Day off + Rainy Day = Makeup Play

Hello lovelies!

Today I decided to show a simple makeup look. I call this my everyday look, because this is what I wear on an every day basis. The pic is basically a before and after. 

Disclaimer: I know I coulda made a video for this, but I’m not much of a talker in the morning. Also, don’t mind the bandana hiding my edges or Hubby’s borrowed shirt, it’s all about the makeup! 

Products used (before):

  • Fresh Soy Face Cleanser
  • Jergen’s Original Scent Lotion

Products used (after):

  • Rimmel London Professional Eyebrow Pencil in Black brown
  • Rimmel London Brow This Way Brow Gel (clear)
  • CoverGirl TruBlend FixStick in Deep
  • Kat Von D Lock-it Foundation in Deep 76 warm
  • GlamGlow Plumprageous Gloss in clear
  • Elf Primer & Plumper duo
  • Wet N Wild Eyeliner pencil in Simma Brown Now
  • Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Vampira
  • Kat Von D Ink Eyeliner in Trooper
  • Elf Volumizing Mascara

    Process (before):

    • I simply washed my face with my Fresh Soy Face Cleanser & moisturized with plain ol’ cherry almond Jergen’s lotion. #dassit #iwokeuplikedis

      Process after:

      • I start with my eyebrows. Basically I keep them threaded & just make them darker with my eyebrow pencil, use the brush on the end to blend it & then slick ’em down with eyebrow gel. After that, I use a small angle brush & put put a very thin line of concealer underneath & above the brows & blend with my finger.
      • Next, I apply my concealer stick under my eyes, once down my nose, a small triangle on my forehead, & a small patch on my chin. I also cover any stray blemishes or dark spots at this time.
      • I apply about 2 pumps of foundation from the back of my hand with my stipple brush & blend, blend, blend!
      • Then I perfect my wings with the best eyeliner in the world & do a coat of mascara.
      • Finally, I put on my plumping gloss, followed by my primer & plumping duo, line my luscious lips, and fill in with my go-to KVD lipstick.

      BAM! #blackgirlmagic

      I’m pretty much stayed in today, so I didn’t really have to set it, as the foundation doesn’t really transfer, (unless you have oily skin). Normally, I do use a powder or setting spray if I go outdoors, because it’s very humid in my neck of the woods.

      Stay tuned for more thorough reviews of the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser and the KVD foundation, because I plan to cover those as part of a Holy Grail post. This post is already too damn long.

      Later, Lovelies!

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      Happy #ManiMonday!

      It’s that time of the week again…

      You know how Sunday night slowly turns into the Monday Blues before Monday even arrives? That started happening to me last night, but I decided to shake it off early & beat the boredom & dread by giving myself my weekly manicure!

      I did file my nails down short this week, more for utility because I’m moving this week & it’s a nice break from the almost 2 inch acrylics I used to wear, which I admit, made it kinda hard to function sometimes.

      This week’s color is the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Polish in S-teal the Show. It’s a smooth, creamy & bright polish, brighter than the blacks, blues, and purples I was rehabbing my nails behind as well as the neutrals I wore to break from the darks. Talk about an instant mood booster! I am loving this pop of color & it’s perfect for Spring/Summer.

      Happy Monday!