How to cover the un-holy like a pro!

How to cover the un-holy like a pro!

Hello everyone! I hope all is well and your summer is amazing so far. This past week I attended ( and worked) a very close friend of mines wedding! Which was super exciting and such a beautiful event.

As I was doing the bridesmaids makeup they told me about blemishes and under eye circles they wished to cover which got me thinking! I know how to do that so why not share my knowledge.

I’ve written about this before but I used to suffer from terrible acne. Which has left ever worse scaring! (Super dramatic) With that being said I’ve somewhat mastered the art of coverup.IMG_2636

First things first START WITH A GOOD BASE!
-Moisturize as well as prime: Evian facial spray, Benefit Porefessional 
-If you are feeling a slightly more dry use Farsali Unicorn Essence

Next up- COLOR CORRECTION
-Using a green concealer (Less is more and do not forget tot blend):L.A. Girl Pro. Conceal 
-Dark under eyes need a yellow based concealer
-Pro tip I would not cake the makeup up. (Small layers work best) it will worsen the appearance of bumps and skin texture

On to- CONCEARLER
-Use skin tone concealer on your face but a lighter shade under the eyes: Benefit  Boing Concealer, Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer

Finally- FOUNDATION
-Again with your beauty blending sponge blend on your foundation!

Some final tips:
-Blend!
-Bake your concealer under your eyes.
-Use matte blushes and bronzersIMG_2647

If you have any questions or concerns please leave a comment below…. let’s chat!

Question of the day: What is your favorite concealer?

Thank you so much for reading!

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July Empties!

July Empties!

Hello everyone… I hope all is well as usual! July has been packed with so much which has reflected in my lack of posts! For that, I am truly sorry.

At last, I’ve saved up my all my beauty trash and here today to give you my July empties. Yay! I love the idea of looking at what others have finished so I hope you do to.

IMG_3564Starting with the Home Grown Fresh Picked makeup wipes. I felt these were so-so, nothing to write home about, but did the job. They smelt fine and I used them for much more than just removing my makeup. I felt like the pack was never ending!

Up next was the OOZOO Face Injection Mask. Which I did a review on my blog. (Shameless Plug) I loved this mask and plan to buy many more. Oh, and did I mention they have more than one!

Bubble Bath Pearls, I got these on sale at OLD NAVY. Yes, Old Navy! They were those little balls with an oil inside, definitely a 90’s throw back. They really didn’t do anything but hey they were fun!IMG_3563

Sephora Charcoal Nose Strip… I’m not sure how I felt about this strip. It pulled out some black heads just like the bore strips, but… the smell! (Omg) It was so strong, plus its right on your nose. I would not repurchase.

Hey Smile, I’m not sure what this is called I would want to say the “bleaching” agent. I love my hey smile system. I use it all the time (I’m sorta obsessed,) and its super affective.

Dollar Tree bath soak? Enough said. I didn’t like it one bit, I do not know what I was thinking when I bought it. I love the dollar store but their bath products are a no-go for me.

Loreal Face Masks are awful, they burnt my skin. I didn’t even finish them.

Benefit Porefessionals, I have rebought this product a million times. It’s my perfect primer and I would never switch! I’m a die hard fan.

Thats pretty much it! I hope you enjoyed reading about my empties. Oh did anyone peep the new background? Are we fans?

If you have any comments or concerns please comment below. Let’s chat!

Question of the day- Favorite nose strips? Victorias Blog Signature

 

All Things Eyebrows!

All Things Eyebrows!

Hello everyone! I hope everyone is doing well. It was time to wax/shape my eyebrows so, I figured, ummm hey it’s the perfect time to do a blog post about them.

We live in a society where eyebrows are of super importance. (I pride myself on my bushes!) I don’t know who has and who has not read my “About Me” post (Shameless Plug,) but I’m a trained cosmetologist. I do my own brows at home!

So, why not do a tutorial on how I get these bad boys: (System I Use)

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First- I clean the area with Pre Hon to remove all the dirt and oils from my skin.

Second- I smooth the wax down, then use cotton strips to rip off the hair!

Third- I then brush the hairs up and cut them to further shape the brows.

Forth and final – I wipe my brows with cooling gel.

This is how I wax and shape them!IMG_3198

Filling them in is a different story:

I trace each brow with the elf eyebrow kit  (I really love this kit,) then with a small angled brush I go back in and fill them in.IMG_3199

Using a spooly, I brush through the brows making them even and less cakey.IMG_3200

Then I use the Anastasia brow gel to set the brows.IMG_3201

Sculpting out the eyebrows is the final step, I use benefits boing concealer and blend it out with a brush. IMG_3202

Ta-Da: IMG_3208

If you have any questions or concerns don’t forget to comment. Lets Chat!

Question of the day- Do you like thicker or thinner eyebrows?Victorias Blog Signature

Some Spring Time Haulage!

Some Spring Time Haulage!

Hey everyone! I hope you all are doing well. I have a haul for you, which is super exciting because I have not been shopping in a while. First, I will show you all the full size items I bought at Sephora and Ulta, then I’ll do a quick overview of all the samples I received!

Starting at Sephora I purchased:

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself (eye pallet)haul7

Too Faced White Chocolate Chip (eye palette) haul5

Sephora Goji Lipbalm haul 6

At Ulta I purchased:

Dr. Brandt Magnetight (face mask)haul4

Mario Badescu Facial Spray haul8

I also used a 100 point perk to get the Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask as well as my belated birthday gift… I chose the Caudalie one. It comes with the moisturizing sorbert and the radiance serum. haul 1haul 3

My JCpennys Sephora had an offer if you signed up for a JCpennys card you could get a bag with ten samples in it:
– Shiseido UV Protection Cream
– Sephora Lashcraft Mascara
– Hoola Quickie Contour Stick
– 3 Bite Lipstick samples
– Too Faced Mascara Melt-off
– They’re Real Tinted Primer
– Marc Jacobs Highliner (Blacquer)
– Hot Toddy Heat Protection
– Makeup Forever Eye Makeup Remover
– Sunday Riley Lactic Acid Treatment

I made out like a thief with the samples and the point perks! Thank you so much for reading, I hope you all enjoyed this type of written haul! Let me know down below if you have any comments or concerns! Lets chat!

Question of the day- Would anyone like a review on these products?

Favorites Lip Products Of The Moment:

Favorites Lip Products Of The Moment:

Hey everyone! I’ve been super into lipsticks as of recent. So, I thought it would be fun to give you a list of some of my favorites:

For starters my favorite lip balm would have to L’Occitane Ultra Soft Balm: it leaves my lips soft and not greasy! lip2

My favorite liquid lip is the NYX Lingerie in Bedtime Flirt: it definitely has the drying affect but not the weird crumble feeling. lip4

One of my top two favorite lipsticks is the Dior Addict Lipstick in Not Shy: it’s so creamy and smooth. The pigment is out of this world.lip5

My second top favorite would be the Benefit Lipstick in Frisky Business: it’s not as smooth as my Dior one but the color is beautiful! lip3

I’m not a huge fan of lip gloss so that’s why I decided why even add one in to my favorites if I don’t have one. So, if you have questions or concerns you can leave them in the comments below! Lets chat!!

Question of the day- Whats your favorite lipstick?

xoxo, Victoria

 

Prom Makeup

Prom Makeup

As promised, here is my prom makeup look! This look can be completely customized to better match your dress/style.

Eyes:
First, I used Mac’s paint pot in Painterly all over my eyes.
I continued with Mac’s eyeshadow in Cork in my crease.
I cut my crease with Nyx jumbo eye pencil in Milk.
Next I put Mac’s loose pigment in Melon all over my lid.
Followed up by a wing eyeliner look with Lorac Front Of The Line Pro liner.
I then, finished with two coats of Essence Lash Princessprom look 2

Face:
Starting off with Benefit’s the Pore fessional all over my face as a primer.
Then, going in with my Mac’s Pro Longwear Foundation all over my face.
I added a drop or two of Josie Maran Argan Oil in my Anastasia Contour Creme Kit (Light).
I used Banana under my eyes and Java on the top of my forehead and under my cheek bones.
I also, used Boing Concealer in Light on my spots.
I baked (under my eyes) with E.LF.’s Sheer Powder.
Using a light dusting of Mac’s Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation all over my face.
I used Tarte blush in Pampered on my cheeks.
Then, using Too Faced Bronzer in Chocolate Soleil I contoured under my cheek bones and around my face.
To highlight I used Becca Highlighter in Champagne Pop. (Of course)

Eyebrows:
I start to fill in my eyebrows with E.L.F.’s Eyebrow kit.
I carve out my brows with my Boing concealer.
Then, I highlight my brow bones with Mac’s loose pigment Vanillaprom look 3

Lips:
I lined my lips with a beauty for real lip liner.
For lipstick I used Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor in Forever.

I’m sorry for the awkward photos! I’m the worst when it comes to taking photos of my makeup. Oh, I do have a strapless shirt on but it doesn’t look like it! I hope everyone likes this look.. I will be posting a prom hair style on Thursday. So, look out for that, and hey do you have any questions or opinions? Comment below we will chat!

Question of the day- What kind of special events do you have coming up?

xoxo, Victoria