Empty Palettes-Comparisons

Let’s Free-style!!- Palettes that is…

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What if I told you can design and create your own palette? With the perfect shadows, blushes, and your go to lip color?

This is where the empty palette comes in. Empty Palettes have been a staple not even to makeup artists out there but to the everyday girl like you and me. Who should benefit from these palettes the most? Makeup Junkies!!! Can you imagine carrying ALL that makeup everywhere!?

 Today’s post will be on today’s most popular empty palettes. This will help you decide which palette is right for you and which brand should you go with.

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This was my first empty palette. I’ve used it for a year before giving it back to my aunt. This was one of the first high-end empty palettes out on the market. Every makeup artist will have this in their collection. This palette was matte black with the plain MAC logo on the front. You can either buy an insert for 15 eye shadows OR 6 blushes OR simply go Free-styling and have your makeup roam freely. This was a very light-weight simple on the go palette. It’s thin enough that it never takes up room while traveling or storage. – This palette has been discontinued and is no longer available.

So what’s the problem? It’s TOO light-weight. I can’t tell you how many MAC eye shadows I broke when I had this palette. And those eye shadows weren’t cheap! Even when I haven’t dropped the palette I would open it and see my eye shadows broken into a million pieces. *Heart Ache* - This palette was so depressing to me I had to return it back to my aunt. (who I originally took it from hehe)

– Note: Please correct me if the price is incorrect.

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MAC Sculpting Powder-Shadowy-REVIEW

The Ultimate Contour powder

 MAC Sculpting Powder, MAC shadowy, Contour powder, bronzer When I was younger I remember seeing my cousin putting on bronzer. I go “what is that? That powder looks too dark for you”. – She goes “No, no it’s a bronzer, its post to make you look more tan”. WELL!!! I had no idea what I was doing and applied it all over my face! – Please don’t do this- you’ll look like you applied mud all over your face.

Today’s topic is bronzing/contouring! So why do we bronze and contour? –It’s a technique we do to shape our face. Giving it dimensions. Looks FANTASTIC in photos! – My favorite part? It hides your double chin =) Bronzing VS Contouring= Bronzing just warms up the face giving you color and that summer tan glow like the Victoria’s Secret Angels. Contouring is more detailed sculpting your face making it look thinner looking like the Kardashians.

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MAC Sculpting Powder-Shadowy $16.50, this is a PRO Mac product, meaning you can only get it at the PRO Mac store (a special MAC store very few available) OR MAC  online. Shadowy is a matte ashy dark tone brown contour powder.

PACKING: This product comes in a small envelope like –like the MAC single eye shadows .

PERFORMACE: This product applies smooth, and blends very nice. The face that there is no shimmer/glitter it’s Perfect for contouring. The first swatch can be sheer but it buildings up beautifully without looking caking. = Basically NO COMPLAINTS.  MAC Sculpting Powder, MAC shadowy, Contour powder, MAC shadowy swatch Shade/Color= this is one of the darkest contour powders I have ever seen. Which is great for girls with deeper/tan skin. You want your contour to look like a shadow making it look more natural compare to a orangey bronzer.

Let’s Compare . . .

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Studio Gear CC Cream-REVIEW

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Today’s hot topic is CC creams!

BB creams, CC creams, DD creams! They’re everywhere and what’s so great about them? Springs right around the corner and I’m sure we are all looking for the perfect day time face makeup to beat the heat. A few weeks ago we talked about the power of BB creams. The ability of a having an all-in-one product.

What’s the difference between a BB cream and a CC cream? CC creams stands for “Color Correcting”. A tinted moisturizer that has skin care provided to help over time even out skin tone.

 

On to the Review. . .

Studio Gear CC Cream SPF 20

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Studio Gear $32 is a prestigious high-end brand that is sold in most department stores, HSN, and ULTA.

This CC cream states to have a light-weight, smooth formula yet fights aging, adds moisture while treating blemishes ,and protecting your skin from the sun. –with a radiant finish more ideal for the non-oily skin.

Product has 3 shades to pick from and contains 1.1 FL OZ. or 33 ML

Sounds pretty magical! Let’s see if it live up to its claims.

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Photo: from Studiogear.com

Main Claims:

  • Protects:  SPF 20 protects the skin, while Hydra-Extend technology provides moisture for up to 72 hours.
  • Perfects:  Enjoy natural looking coverage while micro-encapsulated pigments perfects and fade dark spots and acne scarring.
  • Corrects:  Anti-aging and collagen building ingredients help minimize fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Hydrates:  Hydra-Extend technology provides up to 72 hours of continuous hydration.
  • Conceals:  Micro encapsulated pigments deliver a fresh dose of color that adapts to your own skin tone, creating the most natural looking coverage.
  • Smoothes:  Skin nourishing ingredients help to correct and maintain youthful complexion.

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Circle Lens Review: Pinky Paradise | GEO TRI-COLOR GREEN

 What big pretty green eyes you have!

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Today, we are doing something different. I’m reviewing a pair of circle lenses!

So what are circle lenses?Circle lenses are a big trend in Asia. They’re contacts/colored contacts that enlarges your eyes making you look wide awake, brighten, and dolly like. Even though it started as a trend in Asia, Top celebrities such as Lady Gaga are rockin’ them.  

Where to purchase circle lenses?  I purchased these lens from Pinky Paradise- largest online circle lenses store. I picked this site due to the high ratings and strong suggestions from my friends. Pinky Paradise has TONS of circle lenses and they provide GEO Anti- Fake system circle lenses along with free express shipping for order $130, 100% secure online shopping… and BEST of all Free cutie animal lens case and a free gift!!! YAYyyyy !!!

NOTE: Please be careful purchasing circle lenses online. There are stories out there of FAKE circle lens. Fake circle lenses will cause serious damage to your eyes.

On to the Review…

GEO TRI Color Green

 geo tri color, circle lenses, pinky paradise, green circle lenses Manufacturer: Geo Medical Country of Origin: South KoreaUse Period: 1 year DisposableWater content: 38 %Diameter: 14.00 mmBase curve: 8.6 mmColor: Green

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I was looking for natural[ish] circle lenses. I read up on how green, gray, and brown circle lenses will best fit tanned skin. The GEO Tri Color Green AKA World Color Green lenses has a yellow ring in the inside fading out to the green giving it a natural effect. This a forest green shade lenses.

Comfort: I can wear these lenses for 5 hours before they start drying out my eyes. To some people that isn’t a long time but the rule of thumb is to actually NOT wear your circle lenses for longer than 6 hours. Even though I can only wear them for 5 hours, these are the most comfortable circle lenses I own.

Enlarging Effect: Since these circle lenses don’t have a black limbal ring it doesn’t have n enlarging effect. So if you’re wanting that BIG EYES dolly look these aren’t for you.  

My Experience with PinkyParadise.com : Despite the large selection of lens on the website, the website was easy to navigate. Since most circle lens are located outside the states shipping takes much longer. I read that my shipping would take 3-4 weeks for shipping but I did not read the part stated 10 days to process. So me being as inpatient as I am I kept emailing them asking where my package was. And each time they reply they were always professional and friendly. SO! That being said if you are impatient you should upgrade your shipping. Regular shipping starts at $5, so that you can’t complain. My package came in a small neatly packed sturdy box.

 

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Final say/ Recommendation: If you’re new or a beginner to circle lens I would recommend these lens since they’re not over powering. They do give a slight enlargement but not the average large eyes dolly look. These remind me more of my Freshlook colored contacts more than my regular circle lenses so this is a good start off pair. I wear these more than any other of my circle lenses but they’re not quite my “perfect” pair of circle lenses. I am still on the hunt for those.

 RATINGS: ***3/5 STARS  

And for Pinky Paradise.com? Its scary purchasing orders outside the country so I’m glad I found a site I can trust. –If you sign up for update emails you update on their newest pair of circle lens along with other beauty items.

Will I order from them again? -Yes, but this time I will suck it up and pay for upgraded shipping.

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Tips for Circle Lenses?

  • Carry an extra contact case and solution in your purse just in case if you have to take them out from discomfort.
  • Dry eyes should go for higher water circle lenses for moisture
  • Wear makeup with your circle lenses but Natural makeup. Wearing natural makeup makes your eyes the center of attention and making them more realist that they are your real eyes. –Wearing NO makeup with your lenses make you look like an alien and your eyes are abnormally large.
  • False lashes are a must!

Thank you again for reading!

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Just enter “Beautysins”  as the coupon code.

By entering this coupon code:
1. Customers entitle a FREE cute animal lens case PLUS mystery gift
2. The coupon code can be stacked, If you purchase 3 pairs, you will get 3 lens cases plus 3 mystery gifts.
3. A minimum of 1 pair of circle lens purchased to activate the code.
4. The code has no expired dates :)

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DISCLAIMER: May contain affilated links. I was not paid to say these things nor was I sent these lenses. I purchased these lenses with my own money. These are my honest opinion.

Younique’s Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes – REVIEW

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Are You Ready for the Future Lashes?

I think there’s one thing we can all agree on. We ALL want BIG BEAUTIFUL lashes…. So when I saw Younique 3D Lash Mascara on beauty blogs. I go -“I HAVE TO TRY THIS”.

Thanks to Sheri from Younique , I get to review and put this mascara to the test for you guys.

My history with mascaras: I have VERY Very VERY short wimpy lashes. So I’ve used everything from high-end to low end. You named it I used it. I used Benefit, Dior, Lancome, Drugstore brands.

And they are all GREAT mascaras- but my problem isn’t just performance. It’s my sensitive eyes.

So as you can see I am on the hunt for something that can save my short lashes.

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Let’s start out with the company. Younique is really a “Unique” company.

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YVES SAINT LAURENT ANTI-CERNES – Multi-Action Concealer- REVIEW

YSL stick concealer, YSL multi-action concealer, YVES SAINT LAURENT ANTI-CERNESSo before we talked about how great multi-tasking products can be. Today, we are talking about the YVES SAINT LAURENT ANTI-CERNES – Multi-Action Concealer retails for $37. Fancy isn’t it?

Concealers are one of those things you can use over and over. You can conceal blemishes, under eye circles, scars… and so on. But don’t you wish you can have it all?

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Mardi Gras 2014 – Look

Guess What Today is ?!?

Mardi Gras Beads I’ll give you a clue… it has to do with colorful beads and lots of happy people.. You’ve guessed it… It’s Mardi Gras. Usually when people think Mardi Gras they think about the music, parades, picnics, floats and excitement in New Orleans.

For those of you who don’t know… Mardi gras is the carnival celebration due to the French, Spanish, and other colonial influences on the settlements over the history. It is also known as “Fat Tuesday“.

Did you know that more than 500,000 king cakes are sold each year during the Mardi Gras celebration? King cakes colorful cakes with a plastic baby inside to represent baby Jesus.Now these days you can even order king cakes online.

So your wondering? What does this has to do with my beauty blog? Good question, Mardi Gras involves tons of colorful costumes and bright makeup. What a great chance for me to show you guys how to get creative at home.

This is the look I came up with for my Mardi Gras mask look. The lights kind of wash away the makeup so I am hoping you’ll be able to see it.

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The Liebster Award

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I’m pretty excited for this since it’ll be great way for my viewers to know me and for fellow bloggers to get to know each other! Getting a nomination is always a good thing =)

The goal of the Liebster Award is to help generate attention toward upcoming bloggers.  Participating comes with some rules, but they’re fun ones!

  1. Acknowledge the nominating blogger
  2. Answer 11 questions the nominating blogger has created for you
  3. Provide 11 random facts about yourself
  4. List some bloggers with fewer than 200 followers that you really feel deserve a little blogging love!
  5. Let all of the bloggers know you have nominated them.  You cannot nominate the blogger that nominated you!
  6. Post 11 questions for the bloggers you have nominated to answer

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L’Oreal Youth Code™ Texture Perfector Day/Night Cream – Review

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L’Oreal Youth Code™ Texture Perfector Day/Night Cream – Review

Today’s topic is Creams….   Day creams… Night Creams… Whatever! I can’t stress out how important skin care routines are. We don’t want to be 18 going on 80! (I’m sorry for anyone I might offend). The earlier you start the better for your skin. I highly recommend anyone men or women to start using anti-aging skin care at the age of 25. Enough with the blabbering let’s move on to the review.

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The L’Oreal Youth Code Texture Perfector is a new line from L’Oreal which retails for $25. When I heard the hype I had to give it a chance. I’ve seen tons of reviews about the serum texture perfector but not so much on the day/night cream.

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“Coon Eyes”- How to conceal dark circles

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“Coon Eyes”

Yes, that was what they used to call me. Let’s just say I had waterproof makeup on and forgot my makeup remover at home. Talk about a disaster. Today, Imma teach you how to NOT look like this.

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  •          Day Eye Cream: Eye cream helps smooth out the concealer and decreases the chance of the concealer caking up since it’s hydrated.
  • Eye Primer: To help with concealer creasing throughout the day.
  • Setting Powder: To DUH set the concealer. So the concealer won’t move.

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  • Pink/Salmon/Peach Concealer: The pink salmon undertone helps cancel out the blue/purple dark circle.

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  • Blending Tools: Either stippling brush/ fluffy brush/ synthetic brush/ OR simply your fingers.

- This is not my hand.

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Let’s start with the BEFORE photo. YIKES.

I USED:

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Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer, in Medium & brightener, Since I don’t own a pink undertone concealer I “mixed” a brightener which is completely pink with a skin tone concealer.

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STEPS

(NO Photos for Steps 1-4) I figure you won’t be able to see it since its clear.

  1. Apply day eye cream.
  2. Allow eye cream set for a minute or so.
  3. Apply eye primer.
  4. Allow eye primer to sink in for a minute or so.
  5. Apply PINK concealer from inner corner of eye to outer corner of eye.
  6. PAT in the pink concealer, OR use blending brush to blend pink concealer.
  7. Apply skin tone concealer over the pink concealer but do not apply over highlighted area such as the cheekbone.
  8. -  If you own a skin tone concealer with pinkish undertone you can skip this step.
  9. Blend skin concealer by patting or blending brush.
  10. SET concealer with powder. (luminous, light-weight, preferable loose powder)
  11. DONE

Finish Face 

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TIPS

  • Do not apply YELLOW tone concealer directly under the eyes. Yellow causes the blue undertone dark circles to stand out more.
  • Cream/liquid concealers are best for underneath the eyes.
  • If you are using liquid foundation, then you apply foundation first THEN concealer.
  • If you are using powder foundation, apply concealer THEN powder foundation.
  • For natural look (daytime, work, school) apply pink tone concealer THEN skin tone.
  • For dramatic look (nighttime, date, going out) apply skin tone THEN pink concealer.

Let’s compare shall we…

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As you can see it covered my dark circles. There is still a shadow but it’s because I don’t recommend using a heavy duty concealer because it would cause it to look cakey and unnatural. You’re better off having a slight shadow under the eye than dry cakey under eyes.

Thank you once again for reading my blog. I hope you find this helpful. Let’s just say I won’t ever forget my makeup wipes ever again. Till then don’t be a victim of “Coon eyes”.

Good Night

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