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!


      What’s In My Makeup Bag : Sephora Edition

      Today, I am doing a semi-shameless basic bitch post about what’s in my makeup bag, mainly about items I actually use from Sephora. I keep them in there & pretty much use them everyday, like they are my don’t-leave-home-without-them makeup staples.
      Here’s a pic of the Sephora items I keep in in my handy, dandy Sephora makeup bag, as well as the bag itself:

      Considering the fact that I have to adult and be responsible for things like rent, electricity, and food, it’s not much, & I would love to spend more money in Sephora than I actually do, (because #1: who wouldn’t? & #2: it’s like a candy store, even for semi-girly girls like me but #3: I’m a bit of a minimalist) & again, these are products I use regularly, because my face is not complete without them and have found them to be great products and well worth the price tag. Of course, I use other products on my face, both from Sephora and the drugstore, (which will be covered  & reviewed in other posts). The focus here is what’s actually in this bag & in my purse on a daily basis.

      Pictured first from the left are 3 Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks. I LOVE THIS LIPSTICK!!! It’s by far the best lipstick I’ve ever worn. It has a matte finish when dry, yet it doesn’t dry out my lips. The way I wear it is with a thin layer of plumping gloss as a base, followed by the Elf Primer & Plumper duo, & then a matching lip liner, depending on the shade of lipstick I’m wearing. The longest wear I’ve ever gotten with it is 11 hours, usually from morning to bedtime, when I take it off. My lips are either nude for my no makeup look, which is very rare, or dark, goth, & dramatic: there is no in between! The colors shown are Lolita, a pinky brown neutral, Vampira, a deep dark oxblood, & Exorcism, a deep, plush plummy purple. Vampira is usually my go-to, but I get the most compliments and questions about Exorcism. Some people are kinda​ put off by the name, but if you’re not into that particular goth aesthetic, I understand. These are the three main lipsticks I wear, so they stay in the bag.

      The second Sephora item from the ​left is another one of Kat Von D’s amazing products which is the Ink Eyeliner in Trooper, which I have dubbed ”The Best Eyeliner in the World”. I prefer it over her Tattoo Liner simply because of the tip. If you go to Sephora and try them both out, you will see that there is a HUGE difference. This liner is the best because of said tip & it’s​ long lasting & helps me create perfect wings sharp enough to kill, which I wear every. single. day. My eyes are almond shaped and hooded, so it’s very tricky to get the perfect winged look without looking like a raccoon or an Egyptian pharaoh, but with this liner, I nail it every time.

      The third Sephora item in my makeup bag is the Too Faced La Creme lipstick in Sweet Maple. It’s another pinky brown nude lipstick that I wear on my no makeup look days. It’s smooth, creamy, and smells so yummy I almost wanna eat it. I do use a plumper underneath it but no primer. The only downside to this lipstick is that I have to keep reapplying throughout the day.

      The other two Sephora items​ in my bag are both plumping glosses. The silver one is the Glam Glow Plumprageous Gloss Lip Treatment & the gold one is Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme. I prefer the Two Faced plumper because it works well as a base under my lipsticks by smoothing the lines in my lips for that perfect dark pout. The Glam Glow: not so much. I only got it because the last time I was in my local Sephora, they were out of my beloved Lip Injection Extreme and the sales girl recommended this instead since I didn’t wanna have to wait for an order. She said it does the exact same thing, except she didn’t understand that I wanted something I can wear UNDER my lipstick, NOT as a gloss. I bought it & when I got in the car, I tried it on. It’s TOO gloopy & glossy & just doesn’t work for the matte look I love. I still use it anyway because I didn’t wanna waste a $24 lip gloss, but I’m going back to my Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme, even if I have to order it online myself. The one pictured is clearly an empty because I use every last bit, especially at $28 a tube. There is a matte version of the Glam Glow online, but I’ll just take that L & get what I really want next time.

      Keep in mind that I do plan to showcase looks using these and other products in other posts, so stay tuned…