Saturday, December 12, 2015

Morphe Brushes Palette 35 W (plum & purple)

I was very happy with this look because I kept it simple and wearable for any event/day or night.  

  • Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre 
  • Make Up For Ever Step 1 Base Smoothing Primer
  • MAC Pro Longer Nourishing Waterproof Foundation NC35
  • L'Oreal Paris Infallible Pro Matte Foundation #106 Sun Beige
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Liquid Lighting 
I mixed the two foundations and Kevyn Aucoin Liquid Lighting in a palette with a spatula and applied with Bdellium Tools #957 Brush
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer SX 07 concealer to highlight my face
  • Besame Cosmetics Brightening Vanilla Powder Translucent to 'bake' my face
  • MAC Sculpting Powder 'Shadester' to contour
  • MAC Pro Longerwear Blush 'Make You Mine'
  • TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer Luminizer

  • NYX Micro Brow Pencil 'Ash Brown'
  • MAC Brow Set 'Beguile'  

I only used my Morphe Brush palette 35 W palette for this look.  It's a bit hard to describe since the eye shadows doesn't have names or numbers.
  • MAC Pro Paint Pot 'Painterly' 
  • Light Brown (2nd row/6th color/left to right) blending on the crease 
  • Light Cream/Yellow e/s (1st row/3 color/left to right) above crease and under brow bone
  • Lavender/Plum/Purple e/s (3rd row/4th color/left to right) on the lid
  • KiKo Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow #20 in the water line and lash line
  • Light Brown e/s over the black liner and blend
  • Urban Decay Perversion mascara on upper and lower lashes
  • Lash Bunny Mink Lashes 'Bunny Love'

  • Kat Von D. Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick
- 'Vampira' starting on the outer lips and working to the middle on top & bottom lip
- 'Double Dare' in the middle of the lip 

'Teddy Boy' Pigment using Ardency Inn & MAC Cosmetics

Left Side: Completed Look w/Lashes and Right Side: Not Completed & No Lashes

This look was inspired to the welcoming of FALL and the leaves change of color.  I was super excited to use my new pigment 'Teddy Boy' from Ardency Inn and 'Great Dame' fluidline from MAC.   


  • MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot 'Painterly' 
  • MAC Pro Eye Shadow 'Always Sunny' as my transitional color all over my crease and above the crease
  • MAC Pro Eye Shadow 'Uninterrupted' on crease (blending) 
  • Urban Decay / Smokey Palette 'Blackout' eye shadow on the outer crease working to the middle with little to no product on the brush
  • Urban Decay / Smokey Palette 'Kinky' eye shadow on lid and under brow bone
  • Ardency Inn pigment 'Teddy Boy' on lid (over e/s)
  • MAC Fluidline 'Great Dame' on upper and lower lash line and waterline including the wing liner on lower eyelash line
  • MAC Pro Eye Shadow 'Uninterrupted' on the lower lash line blend...blend...blend...
  • MAC Upward Mascara on upper and lower lashes
  • Eyelure Katy Perry Lashes 'Ka-Boom' (discontinued)


  • Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre 
  • Make Up For Ever Step 1 Base 'Smoothing Primer'
  • MAC Prep + Prime Skin Refined Zone Treatment
  • Ardency Inn Foundation 'Medium Golden' and Medium Beige' 
  • MAC Strobe Liquid Lotion Hydratante Lumineuse
I mixed the MAC strobe liquid lotion with the two foundations then applied on my face using a brush (a beauty blender would work just fine).

  • MAC Sculpting Powder 'Shadester' ton contour
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer 'Radiant Bronze Light' 
  • KiKo Soft Blush #108

NARS lip gloss 'Supervixen'

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Makeup for Green Eyes or "Green" color lovers :)

with false lashes

without lashes

  • Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentrate
  • Boscia No Pores No Shine T-Zone Treatment - only applied on my my T-zone to help reduce large pores and shine.
  • MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation NC35
    • used Bdellium Tools #957 Brush
  • Kevyn Aucoin 'The Sensual Skin Enhanced SX07' to highlight/conceal
    • Under the eyes, middle of the forehead, upper lip and chin
    • Used Morphe Brushes G2 (Gun Metal Collection) to buff out
  • Besame Cosmetics 'Brightening Vanilla' Face Powder
    • applied over the areas I conceal with K. Aucoin
  • MAC Sculpting Powder 'Shadester' to contour 
    • Used Bdellium Tools #944 Brush
  •  Stila Cosmetics Creme Blush 'Gerber'
  •  MAC Sculpting Powder 'Whisper of Gilt'
  • NYX Cosmetics Micro Brow Pencil 'Ash Brown' and MAC Brow Set 'Beguile' 

  • MAC Pro Paint Pot 'Painterly' 
  • Make Up For Ever Matte eye shadow 'M322'
    • blend on lid and crease using MAC #224
  • MAC eye shadow 'Natural Wilderness' (discontinued) on lid and lower lid
  •  MAC eye shadow 'Plumage' on lower lash line
    • used Eve Pearl smudge brush 
  • Buxom Hold the Line Waterproof Eyeliner 'Call Me'
    • applied on my waterline 
  • IT Cosmetics Hello Lashes Mascara 'Blackest Black'
  • NYX Cosmetics False Lash EL 123

  • MAC Lipglass 'PRRR'

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Fall 2015 Makeup Look #1 - Plum/Purple

Swatches of the colors that I used in the palette

This is such a pretty color (4th swatch /left to right).  It reminds me of MAC e/s 'Creme De Violet'.  I used a Crown #C433 Pro Blending Brush to blend all over my lid.  It doesn't matter if you get some color on the crease.  

Using the same brush, I blended this chocolate brown (2nd color from the swatches above/L to R) on my crease concentrating in the inner and outer crease.

Next, I combined these two colors (5th & 6th color in the swatches above) and blended over the chocolate color on my crease and with little to no product on the brush, I blended above the crease.

I actually used the Caramel color (next to the pink/first color from swatches above/Left to Right) first on my crease as my transitional color before I applied any other colors.

This pretty pink eye shadow went above the crease

Last, I applied Inglot pigment #35 on the lid


I used the same colors on lower lash line (except the pink and caramel color)

  • Ardency Inn Foundation 'Medium Beige' and 'Medium Golden'
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Skin Liquid Lighting
  • MAC Strobe Liquid Luminous Lotion (discontinued)
  • MAC Powder 'Shadester' to contour
  • Buxom Bronzer 'Tahiti'
  • Morphe 9 B Blush Palette Pink (2 row/last color left to right) and Mauve (3 row/2 color left to right) color.
  • ColourPop Lippie 'LBB'
  • ColourPop Liner 'LBB'
  • MAC Limited Holiday Cremesheen Glass 'Courting Chic'

Hautelook Haul - Josie Moran, Ardency Inn & Morphe Brushes

I did some damage shopping at

Hautelook was having GREAT BEAUTY deals and I purchased:

  • Josie Maran
  • Ardency Inn 
  • Morphe Brushes 

Josie Moran
Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil illuminizing Body Butter

I saw Josie Maran share this product on QVC (or at least mentioned a product similar to it) and I knew I WANTED it.  Hautelook had it for $7.00 each so I purchased 2.  It's a small container, smells wonderful and leaves a small shimmer (illuminizer) on your body.

Soft pink radiance Vanilla Fig Scent

The consistency is thick but feels so nice on the skin and fresh. 


Ardency Inn

I started using Ardency Inn products last year mainly eye products and have come to really like it.  I've been tempted to try the foundation except I find it pricey for the amount of product you get.  However, it has almost the same concept as Cover FX Custom Cover Drops so by mixing the foundation with other products you will save from using too much of it. 

Shades: Medium Beige and Medium Golden

I purchased two different shades (shades name above) and have not stopped using it since I received it.  I love it!!!  It matches me perfectly, it's light weight, medium to full coverage, has a pump and gives me such a beautiful "skin" finish.  The bottle is 0.5 oz and I only paid $15 on Hautelook opposed to $38 at Sephora.  I combined both colors by using one pump of each and mix it with my liquid bronzer and highlighter.   

The texture is thick and it doesn't dry too quickly after applying on the face, which I like so you can blend without rushing.  I use a palette to mix my liquid and cream and what I have noticed is that it would dry quickly on the palette.

Supercharge Eye Liners - Top: Hot Pink  / Bottom: Grey

I love the Supercharge Eye liners because it's creamy, applies smoothly and lasts a long time.  It works great on the water line especially for those who have sensitive eyes.  I paid $7.50 each on Hautlook opposed to $19 at Sephora.

Teddy Boy pigment

I am a huge fan of pigments and when I saw this color it screamed "FALL" to me.  It's such a pretty maroon/red color with turquoise glitter.  The pigment contains 0.05 oz and I paid 12.00  on Hautlook opposed to paying $32.00 at Sephora.

No Base

Morphe Brushes:

Left: Blush Palette 9 B / Right: Eye Palette 35 W

Swatches of the 35 W Palette below (no base applied)

Row 1 / Left to Right
Row 2 / Left to Right

Row 3 / Left to Right

Row 4 / Left to Right

Row 5 / Left to Right

Swatches of the Blush Palette - starting from row 1 - left side and working across (no base) -----

This is my first time ever trying makeup by Morphe Brushes.  As you can see from the swatches above, the eye and blush palette is very pigmented and opaque. The texture is soft and easy to blend with no fall outs.  Both palettes are great to use on any skin complexion since it has a diverse of colors from matte, satin and shimmer as well as a great everyday use.

I paid $15 for each palette on Hautelook opposed to $39.95 on Morphe  Click the link above - the 2 two palettes are on sale for $19.99. 

Monday, August 31, 2015

Makeup Geek Cosmetics Review (look & swatches)

I am a HUGE fan of Marlena, owner and CEO of Makeup Geek Cosmetics and a YouTube sensation guru.  I started to watch YouTube makeup videos for the first time ever in 2008 and Makeup Geek was the second channel I subscribed to.  Marlena is GREAT on explaining product(s), cost(s), pro(s) and con(s), yet keeping her videos straight to the point.  In addition, she seems to be such a genuine and sweet woman and to this day she's still the same way even with her success.  Congratulations Marlena and to Makeup Geek Cosmetics!!!!!!

Makeup Geek was having a few SALES so I finally jumped on the band wagon.  I must say it's worth all the hype. 

I purchased the 9 shadow starter kit; 1 single eye shadow in 'Bitten'; 1 Blush 'Summer Fling' (love that name); and 2 Foil Eye Shadows 'Caitlin Rose' and 'Grandstand'  


My package arrived in a good fashion time manner after placing my order.  It was nicely packed in bubble wrap, which helps protect & secure the makeup.

A personal note was enclosed with my name :)

The set of 9 eye shadows were packed nicely with this silver metallic rope/ribbon.  It was simple yet stylish and very cute.  

I love the fact that each pan sleeve has a different design:
  • foil sleeve - is in a rose gold color and it's my favorite (left)
  • pressed eye shadow - is in black & white (middle)
  • blush - is in black & white lotus, which is Marlena's logo and recording room set-up (right)

I packed my M.U.G products in my zebra z-palette.  The following colors are (NO PRIMER):

Starting Top Left to Right/First Row
  • 'Summer Fling' (large pan) Blush
  • 'Creme Brulee' eye shadow
  • 'Shimmer Shimmer' eye shadow 
  • 'Unexpected' eye shadow
  • 'Bitten' eye shadow 
  • 'Corrupt' eye shadow 
Second Row/In the Middle/Left to Right Eye Shadows
  • Glamorous
  • Prom Queen
  • Cocoa Bear
  • Mocha
  • Drama Queen

Left Side/2 Foil Shadows on the bottom

There is a story behind Caitlin Rose, which is why I had to purchase it.  As a mother who knows first hand how important it is to support charity and how charity really helps families, I am so happy that Makeup Geek is involved.  Please click on the link above to read more.

Some colors under a different light

Review - M.U.G products are:
  • Highly pigmented
  • It's soft so it can have some fall out when picking up with your brush BUT NO fall out on your face
  • The foil eye shadows are so PRETTY and also soft with no fall outs
  • Easy to work with when blending
  • Affordable
  • Shipping and handling is an A+
  • Packaging is an A+ 

Now on to the look - - - - - - 

Damn zit :(
  • Creme Brulee as my transitional color all over my crease and above
  • Summer Fling on my crease and lower lash line
  • Coco Bear and Bitten on my outer crease 
  • Grandstand on lid
  • Mocha and Drama Queen smudged on lower lash line over Summer Fling
  • MAC eye liner 'Teddy' in my water line 
  • NYX Matte Liquid eyeliner on upper lash line
  • Benefit Mascara 'They're Real'
  • NYX False Eyelashes 

  • Ardency Inn Foundation
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Skin Liquid Lighting 
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer 'Medium Light'
  • MAC Sculpting Powder 'Shadester' to contour
  • Hourglass Ambient Bronzer 'Radiant Bronze Light'
  • Makeup Geek Summer Fling blush

  • MAC Lip Liner 'Cherry'
  • Bite Beauty Lipstick 'VIB Rouge