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New Makeup: Too Faced Sugar Plum Fun Collection!!

Hey everyone!  Sorry for the delay on this, been having come laptop issues!  Anyway, let’s get into it!

My dad came by to see me recently, and dropped off  something that one of my aunts gave him to pass along.  I was surprised to see that it was a makeup set!!  I got SO excited, you all know I love me some Too Faced!  I’d never heard of this collection and hadn’t seen it anywhere, so I had to do some googling.

The set is an HSN-exclusive, and retails for $60 on their website.    Though when I looked up information about this set, an article I read said it was supposed to be $49, so I don’t know what the deal with that is.  It comes with a full sized tube of their 24+ Hour Shadow Insurance, the Better than Sex mascara, and a neutral shade of La Creme lipstick in a shade called Sugar Plum, and an eyeshadow palette featuring 16 shades.  I love the packaging with this, it’s so girly and sweet!  My one little comment is that I’m not feeling the black tube for the lipstick.  It just throws the overall aesthetic of the collection off.  It would have looked nicer to have a gold tube, or some other corresponding color within the same color scheme.  I have played with the La Creme lipsticks in the past at Ulta (and still need to get some of the ones I liked), but I have never used their Better than Sex mascara, nor their shadow primer, so I can’t wait to try them!  Here’s what it looks like!

Sugar Plum Set

Let’s go ahead and go all out on this post.  I’m going to give you swatches of the color, and a look that I did with the palette!  First, the palette and swatches!

Two of the shades did not show up well on me.  It wasn’t a lack of pigmentation so much as they just seemed to blend in with my skin tone.  I think on lighter or darker skin tones they might show up better.  My two favorite colors in the palette are Sparkly Wings, and Drummer Girl. Both are shimmery pink shades and I just fell in love with them!  And, here is the lipstick (also the mirror in the palette):

I don’t normally use the mirror in my palettes just because I prefer to use the magnified side of my hand mirror, but this one was so cute!  I felt like I’d be even more magical if I used it while I did my makeup, lol.  I don’t know, don’t ask me, I just think weird stuff sometimes…

And now, here is the look I did!  I’m just going to get into describing it because I was feeling a little lazy and didn’t do a photo tutorial (I’m sorry!).  I want to go ahead and say that the shades I used out of this palette showed up very nicely as far as pigmentation, and I didn’t really have problems with fallout in the shades I used  However, the shimmery shade I used did kind of transfer to my lower lash line a little bit, but I didn’t really mind it because I just ended up using the same colors on my lower lash line.

So, highlighted below are the colors I used.  I sort of went all around the palette, or I tried to.

SP Look 1

  • First, I used Tip Toe as a transition shade in my crease.
  • Then I went in with Midnight Soiree on my outer corner and blended it out
  • Next, I took the shade Ballerinas on the rest of my lid, and went over it with Drummer Girl
  • And finally, I put Magic Touch  in my inner corner.

Drummer girl was a little eh  when I tried it dry, but I wet my brush a little bit and dear God, it came THROUGH. ❤ It really is a very sheer shade of pink.  I did my wing, and brows, and then went in with the Better than Sex mascara, which is pretty nice! Oh, another thing to note about this palette is that it’s not scented, which I was kind of surprised by, especially since the lipstick is scented.

After I was done with my eyes, I went into my ABH Aurora, and played with Eclipse for my highlight, which I still can’t tell if I’m getting it right or not, lol.  For lips, I actually went and used the NYC liner that I tend to use on my brows and lined my lips.  Then I took the lipstick from the collection and put that on, and made a nice gradient look.  I am actually starting to get used to seeing myself with bold colored lips, so a toned down neutral kind of threw me for a loop, hahaha!  None the less, I loved it!  Here’s the end result!

The lipstick on its own felt a little too nude for my liking, but lining my lips definitely helped with that.  Thanks for reading, see you next time! ❤

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Makeup: Unicorn Dreams

I did this look back around Halloween, using my Karity Unicorn Dreams palette.  We had a small party at my house, and my boyfriend’s sister got me a super cute unicorn onesie that I decided to wear.  One does not simply wear a unicorn onesie and not rock some unicorn makeup!

Since having used this palette, I’m personally in love with it.  I really found the shades to be very pigmented and definitely buildable.  I used quite a few shadows from this palette, which I’m going to highlight below. ❤

I started off with Noa as my transition shade in my crease, and then deepened the color with Fairytale.  Next, I took Believer on to my outer corner, and also kind of  dragged it in along the base of my crease to deepen it even more.  After that, I went in with Skye on the rest of my lid, and  layered Mystical (sorry, looks like my light obscured the name in the photo) on top of that.  Finally, I put some of  Spark in my inner corner.

After I did my wing for my eyes, I took the Nyx Liquid Crystal Body Liner in Crystal Hip,  and added that along the wing.  I couldn’t get a good photo of it because it was kind of late in the day, and my bathroom has weird lighting because my bf is a vampire (he’s not a fan of bright lights), and the trees in my back yard, but I did use my ABH Aurora on my cheeks a little bit.  I used a little of the color Eclipse on my cheeks.  I’m not used to using a highlighter yet, so it’s going to be a bit before I get comfortable enough to go ham, lol.  On my lips, I used the Nyx Liquid Suede in Amethyst, and also put some of Lunfrom my ABH Aurora on my bottom lip.

I felt magical AF and got lots of compliments on both my makeup and mah onesie, lulz.  I did not choose the kawaii life, the kawaii life chose me. ❤  Thanks for reading, everyone!  I’ll see you next time! 😀

Future Haul? BUY ALL THE THINGS!!

As I previously posted, I went to Ulta the other day and I had myself a good ol’ time.  I spent a lot of time in the Urban Decay section.  Now these are things that are currently out and aren’t entirely big news, but because I’ve been living under a financial rock for a while, I’m finally getting out to play so they are new-ish to me because while I’ve seen them, I’ve never tried them.  🙂  I also don’t always like to call things a “haul,” because to me that suggests that you bought a TON of stuff, and I KNOW I don’t have money like that, so maybe we’ll call this my Makeup Wishlist or something.

First up is the Urban Decay Naked Heat palette.  Now there has been some disturbance in the beauty world about this palette.  I watched videos online where people weren’t sure, some loved this palette, some didn’t, people just seemed really divided.  When I first saw that this would be released I was excited, but unsure because I do have both the Too Faced Chocolate Bar and Sweet Peach palettes, so I have neutrals.  So I had to ask myself if I wanted more.  I’ve actually cooled off from Too Faced just a bit for the time being because as much as I love them, they do a lot of neutral palettes, and I don’t need 50 of them, lol. But I swatched the Heat palette and I was straight up SHOOK.  The metallics in this palette will slap you in the face with intensity, and up close, I realized that these really were warm neutrals, versus the more tame neutrals that Too Faced has in their palettes.  I feel like I can buy the Naked Heat and know I’ve got something different from what I already own.

The next thing I played with worth mentioning is the Urban Decay Heavy Metal palette.  This one is fun.  It’s got pretty jewel tones on one side, and shimmery neutrals on the other.  The girl that helped my friend and I out while we were there, showed us that you can also layer the Moondust shadows over top and I just about fell out in the store, lol.  I’ve also been wanting some of the Moondust singles and the palette, so hopefully I can get the palette before it disappears.  On its own, it’s pretty but not entirely eye-catching, but my eyes were opened to new possibilities of being sparkly AF, and my desire to get the Moondust palette as well, has been re-ignited, too.

I also played with most of the Urban Decay Heavy Metals glitter liners.  OH.  MY.  GOD.  Did I tell you I was probably a magpie in another life?  I probably was.  I love sparkle.  I love glitter.  These were SO incredibly pretty, and I must have all their sparkly goodness!!  There were also some shimmery Vice lipsticks that I’m going to need in my life.

The last thing I played with was the Morphe x Jaclyn Hill palette, and actually also the Morphe Fall into Frost palette.  I’ve never tried anything by Morphe before, and I kept seeing the Jaclyn palette on Instagram.  The shades that drew my eye were in the bottom left corner, the purples and blues.  I wasn’t sure if I’d want a palette for like 5 colors, but this bad boy…  Sweet Jesus.  I didn’t understand the hype Morphe at all… UNTIL THEN.  The colors were INCREDIBLY pigmented, and I got the Fall into Frost palette for my friend that I was there with, which was equally as pretty, and I have already informed her that Imma need to borrow that one at some point.  If you’re not familiar with the Fall Into Frost Palette, you can check out what it looks like, here.

Will I actually get all of this stuff?  Well it might take me a little while because that’s a LOT of makeup that isn’t cheap, lulz.  But I’m going to do my best to get some of these beauties.  And when I do, you’ll be sure to see me use them at some point! Thanks for reading, see you next time! ❤

Mini-Ulta Haul!!

I love Ulta. ❤  I don’t know about you guys, but I find myself able to spend hours in there, lol.  That’s usually the case when I go with my friend Jess.  We moseyed over there yesterday, and I picked up a few things.

Ulta Haul

*Cue Hallelujah Chorus*

  • Ulta brand Rainbow Highlighter:  I’ve been wanting a rainbow highlighter for the longest time, even though I’ve only just recently bought the ABH Aurora, which is the first highlighter anything ever that I’ve owned.  Bitter Lace Beauty did it first, and I still want to get my hands on something of theirs to try out, but a friend I know that works for Ulta said that this one is pretty good.  I might do a future post with my first impressions. 😀
  • Tony Moly Sheet Masks:  I’ve never tried anything Tony Moly before, so I will definitely be reviewing these!  I’ve heard good things about this brand, too!
  • Nyx Cosmetics Glitter Primer:  The first glitter primer I ever tried was actually by Too Faced and I loved it, but I wanted to try another alternative that was less expensive (this was about $5.99, I believe).  We’ll see what happens!
  • Nyx Cosmetics Loose Glitter:  I think I have one of these in silver already, that I’ve yet to use.  This one is an absolutely GORGEOUS dark iridescent purple.  You know I’m gonna have a field day.  XD
  • Too Faced Melted Latex in Unicorn Tears!!!!!!  I did not actually buy this one.  When I met my friend up at the store, she greeted me with a surprise!!  I nearly cried, lol. In fact, I wanted to ugly cry, I was so happy.  I had been stalking the Too Faced website and been to Sephora a few times because I knew they were supposed to get it, but hadn’t been able to find it yet, and I decided I’d rather buy it than order it when it was finally available on the website for TF.  I’ve already tried this out and plan on doing a first impressions on it very soon!

I played with a lot of stuff  while I was there, too.  I’m thinking about doing a post about stuff I plan on buying.  I don’t know what kind of haul that is.  I’ve heard of hauls for things you did purchase, and anit-hauls for stuff you aren’t getting, but I don’t think I’ve ever heard of a future haul?  So if that’s not a thing, Imma make it a thing for me, lulz.  Thanks for reading, I’ll be back soon! ❤

Makeup Love: Karity Unicorn Dreams Palette First Impressions

Unicorn and holographic stuff is pretty big right now, and has been for a while.  And honestly, even after the trend dies, I’ll still be into it because I just love the aesthetic, and I love color.  It’s happy and pretty, and bright/pastel colors are always mood lifters.  😀  As I mentioned once before, I’m finally working regularly again, so I decided to get myself a new shadow palette.

SO CUTE!!!

I’ve seen Karity’s ads a lot in Instagram, but I think it might have been my friend Tona that first told me about them.   I was intrigued with their products, and while this particular palette isn’t the one I had originally planned to get, when I saw it, that was all she wrote. ❤  I’ve seen a couple of reviews on YouTube about this particular palette, and I watched them to help me determine whether or not I really wanted to buy it, and the two I watched looked pretty good, so I decided to give it a shot.   The packaging is very cute, I love the holo unicorn on the cover, and the nice lavender color.  The palette goes for $25 on their website, and if you’re interested in buying it, you can get it here.  Now let’s open this up!

The palette has 15 shades in it.  There are five matte shades, and the rest seem pretty satin, except for Forbidden, which seems to be a glittery matte.  Gallop is not a matte.  It’s not quite a satin or shimmer either, so I don’t know that would classify as, in terms of the finish.  It’s very unique, having a sort of iridescent look in the light.  Let’s get into the swatches!  I did these without any primer on my arm.

The strongest colors in the palette are Mystical, Mane, and Believer.  Pure, the first color in the palette, I didn’t feel showed up all that well.  I could see it, but needed to build it up a bit.  I think it might actually be pretty pigmented, but somehow just comes out kind of muted against my skin tone.  Forbidden showed up a lot more when I took the swatch photo, than I felt it did in real life, but it is pretty, and can see it being a transition color, I guess.  Overall, I really love this palette, and the formula seems pretty good.  There is probably going to be some fallout with some of the satin shades, but in my limited experience with shadows like that, I’d be surprised if there wasn’t any.  Something I will say about this palette, is that I kind of wish the pinks had been more of a truer pink, these are kind of rosy. And while they are gorgeous, I’d just like to have seen pinks that are still pastel, but more of a true pink.  I’ll do a look with this palette in the coming days, thanks for reading!! ❤

*I have since done a look with this palette and will be doing a blog post on it very soon!*

 

 

Makeup: Pastel Goth

I love experimenting with different looks.  I’ve never considered myself a goth by any means, but I dig all kinds of alternative/quirky styles and aesthetics.  I’ve been wanting to to attempt a pastel goth look for a little while now, and finally did the other day.  I took to Pinterest and found a lot of interesting ideas, and ultimately just decided to try and make something up.  It’s a nice, toned down look that I would definitely wear on an every day basis (if I wore makeup every day, lol).

For this look, I used…  A bunch of stuff. XD  I mixed and dipped in different palettes to figure out what colors would work best.  The ones I ended up using were:

  • The huge Elf shadow palette
  • The Absolute! Perfect 18 palette
  • Urban Decay Full Spectrum palette

Palettes

I don’t have a matte color palette, yet.  Much less one with true pastel colors in it, but I did what I could with what I do have. 🙂  If anyone has any recommendations for any (other than Kat Von D, I know she’s got one, but I don’t know if you can still get it or not), feel free to leave a comment below!

I tried to get a little creative with my winged liner, and brought it in on to the corner of my lid, a little bit.  It’s a work in progress, but I thought it was kinda cute!

Because I wanted that kawaii/pastel goth look, I paired this with my favorite lavender wig by Arda Wigs.  On my lips is the Nyx Cosmetics Liquid Suede in “Alien,” along with some purple shadow either from the Elf palette, or the Absolute, dabbed on to my bottom lip.  I don’t remember which palette I took the color from.

And here’s the finished result with my wig:

And then when I took the wig off:

Pastel 3

I actually really liked how I looked without the wig on, with this makeup.  I’ll definitely have to rock it in the future!  Luckily the shadows on my eyebrows came out kind of dark, so somehow it still works, lol.  I just ordered the Karity Unicorn Dreams palette with pastel shades in it, so I can’t wait to try it out and talk about it!  Thanks for reading, see ya next time! ❤

 

Makeup Love: ABH Aurora Glow Kit

Alright, first thing’s first:  I don’t use highlighters, lol.  I have nothing against them, I just don’t really know how to use them, and I’m not sure if I’ll even look right with a highlight, but this palette stole my little heart.  I’m not sure when this came out specifically, but I swatched it for the first time around my birthday, which was back in June, at Sephora.  I pretty much lost my damn mind in the middle of the store. I didn’t get it then, because I wasn’t sure what all I wanted to get with my birthday money, but I swore to the heavens above that I was going to get this palette because the shimmer and sparkle was LIT (see what I did there?  Lulz).

I’m finally working regularly again, so I finally went to Ulta to get my precious:

ABH Aurora

YASSSSSSS!!

Let’s get into the colors and see some swatches! First off, here are the colors:

ABH Aurora 2

And now the swatches:

ABH Swatches

I think my favorite shade in here is Orion.  It’s just such a gorgeous iridescent blue.  Lyra and Eclipse kind of look similar to me, but they are still beautiful.  The only one that’s kind of funny to me as a highlighter is Spectra.  I see purple and I’m not sure how to envision that as a highlighter, but since I consider myself a makeup noob anyway, what do I know?  Hahaha.  I’ll have to do some googling and see how people used that one.  I like the pigmentation so far.  We’ll see what happens when I use them in a look!

Will I use this palette for its intended purpose?  Well, I’m gonna try.  The more likely scenario is that I’ll use it as an eye shadow palette.  But, since I’ve been working on a Lunar Fairy cosplay, I’m going to TRY to see if I can come up with a look to incorporate  this as a highlighter.  We’ll see what happens!  Whichever way I end up using it, I plan to GLOW UP! ❤  Thanks for reading!