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Long time no see! Just a few reviews on some products I’ve been using that I think are really awesome or at least worth trying!

First my recent love from Malin+Goetz. This company is pretty pricey but I defintely recommend these products!

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This lip balm is FANTASTIC. I have a problem with my lips when I use glosses or even normal lipsticks where they start to peel because they are too moist. But if I don’t put anything on them they are instantly chapped! Oh, what’s a girl to do?

Buy this of course. Although it is $12 my little tube has lasted me over a month and still going strong! Which is impressive since I use it every day. It only takes the smallest dab to cover your lips and its silky smooth going on. I use it probably 2-4 times a day depending on if I am working hard or hardly working. And no issues with peeling lips!

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Then there is this beauty! Troubled skin and large pores are my worst enemy but this mask is turning my enemy into a faint glimmer of the past. Use it as directed on the bottle (I normally use two pumps three-four times a week). It literally feels like dirt and grime are coming out of your skin as it dissolves on your face. Creepy but awesome. I got it free in my popsugar box last month however I will definitely be forking out the $40 to buy another bottle when the sad day comes that I run out.

On a side note on larger to smaller pores: in addition to this I recently starting using apple vinegar with mint leave extract on my face every night after washing all my makeup off with normal cleaner (or after my detox mask). No significant difference yet but I have only done it twice! Anyone else try this method?

Second batch of products I want to tell you about come from my long time favorite Tarte Cosmetics<3 my heart will forever be with these guys and these products in my makeup bags.

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Holy crap this shadow stick! Im a dry shadow kind of gal but apparently I had no idea what I have been missing! I bought a gift set of these, that is unfortunately not on their website anymore, and when I got them I tested one of the back of my hand. I literally for 24 hours kept trying to rub it off my hand with no success until I took a shower that night (I was being a bum at home so no hand washing that day). Talk about shock! When you first apply them they are easy to smudge and blend as needed but once they have set they last forever! So if you have the eyelids-that-eat-makeup problem check these out! They are also great for eyeliner and as a base for dry eyeshadow.

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And last but no least this lip stick/gloss/ Idontevenknow. I was slightly disappointed when receiving this because assuming from the title of it, I thought I was getting a long lasting lip stick. Lies, Tarte, all lies! Though after I got over the deception I became really fond of this tinty glossy stick. There is an awkward layer that makes it more of a lip tint than a lip stick when you use it the first few times, but once you get through that I can see where they get the lipstick title from. As far as long lasting I have to put this on more than the lip balm from malin+goetz as seen above. But its not too shabby for a Tarte sale item. Also, no lip peeling problems so thats a plus!

Caution: dont put it in your pocket it will melt. It will form back to a solid stick once its been out of your pocket for a bit, but if you use it immediately results can be disastrous and slightly drag queen like.

For these products and more please visit the links below! Hope these reviews were helpful 🙂

Malin+Goetz

Tarte Cosemtics

Makeup Tutorial Time!

I’m going to do this one a little different than the last one I did. There is only one style of makeup for this post instead of multiple.  And instead of drawing it out I took progressive shots of what I used and how I applied it so hopefully it will make more sense and you can actually understand what the colors are suppose to look like. If you saw my previous makeup tutorial (link provided if you did not) please let me know if you like this style better!

~Cheers

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I started out with all of this crap for my face. Yeah, it’s a lot but I have a terrible complexion and scars so it’s kind of required. From bottom right to left is how I apply it and the brush to the left of the product is the brush I use to blend or apply.

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From left to right is:

1. eye brow/ mascara brush
2. the thin lined brush I use for the black shadow liner and my eyebrows
3. this one I use for the bottom shadow (after applying eyeliner) and to highlight my brow
4. this is a round flat brush perfect for getting those good angles on the top lid eyeshadow
5. this is my big blender brush I used for the first light grey color (also good for blending different eyeshadow colors together)
6. Blush brush for my bronzer
7. Blush brush for my actual blush

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First, using my favorite Tarte palette and brush number 5, apply the lighter grey color with the blending brush over it like so:

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Blending across the top lid and in the crease of your eye.

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Next, using my favorite black eyeliner by Tarte I lined the bottom and top waterline of my eye.

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Its ok to get liner on the outside of the bottom water because it will be used as a primer for the eyeshadow that’s going down there next! Normally I use white eyeliner to make my eye look larger but this time I was going for a more narrow looking eye, you’ll see why when we are done!

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Next, using these two awesome colors by Pretty Zombie Cosmetics and brush number 3 apply them to the inside and outside of your bottom lid.

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Like so! I use this white for almost every makeup look I create it is by far my favorite.

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Next, using the Witches Brew color and brush number 4, apply to top lid like so.

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After that use the Graveyard Dust (#4 still) on the inside corner of where you lined the Witches Brew, to give you a darker color on the outside of your eye and lighter on the inside.

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Next, using the Wicked White again and brush number 3, highlight the brow arch.

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After that is done you want to use this awesome black color (or any black shadow you see fit) to light your eye as you would with eyeliner along with brush number 2.

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I like to make the basic shape of how I will do my liquid liner.Image

Before I move onto liquid liner though, I like to do my eyebrows first! The reason behind this is I use eyeshadow. If you use the shadow after liquid liner the extra shadow may drop in your eyeliner, thus forcing you to re apply your eyeliner. Not a bad thing but I feel it is an unnecessary set.

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I have very red hair, so I do my eyebrows RED. To start with I draw the top and bottom line of my eyebrow with a dark brown.

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Then, using this amazing red color and brush number 2:

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Do the same over the dark brown. I left a little of my hair in the picture to show you the color comparison. I like it brighter up front but I could make it darker using more brown depending on what I am doing for the dark and whether I am going to work 😛

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Next, it’s time for the liquid liner!

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Here is the basic line I go by.

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Using whatever thickness you want draw from the outside corner of your liner to the inside; leave a little room between the black eyeshadow and the liner so it looks like it blends. This is still wet which is why the liner is so shiny, I really wanted you to be able to see where I drew my liner though.

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Next, I used Poisonella and brush number 2 on the outside of the black liquid liner like so:

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And drew another line of liner on the outside of it to make it really stand out.

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The mascara I used for this look was the purple one, though I wanted to show you my absolute favorite by Tarte, which is the Gifted Amazonian Clay! They happened to be out of it so I bough a different Tart mascara, which is still a pretty good mascara.

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Voila! I tried to get a good picture of my eyelashed. You can use falsies if you wish, I don’t like them personally.

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Cover with your really dirty Urban Decay Makeup setting spray…

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Topped off with your favorite circle lenses*…

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And Huzzah! You’re ready for your day!

Hope you liked this 🙂 Be sure to let me know if you recreate the look on your blog I would love to see it!

**You should always put your circle lenses/ contacts in BEFORE you do your makeup to avoid getting makeup in your eye, ruining your awesome makeup you probably just spent a long time on, and to keep from getting infections/ going blind. I just happened to put the contact in after for the sake of the tutorial. Do as I say not as I do ;)!

Makeup Tutorial!

Ok, don’t judge them too harsh this is my first time doing some kind of makeup tutorial! I would do a video like normal people however I find that “awkward talking to yourself while recording” thing happens. Plus when I have the opportunity there is always someone around, thus making it twice as awkward.

All of my contacts I get from Candy Color Lenses. Always apply lenses or contacts before doing your makeup to ensure you do not get makeup in them (it’s bad for your eye). You will also noticed that all of these looks I use white eyeliner in my water line; this makes your eyes look bigger and what I prefer. Before all looks apply primer (I used Urban Decay‘s eyeshadow primer). The last stage to all of these should be to apply mascara/false eyelashes. I do not have a recommendation for falsies because I don’t use them but I l.o.v.e. Tarte Amazonian Clay Mascara! Its a little on the expensive side but it is the best I have found and the tube it comes in is rather large

Ramble done! I have chosen four looks to do a tutorial on via pictures/ art. Without further ado:

Natural.

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1. Apply a white eyeliner to the inside and outside of your waterline/ outer eye. Cover the outer eye with white eyeshadow to create solid line of white. I use regular Sephora white stick eyeliner and cover it with Wicked White by Pretty Zombie Cosmetics (link in second stage)

2. On the top lid, inner corner and above the crease line of your eye apply a light tan color. I used Gold Witch from Pretty Zombie Cosmetics

3. On the middle portion of your eye and a little above the crease line apply a darker color brown. I used Maui Wowie from Urban Decay

4. On the outside portion of your eye and a little above the crease line apply your darkest color brown. I used Smog also from Urban Decay. Make sure after you apply 2-4 you blend between the colors well to give it a fading effect.

5. Apply a white eye shadow (the one you applied to the white eyeliner in stage 1) in a thin line under your eyebrow to highlight your brow line.

6. Apply liquid black (or brown) eyeliner in a thin line and bring out into a cat eye (or apply as you usually do). My favorite liquid eyeliner of all time is E.L.F. It is inexpensive and great!

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Lenses are Azelea – Voilet. Unfortunately they are no longer available on candycolorlenses.com

Okay, lets get a little bit crazier! Next look:
Greys (It was quite difficult to recreate this look on paper but I tried as best as I could!)

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1. Apply a white eyeliner to the inside and outside of your waterline/ outer eye. Cover the outer eye with white eyeshadow to create solid line of white. I use regular Sephora white stick eyeliner and cover it with Wicked White by Pretty Zombie Cosmetics.

2. Going from the inner eye to the outer eye apply a light grey shadow. Only apply it to the bottom part of your top lid, do not go past the crease. Also, apply this from the outer corner and follow it to the mid-bottom lid outside of the water line. For this I used a light grey from Tarte palette (any light grey shall do).

3. Use a black eyeshadow (I use Slick from Urban Decay) and line it as you would use eyeliner from about mid eye to your outer eye; then, lightly, bring the line up into the crease, lining from your outer eye to about mid crease. You can also use a stick black eyeliner with a blending tool at the end and blend it as well. My favorite stick eyeliner is Tarte Skinny SmolderEYES. It smudges well and stays on afterword.

4. Using a light tan color (Back to Gold Witch from PZC) fill between the black eyeshadow and your brow. You can blend this color with the black or simply line it depending on the look you want. The example picture below is well blended.

5. Apply a white eye shadow (the one you applied to the white eyeliner in stage 1) in a thin line under your eyebrow to highlight your brow line.

6. Using black liquid liner, line from about mid eye to your outer eye. Bring a line extending out to create a cat eye at your preferred thickness. Once your cat eye is filled and beautiful, create another line around the outside of the white on your bottom lid. This will create the effect that your eye is larger than it actually is. Go back after and apply some more black, darker than the previous step, to blend your eyeshadow and liquid liner.

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Contacts used are Night of the Werewolf Crazy Contacts. Forewarning the yellow is kind of thin so your natural iris may show through a little bit. You can see they have a green-ish hue in my eyes.

Next look:
Crazy Egyptian Purple!
(When I did this makeup I went to the post office and some random guy told me I look Egyptian and awesome.)

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1. Apply a white eyeliner to the inside and outside of your waterline/ outer eye. Cover the outer eye with white eyeshadow to create solid line of white. I use regular Sephora white stick eyeliner and cover it with Wicked White by Pretty Zombie Cosmetics.

2. Apply a light pink or light purple eyeshadow to the inner to outer top lid. I used a light pink called “Miss Munster” by PZC

3. Next apply a darker purple to the outer eye and bring it up the crease to about mid-crease.

4. Use your darkest purple on the outer eye and line the crease lightly to make it darker. I used “Franken Fairy” from PZC. Make sure to blend the pink, middle purple, and dark purple together for the fading effect; make sure your crease is all one color you do not want that to have the fading effect as well.

5. Apply a color in a line from your outer line to the mid lower lid. Pretend you have already created your cat eye look with black eyeliner and start the color at the bottom of where your liner would be. I always use a color that ‘pops,’ one a little brighter than all the rest of the colors I use. What I picked for this look was “Ransom” from Urban Decay.

6. Using a light tan color (You’ll notice my favorite for pretty much every one of these looks is Gold Witch from PZC) fill between the dark purple eyeshadow and your brow. You can blend this color with the purple or simply line it depending on the look you want. The example picture below is not blended.

7. Surprise! I forgot to write that number~ cookie for you if you noticed before you read this. Pretend that didn’t happen.

8. Apply a white eye shadow (the one you applied to the white eyeliner in stage 1) in a thin line under your eyebrow to highlight your brow line.

9. Using black liquid liner, line from about inner to outer eye. Bring a line extending out to create a cat eye at your preferred thickness. Go back after and apply black shadow to blend your eyeshadow and liquid liner.

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This look is also sporting the Voilet Azelea Colored Lenses.

Ok last look of the blog~
Rainbow!

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1. As usual, apply a white eyeliner to the inside and outside of your waterline/ outer eye. Cover the outer eye with white eyeshadow to create solid line of white. I use regular Sephora white stick eyeliner and cover it with Wicked White by Pretty Zombie Cosmetics.

2. On the inner corner of your top lid apply a blue (“Korpse Bride” PZC) also apply to the outer and bottom line on the white on the bottom lid. Pretend you have already created your cat eye look with black eyeliner and start the color at the bottom of where your liner would be. I’m not sure why these two came out as different looking colors when I made the picture? But they are suppose to be the same color.

3. Set three was a two step process: first put a different colored blue (“Sea Witch” PZC) on the middle part of your top lid, extend past the crease. Next, cover with a yellow (“Poisoned Cupcake” PZC) to make green. You can of course skip the two part and just use green, I just didn’t have a green at the time that was both pigmented and neon enough for my liking. There is a neon green in the “Zombie Queen” set on Pretty Zombie Cosmetics I really like and would have used if I had it for this look. However, it is sold out 😦

4. Normally, I just work from the inside out but this time I applied the outer darkest purple (“Franken Fairy” PZC) color I had. Imagine you have your black liquid liner already on and put it the darker color on the inside of it.

5. In order to blend your dark color use a lighter pink/ purple (“Meow Zombie” PZC) on the inside of your darker purple. The purple/ pink colors don’t blend pretty with green so if you do blend make sure it is done lightly. The green and blue blend beautifully so make sure those blend well!

6. To make the colors blend upward I used a lighter pink (“Miss Munster” PZC) color instead of the tan color I normally use.

7. Apply a white eye shadow (the one you applied to the white eyeliner in stage 1) in a thin line under your eyebrow to highlight your brow line.

8. This time I used a glitter liner from Sephora (Purple from the Sephora Glitter Collection). Create a thicker cat eye than you would with your black because when you apply the black it will create a double liner effect.

9. Once the glitter liner is done drying (this might take a couple minutes) use black liquid liner to line from about inner to outer eye. Make sure you don’t make it too thick otherwise it will cover your glitter! Bring a line extending out to create a cat eye at your preferred thickness. Once your cat eye is filled and beautiful, create another line around the outside of the white on your bottom lid.

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These contacts are amazingly comfortable and give a great finish for all my different makeup. I cannot for the life of me find them on the website or remember their name, I apologize 😦

 

So that’s it! I hope you enjoyed them and they help in all your crazy makeup wants and needs. If you have any questions or you are interested in me doing more of these please let me know :)!