Empties! Products I’ve Used Up&Thoughts

Hi Guys!

Sorry I’ve been absent lately, I’ve been one busy girl!

Today I thought I’d share with you the products I’ve used up in the past month and my thoughts on these products. Keep in mind, I’ve repurchased some of these products and will be showing you the new ones because I’ve already tossed the old. Let’s jump right in!

CORRESPONDING VIDEO: Empties! Products I’ve Used Up

The first product I’ve used up is my Clinique Acne Solutions Foundation.

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I’ve used numerous tubes of this product and will continue to repurchase it. It makes my skin have a flawless airbrushed look, doesn’t cake up of feel heavy, and treats my acne. Definitely my favorite foundation.

$23.00, Clinique

Next, is my Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Zephyr.

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This is a bright white shimmery color with a hint of gold. This is my go-to inner corner shade when I want to brighten up my eyes. I truly love the formula of the Urban Decay eyeshadows, and this color is definitely one of my favorites. I’m starting on my 3rd one!

$18.00, Urban Decay

Next, to no surprise, is my NYX jumbo eyeshadow pencil in Milk.

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This is just a white cream shadow that I use EVERY SINGLE DAY in my inner corner and under my eyebrow before applying a shadow, but after a primer. This color is perfect for brightening up the eyes and creating a subtle highlight. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

$5.00, Ulta

Next, I sort of have two things in one. First of all, I used up my ENTIRE Urban Decay Naked Palette. The first one. But also, the first color to go in my second palette is the color “Virgin”.

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First of all, I cannot thank my aunt ENOUGH for getting me the Naked palette a few years ago. THANK YOU AUNTIE ANN!!!  I have a love affair with this palette. The colors are perfect to create anything from a natural daytime eye, to a deep dark smokey eye. Hopefully my using up and entire palette is an indication of just how much I love this palette. And the color virgin, second picture far left eyeshadow, is always the first one to be used. It is a light peachy white shimmery highlighting shade that suits any skin tone and just gives a natural glow. If I don’t stop raving over this palette now, I’ll never stop.

$50.00, Sephora (pricey but SO SO SO worth it!!)

Next, is my Clinique True Bronze Bronzer in 02.

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Love Love LOVE this bronzer for getting a nice sunkissed glow without looking fake-orange. It’s just the perfect bronzer for me.

$25.00, Clinique

Next is the L’Oreal Carbon Black Lineur Intense. Regardless of not knowing how to pronounce it’s full name, I used the product up! haha

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It is what it claims to be: a carbon black liquid liner. I love this eyeliner, do not get me wrong, but I do not see myself repurchasing this in the future due to the fact that I have found my true eyeliner love: L’Oreal the Super Slim liquid eyeliner. While I did enjoy using the Lineur Intense, It is a bit watery and harder to create a precise line.

$7.00, Ulta

Next is my true love in eyeliner form, as mentioned above, the L’Oreal the Super Slin Liquid Eyeliner in Black.

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This product is like a marker, and is the easiest liner i’ve ever applied. Rich, dark color and super staying power. Need I say more?

$8.99, Ulta

Next is Clinique’s eyeshadow in Lucky Penny.

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This was one of the first eyeshadows I ever used, and still one of my favorites. It’s pretty taupe-y bronze shimmer creates a natural, yet polished look all on it’s own. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE L-O-V-E LOVE.

$15.00, Clinique

Next, I have my Cover Fx Clear Prep Anti-Acne Primer.

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This face primer applies warm, which I’m not a huge fan of, but I feel like it didn’t effect my acne enough for the price. While it was a good primer, my Smashbox Photo Finish Light controls my oil better and seems to be longer lasting.

Clear Prep: $38.00, Sephora

Next is my MAC blotting powder.

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It is exactly what it claims to be: a translucent blotting powder that controls my oil. Love this.

$24.00, MAC

Next is my MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer

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Although opaque, I felt like the consistency of this concealer was a bit too heavy and oily for my skin. I’m sure it would be great on drier skins, but for me, I don’t think I’ll be repurchasing this product.

$25.00, MAC

And that is it for my Empties! I hope you enjoyed it! Thank you SO SO SO much for reading.

Check out the video linked at the beginning of this post!

xoxo

Pres

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Must Have Makeup Brushes!

Hello Lovelies!

Long time no see! I’ve been super busy, but things will be back to normal soon. Anyway, today, i thought i’d share with you my MUST HAVE makeup brushes. Not just the ones I like, but the ones I use EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. Let’s jump right in.

CORRESPONDING VIDEO:http://youtu.be/dUZ27QxQq7E

*FYI* All sigma brushes seen in this video were purchased in a kit, not by themselves.

In no particular order, I’m going to start with my HOLY GRAIL foundation brush, which I’ve raved about for a while now. It is the Real Techniques (created by Samantha Chapman of PixiWoo) Expert Face Brush. This brush applies my foundation so evenly and blends it in perfectly leaving my skin looking flawless. $9.00, ULTA Beauty

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Next, I can’t live without my Real Techniques Multi Task Brush. I use this for powder and it picks up the perfect amount of product for setting your foundation. It buffs the powder on leaving an airbrushed finish. LOVE LOVE LOVE. (Comes in a set of 3 brushes) $17.99, ULTA Beauty

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Next, for applying bronzer, I love my Sigma Large Powder F20 Brush. It is the perfect size for getting that “glow” without packing on the bronzer. LOVE IT! $25.00, Sigma

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For a contouring brush, I’m never without my MAC 168 Large Angled Brush. It is, yet again, the perfect size for contouring and getting to all those small areas of the face. $35.00, MAC

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For blush, my must have brush is the Sigma Powder Blush F10 Brush. It’s tightly packed bristles allow for the perfect application of any powder blush product. $18.00, Sigma

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For Highlighting, I love my Sigma Tapered Highlighter F35 Brush. It isn’t too big and avoids the “overly highlighted” look and gives a natural glow. $17.00, Sigma

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Now for eyeshadow brushes. 

 

For highlighting the eyes, I always use my Tigi Angled Brush. It is not available anymore, but an exact dupe is the MAC 275 ($25.00). This brush can easily get in the inner corner and provides the perfect highlight.  ( I chose a photo of the MAC brush. Again, exact same thing.)

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Next, I could not live without my MAC 239 flat shader brush. It applied color to the lid so easily and smoothly. $25, MAC

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For crease color and blending, my go-to is the MAC 217 brush. I cannot say enough good things about this brush. It gets in the crease perfectly, and blends flawlessly. LOVE.

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For blending eyeshadow, I love my Tigi Blending brush. Again, it is now unavailable, but an exact dupe is the MAC 224 ($24). The perfect blending brush for creating a perfect eye makeup look. (MAC brush pictured)

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And that it it for my MUST HAVE brushes! I hope this helped you out if you are unsure on which brushes you need. Check out my video linked at the beginning of this post!

For requests, COMMENT!

Have a lovely Day.

xoxo,

Pres

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Celebrity Saturday#2- Megan Fox!

Hello Lovelies!

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For the second post in my celebrity Saturday series, I chose to recreate Megan Fox’s makeup. I thing she is SO gorgeous and I always LOVE her makeup, however, it changes depending on what event she is attending. I chose to do the look I see her wearing most often which is a gold smokey look. I did not add false lashes because lashes are not the focal point of her look. But if you’d like to add some more drama… GO FOR IT! All colors besides one glitter shadow used in this look are from the Too Faced Natural Eye Palette.

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CORRESPONDING VIDEO:  http://youtu.be/3lbfPXJjyys

Let’s get started!

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Let’s start with brows. Megan’s eyebrows are about the same thickness throughout her brow with a lifted arch. I have pretty thick brows, but I enhanced them with my Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow in #15.

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With a MAC 266 brush, I ran this through my brow and rounded it at the arch to create the lifted effect Megan has.

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$20, Sephora

Next, I primed my lids with NARS smudgeproof eyeshadow base, just a clear base.

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$24, Sephora

Now I’m taking my NYX jumbo eyeshadow pencil in MILK and applying this under my brow and in my inner corner and blending it out with my finger.

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Now I’m going to take my NYX jumbo eyeshadow pencil in Cashmere (gold) and blend this all over my lid.

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Now from the Too Faced Palette, I’m going to take the light cream matte color called Heaven on my Tigi angled brush and apply this underneath my brow and in my inner corner.

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Now for some added light in my inner corner, I’m taking my Napoleon loose eye dust in Ice Storm, a creamy white glitter, and apply that around my tearduct.

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Now for the gold. I’m taking the Honey Pot (gold) from the Too Faced palette on my MAC 239 flat shader brush, and patting that all over my lid stopping about 1/4 of the way from the edge.

 

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Now for the smokey outer corner. On a MAC 217 blending brush, I’m going to take Erotica, a deep grey toned taupe shimmery shade, and buff this in my outer corner and first half of my crease.

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Now I’m going to take Velvet Revolver, a matte color that matches my dark blonde hair, on a fluffy blending brush and buff this above my crease.

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Now to intensify the “smokiness”, I’m going to add “Sexpresso”, a dark neutral toned brown, into the very outer corner and crease with a MAC 217 brush.

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Now for the smokey liner. I’m going to take Maybelline Gel Eyeliner in Brown and an Elf concealer brush and smudge that onto my lower lash line.

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For my upper lashline, I want to really smoke out my liner, not as much up, but out to create Megan’s wide-eyed look.

I’m taking my Elf cream liner in Black and my Mac 266 brush and creating a SOFT wing. I’m not dragging it out as far as I normally would, as you can see, I’m stopping shortly before my crease.

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To smoke that out, just take a flat definer brush and a dark brown or black shadow and just move the brush over the liner on the outer half of your eye. No need to be too picky or precise with your line. That, my friends, it the beauty of a smokey eye.

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Now just add your favorite mascara. I chose to use the Maybelline Colossal Cat Eyes, a new one i’m testing. I like the way it flares my lashes at the outer edge.

That’s it for the eyes!

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For the face, instead of heavy contouring, Megan always looks sun kissed. Not TAN, but just healthy.

For this, I used my Chanel Soliel Tan De Chanel, their cream bronzer, and applied this in the normal 3 E motion. Super simple.

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For blush, Megan uses a natural peachy-pink shade. I chose Benefit Hervana Blush.

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For lips, add your favorite peachy pink lipstick and you’re done!

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I hope you all enjoyed my second Celebrity Saturday tutorial! If you have any Celeb requests or requests in general, feel FREE to leave them in the comments. Also, check out the corresponding video linked at the beginning of this post! Have a lovely day, and I will talk to you all very soon.

xoxo,

Pres

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Travel Makeup Bag Essentials!

Hello Lovelies! 

Today, I wanted to share with you what is in my travel makeup/skincare bags. I’m going on vacation and figured this would be the perfect opportunity. I love watching videos and reading blogs on this topic because I find them so helpful when I am packing. I am impressed with how light I packed on this trip. These, however, are my absolute necessities. 

CORRESPONDING VIDEO:http://youtu.be/I4grcD9hWjg

When packing my makeup, I use this makeup bag with a brush case that I bought from Sephora. I find it to be the perfect size and I absolutely love the print.

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This is the Sephora Izak bag collection, which was around $25. It is still available on Amazon and Ebay. I highly recommend it.. Perfect size and super cute!

Okay, so i’ll begin with what I brought for brushes. I feel like you should always bring too much then not enough when it comes to brushes, but that’s just me.

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These are all of the eye brushes that I am bringing with me. I know it looks like a lot, but these are the ones I use on a daily basis. From left to right: MAC 217 (Crease), Sigma E35 (buffing), Tigi angled brush (Highlight), Tigi angled liner brush (Liner), Another MAC 217 brush (I always seem to need an extra),Sigma E20 brush (Lower lash line) , MAC 239 brush (lid application) Sigma E25 (For blending cream products),  Tigi Blending brush (Blending), Mac 266 angled brush (eyebrow product), MAC 219 pencil brush (smudging liner).

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From left to right: MAC 168 angled face brush (contour), Real techniques expert face brush (foundation), Real Techniques multi task brush (powder), Sigma F20 (bronzer), Sigma F35 (highlighter), Sigma F10(blush).

Now for actual makeup!

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Clinique Acne Solutions foundation

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Clinique Perfectly Real Powder

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Maybelline Dream Lumi Touche Highlighting concealer

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MAC prolongwear concealer

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Clinique True Bronze

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Laura Mercier Eye Basic in Wheat (Primer)

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NYX Jumbo eye pencils in Milk and Cashmere 

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Maybelline Color Tattoo in Precious Pearl

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Too Faced Natural Eye Palette

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Maybelline Quad in Gusty Green

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MAC Omega Eyeshadow (brows)

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Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow in 15.

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MAC Expensive Pink eyeshadow

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Sephora pencil sharpener

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Benefit Bene-tint cheek stain and High Beam highlighter

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Benefit Hervana Blush

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Ardell Brow Gel

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Maybelline Colossal Cat Eyes mascara and Make Up For Ever Aqua Smokey Lash Waterproof mascara.

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Urban Decay Perversion eyeliner and L’Oreal The Super Slim Liquid Liner

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Tweezerman Tweezers 

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Tarte Inner Rim Brightener and Urban Decay Liner in Roach

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Elf Makeup remover pen

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Urban Decay De Slick Makeup Setting and Oil Control Spray

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Mayelline Baby Lips in Cherry Me, Revlon Lip Butter in Peach Parfait, and Benefit Lipstick in Jing-a-ling

Now for Skincare! I’ve been trying out the Simple skincare brand and have been pleasantly surprised! It has really cleared up my skin in a short amount of time and controls the oil extremely well.

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Simple Oil Balancing Makeup Remover Wipes

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Simple Protective mousturizer, Simple sensitive skin foaming cleanser, and Hawaiian Tropic after sun aloe hydration in Papaya.

And that is what I bring in my travel makeup bag! I hope this post helped you out and don’t forget to watch the corresponding video linked at the beginning of this post.

Thanks for reading!

xoxo,

Pres

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Daytime Smokey Eye Makeup!

Hello!

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Today I wanted to share my go-to daytime smokey eye makeup. This look is SUPER simple, quick, and flattering! All, besides one, of the colors come from the LORAC PRO palette! I love doing this on days when I want to look put together, but not have a heavy, night-time smokey eye going on. I applied some Katy Perry false lashes for an extra pop, but that step is completely optional. For an in-depth video tutorial, see the link below.

Daytime Smokey Eye Tutorial

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Let’s get started!

I already primed my eyes with MAC’s Painterly Paint Pot. Any skin-toned primer will do.

Now I’m going to apply MAC’s Constructivist paint pot, a dark, warm brown, shimmery cream shadow. I’m going to apply this to the outer two-thirds of my lid.

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Next, I’m going to take a fluffy blending brush and “Taupe” from the LORAC PRO palette, which is the lightest warm brown color. Image

I’m going to buff this through the crease and create a rounded shape by using small circular motions and taking my time. This will create a light, blown out, wash of color.

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A smokey eye is traditionally darkest at the lashline and fades upward. To get that effect, I’m going to take “Sable”, the slightly darker warm brown from the palette, and buff this through my crease, concentrating on applying the color closer to the actual crease and not blending up as far.

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Next, I’m going to take MAC’s PROlongwear eyeshadow in “Fashion Fix”, a dark ash brown shade, on my Urban Decay “Good Karma” brush, and apply that to my lid. $21.00, MAC Cosmetics

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Now I’m taking a bit more of “Sable”, the second brown I used on a MAC 217 brush and blending my lid and crease colors together with small winshield-wiper motions.

 

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Next, I added “Nude”, the light shimmer shade to my browbone and inner corner. I then toned my browbone down a bit with “Cream” a matte skin toned color.

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Now for Liner! As usual, I’m going to use my L’Oreal “The Super Slim” Liquid Liner in “Black” and make a small cat eye/wing on my eyeliner. $8.99 Ulta Beauty

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Next, to make the liner look more “Smokey”, I’m going to take “Black” from the LORAC palette on the Urban Decay brush I used earlier and smudge out my liner slightly.

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I didn’t smudge the wing of my liner, because I want that to stay crisp and clean.

Next, I added my false lashes.

Now I’m taking “Espresso” from the palette on the same Urban Decay brush and I’m smudging that on my lower lash line for a “smoked out” effect.

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Now, for a final touch, I’m going to line my water line, or inner rim, with MAC’s eye kohl in “Smolder” (black), and add mascara to my bottom lashes.

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LORAC PRO palette $42.00, Sephora

And VOILA! Your perfect, daytime-appropriate smokey eye!I love this look and get so much wear out of it, and I hope you will as well. Check out the video I linked at the beginning of this post and feel free to leave requests as comments! Have a wonderful day!

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xoxo,

Pres

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Foundation Routine!

Hello!

Today I’m going to show you my everyday foundation routine! Now, sometimes I just pop on some powder, but this is when I want to lookextra put together! Let’s get started!

CORRESPONDING VIDEO: Foundation Routine!

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I’m going to take my Clinique Acne Solutions foundation in shade 01 and put a dime size amount on my hand. To apply this, I’ll be using my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, a.k.a., THE BEST BRUSH EVER. I love this foundation and brush combination because the foundation alone gives me a flawless, airbrushed  effect, but combines with the brush it makes blending a breeze.

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Next, I take my finger and dot the foundation on to a CLEAN, MOISTURIZED FACE.

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I know it looks a little crazy right now, But it makes blending SO much easier! I will apply some to my forehead later on.

Now, I’m just going to begin to blend this out with my Real Techniques brush, as mentioned earlier.Image

As you can see, I’m pulling the brush in a downward motion. You ALWAYS want your finishing strokes to go in a downward motion because the hair follicles on your face tend to grow in a downward motion and this gives a more natural effect.

Foundation: $27.00, Clinique. Brush:$8.99, Ulta Beauty

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Again, just on the opposite side of my face, I’m just blending out my foundation and ending with downward strokes.

Now for my forehead, I just repeat the same process, but in between the brows, you want to finish with upward strokes as opposed to the rest of the forehead.

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REMEMBER: always blend down the jawline and neck to avoid any harsh lines!

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Next is Concealer! I personally use two types of concealer, but this is totally optional. For blemishes, I use my Holy Grail concealer, my MAC Prolongwear concealer in “NW20”. This covers my blemishes and DOES NOT BUDGE throughout the day no matter what I end up doing.

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I just take my finer and dot this on any areas that need extra coverage and blend it out with my foundation brush, patting in a downward motion as opposed to dragging the product downward.Image

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I also use my fingers to blend if needed. $18.00, MAC Cosmetics. *It looks a bit pricey, but this concealer lasts FOR. EVER.*

Now for Undereye Concealer! I love my Maybelline Dream Lumi Touche Highlighting Concealer in “Radiant”.

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I just place this under my eyes and blend with my foundation brush and fingers if needed! I do not have bad undereye circles, so this just highlights the area. If you have bad dark circles, try using the MAC concealer with a fluffy eyeshadow brush under your eyes.

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POWDER TIME! I have extremely oily skin, therefore, I set my foundation with a powder all over my face. For dry skin, try putting the powder throughout your T-Zone only, unless you like to powder it all. *Your T-Zone is your forehead, your nose, and chin.*

For powder, I use Clinique Perfectly Real Pressed Powder in shade 102. To apply it, I use my MAC 182 Kabuki brush.

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Just get some powder and PAT, not rub, again in a downward motion in those areas where you get oily, or just feel you need powder.

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Powder:$25.00, Clinique.

Now for Bronzer, Contour, Blush, and Highlighter! For those in a hurry, contour and highlighting can be optional. Blush and bronzer, just a tad, I feel are a MUST.

Bronzer is first. I use my Clinique True Bronze in shade 02, “Sunkissed”. Remember, Bronzer is just to add a “Glow” to your face, not to give you a complete tan.

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To apply this, I use my Real Techniques Blush Brush.

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I apply this bronzer in a “3 E” motion, starting at your temples and edge of forehead, down under the cheekbones, and down the jawline.

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Also apply just a tad across your nose, chin, and forehead.

Bronzer: $25.00 Clinique

Now for Contour. Contouring, when applied correctly, gives the appearance of a more sculpted face and more facial structure. The idea is to apply a shade that is darker than your skin tone to the hollows of your cheeks. For this, I use my Benefit Hoola Bronzer (This is not for traditional bronzing as in the previous step) and my MAC 168 Angled face brush.

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You can do the “Fishy Face” haha, if needed to find the hollow of your cheeks, or simply, under your cheekbones.

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Just lightly buff, *cough cough* DOWNWARD MOTION *cough cough*, underneath your cheekbones. $28.00

Now for BLUSH! Blush adds life and color to your face! I’m going to use my sigma blush brush and my Stila Custom Color Blush in Pink, MY FAVORITE BLUSH!

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This blush may look scary, but it works with the natural temperature of your skin to create a flattering pink color. Just take some on your brush and pop in on to the apples of your cheeks blending it back towards your temples. $20, Sephora

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Now for Highlighting! Highlighting goes hand-in-hand with contouring in the fact that it makes your cheekbones appear higher and gives the look of more facial structure. For this I use my NARS Albatross Highlighter and my Sigma Tapered Highlighting brush.

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Although it looks white, It is actually a golden shimmery cream color. $29, Sephora

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Apply a highlight shade on top of the cheekbones and around the tail of your eyebrow and on the browbone if you’d like.

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And you’re done! Thank you so much for reading!

xoxo,

Pres

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Everyday, Natural Eye Makeup!

Hi!

Today I decided to show you all my everyday, natural, simple, and most importantly… QUICK, eye makeup routine! I do this almost every day! Let’s get started.

The corresponding video: ▶ Natural Everyday Eye Makeup by alovelyambitionImage

First, I’m going to prime my eyes with my NARS smudgeproof eyeshadow base.

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I just blend this out with my finger. Any eyeshadow primer will do. I especially love this one due to the fact that it keeps my eyeshadow from smudging on my oily eyelids. $24.00, Sephora

Next, I’m going to take my NYX eyeshadow base in white on my real techniques dome shadow brush. This base is NOT A PRIMER. Applied by itself, IT WILL CREASE! However, over a primer and underneath a light shadow, it works perfectly!

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I apply the base under the arch of my brow and in the inner corner of my eye surrounding the tear duct area. $6.99, Ulta Beauty

Next, I’m going to pat my face powder, Clinique perfectly real in shade 102, over the base that I placed under my brow. The white base will make my face powder the perfect brow highlight for my skin tone.

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I applied this with my Tigi angled shadow brush.

Next, using the same brush, I’m going to apply my L’Oreal infalliable eyeshadow in “Iced Latte”. This is a light shimmery shade that is similar to Stila Kitten shadow. This will open up the eyes and make them appear bigger and brighter.

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This eyeshadow is extremely velvety and pigmented. $7.99, Ulta Beauty

Now I’m going to apply Urban Decay’s “Easy Baked” to the middle third of my eyelid with my MAC 239 flat shader brush. This color is a light shimmery gold, perfect for a natural, eye-brightening look.

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to blend with “Iced Latte”, just make small patting motions, then extend the color to just before the outer third of the eye. $18.00, Urban Decay

Next, I applied MAC’s “Sable” eyeshadow with a 217 blending brush. This color is a light shimmery warm brown shade, making it the perfect midtone.

*A midtone will help reduce the amount of blending later on*

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Applying this color to the outer corner and buffing it through the crease will open up the eyes and give more dimension. $15.00, MAC cosmetics

Now, I apply my L’Oreal infalliable eyeshadow in “Continuous Cocoa” with a MAC 217 blending brush.

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I applied this dark, DARK, subtly shimmery brown to the very outer corner and throughout the crease. Applying Sable beforehand almost eliminates the need for blending, though I still do.

$7.99, Ulta Beauty

Now, blend if needed.

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Now for our lower lash line. I took Urban Decay’s 24/7 liner in “Rockstar”, a deep, plum-brown shade, and applied that to the outer half of my lower lashline.

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$19.00, Urban Decay

Next, I apply my winged eyeliner. If you are more comfortable with a traditional line, feel free to do so. I use L’Oreal’s “The Super Slim” liquid liner in “Carbon Black”. $8.99, Ulta Beauty

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To create a wing, pretend you are connecting a line from the end of your eyebrow to your lower lashing, then connect that line with the line drawn on your upper lash line as shown above.

Last but CERTAINLY not least, I applied the CoverGirl Clump Crusher mascara, as mentioned in my previous post, to my top and bottom lashes.

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$8.99, Ulta Beauty

And that’s it! You’re done! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Thank you so much for reading!

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xoxo,

Pres

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Colors of the Rainbow TAG!

Hello!

Today I decided to do the Colors of the Rainbow tag!

The tag consists of the colors of the rainbow each representing a favorite beauty product of that color, also including pink and multicolored. I had so much fun doing this tag! Let’s jump right in.

1. RED

For the color red, I chose the “Not Your Mother’s Heat Protectant”.

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This heat protectant is my HOLY GRAIL of heat protectants. It sprays a fine mist, not completely soaking my hair like other products like this do. I also have chemically straightened hair, therefore, my hair requires a little bit of extra protection! This product leaves my hair silky and soft, but i also feel that it really protects my hair.   $5.99 Ulta Beauty

2. ORANGE

For orange, i love the Revlon Photo Ready cream blush in “Coral Reef”.

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This cream blush is such a gorgeous bright coral-y orange color, and it is so pigmented! A little goes a long way. I have oily skin, yet it still blends perfectly and stays all day. I use a duo fibre brush to apply it to the apples of my cheeks BEFORE i apply my face powder. This shade is perfect for spring and summer.    $12.99 Ulta Beauty

3. YELLOW

For yellow, my favorite is the Ck One (Calvin Klein) Glossy Eyecolor in #600, “Spin”

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Although sheer, this creamy eyeshadow pencil can completely transform the look of certain eyeshadows. It’s glossy finish requires a powder to be applied over it to prevent creasing. I am in love with this pencil under Urban Decay’s eyeshadow in “Vanilla”. Ck One pencil: $17.00, Ulta Beauty

4. GREEN

My favorite product for the green category is the Covergirl “Clump Crusher Mascara”.

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This mascara is great for definition, volume, and added length with a couple coats. It is extremely long lasting and I haven’t found it to smudge on my skin. $8.99, Ulta Beauty

5.BLUE

For blue, I chose the MAC mineralize eyeshadow in “Ether”. This product was limited edition, which I hate to use, but I love this shadow.

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This blend of green and blue makes for the perfect summery shadow. The pigmentation is perfect, and it is velvety in texture. I use it over top a white liner on my lower lashline. A similar product is the Urban Decay eyeshadow in “Shattered”. Urban Decay: $18.00, Sephora

6.INDIGO

For Indigo, I went with the Essie nail polish in “Bobbing for Baubles”.

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This polish is a beautiful matte indigo color that is perfect year round. One coat, and you’re good to go. $8.00, Essie

7.VIOLET

For Violet, i cheated and chose two products, but only one is beauty related. The first product I chose is the Sephora Collection eyelash curler in Purple.

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This lash curler provides my lashes with a perfect curl. I was pleasantly surprised in buying this.      $16.00, Sephora

The second purple product is my purple Lifeproof iphone case

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This case protects my phone from water, dropping, LIFE, and most importantly, ME. 🙂

8. PINK

For pink, I’ve been loving the Revlon lip butter in “Sorbet”.

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This color is perfect for the summer months. The Lip Butters keep your lips moisturized, without feeling glossy or goopy. I am a HUGE fan.  $6.49, Target

9. RRAAIINNBBOOWW!!!

Ah, my favorite. Rainbow. For this I chose my Sephora Disney Storylook Collection Jasmine Eyeshadow Palette.

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I am OBSESSED with this palette. It is the perfect assortment of summery shadows comined with a gorgeous golden bronzer and plum-pink blush. This palette would work for anyone. Although it is a bit pricey, it is limited edition and TOTALLY worth it.  $55.00, Sephora.

And that does it for my “Colors of the Rainbow Tag”! I hope you enjoyed it!

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Thanks for reading!

xoxo, Pres

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