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…

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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!

Loving Lately: Maybelline Master Hi-Light Blushes

Maybelline Master Hi-Light Blushes

Maybelline Master Hi-Light Blushes


I wanted to talk to Ya’ll today about a product from the drugstore that I think is seriously great. In January-ish Maybelline came out with a product called the Master Hi-Light Blushes. These are marketed as Hi-Lighting Blushes. As a girl who A) Loves a good glow and B) Has dry skin, I was interested. Plus, the mosaic pattern of the blushes is pretty…and I’m a sucker for anything pretty. If you look closely, there is no actual glitter in the blush so it’s not going to make you ‘sparkle’ but instead, gives you a very pretty ‘glow’. Obviously, not every one is a fan of the more shimmery blushes. If you have more problematic skin, mature skin or oily skin, these blushes won’t flatter you. Normal and especially dry skinned gals, you need to try you some! I think these will be great when the weather in Texas gets hot and I don’t feel like putting on a whole lot of products. If I’m wearing one of these, I skip the highlighter and bronzer and just stick to the beautiful glow that these provide.

In the line there are 4 ‘blush’ colors and two ‘bronze’ colors. They also came out with a limited edition Natural shade for their Spring Nude collection. The blushes come with a mirror and small brush hidden in a compartment under the product. At about $9.99 a piece, shop for deals at the drugstore and try you one for cheap!

Here are the colors I have:

Clockwise from Top Left: Pink Rose, Natural (LE), Nude, Mauve

Clockwise from Top Left: Pink Rose, Natural (LE), Nude, Mauve

I tried REAL hard to get a good swatch photo but this is the best that I could do….

Natural, Mauve, Nude, Pink Rose

Natural, Mauve, Nude, Pink Rose

These blushes get the Savy Seal of Approval! Try you some, Girl!!

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!

Ipsy Glam Bag: March

Glam Bag March

Glam Bag March


I must say, Ipsy has been on a roll these past two months. I’ve been very happy with what’s coming every month. Granted, this month, I got another Be A Bombshell product and nail polish, both of which I’ve gotten a lot of lately. But you know what, I don’t mind because I’ve been impressed with the Be A Bombshell products and you know, I can always give the nail polishes to a friend. Anyway, here’s what’s up with this month’s bag.

The bag itself is interesting. Ipsy has started a collaboration with artists to design their bags. This one was designed by a San Francisco artist named Klari Reis and is supposed to mimic the city layout of San Francisco. To me, it looks like when you look through a microscope at onion peels…in technicolor. I kind of like it.

Be A Bombshell Eyeshadow Quad in Bora Bora – I’m really impressed with the quality of these shadows! They are smooth and easily blended. While you’d have to add some extra shadows to get a full look from the palette, the colors are gorgeous! I especially love the vivid blue-green color.

Pixi Flawless Beauty Primer – A primer that adds glow and hydrates? Sign me up! For me and my dry skin, this primer gives a great luminosity for under my more matte foundations. I really like it.

Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Get Ready – First off, I love anything nugget size so the cute little mini lipstick had me at first sight. I love the Marvelous Moxie glosses but had not tried the lipsticks yet. They are really a great, creamy formula. I’ll have to look into what other colors they have in the line.

Nicole by OPI Roughles Nail Polish in On What Grounds? – This color reminds me of Robin’s Eggs! Perfect for Spring. I’m not entirely sold on the ‘rough’ texture, though. I’m not sure if I love it or hate it. The jury’s still out.

So Ipsy’s been hitting some home runs lately. You know you want to get in on the action!!!!!

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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!

Ipsy Glam Bag: February

Glam Bag February

Glam Bag February

Hey there Ipsters. I’m going to cut to the chase and go ahead and say that this is my favorite Ipsy bag that I’ve received thus far. The only thing that was remotely disappointing was the bag which was just plain pink . But I don’t subscribe to Ipsy for the bag, I subscribe to try new products and these ones are really exciting.

NUME Intense Renewal Hair Mask – I have never tried anything from NUME but I’ve heard good things about their products. I’ve been making an effort to take better care of my hair so this was right up my alley. It made my hair feel like silk and I can’t be mad at that.

POP Beauty Plump Pout Mini in Peony Petal – I was a little hesitant after not loving the lip crayon from POP in a previous box. This, totally made up for it! First off, the packaging is precious…I love anything tiny. The formula is very creamy and full color but not overly sticky. The color Peony Petal is a very pretty rosy pink that would look good with a ton of different looks. I’m interested in trying out some more of these

Tini Beauty Eyetini Cream Shadow in Spiced Rum – This beautiful bronzey cream shadow was a pleasant surprise. Cream shadows can either go on patchy or crease and this one does neither. It goes on super opaque and metallic and blends out just enough so that you don’t have any harsh lines.

City Color Be Matte Blush in Fresh Melon – What a GORGEOUS color for Spring. I couldn’t get the color to show up right on camera but it’s a bright melon…as the name suggests. It doesn’t go on powdery or patchy and I’m excited to wear it come Spring. Not to mention, it’s huge so it’ll last forever.

Zoya Polish in Odette – This color is right on trend for Spring. Orchid is were it’s at! I love the formula of Zoya polish and this color is a great addition to my growing collection.

So yeah, I’m pretty much in love with all of the products this month. Way to go Ipsy!

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