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

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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 ❤ 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!