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Pastel Paradise Eyeshadow Look! Inexpensive L.A. colors palette!

Hello again ladies! I couldn’t help myself, i really wanted to do something pastel and bright lately for you all so i decided to go ahead and do it! Let’s get started, this is the look i came up with:

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Now here are all of the products i used!

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The Eyes:

  • L.A. Colors palette in “Tease” (middle three colors)
  • Lancôme High Definition Mascara “Black”
  • Almay Liquid Liner “Black”
  • Salon Perfect False Lashes “Perfectly Glamorous”
  • Mally Base Shadow/Primer

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Here’s a close up of the very affordable but very good quality L.A. Colors shadow palette in “Tease” i picked up. I believe this was $1.50 USD.

 The Face:

  • Revlon Color Stay Whipped Creme Makeup “150 Buff”
  • Smashbox Photo Finish Primer
  • MAC Strobe Liquid Lotion (on cheekbones)
  • FLOWER “Glow Baby Glow” Bronzer/Blush Duo
  • MAC Mineralize Concealer “NC20” (under eyes/blemishes)

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Just wanted to add in a quick review about this Creme Makeup by Revlon. I absolutely love this stuff, it is whipped to perfection and applies onto the skin SO nicely. As you can see it gives me full flawless coverage too. Purchase yours HERE!

The Lips:

  • PALLADIO “Bella Pink” Matte Lipstick
  • No7 Precision Lip Pencil “Nude”
  • NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss “Nude Pink”

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If you have not tried or heard of PALLADIO lipsticks, you need to at least pick up ONE for yourself. Especially if you are into matte lips, their formula for these matte shades are just spot on and look so stunning on the lips. I applied a NYX gloss over this palladio matte color though, so you can’t tell. Purchase one HERE!


Nails:

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essie Nail Color in “Butler Please!” 😀 Just if it caught any of your eyes.

Thank you so much for reading loves! Comment & leave your thoughts ❤

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Cosmic Eyeshadow Look! Affordable L.A. colors “Waterworld” palette!

Hi girls! Just wanted to post a quick Makeup Look for you all! Keep reading if you’d like to know what i used to create this look. ❤

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I used a VERY affordable palette by L.A. colors so literally anyone can try out this look for a very inexpensive price!

Here’s what i used:

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Aside from the mascara, eye liner, concealer, etc. I’d like to show you a couple different items individually. Starting with the primer i used today.

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This stuff is really great. It has a beautiful pearly shimmer tone to it which at first i was skeptical about putting all over my face, but nonetheless i tried it and it really just gives you a luminous, healthy looking glow! Oil free, and fills any fine lines and wrinkles with silicones and light reflectors. Definitely recommend! Ecspecially for those who don’t wear a full face of makeup often, this looks beautiful with a light face of makeup it’s very refreshing and appealing.

Next is my Illuminator:

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This Illuminator is by Your Best Friend, i am crazy about this stuff. It is my BFF! It is so creamy & gorgeous, you simply must try it! You will be very pleased.

Now here’s the blush i used:

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This is by i.d. BareMinerals. In the color “Bliss.” This is such a pretty sparkly peachy happy color, and it can also be used as an eye shadow!

Here’s my new favorite bronzer 😉

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This is a GORGEOUS suntan islandy-baked bronze color from FLOWER beauty (on right.) It is so pigmented so you don’t need to use a lot of the product when applying it, and it’s just the perfect shade and so blendable. I am in love ❤

Now we have the very affordable palette by L.A. colors:

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I used only the first two colors you see in this palette. A gorgeous very pale green shimmer and bright teal-blue shimmer shadow. I think this was $1.50 so, this goes back to knowing how to use inexpensive makeup to its fullest extent. If you are knowledgable about application techniques then you can make something out of nothing!

Last item i just wanted to quickly share was the L’Oreal INFALLIBLE “Pro-Spray and Set” Makeup Extender setting spray. I recently ran out of my MAC setting spray and picked this up at my local drugstore, so glad i did!

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It smells nice, it feels fresh and it works just as good. No complaints whatsoever about this guy! 🙂

These are some really great new items i’ve been using for my daily routine lately and i think many of you would love some of these products for yourself! You should definitely try one of these out if it stands out to you, i am so happy with everything.

Thanks for reading loves! Leave comments & thoughts

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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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FLOWER Cosmetics Swatch & Review: Amazing Blush & Face Focus!

I am really excited to share my thoughts with you on this brand! I feel like it doesn’t get as much attention as it should, so here i am with a bunch of products i will swatch and review to help you form an opinion of your own on FLOWER cosmetics!

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Above shown from left to right: 2 Transforming touch powder to creme blush, 2 Fragrance mist,  1 “Powder Up” Loose powder, 1 “About Face” Liquid  foundation, 1 BB Cream, 1 “In Your Prime” Perfecting primer.

So, I love their packaging choice. It is so appealing and lady-like. But let’s talk about the products themselves. Starting with the Powder to Creme Blush. 

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(“tickled pink & a-cor-able“)

Retail price: $12.98 USD each.

As you can see, these blushes come in a sifter type powder jar. The sifting holes are actually the perfect size, and all you need to do is tap it lightly upside down with the lid screwed on tight, and then flip it back right side up. Tap lightly on the lid, open your jar and you should have more than enough blush available for you to dip into. This is the finest powder blush i have ever seen. It is like the consistency of confectioners sugar, no joke. You almost need to be careful while applying it, try not to inhale any haha! So light weight, so beautiful and so blendable. You really do not need a lot on the brush when applying this. Now here’s the crazy part, when it says powder to creme, it means powder to creme. Check out this swatch i have on my arm.

* I applied more product than necessary just to show you the transforming property.

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(“A-cor-able & tickled pink“)

Amazing! You’ve got to try these blushes ladies, they apply so nicely and last quite a while on your face. I absolutely LOVE them.

Now, let’s focus on the face.

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(“Powder Up” Loose face powder in L01)

Retail price: $9.98 USD

This stuff is great, and the little powder puff included inside again goes back to the lady-like  beautiful packaging. The texture of the powder is so smooth and silky and it applies wonderfully. Even though i love the puff, i still prefer applying this with a powder brush. There will be a swatch below with the liquid foundation & BB cream as well. They have a few different shades for all the beautiful skin tones of you ladies. I would really recommend giving this a try!

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(“About Face” foundation, BB cream, “In Your Prime” Perfecting face primer)

Retail prices (in order): $13.98, $12.98, $12.98 USD.

Now we have the liquid foundation, BB cream and perfecting primer! Overall, i think the two tinted products have great coverage, texture and wearability. And the primer is SO luxurious and smells amazing & fresh, like you just washed your face! Dries quickly, doesn’t leave you feeling sticky and works wonderfully as an eyeshadow primer as well. Let me show you some swatches of the loose powder, the liquid foundation and the BB cream. (In that order below)

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I have already shared my thoughts on the loose powder, but now you can see the silky smooth texture. I really like using the BB cream as a brightener to use under my eyes, bridge of my nose etc… As you can see it is a bit more yellow toned, so it works very nicely for brightening with my skin tone. I like to apply that with a moist beauty blender. The liquid foundation is obviously good for full coverage, but it also works great for spot coverage over blemishes! You should really give it a shot and order these for yourself in your best suited shade, they are all fantastic and quality products.


Last but not least; The Fragrance Mists. The bottles are huge, they will last forever and they smell like heaven! What more can i say? I personally think the two i have shown below have very similar aromatic qualities to Victoria secret body sprays. Cherished is the white bottle, it has a very sweet, warm vanilla scent that lingers on you. Such as Victoria Secret’s “warm and cozy” body spray. It is intoxicating. ❤ Radiant is in the pink metallic bottle, it has a very refreshing ‘rolling through a field of new spring flowers’ type of smell. Very classy. ❤ It’s important to smell as good as you look after all!

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(“Cherished & Radiant”)

Retail price: $14.98 USD each

Thanks for reading!

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