A Little Less Glam

Welcome back my beauties!  I hope you all had a fantastic weekend and that you’re ready for the week!  Are you still pulling through on your goals for 2017?  Don’t give up yet, keep on keepin’ on!

Today I went for a toned down makeup look with a natural eye. This is good for someone who may need to get ready quick or if you’re just feeling lazy. Nothing wrong with being lazy once in a while, right?!  

Here is the look I created!  Very simple!


I started with a clean face and applied my Dermalogica Oil Free Matte lotion. This does have an SPF 30, which will be great for the warmer months. Right now I’m using it to control my ever so oily skin!


I am not doing any eyeliner or eyeshadow today, which is why I’m calling this a natural look. The star of this look is my Benefit They’re Real! mascara in Beyond Mascara(aka black). This mascara works wonders!  Who needs false lashes when you have this in your makeup collection!  It is a rubbery type wand with a ball at the tip to help get the hard to reach eyelashes and bottom lashes. It really grasps the lashes and coats every lash, which is why it is so amazing. I believe they also have this in brown, I haven’t tried the brown yet, but really want too!


I’m going in with my absolute favorite foundation right now, the L’Oréal 24 Hour Infallible Pro Matte foundation in shade 103 Natural Buff. This is a great match for my skin tone and it also helps control the Oil. What I learned (the hard way) is that if you use too many mattifying products your skin could start to over compensate the oils that are being sucked up by the products. Make sure you are using a moisturizer, always!  I used to think I didn’t need moisturizer because my face was so oily, I young and naive haha. 


You all know what I’m going in with next…my handy dandy tarte Shape Tape!  I can’t rant and rave about this product enough!  I have horrible bags under my eyes, but you wouldn’t know because this shields them.  I use this under my eyes, down the bridge of my nose, a little between the eyebrows, cubid’s bow, and chin. Basically I conceal and highlight with this amazing stuff! It is pricey, but worth the money and you get a good amount!


To set my concealer and foundation, I went in with my urban decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder in Light Neutral. This can also be used on its own without any foundation, which I really like for a no makeup makeup look. 


For contour and highlight I used my trusty tarte Tarteist Pro Glow to Go palette. This is another product by tarte that I really love. The shades are buttery and blendable, absolute perfection!  I used the shade Chisel for my contour and Gleam for my highlight. My two favorites!


Side note, the mirror is a really good size!

For blush I used yet another tarte product!  Pampered is a shade in their Amazonian Clay 12-Hour blush collection. I mentioned before that I felt it was too pink for me at first, but now I go in with a light hand and it looks great!


I know my Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Auburn is the only product I use on my eyebrows, but I will be testing out a new brand/product very soon. 


For lips I am using my Trust Fund Beauty liquid lipstick in K, Bye. It’s a brownish/purple nude. I really enjoy the color, but it’s bleeds out from the lips and doesn’t look clean and sculpted. I may try it with a lip liner next time, but I don’t see that helping too much. Love the color, but not the formula. 


My last step for this less glam look is the urban decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray. This is also used to control oil. It’s oil free, paraben free, and it also says it has temperature control technology. I love this setting spray and you can also use it to refresh your makeup. 



No filter. 


With a filter. 

That is it for this makeup look friends. I hope you like it!  Of course you can change this up however you’d like; false lashes or a different lip color. Whatever works for you!  Thank you for joining me, and I’ll see you back here on Wednesday!  

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No Wrong Way-Golden Brown & Purple Eye Look

Welcome back everyone!  I hope you all had a great first week of the new year!  My week consisted of doctors appointments and trying to stay warm!  My life is a tad on the boring side, but that will be changing in a couple weeks.  

Today’s look….👇🏻

How about we jump into today’s makeup look?!  I wanted to create a brownish gold eye look, with some hints of purple. 


Here are all the products used to create today’s look. I’ve really been loving tarte’s tarteist pro palette, it’s absolutely stunning and you can create a plethora of looks with it!

My face is already prepped and primed, so let’s jump into the eyes!


I started with chic all over the lid, easy enough, right?  I took a different brush to go in with edgy, but I didn’t clean my brush well from my previous use and got part of punk in my crease, oops!  To defuse the situation I went back in with chic to lighten the eye up more. Thank goodness for layers!  

Once I switched brushes, I was able to go in with edgy in my crease, and I brought that all the way into the inner corner of my eyes. I did end up taking a tad bit of punk onto the outer v of my eye, but not too much. All over the lid is glam. I absolute love this light gold shimmer, it’s stunning and really brings the eye look together. 


Next I went all in with the Hikari eyeliner in Iris, which is a deep purple and beautiful. If you have brown eyes, you know any plum to purple eyeshadow or eyeliner will look fabulous on you!  Unfortunately, you can’t even tell it’s purple on my actually eyelid. You live and learn, right?  

I used N.Y.C.‘s Through the Storm eye pencil for my bottom water line. I was attempting to excentuate the purple Hikari eyeliner. 

For mascara, I used Smashbox‘s Full Exposure mascara. The wand on this mascara is old school;  it’s your normal brissel spooly that’s nice a fat…if that makes sense. I did not wear falsies with this look. 


Once my foundation was applied (L’Oréal Infallible Pro Matte), it was time for concealer!  If you don’t know what the tarte Shape Tape is yet, you are so late to the game!  It is one of the BEST concealers out there. It helps brighten your under eyes, helps decrease the look of bags I’m carrying under my eyes, and it’s just amazing!  It is a little pricey, but well worth it, and it will last you a while. 


Here are all the powder products that I used to beat my face!  I used my urban decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation (say that 5 times fast)  in light neutral to set my foundation and concealer. I did not bake. Baking is something I usually do when I need my makeup to last ALL day. 

To contour and warm up my face I used my Benefit Hoola bronzer. I really like the brush that comes with it; it makes contouring your nose so easy and helps with a sharp look. 


I used my tarte blush in Pampered.  At first I thought this color would be too pink for me, but as long as I go in with a light hand, it works perfectly!  


For highlight I used my e.l.f. Illuminating palette. It’s the top right corner shade which is a nice light sandy color. The pigment on this palette is like WHOA!  E.l.f. is not playing around, they’re really giving the higher end brands a run for their money!  


For brows I used my Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Auburn. I really need to get a better brush though.  Oddly enough I don’t have a proper eyebrow brush, I’ve just been using an angled eyeshadow brush.  I also need to add a little something so it’s not so dry. 


For lips I used my Ulta Matte Lip Cream in Tender.  It’s a really nice nude, light on the lips, and I love the matte finish. 

No filter. (Don’t mind my not so straight eyeliner…it was one of those days.) 


No filter. 


With a snapchat filter. 


With a snapchat filter. 


With a snapchat filter. 

Thank you for joining me today on this live and learn tutorial!  Not everything will work out in makeup, and if you can’t wash it off and start over, then work with what you have. The best thing about makeup is that there is no right or wrong way about it, you just do what makes you happy!

Have a great weekend friends! 🖤🖤

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