Ipsy Glam Bag Aug 2021

I received my ipsy August bag this weekend and here is what I got

Lately my favorite part of the subscription have been the bags. These are perfect to organize my bag or to just carry the essentials around with me. I love this design and the clasp feature.

For the products:

BRTC Korea Vitamin B5 Velvet Mask & Vitamin A Velvet Mask Duo
m2ΓΌ nyc Eye Primer in Nude
Shades by Shan Highlighter Single in Irma
Tatcha The Rice Wash
TheBalm Bronzilla


Well, just realized this never made it out of my drafts and I’ve already received October’s bag. Oops.

The one item I’ve been consistently using from this bag is the Tatcha Rice Wash. It has just a bit of texture that feels like it’s washing away any dirt or oil stuck in your pores.

The only items I haven’t used are the face masks, I haven’t really been using them lately. The rest of the products are all nice and will be perfect for travel or even to keep in your purse to lightly even up after a long day.

Do you get ipsy and what did you get in November?

Colourpop Sandstone look

Sandstone is one of my favorite palettes despite having so many of the matte with tiny glitter shades.

I think the mattes with the glitter apply nicely and blend easily. If you tap your brush you can tap off most of the loose glitter. You can also apply the color with a brush then tap it on with your finger to apply/keep the glitter on. I wound also recommend using a glitter or loose pigment primer.

I love the metallics/shimmers in this palette and love this color story in general. Here is a step by step on this look.

The palette is currently on sale for $11 as part of Colourpop’s “last call” sale so if you’re interested, now’s the best time to buy!

Purple shimmer look

Recently I’ve gotten more into single shadows and depotting my palettes.

I love being able to see so many options to chose from.

Sydney Grace, Coloured Raine, Makeup Geek and Colourpop

Buying singles also gives me the opportunity to try more brands, especially indie brands that only sell single shadows.

This is also a great way to utilize more than one palette and brand.

For than look I used the following shadows:

  • Colourpop – Zested, West Side
  • Makeup Geek – Cocoa Bear, Steampunk
  • Sydney Grace – Golden Wheat, Aim High

To bring out a little more of the lilac I used Colourpop Piggy Bank gel liner.

I’d love to know what others think of using singles!

NYX Ultimate Utopia Vol II

In my previous post I mentioned a friend selected colors for my to use from the NYX Utopia palette and here is a second look from another suggestion

  • I used 1 to set my base, from my crease to my brow.
  • Applied 2 to the crease to deepen it
  • I applied 3 to the outer 1/3 of my lid
  • Applied NYX glitter primer to the rest of my lid and using my finger, applied 4
  • Used 5 in the center, over 4, to tone down the teal a little
  • Applied 6 all across the lower lash
  • Used 7 to darker the lower lash outer edge

I loved the way this look came out. I’ve really been enjoying using color stories suggested by others.

PS I tried the tiktok lip liner trick and…it’s not my thing. Lol!

NYX Ultimate Utopia

As soon as I saw this color story I was on love! Too bad regular price the palette is $35. I’m not sure why but to me that seems like too much to pay for a NYX palette despite the amount of shades offered

Ulta stock photo
Purchase here

I ended up having to wait a few months for the palette to go on sale and when it finally did I paid about $25 for it, in case you’re like me and don’t want to pay the full price.

I do love the color story, and the products are easy to blend, durable and the metallics are gorgeous.

Here I went with something fast and simple but was about to make it exciting by using the lime green yellow

I started with 1 in my crease, softly blending it out and very lightly building it up until I achieved the color I wanted

I darker the outer V of my lid with 2 and lightly swept it into the crease

Then I applied NYX glitter primer in the remaining 2/3 of my lids and applied 3 to the center portion and 4 to the inner 1/3. I blended between the two to avoid a hard line.

I used a little bit of 5 to blend 3 into 2.

For my lower lash I used 6 so over the lower lash and 7 tight against my lash line.

I asked friends to select colors for me to use and this incorporated two options.

What do you think of this palette?

Are there any looks you’d like to see? Feel free to DM me on Instagram a screen shot selecting colors if it’s a palette without color names!

Colourpop Misunderstood Palette Look Vol III

This isn’t a palette that I look at and immediately have a look pop out at me but I’m always able to put together a look that I love.

This was a very simple look but the shimmers are so pretty and really pop.

I lightly packed Devious in the crease and blended up to the brow. I applied Sing to the outer V of my eyelid, Underworld to the center and Pain and Panic to the inner 1/3.

I used my fingers to apply the shimmers and then I took small brushes to softly blend the shimmers together.

I took a small fluffy brush and brushed back and forth in the crease, with no additional product, to blend the shimmers.

I went back and packed on a little more Devious to the outer V to bring back some depth.

What are your thoughts on this palette? What kind of look would you do or would you like to see next?

Makeup Revolution Forever Flawless Enchanted look

I keep watching YouTubers talk about how they change up their makeup based on the seasons. I’m over here barely able to match colors and patterns.

So, I do what I want (haha I do what I *can*).

In order and placement:

  • Elm in crease and to set base (concealer or shadow primer)
  • Grim to darken crease
  • Vine in outer 1/3 of lid
  • Illusion in the center blended into vine
  • Hazel in inner 1/3 blended into Illusion
  • Realized the look was darker than I intended so I softly patted Frost all over lid
  • Charm tight lined along lower lashes
  • Elm to soften charm

I love the Forever Flawless palettes. The shadows are so easy to blend, apply, build up and last all day.

For my lipstick I used Colourpop Curve II all over

Do you change your look based on the seasons or time of the year?

Colourpop Lust for Dusk

I’ve been pretty good about not making too many makeup purchases this year but I could not resist the Lust for Dusk palette

The dusk colors really appealed to me and…I hadn’t purchased a new palette in a bit, haha.

I love the subtle colors and the shimmer/metallics. I was most excited to see Miser (used on lid in this look) make a comeback in this palette (first available in LE Fortune palette).

In order to make the lid shade pop I use the NYX glitter primer.

The forumla does not disappoint, it’s easy to apply and blend. I’m excited to post more looks using this palette.

What do you think about this palette?

Natasha Denona Glam Palette V2

Oy, I just checked and this palette is sold out at Sephora again and with good reason!

This palette is so pretty and the layout makes it so easy to create a variety of looks. I personally don’t like that the shadows don’t have individual names but the formula makes up for it.

I’m not usually into cool toned palettes but this color story is so easy to use. I realize it’s not very “Spring” but, inside my house all seasons feel the same, lol.

The mattes in this palette are very buildable so you don’t have to worry about going in too harshly and then blending for ages to soften the edges. The metallics are so soft and they apply nicely with a flat brush or your finger. I didn’t even use glitter primer with this look and the shadows still looked so beautiful.

I hope this palette becomes available for the Sephora Spring sale.

Other products used in this look :

  • The Crayon Case Blush Binder for bronzer and blush
  • Highlighter is CP Monster SSC with
  • Jaclyn Cosmetics Spark$ over
  • Lippie stix Hike House
  • Elf camo CC gream
  • DIOR forever foundation

#carselfies

These days my car selfies are looking a little different

My car lease was up and I’m trying to decide if I want to get another car or use alternative transportation given how little I leave my house and how close my job is (and working from home plays a big impact too)

I want to try to test this out for a month or two and how I feel afterward. I’m also hoping that not being able to just jump in my car and go somewhere will help curb my spending habits. Fingers crossed!

Maybe I’ll get a moped or scooter, haha.

Here is what I look like under the mask today

Products used:

  • Lancome Clarifique Exfoliating & Hydrating Face Essence with Glycolic Acid (gifted)
  • Supergoop Mineral Sheer Suncreen spf 30 PA++ (gifted)
  • Colourpop Rendezvous palette (discontinued) , Cool Breeze shadow stix
  • Natasha Denona Metropolis palette and setting powder
  • Morphe 25B (to set shadow base)
  • Tarte Ave Princess contour palette
  • Tarte four pan blush palette (discontinued) and BB tinted primer broad spectrum over
  • CYO foundation (discontinued

I was reall impressed with the BrowGal brow pencil (received in Boxycharm or Ipsy). It’s soft and makes it easy to fill in your brows AND it comes with a built in sharpener

Have you used any of these products?