Hot or Not?! EX1 Invisiwear Liquid Foundation 

I kept hearing so many great things about this foundation so I decided to try it out for myself!


Product details:

  • I’m pretty sure this foundation can only be found online. I ordered mine from lookfantastic.com for $16 (this website also offers free shipping woohoo!).
  • Comes in 16 shades ( I have the shade F200).
  • Claims to be lightweight and give a luminous finish.
  • Oil and fragrance free formula.

Cons:

  • While this foundation does come in a wide variety of shades, they are all geared towards people with olive undertones. This isn’t a problem for me, but unfortunately if you have a more fair complexion these shades might end up being too deep.
  • I expected this to be more of a medium to full coverage foundation, but on me it is a light-medium coverage. It doesn’t really do a great job of covering my acne scars.
  • This foundation claims to be a luminous finish, but I find that it is a natural matte finish on my combo-oily skin. For me this isn’t a bad thing, but if you were looking for a luminous finish foundation this one isn’t the best option in my opinion.

Pros:

  • This foundation is very blenable with either a beauty sponge or a brush. I have been trying it out with both and do not see a different in coverage, finish, or wear time.
  • It makes my skin look so good! Yes, it doesn’t do a great job for covering up my blemishes, but in a way it still just makes my skin look flawless and healthy. When I am wearing this, I almost don’t mind having my acne scars peak through a little bit because it gives a naturally pretty look.
  • For me, the foundation kind of adjusts to your skin. The shade F200 is maybe a shade too dark when I first apply it, but once I start blending it out it matches me perfectly (this will only really work I think if you have the right undertones).
  • I never really wear makeup longer than 8 hours and this lasted pretty well, just always be sure to wear a primer!

Overall, I think this is a great foundation. I was disappointed by the lack of coverage, but the finish and tone of the foundation and gorgeous! If I were to run out, I would definitely repurchase it!

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Quick DIY: Spice up an old t-shirt! 

I saw this distressed t-shirt look on Kendall Jenner and figured it would be so easy to recreate! In this DIY, I did not make the “V” of my shirt as deep as Kendall’s, but you can make it however you would like!

The only materials you will need are:

  • A pen or fine point sharpie (I used a brow pencil lol) to mark how deep you are going to make the “V”.
  • Sharp pair of scissors
  • A t-shirt

The steps are really easy, this took me less than 5 minutes! You just want to be sure to cut around the neckline because that is going to act as our “built in choker” and is essential to the look we are going for.


This is probably one of the easiest (and trendiest) ways to spice up an old or cheap t-shirt and give it some sass and style. I’m definitely going to be doing this to some of my other band tees!

I hope y’all enjoyed this quick DIY and are inspired to try it out as well!

Follow me on Instagram @marinaleebeauty!

MOTD: Cool Tones

It’s been a hot minute since I posted a makeup look, so I decided to go with something outside my comfort zone-cool tones. Whenever I think of “cool tones” I think MATTE, so I nixed highlighter completely and used just matte products.

Keep reading to see the products I used!

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Products Used:

Eyes

  • Primed my eyes with the Elf eyeshadow primer.
  • Urban Decay Naked 2 Basics palette for the entire eye look.
  • Nyx single eyeshadow in Raven (I used this to do a smokey winged liner)
  • Essence Lash Princess mascara (the black and teal one)
  • NYC Black coal eyeliner on my waterline.

Face

  • Maybelline Fit Me Matte+Poreless foundation
  • L.A. Girl Pro Concealer in Creamy Beige (undereyes and center of my face).
  • Set my face with L’Oreal pressed powder in W5 Sand Beige
  • Contoured using the Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer (this is more of a cool-toned/ neutral bronzer shade, so it went perfectly with this look).
  • Makeup Revolution matte blush in shade Nude (this is a cool-toned/neutral product as well). Again, I did not use a highlighter.
  • Set my makeup using my DIY Mac Fix + spray (I have a blog post about this!)

Brows & Lips

  • Filled in my brows using the L’Oreal Brow Stylist in Dark Brunette.
  • For my lips, I used the ColourPop Ultra Satin liquid lipstick in shade Mess Around (this is a close dupe for Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipstick in Sepia).

That’s all for today’s MOTD! Hope y’all enjoyed this look!

MOTD: Simple Glam feat. UD Naked 2 palette 

There’s nothing special really about today’s makeup, but I just love how fresh and simply pretty the makeup turned out. I dipped into my UD Naked 2 palette for my eyes because I haven’t used it in a while. 

I used the shade Half Baked from the palette all over the lid and blended some bronzer into my crease. I also applied a natural pair of false lashes and finished the look with the long lasting lipstick from Essence in the shade Cool Nude. I also applied the Essence XXL Shine gloss overtop. And of course for foundation I am wearing my Too Faced Born This Way in Nude.

Any makeup look wouldn’t be complete without a good highlight, so I used Champagne Pop from Becca & Jaclyn Hill’s collab.

As always, be sure to follow me on Instagram and Twitter @marinaleebeauty

Cranberry & Gold Halo Eyes

Check out my Instagram @marinaleebeauty to see a quick tutorial on how I created this gorgeous fall eye look!

For my eyes, I used the Colourpop Super Shock Shadows in Central Perk (crease), Drift (inner and outer corners), and KathleenLights (center). For my lips, I lined them using the Rimmel lip liner in Natural then filled them in using the Colourpop Satin Matte lipstick in Too Lips. Lastly, I just dabbed a little bit of the Wet N Wild ColorIcon lipgloss in the shade Ring My Bellbottoms (this is from their new limited edition fall collection).

Cobalt Blue Smokey Eye + Deep Red Lip: Makeup Inspired by Kim Kardashian

I am so obsessed with this makeup that Mario Dedivanovic did on Kim Kardashian about a year ago (yes I know I’m a little late, but I saw a picture of it again recently and was feeling inspired!). I was inspired to recreate this look since it is very bold and perfect for fall if you want to step outside the box of typical warm toned shades.

Keep scrolling to see all the products I used to recreate this look AND I posted a quick tutorial of this makeup on my Instagram if you would like to check that out as well @marinaleebeauty!

 

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Products Used

Eyes

  • Primed my eyes using the Wet N Wild eyeshadow primer
  • The main shadow that I used is Luckfully from Colourpop all over the lid. I used a little bit of NYX’s single shadow in Electroshock and Soft Brown from MAC to blend it out slightly. I used the same technique on my lower lashline.
  • I applied a thin line of eyeliner on my top lashline using the Essence waterproof eyeliner pen.
  • I applied one coat of L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black mascara to my top and bottom lashline and used a black waterproof eyeliner on my waterline.
  • I applied a pair of the Kiss lashes in the style Pretty.
  • Lastly, I highlighted the inner corner using MAC Nylon. Kim did not have an inner corner highlight, but I think it just added something extra to the look.

Face

  • Primed my face using the NYX Angle Veil primer
  • For foundation I used the Milani Conceal + Perfect foundation
  • I used the NYX HD concealer in Medium and the Maybelline Age Rewind concealer in neutralizer under my eyes and to highlight other parts of my face. I set these areas with the NYX HD pressed powder in Banana.
  • I bronzed/contoured using the Benefit Hoola matte bronzer and for blush I used Coralista and Dallas from Benefit as well. These are all from the Cheekathon blush palette.
  • I highlighted using Gilded Honey from Laura Geller.

Brows & Lips

  • I filled in my brows softly using the ABH Brow Wiz in dark brown.
  • For lips, I just used the Wet N Wild matte lipstick in Cinnamon Spice.

Again, check out my Instagram to see a sped up tutorial of me recreating this makeup look!

Easy Skull Makeup: Halloween Makeup Look #3

I was inspired to do this simple skull makeup by Chrisspy on YouTube and @vickym0n on Instagram. I love how this looks really complicated, but creating it was very easy and did not involve too much tedious shading and detail. I really love how it looks unfinished and very artistic. I am so happy with how this turned out and hopefully y’all feel inspired as well!

 

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How to get this look:

I applied foundation and did my brows like normal. Be sure to set your foundation really well with a powder so that blending the darker shadows on the face won’t be patchy. I also covered my lips with foundation and set them with powder as well.

For the eyes I used the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean and applied this all over the lid and bottom lash line as a base. Then I applied the shade Blackout from the UD Naked 2 palette and smoked this out quite a bit. All I did after this was apply one good coat of Covergirl Supersize mascara to my top and bottom lashes and apply the same Black Bean pencil to my waterline.

For the nose, I used the NYC black liquid liner to outline the shape, then filled it in and set it with a black eyeshadow.

For the cheekbones, I used the NYX single eyeshadow in Raven. This is still a matte black eyeshadow like Blackout, but it is not as intensely pigmented so it is easier to build up and blend out. To help blend out the cheekbones and create a gradient affect, I also dipped into some of the light brown shades from the Morphe 35O palette. I used the shame NYX Raven shade to create the frown lines near the brows and the indentions on my forehead. I also used it to carve out my jawline a little bit.

Lastly, the mouth. I used the blackout shade and a very thin liner brush to draw thin lines for the mouth and teeth. The beauty of this look is that it does not involve a lot of tedious detail, so all I did was just draw out lines for the teeth. I did make sure to apply the most pressure at the lip and feather it upward (or downward for the bottom teeth).

*Simple* Pop Art Halloween Makeup Look #2

I love pop art makeup and it is a huge trend for Halloween looks! I wanted to recreate my own version that was quick and simple for anyone to achieve. A lot of pop art makeup included white or red dots all over the face to really give it the comic book vibe, but I decided to to skip those for this look to make it as quick as possible.

I am not going to list out all the products I used, just the main ones to achieve this pop art makeup look!

And as always, be sure to follow me on Instagram @marinaleebeauty!! ❤

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Main products you will need:

  • A black eyeliner (gel liner is ideal).
  • A white eyeliner
  • Your favorite red lipstick
  • A yellow eyeshadow (or any bright color you would like)
  • A blue eyeshadow (if you would like to add the tear drops)

Products that I used:

  • Maybelline gel liner in Blackest Black- I used this and the brush that comes with it everywhere you see black.
  • The NYX Jumbo Eye pencil in Milk- on the waterline and as the highlight on the lips.
  • Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in the shade Standout
  • The yellow shade from the Wet N Wild Poster Child eyeshadow palette as the lid color.
  • Sephora Collection eyeshadow in Curacao Punch to fill in the tear drop.

 

Purple & Orange Halloween Makeup Look #1

If y’all know who Alissa Ashely is on YouTube, she did a Halloween makeup look the other day that really inspired me to do this look! I played around with oranges, purples, and black to create this Halloween Glam makeup look!

Keep scrolling to see all the products I used AND follow me on Instagram @marinaleebeauty!!!


Products Used:

Face

  • NYX Angel Veil primer
  • Milani Conceal + Perfect foundation
  • Maybelline Age Rewind concealer
  • NYX HD Banana powder to set the under eye area
  • Coty Air Spun powder to set the rest of the face makeup
  • Too Faced Chocolate matte bronzer
  • Kat Von D Shade + Light contour kit
  • Milani Baked Bronzer in Soleil (I used this as a blush)
  • Essence Pure Nude highlighter

Eyes

  • I used the three orange shades from the Morphe 35O palette and layered them in the crease.
  • I used the lightest orange shade all over the lid and on the bottom lashline.
  • Wet N Wild liquid liner in Electric Purple
  • Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Angel mascara
  • Applied a pair of the Kiss Looks So Natural false lashes in the style Shy
  • Lined my waterline with the Rimmel Scandaleyes black kohl liner

Brows & Lips

  • Filled in my brows lightly with the ABH Brow Wiz
  • For the lip color, I lined them (carefully) using the Covergirl + Katy Perry collection lipstick in Perry Panther- it is just a black lipstick.
  • To create an ombré effect, I filled in the center of my lips with the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Vancouver