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Special Effects Makeup Roundup

Special Effects Makeup Roundup

A few months ago, I took a stage makeup class with the theater department at my university. I loved experimenting with different techniques, and I learned a lot about special effects makeup (prosthetics, blood, scar wax, and more). Here are some of my favorite looks […]

Last Friday Night

Last Friday Night

Face Jane Iredale Pommist MAC Cosmetics Studio Fix Fluid Anastasia Beverly Hills Cream Contour Kit Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer Wet n Wild Photo Focus Powder Milani Baked Bronzer in Dolce NARS Orgasm blush Becca Cosmetics Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector Eyes: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow […]

Huda Beauty Lip Contour (Review)

Huda Beauty Lip Contour (Review)

The Huda Beauty Lip Contours made quite a splash when they hit the market a couple of years ago, but I didn’t pick them up until they had been on a market for a few months. I’ve been putting them to the test for a few months,

These lip pencils can be used alone, or in pairs. The idea is that you use a slightly darker pencil to line the lip and fill the lip with a lighter shade, creating the illusion of a fuller lip. The pencils have suggested pairings, though they can also be used individually. While lining the lips with a darker shade isn’t a new technique, most products aren’t actually marketed for this use. As lip liners, the Huda Beauty Lip Contours apply creamy but dry matte. They’re very pigmented, and they glide on smoothly.

Huda Beauty Lip Contour (Review)

I think the best quality of the Huda Beauty Lip Contours is that they’re very long-wearing, especially when you use them all over the lips. The formula is very matte, so it feels a little dry on the lips. If you want a glossier finish, just apply a satin lipstick or a gloss over top.

I don’t love all of the recommended pairings, but I think the color range is beautiful. Of course, the range isn’t as wide as my all-time favorite MAC lip liners, but the colors offered are nice. A few different nudes (a more mauve nude, a warmer nude) and some bold berry shades. The only disappointment for me is that the “lip contours” aren’t really that different from a standard lip liner/pencil. While these were marketed in a particularly clever way, you’re still essentially just filling your lips in with a lip-liner. It’s an effective technique, but you could do it with any pencil.

I would say buy the Huda Beauty lip contours if you want a high quality lip liner, which can be worn as a matte lipstick. The pencils are all creamy and pigmented, and they last a long time because a little goes a long way. I think Huda Beauty makes great products, and I look forward to trying more of her line. 

Huda Beauty Lip Contour (Review)

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Jane Iredale Pommist (Review)

Jane Iredale Pommist (Review)

Setting sprays and facial sprays are among my not-so-guilty pleasures in life. And the Jane Iredale Pommist is fabulous, because it’s sort of a facial spray and a setting spray at the same time. While I don’t think it prolongs makeup wear, it definitely improves […]

Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection (Review)

Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection (Review)

Real Techniques is a makeup brush/tool brand owned by sisters Sam and Nic, whose Youtube channel Pixiwoo was among one of the earliest in the beauty-influencer world. Their brushes promise to deliver professional results at a fair price, which seems pretty ideal. Most Real Techniques […]

Anti-Summer Vibes

Anti-Summer Vibes

I love summer (and summer makeup) but sometimes you just have to break the rules– enjoy my totally non-summery look for this July!

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Face:

Rimmel Stay Matte Primmer

NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation

Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer

e.l.f. finishing powder

Pixi Contour Powder

Milani Baked Bronzer “Dolce”

Milani Baked Blush “Luminoso”

Sephora Luminous Drops “Morning Glow”

theBalm Mary Lou-Manizer

Eyes:

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade & Pixi Contour Powder

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Gel

Colourpop eyeshadows “Get Out” and “Cute Alert”

Makeup Geek eyeshadow “Unexpected”

MAC eyeshadow “Blanc Type”

MAC Prussian Blue Eye Pencil

Buxom mascara

Lips:

MAC Nightmoth lip liner

MAC Cyber lipstick

Wet n Wild Photo Focus Concealer (review)

Wet n Wild Photo Focus Concealer (review)

I love a good drugstore concealer. I tend to be a little heavy-handed with my concealer (both in terms of application and my never-ending desire to purchase just one more concealer) so a budget buy is something I love discovering. The Wet n Wild Photo […]

My Foundation Stash

My Foundation Stash

I’ve developed a foundation addiction. High end or drugstore, matte or dewy, cream or liquid: I love it all. There’s a certain satisfaction to having a perfect canvas, especially when it lasts all day. I’m also a sucker for foundation packaging, and I am a […]

Wearable Berry Lipstick 

Wearable Berry Lipstick 

I don’t usually go for berry lips, but the Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Lip Color in Lover has blown me away. I love this lipstick! It is unbelievably long-wearing (like 12 hours, with eating) and super comfortable. The color itself is a berry toned neutral, and I love wearing it. I want all the colors in this range! 


*I received this lipstick for free but my opinion is honest! 
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5 Nude Liquid Lipsticks for Summer

5 Nude Liquid Lipsticks for Summer

I’ve finally fallen in love with liquid lipstick. For a long time, I couldn’t get on the bandwagon for this trend because I found liquid lipstick so drying. These days, I can’t get enough of these long-wearing lipsticks. They apply so nicely, and I love […]