Thursday, February 27, 2014

FOTD: Neutral Eyes and Bold Lips

Hey everyone!
For today's makeup I decided to go with neutral light eye shadow and a bold classic red lip.  I really like this look and for me it could easily be an everyday look.  I really like the way red lips look on me and how it contrasts with my pale skin.  I am thinking about doing a tutorial on this look on my YouTube channel, comment below if that would be something you are interested in seeing.

Face: 
For my foundation I used the Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation in Ivory 805.  Then for my under eye concealer I used Benefit Fakeup Concealer in Light 01, which is suppose to be a hydrating crease concealer that doesn't crease.  It does crease on me though, just like all the other concealers I've tried. .  For setting my under eye concealer I used the Maybelline Dream Matte Powder in Cream, this powder has been discontinued but I have a backup and it's my favorite powder for setting foundation and concealer.  I also used the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Fair on  a few spots I have.  I used the Estee Lauder Just Blush Eye and Cheek Powder in Rose Tutu for my blush and it is sadly discontinued.  For contouring I used the L'Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Powder in C3 Creamy Natural.  I also used the Maybelline Baby Skin Primer, the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Mood Light, and the Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray.

Eyes: 
For my brows I used the Maybelline Master Shape Brow Pencil in Soft Brown along with the NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder in Blonde.  I also went ahead and used the Maybelline Great Lash Clear Mascara as a brow gel in order to set my brows. As for an eye prime I used the e.l.f. Eyelid Primer in Sheer and the whole eye look I used the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette.  I used a combination of w.o.s. and foxy on my lid, then I used Naked 2 on my outer corner and in my crease.  I used w.o.s. to blend everything out an foxy as my brow bone highlight.  I skipped eyeliner and used my current favorite mascara which is Maybelline Volum' Express The Rocket Mascara.

Lips: 
For my lips I went with a cool toned matte balm  which would be the Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Standout.

Let me know if you like these FOTD posts and let me know if you want me to do more of them!

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Ulta Sale! (2/16/14-2/22/14)

Hey everyone!
This weeks sales don't seem to have to many good deals on makeup.  But if you are in the market for some new skincare or haircare products then you definitely should check out the BOGO sales going on at Ulta.

Makeup:
-BOGO 50% off Almay Cosmetics
-BOGO 50% off Maybelline Cosmetics
-BOGO 50% off Rimmel Eye Cosmetics
-BOGO 50% off Revlon Cosmetics

Haircare:
-BOGO 50% off Ulta Haircare
-BOGO 50% off Tresemme Haircare
-BOGO 50% off John Frieda Haircare
-BOGO 50% off Marc Anthony Haircare
-BOGO 50% off Got2b Haircare

Skincare:
-BOGO 50% off Boots No 7 Beautiful Skin Skincare
-BOGO 50% off Aveeno Positively Radiant
-BOGO 50% off Nip + Fab Skincare
-BOGO 50% off Hempz

These are only a few of the sales going on this week, you can visit Ulta's website at http://www.ulta.com/

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

New Tarte Colored Clay 7-Pc Collection on QVC!

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Last night Tarte released their new value set on QVC.  The new set is called the Tarte Colored Clay 7-Pc Collection and is exclusive to QVC.  Now Tarte releases these sets a few times a year on QVC and they are usually the TSV(todays special value) and the set is usually about $59 on the first day.  The price is originally $72.50 and it is now $65.96.  You get seven products and a bonus makeup bag. The set comes in five different shades: fair, light, medium, tan, and deep.


The cool thing about this set is that every product is FULL SIZED and the total value of this set is $202.  I definitely think this is a good value and I also think that Tarte sets on QVC are just generally good values, you get a lot of bang for your buck.

The first product that comes in the set is the new Colored Clay SPF 15 Liquid Foundation.  Now this foundation is 0.68 oz and comes in a jar like container.  I am not sure if this product will eventually be sold separately but right now I believe it is exclusive to this set.  This foundation supposedly is, "lightweight liquid foundation easily smooths over skin to deliver a satiny, full coverage finish."  This product retails for $39, and comes in five shades.  This set also includes a Bamboo foundation brush that retails for $30 on its own.  It seems to be a nice dense angled brush.  I have gotten Tarte brushes in other sets I have purchased and I have to say that I am really impressed with them and they are really nice quality.

The next product in the set is the CC Primer which is a stick primer that is suppose to help brighten skin, neutralize redness and discoloration, and blue imperfections.  This primer is 0.51 oz and retails for $34.  This is one of the few products that can be purchased separately at Sephora, Ulta, or on Tarte's website.
Then it comes with a LipSurgence Lip Gloss in True Love, which is a sheer raspberry shade.  This retails for $19 and is 0.27 oz.

You also get Tarte's lights, camera, LASHES mascara in black and a clay eyeliner in black.  These both retail for $19 and you can buy the mascara at Ulta, Sephora, or on Tarte's website.

The last item is the Clay Blush Bronzer in Pink Bronze.  This is suppose to brighten your look and you can build you perfect layer of customized warmth.  This retails for $27 and I believe it is also exclusive to this set.  You also get a pink bonus makeup bag that on it's own retails for $15.

Tell me what you think of this kit in the comments below and if it's something you would be interested in purchasing.  I purchased mine last night and I will be doing a review on my YouTube channel when I get it.

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Ulta Sale! (2/2/14-2/15/14)

 Hey everyone!
So these are some of the sales that are going on at Ulta right now!

-BOGO 50% off L'Oreal Eye Cosmetics
-BOGO 50% off Jane Cosmetics
-BOGO 50% off Covergirl Cosmetics
-BOGO 50% off Rimmel Face and Lip Cosmetics
-BOGO 50% off NYX Cosmetics
-BOGO 50% off Physicians Formula Cosmetics
-BOGO 50% off Revlon Cosmetics
-BOGO 50% off Maybelline Eye and Lip Cosmetics
-BOGO 50% off Palladio Cosmetics
-BOGO 50% off Revlon Nail Art and Parfumerie Nail Color
-BOGO 50% off John Frieda Haircare
-BOGO 50% off The Body Shop Skincare

If you were interested in getting any of the new NYX products, now would be the time to do it because they
are having the buy one get one 50% off sale going on right now.

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