Star Wars Alien Inspired Makeup and Review of Star Wars Lipsticks by Covergirl

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Hello earthlings! I’m back today with an Alien/Star Wars inspired makeup look. This look was really easy to do and fast for any last-minute Halloween ideas. I’d grab a metallic jumpsuit or leggings and you’ll look like you spent a ton of effort even if it’s a last-minute costume. I was inspired by the new Star Wars The Force Awakens makeup line by Covergirl for this look. I picked up three lipsticks from the collection (that’s all the shades they had left at my Walgreens). They cost $8.99 each. I really wanted the gold color for my actual costume this year (hint it’s also Star Wars) but I haven’t had luck finding it yet. Hopefully this look inspires all your galactic dreaming this Halloween. Mini review, swatches, and detailed steps for this look are below.

Review:

Star Wars Force Awakens lipstick

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So I have to admit, I am not a huge fan of Covergirl products. Everyone has always raved about their mascara, but it’s not something that has ever worked for me. That said, I have liked when super star makeup artist, Pat McGrath, has collaborated with Covergirl’s lipstick lines, which she did for this collection. I will say if you are not a Star Wars fan I don’t think these are the best lipsticks for the money, except number 20. The lipsticks aren’t named, just numbered, and they are all a very satiny finish. Here’s an individual look at each.

  • Number 20: 20 is a silver-lilac that is actually pretty pigmented. It has an intense metallic finish, and I haven’t seen any other lipsticks like this color. I really think this is a unique shade to add to any collection.
  • Number 30: 30 is a satin red with a decent amount of sparkle. It’s not as deep as the tube looks but it is a pretty color for the holiday seasons if you like sparkle in your lipstick. I don’t mind it, but I do think there are a lot of drugstore options that I’d use before grabbing this.
  • Number 50: 50 is a metallic eggplant color, also with a satiny finish. I like this, but I prefer a more matte finish for a deep color like this.

Overall the lipsticks I bought are a good option for Halloween makeup, but not a must have for your collection. I’m curious how the silver and gold in the collection look. If I happen to come across them I’ll post a review here!

Swatches

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Makeup Look

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Primer: L’Oreal Magic Lumi Primer

Foundation: Too Faced Born this Way in Porcelain

Concealer: It Cosmetics Eyelift in a Tube in Fair

Brows: It Cosmetics Liner Love in Black used with an angled liner brush. Used MAC Black Glitter with Fix + on inner part of eyebrows. (you can use any black glitter or pigment for this)

Eyes: 

Cheeks: Colourpop Supershock Cheeks in Pegacorn. Similar: NYX Cream Blush in Hot Pink.

Lipliner: MAC Nightmoth. You could even use a black eyeliner as lipliner for this to intensify a bit.

Lipstick: Covergirl’s Star Wars The Force Awakens number 50 on the outer corners and number 20 in the center.

Black Gems: AC Moore.

Halloween Haunts: Glam Frankenstein Halloween Makeup Look

Frankenstein makeup Happy Halloween month loves! October is my favorite month; I love all things Halloween, and it’s also my birthday month 🙂 Anyway, late last night I drank a grande Toasted Graham latte from Starbucks and went to town painting myself this lovely shade of green. I really wanted to up the ante on the Halloween looks I did this year because I’m a firm believer Halloween is the time to let your imagination come to life. I will say, this makeup was more difficult than I anticipated. But I’ll get into that below, where the tools, methods, and what I used will be listed. Happy haunting and good luck on all your Halloween makeup endeavors.

Tools

Mehron Paradise Palette
Mehron Tropical Paradise Palette
Real techniques beauty blender and brushes
Real Techniques Beauty Sponge and AC Moore Paint Brushes

After viewing a sick statue makeup video by Samantha from Batalash, I saw she used Mehron’s Tropical Paradise Palette, $27.99, to achieve the brilliant and opaque gray color. I knew I did not want to use traditional Halloween makeup for these looks as it can be streaky and difficult to build the colors (I will give some options below though if you guys would like to go with the convenience of buying in-store).

I also picked up some soft paint brushes from AC Moore I honestly didn’t use them all that much they didn’t really make the paint stick to the skin. I used my Real Techinques Beauty Sponges, I actually used two so if these are your everyday concealer sponges I recommend buying some back-ups because they will stain.

Unfortunately, Samantha’s video didn’t go into too much detail on how to apply the Mehron paint, so for me it was a lot of trial and error. I had watched a few videos, but for me lightly tapping the paint into the skin, where you let the sponge “bounce” off the surface definitely worked best. I would not suggest rubbing or pressing to hard as it removes the color, I had parts of my skin that looked faded to the point you could see my skin even after I layered from pressing the sponge to hard. Seriously, use an extremely light hand. I also recommend wetting your sponge and squeezing it once or twice, you need it pretty damp to activate the color to a creamy consistency.

I finally completed my look after about an hour and a half. If I knew the correct application process for the paint it would’ve been about an hour I think. Blending is key! I also hit pan on the light lime green in the palette, so I think these will cover your whole face, ears, neck. shoulders, and chest, but not your whole body. Mehron does have individuals of these though. I found mine on Amazon.

Achieving This Makeup Look

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Note: I will link all items below where you can view them easier along with dupes. Below is an in-depth step by step. 

  1. Face and Body: Mehron Tropical Paradise Palette, $27.99. I used the bottom lime green color all over my face, body, neck, chest, and ears.
  2. Setting Powder: I used Kat Von D’s eyeshadow in Birdcage to fill in any spots that showed some skin.
  3. Shading : I used the dark green to shade my forehead, chin, and cheeks. I blotted the color along my hairline and forehead as well as along my chin and then blended it out with some of the lime green color on a different sponge. I then used the medium AC Moore paint brush to place two “contour” lines in my cheeks and once again blended with the sponge until I got a hallowed look. I put some of this dark green in my nostrils as well.
  4. Highlighting: I took some of Spirit Halloween’s cream makeup in White and my large paint brush and painted this in my collar-bone and in between to create the T shape. I also put some of this on my nose with my finger and blended.
  5. Shading step 2 (this is how you get it to look creepy!): For this I used charcoal and black accents on my collar-bone and dip in my neck, so it creates a kind of T shape. I used the color Charcoal on a domed eyeline brush (sorry a lot of the makeup brushes I used were older, don’t have names) from the LORAC 2 to create that look (I’ll put more options below, but a dark grey or black shadow works for this).
  6. Shading step 3: I used LORAC’s Black shadow along my hairline and brought down a bit, I used a small contour/blush brush to do that. I then blended again with my sponge that had a bit of the lime green color until it looked melted into one another.
  7. Undereye Area: I used Deep Teal from the LORAC Megapro Palette (I’d probably use a deep green without shimmer but I didn’t have one, so I just layered colors), then I blended with my sponge again. After that I use LORAC 2’s shade Plum to give a more bruised look and added some of the shade Double Tap from the Too Faced Stardust Palette. I used a small and dense eyeshadow brush and dabbed the colors together under the eyes. I then blended everything with my sponge.
  8. Eyebrows: I almost left the eyebrows green, but I think the black really brought this look together. I used LORAC’s Black Shadow on an angled eyeliner brush to fill in the brows. I wanted to use gel liner, but couldn’t find mine. I think this worked well though, just make your eyebrows bold and kind of square with your brush.
  9. Eyes: I had covered my eyes with the lime green paint and then put Birdcage, a lime green shadow I used when from a LE Kat Von D palette in the crease, along with a little bit of NYX’s Jumbo Pencil in Rocky Mountain Green which I drew sloppily in the crease and blended .Then I used LORAC 2’s Charcoal in the crease and really blended. I also put this color in the outer V. Used a domed eyeshadow brush and IT cosmetics blending brush to blend out. Everything blends easily on the paint without lifting it which is a major plus.
  10. Lashlines: I applied Jordana’s Cat Eye Liner in Black Leather on my upper lashline, no wing. Then I applied the Jumbo Pencil in Rocky Mountain Green in the lower waterline. I applied LORAC’s Black along the lower lashline and blended with my IT Cosmetics brush.
  11. Mascara: I used the new Maybelline Falsies Push-Up (I think I used waterproof which I don’t recommend, the non-waterproof works better). I topped off with Too Faced Better than Sex. I opted for no lashes, but you could definitely use some, Ulta always sells awesome Halloween ones.
  12. Stitch: First I used a small eyeliner brush to draw the curved line with Black eyeshadow, then I used some of the shade Girl’s Night from the Stardust palette and the color Plum from LORAC 2 on the same brush and pressed it into the line to give it a bruised look. I added the stitches with my black liquid liner. (I saw some way cooler techniques like using staples, but it was 2 am and I wasn’t sure how it’d work out) You can also add some effects like fake blood and stitches from the Spirit Halloween store.
  13. Lips: I also almost didn’t do a bold lip, I am so happy I did though. I think it completed this monster look. I used MAC’s Nightmoth lip pencil and filled in with NYX’s Wicked Lipstick in Betrayal. I then topped with a generous amount of Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquer in Fire Opal.
  14. Gems: I wanted it to look like my monster had that furrowed and distorted forehead look so I added some large green gems from AC Moore. They stick right on, I tried to accent with some smaller black gems but they did not stick well, I’d use some lash glue if you wanted to use smaller gems.

Makeup and Dupe list

Note: Not all items have dupes but links for items used are below too. 

Removal

These face paints were super easy to remove and did not cause any staining to me or my sink. I used makeup removing wipes and some Garnier Cleansing Oil to take off. It took about four makeups wipes to remove fully.

The End. 

New Colourpop Highlighters Review and Affordable Makeup Look

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Hi guys sorry it’s been a bit since I’ve posted. I’m graduating college tomorrow and things have been a bit hectic. I also am working on a revamp for a new blog, hopefully coming soon! Anyway a few days ago I received the new Colourpop Highlighters and some of their new spring eyeshadows and a lipstick. The reviews and this makeup look are down below, and for all my girls graduating, congrats! Find all products at colourpop.com.

Review

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Above are all the products I picked up, I got four highlighters at $8 each, four eyeshadows at $5 each and a lippie stix also $5. I love Colourpop’s consistent affordability and free shipping on $30 (believe me it isn’t difficult to spend $30 bucks there!). Below are my reviews for each category and swatches.

Highlighters:

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From left to right is: Sticky Sweet, Butterfly Beach, Spoon and Wisp

Yes, I purchased basically all gold tone highlighters. Even though I have fair skin I just love a gold highlight, and when I received these the three gold tones looked almost the same. But fear not, they are different! Also, I’m giving all of these an A++++, they’re the most beautiful glows I’ve ever used, and long wearing. I like them even above my Becca highlighter. I apply mine with my fingers.

  1. Sticky Sweet: This highlighter is a bright magenta, and its fierceness is real. I would def wear this as a blush, not really a highlight. But the pigmentation is insanely beautiful.
  2. Butterfly Beach: This warm golden highlighter will give even fair-skinned girls that J.Lo glow. I was hesitant of this highlighter as I thought it would be too golden for my skin, but it’s turned into my favorite that I ordered. I’ve had a hard time with highlighters showing up with that in your face effect because of my freckles and fair skin. This one solves that problem.
  3. Spoon: Spoon is the lightest gold of the bunch. It has more of a champagne undertone and glittery flecks.
  4. Wisp: Wisp is slightly lighter than Butterfly Beach but still gives a beautiful sheen. I love this for everyday use.

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From bottom to top: Taco, Shop, Snapdragon and Hello

Taco: Taco is matte and a mid-tone aqua, that reminds me of 70’s mod. I think this would look great on the lower lashline or all over the lid with a nude lip. The pigmentation is great and goes on in one swipe. 9/10

Shop: I love reddy-corals like Shop. This color is also matte and goes on intense. Colors like this make green and hazel eyes pop! 10/10

Snapdragon: Snapdragon is an earthy mint color, and I’m a sucker for mint. This is a great summer staple that can be worn alone or blended with a yellow or blue for a night out. 10/10

Hello: This color screamed summer, but its performance was lackluster for me. I think compared to many powder eyeshadow yellows it’s great. But as far as Colourpop’s usual standout pigmentation it fell a bit for me. But for $5 if you want a yellow that will show, this is a great option. 7/10.

Lippie Stix:

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Yasmin Lippie Stix: Yasmin is an electric coral, matte lipstick. I am obsessed with this color. I think for summer it’s so sexy and cool girl chic, depending on what you’re wearing. Yasmin goes on opaque, doesn’t dry out lips and stays pretty darn good. This will definitely be a summer handbag staple. 9/10

Makeup Look

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BB Cream: Garnier Skin Renew BB Cream for Combination to Oily Skin in Light/Medium

Concealer: Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Fair Neutral, can also use NYX HD Photo Concealer

Powder: NYX HD Banana Powder

Brows: NYX Microbrow Pencil in Ash Brown with original Brow Bar to Go to fill in, can use an brown shadow or drugstore powder to fill in.

Eye Base: NYX Eye Base in White

Eyeshadows: Lid: Colourpop Cosmetics Hello. Cut Crease and Lower lashline: Colourpop Shop. Brow Bone: Colourpop Onai.

Eyeliner: MAC Cosmetics Costa Riche on Waterline.

Mascara: Covergirl The Super Sizer (found at Walgreens)

Cheeks: Colourpop Super Shock Cheek in Holiday

Highlighter: On cheeks and nose: Colourpop Butterfly Beach

Lips: Lipliner: Jordana Sedona Red. Lips: Colourpop Yasmin