Wednesday, August 31, 2016

EOTD: Navy

This is what I did:

1. Matte, brownish orange in the crease.

2. Matte, dark brown on outer 1/3 of lid into the crease.

3. Matte, brownish orange blend out the crease.

4. Matte, cream under brows.

5. Frosty, medium-dark blue on the lid and precisely against the lower lash line.

6. Use the brownish orange color to blend out the lower lash line, and blend out the blue on the lid.

7. I used a matte black shadow to make the wing and line the upper lash line.

I was really impressed at how nice my lashes looked today. I used the Urban Decay Mascara Primer in Subversion.

Friday, August 26, 2016

FOTD: Eyeshadow Wings

My Eye Look

1. I put tape on the side of my eye at an angle.

2. On the lid and the crease with a fluffy brush I put a matte beige shadow.

3. On the outer portion by the tape with a fluffy brush I put a matte medium warm brown.

4. Then I used the matte beige shadow to blend it out.

5. I used a pencil brush with the matte medium brown right along the tape.

6. Next I used a matte black with the pencil brush right along the tape.

7. I put the matte beige in the crease again.

8. I put the warm brown on the outer 2/3 of my lower lash line.

9. Then I put the matte beige on the inner 1/3 of the lower lash line.

10. I put a warm golden copper metallic shadow on my lid.

11. Then I put a matte cream under my eyebrows.

12. I took the tape off.

13. I put a brown eye liner in the outer 1/2 of my waterline.

14. I put a highlight in my tear ducts.

15. Curled my lashes, mascara primer, and mascara.

On My Cheeks

1. For blush I wore a warm peach with a frost finish.

2. For highlight I wore a light golden champagne with a pearly sheen.

On My Lips

1. I lined my lips with a nude lip liner.

2. My lipstick is a matte lipstick.

Monday, August 22, 2016

EOTD: Wearable Turquoise

I feel like turquoise doesn't always look good on me, but this look turned out pretty. I think it has to do with the brown in the crease. I put some mascara primer on my lashes today, and it really made my lashes look nice I think.

Here is what I did: 

1. I wet my brush, and applied a medium-dark, aqua-blue with a golden sheen to my lids.

2. Medium, matte tan in the crease

3. Dark, matte brown in the outer 1/3 of the lid, outer part of the crease, and the lower lash line. I tried to stay away from the tear duct, so my eyes would look more open.

Pretty easy look. It was a nice day time look, and the pop of turquoise kept it looking summery to me.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

EOTD: Fuchsia and Orange

Here is what I did:

1. Frosty, purply pink on the lid

2. Shimmery orange in the crease

3. Frosty warm brown, in the outer v, outer crease, and lower lash line

4. Matte, pinky brown to blend out the lower lash line

I think it's a fun summertime look.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Ride or Die Tag by Jaclyn Hill

I just saw this tag, and I knew I had to do it. I tag you to do it too.

1. Primer: Monistat Chafing Relief Powder Gel: I like this primer because it makes the foundation last a long time. It helps the foundation go on smoothly.

2. Foundation: Revlon Colorstay for Dry Skin: My skin has changed to dry as I've gotten older. I like the way the foundation goes on my skin.

3. Concealer: Maybelline Age Rewind Dark Circle Concealer: This was hard for me to choose because I feel like I haven't really found my favorite concealer yet. I chose this one because it is the one I've used the most.

4. Powder: Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Translucent: I like this powder because it isn't cakey on my skin. 

5. Under eye setting powder: I don't have a specific powder for that. I just put my powder everywhere. I don't use a separate powder.

6. Blush: The Balm Hot Mama: I love this blush because it is a pretty coral/peachy with gold shimmer. I think it suits my coloring.

7. Highlight: The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer: This is so pretty and natural. A pretty golden glow. I love it. I feel like I don't need another highlighter.

8. False Lashes: I have never worn that. 

9. Mascara: I love Maybelline The Rocket. I need to go get another one because I've been using other mascaras, and they just aren't as good. It has made me miss The Rocket. 

10. Palette: Stila In the Light: I love my palettes. It is hard to choose just one. I chose this one because I love the 2nd top color, Kitten. It also has a matte brown, a darker matte brown, a matte black, a matte cream, a shimmery gold. Just a lot of colors that are basic. I don't have to think about what to wear with this palette.

11. Lipstick: Revlon Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti: I like how these feel on my lips. And they give a nice shine, with just a hint of color. This one is sort of orangey.

12. Liquid Lipstick: I don't wear liquid lipstick. I know it is very popular right now. I just haven't bought any. It looks to me like it is so drying on people's lips. It doesn't look comfortable.

13. Lip Gloss: Buxom Lip Gloss in Creamsicle. I chose this as my favorite because it smells like vanilla, and it is cooling on the lips. It feels minty. I think it plumps the lips, but I'm not sure. It doesn't sting.

14. Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy: I love the fruity and sweet smell it has. 

EOTD: Everyday for Work or School

This is what I did.

1. Shimmery champagne in the center of the lid.

2. Frosted peach in the inner 1/3 of the lid and tearduct.

3. Shimmery dark brown on outer 1/3 of lid and outer 2/3 of lower lash line.

4. Frosted, metallic warm toned taupe in the crease to blend out dark brown color.

5. Brown eye liner on upper lash line. I did a slight flick, but this is unnecessary.

Monday, August 15, 2016

EOTD: Sparkly Purple Eyes

This is what I did:

1. Frosty, pink on my lid

2. Frosty, eggplant on my crease and outer lid. I blended it, so there were no harsh lines.

3. I mixed the pink and the eggplant, and put it on my lower lash line.

4. Glittery mauve I patted on the lid for the glitter effect.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

EOTD: Inspired by the Modern Renaissance Palette

If you're like me, and you like watching makeup videos on Youtube, you will have seen the millions of videos using the Anastasia of Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette. I don't know if maybe they have been sent it for free, and they have some deal to use the palette on a video. Everyone is seemingly loving this palette. I don't know maybe I'm being too cynical. What I like about this palette is the colors are great for the fall time. Also, they look pretty on redheads, on my complexion with my freckles and hair. It just goes really well. I feel like matte eyes, matte blush, and matte lips are so popular right now. And glowing to the moon highlight. The only thing to be glowing is the highlight.

I don't have the palette, and I don't plan on buying it because I have way too much makeup. Too many palettes. I don't need to buy any more makeup for the rest of my life. This look was just using colors I already have to duplicate the same colors that are in that palette. 

Here is what I did. It was really easy.

1. Matte, medium brown in the crease, with a fluffy brush, and on the lower lash line. It's ok if it is messy, you can clean it up at the end. Also, make sure you put eye primer on the lower lash line, so the colors will come out more. I love the Milani Eye Primer. You can get it at the drugstore.

2. Matte, medium orange in the crease, and lower lash line

3. Matte, brick color in the crease, and lower lash line.

4. Matte, copper in the outer v, outer lid, outer crease, and outer lower lash line.

5. Matte, dark brown on a fluffy brush on the outer lid and outer crease

6. Now blend everything out, so there are no harsh lines anywhere.

7. For the lid, use a warm, medium-dark brown, with a pearled finish.

8. Black eye liner in my waterline

9. Matte, light cream color under my eye brow.

10. Blend the highlight color with the crease color.

11. I used eye makeup remover to clean up under the eye, and make it look neater under there.

12. Last, I used a golden highlight for my inner corners. My favorite highlighter is The Balm's Mary Lou Manizer. 

Friday, August 12, 2016

EOTD: Smoky Green Eyes

These are the steps I took to make this eye look.

1. Matte, peach on and above my crease with a fluffy brush.

2. Frosty, peach shade on the inner corner of my eye. All around my tear duct, and the inner 1/3 of the eye. 

3. Sparkly, medium yellow green in the middle of the lid, blended into the frosty peach shade. 

4. Sparkling, forest green shadow in the outer 1/3 of the lid. I blended out all harsh lines in between the three colors and above the crease. 

5. Frosty, dark green, almost teal color in the outer crease and above the crease. I blended this out with a big fluffy brush. 

6. I put the same dark green on my lower lash line.

7. I first used a black eye liner to go on my upper lash line, but I didn't like the way it looked. I wanted to smoke it out, but I wasn't able to do that very well with the liner I used. I recommend using a matte black shadow because it would be able to blend out easier. I put it on the outer, upper lash line.

8. Black eye liner on waterline.

9. Black/brown mascara on the top lashes.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

EOTD: Sparkly Brown Eyes


This is what I did.

1. I put a frosty, metallic, bronzy brown all over my lid.

2. Matte, warm, medium brown in the crease. I blended out the lid shade with that color. Then because I have slightly hooded eyes, I brought the brown higher than my crease and blended it up.

3. I tried something new on this step. I took a dark, matte, cool toned brown and on the lower lash line but it on the outer third. Then, I swept it up at an angle. The same direction my lower lash line goes if it were to extend more. Then I connected it up with my crease. I filled in the outer v I created on the outer part of my lid. I blended it into the lid and above the crease so I had no harsh lines.

4. I put a bright, sparkly, golden peach shade on my tear ducts and under my brows.

5. I also put a dab of a warm, champagne, frosty, metallic shade on the tear ducts, and just the arch of the eyebrows.

The sparkly shadows didn't look overdone at all. I think it made the look more interesting, rather than a normal brown eye. It just made it look a little more pretty in my opinion.

6. My favorite part of this look was the shimmery, warm copper I put in the center of the lid. You can get this at the drugstore. It is L'Oreal Infallible Eye Shadow in Amber Rush. It is one of my all-time favorite eye shadows.

7. I tight lined my upper and lower waterlines with a black eye liner. I used Jordana 12 Hr. Made to Last Liquid Eye Liner Pencil in Black Point. This goes on well on my waterlines. It is also available at the drugstore.

8. For the final step, I put a rose gold eye liner on my upper and lower lash line. NYX makes a pretty rose gold liner.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Tropical Beach Eyes

I thought this eye look would be fun for the summertime. Some people may not like too much color on the eye, but I feel like this is everyday appropriate. The colors reminded me of a tropical beach with the sand and the turquoise water.

This is what I did.

1. Cream, matte shadow from lashes to brow. Wet 'n Wild Brûlée would work great for this.

2. Muted, matte peach in the crease.

3. Light, dusty rose, matte on the outer lid and outer crease.

4. Light-medium peach with gold shimmer on the lid. I wetted my brush, so it would get more pigment. I sprayed Elf Makeup Mist & Spray on my brush, and that worked well.

5. Medium, brown shimmer on the outer lid and outer crease.

6. Aqua-blue with a golden sheen in the inner tear duct, a little bit in the inner lid, and all along the lower lash line.

7. Blue-teal, frosted, a little darker than the aqua blue on the outer lower lash line.

8. Lastly, I took a black shadow, and lined very close to my upper lash line.

I think it turned out really pretty. I don't always like the way turquoise looks on my eye, but this I think came out looking good.

Winged Warm Matte Eyes

Here is another eye look for you. This time I used tape, and focused color on the edged for a winged look. I have trouble doing wings. I used a matte black shadow because it is more forgiving than gel or liquid.

Here is what I did:

1. I slanted tape from my lower lash line to an angle.

2. I put a matte medium brown with a fluffy brush from my crease to half way up between my crease and eyebrow.

3. Then I put a matte medium-dark brown with the same brush close to the tape and into the crease.

4. I took a clean, fluffy brush, and blended everything out.

5. Matte, medium-dark copper brown on a small blending brush a little bit on the outer lid, and into the crease.

6. Satin, light warm, beige with a flat shade brush on my lid.

7. Then I took the medium-dark copper brown color on the outer v.

8. After that I took a matte, dark brown on the outer corner of my lid with a pencil brush.

9. I took the medium-dark copper brown color again and put it in between the dark brown color and the light beige on the lid.

10. I blended it in a little with my finger, so no harsh lines between the brown and cream on the lid.

11. I took the tape off.

12. I took a matte black shadow and an angled liner brush. I put in on my upper lash line and follow the angle that was created when I used the tape. Then, I made a triangle from the line to lash line.

13. I put the dark brown close to my lower lash line.

14. Last, I put a white matte on my inner corner.

This was fun to do. I hope everything is well with you, and you enjoy putting on your makeup.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Eye of the Day: Everyday Warm Neutral

I want to show you my eye look for today. I think it looks pretty, and it was easy to do. 

I am inexperienced with taking pictures and editing them, so I'm sorry they look blurry. Also, I'm not sure what that little white dot is under that picture or how to get rid of it. 

Here is what I did:

1. Using a blending brush, I applied a matte, medium orange color from my crease to half way in between my crease and eyebrow. I didn't want it to touch my eye brown, but I have slightly hooded eyes, so I wanted the color to be seen when I opened my eyes.

2. Then, with the same brush, I applied a matte, medium-dark copper brown, that is close to the same color as the first, only darker. I put this on the crease more precisely, and I let the first color peak through at the top.

3. Next, I took a flat-shader brush, and applied a medium metallic copper on my lid, below the crease. 

4. After that, I took a pencil brush, and put a matte burgundy color in the outer corner of my eye. I just have a little space there, so I only put a little bit. Just to darken it up. 

5. Then, I took a clean, fluffy brush, and made sure all the edges of the eye shadow were blended out.

6. I used the same fluffy brush, and applied a satin, light, warm beige color under the arch of my eyebrow. I also put it around my tear duct.

7. Next, I used the flat eye shadow brush I used to apply the lid color, and I applied the first, medium orange color, on my lower lash line. I used a bigger brush, so it would apply a bigger amount on the lower lash line.

8. Then, I used a liner brush and applied the second color I used, the medium-dark copper brown right along the lower lash line. This is more precise, and thin compared to the first shade I put on the lower lash line.

9. After that, I took a clean fluffy brush and made sure the edges of the lower lash line color were all blended out.

10. I used the liner brush to apply a matte back shadow on the outer half of the upper lash line. 

11. Using the pencil brush, I put the matte burgundy color close to the lower lash line.

I liked this look, so I thought I would share it with you, and describe how I did it. You could create the same look using the eye shadows you already have. 

Friday, July 29, 2016

I'm Back with an Old School Dupe Blog Post!

I've been gone for almost a year! I don't know why, but I started to not want to wear makeup, and I didn't feel so excited about makeup anymore or my blog. That's why I stopped blogging.

Lately, I started to get excited about makeup again. I was watching old palette videos on Youtube. I love seeing Urban Decay and Too Faced palettes. And I found myself wanting to get them, but instead I started looking for dupes. I watched a bunch of old dupe videos on Youtube. I made a list of some of them. 

These are dupes I found from some of Melissa Autry's videos and Emily Noel on Youtube. They had side by side comparisons. Also I found some on Temptalia's blog.


Poodle Skirt: (metallic pink) Revlon Lip Butter in Cotton Candy


Eye Shadows
All That Glitters: Maybelline Eye Studio Quad in Natural Shock, 2nd color
Beauty Marked: w/w I’m getting sunburned, 2nd color
Blanc Type: w/w Brulee
Brun: l’oreal deep mocha
Charcoal Brown: L’Oreal Colour Riche Quad in Cupa Joe, 4th color
Club: w/w comfort zone, right side, bottom color
Corduroy: Maybelline Eye Studio Quad in Natural Shock, darkest color
Cork: w/w walking on eggshells, middle color
Gesso: w/w don’t steal my thunder, top color
Naked Lunch: w/w walking on eggshells, bottom color
Nylon: w/w walking on eggshells, top color
Omega: L’Oreal Colour Riche Quad in Cupa Joe, 3rd color
Phloof! Maybelline Eye Studio Quad in Natural Shock: lightest color
Sable: Maybelline Eye Studio Quad in Natural Shock: 3rd color
Satin Taupe: w/w Nutty, elf day 2 night, right color, Hardy Candy High Maintenance, darker color
Shroom: w/w walking on eggshells, top color
Tan Pigment: L’oreal Infallible Eye Shadow in Amber Rush
Vanilla: L’Oreal Colour Riche Quad in Cupa Joe, 2nd color
Wedge: L’Oreal Colour Riche Quad in Cupa Joe, 1st color
Woodwinked: w/w walking on eggshells, middle color
Yogurt: Revlon nude attitude quad, top left color

Gel Eye Liner
Black Track: Essence Midnight in Paris

Lip Gloss
Pink Lemonade: Bonnebell Grape Fruit
Snob Lip Gloss: Revlon Lip Butter in Cupcake

Angel: Maybelline lust for blush
Crème Cup: Maybelline Born With It
Honey Love: w/w Bare it all, w/w fergie daily, l’oreal fairest nude
Modesty: l’oreal forever frappe
Myth: elf natural nymph
Ravishing: Revlon Smoked Peach
Shy Girl: Rimmel Nude Delight
Snob: Revlon pink pout, Revlon primrose
Vegas Volt: Revlon coralberry
Velvet Teddy: Mauve It Over
Viva Glam II: L’oreal Fairest Nude


Orgasm: Covergirl Pretty Peach, NYX Summer Peach
Amour: NYX Blush in Pinched
Deep Throat: NYX Blush in Apricot

Laguna: w/w bronzer blush duo in st. lucia

Lip Gloss
Turkish Delight: L’Oreal Colour Riche Le Gloss in Baby Blossom


Eye Liner
Tarte EmphasEYES Inner Rim Brightener: Rimmel Scandal Eyes in Nude
Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner in Black: L’Oreal Infallible Lacquer Liner in Blackest Black

Too Faced

How Deep Is Your Love: NYX Blush in Pinched

Eye Liner
Perfect Eyes in Perfect Espresso: NYX Slide On Liner in Brown Perfection

Boudoir Eyes: NYX Butt Naked Eyes Palette

Urban Decay

Streak: NYX Blush in Apricot

Eye Liners
Urban Decay Zero: NYX Slide on Liner in Jet Black, Milani Liquid Like Eye Liner Pencil in Black
Electric; NYX Slide on Liner in Azure
Mildew: Milani Liquid Eye in Green
Ransom: NYX Slide on Liner in Purple Blaze

Eye Shadows
Faint: Revlon nude attitude quad, bottom left color
Foxy: w/w comfort zone, top left color
Naked 2: Revlon nude attitude quad, top right color
Toasted: elf baked eye shadow in toasted
Verve: Hardy Candy High Maintenance, lighter color
Virgin: w/w walking on eggshells, top color

Lip Liner
Wicked: Jordana Baby Berry

Naked: w/w nude awakenings