MOTD: Brown and Gold halo eye

I wanted to attempt to do a halo eye, and I know this is not the greatest halo eye out there but for a first timer, I think I did a really good job! I wasn’t planning on posting this (I don’t usually like to post twice a day haha) but I ended up really loving this look and will probably wear it when I get a chance. This seriously just motivates me to do more eyeshadow looks because I genuinely had so much fun creating this look!

*Side note: I need to invest in a better camera… taking pictures without natural light on my phone makes everything look so harsh and unflattering*

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I prepped my eyes with my Maybelline Fit Me concealer (I don’t have any eyeshadow primers, but I think this works pretty good, especially if you’re someone who doesn’t do eyeshadow regularly) and set it with some pressed powder. Then I used Shell from my Covergirl Trunaked Nudes palette as my transition/base shade all over my lid. It’s a light cream, almost white, so I figured the colours would show up a bit better.

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The flash in this picture washed out all the colours 😦 but I figured I’d add it anyways

So for the outer and inner corners of my eyes, I used NYX Nude Matte Shadow in Dance The Tides. This wasn’t as pigmented as I had hoped for it to be, so I had to really pack on the shadow. I tried my best to keep a prominent space in the middle empty for the halo. I also made sure to blend every so often to avoid harsh lines.

For the “halo”, I used the Loreal Infallible eyeshadow in Hourglass Beige. Suuuch a pretty golden/champagney colour and looked really nice with the matte brown.

I wanted to add some dimension, so I added my NYX Matte Bronzer in Medium in the crease to kind of deepen the look. I also used this in the lower lash line. This bronzer is crazy pigmented so I think it works perfectly as an eyeshadow alternative.

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That’s it for the eyes. All other details are listed below:

  • Foundation: Milani Conceal+Perfect foundation in 06 Sand Beige
  • Highlight: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop
  • Contour: NYX Matte Bronzer in Medium
  • Lashes: Ardell 120 Demi
  • Lips: Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip in Kae

Guys I literally came up with this look at like 10 at night and I regretted it because I wanted to wear it out but I had no where else to go. Oh well.

💖, B

P.S. I guess that would make this a MOTN? Hahahahaha. I love myself.

 

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WalMart, Sephora and H&M Haul

Hey yall! I know I’ve been M.I.A for the past week but I have been busy shopping. Seriously. I’ve never done a haul post before so I figured I’d do one now of all the things I’ve bought over the past week or so. I’ve also tried most of the products out already so I’ll also include a mini review (and if you want to see a full review on any of the products then let me know, although I most likely will be writing some). Enjoy!

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor – 675 Infatuation

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I believe this colour is part of their new shades for the collection, I could be wrong though. I picked this up because you all know I love a nice dramatic dark lip and I don’t have a deep berry shade yet so I figured why not. As far as the actual product itself… Meh.

CoverGirl Outlast All Day Lipstick – 577 Spiced Latte

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I thought the idea of applying the colour, then applying a moisturizing and shiny top coat was a cool idea. Plus it claimed to last 24 hours which caught my attention. I obviously didnt wear it for 24 hours but I was pleasantly surprised at the fact that the colour really did last all day, only having to reapply the top coat. Only downside is that I personally don’t like the way the colour looks on it’s own, so if I ever lost the topcoat, I probably wouldn’t ever use the actual lipstick again.

Loreal Infallible Eyeshadow – 002 Hourglass Beige

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This caught my eye because I thought it would be a really pretty highlight shade. It’s very light (it is an iridescent finish) so I use it as a “base” for my actual highlight for an extra pop of glow. I haven’t used it as a shadow yet but I imagine it would also look amazing.

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer – 25 Medium

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I wanted to try out a new concealer and I had only heard good things about this concealer, which is why I picked it up. Plus I love all the products I’ve tried from the Fit Me line and this was no exception. So creamy, really easy to blend and is really good for highlighting!

essence All About Matt! Compact Powder

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I have no idea why they spelled “matte” the way they did. I also don’t know why I bought this lol. I mean I really don’t need a mattifying powder right now. I also keep forgetting to use this and test it out so… But I really like the simplistic packaging and the design on the powder haha

Clarisonic head

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Pretty standard, I just really needed a new brush head for my Clarisonic. I got the sensitive skin one.

Too Faced Melted Matte liquid lipstick – Drop Dead Red

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Yes. I did it. I bought it. I won’t lie though, I think the formula for this colour may be different than Cool Girl? I don’t know. I’ve only wore it once and I wore it with some lip chap underneath so maybe it altered the way it stayed on my lips, but I accidentally brushed my finger on my lip and it smeared the product (which is something that I’ve never experienced with Cool Girl) and at the end of the day it just looks like a mess. LOL maybe next time I try it, I’ll like it better (I mean I better if I paid $25 for it…)

Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops – Sunlight

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YOU. GUYS. I saved the best product for last. JGJFGAJGULARY. I literally screamed when I swatched this on my hand. This seriously looks like liquid metal (but if you’ve watched videos on this, then you already knew that). If you loove love love strobing and having a glow that reaches to outer space GIRL YOU NEED THIS IN YOUR LIFE. I plan on doing a full review on this later on in life but for now just know that I love this. I can’t stop looking at it!

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Unedited picture of Sunlight. Look at that!!! Are you looking?!

H&M Ribbed Body Suit

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I already have a black version of this same body suit and I wanted it in white. Honestly if you look at my closet, you will notice that I usually have a black and white version of the same shirt. I clearly love colour.

H&M Long Tank

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I’m sorry, I hate shopping for clothes and that reflects in how bad I am at describing what an article of clothing is. But yall get the idea. This looks like a long dress from the front, but there are very deep slits in the sides which can hide shorts. Or you can wear it with pants I guess. I don’t know what I’m saying.

And that concludes my haul! Hope you enjoyed looking at all my latest purchases, let me know if you’ve picked up something lately that you’ve been loving. As always, thanks for taking the time out to read this and see ya around.

💖, B

May Favourites!

WOW it’s been a minute! And I am wayyyy behind on this so I apologize haha. I’ve been stressing a lot over school and life and have been trying to fill my time by spending time with loved ones to get myself out of this funk, but I’m back! Let’s get started lol.

Beauty

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Too Faced Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick: I won’t go into detail abut this because I wrote a review on it right here. What I will say is that I love this lipstick and I have been wearing it pretty much every day this month. It’s the perfect nude for me and looks good with any look! (I’ve also been recommending this to everyone I come into contact with.)

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Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop:  The very first time I put this on my face, I became Lizzie Mcguire cause all I could say was “THIS IS WHAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF!!!” (I literally said that. No one was around to prove that I did, but I promise I did.) There’s really not much to say about it just know that the hype is worth it.

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Ardell Baby wispies: These are exactly like the demi wispies, just shorter. A perfect everyday lash for me because they look pretty natural and the length isn’t super long to the point where it weighs down my eyes and I’m getting annoyed (does anyone else have that problem? I swear I’m the only person I know who prefers shorter, non dramatic falsies, which many would argue defeats the purpose of wearing fake eyelashes in the first place LOL) I love the thin, clear band and how easy it is to apply these babies (ps I’ve trimmed the band because I have small eyelids, if any of you are wondering why they look significantly shorter than normal

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Covergirl Trunaked Nudes Palette: I love this palette for creating a simple everyday look. I love all of the colors in the palette, none of them are intimidating LOL.This is also a dupe for the Naked2 palette yall! They also have palettes that mimic the original Naked palette and the Naked3, so if you aren’t ready to commit to the Urban Decay price tag, I recommend buying this first. Really good quality, pretty good pigmentation, fair price point and the I love how there’s an equal amount of matte and shimmer shades. I

Clothes

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Urban Outfitters bralette: I’ve had this for about two years, but this past month (and also in April) I have been gravitating towards wearing this bralette instead of a bra. It’s been abnormally hot and when it comes to shirts, I’ve been trying to wear ones that are loose and flowy and light to try and combat the heat. This is the perfect match for these types of tops (I think) because they’re so dainty and light, super comfortable and don’t add any extra bulk that may contribute to your body overheating. I wouldn’t say that this gives your boobs any support but I have tiny boobs so that doesn’t really apply to me haha. Also when it pokes out of the top of your shirt, the lace just looks so pretty! Find it here (you could also check ebay or amazon if you’re on a budget! I know they have ones that look very similar for a fraction of the UO price)

Music

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Coloring Book – I’m not musically inclined at all so I can’t get technical about this mixtape, but all I can say is that I love Chance the Rapper and I love his voice and I love this mixtape. I literally love every single song on here. (I was about to list my favourite songs but then I realized I was listing off half the mixtape. My number one favourite song is No Problem though). If you’re looking for something new to listen to or want to expand your music taste, I recommend giving this a listen. I haven’t heard any bad reviews on it.

Sorry again that this is so late. I’m almost done school so I will have more time to put content out. I have so many ideas! Hope you guys had an amazing May, and let’s all celebrate the fact that Mercury is out of retrograde and things are beginning to look a bit better. It’s so crazy that we’re halfway through the year, time is going by so fast!

💖, B

 

 

MOTD: Limbo

Hey hey! I’ve been studying for an upcoming midterm on Thursday and during my study break (which was definitely longer than it should have been but whatever) I decided to just do my makeup since I’m going out later.

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Basics:

  • Maybelline FitMe Matte and Poreless foundation in 310 – Sun Beige
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop
  • NYX Matte Bronzer in Medium
  • ABH Dipbrow Pomade in Dark Brown
  • Maybelline Waterproof Liquid eyeliner in Black (obviously lol)
  • Ardell Baby Wispies falsies
  • Covergirl trunaked palette in Nudes
  • Colourpop Ultra Matte lip in Limbo

 

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On my lips, I’m wearing Colourpop’s Ultra Matte Lip in Limbo. It’s a dark chocolate dream, I swear. Like I think this colour would look good on anyone! Then again, I think all dark colours can be pulled off by anyone, regardless of skin tone. The formula of this particular lipstick is more drying than the other matte lips I’ve tried from Colourpop though. I know May is pretty much over and summer is around the corner, so a lot of people are using more summery colours in their makeup looks but I think if you want to rock a dark lip on a sunny day, then do it! I love dark lips and I’m not gonna let a season dictate when I can and can’t wear certain colours!

Since my lips are so bold, I just went really light with my eyes. Then again, I usually always do LOL. I used the Covergirl Trunaked Nudes palette which I actually have been loving! I’m pretty sure it’s meant to be a waaay more affordable dupe for the Naked palette. There’s actually three different Trunaked palettes which means a dupe for each Naked palette. (Anyways if you want me to go in depth, just let me know)

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I used Shell all over my lid, Fawn in the crease and outer lid and Buff just in the middle of my eyelid. I think all these blended really well together and left me with a really simple, natural look, that still brings attention and dimension to my eyes.

That’s it from me! Gotta get back to studying lol I hope you all have a good rest of your day 🙂

💖, B