Sunday, February 14, 2016

Current Flawless Foundation Routine

Hi everyone! Happy Valentine's day! I wanted to get on really quick and talk about my current foundation routine. I am constantly changing my makeup but lately for my day-to-day work routine I keep going back to this one!

Primer: Right now I am loving the Makeup Forever Smoothing Primer. I have HUGE pores and while I'll never be able to completely conceal them this primer does a great job of smoothing them out a little.

Foundation: I love Chanel foundations and my current favorite one is the Perfection Lumiere Velvet. This foundation applied with a damp Beauty Blender is perfection!

Powder: I've talked about this before but if you have oily skin you will love setting your foundation with Laura Mercier's Translucent Powder. It keeps me matte for most of the day and just adds that flawless air brushed finish.

I love trying new products all the time and want to dive into some new foundations, which ones are you currently loving?


Sunday, February 7, 2016

Lipstick Love: NARS Audacious

Hi everyone! Hope you all are having a great weekend.  I am LOVING the NARS Audacious lipstick right now. The formula is amazing; so smooth and creamy and with just one swipe you have full pigmentation and the color is completely opaque. The formula is not completely matte but more of a satin finish. Wear time for me is about 5 hours and that's with eating both breakfast and lunch. So far I have not worn them with lip liner or gloss because I love how they look on their own. At $32.00 I know that can be a steep price for a tube of lipstick but in this instance I think they are absolutely worth it! They come in a wide range of colors and I would love to get my hands on a red or berry shade next. I think you should definitely treat yourself to one of these! The colors I currently own, from left to right in both pictures; Vanessa(of course I had to get this one!), Raquel, and Brigette. The swatches below were only one swipe! These lipsticks can be found at Sephora except for the Vanessa shade, this shade can be found on the Nars' website. Have you tried these lipsticks??


From left to right: Vanessa, Raquel, Brigette.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Today's Look! 02/01/2016

Eyes: Makeup Geek shadows in Starry Eyed(all over the lid), Cherry Cola in the crease and Americano in the outer corner. MAC's Soft Brown to blend around the edges. L'oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara and L'oreal Lineur Intense Liquid Eyeliner.

Cheeks: Tarte's Amazonian Clay blush in Celebrated and MAC's cream color base in Hush for the highlight.

Lips: MAC's Creme Cup lipstick 

Face: Younique's Touch Mineral Liquid Foundation in Velour and set with Laura Mercier's Translucent powder. NARS Radiant Creamy concealer in Vanilla under the eyes.

Brows: Anastasia's Brow Powder Duo in Medium Brown

*NEW* MAC Foiled Eye shadow in Sweet Illusion

Hi all! Happy Monday! I recently purchased one of the new MAC foiled eye shadows. The color I selected was Sweet Illusion which is described as a neutral light color. I always gravitate towards light shimmery shades! Anyway, I thought I would do a comparison with this foiled shadow and Makeup Geek's foiled eye shadow in Starry Eyed. In the photo below MAC's Sweet Illusion is on top and Makeup Geek's Starry Eyed is on bottom. As you can see they are very similar but Sweet Illusion has more glitter and Starry Eyed is slightly more pink. I honestly prefer the Makeup Geek shadow, it's way more pigmented and super creamy. The MAC shadow swatches a lot lighter and I had to build it up quite a bit to get it to the same level as the Makeup Geek shadow. I also tried the MAC shadow with some Fix Plus Spray and while it did help the pigmentation it still did not beat Starry Eyed. Do you need both? No way. Go with Starry Eyed as it is an over-all better foiled eye shadow in my opinion and for $10 less it really seems like a no-brainer! Have you tried any of the foiled eye shadows from either brand? What did you think?