Colourpop Sandstone

Here’s another colourpop look!

The Sandstone palette may be just another neutral with a yellow but I still love it!

Available on Colourpop’s website as of 10/16/2020

This palette has 4 mattes, 7 mattes that have glitter particles and 7 metallics/shimmers.

I find that these particular mattes that have the glitter through them apply with more of that glitter on the lid that previous versions have. I’m ok with it so I actually still apply these as if they were just mattes.

  • MAC paint pot in soft ocre
  • Vortex in the crease to brow
  • Oasis in crease, keeping it lower
  • Canyon Loop on outer half of lid and into lid
  • Big Butte in outer third of lid and softly into crease
  • Templeton in the outer edge, in a V shape with a tighter brush. Then take a fluffier brush to blend it out and slightly blending it into the crease
  • Pueblo on lid – dip brush into color, spray with setting spray then apply to lid
  • Blend between Pueblo and outer lid colors
  • Lower lash – Canyon Loop, Big Butte and Templeton
  • Desert Sky in the inner corner, dip brush into the color, spray and apply
Brushes used, you can see the different densities

“Halloween” Makeup!

As much as I love seeing creative holiday looks and would like to be more adventurous and editorial with my makeup I don’t foresee myself doing it anytime soon. That doesn’t mean I can enjoy a good Halloween collection though!

Last year Makeup Revolution released the Forever Flawless Haunted House palette and, after missing out on it the first go around, I decided to purchase it. Even if it was just because of the tin, oops >.<

Not only is the tin eye catching but the names are perfectly fitting for the theme!

Fortunately, the color story is something I can work with and the quality matches the rest of their Forever Flawless line.

I don’t limit palettes to seasons so have used this throughout the year but I did chose this as one of my monthly palettes for this month.

Something I noticed and was excited about it, is that within this palette I can see how my comfort levels have changed.

Last year I wound have completely stayed away from Decrepit, Petrify, Creepy and Undead but this year they were the first colors I gravitated to!

  • Peril in the crease blending up towards the brow
  • Decrepit in the crease, keeping it lower than Peril and blending it in the outer 1/3 of my lid building it up on the outer 1/3
  • Added Petrify to 1/3 of my lid to darken it up more, blending it towards the center of my lid
  • I used NYX Glitter Primer on the inner half of my lid focusing it more in the inner 1/3, patting it on. Wait a few seconds to let out dry
  • Apply Creak over primer with my finger or flat brush gently swiping it when you get to the center of the lid towards the outer edge to blend between the shimmer and matte shade
  • Clean up under the eye for any fallout, do remainder of face
  • Peril all over lash line
  • Decrepit in outer 1/3 lower last blending towards center
  • With my eye closed I took a small dense brush and applied Nightmare at my upper and lower lash line to darken it up a bit and give a blurred liner look
  • Afterwards I took a thin flat liner brush and tight lined my upper lash with Decrepit (but the brush and product tight into my lash line)
  • Applied Phantom between Peril and my eyebrow
  • Took a lip brush, I like these because they’re small and tightly packed which makes them perfect for picking up and precisely placing product in an area, and used Creep in the inner corner to add some brightness to the look

Did you pick up this palette? Or are you picking up this year’s?

Hope everyone has a great rest of their day and week!

Bad Habit After Hours

Here’s today’s eyeshadow look

I used the After Hours Bad Habit eyeshadow (now sold out on both Shop Hush and Bad Habit Beauty’s website)

I used shade #4 with a tight line brush along my lower lash like then smoked it out with shade #2

There was quite a bit of fallout with these colors so I would recommend a shield or doing your eyes before your face

Bad Habit Aphrodite

When I first heard of the Hush website and Bad Habit Beauty I wasn’t interested in the products due to how identical the palettes are to the original ones they’re duping.

I kept watching YouTube videos on the palettes and hearing how great the quality was given how inexpensive they were but still, I wasn’t interested.

Then a few weeks ago Hush was having a massive sale which marked pretty much all the palettes down to about $7 or less. I figured this was the perfect opportunity to try the products and my ethics went out the door.

I hadn’t used them yet because I had committed to only using four palettes throughout lent.

It turns out I’m a weak Catholic and failed with that commitment so here is my Bad Habit Aphrodite look

The colors had great pay off but did have a fair amount of kick up (which I personally love). I had to make sure to tap off extra pigment before I applied it to my lid.

Step by Step Morphe 35G

One of the main reasons I started this blog was to go into more detail on my daily looks so here is another step by step

#1 in the crease blended high to eyebrow with a big fluffy brush

#2 added to outer corner of lid and into the crease with same brush as #1

#3 added to the same area as #2 with a smaller brush

#4s combined to add to the very outer corner, in a V shape, to eyelid with a small packing brush

Use a clean fluffy brush to soften the edges of the colors

#5 used on the middle 1/3 of lid with a flat synthetic brush

#6 added to inner 1/3ish of eye with same brush as #5, blend gently into #5

#7 added at edge of #5 and #4s

#2 added to lower lash line with pencil brush across entire lower lash

#4s added to outer corner of lower lash with same pencil brush