Beauty: FOTD

Today’s face is  my go to everyday look. Some people may not like a smokey eye using black eyeshadow for everyday wear, but it’s just my favorite look. Not too much highlighting or contouring going on today either. Lately I’ve noticed that about an hour or two after I apply my makeup my face gets really oily around my t-zone, and I believe it has to do with my skin care regimen. Today I made a little adjustment by using witch hazel to clean and tone my face before I apply my primer and 3 hours later still no oil! Here’s the products I used to create this look.

Face:

e.l.f Mineral Infused Face Primer

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation (Color 340)

L.A. Girl Pro Conceal (Fawn)

Ben Nye Translucent Face Powder (Topaz)

e.l.f. High Definition Powder (Translucent)

e.l.f. Baked Bronzer (Los Cabos)

Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder (Antigua)

Eyes: 

e.l.f. Eyebrow Kit (Dark)

e.l.f. Eyelid Primer

Bh Cosmetics 120 Palette (2nd Edition)

e.l.f. Precision Liquid Eyeliner

Lips:

e.l.f. Moisturizing Lipstick (Ravishing Rose)

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Beauty: First Full Face!

IMG_2343Well I finally put all that makeup I got during cyber monday to good use. I’m no professional but I don’t think I did half bad! My only complaint would have to be the foundation. I think I may need a slightly darker shade, or instead of mixing the two shades I’ll just stick with the darker of the two. If you didn’t see my post on it, the foundation I used was the Maybelline Fit Me in colors 330 and 340. 330 is the lighter shade.

Two other products I used that I haven’t mentioned in any of my posts are the powder  and concealer. To set the foundation I used the Ben Nye Translucent Face Powder in Topaz. Yes, I had to hop on the Ben Nye craze. For those who don’t know, the Ben Nye Banana Powder is what Kim Kardashian revealed that she uses to achieve the perfect highlight. What’s so amazing about the banana powder is that it compliments practically ANY skin tone. I’m a beginner so I decided to stay away from the banana powder because I didn’t want to end up looking like a complete ghost. I do plan to add it to my collection later. I did attempt some highlighting and contouring but clearly I need a bit more practice. To highlight I used the LA Girl’s HD Pro conceal in the color Fawn. Again I learned about these on YouTube. LA Girl’s products are sold in stores like Family Dollar, or any local Beauty Supply store, therefore I was shocked when MUA’s that use high-end products like MAC were raving about these concealers. They retail for no more than $2, maybe $2.50 at the most and come in a wide variety of shades, including darker shades for women of color. I snagged three colors from a seller on eBay. To blend out the concealer I used a little egg-shaped sponge that I got off eBay as well. The original sponge like this is called the Beauty Blender but I got two  dupes for it for less than $3. I’ll be sure to list where to find each of these items.

On my eyes I used my BH Cosmetics 120 Pallete (2nd Edition), and on my lips I have an e.l.f. moisturizing lipstick in Ravishing Rose. I am IN LOVE with this color! I’ll probably wear it almost every day.

There was one other issue that I had that is  probably not related to the makeup. A couple of hours after wearing the makeup my skin was a bit oily in my t zone and especially on my cheeks. I have oily skin and I am trying out a new skin care regimen that may need some adjusting. I’ll post about my skin care routine also. I plan to keep practicing and hopefully my work will improve. Visit my post about my E.L.F. Cyber Monday Haul to see all the e.l.f. products I used. Here’s a list of where you can find the other items.

Ben Nye Translucent Face Powder: Topaz

L.A. Girl’s HD Pro Conceal

“Beauty Blender” Sponge

Beauty: BH Cosmetics

image (10) This year I made the decision to step up my makeup game, and learn how to do makeup like the pros. I’ve been watching makeup tutorials on YouTube since 10th grade and it’s very common to see many of the gurus using or reviewing the same product. One product that I kept seeing over and over was the 120 eye-shadow palette from BH Cosmetics. It was appealing because it was beginner friendly, but gave professional results. The 120 Palettes are budget friendly costing no more than $20 each. I snagged mine on Cyber Monday for $11.50! image (11)Often times cheaper eye-shadow lacks in pigmentation, but these palettes show otherwise. The colors are vibrant and show up well with or without a primer. There are about 5 editions of the 120 palette and I chose the 2nd edition. To me this palette had the perfect mix of mattes and shimmers, as well as brights and neutrals. I just received my palette last week so I haven’t spent much time with it, however, as I use it more and it becomes part of my everyday routine ill be back with an update.

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