Sunday, April 27, 2014

Too Faced A La Mode - Light pinky daytime eye look

I created a daytime look using the new A La Mode Palette From Too Faced!

I previously reviewed it here.

Monday, April 21, 2014

BareMinerals Liquid Foundation Review!

I am super excited to do this review!  I've been testing BareMinerals new serum foundation for close to two weeks now so I feel I have a good handle on how it will perform.  There will be before/after pictures below but I think this review is worth the read if you have the time!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Give me matte or give me death!

Lately I've been thinking about how much my preference in makeup has changed since I first starting wearing it.  I should probably clarify I don't count my pastel blue eye shadow phase in middle school or my super black eyeliner 'just-on-my-bottom-waterline-tyvm' phase.  I'm just counting the past few years that I've been interested in all aspects of makeup and my thirst for knowledge in learning new trends and new ways to apply things.  

I was probably about 20 or 21 when I started wearing makeup seriously.  It started with glittery eye shadows.  Holy crap if it had glitter in it I LOVED it.  At the time there were two finishes to eye shadows.  Glitter and everything else.  I didn't understand the concepts of frost or matte.  I didn't realize the different effects and looks I could get by combining different finishes!

Now that I've experimented with a lot more, I find myself really loving matte shadows.  The only problem is I find them to be more limited as far as the amount you get in palette's.  I have found some full matte palettes (shown below), and I LOVE them. 

I love all matte looks.  Eyes look soft and velvety.  The only complaint I have is matte shadows are a little harder to work with.  They're either to chalky or powdery.  I especially find them harder to blend out. I also want more vibrant colors.  Despite the problems though, they are still at the top of my finishes list (for now).

Here's a few of my favorite all matte palettes:

Back Row: BareMinerals A Vision in Velvet,
Middle Row L-R: Tarte Mattenificent, Too Faced Matte Eye,
Front Row L-R: Urban Decay Basics, Stila In the Know

A BareMinerals 'A Vision in Velvet'(not exactly a palette but whatever), Tarte's 'Mattenficient' palette, Too Faced 'Matte Eye' Palette, Stila 'In the Know', and Urban Decay 'Basics' Palette.

I also LOVE matte lips.  Like holy cannoli.  Kat Von D's Everlasting love lipstick has an AMAZING finish. I just wish I could get my hands on more colors!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Smashbox X Santigold - Apocolypse Now Palette Eye Look

I created this eye look using the Smashbox X Santigold palette in "Apocolypse Now"

For this look I used the green color on the left of the palette all over the lid.
I used the right brownish/eggplant shade in the crease.  
I added a smidgen of the right eye color on the out portion of the lid.  
The left eye was lightly patted for a highlight and a little extra glitter on the lid.
I finished this off with the center matte blue, applied wet as a liner.