I always try to stop by the Morphe store any time I’m in the LA area considering it’s their only physical location and sometimes it’s just nice to not shop cosmetics exclusively online; to swatch everything first. It eliminates a lot of guess-work. Plus, they’ve expanded the store so it isn’t quite as painfully crowded as it used to be in the past, although there was still a line formed out the door by the time I was ringing out, haha! If you’re ever in the area, you should check it out. Unless you don’t like crowded spaces…then perhaps do not.
A N Y W A Y
I picked up two palettes for my freelance kit.
► 35O/M (Matte) – $22.99 —> c l i c k
► 35P (Plum) – $22.99 —> c l i c k
Someone in Phoenix should let me borrow their face so that I can use them.
Because that doesn’t sound creepy at all, right? : )
What do you guys think of Morphe as an overall brand?
What are some of your fav palettes by them?
Also have a happy Tuesday. More importantly, that : )
I picked up a bunch of these $2 dollar eye pencils from the Morphe store in Burbank when I was there a few weeks ago.
They’re by some off-brand called Italia Deluxe, which sounds a little sketch I’ll admit but, so far, so good….
I’m a major advocate for the “pops of color” concept. I tend to always grab for neutral/brown shadows, so incorporating accents of bright colors into my eye looks is a simple way to change things up a bit when I’m feeling bored or uninspired. That’s Alyssa-talk for “it’s an easy way to look like you’ve actually tried, without really trying”.
O V E R A L L T H O U G H T S
► They stay in tact pretty well. There was a little bit of smudging toward my inner corner, but nothing major or noticeable that couldn’t be fixed with a quick 5 second touch up.
► The color lasts at least 8 hours.
► Good pigmentation.
► Easy application. Super creamy.
I’m sure they’re not cruelty-free and I wouldn’t be surprised if they contained parabens or other questionable ingredients. But I mean honestly, for $2 whole dollars, I can’t say that I’m mad.
Full look + other d e t a i l s:
E Y E S
► Makeup Geek Cosmetics Single Shadows
– Hipster (Crease)
– Barcelona Beach (Crease)
– Latte (Transition)
– Creme Bruleè (Transition)
– Shimma Shimma (Tear Duct)
– Whimsical (Tear Duct)
– Mocha (Outer Corner)
– Vanilla Bean (Brow Bone)
► L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara
► Ardell Demi Wispy Lashes
► Italia Deluxe Aqua Eye Pencil
► Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil – Milk (as a base for the blue liner)
► Maybelline Master Precise Liner Pen
B R O W S
► Ardell Brow Gel – Dark Brown
► ABH Brow Fix Pencil
L I P S
► Jeffree Star Cosmetics Androgyny Liquid Lipstick
C H E E K S
► Anastasia Contour Pan – Clay
► Nyx Powder Blush – Dusty Rose
► Smashbox Cosmetics Fusion Soft Lights Bronzer – Baked Starburst
► Jeffree Star Cosmetics Peach Goddess Skin Frost
► ColourPop Cosmetics Super Shock Cheeks – Spoon
It was about time for some color in my life – and also glitter.
Living in human skin can be a little bananas sometimes. If any of the (countless) issues in existence have you feeling down, or your energy slightly “off” lately – just try and remember to keep these things in mind:
• Having thoughts, feelings and emotions is what makes you human. Do not let anyone put a negative connotation on expressing these things.
• Sometimes a solid cry is necessary, and that is okay. Cry, or maybe channel that and cry glitter!
• If you must engage with others on matters of substance, debate, or importance – pick your battles wisely. Be patient, be open. Be informed. Hold ground. But mostly, just know when to disengage.
• Be a source of light in a world that’s over-crowded with douche canoes. No matter what.
• Spread knowledge, acceptance, and love. Only actually do it though. In real life. Everyday. Not just via inspirational quotes on social media. Help people. Give. Put your money where your mouth is and donate to legitimate organizations that you support. More doing. Less talking.
• Know your outlet. Makeup is obviously one of mine.
• And finally, let literally no one else’s opinions, thoughts, words, life, actions, existence etc. have any effect on you, or the path that you’re on. Once you can achieve real confidence and inner-peace you start to realize that there is no outside, and it frees you.
(the quote from an Amanda Palmer interview that made me reconsider and restructure my entire outlook on the day-to-day, as well as the bigger picture – “we are constantly judging and criticizing ourselves and wondering how this looks from the outside, but time rolls on and you realize there is no outside…“).
► *link to said interview*◄
– O K A Y –
** P S A **
I rarely use less than 5 shadows when I do my eyes.
Blending/layering different shades, adding dimension, and creating new and unique colors is one of most fun parts of the whole process, for me.
E Y E S
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Too Faced Glitter Glue
Jeffree Star Beauty Killer Palette
-China White ► Brow Bone
-Violence ► Lower Lash Line
Makeup Geek Single Shadows
-Unexpected ► Crease
-Dragonfly ► Crease
-Shark Bait ► Crease
-Sea Mist ► Lid
-Ocean Breeze ► Outer Corner
-Mermaid ► Center Lid
-Black Light ► Inner Corner
-Whimsical ► Tear Duct
-Shimma Shimma ► Tear Duct
-Masquarade ► Lower Lash Line
Glitter Injections “Famous” Glitter
Nyx Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil – “Milk”
Maybelline Master Precise Liner Pen
Ardell Double-Up Lashes
L I P S
Nyx Cosmetics Creamy Lipstick – “Rea”
Nyx Cosmetics Butter Gloss – “Angel Food Cake”
Be human to the fullest you guys, don’t forget!
S H A D O W S:
– Courtney (Transition)
– Star Power (Crease)
– Violence (Lid)
– Princess (Inner Corner)
– Vanity (Outer Corner)
W A T E R L I N E
Nyx Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil – Milk
L A S H E S
Koko Lashes – Queen B
When I saw that Nyx was coming out with a candy-apple blue lipstick, I was all over it.
The fact that it happened to be called ‘Jet Set‘ was just like, a cherry on top of something already amazing and sweet..
This is a:
semi long-wearing lipstick –
with a formula that doesn’t leave your lips with more cracks than the San Andreas fault-line..
Continue reading “Summer Fav – Nyx Cosmetics JET SET Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick”
A lot of really awful things go on in this world that we live in.
This world that we have to exist in.
So many people advocate for change yet so few are truly prepared to reflect inward and start making change where it actually needs to start; which is with yourself.
I couldn’t even begin to go into the inner-workings of my mind about something like this in a single blog post.
Or about all of the awareness that’s come over the years..
Awareness of myself, other people, and so much of the world around me.
It’s insane to me how we’ve made this so hard.
How we’ve clouded the simplest things. The simplest concepts.
We need to start moving in a direction that creates way more environments where people can truly feel comfortable just being themselves. But like, genuinely themselves. Some people don’t even get this in their own home. It’s a major problem. How have we gotten here?
..rhetorical questions.. ^^
Continue reading “Makeup For Kindness – Let Love Be The Loudest Thing You Hear From This.”
I tried to get this palette on its launch date on 5/25 but the website broke and it sold out within like, 5 minutes or something insane like that so I had to wait until three days later..when I was de-boarding a plane in Florida, with limited cell data to use, and 33% battery life. It was risky, but it all worked out and I was able to order one without issue. It couldn’t have gone smoother. The first restock went live at 10AM PST and I had my order confirmation email by 10:02, no jokes. I was not messing around.
It was delivered 7 days later; which is a tiny bit longer than normal, but for obvious reasons..
* like a major new product launch 🙂 *
I’ve used it pretty much every single day since I got it, and it’s a really freaking rad palette.
• Vegan • Cruelty-Free • Creamy • Pigmented (AS F)
Continue reading “Jeffree Star Cosmetics Beauty Killer Palette (With Swatches)”
As promised in my last post, here are the swatches I did with the new JS Cosmetics ‘Peach Goddess’ Skin Frost.
Believe in the hype, people.
Believe it with your entire being…
Continue reading “MAKEUP MONDAY: Jeffree Star Cosmetics Peach Goddess Skin Frost (SWATCHED)”
New product alert!
U h – l e r t.
and I am excited about this one, you guys…
Continue reading “Welcome Home, Peach Goddess Skin Frost…”