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Short Spring Makeup Tutorial & Maybelline Product Review! πŸ’›πŸ’πŸ’›

Hi Babes! I’m back today with some spring-spiration! πŸ’•πŸŒ·πŸ’• I haven’t done a makeup tutorial for a while and I thought, what a better way to come back with a great makeup look but for the new spring season! 😁 Let’s get right into shall we???

So I was sitting here thinking of colors I associated with spring, first and almost instantly “pastel” came to mind. But I continued to simmer on the idea and I just wasn’t satisfied with pastels right now, I wanted something bolder. Something that could be worn out to a nice dinner date and you look fabulously spring-y but also suave and sexy. Then, I began thinking neutral with a POP of spring color! 😁 So I ultimately decided on a chocolate brown cut crease look, with a vibrant turquoise winged liner to go with it. Please continue reading if you’d like to see what products I used and pictures of my the look I created! πŸ’–

  
Here are the products I used to create this look!

  
  
  
*Benefit “Big Beautiful Eyes” Eye Contour Palette (Dark brown shadow)

*Colourpop Super Shock Shadow in “Ibiza.” (Used as eyeliner)

*Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara 

*Maybelline Master Contour Kit

*Pixi by Petra Beauty Blush Duo in “Rose Gold.”

*Milani “Bahama Beige” Lip Stick

*FLOWER Beauty About Face Liquid Foundation

*Salon Perfect Half-Falsies (Not in photo) 

*OFRA Eyebrow Pencil in Brown (Not in photo)

*MAC Mineralize Concealer (Not in photo) 

*L’Oreal Infallible 16 HR Pro Matte Powder Foundation (Not in photo)

   
Now I just wanted to quickly review the Maybelline products for you! 

 
 

Maybelline The Master Contour Kit
: When I first saw this in my local Walmart I was eager to try it out. Unfortunately, I didn’t so much like the highlight or contour shades. The contour was much too light for my olive complexion, and the highlight was so-so. I have much better quality highlighters by MAC, Pixi and Wet n’ Wild. The one thing I really loved about this palette, was the blush! It is such a beautiful, healthy/natural glow type pink. Like you just got done working out or something, so pretty 😍 I recommend this for the blush. But the contour and highlight might work better for you if you are very fair skinned. 

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara: This stuff is black gold! πŸ’– I have been in search of an affordable mascara that separates and lifts my lashes towards the sky 🌞 This one does just that. Maybelline is funny, they come out with TONS of different mascaras. We’re always seeing new commercials with supermodel’s with the best looking lashes, and I’ll go out and try all of these mascaras & I’ll hardly like any of them. But finally, one has lived up to it’s claims! πŸ’œ Highly recommend! No need for expensive mascaras when this one exists 😁

Anyways, Thanks so much for reading babes! Please leave your comments and thoughts for me ❀️ xoxo

Oh and follow me on Instagram please if you aren’t already πŸ’› 😘 You get to see things you don’t on here! Lol. πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ  Follow me HERE!

  

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FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM!!!

Hi all you beautiful women! Just wanted to share the good news with all of you, i have finally signed myself up for Instagram! But unfortunately, i’m so new to it i’m having trouble getting the hang of it.. and i have literally no friends/followers!!:(( If any of you have an Instagram account,Β PLEASE add me dolls!<3 Help me begin to build my followers & viewers and get me started on the right foot! πŸ™‚ There are a few things on there you may be interested in seeing that are not on here ( *giveaway πŸ˜‰Β ) and there definitely will be more interesting posts in the future, since i have a lot of “re-cap” kind of posts on there right now. I plan on loading this puppy up with tons of quick makeup looks (maybe some halloween stuff!), quick positive/negative product reviews & swatches, etc.. All the good beautiful stuff we know & love! πŸ˜€ Here is a link to my new Instagram account! Please check it out ❀

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Follow me and i will follow you back ASAP! See you on there ladies! πŸ˜‰

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Quick compare! FLOWER cream eyeshadow VS. Maybelline 24HR Color Tattoo Cream Eyeshadow!

Hi everyone! I just wanted to do a quick compare & review on a FLOWER cosmetics color play cream eyeshadow vs. A Maybelline 24HR Color Tattoo cream eyeshadow. These both have their pros and cons, since cream shadows in general can be a tricky thing to use. Sometimes the color is just not as pigmented as you’d expect from a creamy shadow, the overall texture may make it harder for you to apply, it doesn’t last quite as long as normal eyeshadow.. Well, hopefully this review will shed some light on the cream eyeshadow situation.

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The colors i will be using as examples today are Maybelline’s “Bad To The Bronze” and FLOWER’s “Flirty Floret.”

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Bad To The Bronze” is the pot shown towards the bottom, and “Flirty Floret” is the one towards the top. I would definitely call Maybelline’s more of a champagne/light taupe color, while FLOWER’s is a true bronze brown. As you can see from the picture above, FLOWER’s shadow has more of a whipped light texture, while Maybelline’s is somewhat pressed into the jar making it a bit harder to get a good amount of product.

Here are some swatches:

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FLOWER PROS:

  • Highly pigmented gorgeous shimmery color.
  • Whipped texture makes it nice to apply.
  • A little goes a LONG way.
  • If there is creasing going on, you can easily smooth it out and fix it.

Maybelline PROS:

  • Longevity
  • Smudge/Smear Proof

It seems like what one is lacking, the other one has covered. So if you are looking for a pigmented easy to apply cream shadow, i would suggest you go with FLOWER’s. If you’re looking for a cream shadow that stays put but isn’t as pigmented & and you don’t mind that any creasing is harder to correct, go with Maybelline’s.

Thanks for reading!

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Maybelline Blushed Nudes Night Out Makeup Look!

I got a request the other day from someone saying they wished i would have done some looks with that Maybelline Blushed Nudes palette review i posted recently, so i thought that was a great idea and i should definitley at least post one look with this palette. Here’s what i came up with!

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Sort of a pink, rosey smokey eye. I always start my eyeshadow routine with my MALLY base shadow. It is so creamy, doesn’t crease at all and makes the shadow stick to your lids perfectly for HOURS! One of my personal favorites.

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The base shadow is the pan to the left. It works very well as a primer but any eyelid primer will work just fine.

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Let me show you how a base shadow works for those who aren’t familiar:

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(The brown shadow shown here is NOT used in this look, it is achieved using only the colors from the blushed nudes palette. This is just used Β as an example)

Above are the two shadows in the MALLYΒ palette swatched separately. As you can see, the brown eye shadow is somewhat transparent, it doesn’t look nearly as dark as the color in the actual pan. The base shadow is neutral in color, bright & creamy. Now, let me show you the brown shadow OVER the creamy base shadow.

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Retail price for JUST the creamy base shadow: $18.00 USD

Purchase it here!

Now that the brown shadow has been applied over the base, it has much better color pay off and it is noticeably darker than the last swatch.


Back to the look: Here are the colors i used from the Maybelline Blushed Nudes Palette

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In this order i began to apply:

  1. I pretty much just cut my crease with this color and then blended it out so it wasn’t such a harsh line.
  2. I packed this onto my lid, and blended it in with the color i used in my crease.
  3. Traced my outer V with this black color and blended it out, also used on my bottom lash line.
  4. Applied this to my inner corner, and below Β near my inner corner on my lower lash line. Blend blend blend!

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You can really achieve some beautiful romantic eyes with this palette. I’ve been loving it so far and here you can see the gorgeous colors in action! You could also go the opposite route and do something with the lighter colors in the palette for more of a daytime look. If you’d like me to do a daytime look for you just leave a comment!

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Thanks for reading!

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Swatch Review: Affordable Maybelline “The Blushed Nudes” Palette

So even after my somewhat negative review last night on the maybelline “The Nudes” Palette, i still picked this up in hopes of being more impressed. Glancing over this palette, some of the colors sold me right away. Some beautiful rosey gold shades, and a matte black with a black cherry like shimmer. So i decided to review it for you all and give you my opinion!

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The first thing i noticed when swatching/playing around with these shadows was:

  1. They seem to have a much nicer texture than the other “The Nudes” palette. They feel much softer to the touch, the other palette’s shadows almost seemed dry.
  2. The shimmer formula seems like it applies much better, it looks very nice applied to a primed eyelid.
  3. I think their color choices throughout the palette really compliment each other. They can be used with each other and many other nude eyeshadows you may already own.

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The very last color on the bottom right was my absolute favorite, it looked like a very deep dramatic burnt reddish black because of all the black cherry/gold colored shimmer in it, and then i swatched it. 😦 It simply did not apply nearly as well as the other shimmer colors, the sparkles fell out and left me with a plain matte black eyeshadow. Β I think it was because it wasn’t so much shimmer, it was more like sparkle flake. This was the only shadow with a seemingly different formula than the other shimmer shades.

Now let me show you some swatch samples!

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I loved all of these colors except for my original favorite, the black. So for the price & quality, i would probably buy this palette again when i start running low on these shadows. I may not be using the hell out of all of them, but i can see myself using more than half of them often. These are perfect colors for a romantic date night, any night on the town, even a day on the town, or you could put together a nice look for a wedding/bachelorette party as well. If you are a makeup artist or do freelance work, picking up a few of these to keep with your supplies would be a great idea since these colors can be used for many occasions/events. I’d say go try one out for yourself ladies! For $10.00 it’s worth giving it a chance. ❀

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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)

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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 Β 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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