Friday, June 23, 2017

Lipstick Spotlight: Makeup Monsters Cosmetics GI JANE

Makeup Monsters Cosmetics is an indie makeup brand that offers the wildest, craziest colors. Sort of reminds me of Pretty Zombie Cosmetics but their packaging is more on point. Just look at it. Rainbows and bats, and zombie girls. What more could a girl ask for? Now mind you, I think they've changed their packaging since I purchased this, but still!

As you can see, I got the most unwearable color that I could have possibly gotten. GI Jane, a light olive green color, I've had it for a while and just never wore it because...I mean look at it. How with this skin tone? But I found the courage today loves! Boom! I think this has been discontinued since I purchased it, but they have an identical color in a different formula called Zombabe that I really want to try because it's supposed to be more comfortable.
Not too bad. It's a bit streaky but I expect that with a color like this. I put it on fairly lightly and I like how it came out. Lined my lips with Cork lip liner from Mac and made it work. What do you think? Too much? Probably is, lol but still wearing it out! Okay, over and out guys. Till next time.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Project Pan...Forreal This Time

  

I quite literally am done. I want to feel the happiness of having a favorite product that I wear everyday. Especially with my lipsticks, I remember when I had like 10 lipsticks max...I would wear my favorites and despair when they got low. And although I felt despair, it was a great feeling of despair. It was paired with a sense of accomplishment because I loved a color so much that I freaking used it up ...Now, I have over 100 lipsticks and never seem to get through anything. So I am starting a project pan, and I am gonna take it one day at a time! I just wanna challenge myself and actually get through some thangs...you know? Its weird having so much and not feeling like I have enough lips to wear everything.

After looking through all my products I picked some colors that I love wearing, others that I've been wanting to get to but never did, and some glosses to match...just in case. And excuse the lip pencil smudges on my lippies, lol at least I'm wearing them!

Mac Yash (Peachy Nude)
Pretty Zombie Cosmetics 3 Witches Liquid Lipstick
(Neon Purple)
Mac Plum Princess (Cool Toned Lavender)
Mac Relentlessly Red
(Bright Red With Pink Undertones)
Viva Glam Ariana 2
(Pinky Purple Magenta)
Sugarpill Trinket Liquid Lipstick
(Mauve Infused with Gold Sparkle)
Mac By Degrees Slim shine
(Coral Pinky Brown)
Mac Strayin
(Mid Tone Bright Pink with Silver Sparkles)
Kat Von D Wolvesmouth
(Burgundy with Pink Sparkles)
Bite Beauty Porcini (Light Caramel Brown)
Loreal Hip Jelly Balm in Savory
(These are no longer available)
Mac Bare Slim Shine (The perfect nude)
Blue: Mac Twerkquoise
Plum:Mac Glitter Grunge
Mac Lusterglasses in Venetian (red)
and Morning Glory (pink)
Ulta Honey lip gloss, Black Radiance (IDK the color)
and Mac Plushglass in Fulfilled
In total I have 19 products, however I'm only trying to get through the lipsticks, so we shall see how this goes. I really want to challenge myself because I never stick to anything. If I can do this, I can pretty much do anything...like stick to my diet and exercise. I have not an ounce of discipline. So here we go tomorrow is day 1 and I think I wanna wear 3 witches. Maybe I'll do a LOTD!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Dupe or Nah: Mac Bare Slimshine and Silk Naturals Maiden

Currently not feeling the best. I have a stomach virus :/ from eating at the mall and my energy levels are super low. Still wanted to bring you this post because I got a brand new Bare Slimshine for $8 on Poshmark and I wanted to compare it to Maiden, which Silk Naturals markets as a Bare dupe. Bare has long been discontinued but I wanted to see how close the two products actually are to one another for those searching for a Bare replacement.


They look similar in the tubes. As well as on the skin. Can you guess which is which? Well I guess I kind of give it away, hehe lol. The colors are definitely the same. If anything, Maiden is a tinge more pigmented than Bare.



You can see the difference in pigmentation a lot more on the lips. Although Maiden is more pigmented, these are most definitely dupes. Although I didn't pay full price for the Slimshine, I believe they retailed at 14 or 15 bucks, and Maiden retails for $4.50. I do like the formula of the Slimshine better, but they are no longer available for purchase and you can get a comparable, more pigmented product for much cheaper. They are both moisturizing, neither last very long, and both are great nudes. I couldn't ask for more. Thank you Silk Naturals. And boo to MAC for discontinuing the Slimshines, the formula was perfection.

Till next time,
S.C.

Friday, June 2, 2017

I've Been Haulin Butt And I Am Tired...


I have been doing way too much shopping. I mean I've shopped so much that I'm tired of myself. Today I needed to run into Lush to buy my new favorite deodorant and ended up in MAC and Ulta. Although I'm sick of shopping at this point, I'm happy with my purchases and I caught a great sale at Ulta.

So first up is my lush purchase. I honestly only got what I needed. Both me and my mom like this deodorant, its all natural, stops me from sweating and it smells really nice. My mom recently beat cancer and I don't want her putting anything under her arms that may stop her toxins from releasing. Try it, its amazing.


Next Up is What I got From Mac. Again, I was good and only got one lipstick in the color Double Shot. I thought MAC discontinued this color but my Macy's just received a new shipment of it so I'm not sure. Anywho it reminds me a lot of the Riri Nude color from Riri Hearts Mac and I just know its going to be amazing with brown liner.

Without flash

With flash
Now, I got three things from Ulta. Two Nyx Matte Lipsticks and one pretty highlighter. I stopped using their matte and round lipsticks because they had a very nasty chemical called BHT/BHA in them. However, it looks like they've reformulated their matte line and they took the BHT out so GO NYX!! And guess what? I only paid 10 dollars for everything! the lipsticks were buy one get one half off, and I had 8 dollars worth of Ulta Rewards!! 3 dollars for each product...not bad.


Maison 
Euro Trash (Also a RIRI Hearts MAC Dupe for Bad Girl Riri)

Swatches:
L to R: Mac Double Shot, Nyx Maison, Nyx Eurotrash. Colors look brighter
due to flash but both Maison and Double Shot are Good Alternatives to RIRI Nude

Because I'm Extra. Bling Bling lol!


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Walgreens Wonder Woman Collection Haul and a Face and Nail of the Day (Pic Heavy)

On the eve of the DC Wonder Woman movie, I found myself feeling slightly peeved. A new Wonder Woman movie of epic proportions is releasing and I haven't heard a peep in the makeup world about a Wonder Woman makeup collection.

That's what I thought until I walked into Walgreens this morning and saw some Wonder Woman products from Markwins! I'm so appreciative. Although I would have preferred something a little more fancy/high end, at least Markwins thought about us!


YAAAASSSSS! Let me compose myself. Exclusive to Walgreens, Markwins is the brand that makes Wet n Wild, and although the packaging of the products are a little flimsy, they're still cute.

While shopping, "I thought man I'm just going to wear this stuff once for the movie and then its going to collect dust," but when I got home and tried the products that I bought out, I changed my mind. TEASER, THERE IS AN ACTUAL MAC WONDER WOMAN COLLECTION DUPE IN HERE!!!

The collection had lip glosses, lipsticks, brushes, and a lip balm. For lipstick, I skipped the red because I own a ton and got the purple in Heroine and the Nude in Modern Age. For lip gloss, I got Athena's kiss which is like a nude coral, and Mighty Aphrodite, a sheer red purple. Orly did red, white, and blue nail polish along with the nail stickers you see above. Instead of the blue Orly polish, I bought a cheaper alternative in the color, Endless Blue by Sinful Colors.


Top to Bottom: Mighty Aphrodite, Athena's Kiss
Left to Right: Modern Age, Heroine
So lets fast forward, I'm at home trying on the products and think hmm. This purple lipstick looks familiar. And then all sorts of ideas started flooding into my mind. Mac did a Wonder Woman collection in 2011 and it was the bomb. Everything was jumbo! Straight glamazonian style packaging...


I of course missed out because I had no idea it was releasing (I was not at all makeup savvy). There was a purple lipstick released in the collection called Spitfire, and the lipstick in Heroine is a great dupe for it.

I also found that a lot of the names from this collection are repeats from Mac's collection (Heroine, Athena's Kiss), so its all so very nostalgic for me as a Mac lover.


So, remember I was telling you how all types of idea's began to run through my head as I started to swatch these products? I thought "hmm it would be a great idea to do a Wonder Woman makeup look!  I searched google and found this face chart:


Now, I am no makeup artist, so this was purely for fun, but here's my take on Deep Truth.

           

1: Start of with fresh face
2: Apply foundation of choice
3: Even skin tone
4. Do brows (I know mine are a mess, I am Muslim and we do not, I repeat, we do not wax or cut our brows)
5 and 6 are inverted, my bad: first apply teal liner, then apply any blue shadow. I used Maybelline Expert Wear Electric Blue Palette.
7. Apply shimmery blue shadow. I used Trendy from my Tartiest Pro Palette. Its like a duochrome greenish, blue, brown.
8. Put a deeper blue in crease and blend, blend, blend. Blend like your life depends on it.
9. Line the top lid with black liquid liner, then put teal liner and deep blue crease color on bottom eye line.
10. Place any peachy blush on the contours of your cheeks and apples.
11. Lastly, highlight your under eye with a lighter skin tone color. I used my Baja Bronze Palette from Measurable Difference for both blush and highlight.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

NAIL LOOK & FOTD: No Makeup Makeup

After doing my makeup and putting pink on from head to toe, I decided that I needed to complete my look with some nail polish! Isn't that neat? Not only am I doing a FOTD today, I'ma give you two for your money and give you a nail post too (because my makeup is basic AF and I needed to make this post interesting).

Anywho, I really wanted to do something girly and blue and I didn't feel like going to the nail salon. So I used the shade Gloomy from LA Colors. For a cheap polish, this sucker dried quickly and applied evenly. Below I'm only wearing 2 coats!


I am a big fan of wearing minimal makeup. My skin is extremely sensitive and prone to breakouts so I rarely wear foundation and when I do its always marketed for acne prone skin. I avoid anything with comedogenic ingredients. If you are acne-prone and in the dark about what to avoid check out the site acnemantra.com. It has a search that allows you to copy and paste the ingredients of online products to check whether it can break you out. It's awesome and very helpful. Like most days, I didn't feel like putting on base makeup and decided to just do liner, mascara, blush, and lipstick. Here is how it came out. Loving my selfie game...I call this one awkward chic HAHA.


I used NYC Color Proof 24 Hour Waterproof Eyeliner on my top lid. I usually flick my liner but didnt feel like it today. I'm so lazy. Then I applied mascara. I put my Silk Natural's blush in Babydoll on the apples of my cheeks. It's the cutest sheer pink with light shimmer. After, I lined my lips with Mac Chestnut lip liner and filled my lips in with Mac Freckletone. I topped that off with NYX lipgloss in Spongecake.


Monday, May 29, 2017

LOTD: Liquid Lurex

Today's Lip of the Day is the oh so gorgeous but limited edition Liquid Lurex. It's a dazzle finish lippie which is rare in and of itself and I really like it. How can I describe it? It looks nude on my lips but its like a weird green gold with pink and champagne sparkles.


Cute huh? I lined it with Mac Nightmonth and topped it with a little clear gloss. It's perfect in my opinion. Talk to you later guys!