Tutorial: Taylor Swift Inspired Red Lips!

Hi girlies! Raise your hand if have been jealous of Taylor Swift’s perfect red lips before? *Raises my hand* Well lucky for us it’s not that hard to achieve the perfect red lip! Watch my 2.5 minute tutorial and before you know it you’ll be strutting the streets just like Taylor!
I used the Kat Von D Lipstick in Stiletto but it’s been discontinued. If you want a similar color check out “Countess” in the Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick line at Sephora!

REVIEW: Kat Von D Painted Love Lipsticks!

Hello everyone! I recently discovered that Marshall’s sells discounted high-end makeup products! Last time I went, I found two Kat Von D Painted Love Lipsticks and got soo excited. They are in the shade Celebutard (pale pink) and Stiletto (red). The red shade is unlike any one I own- it is a red-orange tone and perfect for summer! The lipsticks are both creamy and moisturizing but I personally think the red lipstick applied/absorbed better. It was almost a jelly-like feeling whereas the nude lipstick sort of just sat on the top of my lips.

Can we talk about this packaging for a second? Part of the reason I was initially obsessed with these lipsticks is because of the packaging! The flowers are gorgeous and I love that the color shows in the bottom. 

Wow to this lipstick line.

I cannot wait to wear them constantly in the upcoming year! I definitely recommend you check out your local Marshall’s to see if you can snag any deals!

Hope you enjoyed this post!
– Emily

HALLOWEEN Costume and Makeup!

Ahoy everyone!

I hope you had a fantastic Halloween this past weekend! In my opinion, it is one of the most fun holidays because there are so many events going on. I personally had a great time dressing up with my friends in the city. If it isn’t obvious in the picture, I went out as a sailor!

Here are the details about my outfit:
– Hat: Party City
– Dress: Actually was from a dance recital back in 8th grade (not joking)
– Tights: Publix- It was an impulse decision haha
– Heels: Kelly&Katie heels from Designer Shoe Warehouse!

I created a collage of all the makeup products I used to complete my look! They are listed below.

(1) Tarte Amazonian Clay 12Hr Foundation (see review here)- $38, (2) Urban Decay’s Naked2 Palette- $54,  (3) Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer- $30, (4) NYX Stick Blush in “Tea Rose”- $6, (5) Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in “111-Kiss of Life”- Kate Moss Collection (see review here)- $5.49, (6) Kat Von D Tattoo Eyeliner (see review here)- $18, (7) MAC Paint Pot in “Bare Study” (see review here)- $20, (8) Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner- $9.99, (9) MAC Limited Edition Eyeshadow in “Mayhem”

I’m not quite sure what face I was trying to make in the left picture. Haha But I was going for very defined eyes and used a good bit of the Urban Decay “Blackout” color in my crease. I love wearing red lipstick and the color just so happened to match my dress! This makeup look would be great for any occasion as well!

I hope you enjoyed this post! Leave me a comment telling me what you were for Halloween!
– Emily

REVIEW: Sephora’s Draw The Line Eyeliner Set!

Hey everyone! Today I wanted to tell you about a set that I just had to have when I saw it in Sephora. It is the Draw The Line eyeliner set and retails for $30. For that price you get seven different, high-end eyeliners which is an awesome deal in my opinion!

This set contains:
– Sephora Collection Contour Eye Pencil 12 HR Wear in Black Lace
– stila Cosmetics Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Dark Brown
– Kat Von D Deluxe Tattoo liner in Trooper (black)
– Nars Cosmetics Via Veneto Larger Than Life™ Long Wear Eyeliner (black)
– Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner in Blacquer
– Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Double Ended Eye Pencil in Perversion and Rockstar

Since every product has an expiration date, I decided to try only two eyeliners at a time. Once I finish the two, I will try another two eyeliners. Here is what I think of the ones I tried!

Nars Cosmetics Via Veneto Larger Than Life Long Wear Eyeliner– This is my new favorite automatic eyeliner. It literally NEVER smears. I have been wearing it everyday on my bottom waterline & it is such a relief to never have to worry about if the color is smudging under my eye. I have put this on my eyelid as well and the color never transfers to the crease in my eye so I love that. I will have to buy the full size of this when my mini one runs out.

Kat Von D Deluxe Tattoo liner in Trooper (black)– I have already mentioned to you guys several times about how much I absolutely adore this product. I am literally using it everyday. To see the full review I wrote about this product, click here

I cannot wait to try the other eyeliners in this set since I loved the first two so much. I literally have been using them everyday and creating a slight-winged look like the picture on the right.

Stay posted for my review on the rest of the eyeliners! Have a fantastic week and let me know what your current eyeliner favorites are!

— Emily

Two Halloween Makeup Looks of the Past

It is finally Halloween again!! What a fun time of year. I love dressing up especially because I get to experiment with new and unique makeup looks.  Here are two of my “creations” from past Halloweens!

Look #1: Cute Lil’ Cat

Last year I was so busy I didn’t really get the time to go buy a costume for a pumpkin carving event the day before Halloween. I decided to do what every girl has probably done in her life: goes as a cat. Funny story though– It would’ve been wise to do my makeup once I got to my destination, but instead I did my makeup in my apartment and then had to walk down 10th street (where a ton of people pass by) and then through campus to get to where I was going. Needless to say, I got a lot of weird looks since I had all this makeup on my face.. and it wasn’t even Halloween yet.

In terms of makeup, I wanted to go for an interesting eyeliner design since it’s not something I get to wear on a everyday basis. This look was only possible with the Kat Von D Tattoo Eyeliner because once it sets, it sets. (See my review here). It is what I also used to draw the rest of the black marks on my face. The eyeshadow combo was from the Urban Decay Naked2 Palette and the pink color I used on my nose and lips was actually NYX’s Stick Blush in Pink Lotus. Overall, I loved the way this look turned out!

Look #2: Zombie in Apt 207

This look was a result of me seeing if I could create a zombie look- and I would say I did pretty well! (I know my neck doesn’t match but that’s because I did this look at night for fun and washed it off right after.)

First thing I did here was to take a concealer in a much lighter tone than my skin & dab it with a sponge all over my face. I chose to use the Physicians Formula Strength Concealer. This created a uneven texture that could be seen as extra skin on the face. Next I took a matte black eyeshadow (from Urban Decay’s Naked2 Palette) & basically smeared it in a messy circle around each eye- zombies need to look tired right? Lastly, I used an Estee Lauder dark red lip gloss as fake blood & created three large streaks on my face. As a finishing touch, the black teeth made this look extra scary.

I hope you enjoyed this post! Have a fun and safe Halloween!!
— Emily