October 29, 2014

Last Minute Halloween Makeup

I wanted to make sure I posted a last minute Halloween makeup look and I wanted to make sure it was something versatile that could work for many different costumes.

So, earlier this week I received a box of makeup from Beauty ADDICTS* along with some costume ideas, so I decided to recreate one of them and review the makeup at the same time. 



So, I received the eyeshadow quad in Seduce*:
It's a pretty nice quad with a matte white, matte black, shimmery silver and shimmery gunmetal.
The colors are pretty pigmented and blend really nicely. I'll post the swatches at the bottom.

Beauty Addicts Eyeliner Pencil in Seduce*:

It's a very pigmented matte black pencil. At first I was concerned because the pencil seemed like it would be really hard and dry, but after the initial swatch, it became extremely creamy and easy to apply.

Beauty Addicts Lipstick in Peepshow*:


This is a deep berry lipstick, it applies nicely and it's a little sheer. It can be built up to a deep shade or can work as a light wash.

Beauty Addicts Show Off Mascara*:


This mascara has a nice wand and does a great job of lengthening. It doesn't smudge and it didn't sting my eyes like some mascaras do.

Overall, I love all of the products, so thank you Beauty ADDICTS for supplying the products for this tutorial!

So, here is the original picture of the look I recreated:


I feel like this lipstick could work for a lot of different costumes.

So, I recreated it:

Here's what I did to recreate it!

I applied foundation as normal and I used a Wet n Wild Blush in Heather Silk.
Then, I applied the lightest shade in the palette all over the lid and put the black in the crease and blended.
After I finished blending, I applied the eyeliner pencil to my upper lash line and winged it out.
Then, I applied a coat of mascara to my top and bottom lashes.
I took the eyeliner pencil again and used it to line my lips and blend it onto my lips to deepen the lip color.
Then, I applied the lipstick.
So, that's it! Easy right?
Obviously you can alter this to fit your costume!

And here's some more pictures of the look, and you'll notice how different it looks when the sun is brighter:



I also decided to put in some colored contacts. These are grey and they are from Pinky Paradise. I'll be reviewing them soon!

Here's all of the products I used:


This is a very simple look to recreate and I hope it comes in handy for you!
All of the products can be found at Beauty Addicts website!

Thanks for reading!
xx


*These products were sent to me free of charge for review. I was not obligated to use them in a tutorial or to review them, I was not compensated for this review or tutorial and my opinions are 100% honest!*
October 28, 2014

October Ipsy Review

I received my October Ipsy bag a couple of weeks ago and I keep forgetting to write about it!
So, here it is!



Starlooks lip gloss 'Guilty Pleasure' : This is a sample and is 0.3 oz. I'm not a huge gloss fan and this one is super sticky so I probably won't use it. The full size is $12.

Jesse's Girl Mineralized Baked Shadow 'Graphite Frost'. This is a full size and retails for $4. As you'll see in the swatch below, the pigmentation is terrible.

Acacia Protein BB Cream: This is a sample and it's for your hair. The full size retails for $30. This is the only thing out of the bag that I'm totally in love with. It makes my hair soft, shiny and manageable.

Hand Cream by Figs and Rouge: This is a full size and retails for $6.56. The scent is Mango Mandarin and that's exactly what it smells like; it's awesome. I keep it in my purse.

Epice Purifying Exfoliant: This is a sample and the full size retails for $32. I've used this a couple of times and I really like it. The exfoliant is very fine and isn't too harsh.



Overall, I like this bag. The makeup items were a bust for me, but the rest is nice. The overall value of the bag is around $35. 

Oh, and here's what the bag itself looks like

In case you didn't know, Ipsy is a monthly subscription service that sends out 4-5 deluxe sample/full size beauty products each month. It costs $10/month in the US, I think it's $12 in Canada, and shipping is free. If you're interested, sign up to join now!

Thanks for reading & I'll post my October Glossybox review later this week!
xx
October 24, 2014

Teadora Lip Butter Review

I was contacted a couple of weeks ago and offered a sample of the Teadora Lip Butter* to review. I chose the lip butter in Rainforest at Dawn.
Here's the website description:
Packed with antioxidant and vitamin-rich Buriti, Brazil Nut, Andoriba, Maracujá (Passion Fruit), Açaí oils, Cupuaçu, Murumuru, Mango butters plus Carnaúba Wax, our Rainforest at Dawn Lip Butter comes in a delicious citrusy flavor we call Laranja - which means orange in Portuguese - and provides light exfoliation and intense hydration for your lips.


The packaging is a pot with a screw off lid. It's actually quite large even though .5 oz doesn't sound like much. Many people don't like the pots because they aren't as sanitary but I'm the only one using it and I always wash my hands before touching it so I don't have an issue with it.



It smells like an orange and it's amazing. It also tastes like an orange, which is very nice since you end up eating a lot of your lip balm throughout the day.

Also, as you'll notice above this helps with exfoliation. The texture isn't totally smooth, it's slightly grainy which I was surprised to find out that I liked. It's not huge chunks or anything, it's very fine and honestly barely noticeable but it does do a good job of exfoliating.

I like to put this on in the mornings while I put on my makeup and wipe it off before applying lipstick. Some days I just wear this all day long and I love it. It will last hours.

This retails for $15 at Teadora Beauty

Also, it's good to know that this company is 100% cruelty free and vegan.

I'm working on a blog post about it, but I'm in the process of moving to only purchasing products that are cruelty free, so I was very excited to hear that this product is and that's one of the reasons I wanted to try it and review it for you guys!

I'm currently on the lookout for cruelty free shampoo, conditioner and skin care, so if you can help me out, I'd love it!

So, overall I love this product! I really recommend checking out this lip balm and everything else they have to offer. Let's support this awesome cruelty free, vegan company!

*I was sent this lip butter sample for review from Teadora. I was not obligated to review it and I was not compensated for this review. My opinion is honest, as always.*

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