I know that I haven't posted in a loooong time and I am so sorry. I was just busy with many things. Anyway, instead of coming back here, I decided to make a new blog where I will continue these kinds of posts. I just felt like I needed to organize what the concept I was aiming for. I felt like I wanted to just post everything I like and know instead of just beauty related things (which it will mostly be anyway).
I will greatly appreciate it if you continue following me there.
My new blog: http://nomnomcakee.blogspot.com
Posted by Alyssa at 11:30
(swatches included have no primer or base)
Includes: 12 eye shadows, 1 eyeliner, 1 sponge tip applicator, mirrorCost: $5.00
Where to get it: CVS, Walmart, Target for U.S. / Zellers & Factory Direct for Canada / EYESLIPSFACE.COM
Finish: Mostly shimmery with a few matte and a shade with matte finish and chunky glitterPigmentation: Varies from sheer to highly pigmented
Chalky: Very chalky
Lasting Power: Not long at all itself - requires a primer or base
Creasing: Of course
Additional Thoughts: To be honest, I thought they would all be really pigmented because I really enjoyed their Beauty Encyclopedia (I'll do a review on that too). I enjoy the shimmery shades the most because they are smooth to apply and have the most pigmentation. I really like how there are a combination of neutral and colourful shades. However, the pigmentation of the colourful ones weren't as strong as I would've hoped (the purples and turquoise). If shimmer or chalkiness isn't your thing, this is definitely not for you. You need to pack some of them on because once blended, it will barely show. The inconsistent pigmentation bothers me.
Recommended: For those who don't use makeup often and want something affordable for the evening night out
Would I re-purchase: No.
Overall Rating: 3/5
Posted by Alyssa at 22:00
MakeupGeekTV from Youtube is having a contest and I decided to join for fun. Eh, my look is pretty plain. We're supposed to incorporate lavender, pink, and aqua. I did a gradient effect rather than going crazy with the colours. I'm not sure if it's supposed to be wearable or not.. otherwise, I would've done a fairy inspired thing.. -sigh- To make the hint of pink stand out a bit, I did a hot pink lipstick. Anyway, I think the original size looks better.. oh well. I'll do a tutorial on this eventually. Reminds me of Barbie. If you want to enter, go here.
Posted by Alyssa at 20:21
I know not everybody likes the princess, shimmery look. Some ladies want to look bold and chic. This look is perfect for both cool and warm undertones, especially those with blue eyes. Of course, green and brown eyes will also look great with this.
Eyes:CoverGirl Eye Enhancers Quad in Coffee Shop #260
- E.L.F. Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 in Apricot Beige- Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Transparent 001
Lips:- Avon Ultra Color Rich Lipstick in Bronze Treasure #U521
1. After applying a primer, line your lids and your bottom lashes with a brown eyeliner.
2. Take a bronze or rusty coloured eyeshadow (CG QUAD) and pack it on the lids. Use the brush to soften brown eyeliner. Line your bottom lashes as well with the same bronze shadow.
3. Using a gun metal shadow (ELF palette), blend it on the outer corner of your lids and your lower lashline. Take a matte cream shadow (CG quad), and highlight the brow bone.
4. Curl your lashes and apply your mascara (I didn't because I have nowhere to go). Reline your waterline with the brown liner. I suggest keeping your eyebrows groomed and natural and only filling it if you really must (due to sparse eyebrows).
For the face, if you're using shimmery colours for your eyes (because you don't have to follow what I did), keep the face matte and as minimal as you can. If you're doing matte shadows, I'm not sure if the dewy look will pair nicely with this. For my cheeks, I just used a minimal amount of bronzer and for the lips, I decided to go really bold and do bronze lips. If you have fair or pale skin, don't be afraid to go bold with the lips. If you're in the medium to dark range, maybe a nice neutral pink or peach colour would go well. You all can obviously can go with a nude.
Posted by Alyssa at 00:33
So the comments that I received were all wrongfully deleted by me. =_= Anyway, I thought the comment section of the blog is like an inbox that most blog sites have so.. I thought it would be okay to delete them since I thought they were notifications instead of having to go through each of my entries to read them. But they aren't so now they're all deleted. ;_; I feel so dumb.
Posted by Alyssa at 14:36
- E.L.F. The Beauty Encyclopedia Sparkle Eye Edition
- E.L.F. Eyelid Primer
- Avon Glimmersticks in Brown Chocolate
- Physician's Formula Brown Gel Liner
- Coastal Scents 88 Color Palette (just 3 colours)
- Bonnebell Eye Definer Silver Eye Liner
- Eyelash Curler
- Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation #200 Soft Beige
- Rimmel Recover Anti-Fatigue Concealer #0132
- E.L.F. Mineral Booster in Sheer
- Maybelline New York Expert Wear Bronzer in Forever Warm
- Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick in #070 Airy Fairy
- Any pressed powder
1. After applying primer all over the lids and underneath the waterline, Take a shimmery light taupe shadow (A2 from the ELF palette) and apply that all over my lids.
2. Pack on a matte mustard/golden yellow (D2 from Coastal Scents palette) shadow on the inner 1/3 part of the lid.
3. Take a light shimmery lilac shadow (A3 from ELF palette) and pack it on the center of the lid.
4. Take a purple shade (C2 from ELF palette) and apply it on the outer lid. Blend it towards the crease and towards the lilac colour. Don't forget to soften the outer edges.
5. Blend a deep purple shade (G6 from Coastal Scents palette) on the sockets / crease of your lids and blend it inwards.
6. Use a matte white/cream shadow (A1 from Coastal Scents palette) on your brow bone as highlight.
7. Line the waterline and underneath it with the silver eyeliner. Take the lilac shadow and go over the line underneath the waterline to soften it.
8. Curl the lashes and line your upper lids with a brown pencil eyeliner as close to your lashes as possible. Tightline with the same brown eyeliner.
9. Take a matte brown shadow and go over the liner to soften the look.
10. Tightline 1/2 of your outer lower lashline with a waterproof brown gel or liquid liner.
11. Coat your lashes (I didn't since I wasn't going out anyway) with a waterproof mascara and fill your brows.
This look is great for brown eyed people who has a warm undertone. For dresses, if you're wearing gold, white, or any neutral shades. If you're cool toned, you should change the gold shadow for silver and used a black liner instead of brown.
Since it's a lot of shimmer and glitter, it's a good idea to apply foundation afterward instead of doing it before. I brushed off any fallout and applied a matte foundation. Make sure you choose one that doesn't contain SPF since it will refract light if you were to take flash photography. I covered up my blemishes and dark circles with my concealer. Instead of applying my pressed powder, I used my mineral face booster to create a matte finish (since the eyes are shimmery, a dewey look will make my face appear greasy). A subtle peach or coral blush is recommended so it doesn't overpower the eyes. I used a bronzer as a blush but you it would be great to contour as well. For my lips, I used a nude pink and blotted it. I patted some of my pressed power to remove any shine.
Enjoy! I'll do a tutorial on my hair next. :D