POTW (PALETTE of the Week)

Hey divas! I know it’s been a long time since I posted, and I have practically gone MIA in the blogosphere. With that being said, I am committing to cranking out more blog posts on a consistent basis.
Since I have placed myself on an indefinite no-buy (mainly because of my excessive eye shadow stash), I have decided to take inventory of my items and have a randomized app choose my eye shadows for the week. The first pick for my POTW is the BH Cosmetics Baked and Beautiful Palette.

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FOTD 11/5/2015

This is a look I put together and it’s perfect for work or play.

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Products used:

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Top row from left to right:
ELF Studio Foundation Palette in Medium/Dark
ELF Studio Contour Palette
BH Cosmetics Professional Blush  Palette
ELF Studio High Definition Under eye Powder in Translucent
ELF Essential Liquid Lipstick in Maple Sugar
ELF Matte Lip Color in Praline

Bottom row (l to r)
ELF Essential Glitter Eye Primer
ELF Essential Brightening Eye Liner in Black
ELF Essential Liquid Liner in Black
Elf Mineral Mascara in Black
Elf STUDIO Mascara Primer in Clear
BH Cosmetics Flawless Brow Trio in Dark
Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Collection in Comfort Zone
ELF Studio 100 pc Eye shadow Palette

Not pictured:
ELF Mineral Infused Face Primer in Clear

Face:

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I started off with applying my face primer and used the lightest shade in my foundation palette as an undereye concealer. I topped that off with my undereye setting powder. After I applied my eye makeup, I applied the peachy brown shade in my Professional blush palette on my cheeks.

Eyes:

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First, I started my eye look with my brows. I lightly applied the brow wax and topped it off with the medium brown brow powder. I then applied my eye primer, and proceeded with the last shade in the 3rd row of my Elf eye shadow palette as my transition shade. I applied it right outside my outer v and swept it right above my crease with my eye definer brush. Then I took my blending brush and blended it out. On my eyelid, I used the definer shade in the right side of my Comfort Zone palette and swept it all the way up to my transition color with my C eyeshadow brush. After I blended out my lid and crease color, I then used the definer shade on the left side of the palette in my outer v, and blended. I took the 5th shade in the 2nd row of my ELF palette and applied it to my browbone. I finished my shadow application with the browbone shade on the right side of the Comfort Zone palette as a browbone highlight. I then lined my top eyelid with my ELF Liquid liner, and lined the bottom with my pencil liner. I finished with an coat of mascara primer, topped off with mascara.

Lips:

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I lined and filled in my lips with the Matte Lip Color and topped it off with an light application of the liquid lipstick.

I hoped y’all enjoyed this tutorial, and I see you next time on my spot  of the blogosphere. Happy Primping, dolls!

Mark On The Dot Eye Color Compact in Smokey

Hey, Divas and Divons, have I got a fabulous product for you to lust over today? This product right here has elevated my temperature ever since I first saw the swatches on that glossy page and I could not shake it until it became a part of my makeup stash. Boasting metallic greens, blues, white and black with blue glitter, this palette is right up my alley given my fondness for vampy, smoky eyes.
Now that I blabbered on enough about this palette, it’s time for me to bless you with the visuals

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Palette Closed

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Palette Open w/ flash

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Swatches from left to right:
1. Light Olive
2. Leaf Green
3. Hunter Green
4. Silver
5. Sapphire
6. Blue-Gray
7. White
8. Gunmetal
9. Black

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Here’s an eye look that I created using shades 2 on the inner lid and crease, 3 on the outer lid and crease, and 9 on the outer V.

Since the individual shades are not named, I listed the exact colors here. The only downside to this pallet is that the black swatches and applies kind of patchy but other than this palette is a winner. This palette retails for $16 and can be purchased on my Avon and Mark e-store or http://www.Avon.com. Happy primping dolls, and I’ll see you next time on my little corner of the web.

e.l.f Professional Studio Line Mini-Haul

I went to Target last week to treat myself and I ended up picking up a few thing from the e.l.f. Professional Studio line. The items I purchased were:

  • e.l.f. Cream Eyeliner
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  • For more information on this gem, please check out my review.

  • e.l.f. Studio Mineral Infused Face Primer
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  • e.l.f. Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder in St. Lucia
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  • e.l.f. Makeup Remover Cleansing Cloths
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  • e.l.f. Daily Brush Cleaner
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  • All of these items were 3 bucks a pop, except for the e.l.f. Studio Mineral Infused Face Primer which was $6. I will be posting reviews for these goodies, so stay tuned.
    Happy primping, dolls!

    Product Review: e.l.f. Cream Eyeliner

    I love e.l.f cosmetics and I am so happy when I get to get my hands on one of their products. That’s why when I was at Target a few days back I just had to pick up some of thier Professional Studio line products. I will be doing a haul post shortly.Today I am reviewing one of e.l.f. cosmetics highly touted Cream Eyeliners. This eyeliner is a permanent product in the Professional Studio line and it comes in 11 shades.

      The shades it comes in are:
  • Black
  • Plum Purple
  • Midnight
  • Metallic Olive
  • Coffee
  • Gunmetal
  • Teal Tease
  • Golden
  • Punk Purple
  • Ivory
  • Copper
  • I will be reviewing the Black shade today. It comes in a square-shaped clear jar with a black screw on lid. The brush that is included is pretty awesome (because we all know the applicators that are usually included are not too hot and usually end up having to use your own brushes). Ladies (and gents), I just want you to know that this is definetly one of my holy grail products and it is worth more than the measly 3 buck price tag. When I first put this on, I was very impressed with the pigmentation and the ease of application.

    Here is a picture of the one that I have:

    ELF Cream eyeliner (Black)

    And here are pictures of the other shades:

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    Now on to the pros and cons

    Pros:

    Very pigmented

    Long Wearing

    Creamy

    Easy to apply

    Cons:

    Size

    This eyeliner is worth your money so go out and pick some up today.

    Happy primping, dolls!

    Amuse Sweet Heart Lipstick

    Amuse Sweet Heart Lipstick

    Here’s yet another lust listing for Amuse Cosmetics. This beauty comes from the Sweet Heart line. I swear Amuse Cosmetics have some of the prettiest lipstick tubes to be so cheap. The shade shown in the picture is named after the line, Amuse. It’s a pretty purple pink shade.  This lipstick comes in 12 different shades and you can get this lust-list item over at cherryculture.com. And guess how much it costs. 2 dollars, that right ladies (or gents), 2 dollars. Check out the pics below: 

            Purple Red               Adobe Pink               Orange Red

              Nude                  Dusty Rose                Coffee

           Classic Red          Champagne              Burgundy

            Brick Red             Orange Red               Amuse

    Amuse Pink & Gold Lipstick

    Amuse Pink & Gold lipstick in rose pink

    I heard a lot of good things about this cosmetic line’s eyeshadows, so I went over to cherryculture.com to check out their selection. But as soon as I started looking around (very good selection, by the way), these lipsticks caught my eye. Just look at the classy, high end look packaging. These lipsticks have some of the most pretty packaging I have ever seen. But OMG the shades, they are so pretty. This lipstick is featured in 11 shades over there (Amuse might make more shades than what they have on cherry culture, but I don’t know for sure). Here are the shade names and descriptions below:

    Rose Pink (a prettywarm rose pink, the shade of lipstick shown above)

    Doll Pink (a pretty cool rose pink)

    Soft Baby Pink(just as the name says)

    Soft Orange Red(ditto)

    Hot Red (a kinda warm dark red)

    Tea Rose ( a beige-rose color)

    Beige (a gold flecked beige)

    Pink (just as the name says)

    Love (an black cherry color)

    Love 12 (a pretty pearl orange with gold shimmer)

    Hot Pink (more like a dark rose color to me)

    If I described the colors wrong, please bear with me because I am judging the colors from the website. The colors might actually be more true to  their names in natural light. The best thing about these lipsticks is the price: a whopping $2. Yeah thats right, 2 dollars. I have a fear about shopping online, but I will definetly break it to get a hold of these lipsticks. Definetly a pretty product for your vanity dresser or train case. I just hope the colors look as good on me as they do in the tube.  Well that’s the end of this lust list entry. Happy primping, beauty lovers.

    End note: BTW the line’s name is pronounced am-myu-se.
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