Sunday, May 24, 2015

Eye Makeup of the Day #3

Hello Readers : )

This is a very easy and neutral eye makeup look, perfect for work or school : )

First, I used an eyeshadow base. I like Mac's paint pot in Painterly, but Milani's eyeshadow primer is also good.

Next, I lightly dusted the light green (from E.l.f's Brightening Eye Color quad in Teal Dream) along the lid before going in with the gray shimmer shade.

Then I applied the white shade in the inner corners and below my eyebrows.

The brushes I used are E.l.f's Professional Blending eye brush and Sonia Kashuk 109.

I used the E.l.f brush to apply the green shade along the lid and also along the lower lash line. I used Sonia Kashuk's brush to apply the gray shade.

I then applied Kat von D's tattoo liner in trooper and the L'Oreal's Butterfly mascara.

Thank you for reading : ) 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Top 5 Favorite Lip Stains

Hello Readers : )

Lips stains are my most used lip product mainly for how long they last on the lips versus a lipstick or lipgloss. So here are my top five favorite lip stains.
First, there is Revlon's Just Bitten Lipstain+Balm in Flame and in Desire. The balm end of the product doesn't last very long, as I no longer am able to use it now, and I've had these products for over two years. The balms either fell out, melted, or got squished down. However, the stain is amazing. It lasts quite well on the lips, and the color is very pigmented. The Desire shade is more of a "your-lips-but-better" while Flame is a hot coral-red shade that is perfect for summer. The lipstains are not drying at all and can be used with or without the use of a balm.

Next, there is Revlon's Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Crush. This is a more satin stain compared to the more matte stains mentioned above. It smells like mint toothpaste which is not bad at all, and feels very nice on the lips. I love this lipstain because although it is glossier, it isn't sticky, and is a beautiful, pigmented plum color, perfect for nighttime. : )

Next, I love NYC Smooch Proof Lipstain in Berry Long Time. This is a very simple stain, and provides a deep mauve plum color. Not much else to say, as it is similar to Revlon's lipstain + balm.

Lastly, I love the Balm's Stainiac lipstain in Beauty Queen. This has a very weird texture, and can be odd when applying it, but after a few coats applied, and a few seconds for it to dry, it is a beautiful "your lips but better" lipstain. It does have an odd smell, but I find this is the best lipstain that allows for multiple ranges in opaqueness. You can apply this very sheer or build it up, which is not something I found in the other lipstains.

Left to Right: Revlon's Lipstain + Balm in Flame, Desire, Revlon's Kissable Balm Stain in Crush, NYC Lipstain in Berry Long Time, and Stainiac lipstain in Beauty Queen

I hope this was helpful, please leave a comment below, and I hope you have a lovely day  : ) 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Eye Makeup of the Day #2

Hello Readers : )

This was the makeup I wore last week, only now  being able to write a post about it.
Its a very spring look with some light purples (as you will read on, I didn't use all the colors pictured).

First, I applied a base (not pictured). I used Mac's Painterly paint pot and then took my face powder (Rimmel Stay Matte in 003 Natural) to set it.

Secondly, I applied the lilac shade in the Revlon Illuminance Creme Shadow palette in 711 Black Magic. This is a cream shadow, as the name says and I used my finger to apply this along my lid. This is not a great cream eyeshadow on its own, but using it for the color and for the powder eyeshadow to stick on is great.

I then applied the light pink shimmery shadow from the Almay Intense i-color trio in 404 Smoky-i for greens all over the lid and under the brow bone. Next, I applied Almay's Softies Eyeshadow in 140 Vintage Grape into the crease for some definition. However, it is not very pigmented and I needed to dip my brush into the shadow a couple of times to achieve the definition I wanted.

Those were all the shadows I used in this look. The three other cream eyeshadows from the Revlon palette are okay; the black is great to line my eyes but does need to be set with a black eyeshadow as its rather wet and won't set and dry very well, and isn't very black. For the white and silver shade, I haven't found a use for other then to highlight the inner corners of my eyes if I needed to.

The other two shadows from the Almay Trio I also didn't use but only because I didn't need them and the main shade was too warm for the look I was going for. They are however really good eyeshadows. The trio I used is for green eyes, but I have brown, and I love it, so I don't think it really matters. Be aware however that in the picture of the trio on the website where you can buy it, the pink shadow on top looks cooler than it actually is and the main shadow is looks purple rather than red.

After the eyeshadow was done I applied my usual Kat Von D Tattoo Liner and Mac's Zoom Lash Mascara.

 Thank you for reading : )

Saturday, May 2, 2015

April Favorites

 Hello Readers!
This month as been okay when it comes to makeup. I don't have that many 'new' favorites, other than three products that are from Birchbox, but I did really love them. I do have some non-beauty favorites as well. : ) 

Beauty Favorites 

Its a 10 Miracle leave-in plus Keratin Conditioner 
I received this leave-in conditioner in a birchbox and it is the best one I have ever used. Although it is expensive, its just beyond fab. I apply it on damp hair, all over, and then brush it in. It makes my hair amazingly soft and if I go to bed right after applying it, I wake up with not only soft hair, but hair that is not frizzy, and when straightened, looks amazing. I highly recommend buying the smaller size just to see, as the full size is rather expensive.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel 
I received this brow gel in my birchbox and I love it. Its clear, but doesn't leave any sort of obvious product on my brows. It keeps my brows in place and I have that it keeps my brows looking good, as I need them to since I wear glasses.

Cargo Blush Los Cabos 
I also received this product in my birchbox, and its a gorgeous, bright coral blush color. Its shimmery but absolutely beautiful and I like to apply a little amount with an angled brush along my cheekbones and apples of my cheeks and then I blend it all in. Its gorgeous and provides the perfect summer color to my cheeks.

Wet 'n' Wild Coloricon "Reserve your Cabana" highlighter 
This is actually more of a highlighter for my fair skin and is super gorgeous. Its not as shimmery as the very popular Mary-Lou Manizer by theBalm, but it is very gorgeous.

Forever 21 Makeup Brush
 This is the brush I love to apply my highlighter with as its very soft and doesn't hold a lot of product, therefore allowing a very light hand. This is also really great for very pigmented blush. Its available in multiple designs at Forever 21 and is very inexpensive which is fantastic. :)

Mac Eyeshadow in Satin Taupe
This eyeshadow is the best shimmery eyeshadow ever because it can be applied all over the lip, in the crease, and below the lower lashes and looks absolutely amazing. Its sort of a taupe and a purple color and makes my brown eyes pop from behind my glasses which is always nice.

Non-Beauty Favorites 

TV Shows:

Orphan Black

Season 3 came back on April 18th and it is still amazing! I love the diversity in the characters and Tatiana Maslany's talent is just beyond amazing. I don't want to give too much away but if you did not know, its a show about clones, particularly one named Sarah Manning who, in season one, finds out she's a clone, and so season one was sort of about her, and these clones and why they are clones. Season two was more about the company behind the creation of the clones and Season three is more about that, with some new elements and new characters added. Its an amazing show, and I highly recommend it. : )

This show is available on netflix, and after seeing so much of it on tumblr, I looked into it and decided to watch it. I'm only four episodes in as each episode is about an hour long, but I am really loving it. Its about a blind lawyer named Matt Murdock who lives in Hell's Kitchen, New York, and he fights crime, or anyone whose disrupting his city at night. Its really really good so far and I highly recommend it.

*Both these shows mentioned are for mature audiences.*

Music: Marina and the Diamonds Froot 

This album came out in March and for the past month, I have been listening to it non-stop. I love all the songs, its Marina's third album and I love it as much as I love her other two. There's something about her music, it just always means something to me.

My favorite songs on her new album are Froot, Can't Pin Me Down, Savages, Immortal, Blue, Better than That, I'm a Ruin, and Solitaire.

 Movie: Kingsman: The Secret Service

This movie was so good! Colin Firth-oh my god! I was really impressed with this movie. It had action and humor, and was really well written and directed. The actors were all amazing and the whole thing with Eggsy and the pug was really adorable! : )

the trailer

That is it, for my April Favorites. What were some of your favorites this month? Comment below : )