Sunday, January 29, 2012

Pop of Color Tutorial: Periwinkle Blue











 Products Used:

NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Pacific
MAC Tempting e/s
MAC Espresso e/s
NARS Galapagos Single Eyeshadow
MAC Mylar e/s
MAC Winkle e/s
Maybelline Master Precise Eyeliner in Black
Covergirl Lashblast Fusion in Very Black

MAC Peachykeen blush
Laura Mercier Peach Mosaic Shimmer Block
MAC Lustreglass in Love Nectar














Monday, January 23, 2012

My Essential Makeup Brushes

I guess this post is pretty self-explanatory ;)
(All brushes are from Sigma unless otherwise noted)  

Face:
Sigmax HD F82, F84, F80
Concealer F70
Large Powder F30
Large Sable Blending Brush (Coastal Scents)
-or-
Tapered Blending E40

Cheeks:
Duo Fibre F50
Large Angle Contour F40
188 Small Duo Fibre (MAC)

Eyes:
Concealer F70
Large Shader E60
Eye Shading E55
Short Shader E20
Blending E25 (like MAC 217)
Tapered Blending E35
Medium Angle Shading E70
Pencil E30
Small Angle Brush #37 (Studio Gear, avail. at Ulta)
Eyeliner E05
Small Angle E65
Tapered Blending E40 (previously mentioned)




Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Updated Skin Care Routine

Hi everyone!


I feel like I haven't touched on my skin care routine in a really long time...so long it's kind of shameful...


But, the good news is that I have a "plethora" of amazing drugstore skin care products to share with you! I was nosing around in my bathroom cabinets the other day and realized my skin care routine has changed so much in the past year and I've really discovered some great finds in the aisles of the drugstore.  In fact, I had absolutely no idea how much I loved Neutrogena products until I actually stood back and counted how many I use on a daily basis! 


6...by the way.


This routine has really helped to clear my minor breakouts and keep my normal/combination skin in check.  I honestly feel like I have to attribute some of that to Neutrogena, to be fair ;)


Below is a list of products and a video detailing my pretty low-maintenance routine, hope you like!


-Alli




Products Mentioned:

Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub
Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Cleansing Pads
Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Oil-Free Cleansing Wipes
Neutrogena Rapid Clear 2-in-1 Fight and Fade Gel
L'oreal Collagen Moisture Filler SPF 15
(Garnier Moisture Rescue Lightweight UV Lotion SPF 15)
Neutrogena 3-in-1 Concealer for Eyes
Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes
Neutrogena Extra Gentle Eye Makeup Remover Pads
(Garnier Moisture Rescue Fresh Cleansing Foam)
Neutrogena Light Night Cream






Friday, January 13, 2012

How To: "Smokey" Lash Effect


Hello everyone! 

This post is all about how to get the "smokey" lash look I've been wearing lately, using some amazing new drugstore products!  I've been kind of subconsciously applying my eyeliner and mascara a bit differently lately, and recently I decided it's kind of an entire look in itself.  

The great thing about this look is that you can use these lash-defining techniques along with any makeup look to add a soft-focus, sultry effect...below is the list of products and video demonstration for every step! 






Product List:

MAC eyeshadows:
Shale
Wedge
Phloof!
Brule

L'oreal 24hr Infallible Eye Shadow in Continuous Cocoa
(dark, rich brown cream shadow w/ powder finish)

L'oreal Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner in Black

Covergirl Lashblast Fusion Mascara in Very Black

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr Eyeshadow in Too Cool
(shimmery white cream shadow)

Revlon Fantasy Lengths Intensifying Self Adhesive False Lashes
(tutorial coming soon!)

Benefit Powderflage
fluffy sable blending brush from Coastal Scents
(E40 from Sigma is a great substitute)



Sunday, January 8, 2012

My MIRACLE Hair Care Product! Wen Cleansing Conditioner

WEN Cleansing Conditioner is by far the best hair care product I've ever used. Hands down! I'm so excited to tell you guys all about it and how it has given me healthy, shiny, commercial-worthy hair.  Don't mean to toot my own horn but this stuff is incredible! Watch the video below for more info :)






-Alli <3