Let’s face it, an eye shadow palette is always a splurge. Whether it is from the drugstore or from the counters at Nordstrom, we get into a routine of using a handful of colors and leave the rest for the inspiring YouTube tutorial. Brands launch new palettes every season, so which ones are worth it?
Too Faced Sweet Peach and Semi Sweet Chocolate
The scented palettes Too Faced brings out are always a good purchase. The eyeshadow quality is amazing and can be used from beginner to professional. My top recommendations are the Semi-Sweet Chocolate palette and the Sweet Peach! The Semi sweet is on the cool toned side; it has the BEST shades for the crease. The Sweet Peach is the warm toned palette I LOVE. It’s so nice and easy to work with. The scents last a long time too; the chocolate is the oldest palette I own and she still smells incredible!
Affordable quality sums up the BH Cosmetics palettes. I got the Carli Bybel palette to be a supporter and fell in LOVE. This is my go-to everyday palette for work. On top of quality and price, the palette also comes with highlights!
Holy cow this palette is the definition of longevity. Of course, I got the Ultra Eye Contour and Light & Shade palette because it looks like the Kat Von D Shade and light eye palette, but at half the price. I wasn’t expecting the shadows to be so long wearing. It lasted a full day at Disney World, sweat and all. No creasing, and she stayed looking fresh (can’t say that for the rest of my makeup).
I’ve been collecting MAC lipsticks since I was in high school. It’s not a massive collection, but I love them and I have shades I actually want to use.
Persistence: This is the newest edition to the family. The website describes it as a peachy cinnamon color, and I call it my perfect nude. I’ve been using persistence the most frequently because it’s such an everyday color for me. Persistence is a matte finish but still super comfortable to wear all day long.
Del Rio: Del Rio is my favorite lipstick when I want a nice everyday color. I like to layer her underneath my Nyx matte liquid lipstick in french maid to make everything more comfortable. The color is described as a muted plum brown and is a satin finish.
Stone: Stone is what I use when I want a full on spice girls 90’s lip. My skin tone pulls the brown color more heavily than the taupe that others tend to get out of it. It is a matte finish (are we sensing a trend?) and a muted greyish taupe brow (straight from mac cosmetics website).
Rebel: My first love. Rebel is the first MAC lipstick I’ve ever owned and I have worn her to DEATH. I got her when I was into super bold lips because I couldn’t blend eye shadow. At one point, I would wear rebel every single day.
Viva Glam 1: This is my perfect red lipstick. It felt good to buy it because MAC donates money to an AIDS charity whenever someone buys products from the viva glam line.
From Zac Posen to DKNY, Jeremy Scott to Christian Siriano, one makeup trend for Spring 2017 stands out above all: Fresh clean skin. While some designers added bold lips, eyes, and brows, the face was left to the natural beauty of the runway models, and this is such an amazing trend for the everyday. We can store our full coverage foundations for now, because embracing our freckles and small imperfections are in! Exciting update: I’m going to try and translate a few posts at a time into Spanish!!! It’s not the best right now because I’m used to speaking, not writing. It’s scary but with any skill it takes practice.
I created two looks inspired by SS 17 fashion week. The first is more for daytime. I used a medium coverage foundation and concealer to even out my skin and cover my dark circles. Then I used a peach blush and a little bit of bronzer to add dimension and color. I also used the same blush and bronzer on my eyes to keep things simple. I finished off with mascara for an easy look that took me 15 miutes tops! The “night” look is even simpler: I added black liner and shadow for an easy smoky eye, and a berry lipstick to add drama.
Casi todo los diseñadores presentarton un tema en común para el maquillaje del Fashion week Spring/Summer 2017: el rostro fresco.
En esta temporada se puede usar bases de cobertura ligera y guardar las de cobertura completa para mas adelante.
Yo me inspire para crear dos looks differente uno para el dia en el cual use una base de cobertura mediana para igualar el tono de piel. Despues use un blush peach y un bronzer para agregar dimesion y color a la cara. Tambien use los mismos productos en los ojos para simplificar el proceso. Termine con una mascara para un look facil que toma alrededor de 15 minutos applicarlo
El look de noche es mas facil:
Ya que tenemos la base del dia, ahora agregar un deliniardor y sombra negra para crear un smoky eye. Y despues un labial berry para añadir glamour.
So I did some shopping over the past month and a half… The good news is that I’ll have a ton of inspiration for new posts and videos for the next few weeks. The bad news is that now I have to find a new reason to justify my purchases lol. I filmed a video hauling my nw stash I will leave links to everything I showed in the description box of the video as well as here, happy watching!
It has been about 8 months since I started using the NYX micro brow pencil. I enjoyed having the sparse areas filled in but I was not in love with the pencil. The darkest color was too dark but the shade below it was too brown. I thought I would enjoy the super fine tip but it took too long to fill in a few bald spots and the arch. Anastasia Beverly Hills was the next step for me because: 1.) Everyone and their mama has given them pretty stellar reviews, and 2.) They are more affordable than Benefit’s eyebrow products.
So what I got:
I went for the Brow Definer in Ebony.
What I liked:
From the first swatch at Ulta, I already liked the color match. The color was dark with a brownish tinge to it. The triangle shaped nib made everything go a lot quicker and she made it easier to define my (nonexistent) arches! The brush the definer comes with is bigger than the micro brow pencil. It made brushing hairs into place is a lot easier for me. I do enjoy the longevity of the brow definer. It lasted a total of 6 hours.
*I just noticed that on camera there is literally no difference between my filled brows and my naked brows. I don’t have good comparison pictures but TRUST me its a good product.*
What I didn’t like:
There are some concerns like: The pencil will inevitably lose its shape with use. Will I still be able to get the definition I am getting now? How long the pencil will last me is another concern.This isn’t a cheap product and there isn’t a lot of it ( .007 oz. ).
Overall: I am in LOVE with the Brow Definer. I will try to get the Benefit Goof Proof brow pencil to compare!