Sephora July 2016 Play Box

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Nest Fragances ‘Citrine’- Layers of fresh lotus flower and freesia mingle with bright citrus and a base of precious woods.



First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser with Red Clay– Foaming gel cleanser uses botanicals and red clay to remove excess oil, purify and balance skin.



Ouai Wave Spray– Weightless texture mist gives hair an effortless, undone look while adding volume and shine.




BeautyBlender Blotterazzi– Washable and reusable, this revolutionary cushion blotter is designed to get into facial contours to remove shine and absorb oil without disturbing makeup.



Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer– Mattifying and velvet-smooth, this primer for combination to oily skin controls shine, minimizes the look of pores, and helps makeup last up to eight hours.




Too Faced Soleil Matte Bronzer in Chocolate– Lightweight, buildable matte bronzer formulated with cocoa powder for a natural-looking- and deliciously scented- summer glow.


Mermaid Eye with Makeup Geek Round Two

I did not start out the month intending to make July the month of Makekup Geek but it just kinda happened…ūüôā




Mica Beauty Eye Primer

Tarte Park Ave Princess Brozer (used in crease)

Makeup Geek Peacock (used in crease and as eyeliner on eyelid)

Makekup Geek Bitten (used in crease)

Makeup  Geek  Caitlin Rose (used on outer half of  eyelid and as lower lash liner)

Makeup Geek Houdini (used on inner half of eyelid)

Makeup Geek Grandstand  (focused on middle of eye lid and blended softly over eyelid)





Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer

Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Foundation in Ivory

Stila All Over Shimmer Liquid Luminizer in Kitten (mixed with Foundation)

Maybelline Oil Control Pressed Powder in Soft Cameo

Tarte Park Ave Princess Brozer

Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadow in Magic Act (highlighter)

ColourPop Blush in Cruel Intentions 

Bite Beauty Luminous Crème Lipstick in  Palomino (limited edition color)



Mask Monday:: Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Oil-Absorbing Mask

Paula  Says:::

This unique mask absorbs oil, uproots blackheads, and reduces irritation. It leaves skin remarkably soft, matte and beautifully smooth.
  • Blackheads, Enlarged Pores
  • Normal to Oily Skin; Combination Skin
  • Smooths rough, uneven skin
  • Shrinks enlarged pores, reveals younger looking skin
  • As seen in Ebony


What makes this product unique?
This mask’s unique formula beautifully balances skin by absorbing excess oil without over-drying or making it feel tight. It also doesn’t include irritating, skin-damaging ingredients such as menthol, peppermint, or alcohol. The clay‚Äôs drawing action helps dislodge blackheads and cellular debris, while the soothing blend of anti-inflammatory agents reduce redness and irritation. Product easily rinses away leaving skin soft, matte and smooth.

This product is 100% fragrance-free.

Who is this product for?
Skin Balancing Oil-Absorbing Mask is recommended for those with normal to oily/combination skin. Excellent for breakout- and blackhead-prone skin, too.

Find it on Paula’s Choice– $19.00

Makeup Geek Duochromes!!


Looks like ordinary eyeshadows right? Nope guess again these are amazing and better yet they change color!! ¬†I’m all inūüėČ


PicMonkey Collage

All About This Color:
This eye-catching duochrome is no optical illusion! The light bounces off Prism to create a dynamic display of color. Its silky smooth texture and gorgeous finish are unlike anything you’ve seen before!

The Bottom Line:
Prism has a white base with peachy-pink reflects.


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All About This Color:
Love is a burning thing, and our love for this duochrome is spreading like wildfire! A force to be reckoned with, this warm and intense shade applies beautifully and will surely set any look ablaze. It’s easy to get swept up by Wildfire!

The Bottom Line:
Wildfire has a red-coral base with gold reflects.


Sugar Rush–¬†

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All About This Color:
Calling all candy junkies! Uncontrollable energy and super sweet vibes abound when you‚Äôre wearing this duochrome‚ÄĒit‚Äôs delectably creamy and beautifully saturated. Satisfy your cosmetic sweet tooth with Sugar Rush!

The Bottom Line:
Sugar Rush has a translucent base with icy blue and purple reflects.


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All About This Color:
Take your look from flat to multidimensional with a little help from Hologram. This smooth and pigmented duochrome works with the light to project an irreplicable shade that’s vibrant, metallic, and uniquely you.

The Bottom Line:
Hologram has an orangey-pink base with green and gold reflects.


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All About This Color:
More than a duochrome, Kaleidoscope‚Äôs constantly changing color has landed it the nickname ‚Äúquadrichrome‚ÄĚ here at the Makeup Geek headquarters. Purple one moment and teal the next, this extraordinary shade adds multiple layers of dimension with minimal fallout.

The Bottom Line:
Kaleidoscope has a slate blue base with pink, purple, and teal reflects.


Unfortunately, these are no longer available in the pressed format but they are available in loose pigment form.  


Makeup Geek Blushes!

Makeup Geek recently came out with a reformulation of their blushes and added some new colors to the collection.



I have two shades from the first launch and I thought they were pretty good, but the formula on the new ones are much more creamy and pigmented.  And that is saying a lot because the old formula was pretty dang good!



Love Letter—¬†Love Letter is a dusty mauve with a matte finish

Xoxo–XOXO is a watermelon pink with a matte finish

Blind Date—¬†Blind Date is a cantaloupe pink with a matte finish

Romance–Romance is a peachy coral with a golden shimmery finish




These blushes are super pigmented!!! And the formula is like butter, so smooth and creamy for a powder.




These are the two blushes I have of the old formula (which is still a good formula!)

Spell Bound—¬†Spell Bound is a light salmon with a matte finish

Love Affair— Love Affair is an intense pink coral with a matte finish

Look with Products from Stila in Kitten

All the way back in May I reviewed a set I found on Hautelook with products from Stila in the shade Kitten; Here is a look using those products. 




Pixi Flawless Beauty Primer – $22.00

NYX Green CC Cream in Light/Medium – $13.99

E.L.F. Acne Fighting Foundation in Porcelain – $6.00 mixed with Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Foundation in Ivory – $11.99

Garnier Skin BB Eye Miracle Perfector Eye Roller in Fair/Light – $5.95

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Light – $6.99

E.L.F. High Definition Powder in Sheer – $6.00

Maybelline Oil Control Pressed Powder in Soft Cameo – $5.99

NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Powder in Sunny (Bronzer)

theBlam Frat Boy Blush – $21.00

Stila All Over Shimmer Liquid Luminizer in Kitten – $20.00 (Highlighter)

Wunderbrow in Auburn– $22.00




Benefit Stay Don’t Stray Eyeshadow Primer – $26.00

LOC One and Done Shadow Stick in On Point – $10.00 (all over lid)

NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Powder in Sunny  (as crease shade)

Stila Eyeshadow in Kitten – $18.00 (all over lid)

Stila Smudge Stick in Gilded – $22.00 (on eyelid and also lover lash line)

Rimmel Lash Accelerator Endless Mascara in Black – $7.97


Benefit Posie Balm– $18.00

Stila Lip Glaze in Kitten – $22.00


** My Brows look really dark…. I don’t think they are that bold in person lol **

Jenn Ne Sais Quad from Colourpop



I’m in love the ColourPop Eyeshadow formula and I loved all of these colors so duh I had to pick this up!



and yes after I took this picture I realized that the names are the numbers 1-4 in French…. So left to right you are looking at 2, 4, 1, and 3ūüôā ¬†I mean it wouldn’t make sense to photography them 1, 2, 3,4 right?!


Un (A soft champagne sprinkled with silver multidimensional glitter in a Metallic Finish); Deux (A mid tone warm brown in a Satin finish); Trois (A brownish brick red in a Satin finish); Quatre (A blackened brown in a Matte finish)



** The little remnants of a heart that you see are from my swatch of the Birchbox LOC Shadowstick from my June Birchbox.  That was with soap and water so this is proof that it is pretty long wearing lol! **


You can pick up the Jenn Ne Sais Quad from the ColourPop website for $20.00