MOTD | Purple, Pink, and Blue Glittery Smokey Eye

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S P E C I F I C S:


E Y E S
► Makeup Geek Cosmetics Single Shadows
– Unexpected
– Fairytale
– Curfew
– Motown
– Masquerade
– Wisteria
– Simply Marlena
– Whimsical (center lid)
– Hot pants (center lid)
– Peacock (under eye)
► Morphe/Jaclyn Hill Palette: Twerk (under eye)
► Glitter Injections Loose Glitter
– Cosmic Girl
– Rose Gold
► Anastasia Beverly Hills Moon Child Glow Kit: Blue Moon (inner corner)
► Anastasia Beverly Hills/Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit: Forever Lit (brow bone)

B R O W S
► Nyx Cosmetics Tame & Frame Brow Pomade: Espresso

L A S H E S
► Koko Lashes: Goddess lashes

F A C E 
► Nyx Cosmetics Total Control Drop Foundation: 09 Medium Olive
► Tarte Shape Tape Concealer
– Light Medium Honey
– Tan
► NYC Loose Face Powder
► Makeup Geek Contour + Blush
– Bad Habit
– Soulmate
► MAC Cosmetics Blush: Dolly Mix
► ABH/Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit
► Urban Decay All-Nighter Setting Spray

L I P S 
► ColourPop Cosmetics Lippie Stix: Brills
► Catrice Cosmetics Luminous Lipstick: Meet Violeta

MOTD | No Foundation Summer Makeup Routine

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LESS IS L E S S

This summer has been an eventful one filled with lots of travel, and a move across states from Phoenix to Northern California. Both of which have taken me to more humid climates than I ever had to deal with living in Arizona. Being in such major “go mode” for the last few months inspired me to find a go-to makeup look that doesn’t require much time, effort, and one that I don’t have to worry about sweating or smearing off when I’m out living my life and doing fun things. So, here we are.

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D E T A I L S
(in order of application)

BROWS
► Ardell Brow Pomade: Dark Brown

EYES
► Shape Tape Concealer + NYC Loose Face Powder (to prime and set eye lids before applying shadow)

► MorpheXJaclynHill Pallet: Silk Cream, M.F.E.O., and Butter (these shadows are practically almost the same exact color of my natural skin tone, so it just gives me a cleaner, more matte looking lid — nothing crazy)

► L’Oreal Original Voluminous Mascara: P S A — I’m currently in search of a new (preferably cruelty-free) mascara to replace this one as my default. L’Oreal recently fired a partner of theirs for speaking out against and condemning the dangers/lack of accountability within (and outside of) the white supremacist movement and I’m sorry but, that’s a huge “no” for me, dawg… and I will 100% not be supporting their brand any longer. To be very clear, L’Oreal has been problematic… and I know that I can’t fight every single battle all the time, but I have to draw the line at this point so please leave your recommendations below. I will be greatly appreciative! 

FACE
► Nyx Cosmetics Pore Filler (optional, obviously)
► Makeup Geek Cosmetics Contour: Bad Habit
► Nyx Powder Blushes: Rose Garden & Dusty Rose
► ABHXNicoleGuerriero Glow Kit: 143 & Glo Getter

LIPS
► ColourPop Cosmetics Lippie Stix: Tootsi
► Nyx Creamy Lipstick: Thalia
► Nyx Butter Gloss: Angel Food Cake
► ABH Lip Gloss: Metallic Rose

MAKEUP MONDAY | Dinner Party Pink

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GLITTER: ALWAYS APPROPRIATE

Casual family dinner gathering? Yes. Even then…

Caleb and I were invited to a super chill get-together at his parent’s place last weekend for some taco salad and homemade ice cream. When I sat down to get ready I originally intended on doing something soft and simple (considering it was just a pot-luck style dinner with family) but, no. Sometimes when I say “simple makeup” I actually mean it and can accomplish that, but most of the time it’s just wishful thinking tbh. I have no excuses..


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DETAILS

E Y E S
– Tarte Shape Tape Concealer + NYC Loose Face Powder (to prime)
– Makeup Geek Shadows:
• Tuscan Sun
• Simply Marlena
• Razzleberry
• Curfew 
• Poppy
• Shimma Shimma 
– ColourPop Super Shock Shadow: Bubbly (+ glitter glue of your choice)
– Glitter Injections (custom mixed glitters)
– Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil: Milk

F A C E
– Nyx Total Control Drop Foundation
– Makeup Geek Contour: Infidelity
– Nyx Powder Blush: Dusty Rose, Rose Garden
– ABH Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit
– Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray 

L I P S
– ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick: Zipper
– Maybelline Lipstick #905 Brazen Berry 

MOTD | Warm, Orange and Smokey feat. MorpheXJaclynHill Palette

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We are moving from Leo’s house to Virgo season now so I felt a red/orange sassy smokey-eye was extremely appropriate. How is everyone’s eclipse/new moon/retrograde going? Oh, you’re barely hanging on by the skin of your teeth and life just keeps on handing your ass to you? HAHA, same! 

I  H A V E  N E W S 

PSA: I talk in fluent sarcasm often and you should rarely take me too seriously but speaking very honestly, this season has definitely been w i l d. Caleb and I decided collectively to move back to our hometown in Northern California after living in Phoenix for the last six years! Which is extremely exciting, but also equally exhausting. We bought a house that we love, and we paint this weekend. We didn’t take any time off of work for the move so, we ultimately moved and uprooted our lives across states in a weekend. Then we’ll be heading out of the country for vacation soon. Singapore, Tokyo, Barcelona, and India…. and yes, I am currently dying inside. Everything just feels a little… insane right now and it’s a lot, but I am feeling really psyched — for a lot of things. and everything will settle down again soon. WHOA though, right?!

A N Y W A Y 

The reason you’re here —

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E Y E S
– Tarte Shape Tape Concealer + Maybelline Master Fix Setting/Perfecting Loose Powder (to prime)
– Jaclyn Hill + Morphe Palette: Silk Cream, M.F.E.O., Butter, Jacz, Buns
– ColourPop Cosmetics Super Shock Shadow: Sequin
– Makeup Geek Cosmetics Single Shadows: Vanilla, Shimma Shimma 
– Melt Cosmetics Haze Eye Shadow
– Kat Von D Everlasting Lip Liner: Swanly
– Koko Lashes: Amore
– Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Liner

F A C E
– Essential Oils (to moisturize + prime): lavender oil, tea tree oil, and coconut oil mixed
– Nyx Cosmetics Pore Filler
– Tarte Shape Tape Concealer

– Maybelline Master Fix Setting/Perfecting Loose Powder (I don’t recommend this product — check out the white powder situation around my under eye area)
– Nyx Cosmetics Total Control Drop Foundation
– Makeup Geek Cosmetics Contour Powder: Infidelity
– Makeup Geek Blush: Covet
– Anastasia Beverly Hills/Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit: Day Dream, Kitty Kat

B R O W S 
– Ardell Brow Gel: Dark Brown
– ABH Brow Fix

L I P S
– Nyx Cosmetics Creamy Lipstick: Rea
– Nyx Cosmetics Butter Gloss: Angel Food Cake 

I hope y’all are growing through whatever it is this next chapter is making you prepared for!

New Melt Cosmetics HOTBOX Collection (w/Swatches)

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Melt Cosmetics just released their newest love child. It’s called the Hotbox Collection, and I truly wasn’t ready….

T H E  G O O D S

Included in the bundle you get:
– 4 eye liners
– 3 lip liners
– 2 lipsticks
– 1 eye shadow stack (with four metallic shadows)
– melt makeup pouch

OR if you don’t want the entire set, each item can be purchased individually. This collection retails on the Melt site for $200.00. If you bought everything separately including the pouch it would total $232.00 — if you don’t feel like reading this whole blog and just want to know whether or not I think it’s worth, it the answer is  y e s.

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S W A T C H  S W A T C H  S W A T C H

► H A Z E  S T A C K

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Listen. Nothing I say to try to describe how soft, blendable, sparkly, and insanely buttery these shadows are.. will ever come close to explaining how soft, blendable, sparkly, and insanely butter these shadows are, lol. Seriously. Don’t even press your fingers or brushes too hard in them — it’s not necessary, and a little bit of product goes a really long way. The swatches here were done without using a base or a primer and to say these shadows are intense is an understatement. Could you die??

► E Y E/L I P  L I N E R S + L I P S T I C K S

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I personally use most lip liners and eye liners interchangeably since my eyes aren’t really that sensitive to makeup, so for me, this collections allows for A LOT of different possibilities to mix and match. You can do eye liners with lipsticks, or lip liners with eye shadows, or vice versa. I’m a Libra — I like options. Three of the liners are metallic with the most perfect amount of glittery reflects, and the rest of them are matte. The formula is creamy and they all glide on super easy, and are b l e n d a b l e; even the ones that are chunkier because of the reflects. The Mary Jane lipstick is iridescent with the tiniest amounts of shimmer, and Cherried is just a deep vampy masterpiece. I’m actually pretty excited that Fall is around the corner because I already know both of these lip colors are about to be the total j a m.

F I N A L  T H O U G H T S

I’ve already done a couple of looks using this makeup and I am genuinely obsessed y’all.. Every single item in this collection appealed to me as Melt revealed a new product each day on their social media before launch. It’s the first makeup collection I’ve ever bought in its entirety and it’s been well worth it. A mostly vegan set with gorgeous colors, intense payoff, and long-lasting wear from an independent brand with two amazing and powerful women staying completely true to themselves at the helm? Sign me up please, thanks!

Lash of the Day | Venus by Koko Lashes

T R Y  N E W  T H I N G S

I finally decided to try out some new styles by my favorite falsie brand and I was truly not ready for how insanely fire these ones are in particular, even though I should have known tbh… Koko never disappoints. They’re called “Venus” and I’m in love…

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H E L L O,  L O V E R

I mean….

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Definitely check their website out if you’re in the market for some fresh falsies — 10/10 would recommend. Here are some of my favorite things about the brand:
► affordable. Most all lash styles are $7.99 or cheaper on ladymoss.com
► CRUELTY-FREE, HOLLER! all lashes are made from either human hair or synthetic fibers, depending on the style
► tons of styles to choose from
► easy and fast shipping, always

(wearing the Morphe/Jaclyn Hill palette on the eyes for this natural makeup, to anyone wondering!)

Products & Thoughts | My Top 3 (Loose) Powders

 POWDER 101

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USAGE
Anytime I wear liquid foundation, I use a loose setting powder. Pressed powder exists but it isn’t my preference. If I don’t have one on hand for whatever reason, then I either A) don’t wear foundation and just do a more minimal look or B) opt out of doing my makeup altogether. This is because setting powder helps keep makeup locked into place during the day so that it isn’t completely wiped off by noon just because you scratched your cheek three times — so when I don’t have this product I feel like spending a lot of time (or any time at all) on my makeup just isn’t worth it.

I use powder to set the concealer under my eyes, or my eye shadow base (which helps hold my shadows in place throughout the day), the areas around my mouth where I have smile lines (to keep my foundation from creasing), I use it to lighten up my brows when I go heavy-handed with product, and to bake other areas of my face.

VARIETY
As someone who’s always considering things for their freelance kit, I like trying new brands and different types of products over all kinds of price ranges. I think variety is important. Budgets vary. Different occasions have different needs, and that all requires c h o i c e s.

CURRENT FAVS

LAURA MERCIER TRANSLUCENT POWDER – $23 USDNOT CRUELTY FREE
This is a great staple item to have in your freelance kit or personal collection because it looks gorgeous on everyone, makes your skin feel baby smooth, and is a true translucent. It doesn’t make the skin look dry or flaky, and it blends like a dream. I’ve always felt that the packaging is a tad bulky for some reason so I don’t prefer to take this one with me when traveling. IDK why. That could just be me being… me. 

NYC SMOOTH SKIN LOOSE POWDER – $3.62 USD – NOT CRUELTY FREE
I actually bought this guy after seeing @itslikelymakeup high key recommend it as a much cheaper alternative to the Laura Mercier one and it’s been my everyday go-to ever since. It’s literally less than half the price so I don’t feel the need to preserve it as much, and can then just leave the more expensive setting powders for my freelance kit. The sifter is pretty messy and questionable, but when we’re talking about a product in the $4 dollar range that I actually really like and works well, I tend to get over that stuff quick. If you like high-end quality packaging, you’ll probably hate this one. If you’re like me and those things don’t bother you much, then I would definitely give this powder a try.

MUFE ULTRA HD MICROFINISHING POWDER$20 USDSEMI CRUELTY FREE
SO — because Makeup Forever exports their products to China (who requires animal testing), they still can’t be considered a true cruelty-free company, even though they do not use those practices in the states. All that in mind, this powder is really great for weddings or any event makeup where there will  be heavy flash photography since it ensures no flashback – which is what makes your under eye concealer look ghost white in photos! I used it on my best friend for her wedding day and she looked like such a knockout, flawless in every photo. I don’t care for the mesh net that the sifter is made of because I feel like it can make it a little less convenient to get as much product out as you want, but that would be my only complaint otherwise, 10/10 would recommend.

Who makes the best setting powder you’ve used so far?
Let me know below! 

Morphe Cosmetics Jaclyn Hill Palette | Collaboration Pt. 2

JACLYNHILLxMORPHE PT. 2

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I told myself I wasn’t going to partake in the hunger games-like spectacle that is most new/online product launches when this palette came out, but multiple (multiple) windows and tabs opened up between three different web browsers over a 60-minute time span for checkout and here we are.

*throws hands up in the air & shrugs*
      haha

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WHY THIS PALETTE?

So just for a little background — Jaclyn Hill was the first beauty channel I ever came across on YouTube. It was about three years ago. This is basically what opened up my world to the whole “artistry” side of cosmetics. I have always loved playing with makeup, but I had no idea the online beauty community even existed before then.

Morphe is one of the first independent brands I start purchasing from online, and I’m always happy with the products I choose. Because of these things primarily, I’ve personally felt compelled (thus far) to get my hands on both collaborations produced by the duo.

This order wasn’t any different, and this palette did not disappoint…

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ORDERING

This part is never fun and we all know it. At least not for me anyway, lol. The madness that goes on in the web-o-sphere when a new and highly coveted product releases is rarely worth it to me. But rarely isn’t never so again, here we are! Here is how it went down: 

I have very fast and decent-working computer equipment at work, which is where I was at 8AM when this guy became available on the Morphe site and we weren’t particularly busy that day (thank you, universe). I have three different web browsers so I opened roughly 6-8 different windows, some incognito and some regular, and got the site ready to go on each of them. I made sure I had my PayPal login info saved on each browser too, just to make sure I didn’t run into anything that might hold me up during the checkout process. These things do work to my advantage but I mostly just tried not to over think it or get too anxious because I feel like it lessens my chances of getting what I want.  THIS IS WAY TOO MUCH EFFORT – FOR A MAKEUP PALETTE. MY GOD.

*here we are*


Out of the 600 windows I had going, 3 of them managed to make it to the checkout queue successfully. Of those, one order miraculously went through with no time-outs or error messages etc. I talked through that part quick but in reality it was 59 minutes that went by before my order was successfully submitted with a confirmation number confirmed in my email. fifty-nine-minutes… I ended up having to go into a meeting around 8:30 and at that point had to sort of just leave everything to the magical makeup powers that be and somehow, it was in my mailbox a little less than two weeks later in perfect condition and not a single shadow broken. I can live with two weeks. 

PROS/CONS

I LIKE THIS:

• Size
As someone who travels at least once a month, this palette is going to be great for me. I have a backpack with a special padded pocket area and flat semi-thin things like this fit great in it. I was able to put it to the test last weekend and it did fine in terms of taking up space, and it definitely isn’t heavy.

• Versatility
This is a palette that has the potential to meet all of my needs in one shot. Pretty much any look I would ever do, neutral or colorful, could be achieved with the color range provided. 

• Price
You get 35 eyeshadows for $38 dollars before tax + shipping AND they let you use a discount code that gives you 10% off. The only way this doesn’t equate to greatness is when you’re a resident outside of the U.S. and have to practically pay more in international shipping than the cost of the palette itself.

• New Colors
I like that these are all new Morphe shades. Fresh colors that are unique to all the priors are always a plus. 

• Formula
I haven’t used every single color on my eyelids yet but the ones that I have, which have been mostly matte shades, have all blended like butter. I have no complaints.

• Pigmentation
Here is the one thing I am going to say about the subject and this palette y’all — I have seen some not-so-flattering reviews by some people in the YouTube community where the pigment is concerned and those reviews just don’t really seem in full alignment with how the colors actually swatch on the skin or show up on the eyes — I would know because…. I’ve been using it 🙃 Here is my thought: if you swipe your finger into a color only one time, and with the pressure of an infant, then you’re just inevitably going to end up with crappy shoddy swatches, because you just sampled the shadows like a chump. It’s so weird to watch those reviews, and it all just seems so forced to me — or as if those reviewers are attempting way too hard to intentionally make the product look bad. The product photo shown below was done using just my bare fingers (no shadow base, no fix +, no games) so anyone truly trying to argue that the palette lacks color intensity is trying entirely too hard to play either Jaclyn, Morphe, themselves, or all of the above and it is embarrassingly obvious, and weird haha.

Here are the colors (L2R) Jacz, Twerk, Jada, and Pool Party shown on my bare fingers. Anyone trying to argue that this palette isn’t pigmented is trying to play you, Jaclyn, Morphe, themselves, or all of the above lol. 

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I DON’T CARE FOR THIS AS MUCH:

• Packaging
If I had to pick one thing I guess I don’t totally care for it’s that the palette is white, which means I will have it a mess in almost no time and then it won’t look as pretty. This is obviously trivial and it clearly didn’t deter me from buying it so it’s arguable it didn’t even need to be included in this post TBQH.

FINAL THOUGHTS + THINGS

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So there you have it. Overall I think it’s worth it and if I had to do it all again to snag one.. I would 🙂 

MOTD | Full Summer Glam: Blue Glitter and Hot Pink Lips

MID-SUMMER  CALM.

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It’s been quite some weeks since I have really been able to sit down with a totally clear mind and nothing really on my agenda, and be able to just c h i l l  and actually crank out something fun — something different, and more.. from scratch. Life happens so quickly sometimes. Younger siblings/nieces graduate high school and venture off into the reality adulthood; friends get married, start families; travel travel travel; balance balance balance; all the while your regular 40+ hr/week work load is still there, haha! But I had that time this weekend and I clearly went super extra with E V E R Y T H I N G! lol 🙃

PRODUCTS USED

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FACE
Coconut oil + lavender oil + tea tree oil (I apply this every morning/night after I wash my face)
Nyx Hydra Touch Primer
Nyx Pore Filler
Nyx Dark Circle Concealer: Medium
Nyx Total Control Drop Foundation (two shades mixed)
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer (two shades mixed)
Nyc Smooth Skin Loose Face Powder
Makeup Geek Contour Powder: Bad Habit 
Makeup Geek Blush Pans: XOXO, Rendezvous, Soulmate
ABHxNicoleGuerriero Glow Kit
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

E Y E S
Makeup Geek Shadows:

Creme Brulee, Chickadee, Ice Queen, Shimma Shimma, Lemon Drop, Secret Garden, Houdini, Boo Berry, Nautica, Neptune, Limelight, Pixie Dust
ColourPop Super Shock Shadow: Valley Girl
Koko Lashes: Stella
Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Liner Pen
Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil: Milk
Nyx Glitter: Sapphire Blue
Generic Blue Kohl Pencil

B R O W S
Ardell Brow Gel: Dark Brown 

ABH Brow Fix

L I P S
Nyx Creamy Lipstick: Chloe
Revlon Color Burst Lip Gloss: Adorned

FINISHED LOOK. FINAL THOUGHTS

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So I saw a funny post by @yungkundalini on Instagram and it was the primary inspiration behind this look. It wasn’t blatantly funny, or like “ha-ha” funny — but ironic/sarcastic funny.. which is my favorite kind. It’s what inspired this makeup. >> CLICK ME to see what I saw <<

The new moon just paid a visit to Cancer and this makeup is sort of what that made me feel like —
Good, bad or indifferent; the emotional intensity is present in all of it. Currently feeling… everything. Change and growth will always be a bit scary and overwhelming for me, I think I’m just finally starting to see that on the other side of that are new chapters and fresh beginnings. Ah, to be a Libra during a season ruled by a water sign, lol.

Slowly learning to acknowledge and appreciate the sting of it all. Including the “not-so-good” parts because I know that with all things there is usually balance… aka something awesome (and of higher vibration) waiting to grow in its place. Besides, would the sweets really be as sweet if you never knew the sour? 

MOTD: Muted Purple Tones, Forever.

MOTD ABH Moon Child Glow Kit Phoenix MUA Maybelline Nyx Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil Milk Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray ABH Clover Liquid Lipstick Glitter Injections Highlighter Pat McGrath Dark Star 006 Black Eye Kohl Winged Liner Freelance Makeup Artist Phoenix Makeup Artist Phoenix MUA Jeffree Star Cosmetics Beauty Killer Palette Sigma Brushes Morphe Brushes Simple Spring Makeup Unicorn Makeup Instagram Makeup Ardell Lashes
M A K E U P  of the  D A Y

We’re currently in-between the full and new moon.
Did you know?…


MOTD ABH Moon Child Glow Kit Phoenix MUA Maybelline Nyx Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil Milk Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray ABH Clover Liquid Lipstick Glitter Injections Highlighter Pat McGrath Dark Star 006 Black Eye Kohl Winged Liner Freelance Makeup Artist Phoenix Makeup Artist Phoenix MUA Jeffree Star Cosmetics Beauty Killer Palette Sigma Brushes Morphe Brushes Simple Spring Makeup Unicorn Makeup
MOTD ABH Moon Child Glow Kit Phoenix MUA Maybelline Nyx Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil Milk Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray ABH Clover Liquid Lipstick Glitter Injections Highlighter Pat McGrath Dark Star 006 Black Eye Kohl Winged Liner Freelance Makeup Artist Phoenix Makeup Artist Phoenix MUA Jeffree Star Cosmetics Beauty Killer Palette Sigma Brushes Morphe Brushes Simple Spring Makeup Unicorn Makeup
MOTD ABH Moon Child Glow Kit Phoenix MUA Maybelline Nyx Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil Milk Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray ABH Clover Liquid Lipstick Glitter Injections Highlighter Pat McGrath Dark Star 006 Black Eye Kohl Winged Liner Freelance Makeup Artist Phoenix Makeup Artist Phoenix MUA Jeffree Star Cosmetics Beauty Killer Palette Sigma Brushes Morphe Brushes Simple Spring Makeup Unicorn Makeup
MOTD ABH Moon Child Glow Kit Phoenix MUA Maybelline Nyx Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil Milk Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray ABH Clover Liquid Lipstick Glitter Injections Highlighter Pat McGrath Dark Star 006 Black Eye Kohl Winged Liner Freelance Makeup Artist Phoenix Makeup Artist Phoenix MUA Jeffree Star Cosmetics Beauty Killer Palette Sigma Brushes Morphe Brushes Simple Spring Makeup Unicorn Makeup
MOTD ABH Moon Child Glow Kit Phoenix MUA Maybelline Nyx Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil Milk Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray ABH Clover Liquid Lipstick Glitter Injections Highlighter Pat McGrath Dark Star 006 Black Eye Kohl Winged Liner Freelance Makeup Artist Phoenix Makeup Artist Phoenix MUA Jeffree Star Cosmetics Beauty Killer Palette Sigma Brushes Morphe Brushes Simple Spring Makeup Unicorn MakeupMOTD ABH Moon Child Glow Kit Phoenix MUA Maybelline Nyx Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil Milk Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray ABH Clover Liquid Lipstick Glitter Injections Highlighter Pat McGrath Dark Star 006 Black Eye Kohl Winged Liner Freelance Makeup Artist Phoenix Makeup Artist Phoenix MUA Jeffree Star Cosmetics Beauty Killer Palette Sigma Brushes Morphe Brushes Simple Spring Makeup Unicorn Makeup

Full disclosure/fun fact/FYI: washed out cool toned purple/grays is one of my most favorite areas of the color spectrum to play on when we’re talking about makeup. So you can probably guess how awesome I think the ‘Clover’ liquid lipstick by Anastasia is. This whole combination of cosmic glowy magnificence makes me feel like that iridescent sparkly ethereal being I’m always referencing — which is when I feel most like myself o b v i o u s l y.

I. LIVE.


PRODUCT  D E T A I L S

F A C E
Nyx Hydra Touch Primer
Nyx Pore Filler Primer 
Nyx Cosmetics Total Control Drop Foundation 
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer
NYC Cosmetics Translucent Studio Finishing Powder
Makeup Geek Cosmetics Contour Pan: Bad Habit
Makeup Geek Cosmetics Blush: Rendezvous + Soulmate
ABH Moon Child Glow Kit: Pink Heart + Blue Ice
Glitter Injections Pina Colada Glitter Highlight

E Y E S
Jeffree Star Cosmetics Eye Shadow: Courtney (Beauty Killer Palette)
ABH Moon Child Glow Kit: Blue Moon

Maybelline Master Precise Liner Pen
Pat McGrath Black Smudge Liner Eye Kohl
Nyx Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil: Milk
Nyx Cosmetics White Liquid Liner
L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara
Koko Lashes: Queen B

B R O W S
Ardell Brow Gel: Dark Brown
ABH Brow Fix

L I P S
ABH Liquid Lipstick: Clover

O T H E R (O P T I O N A L)
Lush Cosmetics Lip Scrub: Mint Julips

Burt’s Bees Mango Lip Balm
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray