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In the AM I wash my face with VERSED - WASH IT OUT Gel Cleanser then I rub in 4 drops of VERSED - HYDRATION STATION Booster With HA . It says to use 1-3 drops but I found it works better to use a little more. Moving on to make up, I shake up the Glossier. - Perfecting Skin Tint and apply 4 finger tips worth to my forehead cheeks and chin. Then I mix a little Glossier. - Cloud Paint and MAYBELLINE - STROBING LIQUID™ ILLUMINATING HIGHLIGHTER together on my hand and tap cheeks until satisfied. I use my finger to apply MAKE UP FOR EVER - Artist Color Eye Shadow . I put a little SEPHORA COLLECTION - Colorful Shadow & Liner on the inside of my eye and line with KVD VEGAN BEAUTY - Tattoo Eyeliner
👀 TikTok Hack: Eyeliner in 3 Steps! 👀
Found this beauty hack on TikTok by @ivyy.lii and decided to test if it really works 😉 This beauty hack teaches people how to make a perfect wing in three easy steps. I have my own way of doing my eyeliner but I know a lot of people struggle with this part of makeup so I wanted to see if this is as easy as she made it look👀. Two eyeliners were recommended: Kat Von D Tattoo Liner or the MacQueen. I had the KVD VEGAN BEAUTY - Tattoo Eyeliner one so that is the one I used for this hack. All you have to do is start by drawing a thin line on your lid starting from the inner corners of your eyes and stopping when you reach the outer corner of your eye. Then begin the bottom of the wing by branching it upwards and connecting the two lines. Lastly fill it it! This hack worked for me and I would recommend this hack since it is easy to accomplish and gives a nice clean wing👍🏻. I will probably still do my wing the way I usually do but will probaby do it this way when I feel like it.
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Beauty Looks Inspired by Bananas
I love this makeup look so much. The NYX jumbo white pencil gives so much depth to this makeup look. I was inspired by Gwen Stefani’s song Hollerback girl. I purchased the pencil for about $4 from Target.
MAYBELLINE - Instant Age Rewind Eraser Treatment Makeup OFRA - Banana Powder Godet e.l.f. - Precision Liquid Eyeliner NYX - Jumbo Eye Pencil OFRA - Rodeo Drive Highlighter PHYSICIANS FORMULA - Lash Mixologist, 3-in-1 Mascara Glossier. - Generation G just keeping busy with some fun makeup looks 🥰
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I really enjoyed doing this look. The eyeliner is so pigmented and lasted a long time. The eyeshadows blend so easily. The nyx butter gloss goes on very nice on the lips. I mixed it with a ysl lip balm that was so pigmented. These wispies are so nice to go out with. It took me a while to put them on but they look amazing. Foundation is really dewy but covers medium for me. Anastasia is always what i use for my brows making easy to blend and draw in without fading. I am almost finished with my wonder stick it blends so good. Juno sponge blends without making my face too cakey. Joah clear gel makes my brows last longer.
Fenty Beauty Flyliner
Fenty Beauty FlyLiner Longwear Liquid Eyeliner “Cuz I’m Black” Love the point and pigment to this liquid liner! I have watery eyes and this liner does not move! For the longest I wore MAC eyeliners , but I found my new eyeliner in Fenty Beauty.
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Benefit Roller Liquid Liner
benefit - Roller Liner Liquid Eyeliner Information according to Benefit.com states: Glide on a natural-looking, fine line with Roller Liner! Our matte liquid eyeliner features a precision felt tip for sharp controlled lines and a super-smooth application that won’t drag or jag. The quick-dry, waterproof* formula lasts 24-hours**. It doesn’t fade, flake or smudge so you can let the good times roll all day & night! My Review: :) I have a love hate relationship with this liner. Pros: The black pigmentation ! I love how black the liner is and the concept of how big the felt tip is. I notice a long lasting staying power. Cons: The felt tip is very flexible. I find it harder to control when applying it left skip marks . The saturation of the product drys out pretty fast. If you are looking for a liner that is more forgiving I wouldn’t recommend this liner . Downfalls: unable to remove product without having a raccoon eye . Must use waterproof makeup remover or mineral based oil .
THE REAL MVP
I use liquid liner for a wing pretty much everyday. It’s my thing! I have used countless products for my liner and this one...... makes me truly speechless. I am on my fourth tube and I never want to be without it. It’s black black black, stays put, glides effortlessly and is incredibly opaque. I swear this is the best liner on the planet benefit - Roller Liner Liquid Eyeliner
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Makeup Products that I Carry Around
What's up gals! I hope everyone is doing well these days. As the weather is getting warmer(summer is right around the corner), I really want to hang out with my friends. So today, I will share with you some makeup products that I find perfect to carry around. [NYX - Total Control Drop Foundation] This foundation is pretty light, really easy to spread out evenly. It does not make you look patchy. You can also use it as a concealer by adding multiple layers onto your face. [DIOR - Skin Forever Extreme Control Matte Powder Foundation] I use this pressed powder for two purposes. Firstly,I bring it with me when I go out. It has a mirror inside, and I can use it to refresh my makeup. Secondly, I use it after I put on my foundation. I normally use a brush to get a little on my face. It helps with oil-control and it serves as a setting powder. [Mac eye shadow- Omega] This eye shadow was recommended by so many bloggers, and it is super popular. Even though it is an eye shadow, you can also use it as a contour. This has a beige grey color, and the texture is matte. [NARS - Blush] You MUST get a blush from Nars! Although it is not very cheap, it is worth the price. The color is like a tomato. The texture is awesome. You don't look patchy, and it lasts for a long time. [TOM FORD - Eye Color Quad Eyeshadow Palette- 03 COCOA MIGRE] If you ever ask me to recommend an eye shadow palette, this is gonna be my top choice.The color is simple, but super useful. The texture is awesome, very easy to put on. And it lasts for quite a long period of time. [BOBBI BROWN - Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner- Dark Chocolate] This is one of Bobbi Brown's bestsellers. It has been popular for many years. When I tried this product in cosmetics stores, I thought the black one did not fit me well. So I bought this dark chocolate one. It is smooth and natural. It can last for a very long time even in summer. The only problem I would say is that the gel is a little bit dry. [MAC - Mac Matte Lipstick -Chilli] I feel like everyone has heard of Chilli, so there is no need for further explanation. It is matte. The color is a darkish orange, which brightens your face when you put it on. If your lip tone is light, then it is similar to a pumpkin color. My lip tone is more pinkish, so it looks like an orange-red color.
Liquid eyeliner VS Solid Eyeliner! Who wins? 👇
I’m going to share with you gals two eyeliners with different texture, liquid eyeliner from Kat Von D and gel eyeliner from Bobbi Brown. These two kinds of eyeliners are both popular on the markets. But, which one works better? Let’s see the answer here! 👇 Liquid Eyeliner Kat Von D Liner X Liquid Eyeliner I picked black color of this eyeliner. The brush applicator of it is very thin and sharp, and the brush tips touches soft and goes on smoothly. The consistency is really well, it is very easy to apply. As the brush tips is very thin and the great consistency, I could use it draw a super fine liner perfectly (see color swatches on Pic 2). I love Liner X better than tattoo eyeliner. KVD tattoo eyeliner has more attention through the beauty markets, but I don’t think it worth the high rates, as it’s not that long lasting and has bad consistency. Liner X deserves the name of ‘Tattoo’! It could last more than 10 hours without any smudging, which really surprised me. I think I will buy more during this Sephora sale. Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner This one was an online star! Now, I think people prefer to use liquid eyeliner for the conveniences. Gel eyeliner must to be used with the eyeliner brushes. So, I will need to clean the brush after applying. Or, the gel will caking on the brush tip. Before I do the water test, I thought gel eyeliner might smudge fast. After, I was really surprised that it could work great of water proof. It does what it claims – long wear. The cons of it is the consistency; it’s a bit hard to create a fine liner by this one. So, I will only use it to have daily/casual eyeliner. Overall, I love Liquid Eyeliner better, for it’s conveniences and nice consistency!
If you’re looking for a black liquid liner, I would recommend the Kat Von D liner. It it pretty much easy to use and control as you wave your hand to make the perfect tip this is one of my top 3 go to black liquid eyeliners, lasts 1000% black on black, easy to take off, and easy to use when to use comes too to making those perfect cat eyes!! Can be found at Sephora. This was gifted to me! :)
Stila Liquid Eyeliner
This has been my go-to eyeliner for years. I have hooded eyes, so a big concern for me is smudging on my upper lids. This eyeliner literally never smudges on my lid and is a very dark, matte black. I tried the Kat Von-D eyeliner because I heard that it was better than this eyeliner and I did not like it as much at all. This eyeliner has a felt tip and really allows for precise movements. It also lasts a long time and does not easily dry up.stila - Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner
Pretty in Pink!
NYX - Ultimate Edit Petite Shadow Palette NYX - Matte Liquid Liner Bold eye shadow lined with Matte liquid liner. A completely different look but still so much fun!
Kaja Wink Stamp Wing Eyeliner Stamp & Pen
Kaja - Wink Stamp Wing Eyeliner Stamp & Pen I suck at winged liner. Like I just can’t do it. I’ve tried using the elf wing liner strips as a tracer but that doesn’t work either. I had my eye on this stamp for a while so I picked it up a couple weeks ago. There’s definitely a learning curve, but this stamp has basically helped me do winged liner overnight. I love the stamp, but the eyeliner pen that it comes with feels heavy and sticky. I’ll use it for the wing stamp, but I prefer the Kat Von D Tattoo liner because of the lightweight feel and the market tip. I’ve never been a fan of a felt tip. This is worth it because of the stamp but I wish they sold it without the liner.
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Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon
I love this eyeliner so much! I always use it for tight lining and it comes with a sharpener at the end if you want a sharper application if you want a winged eyeliner or just eyeliner :) the application is so smooth and just really easy to blend out if you want a smoky eye, I love how after application it doesn’t feel like anything and unlike with other eyeliners it doesn’t bother me or give me a headache, it’s the one that i’ll always go back to and I just love how nice it looks and it doesn’t budge after a while or smudges and has an amazing pay off with it’s intensity or subtleness depending on how you want to apply it. Overall I just love the pigment + intensity and how soft it is in application, it’s why it’s my absolute favorite when it comed to eyeliners (i’m scared of liquid eyeliners)
in this pic I’m wearing two eyeliners! 💖 the light color is the Marc jacobs matte liner (it’s light pink) and the darker red is a shiseido inkartist liner (rose pagoda). these both apply so well but differently. Marc Jacobs liner - its hard to do a wing with this one because it doesn’t have a sharp point, so you kind of have to be really steady while applying it. you also need to warm it up because the texture is a bit harder than other eyeliners I’ve used, e.g. it’s just less creamy/smooth. for the price (around $25-$30) it’s steep, but the colors are really nice and hard to come by for other brands. I give it 4 stars and if you’re someone like me who loves different colored eyeliners, I definitely recommend checking it out. 💓 The Shiseido one is really smooth and creamy so it was very easy to apply. Definitely easier than the Marc Jacobs one. I did this shiseido one as the second step (applied on top of the light pink) and loved it. It combined so well and had such a lovely color. Price point is similar and I give this one 5 stars, just because the application was so easy 😍 again, if you do need colored eyeliners, this is another brand I would definitely recommend. Lastly, both of these lasted all night on my eyes and didn’t smudge or fade, which is amazing. ✨✨
Beauty Superlatives - Eye Look
I present you My Eye Look Awards! These are of some of my top rated items that I love and constantly repurchase. Let’s begin with the best eyeliner tarte - Clay Pot Waterproof Liner ! This gel eyeliner is such a lovely jet black color with smooth texture! I do say that this is best for those who are comfortable applying with a brush and/or drawing their own wing. I used this years ago but at the time it was $21.00 on Tarte.com and rarely went on sale so I had to find cheaper alternatives. But more recently Tarte has been hosting sales and this liner comes down to only $10.00! It’s awesome and at that price it’s a steal. It has super longwear and once it’s on it does not budge! And because the product is in the pot, it will last you a long time since you don’t need to use that much product. Next, we have the best eye primer MAC - Pro Longwear Paint Pot Eyeshadow in shade Painterly! This is best applied with your finger and then on to the eyelid! I have oily eyelids and I feel like this baby here holds the eyeshadows in place with minimal creasing. Since I typically wear makeup for 8-9 hours a day, I need to have a hardcore primer. It retails for $22.00 but once again a little goes a long way and it will be in your collection for a good time. This Painterly pot can be used as a base, transition shade, or can be mixed with other products. There are six shades ranging from taupes or neutrals. I got mine at Ulta and used points to make the price go down. Finally, best eyeshadow duo are these MAC - MAC Matte Eyeshadow in shades Honey Lust and Expensive Pink. This my 2nd refill for HL and 3rd refill for EP. Each eyeshadow refill retails for $7.00, however MAC has many sales where you get the case for the shadows for free with the purchase of the two eyeshades. In the second picture, you’ll see the swatches and how neutral and elegant they look. I mainly wear Expensive Pink to work and Honey Lust on the weekends. Paired along with the MAC Painterly Pot and you get an amazing look! I am usually not too big on MAC but these eyeshadows and primer are 100% and I recommend you check them out!
tarte-Clay Pot Waterproof Liner
Old vs New Primer: Nyx to Too Faced
Nyx is a go-too brand for many people who want to play with color at a low cost. Since 2012, I remember watching Youtubers layer the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk as an eyeshadow primer. Since it’s white, it helps make bright colors like blues and oranges pop. But since I bought one, I ended up not liking it that much. I have very oily eyelids, and Milk started bunching up in my crease throughout the day. Even when I put eyeshadow over it, it would just bunch that eyeshadow, too. Plus, it’s a little bit too thick for a primer. Another problem: It didn’t look good with natural makeup. Which makes sense! You can use white to play with bold colors. But if your looks are mostly soft browns, it’s not gonna match. So I started a search for a better primer, and I found the best one: The Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer. First of all, it looks like a natural skin tone. When you blend it in, it turns almost translucent, so you have a natural base to layer shadow on. Second, it feels like a light cream, not a paste. Which feels better for an area as sensitive as the eyes. Thirdly, and most importantly, it lasts! My eyelids never crease with this primer, even if I got up at 7 AM and went to bed at midnight. As you can see in the photo, my Shadow Insurance is well loved. And this is actually my third tube of it. It’s paid off to give me years of beautiful, intact eyeshadow looks. After some trial and error, I’m glad I made the switch.
NYX-Jumbo Eye Pencil
BRAND SPOTLIGHT: GLOSSIER
Glossier is a brand that I’ve always admired. Their marketing is truly amazing and there’s no other fanbase so dedicated to one brand. With that said, they have come out with some great products and some that leave me disappointed. The Hits: Glossier. - Generation G in Like, Jam, Leo & Cake I love this lipstick. I have gone through 2 tubes of the shade Like and 1 tube of the shade Jam. It’s beautiful on the lips, slips on easily, and doesn’t dry them out despite being a soft matte formula. Glossier. - Cloud Paint in Storm, Dawn, Puff, Dusk & Haze If you love the watercolor blush look, this is the one for you. It’s a super lightweight and thin formula that blends in seamlessly into the skin. It meshes really well whether or not you have foundation underneath and the finish is undetectable on the skin! The shade Dusk also doubles as a warm-toned bronzer! Glossier. - Vinylic Lip-baby in Pony & Bank If you’re looking for glossy, pigmented color, these Vinylic Lips will definitely impress you! Not only are they long-lasting, they leave a stain on your lips once the gloss wears off so you’re never left without color! It’s not sticky and leaves a decent amount of shine- it’s my lip gloss dream! (Hint: Glossier Vinylic Lip > Glossier Lip Gloss) Honorable mentions that aren’t pictured (AKA products I ran out of and haven’t had time to repurchase): - Boy Brow Adds volume, color and small fibers to thicken the brows for a natural, bushy look! - Brow Flick Perfect for natural brow days where I want to pinpoint the areas in my brows to add a few strokes of brow hairs! - Lash Slick The only way to get “lash extensions” without getting them! This adds lots of length and a bit of volume- it also never smudges on me! - Stretch Concealer My no-makeup makeup day ESSENTIAL. I seriously have to pick up another! It adds coverage and looks just. like. skin! The Misses: Glossier. - Colorslide technogel eye pencil in Disaster Class & Stable Relationship It’s such a shame I don’t like these because the color range is so unique and fun. The formula is just way too hard and it tugs on my eye area (which I cannot tolerate)! If these were creamier, I’d buy literally all the shades. Glossier. - Lidstar in Fawn & Cub These aren’t the worst that I’ve tried from Glossier, but I’ve tried better from other brands. These liquid eyeshadows look promising when you first swatch them with the applicator but once you take a brush or your finger to blend, it blends away into nothing. It just looks like a faded pile of shimmer on the lids. It only works if you apply it with the applicator, leave it alone and don’t try to touch it! Glossier. - Glossier. Lip Gloss in Clear This gloss looks beautiful but it’s sticky and feels thick. No matter how thin of a layer I apply, it’s uncomfortable and drying! It’s beautiful for editorial photos though!
Natural Eye With a Little Metallic Pop
I ADORE metallic cosmetics, but can’t stand when they shift or have fall-out, so I prefer a finer sparkle. 060 Gucci Eye Iconic Copper is my favorite metallic eyeshadow because it stays in place without a primer, it’s true to color, and you don’t need a lot to achieve a more dramatic look. I always blend it out with Jane Iredale Golden Glow on my brow bone. For the inner corners of my eyes, I love the easily maneuverable placement of the NYX 604 Milk Lait Jumbo Eye Pencil. It’s a nice creamy consistency for my waterline and the inner corners of my eyes. It’s true to color and again, you don’t need much. Good for day or night wear but makes blue eyes REALLY pop. It comes off without any sparkle residue. All of these are easy to remove. I use Physician’s Formula Coconut Milk Eye Makeup Remover. It isn’t greasy and even removes waterproof makeup.
Colors That Suit My Skin Tone
So, I would say I have an olive skin tone and because I love the sun I like to compliment my skin with what is this years dream spring and summer makeup color collections 🍓 Nars Blush (Orgasm) A beautiful combo for light to medium tan skin color, perfect for spring and summer, all the 32 shades of the Nars blushes are iconic by my favorite is the orgasm, very flattering for every skin type, natural with a slight rose gold shimmer when it’s hit by sunlight. So light on my skin, weightless with really great buildable qualities. I don’t need to tell you how great Nars are and ‘orgasm’ is, it’s there best seller 💝 Sephora Collection Long-Lasting Kohl Pencil, let me tell you, I don’t go out in the street without this eye pencil, this one is amazing, so flattering. I have mine in brown, it has intense pigmentation, which means you can see it on, and it lasts all day! 💪🏼So easy to blend, I use it to intensify and elongate my eyelashes. Check out the Sephora website because they always have an offer on this eye pencil. Milk Makeup Kush Lip Blam, this is my secret weapon for sexy lips 💋 I have mine in the shade called bubble, it’s a lip balm that works as a sheer lipstick, full of hydrating plant oils that soothe the lips. The best bit though is the color, neutral rose with a golden shimmer, all set in really cool packaging. Spring and summer colors are tricky to get right but you can’t go wrong with these, trust me!
Milk MAKEUP-KUSH Lip Balm
Introducing Tarte Cosmetics sister brand Awake Beauty - Beauty sleep in a bottle! I am loving these products, they are so easy apply, everything smells so good - citrusy, not too strong but very fresh and clean!! My skin feels very refreshed, soft, moisturized and has a healthy glow! The eye opener liner really does the trick and I was so surprised by the pigmentation of these lip balms, not to mention they keep my lips so moisturized. Love the packaging as well! I really hope they will extend their line!🙌🏻 . • Pore Down Tightening Concentrate Immediately absorbs excess oil while minimizing the appearance of pores • Balance Shot Antioxidant Concentrate Instantly balances combination and oily skin by working to control oil, hydrate, and nourish for a smooth, soft finish • Ray of Bright Radiance Moisturizer Wakes up tired and dull skin with a soft, effortless radiance • Dream Dewdrops Shimmer Serum Makes skin look smoother, softer, and more luminous with just a few drops • Eye Opener Brightening Liner Makes your eyes look bigger and brighter in seconds with creamy matte nude pigments • Vitamin L-I-P Balm with C+E in Rozu, Pinko and Nudo. Delivers fresh, buildable medium color coverage while nourishing your pout
Awake-Balance Shot Antioxidant Concentrate
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