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Red Cherry Lashes!

I love my lashes guys, not hard to figure out. I started with Ardell half strips and then switched to the new Kiss feather ones in “Shy”. Then I decided to give Red Cherry a shot because I had heard a lot about them and felt confident enough in my ability to apply lashes to order some offline. So that’s what I done.

I ordered mine from Amazon in packs of 3. I also seen them on ikatehouse.com for 1.99 a pair. Which would be close to what I paid because mine were a little over $6 for 3 packs.

I got 3 of the #213 and #43. I got #43 because I had seen a few people use them and though they were more dramatic than I personally liked for myself, it’s always fun to have something that dramatic around. Just incase you feel extra risqué that day. The 213’s are right up my alley because I prefer something that’s shorter on the ends and longer in the middle and slightly criss-crossed at the base. I just feel like it’s more natural looking on me.

I’m totally going to order more because I absolutely love the shape of the strip. It’s shorter and more curved than the others I’ve used and it makes it easier for me to apply. You have a little room to adjust as opposed to trying to get them perfect or having to cut them down to fit. Honestly that’s why I went with half strips for so long was because I felt like full strips were too long in the width.

The 213’s are also a little fuller than the Kiss “shy” that I used for months. The 43’s are beautiful but very long and quite thick and very voluminous which is perfect for dramatic looks or pictures but as I wear lashes nearly everyday I just reach for the more natural looking ones. Doesn’t mean they’re not good what so ever, just means they aren’t my choice day to day.

If you have any recommendations of other styles I may like from Red Cherry since I’ve just now decided to board that train let me know! I’d love to hear from you guys!

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Happy National Lipstick Day!

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Dramatic Liner

MAC Naked Pigment, Benefit Push-up Liner and Red Cherry Lashes in 213.

L’Oreal Lumi foundation and Rimmel Sun Shimmer in Sun Love.

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Another shot of today’s Shimmery Eyes!

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Shimmery Eyes

Using Scaredy Cat Cosmetics pigments over Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette.

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Laura Mercier Baked Highlighter Application.

Alrighty boys and girls, this I actually did a week ago but got so caught up that I forgot to post it. I’d been going back and forth between a Becca highlight or this Laura Mercier Baked Highlighter. They both had very good reviews and were so popular. I am a picky person when it comes to highlighters. Until recently they’ve never really been my favorite and were not a staple in my daily routine. I had Mary Lou-Minizer from the Balm, Soft and Gentle by MAC, Hourglass Ambient Light in Diffused Light (not that I really consider it a highlighter), a Geurlain highlighter pen, and I’m sure more if I really looked. I say that and it seems like a lot of highlighters but none of them really did amazing things for me. So as I was interested in two at Sephora I seen that there was a set out that was a deluxe sample of the baked highlighter and a lip gloss from Laura Mercier for $15. Sold! It’s a small little compact but it’s super cute and honestly the product will last a very long time because it’s very pigmented and you don’t have to use much at all. Much like the Mary Lou-minizer that I feel will last me for the rest of my life because A) it’s a regular product size and B) just dab your brush once and your good to go. This, although very pigmented, has a natural affect to it more so than very shimmery highlighters. In the look above its on the cheekbones with Tulip blush from BH on the cheeks. I used a little bit denser tapered brush that’s shorter bristles more than the ones that are popular right now although they’d be fine. I’m so impressed with it, even more impressed that it was available in a affordable set.
I find it a lot different than the MAC Mineralized Skin Finish in Soft and Gentle which can be more shimmery than glowy when this is just soft glow all the way around.

Check out the set on Sephora if your interested but not completely sure. Have a fantastic week!!

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Product of the week!

Happy stormy Sunday to everyone. Well it’s storming here anyway. This week my stand out product is L’Oreal True Match Lumi foundation. Recently my skin has switched to annoyingly dry and it’s middle of the summer! So while I was adding in extra moisturizer day and night I decided I wanted to go with a foundation more luminous and not so flat. Matte foundation on my dry skin was making me look cakey and overdone. I’m not having that. So I wanted to get a bit heavier foundation than my Makeup Forever HD foundation which is fine but I’ve never been head over heels for it. I’d also been looking at Georgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation and Givenchy Photo Perfection foundation but just didn’t really want to spend that kind of money on a foundation when I had so many other ones that weren’t empty yet. I’d had this once before but I think I just didn’t get it in the correct shade. I went with Nude Beige this time and really have been enjoying it. I use primer a lot but I had it on the other day with no primer and it was just fine. Plus it makes my skin texture look a million times better as well. I don’t feel like it’s overly luminous but if you have oily skin you may want to use caution. It’s been in all my recent looks from this week and last, so you can see that it has a nice finish and blends well thus I won’t elaborate much more. I got mine at Walgreens and it was about $12 but I seen that Target had it for $8.99 and Walmart had it for $10.97. So check it out if you’ve not and you’ve been wanted to go with a more luminous route. Like I said my skin is very dry so it’s not overly dewy on me but for others it could be a different story.

Have a great week everyone!

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Iridescent Purple Makeup

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Iridescent Purple Look. Using BH Cosmetics 60’s palette and Scaredy Cat Cosmetics pigments in Ring-A-Ling and Mythic. Ring a ling has a duo chrome in it thus giving that really glowy affect. Stila liquid liner for my liner and no fake lashes today. 😯 Shocker!