Grey Smoke featuring NYC Individualeyes Palette Dark Shadows

Remember that NYC palette I showed you in the video for the Influenster Beauty Bloggers VoxBox?

Here is a look that I wore recently using that palette.

I really liked this look.  A bit of drama, a bit of glam, and alot of smoke!

I did not use the primer in the palette for this look.  I tried that primer a few days ago and it did not work for me at all.  Bummer.  But I have really oily eyelids, so it may work better for others.  The cream highlighter is nice, it blends well and lasts all day, especially with the white shadow layered on top.

For this look I used:

Lauren Brooke Cream Foundation in N3

Lauren Brooke Cream Concealer in Warm Light – under eyes

Lauren Brooke Loose Powder foundation in Natural – lightly applied to set creams

Everyday Minerals Blush in Salon Fun (Discontinued 😦 )

Real Purity Eyeshadow Duo in Vanilla/Mocha – Mocha color – to fill brows

NYC Individualeyes Palette in Dark Shadows for eyes

essence liquid liner in Black  from my swap with lifeofbun – LOVE!

NYC Big Bold Ultra Volume Mascara in Black

Catrice Ultimate Color Lipstick in Frozen Rose  another product I love from lifeofbun

I got about 6 hours of wear before I noticed that the shadows were creasing.  I did  a quick touch-up.  About 3 hours later, I noticed that there was quite a bit of creasing but I was washing my face by that point anyway.

This was a fun palette to try.  The shadows have decent pigmentation and blend nicely.  They are pretty shimmery, but alot of that blends away to leave a nice sheen.

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Have a great day!

 

TBU All-Stars – Makeup Edition

There are always so many new and exciting products coming out and sometimes its fun to try something new. But there are also products that are tried and true and these are the things I reach for time and time again. These are my favorites, my “All Stars”.

Lauren Brooke Creme Foundation

Lauren Brooke Creme Foundation & Concealer: This stuff is the best. No really. THE BEST! I use it on myself & my clients. It looks like skin, feels like skin – no heavy, cakey look or feeling on your face. Once set with powder, it lasts all day!

Lauren Brooke Creme Concealer

The coverage can meet all needs: light, medium, or full depending on how its applied. The concealer has more coverage than the foundation. It covers circles and blemishes well. They are organic, all-natural, and have great ingredients that are actually beneficial to the skin. It doesn’t aggravate my sensitive skin. I wear makeup about 5 days a week and my personal jar of foundation will last me about 6 months or so. Hands down, my favorite foundation & concealer ever. I’ve tried others in the past and I like this so much I have no need to try anything else.

TKB Silk Powder

TKB Trading Silk Powder: I use this as a setting powder: the final step to set all the makeup and help it last all day. This stuff works great and is affordable. It’s great for toning down shine without looking heavy or cakey. Love it!

Sula Blush in Forget Me Not:

Sula Powder Blush in Forget Me Not

This is the perfect peach-toned blush that works for any skin tone. It brightens the face and looks beautiful all year round. It’s got great pigmentation and lasts all day. It’s not totally natural, but it is silicone free! (Silicone is another ingredient that I am highly sensitive to.)

Physician’s Formula Shimmer Strips Eyeliner Trios:

These eyeliners aren’t natural, but they work great – the pigmentation is rich, they last all day, glide on easily, and stay well on the

PF Shimmer Strips Trio for Green Eyes

waterline. They come in 3 packs with colors geared toward specific eye colors, but don’t let that limit your selection. I use several sets and love them all.

Eyeshadows:

Mineral Shadows

The world of eyeshadow is so vast! Whether you like to keep things neutral or experiment with new colors, there are so many options out there.

My personal favorites are mineral shadows. They are natural, the colors are great, and they blend beautifully. I’ve tried colors Lauren Brooke (favs: Toffee, Mystic Ice, and Cappuccino), Bare Escentuals, Everyday Minerals (fav: In the Garden), and All Natural Face (samples are super cheap! favs: Honey Peach, Deep Mauve). I like them all!

Wet N Wild Color Icon Shadows

For those on a budget, I also really like the Wet N Wild Color Icon Eyeshadows. They aren’t natural, but they are highly pigmented, blend well and have a great selection of colors. My favs are the Silent Treatment palette and the single shadows in Nutty and Brule. They can be found at your local drugstore and they are cheap!!

Cover Girl Professional All-In-One Mascara:

Cover Girl Professional All In One Mascara

I know, this isn’t natural either, but a girls gotta save money somewhere! I like to try different mascaras, but this is one that I keep coming back to because it delivers results – length, volume, no smudges, no clumps. And its cheap!

That was a long post! Thanks for making it this far!

Let me know what your favorite makeup products are!

Stay tuned for more “All Stars” in other categories!