Tuesday, January 31, 2012

LOTD: Milani Haul

I saw a makeup haul on youtube yesterday. They said Milani makeup was on sale at CVS for $2. So I headed on over to CVS today. I spent $12 and got 7 items.
Here is what I got...

Milani Mineral Compact makeup in Honey Beige #105
Milani Minerals Blush in Mai Tai #203
Milani Minerals Blush in Sunset Beach #202
Milani Runway Eyes Eyeshadow in Lily White #01
Milani lipstick in Mandarina #42
Milani lipstick in Rose Hip #07
Milani Nail Laquer in Disco Lights #89

I used the Milani products except for the lipstick in Rose Hip and the Blush in Mai Tai, other products used are as follows:
Rimmel Wow Lash mascara in extreme black
Elf cream eyeliner in coffee
Profusion 108 eyeshadow palette (green, beige, and black)
Jordana lipliner pencil in cocoa

I'm pretty happy with the Milani makeup, the compact in honey beige was the only color left and lucky for me, it matches pretty well. I only purchased one nail polish color because I have more than I need already, but CVS had a nice selection. I asked the clerk if Milani Cosmetics was going out of business or being pulled from their shelves, and she said they were reworking their product isle and discontinuing and adding items. If you are so inclined, get thee down to CVS pronto.
Thanks for viewing, Jacinta

Friday, January 27, 2012

Fresh faced look

One of my "young beautee's" inboxed me a request for a natural and fresh faced look.
Before I post this, let me clarify that I am 39 and my "fresh faced" days are over with.
With that being said I'm going to try and address what I think a natural and fresh faced look should be for a woman over 30.

I'll first begin with Skincare.

If your skin isn't healthy no amount of makeup in the world is going to "fake" a fresh faced glow. Most of us need a good daily cleanser and weekly exfoliation to remove dead skin and debris.

Secondly, a good mud mask can do wonders to clear pores of gunk and grime.
Pores appear smaller when they are clean. Skin appears more flawless.

Thirdly, a good skin moisterizer for use at bedtime is a must have. I personally also use a skin toner, an under eye hydrator, a skin perfecting serum, yada yada yada.

These are some of my favorite product reccomendations:

Daily facial cleanser: Philosophy Purity made simple      HSN.com

 Weekly deep cleanser: Noxema

Exfoliant: Philosophy microdelivery exfoliating wash (bi-weekly)   HSN.com

Mud Mask: Wei East Golden Root Renewal (weekly)   HSN.com

Under eye area: Wei East Advance Eyes Alive (daily and nightly)     HSN.com

Fade cream: Ponds clarent B3 (as needed for blemishes)

Serum: Wei East Goji Defense Serum (nightly)     HSN.com

Beauty Illuminators: Wei East Natural Beauty Perfectors (for that natural
glow)  HSN.com


Some rules of makeup to achieve a "fresh faced" look are:

Drop the heavy cream or liquid makeup. You can spot conceal only your blemishs and use a lightweight mouse foundation, a whipped cream foundation, or a cream foundation stick to cover the face. I use mineral loose or pressed powder and that provides me with adequate coverage.    

Covergirl TRUblend micro minerals, PUR pressed mineral makeup SPF15, Nicka K mineral pressed powder

Other Options:
Iman Concealors

Black Opal Foundation Sticks


Next, avoid rouge...puhleeze! Deep ruby lips and crimson cheeks do not say "fresh faced".
Also avoid bright and bold eyeshadow and lipstick colors. Stick to neutrals,  bronzes, peaches, etc. For "beautee's" with richer skin tones, opt for nice cinnamon brown and coppery brown shades. Skip full coverage or matte lipsticks. You will want your natural lipcolor to show thru. Keep it neat and clean.

These are some lipgloss shades that work for me:

Milani lipgloss in Bee Gone, Lip Saavy in Cocoa, Nicka K Lip Shimmer in #04 and #01

Instead of Blush or Rouge....bronzers can add a touch of color to your cheeks. I use my bronzer to contour my cheeks by applying it into the hollows and not the apples.

Pot of Gold bronzer in #02, Wet n Wild Ticket to Brazil, Versace Lights All Over Sun Glow #2001

Apply a natural or nuetral tone eyeshadow from the bottom lid up into the browbone.
Line your eyes with a dark brown liner and use one to two coats of mascara.

Fira Diana Quad, Physicians Formula Earth Minerals Eyeshadow Quad

Optional, finish up with a highlighting powder or cream across the top of the cheeks.
That's a Kim Kardashian makeup artist trick. I luv bronzers and highlighters!

Wet n Wild Reserve Your Cabana, Body Collection highlights foundation, Profusion glimmer powder

So here's my "fresh faced look" un retouched.

I hope this was helpful.
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

LOTD: Iris Eyes are Smiling

Products used:

Elf Little Black Beauty Book (cool edition)

Substitutions: any bright purples...

L.A. Colors (Dollar Tree)

Manly 120 palette (ebay)

elf Bright eye edition (Ross)

elf 32 color eyeshadow palette (Target)

elf Smoky eye edition (Big Lots)

elf beauty book (www.eyeslipsface.com)

Wet n Wild gel eyeliner in eggplant
Wet n Wild coloricon bronzer SPF15 in Ticket to Brazil # 739
Rimmel London kohl eyeliner pencil in jet black
Rimmel London Extra WOW Lash mascara in extreme black
Nicka K super lip shimmer # 04 (golden nude)

I luv Purple. I hope you guys liked this post.


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

LOTD: Flaming Flamingo

Products used:
Eyes: Nicka K single eyeshadows in 3016 and 3039

Face: Nicka K Mineral Pressed Powder in Fresco
Mascara: Rimmel London Extra WOW Lash in Extreme Black
Eyeliner: Rimmel London soft kohl eye pencil in jet black
Lips: NYC Lipstick in Air Kiss # 404

I hope you enjoyed this look.
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Ciao :)

Monday, January 9, 2012

Everyday Eye and Mini product review

This bronze and brown eyeshadow look is my everyday eye look. I like switch up between gold,  gray, or silver...but I always add  black in the outer corner to step it up some.

For this look I used Nicka K HD eyeshadow in #3016, a dark bronze color.

I used a sallygirl baked shadow in warm brown shade on my eyelid #388124

 And I deepend the outer corner with L.A. Colors mineral eyeshadow in Black

My everyday face.

Mini Haul and Review

K Mart/Walgreens

Local Beauty Supply

New Wet n Wild coloricon bronzer SPF15...Ticket to Brazil # 739 $3.99

 A soft,beautifully pigmented bronzer with gold shimmer highlights. 4 stars ****

New Wet n Wild coloricon bronzer SPF15... Reserve Your Cabana # 743 $3.99

A soft velvety highlight shade with a nice sheen, looks great on the apples of the cheek, under eye area, etc.  3 stars ***

Rimmel Extra WOW Lash mascara in Extreme black $ 3.99

Light formula, applies smoothly...elongates lashes. Does thicken with the addition of 2 or more coats.   4 stars ****

Nicka K mineral pressed powder in Fresco MP109 $4.99

Soft and smooth, light coverage. Used as a setting powder for my liquid foundation
3 stars ***

Nicka K HD eyeshadow #3016 and #3039 $ 1.49 each

Satin texture, applies smoothly, very rich color payoff   5 stars *****

Ruby Kisses i Bling liquid eyeliner in Glitz n Green $2.99

applies smoothly, very bright pretty glitter, stays put   3 ***

Ruby Kisses All Over Glow in Bronze Glow $4.99

not tested yet...review pending;)

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