Monday, June 24, 2013

FOTD 6-24-2013

Don't you love tees that make statements? I recently found this one at TJ Maxx for $12.99 and found the all-caps "NERD" emblazoned in black glitter just ironic enough but not too ironic. You can't tell from this photo, but the fit is oversized and the sleeves are ultra-low cut-out. It kind of, sort of inspired me to conspire a look around it that was as glam as possible--when you're wearing a cut-out tee, that is.

I've been playing around a bit with my eyeshadow lately, trying to mix it up lately. To be honest, eyes are my beauty weak spot, and I tend to play them down and keep them neutral. Today, I went all out.

Sort of.

I've never worn a smokey eye! The combination of the shirt and the fact that I recently bought MAC Creme D'Nude finally got me there. I won't be listing all the rest of the products I used for this look, as the eyes alone took four different palettes.

Here's a shot of my bathroom counter about halfway through the process.


Friday, March 22, 2013

Simple & girly FOTD

Today was an exam day for me, which meant not a lot of time to get ready and MAJOR need for brightening and dark circle repair! (Don't worry--I came back to my apartment and lazed around for a bit before adding the curls later. :P)

My absolute, all-time favorite blush would have to be MAC Unconventional (LE with Taste Temptations collection). It's a pale lilac blush with a frost finish that's ideal for light-skinned, cool toned lovelies looking for a subtle glow. This blush probably wouldn't pack enough punch pigmentation-wise for anyone with medium-dark skin, but it may work in those cases as a nice highlight. Speaking of highlight, I feel zero need to wear one with this blush! (And I LOVE a good highlight!) Needless to say, this product is the star of my look.

MAC Powder Blush in Unconventional

I kept the rest of my face simple but cute and girly, since it is Friday after all, and who knows what I'll be up to later tonight? For eyes, I stuck to a highlight in my inner corners and a thick lashline. So easy.

I finished the look off with my newest Revlon Lip Butter (I think I may be up to 9 now...) in Lollipop. It's a bright, blue-based pink that can look natural or give a pop of color, depending on how it's worn. I love this color!

What I'm Wearing:
Revlon ColorStay Foundation for Normal/Dry Skin in 110 Ivory and 200 Nude (mixed)
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser in Fair
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Spot Eraser in 220 Light
Rimmel Stay Matte in 001 Transparent
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Branded (inner corners only)
Wet n Wild Mega Liner in 861 Black
Benefit They're Real! Mascara
MAC Powder Blush in Unconventional
MAC Powder Blush Ombre in Azalea Blossom (purple side to contour)
Revlon Lip Butter in Lollipop

I'd like to do a more in-depth review on the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealers (both for dark circles and dark spots--one is a brightener and the other is a regular concealer) at some point. So far, I like both of these products and have been using them pretty much daily.

Monday, March 11, 2013

10 products I would repurchase

If all of your makeup suddenly vanished, which ten products would you immediately repurchase to begin rebuilding your collection?

I gave it some thought, and these are my top ten!

  1. Revlon ColorStay Liquid Foundation - 150 Buff
  2. MAC Studio Finish Concealer - NC20
  3. Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer - Radiant
  4. MAC Eyeshadow - Malt
  5. Maybelline Rocket Volum'Express Waterproof Mascara - Very Black
  6. MAC Powder Blush - Well Dressed
  7. Physicians Formula - Mineral Glow Pearls Powder Palette - Translucent Pearl
  8. Maybelline Dream Matte Powder - Sand (Medium 0-1)
  9. Revlon ColorStay Lip Butter - Creamsicle
  10. MAC Satin Lipstick - Daddy's Little Girl (LE)/Snob
For full explanations and more information, watch the video version of this post here!

What are your "Holy Grail" products--those top contenders you absolutely need in your collection?

Friday, March 1, 2013

February favorites!

Now that February 2013 has officially left us, I figured it would be a great time for a February favorites video!

I'm not sure if I'll continue to do these on a monthly basis or sporadically when I feel that I have some great (and not so great) things to talk about. Nonetheless, without further ado, here are my February favorites.

MAC Paint Pot - Bare Study
MAC Eyeshadow - Malt
Illamasqua Powder Blush - Katie
MAC Satin Lipsticks - Betty Bright, Daddy's Little Girl, Snob
Maybelline Colorsensational Vivids Lipsticks - Fuchsia Flash, Pink Pop
Essential Tools Hi-Def Ultimate Face Kit
Essie - French Affair

CoverGirl Illuminator
LAVANILA Laboratories Perfume - Pure Vanilla

Have you ever tried any of these products? What were your favorite (and least favorite) beauty items in the month of February?