Edgy Teal: L’Oreal Silkissime Ad Recreation


Hello darlings! I was reading through May’s Issue of Cosmopolitan and on the first few pages this stunning ad of model Barbara Palvin caught my eye. I knew I wanted to recreate this look, and I love L’Oreal Silkissime liners, I think they may be my holy grail. But unfortunately, I did not have the blue and silver eyeliners they used in the ad so I improvised until I can get them. I encourage you use the eyeliners to recreate, they’re more affordable than the eyeshadows I used but either works! Look below for product details!



Foundation: L’Oreal Infalliable Pro-Matte Foundation in Classic Ivory

Concealer: Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer in Fair Neutral

Powder: NYX HD Photo Powder in Banana

Blush: C0vergirl Instant Cheekbones Contouring Blush in Sophisticated Sable (forgot how much I love this blush, I just swirl all the colors together)

Highlighter: The Balm’s Mary Louminzer

Brows: Tarte Amazonian Clay Brow Mousse in Medium Brown, set with NYX Brow Mascara in Brunette


  • Crease: L’Oreal Color Riche La Palette Nude 1 (review here) 5th shadow in, the cool matte brown.
  • Lid: LORAC 1 Palette Cream
  • Lower lashline: Mixed color Venezia from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Tammana Palette and Unhinged from Urban Decay’s Vice 1 palette (both were LE, but you can use L’Oreal’s Silkissime in True Teal) Then I used Silver from the LORAC 2 palette for the inner part (again you can use the Silkissime in Silver).


Mascara: L’Oreal Miss Manga Mascara in Blackest Black

Lashes: Carli Lash by Velour Lashes

Lips: MAC Soar lipliner (you can use any nude liner) and Maybelline 100th Anniversary Limited Edition Lipstick in Purposeful Mauve (just got this at my Walgreens).






Break Into Spring with Berry Colored Makeup

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Hey guys, I saw my favorite Youtuber, Carli Bybel do a summery berry and orange look and I wanted to recreate it for you guys! She used more coppery colors, but I feel like I use them a lot so I mixed my look up with more orange hues. Below is the makeup products I used and dupes, as well as this look with another lip color! I think this look is great for a summer night out or even a nighttime wedding.


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Foundation: Maybelline Fit Me Dewy and Smooth in Porcelain

Concealer: NYX HD Photo Concealer in Porcelain

Powder: NYX HD Powder in Banana

Blush: Becca Cosmetics Beach Tint Shimmer Souffle in Watermelon/Moonstonesimilar Milani Baked Blush in Red Vino

Highlight: Revlon Photoready Skinlight Illuminator in Bare Light (all over cheeks, forehead and nose) topped off with The Balm’s Mary-Louminzer

Bronzer: Maybelline Master Class Bronzer in Weekend Bronze (LE), similar Rimmel London Natural Bronzer in Sun Light 

Contour: NYX Conceal and Correct Palette in Light (used the darkest shade to contour my nose)

Brows: Tarte Amazonian Clay Brow Mousse in Medium Brown and NYX Brow Mascara in Brunette to set, similar  NYX Tame and Frame Brow Pomade in Brunette.

Eye Base: NYX Eye Base in Skintone


  1. Crease: Anastasia Beverly Hills Lavish (ABH) Palette, Orange Soda, similar ABH Soft Peach or Makeup Geek Peach Smoothie 
  2. Lid: ABH Dress Your Face Tamanna Palette, Bengal, (sold at Macy’s) similar Urban Decay Riff. This color is extremely difficult to find drugstore, but if you can get Bengal at Macy’s it’s only $12.
  3. Outer lid: ABH Dress Your Face Tamanna Palette, Sangria, similar Makeup Geek Pigment in Enchanted or Maybelline Eyestudio Quad in Mad Mauve (the last color).
  4. Browbone and inner corner: ABH Dress Your Face Palette, Blush, you can use any shimmery white/pink eyeshadow for this.
  5. Lower lashline: Mixed Sangria on the outer lash with Urban Decay’s Penny Lane from the Vice 1 palette. similar Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eye Shadow in Bella Copper.

Eyeliner: L’Oreal Silkissime in Black with Jordana Cat Eye Liquid Liner in Black Leather in inner corner.

Mascara and lashes: L’Oreal Miss Manga in Blackest Black and Ardell 120 Natural Lashes in Demi.


  1. Berry lip, look 1: Essence Lip Liner in Soft Berry, NYX Intense Butter Gloss in Toasted Marshmallow 
  2. Orange lip, look 2: Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in In Love With Ginger, mixed with NYX Round Case Lipstick in Orange Soda.

Outfit Details and Picks

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Top: Forever 21 Henley Crop Top in Rust (I’m loving rust for spring and summer)

Earrings: Express Crisscross Hoop Earrings

Face The Music: Coachella/Music Festival Makeup Look


So it’s music festival season and right about now I wish I was in the deserts of Coachella, but instead I decided to just dress and do my makeup like I was going. I wanted to do a music festival look that will work for any of your summer concerts/festivals using some trendy concert accessories. I’m going to the 8th Annual 104.5 Birthday Show where Death Cab for Cutie, Hozier, Passion Pit and Vance Joy are playing and I’ll be seeing Ed Sheeran at the end of May. Below I’ve listed the products for this look (they’re all drugstore, except the brows, working on that) and some of my essentials. If you guys want a music festival fashion post, let me know!




Note: I would definitely put a sunscreen under my makeup, even if the BB Cream has SPF in it. 

BB Cream: Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Perfector BB Cream Normal To Dry Skin formula (I’d prob get the oil-free one for a music festival) in Fair.

Concealer: NYX HD Photo Concealer in Porcelain

Highlight: Revlon Photoready Skinlights Face Illuminator in Bare Light  with Physicians Formula Mineral Glow Pearls in Light Bronze. I used these all over my cheeks, forehead and nose.

Bronzer: Maybelline Master Bronze in Weekend Bronze (limited edition last year, I know Maybelline is coming out with a lot of new products in June, hopefully they’ll bring back a bronzer like this) similar Physicians Formula Bronzer Glow-Boosting BB SPF 20

Blush: Colourpop Supershock Cheek in Bonus

Setting Powder: NYX HD Setting Powder in Banana

Eyebrows: Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Brow Mousse in Medium Brown and NYX Brow Mascara in Brunette

Eyeshadows: My technique for this was to make it look messy and wet, so I just layered a bunch of shadows and blended messily. 

Eyeliner: L’Oreal Silkissime Liner in Gold

Mascara: L’Oreal Telescopic in Carbon Black (I’d get this is waterproof for an outdoor music festival)

Lips: NYX Wicked Lippie in Mischevious with L.A. Girl Glazed Lip Paint in Hot Mess over top (I find these at my local Rite Aid)


Headcrown: Urban Outfitters Golden Leaves Headpiece (sold out), but their Athena Headband in identical.

Fake septum rings: #1 in the first picture is Golden Acerose Filigree Fake Septum Ring, in the 2nd pictures is Gold Tribal Clip On Septum Hanger.

Top: Lace Cut-Out Shoulder Top in Rust 

My Concert Essentials:

  1. Sunscreen
  2. Crossbody Bag
  3. Booties or Sneaks
  4. Lip Balm
  5. Sunglasses
  6. Hat 

Drugstore Makeup Look: L’Oreal La Palette Nude 1 Review



The “nude/naked” eyeshadow trend has been done over and over again, ever since the launch of Urban Decay’s Naked palette which skyrocketed not only Urban Decay into Sephora stardom, as well a slew of  copycat makeup palettes. The Naked 1 became a staple for me,but at $54 it’s a big hit to the wallet. I’ve skipped out on many of the similar palettes over the years, such asMaybelline, LORAC and Smashbox, but after seeing Carli Bybel using L’Oreal’s La Palette Nude 2 I wanted to try theirs (a late night after work drugstore run might have also led to this impulse buy too).  A comparison, review, swatches and drugstore makeup look are below.

L’Oreal released two nude palettes, at $19.99 a piece, I was a bit shocked by the price, as Maybelline’s The Nudes pallete as only $9.99. The L’Oreal La Palette Nude 1 comes with a small brush and sponge; I purchased mine at Walgreens.  The one above is #1 and features warmer tones similar to the Naked palette, the #2 palette is cooler and similar to Urban Decay’s Naked 2. I went for #1 as I use my Naked way more than the Naked 2. Below is a comparison between Urban Decay’s and L’Oreal’s take on the natural shadow look.


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This palette features 10 shades, whereas the Naked palette features 10. You get three matte shades (1 cool and 2 warm) and only get two in the original Naked palette. The mirror on the L’Oreal palette is much larger than the Naked mirror, but the Naked brush is much nicer than the L’Oreal option. The L’Oreal features two highlighting shades, the Naked has one. But the Naked palette offers more diverse colors including a purple, pink, slate and black, whereas L’Oreal’s features mostly warm toned browns and golds.


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The La Palette Nude 1 is a great affordable option for anyone looking to start out in makeup (high school and college students, I’m looking at you!). I also think this palette is awesome if you don’t want to dig into your more expensive palettes. Even though I’ve owned my Naked palettes for a few years, I hate using them everyday because those suckers are expensive! I think the three matte shadows in this palette really convinced me, as it’s really hard to find good matte eyeshadows at the drugstore. The palette and the 2nd version, features all the colors you could want in a warm or cool toned palette. I personally like that this palette is not complicated with random colors. You could use this for day or evening, so it’s perfect for travelling. I will say the colors are a bit chalky, but I didn’t have fallout and was able to blend. I give it a score or 9/10. I think this will become my new everyday staple, even though I adore my Naked palettes. They wore well with an eyeshadow base for 8-10 hours. P.S. I wish these shadows were named. I think it’s a bit lazy to not name makeup, but maybe that’s the writer in me.


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From left to right in palette, not named, are numbered from 1-10.

Makeup Look

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Products: All drugstore, expect the brows (working on getting some drugstore products for those, but I’ll have drugstore options below)

Foundation: L’Oreal Infalliable Pro-Matte Foundation in Classic Ivory

Concealer: NYX Conceal, Correct and Contour Palette in Light (don’t love this for concealing, I’d use NYX HD Photoready, but I ran out!) and Maybelline Dream Lumi Highlighting Pen in Fair

Contour: NYX Conceal, Correct and Contour Palette in Light, I used the darkest shade #4 for my nose, forehead, chin and cheeks. Set with Maybelline Master Bronzer in 310 Weekend Bronze, this was limited edition, sorry guys! Similar: Rimmel London Natural Bronzer 

Powder: L’Oreal True Match Mineral Powder in Soft Ivory

Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Medium Brown, filled in with Brow Bar To Go Powder (original palette) and set with Maybelline Eyestudio Brow Drama Scupting Brow Mascara in Deep BrownOther options: NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Brunette and their Eyebrow Cake Powder in Brunette.

Eyes: L’Oreal La Palette Nude 1 used for all shadows.

  • Base: NYX Eye Base in Skin Tone
  • Crease: Number 5, 6 on the outer crease.
  • Lid: Number 4 and number 7 on the outer half of the lid.
  • Inner corner: Number 2
  • Browbone: Number 1
  • Lower lashline: Number 7 with a bit of number 4 in the middle
  • Eyeliner: L’Oreal Silkissime Liner in Gold with a bit of L’Oreal Voluminous Smoldering Kohl Liner in Brown on the outer lid.
  • Mascara: L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara in Carbon Black and L’Oreal Miss Manga Mascara

Blush: Milani Baked Blush in Rose D’Oro

Highlight: Revlon PhotoReady Skinlights Illuminator in Bare Light with Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips in Miami Glow over top.

LipsLiner: Jordana Cosmetics Rock ‘n’ Rose.  Lipstick: Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipstick in Daringly Nude. Gloss: NYX Butter Gloss in Fortune Cookie.

Shirt and Necklace: American Eagle and Forever 21 (a few years ago for both) Similar: AEO Soft and Sexy Baby T-Shirt (almost identical) Forever 21 Snake Chain Choker.