Easy, Wearable Ways To Add A Spring ‘Pop Of Color’ To Your Look!

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Welcome back!

Today I’ll be sharing with you my favorite ways to add a pop of color to jazz up any neutral spring or summer looks! With each of these examples, I’m not showing them in conjunction with a full eyeshadow look, just by themselves, so keep that in mind.

#1  – Bright Lips 

For me, spring is all about bright colors. An easy and wearable way to incorporate a bright color into your look is on your lips. Obviously, the wearable factor will depend on what you deem as wearable and what colors you choose. I chose Maybelline’s Color Blur in “Orange Ya Glad” (Totally wearable to me, I’ve worn this to church), and Nyx Liquid Suede* in “Pink Lust” (Definitely a shockingly bright color on me).bright lips collage.jpg If you want more recommendations for spring/summer lip products, check out my post here!

#2 – Waterline 

A great way to add a color to an otherwise neutral eye look is by using a colored liner in your waterline. This is much more of a subtle way to use color, so if bright lips aren’t your thing, this is for you.

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I love pairing this technique with very subtle eye looks, because it really makes it much more interesting. Using blue in the waterline makes the whites of your eyes appear whiter, but any color looks awesome used this way. For this, I used the Essence Long Lasting Eye Pencil in “Tu-Tu Turquoise“*.

#3 – Statement Inner Corner 

This is one of my favorite ways to jazz up a neutral eye look. Any color imaginable looks great used this way, but I typically go for either highly shimmery foiled shadows or matte neon shades, it’s totally up to you what you add here. This is one of the more bold choices in this list, but definitely a favorite of mine.

inner corner 1              (Coastal Scents Hot Pot in “Persian Green”*) 

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#4 – Colored Winged Liner 

This is by far the most subtle out of all of these options. Either use a colored liquid liner, or a cream eyeshadow and top it with a coordinating shadow and you’re good to go!

wingedliner2.jpg (Purple cream shadow topped with Coastal Scents Hot Pot in ‘Amethyst‘*) 

colored liner 1 (Model Launcher Felt Tip in “Emerald Isle”.) 

 

And that’ll be it for today’s post! I hope you’ve enjoyed this, and learned some fun ways to incorporate color into your looks!

As always,

thanks for stopping by!

-Samantha

 

*Post is NOT sponsored. All products purchased myself.

3 Easy Valentine’s Day Looks!

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Welcome back! Last week I had the opportunity to do a guest feature on Glittered By Cassie’s blog, but figured I’d post it here for anyone who wanted to see these looks for V-Day!

 

If you’re anything like most people, when you think of Valentine’s Day, you think of pinks and reds, romantic rose colors. I wanted to incorporate those classic Valentine’s colors while keeping the looks wearable and easy to recreate. Without further ado, let’s get into the looks!

Look #1 – Simple Romantic Mauve  

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Face: 

L’Oreal Pro Glow Foundation* (201)

Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer* (Fair) 

-The Balm Mary Lou-Manizer on cheekbones and bridge of my nose. 

The Balm Cindy Lou-Manizer on apples of cheeks.  

Vintage By Jessia Liebskind lip gloss in “Pink Sequin”.

This is such an easy look, but I love the soft matte mauves with the shimmery inner corner. The skin is very minimal and light with emphasis on blush and highlight, and I kept my lips bare and topped them with a sheer shimmer gloss.

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Eyes: 

Lorac Pro Palette* shades “Taupe” as a transition, “Mauve” in the crease, and “Light Pink” on the lid”.  

-Coastal Scents Hot Pots in “Fine Wine*” and “Maroon Berry*” in crease. 

Naked Cosmetics pigment in “Sierra Nevada 02” on inner corner.  

Jordana “Continuous Almond” liner in waterline.

Ardell Natural 110* lashes. 

This will look stunning on any eye color or skintone, though specific shades will most likely need to be adjusted depending on skintone.

Look #2 – Smokey Liner & Red Ombre Lips.  

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Face: 

-L’Oreal Pro Glow Foundation (201) 

Tarte Shape Tape Concealer* (Fair) 

Elf Cosmetics Contour Palette  *

-The Balm Mary Lou-Manizer highlight.  

Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayons* in “Truffle” on lip line, and “Red Velvet” in the center, lightly blended together.  

This look is a little more flawless than the previous, with a stronger contour and emphasis on the subtle ombre lips. It’s a little different take on the classic red lips and winged liner look.

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Anastasia Modern Renaissance Palette* in shades “Golden Ochre” in the crease, “Tempera” on the lid and inner corner, and “Cyprus Umber” as the wing. 

Ardell Demi Wispies* lashes. (If I were to do this look again, I would sub in more natural lashes or skip them completely. They add a beautiful cat eye effect, but did cover the wing quite a bit.) 

 

Look #3 – Greige  Eyes & Lips.

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Face: 

-L’Oreal Pro Glow Foundation (201) 

-Tarte Shape Tape Concealer (Fair) 

-The Balm Mary Lou-Manizer highlighter 

-Elf Cosmetics Contour Kit. 

-Lips lined with Essence “Satin Mauve” * lip liner and topped with Lime Crime Velvetine in “Cashmere”.  

This is my favorite look out of all three, specifically because it’s a little out-of-the-box without being over the top. Greige (grey-beige) is not typically a shade that comes to mind when one thinks of Valentine’s Day, yet it really seems to work. This look focuses on monochromatic lips and eyes, and the skin a little more subdued and natural.

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Eyes: 

-Anastasia Modern Renaissance Palette in shades “Warm Taupe” as a transition, “Buon Fresco” in the crease, “Tempera” on the lid, and “Vermeer” in the inner corner.  

Hikari Liquid Liner in “Iris” for the wing. 

Ardell Soft Touch #162* Lashes.  

For me, these lashes make the look. They’re wispy, while still adding a lot of structure and shape but not overwhelming the eyes.

And with that, we end today’s post! I hope you’ve enjoyed it and gotten a little Valentine’s Day inspiration!

Thank you!

-Samantha

Bridesmaid’s Makeup! What I Wore As A Bridesmaid + Tips & Tricks!

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Welcome back!

We are coming into bridal season, so I figured I would share the makeup I wore as a bridesmaid to my cousin’s wedding last year for a little inspiration to any of you who may be part of a bridal party. This look is very similar to what I used on the bride, so if your big day is coming up, this works well for you too. I’ll also be throwing in a few helpful tips, so let’s get started!

If you’d like to see a short video tutorial on this look, check out THIS video on my Instagram!

First things first, I personally think bridesmaid’s makeup should be somewhat understated and natural, since the focus should be on the bride. But to each their own.

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Face:

Too Faced HangoverRx Primer*. -The kind of primer you use is dependent on your skin type, but priming is very important when it comes to all day wear.

Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless* (110) as foundation. -You want to find something with little or no SPF, since it can cause a white cast in flash photography, as well as using a foundation you know is long wearing.  Applied with a damp beauty sponge for a more natural finish.

-Too Faced Born This Way Concealer* (Very Fair).

Elf Cosmetics High Definition Under Eye Setting Powder*. -Be careful using powders that contain silica where flash photography will be used, as it can have a flash back. I used this with a very light hand so it wasn’t an issue, but keep that in mind.

Hard Candy Glamoflauge Concealer* (Ultra light) to spot conceal any blemishes.

Wet ‘n Wild Contour Stick* for a light cream contour.

Elf Cosmetics Prime & Stay Finishing Powder*. -This is a very lightweight powder that works well for my dry skin, if you have oily skin I strongly suggest choosing a more mattifying powder to keep those oils at bay.

Elf Cosmetics Bronzer Palette* -Go light on the bronzer, as it can appear more dramatic in photos and certain lighting than it really is.

Elf Cosmetics Contour Palette*. -To set the cream contour.

Elf Cosmetics Illuminating Palette*. -I chose this highlight because it’s very soft and natural, but still has a beautiful reflect.

Hard Candy Sheer Envy Primer Mist*. -This is a great setting spray that really helps settle any powders on the face to make sure you don’t look cakey.

Wet ‘n Wild Photofocus Setting Spray. -Not completely necessary, but this one really helps make your makeup last all day.

Makeup Revolution “Love Nude” lipstick topped with Nyx Butter Lip Gloss* in “Tiramisu”. -Not a long lasting combination, but it fades gracefully and is easy to reapply.

That’s that for the face. I don’t wear blush, but if you do, I would pair something soft and rosy with this look, such as the Milani Rose Powder Blush in “Romantic Rose” or something of the like.

For the eyes, I went a bit more dramatic since the face was so light. I stuck to neutrals but went for winged liner and lashes.

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-Primed with Urban Decay Primer Potion*. -Eye primer is absolutely essential for an event like this. It keeps the shadows in place without creasing or fading all day.

Elf Cosmetics ‘Ain’t That Sweet” Smudge Pot* (cream shadow) on inner third of the eyelid.

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette* (‘Salted Caramel’ as a transition shade, Milk Chocolate in the crease, Semi-Sweet on the outer corner of the eye. ‘Champagne Truffle’ packed on the lid [on top of cream shadow] and inner corner, ‘White Chocolate on the browbone.)

-Winged liner using Illamasqua Precision Ink Liner* in ‘Abyss’. -Try to use a waterproof liner if you’ll be crying or you have watery eyes.

Jordana Continuous Almond Shadow Stick in waterline. -Nude really opens the eyes and makes you look very awake, even when your eyes start to get tired at the end of the night.

Covergirl Super Sizer Fibers* mascara on top lashes, Wet ‘n Wild Megalength on the bottom. -If you know you’re going to be crying, opt for waterproof mascara.

Elf Instant Brow Pencil* & Elizabeth Mott ‘Queen Of The Fill’ brow gel.

Ardell Demi Wispies*. If you caught my Top 5 Favorite Ardell Lashes post you’d know these are my favorite lashes ever. They’re dramatic enough to be seen, yet remain natural and fluttery. I got many compliments on my eye makeup throughout the day, mostly due to these guys!

*If you’re someone who can’t stand full strip lashes all day, go for either individual lashes or use only the outer half of the lashes on the outer half of the eye. I used this half-lash method on the bride who had never worn falsies before this and she loved the look and didn’t have to sacrifice any comfort.

Another tip for false lashes, make sure to keep your lash glue and a pair of tweezers somewhere where you can touch up if need be. The inner corner of my lash started to lift right before the ceremony, so I put a bit of my Duo Lash Adhesive on the back of my hand and dipped the butt end of my tweezers into it, allowed it to get tacky and placed the glue directly on my lash line before reattaching the lash. Excellent tip given to me by a friend who specializes in makeup like this.

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(Myself and the beautiful bride!) [Photo by Trisha K. Photography, cropped to show makeup a little better]

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(And one of the bride, since this makeup is nearly identical to what I did for her. The only big differences are omitting the winged liner and using half lashes) [Trisha K. Photography]

 

So that is what I wore as a bridesmaid! I hope this post helps inspire you on what to wear as a bridesmaid, or a bride!

That’ll be it for today’s post! I hope you’ve enjoyed it and if you have, be sure to subscribe to receive email notifications of future posts.

As always,

thanks for stopping by!

-Samantha

 

*This post is NOT sponsored.

 

Back To School Makeup Essentials +Look: Products UNDER $7!

Welcome back!

Today I bring you a back to school post! I’ve gone through my collection and compiled a list of what I think are total back to school essentials, and the best part? All of the products are under $7! Even the brushes and tools. This is also intended to be a really quick, easy makeup look. Ain’t nobody got time to go full glam before school. Now let’s get into the look!

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As you can tell, this look is very fresh faced and natural, while still looking like you put a little effort in. Believe it or not, this look took me only 10 minutes to do. If you’ve got a face and ten minutes to spare, this look will work for you.

I actually decided to skip primer for this look. Specifically because I don’t have an affordable one that I’m loving right now, but also because I think just starting out with moisturized skin is enough for this look. If you’re in the market, the Elf Cosmetics Poreless primer is really great and is only $6.

Now for foundation, I immediately reached for my Elf Cosmetics Moisturizing Stick Foundation.

elf moisturizing foundation ($6) 

I’ve raved about this in the past. The coverage is excellent, it blends beautifully into the skin with a natural dewy finish that honestly makes you look like you’re wearing nothing at all, this is basically foundation that doesn’t look like foundation.

This is perfect for back to school because it takes such a short amount of time to apply and blend out. I used my Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge ($5.99) to blend this and it’s really the perfect tool to use with this product.

Moving on, I applied the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer to my under eyes, on my eyelids, and to any blemishes, and blended it out with my Real Techniques sponge.

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer (WATERMARKED) ($6.99) 

This concealer has a really good, natural looking coverage. It covers everything I need it to, without looking cakey or thick anywhere. I applied this to the aforementioned areas, as well as my eyelids to prime for shadows. Concealers make fantastic eye primers, especially if you’ve got a lot of discoloration or veining you want to conceal, and multitasking products are the best for back to school makeup.

Next, I set my face and under eyes (as well as my lids) with the Elf Prime & Stay Finishing Powderprime and fine powder ($2, Shade: “Sheer”) 

This was actually featured in my July Favorites post, because it’s a fantastic powder. Being the owner of some seriously dry skin, I typically skip powders because they make my face look even drier than it already is. However, this powder sets my makeup without killing any of the dewiness from my primers or foundations. This mattifies where necessary, without making the face look dull. My only wish would be that this product had a mirror in the compact, but for only $2, I can’t complain at all. I dusted this on my face with my Elf Cosmetics Complexion Brush ($4) and used my Elf Small Tapered Face Brush ($3) to set my eyelids and under eyes.

Moving on, I grabbed my Elf Cosmetics Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder Duo in “Fiji”.

contouring blush and bronzing ($4) 

I’ve mentioned this product several times as well, and for good cause. Not only do you have both your blush and bronzer in here, you have a really good sized mirror as well, making this product perfect for travel and any on-the-go makeup.

This bronzer is warm, but not orange at all, and the blush is the perfect pink for nearly any skintone. For my application, I skipped on the contour and just used this for an overall bronze, to add a little warmth and definition to my cheeks and cheekbones, and I applied both of these products with my Complexion Brush I mentioned previously.

I also used this in the crease of my eye with my Elf Cosmetics Blending Brush, to add a little definition to the eye.

Next step I really never skip is highlighting. Since I have very dry skin, my skin tends to look incredibly dull and flat, and highlighting helps bring a little life back to my skin. I immediately went for my Elf Cosmetics Baked Highlighter in “Moonlight Pearls”.

Elf Moonlight Pearl ($3)

This highlighter is really versatile, as you can apply just a bit for a subtle glow, or really pile it on to be a total glowing goddess. The shade is perfect for pale skin, but is still warm enough that deeper skin tones could pull it off too.I applied this to the tops of my cheekbones, the bridge of my nose, and my cupid’s bow with my Elf Small Tapered Face Brush that I previously mentioned. This step is totally optional, especially if you’re oily skinned, but it does add just a little something special!  I also used this highlighter all over my eyelid and in my inner corner  for a wide awake effect.

To finish off the face makeup, I used my Wet ‘n Wild Photofocus Setting Spray to set it all in place.

wnw setting spray ($4.99) 

I don’t know about you, but I loathe having to touch up my makeup. Don’t get me wrong, I love everything about makeup and putting it on, but once it’s on, I want it to stay that way. This has totally become my favorite setting spray, specifically because it not only settles down my powders and helps them become one with my skin, it keeps my makeup looking beautiful from start to finish. This is even nice for a midday spritz if your skin is feeling a little dehydrated.

I kept my eyes very simple, and used my bronzer and highlight as shadows as I previously mentioned.

To go the extra mile, I used my Jordana Made To Last Eyeshadow Stick in “Continuous Almond” in my waterline.

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This makes for an awesome cream shadow, but I love using this in my waterline because of it’s amazing lasting power. I can apply this in the morning and have it last a full 8 hours without budging. I have expensive liners that don’t even remotely measure up to this guy.  The nude color is great to conceal that red waterline we can tend to get when we’re really tired, and fake wide open eyes.

To finish up my eyes, I applied a coat of my Jordana Best Lash Extreme.

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This mascara is great for building natural volume, which is awesome, because I know I wasn’t willing to put false lashes on when I was in school. To be completely honest, I usually wore yoga pants and a sweatshirt 3 times my size because I was entirely too tired to care, but that is a story for another day.

I have never noticed this mascara smudging or flaking, and it makes for some seriously beautiful lashes!

And to finish everything up, I applied my Jordana Twist & Shine Balm Stain in “Honey Love” to my lips.

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This is a very comfortable, very long wearing glossy lip color. This color in particular is perfect for a look like this, because it’s totally effortless. “Honey Love” is the perfect “my lips but better” shade (and is a dupe for Nars Satin Lip Pencil in “Rikugien” if you caught my Lipstick Dupes post!)

And that’ll be the end of today’s post! I hope you’ve enjoyed it, and it’s been helpful for you if you’re going back to school, or just need a few recommendations for quick makeup before work! If you’ve enjoyed this post, please be sure to subscribe to receive email notifications for more!

And as always,

thanks for stopping by!

-Samantha

 

*This post is NOT sponsored. All of these products were purchased myself, some links are affiliates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August Favorites Makeup Look!

Welcome back!

Today I’ll be showing you a quick look I’ve put together using all of my August favorites, so let’s get into the look!

 

 

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Face Details:  

-Primed with the Elf Cosmetics Poreless Primer

-Foundation is Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless in “Porcelain 110”

Too Faced Born This Way Concealer in “Very Fair” on my under eyes, set with Ulta Mineral Setting Powder.

-Cream contour and bronzer from the Profusion Cream Contour Set

-Set my face with the Elf Prime & Stay powder

-Highlighted using the City Color Cosmetics Highlight Trio (pink shade) in “Collection 1”

-Finished off the face with my Wet ‘n Wild Photofocus Setting Spray

-Lips are Milani Amore Matte Lip Cream in “Precious”.

 

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Eye Details:    

-Primed and set my lids with my concealer and setting powder mentioned above

-Applied the last shade from my Elf Bronzer Palette in my crease

-Used my City Color Cosmetics Highlight Trio on my eyelid and inner corner

-Applied the Jordana Made To Last Eyeshadow stick in “Continuous Almond” to my waterline.

Jordana Best Lash Extreme on my top and bottom lashes.

Elf Cosmetics Instant Lift Brow Pencil in “Neutral Brown”.

And that’s this month’s look!

I know it’s nothing exciting, but I wanted to show you these awesome products in action!

I really hope you’ve enjoyed this post, please subscribe to see more posts like this one!

And as always,

thanks for stopping by!

-Samantha

 

*This post is NOT sponsored. Profusion sticks were sent to me, everything else was purchased myself, some links are affiliates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July Favorites Makeup Look!

Welcome back!

Each month after sharing my favorite products, I put together a makeup look using all of the products to show them in action! Definitely check out my July Favorites post to get a little more in depth info on all of this great makeup!

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Face Details:  

-Primed with the Too Faced Hangover Primer.

Elf Cosmetics Moisturizing Foundation Stick in “Ivory”

Too Faced Born This Way Concealer in “Very Fair” under my eyes.

-Cream contoured with the Profusion Cream Contour.

-Set my face and under eyes with the Elf Prime & Stay Finishing Powder in the shade “Sheer”.

-Bronzed with Elf Cosmetics Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder in the shade “Fiji”.

Ulta Illuminating Powder in “Yellow Diamond” as my highlight.

Wet ‘n Wild Photofocus Setting Spray to set everything in place.

-Lips lined and filled in with Essence Lip Liner in “Soft Berry”, topped with Nyx Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in “Satin Ribbon”.

 

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-Primed my eyes with the Essence I Love Stage Eyeshadow Base.

-Shadows from the Anastasia Modern Renaissance Palette.

  • “Warm Taupe” as my transition
  • “Buon Fresco” in my crease
  • “Cyprus Umber” on the outer corner
  • “Tempera” on the lid
  • “Vermeer” on the inner corner.

Jordana Made To Last Eyeshadow Pencil in “Continuous Almond” in the waterline.

Ardell Soft Touch #162 lashes.

Wet ‘n Wild MegaLength Mascara.

Elf Cosmetics Cream Liner in “Coffee” to fill in my brows, set with the Nyx Tinted Brow Mascara in “Brunette”.

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That’ll be it for today’s post! I hope you’ve enjoyed this look using my favorite products of July, be sure to subscribe for more!

As always,

thanks for stopping by!

-Samantha

 

*This post is NOT sponsored. All products were purchased myself.

 

 

June Favorites Makeup Look!

Welcome back!

Each month after sharing my favorite products, I’ve been putting together a look using them all to show them in action! If you haven’t read my June Favorites post yet, I definitely suggest you check it out to get a little more in depth with all of the products used in today’s look.

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Face Details:

-Primed with Arachne’s Demise Creme Luminizer in “Radiant Gold” (Shop closed until July 3rd)

Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth in “Porcelain ” for foundation

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in “Fair” set with the yellow/beige shade in the Elf Contour Palette.

-Cream contoured & highlighted with Arachne’s Demise Contouring Palette.

-Highlighted the high points of my face with the Dirty Little Secrets Baked Highlighter in “Bellissima” 

-Set my entire face with the Wet ‘n Wild Photofocus Setting Spray.

Hard Candy Velvet Matte Mousse Lip Color in “Cherry Blossom” on my lips.

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Eye Details: 

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette for my shadows.

Naked Cosmetics Pigment in “Sierra Nevada 02” in the center of my lids.

Essence Long Lasting Eye Pencil in “Hot Chocolate” on my waterline.

Covergirl Super Sizer Fibers mascara.

Elf Instant Lift Brow Pencil in “Neutral Brown” set with Elizabeth Mott “Queen Of The Fill” Brow Gel in Medium/Dark.

And that wraps up this quick post! I hope you’ve enjoyed it, and don’t forget to enter my giveaway, ending on July 11th!

As always, thanks for stopping by!

 

*This post is NOT sponsored. All products were purchased myself besides the Covergirl mascara. I received a personal discount for the Arachne’s Demise products.

 

How Much Does My Face Cost? TAG

Welcome back!

Today we’re doing a short, fun little blog post all about much money ACTUALLY goes in to doing a full face of makeup.

My blog typically focuses on affordable makeup, but I use a mix of both drugstore and high end products in my daily life, so I was excited to give this a try and see exactly how much my “face” costs. I’m not going to be adding in the cost of my tools, but did use all Elf Cosmetics brushes, and there will be a post coming soon all about those.

I heard about this tag from ChewyCheesecake, which is a UK based beauty blog (her Instagram will be listed at the end of this post), and couldn’t resist giving it a go, so let’s get into it!

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Starting with the face products used for this look:

Elf Cosmetics Daily Moisture Stick to add a little extra hydration before starting my makeup. ($6)

-Primed my skin with the Arachne’s Demise Creme Luminizer in “Radiant Gold” for a luminous finish to the skin. ($14)

-Used Benefit Porefessional Primer in my T-zone to fill pores. ($31)

-Elf Cosmetics HD Lifting Concealer in “Adjusting” green shade to color correct. ($3)

-Quick spritz of the Elf Cosmetics Illuminating Mist & Set for even more hydration on my dry skin. ($4)

Maybelline Dewy + Smooth Foundation in “Porcelain” as my base. ($7.99)

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in “Fair”under my eyes and on any blemishes. ($6.99)

Arachne’s Demise Contouring & Concealing Palette in “Fair” to correct my under eyes, and cream highlight and contour.($14)

-Set my concealer with the Elf Cosmetics High Definition Undereye Setting Powder. ($3)

-Bronzed with the Elf Cosmetics Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder in “Fiji”. ($4)

Elf Contour Palette used to set and intensify the cream contour.  ($6)

Elf Cosmetics Baked Highlighter in “Blush Gems” to highlight. ($3)

-Used the Wet ‘N Wild Photofocus Setting Spray to set everything in place.($4.99)

So just my face products have totaled up to be $107.97. Yikes! And I used mostly drugstore products.

Now, let’s find talk about my eye products!

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-Primed my eyes with the Essence I Love Stage Eyeshadow Base. ($3.49)

Elf Cosmetics Smudge Pot in “Brownie Points” used all over the lid and blended in the crease. ($3)

Elf Cosmetics Mad For Matte Eyeshadow Palette used in the crease and on the lower lash line. ($10)

Arachne’s Demise Pure & Natural Eyeliner in “Penny” on my waterline.  ($8)

Covergirl Super Sizer Fibers on my top lashes. ($6.99)

Wet ‘N Wild Megalength Mascara on my lower lashes. ($2.97)

Elf Cosmetics Instant Lift Brow Pencil in “Neutral Brown” to define brows.  ($2)

Nyx Cosmetics Tinted Brow Mascara in “Brunette” to set and add extra fill. ($6.99)

 

And to finish up, I used the Model Co Illusion Lip Liner ($20) and the Arachne’s Demise Lip Frosting in “Flambe” ($6) on my lips.

 

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So the total cost of my look was $177.94!  I used mostly affordable products as well. This is a lot of fun, and really makes you realize exactly how much you’re spending on your face every day.

I tag all of my readers to try this out, and be sure to let me know what your totals were, and check out the Chewy Cheesecake blog & Instagram, where I got this idea in the first place!

I hope you’ve liked this post, please be sure to sign up for email notifications, as there will be something special coming for those who do. (wink wink)

And as always, thanks for stopping by!

-Samantha

 

*All products were purchased myself, with the exception of the Lip Frosting in “Flambe” and the Covergirl Super Sizer Fibers Mascara. I  also received a discount from Arachne’s Demise for the products I purchased.

May Favorites Makeup Look!

Welcome back!

Every month after I share my favorites, I put together a look using all of them to show them in action. If you haven’t read my May Monthly Favorites, check it out to get more in depth about all of the products used in today’s look!  Now, let’s get into the look!

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dat glow doe.jpg (Very hard to photograph highlighter on fair skin, but can you see why I love this highlight so much? It’s stunning!) 

 

Face Details: 

-Face was previously cleansed and washed with my Boots Botanics Micellar Water and Little Pea Soaps Rose Clay Coal Soap.

Catrice Prime & Fine Healthy Look Primer 

L’Oreal True Match Lumi Liquid Illuminator in “Ice” used under foundation on high points of the face.

Hard Candy Glamoflauge Foundation in “Porcelain”

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in “Fair” set with Elf Cosmetics High Definition Under Eye Setting Powder

Wet ‘n Wild MegaGlo Dual Ended Contour Stick in “Light Medium” to cream contour & highlight.

Elf Cosmetics Bronzer & Blush Duo in “Fiji”.

Elf Baked Highlighter in “Moonlight Pearl” on the tops of the cheekbones, bridge of the nose, and cupids bow. (Check out THIS video on my Instagram to see this highlight in action!)

Clinique Pop Lip Colour in “Passion Pop” on the lips.

 

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Eye Details:  

Elf Cosmetics “Mad For Matte” eyeshadow palette.

Elf Cosmetics Intense Ink Liner.

JCat #MOTD Eyeliner in “Pure White” on the waterline.

Covergirl Super Sizer Fibers Mascara.

Elf Cosmetics Instant Lift Brow Pencil in “Neutral Brown” set with Nyx Cosmetics Tinted Brow Mascara in “Brunette”.

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And that is the look for this month! I hope you’ve enjoyed this post, and be sure to sign up for email notifications, because there is something special coming for those who do!

Thanks for stopping by!

-Samantha

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*This post is NOT sponsored. Rose Clay Facial Soap and Covergirl Super Sizer Fibers were sent to me, all other products were purchased myself.

April Favorites Makeup Look!

Welcome back!

Every month after I’ve shared my favorite products, I’ve put together a look using these products to show them in action. So if you’ve missed my last post talking about all these great products, you can find it here.

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Now let’s get into the look!

As I mentioned in my favorites post, April was the month of “no makeup” makeup for me. Fresh, illuminated skin is the focus of this look, with very simple eyes.

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Face Details:

Maybelline Master Prime Blur + Illuminate to prime

Elf Cosmetics Moisturizing Stick Foundation in “Ivory”

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in “Fair” set with the Elf Cosmetics High Definition Under Eye Setting Powder

-Very light contour using Elf Cosmetics Contour Palette

Ulta Powder Illuminator in “Yellow Diamond” for highlight

-Lips are lined with the Model Co Illusion Lip liner, topped with the Ulta Butter Balm in “Luna”.

Vintage by Jessica Liebskind gloss in “Pink Sequin” dabbed in the center of the lips.

-Set with the Ulta Setting Spray.

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Eye Details:

Nyx Tinted Brow Mascara in “Brunette”

Manna Kadar 3 in 1 in “Fantasy” popped in the center of the lid

-Ulta Illuminating Powder on inner corner and browbone

Rimmel ScandalEyes Eyeliner in “Nude” in the waterline

Maybelline Volum’ Express Colossal Mascara

not as potato2 (This adventure made me realize exactly how un-photogenic I am)

 

That is it for this look! It’s so incredibly simple, and is a total go to for me on days when I can’t be bothered to do much with my makeup.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post, and if you have, please be sure to sign up for email notifications of my future posts.

Thanks for stopping by!

-Samantha

 

*This post is NOT sponsored. All products were purchased myself.