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

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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!

Shades of Grey

Grey n' Pink

Grey n’ Pink


It’s technically Fall but is still sitting around 90 degrees here in the Metroplex. It makes it very hard to get into the Fall colors with that kind of weather going on. Grey is a big color for eyes this season, so I found a way to incorporate a Fall trend that didn’t seem SO Fall in the 90 degree heat. I used 3 Inglot Shadows to get this look and I wish I could tell you their numbers but I can’t get those suckers out of the palette! *Inglot shadows are AWESOME, BTW! Same or better quality than MAC, same awesome color selection and only $6 a piece.*
Grey Eyes

Grey Eyes


Eyes:
Inglot Shadows: Matte Light Grey, Dark Grey Shimmer, Pale Pink Shimmer
Pupa Silver Eyeliner
Nyx Retractable Eyeliner in Grey
Maybelline Colossal Volume Mascara

Face:
L’Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder
Hard Candy Glamoflauge Concealer
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder (to set concealer)
ELF Golden Bronzer
Seventeen Instant Glow Shimmer Brick in Pink Bronze
Sleek Blusher in Dolly Mix

Lips:
Starlooks Lip Pencil in Tickle Me Pink
ELF Mineral Lipstick in Party Pink
ELF Glossy Gloss in Pink Candy

Soft Focus Fresh Look

Soft Focus

Soft Focus


I figured since I raved and raved about the Pixi Palette in my last post that I might as well show you a look using said palette. This is by far not the deepest, nor the softest look you can achieve with these products but a nice everyday look.
Soft Eyes

Soft Eyes


Eyes:
Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin
Pixi Shadows
Maybelline Master Drama Liner in Bold Brown
Maybelline Master Drama Liner in Tenacious Taupe
Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara in Brown
Face:
Too Faced Primed and Poreless
L’Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder
Covergirl & Olay Corrector Concealer
Rimmel Match Perfection Brightening Concealer
Sonia Kashuk Undetectable Creme Bronzer in Warm Tan
Benefit Instant Brow Pencil in Light
ELF Brow Gel
Pixi Blush/Highlight
Lips:
NYX Retractable Lip Liner in Peony
Pixi Lip Gloss