Morphe 35 O3 Look

Primer: Tatcha Liquid Silk Canvas primer and Marc Jacobs Under(Cover) Perfecting Coconut primer
Face: Covergirl Full Spectrum Matte Ambition All Day Foundation. I think I have the lightest shade in this collection, definitely made for more melanin rich peeps.
Measurable Difference Concealer Collection. We received this in a Boxycharm box three years ago and I’ve kept this since then, still plastic wrapped. I love how well this product performs! I used it for contouring, bronzing and concealer
Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder for under the eyes and NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop powder for all over
ABH Contour Kit powder
Smashbox Bronze Lights Warm Matte
Colourpop Interstellar pressed blush
Marc Jacob’s Gilty O!Mega Glaze All-Over Foil Luminizer NYX glitter primer for the lid area where I applied the shimmer shade
Shadows: Tempting/ Flame Game/ Red Alert/ Power Play/ Trance
@nyxcosmetics Fill and Fluff in Espresso
Tarte Big Ego Mascara
Kylie Cosmetics Madeline

The NYX glitter primer made a big difference in how the shimmer shade applied and how long it stayed on!

Colourpop Wild Nothing Collection

Colourpop released a whole new collection last week and I instantly knew I’d have to get a few of the items (I’ve completely abandoned my no spend, oops).

Photo credit: Colourpop.com

Being a desert girl with a succulent collection almost as abundant as my makeup this packaging sucked me in instantly!

As with most Colourpop launches, items sold out almost as soon as they were listed. Fortunately for me I was grabbing food and was able to park right at 10 to place my order.

I picked up the palette, three of the new creme shadows, all three blushes and for the heck of it one of the lip oils. I’m not one for a glossy lip but curiosity got the best of me.

Purchased items

I’ve seen a few people talk about how the colors of the palette don’t match the theme but I personally think it’s dead on. The desert isn’t vibrant or bright.

I forgot to use the cream shadows but I here I used as many of the products from the collection as possible

Shadows used: Top lid- Top Down/Morningside/No Bounds/Alcove /Spirited. Bottom Lid – Come Together/ Sea Shells. Inner Corner – Salton
Blush On The Horizon
Hot Shot lip oil

Alcove is a nice shimmer shade and Spirited and Salton are super shock formulas.

The blush has glitter specks in the pan but it applies with a nice sheer glow that doesn’t emphasize texture.

The lip oil! I am so happy I picked this up! It feels so soft and hydrating. It’s not sticky at all and doesn’t have that gooey thick feel some oils can have. It has a very light scent that goes away once applied and doesn’t have a taste (I accidentally licked my lips, haha).

Overall I really enjoy the products and color story released.

Natasha Denona Metropolis Look

Yesterday I was watching Alicia Archer (kinkysweat on YouTube) do two looks comparing the Natasha Denona Bronze and Metropolis palettes and she inspired me to use the Metropolis palette.


I love the way Symbol, Shield and Imperia blended into each other.
I used Rhizome in the crease to blend the colors up

Other products used:

  • Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer in SX10
  • Wet N Wild Photofocus Loose powder
  • The Balm Time Balm concealer in Medium
  • Natasha Denona Sculpt and Glow palette
  • Chanel Bronze Makeup Base (discontinued and reformulated)
  • Colourpop Top 8 matte liquid lipstick and Cruel Intentions SSB
  • MAC Totally Taupless
  • Chantecaille Elephant Smitten

Natasha Denona Tropic Palette

I have been wanting the Tropic palette since it launched but because it received such bad reviews I held off.

It went on sale this year for 50% off so I thought about getting it during the Sephora Beauty Insider sale but my friend kept reminding me of the bad reviews so I held off some more.

Finally, now in July, I was no longer able to resist it.

As with all my Natasha Denona palettes I was super happy to open this baby up and just play with it.

The first day I didn’t do a full face but played with some of the colors.

I used Gusti and a lid shade and, just as expected, it was a very sheer, shimmery topper. I wanted to play with some of the colorful shades so I used Laguna on my lower lash and was surprised at how pigmented it applied. I used Limoncello as an inner corner highlight and it applied beautifully!

My second day I did a full face of makeup and tried other colors. To my surprise I was very happy how everything turned out.

I did use my finger to apply the green and I had to get quite a bit of product on my finger but it applied nicely and I didn’t have to worry about fallout.

So far I’m really enjoying this palette and for 50% off (at Sephora) I would definitely recommend it!

Monday Makeup Vol 1

When I started my blog I started with the intent of using it to list everything I used on my face in case anyone was interested. Then I realized how time consuming it is and didn’t do it, lol. Now that I have more time I figure I’ll give it a go and try to establish a habit.

Skincare: Tatcha Water Cream and Indigo Cream, Dr Jart+ Tigar a grass Color Correcting Treatment
Primer: Joah Beauty Pore De-activator and Instant Prime Activator
Base: Covergirl Full Spectrum in FS 110
Blush: base is Get Leid SSB topped with Kiko Milano Square of miracles
Bronzer: Chanel bronzer base (discontinued) topped with Kiko Milano Sweet Honey
Concealer: some super light Morphe one I can’t find at the moment (oops)
Powder: WNW Photo Focus Loose setting powder in banana
Eyes: Colourpop Fortune for this eye look: Ben/ Mo Problems / Fortunate /Strike It /Stacks /Trove
Mascara: Essence Forbidden Volume (don’t love)
Brows: Nyx Fill & Fluff in Espresso
Lips: Armani Lip Maestro in 101

Working from home and Isolation

It’s been a little over 11 weeks since I’ve been working from home and I’ve been focusing on keeping a routine as much as I have been on being productive.

As easy as it may be to remain in my pj’s, skip: showers, hair brushing, makeup, I’ve been focusing on not doing these things.

I mean, my weekly outfits have become one set of bottoms for sleep, one set for awake time and different tops every day but at least there’s some variety!

The other thing I’ve been focusing on is my skincare routine and applying makeup everday. I’m able to focus more on my skincare because my skin spends more time without makeup on than it did before and I’m not in a rush to get going, but applying makeup is the real pick me up to my day.

I’m loving getting to expirement with more colors, colors I wouldn’t usually wear to the office, and trying different formulas I wouldn’t in the past.

Working on figuring out this cream liner formula
A pink liner moment

So far I’ve learned I don’t hate shimmery blushes and bronzers as much as I thought I did and maybe dewy foundation actually works better than matte.

Some days I only apply lisptick, or eyeshadow and mascara. Even doing the simplest of makeup helps lift my spirits.

I believe that sticking to these routines have really helped keep me grounding in these uncertain times.

How have you been adjusting or coping?

Natasha Denona Love Palette

This is the third time I’ve used this palette and each time I love the formula, colors and ease of use so much.

This time I stuck to a purple look instead of pink.

Commitment is a dark purple with shimmer that is perfect for depending a color. It is a very soft formula, I accidentally tapped my flat definer brush too hard and I took a chunk out of the shade. The formula is like a Colourpop super shock shadow so you need to pack it in then blend.

I’ve also been using the Tati Beauty Blendiful for the last week or so and I’m really enjoying being able to do all my face makeup (minus blush) with one tool.

If you’re interested in seeing how I use the blendiful check out my video on Instagram.com/asquard πŸ’™

Speaking it into existence

I’m finally going for it! My goal is to make the Colourpop PR team!

First off, it’s hands down my favorite brand. I wound say 75-80% of what I own is Colourpop.

I love their products, believe they are great quality and most importantly (to me) they’re based and manufacture out of California.

I’ve learned so much in the time I’ve spent growing my social media. I’ve learned the confidence makeup can give a person, I’ve learned how makeup can bring strangers together and I’ve learned makeup can bring out so much in someone. I believe that Colourpop is a company that also understands and emphasizes this which is why I would love an opportunity to represent them.

I’m keeping all my fingers crossed and will continue to support the brand regardless, but wish me luck and hopefully this is a goal I can achieve this year!

If you’d like to support me my Instagram is Instagram.com/asquard πŸ’™

Colourpop Disney Midnight Masquerade Collection

I have to start by saying how surprised I am to have gotten my order so quickly!

Being such a Disney fan I knew I was going to get this as collection as soon as they announced it so I placed my order first thing Monday morning and by Tuesday evening (today) it was here!

I didn’t purchase the eyeshadow palette because I needed something to ask for as a Christmas present, lol!

The packaging on these is so beautiful.

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ince they just arrived I haven’t had a chance to try everything so I’ll only be reviewing the Zero to Hero collection.

The highlight is a beautiful sheer Lilac highlight with a small amount of glitter. It’s a pressed highlight and does feel and look a little more powdery than their super shock highlights. I wasn’t able to get a good picture of a swatch but here are the swatches from Colourpop’s website

The collection includes highlights and blushes. If the blushes are anything like Colourpop’s typical pressed blush I know I’ll love them.

I was intrigued by the liquid lipsticks given that they’re a new “Lux Liquid Lipstick” formula

This is Wonderboy

I love the color and the feel is so soft! It feels almost moussey? It glides on very smoothly and pigmented. It has a very, very light smell, almost vanilla but it’s so light I might be making that up.

It isn’t transfer proof and I can tell I’ll have to reapply throughout the day but the formula feels light enough I don’t think I’ll mind.

Overall I would highly recommend the lux liquid lipstick and I’ll have to use the highlighters and blushes to see if I recommend them.

If you’re a Disney nut like me though, you’ll probably get the collection too!

Blue Eyeshadow

I’m not typically comfortable with wearing blue eyeshadow but now that it’s baseball season I’ve stepped up my game for the sake of the Dodgers 😍Last season we didn’t go to any games so this season we’re definitely making up for it.Today’s look consisted of the following Colourpop single pressed shadows:Issues, Paper Tiger, Sea Stars, Popular Demand and Quantum SleepI would definitely recommend using a primer or white base for this. I’m halfway through the day and had to touch up my lid color.