7 Days of Makeup Geek #6

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Unexpected on inner third of eye lid and Glamorous on outer third with Sigma E20   Cocoa Bear blended in crease with Sigma E35; Corrupt used as liner on upper lid using Sigma E15;  Glamorous and Unexpected mixed and used together on lower lash line with a clean E15; Filled in brows with the e.l.f. Studio Eyebrow Kit in Light. Two coats of L’ORÉAL Extra Volume Collagen Mascara in Black on top lashes and one coat on bottom lashes.  ** All Shadows used can be bought individually or in the Makeup Geek Starter Kit and Z-Palette Bundle **

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The rest of my face..  Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme Foundation in Buff applied with a damp Beauty Blender.  Dusted face with Maybelline Dream Wonder Powder in Porcelain Ivory with Sigma F30. Used Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer  and light contour; applied with Sigma F35  and blended out with e.l.f. Studio Powder Brush.  Elizabeth Mott “Tints and Sass” used as blush, blended with fingers (review here)  On the lips is  Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain in Miami Fever (review here) 

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The Entire Series:::

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August 2014 Favorites

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First off, do you like my beach picture?  I took it at Keawakapu Beach last year when I visited my sister in Hawaii.  Also don’t forget to check out the giveaway all the info is on the contest page! 

Sigma F35 Tapered Highlighter Brush

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Sigma Says:: Unique Feature: Small and tapered with a precise tip
Function: Subtle highlighting
Recommended Use: Apply highlighting shades onto the upper contours of the face. Diffused finish gives skin a natural glow.

Lara Says:: I actually find this brush very useful in applying bronzer and for contouring.  I can get just the right amount of product on the brush put it right where I want and then take a bigger fluffy brush and blend out.  Try your brushes out in different areas of your face and the possibilities are endless!! And extra points for Multitasking products/supplies!!

Pop Beauty Aqua Lacquer in Flowering Fuchsia

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Pop Beauty Says:: This refreshing water-light luxe gloss will bathe your lips in hydration & protect with Vitamin E. We also added Jojoba oil, an exceptional moisturizer for maximum lip comfort. These sheer colour tints provide staying power as well as a cure for thirsty lips.

Lara Says:: I keep this is my purse so I always have it.  It has become my go to gloss and is great over any lipstick or just by itself.  It has a slight mint flavor and does tingle a bit when you apply it.  It has staying power with minimum stickiness.  If I ever use this up I will definitely be buying another!

Maybelline’s Dream Wonder Powder in Porcelain Ivory

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Maybelline Says:: Maybelline’s Dream Wonder Powder is 100% Second- Skin Powder Foundation Perfection. Creamy glide, smooth flawless finish, perfect skin. Feels like powderless powder.

Lara Says:: This is probably the most amazing pressed powder I have found at the drugstore.  And you know I love it because I have recommended it to no less than 10 people.  It goes on smooth and doesn’t look cakey whatsoever and the coverage is buildable. So you can use it as a powder over your foundation and for touchups throughout the day (as I typically do). Or you can build it up to full coverage and wear it alone.  This is my second time repurchasing and won’t be my last!

Mally Beauty Volumizing Mascara

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Mally Says:: This Volumizing Mascara has a unique formula that helps create the look of gorgeous, full, luxurious lashes. The combination of natural waxes and carefully chosen powders gives lashes an instant boost. The plush brush works with the powders in the formula to help thicken lashes without clumping, giving you gorgeous volume that lasts and lasts.

Lara Says:; I received this mascara in a birchbox and I love it! If you have been a reader of this blog for any length of time you know I call myself a mascara whore.  I cannot stay faithful to one and I feel  I am on an eternal quest to find the holy grail of mascara that curls, lengthens, separates and is volumizing… I know it exist and I will find it.  Until then this is pretty awesome.  I did a review which you can find here.

Herbal Essence ‘Naked Volume Dry Shampoo

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Herbal Essence Says:: The Herbal Essence Website:: refresh your strands, water not necessary. with natural tapioca, my formula absorbs oil and rejuvenates dirty hair for a clean feeling. invigorate your strands with the scent of white grapefruit and mint and feel naturally beautiful without parabens or dyes.

Lara Says:: Still my favorite after trying many. Clear application and it absorbs the oil and gives some volume and lift.  I did a review and comparison a few months ago, you can read it here.

 

And now for my one Un-Favorite/ Fail….

 

Benefit they’re real! push-up liner

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Benefit Says:: It’s the FIRST EVER lash-hugging gel liner in a pen! This matte black gel formula won’t smudge, budge or dry out, and the innovative soft AccuFlex™ Tip hugs your lashline from corner to corner. The closer the line, the bigger the eye!
91% said it was longwearing*
81% said it was waterproof*
88% said it hugged the lashline*
84% said eyes looked visibly larger*
*Results observed in a consumer panel survey on 32 women after 2 weeks

Lara Says:: I watched and read enough reviews that I was apprehensive to try this liner.  I received it in my last birchbox and I was not impressed.  First off, mine did dry out, as the cap didn’t want to stay on.  This may have only been an issue with the sample size I received and not the full size product but after about the third time the lid popped off after I put it on it finally stayed down.  And when applying I found that either I got nothing out or way too much came out.  For me I much prefer the use of a pencil or gel liner with a brush as I have more control.

Products Mentioned::

Sigma F35 Tapered Highlighter Brush $14.00

Pop Beauty Aqua Lacquer in Flowering Fuchsia $14.00

Maybelline’s Dream Wonder Powder $8.99

Mally Beauty Volumizing Mascara $20.00

Herbal Essence ‘Naked Volume Dry Shampoo $4.97

Benefit they’re real! push-up liner $24.00

 

What Were Your Favorites from the Month of August? 

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Only one more look left after today!  Please let me know if this is something that you enjoyed and I will be more then happy to do the same thing with different palettes.  It has really been a lot of fun for me and I hope that you all have enjoyed this as much as I have!
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Eyeshadow:: Selfish all over lid applied with ring finger and applied on lower lash line with Sigma E20 .  Sleek applied in the crease with Sigma E35.  Eyeliner:: Waterline Stila Smudge Stick in Angelfish (I was unable to find this anywhere online so it might be discontinued. It is very similar to Rimmels Kohl eyeliner in Nude I found my Stila Smudge Sticks in a set on Hautelook.) Mascara:: L’Oreal Paris Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara in Blackest Black 

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Foundation:: Applied with Sigma’s F80 Flat Kabuki Brush  Revlon Colorstay for Combination/Oily Skin Equal amounts of Buff and Sand Beige Under eye Concealer:: Mary Kay Concealer in Yellow blended with Sigma’s F80 Flat Kabuki Brush  Under eye/Nose Highlight:: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle in Light applied and blended with ring finger   Blemish/Redness Concealer:: Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Light  applied and blended with ring finger Powder:: e.l.f. Studio High Definition Powder in Translucent applied with Sigma’s F30 Large Powder Brush   Bronzer:: Nars Laguna  applied with Sigma F25 Blush:: Nars Deep Throat applied with Sigma F10 Lips:: Vaseline Lip Therapy in Rosy Lips ( I bought mine at Target but I am unable to find it online save amazon)

***If you are interested in Sigma brushes the best bang for your buck is the Premium Professional Kit.  The kit is under $200 and includes fifteen brushes of the highest  quality.  Keep a look out for sales and coupon codes I bought mine with a 20% off code***

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Only two days left in the Seven Days of Nude’Tude!  I hope you are all enjoying this as much as I am!  Here is todays look….

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Eyeshadow:: Sassy all over eyelid applied with ring finger. Sultry in crease and lower lash line. Schitzo/Seductive as eyeliner.  Masascara:: Victoria Secret Volume Plumping 

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Foundation:: Revlon Colorstay for Combination/Oily Skin Equal amounts of Buff and Sand Beige applied with Sigma F80 Undereye/Nose Highlight:: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle in Light applied and blended with ring finger  Blemish/Redness Concealer:: Revlon ColorStay  Concealer in Fair applied and blended with ring finger  Powder:: e.l.f. Studio High Definition Powder in Translucent applied with Sigma’s F30 Large Powder Brush Bronzer:: Nars Laguna  applied with Sigma F25 Blush:: Nars Mistinguette from the Limited Edition Guy Bourdin One Night Stand Blush Palette (this is sold out online, you may be able to nab one for a hefty price tag on eBay, your best bet is to call around to your local Sephora’s and see if they have any in stock.) Lips:: e.l.f. Jumpo Lip Gloss Stick in Flirty and Girly 

 

***If you are interested in Sigma brushes the best bang for your buck is the Premium Professional Kit.  The kit is under $200 and includes fifteen brushes of the highest  quality.  Keep a look out for sales and coupon codes I bought mine with a 20% off code***

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We are just over the half way point of Seven Days of Nude’Tude!!

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Eyeshadow:: All over lid Snobby applied with ring finger; layered Sultry on top of that; Schitzo/Seductive (they changed the name my palette says Schitzo but newer ones are labeled Seductive) outer V, lower lash line and lower portion of crease;  Sexy all over crease color and lower lash line, applied with Sigma E35 EyeLiner:: Tightline Sumita Color Contrast Eyeliner in Suman Waterline Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner in Nude  Mascara:: Smashbox Full Exposure in Jet Black 

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Foundation:: tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour in  Ivory  applied with a damp Beauty Blender Under eye Concealer:: Mary Kay Concealer in Yellow  Under eye/Nose Highlight:: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle in Light also applied and blended with the Beauty Blender   Blemish/Redness Concealer:: Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Light  applied and blended with ring finger Powder::  e.l.f. Studio High Definition Powder in Translucent applied with Sigma F20 Bronzer:: Nars Laguna  applied with Sigma F25 Blush:: Nars Deep Throat applied with Sigma F10 Highlighter:: Nars Devotee Highlighting Blush from the Guy Bourdin Holiday Collection Limited Edition One Night Stand Cheek Palette (sold out online, save for eBay… You may be able to find one in your local Sephora if they haven’t sold out) applied with Sigma F10 Lips:: Bioderma Atoderm Lips Moisturizing Stick and Maybelline Color Whisper in Who Whore it Red-er 

***If you are interested in Sigma brushes the best bang for your buck is the Premium Professional Kit.  The kit is under $200 and includes fifteen brushes of the highest  quality.  Keep a look out for sales and coupon codes I bought mine with a 20% off code***


Seven Days of Nude’Tude Day::3

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Who is ready for Day Three of Nude’Tude madness?!  I am, I have really had a lot of fun restricting myself to one palette and coming up with different color combinations.

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 Eyeshadow:: Allover lid Silly; Crease Sexy, Inner Corner Sassy  EyeLiner:: Waterline and Tightline Sumita Color Contrast Eyeliner in Suman Mascara:: Victoria Secret Volume Plump 

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Foundation:: tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour in  Ivory  applied with a damp Beauty Blender Undereye/Nose Highlight:: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle in Light also applied and blended with the Beauty Blender   Blemish/Redness Concealer:: Revlon ColorStay  Concealer in Fair applied and blended with ring finger Powder::  e.l.f. Studio High Definition Powder in Translucent applied with Sigma F20 Bronzer:: Nars Laguna  applied with Sigma F25 Blush:: Nars Deep Throat applied with Sigma F10 Highlighter:: mark Touch and Glow Shimmer Cream Cubes  applied with Sigma F15 Lips:: Yes to Carrots Lip Balm in Berry and stila long wear lip color in Flushed (I can’t find this color online so it may be discontinued, I bought mine through HauteLook 

***If you are interested in Sigma brushes the best bang for your buck is the Premium Professional Kit.  The kit is under $200 and includes fifteen brushes of the highest  quality.  Keep a look out for sales and coupon codes I bought mine with a 20% off code***

Seven Days of Nude’tude!!! Day::2

Welcome to Day 2 of looks with theBalm’s Nude’Tude Palette.

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As I stated in my last post, I feel that this is a seriously underrated palette and I wanted to share with you all a variety of ways to use it.

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Eyeshadow:: All over lid Selfish; used Sigma E25 Inner corner, inner V and Lower Lashline Sexy; Crease Sultry  used Sigma E35  Eyeliner Tightline:: Sumita Color Contrast Eyeliner in Suman  Mascara:: L’Oreal Paris Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara in Blackest Black Eyeliner:: e.l.f. Essential Liquid Eyeliner in Black over that is layered Sephora brand Glitter Eyeliner in Gold which is discontinued.

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Foundation:: tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour in  Ivory Blended with Sigma F80 Undereye/Nose Highlight:: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle in Light blended with Sigma F80  Blemish/Redness C concealer:: Revlon ColorStay  Concealer in Fair applied and blended with ring finger Powder::  e.l.f. Studio High Definition Powder in Translucent applied with Sigma F20 Bronzer:: Physicians Formula pH Matchmaker  pH Powdered Bronzer in Light/Medium applied with Sigma F25 Blush:: Be a…Bombshell The One Stick in Sunset  applied with Sigma F15

***If you are interested in Sigma brushes the best bang for your buck is the Premium Professional Kit.  The kit is under $200 and includes fifteen brushes of the highest  quality.  Keep a look out for sales and coupon codes I bought mine with a 20% off code***