Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Fairytale Series: Evil Queen

Hey there, Miss. Slacker here! This may or may not be the last look in my fairytale series, but if is the last one at least I love the look! I tried to keep these from being too Disney inspired but a little might've slipped in this one, lol. Honestly I got more inspiration from Regina's makeup on Once Upon a Time. But that aside from that I wanted this makeup to be a bit contradictory: dark but still colorful, sudden but not stark, and only a little bit sinister. ;D Let's go see!

First I placed an eye shadow primer to my eyelids, face, and put on some lip balm. You want everything primed before you start. Then I applied a white cream base to my eyelids.  Then starting in the center and moving towards the outside I patted a matte red eyeshadow onto the lid. With a bright matte purple I did the same thing on the outer side of my eyelids.  I blended this shades together in the middle little bit but this doesn't have to be pretty this needs to just the right pigmented base for the rest the eyeshadow to go on top of. Over those two colors (leaving the outside of both clean) I patted a deep shimmering magenta with a blue shift. Then moving in from the right onto the white lid space that's left I put a little bit of a cranberry color. Then the fluffy brush and went in with a mauve eyeshadow as a transition color all around the area where my crease color will be. Then with the same matte purple as before I started to slowly deepen the crease, blending out the edges into a cat eye shape. Once the purple was blended I went with a matte black closer to my natural crease and pulled it through the socket. After that I took a skin toned color and a fluffy brush and cleaned up my brow bone. Careful not to blend too much away though, you don't want the mauve to disappear. Then with a black pencil liner I lined the entirety of my water line. I took a bit of the pencil liner on the outer corner of my lower lash line line and blended it out a little. Then with a little more of the purple I blended it up into the eyeshadow a little more. Then I took a black gel eyeliner I made a tapered line from thick to barely there across my lids. I didn't want to leave my inner corner highlight just plain white, so I patted a opalescent shimmer over it, which give a really 'glowy' effect. Then I did my brows and applied black mascara.

For my face I started out with a luxurious amount of full coverage foundation. Because evil queens don't mess around when it comes to coverage.  After that I concealed under my eyes and lightly dusted there and my t zone to  make sure everything set.  With a taupe contouring powder I went under my cheekbones, a more lightly on my temples, jaw and nose. Then with a deep fuchsia blush on a fan brush I lightly applied it on my cheek bones. The had shimmer in it, so I skipped highlighter. I didn't want this look to be very shimmery. 

For my lips I applied a blue toned red lip liner under a berry-purple lip stain balm.

Products Used:
(In Order of Application)
Eyes: Urban Decay Primer Potion, NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil, Sugarpill Love +, Sugarpill Poison Plum, Fyrinnae Conjuror, Sleek Cosmetics Sunset Palette 'Cranberry Color', Two Cosmetics Heartache Duo (Pinky Mauve Side), Urban Decay Blackout Eyeshadow, Urban Decay Kinky Eyeshadow, Urban Decay Perversion 24/7 Pencil Liner, MAC Black Track Fluidline, MAC Redhead Brow Cream, Fluidline, Benefit They're Real! Mascara.

Face: Smashbox Photo Finish Primer, Kat Von D Lock it Tattoo Foundation in Light 48, Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer, Baremineral Original Mineral Veil, NYX Blush in Taupe, Milani Baked Blush in Red Vino.

Lips: Burt's Bees Original Lip Balm, MAC Cherry Lip Liner, Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Stain in Crush. 

So what do you guys think? Let me know in the comments, I love hearing from you guys!

Monday, August 19, 2013

August 13 Ipsy Glam Bag

Hello there! Today I'm gonna review the August 2013 Ipsy Glam Bag. I haven't done these reviews in a while, even though I've continued to get the service. But this month was so much fun that I wanted to give them a shout out! Lets go and see!

In this months bag I got a Michael Todd true organics jojoba and charcoal facial scrub (deluxe), an Urban Decay mini revolution lipstick in anarchy, a Pixi beauty lash booster mascara (deluxe size), a Mica beauty cosmetics bronze loose eyeshadow (full size), and a Nailtini nail polish in Mai Tai (full size). Ermahgerd. 
I did this quick look with the makeup items in this bag! :3

Let's start out with the Michael Todd True organics. I'm a big fan of charcoal scrubs in general and was really excited to try a Michael Todd product. I've heard nothing but good things, and this one is no exception. I love the lush dark angels charcoal scrub but this one is different in many ways. It comes out in a dark smooth paste with small particles for scrubbing. I think this product would be perfect for sensitive skin because it's a scrub, but it's not very abrasive. After using this product my face felt really smooth and moisturized but not oily at all. Also it smells fantastic! I always love the smell of charcoal scrubs they have a very earthy pretty sent.

Next up the urban decay revolution lipstick. Can we start by talking about how adorable the packaging is? It's so tiny! But not in a bad way. For a deluxe sample it contains quite a bit of lipstick and I think will last me a while. Also the shade, anarchy, is gorgeous. It's a hot pink that's super super bright, I'm in love! The formula is fantastic. It's creamy goes on smoothly and lasts very well.

Alrighty so on to the pixi lash booster mascara. This is the only product I wasn't wowed by in this bag. It's very natural looking mascara, that doesn't clump on the lashes which is nice. Also because this is a deluxe size the brush is really small so it's good for getting bottom lashes. A very comparable, but much cheaper mascara is the Maybelline Full n Soft mascara. It's one of my go to mascaras I'm tired because there's absolutely no way you can mess it up. It also leaves your lashes soft so you can always apply more later today if they need a little bit of a perk up. However the Full n Soft mascara doesn't smudge nearly as much as this (maybe because I use waterproof) so overall Pixi fell a little flat for me. 

On to the Mica beauty cosmetics loose eyeshadow in Bronze. This color I reminded me a lot of Mac woodwinked eyeshadow. When I compare them I noticed some differences. MAC woodwinked is darker bronze with strong gold shift.  Mica Bronze a lighter more coppery bronze with more red undertones. Also the Mica is more of a straight up metallic, where as the MAC is almost a duochrome. I really really like how metallic it is, even dry. (In fact it's actually better dry)

Lastly Nailtini Polish in Mai Tai. Ohhh I really like this nail polish! It's reddish true coral cream, with a fantastic formula! It was almost a one coater, but I added a second just in case. Excellent shade, and great for the summer-fall transition. (Not the color on my nails in the picture!)

And the bag this month was adorbs! It's a warm purple with a cute gold school crest pattern.

Ipsy is a subscription service that is $10 a month you can sign up here: 

So what did you guys think? Any of you already subscribers? Let me know in the comments below!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Review: Sleek Pout Paints! Review and OCC Comparison

Hey there darlings! Sorry it's been awhile, my life has been crazy! (Mostly in good ways thankfully!) But that's not a very good excuse, now is it? Anyway today I'm reviewing a couple of of Sleek's Pout Paints, a much talked about dupe for OCC's famous lip tars. I'll review and compare them, as well as showing you some fun colors I've mixed together. This post is probably going to be pretty pic heavy!

So just some quick background info for those of you who don't know, Sleek Pout Paints are an intensely pigmented liquid lipsticks that are applied in small amounts with a lip brush or mixed with other colors create custom shades. Sound familiar? That's because these are a cheaper alternative to Obsessive-compulsive cosmetics Lip Tars. I've been a fan of OCC Lip Tars for years, however even with my pro discount they are considerably more expensive than Sleek's version. But how do they stack up?

The first shade I got is called cloud nine. It's a straight up cool white, to lighten other colors. I took this picture to show you the color, but I must admit it's very hard to work with. Part of that is the nature of the color lighter shades in any form of lipstick can tend to get chalky, and a pure white pigment is not really  meant to be used on its own. It is however very pigmented, and when I to mixed it with other colors it lightened them easily.

The other shade I got is called Peek-a-Bloo. It's a rich medium blue shade. It's not quite neutral it leans a little to the warm side, but not too noticeable. That shade was much easier to work with than the white overall. The consistency was better, and it was easier to form clean lines. Once I got over how weird the shade was it's actually very beautiful lipstick. 

Now onto the fun part! I mixed these two shades with some my OCC Lip Tars create different shades. (I own the black and red)

I made a really dark vampy plum to start out with, just for fun. I used two parts  red, to half a part black, and one part blue.

I was a little too goth for me so I made a really cute grape shade, using only a little more red then blue and a tiny bit of white.

I also wanted to experiment with lavender shades à la Lime Crime. This one was more blue than red and lots of white. I also mixed a little more blue in the center. 

And if weird purple shades don't  suit your, fancy you can also use these to create more normal colors. These kinds of products are great for reproducing lost lipstick shades that you miss. I made this super cute pink! 

Now I need is to get OCC's yellow shade and I'll have the primary colors as well as black and white. I should be able to create what ever shade I want at thay point. :D

Overall I do think OCC's Lip are higher quality than the Sleek Paint Pouts. However is price is more important to you, definitely give these a shot!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Review: Coola Face SPF 20 Rose Essence Tint

Hello again! Today I have another review I'm excited about, Coola Rose Essence Tint. Which is currently my absolute favorite tinted moisturizer. It has so much goodness packed into it that I'm just going to let them tell you whats in it:

Keep the sun and environment at bay with this SPF 20 broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen, a tinted, light Rose scented, Titanium Dioxide based formula (for those who are Zinc sensitive) made with 98% natural ingredients. Organic Acai Oil - high in Omegas-3/6/9, Vitamins B1/2/3, plus antioxidant Vitamins C and E - delivers a powerful defense against aging. Organic Sunflower Seed Extract promotes elasticity while organic Linseed Oil, containing Alpha-Linolenic Acids, reduces redness and irritation. The phyto-protector Plankton Extract rejuvenates, as organic Cucumber Extract calms skin.
Paraben Free
Ultra Sheer
Water Resistant (40 minutes)
No nano-sized particles

Awwww yeah! This is clearly good stuff, but how does it perform? Let's see.

The product is very light, and slightly liquidy. It seems to have a very strong yellow undertone at first, like "Will I look jaundiced?" style of undertone. But the product is very sheer and spread out the yellow undertone helps neutralize the redness in your face, as you can probably see in the photos above. The coverage is light but gives a wonderful natural looking finish that really looks like skin. If you build the product up for a second layer you can actually cover some blemishes in darkness and your skin. As you can see my dark circles aren't completely gone, but they are partially covered; it also really evened and brightened my skin tone. The product feels fantastic! It's very lightweight, and has a cooling feeling while going on. And while not as good as a full on moisturizer, it is very hydrating. It's ideal for anyone with dry skin, or fine lines. Also a little goes a long way, I only used about two pumps for my whole face. The packaging is very convenient, with a malleable plastic tube, and a pump for sanitary application. That being said (and this may just be my bottle) the pump is a bit difficult. You have to work at it a bit to get product out, and be careful that the profit doesn't splatter when it does come out. Another small flaw is it does have a tendency to transfer. I've noticed this with other hydrating foundations too. I think it might be that they never fully 'set' so that way your skin doesn't get dry. This is easy enough to fix, either lightly dust powder over your face after every application, or just make sure to wipe off your phone every time you make a call. ;D

All and all I really enjoy this product. I think it does a way better job at brightening and evening my skin than any bb cream I've tried. On their website they do refer to it as a 'cc' cream, but lets get really its a tinted moisturizer. 

This retails for $36.00 USD for 1.7 oz.

So what do you guys think? Let me know in the comments! :)

This post may contain product sent to me from a PR company, however all opinions are my own. I am not a professional makeup artist, I just do makeup as a hobby at this time. Feel free to email me if you have any questions!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Fairytale Series: The Little Mermaid

Hey there! Don't think I forgot about my fairytale series! Today I have my next look which is based on the little mermaid. Again I didn't want this series to be Disney inspired, especially because Sephora just released their little mermaid collection. The last couple looks have been a little more wearable so this one I wanted to go a bit more over the top and crazy with this one.

After applying primer I put the white base in the shape that I want the eye make up, which is a bit of a cat eye. Then with a flat brush I patted a light blue eyeshadow on the majority of my eyelid. After that I put a teal color on the outside of my eyelid. Then with a dark blue I filled in the rest of the cat eye and along my socket. In my inner corners I used a seafoam green color to brighten it up. Then with black gel eyeliner I made a wing to match the eyeshadow. I also added so white to my inner rims, and applied mascara to my upper and lower lashes. Then I did my brows normally.

After that I started to work on my face makeup. I mixed a full coverage foundation with a tinted moisturizer to create a natural looking finish with quite a bit of coverage. Then I used a concealer to hide dark circles and any blemishes. Then using a taupe contour powder I contoured my face a bit, under the cheekbones, temples, jaw, nose the whole shabang- but pretty lightly. Then I put on a shimmering liquid highlighter, to add a sort of watery quality. Then I put on a bit of a neutral blush, just so my face wouldn't be too stark.

My forehead stuff is totally optional, I just wanted to do something fun and artsy. On a big fluffy blush I took the same light blue eyeshadow I used before, and lightly dusted it along my forehead and temples. I made a bit of a gradient, darker at the top light as you go down. Then with a pencil brush I started drawing little wavey lines that sort of mimic water. In some places I blended some white in, to add dimension. Then I drew on the little bubbles closer to my eyes and temples, and then added dots of white sling my forehead.

For my lips I mixed together some liquid lipsticks to create a bright pastel lavender. For some shine I added a lavender lip gloss in the center of my lips.

Products Used:
Eyes: Urban Decay Primer Potion, NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in Milk, Lime Crime Parasol Eyeshadow (Chinadoll Palette), Sleek Teal Eyeshadow (Orignal Palette), Sleek Dark Blue Eyeshadow (Orignal Palette), Wet n Wild I Dream of Greenie (Brow Bone Shade), MAC Blacktrack Fluidline, NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow in Milk, Maybelline The Rocket Waterproof Mascara, MAC Redhead Brow Cream, NYX Red Brow Powder.

Face: Coola Tinted Moisturizer, Kat Von D Tattoo Lock It Foundation in 48, Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer in Light, NYX Blush in Taupe, Hard Candy Blush in Pin Up, Sonia Kashuk Liquid Highlighter. 

Forehead: Lime Crime Parasol Eyeshadow, Sleek Teal Eyeshadow, Sugarpill Tako Eyeshadow.

Lips: Sleek Pout Paint in Cloud Nine, OCC NSFW Lip Tar, Sleek Point Paint in Peek-a-Bloo, Darling Girl Apocalips Lipgloss in Jasmine Bone For Hands.