Sultry Valentines Day Makeup + Outfit Ideas ft. Naked 3

Hey guys!

Today I created a look that is perfct for Valentine’s Day using my Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. I’ve also created a hair idea and two outfit ideas!

Let’s jump right in.

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To start off, I’m filling in my brows with the Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade in Blonde. 

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Next, I’m going to prime my eyes with MAC’s Painterly Paint Pot. This is going to give me a blank canvas to work with.

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Now, as always, I’m adding a white cream shadow under my brow and in my inner corners. Just blend that with your ring finger.Image

 

Now I’m going to take a fluffy angled brush and Strange from the Naked 3 and highlight both of those areas.

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Now with a fluffy blending brush, I’m going to softly define the crease with Nooner

 

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Now with a flat shader brush, I’m taking Darkside, a deep rosy-gray, and packing this on my lid.

 

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To brighten up and smoke-out the lid, I’m going to pat a bit of a lighter shimmery rose on the center area.ImageImageImage

 

Now, in the very center, I’m going to pat a bright glittery rose just to add some dimension.

 

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Now i’m going to blend the outer edges of the gray with a bronze-y rose, extending it and blending through the crease. You want an ombre effect throughout the crease, but don’t add too much color.ImageImage

 

To further blend these colors, I’m going to blend it out with a deeper matte rose.

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Now, to deepen the outer V, I’m going to take Blackheart, a black with rose glitter, and place, then blend, this in my outer corner.ImageImageImageImageImage

 

 

Now I’m taking the bronze shade we used earlier and smudge that on my lower lashline

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I added some individual lashes for some added drama. Apply LOTS of black mascara.

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For the face, I’m starting with the Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer, then using the Kat Von D Lock it Tattoo Foundation.ImageImageImageImageImageImage

 

For Bronzer, I’m going to use a cream for an extra glow. I love the Soliel Tan De Chanel for this.

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For blush, I’m going to use the Maybelline Master Glaze cream in number 10

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To set everything, I’m using the new Urban Decay Naked Skin Powder in Naked Light

 

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For a highlight I’m going to use the Urban Decay Naked highlighter.

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For lips, I’m going to mix the Revlon Lip Butter in Berry Sorbet and Too Faced lipstick in Marshmallow PinkImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

 

All done with the Makeup!

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I french braided my bangs and the back of my hair into a low ponytail and added a black satin bow.ImageImage

 

Now for the outfits.

The first idea is more of a date outfit.

I chose this deep red dress with black polka dots from belk over some black leggings. I’m wearing These black low-heel boots and a Jean Jacket over top, due to the weather.ImageImage

 

 

Now an outfit for those who have to work on Valentine’s Day. AKA ME.

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I changed out the dress for this long flowy purple top from Free People. I also switched out the boots for some Sanuks in a tribal print. Cute, yet comfortable.

 

I hope this helped if you were in a “Heart-Day Rut” or just needed some ideas! Let me know if you try this out! Thanks for reading, an Have a Happy Valentine’s Day!

xoxo,

Pres

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Top Overall Eye, Lip & Brush Products

Hello Lovelies! 

Today, as promised, I’m here to show you the head-to-head battle of the high end and drugstore eye, lip, and brush favorites of mine! Let’s jump right in!

First, I mentioned Primers. Drugstore: Wet n’ Wild primer by Fergie. High End: MAC Painterly Paint Pot.

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In comparison, these are two completely different. The Wet n’ Wild primer is more watery, or liquidy. The MAC is obviously more of a cream. Also, the MAC is nude-colored. The Wet n’ Wild is translucent. It depends on what you’re looking for in a primer, but most of the time, I go with the MAC paint pot. $15, MAC

 

Now for Loose, or pigment, eyeshadow. Drugstore:NYX Pearl Mania Shadow. High End: MAC Pigment (My favorite color is Vanilla.)

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These are both truly awesome. The NYX is a bit more glittery, and the MAC more opaque. In this case, it comes down to glitter and color preference. The NYX come in several super glittery colors, while the MAC ones come in a MASSIVE range of colors in finishes ranging from glitter, to satin, to even matte. I use both so often, i feel it is up to you!

Now for pressed single eyeshadow. Drugstore: L’Oreal Infalliable. High End: MAC single eyeshadows. (Expensive pink is my favorite!)

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These are both absolutely amazing. They are both velvety and pigmented, however, I find myself reaching for MAC more often than not. MAC’s color selection and quality are really unbeatable. Am I saying that the L’Oreal aren’t good? ABSOLUTELY NOT. They’re both great and I use each on a daily basis. I just feel that I’m never disappointed with MAC. Each are great, however, I use MAC more often. $15, MAC.

Now For eyeshadow palettes. Drugstore: Wet n’ Wild. High End: Urban Decay (specifically the Naked 1).

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I have an obsession with eyeshadow palettes. These are both awesome, but I absolutely cannot get enough of the Urban Decay Palettes. I’m on my second Naked 1 palette. The texture and formula remind me soooooo much of MAC! These are both great options, but I usually go with Urban Decay.

 

Liquid Eyeliner! Drugstore: L’Oreal Super Slim. High End: Urban Decay 24/7 Liquid

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The UD formula is a bit more watery, while the L’Oreal is like a marker. Based on easiness to apply and my personal preference, I like the L’Oreal! 

 

Pencil Eyeliner: Drugstore: NYX Slide On Eye Pencil. High End: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil,

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These are EXACT DUPES for each other! That’s right… THE URBAN DECAY EYELINERS HAVE DUPES!! Pick based on color preference! Both are awesome!

 

MASCARAAAA! Drugstore: Covergirl Clump Crusher & L’Oreal Telescopic Carbon Black.   High End: MAC Extra Dimension Lash & Clinique High Impact Curling.

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These are all great Mascaras! I’m going to pick a favorite drugstore and high end, since I chose 4! From the drugstore, the best all around is the Covergirl Clump Crusher. Two Coats and you’ve got pretty, long, thick, clump free lashes. From a high end brand, The two are actually quite similar!

 

LIPSTICK TIME! Drugstore: Revlon Lip Butter. High End: MAC Lipsticks.

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Can you tell I like peachy-pink lips? HAHA. MAC is definitely going to be the longer- lasting, more opaque, wider color selection option. Revlon for moisturizing, natural-looking color. In the cooler months, I love nothing more than a MAC lipstick. In the warmer months, I like a nice, moisturizing Lip Butter. Which do you prefer?

 

Long-Lasing Lipgloss. Drugstore: Rimmer Showoff Lip Laquer. High End: Mac Pro Long Wear Lip Glass.

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The Mac can be a bit goopy if you’re not careful, but it lasts 5-6 hours. The Rimmel, on the other hand, is creamy and light on the lips. I usually reach for the Rimmel.

 

Regular Lipgloss.  Drugstore: Rimmel Stay Glossy. High End: MAC Lipglass/gloss/cremesheen/dazleglass.  (SO MANY OPTIONS)

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When it comes down to it, MAC has a wider color selection with more opaque options, while the Rimmel glosses are great for a light dash of color on the lips.

 

Brushes. Drugstore: Real Techniques. High End: MAC.

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I use both types EVERY SINGLE DAY, however, I use more MAC than Real techniques. I was sort of, raised on MAC, so to speak. BOth are awesome, nevertheless.

 

And that’s it for my favorites face-off! I hope this helped you out! Comment and requests as always, and tell me if you’ve tried out a look or any of these products and your thoughts. Thank you so much for reading!

xoxo,

Pres

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Top Drugstore Eye, Lip, & Brush Products!

Hi Lovelies!

As promised, I’m going to show you the Eye, Lip, and Brush product favorites from  the drugstore and high end brands, then compare the two! Today I have my drugstore favorites. I hop this helps you out!Let’s jump right in.

 

Again, I’ll go by the order I would apply these products. That means primer is first!

My favorite drugstore eye primer is the Wet n Wild Fergie primer.

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This primer goes on translucent and does exactly what it claims: Keeps your eyeshadow on for hours without creasing!  $4.99, Walgreens

For eyeshadow, I chose a pigment (loose shadow)  a single shadow, and eyeshadow palette.

For an eyeshadow pigment, I love the NYX Ultra Pearl Mania Pigments.

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for only $4 from ulta, these deliver the perfect amount of color and glitter to make any eye color pop. They are a bit harder to use than a pressed powder, but I absolutely love these!

 

For single eyeshadow, no surprise, I love the L’Oreal Infalliable eyeshadows.

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These shadows are so shimmery and pigmented, they’re hard to beat from the drugstore. Their staying power is amazing as well. They have a nice color selection too! LOVE LOVE LOVE. $7.95, Walgreens.

For eyeshadow Palettes, I love the Wet n Wild eyeshadow palettes.

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My most used 8 pan palette, shown above, is in the color sparkle til morning. I love the formula of these eyeshadows. They’re so pigmented, and they give you some great neutrals as well as colors to play up an everyday look. For the price, how can you beat it?? $10, Walgreens

 

For eyeliner in a liquid form, of course, is my L’Oreal The Super Slim Liquid Liner.

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The rich black color and easy application is something that I’ve finally found in this liner. it IS my HOLY GRAIL!!!!  $7.99, Walgreens

Next, for a pencil liner, I LOVE the NYX Glide On Eye Pencil. This one is in Brown Perfection.

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These are DUPES for the Urban Decay 24/7 liners. LOVE LOVE LOVE the formulation and color selection. Truly cannot go wrong! $8, Ulta

 

For Mascara, I allowed myself 2 favorites considering Mascara is my Kryptonite.

I chose the L’Oreal Telescopic Carbon Black, and the Covergirl Clump Crusher.

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These are both long time favorites of mine. I feel like drugstore mascaras are really great once you find what you’re looking for. The L’Oreal Telescopic offers MEGA length, but not so much Volume, where the Covergirl is a great all around Mascara. They are both $7.99, Walgreens.

 

For Lipstick, I love the Revlon Lip Butters.

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For only $6.99 from your local drugstore, these offer the best in hydration and color payoff. With such a wide color range, you can’t go wrong! My favorite color is Peach Parfait.

For a long wearing lip gloss formula, I am OBSESSED with the Rimmel Show off Lip glosses.

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My Aunt and I LOVE these! The color payoff and staying power are AMAZING and I cannot say enough good things about them! $8.99, Walgreens.

 

For a lipgloss that isn’t so super long wearing, I love the Rimmel Stay Glossy Lip Glosses.

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These are the perfect creamy, not too sticky lip gloss to get a polished, put together look. $7.99, Walgreens.

 

For Brushes, my favorite line of drugstore brushes are the Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman brushed found at Ulta.

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These duo-fibre brushes offer the best application you can get from the drugstore. They are AMAZING. They have anything from face to eye brushes and i LOVE them!!!
(Prices range)

 

And that is it for my drugstore favorites!

I hope this helps you out if you are trying to find some new favorites! 

Thanks for reading!

xoxo,

Pres

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Top Drugstore Face Products!

Hi Lovelies!

Today I’m starting a new set of videos showing you my favorite high end and drugstore products. Today I’ll be showing you my favorite drugstore face products, and on thursday I’ll show you my top high end face products. Then. I’ll do a video comparing the products. Next week, I’ll do the same for Eye, Lip, and Face products. Let’s jump right in!

CORRESPONDING VIDEO:Top Drugstore FACE Products!

Okay, so I’m going to start in the order that  I would put these things on in the morning, meaning I’ll start with face primer. My favorite Drugstore face primer is the L’Oreal Magic Perfecting Base.

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It feels almost like a creamy foam if that makes any sense, but I just apply this where I have problems with pores or redness. It works well with my oily skin. My aunt, who has drier skin, also loves this product. It just helps your face products, whether you apply foundation, bb cream, powder, or whatever your preference is, apply more smoothly. It looks to be a light pinkish color, but blends in translucently. It claims to minimize pores (IT DOES!), and reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. I’m a teenager, so I don’t have fine lines and wrinkles yet, however,  I’m definitely a fan of this primer.   $9.99, Target

For foundation, I’m loving the Revlon Colorstay Whipped foundation.

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I bought this on a whim, but have been extremely impressed with it. It is a medium to full coverage foundation that doesn’t feel as heavy as some foundations do. It gives me a flawless finish and lasts for HOURS. It controls the oil in my skin, but has also been shown to work on dry skin as well. I really like the way this blends into my skin. Although it feels a bit heavy when you apply it, that feeling goes away after blending it in. Also, If you’ve tried the original revlon colorstay, this foundation gives you a LOT more time to blend the product in before drying. LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!   $10.99, Target

I also chose to include a BB Cream from the drugstore along with a foundation. If you don’t know what a BB Cream is, it is basically a skin treatment and foundation/tinted moisturizer all in one. They originated in Asia, but American Cosmetic companies have come out with american versions of the product. BB cream stands for blemish balm, but the products also help hydrate the skin and keep it healthy overall. My favorite BB cream from the drugstore is the Physicians Formula Super BB Cream.

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This BB Cream is, in one word, AWESOME. I absolutely love the light texture it has. It does, however, offer medium buildable coverage. I like the way it gives me a naturally flawless finish. They have two colors: Light medium, and Medium dark, but it blends effortlessly into the skin allowing for your skin to match it with itself. I have pretty fair skin, and the light medium blended with my skin perfectly. I love this BB Cream! $13, Target

For Face Powder, I love the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder.

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This is a translucent setting powder that doesn’t cake up, but also controls the oil on my skin. Rimmel is one of my favorite drugstore brands, and I was definitely not let down when I purchased this powder.  It has a creamy velvety texture that I absolutely love.  $4.00, Target

For Concealer, I love the Maybelline Dream Lumi Touche Highlighting Concealer in Radiant.

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I like this concealer for highlighting my under eye area and my cheekbones. The pinky-salmon color helps counteract the deep purple tones of dark circles or a dark eye area. This Concealer works wonders for the under eye area. $7.99, Ulta

For Bronzing and Contouring, I like one product for both from the drugstore. I use the L’Oreal True Match Super Blendable Powder in Mahogany.

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This powder is cool enough to contour, yet warm enough to use as a bronzer. It doesn’t look to harsh on my pale skin and just gives me a bronzed glow.  $10, Ulta

For blush, I chose a cream and powder blush depending on your preference. My favorite Cream blush is the whole like of Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blushes.Unknown-3 images-4

These blushes have a really interesting “bouncy” texture and apply sheer allowing for buildable coverage depending on the look you desire. I  love the color selection they have available and these also hold up very well on my oily skin, and are also perfect for dry skin. LOVE LOVE LOVE. $6.00, Target.

For powder blush, I love the line of NYX powder blushes.

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They are extremely velvety and easy to apply. They color selection is AMAZING. They have colors to suit every skin tone. I LOVE THESE. $6.00, Ulta

For highlighter, I chose a liquid primer that I actually use as a highlighter. It is the L’Oreal Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer.

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This “highlighter” gives a natural radiant glow without looking too shimmery. You can use this on the tops of your cheekbones after foundation, as I do, as a primer, it’s intended use, or mix it in with foundation for a radiant glow. Love this. $10, Target

Last but not least, is BROWS. Eyebrows, to me, are an extremely important component of the face and can really complete a look. My favorite drugstore brow product is the NYX eyebrow pencil.

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It is hard enough in texture to create the natural look of eyebrow hairs and creates a polished eyebrow look without looking too harsh. $4.00, Ulta.

And those are my favorite face products form the drugstore! Don’t forget to look for my videos on my favorite high end face products and comparing the two! Thanks for reading! Don’t forget to check out the video linked at the beginning of this post!

xoxo,

Pres

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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.

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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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Top 10 Summer Lip Products!

Hello Lovelies!

Today, I wanted to share with you my TOP 10 Summer Lip products. I know 10 sounds like SO MANY… but it was SO hard to narrow it down this far! Anyway, let’s jump right in!

CORRESPONDING VIDEO: Top 10 Summer Lip Products!

IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER!!

I’m going to start out with my perfect nude: Blankety Lipstick by MAC.

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This is a LONG-WEARING nude lipstick with a pink base. This color is perfect for when I just want to grab something and get out the door, yet it is so flattering and completes any look. I love having a pink-based nude, and I think this should be a staple in every collection. $15.00, MAC

Next, I love MAC’s lipstick in Pleasure Seeker.

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This is the perfect muted coral, or a coral with a nude base, for summer. It makes your lips pop, but without being TOO obnoxious. I LOVE this shade for summer. $15.00, MAC

Next is my Revlon Lip Butter in Sorbet, which I mentioned in my “Colors of the Rainbow Tag”.

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I love the formula of these because they moisturize my lips so well, but I also love this bright pink color. It is wearable, unlike some bright pinks. I’ve been OBSESSED with this! $7.99, ULTA

Next, for a more natural gloss, I love the BUXOM lip gloss in “Dolly”.

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This gloss isn’t so long wearing, but it enhances your natural lipcolor beautifully and adds a bit of shine. $10.00, Sephora

Next, I’ve been loving my NYX jumbo lip pencil in “Pink Brown”.

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Name aside, this is a beautiful peachy-pink, satin finish, moisturizing lip product. The color is very opaque, which impressed me. I’ve been loving this day-to-day. $4.99, ULTA

Next, is my Make Up For Ever Lab Shine Lip Gloss in D6.

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This is a hot pink gloss perfect for when your face needs some perking-up. This color is sheer, but build-able without getting too goopy or sticky. $18.00, Sephora.

Next, my Maybelline BABY LIPS lip balm in “Cherry Me”.

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This SUPER moisturizing balm gives a hint of sheer color while making your lips SUPER soft! You really can’t go wrong with any of the BABY LIPS. $3.99, ULTA

Now for the longest wearing product in this post, my MAC PROlongwear lip glass in “Persistent Peach”.

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This stuff is the real deal. When they say “PROlongwear”… THEY MEAN IT. This pretty, peachy, opaque gloss had some SERIOUS staying power. I’m talking 5-7 hours… NO JOKE. This is great for the hot summer months and the color is perfect as well. $20.00, MAC

Next, I’ve been loving my Maybelline Color Whisper in “Petal Rebel”.

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I feel like these are the Maybelline version of the Revlon Lip Butters, WHICH I LOVE, and this Barbie Pink color is absolutely perfect for summer. $5.99, ULTA

Last, but certainly not least, I’ve been obsessed with the Rimmel lipstick in “Pink Blush”.

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These are awesome lipsticks, and I love wearing this pink to match my Stila pink blush. $4.99, ULTA

Those are my top 10 summer lip products! Thank you for reading! Also– don’t forget to check out the corresponding video linked at the beginning of this post!

xoxo,

Pres

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Celeb Saturday #1: Demi Lovato

Hi Guys! Today, I’m introducing my new series called “Celebrity Saturday”! Every Saturday, I’ll be doing a makeup tutorial of a different Celeb. This week, I chose Demi Lovato. I’ve been LOVING Demi’s makeup on the X Factor and in her music Videos. I chose the look I see her in most often: A light, shimmery, nude lid, shimmery crease, and WINGED LINER! She wears lashes, but that part is optional!

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CORRESPONDING VIDEO: Celebrity Saturday 1 Demi Lovato!

Let’s Get Started!

First, I primed my lid with MAC Painterly Paint Pot, A nude base.

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Next, I took a MAC 217 brush and my NYX eyeshadow base in “White” and added this under my brow and in my inner corner.

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I blended with my finger

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Next, i took MAC Constructivist Paint Pot, as seen in my Daytime Smokey Eye Tutorial, and my Real Techniques Dome Shadow Brush, and added this through my crease to help create Demi’s carved out and defined crease. I also blended this out with my finger.

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Now, I just hilighted my brow bone with my face powder,and my inner corner with MAC’s Vanilla pigment, a creamy gold loose shadow.

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Now I’m taking MAC’s HEY eyeshadow, a shimmery nude color, and adding this to my ENTIRE lid with a MAC 239 brush.

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Now for the crease. I took MAC’s Sable eyeshadow and a 217 brush and buffed this throuought my crease to crease a lot of definition.

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For more definition as seen in Demi’s crease, i’m taking L’Oreal’s infalliable eyeshadow in Continuous Cocoa on a tapered crease brush and tracing a line to get the definition this look requires.

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Now, blend.

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Now, create a winged line. I used ELF’s cream liner in “Black”.

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Add some lashes, or just Mascara, and the eyes are done!

For the face, Demi bronzes as opposed to heavy contouring. I used my Clinique True Bronze in 02 and did the 3 E motion to get the bronzed effect.

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For blush, I used my Stila Custom Colors blush in pink to match Demi’s blush in the picture.

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For lips, I used Rimmel’s lipstick in “Pink Blush” to match the blush! Any pink will do.

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And that is my Demi Lovato look!

I hope you enjoyed it and please check out the video for a step by step video tutorial!

Thanks for reading!

xoxo,

Pres

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