Saturday, September 28, 2013

Top Favorite Blushes!

Top Favorite Blushes!

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Vapour Soft Focus Foundation Review

Vapour Beauty Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation
Shade 100

I have only ever tried two natural liquid foundations - the My Beauty Addiction liquid foundation, which I loved, but it has phenoxyethanol, and the All Natural Face Liquid Foundation, which I really didn't like

70% organic ingredients:
Organic/Bio Camellia Oleifera (Camellia) Seed Oil, Organic/Bio Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil, Organic/Bio Lecithin, Organic/Bio Cera Alba (Beeswax), Silica, Essential Oils and Natural Fruit Essences, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Boswellia Serrata (Frankincense)*, Organic/Bio Ocimum Sanctum (Tulsi/Holy Basil), Organic/Bio Nelumbo Nucifera (Lotus Flowers) [+/—: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Mica (CI 77019)]

*Firstly, I think Papaya needs to be listed in the ingredients because I thought I was allergic to papaya and I've been using this foundation. Uh oh. 

The website claims:
"Atmosphere nourishes with Organic Pumpkin and Papaya Complex, brightens the skin with Organic Camellia, and is infused with Vapour’s face-specific infusion of anti-inflammatory Frankincense, antioxidant Tulsi, and moisturizing and calming Lotus flowers"

  • Skin Type: Perfect for all skin types, especially dry & mature.
  • Color Spectrum: On the pink side when compared with other foundations.
  • Coverage: Blendable Sheer to Medium to Full Coverage.
  • Finish: "Radiant", a hydrated look with "glow" or luminosity.

How I apply:
No primer, just my Burn Out Sunscreen
Real Techniques Buffing Brush
Dot onto my skin and buff in
After buffing, I spray the same brush with a little George's Aloe 
and buff that into my skin as well. 
(Doesn't remove any of the actual foundation)

-Really clean ingredients
-Need hardly any - half a pump - little goes a long way. 
-Easy, FAST, blends right into my skin seamlessly
-Looks really nice in daylight
-Moisturizing most of my face
-Easier to apply a LITTLE for some coverage on my dermatitis as a liquid rather than with a beauty blender and cream foundation, which tends to cake up badly. 
-Feels soft without silicones

-The scent of holy basil is really strong
-Do find it can look a little cakey if you use too much powder, so usually I don't powder. BUT, the photos (with flash) make my T-zone look a little oily.
-Hugs my dermatitis & makes it look dry (but most foundations do)

Would I purchase it myself for $48? 
I think $48 is SUPER expensive for a foundation. I would probably only purchase it on a deal or for a percentage off. However, the ingredients are very, very clean and I think it's an amazing liquid foundation. My favorite thing about it is ease of application, and it will last a long time because I only need half a pump for my whole face!


No Foundation

                                               No powder, 30 minutes after application

No flash:

WITH powder on top:

What is your favorite foundation right now? 
What is the most you would spend on a foundation?
Let me know!!

Monday, September 16, 2013

My Beauty Addiction 'Molten Metals' Collection Swatches/Review

Rarely do I ever buy a full collection of something, or even a full set of samples from a collection - but I have been LOVING metallics lately, especially oranges and red tones. My Beauty Addiction is one of the first brands I started purchasing from when I went natural, so it's always really special when I purchase from them. 

Top: Umber, Burnished, Rust, Gold Olive, 
Bottom: Milk Chocolate, Aged Gold, Coppermine, Smolder

I debated and debated which ones to get, but then I decided to just pick up the full sample set because their samples are HUGE. I love the collection, but I do feel like I don't need and won't use all the shadows just because some of them are so similar to each other. They are SO pigmented and you only need the tiniest bit to cover your whole lid, but they do have a crazy amount of fallout. 

Gold Olive is also the same shadow as 'Trophy Wife' from Glamour Doll Eyes (which I also have), 
so I'm not exactly sure if the other shadows in the Molten Metals Collection are hand-mixed or pre-made. 

See what I'm wearing on my eyes here

Do you like metallics in the fall? Will you pick up any of these shades? What are your favorite orange/copper shadows this season?!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

9/14 FOTD ft Shiro Cosmetics and 'Yzma's Essence of Llama'

Okay, how great is that name? I had to have it, as I normally do with all Shiro COTM. Normally, I'm not a huge fan of purples. It has to be a really unique purple for me to wear it - and THIS IS. Oh my goodness.

-Lucy Minerals Finishing Powder OCC
-Everyday Minerals 'Theme Park' blush
-Oh Sudz Undereye Concealer
-Silk Naturals Sleep in A Jar

-Pumpkin and Poppy Oil Absorbing Mineral Veil
-All Natural Face 'Milk Diva Stick'
-Brija Cosmetics 'Consulting Detective' (inner 1/3 + as liner - Sherlock Duo is coming!)

-Pressed shadow from Oxana (lid)
-Shiro Cosmetics September COTM 'Yzma's Essence of Llama' (Outer 1/2, lower lash line, and overlapping the shadow from Oxana a little bit)
-Shiro Cosmetics 'You Dropped Your Rod' (crease)
-P&P 'My Precious' Cream Shadow (as liner)
-Shiro Cosmetics 'Cake' (lower 1/2 lash line, inner corner, as liner over a P&P cream shadow)

-Physicians Formula Fake Out Mascara

-Benecos Multi Effect Mascara
-Brija Cosmetics 'Sugar and Spice' lip gloss (testing the formulation!)

Batman and I wish you a happy Saturday :D

Saturday, September 7, 2013

2 Outfits + Makeup - 9/4 + 9/5

2nd Day!

Brija Cosmetics 'Peyton' lip tint

Aaron and I went to dinner to celebrate 
10,000 subscribers! My makeup:

Vapour Liquid Fondation in 100
ANF Cream Bronzer in 'Cocoa'
Brija Cosmetics 'Sunrise' Highlighting powder

Brija Cosmetics 'Orb'
My Pretty Zombie 'Thundernuts'
Brija Cosmetics 'Comet'
Brija Cosmetics 'More Sugar'
Brija Cosmetics 'Unkindness of Ravens'
Zuzu Luxe Taureg liquid liner'
Physicians Formula Mascara

Brija Cosmetics 'Rachel' lip tint

Monday, September 2, 2013

1 Shadow, 2 Looks ft Silk Naturals 'Doubloons'! : Collab with NYCGeorgette!

1st look:

All Natural Face 'Magic' Eyeshadow primer
All Natural Face 'Milk' Diva Stick
Pumpkin &Poppy 'Divinely Happy' Cream shadow
My Beauty Addiction Unnamed Peach Shadow
Silk Naturals 'Doubloons'
Shiro Cosmetics 'Chimera'
Darling Girl Cosmetics 'Honey Pot'
Au Naturale 'Coffee' Cream Shadow (as liner)
Physicians Formula Fake Out Mascara
Benecos Multi Effect Black Mascara

2nd look:

All Natural Face 'Magic' Eyeshadow primer
Pumpkin + Poppy 'Louis' cream shadow
All Natural Face 'Milk' Diva Stick
Silk Naturals 'Doubloons'
Glamour Doll Eyes 'Audacious' 
Brija Cosmetics 'Game'
Glamour Doll Eyes 'Dirty Jeans'
Zuzu Luxe 'Taureg' liquid liner
Zuzu Luxe 'Azure' liquid liner
Honeybee Gardens 'Blue Jeans' liner
Brija Cosmetics 'Unkindness of Ravens'
Brija Cosmetics 'Whitelighter'
Physicians Formula Fake Out Mascara
Benecos Multi Effect Black Mascara