Thursday, November 29, 2012

Work Look Of the Day

I snapped a few pics before work today. I didnt have as much time as I did yesterday and I didnt wear lashes but my lashes look really long still thanks to my buxom mascara again! I didnt wear lipstick in any of these pictures just the fresh clear lip treatment (which I love) Sooo the Makeup Forever translucent powder and the flash on cameras dont work to well together. I have a white cast under my eyes on some of the photos due to the translucent powder.

Murad oil mattifier
Urban Decay pore minimizing primer
Nars Sheer Matte foundation in Syracuse
Nars blot powder in Mountain and Beach 
Makeup Forever Hd concealer 
MUFE translucent powder
Nars Blush in Dolce Vita
MUFE powder in #17 for contour

Urban Decay smoked palette I used mushroom, asphalt, kinky, and blackout
MUFE #17 
Urban Decay Naked palette virgin
Stila waterproof liquid liner 
Buxom Amplified mascara
rimmel eyebrow pencil in dark brown and the shade right below dark brown

Fresh lip treatment in clear

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Look for the day! Work Flow

I didnt have to be at work till 6pm tonight! I loved it! I got plenty of time with my babies and had time to do my makeup fun. I normally have to sacrifice one or the other. Since my babies mean more to me than makeup I usually just do something quick easy and natural looking. Today though I had plenty of time to have fun with it! I watched a video on youtube that inspired the eye. Ill link it here .  I took pictures before I left for work and then I also took pictures when I got home from work about 5 hours later. Im pleased with all my primers and products! Everything but my lipstick stayed in place! The pictures after work are at the bottom.  I didnt use any filters or fixes to these pictures so please excuse my pores!

Murad oil control
Urban Decay primer
Nars Sheer Matte in Syracuse
Benefit Erase Paste in Med
Nars powder in Mountain
Nars powder in Beach under eye area only
Makeup Forever translucent powder under eye only
Makeup Forever shadow in #17 for contour
Nars blush in Dolce Vita

Urban Decay primer potion original
UD shadow in Evidence
UD shadow in blackout
Stila waterproof liquid liner
Buxom Mascara
Lashes off ebay from japan
Smashbox matte shadow in a creme color under brow

I used nars powder in beach on top of a nude/coral lipgloss. (not a good idea I hated it)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Buxom Amplified Mascara. BEST MASCARA EVER!

I am always on the search for a good mascara because my lashes are short and I dont have many to work with. Since Ive been working at sephora now Ive purchased 3, Ive already purchased a ton before I started working and this is by far the best. Buxom Amplified Mascara. I learned doing this that my camera doesnt take good close up shots but you get the gist of it. I look like I have no eye lashes without mascara and with this mascara I suddenly have awesome lashes. The top of the mascara bottle has a little twist thing that you turn and it lengthens the wand, you turn it the other way and it shortens it. Its supposed to add definition when shorter and length when longer. I always just use it lengthened on top and shortened for lower lashes. Its amazing.

mascara is only on the top left lashes

no mascara sorry its blurry horrible camera :/

mascara is on top left lashes only

mascara is on both sides top and bottom lashes

Mascara is on top and bottom

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A few amazing (and not so amazing) discoveries since Ive began working at Sephora...

one... Kat Von D foundation is amazing for women of color.
two.....benefit they're real mascara is def a good one. forever HD foundation is horrible. as well as the MUFE face looked a hotmess...I have yellow based super oily skin.
four....Nars Sheer Matte has to be my all time favorite foundation. hands down.
five....I highly advise you don't put testers on your face in have no idea how many ppl come through and use them straight out of the bottle, from mascara to lipgloss to creams etc...
six.....although I do love the brands Sephora sells.... I do not like sephora brand brushes....
seven....Urban Decay remains my favorite eyeshadows...
eight....Too Faced lip injection is def more potent than Buxom plumping glosses. I literally watched a girl try one on her top lip and the other on her bottom and her top looked like she had lip injections a few min later. It was crazy.
nine........UD 24/7 liquid liner is no joke! I put some on my hand showing a client the color, and literally HOURS later and tons of hand washes and sanitizing and that line was still on my hand! Its crazy! The applicator brush sucks but its contents are no joke.

ten...if you wear cover fx its 25 percent off in the stores because its getting new packaging so nows the time to buy it up if thats your brand.

Monday, November 5, 2012

New Hair Loves! Oyin Hair Dew and Camille Rose Almond Jai Twisting Butter

I finally ordered oyin hair dew!! It smells amazing! Very sweet smelling. Sort of like honey or syrupy. I love it though. Its not very thick, id say its sort of similar to giovanni direct leave in in terms of texture and thickness. Ive been using it on days 2, 3, 4, etc of wash n gos to keep them moisturized. I dont think I'd be able to use it alone on day 1. I probably wouldnt try that during these colder months, especially now with the color in my hair. I will def repurchase this product though. In fact I will probably buy the bigger size next time, that would be my on con with it is that its so small! I know it shows how big it is online but I didnt realize it would be so small! I took a few pictures to show you the size of it compared to my hand and a bottle of hand soap. you can purchase it here oyins site. I purchased the 8.4 oz size because the next size up wasnt available then. (bottom pictures are my twist out with the camille rose butter, other pictures are old wash n gos with the hair dew as my refresher.

The Next product that I bought was Camille Rose Almond Jai Twisting Butter. This product is amazing. Ive used so far for when I twist my hair ( duh hence the name :p) and to remoisturize a wash n go. Its a very creamy consistency, its thicker than the dew, a little of this would go a long way. It made my hair really soft and smelled so good. It has a cakey type of scent. I would repurchase this one as well. I purchased this at ave you. I love their site. Fast quick cheap shipping and they always have coupon codes.