Today, I wanted to share a quick and easy summery eye look. This has been my go-to look eye look when I’m in a rush. I am using shadows from the Toofaced Sweet Peach Palette, but feel free to use similar colors and customize the look.
I used the Candied Peach shadow (middle row, third from the left), all over my lids. Then, I just added some depth to my outer-V with Summer Yum, (bottom row, second from the right). I blended them out and added more eye shadow as needed. I love how these two colors look together. They really give that perfect summer look that’s been trending right now. The effortless looking pink/orange shadows are really in. It doesn’t take long at all to do and I feel like this super easy look can look great on a range of skin tones. Also, if you have the Sweet Peach palette, the shadows smell amazing.
I add a lighter color to my brow bone, such as Georgia to give a little highlight in that area. I like to add a wing and mascara to finish off the look.
Today, I’m heading out for a casual hangout with some friends. I thought that I would share my simple outfit and easy makeup look. Hope you guys enjoy!
First, I applied Garnier Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream, to moisturize my skin. Then, I used the NYX Pore Filler around and on my nose. The “before” is with both of those two products on. The foundation I used was the L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation, in the color Caramel Beige.
Next, I had to work on my awful dark circles. I color-corrected with the lipstick Chaos, from NYX. If you have no idea why I did that, click here. After I massaged it in with my fingers, I applied my Benefit Cosmetics Boi-ing Concealer, which is in Shade 02- Light to Medium. The difference is amazing!
After that, I just did what was left.
Brows: NYX’s Tame and Frame: Tinted Brow Pomade in Black
There’s been a lot of hype about the Benefit “They’re Real” Mascara, and I wanted to see if it lived up to it. I was waiting in line at Ulta and saw the sample sized version for about $12. I figured, why not?
I was expecting a lot out of this because of other reviews I’ve seen and honestly, I don’t like it. Don’t get me wrong, it does it’s job. It makes my lashes look thicker and longer, but I’m just not a fan of the formula. It’s too thick for me, and is very difficult to remove. I don’t like being harsh on my lashes and I can’t take the mascara off without losing a couple lashes. A lot of people like it for the thickness and since it’s hard to remove, it lasts a long time.
Left: Without Mascara Right: With Mascara
Personally, I prefer the Clinique High Impact Mascara. It give me thick, natural looking lashes, and is easy to remove. The “They’re Real” mascara, gives my the clumpy, spiky look. I hate that look on me. I even tried to de-clump with a lash comb, but even that couldn’t help. If you like that type of look, this is definitely for you!
Left: Without Mascara Right: With Mascara
Overall, I’m not in love with this mascara. In my opinion, there are many drugstore mascaras that can do what this does much better and they cost way less (the regular size is $24!). I hope you guys enjoyed this review!
I’m not usually a fan of eye shadow quads, but when I saw the rose gold/pink color in this quad, I had to try it out! This is the L’oreal Paris Colour Riche in Good Luck Charm (103).
The colors are really nice! My only problem is that they’re very loose and powdery. As you can see in the picture above, the shadow powder is all around on the case. My favorite colors in this quad are the top pink/rose gold shadow and the highlight at the bottom. The middle two browns didn’t show up too well on me because my skin is too dark. But after a bit of blending I managed to get a nice rose gold look. Guys, I’ve been obsessed with rose gold! It’s so pretty!
I used my Clinique Superprimer in the shade Universal Face Primer (I know weird name), and the shadow stayed on without creasing for about four hours. Pretty good for a cheap drugstore quad, it was about $8 at Ulta. I also added a wing with my Wet N Wild Liquid Mega Liner, and just added some of the dark brown shadow to soften it up.
I wanted to share my review on the Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer. Honestly, it’s not my favorite concealer. First of all, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of the actual product. When I got it, I couldn’t even get the product out at first. I had to squeeze really hard from the top down and realized that the product barely comes halfway to the actual tube. I thought that I had bought an entire tube of product, not half of it.
One thing I do like about the concealer, is all the range of colors. There are 13 different shades, and the Light-Medium shade is perfect for me. It’s lighter than my skin color, but I wanted it that way because I wanted my dark under eye circles covered. Also, it blends well with my foundation, so it doesn’t look like two totally different colors.
I do like the texture and thickness of the product. It’s amazingly rich and moisturizing, which is perfect for your under eyes. It claims that it’s creaseless, but it’s not for me. Every time I use it, it creases. I tried with and without a moisturizer, primer and setting it with powder. It creased every time. Maybe I just have really bad under eyes or something.
Overall, it’s an okay concealer. I’ve used better, but it does do a good job at brightening your under eyes, and is easy to blend with your foundation.
I wanted to share one of my favorite products ever! It’s the Wet N Wild Mega Liner. I absolutely love this eye liner! I’ve been using it for years, ever since I started wearing makeup.
It’s a liquid liner, and I know that some people are a little sketchy about liquid liners. Don’t worry. The applicator of this is perfect, especially for beginners. It’s a nice and thin, felt tip. You can start out making your line thin and if you want, add some thickness. Also, since it is a liquid liner, it takes a couple seconds to dry, so if you mess up, you can clean it up real fast without any hassle. I usually either make a thin line, without a wing, to make my lashes look thicker, or wing it out a bit. I never reapply during the day, and it always stays on. No smudges or anything.
One of the best things about this is that it’s super duper cheap! Don’t let the price fool you, it’s awesome. I always get it at CVS for 2.99. The color I get is the 861 Black. I’ve tried a lot of other liquid eyeliners, but this is the best I’ve ever used. The only bad thing I have to say about it, is that the wand part of the applicator takes up a lot of product and sometimes gets on my eyelashes. But I usually just apply mascara afterwards and it looks fine.
Let me know if you’ve tried it and if you liked it!
Today I wanted to talk about eyebrows. I’m not the type of person who fills/draws their eyebrows on because, well quite frankly, I’m awful at it. Every time I try, I end up looking like I have two fat black caterpillars on my face. So it’s very important to me that my eyebrows get shaped up very well. This is why I love threading.
Threading may sound painful, but it’s really not that bad. It’s just a person using a “twist” type of technique with thread. They’re able to pluck out lots of stray hairs with the thread, much more than you would be able to with a tweezer. I used to feel the pain when I first started, but like waxing, you just get used to it. All of the places I went to get my brows waxed always made them look weird. I have naturally thick eyebrows, and they would always make them thinner than they’re supposed to be. I hated it. Also, many waxing places follow the eyebrow “golden ratio”. For those of you who don’t know what that is, here’s a picture to help.
It’s kind of like their guide for eyebrows. This was a horrible guide for mine. Obviously not everyone’s eyebrows or facial measurements are the same, so what you do on one person, may not look as good on another. My eyebrows naturally start a little more in, than where the picture has the “begin brow””. But when I got them waxed, they would wax those parts off and have it line up with the beginning of my eye. It really messed up how the rest of my face looked. Also, since that was a natural part of my brows, the hairs would grow back super fast, so I would usually go about every two weeks!
I love threading because the people who thread only follow how your eyebrow specifically looks, not a “one rule for all” type of guide. If you have thick eyebrows, they’ll keep them like that, but just shape them up to be better. One of the best things about threading is that over time, you’ll notice the stray hairs growing slower and slower. Now I usually go after a month and a half. That’s a huge change from every two weeks. Also, I would highly recommend threading for anyone with sensitive skin. I have a friend who went to get her brows waxed one day, but she had a really bad reaction to the wax because of her sensitive skin. The skin under the brows were swollen and super red for about two days. Please be careful with wax if you have sensitive skin! Luckily, with threading they don’t use anything like that. Just the thread. I’ve been getting my brows threaded for over three years now and definitely not going back to waxing.