Glowy, Dewy Foundation Routine

Hello everyone,

I’ve always been too shy & self-conscious to create a YouTube account to share my tips & tricks about beauty, but then I finally decided, “Why not?! What’s there to lose, right?!” So… I made one for the fun of it! If you want to know how I achieved this dewy foundation look, feel free to watch my first video!

I definitely recommend watching it in HD for better quality!

Below are the products I used:

Neutrogena – Oil- Free Moisture “Combination Skin”

Laura Geller – Spackle Under Make-Up Primer

Revlon – Age Defying Powder in “Medium”

BH Cosmetics – Powder Brush which is one of the brushes included in the Sculpt and Blend (10 Piece Brush Set)

Urban Decay – Naked Flushed Paletted in “Strip”

ISH Beauty – Bronzer Brush

ColourPop Hightlighter in “Wisp”

Real Technique – Contour Brush which is one of the brushes included in Core Collection Brush Set

E.L.F. Cosmetics – Flawless Concealer Brush

Hard Candy – Glamoflauge Heavy Duty Concealer in “Tan”

Milani – Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer in “Sand Beige 06”

Fluffy Fan Brush I used for highlighting is from Ebay. Just type in “Fan Brush’ and it should pop up. I got mine for only $2.
In case you guys were wondering what I used for my brows and eyes:

Brows:

Anastasia Beverly Hills – Dipbrow Pomade in “Medium Brown”

Anastasia Beverly Hills – Duo Brush #7

Eyeliner:

L’Oreal – Infallible Gel Lacquer Liner 24 Hour “Blackest Black”

I hope you guys enjoy my video and learn something out of it! Thank you so much!

MOTD: Neutral Smokey Eye

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Here is a very neutral smokey eye look I created with gold and brick brown. If you’d like to know what products I used to create this look, then read on!

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Products I used:

  • Foundation: Cover Girl | Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation in “Golden Tan”
  • Powder: Revlon | Age Defying Powder in “Medium”
  • Bronzer: NYC | Sunny Bronzer
  • Highlight: Benefit | Watt’s Up! Cream-To-Powder Highlighter
  • Eyeliner: Loreal | Infallible 24 Hour Lacquer Liner in “Blackest Black” & Maybelline | Line Stiletto
  • Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills | Dipbrow Pomade in “Medium Brown”
  • Eye Primer: Urban Decay | Primer Potion
  • Mascara: Smashbox | Full Exposure Mascara
  • Eyeshadow: Urban Decay | Naked 3 & Pati Dubroff | Spotlight Palette
  • Lashes: I bought them from Ebay which I actually mentioned in one of my blog post of a look I created a little while back. Click here if you’d like to see a brief review on the lashes I’m wearing.

To start off, I used Urban Decay’s Primer Potion in order for my shadows to stay pigmented and in place all day long. For an all over lid colour, I mixed “Buzz” from Urban Decay’s Naked 3 Palette with “Goldenleaf” from Pati Dubroff’s Spotlight Palette in order to create a beautiful golden colour with a bit of a rosy undertone.

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In order to get rid of any harsh lines, I used “Mystic,” which is a matte taupe, as a transition colour. I applied this shadow on my crease in between my eye lid and brow bone.

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To deepen up the look for a settle smokey effect, I used “Cognac” which is a beautiful brick brown colour and applied it on my outter corner. With a fluffly blending brush with no product, I carefully blended my life away until I was able to get rid of any harsh lines. From here, you can touch up any colour that has been rubbed off a bit from the blending for more pigmentation. After blending, I definitely went back to “Goldenleaf” and “Buzz” to do some touch up on the lids for a more vibrant effect since some of the pigmentation have been rubbed off from blending. As a highlight for my brow bone, I used “Cashmere” which is a matte cream in the Spotlight Palette. Lastly, I used “Cognac” for my bottom lash line (only from the middle to the outer) and then followed up with “Mystic” and applied it from the middle to the inner part of my lash line.

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I then do my usual eye routine – winged liner and then follow up with a pair of falsies. In this case, I was going for a more settle, every day type of smokey eye so I decided to use a more natural pair of lashes just to add a bit of volume to my naturally thin and sparse lashes.

Here is how it looks when I’m looking down:

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OOTD & MOTD | Cozy, Casual, & Put Together

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I absolutely love the Fall season due to the fact that it’s the perfect time of year to wear earthy-toned colors, scarves, and booties. It’s been sunny, yet a bit chilly here in Southern California — I want to say around 70 degrees at it’s highest during the day and around 50 degrees at it’s lowest during the night time. Here is an outfit of the day with the perfect mixture of casual and dressy — it’s very cozy, but put together at the same time.

Since it was a little chilly with the sun peaking out a bit, I decided to wear a gray, thin long-sleeve turtle neck and paired it with a black fringe scarf to add a little something to the outfit while providing a cozier feel. I, then decided to stick with earthy-toned colors with the olive pants, tan leather purse, and brown buckle booties. I feel as though the wedged booties add a more dressier feel, making the outfit look very put together.

With the scarf, long-sleeve turtle neck, olive toned pants, brown booties, and taupe lips, this is a perfect outfit/look for the Fall.
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Outfit details:

  • Fringe Scarf: Forever 21
  • Cotton Turtle Neck: Charlotte Rousse
  • Olive Pants: H&M
  • Brown Buckled Booties: Forever 21
  • Small Tan Purse with three zipper compartments: Forever 21
  • Hoop Earrings: Forever 21

Here is my simple makeup of the day. I didn’t show too much emphasis on my lids; whereas, I wanted the winged liner and taupe colored lips to do most of the talking. To add some definition to the lids, I used a very settle matte, light-medium brown called “Cover” from Urban Decay’s Naked 2 Basics Palette on my crease. I then created a very dramatic wing and followed up with natural looking falsies to give the illusion of fuller lashes, while still maintaining a simple and neutral look. Of course, I couldn’t skip the step of adding bronzer to accentuate my jawline giving the illusion of a slimmer face, as well as an illuminator on my jaw bone to portray healthy and radiant looking skin. Lastly, I decided to apply a taupe, matte lipstick which is such a wonderful lip color for Fall!

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Makeup details:

  • Foundation: Cover Girl | Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation in “Golden Tan”
  • Powder: Revlon | Age Defying Foundation in “Medium”
  • Bronzer: NYC | Sunny Bronzer
  • Highlight: Benefit | Watt’s Up! Cream-To-Powder Highlighter
  • Concealer under brows: Hourglass | Hidden Corrective Concealer
  • Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills | Dipbrow Pomade in “Medium Brown”
  • Brow Gel: Mally Beauty | Extra Lift Brow Gel
  • Eyeliner: Loreal | Infallible 24 Hour Lacquer Liner in “Blackest Black”
  • Eye primer: Urban Decay | Primer Potion
  • Eyeshadow: Urban Decay | Naked 2 Basics
  • Mascara: Smashbox | Full Exposure Mascara
  • Falsies: Ardell | Demi Lashes in “120 Black’
  • Lips: MAC | Matte Lipstick in “Styled in Sepia”

I hope you all enjoyed this post and until next time!

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November 2015 | Ipsy Glam Bag

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Hi everyone! I know I’m a bit late on this, but I still wanted to share what I received in my Ipsy Glam Bag this month, especially since this is my first one ever!

I absolutely love the galaxy bag this month! It’s so cute and I would totally take it with me for travel. Anyway, in my bag I received:

  • Smashbox: Full Exposure Mascara
  • Bombshell Cosmetics: Retractable Eyeliner in “Wild Child”
  • Dermelect Cosmeceuticals: Peptide-Infused Nail Laquer in “Commando”
  • Trestique: Mini Matte Lip Crayon in “Florence Fig”
  • Warm Love Pumpkin Exfoliating Mask

I guess I’ll start from the top of the list:

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MOTD/OOTD | Indian Party

Hello everyone! I’m super excited to share with you all my makeup as well as my beautiful Indian suit I was fortunate enough to wear this past weekend. My best friend is Indian so I had the opportunity to attend an Indian party for her family’s Banquet Hall Grand Opening celebration. Oh my goodness, it was so much fun and the culture is just amazing! Not to mention, I was finally able to fulfill my Indian food craving!

Anyway, as I had just mentioned, I’m so eager to show you guys my makeup, as well as my gorgeous Indian suit so let’s get started!

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Products I used for this look:

  • BH Cosmetics: Dark Rose Palette
  • Urban Decay: Naked 2 Basics
  • CoverGirl: Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation in “Golden Tan”
  • Jordana: Forever Flawless Pressed Powder in “Light Honey”
  • NYC: Sunny Bronzer
  • Benefit: Watts Up! Highlighter
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills: Dipbrow Pomade in “Medium Brown”
  • Mally Beauty: Extra Lift Brow Gel
  • Jordana: Easy Lip Liner in “Cabarnet”
  • Kiko Milano: Luscious Cream Lipstick in “Black Cherry”

For most of the eye look, I used BH Cosmetics Dark Rose Palette. This palette comes with 12 gorgeous metallic shades, 3 blush colors, and a BH Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner.

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As an all-over lid colour, I applied a golden yellow-orange and darkened up the look by applying a dark brownish violet-plum on the outer corner of my eyes.

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I used Naked 2 Basics in “Frisk” (light, matte dusty brown-taupe) as a transition color between my crease and brow bone in order to get rid of any harsh lines and then used ELF’s Flawless Contour Brush with no product to blend, blend, and blend again. After, I blended my life away, I went back to the brownish violet-plum colour in the Dark Rose Palette to add more purple that was faded from the blending.

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I then used Revlon’s PhotoReady Kajal Eye Pencil in “Matte Coal” on both my waterline and lash line as a base and right on top applied a metallic dark violet from the Dark Rose Palette for an extra pop of purple. For my inner corner, I used a metallic medium purple to brighten up the eyes. From there I created a winged liner, applied mascara, & followed up with falsies. For this look, I used Ardell’s Twin Pack in “105”.

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For lips, I used Jordana’s Easy Lip Liner in “Cabarnet” as a base along with Kiko Milano’s Luscious Cream Lipstick in “Black Cherry” to create a beautiful dark plum lip. *Note: Keep an eye out for a Jordana Haul / First Impression post coming soon!


Now on to the outfit — this beautiful purple Indian suit with gold and silver embellishments I wore that evening:

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I hope you all enjoyed this post and until next time, loves!

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MOTD | Simple Pinky-Rose

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Hi Everyone! I just wanted to share my super simple makeup of the day — it is a pinky-rose look that I created using Urban Decay’s Naked 3 Palette. This is the perfect look for those days you want to look cute and simple, while accentuating the eyes. This look is very versatile which is what I absolutely love about it! It’s simple enough to wear for everyday, but at the same time can also be dressed up for special occasions.

Products I used to create this look:

  • CoverGirl: Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation in “Golden Tan”
  • Revlon: Nearly Naked Powder in “Medium”
  • NYC: Color Wheel Mosaic Face Powder in “All Over Bronze Glow”
  • Benefit: Watt’s Up! Highlighter
  • Urban Decay: Naked 3 Palette
  • Borghese: Eclissare ColorRise Blush in “Stunner”
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills: Dipbrow Pomade in “Medium Brown”
  • Ulta Beauty: Eye Brow Gel
  • Revlon: 3D Volume Mascara
  • Ulta Beauty: Nude Lipstick in “260 Sweet Mocha”
  • Lashes: Keep on reading for details on the lashes I am using.

This is a super easy makeup look to create. I mixed “Buzz”, “Trick”, and “Liar” in order to create the perfect pink-rose color.

  • Buzz: Metallic copper-pink with silver micro-glitters.
  • Trick: Copper with an orange under tone. Frost finish with glitter sparkles.
  • Liar: Light-medium brown with a frost finish.

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I then mixed “Limit” and “Nooner” for my transition color. Lastly, I applied “Strange” right on my brow bone as a highlight.

  • Limit: Matte dusty rose with a hint of light brown.
  • Nooner: Matte medium taupe.
  • Strange: Cream with a matte-satin finish.

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From there, I created a winged liner, applied mascara, and followed up with false lashes. I actually purchased these falsies on Ebay. It came with 10 pairs of lashes for only $1.95, plus free shipping. Can you say, STEAL?! I’ve honestly got to say that I absolutely love these lashes. They look very natural once it’s applied and is also very lightweight and comfortable. When I have these falsies on, I find that it doesn’t feel heavy on the eyes due to the fact that the band is very thin. I sometimes forget I even have them on, that’s how comfortable they are! Also, if you take good care of your lashes, I found that they are reusable for up to 3-4 times. It’s such great quality, especially for it’s price of $1.95. Definitely a steal! If you’re interested in purchasing these lashes, you are able to find them here. I live in Southern California and I believe these are being shipping from Hong Kong so I received my package about month (or a little over a month) after I placed my order. So just a little warning — it may take quite a bit of time until you finally receive your package depending on your location. Good thing I bought two packs and definitely planning on buying more!

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Here is the full-face look of my simple pinky-rose makeup look:

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Fall Inspired Makeup Look

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Don’t get me wrong, I love spring/summer makeup — the whole natural look with the twist of fun & bright colors; however, fall season is my favorite time of year for makeup — the darker lips, mauve toned blush, exaggerated contouring, and beautiful warm-toned eyeshadow colors! I just love it all!

I feel like this makeup look just screams out “FALL” with the brick-toned eyeshadow color along with the dark lips. I was definitely loving the way my makeup turned out so I was super excited to share it with you all. If you’re interested in knowing what products I used and how I created this look, then keep on reading!

To start off, I primed my lids with Lorac’s Behind The Scenes Eye Primer for better colour payoff and as well as stronger lasting power; that way my makeup stays on all day long.

For the whole eyeshadow look, I used Anastasia Beverly Hill’s Maya Mia Palette.

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MOTD | On-the-go Makeup Look

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Hi Everyone! Do you ever have those days you’re running late, but still have the desire to look cute and polished? Well, today is just one of those days for me. I was running a little late for work, but of course I still wanted to look decent and not look like I just rolled out of bed and headed straight out the house. Every time I’m in a rush or don’t have time to do a full face, my go-to look is the “makeup, no makeup look”.

I mainly use drugstore along with a few high-end for my daily go-to products. I find that it gets pretty pricey purchasing high-end products often, knowing I wear makeup on a daily basis. These are the products that I find work for my everyday makeup routine: (By the way, can you tell I use them pretty often due to the beat up packaging? lol)

  • CoverGirl: Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation in “Golden Tan”
  • Revlon: Age Defying Foundation in “Medium”
  • NYC: Sunny Bronzer
  • Physicians Formula: Shimmer Strips Custom Bronzer, Blush, & Eye Shadow in “Riviera Strip/Sand Bronzer”
  • Borghese: Eclissare ColorRise Blush in “Stunner”
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills: Dipbrow Pomade in “Medium Brown”
  • Ulta Beauty: Eye Brow Gel
  • Revlon: 3D Volume Mascara
  • Today I used NYX Cosmetics: Soft Matte Lip Cream in “Transylvania”

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I typically change up my lip color depending on my mood for that day, but today I decided to go for a dark lip. I find that lip products, especially a more bolder lip color, makes it look like you put in more effort than you actually did.

I know this was a very short post, but I hope you all enjoyed reading about my quick and simple 10 minute makeup look for those days I’m running late, much like today.

I hope you all are having a wonderful day so far!

Until my next post!

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Skincare Night Time Routine

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Let’s face it, nothing feels better than a clean face while you’re resting and relaxing after a long day, especially for us makeup junkies. So today, I will be sharing my skincare night time routine that helps my skin feel smooth, fresh, and rejuvenated when I wake up in the morning.

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I start off using Bliss’s Fabulous Makeup Melt Gel-To-Oil Cleanser to remove all my makeup. This product is so gentle to the skin due to it’s soft consistency and takes off all my makeup including waterproof eye makeup. When I wear waterproof mascara, it does such a great job removing every little excess product left in between my lashes.

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After I remove my makeup, I follow up with my favorite EVER face wash which is Bliss’s Fabulous Foaming Face Wash. I absolutely love the texture of this product– it gently exfoliates the skin and not to mention also lathers very well leaving my face feeling soft and smooth. I noticed that my skin has been very dry as it’s been getting cooler and this definitely helps with the dry patches!

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As I had just mentioned, I noticed my skin getting extremely dry lately, especially around my t-zone area. I typically use face masks around 1-3 times a week and last night I used Montagne Jeunesse Creamy Coconut Masque. It’s very easy to use, lightweight, and smells great. After I cleanse my face, I apply this cream all over my face avoiding the eye area and focusing on my dry spots. I leave it on for about 15 minutes until it’s dried up. As it’s on the face, a slight minty feeling occurs which is very refreshing.

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By the way, here I am look looking ghost-like with my white face as I relax and wait for the 15 minutes to be up.

I must say that this definitely adds moisture to my skin and leaves my face feeling smooth and hydrated all night long.

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Colorful Eye Look Using Cool Toned Colors

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This is a look I created a while back and thought I should share it with you all. It’s basically a neutral look with a pop of color using colored liners. If you guys want to know what products I used as well as a tutorial on how I created this look, keep on reading!

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I used the BH Cosmetics 28 Neutral Eyeshadow Palette for the whole look. This palette is available for purchase at bhcosmetics.com. I had actually just checked the BH Cosmetics website and this palette is currently 53% off and is priced at $9.00 which is an amazing deal for 28 eyeshadows! However, as much as I love the colours within this palette and is available at such an affordable price, I must say that the shadows aren’t as pigmented as I would like them to be so eye primer is a definite must. Regardless, I still say that this palette is definitely worth purchasing, especially for it’s price! & To be honest, I do find myself reaching out for this palette quite often since the shadow colours are beautiful and great for any occasion. I promise you that once primer is applied, it gets the job done.

Let’s get started on how I created this look!

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