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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Once Upon a Time, There Was Another Haul...

Alright, so I recently took a trip to the mall to pick up a few things. My main reason for driving to Round Rock, TX was to go to the MAC store and start my 15 set palette, but to my surprise small MAC stores do not make them. Yes I was mad but I ended up buying a lipstick and a lip liner that I had my eye on for a while....and let me tell you, this lip duo is well worth every penny. Y'all I couldn't resist okay lol I've been so indecisive on whether I should buy this shade. I'm always on the hunt for MAC lippies that are WOC friendly and I thought Velvet Teddy would be "chalky" but once you line it with MAC chestnut or MAC cork it's the closest thing to perfect for us brown girls.

I am obsessed with matte finishes and this matte shade is not drying like my favorite MAC Ruby Woo, so keep that in mind. This color really reminds me of a caramel latte lol SERIOUSLY. MAC chestnut is also a beautiful brown color and I could see myself wearing it alone buy filling in my lips and adding a gloss to it. This liner glides on like butter ! Now, there may be a dupe out there for Velvet Teddy, and I know there is a dupe for Chestnut and it's NYX Expresso. :) 
Monday, March 2, 2015

Highlight and Contour? No Liquid Foundation? Say Whatttt ?!

Hey everybody ! It's been almost a whole month since I made a post but I've been busy with a lot, so I do apologize. Here's a new post for y'all. :) So normally I don't do my makeup when I go to work because I'm doing a lot of moving around, and sweating and makeup with sweat is a NO NO okay lol. Now when I do decide to do a full face, it's only because I have my clients coming in for their appointments, so I have to do a little something something. Unfortunately due to the weather the mall closed early so I wasted make up BUT I did make a tutorial and took pictures. So I might just post my first make up tutorial on my YouTube channel...but anywho let's get to the look I created. 
So I did a highlight and a light contour with no liquid foundation, yeah that's right, no liquid foundation just a powder foundation. I decided to do that because I wanted a matte finish without the extra "cakey" feel. I normally do light make up for an everyday, quick and easy look. In the summer time this method is my best friend because it helps control my combination/oily skin, especially around my t-zone area. I always go towards a golden smokey eye because I love gold on my skin and it's my signature look. It's an easy go to look for me. I added this faded effect to show the highlight and contour while in florescent/indoor lighting. I did not want a dramatic contour so doing a light contour under the highlighted areas makes the look very subtle.  
I recently did a Mini MAC Haul on two new lippies that I bought and the one that I decided to use was MAC Syrup with a brown NYX lip liner. I do not fill in my brows because they are naturally thick so I just conceal underneath and at the top and blend the concealer out. I had so much fun doing this look because I used a NYX loose pigment on top of an golden eye shadow and I am so happy and proud of this look. It was easy, and it took me at least 20-30 minutes tops :) !