Rosy Valentine’s Day Makeup

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Hello lovelies; we are only a few days out from Valentine’s Day, or Valentine’s Day weekend, and I wanted to get a romantic makeup look up that also has a sexy edge. You can definitely interchange the lipstick for something nude if a flirty romantic vibe is more your thing, or you could change the brown eyeshadow I used to smoke this out with a black for a more sultry look. Whether you’re spending the day swapping candy hearts with your significant other or hitting the movie theatres to see a certain lust-filled movie (okay, it’s Fifty Shades Darker) with your girlfriends (or you’re doing both, because you should never forget about your girls!) this is the perfect Valentine’s Day Makeup. Read below for all the details.

Makeup Look

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Foundation: L’Oreal Pro Glow in Classic Ivory applied with a Beauty Blender (I can’t believe I waited until now to try one; I swear you see a difference!)

Concealer: Tarte Shape Tape Concealer in Fair  (applied down the bridge of the nose, under the eyes, on the center of the forehead and sides of nose)

Powder: Kat Von D Lock-It Setting Powder

Brows: Benefit Precisely, My Brow Pencil in 5, and filled in with Benefit ka-Brow in 4 

Eyeshadows: 

Holiday Look and Makeup Must Haves

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Happy holidays everyone! With Christmas and Hanukkah right around the corner, I was thinking about what my foolproof holiday staples are. I’m talking about what red lip will stay on while sipping holiday cocktails or kissing under the mistletoe, and what glitters will sparkle all through the night, because let’s face it no one wants to deal with smeared lipstick and flaky glitter this season. Below are my top picks, as well as what I used to get the makeup look above. So read on, and snag some of these for your holiday get together!

Kissin’ Under the Mistletoe Worthy Red Lipsticks

These are in order from the most foolproof to more satiny versions that may stain a cup a bit but stay on through dinner.

  1. Smashbox Always on Liquid Lipstick in Bawse $24 (my favorite red; super comfortable to wear, doesn’t bleed and stays on through eating, kissing, etc.)
  2. OFRA Cosmetics Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Atlantic City $19.90
  3. Maybelline Creamy Matte Lip Color in Siren in Scarlet  $7.99
  4. NARS Audacious Lipstick in Rita  $32

A Twinkle with the Tinsel: Best Glitters

These are true glitters, either liners or loose glitters, not a shadow with glitter in it. For any loose glitters a lightly spritz my brush with Fix + and then dip in the glitter.

  1. Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner in Midnight Cowboy $20 (so easy to apply, can build for more glitter coverage, and does not flake!)
  2. MAC Glitter (any shade) $22 (This is the best glitter for all over the lid, it’s super opaque and wears beautifully throughout the night)
  3. NYX Face and Body Glitter $5.99 (I love these when I first open them, but sadly after a few uses the glitter stops coming out, but if you need for one or two nights the price is right and the quality is great! Just wish it had better packaging)
  4. Revlon PhotoReady Eye Art $8.99 (I only use the glitter liner side of these, and it goes on great. After a few hours it will flake a bit, but once again for the price point it’s a good glitter liner)

Makeup Look
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New Year, New Looks

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Picture taken by me

Hello everybody, I hope everyone had a fabulous, crazy and safe New Year! I, unfortunately was working, but one of my resolutions for next year is to not work NYE, unless I’m planning an awesome PR event! I also want to expand the blog in 2015, which I touched on in my “Getting Real: No Farewell Here” post.  Some personal resolutions for the coming year are to establish my career in public relations or a related field and move out of South Jersey, I also want to make it to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which I believe is happening in May (I’m squealing already!), save for a trip to Europe, attend an outdoor music festival and finally live by my favorite statement, “Create your own happiness”.

Thank you to everyone who has read this blog, it truly means so much to me. I love creating looks and supplying reviews. I’m sorry I could not get a New Year’s Eve look posted before the new year, but I’m leaving all the products I used for my NYE look, along with cheaper alternatives below. This look works for any fancy night out, even Valentine’s Day! Let me know if there are any posts you guys would like to see in 2015, I have lots of ideas already brewing. Anyway on to the makeup….

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Products used:

Face:

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer similar NYX Angel Veil Primer

Nars Sheer Glow similar L’Oreal True Match Lumi foundation

MAC Prolong Wear Concealer in NW15, similar NYX HD Concealer

Milani Rose D’Oro Blush

Tarte Pin Up Girl Palette Blush n Breathless to contour

Bobbi Brown Highlighter in Bronze Glow, applied with MAC Fix + for extra BAM factor similar Physicians Formula Mineral Glow Pearls in Light Bronze

Eyes:

Anastasia Brow Wiz in Brunette similar Maybelline Brow Precise Shaping Pencil

Milani Clear Brow Gel

Crease: LORAC Megapro Brown similar NYX Love in Paris “Parisian Chic” Palette middle color (I love this palette, it is a great value at $10!

Outer Crease: LORAC Megapro Mulberry similar MAC Passionate Eyeshadow 

Outer Corner: LORAC Pro 1 Garnet, similar NYX Heat eyeshadow 

Lower lashline: LORAC Megapro Copper and LORAC Pro 1 Gold

Glitter: MAC Reigning Riches Glitter from the Objects of Affection Pink and Rose set (this is still in stock, but I believe the glitter is limited edition) similar Violet Voss Olivia Glitter and Copperella Glitter

Inner corner: Revlon Photoready Eye Art in Burnished Bling (glitter side) p.s. doing a review on this product soon! 

Brow bone: LORAC Megapro Opal, any shimmery white eyeshadow will do!

L’Oreal Lineur Intense Liquid Liner in Black

Lashes: Ardell Glamour lash

Lips:

MAC Soar lipliner (new love) similar Jordana Tawny lipliner

Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipstick in Lust for Blush

Revlon Bellini lipgloss, I believe this is discontinued, but Revlon’s Ultra HD Lip Lacquer in Petalite looks identical.

Extras:

Earrings: Bauble Bar

Shirt: Forever 21

Holographic Holiday Look

Photo taken by me
Photo taken by me

It’s that time of year again, holiday, cookie eating time that is! Also the time for glitzy grand looks and  instead of a classic red lip and gold glittery eye I wanted to create a Winter Wonderland-esque look that is great for Christmas, Hanukkah (I mean blue and white eyeliner screams 8 crazy nights) or New Year’s. Really any rockin’ party can handle this fierce frozen look. I used a few products from one of my favorite lines, Lime Crime, who I think has some of the best creative hues for any season. So dare to be bold and dazzling this season, you’ll fit right in with the tinsel.

Photo taken by me
Photo taken by me

Products list:

Loreal True Match Lumi W 1-2

NYX HD Photo Concealer Porcelain

Tarte Whimsy Blush (Holiday 2014 Palette), similar L’oreal True Match Super Blendable Blush in Baby Blossom 

Becca Moonstone Highlighter

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Brunette

Eyeshadows: Kat Von D Spellbinding Palette Holy Bible (LE), similar Loreal Infalliable Eye Shadow in Silver Sky and Lorac 2 Palette Chrome and Snow

Eyeliners: Lime Crime Lunar Sea and Blue Milk, similar NYX Studio Liquid Liner in Extreme Sky Blue, Lower lashline: NYX Milk liner

Glitter aka the Star of the Show: Lime Crime Ophiuchus glitter

Lime Crime Glitter Helper  (Do not skip glitter glue, or else you will look like a glitter fairy for the rest of the year)

Ardell Glamour Lashes

Lips: Lime Crime Cashmere Velvetine , similar MAC Stone lipliner

Shirt and ear cuff are Forever 21, watch Michael Kors.