Tag Archives: Makeup Tutorials

Autumn-Inspired Makeup Tutorial

18 Nov
Happy pre-Thanksgiving guys!
While the holiday season is about to start come later next week, I decided to create an autumn inspired makeup look tutorial for you guys. When I think of autumn, I think of warm rustic oranges, and golds, along with deep brown or gray smokey eyes. This tutorial has a bit of those qualities, while keeping it glammed up during a festive holiday night as well.
Best part about this tutorial? The items I’ve used are all affordable. I’ve got a few more tutorials coming up for you guys next month, so be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel to see when those go live!
Hope you all have an awesome Thanksgiving and rest of autumn season!



Anastasia Beverly Hills Self-Made Palette Makeup Tutorial

16 Sep
Hey guys!
You might be asking yourselves, why is she making a video about a sold out palette? Turns out, about two months ago, ULTA exclusively brought back to life this limited edition palette from the fall of 2015, for around two weeks or so. The Self-Made palette is no longer on the market, so I made sure to grab a chance at purchasing this one.
I decided not to get the new Modern Renaissance Palette, because I already have so many shades similar to that one. So here’s a look I created using just the Self-Made Palette shadows!
I hope you enjoy this makeup tutorial, and if you subscribe to my channel, you’ll see many more looks coming up in the future!

My Everyday Makeup Routine

9 Sep
Hey everyone!
Although I love filming fun and colorful makeup routines that take much time and effort, I also don’t do these looks every day of the week. I have certain products I gravitate to on a daily basis. Whether I am going out during the day time, or want to have a fresh face without neglecting my concealer at least, I have a signature look I like to recreate.
Here’s a tutorial on how I achieve my everyday look, along with information on the products I use. Many of these items are affordable, and easy to find in stores. I’ve also talked about a few in my Holy Grail Product blog post. So make sure you check the description box in the video, and don’t forget to subscribe!
Thank you for watching!

The Highlighter Challenge

8 Jul

Hey guys!

If you haven’t heard of Mariya on YouTube, she decided to create a video using only highlighters to create a makeup look. While this started off as just an idea, other YouTubers such as Jeffree Star and Nikki Tutorials decided to make it into a challenge, where other YouTubers can show off their own choices in highlighter products and create their own videos! I happened to like this idea, so today I’m bringing you my own version, as well as my first talk through.

I usually do voice overs, but for this one, I figured I’d let my personality shine through more for my viewers, as well as have a lot of fun just messing around with highlighter products. If you haven’t subscribed to my channel yet, make sure to do so.

I hope you enjoy my Highlighter Challenge video, and have a few laughs with me as well!

Conceal Dark Under Eye Circles Tutorial

21 Mar

Hey guys!

Do you suffer from dark under eye circles? Do you look like you’re ready to be an extra in Michael Jackson’s thriller music video? I kid, but yes if you need much help with them like I do, make sure to catch my video on how I like to conceal them step by step.

Also if you’re not subscribed to my channel yet, be sure that you do now so you catch more how to’s in the future.

Have a great day, and thumbs up if you found this video helpful!

Products Mentioned

NYX Cosmetics Dark Circle Concealer in Medium

Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer in Light Beige

NYX Cosmetics “Set it Don’t Fret It” Setting Powder in Light/Medium

Brushes Used

Jessup Tapered Highlighter and Concealer Brushes (From Set)

BH Cosmetics #118 Small Tapered Contouring Face Brush (From Set)

January 2016 Drugstore Haul

18 Jan
Hey guys!
Just wanted to show you a little drugstore haul I did last week! I purchased my first items ever from the Jordana line, grabbed a Maybelline BB Cream, and snagged a gorgeous quad from Maybelline as well.
I will be creating a look with some of the items shown in this video, so stay tuned for that next week!
For now, enjoy my talk through of the drugstore haul, and don’t forget to subscribe for next week’s video, trust me… it’s gonna be a great tutorial!


Products Mentioned

Jordana FabuBrow Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown

Jordana Lip Out Loud Super Shiny Gloss in 109-BTW

Jordana Easyliner for Lips in Rose Crush

L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss in Bare Attraction

Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream in Medium

CoverGirl Flamed Out Eyeshadow Pencil in 355 Violet Flame

Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow Quad in Sandstone Shimmer

Get the Look: Classic Winter Makeup

15 Jan

Hey guys!

This month’s Get the Look post will be all about that classic winter makeup look! When you think of a classic winter look, you automatically think sparkles and red lips! Of course, I had to add in a mean cat eye though.

So if you’re interested in getting this look, check out my tutorial below, and all products will also be listed. If you haven’t subscribed to my channel already, you can do so here! Enjoy!

Products Mentioned

Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later Eye Primer

L.A. Colors Eyeshadow Palette in Blushing Nudes

Nivea Men’s Post Shave Balm for Sensitive Skin

NYX Cosmetics Dark Circle Concealer in Medium

L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte 24HR Foundation in #102 Shell Beige

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer in Neutral Medium

Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder in 005 Silky Beige & 020 Nude Beige

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Light

NYX Cosmetics Mineral ”Set It Don’t Fret It” Matte Finishing Powder in Light/Medium

NYX Cosmetics Roll On Shimmer in Salmon

Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner in Nude

e.l.f Studio Cream Eyeliner in Black

Klean Color Tanned RAWR Matte Bronzer in Bali Matte

Wet n Wild MegaGlo Illuminating Powder in Catwalk Pink

ModelCo Lip Enhancer Illusion Lip Liner 

L.A. Girl Matte Pigment Gloss in Feisty

NYX Cosmetics Matte Finish Makeup Setting Spray Matte Finish

Wonder Eyelash Curler in Purple 

Covergirl Plumpify Mascara in Black

Get the Look: Holiday Glam

11 Dec

Hey guys!

I’m sure you’re all excited to attend holiday parties this season, so on this month’s Get the Look, I’ll show you a makeup routine you can use for your nights of festivities! I love the holidays, because everyone is always excited to dress impeccably, and go all out with their makeup.

During the holidays, and especially for New Year’s Eve, I think of glitz and glam. The following products are used to achieve a dramatic look. Why not try a fun look out? After all, you are welcoming in a New Year soon. Why not end this year with a bang, and look flawless?

I used this look in a Get Ready With Me video linked below. Products will still be mentioned at the end of this post. Enjoy!

Products Mentioned

Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer

Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder in 020 Nude Beige

Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Eyeshadow in Bad to the Bronze

Lorac Love, Lust & Lace Matte Eye Shadow Palette

ULTA Glitter Eye Top Coat in High Maintenance

ULTA Glitter Eye Top Coat in Gold Digger

Maybelline FaceStudio Mast Prime Blur + Redness Control Primer

Maybelline New York Fit Me! Matte + Poreless Foundation Shade 130 Buff Beige

Revlon ColorStay Makeup for Combination/Oily Skin in Natural Beige

Real Techniques Complexion Sponge

NYX Cosmetics Dark Circle Concealer in Medium

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer in Neutral Medium

Studio Basics Expert Complexion Sponge

e.l.f. High Definition Powder in Sheer

Klean Color Tanned RAWR Matte Bronzer in Bali Matte

NYC Liquid Eyeliner in Black

Cynthia Rowley Pencil Eyeliner in Silver

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita

Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel

NARS Oasis Blush

BH Cosmetics Forever Glam Palette

Kara Lashes #83

Yves Saint Laurent Mascara ‘Volume Effet Faux Cils’ in High Density Black


2015 Makeup Trends: Baking and Strobing

7 Dec

Hey guys!

I want to discuss two makeup trends I’ve seen become popular very quickly in 2015. You might have heard about “highlighting” and “contouring” in the past years, but this year I’ve noticed the new trends of “baking” and “strobing” come to light.

When you bake, you’re setting the areas you’d like to brighten up with a bright translucent mineral powder. Baking can be done with the ever famous banana powder (depending on your skin tone) or a sheer powder (works for everyone).

Strobing is highlighting without contouring. This process is popularly done with highlighting creams, and then setting the highlight with a highlighting power. The two sound similar, but are both done differently.


Baking is usually done on top of the under eye concealer to brighten the eye area, and is left in its powder form for a few minutes, hence the “baking” process on your face. Once the product has set, you brush the powder away with a brush, revealing a smooth, creaseless surface. It is also used in between the brows, on the chin, under your contour line on the jaw, and the nose.

Strobing can be done all over the face, but unlike with baking, there is no use for contouring at all. When strobing, you’re highlighting the natural high points of the face, yet you’re not applying any “warmth” on the face meaning no bronzers or dark powders.

The highlight itself is supposed to be a natural way to have a fresh face. You can apply highlighter to the nose, the fore head, above the eyebrows, on the chin, or mix it with your foundation to give you an “all over” glow.


I personally feel these are the same trends that have been going on for years, just tweaked a bit in how to achieve a certain look, and are called different names. I tried out strobing on my last trip to Key West, and I honestly broke out everywhere. I like to only highlight my cupid’s bow, high parts of the cheeks, and a dot on my nose.

I like to add blush and contour to my face some times, so that was kind of weird for me not to do with this trend. I also didn’t like how shiny and oily I looked. The look is great for the camera, just like it is in the above example of Desi.

I’ll skip out on this trend, and stick to the even application of highlighting and contouring. If I want a day without contouring and just highlight and blush, I will do it and prefer to strobe that way with a mineral based highlighter. The next picture shows a somewhat strobing effect, using my BH Cosmetic’s Forever Glam Palette highlighter.


What I do like is baking! I love how a simple sponge application of setting powder on top of your concealer can make all the more difference. I don’t bake everyday, because I’ve found it to be a bit dramatic. I would bake for special occasions, where I am doing a heavy contouring and bronzing session on the face. It’s a simple process, and while my face is baking, I work on the other parts of my face.

I love how I can sweep the powder off and my face looks brighter afterwards. You can’t go wrong with setting powders, because they leave the areas you’re baking matte and prevent products from creasing. I like to use my elf HD Powder in Sheer for this process.


So how do you feel about these new trends? I hope you enjoyed my take on baking and strobing, and find which techniques work for your skin type!

Until next time, thanks for reading!

Get the Look: Too Faced Cosmetics Rock N Roll Palette

13 Nov

Hey everyone!

Today I’ll be using the Too Faced Rock N Roll Palette to create a look. This palette retails for around $36 on the Too Faced Cosmetics website. I will, in certain parts, use the techniques of wetting my brush and using my finger, in order to achieve a more pigmented look.



I will be working with some metallics today, and this look can be worn out to any events during this season. What I love about this palette, is the names of each eye shadow are clearly written on the pans. This will help explain how I achieve this look a little bit better.

Step 1

First, take your favorite eye primer or concealer in order to set the eye shadows in place. I like to use setting powder after I’ve place my primer on my lids, so that the shadows can be applied easier when it’s time to use them. Once you’ve applied your primer and setting powder, you’re ready to apply your transition shades!

Step 2

I’m going to take New Romantic, and work it into my crease, and then bring it up just before my brow bone. Remember to leave space in between the transition shade and the brows, so that you can apply a beautiful brightening highlighting shade to the brow bones afterwards. So after you’ve done one application of New Romantic, go into the shade Ska, and use it only in the crease. This will just intensify that area.

Step 3

Then dip a brush into the pan of Glam Rock, and then place it on your eye lids. The color shouldn’t appear bold and metallic right away. This is always the fun part for me. You can always go back and apply more of this shade, because when you blend some of the colors together, the pigments get lost. Remember to come back and touch up to achieve intensity!

Step 4

Spray your brush and then dip it into Heavy Metal. This will create a dark, deep navy shade. Apply this to the corners of your eye lid for a smoked out effect. Patting it in works best with this technique in order not to smear everything around.

Build up the pigment until you reach your desired look. Then wet a brush again and dip it into the shade Punk. You’ll be applying this to the under eye line of your eye. Make sure to go back and with your finger, reapply Glam Rock on the lids. No blending necessary, unless you’d like to.

Step 5

I would then top off the look by wetting a brush and dipping it into the shade Rockabilly, and then pat it on your brow bone to add a highlighted effect. Be sure to pat the product where you start to see the smoked out effect start under your brow as well.

Step 6

I wanted to place the gold shade, Rap, on the inner corners of my eyes to add a little twist. You can do this by simply dipping your finger, or a small brush into the pan. Wetting is required in order to achieve intense pigmentation of this shade.


Make sure to go back, and clean up any areas with your transition shades or add touch ups. I’ve added the products I used to complete the look down below. I hope you like this look I created using the Too Faced Rock N Roll Palette! Have you created any looks using this product? Let me know, I love new ideas! Thanks for reading!


Products Used

Too Face Rock n Roll Palette

Complete the Look

Klean Color Airy Minerals Matte Finishing Powder

L.A. Color Lipliner Pencil in Natural

ULTA Brow Tint in Light

ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick in Trap

Urban Decay Cosmetics 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Demolition

Neutrogena Healthy Volume Mascara in Black

Katherine Cosmetics Everyday Eyeliner in Cessna Brown

NARS Oasis Blush

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