte Tariest Mascara

YSL babydoll Mascars
NARS Mascara
Buxom Mascara
Benefit they're Real! Mascara

Leave in the comments below which one of these mascaras is your favorite and why!

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Spotlight! Why you need 3 foundations and the Perfect Primer

Why you need 3 Foundations and the Perfect Primer

My three current favorite foundations are Chanel Vitalumere Aqua, Dior Star and Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation in which each serve their own purpose of level of coverage.

Light Coverage Foundations

I love wearing light coverage foundation when my skin is clear of blemishes yet want a even color while still being able to show off my freckles and get some sun tan on your face. My favorite time to wear light foundation is in the summer!

Medium Coverage Foundations

Medium coverage foundations are great for when you have maybe one or two blemishes on your face and you want to cover them.

Full Coverage Foundations

I still have breakouts once a month so when that happens I like to use a full coverage foundation that completely covers my freckles and any blemishes that I may have. I also like to wear full coverage foundation for special occasions.

But wait, before foundation you need makeup base Chanel LE Blanc Chanel Illuminating Base!
Chanel LE Blanc Chanel Illuminating Base

Chanel LE Blanc Chanel Illuminating Base

Why I love this Primer?

If you have redness on your face that you’d like to get rid of before applying foundation this is for you! Primer also helps your makeup last longer throughout the day and even into night time. This makeup is so amazing that you can go without foundation, basically this Chanel illuminating base primer is MAGIC. If I could only choose one product of makeup to wear this would be it! (Of course I’d have to sneak some mascara hehe)

How do I apply this Primer?

I apply by either putting a little dab on my index finger and rubbing it in my face or by using a foundation brush. Make sure to wash your brushes after every use, and at least once a week! Especially when switching products back and forth.

Where to get this Primer?

It’s priced at $48 in a 1 oz container which I think is a great deal since I’ve heard people say that this is all the makeup that they wear. It’s lasted me a really long time too because it’s very thin liquid. You can pick some up here!
Chanel Vitalumere Aqua

Chanel Vitalumere Aqua (Light coverage)

Why I love this Foundation?

 I love that Chanel Vitalumere Aqua is very light making it perfect for the winter months when your skin loses its tan a little bit. You won’t ever have to worry about having a line between your face and neck because this product blends in perfectly. It allows my freckles to show through which is nice but you can also layer it on problem areas such as pimples if you need to hide them (scroll down for a better solution for pimples; Tarte Amazonian Clay). My number one favorite thing about this is that it smells flowery! Second favorite thing about it is that you can’t tell your wearing it at all!!! It soaks into your skin!

How do I apply this Foundation?

The first step I always take with this since it is a light liquid is to shake the container!! This is a must because if you don’t then it seems to separate when you don’t use it. I apply it directly to my forehead, cheeks, and chin. Then using vertical strokes down with a foundation brush I blend it in around my chin moving up to my forehead. I would also suggest just using your fingers and hands to rub this foundation in !

Where to get this Foundation?

You can buy Chanel Vitalumere Aqua in a 1.0 oz container for $48 from Bloomingdales.
Dior Star Foundation

Dior Star (Medium coverage)

Why I love this Foundation?

 Dior is really great for a medium coverage. It blends in so that you can barley tell it’s there while giving you a flawless unison skin toned face with built in SPF! I always get makeup with SPF because it is so important to protect your face from sun damage that causes spots and wrinkles. My favorite feature of this foundation is the texture of the product. It is thick and silky to the touch when applied on your face as if you are rubbing in face lotion.

How do I apply this Foundation?

I apply this product directly to my face by pressing some to my forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin. Then I take a foundation brush and blend it in using long vertical down strokes. Make sure to blend to your hair line and down your jawline and neck. I would also suggest just using your fingers and hands to rub this foundation in !

Where to get this Foundation?

Dior Star comes in a 1.0 oz sleek glass container for $50 here.
Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation

Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation (Heavy coverage)

Why do I love this Foundation?

Tarte Amazonian Clay is amazing for full coverage. It has a moose like texture to it and it works its magic to make breakouts vanish! This product has SPF 15 sunscreen which I think is always a great idea to have in your makeup. I’ve used it to cover up other areas of skin also if I’ve had a bruise or breakout somewhere else on my skin that I needed to cover.

How I apply this Foundation?

I apply it directly to my face from the bottle putting a dab of it on your forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin. Then taking a foundation brush I blend it in with small downward strokes making sure to blend it into my hair line and pull it down into my neck to not leave a line.

Where to get this Foundation?

It comes in a ton of shades making it easy to find one that matches your skin tone! I have the fair-light honey. It comes in a 1.7oz container for $39 that you can get from here. I don’t use it everyday just around times I need absolute coverage so this lasts me about a year!
Leave in the comments below some of your favorite foundations and why!
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From Winter to Summer: Keep Your Skin Protected and Happy

Skin Care

This page will be an on going review for the most up to date skin care products that I find are hydrating, pore minimizing, and most importantly show results! In this post I’m going to let you all in on my biggest secrets for keeping my face moisturized, looking healthy, and flawless!

It’s important to have a skin care routine because it’s the first defense against wrinkles, dry skin, and having a clear canvas upon which to put your makeup on.

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Face Lotions

Face Lotions with SPF

Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47 Review

Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47 Review
 Last winter I had gotten a really dry patch on the left side of my face next to my nose. Josie Maran is currently my number one at the moment for face lotions! It beat out all the others for getting rid of dry skin patches. It also doubles as a sunscreen having 47 SPF. The sunscreen in this lotion is very light and blends in with your skin so you do not have a white glow to your complexation. The only minor issue I’ve had with this lotion is that if I sleep in it and then rub my face with my hands the next day forgetting I have it on then it can get into my eyes when I rub them and it dries them out making them hurt a little bit. You should always be mindful to not rub your eyes when you have product on your face. All in all this is the perfect face lotion. Grab some here 2.0 oz for $32 or if you just want to try a little bit you can get a .5 oz. for $14.

Dove Deep Moisture Face Lotion SPF 15

This was one of the very first face lotions I ever used. I bought a  4.05 oz bottle and it lasted me about a year and half! Its a thin white liquid that nourishes and hydrates your skin and makes a really long and lasting impression for your skin’s health. I love that it also has SPF15 in it. I think you should always get face lotion with SPF in it!!! Its super important to reapply if you are out in the sun every 2-4 hours. Along with UV protection it has vitamins and other goodies including nutrient lipids, pure spring water, and green tea extract mixed in it to help nurture your skin. It is hypo-allergenic and non-comedogenic (meaning it does not block pores). This face lotion is a little bit better on your wallet coming in at $25. You can pick some up on amazon here.

Facial Cream

Kiehl’s ‘Rosa Arctica’ Youth Regenerating Cream

I got Kiehl’s ‘Rosa Arctica’ Youth Regenerating Cream face lotion on a recommendation from a friend. It was the second lotion I had tried for my 2015 dry spot. This lotion is made from a rare resurrection flower at full bloom to help its efficacy. This is a thicker lotion so I would put a healthy amount on my face and let it soak into my skin to reawaken cellular activity. Kiehl’s made my skin feel very soft and this lotion helped my dry spot a little bit but it did not completely go away like it did with the Josie Maran lotion. I feel that this lotion may be more of a protectant from future damage instead of a recovery lotion. It comes in a very nice green frosted container. This lotion lasted me about 6 months in a 1.7 Oz container for $60. It also helps reduce wrinkles and firms your skin by hydration. You can try some out here. 

Face Gel

Drunk Elephant B-Hydra intensive Hydration Gel

Drunk Elephant Hydra-B Intensive Hydration Gel

I first found this while I was at Sephora for a custom makeup appointment. I first applied the Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil and then layered the Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel. I personally found that this did not add moisture to my skin or illuminate my skin. I ended up returning this product to Sephora, However, if you would like to try it yourself and your skin type you can grab some here for $52.

Ingredients

Pro-Vitamin B5 Humectant: Attracts and boosts moisture content of skin. Pineapple Ceramide: Provides essential hydration and helps visibly improve skin texture and tone. Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer: Helps improve the appearance of fine lines as it delivers long-lasting hydration and free-radical defense. Watermelon Rind/Apple/Lentil Complex: Provides long-lasting hydration and reduces the appearance of fine lines. Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Pentylene Glycol, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Berberis Vulgaris Root Extract, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Coconut Alkanes, Panthenol, Sodium PCA, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Sodium Lactate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Cyclodextrin, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Citric Acid, Chlorphenesin, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.

SPF

Face Oils

ABOUT argan oil

Josie Maran Argan Oil Skin Care Nutritioners 

This kit review is coming soon.

About MaRula oil

Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil 
Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil

I absolutely love Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil! I have skin that is in between dry and oily and so adding more oil to any breakout areas has really helped clear up my skin. Apply this all over your face except for your eyes. You can purchase Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil from Amazon for $72 (worth every penny!).

Ingredients 

Virgin Marula Oil: Hydrates, protects, heals, and rejuvenates the skin; high in antioxidants and omegas 6 and 9. 100% Unrefined Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Kernel Oil.

Face Masks

Pore Control Masks

dR. BRANDT PORES NO MORE VACUUM CLEANER

Dr. Brandt pores no more Vacuum Cleaner Blackhead Extractor Mask

The number one reason I LOVE this Dr. Brant pores no more vacuum cleaner blackhead extractor mask is because you wash it off and not peel it making it pain free! You apply it all over your face besides your eyes and let it sit for 5 minutes. It will dry into a white mask that you can rinse off making your skin feel super soft and eliminates the appearance of your pores. What I did not like about this product is that the tube I bought only gave about two weeks worth of masks and if you don’t use it then you lose the effects. You can purchase some from Amazon for $31.

Ingredients
 Water (Aqua), Silica, Benzyl Alcohol, Triethanolamine, Alcohol Denat., Xanthan Gum, Methyl Lactate, Glycolic Acid, Butylene Glycol, PPG-26 Buteth-26, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Disodium EDTA, Salicylic Acid, Rosa Multiflora Fruit Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, PEG-12 Glyceryl Distearate, PEG-23 Glyceryl Distearate.
Leave in the comments below of what some of your favorite face products are and why!?

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Avoid Chapped Lips with these 4 Types of Lip Products

Avoid Chapped Lips with these 4 Types of Lip Products

Weather can take a toll on your lips! Ouch! Summer can burn your lips. While, Winter is brutal with the cold and dryness meaning chapped and cracked lips if you don’t take preventative measures! After suffering year after year I headed to Sephora and the mall to checked out what I could do to prevent last years mistakes. There’s a few different products you should be using for your lips including lip scrub, chap stick or lip masks, and lip serum.

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Lip Scrubs

Scrubs are amazing for exfoliating your lips and leaving them silky and smooth. I normally use mine in the shower, but if you find a good tasting one like I mention below then its perfect for on the go! With lip care, I always start off with doing a lip scrub first.

Whipped Cherry Bite Lip Scrub
Whipped Cherry Bite Lip Scrub

This Whipped Cherry Bite lip scrub helps exfoliate and condition your lips. It smells wonderful and taste great as well, but is not intended to be swallowed. I take about a teaspoon of the scrub and put it on my lips. I apply it while I am in the shower so that it is easy to rinse off. You can either rub the scrub in with your finger or you can rub your top and bottom lips together move the tiny beads around and exfoliate. I really like the tiny container that this product comes in and the smooth black top. The only thing I have not liked about this product is that the beads are not as prevalent when I apply it to my lips. I would definitely recommend trying this lip scrub. You can check it out here.

Ingredients

-10 Mg Trans-Resveratrol: From vitis vinifera and polygonum cuspidatum.
Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Pistacia Vera (Pistachio) Seed Oil (and) Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil*, Carnauba Wax (And) Beeswax (And) Jojoba Wax*, Aroma (Natural Flavor)*, Prunus Avium (Cherry) Kernel Oil*, Trans-Resveratrol*, Vitis Vinefera (Grapeseed) Oil*, Siraitia Grosvenori (Monk Fruit)*, Ci 75470 (Carmine)*. *Natural.

Lush Sugar Plum Fairy

Lush Sugar Plum Fairy Lip Scrub

Let me just say wow this stuff is tasty!! Which makes it so you can apply it out of the shower on the go! It’s like sugar and it has all the exfoliant that you could possibly want! You can even see in the picture how exfoliant it is. It was sold out three times when I went to the store near me, it is that good!! If you don’t have a lush store around you, you can grab some from LushUSA site or Amazon.

Ingredients

Castor Sugar , Organic Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis) , Sweet Wild Orange Oil (Citrus sinensis) , *Citral , *Limonene , Flavor , Lustre Dust (Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Red 28, Blue 1) . *Occurs naturally in essential oils

Chap Sticks

Chapstick is the next line of defense against windy winter or sunburned lips. It has a thicker texture to it and really aims to moisturize your lips and stays on your lips to protect them with a thin layer of gloss.

Bite agave lip mask

Bite agave lip mask

Bite agave lip mask is so great I bought it in all three colors: Smashed, Champagne , and Natural. The reason it is so great is that it is a super thick and moisturizing formula that you leave on your lips. It is a Sephora exclusive so you can grab some for $26 each from Sephora . (Ingredients are from picture : left to right)

Agave Lip Mask in Smashed Ingredients

Resveratrol: From Vitis Vinifera and Polygonum Cuspidatum.

Lanolin* (Pharma Grade), Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Glyceryl Rosinate*, Agave Tequilana (Blue Agave) Nectar**, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables*, Cera Alba (Beeswax)**, Flavor (Aroma), Siraitia Grosvenorii (Monk Fruit) Extract*, Vanilla Tahitensis (Vanilla) Fruit Extract*, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax*, Hydrogenated Castor Oil *, Trans-Resveratrol*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil**, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract**, Tocopherol *, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract (And) Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract (And) Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850).

* Natural
** Organic

Agave Lip Mask in Champagne Ingredients

-Resveratrol: Acts as an antioxidant equivalent to 15 glasses of red wine.
-Jojoba Oil: Hydrates and heals skin.

Trans-Resveratrol, Lanolin (Pharma Grade), Organic Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Organic Butyrospermum, Parkii (Shea) Butter, Glyceryl Rosinate, Organic Agave Tequilana (Blue Agave) Nectar, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Organic Cera Alba (Beeswax), Flavor, Vanillin, Siraitia Grosvernori (Monk Fruit), Vanilla Tahitensis (Vanilla) Fruit Extract, Organic Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Trans-resveratrol, Vitis Vinefera (Grape) Oil, Tocopherol Acetate, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, and Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, +/- May Contain: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Carmine (CI 75470).

Agave Lip Mask in Natural Ingredients

15 MG Trans-Resveratrol From Vitis Vinifera & Polygonum Cuspidatum, Lanolin (Pharma Grade), Ricinus communic (Castor) Seed Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkll (Shea) Butter*, Glyceryl Rosinate*, Agave Tequilana (Blue Agave) Nectar **, Flavor (Aroma), Siraitia Grosvenorll (Monk Fruit), Vanilla Tahitensis (Vanilla) Fruit Extract, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax*, Hydrogenated Caster Oil *, Transresveratrol*, helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil **, Vitis Vinfera (Grape) Seed Extract**, Tocpherol*, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract (AND) Lonicera Japonica (Honey Suckle) Flower Extract (AND) Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*

Medicated Lip Balms

Furthermore to protect your lips, I would also suggest using Medicated Lip Balm! You shouldn’t apply this more than 4-5 times a day but it really seals in the moisture and helps protect your lips against sunburn and the cold weather. It is also handy to have around incase you forget to apply lip care one day and are left with chapped lips. I really like Blixtex Medicated Lip Balm here and also Eos Medicated Lip Balm here . I like how it makes your lips feel chilled which can be relieving when your lips are soar from being cracked.

Lip Serums

Lip Serums help to super moisturize your lips making them super smooth. This is just like using oils for your hair vs conditioner, except it is for your lips and its serum vs chap stick.

Comments below and what lip products you’ve tried that are different from the ones mentioned above!

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19 Easy Steps to the Perfect Detailed Halloween Skull Look

Halloween Skull Makeup

19 Easy Steps to the Perfect Detailed Halloween Skull Look

Hi! I hope everyone had a good Halloween and wore something fun! This year I went on a Spirit DC “Boo” Cruise. It was a ton of fun! I was trying to figure out a costume for ever and then came up with this the day before! I got pretty lucky since I didn’t do a test run through of it. All the photos below are me going through it the first time! I hope you enjoy 19 Easy Steps to the Perfect Detailed Halloween Skull Look.I have linked products below the step pictures and also at the very bottom.
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Step One:

For Step one I started out with doing my hair first. I will be doing more tutorials on hair later! For now this is just a quick one. Before you curl your hair you want to thoroughly brush through your hair, I used a Conair Round Flat brush that you can purchase here.

Hair brush

Step Two:

  Next, I use a curling wand because my hair is very hard to keep curls. You can purchase the Tool Science Curl 3HD wand here. I find that the high heat really helps my curls last all night long along with the Aussie Mega Hair Spray I live by!

 Curling Iron

Step Three:

Let your curling iron heat up. When your ready to start curling, take about two inches wide worth of hair and curl it around the wand. I suggest going up about halfway (as shown below) when you curl, anymore and I find that it is too curly.

How to Curl Hair

Step Four:

My favorite current hair spray is Aussie Mega Hair Spray (purchase 14 oz spray can here) and my curls last all night long! I only spray at the end, but you can also spray your hair while it is on the curling wand and then spray at the end as well.

Hair Spray

Step Five:

Now comes the fun part! I used Bobby Brown Bronzing Powder in the color Golden Light 1 (here) to start the outline of my face. I created two vertical lines between my eye brows using a Bare Escentuals max coverage concealer brush (here) to sculpt out my cheek bones.

Bronzing for Skull Outline

Step Six:

To create contrast I used a Bare Escentuals Shaping Eye brush (here) with bareMinerals BrowColor auburn powder(here). I’ve been using this brush and powder to do my eyebrows since the 6th grade! It’s the perfect combo! I blended the powder along the top of my eyebrows and underneath my cheek bone lines.

Brow Powder for Skull Outline

Step Seven:

I prepped my eyes for eye-shadow using Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Minor Sin (here) color. Eye-shadow primer really makes your eye-shadow pop and shine! I always recommend using it. The eye-shadow comes with its own applicator in the tube.

Step Eight:

This is the first mac product I have bought and I am in love with it! I used the color Sweet Heat (here) and applied it all over my eye up until my eyebrows. To apply it I ended up using a Satina Beauty 33 Angled Eye Contour Brush (Similar makeup brush kit here).

Mac Eyeshadow

Step Nine:

  Another product that I use every day is the new Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Sundipped Kit (here). It has four amazing colors that make your face really glow!! I was really excited that I got to smother my face in it for halloween! haha. I applied the color Tourmaline above my eyebrows with a Satina Beauty Angled Contour Brush.
Anastasia Sun Dipped Pallet for Skull Makeup

Step Ten:

To really pop my face I used the color Summer from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Sundipped Kit (here) using a Satina Beauty Blush Brush. I applied it across my forehead, down to my nose, under my eyes, above my cheek bone lines, and my chin.

Anastasia Sun Dipped Pallet for Skull Makeup

Step Eleven:

To draw on my skull nose I used L’Oreal Paris The 12 hour infallible Super Slim liquid eyeliner in black(here ). I have had this eyeliner for months now and use it everyday without it running out!! Its magic and a lot cheaper then some other eyeliners out there.

Eyeliner for Skull Nose

Step Twelve:

To cover my lips I tried to use a nude lipstick that I had, but it did not turn my lips light enough. Instead I used Tarte Amazonian clay full coverage foundation in light medium beige (here ). I covered my lips. above my mouth, and my chin using Satina Beauty Foundation Brush. It worked like a charm and stayed on all night event though I drank soda and ate some appetizers! I was honestly shocked at how well my mouth makeup stayed on.

Step Thirteen:

To create the lines on my mouth I once again used bareMinerals Brow Color in auburn (here). and my favorite brush Bare Escentuals shaping eye  (here) . I drew the first line in the middle and then made 3 lines outward on both sides. As you can see the second lines out are curved a little to give more dimension.

Brow Powder for Skull Lips

Step Fifteen:

To make my eyes stand out more I used Suspect color from Naked 2 pallet (here ). I filled the crease of my eye with this color using the brush their Naked 2 Pallet eye-shadow brush.

Naked 2 Pallet for Skull Makeup

Step Sixteen:

I also used the color Busted from Naked 2 pallet (here) to go along the crease of my eye above the crease line that I had just applied.

Naked 2 for Skull Makeup

Step Seventeen:

At the corners of my eyes and below my eyes I used the color Blackheart from Naked 3 pallet (here). I pulled the line all the way to the end of my eyebrows. I also darkened my eyebrows using Blackheart.

Naked 3 Pallet for Skull Makuep

Step Eighteen:

I applied L’Oreal Paris The 12 hour infallible Super Slim liquid eyeliner in black (here) on the top of my eyes and did a small wing on the ends.

 Naked 3 Pallet for Skull Makeup

Step Twenty:

I used the color Darkside from Naked3 Pallet (here) to darken the area above my brows along the vertical lines. I also went down my nose again to outline it a little bit more.

Naked 2 Pallet for Skull Makeup

Step Twenty-One:

Lastly I applied YSL Babydoll mascara volume effect (here) in black to my eyelashes to finish off my look.

Mascara for Skull Makeup

Done!!

 Products Used:

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