Black and Blue Matte Cut Crease.
A few months ago I did my nighttime skincare favorites. So I thought I’d go ahead and do my morning ones now since I’ve got some products I really do enjoy using.
First I mist my face with MAC fix+ spray. This makes my dry skin feel so much better and refreshed. It’s like it wakes it up to receive the moisturizer. My skin is dry so it can be tight and sensitive some days.
Next I use Peter Thomas Roth Max Sheer All Day Moisturizer. It smells like sunscreen for sure and has SPF 30. I use it though cause it’s not to thin or too heavy, it feels nice, and doesn’t evaporate away or make my skin oily or let my makeup slide off.
After that I use Origins Ginzing Eyecream. This is pink tinted and brightening moisturizer for under the eyes. I can’t live without it and it’s ideal to prep the under eye area to recieve the corrector I put over it.
Last I use Laura Mercier Foundation Primer. This one is my favorite because it doesn’t have that silicone feel that most primers have. It feels like a lotion and keeps my makeup from fading all day. The reason I don’t like silicone feeling primers is because I feel like they have the reverse affect on me. I really think they break down my foundation faster through out the day. But that’s just me.
- 2 days ago
L’Oreal Carbon Black Voluminous Mascara.
Top left: 1 coat
Top right: 3 coats
Bottom left: 5 coats
This is my favorite mascara of all time I always go back to it. Now some might say the buxom looks a little better, but this one I really think is the best. I love it because it thickens the base of the lashes and thus making them look fuller than they are. This also really grabs on to the lashes and coats them better because of the brush applicator. Plastic applicators are fine but I find a lot of clumping comes with them because there’s too much space in between bristles where as brush applicators are tightly packed and are flexible.
- 2 days ago
Product of the Week
This week my standout product is Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade in Medium Brown. It took me a while to figure out how I would use this and like it. This week I’ve definitely got comfortable with it and I genuinely love how easy it is to use. I’ve been doing my brows slightly different shape wise and its only because this has made it so simple. It can be kinda harsh and dark but trust me work with it for a little bit and buff it with a spooly some if it gets out of hand and you should be golden.
Have a good week!
- 4 days ago
I love pigments and it’s no secret. Some people don’t like dealing with them and the mess but personally I don’t have much of a problem with it.
So not going to ramble on just going to get right to it.
Left to Right
Lumikki Cosmetics Spock: it’s a purple plum pigment with purple glitter in it. The picture doesn’t do it justice but it’s just so so gorgeous.
Lumikki Cosmetics Aegean Sea: this was a color that surprised me. I didn’t think I’d really love it as much as I do but it’s so pretty. It’s a baby blue and gold shimmer with hints of turquoise in it. The gold shimmer is extremely noticeable which is what makes it so unique. A lot of times it doesn’t photograph the way it looks on the eye but the swatch did good today because that’s very true to the color.
Lumikki Cosmetics Forbidden Love: I wasn’t going to include this because it’s similar to Spock since it’s in the same color family I guess. I couldn’t leave it out though because it truly is a favorite. It’s a mauve tone in my opinion with pink glitter. Looks so good over Laura Mercier Amethyst Caviar Stick. It’s softer than Spock but so unique and the pink glitter is so pretty.
MAC Naked: this is a cult favorite I guess but it’s a good basic pigment to have. If you aren’t sure about pigments I’d start with this one it’s not overly shimmery. It has subtle hints of glitter but it doesn’t have that foiled look like some can have.
MAC Copperized: this is my first pigment I ever got. Ive had it for sure over 5 years probably closer to 10. This is why I don’t ever buy full sized pigments unless that’s all they come in or it’s really really good priced because this will last me the rest of my life. It’s a golden olive. It has green undertones for sure I just used it in a look this week. It’s just a perfect olive color that can go with so many looks from neutral to bold.
Makeup Geek After Glow: the swatch is true but the color in the container looks dark. Their pigments are fantastic for starters and so affordable. It’s a neutral gold that’s very very shimmery. So it’s not super yellow it’s not pink tinged. It’s just perfect.
Scaredy Cat Cosmetics(SCC) Pheonix Tears: I bought this looking for a dupe for MAC Melon. It’s a beautiful pale orange like a cantaloupe. I’ve used it all summer long. I wouldn’t say it’s coral I really would go with a pale orange like sherbert and what not.
SCC Poysenberry Pie: this was in my second order it is a pleasant surprise. It’s such a good vibrant purple. Not like the ones you see all the time that are bright but dark like royal purples and not dark like plums. Not pink like the fuschias out there either. It’s a true medium purple that is so glowy and universal.
SCC Rose Gold: this is a true told gold. It’s a bit darker than most out in the market that are like pale pink golds or pale corals. This being darker makes it perfect for smokey looks or over browns or peaches even.
So those are it. My genuine favorites that I want to use all the time and have to stop myself sometimes. Like I said don’t spend a ton of money on them if u can avoid it cause a little goes a long way. Try to find samples because they will last you a long time as well. Full sized like MAC sizes are almost impossible to use up. At the very least split them with friends.
- 4 days ago
- 5 days ago
Today’s Golden Brown and Green Makeup
Using Urban Naked Palette colors in Smog with Half Baked on top and Dark Horse in the crease and outer corner with Blackout (not in the palette) smudged on the outer lashline. On top of the eyeshadows I added Lummikki Cosmetics Pigment in Giving Tree (a medium golden brown) and Mad Scientist (an emerald green glitter pigment) on the outer corner.