Saturday, November 28, 2015

Top 5 Red Lipsticks

While I was channeling my inner Taylor Swift the other day by wearing a red lip, it came to me to film a video to show you my favorite red lipsticks!

I try on each lip I recommend and also give a few tips when applying and removing your lipstick. I also note a couple drugstore, online only and Sephora brands. You shouldn't have trouble getting your hands on at least one.

The list includes:
NYX - Merlot
Lime Crime - Wicked
Bite Beauty - Port
Mirenesse - Flirty Kiss
L.A. Girl - Va Voom!

Let me know if you have any other favorites!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Cranberry Smoky Eye | Holiday Makeup Look

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my fellow Americans!

I am definitely in the Christmas season already and started out my holiday tutorials with this cranberry smoky eye.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Fix Your Cracked Makeup

Don't you wish you got better with alcohol?

Imagine this - you just get the most coveted highlighter of the century in the mail. You are so excited! So much so that you jump for joy! You test it out, use it, try it on all your high points of your face and then BAM... you drop it. YOU DROP IT. It breaks into pieces and you are without a doubt heart broken. Now you have a cracked and crumbly highlighter and heart. The world shakes.

This unfortunately happened to me this summer with my Becca Champagne Pop highlighter.

Alas! There is a solution that I am going to share with you today to put your cracked and broken powders back together. You will be able to transport them again! Because I know you're over there like me trying to get your use out of your products, tip toe-ing around the broken parts of that normally perfect eye shadow.

They aren't the prettiest but they are saved! All from glorious rubbing alcohol.

First, take your pressed powders and break them up even further than they already are. Tools that may be helpful for this are toothpicks, chopsticks, steel nail files, etc. I happened to use a makeup mixing tool. It kind of looks like a scalpel. No big deal...

Then grab your trusty rubbing alcohol and slowly drop some into the compact, which now should look like an eyeshadow pigment. 

Side note: It's totally acceptable to turn your pressed powders that have cracked into a pigment like you're seeing it now.
Next take your trusty tool and start swirling and packing the pigment again into a solid form. 

Try and level off the product with the compact it's in. It was really hard for me to do this with my Becca highlighter so I kind of just... patted it down...and said that will do.

- Don't use more alcohol than necessary. You don't want it to be goopy. Use a little alcohol at a time and see what happens when you start mixing.
- Definitely put something down underneath the compacts so you don't have pigment everywhere.