Thursday, August 18, 2016

Vegas Inspired Makeup: One Look Taken From Day to Night!

Hello!!
Today's post is slightly different than what I normally do! 
I'm participating in a challenge hosted by Vegas.com! The challenge is to to take a makeup look from day to night in Vegas. For inspiration, I chose the Venetian hotel! 
Vegas.com describes the Venetian as "Over-the-top Italian elegance, abounding amore, luxury and service reign supreme".
That is right up my alley! 
 After looking at the photos I came up with a day time look inspired by some of the photos from the site & what I would actually wear if I were doing fun daytime activities in Vegas! 
I'm not much of a gambler, so I'd probably be out shopping or on one of their beautiful gondolas!

This is the photo that inspired the first look!

(Image above from Vegas.com)



For this look I wanted to do something very simple but still glam. 
The face products I used were the Loreal Pro-Glow foundation, Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer, and Rimmel Stay Matte powder. On the eyes, I used the Urban Decay Naked palette (buck & naked in the crease, half baked on the lid). On the inner corners, brow bone, and my cupids bow I highlighted with my Manna Kadar highlighter from this month's Birchbox. For eyeliner, I used Darkhorse from the same palette and added a subtle wing. I tightlined with a black eyeliner & lined my water line with a nude Rimmel liner. The mascara I used was the Marcelle Extensions one from last month's Birchbox. For blush, I used Becca Pamplemousse. I filled in any sparse areas of my brows with the Loreal brow pencil. Lastly, for lips, I used a Sephora Cream Lip Stain in Infinite Rose.

(Images above from Vegas.com)



For this look , I was going for glamorous/party vibes inspired by the Tao Beach Nightclub and the Tao Nightclub at the Venetian. I loved all the pinks, purples, and golds; So, thats what I used for my look I didn't remove any makeup from the previous look, I used it as a basis for this one! In addition to the makeup from earlier, I used my Urban Decay Vice Palette. I applied Fast-Ball throughout the crease with a little bit of Beat Down. I also applied Beat Down to the inner and outer mobile lid for a spotlight effect, and smudged it under the lower lash line. On the center of the lid I applied some Too-Faced Glitter Glue and put some of finely milled gold glitter (I'm not sure of the brand) on top. I used a purple Maybelline liner on my tightline and waterline. I added some more of the Manna Kadar highlighter to the inner corner, my cheekbones, nose, and cupid's bow. Following the eyeshadow wing from the previous look, I used my NYC liquid liner and created a slightly more dramatic wing. Lastly, for the lips I applied another Sephora Cream Stain in 07 (not sure of the name). 

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This was such a fun challenge!
 I hope you liked the looks!
Let me know what you think!


Monday, August 15, 2016

Face Of The Day, Current Makeup Obsession & First Impressions!

Hello!!! :)

I just thought I'd share my FOTD and a walk through of what I did and the products I used! Also, this is sort of a first impressions post as well because a lot of these products are new!



For the face I tried out the L'oreal Pro Glow Foundation for the first time today! I really like the consistency. Its very thin and easy to blend. It didn't oxidize and the shade matched nicely. I've never had an issue with L'oreal foundations, so its not surprising that this one works so well. I concealed with the Maybelline age rewind. Its an all-time favorite of mine. I set everything with the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder (also an all-time favorite).  For blush I used the Becca Pamplemousse blush. I only used a little bit though since I wanted the focal point to be my lips.

For the eyes I used the original Naked Palette. In the crease I used some Naked and a little bit of Buck.On the center of the lid and inner corners I put some Manna Kadar Highlighter that I received in my Birchbox. I'm not sure what the shade is but it is amazing! Its very smooth and buttery. I tightlined my eyes with a black eyeliner and smudged some along the upper and lower outer lash line. I smoked out the lower lash line with a little bit of buck. Lastly, I applied a few coats of the Rimmel Colorist Mascara to the upper and lower lashes! I'm still testing this product out, I'm not sure how I feel about it yet. Supposedly, its supposed to darken your lashes with semi-permanent color so that when your not wearing mascara, your lashes are tinted. It sounds amazing but I haven't noticed a huge difference yet.

I lightly filled in the sparse parts of my brows with the L'oreal brow pencil. Brows are not my thing. lol I try though.

Last, but CERTAINLY not least is the lips!
On my lips I am wearing the Stila liquid lipstick in the shade Fiery!
Aside from the obvious fact that this liquid lipstick is gorgeous, the formula itself is perfect! It has incredible staying power. In this photo, I had drank an entire bottle of water beforehand & didn't even have to touch it up. It is very lightweight. It isn't uncomfortable or super drying. I could wear this formula everyday. It is literally perfect!

I used my points at Sephora to get the Stila sample kit and this lip color was in it along with a liquid liner, the famous Kitten eyeshadow, and a mascara. I wasn't very impressed with the mascara, but everything else is PHENOMENAL!!!


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