Dramatic Smokey Eye – Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette

This may be one of the last installments of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette for a while…maybe.  I really do love this palette and the quality of the shadows is truly like no other.

Today I wanted to feature a look that was very dramatic and unlike any other that I’ve done so far.  I went all out with dramatic falsies and a dark blue/purple smokey eye.  This look would be perfect for a night out, or if you’re like me and just love to play with makeup ;).  This is a step-by-step tutorial, however, all products will be listed below.  Enjoy!

Products used:

Too Faced Born this Way Foundation
MAC Prolongwear Concealer 
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brown Pomade in Blonde with accompanying brush
Kat Von D Shade and Light Palette
Anastasica Beveryly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette
Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Mascara
Maybelline gel liner in blackest black
Milani Corallina Blush
The Balm Mary Loumanizer Highlighter
MAC Myth Lipstick
Red Cherry #43 lashes
MAC Fix+

Get ready with me – Morocco

I’ve been showing the Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette some serious love ever since I got it.  I found that the shadow I was using the most is Morocco.  It’s such a beautiful pink/copper shade, and it should come as no surprise to anyone that it’s my favorite.  I love it so much I wanted to create a simple look that would look great for any eye color, and for any occasion.  I did amp up the look with some falsies, however, you can absolutely leave that step out if you choose to.  Enjoy the video and be sure to leave a comment if you have any makeup look requests using specific palettes, or certain occasions.

Products used:

Too Faced Born this Way Foundation – apply this all over the face and blend down into the neck using either a brush or a beauty blender.
Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer – apply under the eyes, the chin, down the center of the nose, and center of the forehead.  I also like to apply anything left over on my beauty blender to the eye lids to not only even out the skin tone, but, to act as a primer for my shadows as well.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brown Pomade in Blonde with accompanying brush – apply to brows to create some shape and definition.
Kat Von D Shade and Light Palette – apply either to create a little warmth, or to define your cheekbones.
Anastasica Beveryly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette – I created this look with three of my favorite shadows in the palette.  Start out with soft peach as your transition shade, next line the lower lash line and upper lash line with fudge, and lastly, apply morocco all over the lid and use the same shadow to blend out the lower lash line as well.
Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Mascara – give those lashes a hefty coat of mascara.
MAC Melba Blush – apply to the apples of your cheeks and blend back.
The Balm Mary Loumanizer Highlighter – highlight your cheekbones, tip of your nose, cupids bow, and above both brows for a glow from within look.
MAC Giddy Lipstick – coat that kisser with this gorgeous lipstick.
Ardell Demi Wispies lashes – apply some falsies to your lash line for a more flirty look.
MAC Fix+ – set your look with a spritz or two to not only lock your look into place, but, to give you a natural radiance.

 

I must be doing something right

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We have days where we feel stressed, outnumbered, over worked, under paid, unappreciated, and for lack of a better word – a failure.  I, like most individuals, am my own worst critic.  

Did I say the right things?
Did I do the right things?
Did I pack the right food for my kids’ lunch?
Did I hug or kiss them enough today?
How many times did I tell my family I love them today?
Did I do any good deeds today?
Am I making a difference in somebody’s life?
Am I being a productive member of society?

Despite all of these negative thoughts and feelings, the major worries and concerns I must be doing something right.  Keep in mind, I’m not doing this all on my own.  I have a wonderful partner to do this life with.  I believe that my kids are going to be better people because of the man that I chose to call my husband, and their father.

My kids are happy.  They are intelligent (sometimes too smart for their own good).  They are compassionate, and full of love.  They are quite the little duo.  They fight like cats and dogs, yet still have each others backs when it really matters.  Their friendship grows more and more every single day and it makes me burst with joy and happiness when I see them actively making it a point to be in the moment together.  I love to watch Ryder be a big brother, and love to watch Addison’s admiration for her older brother.  Watching these little moments with these two, sharing irreplaceable memories, and learning more from them each and every day can mean only one thing.  

I must be doing something right.

Let’s Roll – a makeup look

I’ve never been one to follow the rules of makeup when it comes to day vs. night looks.  I love to play with makeup, and that has never stopped me on days that I have to work or even just run some errands.  I wanted to create a fun look that was still considered a “daytime” look which for me means no falsies.  You will see me use a few products that have just been released, which I am now a HUGE fan of!  Please enjoy!

Products used in the video:

Beauty Blender
Too Faced Born this Way Foundation
Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brown Pomade in Blonde with accompanying brush
Kat Von D Shade and Light Eye Palette
Too Faced Glitter Glue
MAC Cosmetics Let’s Roll Dazzleshadow
Stila Kitten eyeshadowKat Von D Shade and Light Palette
Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Mascara
MAC Melba Blush
MAC Angel Lipglass

2 minute Demo and Review: Covergirl Outlast Stay Luminous Foundation

It’s no secret that I love the Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 foundation.  The coverage is spot on, the lasting power is even better.  Because this is one of my favorite drugstore foundations I was excited when they brought out a newer luminous version in this line.

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The Covergirl Outlast Stay Luminous Foundation has quickly become a new favorite of mine.  Any foundation that claims luminosity immediately peaks my interest.  Let’s go over the pros and cons!

Pros:

  • Color matched well with my skin tone
  • Coverage was spot on.  A good solid medium coverage is perfect for me.
  • Has a glass container
  • Has a pump
  • Easy to use, and is compact
  • Is great for dry skin
  • Gives a beautiful natural glow to the skin

Cons:

  • The outlast factor doesn’t seem to hold up.  I definitely do not think it lasted as long as the original Outlast foundation.  In my experience, I found that the foundation wiped off of the skin easily which was disheartening.
  • Not ideal for anyone that has oily skin

All in all, I give this foundation a thumbs up.  It is definitely something I would re-purchase in the future, and something I would recommend to anyone that has dryer skin like me.  If you would like to see my quick 2 minute video that contains a review and demo then click the video below!  

I’m linking up with the Pleated Poppy!