Sunday, May 31, 2015

Soft Eyes with a pop of Blue eyeliner using affordable brands

I started with a very light eye application that almost looked as if I didn't have any eyeshadow on.  I like to concentrate more on my skin since I am very conscious of my rosacea, large pores and acne/acne scars.    

So of course I had to add some color and what better than adding my FAVORITE color - Blue and lashes - using NYX Gel Liner and Smudger in 'Cobalt Blue'

and NEW synthetic lashes that I purchased at the Make Up Show from Frends for $1.00 #962 (no name brand).  I like it because it looks natural and I can use it under my glasses.

My eye is tearing

  • Caudalie Vinoperfect Serum 
  • Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre
  • Boscia No Pores No Shine T-Zone Treatment
  • Michael Todd Antiox Serum
  • L'Oreal Inflammable Pro-Matte Foundation #106
  • EX1 Foundation #F200
    • Mix the two foundations and applied using Bdellium #954 Brush
  • Urban Decay Naked Concealer 'Medium Neutral'
    • applied using Morphe #G2 Brush 
  • MAC Pure Sculpture Pro Sculpture Cream to contour (discontinued) 
    • applied using Royal & Langnickle Revolution #BX-35 Brush
  • Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess 'Medium 02' to bronze the face
    • applied using Bdellium #990 Brush
  • Physician's Formula Powder Palette Mineral Glow Pearls 'Bronze Pearl'
    • applied using Real Techniques Setting Brush

  • MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot 'Painterly'
  • ColourPop e/s Sunnies on the crease
    • applied with MAC Brush #224  
  • MAC 'Saffron' and 'Saddle' e/s on the crease - blend, blend & blend and lower lash line
  • MAC pigment 'Scatterrays' discontinued on eye lid 
  • MAC Eye Pencil 'NC15/NW20' on waterline
  • NYX Gel Liner and Smudger in 'Cobalt Blue'
    •  applied with Sonia Kashuk Precision Liner and Inglot Duraline 
  • Lime Crime 'Cosmopop' Lipstick
  • NYX Macaron 'Citron #07' Lipstick 

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Day Time Party Makeup

We were giving my son a birthday party at Sky Zone (cool place) and I've been looking forward to using some of my new products :) and of course some oldies but goodies. 

  • Clinique Moisture Surge Extend Thirst Relief Cream-Gel
  • Maybelline Master Prime Blur+Smooth
  • Michael Todd Organics Antiox Serum (around my smile only)
  • L'Oreal Inflammable Pro-Matte Foundation #106
  • Urban Decay Naked Concealer 'Medium Neutral' (for extra coverage)
  • MAC Pure Sculpture Pro Sculpture Cream to contour (discontinued) -  I ALWAYS return to this product - it's my ultimate favorite!
  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Palette 'Shadowplay' over 'Pure Sculpture'
  • Estee' Lauder Bronze Goddess 'Medium 02' to bronze the face
  • Inglot Sparkling Dust "02"
  • NYX Micro Pencil on brows
  • MAC Brow Gel 'Beguile'   

  • MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot 'Painterly'
  • Lorac Pro Mega Palette 'Camel' e/s all over the crease and above
    • 'Sepia' e/s on crease
    •  'Dusty Rose' e/s on outer crease
  • Urban Decay Smoked Palette 'Blackout' e/s on outer-v to outer crease and lash line
    • 'Kinky' e/s under brow bone
  • Violet Voss Cosmetics 'City of Angels' foil pigment on the lid 
  • L'oreal Miss Manga Mascara on upper and lower lashes
  • Lash Bunny Boutique 'Bunny Love' mink lashes 

Saturday, May 23, 2015

APRIL MONSTOR HAUL & FAVORITES (MAC; LUSH; Lash Bunny Boutique; L'Oreal; Ulta; & Sephora-VIB Rouge)

I LOST MY MIND in the month of April!!!  I have been trying to be really good from OVER BUYING makeup, but I fell off the wagon.  

I was saving all my $ for a trip to Mexico yet my plan failed so I did what I do best - shop for makeup.

MAC Is Beauty Collection (Limited):

  • Fluidline - Silverstroke (silver metallic)
  • Fluidline - Deliciously Rick (shimmer chocolate)
  • Eyeshadow - Preening (mint green)
  • Eye Pencil - NC15/NW20 (creamy beige)
  • Lipstick - Reel Sexy (coral/pink)
  • Lipstick - Call the Hairdresser (strawberry)
  • Lip Conditioner(not apart of the collection)
I like to use a fluidline as a shadow base or as an eye liner, which is its actual purpose on my top and lower lash line.  I don't like to use this product in my waterline because it irritate my eyes.  It applies smoothly and helps keep your eye application in tact for a long time.  
My favori te item from this collection must be the eye pencil.  It's not a "big" deal because you can find the color in other brands, however, it doesn't irritate my sensitive eyes.  


  • BIG Sea Salt Shampoo (a repurchase for me) - this shampoo conditions and exfoliates the scalp.
  • D'Fluff Strawberry Shaving Soap - this product is new to me but I already LOVE IT!  It's a shaving cream made of strawberry so it smells nice but feels even better :)  It leaves my skin so soft after shaving without feeling any irritation, redness or razor burn.
  • BB Seaweed Fresh Face Mask - this is also NEW to me.  I got it FREE with Lush recycling program.  This mask is required to be refrigerated.  I like to warm it in in my hand prior to applying to my face and it leaves my skin so clean and soft.  
  • Mask of Magnanimity (sample size) is my FAVORITE mask of all time.  It exofoliate my skin removing dirt, oil and makeup as well as unclog pores.  
Clockwise: BIG (white); BB Seweed (green/gray clay); Mask of Magnanimity (green); and D'Fluff (pink)

I like that each jar has an expiration date telling you when it's time to dispose on the back.  It also includes all the natural ingredients.

Lash Bunny Boutique: Mink Lashes

Lash Bunny Boutique is an online and a cruelty free company located in Vancouver, Canada.  They sell mink lashes that is design in different shapes and sizes that will accommodate all eye shapes.  The lash band is soft and comfortable to wear over your natural lashes.  Overall, the lashes are made beautifully; nicely packed; shipping wasn't too bad being that it comes from Canada, but it's not 3 to 5 days either and I highly recommend it.  As all mink lashes, it can be used up to 20-25 times.

'Bunny Love' - My favorite!
'Marilyn's Wink' - GREAT for eye glasses users
'Vancity Babe' - So tempted
'Seduce You' - So Pretty!

L'Oreal (Rite Aide)

Rite Aide was having 40% and I had my list ready!  I purchased:
  • Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation in #106
  • True Match #W6
  • Infallible Blush #701 and #704
  • Teloscope Mascara (repurchase) 
Social Media has been RAVING about the NEW Infallible Pro Matte Foundation and an oldie but goodie True Match, which I have never tried before. 

I LOVE the Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation - it's perfect to use especially now that we will be going into Summer.  I actually used and shared a look using it on my last post - Blue Fever Inspired Look.  The foundation actually does provide a matte finish for a long time, not sure for 24hrs; it's not heavy nor does it clog the pores; and looks great leaving your skin looking healthy.  I recommend it to those who have oily-combination to oily skin.  As for True Match, I don't know if it's because I love so much the Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation that I haven't really given it a chance, but I'm not into it.  

As for the Infallible blushes, I was given 'NUDE' last year at a workshop I attended and LOVED it.  Therefore, I purchased two more -

Swatches over no primer

The texture of this blush is like mousse and it has a small amount of pigmentation.  It's great for those who doesn't like or know how to apply blush.  It provides a light color with highlight without looking too much.  

I made 2 trips to Ulta.  The first stop:

  • Neutrogena Makeup Remover Wipes - 'Night Calming' & 'Hydrating' - I'm really liking Hydrating.
  • NYX NEW Micro Brow Pencil - GREAT drug store duo pencil!!!!  NYX has a selection of colors to choose from.
L to R: Ash Brown & Auburn
  • Maybelline NEW Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation
  • Maybelline Fit Me Concealer 'Sand' and 'Medium'
  • Maybelline NEW Master Prime 'Blur + Smooth' - a Great drug store dupe to Make Up For Ever Step 1 Smoothing Primer
  • Maybelline Limited Lipstick 'Strike A Rose' (pink/coral color w/pigment).  A celebration to Maybelline's 100 Birthday.  I LOVE the packaging!
  • Benefit The Porefessional primer travel size
  • IT Cosmetics CC Cream travel size
  • Duo lash glue
  • Rimmel London Stay Matte Long Lasting '00 Transparent' - GREAT drug store powder to use over your highlighter.

  • John Masters Organics - Shampoo and Conditioner (Color Enhancer)

This is the first time I have ever tried this brand.  It caught my attention since I am now a red head, I really wanted a good shampoo and conditioner that will help with any damages.  It leaves my hair so soft,  shinny and healthy. 
My second trip was to return Maybelline foundations.  Again, since I have too many foundations and was gravitated to certain ones, I didn't give it chance :(


I exchanged the foundations to Maybelline's NEW Lash Sensational mascara.

Sephora V.I.B Rouge

I was kind of good because my wallet was literally crying but I got to pick-up:
  • Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Foundation 'Tawny 3W1'
  • Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer '02 Medium' - this is the first item I own from Estee Lauder and I love it!
  • Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess illuminating Powder - I bought this item at Macy's and not at Sephora.  I didn't like it so I returned it because I LOVE shimmer shimmer highlighters.  At first, I thought of keeping it in my kit to use for mature skin, but not even my mother liked it.  I bought her both items for Mother's Day.  

  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer 'Medium Neutral' 
  • Dior Skin Airflash Spray Foundation 'Medium Beige 300'
  • Roses De Cloe Perfume  
  • Soap & Glory Hand Food (lotion) - as you may know, this brand has been discontinued at Sephora.  You can purchase it at
  • Clinique Moisture Surge Extend Thirst Relief Cream-Gel (redeem my points) - This product feels really nice on the skin and I've been faithfully using everyday.
  • Sephora headphones (redeem points)
  • Set (redeem points):