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Eyeliner Review: Wet n Wild Megaliner

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Hello guys! Recently my eyeliner has been the worst. That’s because all my eyeliner has dried out on me (yes even the Physicians Formula one) which means that I had to throw it out. So I’d been searching for a new eyeliner, when a friend of mine told me to try out the Wet n Wild Megaliner liquid liner. I had heard about this liner, but for some reason I was a bit skeptical about whether or not this would actually work for me since I haven’t been using a liquid eyeliner.

But considering that this eyeliner was only $3, I decided to give it a shot and try it out. And I must say you guys, this eyeliner is absolutely amazing!

When you open the bottle, you see the super fine tip that really helps make a sharp wing. s-l225.jpg

And let me tell you guys, my liner hasn’t been this sharp for a really long time. The formula dries matte, which is a plus for me and the handle itself is actually really comfortable to use and glide the tip on your eyelid.  This is an eyeliner that really helps you practice your wing eyeliner.

Wing eyeliner is difficult, but this eyeliner this is really good at helping you because the tip is so fine and sharp that it helps you create the shape.

Overall I am really happy with the outcome of this eyeliner, and let’s hope that this doesn’t dry out on me.

This is my eyeliner game now:

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Hope you guys enjoyed this little review! Let me know if you guys want me to do a post about how I do my eyeliner!

Love you all!!

foundation · makeup · makeup advice · makeup basics

How to match foundation

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So, you’re standing there in the makeup section and you see all the different shades and all the different words on the bottles and you’re freaking out because you have no idea what any of this means.

If you’ve felt this way before, guess what so have I! I’ve gone through so many foundations until I found my perfect match. Today I want to give you guys tips and tricks when it comes to matching your foundation. Don’t worry if you don’t get it right at the first time, no one ever gets it right trust me. Hope you guys enjoy!

 

1. KNOW YOUR SKIN!!!

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Knowing your skin is the first step before getting foundation. It’s important to know your skin because certain foundations are meant for certain skin. The diagram above shows you the different types of skin. Foundations are made to fit certain skin types. If a foundation has the words “dewy finish”, it is made for people with dry skin to make their face look moisturize. If a foundation has the words “matte finish”, it is mad for people with oily skin so that way the skin doesn’t have build of oil peaking through the foundation. If your skin gets irritated easy, look up brands that are made for sensitive skin and start from there.

By knowing your skin, you have a better understanding of what foundation you need and help your search!

2. MATCHING YOUR COLOR- A NIGHTMARE

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This is the nightmare of finding your right shade. You see the fails on the internet, the person looking way lighter or way darker than their actual body. So what’s the secret? How do you get the perfect shade? Well the answer to that is there isn’t a way to find the perfect shade. You can never get it right the first time, and different brands have different shades. I

I used to test out foundations on the back of my hand. I figured that if  it matched my hand then it would blend into my skin. The only problem was my face is dark than my chest, so the foundation would come out too dark. So I tried to blend it with my wrist, but then it made my face too light.

This is what I learned: match it to your neck or your actual face. That way you have a better understanding of your shade. Blending it to your neck helps show whether it will blend well to your neck and look more natural. Blending it to your face, well its obviously to make sure it’s actually your color.

Lighting is really important too. You want to get as much natural lighting as possible when you match foundation to your face. In store lighting doesn’t help, it can drown out the color of your skin. I always suggest to take a picture with flash, the flash could help see if the color is a match.

Keep in mind you skin also has under tones! Make sure you know your under tone before hand so that way when you’re looking for shades, you avoid colors that might bring out your undertone.

3. KNOWING WHAT’S A GOOD FOUNDATION! DRUGSTORE VS HIGH END

There’s a myth that the higher the price, the higher the quality. Believe it or not that’s not always true. I don’t use high end foundations because I’ve never felt the need to. When you’re searching for foundation, start off with drugstore foundation. You don’t want to spend $40 on a foundation that may not even work for you. Start off with foundation that doesn’t cost much and then work your way up.

There’s so many foundation at the drugstore, I suggest reading reviews and watching youtube tutorials. I tend to find that the more reviews, the better. Foundation is like love, just go with your gut. Go in committed, and ready to slay everyone with your flawless skin. Don’t feel pressured to by an expensive one because every beauty guru has it. Your skin is different than theirs and the foundation may not even work for you. Good foundation is subjective, what might work for you won’t work for someone else.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post and helped you all feel more confident and ready to try out any foundation. Leave a comment down below what you’re favorite foundation is and anything else you’d like to see on the blog.

Good luck!

 

eyelashes · eyeliner · eyeshadow · eyeshadow palette · first impressions · makeup · makeup basics · mascara · product review

Influenster Box: Maybelline 24k Palette

*The products I will be reviewing were sent to me for free/complimentary for the purpose of testing them out and giving my honest review.*

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Hello guys! I recently got my box from Influenster where I was sent Maybelline products for free to try out and give my honest opinion. I thought it was be cool to give you guys a review on these products and hopefully help you guys on your makeup journey. Hope you guys enjoy this post!

 

1. The 24K Nudes Palette: 2.5/ 5

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At first, I thought this palette looked absolutely beautiful. The shimmer shadows looked so vibrant and I really thought the palette would be really great for glam looks. Unfortunately when I swatched the colors, they were really chalky and many lacked pigmentation. The shimmer shadows had so much fallout and some of the colors didn’t even show up on my eyelids. The problem with this palette is the fact that there isn’t good transition matte shades. I’m not a fan of using shimmer shadows to blend out my eyeshadow, I find it to look messy and clumpy. The majority of the shadows were shimmer ones so I felt I couldn’t really do much. This palette wasn’t good at all, I think palette should have a balance between mattes and shimmers, but this palette just didn’t cut if for me. I have palettes that come with more shadows and the shimmer shadows are way better than this, and also way bigger. This just didn’t do it for me, so I don’t think I’ll be using this at all.
2. Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Angel: 2/ 5
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When I first opened this mascara, the wand scared the crap out of me. I have never seen a wand so thin and so just scary looking. I don’t like how it makes my eyelashes look. When I put it on it makes my eyelashes look so thin and just so spidery it’s a nightmare for me.  It does however make them really long, so that’s a plus, but I have my Reema volumizing mascara that makes my eyelashes look longer and thicker so I don’t need the Falsie Push Up. I wasn’t impressed at all with this mascara, it feel irritating on the eyes so I immediately washed it off before it hurt my eyes. Again, I didn’t like it, so I won’t be using this at all.
3. Maybelline Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil: 5/ 5
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I don’t use pencil eyeliner at all, but when I tried this one out I was really surprised to find out how good this worked. This glides on super smoothly and it’s a nice jet black. I used this on one of my friends and I blended in to give it a smokey effect and it looked super nice. I don’t tight line my eyes but I tried it out with this eyeliner and I really liked how it was super easy to apply on my waterline and it wasn’t irritating at all! If you like pencil eyeliner you will love this eyeliner. I will definitely be experimenting with this eyeliner more.
I hope this post was helpful for you guys! Let me know in the comments what product I should review next. Talk to you guys soon ❤
aliexpress · eyeshadow · eyeshadow palette · first impressions · makeup · makeup basics · product review

Aliexpress buy: Violet Voss x Laura Lee Palette

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Hey guys! Today I’m here to give you all my first ever Aliexpress review!!!I just got this beauty in the mail recently and after playing around with it I can finally give you guys my overall review of this product.

Before I begin with this review, I just want to say that Aliexpress in the holy grail for knock off makeup. I know people work really hard to design their own palettes and I respect that, BUT I don’t have the money to pay for that. Let’s be real not a lot of people have a lot money to be able to buy expensive makeup. I think makeup and beauty is inclusive, not exclusive. I used to feel discouraged to do makeup because I didn’t have all the expensive makeup. I think websites like Aliexpress are a really good platform for people starting off with makeup or people who are on a budget.

When you are looking to buy stuff from Aliexpress, I say look for Facebook groups. I’m in a Facebook group and we share links and products we bought from Aliexpress, Ebay, Amazon, etc. If you would like to join just let me know through my social media and I will give you the link.

Aliexpress also requires patience. These products are coming from all over the world so it’ll take a while for whatever you buy to get to your house. Most vendors are really open to communicate with buyers, so if you have any questions also contact the vendor.

Okay enough of my chattering let’s get to the review!

Violet Voss x Laura Lee Palette $11. 81 (free shipping)

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This beautiful palette came across to me on the Facebook group while I was scrolling down. This was a palette that I really wanted BUT I didn’t have money when it came out, and when I finally did have money it wasn’t being sold anymore.

A lot people gave this product really good reviews, and I gotta say I have to 100% agree with the reviews. This is such a beautiful palette, and the formula is incredible for the price. The colors are actually pigmented, and blending is so easy with these colors!!

THE GLITTER SHADOWS ARE SO BUTTERY AND SO PIGMENTED I CAN’T EVEN BELIEVE IT!!! I own the Modern Renaissance palette and I like this palette a lot more. I love the color range and I love how you can seriously do so many looks with this palette. I also really like the transition shades in the palette, I think this palette is so good for all skin tones. I think this is a palette for an everyday look and a glam look, I just think this is a good investment for an avid makeup user.

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Here are the swatches of all the colors. I really like the pigmentation, yes it’s not super pigmented but for $11 I say it’s better than what you paid for. And just look at the glitter shadows like come on guys you can’t beat that. I will say though the glitter shadows have some fallout but it’s nothing a makeup wipe can’t clean up.

If you are interested in this palette contact me either here or via my social media. I won’t post the link here mainly because I do not wish to get the seller in any trouble. The seller is incredible and is super transparent so please contact me in private if you want the link.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post and I hope I’ve shined some light on the idea of trying Aliexpress (trust me guys you won’t regret it). Talk to you guys later! ❤

first impressions · makeup · makeup basics · product review · Uncategorized

Product Review

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Hey guys! I’m super sorry for being so MIA these past two days. Friday I was at my grandparent’s house all day, and yesterday I was celebrating my 1 year anniversary with my boyfriend!! Today I’m making this post to give you guys reviews on three products I got yesterday at Sephora. I made a video of me using this product (I will make a post about it once it’s up). I will talk about all three products in this post and list the prices.

1. Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer: $19-$75

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Obviously I didn’t get the full size item, I got a sample size from Sephora because I had over 100 points (definitely try becoming a beauty insider at Sephora). The inside of mine had a little spatula applicator that came with little holes to hold onto the product. When I applied it, it was very sheer and it felt like lotion. The odor wasn’t strong, it didn’t really have a sent. When I rubbed in onto my skin I felt like if I had my L.A girl high definition smoothing face primer. It felt very cushiony and almost like collagen, what really impressed me was how fast it dried and how well it sat on my face. This didn’t really clear up any redness I had nor did it fill in my pores or fine lines so when I put on my foundation I could still see all my lines and pores. I don’t really know how to feel about this primer, it’s nice and matifying but not a big fan of how my face looked afterwards. I have oily skin, so this did do the job of keeping my face matte; I will definitely still be trying this out and hopefully I will come to like this product.

2. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer: $23

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I had seen this in an instagram video and I had to buy it. When I saw the video, the girl that was filling in her eyebrows had about the same shape and thickness of my eyebrows, and I loved how this product made her eyebrows look. Surely enough when I tried it out I loved it so much. I got this in the shade chocolate and it matched my color so well!! I love how the formula just glides on; the triangular shape really helps you create a shape for your eyebrows and the spoolie helps blend out any harsh lines and it just leaves your eyebrows looking so nice and full. I definitely will be using this a lot.

3. Urban Decay De-Slick Oil Control Makeup Setting Spray: $15-$31

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ATTENTION ANYONE WHO HAS OIL SKIN LIKE ME THIS IS THE ANSWER TO OUR PRAYERS!!! This setting spray is absolutely amazing, I can’t stress this enough there needs to be more hype for this!!!!! I got the travel size for $15 because I don’t wear foundation that often but holy crap guys this is so amazing. So when I sprayed it the mist was so nice and smooth and as soon as it sat on my skin BOOM instantly dry and made my skin super nice and matte. Best part it didn’t makeup my foundation oxidize and you cold immediately tell shine did go away. If you’ve been having a hard time finding a setting spray that actually helps with oily skin I definitely recommend this one.

The final look:

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This is how my skin looked after I used all the products!! Let me know what products I should review next. Sorry that these products were on the pricey side, I want to review both drugstore and more name brand makeup on this blog so please leave me suggestions in the comments!! Also if you try out any of these products let me know how it goes!! Love you guys ❤

eyeliner · makeup · makeup basics · Uncategorized

The Horror: Eyeliner

When I started getting into makeup, my number one fear that I had was eyeliner. Eyeliner is a mystical creature you come across but never really know how to start. My first attempt at eyeliner was a mess, a black squiggle mess. But over the years eyeliner for me has become a bit more easier for me. Today I want to share the eyeliners I’ve used; why I love them or why I hate them and how to use them.

Favorite Eyeliners

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My first  liquid liner I ever used was the NYC Liquid Eyeliner. This wonderful, amazing, such good quality product can be found in many drugstores for about $4. So why do I love this so much? The brush is really thin and has a sharp end at the tip so it helps you get that sharp wing. The only thing that I didn’t like was that after a while the brush would loose it’s shape. The formula itself kind of smelled and the way it would dry kind of bugged me, it dried like clay, and then would crumble off easily. Liquid eyeliner is scary, I know. My best tip is when starting out with eyeliner always, always, ALWAYS start from the outer corner of your eye. By doing this you are creating the shape of your wing first, then when you draw the line from your lash line to your wing line it will connect more easily. And remember makeup wipes and q- tips are your best friend doing eyeliner (helps you clean up mistakes you’ve made).

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My second liquid eyeliner was the NYX Matte Liquid Liner. I really liked this one because the brush is definitely a lot smaller, meaning more control and precision for your wing. I bought this at the actual NYX store for about $8, and I have to say I felt like this brush helped me get a sharper wing because it’s so small. The formula itself is really pigmented and really really good at drying matte BUT you do have to be careful with it crumbling off. It’s something that a lot of eyeliners will do but this one won’t do it as much and it won’t be so significant as felt tip liners that I’ve tried and the NYC liner. This NYX liner is a good liner for when you have found your eyeliner shape, this liner makes it really easy to get the shape you want while practicing getting that sharp wing.

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This eyeliner is one I talked about in my last post because of the eyelash growth serum that’s in the formula, but this is the eyeliner I’m using right now and I love it. It was about $8 or $10 at Walmart which is a bit pricey for drugstore but I swear by this product. This is a felt liquid liner, unlike other felt tips this tip isn’t that marker feel like other felt tips have. This is a much more smooth tip that helps with the application. The formula it’s self is a really nice black matte formula that doesn’t feel drying and doesn’t crumble off!!! This eyeliner is really good to just quickly make your wing because of how easy this glides on and how pigmented and dark the color is. I can’t get over how good this eyeliner has been, considering the fact that I just picked this up randomly one day and didn’t look at any reviews online. An impulsive buy but a good buy if you want to put it that way.

And now, the eyeliners that I regret buying

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I bought this liner for $20 at Sephora because the hype was so huge I caved in and wanted to see what it’s about. At first I loved it. It was so nice and glided so smoothly, the formula was so pigmented and I liked that there was virtually no smearing whatsoever. HOWEVER  it didn’t take long for this product to really disappointment. This dried out so fast, it was so annoying to try to draw on my eyeliner and get no product on my eye. And when it would draw on, it would crumble and take off my eyeliner. Honestly I don’t use it anymore it’s literally made me so much, I’ve tried to melt the product inside with a lighter like you see on videos but that made it worse so I threw it out. Worst $20 spent, but if it has worked out for you you’re so lucky and I worship.

AND NOW THE WORST EYELINER IN HISTORY, THE MOST HATED EYELINER EVER

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THIS EYELINER PISSED ME OFF SO MUCH I CAN’T BEGIN TO DESCRIBE HOW MADE I WAS. First off you have to squeeze the product out, when I squeezed the product out it explode everywhere, that should have been a sign that everything was going to be bad. The brush was super stiff at first, it was really hard to glide on the product and it’s so stiff. Yes it was really pigmented at first but literally this smears so much, you don’t even need to touch it for it to smear completely. I wore this to school and when I got in the car to go home my eyeliner was smeared and was all over my cheek. The brush after one use looses it’s shape and it wouldn’t help apply the product. AND IT WAS SUCH A DRYING PRODUCT I COULDN’T DEAL WITH IT!!!! It’s not worth your money please please please don’t buy it!!!

I hope you guys enjoyed this post and it helped you guys decide what eyeliner to get and this encouraged you to try it!! Remember if at first you don’t succeed, you try again ❤