The Best Part of Makeup

I was thinking a lot in the shower- about my makeup. I do have a lot of makeup, probably more than most professional makeup artists. I was thinking about the future in this particular field as I don’t want to go to college.

I was looking at online cosmetology courses, being more interested in doing my studies at home but the course is $600, which is a struggle for me to get that kind of money. But, cutting to the point.

To me, makeup isn’t just material things, makeup isn’t something I use to cover insecurities because I don’t have insecurities when it comes to my face. I like my face the way it looks naturally but it does feel a lot better to cover the acne scars with  makeup.

To me makeup is more of an art and a way to express yourself. I like to use a lot of color on my eyeshadows and keep a natural lip, and I think that’s the most fun of makeup because you get to show your creative side. I love spending time watching makeup gurus do character/themed eye makeup and wishing I had that kind of talent (you can see my makeup @samimakeup_).

I’m hoping one day I can expand on my love for makeup and get my cosmetology license, as well as continuing to be a writer.

 

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Why blending makeup is important!

Hi everyone,

Today I was struggling with a topic to write about then I remembered this incident. This incident occurred yesterday at school. Beforehand I did my nice matte makeup and felt so beautiful and felt so confident then my boyfriend pointed out that I didn’t blend it all in on the side of my face.

It wasn’t wet, but my skin tones were very uneven yesterday. I decided this was a good topic because I wanted to be somewhat educational for you guys, instead of doing the normal product reviews and tutorials. Of course I find this incident super funny because I probably have been doing this ever since I started makeup I just never noticed it! But shout out to my boyfriend (who does read these posts) for letting me know!

But to the point: Before you leave your house for work or school or your other daily activities, always make sure to fully blend everything in all the way, and make sure to put makeup on all of your face or else you will look like I did yesterday XD.

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Review: E.L.F Perfect Blend Concealer

Hi everyone,

Welcome to today’s post. I was at a loss for ideas so I decided to write a review because I haven’t done one in a while. 

Today I decided to review this concealer because it’s the best concealer I’ve used. I’ve used high end brands that don’t work as well as this concealer and this concealer is two dollars! 

I really like the fact that the apricot beige color smells like apricot. And I like how easy it is to blend and how much coverage it gives me while it’s on my face. The only problem I don’t really like is that you have to replace it after maybe twelve uses, then it starts to get empty, I used t until that point and I even had to scrape the sides to get more product out of it.

I do recommend this concealer because of how well it works and how inexpensive it is. You can find this any place that sells elf products. I got my second one yesterday at target. 
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My Favorite Makeup Products!

Hi everyone,

Welcome to today’s post. Happy May! I hope this month goes well for all of us! This is my final month of school meaning I will have the whole summer to blog away for you guys! Today I was at a loss for ideas so I decided to just show you my favorite makeup items at the moment and a short description as to why I like them.

Face:

NYX Photogenic HD Foundation

I really like this foundation because it feels light on my face and blends so smooth. My other liquid foundation blends chunky and is very obvious I have a ton of makeup on where this is so lightweight. However, this foundation gives me low-no coverage so keep that in mind.

E.L.F. Perfect Blend Concealer 

This concealer covers so much and is only $2.00! This concealer fits my tone and it smells so good, like apricots. I ran out of it recently and have to stock up, it’s the best concealer I have had.

Eyes:

E.L.F. Eyeshadow Lock Primer

This dries quickly and keeps my shadow locked in place and doesn’t crease no matter how long my shadow is on.

Tarte Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette 

I waited so long to get this palette and I am so obsessed with how it looks. I have made countless looks with this palette and it is my favorite eyeshadow palette. I love that this palette has matching colors so if you’re in a rush you don’t have to figure out a whole new look.

Lips:

Estee Lauder Lipstick ‘Candy Shimmer’

I love that this color isn’t crazy dark and it can blend in to my natural lip color, I also like that this lipstick has some shimmer, it’s truly a pretty lip color.

Benefit Benetint Lip Stain

I like to wear this as an individual lipstick instead of using it over a lipstick to keep it on all day, some days when I don’t want to put lipstick on and have it smear on straws and cups, I will put this on to give a nice tint to my lip color and it makes them a little rosy.

 

Highlight and Contour:

E.L.F. Baked Highlighter ‘Moonlight Pearls’

This highlighter is such a pretty color and gives you a super natural glow. I love to put this on my cheeks, nose, cupid’s bow as well as on my brow bone using a small eyeshadow brush. I love that this highlighter is buildable depending on how much of a glow you want.

E.L.F. Baked Bronzer ‘Bora Bora’

I love that this is a mix of different bronzing colors and I love this gives a nice bronze to my forehead and cheeks. It doesn’t work super well as a contour but I use it to give me a nice natural bronze.

 

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Drugstore Makeup Dupes For Expensive Makeup!

Hello everyone,

Lately a lot of YouTube beauty gurus have been showing their viewers makeup dupes to high end makeup. In case you have no idea what that means, it’s where beauty gurus will show you drugstore/cheaper substitutes for really expensive makeup. So here are some dupes that I found online as well as some dupes I came up with on my own so enjoy! I also will not be giving a review on some products because I may not have used them yet!

  1. Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer- $29 OR Maybelline’s Fit Me Concealer- $6.99
  2. Nars Blush in Orgasm- $30.00 OR   Milani Baked Powder Blush in Luminoso- $8.29
  3. Smashbox Iconic Photo Finish Foundation Primer- $36.00 OR  Monistat Complete Care Chafing Relief Powder Gel- $8.99 (this dupe does actually work, I know it sounds super crazy!)
  4. Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion- $26.00 OR Equate Beauty Strikingly Unique Moisturizing Lotion- $6.84
  5. Cover FX Mattifying Primer- $38.00 OR E.L.F. Blemish Control Primer- $6.00
  6. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation- $64.00 OR L’Oreal Paris True Match Luminous Makeup- $8.99
  7. Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder- $38.00 OR NYX Studio Finshing Powder- $9.99
  8. Too Faced’s Better Than Sex Mascara- $23.00 VS Rimmel London’s Scandal Eyes Retroglam Mascara- $5.99
  9. Benefit’s Hoola Matte Bronzer- $29 VS. NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Powder- $3.62
  10. Kat Von D’s Tattoo Liner- $20.00 VS. Maybelline Eye Studio Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner- $7.99
  11. MAC’s Lipstick in Ruby Woo- $17 VS.  Wet n’ Wild MegaLast Lip Color in Stoplight Red- $2.19
  12. Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter in Opal- $38.00 VS. TheBalm Mary- Lou Manizer in Champagne- $13.91
  13. Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Setting Powder- $31.00 VS. Pixi By Petra Makeup Fixing Mist- $15.00
  14. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz- $21.00 VS. L’Oreal Paris Brow Stylist Definer- $7.99
  15. Philosophy Purity Made Simple- $24.00 VS. Phisoderm Fragrance Free Cream Cleanser For Sensitive Skin- $4.69
  16. Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil- $48.00 VS. Physicians Formula Argan Wear- $14.99
  17. Skinceuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 Anti-Aging Lipid Treatment- $125.00 VS. CeraVe Skin Renewing Night Cream- $16.99
  18. Diorshow New Look Mascara- $27.50 VS. L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara- $5.89

 

There you guys go, I hope you found this post helpful! I know I did leave some products out, Make sure to also go try some dupes out for yourselves. I do have some additional dupes that I would like to post in a later post and if you guys have any ideas for posts or have more dupes that I left out, feel free to comment or contact me through our ‘contact us’ page!

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DIY Lancome Rose Blush Highlighter

Hi everyone,

I told you I got a lot of ideas for DIYs, this one was inspired by YouTube. I love watching fellow beauty gurus on YouTube review new products and test viral products. This product went viral and after watching the videos about this product, I understand why.

For those of you who don’t know what this product is, it’s a blush highlight, which means it’s a highlighter but it has a pinkish pigment which can give you a blush look, and it’s known for the pink rose in the center. When I first saw this product, I immediately assumed the rose was the product, and kept thinking ‘wow this product is too pretty to use!” Well I thought wrong…

This product has highlight formula on the flower petals and from the weight of the product it definitely doesn’t have a lot of it. The price is also $60, I got this idea from YouTuber Nicole Skyes who I love watching, her video will be below if you guys want to check her channel out.

In this DIY you will be learning how to make your own, inexpensive rose highlighter.

Materials:

  • 1 Bowl to put the finished product in, it can be any size and any color.
  • 1 fake rose or flower, you can get this at any craft store (even the dollar store!)
  • Makeup setting spray (can be any brand you want)
  • Inexpensive highlighter(s)
  • 1 paint brush, any size
  • 1 bowl to hold the product in while you prepare the rose
  1. First you’re going to take a fork or knife and scrape out the highlight product out of its original container and into a bowl. You can use how ever many highlighters that you want.
  2. Put the flower into the bowl for the finished product, you can hot glue it if you want or you can just place the flower in depending on the size of the flower and bowl.
  3. Next you’re going to take your flower and spray each petal with makeup setting spray, this will keep the highlight product onto the petals.
  4. Take your paint brush and dip it into the bowl of highlight and start to paint it on to the petal you just coated in setting spray.
  5. Repeat steps 2-3 until the entire flower is coated in setting spray and highlight.
  6. Try it out for yourself!

I hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial, it is very simple and also very genius. I’m sure you guys can make a bunch of these using different powder products, of course use the inexpensive makeup so you’re not destroying name brand products. Also, it is great to save the empty containers of product for another DIY so you don’t have to go out and buy a small product when you can just re-use and recycle!

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I made a YouTube channel!

Hi everyone!

I have some exciting news….I created a YouTube channel ! I will probably be posting maybe 2 times a week for now as I am busy currently. 

It would mean a lot if you guys went to go check it out. I have actually done Youtube before but I lost the interest in it and now I have a refound love for this again after watching YouTube videos. I am having more fun with Youtube this time around. You can always request videos here through the Contact Us page. 

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