Happy Independence Day to all of my fellow American’s out there!
I just wanted to take a minute to share my 4th of July face with all of you today! I decided to take the red, white & blue route but blue eyeshadow & red lipstick together is a real fine line. In an attempt not to look like an 80’s high school tragedy, I decided to darken up the colors a little by adding neutrals to my blue eyeshadow and choosing a darker red lip.
On my eyes, I’m using my Morphe 35U & 35S palettes, Glitter Injections Out Of This World glitter & Creme 102 lashes.
Also my cute little ring here is the Sophie Harper Pavé X Ring in Silver from Rocksbox! Rocksbox is a designer jewelry subscription box where they send you 3 pieces of jewelry (valued at ~$200) at a time. You can keep it for as long as you like and when you’re done, just send it back and you’ll have three new pieces on the way! You get one piece from your wishlist each month and then they choose two other pieces to suit your style. I think they did a really job awesome at picking out my box & I’m really excited to see what I get next! 🙂
It’s $19 a month after the first month but you also get $10 of that back in Shine Spend each month to put towards the purchase of a piece if you fall in love with one of the items in your box that month!
Use code “suburbiamakeupxoxo” for your first month of Rocksbox free!
How did you guys spend your 4th of July Weekend? I’m still waiting on my husband to get back but today is our last day apart! I can’t wait! 😀
Hi, loves! A couple of weeks ago I was approached & asked to participate in this months German/American Blog Parade hosted by the lovely Isabell of Morgan LeFlay Beauty! The Blog Parade is basically several German and American bloggers coming together to collaborate on a makeup theme and share some love!
June’s theme is Green Summer! Have I ever mentioned that green is my least favorite color? Because it is. 😛 Despite me having a weird relationship with the color green, I figured this would be a great opportunity to push myself to do something that I normally wouldn’t so I was actually kind of jazzed about the theme once I got to thinking about it.
If you haven’t yet heard me preaching the wonders of MAC’s Blue Brown pigment, now is the time! I absolutely love this stuff because due to the fact that it’s a duochrome, you can use this one shadow by itself and have a really complete eye look! Just pack it on to your lid, blow it out in the crease and ta-da! A multi-dimensional and complete eyeshadow look with very minimal effort.
Even though this shade is awesome on its own, we’re going to step it up a notch for this eyeshadow tutorial!
Twilight Grunge Eyeshadow Tutorial
You know the drill! As always, I’m going to start by applying my favorite eyeshadow primer, Too Faced’s Shadow Insurance. If you’re prone to oily lids, I’d also recommend using an oil blotting sheet on your lids prior to the primer to absorb any excess oil.
To get started, I’m going to use my finger to pat on a thin layer of NYX’s Eyeshadow Base in Black onto my lid. By starting with a black base on your lid, we’re going to make the duochrome shadow that we’re about to use look even more multi-tonal.
If you don’t have NYX’s Eyeshadow Base in Black, don’t worry! You can use a black eyeliner for this step instead. You wanna make sure that this is an eyeliner that you are able to smudge out though, so I personally would opt for a pencil as gels can be quick drying.
Ahh, NYX Taupe blush. It’s a bit of a cult favorite and I’m in on this one! I discovered NYX’s Powder Blush in Taupe probably two years ago and since then, it’s been a real favorite of mine. And not just a favorite blush or favorite contouring product, oh no. This product is one of my all time favorite makeup products and I consider it a necessity. It’s a fantastic, affordable contouring product for fair skin! Due to it being a taupey-greyish color, it doesn’t look orange on pale skin as many other products do so it’s basically a pale girl’s dream come true.
As you may have imagined, I didn’t take the news super well when I realized this blush was being discontinued. Why would NYX do something so cruel to all of Taupe’s adoring fans?!
I was glad to hear it was being reformulated but still was a little upset that one of my favorite products had been changed at all. But I bought the new HD version of Taupe anyway to give it a try and to compare the two products!
Here we see the two NYX Taupe blushes side by side! The new NYX HD Blush in Taupe is on the left side of the screen while a very well loved and busted up, old NYX Powder Blush in Taupe is on the right side.
Ahh, few things in life make me happier than an awesome deal on awesome makeup. I decided to give my boring doctor’s visit the other day a happy ending by swinging by ULTA to snag some sweet NYX deals!
NYX was buy one, get one half off at Ulta when I went (this happens often so keep an eye out!), plus I had their weekly coupon for $3.50 off $10 (don’t ever go to ULTA and not use this!) and I had $3.00 off with ULTA rewards so I managed to pick up these 4 NYX products for a whopping $13 total! Whoohoo!
NYX recently released a whole bunch of new products for their Spring 2015 collection and I somehow just keep buying more and more. My latest purchase is the NYX 3C Conceal Correct Contour Palette. This palette retails for about $12 and comes in three shades, light, medium and dark. I ordered the light palette.
Each palette comes with 6 shades customized for a range of skin tones and is designed to conceal and correct spots and discoloration as well as contour and highlight. Depending on your each persons skin tone, different people may find these shades work for them in different ways.
OVERALL REVIEW: 6.75
Packaging: I think it’s sleek and attractive and I like that it shows the contents inside. No problems here. 7/10
Longevity: Lasted well throughout the day on most of my face but creased almost immediately under my eyes. 6/10
Application: Takes some time to blend, especially the darkest shade, and I felt like the darkest shade kept looking patchy. 7/10
Texture: A thick cream reminiscent of grease paint. A bit of an unusual texture for everyday makeup. 7/10
I’ve used this palette on three different occasions now because I wanted to give it a fair chance before reviewing it but I’m still on the fence about it. Is it a terrible product? Definitely not. Do I love it? Eh, not really. Could I see how someone else might really like it? Sure.
So clearly I’ve been slacking on keeping up with my 100 days of makeup posts! I’ve actually been slacking a little with doing makeup every single day but shhh! We don’t have to talk about that part. As as it turns out, it’s really hard to do something every single day but I want to kick myself in the butt and get back to the program! My husband started a new job recently which means we’ve been getting up much earlier which means I should have more hours in the day to beat this face from now on! 😛
Anyway, here is one big, gigantic post full of all of the makeup looks I’ve done since my last 100 days of makeup post!
Went for a pretty casual eye using Makeup Geek’s Vanilla Bean, Peach Smoothie, Frappe and Cocoa Bear + Urban Decay’s X and Red Cherry 83 lashes but I couldn’t resist using NYX’s High Voltage in Dirty Talk on my lips! Such an insanely gorgeous shade of brown.
Can you guess who got a big package of Glitter Injections in the mail? This girl! First instinct was to top Limecrime’s Chinchilla lipstick with this gorgeous glitter.
A pretty pinky look in anticipation of Valentine’s day! Used a concoction of shadows from Makeup Geek, Sugarpill, Urban Decay and Too Faced plus more glitter from Glitter Injections! Lashes again are Red Cherry 83’s.