Category Archives: Makeup

Lip Stain

Do you ever get tired of reapplying lipstick or lip gloss? A lip stain can be the perfect solution for that. CoverGirl’s OutLast LipStain is like a magic marker for your lips. Just apply the color of your choice and there’s no need for a repeat throughout the day. You can add a clear gloss, however, if you want to add some extra shine to it.

2142It comes in a variety of shade so everyone can have their favorite.


Clean Brushes

Your makeup brushes are your tools. They wear out, and they build bacteria. It’s important to keep them clean, even if you’re the only one using your own brushes. Cleaning your brushes can help protect your face from bacteria, impurities, and future break outs. 

P208013_heroI currently use Sephora’s Purifying Shampoo to clean my makeup brushes. I clean them every 2 weeks because I’m so busy, but since I use the brushes so much I think they should be cleaned weekly. 

Sephora also sells a daily cleaner for the brushes. It doesn’t really matter what brand of brush cleaner you choose. If you don’t want to spend so much money, you can also buy baby shampoo and clean them with that. You brushes are delicate, and baby shampoo is gentle enough to clean them. 

How to clean the brushes:

1. Never let the water run directly over the brushes. Instead just pour water over the brushes. Pour the shampoo/cleaner on the brushes and squeez  the makeup out of them.

2. After cleaning them, lay the brushes on a flat surface to air dry. Don’t lay them on a towel. 

It’s really easy to clean your brushes, and it will help make them last longer. 


Makeup Forever

Make Up For Ever is a great line of makeup. I hate when I have a long day ahead of me, and no time to touch up my makeup. Make up For Ever really lasts on your skin and it looks beautiful.

If you need other reminders on how to make your makeup last longer check out this POST.


Foundation for EverySkin

Foundation can be tricky to choose. There are so many different ones to choose from. Sometimes you have to try a couple different ones and see what works best with your skin.

bareMinerals SPF 15 FoundationMineral and Powder foundation are great because they aren’t as messy. They’re easier to manage. They are good also for those of us with combination or oily skin. If you have oily skin look for words on the label of the foundation like, “mattefying” and “oil free”.

Mat Velvet + Matifying FoundationLet’s not forget about liquid foundation. If you have a photo shoot or an even coming up, that you know you will take a ton of pictures at, try a liquid foundation. Your skin will come out looking great in the pictures. I guess you can say liquid foundation is the photogenic one of the bunch. If you have dry skin try a liquid foundation.

The Sensual Skin EnhancerCream based foundations are another option. They’re usually creamy in the powder, but once you apply it on the face you get a powdery finish. Any skin type can use this. Cream based foundations can also be usead as concealers.


New Obsession

So sorry for the delay in the blog I had finals and last minute papers to do =(. But that’s over with now and I’m dying to share my new favorite product.

I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve never been a fan of liquid eye liner. It’s always been too difficult to apply and messy. With just a little bit of practice however, I figured it out. And I’m in love with it. For a while I had gone without wearing any eye liner at all. The pencil ones always smeared off. So I gave liquid a try and it lasts me all day.

N.Y.C. is a makeup line you can find at target. It’s super affordable and their products work (as I mentioned in a previous post). Try the pearlized black. It has a tiny hint of shimmer in the color. To apply just simply: hold your eye lid to a slant pulling it from the outer side, and with your free hand glide the eye liner starting from your inner lid out. Then just repeat as necessary. You can make it thin or thicker for a more dramatic look.  This eye line is under $2 and lasts me all day.

Long Lasting Eye LinerI also bought Sephora’s liquid liner. It was $10 and when I compared the two, I like the $2 liner way better. It was a good reminder that more expensive things aren’t always better.


Make Your Makeup Last

Do you ever find yourself re-applying your makeup throughout the day. I wonder sometimes, where does my makeup go? There is something that helps and its called: PRIMER. 

p216619_heroYou can find primers at beauty supply stores, pharmacies, and Sephora. Any kind will do. I use Bare Mineral’s Prime Time (since I always have Bare Minerals on), but if I go out at night I like to use Sephora’s Primer. I use it at night, because it leaves you face with a slight shimmer. Loves it!



You can’t go wrong with either Primers but there’s more out there you can try. These are just the two I’m using as of now. 




p221331_heroDon’t forget about your eyes. Applying eye primer on your eye lids helps you shadow and eye liners last longer. This one from Sephora is only $8. 







300Don’t want to buy a pricey Primer. Just put a little bit of Vaseline on your eye lids. I wouldn’t recommend it for the entire face. It’ll be a little bit too shiny 😉










Blemish Be Gone

 I’m approaching the end of this spring semester at school and I’ve let papers pile up. Not only that, but finals are right around the corner. With all the stress the break outs have been happening all week. Although blemishes are a natural thing that happens to all of us, it’s a pain in the ass. Anything I can do to prevent them from popping up, I do it.

I have found an amazing product, that was recommended by a friend, that I will be heading to Sephora to buy this weekend. It’s called RareMinerals Blemish Therapy. It’s an acne treatment made by Bare Minerals. I witnessed my friend applying it, and almost instantly the minerals hide the blemish. What’s great about this product, is that it not only conceals your blemishes, but it also treats them. You can wear it to bed, or under your makeup. 

be-blemish-therapyThe mineral treatment comes with a brush to help apply the product. You can find it at Bare Essentials store and Sephora. The price is a little high, $28, but I’m hoping it’ll be worth it. 

While treating you skin remember to drink lots of water, and eat healthy. Those things have an affect on your skin and how rapidly it heals.