Thursday, November 29, 2012

Face of the Day: An Everyday Face

My "Everyday Face" is ever changing, so it would  be wrong to call this look my everyday face. But, this IS the makeup that I've been wearing this week as the new semester has started. I apologize i didn't take a picture of the completed look, I wasn't feeling very photogenic today :/

1. I first set my brows with my ELF brow set gel. I love this for my unruly brows.

2. Next, ELF Studio Tinted Moisturizer applied with my fingers. I don't need to set this with powder because it has a matte finish.

3. I then used bronzer to warm up my face. I used the Cover Girl powder in Tawny, a powder a few darker than my skin tone, with my ELF Complexion brush just under my cheekbones and on my temples and jawline.

4. For my eyes I used my Milani Eye Tech Eyeliner Pen in Black for the first time! Verdict: I love it. Whenever I do liner I wing it out. I also applied Maybellines Plush Mascara in Black focusing on my bottom lashes and the center of my top lashes, as it tends to look better behind glasses. 

5. For a light color on my cheeks I applied L.A. Colors Mineral Blush in Tenderling, a pretty light pink with a light shimmer. I used the included little applicator, not shown in the picture.

6. I finished this look with my ELF conditioning lip balm in Peaceful Pink. I liked how it matched the blush.

Done! Let me know if you want to see more of these!

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, November 26, 2012

E.L.F. Haul: 50% off Studio Sale!

My first E.L.F online haul!

Super excited for my first online makeup haul ever! I just had to jump on this 50% off sale :D

With my order came a free brush set which may end up as someones Christmas gift...

ELF Maximum Coverage Concealer
ELF Tinted moisturizer in Almond (a needed backup)
ELF Tinted Conditioning Lip balm in Peaceful Pink and Blissful Berry
ELF Makeup remover Pen
ELF Contouring  Blush and bronzing Powder in Turks and Caicos
ELF Glossy Glosses
ELF Pressed Powder in Almond
ELF Angled Brush
ELF Mineral Powder Brush
ELF Contouring Blush and Bronzer Cream
ELF Eye Enhancing palate in Brown 2

I had more in my cart but they didn't send me some things. I guess they didn't have in stock because they gave me back the money later. I was sad because one of the things was something I really wanted.
Things I ordered that i didn't get:
Elf Brow treatment gel Duo - Dark 
Glossy Gloss in Ballet Slippers

Things I wanted that they didn't have in stock:
Studio Mascara Primer
Small Stipple brush


Reviews are coming soon!

Monday, November 5, 2012

My Go-To Nude Lip

Hi! Curious about a new nude lip combination to try? Well, you've come to the right place! Whenever I'm feeling the nude lip look, this is my go-to!

 Wet N' Wild Mega Last - Just Peachy Lipstick (a matte light pinky peach)
NYC - Nude York City Lip gloss (a nude beige with silver shimmer)

I felt that this was a more accurate picture of the lipstick...
WNW on the left, NYC on the right

and this a more accurate picture of the gloss.... 
WNW on the left, NYC on the right

On the Lips:

What is your favorite nude lipstick, gloss or combination? I would LOVE to know, I am aways looking for more nude lip products.

I must be going through a phase :D

Simple Face of the Day for School!

I didn't have a set makeup routine for school and everyday stuff this month or last month for that matter, but I wanted to give you guys an idea of my everyday face, so... here it is,
a natural FOTD :)

1. ELF Studio Tinted Moisturizer: A favorite of mine since I began makeup. Applied this first just with my hands.

2. Next I applied the bronzer from my ELF bronzing and blushing duo (this is the original one). I applied it on my cheeks and on my temples. I like how it darkens my cheeks and makes my tinted moisturizer blend seamlessly into my hairline.

3. I then set my brows with this ELF brow set gel. I have extremely unruly brows. No need to fill them in for everyday :)

4-5. I then do my eyes with a little L.A. colors Shadow in Beige in the inner corner for a little brightness and finish my eyes with the ELF Lash Extend mascara on my bottom lashes and CG mascara on my top lashes.

6. If I am feeling like my face lacks color or if I'm going for a nude lip then I'll put this Maybelline mineral blush in Fresh Plum over the bronzer.

7-8. I finished my look today with my favorite lip combination -WNW Just Peachy and NYC Nude York city.

^ No photoshop applied!
This picture was taken about an hour after school so this is 9 hours into my day! I never do touchups during the day with the exception of my lips. I re-applied my lips today after my coffee in the morning and after lunch.

Hope you guys enjoyed this! Let me know if this is something you'd like to see more of in the future!