Thursday, July 30, 2015

Vacation/Holiday Makeup

Hello Readers!

I'm going on a vacation for a few days and thought I'd quickly show what makeup I'll be bringing. : )

Because it will be rather hot out and I'll be staying on a boat, I decided to forgo foundation, and just bring E.L.F's Maximum Coverage Concealer because it feels light on the skin, but is great at covering up my redness and any blemishes I may have. I'm bringing my Rimmel Stay Matte powder to set my makeup, and The Body Shop's liquid highlighter and Honey Bronzer to have a very summery glow. To had a very warm coral color to the cheeks, I'm bringing a small sample size I got from Birchbox of theBalm's Hot Mama Blush.

For the eyes, I'm keeping it simple and just bringing an e.l.f eyelid primer, and Rimmel's Scandal Eyes Shadow Paint in Rich Russet, which is a warm, shimmery brown/mauve shade.
I'm also bringing Maybelline Pumped up Colossal Mascara for some volume and Jordana Fabu-liner because it's cheap, and easy to use, and it's not the blackest eyeliner, so it won't be very dramatic looking while lying in the sun. : )

For brushes, I keeping it simple with just a Real Techniques powder brush.

And that is all I'm bringing on my vacation, I hope you all have a lovely weekend.  : )

Thank you for reading!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Summer Lip Products

Hello Readers : )

Summer is now and so and its the perfect time to pull out the bright, fun lip colors! : )

For a night out, or simply keeping it classy, a red lip is always the best. Here are some that are my favorite : )

Revlon's Super Lustrous Lipstick in 440 Cherries in the Snow
Despite the name, this is a gorgeous, classic red. Like most of Revlon's lip products, this feels amazing on the lips, fades evenly, and applies easily. This red is a cool toned, true red with a slight pink undertone that would look great on all skin tones.  Its a great red for anytime of the summer. ^.^

For a more brighter red, try Revlon's Super Lustrous Lipstick in 830 Rich Girl Red.
This is a brighter, more sheer red, and more warm than the cherries in the snow one. It has the same texture, but is sure, while the other one is more pigmented. It gives off a glossier look, while the darker one is more satiny.

For a much more orange shade, try Chosungah22 Flavorful lipstick in Jello Orange. This is a true orange color, with a slight yellow undertone. This lipstick can be quite bright, and so blotting the lips after application will sheer out the color, but also take away the unflattering glossy sheen when too much product is applied. Blotting your lips will also give it more of a stain appearance, with looks very fun and summer-y. : )

The next two shades are from the same line of lipsticks, and that is L'Oreal's Color Riche lipsticks in 171 Pink Cashmere and 175 Violet Chiffon. Both apply sheer with build-able color and are very easy to apply to the lips. The pink cashmere one is much cooler in tone than the packaging suggest, but is a beautiful pink with blue undertones. The violet one, although a rather cool purple on the packaging, is actually a very true lilac purple. Its very fun but because its sheer, is very wearable and my favorite out of these two. 

Next, for a more pigmented cool-toned pink, try Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm in Pixi Pink. Its a very fun pink color for summer, and is very easy to apply, given it is a lip balm.

For a more purple toned lip balm, try Almay's Smart Shade Butter Kiss in Berry-Light. I did a more in-depth review here.

For a lip product that would last through a very hot day, try Mirenesse Mattifinity Lip Rouge in 8. Sydney.
This is actually really easy to apply, though I do suggest giving it some time to dry so it can set and won't budge. The color is a very dark magenta, with a slight red tone. Its cool, its bright, and its perfect for summer nights :D


Revlon's Super Lustrous lipgloss in 225, Berry Allure is a very glossy, bright purple with warm pink undertones. I its a gloss, but is not sticky, and is a glossier version of the Mirenesse lip rouge, but with a more purple tone to it. This can be worn sheer, or build up for more intensity.

Lastly, for a 'barely there' kind of makeup day, there is Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Opal. This is a beautiful medium nude shade, with slight gold shimmer. Worn for the day, or out at night with a smokey eye, this lipgloss is the perfect summer lip product. : )

So, those are the lip products I recommend for summer, thank you reading!  : )