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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

 

 

 

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

 

 

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.

smashbox always on matte

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

Look of the Day: Purple Smokey Cut Crease

Hey everyone!! In addition to my usual Lipstick Tuesday post, I’d share my look of the day.

This look came at me last minute, last night, right before I washed my face lol. I did a rough draft with some random glitters and shadows and really like how it was coming out.

So this is the result from this morning!! These were taken with a combination of back cam and front cam from my iPhone 6S in natural light.

Break down of everything:

Face:

  • Primed face with Sunday Riley Good Genes treatment
  • NARS All Day luminous foundation in ‘New Orleans’ mixed with Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Clay 12-hour full coverage foundation in ‘Deep Honey’
  • NARS radiant creamy concealer in ‘Amande’ + ‘Caramel’
  • NARS bronzer in ‘casino’
  • NARS blush in ‘Goulue’ (an exclusive Sephora VIB Rouge Only product)
  • Sephora Collection + Pantone Universe correct + conceal palette for contouring
  • Melt Cosmetics shadow in ‘Amelie’ for highlight
  • Set face with Boscia White Charcoal mattifying MakeUp Setting Spray

Eyes:

  • Primed with Smashbox 24 hour photo finish shadow primer (my favorite. FAVORITE!!)
  • Urban Decay shadow in ‘Loaded’ (top of upper wing)
  • Sugarpill shadow in ‘poison plum’ (middle of upper wing + along the lower lash line)
  • Inglot AMC loose pigment in’22’ (bottom of upper wing)
  •  Kat Von D Beauty shadows in ‘Harlow’ + ‘Wölf’ from the Ladybird palette (all over lid)
  • Melt Cosmetics shadow in ‘Amelie’ as inner corner highlight
  • Inglot gel liner in ’77’ (bottom wing liner) (greatest gel liner ever!! EVER!!)
  • Red Cherry lashes in ’76’
  • Sephora collection kohl liner in ‘mystic purple’ (lower lash line)
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty fineline ultra-skinny gel eye crayon eyeliner in ‘blacquer’

Brows:

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills dipbrow pomade in ‘Ebony’

Lips:

  • Melt Cosmetics lipstick in ‘By Starlight’ (as base)
  • OCC Makeup lip tar in ‘roller girl’ (just to brighten the color)
  • Melt Cosmetics shadow in ‘promiscous’ (to give the lips a bit of metallic shine)

And there you go! This was my look for the day!! I don’t work at any place fancy, just a corporate office filing and processing paperwork. So glad my bosses are completely cool with my makeup looks lol.

Let me know if you would like more look of the days posted here!!

 

Until next time

xo Myschel