Thursday, July 30, 2015

New Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks + Gerard Cosmetics Serenity by Manny MUA

I purchased 6 of the new 16 everlasting liquid lipstick shades by Kat Von D.
Bow N Arrow, Double Dare, Lovesick, Mother, Exorcisim.
In my video that I post, I also did a comparison between
the old formula of Bow N Arrow vs. the New Formula.

I also included a swatch of Manny Mua's liquid lipstick Serenity by Gerard Cosmetics

Saturday, July 11, 2015

My Go To Weekend Makeup

Just wanted to share with you all my go to weekend makeup for this month


Ole Henrikson Sheer Transformation Moisturizer
Becca Ultimate Coverage Complexion Creme - Olive
Cover FX Custom Drops - G40
Urban Decay Nakedskin Concealer - Medium Light
MUFE Super Matte Loose Powder - Translucent
Frankie Rose Foundation Powder- Olive
Smashbox 24hr primer
Anastasia Brow Wiz - Taupe
MAC e/s - Daisy Chain
MAC e/s - Rice Paper
MAC e/s - Texture
MAC e/s - A little folie
MAC e/s - Dark Edge
MUFE ink liner matte liquid liner
NARs Tahiti Laguna Bronzer
The Balm Bahama mama Bronzer
Bobbi Brown Blush - Tawny
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter - Opal
Lancome Masacara Hypnose Drama Black
Nyx Lip Liner - Nutmeg
Stila All Day liquid lipstick - Patina
Lime Crime Liquid Lipstick - Cashmere

Monday, June 1, 2015

Frankie Rose Cosmetics : Foundation, Powder and Concealer

(L-R : Olive and Spice)

Frankie Rose Cosmetics:

Frankie Rose Free Foundation/Primer Samples!

Frankie Rose Matte Perfection Foundation - Olive: $32
Frankie Rose Matte Powder Foundation - Olive: $30
Frankie Rose Matte Our lil secret Concealer - Ginger and Yellow: $24
Frankie Rose Lipgloss - Sugar

I've been wanting to try out this makeup line by Frankie Rose,
I've heard my cousin talked about it a few times so I decided
to go on their website to check out their products.
I really wanted to try out their foundation,
but unfortunately they were out of stock with the color I wanted.
Luckily they offer free foundation samples so I went ahead
and signed up for some free samples. I got the three shades before the color
olive and I got the color olive.

The samples took awhile to get delivered, like about a month and a half.
fortunately, once i got my samples, the foundation colors were back in stock.
Olive was the closest shade to my skin color, it did look a little bit light
in the sample package, so I ordered the next darker shade from olive
which was called oatmeal blend.

I received the products within a week or so and found
that olive was a perfect match. Oatmeal blend was a tad bit dark,
but that color will come in handy during the summer months.
Also in my order I purchased two concealer colors, yellow and ginger.
and two powder colors, olive and spice.
Along with my order I got to choose a free lipgloss for purchasing
a foundation. The color I got was Sugar.

Frankie Rose Matte Perfection Foundation $32
Instant Coverage! Instant Confidence! Full Extended coverage that’s silky and lightweight! 

What is it: A perfect long-wearing, matte-finish foundation that will leave you with a smooth, flawless complexion. 
 What does it do? Our long-lasting formula goes on satiny smooth with a flawless matte finish for all skin types: dry, sensitive, combination, normal or oily. Instantly cover problem spots, breakouts and blemishes, even out skin tones, or build it up for full coverage. It’s hydrating, lightweight, and breathable.
 Find the perfect color match for your skin tone with one of our nine gorgeous shades: China Silk Angel Vintage Olive Oatmeal Blend Cappuccino Caramel Medium Deep Coco Beauty How to use: Use 1-2 pumps for light to medium coverage, or build it up to achieve your desired look. For the smoothest application, use our PRO Foundation Brush. Fill Weight: 105 grams

My thoughts:

I do love the foundation, it's very light weight and has a gorgeous finish especially
topped with the powder foundation. With these two combinations it does not control my 
oil. I did try this with an oil control gel by FAB (OIL FREE MATTIFYING GEL), 
but I still seemed to get
oily especially around my T-Zone within about 3 hours. by the 5th hour
I was extremely oily and had to blot.
I'm not surprised because I do have severely oily skin
and this normally happens with all foundations i've
tried even if they claim to control oil.

- Lightweight
- Medium to build-able coverage
- Doesn't cake up when layering the product
- Hydrating but mattifying with initial application
- No foundation breakdown when face gets oily
- Fragrance - smells refreshing
-Blends effortlessly
-Great for every skin type, esp dry skin (doesn't cling to dry patches)

- a bit expensive $32 (however it's high-end)
- Uses a lot of product to achieve full coverage
- Has a fragrance
- Does not control oil
- Oxidizes 

Flash Photography Test:

With just the foundation and concealer NO powder

With foundation/Concealer AND Powder

Full Face done with bronzer, blush, and eye makeup

Makeup products used:
Anastasia Dip brow pomade : Blonde and Medium Brown
Makeup Forever Matte Ink Liner Black
Nars Tahiti Bronzing Powder- Laguna
Kat Von D- Bellisima 
Anastasia Liquid Lipstick - Craft

Overall I loved the product, I would repurchase. The powder added
additional coverage and felt light weight and silky as well.
The concealers held up pretty well and didn't crease! 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

New!! Urban Decay 8 Hour afterglow blush + Kat Von D Blush and Bronzer

(Fetish, Indecent, Rapture)

(Rapture, Indecent, Fetish)

(Shady Business II and Belissima)






Urban Decay Afterglow 8hr blush: Indecent, Fetish, Rapture $26

Kat Von D Everlasting Blush - Bellisima $25

Kat Von D Everlasting Bronzer : Shady Business II $25

Karen from Makeup and Beauty Blog's Youtube Channel:

Sunday, May 10, 2015

April 2015 Favorites

Kari Gran Lip Whip Peppermint Naked 

Dr. Lipp Nipple Balm

Kat Von D Lolita

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless complexion coverage concealer
Medium Neutral 

Becca Perfect Skin Mineralize Powder Foundation - Nude & Noisette

Becca Ever Matte Shine-Proof Foundation - Nude

Anastasia Brow Wiz- Taupe

Becca Mineralize Blush - Flowerchild and Songbird 

Becca Shimmering Skin perfector- Opal

Ardel Demi Wispies Multipack 

Neutrogena Hydroboost Water Gel

Beauty Haul April 2015

This is my collective beauty haul since April 2014

Products Mentioned:
Kat Von D Shade Light Palette for Eyes

Makeup Forever Pro Sculpting Duo No.2

Becca Shimmering Skin perfector - Copper

Tarte Showstopper Palette

Tarte Poppy Picnic Palette

Dior Airflash Spray Foundation - 300

Sephora Perfection Mist Airbrush Spray foundation - Medium

Becca ultimate coverage complexion cream - olive

Dose of Color- Terra Collection - Brick, Sand, Stone
Dose of Color - Berry Me 2

Stila all day liquid lipstick - Patina
Dose of Color- Berry me

What i'm wearing:
Stila stay all day liquid lipstick -Aria

Music by J Boog - Mystery

Swatches from the video
Left side: Up - Down
Dose of Colors: Brick, Sand, Stone
Dose of Colors: Berry Me 2, Berry Me, Stila liquid lipstick -Patina
Stila everlasting liquid lipstick - Aria

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick Lolita. Old Formula vs. New

Here's a comparison Video and picture/swatches of the Lolita Liquid Lipstick 
by Kat Von D. 

I own both the original and the new formula. 
First off, let's talk about the packaging. 
I love the NEW packaging, it's not messy as the old packaging.
Now let's talk about the color.
The color significantly changed from the original formula.
Not sure how that came about, but a lot of ladies on
sephora have been complaining because of the color.
I recently got the new batch of the lolita lipstick a couple of weeks ago
when it came back in stock.
Before the it came back in stock, I swatched a tester at sephora and that color
seemed to be a lot darker and brown than this formula that i just received.
I guess they're having issues with the formulation which probably messes up the 
color? Not entirely sure, but it seems that each new batch seems to 
be a tad bit different.

The original formula is a lot true to the name of the color, a Dusty Rose.
Whereas the newer batch seems to have more of a mauve brown tone.
Which I do like. 

What I also noticed was that the older formulation is more opaque
than the newer one. The newer one is a lot more sheer,
and need more than one application for an opaque color.

(Lolita OLD formula)

(Lolita New Formula)

Top to Bottom: Lolita old, Lolita New, Bow and Arrow

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Spotlight/Halo/Oreo Eyeshadow look

On March 14th, We gave my Grandma from my father's side
a 90th birthday a China Palace.
Also on that day were my parent's 35th anniversary!

For her 90th birthday my cousin and I got our hair and make up done by
one of my cousin's friend her IG is @maryf_baby
She's Awesome! She took her time and it was a decent price.

She did this really cool smokey Oreo eye look is what she called it.
For tutorial purposes on youtube some of them call it the Halo/Spotlight Look.
It was nice to finally be relaxing while someone else does my hair and makeup
which is why I had it done.  

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector + Mineral Blush Swatches

I absolutely love the formulation of these Becca Products!
They're finely milled and they go on so silky smooth.
The blushes are very pigmented so a little goes a very long way!
I bought mines at the Sephora Website,
you can also find these products at Ulta
and the Becca Website. 

Champagne gold is limited edition, not sure if they're still selling it.
I also have the shimmering skin perfector in Moonstone,
but i forgot to take a photo of it! :( 

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector: Rose Gold, Champagne Gold, Opal $38
Mineral Blush: Songbird and Flower Child $32


Champagne Gold and Opal


Mineralize Blush: Song Bird and Flowerchild