Top High End Eye, Lip, and Brush products!

Hi lovelies! 

Last time I’ll be absent for awhile! Promise!

Today I’d like to follow up my previous post with my favorite High End Eye, lip, and brush products! I hope this helps you out!

 

Okay, so again, I’m starting with the order that I apply these things to my face, which means primer comes first.

My favorite high end primer is the MAC Painterly Paint Pot.

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This is a nude base that allows for more vibrant color application and crease-less all day wear. I love all the MAC paint pots, which all work as primers, but painterly is my most-used. $15, MAC

For a loose eyeshadow, my favorite is the MAC line of pigments, and my favorite color is Vanilla.

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Coming in at $21, these velvety pigments offer EXCELLENT color payoff with the right amount of shine. Vanilla is a warm, gold-toned white, but the color options are endless with MAC. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

For eyeshadows, I can’t help but choose the MAC single eyeshadows. My favorite is Expensive Pink.

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With MAC, what you see is HONESTLY what you get. The colors they have will blow your mind. They are extremely velvety, smooth, pigmented, and long-wearing. A must have, in my opinion. Expensive Pink will compliment Blue and Green eyes BEAUTIFULLY! It will look awesome on any eye color, nevertheless. At $15, you cannot go wrong with MAC.

For an eyeshadow palette, I have to go with any of the Urban Decay Palettes. My HOLY GRAIL palette is the Naked 1 palette.

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Yes, $50 from your local Sephora is pricey, but I love this particular palette so much I’m on my SECOND one! I’ve never used a palette up except for this one. The Urban Decay shadows remind me so much of MAC, it’s unbelievable. Any palette you get from Urban Decay will be a winner, but the Naked 1 is my favorite.

Liquid Liner Time! My favorite are the Urban Decay 24/7 liquid liners.

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They come in SO MANY COLORS, and they’re the best for any colored liner look. The pigmentation and formula are great.  $19, Sephora

 

For Pencil liner, I love the Urban Decay 24/7 liners in the pencil version.

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These creamy pencils come in all the colors of the rainbow… AND MORE! haha. I love the rich and creamy formula that allows for a glide on eyeliner look in seconds. for $19, they’re worth every penny.

For mascara, again, I allowed myself two choices. I love the MAC Extra Dimension Lash and the Clinique High Impact Curling.

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The Mac Mascara offers a long wearing dramatic lash look great for any occasion. 

The Clinique mascara’s curved wand and tube-creating formula offers long curled lashes great for anytime.

Love them both!

 

For Lipstick, My favorite are the MAC lipsticks.

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I cannot pick a favorite color, because I love every shade I’ve tried! This is Viva Glam Nicki, my most-reached for color. The Mac lipsticks come in a variety of colors and finishes, making it easy to find one for each occasion. Cannot go wrong!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!  $15

 

For long-wearing lip gloss, I like the MAC ProLongwear Lipglosses. My favorite is Persistent Peach.

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You’re going to think I’m lying, but these babies will last me 5 hours with no touch ups. It’s absolutely incredible. The opacity is unbelievable and the color selection is great. LOVE. $20

 

For a regular lipgloss, I love the MAC lipgloss/glass/dazzleglass lines. (Any MAC lipgloss!!) This one is my all time favorite, Pink Poodle.

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I love love love any Mac Lip Gloss. They are awesome for color, payoff, and staying power. Truly cannot go wrong.

Last but not least, My favorite High end brushes are the MAC brushes. I absolutely love them . They’re what I started out with, and will continue to use!

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My favorite eye brushes are pictured above, but I’m a fan of each and every Mac brush I get. (Prices Vary).

 

Thank you so much for reading! I hope this helped you out! Don’t forget to look for my post comparing the high end and drugstore products. Have a lovely Day! Comment any requests!

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

alovelyambition