Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Coppery Fire Eyes Inspired by Kathleen Lights

So this look is based on the look Kathleen did for this chatty get ready with me using new makeup, including the new palette by Marc Jacobs Scandalust. I used my own shadows to mimic this palette. These are the steps Kathleen and I took to create this look. I'll show you what I did and a little of what she did. I love her personality, and enjoyed this video as well. She says how she is not a makeup artist, and I know she is not a professional but she is an artist in her own way, so I will call her a makeup artist.

1. Face Primer

2. Foundation

3. Concealer

4. Powder

5. Bronzer. She used a glory one. I payed close attention to how she bronzed up her skin. I want to make it look natural on me. I made sure to blend it out.

6. Blush. She used a couple products. I've been loving the Flower Pots Powder Blush in PB2 Peach Primrose. You can get Flower Beauty makeup at Walmart. I think this is a pretty summery color and looks good on my coloring.

7. The warm brown crease shade she used I found the dupe on Temptalia's website that I own which is in the Too Faced Semi Sweet Palette in Mousse. I put this in my crease and blended it onto the lid and outer v. She called this the transition shade.

8. Next she took the color Little Miss and put it on the outer lid, so I put a little bit of this and blended it inwards so that eventually the outer 1/3 of my lid had this dark shade on it. The dupe I found on Temptalia's blog was Sexy from The Balm Nude'tude Palette.

9. On the lid she put a red, fiery, copper metallic shade. I found in my own collection that Milani Bella Copper is really close and a drugstore dupe! I used my finger to apply the color. I put it all over my lid, but it didn't cover up the Sexy color that was on there.

10. She went back in with the shade similar to Mousse in the crease to blend out the lid and so you can see the crease when your eye is open. At least that's what I did because I have slightly hooded eyes, I wanted it to be a little above the crease.

11. She went back and intensified the reddish/copper shade, but I found that I didn't need to. It was already looking really pigmented.

12. She also went and added more of the Little Miss shade, but I didn't feel like I needed too because it was already looking pretty intense on my eye.

13. She put the Mousse color on her lower lash line.

14. Next she took the cranberry color on her lower lashes. I have an old Wet 'n Wild Palette called Petal Pusher that has a cranberry color that I used.

15. Very close to the lashes and kept on the outer corners she put Little Miss.

16. Next, she highlighted under the brows. You can do this if you want to. I went for it and took a light shimmery champagne color and put it under, but then I blended it out underneath the color. I used Too Faced Sugar & Spice in Champagne Truffle.

17. Mascara

18. I used the Champagne Truffle on my tear ducts.

19. She took a dark color and put a lip gloss on top to tone it down. I don't have the same shades, but I didn't want those colors. I wanted something that matched me and my eyes and my coloring, so I found a dark lip liner that I liked and put a peachy lip gloss on top of it and it went with the rest of my face.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Summer's Day Look Inspired by Eman

I love Eman! She is a professional makeup artist. This is just an everyday type of look. She was sponsored by Laura Mercier, so all the products are that brand. I am just using my own stuff, but I created this pretty look I wore today doing every day type of stuff in sunny, hot, summer weather.

1. Face Primer

2. Foundation

3. Concealer

4. Powder

5. Contour face, the 3 e method is like you make a 3 motion from forehead and temples, to cheeks, to under jaw and same on other side. She also put the matte bronzer on crease of eye and lower lash line.

6. Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Moonlight on her eye lid. I used a warm brown eye shadow with frost finish on the lid. A dupe I found from the Christmas limited edition palette Too Faced Everything Nice in the color After Hours. It isn't exactly the same because she used a stick/cream and I used a shadow.

7. Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Cocoa on the base of the upper lashes, blending it in and smudging it out with a small angle brush. I used a small angle brush and put Sable from the Lorac Pro Palette against my upper lashes. It is a warm, dark brown color with a satin finish.

8. Mascara

9. Laura Mercier in Embrace Lipstick and Opal Lip Gloss. This lip look reminded me of Revlon Lip Butter in Pink Truffle, so that is how I copied. I also like the way it feels on my lips.

10. Highlighter on top of cheekbones, nose, above eyebrow, and I used the Eco Tools Fan Brush.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Daytime Glam Peachy/Pink Look Inspired by Rachel Leary

I am copying the look she did using the stuff I already own, and not going out to buy exactly all the new stuff she is using. It is similar to her look, but without the fake lashes and looks a little more natural and appropriate for a summer's day.

1. She used an oil popular on instagram. I like to use this spray by Mario Badescu with rose water, herbs, and aloe. You can find it at Ulta. It is inexpensive. Then I put on an SPF lotion for the face.

2. She used a Too Faced primer spray. It looks really cool actually! I might want to get that for my birthday. I am using Dr. Brandt's Pores No More Primer. Just use whatever primer works for you.

3. She used a really thick foundation. I used my regular foundation I always use, Revlon Colorstay Foundation for Normal/Dry Skin. I like to blend it out using my Sigma F80 Brush.

4. She used a couple of concealers by Benefit. I don't have big problems under my eyes. I just have a little bit of places to cover up and I use Wet 'n Wild Photo Focus Concealer. I like to use an Echo Tools brush to buff out the concealer. It is more precise.

5. She used a loose powder by Too Faced. I might like that. I'm not sure. I have been using for so long a powder by Rimmel that is really inexpensive. I think it works ok. It never makes me look cakey or anything. It is Rimmel's Stay Matte Powder in Translucent.

6. She put on Fix Plus by Mac and did her eyebrows. I don't have a setting spray and I only have been brushing my eyebrows. I like my eyebrows the way they are, and I don't feel like I need to do anything with them other than groom them.

7. She put on a matte bronzer. I like to use Benefit's Hoola Bronzer. I don't put it on my neck because I feel like that would look funny on me. I don't use fake tan, so I am really pale. I just put a little bit on places that the sun would naturally hit, so it looks like a real tan on my face.

8. For a glowy bronzer she used one by Rimmel and I did too. Mine is Rimmel Natural Bronzer in 021 Sun Light. It is waterproof too. I put it on with a bigger powder blush on places the sun would hit. I also made sure to blend everything out so no harsh lines.

9. She used a pink blush to match the pink that would be on the eyes. She layered it over where she put the bronzer on the cheeks like at an angle and she blended it out with her sponge on the edges. I used Wet 'n Wild Pearlescent Pink - this isn't a dupe for the blush she used, but it was the pinky shade I was looking for.

10. Highlighter. I just used the highlighter I like to use. I use it on the parts of my face that don't have too much texture. Above my eyebrows, forehead, temples, cheekbones, down the nose and tip, cupid's bow. Not on the chin because that looks too greasy I think.

11. So for her eyes she used the new palette by Makeup Geek In the Nude a collab. with makeup artist/youtuber Manny MUA. I used Temptalia's website to help me figure out what the colors were, and if I had any dupes of the shadows.

a. She put the colors Buffed and Creased on the outer lid, outer v and crease of the eye with a fluffy crease brush. For me the dupes were Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette in Salted Caramel and Anastasia of Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance in Warm Taupe. I put my brush in both shades and tapped off the excess.

b. Next, she put In the Spotlight on most of her eye except the outer lid where those other shadows were put. It was very pigmented. It looked like she got her brush wet, but she didn't show that part. My dupes for that were Milani Bella Champagne or Kat Von D Monarch Palette in Killing Jar. If you want it to be more pigmented, then wetting brush would be a good idea. I didn't do it, but it still came out looking ok.

c. She next used the color Dark Roast. I have this in a limited edition palette, Too Faced Sugar & Spice in Chocolate Cake. This is a dark warm brown with a matte finish. Put a little bit on the outer lid, outer v, and blend it out with other blending brush.

d. Take a pencil brush using Creased and go along lower lash line, leave the inner lower lash line blank for the inner highlight color we will use later. So I used Warm Taupe from the Modern Renaissance Palette.

e. Rapunzel on inner corner of eye, a little bit on lower lash line and a little bit on top of lid. This shade is cheaper if you were to get the Makeup Geek shadow. It only costs $8 and it is sold separately outside of this palette. My dupe is from a limited edition palette by Sephora Sand in the Glass from the Glass from the Jasmine Disney Palette. It is a warm gold with a frost finish. She actually didn't like it, and used her highlighter instead.

12. Mascara and fake lashes. I just put on mascara. I am happy with my lashes the way they are.

13. Nude lip liner outline lips. Just use the one that matches your natural lip color. Jordana Lip Liner in Tawny is the one I used.

14. She put on different lip products that looked really cool when she was done. I used Wet 'n Wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit in 921 B Nudist Peach. I let that dry, and then applied Bare Minerals Buxom Lip Gloss in Katie.

I like Rachel Leary's makeup looks. I think she is really cool, and is an artist. This helps me to write out while I'm watching a video and preparing to create my own look. I post this on my blog because maybe it will help someone out there as well for when they do their makeup. I hope you are having a good summer and are staying cool.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Summer Glam Makeup Look Inspired by MakeupByAlli

So this is a really pretty glamorous look I found on Youtube by MakeupByAlli. You can use whatever bright lip you want. This is what I did to copy the look...

1. Face primer

2. Foundation with a sponge. Wet the sponge and then squeeze out the excess. Don't use a dry sponge.

3. Concealer on lid. It works better for me if I use an eye primer, but for some people concealer can work as a primer.

4. She used Mac Blanc Type all over the lid. I used Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar in Coconut Creme.

5. She used Makeup Geek Creme Brûlée in the crease and a little above so you can see it when your eye is open. I used Too Faced Chocolate Bar in Salted Caramel. She put this on the lower lash line too.

6. Next, she used Makeup Geek Beaches and Cream to blend out the edges of Creme Brûlée. This is a warm, matte peach shade.

7. She put Creme Brûlée on the outer lid.

8. Colour Pop Note to Self on outer lid and outer crease in a v shape and on the lower lash line. I used Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette in Peanut Butter.

9. Wet Brush and she applied a golden highlight.

10. Concealer

11. Powder

12. Bronzer

11. Use the golden highlighter you put on your eyes on your face to highlight the parts you want to highlight.

12. A bright matte lippie. I went for a matte red/orange lipstick, Wet 'n Wild Salsa Lessons.

Summery Day Makeup Look

This is a look by Summer Mckeen. I really like her personality. She seems really chill and down to earth. She looks like a model, I'm not sure if she is one or not. This look was soo simple, but it looks up to date and perfect for the summer. She used the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette. I don't have that palette, so I used my own shadows to create the look. Also, she was sponsored by Sephora and used all products from there. I'll show you what I did.

1. Moisturizer, I used one with SPF in it.

2. Eyebrows. I don't really have a lot of eye brow products. So you can use whatever you use to do your brows. I took a matte brown shadow to fill in my brows in a really, really natural way. I want my eyebrows to look natural.

3. Face Primer. I like to use Dr. Brandt's Pore's No More because of my pores and to keep my skin matte

4. Concealer, under eyes and any redness you have

5. Foundation

6. I put on powder, but she skipped this step.

7. Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer or any matte bronzer you like

8. Rosey blush. I used Milani Blush in Romantic Rose 01.

9. Golden highlight on top of cheeks, temples, above eyebrows

10. Milani Eye Shadow Primer. She skipped eye primer.

11. Sweet Peach Palette by Too Faced. She mixed Puree and Summer Yum for her crease shade. I used Peanut Butter from my Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette. She put it on her lid and crease.

12. She used the shade Luscious for her inner 2/3 of lids and on the tear ducts. I used a warm coppery frost color. You can also use a metallic coppery shade. Sometimes it helps to use your finger instead of a brush if you want it to stand out more.

13. She used a black waterproof eye liner on her upper lash line with no wings. I used a dark brown, matte eye shadow with a precise eye liner brush.

14. Curl lashes and apply mascara.

15. She used a natural looking matte nude color. It was Sephora Collection Rouge Lip Tint. I used a matte liquid lipstick.

16. To finish off she sprayed a setting spray all over her face. It's supposed to make the makeup last longer, sort of the same idea has hair spray. I didn't do this because I currently don't have one.

I hope you are having a good summer!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

June Favorites

My mom and I rented this a few days ago. It is so good. The music, the acting, the story, the way everything looks. It is a piece of art in my opinion. I really recommend it. I feel like this will be a classic in the future.

I really loved Wonder Woman. I remember when I was really little in the early 80's watching Wonder Woman. For Halloween when I was 3 years old I dressed up as her. This movie inspired me, and made me feel empowered. I know not everyone liked it for different reasons, but I thought it was really beautiful. It also reminded me of my grandpa who fought in WWII. In this movie Wonder Woman fights the nazis and ultimately she fights the god of war, Ares.

These are all my favorite things that I'm currently using that exist in the bathroom. 

1. Shampoo and Conditioner by Garner Fructis Full & Plush Paragon-free Fortifying with Pomegranate for fine or flat hair for visibly fuller hair. And it is supposed to make your hair stronger.

2. Skintimate Island Berry Breeze Shave Gel for moisturizing. It has vitamin e and olive butter. I like the way it smells too.

3. Dial Coconut Water. This is a great hydrating body wash that smells like coconut. I use a loofah with it. It is really refreshing to me.

4. Philosophy Purity One-Step Facial Cleanser. It's a nice, simple face wash.

5. Clean & Clear Morning Burst Facial Cleanser. Sometimes I use this it has little scrubby beads in it and cucumber extracts. It is also oil-free. I use my wash cloth to help exfoliate my skin.

6. Freeman Facial Exfoliating Scrub in Pink Grapefruit. It exfoliates, smooths, and renews your face. It smells really good too.

7. Up & Up Eye Makeup Remover Liquid. This is a dupe for Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover. I get this at Target. You shake it up and remove your eye makeup gently.

8. Adapalene Gel. I got this from a dermatologist. You just need a little bit to put on pimples.

9. Sensodyne Pronamel Toothpaste. This is a little baby sample from my dentist.

10. Oral-B Satin Floss. I like this floss because it fits between my teeth well.

1. Body Fantasies Signature in Cotton Candy: This is a fragrance body spray you can get at Walgreens. It smells so sweet. 

2. Vera Wang Princess: I think I got this from a drugstore like Rite Aid. It has cute packaging it is a glass bottle in the shape of a heart and the lid is a jeweled crown and a ring underneath it. It smells sweet, fruity, vanilla, cacao, and white floral. 

3. Viva La Juicy from Juicy Couture: I got this from Sephora. It has a sweet and fruity smell to it too. I like the packaging on it also. I've had these perfumes for a long time.

1. Beauty Secrets Non-Acetone Nail Polish Remover. This is a gentle professional formula that is safe for natural or artificial nails. I got this from Sally's Beauty Store. It works really well and you get a lot.

2. Seche Clear Base Coat. I also got this from Sally's. 

3. China Glaze Nail Polish in Flip Flop Fantasy. I currently am wearing this on my fingers and toes. It's a bright almost neon coral polish. 

4. Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear Nail Color in 420 Pacific Blue. This is a regular blue polish that I think looks cool in the summertime.

These are some of the brushes I've been using a lot. (From left to right)

1. Sigma Large Angled Contour F40 Brush. I use this to apply blush. The bristles are soft.

2. Sigma Large Powder F30 Brush. I use this to apply powder all over face.

3. Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush. This is an excellent brush to apply crease eye shadow. I think Stephanie Ledda uses it also in her videos I've noticed her use it.

4. The Balm Give Crease A Chance Brush: This is a two sided brush. The brushes are very large, so they are great for blending stuff out.

5. Elf Small Tapered Brush: I like this for highlighting and you can use it with powder to gently set under eyes. It is inexpensive and a good quality brush that has lasted a long time.

6. Real Techniques Buffing Brush: You can apply foundation with this or powder. These brushes are all good quality and soft on the skin. They have lasted me awhile.

7. Real Techniques Contour Brush: I use this to apply bronzer or I contour with it.

8. Sigma Flat Kabuki F80 Brush: I use this to buff in foundation and concealer. And I also use my fingers if there are any brush strokes. I can make it look more natural.

9. Real Techniques Sponge: I sometimes use this to blend out foundation and concealer. It sort of depends on how I'm feeling. I have had the beauty blender and I feel like this works just as well, and it is an inexpensive alternative. 

*I'm not sponsored by any of these brands. I have purchased all this stuff, they were not pr packages sent to me for free.

1. First, I cleanse my hands with a hand sanitizer. This is Magic Mirror OCD Hand Sanitizer from Fortune Cookie.

2. Mario Badescu Facial Spray with aloe, herbs, and rosewater. This is a refreshing spray to put on face before you put on any lotion or makeup. It makes your skin moist, so everything goes on better. This is sold at Ulta now.

3. Dr. Brandt Pores No More. This is a face primer. It minimizes the look of pores, absorbs oil, and mattifies shine. I put this on all the parts of my face that have noticeable pores, and where I don't want it to be shiny.  I got a baby sample from Ulta.

4. Revlon Colorstay Foundation for Normal/Dry Skin. I love this foundation for matching my skin color well, feels good on my type of skin, and it lasts a long time. It covers what I want to be covered, and it is from the drugstore.

5. Wet 'n Wild Photo Focus Concealer. I like this because it feels good under the eye, and it works well. It doesn't everything you want a concealer to do. It was inexpensive, and Wet 'n Wild is cruelty free.

6. Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in 001 Transparent. I have used this powder for a long time. I keep buying the same one. It is a simple, good powder that does it's job. It never makes you look cakey. It is good to set your face with powder because if you use a powder bronzer/blush it will go on better.

These are some of my favorite eye shadows and palettes. I use Milani Eye Shadow Primer as a primer for my lids. You just need a little bit and gently put on with your ring finger to not cause wrinkles. It just needs to be a little bit tacky. This works better for me than the more expensive primers.

1. Lorac Pro Palette: This has 8 mattes and 8 shimmery eye shadows all in nice colors.

2. Too Faced Chocolate Bar: My favorite shades are Salted Caramel, Marzipan, Semi-Sweet, Milk Chocolate, Creme Brûlée, and Champagne Truffle.

3. Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar by Too Faced: My favorite shades in this palette is Peanut Butter and Mousse.

4. Anastasia of Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette. This is a great palette for the warm reds, oranges, golds, and dark browns. My favorite shades are Raw Sienna, Burnt Orange, Vermeer, Primavera, Realgar, and Cyprus Umber. A lot of the names of the eye shadow is based on what was used in the renaissance to make paints for the beautiful renaissance paintings. 

5. Stila's Kitten. It's a pretty shimmery color for the lid.

6. L'Oreal Infallible Eye Shadow in Amber Rush. This is a pretty coppery/rose gold shade for the lid.

This is one of my favorite songs right now. It's called Hope In Front of Me by Danny Gokey.

Interesting. Another song I loved this song called "I Have This Hope" by Tenth Avenue North.

I hope you liked going through my current favorites. What was your favorite in June? What are you grateful for?