Cheaper Alternative to Longwear and Transfer Proof Lipsticks! Mood Matcher

I had heard of products like Mood Matcher, but somehow had never tried them out- until now! I got my hands on these quirky and fun products about a month and a half ago, and have been hooked ever since! These lipsticks react to your body temperate to create a custom shade just for you- resulting in different colors for everyone! Each tube is a different and pretty radical color, but once on your lips, changes to look much more acceptable.

My favorite part about these lipsticks is that they are SUPER long wearing and completely transfer proof. On me, they last a good 12-14 hours, and once the sheen is gone, a stain of the original color remains. I never get any stains on glasses that I sip from, either!

There are three different versions of the lipsticks available: the original ($4), which is a conventional lipstick tube made of one color, the split sticks ($6), a lipstick tube with a lipstick that is split in color, and the twist up sticks ($8), which is a luxe version of the original two in a pen like tip and tube. All three are made of the same formula, and they all feel balmy to the touch! There is no stiff feeling to your lips when wearing them, and each color is not opaque, for a more natural look and feel.

These lipsticks are available HERE

DSC03873the twist ups, split sticks, and original (in that order)

IMG_0714This is my favorite one- the orange twist up stick which creates a coral to light pink shade on my lips. I feel like this one looks the most natural on me!

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FullSizeRenderThe baby blue twist up stick creates a raspberry color on me, again not opaque, but more natural and stain like

DSC00151In the split sticks, the yellow/blue one is my favorite! When I mix them both together, I get this super dark pink/raspberry color. This one is the most opaque on me (I have no clue why my picture is blurry! It doesn’t look this way on the camera)

All in all, I love these lipsticks for their ease of application and affordable price!

 

Indian/South Asian Bridal Makeup Series: Haldi/Pithi Makeup

Hey Everyone,

With all the love and positive feedback I received on my last bridal makeup tutorial, I knew I had to do a few more of those videos. So I decided to expand into a series and cover all the different events that we have for the wedding. This particular look is one I thought would be great for the pithi/haldi ceremony. 

That ceremony is about perfecting the brides skin for her wedding day by purifying it with natural ingredients. All the older people of the family come forward and put turmeric powder, yogurt, gram flower, honey etc. on the bride to make her skin glow! That part is done without her having any makeup on, and then she goes and showers/changes to her outfit and gets her hair and makeup done. This look was created with that in mind.

The look I created was with glowing skin in mind, and more natural makeup. I didn’t want to mask her beauty, and wanted to show off her youthfulness! I was going for a “pretty” look as opposed to super done up and unnatural.

Be sure to check out my video on this look too! It will be live on Thursday at 7 am EST https://youtu.be/DetM4IrNkhM

Again, please bear with me while these picture continue to show up sideways. The problem will hopefully be fixed soon! In the mean time, if you click on them you should be able to see the image properly.

 

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Products Used:

– MAC fix plus spray

– Too Faced shadow insurance

– Urban Decay Sin e/s from ammo palette

– MAC soft brown e/s

– MAC transparent teal pigment

– MAC rice paper e/s 

– MUFE liquid/gel eyeliner

– Urban decay virgin e/s from naked palette

– MAC handwritten e/s

– MAC carbon e/s 

– MAC brun e/s

– MUFE hd foundation color 120

– Graftobian neutral palette concealer (second from the top left)

– Graftobian hd powder foundation warm palette (mixed the two lightest shades)

– Nars cap vert cream bronzer

– MAC tint cream color base

– MAC triple fusion highlighter/bronzer

– MAC plum liner 

– Unknown lipstick shade =(

– Unknown lashes

– Benefit they’re real mascara

Indian Bridal Makeup Tutorial

Hey everyone!

Today I created an Indian/South Asian bridal makeup look for you guys. This is one of my most requested looks, so I had to do it! I decided to go all out and wear jewelry, veil my head, and the full outfit. This look is in collaboration with Arshia from Happy Treasuress (click on the name to be taken to her video!!). She did a makeup look for the mehendi/sangeet ceremony which precedes the actual wedding ceremony. Be sure to follow me on instagram  All links are down below too!

Our culture is very colorful, and our weddings are even more so. Our traditional wedding color is red and usually has thick gold embroidery and beading. Due to this, makeup artists tend to favor gold for the eyelids. Some brides feel comfortable rocking a dark red lip in conjunction to the red outfit, but most modern brides who come to me don’t want that look. I feel more comfortable with a lighter lip too with such a dark outfit, so that is what I chose. I hope you guys enjoyed this look! Don’t forget to watch the video on how I achieved it on my youtube channel. The widget to take you there is down below!

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When achieving makeup looks like this, its important to keep in mind that the jewelry and outfit have a lot to do with the final look! While the makeup might look super over done without all of the trimmings, the second you have your full outfit together everything starts making sense.

Here are some of Arshia’s pictures from her look!

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I hope you guys loved this look as much as I did creating it. Here are the links:

My video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gJnX0ATnW4&feature=youtu.be

Arshia’s Blog: http://happytreasuress.wordpress.com

Arshia’s Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/happytreasuress

Product List:

– Anastasia dipbrow pomade in dark brown

– Urban Decay primer potion original

– MAC rubenesque paint pot

– MAC amber lights e/s

– Makeup Geek in the spotlight e/s

– MAC soft brown e/s

– MAC brun e/s

– MAC handwritten e/s

– MAC brown script e/s

– MAC nylon e/s

– MAC ricepaper e/s

– MAC carbon e/s

– MAC reflects gold pigment/glitter

– Benefit they’re real push up liner

– Urban Decay zero eyeliner

– Fake lashes (from some random store in LA)

– Makeup Forever mat velvet plus foundation color 65

– MAC pro longwear concealer NW35

– Nars radiant creamy concealer in ginger

– Nars radiant creamy concealer in biscuit

– Beauty Blender (red carpet)

– MAC translucent loose powder

– Nars casino bronzer

– MAC blunt blush (for contour)

– MAC melba blush

– Mario Dedivanovic eye m glam highlighter

– Makeup Forever Pro Powder in 126

– Ben Nye berry lip liner

– MAC diva lipstick

– Gerard Cosmetics plum crazy lipgloss

Glossier Phase 1 Review

Hi everyone!

welcome to my re designed blog! I’m so glad you’re here, and hope that you find something that keeps you coming back for more. As you guys know, I have a youtube channel on which I talk about all things beauty and fashion related. Here, I wanted to link some of the video info with more in depth pictures and quick little blurbs about the products. All the below posts are from my old blog (in case you guys were wondering how you already knew those things)!

Today I am going to be reviewing the Glossier Phase 1 set that everyone is talking about! I was so excited to try out this product, and I honestly absolutely love it. Watch my video for the full review, but below are some pictures.

Everything for the Glossier Phase 1 set came in a white box. In that white box were stickers, a tote, and pink bubble wrapped zip locs. In that were the products.

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I mixed the “medium” and “dark” shades to get my shade. They say the skin tint has a color fitting technology which enables it to take to all skin tones and adjust accordingly. For me, the medium was too light as you can see above, and the dark was a bit too dark. Good thing though- it doesn’t oxidize so it won’t change color after being worn.

Glossier Skin Tint Blend

  Here is my hand after I blended the skin tint in. While it doesn’t “cover,” it has blurred out imperfections a bit.

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Here is my hand without any product, for comparison.

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Glossier Skin Blend Final Look
All done!! Here is the finished product- pretty much undetectable on my skin, but so natural!

Watch my video review below!


Pros:

– portable

– great packaging that can’t break, cutesy with the stickers

– lightweight “creme” great for even oily skin. It moisturizes really well and has helped get rid of my dry spots

– skin tint virtually looks un detectable on my face, yet helps to blur out imperfections

– balm dot com dries to a matte finish so no greasy residue

– everything is fragrance free except for the rosewater spray

Cons:

– price

– rosewater spray burns my eyes for some reason

– too few colors in the skin tint range. Could stand to add a “deep” shade

Overall Grade: A

 

Would you guys buy Glossier? Why or why not? Leave your thoughts in the comments (click on the word “comments” to do this) down below! Thanks for visiting!

A Beautiful Indian Princess…(Bridal Makeup Tips)

Today I did makeup for an Indian bride. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the festivities that precede an Indian wedding, here’s a quick lesson. The week before a Hindu wedding takes place is filled with other ceremonies, each surrounded with a special meaning. Today was my bride’s Henna or Mehndi (as we call it in India), ceremony.

Not only was her outfit beautiful, but she was the sweetest, friendliest, and excited bride. Those are my favorite! Weddings make me giddy as I envision what my own special day will be like. There is so much love in the air as the bride gets ready to wed.

My bride wanted her makeup to match her outfit perfectly, so she chose pink and silver as those were the 2 colors on her outfit. After talking about it some more, we decided to do gold and pink instead, and we were both very happy with the results! MUA TIP: Each bride will have a specific look in mind- but remember, you are the expert. If you do not think it will work, voice that opinion instead of doing what she has in mind and then having her be unhappy. As a normal consumer, most brides do not know much about makeup, or what will look good on camera and accentuate her outfit. It is your job to make her look good, so sometimes you need to help guide her to the right decision. And in the end, I guarantee both of you will be happy!

Here she is casually dressed in sweats and a hoodie, with just her eyes done. Still so pretty! Hair is in the works at this point as well.

Bridal Makeup Tips

Most of my brides choose to go with airbrush foundation, and I personally think this is the better choice. I applied 2 layers of Dinair airbrush makeup, some light pink blush NOT on the apples of her cheeks, rather, towards the hairline, and a lot of highlight. MUA TIP: if you choose a blush shade that is similar in tone to the eyeshadow, do not apply the blush to the apples of the cheek. Doing so creates too much of a symmetrical makeup look, and the client will look extremely monochromatic. It is okay to use blush, eyeshadow, and lipsticks from the same color family, but product placement is then very important. Creating a bit of asymmetry through the cheeks lightens up the look.

Here is a quick face shot I took. Sorry for the terrible lighting! I know you can’t tell but the eyeshadow was actually a mixture of a bright and dark pink, to create a mid toned shade of pink.

Indian Makeup Tips

We ended with some pale pink lipstick, and added a plum lip liner to darken the lips a bit and create a shaded affect. We added some doll like lashes, and my bride was ready to go!

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