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Makeup Geek Shadows - Part 1

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By cristalena56 · April 3, 2016
As Thrift Thicke would sing on YT, "Youtube made me buy it and now i'm going to try it". In January of last year after watching a Jaclyn Hill makeup geek favorite shadows video, I  decided to buy some of these shadows. I have since made a few orders since that initial order. I think I own now 40 shadows of theirs (38 pans and 2 pigments). 
 
Makeup Geek Cosmetics is a makeup company started by Youtuber Marlena. She considers herself a makeup teacher rather then a makeup artist. I have been following her yt channel for quite a few years now. I think she was my second youtube subscription after Leesha (xsparkage). I don't know why I was so late joining the bandwagon on these shadows because they are amazing.
The shadows are pigmented, blend easily, and last all day. Plus they only cost $6 a Pan or $10 for their Foiled shadow pans. I noticed recently MAC reduced their price of their pro single refill pans to $6.00 and I think it's probably because they were losing business to this company since their shadows were $10 compared to MUG $6.00. I actually put my mug shadows in mac pro duo palettes with inserts. 
 
These are the shadows I bought recently when they were having a bundle sale. From time to time they will put bundles of 9 shadows for a certain price. They are made up from their regular, duochrome, and foiled lined shadows. This set was on sale for $25 and i also bought one extra shadow. They currently have the Spring Fever Set for $30. 
All their shadows come in these thin cardboard squares. I recently ordered some mac ones and they came in similar packaging. 
I'll start with the 2 duochromes and 2 foiled shadows. Duochromes are when you have one color but when you move it around in the light it can reflect 1 or more other colors. The foiled shadows give you that wet (foiled) look without having to wet your brush. 
Duochromes on the left and foiled on right. Took these outside with no flash.
Shade: Mai Tai
Description: Apricot Base with Orchid Reflects 
Thoughts: I think it's a dark peach color that in certain angles it looks more pink. It reminds me a little of the duochrome shadow from the morphe jaclyn hills favorite palette (ES67).  
Price: $6.00
  Next
Desscription: Buff Base with Peachy-Pink Reflects.
Thoughts: 
Price: $6.00
Foiled...
Description: Soft Pink with Coral Undertones and a Foiled Finish.
Thoughts: It looks like a  peachy-coral to me with a golden foiled finish.
Price: $9.99
and then... lol
 Name: Daydreamer
Description: Light lilac purple with cool undertones and a foiled finish
Thoughts: Light lavendar purple with a silvery foiled finish.
Price: $9.99
do be do be do...
 These shadows are from their normal line. 
 Here there are 3 mattes and 1 shimmer.
Description: Metallic Champagne 
Thoughts: Light beige with a frosted golden sheen. I mainly use this color as a inner corner highlight. This was one of the first shadows i bought. This one will be a backup. 
Price: $6.00
 I didn't swatch this one or the next one because I already own them. I'll have swatch them from my other ones and add them later...
Description: A Light Peach Beige with a Soft Matte Finish
Thoughts: A light peachy orange matte. I mainly use this as a transition shade in my crease. 
Price: $6.00
 It's a little more orange then it shows in the picture above... When I post the pictures of another haul, you will see what I am talking about.. 
 Name: Sorbet
Description: Pastel Melon Pink with a Matte Finish
Thoughts: Dusty Light Corally Pink Matte. It didn't want to swatch very well so this one I had to swatch over a primer. 
Price: $6.00
lalalala..
 Name: Bedrock
Description: Medium Gray with Strong Brown Undertones and a Matte Finish.
Thoughts: This was another one I had to apply over a primer because it was patchy. It's a brownish gray color.
Price: $6.00

 
 

Avengers: Age of Ultron - Hulk

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By cristalena56 · June 8, 2015
This look in't really based on the character from the movie but it's the eye makeup I wore to see the movie opening weekend. It's more inspired by the colors from the comic book rather then the character in the movie. I did a hulk look years ago when i first started wearing makeup before i knew about blending and all that. :p The cartoon/comic hulk has brighter colors compared to the movie hulk, which i prefer. Also using the brighter colors gave me an excuse to use my Urban Decay Electric Palette. 

Items Used:
*Urban Decay Electric Palette
*NYX HD Base White
*BH Cosmetics 120 Palette 2nd edition
*Star Crushed Cosmetics Electric Lime
*Inglot #318
*Elf Studio Cream Liner in Black
*UD 24/7 Liner Black Velvet
*Mayebelline Lash Sensational Mascara

*Apply an Ey Primer. (UDPP)
*Apply a light pink transition shade to the crease. (Too Faced Kiss the Bride)
*Blended in a fuschia/hot pink shade into the crease. (I mixed UD Savage and Jilted)
*Then using a pencil brush I applied a purple shade to the crease. (UD Urban)
*Then i applied a purple shade from my 120 palette.
*Blend
*Then I applied a white base to my lid. (NYX HD Base White)
*I patted a lighter lime green shade to the inner 1/2 of my lid. (Mixed UD Thrash and Star Crushed Electric lime)
*Then pat on a darker bright lime green shade. (I mixed UD Freak and a few green shadows from the 120 palette)
*I then applied the lighter lime green shade to the lower lashline.  (UD Thrash)
 *Then I blended in the purple shade. (UD Urban)
*I applied some white base to the inner corner. (NYX HD Base White)
*Then applied a matte white shade over. (Inglot #318)
*Lined eyes with a black cream/gel liner. (Elf Studio Black Cream Liner)
*Applied a black liner to waterline. (UD Black Velvet)
*Then applied 2 coats of Mascara (Maybelline Lash Sensational)
*Applied a flesh color to my brow bone. (Too Faced Bouquet Toss)
*** I had recreated the look i wore for my blog and i prefered the original because instead of using just the lighter green shade i used for the lower lashline, I also applied the darker lime green shade. 


When i took a couple pictures outside, is when i noticed the big difference of my lower lashline compared to when i first originally wore it. I love how the purple looks though. :)


My skin has been really dry lately, and hate how it looks in natural lighting. :/

Heres a few more full face pictures.


Hope you enjoyed this look. :) I hope you had a chance to check out the new Avengers movie. I really liked it but I can't decide which one i liked more. 

Morphe Brushes Jaclyn Hill Favorites Palette

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By cristalena56 · February 8, 2015

So I've been following Morphe Brushes on Instagram for over a year now but i've never made a purchase from them. I think I started following them because they were sponsoring a contest at some point in time and to earn an extra entry you followed their instagram page. I remember some posts at the end of december about a palette that was coming out that was hand picked by a girl named Jacyln Hill. I had no idea to be honest who she was. I was like who is this person and what's the big hoopla over this palette. lol I remember just reading comments about people being mad because they couldn't get on the site and then when they did it was sold out. I guess someone was hacking their site at the time of the launch. Well during the next week I was looking up swatches for makeup geek shadows because I was wanting to buy some and that is how i found Jaclyn hill's blog/yt channel. It was watching her videos the first week of January that i found out what her palette was all about. I had actually been wanting some warmer colors since all my shadows are more brighter shades and this seemed like a good one for me to get for those brown/cranberry shades i was looking for. Alas though when i went to purchase it from their site they hadn't restocked it yet but then my hubby reminded me that he was working a beauty show at the end of january in Long Beach. I immediately checked the website for the show and found that morphe brushes was going to be there and only a few booths over. Score!! So I had him pick it up for me while he was there. :)

I forgot to take pictures of the box when i first got it so now there is icky water spots/fingerprints on it...

These shadows are sooo amazingly pigmented. I can't believe individually these only cost $2.00 each, because that is such a good deal. The palette retails for $27.99 which makes them a $1.00 a piece.
 
I think the last row is my favorite. :)
No Flash
ES4 - OFF WHITE (FRO
ST)
ES54 - PEACHY GOLD W/SHIMMER (LUSTRE)
ES6 - SOFT GOLDEN PEACHY BROWN (MATTE)
ES76 - BEIGE CHAMPAGNE (SHIMMER)
ES64 - PEACHY BROWN W/SHIMMER (VELVET)
ES75 - SHINY RUST (SHIMMER)
Outdoors Flash
I've been using a couple of the first ones as an inner corner highlight.


ES67 - DUAL-INTENSITY PEACH/PINK (PEARL)
ES13 - SOFT GOLD-PEACH W/PEARL (SATIN)
ES62 - MUTED TAUPE BROWN (MATTE)
ES63 - MUTED BROWN (MATTE)
ES20 - INTENSE BROWN/GOLD W/SHIMMER (FROST)
ES47 - GOLDEN APRICOT (SHIMMER)
ES66 - VIBRANT CORAL (MATTE)

Favorites: I love both oranges. I think the first shade is pretty and can't wait to figure out a look to use it. I've been using the browns for my crease area.

Outdoors No Flash
ES33 - SOFT BABY PINK (PEARL)
ES68 - METALLIC RASPBERRY (SHIMMER)
ES16 - SOFT MUTED ROSY BROWN (SATIN)
ES15 - GOLDEN ORANGE BROWN (MATTE)
ES61 - LIGHT GOLDEN BROWN (MATTE)
ES24 - INTENSE REDDISH BROWN (MATTE)
ES74 - COPPER (SHIMMER)

Favorites: Loving the pinks. I've been using 33 and mixing with 66 to make a shiny peachy color for my lids and then pairing it with a couple of the browns. 

Outdoors No Flash
ES11 - ORANGE COPPER (VELUXE PEARL)
ES59 - VIBRANT CRAN-PURPLE (MATTE)
ES38 - PINK W/BLUE PEARL (LUSTRE)
ES53 - SOFT PURPLE (PEARL)
ES48 - AMETHYST (SHIMMER)
ES71 - DEEP MAROON RED (MATTE)
ES19 - INTENSE GREEN W/SHIMMER (LUSTRE)
Outdoors Flash
Favorites: I love all of them, especially the purples and the pink shade. 

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Thoughts: I love this palette. For the most part the shadows are super pigmented and the ones that aren't can be built up. h colors I have used so far blend easily without much trouble wich is also a plus. I work in the stock room and coming home after 8 to 9 hours working my shadows look pretty good with minor fading in the crease area. I highly recommend this palette if you were looking for some warm shades and some pops of color as well. I can see myself using this palette for everyday looks. I'm also interested in trying out some of their brushes. Anybody have any recommendations??

<p>Editing Notes: All the swatches were dry swatches. I didn't use any primer or anything like that. I just swatched each shadow with my fingers. 

January Ipsy 2015 Glam Bag - Fresh Start Bag 2

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By cristalena56 · January 15, 2015

Same bag as in my other. 

Theme is Fresh Start since it's the first bag of the year.

a teaser :p

sometimes when you get multiple bags you get the same products like the moisturizer. Every bag this month got a pacifica shadow.

Product: (MALIN+GOETZ) Mojito Lip Balm 
Description: (MALIN+GOETZ) Mojito Lip Balm is as soothing to the lips as it is to the senses. Flavored with (MALIN+GOETZ) Mojito, this lip balm is scientifically blended to restore and replenish. This hydrating lip gel easily integrates for daily maintenance, prevention and treatment of dry, irritated lips. Color and paraben free. 
Sample Size: .2oz/7g (Fullsize 11g)
Where to Buy: Malin+Goetz
Value: $8.40 (Fullsize $12.00)

Product: La Fresh Eco-Beauty Be Good. Good Day. Day Moisturizer
Description: This highly natural day moisturizer provides ample hydration and helps bring back a fresher & happier looking skin appearance. Made with collagen-producing peptides, super-hydrating hyaluronic acid, natural cucumber, aloe, antioxidant panthenol (Vitamin B), Vitamin C & E and a natural anti-aging botanical complex of maqui berry, licorice root, ginko leaf, grape seed and hickory bark.
Sample Size: .5oz (Fullsize 1.7oz)
Where to Buy: La Fresh
Value: $11.76

Product: Manna Kadar Cosmetics Sheer Glo 
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Desciption: Sheer Glo is an incandescent liquid that lights up skin with all over radiance. Mix with foundation or wear alone to provide a luminous glow for all skin types. An especially amazing product for mature or dry skin. Sheer Glo provides a youthful glow and dewy finish. Use on face and/or body and get glowing.
Key Benefits:
• Universal Shade
• Mix with foundation for a dewy glow
• Use as highlighter on cheeks
• Mix with lotion for an all over body glow
Sample Size: .27 oz (Fullsize 1oz)
Where to Buy: Manna Kadar Cosmetics
Value $7.83 (Fullsize $29.00 )

my picture for the bottle is way off. the swatches however are more like the color in real life. 

Product: Pacifica Natural Mineral Coconut Eye Shadow in Treasure.
Description: 
An incredibly innovative formula that pushes natural makeup and mineral color to new bounds. Rich, lasting, creaseless eye shadows are infused with coconut water for a velvety, cream-like finish. 
Formulated without: Phthalates, parabens, carmine, beeswax, lanolin, mineral oils, propylene glycol, petroleum and FD& C colors (along with other nasties you do not want on your skin). No animal testing. Gluten-free, 100% vegan and cruelty-free. 
ipsters who sample Natural Mineral Coconut Eye Shadow will either receive the shade Ethereal or Treasure.
Size: 0.08 oz (these shades are sold in palettes not individual)
Where to Buy: Pacifica
Value: $5 (im going off by the value of the stellar eye trio set)


It has a little more pigmentation then the ethereal shade. Not a special color or anything though. 

Product: Hikari Cosmetics Mechanical Eye Liner in Storm.
Description: What it is: Mechanical eyeliner with a smooth formula for easy application.
What it does: The perfect mechanical eyeliner that you can smudge for a smoky look or use to define your eyes. 
<strong style="font-size: medium;">ipsters who sample Mechanical Eye Liner will receive the shade Storm (Slate Grey).
Sample Size: Fullsize .2g
Where to Buy: Hikari Cosmetics
Value: $13.00


It's a grayish silver shade.

Bag Price: $10 for a monthly subscription
Number of Items: 5
Value of Bag: $45.89
Thoughts on bag: I love my lip balm. It's moisutrizing and i use it with some of my matte lipsticks to give them a more glossy finish. I'm hoping i like the moisturizer and that it doesn't effect my picky sensitive skin because i really need to find a good one since my skin is also dry. I probably won't ever use the bronze shadow since i already have plenty of those. I'm on the fence of the liner because i mainly wear black liner. I have another one of the sheer glo things from a past bag and yet to even use that one. There was a few misses but that lip balm is awesome!! 


These were the other products sent out this month.
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*Lash Food Phyto Medic Lash Enhancer $40 .5oz (FS $80.00 1oz)
*Astrida Orange Mint Lip Balm $4.00 .15oz
*Coastal Scents Liquid Eye Liner $2.95 .2oz/6ml
*Hey Honey Take It Off Exfoliating Mask $7.00 10ml (FS $35.00 50 ml)
*J.cat Beauty Fantabulous Gel Liner Blue Black FS $5.99 .12oz
*Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Moisturizer $9.94 0.26oz (FS $65.00 1.7oz)
*Jouer Essential Lip Enhancer $7.27 .15oz (FS $16.00 .33oz)
*Laura Mercier Foundation Primer $9.71 .5oz (FS $33.00 1.7oz)
*Real Techniques Finer Liner Brush $6.00
*Nourish Organic Renewing Eye Cream .5oz (not available yet for pricing)
*Teadora Rainforest at Dusk Body Cream TS $8 2oz (FS $26.00 8oz)
*Swissco Electroplated Eyelash curler $5.00
<strong><span style="font-size: medium;">*Velvet 59 Velvet Rose Lipgloss Noisette $4.56 1.2ml (FS $19.00 5ml)

Past Months Bags:
*March 2014 *February 2014 *January 2014 *December 2013 *November 2013 *October 2013 *September 2013 *August 2013 *July 2013 *June 2013 *May 2013 *April 2013 *March 2013 *February 2013 *January 2013 *December 2012 *November 2012 *October 2012 *September 2012 *August 2012 *July 2012 *June 2012 *May 2012 *April 2012

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Ipsy - Glam Bag February 2014: The Look of Love

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By cristalena56 · February 20, 2014

Every Ipsy bag is shipped in a shiny pink envelope.

This month's theme is fitting for the month of valentine's day, "The Look of Love".

There's a postcard in every bag showing what brands were featured in that month's bag. Some of the brands this month included Zoya, Pop Beauty, City Color, Phyto, NuMe, and Mally.

The bag part of every "Glam Bag" is a makeup bag. Every month is a different one fitting the theme of that month's bag. 

This is how i found the items in the bag. :)

Product: City Color Be Matte Blush in Fresh Melon
Description: Available in 4 shades, this silky-smooth, highly pigmented matte blush compliments and blends evenly with your skin's natural glow. Extremely buildable to create a subtle or dramatic look. Ipsy subscribers who receive this product will receive Fresh Melon, Blackberry, Dragonfruit, or Toasted Coconut. 
Size: Full Size (8.9 grams)
Where to Buy: City Color Beauty
My Thoughts: Its super pigmented and a little goes a long way. To some this color might look scary at first but blends on smoothly giving your cheeks a nice coralish tint to the cheeks. This is a nice color for the summer month's. I live in phoenix, so it seems like summer almost all year round. :) This product is super amazing being how cheap it is to buy. I highly recommend this. I've been wearing it everyday since I received my bag last week. :)
Value
: $2.99
Promo: 20% off purchase at citycolorbeauty.com with code 14IPSY20



Product: Tini Beauty Eyetini Cordial Cream Shadow + Base In One in Spiced Rum
Description: Say goodbye to creasing and fading with Eyetini Eye Cordial Shadow Tint & Base. Eye Cordial's revolutionary formula glides on beguiling creamy color and sets to a transfer-resistant finish that doubles as a wear-extending base under powder shadow. ipsy subscribers who receive this product will receive Spiced Rum, Violette (an ipsy exclusive!), or Ambrosia.
Size: Full Size (0.14 oz)
Where to BuyTini Beauty
My Thoughts: I was kind of on the fence with the color, since gold's don't always look the best on me. Also, I'm not really a fan of cream shadows. They can be hard to work with and crease easily. This shade is super pigmented, and applied easily with the felt applicator. It was very opaque. I however have to say to my fellow sensitive eye gals(guys) this stung my eye a lot. However, when I applied a powder shadow over, the stinging subsided. I'm not sure for the wear, since I only had it on for a short time. I was just testing a eye look out using it.
Value: $18.00
Promo: 50% off $12+ purchase at tinibeauty.com and free nail polish with code: IPSYLOVE




Product: Pop Beauty Plump Pout Mini in Peony Petal
Description: This plumping pout perfector combines the high-shine of a lacquered gloss with the long wear of a stain and is packed full of lip-plumping peptides and avocado and jojoba oils. Lightweight, creamy texture immediately merges with lips & delivers intense glossy color for an extremely long-lasting finish! ipsy subscribers who receive this product will receive Peony Petal or Fuschia Freesia
Size: 4 grams (Full Size 8 grams)
Where to BuyPop Beauty or Ulta
My Thoughts: I thought this was a nice everyday shade. This gave my lips a rasberry pink tint to it. This doesn't have the stickyness like a lot of other lip glosses have. Nor does it stain the lips like a lip stain. It applied easily with the felt tip wand. I also like how flat the packaging is and can be easily slipped into your pocket of jeans or a pocket in your purse. I didn't notice any plumping, so maybe mine was a dud in that department. :p I noticed on the ipsy website people complaining of an odor, but mine had no odor that i'm aware of. 
Value: $8.00 (full Size $16.00)
Promo: Save 25% with code PoppingPout at popbeauty.com


I didn't realize the product's name didn't show up in my picture..

Product: NuMe Intense Renewal Mask
DescriptionUnleash levels of moisture that make hair more resistant to breakage from future styling and color treatments with the protective properties of NuMe’s Intense Renewal Mask. Your hair will show drastic improvement and superior results after the first treatment. With a special blend of powerful ingredients, the restorative and rejuvenating effects of the Intense Renewal Mask will leave hair feeling replenished, and alive. 
Size: 20 mL (Full Size 177 mL)
Where to Buy: NuMe
My Thoughts: I don't usually use the hair products sent to me, so i'm not sure about this product. Since I work in a stock room, I usually brush my hair and then clip it or put in a ponytail. The only hair products i really use is shampoo and conditioner. I have oily hair, and most hair products make my hair even oilier. If I do test this out, I will add a review at a later date.
Value: $3.39 (Full Size $29.99)
Promo: Receive 50% off plus free shipping and free curling wand with $75+ purchase using code: nipsyparty50



 
Product: Zoya Nail Polish in Odette
Description: This season's Zoya Nail polish are full of pure pigment, intense color and modern complexity that are a perfect transition into Spring. ipsy subscribers who receive this product will receive Odette or Dot.
Size: Full Size 0.5 oz
Where to Buy: Zoya
My Thoughts: I love zoya polishes. They are long lasting and for the most part they apply smoothly. This one applied smoothly and dried quickly. It was opaque with one coat but i like to do at least 2 like shown above in my swatch picture. I'm not a big fan of earthy muted colors. This was a earthy plum color. Its from zoya's new Natural Collection. It might not be a color i would be reaching for, but will use when im feeling like a more muted manicure then my usual colorful or glittery manicures. :p
Value: $9.00
Promo: Buy 2 get 1 Free along with a Free Nail Polish remover at zoya.com using code: IPSYZP4
Indoor Lighting
Indoor Lighting
Outdoor Lighting
Outdoor Lighting

Price of Bag: $10.00
Value of Bag: $41.38
Where to Subscribe: Ipsy
Thoughts on Bag:  I enjoyed this bag for the most part. My favorite items are the blush, lip gloss, and nail polish. This is one of the better bag i have gotten in the last few months. The color selection for me was better, then it has been in the past. 

These were the other products that were featured in this month's bags.

Valentine's Day Look #3: SweetHearts

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By cristalena56 · February 14, 2014
This was a look I wore a few times last week to work. I decided to try out my new pink glitter from Eye Kandy Cosmetics (Cotton Candy). When I was going through the pictures I saw my glitter application wasn't that awesome.. lol Oh well.. I didn't use the EK glitter glue but the Voss Glitter Glue. I have tried this with a few more glitters, and have found I prefer my Darling Girl Cosmetics Glitter Glue.

Items Used:
*IC Damsel
*DG Obviously a Wig
*BFTE Midnight Kisses
*BFTE Glistening
*Eye Kandy Cotton Candy
*Violet Voss Fair
*Elf Black Liquid Liner
*Benefit They're Real Mascara

*Primer
*Applied IC Damsel to lid.
*Applied DG Obviously a Wig to Crease.
*Blended Midnight Kisses into Crease.
*Patted on Violet Voss Glitter Glue to Lid.
*Dabbed on EK Cotton Candy.
*Applied more glitter glue to lower lashline.
*Applied Violet Voss Fair to lower lashline.
*Applied Glistening as a inner highlight.
*Lined eyes with black liquid liner.
*2 coats of Mascara.
*Swept Very Vanilla onto browbone. 



I don't remember what lip product i use.. My blush is MAC Tippy.

Valentine's Day Look #2 - Be Mine

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By cristalena56 · February 14, 2014
I've been trying out some of my eye kandy glitters (sprinkles) that my hubby got me at the recent salon/beauty show who he worked at in Long Beach for work. I need to go through my swatch pictures and post them. I actually have quite a few swatch pictures from differet brands that i still need to post. One of the brands i've been using a lot lately including in this look, Impulse Cosmetics. I wore this look to my friend's going away dinner. I got quite a few compliments on it. It also matched my new Thor shirt I was wearing. :)

Items Used:
*Impulse Cosmetics Damsel
*Impulse Cosmetics Poison Apple
*Impulse Cosmetics Penny Serenade
*BFTE Starstruck
*BFTE Midnight Kisses
*BFTE Spider Venom
*Eye Kandy Tiny Tart
*Elf Black Cream Liner
*Benefit They're Real Mascara

*Primer (UD Greed)
*Placed piece of tape diagonal starting from outer corner, up towards brow bone.
*Applied IC Damsel to crease.
*Blended in IC Poison Apple to crease.
*Then blended in IC Penny Serenade.
*Applied Elf Primer to lid to clean it up some.
*Applied a L.A. Colors Purple Shadow Pencil to lid.
*Patted on DGC Glitter Glue to my lid so my next color can stick to it.
*Patted on BFTE Starstruck to lid.
*Applied some more glitter glue.
*Patted on EK Tiny Tart.
*Applied BFTE Midnight Kisses to lower lashline, and then applying Spider Venom on top of it.
*Inner highlighted with BFTE Crystal and S.C. Glamazoid
*Lined eyes with black liner. (ELF Cream Liner)
*2 Coats of Mascara (Benefit They're Real)
*Brushed on BFTE Very Vanilla to Brow Bone



This next picture i took before quickly filling in my eyebrow. I filled it in though on gimp.. You can see the blended crease colors better in this picture..

I applied the pink blush from the UD Shattered Face Palette to my cheeks. Then I applied a pink Rimmel lipstick to my lips.

Simple Valentine's Day Look - Peaches n Cream

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By cristalena56 · January 27, 2014

I got BFTE Faith from my Cyber Monday BFTE Grab Bag. I've been obsessed with it lately and wear it almost everyday. I decided to do an easy vday look using it. I think I might wear this when I goto the chocolate festival in a couple weeks. :)

Products Used:
*MAC Expensive Pink
*BFTE Faith
*Darling Girl Cosmetics Rainbow Brite
*BFTE Hollywood Secrets
* Inglot 82
*BFTE Very Vanilla
*Salty Cosmetics Glamazoid
*E.L.F. Black Liquid Liner
*Benefit They're Real Mascara

*Apply Primer. (Urban Decay Greed)
*Applied Expensive Pink to Lid
*Patted Rainbow Brite on top.
*Applied Faith to the Crease
*Applied Hollywood Secrets to lower lashline.
*Blended Inglot 82 onto the lower lashline.
*Added Glamazoid as an inner highlight.
*Dusted Very Vanilla onto the brow bone.
*Applied a wing line with Elf Liquid Liner
*2 coats of They're Real Mascara
*Black Pencil liner to waterline.


Ipsy December Bag Makeup Look

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By cristalena56 · January 17, 2014

I decided to make a separate post for the makeup look I did using the products from the December Bag. I quickly did this look after i unpacked and took pics for the bag.

Products Used:
*Pop Beauty Smokin' Hot Trio
*Be a Bombshell Girl Crush
*NYX Round Lipstick Celine
*Elf Liquid Black Liner
*Benefit Real Lashes Mascara



*Started with Primer.
*Applied silver shade to lid and inner tearduct.
*Applied the gray to the crease.
*Then blended in the black to the crease.
*Smudged gray on to lower lashline.
*Wing liner with Elf Liquid Liner.
*Applied Benefit They're Real Mascara to lashes.
*Filled in waterline with Cover Girl Last Blast Pencil Liner
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I tried out different lip shades for this look. This one is the EM Michelle Phan Sheer Lipstick in Showstopper. (November 2013 Glam Bag)

I used the Mirenesse Lip Bomb #2. (November 2012 Bag)

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Ipsy - Glam Bag December 2013 Celebration

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By cristalena56 · December 17, 2013
Contents of Bag. (Forgot the Envelope Picture.)

The theme of this month is "Celebration!".

These are the brands featured in this month's bag.

The goodies!! :D


Product Name: Be a Bombshell The One Stick Girl Crush
Description: An all-in-one multiple stick with a smooth texture. Apply to eyelids, cheeks or lips for the perfect pop of color anywhere! 
Size: Full Size (2.5g)
Where to Buy: Be a Bombshell Cosmetics
Value: $16.00


Product Name: NYX Extra Creamy Round Lipstick in Celene
Description: A classic lipstick for all occasions that has a mineral-based emollient formula, beautiful velvet texture, saturated color, and resists wear and smudging. 
Size: Full Size (0.14 oz)
Where to Buy: NYX
Value: $4.00

I had a swatch for this but it looks gross on my lips so i'm not going to bother posting it. This is not a good looking shade at all upclose.

Product Name: Nicka K New York Nail Color in Classic Taupe
Description: The Nicka K New York is specially designed to glide across fingernails with minimal effort for vibrancy that is dazzling and long lasting. Formula is free of DBP, Toublene, and formaldehyde. Ripe Apple was also featured in this month's bag.
Size: Full Size (0.15 oz)
Where to Buy: Nicka
Value: $4.99

I loved the polish itself. Applied smoothly, dried quickly, and shiny with no top coat. I just didn't care for the color.

Product Name: Ardell Natural Lash 120 Demi
Description: Ardell’s Natural lashes are perfect for enhancing your eyes for an everyday look. These are the most popular lashes as they give the desired, natural look of full, beautiful lashes. Lightweight and reusable, these lashes are permanently curled, waterproof, comfortable to wear and easy to apply. 
Size: 1 Pair
Where to Buy: Ulta
Value: $3.99


Product Name: Pop Beauty Bright Up Your Life Smokin' Hot Eyeshadow Trio
Description: This palette of hues adds definition & intensity to lids, creating a broad range of looks that complements all eye colours. From brightening bare to sultry smoke, these hues blend smoothly onto the lid, adding a veil of silky luster that will outlive the day or night! Ipsy subscribers who receive this product will receive Naturally Bare or Smokin Hot.
Size: 0.15 oz
Where to Buy: Pop Beauty
Value: $7.20 (Full Palette 10 shadows $24.00)


Swatches of the 3 makeup products. Lipstick swatched better then it applied to my lips. 

Price of Bag: $10.00
Value of Bag: $36.18
Where to Subscribe: Ipsy
Thoughts on Bag: I liked my bag for the most part. I love my lashes!! I wore them on christmas!! :) The trio is good but can find better shades of these. The nail polish was awesome but the color. The all in one stick didn't really show up on my cheeks or lips. The lipstick shade I recieved was horrid. I would never buy this color or recommend it. They had all sorts of shades being sent out and i think i got the worse one for my complexion.

These are the other products featured in this month's bag:
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*Mirabella Eye Blender Brush $27.00
*English Laundry Signature Fragrances (5 mL) $4.50 (Full Size: 100 mL $90.00)
*Andrea Strip Lash (1 pair) $2.98
*Salon Perfect Perfectly Natural Strip Lashes
*Demeter Snow Perfume Oil Roll On (.29 oz) $10.00
*J.Cat Beauty Big Lip Pencil (Full Szie: 0.3 oz) $3.99
*Jesse's Girl JulieG Holiday Frosted Gum Drops in Sugar Plum Fairy (.35 oz) $3.99
*Starrily Nail Polish in Bzzz Bzzz (.17 oz) $5.00 (Full Size: $12.00)

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