Archive for the ‘MAKEUP FOREVER’ Category
A few of you asked about the make-up I wear in my non-tutorial vids, and since that’s my everyday make-up I figured I’d do a quick tutorial as I was getting ready for work this morning. Enjoy!
MAKE UP FOREVER HD Foundation
Urban Decay Primer Potion- Sin
Stila Eyeshadow pans- Starlight (base and highlight), Black cat (lid), Cloud (lid)
L’Oreal Liner Intense Liquid Liner – Carbon Black
L’Oreal Extra-Volume Collagen Mascara – Black
Urban Decay 24/7 Lipliner – Envious
Urban Decay Pocket Rocket Lip Gloss – Doug
Here’s another tutorial per your wonderful and always welcome requests. This video – and the chola one – should be up real soon. Turns out my editing software is teh fail so I have to get a new program blah blah blah you guys don’t care so just know they’ll be uploaded soon. In the meantime, here’s a list of the products I used to re-create this look.
Stila Pan Eye Shadows – Moonlight, Storm and Diamond Lil
L’Oreal Lineur Intense – Carbon Black
MAKE UP FOREVER Aqua Eyes liner – Mat Black 0L
Estee Lauder Tender Blush – Pink Kiss
Urban Decay 24/7 Lipliner – Envious (hot pink)
Urban Decay Pocket Rocket Lip Gloss – Doug (shimmering hot pink)
Oh man, I never thought I’d say this about any MAKE UP FOREVER product, but…HATED IT!
Initially I couldn’t wait to try this out because I’m such a huge fan of MAKE UP FOREVER’s HD Foundation. I figure if the foundation itself makes my skin look great, then the primer would make me look even better. They offer a variety of formulas in correct different complexion issues, but I went with the Neutral version cuz it promises to make skin look luminous. And I’ve been looking to add a little luminosity to my beauty routine anyway, so that works out.
Or so I thought. Cuz what ensued after my first application of this primer was nothing short of an epic fail. I started with a small amount and just added a little where needed. It’s a fairly runny so it went on easy, but I noticed once it dried my face felt kinda sticky. I thought that was weird but I applied my HD Foundation anyways expecting to look flawless and, well luminous. Instead the primer had gotten all gummy, and caused my foundation to do the same.
When I looked in the mirror, my face looked all chalky and weird. By this point my face felt so sticky I couldn’t stand it, so I had to wash everything off and start all over, using a regular moisturizer as a base this time. Which made me late to work – er, later than usual – which was fun.
After my experience I went on the Sephora website to read some reviews and a lot of people are giving this primer 5 stars, so I’m thinking I may be allergic to it, or it just wasn’t the right formula for my face.
So, even though I “HATED IT” I’m gonna give it another try. I’m thinking I’ll go for the redness reducing formula this time, so I’ll report back. In the meantime, if any of you guys have used this primer, let me know your thoughts, as I’m wondering if anyone else has had this same experience.
Final Verdict: HATED IT!
Over the past year a bunch of “Chola Look” tutorials have hit YouTube, and one of my lovely readers asked me to do one, since the other ones aren’t “authentic.” Now by authentic, I mean they’re more Hollywood Chola (a la Gwen Stefanie and Fergie) rather than what an actual chola would wear.
So I basically did a tutorial based on how I wore my make-up in high school, back when I THOUGHT I was a chola. I say thought becuase I doubt real hardcore cholas washed their make-up off before their parents came to pick them up from private school. Lulz.
I did the tutorial tonight, so here are a few stills until I can figure out how to work this damn video editing equipment. Why am I doing that, you ask? Cuz I finally got a real video camera…woo hoo!
I’ll include a list of the products I used below the photos so those of you who wanna try it out can pick these items up in the meantime.
- Make up Forever HD Foundation
- Urban Decay Primer Potion
- Stila Sheer Pressed Powder
- Cover Girl Cheekers Blush in Soft Sable
- Bourjois Wet/Dry eye shadow in Diamond Blanc
- Stila Eye Shadow in Black Cat
- L’Oreal Lineur Intense Eye Liner in Carbon Black
- Wet N Wild Eyeliner in Dark Brown
- MAC lipstick in Russian Red
I’m gonna keep it real here folks – I hate high coverage foundation and only bought this because the consultant who recommended it was super hot. So imagine my surprise when I ended up actually liking the stuff! Wow, a cute consultant who knows his products…oy, that guy just keeps getting hotter.
So anyway, at first the name scared me a little. To me, anything designed to look good on camera is gonna be really thick and look like spackle. And what girl doesn’t wanna look like she did her make-up at the Home Depot? Answer: Me.
So I dabbed this on very lightly, then went over it with a foundation brush. I was amazed at how just a small amount made my skin look velvety and flawless. And because it offers “buildable coverage” as Sephora hottie boy calls it, a few extra dabs on my problem areas – dark circles and blemishes – and my skin was perfect.
And the color selection is outstanding. There’s seriously a shade for every skin color and undertone. Even mine was easy to match, and that’s saying something cuz the last time I bought foundation I ended up at the Lancome counter with three people standing around me trying to swatch my face. BTW – my color – as suggested by Sephora hottie boy – is 153 Golden Honey, for “medium skin with olive undertones.”
The one drawback to this product is that it’s really easy to get carried away and apply it too heavily, so start with a teeny, tiny amount and build your way up. Remember, it’s way easier to add more than it is to take it off. And while you can apply this with a sponge or your fingers, I find the foundation brush delivers the smoothest, most even application.
That being said, I still love it, and will be debuting my new camera friendly foundation in my next tutorial.
Final Verdict- WIN
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