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Highlighters I've Decluttered

I was never a highlighter person, until this year, when the makeup floodgates were open. I never realized before that there was shimmery powder available to put on your face, and once I did learn this I was very excited.

I feel I do own a lot of highlighters, but I've decluttered a few that I wanted to talk about.
Let's go!

1.) Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight sample, pressed powder. I bought this from ebay, so I was using it not a 100% sure that it was legitimate, which I think affected the way I viewed the product on my face. Still, this is a too subtle powder that I feel does not really add anything noticeable to the face. I consider Reserve Your Cabana from WnW to be a subtle highlight, as it gives a sheen that is not sparkly. Candlelight did not impress me, so I ended up decluttering the sample (which still cost me $16...).

2.) Shiro Cosmetics, Vessel for Dissacharides. I've talked about decluttering this before on my blog, and I struggled with that decision, but I don't …
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EoTD: Rose Gold and Mud (w/pictures)


Today I was having a spot of trouble with my makeup- liner, specifically. It does not get easier, people. I don't know why.

Anyway, today I continued with trying to use shades from the Modern Renaissance: Burnt Orange, Raw Sienna, and Tempera, as well as my new single eye shadow, Rose Chrome on the lid.

I don't have any pictures of this specific look, because when I got home I felt like adding to the look for no particular reason. I used my dupe of the Venus 2 palette (from Okalan), the shade Mud in the outer corner of the eye.

Here is what I came up with:

I really like the Mud shade, and its proven quite nice. It blended pretty well the shades from the Modern Renaissance.

As for the Rose Chrome shade, it's nice, and good for a simple look with a touch of glam. It lasted a long time, throughout the entire day. You can also see a thin strip of beige liner above my eyeliner- which was my quick fix for screwing up the eyeliner. Again, it's hard at 5 in the morning.

FoTD (text post): All Matte

Today was a rather dreary day, and I did not feel like doing much with my makeup. I didn’t wear any face primer, or glittery eyeahadow. However, I do feel like my makeup looked pretty good. Let’s go over it shall we:
Today’s eyelook was a combination of three palettes. Now, I know a lot of people hate doing this, but as I’ve said before, I don’t really mind it, as usually I am working with smaller palettes anyway, because I own mostly small palettes. The three palettes were:
Tarteist Pro To Go: Drive- A rosey, dusty, light brown shade used in the crease and all over the lid. This is is beautiful, simple color, that I feel is a dupe for a Colourpop shadow that I used up- I forget the name of it. Unlike the colourpop super shock shadow, though, this one blended with the other colors beautifully. Dose of Colours EyesCream Palette: Berries n Cream: On tbe brow bone. In pictures with flash, this looks a lot brighter than it actually is. Cone: The best matte in this palette. A sister shad…

Golden Modern Renaissance EoTD (w/ pictures!)

Today I liked my eye look a lot, so much so that I actually tried to take decent pictures. The look today involved some old and new favorites, so I'll talk about all of that now!

Here is the look:

I used the Wet n Wild eyeshadow primer all over my eye, and then Tempera from the MR palette to set it. I have nearly entirely panned all of Tempera.

In the crease I have a mix of Raw Sienna (mostly) and Burnt Orange. They are very close in terms of color, but for some reason I favor Burnt Orange. As a way to use up more of Raw Sienna, I've just been more conscious of incorporating it into eye looks.
Realgar and Red Ochre are on the outer corner and blended into the crease. 
I then took Too Faced Glitter Insurance on the lid and packed on top a gold shade depotted from the BH Cosmetics 28 Foil shadows. 
In the inner corner, and along the bottom lash line, I used Primavera, the gold shimmer from MR.
After putting on my makeup, I headed over to Target and made an impulse purchase- the …

Products I've Been Loving Lately


I neglected to post a September favorites article because I didn't really have anything new to talk about, which I think is a good thing. However, I do have some products in mind that kind of overlap between September and October. So, with that in mind, let's begin!

1.) Cinema Secrets Brush Cleansing Spray: This stuff does not dry out the bristles, though some quick-sprays do. It is way more expensive that I'd like, but it does a great job of thoroughly and quickly cleaning brushes. I've been using this quite often lately.

2.) Ittse highlighter in Hustle and Glow. This came as part of an ipsy deal with a palette and another highlighter, though this one was the superior one. I've been using it all week. What I really like about it is that though this is a powder highlighter, the consistency is cream-like. A little goes a long way, and it has a translucent quality on the skin that makes it look quite natural.

3.) Wet 'n Wild. Period. I've never conside…

October Ipsy Glam Bag Reveal

Tonight I'll post the items I'll be getting for October 2017, and then re-post this with updates as I use the products.

September was an awesome month full of products I am still getting a lot of use out of.

Judging from people's initial reactions to their glam bags, I don't think October is very buzz-worthy.

But, let's take a lot at the products I am getting, and I'll try to put down my initial thoughts!

Update, 10/11/17. So I have used all of these products for a day, and I've got some thoughts about the glambag! Please see the text in blue for my review. 

1. Urban Decay Black Eyeliner, Sample Size (.8 g) The sample size is a little larger than half of the full-size, but for simplicity's sake I'll price it at $10.00.
The way my eyes are shaped, I can only really use pencil liners to the outer corner of my eye, to the center. Then I used a liquid liner to line the rest of my eye. In that way, this way a perfectly fine liner that did not leak. I am ju…

Look of the Day (Text Post)

I don't know what it was, but I hated my makeup today.

 I have some breakouts around my mouth area- have no idea what's causing them- and my foundation and concealer did nothing to diminish the redness, not even after using setting powder.

What else?

Even though I used my favorite shadows for my eye look, the weird discoloration/shadow in the crease of my right eye is driving me crazy. I don't know if my mind is just exaggerating it, or if colors do appear muddy on that section of my eye.

I think it all might be tied to coming back from an extra day off at work, and readjusting.

The only thing that I liked about my makeup today was the highlighter I got from ittse, called Hustle and Glow. This stuff is legit. Even one light swipe gets me intense shine.

Tomorrow morning I am going to test out some ipsy October products, including the It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores pressed powder. I think I also want to try the loose eyeshadow from Meech and MIa. It is actually a duochrome, and …