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New Makeup Geek Brushes!

New Makeup Geek Brushes Review

Hey guys! I recently had the opportunity to try out three new brushes that Makeup Geek released not long ago and I wanted to share my thoughts on these brushes with you! There are some products that I don’t need to test long before I know if I’m going to like them or not but I like to test brushes out for quite a while to see how they perform before I come to a final conclusion on them. I’ve had these new Makeup Geek brushes for a few weeks now and have used each of them many times so I feel like I can finally give you guys a solid review. These brushes are all synthetic and cruelty free so no need to worry about our furry little friends!

Makeup Geek Chiseled Cheek Brush

First up we have the Makeup Geek Chiseled Cheek Brush! This brush is designed to help you perfectly carve out your cheek bones to add depth an definition to your face.

This brush, like all the others, is super soft and feels great on your face.

Makeup Geek Chiseled Cheek Brush Review

Here is the Makeup Geek Chiseled Cheek Brush next to a similar Sonia Kashuk brush that I don’t believe is being sold any longer. The Makeup Geek brush is far softer and glides more easily over the skin creating a perfectly smooth line while its Sonia Kashuk counterpart tends to drag a little more and can sometimes leave faint brush lines that are difficult to get rid of completely.

This brush also has a bit of extra room in the ferrule like the Makeup Geek Dual Ended Brow Brush but I honestly don’t really see it as much of an issue in this brush. I feel like the room allows the bristles to sway a little more to create a very smooth, fluid line rather than one super sharp streak down your face.

Makeup Geek Chiseled Cheek Brush Review

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Face Routine Video!

Hey guys! It’s been way too long since I last made a video but I really want to get back on it and start making them regularly. I posted on Instagram several days ago asking for suggestions for videos and many people said they wanted to see my face routine so I delivered!

So here it is! This is the method that I use virtually every single day for my face makeup and contains several products that I’ve featured on my blog such as the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit, Make Up For Ever HD Foundation, MAC Pro Longwear Concealer, MAC Warm Soul Blush as well as the Beauty Blender.

This is actually the second time that I recorded this video! The first time I spent so much time setting up, recording and even EDITING just to realize after hours of work that part of the video didn’t get recorded. Ugh. But I pushed on! haha

As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this video as well as what you’d like to see from me in the future!

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Recent Face of the Days 1/24/2015

Hey guys! Sorry that I haven’t been posting lately but life has kept me soo busy! We’re considering moving so I’ve been on this mad dash trying to find a good apartment in time and I haven’t had much time to dedicate to my blog recently but I’ve got big plans for the future and all of this craziness should be over very soon! 😉

I know that not all of you follow me on Instagram so I figured I’d make a quick post showing you some of my recent looks as well as the details for them.

For the natural part of this eyeshadow look, I used Makeup Geek’s Peach Smoothie, Beaches and Cream, Taupe Notch, Purely Naked and Sweet Dreams & the green is from my Coastal Scents 252 Palette. This white liner is Stila’s Stay All Day in Snow. It looks super cool but I wouldn’t really recommend it. It’s hard to get opaque. I really need to break and order a good white liner! I’m also wearing Make Up For Ever’s Rouge Artist Intense in #50 on my lips.

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This eyeshadow look was done with the Sephora Facets of Marsala Palette which I ADORE! The color choices in this palette are just blowing my mind since I’m a total sucker for reds and warm shades in general. Overall, I really love the Facets of Marsala Palette but certain shades have some serious fallout issues so you’ll probably want to do your eyes first with this! It appears to be sold out online but your local store might still have a few around! 😉

I’m wearing NYX Cosmetics Euro Trash on my lips and House of Lashes Temptress Wispy lashes.

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Winter Makeup

Brr! It’s feelin’ frosty over here!

Recently my long time friend and fellow makeup addict @crcosmetics and I teamed up for this winter makeup collaboration, AKA my first collab ever! 😛

We wanted to do something Ice Queen/Winter Wonderland inspired and this is what I came up with.

Ice Queen Makeup

For this look I started with a base of Mehron’s Clown White and a some blues from the Makeup For Ever Flash Palette. I used several different shadows/blushes for the pinks and blues you see everywhere and I also used a few different lip products for this look. To get the white eyelashes, I rubbed Clown White into a pair of falsies before applying them. My brows and the gems on my forehead came from a craft store.

I’ve got a big day of blogging planned and lots of photos to take so time to hop to! Hope you guys are staying warm! 😉

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Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick Review

I’ve been on the hunt for a nice black lipstick for a while now. I really like black with certain looks but it is, without question, a really high maintenance color. It can look like a real mess if the formula is bad, leaving you with a dirty looking, patchy-black mouth and I don’t think that’s anyone’s beauty goal. Make Up For Ever’s Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick #50 is a great option for a black lipstick though! It’s comfortable, creamy, well pigmented and lasts pretty well.

Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick #50

OVERALL REVIEW: 8

Packaging: Silver and black standard lipstick tube. 8/10

Longevity: This shade wears quite well for about 4-6 hours before touch ups. mostly only fading in the center of my lips. 8/10

Application: I prefer pointed lipstick shapes, similar to MAC’s. This lipstick bullet is rounded on the end and I found that to be a bit of a hassle to work with. 7/10

Texture: Very creamy, comfortable and smooth. 9/10

Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick #50

Like I said, I’ve been on the hunt for a nice black lipstick for a while now. Prior to this, the only one I had was NYX’s Chambord and that just wasn’t cutting it for me. It’s a very affordable option but I found that it didn’t wear very well, even with a primer, leaving you with a patchy black mouth and you shouldn’t even think of trying to eat while wearing Chambord. I also considered Kat Von D’s Studded Kiss Lipstick in Slayer but some of the darker shades of the Studded Kiss formula have been a little disappointing soo I finally arrived at Make Up For Ever’s Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick #50 and I’m quite happy with my decision!

Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick #50

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What I’m Packing for Vacation

As some of you may already know, I’m leaving for vacation to Austria tomorrow and I’ll be away for about two weeks! This is kind of a big deal for me. I’ve never been out of the country before and I’ll be meeting my in-laws and the rest of my husbands family for the FIRST TIME!

With that being said, replies to comments, emails, etc. will be slow for a while but I’ll try to get back to everyone as soon as I can. I also have  a couple of posts, including one tutorial, set to publish while I’m away so keep your eyes peeled! O_O

So on to what I’m packing! These are some of my favorite products, “necessities”, and some things that are just really versatile/useful. I obviously could have packed much lighter but we’ve got room in the luggage and I like variety.

I’m not ashamed to admit that lip products are my weakness. I often have half a dozen lipsticks just hanging out in my purse so it was kind of hard for me to narrow it down to this many (I added NYX Sweet Pink afterwards! Oops.) but I think I’ve got my bases covered. NYX Matte Lipsticks in Butter & Forbidden, NYX Butter Gloss in Apple Strudel & Tiramisu, NYX Slim Lip Pencil in Hot Red & Plum, Maybelline Color Elixir in Signature Scarlet, MAC lipsticks in Ruby Woo, Diva & Please Me and finally Too Faced’s Lip Insurance for a little extra help on long days.

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Make Up For Ever HD Foundation Swatches 117 vs. 120

Make Up For Ever HD Foundation 117 vs 120
Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation in 117  (Marble) on the left and 120 (Soft Sand) on the right.

I’m pale in the summer and even more pale in the winter. It seems like even mild sun exposure can give me a noticeable tan and because of that I like to have two shades of my most used foundations. This way I can use the lighter shade during winter, the darker shade during summer and I can mix them together for all the time in between!

For about 2 months now the Make Up For Ever HD Foundation ($42) has been the foundation that I wear basically every single day and I’m quite happy with it!

I know that shopping for foundation online can sometimes be a pain so here is the Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation in 117 vs. 120 swatched to hopefully help ease your foundation shopping woes.

Make Up For Ever HD Foundation 117 vs 120
Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation in 117 on the left and 120 on the right.
Make Up For Ever HD Foundation 117 vs 120
Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation in 117 on the left and 120 on the right.