Cotton Candy Makeup Tutorial

Cotton Candy Makeup Tutorial

I know it’s been forever since I’ve posted. Geezus, time just seriously flies…!

I’m here with another makeup tutorial today. I was itching to try out some new makeup products a friend had sent over to me, and this was the look I came up with on the spot. the pinkish, turquoise, and lilac shades really reminded me of Cotton Candy. Hence the title, “Cotton Candy Makeup” lol.

Overall, it was a pretty easy look to create! There were some holy grail products that I just fell in love with all over again (does that ever happen to you? Lol) which includes my Bareminerals BarePRO makeup. There were some new products that I fell in love after trying it for the first time too (Wet N Wild’s “Halographic” liquid highlighter? Um, GTFO YOU’RE GORGEOUS).

Out of all the new products I tried, I think my least favorite was the BeautyPeople mascara. Definitely will not be repurchasing that. It’s apparently a new Korean brand that has been getting a lot of traction, but unfortunately the mascara did nothing for my short, sparse Asian lashes. I’ll definitely be going back to my Benefit’s “They’re Real” mascara after I finish the current mascara.

Anyway, enough of me ranting. Here are the products I used in this tutorial. And also some pics!


ITEMS USED:

Smith’s Rosebud Salve Balm
Benefit’s Porefessional Face Primer
Bareminerals BarePRO “Golden Ivory 08” Foundation
Laura Mercier Translucent Pressed Powder
Benefit’s Hoola Bronzer
Wet N Wild’s MegaGlo Hello Halo Liquid Highlighter in “303A Halographic”
Anastasia Beverly Hills Duo Brow Powder in “Medium Black”
Estee Lauder’s Brow Multi-Tasker in “04 Dark Brunette”
Wet n Wild’s “Not a Basic Peach” Color Icon Palette
Kat on D’s Alchemist Holographic Palette
Clio Gelpresso Gel Lner in “Golden Black”
Beauty People’s Real Perfection Volume Curl Mascara in “Perfection Black”
3ConceptEyes “French Lilac” blush
3ConceptEyes “Mink Beige” Lip Pigment


 

Until next time!
-Alice

More Duochrome Pics

More Duochrome Pics

Sharing some more pics from latest video 😉

You can watch full video here.

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ITEMS USED:

Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen
Bareminerals BarePRO Foundation in “08 Golden Ivory”
Smashbox Light/Medium Concealer
Smith’s Rosebud Salve Lip Balm
Laura Mercier Translucent Pressed Powder
Smashbox Master Class Palette (discontinued)
MAC Blue Green Loose Pigment
Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette
CLIO Gelpresso Eyeliner in “Golden Black”
Maybelline Gel Liner in “Blackest Black”
Covergirl LashBlast Mascara
Benefit Dallas Face Powder
Kat Von D Light/Medium Shade and Light Contour Palette
Estee Lauder The Brow Multi Tasker
Anastasia Beverly Hills Duo Brow Powder in “Medium/Dark”
3ConceptEyes Lip Pigment in “Mink Beige”
Ardell Demi Wispies
DUP Lash Glue

Bareminerals BarePRO Foundation Review

Bareminerals BarePRO Foundation Review

For the past couple of years, I’ve been a loyal cushion compact gal. I loved how low maintenance it was to reapply throughout the day and the natural dewy finish was perfect for me.

Lately though, I noticed my needs changed. I wanted more coverage to conceal my sun spots and blemishes. I was getting older and my dark circles became darker. I needed more support to pull off that vibrant, glowing-from-within skin. I also wasn’t a fan of the dewy finish anymore – I craved a matte.

I begrudgingly made a trip to my nearest Ulta Beauty store, bidding farewell to my cushion compacts.

Lo and behold, my new discovery – Bareminerals BarePRO Performance Wear Liquid Foundation. I got the shade in Golden Ivory 08, and I have been LOVING it.

The Bareminerals website claims this foundation will “redefin[e] what long wear means. The skin-loving, high-performance formula blurs pores and imperfections while improving your skin’s condition, all with a soft-focus natural matte finish. With up to 24-hour wear in a range of 30 true-to-you shades, it works and plays as hard as you do. Just one pump delivers lightweight, oil-free, photo-friendly full-coverage.”

I haven’t tested the 24-hour long wear claim because this girl doesn’t have time to allow foundation sit on her face for that long. I did try the foundation (without face primer) for eight hours though, and it definitely lived up to the long wear. My T-zone got a little oily, but with a little pressed powder, it was all good.

I also wanted to test out was the claim that the “formula blurs pores and imperfections…all with a soft-focus natural matte finish.” The watery consistency of the foundation made me hesitant. Was this really going to cover all the blemishes on my face?

After the first application, I did see some blemishes and sun spots peeking through. For daytime, one layer of foundation would suffice to cover my imperfections. For nighttime, however, I did apply another thin layer of foundation to my cheeks, my nose, and the area around my mouth. The coverage is better with a second layer. It’s definitely a buildable foundation. Kudos on that!

I also love how the two layers didn’t leave my skin looking cakey. Another big plus. Instead I was left with a natural yet finish, like I literally woke up with really healthy, glowy skin.

I also bought the Bareminerals Luxe Performance brush and bareSkin PERFECTING VEIL pressed powder as well.

The brush is dense and compact, perfect for a foundation brush. It’s not symmetrical; one side has tapered fibers growing on an angle while the other side has bristles of all equal length. According to the Bareminerals, they claim that “its dense, tapered fibers mimic the shape of your fingertips to provide smooth, flawless coverage, while the compact head size allows for fast and easy blending around hard-to-reach areas like the nose and eyes.” It definitely lives up to that claim and does a wonderful job blending the foundation out. I do find myself using the tapered side more to blend out my foundation.

The pressed powder is great as well, though I think the Ulta makeup artist recommended me a shade too dark. I noticed I have to be more conservative with the amount of finishing powder I use, because if I used too much, the powder would start emphasizing any wrinkles or creases on my face. It’s not my HG finishing powder.

For that reason, I think I’ll be reaching more often for Laura Mercier’s finely milled translucent powder.

 

And that concludes my review of Bareminerals’ foundation, brush, and pressed powder. Have you guys tried out Bareminerals new line before? If not, what foundations are you loving right now as we go into the chilly, wintery seasons of 2017?

Xoxo,
Alice

Current Foundation and Eyebrow Routine

Current Foundation and Eyebrow Routine

Hello again! Here’s my current foundation and eyebrow routine. 🙂

For face, I’m absolutely in love with Cushion Compacts. First off, it’s low maintenance – your gal here doesn’t like to stress about whether her makeup is looking alright, not streaking, etc. They’re lightweight (I love how it doesn’t feel cakey). I can reapply it throughout the day with the cushion instead of worrying about carrying extra brushes or Beauty Blenders with me. While evening out your skin tone, it also looks natural on the skin, which I’m a total fan of.

As for brows, I’ve kept the same brow routine for years – applying Anastasia Beverly Hill’s duo brow powder with an angled brush. Then I brush the brow hairs with a spoolie to get rid of any excess product. The natural, soft look really pulls me in.

Without any further adieu, here’s the video:

 CURRENT FOUNDATION AND EYEBROWS ROUTINE

ITEM DESCRIPTION:

C.O. Bigelow Rose Salve

Benefit Porefessional Primer

O Hui CC Cushion

Smashbox High Definition Concealer

Laura Mercier Translucent Powder

Benefit Hoola Bronzer

Benefit Gimme Brow

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Duo Powder

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in “Coffee Cake”

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