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Makeup Look #14: Valentine’s Day in Victoria’s Secret Glow

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Happy Valentine’s Day, ladies! Im sharing a pretty but quick look inspired by the Victoria’s Secret Angels’ glow. I made sure my skin is not tired but using Beyond The Real’s Hyaluronic Mask the night before so my face is very moisturized and then I used the Beauty Diary’s Vitamin-C Brightening Mask for that extra boost! Preparing the skin is extremely important so you can apply lesser makeup and letting youre skin breathe. So anyways, I don’t want to keep you all waiting, so lets jump into it!

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I’ve Used:
Face:
Primer – Benefit’s Porefessional
Foundation – Makeup Forever HD Foundation applied using a Beauty Blender Sponge
Concealer- Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer Medium 03 as highlight under Makeup Forever Concealer
Blusher- The Balm Downboy blush applied using Real Techniques Blusher Brush
Highlighter- The Balm Mary Lou-manizer applied using huge fan brush
Contour – The Balm Bahama Mama applied using Nars Ita brush
Bronzer- Guerlain Four Seasons Bronzer in Nude applied using Nars Ita brush
Powder- Ben Nye Banana Powder applied using Makeup Forever Powder Brush

Eyes:
Brows- Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tough as Taupe & Anna Sui single eyeshadow in Dark Brown, Spool Brush & Nars Small Angled Brush
Eyeshadows- The Balm Nudetude Palette: Stubborn all over the lids and Tarte’s Bon Voyage Palette: Fall in Louvre as transition color all over the crease and lower lashline; then builded up The Balm’s Sultry on top of it ever so lightly slightly winging out the corners and on the lower lash line. Then dabbing Standoff-ish on the center of the lid while Sassy in the inner corners then blending it. MAC 217 Blending Brush, 239 Pencil Brush, 224 Tapered Crease Brush, Eyeshadow Brush
Mascara- upper lashes: Bourjois 1 Seconde Mascara in Black (loads and loads!), lower lashes: Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara in Black, Ardell False Lashes in 331 Black with Duo lash glue in clear
Eyeliner – Guerlain Kohl Kajal winging it out with an angle brush and tightlining it in the upper lashline

Lips:
Lip color – Nars Audacious Lipstick in Raquel and dabbing Chanel Rouge Glossimer in Muscat 85 at the center

Makeup Look #13 : Fall Winter 2014 Dark Lips

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So off from my beauty haul reviews, i’m presenting to you all my first Fall Winter look for this year -dark lips. I have always loved the ox blood, deep burgundy/bordeaux color thats in the runways for FW this year. I do recommend to go by level of darkeness before you completely decide which level you should go for. Here’s a few products I did review and I recommend that you should try:

  • NYX lip liner in Auburn/ Cabernet – deep berry red but is subtle
  • Barry M Moisturizing Lip Paint in Black Cherry 106 – dark berry red in semi glossy finish
  • Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Black Cherry – very dark purple-ish red in semi glossy finish
  • MAC Pro Lipstick Matte in Sin – deep burgundy red/ dark blue red in matte finish

I have the first three lip products and im still in search for MAC Sin because blue under tones works best for me in red lipsticks ( I do have the Russian Red which im so in love with). But one thing to take note is to prep your lips, moisturize them! Because dark lip colors will drain your lips and having flaky lips dont look so nice when youre wearing dark lipsticks. Also, do apply a lipliner all over, then fill in your lips before your lipstick so it stays longer and so it wont leak around your mouth!

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This is such an easy look for a night out and will definitely change your regular smokey eyes makeup for going out. Let me know if you guys like it, cause I definitely have been sporting this look for quite a few times now!

love,

Louise

I’ve Used:
Face:
Primer – NYX Professional Studio Perfect Photo-loving Primer
Foundation – NYX Professional HD Foundation in Sand Beige 04 applied using Round Kabuki Brush
Concealer- Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer Medium 03
Blusher- NYX Blush in Mauve applied using Real Techniques Blusher Brush
Highlighter- The Balm Mary Lou-manizer applied using huge fan brush
Contour – The Balm Bahama Mama applied using Angled Kabuki Brush & Large Kabuki Brush
Powder- Ben Nye Banana Powder applied using Makeup Forever Powder Brush

Eyes:
Brows- 17 Brow’s That! Brow Kit, Spool Brush & Small Angled Brush
Eyeshadows- Urban Decay Naked Basics: Walk of Shame on lids and Naked softened all over the crease and lower lashline; then builded up Faint on top of it and Crave ever so lightly slightly winging out the corners. MAC 217 Blending Brush, 239 Pencil Brush, 224 Tapered Crease Brush, Eyeshadow Brush
Mascara- upper lashes: Bourjois 1 Seconde Mascara in Black (loads and loads!), lower lashes: Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara in Black
Eyeliner – Makeup Forever Aqualiner in Black (upper tightline), NARS Larger Than Life Long Wearing Eyeliner in Rua Bonaparte (lower line)

Lips:
Lip pencil – NYX lip pencil in Auburn
Lip color – Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Black Cherry

Makeup Look #12: A Light Look from Urban Decay Shattered Face Case

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Urban Decay is very popular for its versatility of its products. I love that I can take a very sultry sexy look to a colorful and bright girl makeup and of course, a light everyday, just pretty look.

I’ve Used:
Face:
Primer – Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm in Naked Medium
Foundation – Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Foundation in #40 applied using Real Techniques Expert’s Face Brush
Concealer- Makeup Forever Full Coverage Concealer
Blusher- Urban Decay Blush in Temper Real Techniques Blusher Brush
Highlighter- Urban Decay Highlighter in Glint
Contour – The Balm Bahama Mama applied using Angled Kabuki Brush & Large Kabuki Brush
Powder- Ben Nye Banana Powder applied using Makeup Forever Powder Brush

Eyes:
Brows- 17 Brow’s That! Brow Kit, Spool Brush & Small Angled Brush
Eyeshadows- Urban Decay Minor Sin over Bleach in inner lids and Nameless ever so lightly on crease layered with Shakedown. MAC 217 Blending Brush & Tapered Crease Brush, Eyeshadow Brush
Mascara- Bourjois 1 Seconde Mascara in Black (loads and loads!)
Eyeliner – Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Zero (upper tightline)

Lips:
Lip color- Urban Decay Super Saturated Lipgloss in Lovechild

I just did a review for the Urban Decay Shattered Face Case which you can find here. Hope you guys like this look!

love,
Louise