"when women wear makeup they’re basically lying to us" well i don’t see why i’m being blamed for a man stupid enough to really think i have red and gold eyelids
In. Love. #notd ft. @kissproducts gel dress in Sugar & Spice. 2 week test starts now!
Im so eager to try these!
Get Ready With Me: Quick & Easy Valentine’s Date Night Look
Ah, Valentine’s Day. A day for showing your love for one another, for spending copious amounts of money on chocolate and Hallmark cards, and for red, pink, and purple themed makeup. Hooray!
No matter your stance on V-Day, any beauty lover has to admit that the abundance of Valentine’s Day themed makeup looks all over the interweb is fantastic. I love pointless holidays for exactly that reason!
Even though Valentine’s isn’t really my “thang”, I do have a special someone to share the day with. A few days ago we decided to go out on a romantic adventure (which ended up being chicken fajitas at a sports bar), and I decided to document my “getting ready” process! I hope you enjoy this little tutorial!
- Too Faced “A Few of My Favorite Things” Eye and Cheek palette ($56, was Limited Edition for holiday. Try the Chocolate Bar palette instead!)
- Maybelline Color Tattoo “Too Cool” - $6
- Physician’s Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Liquid Eyeliner - $8
- Too Faced Lash Injection Mascara - $21
- Esqido False Eyelashes “BFF” - $46
- NYX Retractable Lip Liner “Nude Pink” - $4
- NYX Butter Lip Gloss “Eclair” - $5
The only one available currently (that happens to be really good quality) is Wet n Wild “Pagan Angel”, from the Fergie collection. It’s one of their Perfect Pout lipsticks, so it has amazing pigmentation and opacity, and it’s actually a true black, unlike so many others!
Wet n Wild Perfect Pout Lip Color “Pagan Angel” - $3
I love that this lipstick has a comfortable cream finish that isn’t overly glossy, because I feel like I don’t always have to wear a lip liner with it (although with dark colors you probably should. I just use eyeliner.) It’s very nearly a dupe for Make Up For Ever’s Rouge Artiste Intense lipstick #50!
January 2014 Beauty Hits & Misses!
Hello! Hard Candy Glamoflauge has been one of my go-to concealers for a really long time because of it’s low price tag and impeccable coverage, but I do see a lot of complaints. People (myself included) have seen creasing with this under the eyes, and also I’ve had people say that it’s caused breakouts. Fortunately I have found a similar product that is a bit nicer to work with!
Hard Candy Glamoflauge Concealer - $6 (Found at Walmart)
Physician’s Formula Conceal Rx - $9
The Physician’s Formula Conceal Rx concealer is really great. I already love Physician’s Formula complexion products because they are much better for sensitive skin types than most other drugstore products (if it’s good for sensitive skin, it’s great for all skin types!). This concealer is not as thick as Hard Candy Glamoflauge, and has just SLIGHTLY less coverage, but that only makes it easier to blend, set, and work with. I have never had this concealer break me out (although just because it didn’t break out my skin, doesn’t mean it won’t break out yours, and vice versa!) Because it is a thinner consistency, it sets much better with powder and doesn’t cake up in fine lines under the eyes, around the nose, etc.
So for under the eyes and for people with quite sensitive or acne prone skin, I would probably recommend the Physician’s Formula concealer over the Hard Candy one, if you don’t mind spending an extra $3. But for theater, special events, or covering tattoos, you might want to stick with the Hard Candy, because the coverage of that concealer is second to none!