A tutorial for this fun and summery look will be up this week!
So, I’m stuck. I love making makeup tutorials to teach and show different techniques or just show how I do my favorite looks… But I need your help! Tell me which type of tutorial you prefer- Video or Photo tutorials? I have done both in the past, I really love doing both.
Would you like to see a mix of the two on here, only videos, or only photos? If I do a video tutorial, when you open the post to the video would you like to see photos of each product I used in the video with a link?
I want to work on growing my blog more and growing my YouTube channel, but I need your help to let me know what type of content you want to see and what format you prefer!
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Hi! So, I decided to do something different than my everyday tutorials today. While we were at Walmart we somehow made our way to the cosmetics section, surprise surprise! In those isles of products, I was on the hunt for a mask. So when I found this one, I was pretty excited to give it a try. In the isle, I convinced Jake to try it out with me for a review that night and he seemed to be pretty excited too! We made it home and sat down to start the picture taking process, and things just got funny. So, I’m apologizing now for the lack of my usual awesome quality pictures! But, here ya go. A review of the ELF Hydrating Bubble Mask!
This is the bottle. As you can see, it’s a decent sized bottle. It’s just a little strange because the white bit at the top is a button. You push it down to get the product out, which I both like and don’t. It’s an awesome concept at keeping the ingredients as fresh as they can be and not contaminating the product, but it’s still a bit of a pain to have to push the product through the top.
When it’s first applied, this is how it looks. It’s white and it almost immediately starts to bubble or foam.
The first picture is still it not fully foamed up, the second is about as much as it foamed.
So, let’s talk about the product!
Me: I liked the way the product is packaged for the reasons I earlier stated. I didn’t like that you had to work rather quickly to get the product off the top to the face before it started foaming. Since it starts to bubble pretty quickly, you don’t have a lot of time to blend the product around on your face without disturbing the already bubbled product. I really loved the scent, it was a fresh, sweet smell.
Jake: He thought it was “itchy” around the nose because of the bubbles. Since it’s a carbonated mask and foams up, it makes your nose feel like you have an itch. Because of that, we both kept messing with it around our noses so the product wasn’t really that useful. He also really liked the smell.
It left both of our skin feeling and looking very refreshed, soft and hydrated. It did everything it claimed it would do. Overall, I’d say for the price, the experience, and the performance I’d recommend it if you’ve been wanting to try out a carbonated mask, or if you just like to use masks. I think it would be a fun and inexpensive thing to do at a sleepover or spa night! We both liked it enough to use it again. Get yours here!
Hi everyone! So, as I’m sure most of you know I recently started selling Younique make up. Today I wanted to show you all that you can achieve 2 different looks using one palette! I’m doing a daytime look and a more dramatic, night time look. But, before getting into this tutorial I want to make a quick disclaimer! Just because I sell all of these products doesn’t mean I’m going to lie about the way I feel about them. So, this will be a 100% honest tutorial, like all my others, regarding these products. If you’re interested in learning how to achieve these 2 looks, keep reading!
Starting out with skin, I’m using the Divine Daily Moisturizer then the Uplift Eye Serum. This will help your primer and foundation go on smoother. I’m then using the Glorious Face & Eye Primer. This primer ROCKS. It’s has a very “slippy” texture, which is great for smoothing the skin and filling in the pores. If large pores is a problem or insecurity for you, definitely check out this primer! It’s awesome. I have dry skin, so my skin can have dry patches or texture, a primer like this will really help mask any unwanted textures and will let your foundation look amazing.
*product not pictured here* I’m now putting on the Touch Mineral Liquid Foundation. I only had a one time sample of this product, and it was a very small sample so I feel I couldn’t get an accurate representation of how the product will normally preform. With that being said, since the sample was so small it didn’t give me as much coverage as I would have liked, BUT, it still gave incredible coverage with a lightweight feel. So, if you’re interested in having a full coverage foundation that really helps cover all imperfections on your skin, give this one a try. It’s also very smoothing and dries down to a somewhat powder finish, which means you don’t have to use a powder to set it. If you do tend to get oily throughout the day, taking blotting papers or your pressed powder with you throughout the day will help you get rid of any shine.
I’m using Moodstuck Addiction Shadow Palette for the entire look and the highlight on the cheeks. For this tutorial, I’m showing you two different looks you can achieve. One for day time, and the other for night time. The awesome thing though, is you don’t have to take off any product to achieve the nighttime look, so it’s great for going from work to a night out without having to take off and reapply any make up. So, let’s get started!
First, I’m going in with the color Elated in the palette. This is a light creamy yellow color that’s very similar to my skin tone. If you’re any darker, you can use your face powder for this since this palette doesn’t have a darker highlight shade for dark skin tones. But, a face powder will work just the same! This color has a decent pigmentation, but nothing outstanding which is good for a highlight color. If you have a color that is too rich in pigmentation, it can start to get difficult to work with. So, a color that is pigmented but still sheer enough to work with is what you want.
Next, in the crease I’m using the color Chipper. It’s a matte light warm brown shade and I’m using that in the crease. You want to put matte colors in the crease because that will help deepen your eyes, which is what you want. If you put a shimmery color in your crease, it will reflect light and not look “deep” and that defeats the purpose of applying shadow in your crease. This color has rich pigmentation, so barely dip your brush in and make sure to tap off any excess product to make sure there isn’t any fall out or goes on too strong. I LOVE the matte shades in this palette!
I’m then going in with the color Sincere, a shimmery champange-y color, all over the lid. I’m using the Angled Shadow/Sponge brush for this. I’m using the sponge side since it will help pack color on better. This color is great. The shimmer is milled very finely so it doesn’t have chunks of glitter in it, which is what I personally don’t like. I prefer this type of shimmer. Since the product is finely milled, it’s very creamy and pigmented. It’s my favorite shimmer in the palette.
I’m then going in with a dark matte brown shade, this is called Forthright. This is most definitely my favorite color in the whole palette. It’s the perfect creamy matte brown that’s easy to blend and an effortless color. For this I’m using the Angled side of the brush to place this in the outer corner and in the outside of the crease. I’m then using a fluffy crease brush to blend the color out. Again, you want a matte color for the outer corner usually so you can have a deeper look without having anything reflect light.
With a small, thin angled brush I’m using Chipper to fill my brows in completely. I’m then going in with Forthright to fill in the outer part of the brow and the underpart to help define it more and make it a little more dramatic. Use a spoolie, or brow brush, to comb through the brows to help disperse the product through the brows more evenly.
I’m then mixing the yellowy gold and champagne-y silver color in the palette for my face highlight. These colors are Brassy and Sincere. I loved this highlight combo, the only problem I had with it was a personal preference and that was that Brassy has chunks of glitter in it. Like I said earlier, it’s not what I usually like in a shadow or highlight. I really love finally milled shadows that have no glitter in them. But, I did really like this highlight combo! I used it on the tops of the cheekbones, nose, and cupids bow.
I forgot to take a photo of this, but I’m using the mineral blush Scandalous. I’m using this on the sides of the cheeks. It’s a very pigmented blush since it’s a mineral based blush. It’s a good and bad thing. It’s awesome because it’s soft and pigmented like crazy, the negative to that is that it’s VERY pigmented. So, with a very light hand, pick the blush up on your brush and tap off the excess or press in onto the back of your hand to help get rid of extra pigment. I’m skipping bronzer today, but if you love your bronzer, Younique has some really amazing bronzers, so definitely check them out.
I thought the eyes needed a little something else, so I used Forthright as a liner for the eyes. I winged it out for this, but if you’re not comfortable with a wing, skip it! Also, as a tip, if you dampen your angled brush and dip it in the shadow it’ll intensify your shadow and make it almost like a gel or liquid liner. If you do this, make sure it’s not soaking wet, only damp. If you introduce too much liquid to your eyeshadow, you could ruin it. So, just a little bit of dampness on your brush and dipped into the edge of your shadow will make it like a liner.
For mascara, I’m using the Moodstuck 3D Fiber Lashes+. This comes in a cute little pouch so you can keep the two mascara’s together! So, there are 2 tubes. What you do is load up your lashes with the gel and before it dries use the fibers! Make sure not to use a ton of fibers because they will fall in your eyes and irritate them, so just a little bit. Then use the gel again to seal the fibers in and it’ll help add a TON of length and volume to your lashes without making them clumpy or spidery. As a quick tip, if you happen to touch your mascara to your skin wait until it’s dried to wipe it away. If you do it while it’s still wet, it’ll just smear it everywhere and make a mess. So, by waiting until it’s dried to roll it off with a Q-Tip, you’ll avoid smearing your eyeshadow and it won’t make a mess. It’l just flake right off. ALSO, don’t pump your mascara. It doesn’t add any more product to it. All it does is push air into the tube causing your mascara to dry out quicker. So, avoid pumping the wand in the tube. Before you take the wand completely out, just twist it around to add more product to the wand. If you have to dip the wand again, dip it and twist, don’t pump! 🙂
For lips today, I’m using 2 products. I’m using the StiffUpper Lip Lip Stain in the color Sappy. It’s a deep berry color, which I love. I really love love LOVE the Lip Stains. They’re great. They last all day, they’re insanely pigmented AND they don’t dry your lips out. They also don’t have a nasty taste that some lip stains can have. They don’t go on patchy either. I really love these lip stains. So, I really recommend that if you’re going to buy only one thing from the line it be the lip stains. They’re awesome! For my gloss today I’m using the Lucrative Lip Gloss in the color Lethal. I’m someone who doesn’t like lipgloss. I don’t like that the can be sticky. But, these are actually really great. They aren’t sticky…at all! They also make my lips feel hydrated. It feels like your wearing a very lightweight lip balm. If you can buy two things from the line, the lip stain and the lip gloss. Most defiantly. They don’t have a taste or really a scent, so that’s really great. I hate when lip products have overwhelming scents that can make it nauseating to wear. These do not do that. They really are great products. Totally check them out!
This is the first look. I really love it for every day wear. It’s light and fresh looking so it doesn’t look too heavy for work or school. But, if it’s Friday night and your friends want to go out after work, I’m going to show you a second eye look that you can do with the same palette and just a couple of brushes!
I’m using the color Forthright on the inner corner of the eye and outer corner. I’m then connecting them in the crease and leaving the center of the lid bare. This is called a “sandwich smokey eye” because you sandwich a light color between a dark color.
I’m then using Chipper to blend the crease out. Don’t forget to blend! Blending the crease out will help the finished look look more put together.
I’m then using the color Swanky, a true gold shade, on the bare part of the lid. I’m also using it on the inner part of the lower lash line and Forthright on the outer part of the lower lash line. Lastly, I’m using the color Sincere on the center of the gold to add a little more dimension and a little extra POP.
I’m then using Forthright on my brow brush to fill my brows in a little darker to make the look a little more dramatic. And that’s it for the second look for night! I kept the rest of the face the same since it still tied everything together. If you wanted, you could make the lips a little lighter, but I really like the berry color.
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Hi everyone! For today’s look I wanted to do something classic with a modern twist. Today we’re doing a winged liner and red lips. So, go get your products and let’s start!
My skin has been acting weird lately, so ignore the redness and blemishes. You’re going to want to start out with a freshly washed face and moisturize your skin! For this, I’m using my Ultra Repair Cream from First Aid Beauty. This is a thick moisturizer that is great for my dry skin. I’m also using my Aquaphor Lip Repair lip balm, but your favorites of each will work. Ideally, after moisturizing your skin, it would need to sit for about 20-30 minutes so it’s completely absorbed before applying your foundation. But, since most people can’t just sit around waiting for their moisturizer to sink in, I’m going to do my eyebrows first.
Doing your brows first allow you to use concealer to clean them up. This “carves” the brows out making them look very defined. Concealer also helps conceal any unwanted hairs that haven’t been plucked. I’m using my Anastasia DipBrow in soft brown with the #12 brush. I’m then using my Younique Cream Shadow brush and Revlon ColorStay concealer to clean up around the brows. Finally, I’m finishing everything off with my Anastasia clear brow gel. This stuff is like glue! It’s not sticky, but it does “glue” your hairs in place all day to keep them tamed and looking sharp. Any excess concealer left over on your hand or palette is used on the eye lid to prime it. You could also use an eye primer for this, but I find concealer works just as well.
I’m going in with a large, fluffy eyeshadow brush with a skin tone color, Truth, from my Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette. This sets the concealer we just put all over our eyelids. A face powder works just as well if you can’t find an eyeshadow that matches your skin tone.
I’m then going in with my Make Up Forever Liquid Eyeliner pen. This is a felt tip pen which is easier for me to work with. There’s a million different eyeliners on the market, so you just have to find one that works for you! I’m doing a winged liner today, I’ll have an in depth tutorial coming up soon about how to get the perfect winged liner. Normally, “classic” makeup looks with winged liner is fairly thin. Today I decided to make it a little thicker today, which gives it the “modern” twist. A good guideline when doing winged liner is to follow your lower lash line up towards to corner of your brow.
I find that doing any eyeshadow is easier after I’ve already done the wing because if I need to correct anything with makeup remover and a Q-tip it won’t disturb any eyeshadow work. If you’re going to do a very dramatic eyeshadow look, though, do the eyeshadow first. But, for today, we’re just using a neutral brown in the crease. For this I’m using the shade “Tyranny” from the Pulp Fiction palette from Urban Decay. I’m then using a white shade with a small brush on the lid and inner corner.
For primers today I’m using 2 different ones! Yes, 2. It’s a bit excessive, I get that, but I’ve done this for a few days now and I’m really liking the combo. So, I’m using a pore filling primer from Younique. This has a slippy texture to it, so it’s going to fill your pores in and allow your foundation to sit beautifully on the skin and not sink into any pores and exaggerate them. I’m then using my L’oreal Magic Lumi primer all over the face. This is an illuminating primer so it’ll give your skin a dewy finish. I have dry skin, so I’m all about that glo!
Ignore how GHOSTLY I look. I’m using my NARS Sheer Glow foundation. It’s a pretty great foundation for those who have dry skin, like myself. It says it’s a glow foundation, but I don’t really see any glow with it so that’s why I used an illuminating primer. I’m using my Revlon ColorStay concealer and my NYX HD Finishing Powder. Now, let me take a minute here to just complain about how much I HATE this powder. It leaves my face looking too cakey every time I use it. It leaves a white cast on my face. It does make my skin FEEL smooth, but it doesn’t look smooth AT ALL. It’s not my favorite powder and today, for some reason, it really sent me over the edge of hatred. So, I ran out and bought a new powder. But, it’s just powder at the end of the day. It’s not the end of the world.
Mascara! If you’ve seen any of my previous tutorials you already know what mascara I always use. TooFaced Better Than Sex mascara. It’s my all time favorite, if you haven’t used it yet, why? Why haven’t you? GO. GO NOW TO SEPHORA. GO. BUY IT. Anyway, it’s my favorite mascara. I find that it gives me enough UMPH to not need falsies. Moving on tooooooo the face!
Please ignore the dry patches and powderiness you’re seeing in these pictures. It’s from the NYX powder. GAH. Anyway, I’m using the bomb.com Champagne Pop by Becca cosmetics in collaboration with Jaclyn Hill. I’m then using my double stack palette with a dark blush. I’m using this on the sides of the cheeks, somewhat like a bronzer. I’ve been really into this look lately. Which is a very 80’s look, but I’m into it.
So, for my lips I’m going BOLD. I’m doing a red lip. Red lips are so fussy, they’re the winged liner of the lips. If your lips aren’t feeling it, red lips aren’t going to work. But, work at it. Unfortunately, I didn’t have my red lipliner. It was somewhere in my kit and being a lazy lazy, I didn’t want to dig it out. So, I WINGED it. Ha. Anyway, I’m using Outlaw by Kat Von D. It’s a matte liquid lipstick, so this is going to stay forever on your lips. I’m then going in with a MAC lip crayon as my lipliner. It was probably not the smartest idea since it’s thick, but oh well. It still worked out. For any type of bold lip of any color, you’ll need to probably clean the edges up with concealer an a brush. I’m using the same concealer/brush combo that I used on my brows. This does a couple things. It obviously cleans up the lines to help them not look so wobbly bobbly. It ALSO highlights around the lips making the color POP even more.
Lastly I’m spraying my Breath of Fresh Air toner water from lush on the face. This isn’t a finishing or setting spray. It’s just going to help take care of the powderiness and cakiness, which isn’t cute. So. Spray yo face, girl. (or boy. :))
BONUS!! Hair tutorial!
Honestly, this is the easiest up do in the history of up dos. But, since this is a “classic” look, I decided I wanted to wear a bandana. And, I also decided I wanted to show you how I do it. So! Here it goes.
You’ll need a hair tie. And some hair. Mine happens to be wild and crazy today. (And every other day of my life.)
First, start by pulling all of your hair up to the top of your head. You can use a brush to smooth it out if you want, but I like the messy look, and I’m lazy, so I don’t use a brush to get it flat against my head.
Once it’s all on top of your head, you’re going to throw all of your hair forward in front of your face. Then put the hair tie on like you’re going to do a pony tail. BUT, before you loop it the first time, you aren’t going to pull your hair all the way through. Leave the ends in the tie. Then loop it for a second time (or how ever many times you need to depending on your hair). The ends will be hanging out around your forehead. That’s what ya want.
You’re then going to pull on your bun a little bit until it’s completely circled around your head. Then move the ends around the bun until it’s t your liking. Also, pull a few pieces out around your face. Now, you can totally stop here and call it a day, but if you want to add a bandana, here’s how I do it.
I like to cut my bandana’s from corner to corner because I find them easier to fold this way, and it also makes them less thick.
I then fold it up until it’s a long regtangularish piece of cloth. I usually leave the little corner down until I put it on the back of my head.
I put the corner down on the back base of my head and then wrap the bandana around my head.
Then I double knot the tie, and that’s it! You can tuck the tail pieces in if you want, but I don’t really care either way. I mess with the ends of my hair stick out and move the bun a little over the tie. I also like to leave my ears tucked in the bandana. Not for any particular reason other than I just do.
That’s the finished look! It’s a modern-ish take on a classic look! I hope you all enjoyed. See you in the next tutorial. Have a great day!
Today, I am doing a tutorial for make up for glasses! I normally don’t wear make up when I wear my glasses because they’re usually a sign of a lazy day or bedtime or tired/irritated eyes for me. But, I know the few times that I’m too lazy to put my contacts in and I have to look somewhat presentable, this is usually the type of look I go for! If you’re wanting to learn how to do make up for when you wear your glasses, keep reading!
Starting with a clean face, I moisturized with my First Aid Beauty moisturizer. For foundation today I decided to use my NARS Sheer Glow Foundation. This is a great option if you have dry skin, or what a thin foundation. If you have really oily skin, I’d stay away. It’s a “glowy” foundation, so if you’re oily it’ll leave your face looking like an oil slick by the end of the day. I’ve noticed this foundation sets pretty well and isn’t tacky, so I just use the powder on the lids, right under the eye, inner corner, and a bit on the jawline to sharpen the bronzer later. (TIP: use a very thin layer of foundation around your nose where your glasses will sit. If you put too much foundation on, it will be rubbed off by your glasses. If they sit on your cheeks, also use a thin layer of foundation or use a thicker layer of colored powder in that area. You could bring the powder with you also for touch-ups throughout the day.)
Today I’m using my Urban Decay Pulp Fiction palette, it was limited edition, but any neutral palette or shadows work just the same.
First, I’m using the shade “Righteous” all over the lid to the brow. It’s a flesh tone color on me. You could use another shadow that’s similar to your skin tone, or just your face powder!
Next, on a fluffy crease brush I used a light warm brown color in the crease. I really blended it out so it was very defused and there were no harsh lines. Then, on a smaller flat brush I used a dark neutral brown shade and focused it in the crease. This darkens it and makes the eyes look deeper. I then used a fluffier flat brush with the same shade and very lightly blended the dark color out. I finished it off by blending the edges with the fluffy brush with leftover light brown shadow on it (meaning, I didn’t dip my brush back into the eyeshadow I just used what was left over on the brush).
I used a small flat brush with a matte black eyeshadow and focused that in the crease, mainly on the outer corner. Be careful to not touch the lash line or bring the color too low on the lid. You want the lid to still be very light. (TIP: if your glasses MAGNIFY your eyes, you can get away with bringing the darker colors down and not making the lid so light. Focusing the dark colors in the crease and keeping the lid light will make your eyes look larger. So, if your eyes already look large with your glasses, put the black in the outer V of your eye. You can also go heavier handed with your colors since your eyes will be behind a frame and lenses.)
I’m using a white all over the lid with my Younique double ended brush. Take it up to the crease. This will make your eyes look larger and brighter. Like I said earlier, if your glasses magnify your eyes, don’t extend the white all the why to the outer corner.
I used my large Tarte brush to wipe away any excess powder around my face.
I then used my black liner on the tightline. Only use it here if your glasses don’t make your eyes larger. If they do, you can use the black all the way around your eyes. This will make them appear smaller. That’s optional though. The black on the tightline will make your lashes look thicker and your lash line darker.
Next, Better Than Sex mascara! I’d avoid using falsies for this look if you’re going to wear your glasses, obviously. You know your lashes always hit your lenses, so falsies would make that worse.
Now, to bring some color back to the face. I’m using NARS Laguna Bronzer on the permitter of the face and NARS Orgasm blush. I’m then using Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop on a fan brush for my highlighter on the tops of the cheekbones, tip of the nose, inner corner and upper lip.
I like bright lips with glasses, so I’d use a red or pink. Since the eyes or so neutral, any color on the lips works. I also think bright colors brighten the face, and it looks nice with glasses. For the lips today, I decided to use a lip stain by Younique (order yours from my store!) I also used a nude lipliner to slightly overdraw my upper lip.
Here’s the look without the glasses! I’d say bright lips and bold brows are the way to go with glasses. Brows help frame your face without your glasses, but with your glasses if you don’t fill them in or fill them in too lightly, they get lost and something looks off. So adding a heavier hand with your eyebrows and eyeshadows will help your eyes stand out behind your glasses.
Here’s the look with glasses! I decided to use my black framed glasses for this look, but with neutral colors, any colored frames work! I’d avoid contouring the nose for this look also. If you did, it would draw too much attention to the nose and that would be the first thing that would be noticed. I hope this was helpful for glasses-wearers out there! Thanks for reading! 🙂
I decided to do something different so I made a video about how to wear full face makeup for glasses. It’s a little awkward because I’m a little awkward, but I really enjoyed making this video! Please subscribe to my channel if you have time. Thanks for watching 🙂