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Golden Cranberry Holiday Makeup Look!

Hello my beauts! ❤ Back again with an awesome dramatic ‘Holiday Party’ look! With Thanksgiving and Christmas around the corner, i’ve had my mind on something sweet.. Cranberries. I love my moms homemade cranberry sauce around these holidays and I also love cranberry, the color. Such a rich deepened berry red.. So festive! There are also lot’s of wild cranberries growing around where i currently live and it looks beautiful in the Wintertime, covered in white snowflakes. SO, That is where i pulled inspiration from today, hope you all enjoy. Let’s get right into it! 🙂

Here we have my basic shadow look. I have used Tarteist clay eyeliner to really give my eyes a dramatic & fun double winged liner look.. A long with my bold liner i used gold, champagne and a deep berry/cranberry/red color to achieve a festive Holiday Party-ready look. I mean, what’s more christmas-y than bubbly light champagne, tart cranberries & shimmering GOLD? 😉 Speaking of TARTE, this Tarteist Clay Liner is one of my absolute ***FAVORITE BEAUTY PRODUCTS*** out on the market right now! If you are a regular in the art of winged liner & confident enough in your skill, i need you to do me a favor and just order this and try it.. Do it for me! You will never ever want to SETTLE FOR, nonetheless TOUCH another liner formula again. This truly turns you into an artist, such easy and smooth application.. you will fall in love at first brushstroke. ❤

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Here are the basic items i used to achieve this look flawlessly..

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  • FLOWER “About Face’ Liquid Foundation
  • L’Oreal Infallible 16HR Pro Matte Powder Foundation
  • MAC Mineralize Concealer-NW20
  • ColourPop Super Shocks Shadows in: Get Lucky (GOLD-bottom lashline, outlined second wing), Lace (PURPLE-lightly traced bottom lashline and blended out), and Erotic (RED- intensified cranberry color on overall lid/blended out.)
  • Hardy Candy ModQuad in “Pink Interlude” top 2 colors in my inner V and on brow bone highlight & bottom right burgundy color in my crease.
  • SMASHBOX Halo Glow Color Boosting Powder (bronzer)
  • Maybelline Blushed Nudes-bottom row color # 5.
  • SMASHBOX Full Exposure Mascara Ipsy Sample ❤
  • MAC Blush in “Pinch Me’
  • MAC “Invisible Light” Highlighter
  • MALLY Base Shadow/Primer-Light
  • Salon Perfect False Eyelashes
  • Trestique Nude Lip Crayon

I wanted to say that all of the items i mention work truly fantastic for me personally, and i would absolutely recommend ALL of these beauty products to all of you to try! I would NOT use something that didn’t work flawlessly for me, nor would i recommend it you. 🙂 ❤

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I really hope you liked this look! Leave me comments and thoughts ❤ 🙂 Keep tuned in for my AWESOME Christmas giveaway post coming SOON!!!

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It’s Primer Time! Review & Compare FLOWER, SMASHBOX and E.l.f!

So i wanted to talk about different face primers today! I have three here we are going to compare and review. I also have swatches to show you differences in consistency & texture, and swatches of color over the primers. If you’re interested, keep reading!

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Primer 101

 When it comes to using a primer, a lot goes a long way no matter what brand you use. You’re trying to achieve light coverage as a base for your makeup to hold onto to, and you want to start from the center of your face and work outwards.

How does primer work?

  • Evens/smoothes out your skins imperfections
  • Enlongates the wear of your makeup

Are there different kinds of primers?

Yes! Hydrating/moisturizing primers for dry skin, matte primers for more oil prone skin, anti aging primers for creased/aged skin, discoloration correcting primers for skin imperfections/birth marks, neutral primers for combination skin etc.

When to apply a primer

In between applying your moisturizer & your makeup/foundation.

Can i use face primer for my eyeshadow?

There are different types of primers for different areas of your face. For the most part eyelid primers cannot be used as face primer, because of its thicker texture. However, most face primers can be used as eye primers. So YES! As long as the ingredients are safe to use near your eyes.

Now, here are some swatches for you to check out:

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Here you can see the texture, color etc. of these primers. Here is my opinion on each since i am able to actually feel the consistency of them, smell them etc..

FLOWER Perfecting Primer: Extremely slick, applies nicely, moisturizing, smells fresh and clean like a face wash.

SMASHBOX Photo Finish: Velvety soft texture, smooth, matte. virtually no smell detected.

E.l.f Pore-less Primer: Texture is a lot like a face lotion. Application appears more like a thicker creme, or sunscreen. Smell is a bit unusual, like astringent/sunscreen. May be bothersome to some people.

Here are some examples of the same eyeshadow over the three separate primers after they have dried. (I used eyeshadow since foundation would be much harder for you all to see)

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As you can see above, FLOWER’s primer really made that color bold and it stuck smoothly and evenly to the primer swatch beneath it. SMASHBOX’s primer has created a more natural lighter look to this color, but none the less smooth and nice in appearance. Finally, E.l.f’s primer seemed like it clumped the color in some areas, and was lighter in other spots. Don’t know if i’ll be using this one again, being the cheapest of the three i sort of expected it. So, in regards to applying foundation over these primers, FLOWER’s will really give you a full face & even dewy look, SMASHBOX’s will give you a overall more natural looking matte face. I would not recommend purchasing E.l.f’s.

Thanks for reading!

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Compare: Inexpensive L’Oreal & Maybelline NUDE Palettes

So i came across these two palettes at Walmart while i was doing some shopping. I figured for the price i could try them both out, and compare & review them on here for you guys! I’m always open to trying cheaper palettes & products even though i tend to lean more towards brand name makeup. All you really need is the know how, if you are skilled at applying makeup you can make something out of nothing, or in this case, making the most out of a cheap palette.

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The larger palette to the left is the L’Oreal LA Palette NUDE 1. The smaller one to the right is the Maybelline “The Nudes” Palette. The smaller palette has two more color choices but the L’Oreal palette has elongated pans with much more product to use.

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(L’Oreal LA Palette NUDE 1)

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(Maybelline “The Nudes” Palette)

So, let’s compare. There are some very similar shades in this palette, such as the shimmer browns and gold colors. But here are some differences i noticed while swatching/playing around with these shadows:

  1. The L’Oreal shadows are extremely velvety soft to the touch and apply like a dream to a primed eyelid.
  2. The Maybelline shadows take a little more effort to get good color pay off, i had to layer it on to see the true color.
  3. The L’Oreal shadows have a nicer shimmer formula, they truly look metallic and dazzling on the skin.
  4. The maybelline shadow pan that is in matte black actually had a nice formula, blendable and pigmented. Would purchase it again as a single.
  5. The L’Oreal shadows are all very easily blendable & nicely pigmented.

Overall, i definitely would say i prefer the L’Oreal  LA palette NUDE 1. It would be ideal for traveling since its sleek and thin, length really doesn’t matter if your slipping it into a big bag or suitcase. It also has a long mirror inside & snaps shut tight. Very wearable everyday shades that can be dressed up or down beautifully depending on occasion. The colors seem very well rounded and can be used around each other in many different looks. They also seem like more appealing, luxurious shades of nude all together. This one was a little more, it costs about $15.00 USD but it’s definitely worth it for some nice silky eyeshadows to throw in your collection. I believe the Maybelline palette was around $10.00 USD. Try one out for yourself!

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