Monday, March 31, 2014

Copper Spring Makeup Look

Hello Everyone!

Spring is officially here (in the U.S. at least), which means it is time to incorporate fun, bright colors in your makeup. The Maybelline Color Tattoos in the Spring collection really inspired me, especially the copper shade. It was completely out of my comfort zone, but looked too beautiful not to play with. This look is very simple and can be used on a daily basis. Since I went a little bright with the eyes, everything else was very neutral and light. 

- Benefit the POREfessional Primer
- Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation
- NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer (Custard): Under eyes
- MAC Pro Longwear Concealer (NW25): Dark spots
- MAC Studio Fix (NC40)
- Sleek Face Contour Kit (Medium): Contour cheeks
- NYX Blush (Terra Cotta)

- Maybelline Color Tattoo (Caramel Cool): Lid
- Sable: Crease; Lower lash line 
- Garnet: Outer 1/3 of lid
- Espresso: Outer "V"
- Nude: Inner corners; Brow-bone
- Kat Von D Tattoo Liner (Trooper)
- Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner (Damsel): Tight-line
- Stila Stay All Day mascara

- Carmex Moisturizing Lip Balm

Hope you enjoyed this post :)
What colors are looking forward to wearing during Spring?
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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette Swatches | Elizabeth Vasquez

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Now let me completely honest and say that I did not need another neutral eyeshadow palette. Somewhere between the cute packaging and how they eyeshadows smelled like chocolate, I was hooked. The names of the eyeshadow shades are all references to different sweets. This palette has a wonderful mixture of matte, shimmer and glitter shades. This palette is all that you need to complete many different complete looks. I love the fact that the lighter colors are bigger than the rest since I tend to use those the most and go through them rather quickly. The packaging is rather similar to the Naked 2 & 3 palettes. It has a magnetic lid so it is easy to open and close. The shades are lovely and pigmented. The Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette is a must in everyone's makeup collection.

Gilded Ganache, Salted Caramel, Hazelnut, Marzipan & Creme Brûlée

Semi-Sweet, Haute Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Strawberry Bon-Bon & Cherry Cordial

Black Forest Truffle, Candied Violet, Triple Fudge & Amaretto

White Chocolate & Champagne Truffle

Look at me trying to be all artsy haha.

Hope you enjoyed this post :)
What do you think of the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette?

Friday, March 21, 2014

Maybelline Spring Collection Color Tattoos Swatches | Elizabeth Vasquez

Hello Everyone!

My long search is finally over as I have found the Maybelline Spring Collection Color Tattoos. Now I  don't know if it has to do with the location that I live in, but I seem to get new products weeks after everyone. I was lucky to have found the display before everything was completely gone. These color tattoos are limited edition and come in six different shades. I absolutely love the Maybelline Color Tattoos and even included them in my 2013 Beauty Favorites. I already owned all the other neutral shades and was super excited for these to hit the shelves. Although I am disappointed that they are limited edition, the products themselves are amazing as usual. 

Maybelline Color Tattoos - Spring Collection 2014

Maybelline Dare To Go Nude Collection.

Dare to wear 24HR shadow.

Ink technology creates 24HR wear shadow for our most intense, long-lasting color saturation.
Cream formula glides on without creasing and keeps color vibrant
Safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.

Pure Nude (80): A beige that is on the pink side with a gold sheen.

Beige-ing Beauty (85): A light golden champagne. (This shade is the most sheer of the six)

Nude Compliment (90): A taupe that is more on the cool-brown side.

Sleek & Spice (95): A taupe that is more on the warm, brown side.

Caramel Cool (100): A copper shade that is on the orange side.

Stroke of Midnight (105): A smokey black with silver/blue sparkle.

Hope you enjoyed this post :)
What is your favorite shade from above?

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Sephora Haul | Elizabeth Vasquez

Hello Everyone!

I would quickly like to address my non-existence this past week. Spring Break was last week and most of my friends were down for the week. Since we all go to different schools in different parts of the state, I had to take advantage of them being here. It was an amazing break from school and being able to be with all my friends made it so much better. I also began to work recently and that has been quite the adventure. It might be a little weird to mention where I work, but lets just say that I am not being paid enough to do the work that I do (I promise my work doesn't involve anything illegal haha). 

During the break I made a little trip to the Sephora a couple of cities away (the one near me has little to no options). Once there I had to take advantage of the quantity of products and brands that they had available. I had a list of products I intended to buy and might have picked up a few extra along the way.

Ooooo look at me trying to be all sneaky and give you a little preview of what you're about to see haha. 

I have the strangest experiences when it comes to the wear of my face makeup. No matter how "long lasting" the products claim to be, they all seem to disappear within a couple of hours. I have tried so many products that I know that it's not the product itself, but rather my face. I usually go for the oil-control setting sprays, but the oil in my face has been under control so I opted for the Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray. When I use setting sprays I tend to apply them before and after my face makeup for the best effect.

As much as I love lipsticks it pains me to spend so much money on them. I knew that if I was going to spend that amount of money on a lipstick, then it had to be one that I could use regularly and whenever I wanted. This is the Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Shine lipstick in number 9 (Nude in Private). This is a beautiful pinky-nude shade that can be worn with any color of eyeshadow or blush. 

This was sort of a repurchase in a sense, I guess. This is the NARS Radient Creamy Concealer in the shade Custard. My skin very quickly (and unexpectedly) turned two-to-three shades lighter and most of the products I had were not my skin tone. I still have the darker one and plan to use it during the summer, but until then I shall use this one. It is a very creamy concealer that covers just about anything. It is a bit pricy, but totally worth it in my opinion.

Just like my face makeup, my eyeliner never lasts as well. They do not transfer on to my eyelid or crease, but rather disappear. This is the only eyeliner that can last all day if I really need it to. This is the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper (Black). I believe this is the only shade that it is available in since it is the only one I have seen. The pigmentation and wear of this eyeliner is amazing and the shape of the tip allows for perfect cat flicks.

I have picked up the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette and put it down so many times before. To be honest, I do not need another neutral palette in my collection. I'm not sure if it was the cute packaging or the fact that the eyeshadows smell like chocolate, but I caved in and bought this bad boy. I will be making a post with swatches and thoughts very soon so look out for that.

The Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation was the reason I went to Sephora in the first place. During the Spring and Summer I don't like to wear very heavy makeup on my face. This powder foundation looked like the perfect investment for the upcoming seasons. I have had to time to play with it this past week and you should expect a review pretty soon to find out what I think about it.

I only purchased the Tarte Airbuki Bamboo Powder Foundation Brush to use with the powder foundation. I don't really see  how someone could get the best results of the foundation without this brush. I'm sure that you could use another brush, but this particular one was made for this foundation.  It was a bit pricey, but I wanted to get the best results without struggling or wasting product. 

Hope you enjoyed this post :)
Please let me know if you would like any reviews or looks including these products!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Milani Lip Intense Liquid Color | Elizabeth Vasquez

Hello Everyone!

Since Spring and Summer is quickly approaching, I like to purchase brighter colored products to wear on my lips, checks and eyes. Milani recently released their Lip Intense Liquid Color lip products. In the line there are four different shades: Red Extreme, Pink Rave, Fiery Coral and Violet Addict. As you may guess by the names they include a red, pink, coral and purple shade. I opted for Fiery Coral since I, surprisingly, don't have many coral lip products. 

Satisfy your craving for shockingly intense, super-shiny,full lip color with Lip Intense Liquid Color. Lip Intense applies like a highshine gloss, but has the longevity and wear of a lipstick.  The sponge-tip applicator allows for a fast,easy, and precise application. Paraben-free. - Milani

The Milani Lip Intense Liquid Color comes with a soft-tip wand applicator. Since the colors are so bright, I am very happy that it has this type of applicator since it allows for precise application on the lips. The texture of the product is almost of a liquid lipstick, but thicker. The intensity of the color and how it appears on the lips is very similar to that of a lipstick. The product is much more creamy than a lipgloss or lipstick. The formula is neither drying or moisturizing. I like to prep my lips with some sort of lip balm before and I highly suggest so if you have dry lips. These lip products are more on the matte side of the spectrum and not shiny like liquid lip colors tend to be. They are also not sticky and don't seem to bleed on the lips.

The main focus of the Lip Intense Liquid Color products are the colors. These lip products are extremely bright, so what you see is what you get. Once applied to the lips, the color does transfer to cups and such. They seem to have an almost staining power since (although it transfers) much of the color stays on the lips throughout the day. So much color initially goes on that if a bit transfer here and there, it won't make much of a difference. Fiery Coral is the brightest of the four while the other shades tend to be deeper in color. These are extreme in color so be cautious. I really enjoy this lip product and do plan to purchase the remaining colors in the line.

Hope you enjoyed this review :)
What are you most looking forward to in Spring/Summer?

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Not Your Average Unicorn (OOTD) | Elizabeth Vasquez

Hello Everyone!

Not many people (besides my close friends and family) may know that I'm a little obsessed with unicorns. They are just the cutest thing ever and I love to incorporate them into my outfits. The weather has been on the cool side so shorts and tank tops have been kept in my dresser. This is an outfit I would normally wear to school or out shopping. It is super comfortable and still looks put together, even though I didn't try very hard at all. I believe that my sense of style is a little different (possibly in a good way). I like to mix classic pieces with something a little more fun and different. This may not be everyone's cup of tea (or any other drink you may like haha), but I enjoy it. I dress for myself and not to impress anyone else and I am very happy with that. 

Beanie: Charlotte Russe
Top: Forever 21
Leggings: Target
Shoes: Forever 21
Necklace: Gift
Crown Midi Ring: Forever 21 (included in set)
Bird Ring: Forever 21 (included in set)
Heart Midi Ring: Forever 21 (included in set)
Cat Ears Ring: Aeropastel (included in set)

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