Thursday, March 26, 2015

Tarte: Tartelette Palette Review

     I've wanted to get my hands on Tarte's Tartelette Palette ever since Judy from ItsJudyTime reviewed it on her YouTube channel. I've always been a fan of shadows with more of a shimmer to them, but lately I've loved how mattes look.

     There are 12 matte shadows in this palette; each row can create a beautiful eye look. Every color is has great color pay-off, even the lighter colors. The palette also comes with an eye chart; 2 looks you can create with this palette. The color chart is perfect for beginners, or those who want a little guidance with a palette they aren't use to. It also has a big mirror, perfect for travel.

Free Spirit: A very light cream, with a slight yellowish tint.

Force of Nature: The perfect nude, a great color for blending out harsher shadows.

Dreamer: A warm brown, with a very slight hint of red underneath.

Multi-Tasker: A medium chocolate brown, perfect color to add depth, without the dramatics.

Caregiver: A creamy baby pink.

Natural Beauty: Nude beige, with a hint of purple underneath.

Best Friend: Deep mauve, a good contrast to all the nude browns.

Bombshell: Dark berry, perfect for adding definition to the crease.

Super Mom: Creamy ivory, great for brow-bone highlighting.

Wanderer: Creamy light brown, perfect for all over the lid.

Power Player: Dark taupe, it makes for a good transition color.

Fashionista: Creamy black, which blends beautifully (most black shadows are difficult to blend)

First row (top of palette), Middle row (middle of palette), Last row (bottom of palette)

     I created a look using Natural Beauty all over my lids, I then blended Natural Beauty into my crease, and to deepen up the look I used Bombshell in the outer-corner, and highlighted the whole look using Super Mom right under the brow-bone.

     I think this palette is well worth the money, it has great color pay-off, and it’s long lasting on my lids (don’t forget an eye primer). You can create so many different looks with this palette, from day-to-night. 

If you would like to purchase this palette you can get it from Sephora, Ulta, or for $44.00

Friday, February 27, 2015

Rimmel Provocalips Review!

A couple weeks back, one of my favorite YouTuber's posted a review about Rimmel's Provocalips. That was Judy from ItsJudysLife! Love her! So since then I've wanted to try out this new lip product, because I trust all of her reviews. I decided to start off small, so I only picked up two colors, and so far I'm pretty happy with my purchases. 

The two colors I picked up are; 

#200 (I'll Call You)

A traditional bright pink. Perfect to pair with any eye look. It's the perfect lip color to add some color to your face, especially if you're not planning on putting on a lot eye makeup.

#230 (Kiss Fatal)

When I picked out this particular color, I decided to be more daring with my lip choice than normal. Although this color isn't what I was expecting. I was hoping for a vampy-plum color. The color that comes out is more of a mauve purple, but it's still a beautiful color. Perfect for when Fall comes around. 

Each lip gloss comes with two sides, the gloss color and the sealing gloss. The clear gloss side locks in the color, making it long lasting, and adds shine to the matte color on the other side. 


  • Long Lasting
  • Amazing color pay-off
  • Doesn't dry out lips
  • Decent price ($6.69-Ulta)

  • Not 16 hour wear
  • Lip applicator slightly too big
  • Difficult removal (make sure you have an oil base makeup removal)

I'm very happy with my decision to buy these, and I plan on buying other colors from this collection. These lip glosses may not be 16 hour wear, but the wear time is long, and they are beautiful colors! 

Friday, February 20, 2015

It's Judy Time Palette: Purple Look!

I'm still so bummed that the It's Judy Time palette is no longer available for purchase, so glad I got my hands on it when I did! So, for those of you with this palette I hope you enjoy this look. 

First off I primed the lids, using Too Faced: Shadow Insurance. I applied it all over the lid, make sure not to add too much, or else the primer won't work the way you want. 

These shadows are amazingly pigmented, but a sticky base will always help the shadows be more vibrant and stick on better. So for these particular shadows I used Nyx Cosmetics: Jumbo Pencil in Lavender, and applied it only to my lid, keeping it just below the crease. 

Now it's time for shadows! Taking the shimmery purple from the palette and apply it all of the lid, to get the most color pay off layer the eye shadow. 

Before adding a darker color in the crease, I added a transitioning color first. The second color in the top row of the palette, I lightly blended it into my crease, and blended outward, slightly towards my brow-bone. 

Time to darken up the lids! Taking the matte purple in this palette, I applied it right into the crease, creating more dimension and to smoke out the look a little.

Next I took the dark blue in this palette, and smudged it along my lower lash-line, perfect way to complete the shadows of this look. 

Liner time! 

I took Urban Decay: 24/7 Eyeliner in Zero, and applied it to my water-line and my tight-line. I also smudged it along my top lash-line, and blended it out a little with the dark blue eye shadow in this palette using a small pencil brush. 

To complete the eyes, it's always best to add some mascara! For this I used Too Faced: Better Than Sex Mascara. I applied it to both my top and bottom lashes, and did two coats for the top lashes. 

And now the eyes are complete!

I still wish I was able to get another It's Judy Time Palette, but I'm very glad I was able to get at least one! I hope you enjoyed this purple look! 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Look!

For weeks I have been playing with the Too Faced: Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar palette. And so far, I love it! It's the perfect palette to create subtle "Everyday Looks" and "Dramatic Looks". I decided to create a simple look with a pop of color! 

So let's get started! 

Primer is always a key to getting long lasting color wear. I used Urban Decay: Primer Potion in Sin.

Since this primer has pigment and shimmer, I prefer to keep it just on the lid, mainly because I always add a creamy-light highlighter color on my brow-bone. 

Now it's time for the main event of this look, the chocolate bar!

Taking a flat shader brush, apply Frosting all of the lid, slightly passed the crease. Using a clean fluffy blending brush, blend out Frosting, making sure there aren't any harsh lines. 

To add more depth and darken up the look I took Cocoa Chili on a dome-shaped brush and blended it into my crease, blending it outward to darken up the outer-v of my eye. I also applied Cocoa Chili along my lower lash-line.

To lighten up the look, I added a highlight to my brow-bone. Taking a large shadow brush, I applied Coconut Creme to my brow-bone and used it to blend out Cocoa Chili just a little more. 

Time to add some color! Using Le Metier De Beaute: Felt Tip Liner in Bleu. I applied it along my upper lash-line, winging it out slightly. 

I wanted to keep up with the blue eyeliner, and instead of lining my eyes with black liner, I chose to use blue eyeliner instead. Using Nyx Cosmetics: Eye Pencil in 913 Sapphire line both your water line and your tight-line. 

To finish off the eyes, mascara is always a must! Using a lash curler, I curled my lashes using my Too Faced: Lash Curler. And applied Too Faced: Better Than Sex Mascara. Two coats is best!

And your eyes are complete! 

To finish off the look, a nice pink lip is perfect! Using my new Rimmel: Provocalips in I'll Call You.

First apply the lip color (on the left), let it set first, and then apply the sealing gloss (on the right). This lip color really does last all day! So amazing, I love it. 

And now your look is complete! 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

New Year, New Ipsy Bag!

First blog post of the New Year! I know I've neglected my blog for quite some time, I feel so bad. But it's time to get back at it for the New Year! And the perfect post for the New Year is my January Ipsy Bag.

As always, you get a cute little makeup/travel cosmetic bag to hold your goodies. This one is so simple, and so cute. I love it!

Time for the products!

Probelle: Nail Polish- Into the Blue (0502)

A beautiful periwinkle blue, perfect color to start fresh in the New Year, and to slowly transition us into the warmer months we'll soon have. My biggest thing with all nail polish is how long it takes to dry, I'm a very impatient person, especially if I'm incapable of doing anything that requires very dry nails. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that this nail polish dries very quickly! I only tested it with one finger, and just one coat. Just to see how color payoff is with one coat. Color payoff isn't great, you can easily see that the color you see in the bottle is what you get on your nails, but it's pretty shear, so two coats is best. 

Elizabeth Mott: Makeup Brush- All Over Shadow

Probably my all time favorite item to get in Ipsy Bags! I love new makeup brushes, mainly because I'm lazy when it comes to washing my brushes, so having a bunch of brushes means less cleaning, because I have so many to choose from. This is the perfect brush for packing on color, with that being said- I haven't gotten to test it yet. But with how dense it feels and how soft it is, I think it will be great for that. I love the size too, not to big, so you can control the shadow on your lid without too much worry about the color going everywhere.

Pacifica: Natural Mineral Coconut Eye Shadow- Ethereal 

I've lately been into more neutral colors, so getting this gorgeous champagne/sandy color is a great addition to my recent makeup looks. I immediately swatched it, it's so soft! And decently pigmented, perfect for an all over lid color for those "bare faced" types of makeup looks. It has a decent amount of shimmer, but not too much like a disco ball, just enough to add some glow and shine to your eyes. 

(Malin+Goetz): Mojito Lip Balm

Gotta say, this does smell just like a mojito! Sounds pretty tasty to me.. I'm not a big fan of getting lip balms in my Ipsy Bag, mainly because I always go for my Carmex, and nothing else works like it. But I decided to give it a try. It glides on your lips like butter, and feels amazing! But as I wore it till it totally started to sink in to my lips, I noticed it got pretty sticky as it started to dry up, kind of like lip gloss. And that was a big let down for me, because I want lip balm to be smooth until it's completely gone, not uncomfortable. 

JB Cosmetics: Lash Food

This lash food product states that you will see results of stronger, thicker, and longer lashes in just 4 weeks. So I will be doing that test and of course get back to you guys with the results and see if it holds up to what it says. So I'm excited to give it a try! 

I hope you guys enjoyed, and I'll be keeping up with my blog a lot more this year! :) 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Poison Ivy Halloween Look!

This year I am a little far behind with my Halloween makeup looks, but that isn't going to stop me from putting some up! For this look, I chose Poison Ivy, something much different from my looks from last year.

So let's get started with this look!

First we need a good primer, especially if you plan on wearing this look out to trick or treat, or a party. I love my Urban Decay: Primer Potion. I applied it all over my lids, up to my brow bone, and out towards my temples (I will be blending shadows in that area).

Next we need something that the eye shadows will stick evenly too. I decided to use a Urban Decay: 24/7 Eyeliner, mainly because it will last all night, and they set fast, which helps shadows not crease. The one I used for this look is Apathy and dark-swamp like green.  Apply this all over your lid, and quickly blend before it sets. I kept this only on my lid, this is where I wanted most of the color pay-off from my eye shadow.

Now it's time for some dark green shadow! In my last Ipsy Bag I received Mica Beauty: Shimmer Powder in Harliquin, a really pretty dark-shimmery green. Perfect for this Halloween look.

 I applied this all over my lid, and started blending upward all the way up to my brow. And past my brows slightly with the shadow. Next you want to pull it outward all the way to your temples, angling it like a cat-eye, but a giant one, like a long triangle. 

Now it's time to add some depth; eyeliner! Taking my L'Oreal: Gel Liner in Blackest Black, and a small eyeliner brush, I lined my top lash-line, adding a wing (longer than I normally do). I also ran the gel liner, thinly along my lower lash-line, connecting it with the top line. 

Time to add our Ivy! 

I found these small ivy-style leaves at Michaels, they only sold them as a bouquet. So I took my time, cut off each leaf, and removed the glue from the backings. But it was worth it! 

Using my  Duo: Lash Glue, I applied it anywhere I was going to apply the leaves. Remember to let the glue get tacky before applying the leaves, or press down on the leaves to your face until they aren't slipping away. The placement of the leaves is totally up to you, I chose to place them all along the length of my eyebrows, and curving it down towards my cheekbones. 

Now all that's left for the eyes in black eyeliner, I used Urban Decay: 24/7 Eyeliner in Zero. And mascara, which is Urban Decay: Perversion Mascara. All have been applied in the picture above. 

To finish the look, I decided to add a red lip. Mainly because Poison Ivy has red hair, and I didn't feel the need to either buy a wig, or dye my hair bright red! Choose the option easiest for you to add in the red. 

For the lips I used Starlooks: Lip Pencil in Tickle Me Pink, and Urban Decay: Super Saturated Lip Color in Theodora

And now your easy Poison Ivy Halloween look is complete! 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Edged Brown Smokey Eye

One of the easiest colors to work with my eye color is brown. And I've found that all of my brown shadows blend the easiest, perfect for creating easy, and simple smoky eyes with those colors. For this look I used a palette I haven't used in a while: Urban Decay: Theodora Palette. It's always refreshing when you use palettes that have been hiding in your makeup collection. 

As always you need a primer! Keeps shadows lasting long, and helps them appear brighter and stronger in color. I used Urban Decay: Primer Potion in Sin

Along with an eye primer, you want to apply a creamy shadow base, especially when it's going to enhance the colors of your shadows. Since I'm going to apply brown eye shadows, I will be applying a bronze cream shadow. For this I used NYX: Jumbo Eye Pencil in Inced Mocha.

Before I apply any shadows, I'm going to take some tape, and place it right along my lower lash-line, positioning it slightly up, like a cat eye angle. This will help give your shadows a nice, clean edge. 

It's shadow time! For my lid, I applied Bewitched. This is a very nice, rich chocolate brown, with a small amount of shimmer. I applied this color all over my lid, and slightly blended it up, towards my crease. 

For my transitioning color and blending color I used Beware, a very nice medium taupe. I applied it right along the edges of Bewitch, and into the crease.

Time to darken up the eyes. Taking a dome-shaped blending brush, apply West to the outer-v of your eye, and slightly into the crease. Keeping the tape intact, blend the shadow out, bringing it out along the tape. 

You can now remove the tape, hopefully it turns out the way you wanted. Use a small shadow brush to add more color, if each eye isn't even. Other then that, try resisting blending out the sharp edges, to keep that cat-eye look. Then apply a highlighter, for this I used Broken, a matte shadow, that's close to my skin tone. 

To lighten up the eyes, I wanted to highlight my inner-corner of my eye as well as the brow-bone. As always I used NYX: Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk. And with a small shadow brush, apply Broken right on top. 

Time to line the lids! Taking your favorite liner, whether it's a gel, liquid, or kohl pencil, line along your top lash-line. For this I used Urban Decay: 24/7 Velvet Glide- On Eye Pencil in Black Velvet. Make sure to also line both your top, and bottom water-line. 

To finish off your eyes you want to add some mascara! For this look I used Urban Decay: Perversion Mascara

And now the eyes are complete! 

Don't forget the rest of your face when creating a whole look! Just because your eyes have been perfected to your liking, doesn't mean you don't have to keep adding to your whole look. So I decided to add some pink lips to this look. Make sure your lips are well hydrated, and apply a lip liner, for this I used Starlooks: Lip Pencil in Tickle Me Pink

To add on to the liner, I applied NYX: Lipstick in Sunflower

And to add some gloss and shine, apply NYX: Butter Gloss in Creme Brulee.

Lips are now complete! 

This is probably one of my favorite looks so far, hope you all enjoyed!