No Brushes Smoky Eye

This is another makeup look that was inspired by the idea of “What do women do when they are caught brushless?”

For this challenge,  only used my fingers to apply my eyeshadow with the exception of eyeliner and mascara. My palette of choice was the Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons. A similar palette to this would the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette.

Hygiene was taken very seriously when doing this as there were multiple finger precautions taken to not spread germs.

Steps are as follows….

  1. With your middle finger, take a generous amount of Cashew Chew and lightly pat the lid area to above the crease. With any excess blend from the crease to the brow bone.
  2. Using your pinky, lightly pat and blend Mocha into your crease and water line in a “C” shape.
  3. Take some concealer and blend the first 1/2 of the eyelid, starting from the inner corner out. I used my peter pointer for this.
  4. Set the concealer with Black Currant. Use the ring finger to blend the seam into the crease.
  5. With fresh hands, take the shade Sprinkles and pat onto waterline to highlight the water line. Add Satin Sheet to the brow bone as the highlight, if needed.

What Did I learn From This?

That if you have long nails (which I did at the time of doing this) it is very difficult to blend and put on concealer close to the crease.

It is, however, easier to place concealer on the lid because of the natural curvature of the finger.

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DIY Pinterest Mask Fail

As someone with combination skin, doing a weekly mask has greatly improved my complexion. I have made a point of making this a routine and am always on the search for something new to try.

A side effect of this routine has made my boyfriend addicted to masks and facials. This is the story of how he got a “lemon of a mask”.

For those who are curious, he has a normal but sensitive skin.

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Cue Storytime.

I was on Pinterest and this blackhead peel-off mask came across my feed. Like most, my boyfriend has a sickening addiction to blackhead removals. We did a quick assessment to see if we had all of the ingredients at home.

We did!

So he commenced mixing the ingredients while I got ready for work. Based on the ingredients I was already sceptical that it would peel-off but rather exfoliate (which he hates cause it irritates his skin).

The Recipe.

The recipe was simple baking soda and lemon juice. That was it.

You can find the original recipe here.

Not All Stories Have a Happily Ever After.

As I came back from getting ready I could see the dismay as he the pieces began to crumble to the floor. The mask had not stuck at all.

The mask had dried and was cracking everywhere. I then said,”I told you so!” As he aggressively scrubbed his face. Revealing agitated red skin on his cheeks.

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Indie Makeup Brands I Want

Lollipop Cosmetics is a Bulgarian Cosmetics company who’s products are made in Italy. All products are cruelty-free, paraben free, and manufactured without fragrances. They got their start in 2010 and widen their product line in 2014.

The brand claims to be Italian quality made at Asian prices.

 MIX & MATCH eyeshadow FILLER

Lollipop Cosmetics offers a range of eyeshadows, lip products, makeup tools, face palettes, and curated sets.

In their eyeshadow range, they offer virtually every colour and are comparable to Morphe.

If you are a salon owner, they offer a loyalty program for products up to 70% off.

Why I Want Them

Remember how I said they offer a WIDE range of eyeshadows, that’s because Lollipop Cosmetics is known for making customised palettes. The have blank eyeshadow palettes in all shapes and size to fill with their singles.

Singles come in various sizes as well. Thus the palettes are 100% catered to you and your tastes.

Have you tried this brand? Let me know in the comments below and don’t forget to give this post a like!

 

Mask of the Month: Eurospa

In the March edition of Mask of the Month, I will be sharing with you this gem from no other than the dollar store! Or Dollarama to be more precise.

This month I tried the Eurospa Anti-Stress Heat Therapy Mask in Oatmeal (I was really tempted to say in the flavour oatmeal but we’re not eating it).

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This mask retails for a whopping $1.25 and comes in a squeeze sachet of 15 ml. To open the product you simply rip the corner tab off (which naturally I had difficulty doing this and product ended in my sink).

I must say this product was a bit deceiving as I only used about half of the sachet to cover my face and neck entirely.

But there’s one other issue.

The packaging shows a lady with avocado colour cream on her face but the product is nearly transparent. Why Eurospa?

The Application

Once you’re done getting product all over your sink. Work the product up to the sachet and apply directly to the face. Avoid the eyes, nose and, mouth areas.

This product is self-healing but only for a few seconds as you work it into your skin. The product is smooth but feels oily as you work it in.

There is a heavy fragrance that only reminds me of Grandma perfume drawer.

After 20 mins of letting it sit, you are to wash it off. This mask does absorb into the skin nor leave residue afterwards.

Final Thoughts?

At $1.25 this is great skin care activity. However, I’m sceptical to see any benefit to my skin. Regardless of the presence of honey and oatmeal.

The great thing about this cheap product was it did not irritate my combination. I was initially worried over the oiliness of the product. I would recommend this for all skin types.

Was it anti-stressful? Of course, anytime to take 20 mins out of your day and put some goop on your face it’s distressing.

This would be a fun thing to do as a couple or with a good friend.

 

No Brushes Blue Halo

I wanted to challenge myself and see if I could do a halo style eye look without any brushes. The inspiration came from “What do women do when they forget they’re brushes when travelling?”

I’m  going to start off by saying that I did take hygiene into consideration and I keep clean figures while doing this challenge.

My palette of choice for this is the Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons palette. However, you can use the Too Faced Sweet Peach palette or Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar palette (they all have a blue, shimmery gold, and a medium brown).

Steps are as follows….

  1. With you middle finger, take a generous amount of Almond Truffle and lightly dab the lid area entirely. In light rubbing motions blend the excess above the crease. (Take extra care not to agitate the eye and wash hands).
  2. With the middle finger, take a generous amount of Divinity and blend from the top of the brow bone into Almond Truffle.
  3. With your pinky finger, take a small amount of Earl Grey and carve out a halo. (I recommend starting from the inner going outwards. Use the excess to blend into Almond Truffle and into the waterline).
  4. With your peter pointer, put a droplet of setting spray into Molasses Chip and lightly dab onto the centre of the eyelid. (This WILL feel like finger painting).
  5. Take a small amount of Earl Grey and blend areas as needed.
  6. Highlight the inner corner of the eye and brow bone with Satin Sheets with your ring finger.

What I Learned From This

When using the setting spray method to bring out Molasses Chip, by using your fingers the shimmer shows more than using a brush and the same method.

It is also harder to blend out the crease area flawlessly. I’m grateful for crease and blending brushes.

What do you think of this little experiment? What would you do if you were brushless?

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Just WOW!

You guys continue to blow my mind with your support. This is wasn’t a planned post but I wanted to share some goods news as last week I shared some bad news.

In only a couple hours apart from each other we killed some site records!

At first, we hit 1000 likes and I was flabbergasted (that’s a word I don’t use often).  It seems like yesterday we were only at 500 and in fact, it was only 2 months (60 days) ago we were.

1,000 Likes

Then around dinner time last night, we hit over 200 followers! Honestly, I must have blinked because only a month ago were we at 100 followers.

200 Follows!

I’m speechless. So speechless I couldn’t even come up with a title for this post.

To all of my subscribers old and new thank you for the support. It means A LOT especially as I am going through some tough times at the moment. I love the community that we have put together and let’s keep it up.

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Otherwise, thank you for the love and have a wonderful weekend!

 

 

Swatch: Chubby Stick Intense in Mightest Maraschino

Here is another swatch from the Clinique Chubby Stick Intense line in the shade Mightest Maraschino. If you are fair, this is the perfect red to achieve a Snow White look. I have received many compliments with this.

If you are interested in a nude Chubby Stick shade here is the swatch for  Caramel.

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What red shade do you have that makes you feel like Snow White? Let me know in the comments below and don’t forget to give this post a like!