LOTD: October 30, 2017


What I used on my face:
L’Oreal Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer
Goodskin Labs Z-Pore Instant Pore Refiner
Revlon ColorStay Foundation (180 Sand Beige)
Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Dark-Circle Roller (Light/Medium)
Hard Candy Glamoflauge Heavy Duty Concealer (Medium light)
e.l.f. Contouring Bronzing Cream (St. Lucia)
e.l.f. High Definition Undereye Setting Powder
Rimmel London Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed Powder (004 Sandstorm)
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
the Balm Hot Mama! Blush
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder (Ethereal Light)
Too Faced Candlelight Glow (Rosy Glow – pink side)
e.l.f. Makeup Mist & Set

What I used on my eyes:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer
Urban Decay NAKED Palette (Buck – buffed in crease, Hustle – all over lid, Darkhorse – in the crease, Creep – blended in outer corner; Sin – inner corner highlight, Virgin – brow bone highlight; Hustle, Darkhorse – smudged under eye)
Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner (Black)
Curled lashes with e.l.f. Eyelash Curler
Benefit They’re Real Tinted Lash Primer
Clinique High Impact Mascara (Black)

Other products that I used:
Maybelline Brow Pomade (Soft Brown) 
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara (Clear – on the brows)
Burt’s Bees Wild Cherry Moisturizing Lip Balm
Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Matte Lipstick (Sell Out)

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LOTD: October 28, 2017

My thoughts on the products: 

I really enjoyed using this Cover FX Natural Finish Foundation. I got it as a sample from Sephora, and it’s really nice. It applied beautifully with a beauty blender, and the coverage was very good. It’s listed as a “medium-high coverage with a radiant finish.” I think it gives the skin a very natural finish because the face doesn’t look flat, but it doesn’t look overly radiant. The Urban Decay NAKED Palette is one of my all-time favorites. Toasted has always been a color I’ve loved, but this combination was a new one for me. I LOVE it. I will definitely be doing this look a look in the future. This lip combo is also really lovely. The NYX Retractable Liner gives the CoverGirl Lipstick a lot of depth and richness. (Click here to see the lipstick without this lipliner underneath.)

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What I used on my face:
e.l.f. Makeup Mist & Set
L’Oreal Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer
Goodskin Labs Z-Pore Instant Pore Refiner
CoverFX Natural Finish Foundation (N40)
Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Dark-Circle Roller (Light/Medium)
Hard Candy Glamoflauge Heavy Duty Concealer (Medium light)
e.l.f. Contouring Bronzing Cream (St. Lucia)
e.l.f. High Definition Undereye Setting Powder
Rimmel London Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed Powder (004 Sandstorm)
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit – Surreal Light (Blush – 3. Surreal Glow, Highlighter – 5. Surreal Strobe Light)
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder (Ethereal Light)
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer

What I used on my eyes:
Laura Mercier Eye Basics (Wheat)
Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal 24hr Eyeshadow (70 Barely Branded)
Urban Decay NAKED Palette (Buck – buffed in crease, Toasted – all over lid, Smog and Hustle – layered in the crease, Sin – inner corner highlight, Virgin – brow bone highlight; Toasted, Hustle – smudged under eye)
Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner (Black)
Curled lashes with e.l.f. Eyelash Curler
Clinique High Impact Mascara (Black)

Other products that I used:
Maybelline Brow Pomade (Soft Brown) 
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara (Clear – on the brows)
Burt’s Bees Wild Cherry Moisturizing Lip Balm
NYX Retractable Lip Liner (12 Dark Red)
CoverGirl Lipstick (305 Hot Passion)

LOTD: October 25, 2017

My thoughts on the products:

I love the finish of this Too Faced Peach Perfect foundation, but the color is a hair too dark for me. I will be exchanging it because I don’t want to wait until summer to use it! It applies best with a beauty blender, and the staying power is very good. The Tarte Shape Tape is a very good concealer. It blends out well with either a beauty blender or a brush, and the coverage is extremely good. I thought I was really going to like the Laura Mercier Eye Primer, but my eyeshadow ended up creasing by the end of the day (I had been wearing makeup for about eight hours). I was pretty disappointed in that, but I’m going to keep testing it to see if I can make it work. The more I use the Clinique High Impact Mascara, the more I really like it. It gives my lashes a beautiful fluttering look. The color of the Maybelline Brow Pomade is perfect for me, and I really enjoyed using this product when it was new. However, now that the tip is gone, it’s gotten more difficult to apply. The Too Faced Melted Matte Lipstick in Sell Out has a very comfortable and long-wearing formula. It survived me eating too meals, both of which were oily. The color is gorgeous and natural, and I can see this color becoming one I reach for often.

What I used on my face:
e.l.f. Makeup Mist & Set (before and after face makeup)
L’Oreal Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer
Goodskin Labs Z-Pore Instant Pore Refiner
Too Faced Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Foundation (Warm Beige)
Tarte Double Duty Beauty Shape Tape Contour Concealer ()
e.l.f. Contouring Bronzing Cream (St. Lucia)
e.l.f. High Definition Undereye Setting Powder
Rimmel London Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed Powder (004 Sandstorm)
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit – Surreal Light (face powder and bright pink blush) 
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder (Ethereal Light)
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
Becca Champagne Pop!

What I used on my eyes:
Laura Mercier Eye Basics (Wheat)
Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal (70 Barely Branded)
Urban Decay NAKED Palette (Virgin, Sidecar, Buck, Hustle)
Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner (Black)
Curled lashes with e.l.f. Eyelash Curler
Benefit They’re Real Tinted Lash Primer
Clinique High Impact Mascara (Black)

Other products that I used:
Maybelline Brow Pomade (Soft Brown) 
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara (Clear – on the brows)
Burt’s Bees Wild Cherry Moisturizing Lip Balm
Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Matte Lipstick (Sell Out)

OOTD: Engagement Pictures

We got our engagement pictures back last week, and I absolutely love them! I love the color of the dress, especially with this time of year. I thought the cut and silhouette were extremely flattering for my body type. I paired it with one of my favorite pairs of heels and simple jewelry. For my nails, I used “Pink Pong” by Sally Hansen. It’s beautiful gel color, but it didn’t hold up as well as my Sensationail colors. For my makeup, I did a basic but glowing look.

Where to find it:
Dress: Altar’d State
Heels: Target (similar linked)
Stud earrings: Piercing Pagoda
Knot earrings: Tiffany and Co. 
Nail color: Ulta

LOTD: October 11, 2017

The only new product I’ve used in this look compared to my last post was the Fenty Foundation. I seem to be in the minority with this product…I love the shade range, but the foundation doesn’t really work for me. I’ve tried three different applications – with my fingers, with a beauty blender, and with a brush. The only one that worked remotely well was with a brush. The other two application types looked very patchy, and the rest of my makeup wouldn’t blend into it. Furthermore, no matter how much I set it, it transfers throughout the day if I even touch my face, and I’ve never had that problem before…even having oily skin. I’ve seen that this foundation also doesn’t work for dry skin, so I would really only recommend this foundation if you have normal skin. If you zoom in on my face, you can see it didn’t do a super great job covering my check blemishes, and I had even tried multiple layers as suggested. All in all, definitely not my cup of tea. IMG_1755.JPG

What I used on my face:
e.l.f. Makeup Mist & Set
L’Oreal Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer 
Fenty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation (140 – not the correct color for me, but that’s the sample I have)
Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Dark-Circle Roller (Light/Medium)
Hard Candy Glamoflauge Heavy Duty Concealer (Medium light)
e.l.f. Contouring Bronzing Cream (St. Lucia)
e.l.f. High Definition Undereye Setting Powder
Rimmel London Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed Powder (004 Sandstorm)
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder (Ethereal Light)
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
the Balm Hot Mama! Blush
Too Faced Candlelight Glow (Rosy Glow)

What I used on my eyes:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer
Tarte Tartelette in Bloom (Flower Child) 
NYX Happy Birthday Palette (#6, #8, #10)
Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner (Black)
Curled lashes with e.l.f. Eyelash Curler
L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Volume Building Mascara

Other products that I used:
Chella Tantalizing Taupe Eyebrow Color
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara (Clear – on the brows)
Burt’s Bees Wild Cherry Moisturizing Lip Balm
Revlon Colorburst Balm (Honey)

LOTD: September 30, 2017

I used a lot of new (to me) products in this look! I’ve really been having fun with this NYX palette lately. It has a great set of colors that combine to make a ton of beautiful looks. Another new product that I used in this look are the Too Faced Peach Perfect Foundation, which I really enjoyed using. It has a nice finish and is long-lasting. The NudeStix Concealer has about medium coverage but doesn’t blend super easily. Finally, Becca Champagne Pop is a beautiful highlight which I’ve been getting a lot of use out of since I purchased it.

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What I used on my face:
e.l.f. Makeup Mist & Set
L’Oreal Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer 
Too Faced Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Foundation (Porcelain)
Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Dark-Circle Roller (Light/Medium)
NudeStix Concealer Pencil (Medium)
e.l.f. Contouring Bronzing Cream (St. Lucia)
Rimmel London Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed Powder (004 Sandstorm)
e.l.f. High Definition Undereye Setting Powder
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit – Surreal Light (combined blushes) 
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder (Ethereal Light)
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
Becca Champagne Pop! 

What I used on my eyes:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer
Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal (70 Barely Branded)
NYX Happy Birthday Palette (#4, #3, #7, #9)
Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner (Black)
Curled lashes with e.l.f. Eyelash Curler
L’Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga (Blackest Black)
L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Volume Building Mascara

Other products that I used:
Chella Tantalizing Taupe Eyebrow Color
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara (Clear – on the brows)
Burt’s Bees Wild Cherry Moisturizing Lip Balm
ColourPop Liquid Matte Lipstick (Baracuda)  

LOTD: March 19, 2017

What I used on my face:
e.l.f. Makeup Mist & Set
L’Oreal Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer 
Rimmel London Lasting Finish 25hr with Comfort Serum Skin Perfecting Full Coverage Foundation (200 Soft Beige)
Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Dark-Circle Roller (Light/Medium)
Hard Candy Glamoflauge Heavy Duty Concealer (Medium light)
e.l.f. Contouring Bronzing Cream (St. Lucia)
e.l.f. High Definition Undereye Setting Powder
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit – Surreal Light (Finishing Powder – Surreal Light) 
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder (Ethereal Light)
theBalm Bahama Mama Bronzer 
Pacifica Natural Minerals Blush (Wildrose) 
Too Faced Candlelight Glow (Rosy Glow)

What I used on my eyes:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer
Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal (70 Barely Branded)
Tarte Tartelette in Bloom (Charmer, Flower Child, Sweetheart, Rebel, Leader) 
Thrive Causemetics Infinity Waterproof Eyeliner (Lauren – Black Matte)
Max Factor Masterpiece High Precision Liquid Eyeliner (Velvet Black)
Curled lashes with e.l.f. Eyelash Curler
Max Factor Masterpiece Max High Volume & Definition Mascara (Velvet Black) 

Other products that I used:
Chella Tantalizing Taupe Eyebrow Color
Burt’s Bees Wild Cherry Moisturizing Lip Balm
Colourpop Liquid Matte Lipstick (Calypso)

LOTD: Third Anniversary 

What I used on my face:
e.l.f. Makeup Mist & Set
L’Oreal Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer 
Goodskin Labs Z-Pore Instant Pore Refiner
Rimmel London Lasting Finish 25hr with Comfort Serum Skin Perfecting Full Coverage Foundation (200 Soft Beige)
Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Dark-Circle Roller (Light/Medium)
Hard Candy Glamoflauge Heavy Duty Concealer (Medium light)
Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer 
e.l.f. Contouring Bronzing Cream (St. Lucia)
e.l.f. High Definition Undereye Setting Powder
Rimmel London Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed Powder (004 Sandstorm)
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit – Surreal Light (Surreal Light, Bronze Light, Surreal Glow, Surreal Effect) 
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder (Ethereal Light)
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
Too Faced Candlelight Glow (Rosy Glow)

What I used on my eyes:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer
Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal (70 Barely Branded)
Tarte Tartelette in Bloom (Charmer, Jet Setter, Rocker, Smokeshow, Smarty Pants) 
Max Factor Masterpiece High Precision Liquid Eyeliner (Velvet Black)
Curled lashes with e.l.f. Eyelash Curler
Benefit They’re Real Tinted Lash Primer
Max Factor Masterpiece Max High Volume & Definition Mascara (Velvet Black) 

Other products that I used:
Bella Tantalizing Taupe Eyebrow Color
Burt’s Bees Wild Cherry Moisturizing Lip Balm
Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip (Baracuda)

LOTD: Christmas Eve 2016

What I used on my face:
e.l.f. Makeup Mist & Set
Neutrogena Shine Control Primer
Goodskin Labs Z-Pore Instant Pore Refiner
Rimmel London Lasting Finish 25hr with Comfort Serum Skin Perfecting Full Coverage Foundation (200 Soft Beige)
Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Dark-Circle Roller (Light/Medium)
Hard Candy Glamoflauge Heavy Duty Concealer (Medium light)
e.l.f. Contouring Bronzing Cream (St. Lucia)
e.l.f. High Definition Undereye Setting Powder
Rimmel London Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed Powder (004 Sandstorm)
OFRA Cosmetics Banana Powder
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
Clinique Cheek Pop (03 Berry Pop)

What I used on my eyes:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer
Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal (70 Barely Branded)
Urban Decay NAKED 2 Palette (Foxy, Booty Call, Half Baked, YDK, Tease, Snakebite)
Max Factor Masterpiece High Precision Liquid Eyeliner (Velvet Black)
Curled lashes with e.l.f. Eyelash Curler
L’Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga (Blackest Black)

Other products that I used:
Bella Tantalizing Taupe Eyebrow Color
Burt’s Bees Wild Cherry Moisturizing Lip Balm
Colourpop Liquid Matte Lipstick (Tulle)

LOTD: Christmas Party 2016

What I used on my face:
e.l.f. Makeup Mist & Set
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer
Goodskin Labs Z-Pore Instant Pore Refiner
Rimmel London Lasting Finish 25hr with Comfort Serum Skin Perfecting Full Coverage Foundation (200 Soft Beige)
Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Dark-Circle Roller (Light/Medium)
Hard Candy Glamoflauge Heavy Duty Concealer (Medium light)
e.l.f. Contouring Bronzing Cream (St. Lucia)
e.l.f. High Definition Undereye Setting Powder
Rimmel London Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed Powder (004 Sandstorm)
OFRA Cosmetics Banana Powder
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
Clinique Cheek Pop (03 Berry Pop)
Cover Girl Cheekers Blush (135 Snow Plum – as a highlight)

What I used on my eyes:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer
Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal (70 Barely Branded)
Urban Decay NAKED 2 Palette (Bootycall, Chopper, Tease, Suspect, Busted)
Max Factor Masterpiece High Precision Liquid Eyeliner (Velvet Black)
Curled lashes with e.l.f. Eyelash Curler
Benefit They’re Real! Tinted Lash Primer
Max Factor Masterpiece Max Mascara (Velvet Black)

Other products that I used:
Anastasia Brow Whiz (Soft Brown)
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara (Clear – on the brows)
Burt’s Bees Wild Cherry Moisturizing Lip Balm
Colourpop Liquid Matte Lipstick (Hutch)