Friday, February 19, 2016

ANDROGYNY is BACK!

I'm not one to go with makeup hype, but there was something about Jeffree Star's Velour Liquid Lipstick in Androgyny I had to have. I gotta admit, I've spent a lot of my time on Insta scrolling through beautiful photos of people wearing Androgyny. It's a beautiful warm mauve shade that goes with any skin type. Androgyny is released as a limited edition shade for their Holiday collection, but the brand decided to make it permanent after all the positive feedback and a huge following from the online beauty community.

It was sold out for awhile and recently came back last week. I was on Beauylish.com where they had a countdown on when Androgyny was going to be available. As soon as the countdown ended, I ordered it as quickly as possible. My order didn't go through at first, but after 5 tries, it finally went through. I got my confirmation by email and I was so happy. Whew...My heart was beating fast. I was so glad I was able to order it. It's going to be my very first Jeffree Star liquid lipsticks.


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My order came in the mail after 5 days. It was pretty quick considering the mass of order they received. It came Thursday morning and the package got soaking wet from the rain. The products were safe inside. It was nice and dry despite of the paper wrapping. So pleased!

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I love the personal note!

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I also ordered the shade Dominatrix. I wanted Celebrity Skin, but it was sold out.

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*Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Androgyny and Dominatrix * $18


Androgyny is sold our again. Go to Beautylish.com for more info.


Swatches and Review coming soon!



Birthday Makeup Look

Neutral Eyes and Vampy Lips is the look I wore on my birthday. I received a full size sample of the Too Faced Melted Chocolate liquid lipstick in Chocolate Cherries at the Generation Beauty in LA, so I wanted to wear it. It's a beautiful deep, warm burgundy shade with a slight glossy finish. This shade looks great against my medium to tan skin tone as well as different skin tones.  

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For the eyes, I used my PUR Cosmetics "Love Your Selfie" Palette. See photos and swatches HERE

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*PUR Cosmetics Love Your Selfie Palette*


EYES:
-EXPOSURE all over the eye lids up to brow bone
-SEPIA on the outer corner
-CAPTURE used as a blender color on the crease
-FLASH on the eye lid. It's shimmery and highlights the eye lids beautifully
-Sonia Kashuk in Ebony to line my upper lash liner and water line
-Ardell Lashes in Demi Wispies for the false lashes 


FACE:
-LA Girl Cosmetics HD Pro concealers 
-MUD Cosmetics cream foundation 
-Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian clay brow mousse in Medium Brown
-MAC Cosmetics blush in Melba
-ELF Cosmetics Contour Palette

LIPS:
-Too Faced Cosmetics Chocolate Melted lipstick in Chocolate Cherries


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Thank you for stopping by!


Thursday, February 18, 2016

Generation Beauty LA 2016 Goody Bag


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I had the best time at Generation Beauty LA this year. It was tiring, but worth it. So many beauty brands, new friends and so many free goodies!!! This year's event was bigger than previous events. They had 35 sponsors and more beauty creators and attendees. I was given a complimentary ticket because I'm a beauty creator and an IpsyOS member. So thankful for the opportunity.

Gen Beauty is a beauty event by Ipsy and Michelle Phan, where people get together and meet with beauty brands, network, try new products, buy makeup at a discounted rate, meet your favorite Youtube personalities and make friends! Learn more about Gen Beauty HERE

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We received a goody bag for each day (Sat and Sunday) + the freebies from all the beauty brand sonsors. People stood in line for a long time to redeem the freebies of deluxe samples or full size products. This part was tiring yet exciting. It was the best feeling when I got my full size MUFE Ultra HD foundation with my name engraved on it. OMG!!! But I lost track of time and forgot to eat O_o. 


Here are the photos of all the things I got. I also have a video on the bottom of the post. 

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Sunday, February 14, 2016

I turned 31!

I was okay turning 30, but 31 felt weird! Woke up on my birthday feeling a bit off. I wasn't as excited when I turned 30. I know I'm getting old and I don't mind. I can pass as an 18 yr old for sure, so looks was not an issue yet, but I don't know...It just felt weird! I'm probably not making any sense, but let me know down on the comments below if you've felt weird on your birthday.

 Every year, I celebrate my birthday with a lot of people, but this year I kept it low key and simple. Mommy Cakes slept over our house, watched movies, went to the shooting range the next day, then we had dinner at Benihana. I brought my $30 Birthday coupon, but it was only redeemable on weekdays not weekends. Darn you, fine print! Getting free food would've been awesome!

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Turning 31 felt weird, but I am thankful for my good health and to all my loved ones and friends to continue to support and love me.

My cake is from Vons grocery store, by the way. No shame. Vons make beautiful and delicious cakes! Thank you, El Hubby Cakes. It's the most beautiful cake in the world!


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At the shooting range...

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I'm a good shooter or El Hubby was just a great teacher ^_^.  Those shots on the bottom are anticipation shots O_o.


Dinner at Benihana...

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The best chicken fried rice! Do you agree?

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That garlic butter though... Dead!

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I had the Filet Minon cooked medium. The chef added extra garlic butter for me ^_^.

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This photo made me laugh. Loved that our server wrote "Happy 21st Birthday".



Have you ever felt weird on your birthday?



Thursday, November 12, 2015

Day to Night Makeup Look with PUR COSMETICS "Love Your Selfie" Palette

There are many ways to turn day makeup into night makeup, and this is my version. I love eye shadows so this tutorial is focused on how to easily transform day time eye shadow look to a sultry, smoky and sexy eyes. I used the PUR Cosmetics "Love Your Selfie" palette. It's a travel friendly makeup kit that comes with 8 neutral eye shadows, blush, bronzer, highlighter, lip gloss and a mascara.

*Watch the tutorial below.*


DAY TIME
makeup look

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NIGHT TIME
makeup look

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PUR Cosmetics "Love Your Selfie" Palette" $39 Buy it HERE
Full review and swatches HERE









Friday, October 30, 2015

PUR Cosmetics Lip Lure 2015 Collection

As of October 1, 2015, PUR Minerals is now PUR Cosmetics. They are expanding their line from their Mineral makeup to an entire makeup line such as eye shadows, makeup palettes, lip products and etc. It's definitely a brand to watch out for.

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One of their amazing new products are the Pur Cosmetics Lip Lure Hydrating Lip Lacquers $22. I had the opportunity to try them out and they are just, wow! I fell in love at first swipe on my lips. These lippies are full coverage, richly pigmented and incredibly comfortable to wear. I highly recommend them.

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The collection has 5 shades.

  • Graceful - Described as a "natural nude with a hint of romance". To me this is the perfect nude. It's not too dark. It's not too pale. Depending on the lighting, this looks like it has a hint of peach on my lips. This shade is perfect with dark smoky eyes. 
  • Belle - Described as the "perfect natural nude". It enhances the natural color of my lips and I like that it has pink in it. 
  • Fancy - Described as a "lustrous mauve". I love a good mauve lip color. I see hints of purple in it, which is right up my alley. This shade is so sexy!
  • Mystic - Descibed as a "ripe blackberry with a hint of raspberry". It's one of my favorite because it compliments my medium skin tone very well.
  • Fiery - Decribed as a "fierce siren". It's a classic red shade, but it looks more of an orangey shade depending on the lighting. Still love it!


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Packing is a silver barrel with a twist up design. It has a bit of weight to it. It also comes with this interesting applicator, which I have never seen before called, "shower head sponge applicator". Twist the bottom (you will hear clicking sound) and the product comes out in these 5 or 6 super tiny holes. Try not to over twist or too much product will ooze out. The slanted sponge is the perfect applicator in my opinion. I can get a precise application and it feels so nice and soft on the lips.

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The formula is amazing! It's creamy and applies smooth on the lips. It's so comfortable and non-sticky. It's full coverage, which I love because I have really pigmented lips and one layer is enough to  cover my lips. The finish is satin and as you can see in the photos it has a shiny look. I don't need to top it off with a lip gloss. The wear is about a good 5 hours and it doesn't dry my lips.

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*without flash*
Graceful, Belle, Fancy, Mystic and Fiery

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*with flash*

See my video to see how the colors look on me.




I know it is on the expensive side, but the price is worth it. I highly recommend it!


Available at Ulta.com and PURMinerals.com


DISCLOSURE: Some of the products are given to Everyday Makeup blog for editorial purposes, either directly from the manufacturer or from the agency that works on behalf of the manufacturer. All reviews on Everyday Makeup blog are the honest opinion of its author and editorial samples do not, in any way, affect the outcome of product reviews