In case anyone was wondering, there are 19 more days left until Fall…
D E T A I L S
Eyes: ─Makeup Geek Single Shadows Creme Brulee, Chickadee, Early Bird, Cheetah Bear (formerly Cocoa Bear), Cherry Cola, Sidekick, Vanilla Bean ─ColourPop Super Shock Shadow Sequin ─Inglot USA Loose Pigment #138 ─KVD Vegan Beauty Everlasting Liner Swanly ─KVD Vegan Beauty Ink Liner Trooper ─Lashes House of Lashes Iconic Lashes
Brows: ─ABH Dip Brow Dark Brown
Skin: ─Foundation Nyx Cosmetics Total Control Drop Foundation ─Concealer Tarte Shape Tape + Urban Decay Stay Naked Correction Concealer ─Powder Beauty Bakerie Face Flour Baking Powder in “Oat” ─Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray
Glow: ─ABH Glow Kit Nicole Guerriero (limited edition) ─Fenty Beauty Diamond Bomb How Many Carats
For the first time in a really really long time I got to sit down and really get creative with makeup again, and it felt great! I just bought a custom MakeupGeek palette using their new Matrix system and I knew that I wanted to do something bright, fun, and super colorful with it (but with a hint of Fall in mind, not like, “summer color” if you get what I mean). I took major inspiration from a look that I saw RawBeautyKristi do on her YT channel and this was the final result.
I was l i v i n g!
D E T A I L S:
E Y E S (Makeup Geek Shadows) — Tuscan Sun, Simply Marlena, Wine & Dine, Eternally Grapeful, Time Travel, Drama Queen, Motown, Blacklight, Daydreamer (ColourPop Supershock Metallic Shadow) — Ignition — Inglot Loose Pigment #138 — Melt Cosmetics All Day Everyday Liner in “Kink”
L A S H E S — House of Lashes “Iconics”
B R O W S — Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow in “Dark Brown”
I decided to buy some new eyeshadows this month! This is the first order I’ve placed with MakeupGeek since their rebrand a couple of years ago and I can honestly say that they are still some of my favorite eyeshadows ever and I love the brand just as much as I did the first time I tried them—SIX YEARS AGO! They still have the most soft and creamy formula, and all of the colors blend like a dream. Their new Matrix system lets you build custom palettes so that you get the most use of your shadows, with a model that focuses more on sustainability and eco-friendly packaging.
Here are the shades that I picked up.
Top row: Mystical (foiled) • Wine & Dine • Eternally Grapeful
Middle Row: Day Dreamer (foiled) • Time Travel • Coffee Before Talkee
Bottom Row: Legend (foiled) • Dark Roasted • Beach Please
As always, 10/10 I highly recommend. Click here to shop their site!
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 noone 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!
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.. ^^
I wanted to share with you guys my go-to holiday look this year. It consists of: Very neutral shadows, classic red lips, sharp winged liner, structured contour, and an insane amount of highlight, as per yoozsh.