Sensible Glitter Liner

A pop of fun color liner is all the rage right now. I say, why not take it to the next level with a GLITTER liner. I say every day is a good day to wear glitter and if you tone down the rest of your makeup, I definitely think you can make it work during the day. Keep the focus on your liner with neutral eye makeup and lips and it’s totally doable. This was also the first time using a couple of the new Bella eyeshadow singles from Milani and I’m here to tell you that they are on point! EXCELLENT singles from the drugstore so if you’re in the market, go check them out.

Sensible Glitter Liner

Sensible Glitter Liner


Don’t be scared of a bold liner! It’s a great way to experiment with colors if they are not something that you are not usually comfortable with. You don’t have to be as hardcore as I am and skip the glitter! I can’t help it. Glitter is my favorite color!

Products Used:

Eyes:
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Too Cool
Milani Bella Shadows in Bella Caffe and Bella White
Stila Sparkle Liquid Liner in Royal
NYX Retractable Liner in White
Face:
Too Faced Air Buffed BB Creme in Snow Glow
ELF Mineral Concealer in Light
Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch in Radiant
Physician’s Formula Mineral Wear Powder
Tarte Park Avenue Princess Bronzer
Marc Jacobs Blush in Outspoken
The Balm Cindy LouManizer
Lips:
ELF EX-Tra Lip Gloss in Scott

The Heat of Summer

'Maybe if I close my eyes I can cool down'

‘Maybe if I close my eyes I can cool down’


Well. It finally happened. It got HOT in Texas. Like the 100 degree hot. And the last thing that I want to do is put on a lot of makeup so I’ve been rocking a lighter (for me!) look. This is one I’m particularly fond of. The Rimmel ScandalEyes Eyeshadow Paint in Chestnut Taupe is a fantastic one color look. As a bonus, these paints will last all day long even in the sweltering heat. I’ve also gone back to my L’Oreal Magic Nude foundation since it literally feels like nothing on the face and has a nice matte finish to help hide the excessive sweat! Another way of deterring people from your sweatiness is a bright lip. I rediscovered my Maybelline Vivids and can’t stop! What are your fave hot weather favorites? I’m always up for new recommendations.
Summer Products

Summer Products

Eyes:
Rimmel ScandalEyes Eyeshadow Paint in Chestnut Taupe
CoverGirl Flamed Out Mascara
NYX Wonder Pencil (in waterline)

Face:
L’Oreal Magic Nude Foundation
CoverGirl + Olay Eye Rehab Correcting Concealer
MAC Blush in Well Dressed
Sonia Kashuk Warm Tan Creme Bronzer
The Balm Mary LouManizer

Lips:
Maybelline Vivid in Fuchsia Flash

The Party Pigment

Utopia Pigment

Utopia Pigment


Let’s just take a moment to revel in the beauty that is this pigment. Seriously. Party in a pot! It’s the Utopia pigment by Makeup Geek. If you haven’t heard of Makeup Geek, you should get on it! It’s a makeup and brush line developed by a You Tube Beauty Vlogger. She has eyeshadows, gel liners, pigments, brushes and new blushes and everything is really solid and AFFORDABLE. Check it out! But back to my friend Utopia…Every time I have a party to go to lately, I’m busting out this bad boy. It’s one of the most unique colors I’ve ever run across. So much so that it’s hard to describe but if I had to come up with something I would say antiqued gold. I’m telling you girls, put this on your eyes and your instantly party ready! It’s my love!

The Party Pigment

The Party Pigment

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Purple Passion

A Passion for Purple

A Passion for Purple


In honor of my dearest TCU Horned Frogs playing in the College World Series, I thought a good ‘ole monochromatic Purple look was in order. Purple is one of my favorite colors and one of the few that lend itself to a full face monochrome look. I mean, my actual favorite color is green but I don’t see the green blush trend catching on anytime soon! This look was also very easy to achieve using the L’Oreal Infallible Shadow in Burst into Bloom for a one color look. The Infallible shadows have so much dimension and sparkle that a lot of the time, all you need is one shade. Here is the finished look and the products used to achieve it…and GO FROGS!
Burst Into Bloom

Burst Into Bloom


Eyes:
MAC Painterly Paint Pot
L’Oreal Infallible Shadow in Burst Into Bloom
Maybelline Master Drama Liner in Vibrant Violet
NYX Push Up Bra for Eyebrows
Bare Minerals Lash Domination Mascara
Face:
ELF Flawless Finish Foundation
ELF Flawless Finish Pressed Powder
Collection Creamy Concealer
Hourglass Dim Light Ambient Lighting Powder
Marc Jacobs Shameless Bold Blush in Outspoken
Tarte Park Avenue Princess Bronzer
The Balm Mary LouManizer
Lips:
Marc Jacobs Lust For Lacquer in Truth or Dare

Do you ever just feel like being Monochromatic? With what color?

Orange Appeal

Orange Appeal

Orange Appeal

I have no qualms about saying that orange is my least favorite color to wear. I looks dreadful on me. But if you flip through the latest fashion and beauty magazines, you will see that orange on the eyes or lips is the latest crazy. So naturally, I had to try it out despite my hesitation. And you know what? I’m not completely mad at it! Because of my complexion, I’ll never be able to pull off true orange, but creamy oranges and peaches are not totally bad. Here’s me *trying* to rock the Orange trend on my fierce face!

Eyes:
Essence I ā¤ Stage Shadow Base
Makeup Geek Shadows – Beaches & Creme, Peach Smoothie, Vanilla Bean
Jordana Fabuliner
Jordana Best Lash Extreme Mascara
Rimmel Scandaleyes Nude Liner

Face:
Rimmel BB Cream in Light
Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer
ELF Mineral Concealer
Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Powder
Inglot Blush #51

Lips:
MAC Summerfruit Lip Liner
Dose of Colors Lipstick in Coy
NYX The Blue Gloss

What are your opinions on Orange? Rocking the trend?

Back to MAC

Back to MAC

Back to MAC


Once upon a time, I was a MAC snob. It was all I used, or wanted to use. Once I started branching out, I discovered there is more to makeup than MAC Cosmetics but that’s not to say they don’t make some great stuff! I recently found myself with a embarrassingly huge bag of empties to Back to MAC and wandered over to the counter. It made me miss all of my old MAC shadows that have been neglected since losing my mind and attempting to purchase every palette that comes out. (Or so it seems!) I dug through my stash and pulled out some old favorites and created a classic MAC look.
Classic Eyes

Classic Eyes


Eyes:
MAC Grain, Soft Brown, Nylon, Black Tied
Mally Evercolor Liner in Onyx
Bare Minerals Lash Domination Mascara

Face:
MUFE Face & Body Foundation
MAC Select Cover Up Concealer
Maybelline Dream Lumi
MAC Blush in Sincere
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders in Dim and Diffused Light
Tarte Park Avenue Princess Bronzer
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone

Lips:
MAC Ruby Woo

There really is nothing like a classic, simple eye look with a matte red lip. I felt like using some of MAC’s classically famous shades to create something that is easy, yet looks super chic and put together. The Hourglass powders are key to giving your skin the extra fresh and glowing appearance that compliments a classic eye and lip beautifully. And if you were wondering how many lipsticks I was able to get with my Back to MAC goodies…I got 6…and have enough empties left over to get that many more. Yes…I realize I have a problem…

Renaissance Faire Fun

Ren Faire Flair

Ren Faire Flair


This past weekend, my Husband and I took our annual pilgrimage to the Scarborough Renaissance Festival. The food is good, the shows are funny, and the people watching is like nowhere else! My thought is, if you can’t wear crazy makeup and eyelashes to a Ren Faire, where can you!? I decided to go for a pixie-esque look with pastels from the Limited Edition Sigma Creme de Couture Palette. I really loved how it turned out…until the wind and dirt and humidity at the Faire had me looking like a hot mess! Oh well!
Pixie Eyes

Pixie Eyes


Eyes:
NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in Milk
Sigma Creme de Couture Palette:
1) Cherry Blossom 2) Almond Pear 3)Meyer Lemon
MAC Extra Dimension Eyeshadow in Opalesse
NYX Retractable Eyeliner Pencil in White
Ardell False Lashes
Bare Minerals Lash Domination Mascara
Too Faced 3 Way Eye Liner Pen
Lorac Liquid Lustre in Diamond
Sigma Creme de Couture

Sigma Creme de Couture


Face:
Rimmel BB Creme in Light
Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Powder
Smashbox BB Creme for Eyes
Physicians Formula Happy Booster Blush in Pink
Sonia Kashuk Undetectable Creme Bronzer in Warm Tan
Pixi Bronzer
MAC Iridescent Pressed Powder in Belightful

Lips:
Wet n’ Wild 901B Lipstick
Nars Lipgloss in Turkish Delight

I feel that if you take out the lashes and glitter, you could totally wear this as a fun Spring look for any occassion. Maybe not for everyone, but girls, I’m not scared to put a little color on my face!

Nude Mood – All Drugstore

Nude Mood

Nude Mood


The nude trend is all the rage right now. Nude collections have been popping up everywhere from the drugstore to higher end lines. I was in Walgreens and kind of went crazy on the Maybelline Date to Go Nude Spring collection and was inspired to do an all drugstore look rocking the nude craze. Spring is in the air and all these nude and pink, girly colors compliment the season perfectly. Here’s what I came up with:
All Drugstore Nudes

All Drugstore Nudes


Nude Eyes

Nude Eyes


Eyes:
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Pure Nude
Maybelline Eye Studio Quad in Taupe Tease
CoverGirl Ink It Liner in Black Ink
Jordana Best Lash Extreme Mascara
I primed with the Color Tattoo all over the lid to help with the staying power and intensity of the shadows. Then I took the second color in the palette and put it over the creme base, just on the lid. Then I took the brown color in the Eye Studio Quad and blended it through the crease. I defined the outer corners and outer crease with the darkest shade. The Ink It liner is super smudgeable so I used it on the upper and lower lash line and smudged it with the darkest shade. The lightest, cream shade was used to highlight the brow bone and inner corner. I really love these quads. While there aren’t many mattes in them, they blend well and are usually diverse enough to create an entire look. The Best Lash Extreme on top and bottom lashes sealed the deal.

Face:
L’Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder Makeup
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
NYC Sunny Bronzer
Rimmel Match Perfection Brightening Concealer
Maybelline Face Studio Master Glaze Cream Blush in Barely Pink
When using this particular foundation, I like to use my concealer first so I concealed and highlighted with the Match Perfection under the eyes first. Then I evened out the skin with the Magic Nude. The Rimmel powder was used sparingly to set the T-zone and under the eyes. I warmed up the face with my fave Sunny Bronzer so I don’t look like an extra from a Twilight Movie. When doing a nude look, I like to do a little extra bronzing to make the more muted colors on the eyes come alive. Then I used my new favorite creme blush on the cheeks. These Master Glazes blend like a dream and look super natural. I’ll, naturally, have to go get more

Lips:
Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in 920 Nude Lust
Maybelline Color Elixer Gloss in Polished Petal
On the lips, I started with the Nude Lust Lipstick. Maybelline makes some of the best lipsticks at the drugstore and this nude line is my favorite since their Vivids. Then I put on a more pinky gloss on top of the lipstick to add a little more color. The Color Elixers have a very thick, gel like texture which makes them last well on the lips.

So have you jumped on the Nude bandwagon? What are some of your favorite nude products from the Drugstore? Share with me!

Bye Bye Winter!

See ya Winter!

See ya Winter!


Today is the first day of Spring which makes it the LAST day of winter. Officially. Hopefully. I know you’re thinking, “Savannah, you live in Texas, what do you know about winter?!?” I’m here to tell you, that for a Texas girl, it’s been COLD this year. I’m more than happy to move on to the warmer months! One last winter look was in order, though, before I bust out the pastels and baby pinks! Here it is:
Burgundy Eyes

Burgundy Eyes


Eyes:
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Rust
Jouer Eyeshadows in Bordeaux, Buttercream, and Chestnut
Jordana Fabuliner for Eyes
Jordana Best Lash Extreme Mascara
MAC Omega Eyeshadow in Brows
Mally Evercolor Eyeliner in Onyx

Rich, burgundy colors are going to be some of my most missed come the Spring. Hopefully, they will be back on trend for next Fall/Winter because I just love the way they look on the eyes. (And lips, for that matter!) I started out by placing the Jumbo Eye Pencil in Rust all over my lid up to the crease as a base color. Then I blended out the pencil and added definition to the crease with Chestnut from Jouer. (Side Note: The Jouer Shadows are new to me but they do NOT disappoint…I may have already ordered a couple more…) Then I packed Bordeaux over the area where I had placed the Rust pencil to give a rich, well, Bordeaux color! I then took the Buttercream shadow to highlight my browbone inner corner. I ran some black liner in the waterline and smudged the Rust pencil on the bottom lash line as well. Some winged liner on the top lash line sealed the deal.

Face:
Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation
Inglot YSM Foundation
Hourglass Dim Light Ambient Lighting Powder
MAC Select Cover Up
Maybelline Blush in Mauve

Lips:
IT Cosmetics Vitality Lip Stain in Damsel

Are you all sad to see Winter go? What trends are you sad to leave behind? Which ones are you looking forward to for Spring? Anything I need to try? Holler at me!

Valentine’s Makeup

V-Day Kisses

V-Day Kisses


My husband and I don’t really make a big deal about Valentine’s day. With him working a regular 8-5 schedule and me working 3-11pm, our schedules aren’t really conducive to an extravagant celebration. We got each other gifts and we will find time to celebrate when are schedules calm down. But just because I don’t have official plans, doesn’t mean I don’t get fierce! I always like to fierce it up a bit on the actual day of Valentines day….it just makes me feel good! So here was this year’s Fierce Valentine’s Face of the Day.
Nude'Tude Eyes

Nude’Tude Eyes


Eyes:
The Balm Nude’Tude Palette
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Inked in Pink
Jordanna Best Lash Extreme Mascara
The Balm Nude'Tude Palette

The Balm Nude’Tude Palette


I decided to use The Balm Nude’Tude Palette for the eye look. The pinks and cranberry shades in the palette were just screaming for a Valentine’s Day look. I started off with the Maybelline Color Tattoo in Inked in Pink to put down a good pink base for the lid color. Then I used Stubborn, a satin pink, all over the lid up to the crease. I blended the pink out with Sultry, a matte brown in the crease. Then on the outer corners, I blended the GORGEOUS shade Sexy, a matte cranberry. Snobby was used as a brow and inner corner highlight. Then I took Cover Girl Ink It black liner and smudged it out on the upper lash line with Serious, a matte black, from the palette for a smokey liner look. Some Jordana Best Lash Extreme mascara on the top and bottom finished up the eyes.

Face:
Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Corrector
Chanel Tan De Chanel Creme Bronzer
NYC Sunny Bronzer
Jordana Fabuliner for Brows in Taupe
NYX Blush in Bourgeois Pig
Hourglass Luminous Light Powder

For a luminous finish on my skin I used the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation. To make sure there were no signs of those pesky dark circles, I used the It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Corrector Concentrate. (That stuff is magic! I’ll do a review/demo soon!) To warm up my skin, I used the Chanel Creme bronzer and then NYC Sunny on top for a more defined contour. Bourgeois Pig blush by NYX is a beautiful satin bright pink that adds the perfect flush to the cheeks. To finish off everything and to ensure I looked super fresh, I did a light dusting of the fab Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous Light all over the face.

Lips:
YSL Rouge Volupte Shine #13

A fab day deserves a fab lipstick! These YSL Lipsticks are just RICH! #13 is a pretty classic pink. Perfect for kisses on Valentine’s Day!

Whatever you did, and whoever you spent it with, I hope you all had a fab and FIERCE Valentine’s Day!

**MUAH!**

**MUAH!**