Prom Makeup Tutorial!

Hi everyone,

Welcome back to my blog. I’m sorry for not posting last week, I was busy and at a loss of post ideas. I do know prom season is finally here and in my area, most schools have already had their prom, but if you live in a different area or state or country and you still don’t know what to do for prom, then keep reading for simple makeup you can do at home!

Look #1: The Eyes that match the dress

This look mostly revolves around the eyes, you can do what ever else you want for this look. This is more of a last minute kind of eye look if you don’t really know what to do. If your dress is blue you can do an ombre blue eye look. This look is totally up to you and how you want to approach this eye look.

 

Look #2: The Photogenic Look

I recommend you use photogenic foundation, my favorite is from NYX but it is $17, if you can’t find or afford photogenic makeup, just try to find foundation that doesn’t have any SPF in it, because during your prom pictures you’ll get flash back and you don’t want that. I also recommend you avoid baking your face and avoid powder because that also causes flash back. However, if you want a glowy kind of look, use any kind of highlighter and apply a small amount on to your cheek bones, and also add some highlight to your arms so they look shiny (but not oily). Next, you just contour your cheeks like always using what ever bronzer/contour you want and if you want to, contour your arms so in your pictures they’ll look more muscular.

Look #3: The Nude Eyes

The final look for this entry- the safe look which is the nudes. Follow the same steps as Look #2 for the face, but for your eyelids, just apply some nude colors from your favorite nude palette, the shadows can be shimmery or matte, apply a nice thick wing to your eyeshadow, if you want to do something on your lower-lashline, I recommend you only use black eyeliner and do not use eyeshadow on the lower-lashline because in your pictures it can give the effect that you were crying and you definitely don’t want to cry on the night of prom.

There you guys go, my first and probably only prom entry. I hope you all have/had fun at prom! I hope you guys liked these look ideas, you can always use them for other events that involve pictures with flash being taken because you definitely don’t want flashback!

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Review on Kat Von D’s Alchemist Holographic Palette

First of all, I do not own this palette, but I have swatched and applied the palette on while at Sephora and I have seen beauty gurus reviewing this product and decided to put my opinion out there as well. I am not saying my opinion is better or any of that, but this is another opinion for you all to read about before possibly purchasing this item.

I did like it as a highlighter, I used the purple color, and I used my finger to apply these items to my face and my finger didn’t have any other product on it beforehand. I put the green and other colors onto my lid and each color just looked white, they didn’t have anything super special about them. It looked like the white shadow I use for my inner corner highlight. The purple wasn’t purple either, however it was more silver and closer to holo than the other colors.

I definitely think that this palette isn’t holographic but I think it is more of a highlight palette than an eyeshadow/cheek palette. If you don’t know what holographic things are, I recommend you go to SimplyNailogical’s channel on youtube, she talks about holographic nail polish a lot on her channel and likes to play with those polishes on that channel.

But, I think this was actually the first product I haven’t liked and reviewed on this blog! But of course, make sure to go watch other beauty gurus on youtube and read more reviews on this palette and trust your judgement about if this product is worth your purchase or not.

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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!

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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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