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

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Eyes::

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)

 

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Face::

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)

 

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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. 

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Face::

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

 

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Eyes::

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

Lips::

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 **

Mermaid Eye with Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows

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Face::

NYX Green CC Cream in Light/Medium ‚Äď $13.99

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

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

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Light ‚Äď $6.99

E.L.F. High Definition Powder in Sheer ‚Äď $6.00

Maybelline Oil Control Pressed Powder in Soft Cameo ‚Äď $5.99

NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Powder in Sunny (Bronzer)

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Blush in Snapdragon – $34.00

benefit Gimme Brow in Light/Medium – $24.00

 

Eyes::

benefit Stay Don’t Stray Eye Primer – $26.00

NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Powder in Sunny  (crease)

Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadow in Houdini – $10.00 (all over lid)

Makekup Geek Foiled Eyeshadow in Center Stage – $10.00 ( center of lid and lower lash line)

Rimmel London Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Pencil in Jungle Green – $3.99 (waterline and tightline)

Covergirl Katy Kat Eye  Mascara in Perry Blue Р$8.99

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June 2016 Favorites

For some reason I’ve gotten away from doing monthly favorites and I want to get back!

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Clinique Long Last Lipstick in All Heart — $17.00

 

This is a red coral and it has been living in my purse for the past month.  It feels very soft and smooth and it wears really well!

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Lush Tea Tree Water Toner– $22.95

This is a good to for summer and I forgot how much I loved it! ¬†I like to mist this on my face in the morning before I put on my makeup and sometimes throughout the day too. ¬†It is not a makeup extending or setting spray but ¬†I don’t find that it messes up my make up if I spray it on top.

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Malin + Goetz Mojito Lip Balm– $12.00

First off this smells amazing! It has a fresh citrus scent and is very thick in texture.  I had neglected to exfoliate my lips for a few weeks and my skin was more dry due to my acne medications and my lips were looking rough!  I used this at night and after 3 nights my lips were in great shape!

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Makeup Geek Blush in Spell BoundР$10.00 

This is the old formula but I still love it! ¬†The color is a salmon pink and finish is matte. The pigmentation is great for these blushes and you can’t beat the price.

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benefit Erase Paste Brightening Concealer in Fair– $26.00

I have almost hit pan on this jar!  I like the consistency of this concealer as it is thick (so it has good coverage) but it is also very creamy and easy to blend.  I do have to make sure I set it with a powder but it lasts all day and does a great job of covering up the darkness under and in the corner of my eyes.

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Soap and Glory  The Scrub of Your LifeР$12.00 

This is a good scrub if you are looking for something that isn’t too harsh. ¬†The scent is light and a combination of floral and citrus. ¬†You can pick this up in the US at Ulta!

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Marc Jacobs Dot Perfume–$96.00¬†

I think I only wore this scent for a solid week in June.  It has a nice combination of floral and fruity that I love.  The notes are Red Berries, Dragonfruit, Honeysuckle, Jasmine, Coconut Water, Orange Blossom, Vanilla, Driftwood, Musk.  On me I feel like the musk, Jasmine and Vanilla really come through and it has a nice lingering scent.

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BH Cosmetics Pride+Prejudice+Zombies Eye and Cheek Palette– $12.50

This has been my go to this past month. The variety of colors and finish is awesome and the staying power is pretty good as well. ¬†The formula can be a little powdery and some of the colors do take a bit to build up but you can’t be the price! I also really love the shimmer blush that is in the palette. ¬†It reminds me a bit of Orgasm by Nars… I’m now going to do a swatch test lol ūüôā

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LOC One & Done Shadow Sticks in On Point and Day TripР$10.00 Each 

I like to use these shadow sticks as a base for other eye shadows.  I find that for me they are not enough on their own.  I do have oily eyelids so I find that all day wear with these will leave me with some creasing or they will just straight up disappear from my eyelid. But, they do make a great base and they work well with the BH Cosmetics palette as some of the shadows are not as pigmented and the base color really helps to bring out the best in the shadow stick and the powder eye shadow set the cream.  All in all its a win win!

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Products I’ve Hit Pan On:: e.l.f. Contour Palette

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e.l.f. Says::

This beautiful contour palette holds 4 gorgeous shades to mix and match for a custom, defined look. The pigmented colors are designed for contouring, shading, sculpting, brightening and highlighting the eyes, cheekbones, nose, and jawline to slim and enhance features. Infused with Vitamin E to help nourish for gorgeous-looking skin.

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Lara Says:: Well as you can see I really don’t like this product at all! ¬†This is my go to for travel as it has a bronzer (lightest brown shade), contour (deepest brown shade), under-eye setting powder (the yellow powder) ¬†and a highlight (white powder). ¬†This thing is $6 which comes out to $1.50 per pan, I mean you can’t beat that!!! ¬†I’ve already bought another one and it is waiting in the wings for me to use the rest of this baby up!

 

Buy on the e.l.f website for $6   OR check out your local Wal-Mart or Target

Products I’ve Hit Pan On: ColourPop Super Shock Cheek in Never Been Kissed

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Another ColourPop product I’ve hit pan on! ¬†This is a beautiful color and I love the formula of the brands blushes.

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I loved it so much I have rubbed¬†off the logo on the lid! ¬†I like to apply this blush with a stippling brush. ¬†Either the one from e.l.f¬†¬†or the Sigma F50 Duo Fiber Stippling Brush. ¬†Really I reach for whichever one is the cleanest….

 

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I know its a little teeny tiny sliver of the bottom of the container but I’m so proud that I was able to get through!

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As you can see the color is beautiful Coral Pink that is matte. ¬†This was a part of the 90’s collection that came out last summer and as the writing of this blog post is still¬†up for purchase on the ColourPop website. ¬†Check out the website to see pictures of this blush on different skin tones. ¬†I love that ColourPop does that as its nice to see a variety of skin tones represented.

 

You Can Buy On The ColourPop Website Here ——>¬†ColourPop Super Shock Cheek in Never Been Kissed–$8.00¬†

Stila Best of Kitten Makeup Set

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A few months ago I found this best of kit on Hautelook and decided I needed it. ¬†Well not need you know but I thought I needed it for review purposes… ūüôā ¬†Kitten is a best selling eyeshadow and gloss for Stila and I thought I should let you know if its great or not!

This can still be found on amazon where it retails for $65.00 but I bought mine on Hautelook for $24.00.  Is this worth $65.00?  No.  Worth $24.00? YES !

What It Is::

Stila Best Of Kitten 6 Piece Makeup Gift Set is an exquisite collection of makeup essentials which will ensure you look dazzling all year round.

Featuring a gorgeous all-over shimmer, eye shadow, eyeliner and ever popular Lip Glaze, Best Of Kitten 6 Piece Makeup Gift Set is beautifully presented in a gold fringed cosmetics bag and comes with a free designer bangle to ensure you look glamorous from top to toe.

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Collection Contains:

  • Eyeshadow In Compact in Kitten ¬†– An award-winning sparkling nude eye shadow with a pressed powder formula which offers long lasting wear and pigment rich colour. Easy to apply, this signature neutral hue has a silky smooth texture which glides over the eyelids effortlessly and can be worn wet or dry for a variety of different looks. Packaged in a sleek black compact, Eyeshadow In Compact is perfect for throwing into your handbag.
  • All Over Shimmer Luminizer in Kitten Shimmer ¬†– Adds a touch of universal nude shimmer to the face and body for a radiant glow. This creamy, skin-enhancing luminizer gives the skin a fresh, radiant glow; Soft Focus Pigments help diminish skin imperfections whilst minimising the appearance of fine lines and sun spots. Ideal for mixing with your favourite lotions or your Stila Foundation, All Over Shimmer Luminizer adds a touch of brightened radiance to the skin. Stila’s signature shimmer leaves the skin with a soft and subtle shimmer and instant luminosity.
  • Lip Glaze in Kitten ¬†– A non-sticky, deliciously scented lip gloss in an iconic shimmering nude. This high-shine lip gloss will get the lips the attention that they deserve! A cult favourite, Stila Lip Glaze has a flavour and scent. A makeup bag essential, Lip Glaze is long lasting, moisturising and never sticky. Packaged in Stila’s famous click pen, this signature gloss is ideal for throwing in your handbag and gives the lips a flush of sheer colour and high shine. Wear alone or layer over your favourite lipsticks for gorgeous lips every day.
  • Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner in Gilded 0.28g – A highly pigmented eye liner pencil in a metallic golden bronze. This smooth, waterproof eye liner glides onto the eye lids without skipping, dragging or pulling. Easy to apply, Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner imparts intense, vibrant colour effortlessly for beautifully defined eyes. The innovative,flexible formula ensuresthat colour stays put all day and night without flaking, creasing or moving. Glide onto upper and lower lash lines or smudge into a shadow over the lid. Once set, the colour won’t budge.
  • BaubleBar Pyramid Bracelet – An edgy gold toned bangle with pyramid detailing. Sure to add a touch of rock chick glamour to your party outfit, BaubleBar Pyramid Bracelet is a limited edition design from cult US designer BaubleBar.
  • Gold Fringed Clutch – A stylish metallic clutch which will jazz up any little black dress. With a striking metallic fringe design and a secure zip fastening, this exclusive clutch bag is a must have for storing your Stila party essentials inside.

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Left to Right– Kitten Eyeshadow, Kitten All Over Shimmer Liquid Luminizer, Waterproof Smudge Stick in Gilded, Lip Glaze in Kitten

Let me know if you would like to see a look using these products!

 

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