Monday, March 26

Teal-ishous Eyes

This teal eye look I did was inspired by a makeup tutorial from YouTube guru QueenofBlendingMUA. She's does such amazing stuff. I didn't do my makeup exactly like hers but I did use the same color scheme she did. This also gave me the chance to use my Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tenacious Teal. Since the eyes are so bright & bold I kept the rest of my face soft & neutral.

Garnier Dark Circle Eye Roller
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Treatment Makeup
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Earser Dark Circles
Too Faced Absolutely Flawless Concealer
MAC Beauty Powder in Sweet Harmony
MAC Blush in Peachtwist
E.L.F Bronzer
Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Setting Spray

MAC Hello Kitty L/S in Cute-ster
MAC Hello Kitty L/G in Mimmy

Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tenacious Teal all over lids up to the crease
NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in Milk on the brow bone down to the crease
MAC Hello Kitty E/S in Too Dolly on inner 1/3 of lids
Urban Decay E/S in Peace on middle 1/3 of lids & lower lash line
MAC Hello Kitty E/S in Stately Black on outer 1/3 of lids & outer half of lower lash line
MAC Hello Kitty E/S in Creme Royale on brow bone & tear duct area
Milani Liqif-Eye Eyeliner in Black on upper & lower lash line & waterline
BareMinerals Flawless Definition Volumizing Mascara in Black

Tuesday, January 17

Love You Like A Love Song Inspired Look

This look was inspired by Selena Gomez's music video for Love You Like A Love Song.  The song came out last summer but I recently saw it again recently & thought I'd try it out.  It's the makeup look she wears singing at the karaoke bar.  It's a purple smokey eye with a touch of silver in the tear duct area with a bright red/pink lip. I thought it was a fun look for going out and this is my interpretation of that look.

MUFE HD Primer
Garnier Anti-Dark Circle Roller
Lancome Teint Idole Fresh Wear in Bisque 4W
Maybelline  Dream Mousse Concealer in Beige Medium
MAC Beauty Powder in Summer Rose
NARS Bronzer in Love Joy
LORAC Perfectly Lit in Spotslight
MUFE HD Powder

MAC Lip Primer
MAC/Hello Kitty L/S in So Popular
MAC/Hello Kitty L/G in Sweet Strawberry

Maybelline Eyestudio Gel Liner in Eggplant on the lid up to the crease
and on the lower lash line
Urban Decay E/S in Ransom all over lid & pass the crease
MAC E/S in Shady Lady on the lids up to the crease
and on the outer 2/3 of lower lash line
MAC E/S in Vanilla on the brow bone
Urban Decay E/L in Zero on upper lash line, waterline, & tightline
L.A. Splash E/L in Silver on the tear duct
and  inner 1/3 of lower lash line
NYX Silver Eyeshadow
Fairdrops Scandal Queen Mascara

Wednesday, January 11

Lancome Teint Idole Fresh Wear Foundation

Product:  Lancome Teint Idole Fresh Wear Foundation is a makeup that is suppose to provide 18 hours of shine free coverage.  It's a sheer to medium coverage foundation that come in 10 shades for light to medium skin tones.   It has a natural, almost satin, finish that keep the skin from looking  too flat.  According to Lancome this foundation is non-acnegenic, non-comedogenic, dermatologist tested, and safe on all skin types with no oils or fragrances.

Claim:  According to Lancome from the Sephora website, it claims to be a breakthrough makeup formula that provides 18-hours of shine-free wear. This fresh formula in a convenient tube delivers weightless-yet-moderate coverage that instantly minimizes the look of pores and imperfections. The complexion remains flawless and shine-free from morning until night—for a full 18 hours—even under humidity and perspiration. The weightless, ultra-resistant formulation contains the breakthrough ColorKeeper™ Refining Complex, which has highly resistant pigments that visibly erase pores and imperfections for flawless, fade-resistant perfection. The exclusive shine-control technology keeps skin looking fresh and matte all day so there's no need for retouching. The formula  is non-irritating and protects skin from UV damage with SPF 15 sunscreen.

Price: $ $ $ $
I bought this foundation at for $32.  Though it's a bit pricey, it's actually on the lowered end for Lancome foundations and around average for high end/ department store foundations.

Packaging: ♦ ♦ 
The packaging for this foundation could have been better.  Lancome Teint Idole Fresh Wear Foundation comes in a 0.8 fl oz. white squeeze tube with a black screw-on cap.  Upright, it stands on it's cap.  I wish they had done the packaging differently for this product.  The actually foundation is liquidy and if I store this foundation standing, the foundation tends to run out of the tube once I open it.  I have to store this foundation upside down so I don't end up wasting product when I open it to use.

Pros: +  +  +
Light Weight
Nautral Finish
Easy to Blend
Long Lasting

Cons: -  -  -
Does Not Provide 18-hrs of Shine Free Wear
Packaging Could Be Better
Limited Shade Range

Final Verdict:  ♥ ♥ ♥ 
I actually bought this product in the beginning of the summer.  I needed a foundation that was light weight, shine free foundation that would last through out a summers day.  When I came across Lancome's Teint Idole, base on the discription, I thought I had found my foundation.
After using this foundation a few times ( and through out the summer), I thought this foundation was very "middle of the road".  There were things I liked about it but with an equal number of dislikes as well.  I liked that it was light weight with a natural finish.   It contains SPF 15, which was perfect for the summer.  The foundation doesn't dry very quickly, allowing me time to blend it out with ease.  I also felt that it lasted well.  It still looked good 6-8 hrs. later without looking like it was melting off me face.
With all that being said, there were things that I thought could have been better.  Even though it lasted well, it wasn't 18 hrs of flawless, shine-free coverage.  After, two hours I already started to get shiny.  That was the main reason why I bought this foundation, because it was suppose to have shine-control.  The packaging could have been better.  Though I don't mind a squeeze tube container, because this foundation is so runny, I think it would have been better to package it in a regular foundation bottle.
Now that it's winter time, I still wear this found often. My skin doesn't get as oily in the winter so it's not something I have to worry about this time.  It has worked better for me this fall/ winter since my skin is drier.  I really wanted to love this foundation but once I finish with it, I wouldn't spend another $32 to buy it again.  If this foundation wasn't Lancome and so expensive, it might have been forgivable that it didn't fully live up to it's claim.  I wouldn't recommend this for those with oily skin, but this might work better on those with a dry skin type.  If you do have oily skin this might work better during the colder months when our skin isn't as oily as it is during the summer.

Thursday, December 1

19 Best Face Moisturizers


Find the perfect facial skin care product for you, whether your skin is oily, dry, sensitive or somewhere in between

Depending on your skin type, moisturizer is either a take-it-or-leave-it product or a can't-live-without-it item. But in reality, nearly all skin types can benefit from some sort of moisturizer. 
Dry skin types can certainly attest to this. Without their daily dose of hydration their skin would be flaky, itchy and tight. Luckily, this list of the best face moisturizers includes products that deliver intense hydration that lasts all day without causing breakouts or greasiness. 
Oily skin types might use moisturizer less often, but they actually need it just as much. Because people with oily or acne prone skin often put drying products on, their skin may start to produce more oil to balance it out (yikes!). But using a light moisturizer (even one with oil-control properties) can help keep skin in balance and actually cause it to produce less oil over time. Thankfully, this list also has light moisturizers that are perfect for oily skin -- they don't cause breakouts or extra shine but do offer some hydration. 
And if you have sensitive skin, you know that a good moisturizer can calm redness or flare ups of skin issues like eczema. Most sensitive skin will benefit from a basic moisturizer without a lot of added chemicals or preservatives, and there are plenty of products that fit that bill perfectly on this list. 
So check it out and we're sure you'll find the right product for your skin.

By Sarah Carrillo

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Wednesday, November 30

Bronze Autumn Eyes

Even though winter is already around the corner, I wanted to put this FOTD look inspired by fall colors.  I have been slacking with this blog :( I've had to work so much more these past months that I've totally neglected my blog.  Hopefully, I'll do better in the future... Anyways for the eyes, I used my Too Faced Eye Shadow Insurance Policy palette.  I haven't really touched this palette in a long time and found it again in my makeup collection.

Urban Decay De Slick
Dr. Brandt Pores No More
MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC35
MAC Beauty Powder in Summer Rose

MAC L/S in Velvet Teddy
NYX L/G in Smokey Look

Too Faced E/S in Socialite All Over the Lids to my Crease
Too Faced E/S in Full Frontal Outer Corner/ Outer Crease
Too Faced E/S in Glamazon on Browbone
NYX Slide On E/L in Jet Black at the Upper Lash Line & Water Line
Sephora E/L in Copper Electro on the Lower Lash Line & Tearduct Corner
L'Oreal Voluminous Original Mascara in Blackest Black

Wednesday, September 7

Cheap Swaps for High-End Makeup


Think you need to pay $30 or more for a decent blush or mascara? Not with these cheap makeup picks that work just as well as high-end beauty products

For the record, we're in no position to judge a good makeup splurge. Our makeup bags are loaded with MAC lip glosses, Nars shadows, and tubes of Lancome mascaras. We'd be giant hypocrites if we told you to always bargain shop for your beauty products. But

It turns out you totally can (and maybe should) hit up the drugstore for your beauty products -- even if you once swore you'd never use anything but your favorite $59 foundation and $24 lipstick. But before you blindly fill up your cart at Target with an aisle's worth of shadows, check out these makeup pros' tips on the drugstore products that are exact -- or nearly exact -- duplicates of high-end makeup.

Trust us, if anyone would know which cheap makeup products can sit next to your splurge-worthy ones, it's these experts. They literally try thousands of beauty products and definitely know a good match when they see one. With these picks you can do your entire face -- from foundation to lip gloss -- without breaking your budget. And the best part? These drugstore picks are all high quality, so no one will know you went the bargain route. Well, unless you decide to spill your secrets, but we'll leave that up to you …

Click here to see cheap makeup swaps for high-end products.

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