Double Wing Cut Crease SNEAK PEAK

A tutorial for this fun and summery look will be up this week!

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MUOTD: Simple Eyes, Red Lips

Today I wanted a really chic and simple makeup look and the way I did that was keeping the eyes almost bare and the lips bright red! I kept the skin dewy but simple! I was really loving this look today! I wore my hair up in a high messy bun with a black bandana.

Also, would you all like a tutorial on this look? Leave a comment to let me know!

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Lips: Outlaw KVD

Mascara: Better Than Sex

Brows: ABH Dipbrow

 

MUOTD: Road Trip!

Okay, so it’s not really a road trip road trip, it’s just a couple of hours away. But we’ll be staying in a hotel for the next few days and this is the makeup I’ve decided to wear today!

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Foundation: Revlon ColorStay (normal/dry)

Concealer: NYX Hd Concealer

Powder: L’Oreal Hydra Prefect

Eyeshadow: Tartelette & KVDxTooFaced Better Together

Contour & Blush: City Color

Mascara: TooFaced Better Than Sex

Eyeliner: KVD Tattoo Liner

Brows: Tartelette

Lips: Lime Crime

“Mature” Skin Make Up Tutorial (feat. My MOM)

While visiting my mom last weekend, I convinced her to let me do her make up and do a tutorial. Going in, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, but I ended up going for a heavier look. Depending on your personal preference this could be perfect for everyday, but for my mom this was her “night out” look. Enjoy! (also, PLEASE excuse my chipped nails)

 

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Starting out with a clean and moisturized face, I used the Dark Spot Correcting Primer from Hard Candy all over the face. I focused it in 2 areas though. The “problem” areas and around the nose and under the eyes. Under the eyes and around the nose was where the pores were, so I pushed product in instead of swiping it across the face. This helps fill in the pores and lets the foundation go on smoother. If you have large pores, try finding a pore filing primer, like Porefessional by Benefit.

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The next step is eyebrows! This is obviously very personal. The way I did the brows were much more full than my mom usually does for her everyday look, but for a night out or special occasion, a darker and more bold brow will work. Also, for women (or men, whatevs) who aren’t 20 anymore, having a fuller brow helps you look more youthful. For this, I decided to use my DipBrow pomade from Anastasia, Revlon ColorStay concealer with a concealer brush around the brows and a clear brow gel to keep the hairs in place all night long. I know the brows look too bold and over powering right now, but that’s because the rest of the face is bare. At the end, it will all blend together seamlessly!

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Next, I’m using the Urban Decay Anti-Aging eye primer. For me, I usually don’t use an eye primer, but if you have oily lids or if you have a problem with your eyeshadows not lasting all day with just concealer, a primer works wonders. It’s also a good idea to use something like this that is anti-aging so you can have those ingredients working all day.

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For eyeshadows today, the only palette I brought with me was my Gwen Stefani palette by Urban Decay, so it’s what we used. But any neutral colors work just fine! Starting out, I used a flesh tone color all over the lid and brow bone. This helped to set the primer and take the tackiness away. If you were to go right into the crease while the primer (or concealer) was still tacky, it would drag and leave skip marks on the lids and it would result in making the crease muddy and not well blended. So, you can use any eyeshadow that matches your skin tone, or you can use your face powder. Next, I used the three brown shades in the middle of the palette for the crease. I used the lightest brown first and blended it up towards the brow. The darker two I focused more in the crease to deepen the eyes. I also used the darkest brown on the outer corner. I also used a grey in the outer corner and the burgundy shade in the outer corner and in the crease. Avoid using a black eyeshadow on the eyes since it can be too harsh. Stick with grey, dark browns, and burgundy’s. --695.jpg--697.jpg--700.jpg

I then moved onto the face. I did the face make up last because I wanted to be able to clean up any fallout on the face. If you did your foundation and concealer first and had fallout, it would be harder to clean up later and it would add to any darkness you have under your eyes. So, do your face make up last. I used a heavier foundation to cover up uneven skin tones. Also, with concealer, I only had a lighter shade so I used it in the normal highlight shades. But, instead of bringing it right up to the lash line, I put it under any puffiness under the eyes. If you put a light concealer on the bag, it’ll only highlight that area and make it more prominent, so if you highlight under it and slightly blend up, but still not to the lash line, it’ll help give the illusion of a flatter under eye area.

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I then used my Coty Airspun Extra Coverage Translucent powder with a powder puff on the face. I also focused it on the jaw line. This helps to sharpen and clean up the bronzer later and helps to sharpen the jawline.

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I then used a liquid eyeliner only on the outer corner. This helps to lift the eye. Try to avoid a flick, or cat eye, if your skin moves. It’ll be difficult to accomplish, and it will also not be smooth. If you want to do a cat eye look, try using eyeshadow and an angled brush. It will be more forgiving. Also, don’t try to flick it up very dramatically. Just a slight flick will also help lift your eyes.

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I then used a rosy pink blush and Champagne Pop highlighter. I also used a bronzer, but it’s not pictured here. Using the blush, try to avoid putting it on the apples. Putting it in a sweeping motion upwards toward the top of the ear will help bring the face back and make it look slimmer and lifted. Try thinking 80’s blush toned down by 90%. Use your bronzer lightly under your blush and around your temples. This will warm your face up and help slim it down. Highlight the tops of the cheek bones and inner corners and nose bridge. This brings a youthful glow to your face. --716.jpg

I’m then using a deep berry red shade on the lips. It’s a subtle shade, but it still brightens the face more than a nude does. If you have a bright red or pink, it’ll do the same. As long as it isn’t a nude, it’ll help brighten your face. And the brighter the color and brighter the face, the more youthful you’ll look.

 

Also not pictured, Better Than Sex mascara and medium brown, grey, and burgundy on the lower lash line.

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That’s the finished look! Adding a slight shimmery shade on the inner part of the lid will help brighten the eyes and help them not look so dark. You can use your highlighter on that area, or any shimmery eyeshadow. I hope you enjoyed this night out look! It’s a pretty simple look! It helps make you look bright and youthful without making you spend a ton of time on it. Depending on how much make up you personally like to wear day-to-day, this is also a great look for everyday. If you took the grey out and used a light hand on the burgundy, it would be good for everyday. If this is too heavy for you, just pull this look out for a night out on the town 😉

One Brand Tutorial: Younique (pictures)

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!

 

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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. Studio Session-450.jpgStudio Session-451.jpg

*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. Studio Session-452.jpg

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!

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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. Studio Session-455.jpgStudio Session-456.jpgStudio Session-457.jpg

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!

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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.

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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. Studio Session-466.jpgStudio Session-467.jpgStudio Session-468.jpg

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. Studio Session-470.jpgStudio Session-471.jpg

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. Studio Session-475.jpgStudio Session-477.jpg

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.

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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! 🙂

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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!

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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!

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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. Studio Session-504.jpgStudio Session-505.jpg

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. Studio Session-507.jpgStudio Session-508.jpgStudio Session-510.jpgStudio Session-512.jpg

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.

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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. Studio Session-516.jpgStudio Session-517.jpgStudio Session-518.jpg

 

 

 

I do ask you that if you’re going to buy any of the products used in today’s tutorial or just shop around, PLEASE use this link. You’ll be buying directly from me! I’ll greatly appreciate it. If you do buy any of these products or recreate either of these looks, send them to me! I’d love to see them and post them in an upcoming tutorial as a shoutout. Thank you so much for reading and possibly buying! I love doing the tutorials, so if you have an questions or requests please leave them in the comments!

 

Here’s a full list with links where to buy these products.

Divine Daily Moisturizer

Glorious Face and Eye Primer

Uplift Eye Serum 

Touch Mineral Liquid Foundation

Moodstuck Addiction Eyeshadow Palette 1 

Moodstuck 3D Fiber Lashes+

Moodstuck Minerals Pressed Blusher 

Stiff Upper Lip Lip Stain

Moodstuck Minerals Lucrative Lip Gloss 

Angled Shadow/Sponge Brush