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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The Perfect Red Lip

The Perfect Red Lip

Could there be such a thing? Hello everyone I hope you are all doing well. In today’s post I’m going to give you the secret to the perfect Red lip! FOR ANYONE (Scouts Honor)

Recently I bought the Chanel Rouge COCO Lipstick in no other than the shade Gabrielle. As well as the lip liner in Rouge Profond. This has made all the difference! (Seriously)

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A little review:

Lipstick– Its super creamy, the color is so strong as well as long-lasting!

LipLiner– Easy to use, stays put and comes with a NICE lip brush on the end of the pencil. It ever came with a pencil sharpener. (WHAT!)

So, on to the perfect Red lip how-to:

Start with a good base! I use a sugar lip scrub (from lush of course) as well as a super moisturizing lip balm. I let that sit for a little bit.

Then, I continue to apply the lip liner right outside the line of my lips for a pouty look. Make sure you fill in the lips as well so the lipstick stays put.

Final touch, applying the lipstick!

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And that’s it! Your all done. (You can thank me later!)

If you have any questions or concerns leave a comment…. lets chat!

Question of the day, What is your favorite lipstick red or nude?

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All Liquid Lips Are Not Created Equal

All Liquid Lips Are Not Created Equal

Hey everyone! As usual I hope all is well. Recently, I picked up the new Wet n Wild Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick. So, I started thinking wow I really only wear like one shade of lipstick …. No really I have a few different liquid lipstick from a few different brands. Why not compare them? I mean I am a blogger that’s what I do!

I chose five different brands (same color sorta): Let’s grade these by application, pigment, feeling on lips, smell, does it smudge and how hard it is to take off?

First we have Lime Crime: 5/10
Color-Bloodmoon
Application-It’s pretty liquidy and patchy
Pigment-Very well pigmented, does stain lips (and hands and face and every other thing it touches)
Feeling-Has the typical dry tacky feeling
Smell- Smells good
Smudge? Yes
It is so hard to take off….IMG_2794

Jeffree Star: 4/10
Color-Androgyny
Application-It was ok to apply better than the lime crime
Pigment- Very pigmented
Feeling-Super dry on the lips
Smell-The smell was horrible
Smudge? Yes
Makeup wipe took it off ok.IMG_2795

Kat Von D: 7/10
Color: Lolita
Application- Applies smooth, not patchy, dries quickly
Pigment- Very good pigment
Feeling- Felt dry but not as bad as the Lime Crime or Jeffree Star.
Smell- No smell
Smudge? Not really
Makeup wipe works!IMG_2796

Nxy Lingerie: 9/10
Color- Lipli
Application- Its creamy, very smooth and STAYS put
Pigment- Is really good
Feeling- Not tacky at all
Smell- No smell
Smudge? Nope
Makeup wipe for the win. IMG_2797

Wet n Wild Catsuit: 8/10
Color- Rebel Rose
Application- Smooth, applies well
Pigment: Maybe a little lighter than the rest but still good
Feeling- Felt like nothing
Smell- Once again no real smell
Smudge? None
Makeup takes it all off!IMG_2798

You might be thinking I’m really harsh with my ratings, but honestly I’m not the biggest fan of liquid lipsticks. So, it does take a lot to impress me.

Shout out to doing this in all one day! My lips are so sore and swollen from all the removal! YIKES…

Well, if you any of you have any questions or comments don’t forget to tell me. Lets chat!

Also don’t forget to check out my recent blog post: Makeup Brushes

Question of the day- What is your favorite liquid lipstick? What would you rate it?

xoxo, Victoria

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

 

Easter Basket Goodness

Hey everyone! I hope you all had an amazing Easter, I know I did.

I’m absolutely stunned at the love and generosity my family showed this year. I woke up Sunday morning, went downstairs and boom! My parents really went overboard with my Easter basket and I could not be more thankful. They are extremely supportive with everything I do, they told me I could use these products on my blog. My heart just melted! So I figured I would share what I got with you all. Sort of like a written haul. (Also, a disclaimer for you all, this is by no means a way to brag.)

Dior Addict Lipstick: (Not Shy)dior

 Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick: (1993) vice

Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow: tarteishTarte Pack Your Bags: eyepads

Kauruna Exfoliating Face Mask: 
Sephora Pearl Face Mask:
Sephora Charcoal Nose Strip:facemask

And for a little fashion bonus:
These little stars/moon stud earrings from south moon under! (No Link)earrings.JPG

Like I said I could not be more thankful to my parents this year! Lets me know in the comments if you want swatches or reviews on any of these products! Also, what did you think of this written haul? Thanks for reading!

xoxo, Victoria