Tagged: beauty

Life Update + FOTD

Hi everyone!

I know it has been a long while since my last post but I have been feeling uninspired among other things. Other things being related to

  • My main job closing in a few months and the rush to get everything finished and completed before time is up.
  • My son being completely just attached to me. Not that I don’t love it but it gets hard to take pictures (with my DSLR camera), type posts, and even work on my cosmetics brand without him just wanting to play. Therefore I am either up really late or just going to sleep out of exhaustion. (Though foods seems to occupy him so I was able to get out this post, barely lol)

I feel that in order to keep the blog somewhat active, I will start posting looks of the day randomly throughout the week since those will be way easier to do. Hopefully after the holiday season and work has slowed down a bit, I can work on more in-depth content, like I did before (I miss Lipstick Tuesday too!!)

Well with that said, thanks for those who stuck around, thanks to all the new and current followers, you guys are awesome!

So here is my Face of the Day

Complexion:

Primed my face with a combination of Becca ever matte poreless primer and Kat Von D beauty Lock-it primer.

After priming, I sprayed the Sephora Collection Perfection mist airbrush foundation (shade Deep) across my cheeks, forehead, and chin (be care to not get it in my hair). With a damp Beauty Blender, I applied Kat Von D Beauty Lock-It foundation (shade D81) with the perfection mist and blended it all over.

After the eyes were complete, I used L.A. Girl Pro Conceal – HD Concealer (shades toffee + fawn) blended out with my Beauty Blender to highlight (undereye, nose, chin, and forehead). Also with the slightly dampened Beauty Blender, I used Dermablend translucent powder to set all the highlighted areas. Then I used a velour puff with the translucent powder to lightly set my whole face.

Before I actually apply shimmer highlight and blush, I set my face using Make Up For Ever Mist + Fix Spray and patted my face down with the Beauty Blender again.

Applied NARS blush (Guoule) to cheeks. Diorskin nude shimmer brick to tops of cheeks, bridge of nose, chin, and between brows. Used Guerlain Terracotta bronzer (8 Ebony) to slightly contour the face.

To finish off my face I sprayed Boscia White Charcoal Mattifying Makeup Setting Spray all over the face. Let dry naturally.

Eyes:

From there I applied Smashbox photo finish 24 eyeshadow primer to my lids and used Benefit Cosmetics Goof-Proof brow pencil (shade 5) to slightly fill in my brows.

Everything used on the eyes except the mascara, lashes, and one liner are by Kat Von D Beauty

  • Shadows are from Star Studded eyeshadow book: Moz was used all over the eye as a base shade | Heaven Knows was applied to the inner 2/3 of the lid | Smiths was applied to the inner crease | Leather was applied to the outer crease, outside V area for depth. Also used Estrella + Starflyer on the bottom lash line to slightly smoke out the liners.
  • Top liner: Lightning Liner (Bach) | Ink liner (Nerdum)
  • Bottom liner: Autograph pencil liner (immortal love + puro amor) | Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Crayon (Navy Noir)
  • Lashes: Red Cherry lashes (#46 double stacked to make look thicker) | House of Lashes lash glue
  • Mascara: Make Up For Ever excessive lash mascara (Honestly I rarely use mascara when wearing false lashes but figured I’d try it this round. Didn’t totally dig the result.)

Lips:

Burberry Burberry Kisses Hydrating Lip Colour (No. 85 – Sepia) topped with Yves Saint Laurent Beauty Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick (No. 59 – Melon D’Or)

All photos taken with iPhone 6 plus front cam in natural light.

And that’s it! Honestly, this face was pretty quick about 45 minutes (it was actually longer, but I am taking out the times my son kept asking for stuff!)

 

Let me know what you think in the comments below!!

 

xoxo

Myschel

 

 

 

First Impressions: Ben Nye matte HD foundation

Hello everyone!!

I am back, it has been too long but I have recently got some new goodies to start up my freelancing within the next year.

So first thing I bought is the Ben Nye matte HD foundation palette of olive-brown skin. They also offer it in an essential palette (color range from fair to light, ordered also will discuss in a separate post once I receive it!)

Details:

  • I purchased this from Camera Ready Cosmetics for $60.00 (USD). Click here to see the site
  • Fast 3 day shipping (for $2.00)
  • This palette is refillable and they retail for $8.00 (USD) a pieces
  • Product size of each pot is .14 oz/ 4gm
  • The product comes in a silver tin, has a thick plastic sheet that goes on top of the foundation, plus a foam piece that goes on top of the plastic sheet so the founation is constantly protected.
  • Coverage can range from full to sheer depending on application method.
  • Great for combination and oily skin. Dry skin users can use this palette as along as they use a hydrating moisturizer and primer.

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As you see from the swatches, this will work on those who have olive undertones and women of color with golden undertones also.

I have tested this foundation out for myself and I absolutely love it. It lasted all day, I did have to touch up because I have really oily skin but it lasted all the way until 1:30 am when I got off work. I received tons of compliments on this foundations and it photographs amazingly!

Ben Nye offers this foundation in a bigger size, 0.5oz/14gm, yielding 35-60 applications for $12.00 a piece. 86 shades. Literally from the fairest of skin to the deepest of skin. They have available. Check it out here. Also you can order samples from Camera Ready Cosmetics for $2.99 (USD) if you are unsure of what shade you would be. To see the samples click here

Here is a look I did using the Ben Nye Olive-Brown Matte HD palette

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See how amazing this is!!!!

Face: Coca Sorbet + Mojave Bronze

Highlight: Golden Spice

Contour: Semi-Sweet + Espresso Bean

 

Let me know in the comments below what you think of this foundation palette! If you want more details on the look, let me know and I will do a whole post with the break down of everything I used for this look.

 

 

Until next time!!

xo Myschel

Smudge & Smolder trend

Hey everyone! I’m back showcasing one of the four looks that is currently trending at Sephora

Rebel Eyes!!

First look that I chose is the smudge and smolder which pretty much is an intense smoky eye, lots of smudged out liner, I did a full eye with some color but focused on the liner as much as I could.


Here are the details:

  • Face
    • Giorgio Armani maestro foundation (11.5)
    • Smashbox liqud halo foundation (10)
    • Sephora collection colorful blush (flirt it up)
    • Sephora collection bright future gel serum concealer (16 pot-de-creme)
    • Kat Von D ‘medusa’ shadow as highlight
    • NARS bronzer (casino)
    • NARS concealer (amande)
  • Eyes
    • Kat Von D Serpentina palette shadows in ‘medusa’ ‘ankh’ ‘bloodmilk’ ‘scarab’ and loose pigment ‘prophet’
    • NARS eye paint (snake eyes)
    • Urban Decay 24/7 waterproof liner (perversion)
    • Make Up For Ever excessive lash mascara
  • Brows
    • Benefit cosmetics ka-brow creme (5)
  • Lips
    • Urban Decay vice lipstick (conspiracy)

 

 

Hope you guys like this look! Stay tuned to see looks featuring Chunky Glitter, Metallic Shades, and Chaotic Lashes!!

 

Until next time loves!!

xo Myschel

 

 

#LOTD: No Makeup makeup 

Hey everyone!!

Usually every Friday I do a no makeup makeup look because well I’m usually up until 2am from the night before (my typically Thursday night shift is 9:30p-1:30am) and with having to get up for work at 6am means not a lot of effort is gonna go into wearing a full face lol.

So today I’m gonna show my favorite (so far) no makeup makeup look! By the way for done up today because the kid and I went to the National Museum of Play for fun time!

So cute. So simple.

Face🙂 
Josie Maran vibrancy foundation 
(RG80 – magical) | MAC studio fix powder (NW50 – to lightly set the face) | 
NARS concealer (amande + caramel) | Laura Mercier translucent powder (to set concealer)

Eyes🙂
Marc Jacobs velvet noir mascara

Brows🙂
Make Up For Ever pro sculpting brow pencil
 (30) | Benefit cosmetics goof proof brow pencil (5)

Lips🙂
Lancôme Juciy shaker lip gloss
 (Berry love) | Givenchy lip gloss (1)

 

Yeah so typically, this is my look for Fridays, weekends, and other days in which I want to look like I have gotten some sleep and not like a complete zombie lol.

 

Until next time,

xo Myschel

Life Updates!!

Hey everyone!!

I just want to say thank you for following my blog, whether it’s because you like the Lipstick Tuesday posts, Morphe brush club of the month posts or just anything that I post in general, Thank you!!

Now for the updates:

  • I just got back from Denver like end of June and I have just been catching up on life and work stuff.
  • Found out my son has an allergy to bug bites, like I’m talking about skin gets swollen, red, and inflammed. My poor baby.
  • Just trying to get back into swing of things.
  • I do have 2 new lipsticks and a lip gloss to post about in which I will get into tomorrow afternoon.

Final update is I have been working on my cosmetics line! About two years ago, I purchased a ton (like 133 pigments and micas) to create custom shadows, highlighters, and blushes. Well long story short, I got discouraged with all of the other indie companies out there and just put it to the side. But recently, I don’t know why either, I decided to find the box and get back to creating shadows. So far I have developed 11 shadows to go into 5 palettes and 10 single shadows to be sold.

My goal is to have everything manufactured, up and running by the end of the year since financial assistance and a name (lol) is still needed.

Once everything has gone back to normal lifewise, I will go back to posting weekly updates.

If there is anything at all you guys wanna know or would like for me to talk about, let me know in the comments below!!

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Thanks for all the love and support, you all rock!!

Until next time,

xo Myschel

 

#LOTD: Berry in Love

Hey everyone I am back with another look featuring the new Modern Renaissance Palette from Anastaisa Beverly Hills and Lancôme Juicy Shakers lip gloss (there will be a future Lipstick Tuesday post about this one).

Face::

  • Esteè Lauder double wear foundation in Sandalwood (6W1)
  • NARS radiant creamy concealer in Amande + Caramel
  • NARS blush in Goulue
  • Guerlain terracotta bronzer in ebony (8)

Eyes::

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills modern renaissance palette shadows in ‘warm taupe’ ‘golden ochre’ ‘love letter’ ‘regalar’ ‘cyprus umber’ ‘Tempera’ ‘Vermeer’
  • Kat Von D Beauty tattoo liner ‘trooper’
  • Sephora Collection kohl liner in ‘deep brown’
  • Red Cherry Lashes in ‘227’

Brows::

  • Lancôme Sourclis Tint – Longwear Eyebrow Pen Ultra-Precise in ‘Noir (04)’

Lips::

  • Lancôme Juicy Shaker in ‘Berry in Love’

 

Hopefully soon, I will some video tutorials up, even if they are a quick minute or two.

 

Hope you like it!!

Until next time,

xo Myschel

Lipstick Tuesday: Smashbox newness

Hey everyone,

I am back with another lipstick swatch and this time I picked up the brand new

Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick

Of all the shades available, one called out to me in particular, the color ‘Out Loud’. It is by far the most perfect burnt orange lipstick I have ever seen before in life. Now, typically for my liquid lips I am all about my Kat Von D Beauty but this comes in a close second in terms of formula and staying power. I say second because typically with my KVD Beauty liquid lips, I barely leave any residue behind (like on cans, straws, etc.) but with the Smashbox Always On Matte, I left lip prints here and there.

One thing I can say is as it dried down in color, it got deeper in color which made me love it even more.

Right now, you can pick up the Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick at Sephora for $24 (USD)

And there are the swatches (there may be a post on this look later today, keep a look out!!)

 

Here are photos of my lips after wearing it for a few hours,

Ok, so the photos above where taken later in the day with a different camera. The color has faded but still remains true to its deep orange hue.

All in all, I love the lipstick, the color, the formula and even the applicator. That pointed doe foot applicator will make sure you can apply the lips simply and evenly.

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Have you tried this new liquid lip yet? If so do you like it? Let me know in the comments below!

 

Until next time babes!!

xo Myschel