Lost in Los Angeles

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I wore the BH Cosmetics Lost In Los Angeles palette again and created another soft pastel eye look.

(Base: primer – Wet n Wild Prime Focus Primer Serum, foundation – Maybelline Dream Urban Cover foundation (shade: 100 Warm Ivory), concealers – L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer (shade: 322 Ivory) + L’Oréal True Match Eye-Cream In A Concealer (shade:1-2D Ivory Beige), powders – Revolution Eye Bright setting powder + Rimmel Clear Complexion Clarifying powder in 021 Transparent. Face make-up: bronzer – Essence Hello, Good Stuff! matte & glow bronzer in 10 Cocoa-Cool, blusher – Essence The Blush in 60 Beaming, highlighter – Soda #babygethigher Pressed Highlighter in 102. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – BH Cosmetics Lost In Los Angeles palette (shades: The Abbey + WeHo + Rodeo Drive + Rush Hour + Malibu + The Hills), mascara – Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect mascara, eyeliner – MAC Studio Chromagraphic pencil in NC15/NW20. Eyebrows: Soda #wowbrow Flat Brow Liner in Kim + MAC Brow Set in Clear. Lips: Rimmel Exaggerate lip liner in 063 Eastend Snob + MAC Faux lipstick + Revolution x Friends Joey lipgloss)

A bit more dramatic

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. This eye look turned out a bit more dramatic than what I’d had in mind, but when that happens you just got to roll with it.

(Base: primers – Wet n Wild Photofocus face primer matte + MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance Illuminating Base (shade: Radiant Yellow), foundation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation (shade: 110 Porcelain), concealer – L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer (shade: 322 Ivory), powders – e.l.f. HD powder in Soft Luminance + Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed powder (shade: 001 Transparent). Face make-up: bronzer – Ofra Cosmetics x Samantha March River bronzer duo, blusher – BH Cosmetics Truffle Blush palette in Chocolate Cherry (1. shade top row – nude shade), highlighter – Ofra Cosmetics x Steph Toms Milk & Cookies highlighter. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Sigma Beauty Untamed eyeshadow palette (shades: Docile + Camouflage + Envy + Hustle + Spirit), mascara – Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High mascara, eyeliner – Jeffree Star Automatic eyeliner in Resting Rich Face. Eyebrows: Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown + MAC Brow Set in Clear. Lips: Essence lipliner in 11 In the Nude + Sephora Rouge Satin The Nude Collection lipstick in S03 On Fleek)

First impressions: Essence Skin Lovin’ Sensitive line

It’s time for another first impressions post, but this time it’s a bit different, because I tested and wrote down my first impressions of three products at once instead of just one. The reason I did this is because I tried out the whole Essence Skin Lovin’ Sensitive line, which consists of a primer, a concealer, and a mineral powder.

The primer: It has a thick and creamy texture, and it applies very nicely. It doesn’t smell of much, which I like, and it feels nice on the skin – smooth and not sticky. My foundation applied very nicely on top of the primer (I wore Maybelline Fit Me foundation).

The concealer: It has a flat doe foot applicator (it’s flat on both sides). The texture is thin and liquidy, and it feels very light on the skin. The product claims to have buildable coverage, medium to high, but I would say that it’s more light to medium coverage. It’s not the best concealer for covering spots due to the lighter coverage, but it’s not terrible. The concealer applied and blended out nicely underneath the eyes though, and it looks quite natural.

The powder: I used the powder to set both my undereyes and my entire face. Even though it might not look like it in the pan, the powder is actually translucent, so everyone should be able to use it. It feels nice and smooth, and it’s definitely mattifying just as it claims to be, however it still feels light on the skin.

Final thoughts: My undereye area had not creased, and my skin still looked pretty matte throughout most of the day. I removed my make-up after about 11 hours of wear, and my skin was a little shiny at that time, but nothing too bad. All products were very easy to remove with micellar water. Overall, I like all three products. None of them wowed me, but I’ll definitely continue to use them. And you can’t beat the affordable price.

Difficult palette

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I’m not happy with this eye look. I used the Catrice 5 In A Box Mini eyeshadow palette in 040 Modern Smokey Look, but the quality was not great. The shadows were difficult to blend and build up. Especially the darker shades. I’ll probably declutter this palette soon.

(Base: primer – Essence Prime+ Studio Hydrating + Skin Refreshing primer, foundation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation (shade: 110 Porcelain), concealers – e.l.f. 16HR Camo matte concealers (shades: Light Sand + Fair Warm), powders – Hourglass Ambient Lighting Ethereal Edit palette (shade: Etherial Light) + Jeffree Star Magic Star Setting Powder in Fair. Face make-up: bronzer – Milani Silky Matte Bronzing powder in Sun Light, blusher – MAC Prism powder blush, highlighter – Wet n Wild Hello Halo blushlighter in Highlight Bling (highlight shade). Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Catrice 5 In A Box Mini eyeshadow palette in 040 Modern Smokey Look (all five shades), mascara – Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High mascara, eyeliner – Marc Jacobs Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon (shade: Steel(etto)). Eyebrows: Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown + MAC Brow Set in Clear. Lips: Jeffree Star Velour lip liner in Celebrity Skin + Jeffree Star Supreme Gloss in House Tour)

Another sunrise

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. This is the second eye look I did with the Natasha Denona Sunrise palette, and I think this look turned out just as beautiful as the first one.

(Base: primers – Wet n Wild Photofocus face primer matte + MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance Illuminating Base (shade: Radiant Yellow), foundation – Maybelline Dream Urban Cover foundation (shade: 100 Warm Ivory), concealer – L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer (shade: 322 Ivory), powder – Fenty Beauty Pro Filt´r Instant Retouch setting powder in Butter. Face make-up: bronzer – Ofra Cosmetics x Samantha March River bronzer duo, blusher – Natasha Denona Blush Duo in 19 Strawberry Cheeks (shades: #15 strawberry cheeks + #02 toutou), highlighter – Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector pressed highlighter (shade: Moonstone). Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Essence eyeshadow in 05 Granny Pants + Natasha Denona Sunrise palette (shades: Citrine + Carnelian + Phlox + Agate) + MAC Nylon eyeshadow, mascara – L’Oréal Air Volume Mega mascara, eyeliner – NYX Epic Wear Liner Stick in Cosmic Yellow. Eyebrows: Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown + MAC Brow Set in Clear. Lips: Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Matte Long Wear lipstick in Cinnamon Bear)

Feelunique 20% off haul

I little while back I stumbled across a 20% off deal at Feeluniques website, so I decided to get a few things.

I picked up two Morphe eyeshadow palettes. I’ve been wanting to get the Morphe x Jaclyn Hill palette Volume II for a while, so I deciced to pick it up now that I got 20% off. I haven’t played around with it much yet, but I think the colours are beautiful.

The other Morphe palette I decided to get is the 35C Everyday Chic Artistry palette. I haven’t played around with this one much yet either, but once again I loved the colours.

Then I also picked up some other bits and pieces. I got the Real Techniques Easy As 1 2 3 shadow brush duo, which comes with an application brush and a blending brush. I also got another e.l.f. blending brush (I have several of those already).

From e.l.f. I also purchased the Beautifully Bare Sheer Tint finishing powder in Fair/Light and the Jelly highlighter in Bubbly.

Lastly, I purchased the Revlon SkinLights Prismatic highlighter in 201 Twilight Gleam. It was difficult to see the shade online, but it’s too dark on me as a highlighter. However, I can use it as a glowy, bronzy blush topper.