Mermaid Glam (feat. new products!)

This look was inspired by the NYX Prismatic Eyeshadow in the shade “Mermaid”. It is a gorgeous metallic seafoam green color and the star of this bold makeup look! 

Keep reading to see pics and a full list of products that I used! 

EYES

  • I mixed together all of the green shades from my Morphe 35b palette for the transition shade. 
  • I used a dark green eyeshadow from the same palette on the inner and outer corners of my eyes to create a halo effect. I deepened up the inner and outer corners with the navy blue from the palette. 
  • In the center of my lid, I applied the NYX shadow “Mermaid” with my finger and blended out the edges slightly: 
  • I replicated the same technique to the bottom lashline. I brought the Mermaid shadow pretty far down for a more dramatic halo effect. 
  • I applied a coat of Maybelline Big Shot mascara to my top and bottom lashes, then applied a pair of Ardell 120 Demi Wispies. 

FACE 

  • I tried out a new foundation for this look- the Covergirl Vitalist Healthy Elixir foundation in shade 725 buff beige (detailed review coming soon)
  • I applied Tarte Shape Tape concealer under my eyes, bridge if my nose, and chin. 
  • I set my concealer with the translucent Coty Airspun powder and the rest of my face with the Rimmel Stay Matte powder 
  • I bronzed my face with the bronzer shade from the Colourpop x Alexis Ren palette in “Golden Moment” 
  • For contouring I used the Fiona Stiles Bronzing Sun Veil powder in Ahiko
  • For blush I used the LA Girl blushes in Just Natural (matte) and Just Glowing (shimmery)
  • I highlighted above my brows, brow bone, nose, cheekbones, and Cupid’s bow with the same NYX Mermaid eyeshadow. I love how using this shade all over the face tied the look together. 

BROWS

  • I filled in my brows using a mix of the dark green and navy blue shades from the Morphe 35b palette. This step is not necessary, but it went along with the Mermaid theme. 

LIPS 

  • First I applied the Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip in Aquarius. 
  • I dabbed the Essence lipstick in Porcelain Doll in the center of my lips to make them even more nude. 
  • I used the NYX Mermaid shadow once again in the center of my lips to tie the look together. 

May Ipsy Glam Bag! 

My May Ipsy Glam Bag is here! Keep reading to see which products I received as well as a picture of the look I created using these products! 


Manna Kadar Bronzer/Highliter duo- I used the bronzer shade all over my lid and tapped the highlighter shade in the center 

It Cosmetics Superhero mascara- this mascara is really great for lengthening, but I had to use another mascara to give my lashes more volume.

Hikari Cream Pigment in Honey Dew- this is called a “cream pigment” but it is actually a pressed powder pigment. It is still a gorgeous rose gold shade and I used it as a highlighter! 

Benefit Gimme Brow brow mascara- I love this stuff! It is the only brow product I am wearing and it’s really good for natural makeup days. 

Natural Makeup On My Mom! 

Today I did my beautiful mom’s makeup! I kept the look pretty natural while also accentuating her features. For a full list of products I used, keep reading! 

FACE 

  • L’Oreal bluring primer with SPF 30
  • Too Faced Born This Way foundation in Sand 
  • Maybelline Age Rewind concealer in medium 
  • Coty Airspun powder to set the face 
  • Kat Von D Shade + Light contour palette to contour 
  • Bare Minerals blush (sorry I can’t remember the shade name!)
  • Lightest highlighting shades from the Carli Bybel x BH Cosmetics palette 

EYES

  • Carli Bybel x BH Cosmetics palette 
  • L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black mascara 

BROWS

  • L’Oreal Brow Stylist Definer 

LIPS 

  • Maybelline matte lipstick in Raw Chocolate 

Trendy “Instagram Makeup” (Using Instagram-Hyped Products) 

“Instagram Makeup” has become quite popular recently and I wanted to create my own version. If you are unfamiliar with this trend, it basically takes makeup application to the extreme (bold brows, bold lips, cut-crease eye shadow, dramatic fake lashes, fake freckles, contour, highlight, the list goes on and on…). I also created this makeup look using products that are very popular amongst the beauty community just to go along with the theme. 

For this look, I did a half cut-crease eye, bold brows, faux freckles, and warm pinky brown lip color. This makeup is full coverage and would also be great for prom! 

For a full list of products used, keep on reading! 


FACE 

  • Tarte Amazonian Clay full coverage foundation 
  • Tarte Shape Tape concealer 
  • RCMA no color powder to set the concealer 
  • Kat Von D Shade + Light contour palette 
  • Benefit Hoola bronzer 
  • Benefit Dandelion blush
  • Becca x Jaclyn Hill highlighter in Champagne Pop 
  • For the faux freckles I used the Eyeko Fat Brow liquid liner (it’s meant for your brows but it was the perfect freckle shade lol)

EYES 

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette. I layered shades Golden Ochre, Burnt Orange, Raw Sienna as transition shades. Applied Red Ochre and Venetian Red in the crease. Used Cyprus Umber to deepen the outer corner. 
  • Tarte Shape Tape concealer to trace out the half cut crease then patted the shade Primavera from the palette on top. 
  • Used the same crease shades on the bottom lashline and smoked this out heavily. 
  • Ardell Demi Whispies lashes 
  • L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon black eyeliner pencil 

BROWS 

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow pomade in medium brown 

LIPS 

  • MAC Spice lip liner 
  • BH Cosmetics liquid lipstick in Clara 
  • Applied MAC Velvet Teddy lipstick in the center 

🌅 Sunset Makeup 🌅

I wanted this look to be very bright and bronzy, but also wearable. I love pairing orange and red together, especially for a Spring/Summer makeup look.

For pictures and a full list of the products I used to create this look, keep on reading. As always, be sure to follow me on Instagram @marinaleebeauty! 😘


FACE

  • Too Faced Born This Way foundation in warm beige (This shade is a little too dark for me, but I used it anyway for a more bronzer look. I typically wear the shade nude).
  • Tarte Shape Tape concealer
  • RCMA No Color powder to set concealer
  • Rimmel Stay Matte powder to set my face
  • MAC Give Me Sun! Mineralize Skinfinish to bronze up my face
  • Kay Von D Shade + Light contour kit to contour my nose and cheekbones
  • Colourpop Between The Sheets blush
  • Colourpop Wisp highlighter

EYES

  • Used the orange shades from the Morphe 35B palette in my crease
  • Created a halo-eye effect using Elixir Super Shock Shadow from Colourpop on the inner and outer corners of my eyes
  • Applied a metallic yellow/gold shade from the 35B palette to the center of my eyelids.
  • Smoked out the bottom lashline with the same orange shades.
  • Applied a coat of the L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black mascara to my top and bottom lashes.
  • Applied a pair of the Andrea 110 lashes

BROWS

  • Filled in my brows using a dark brown shadow from the Morphe 35O palette

LIPS

  • Lined my lips with the Elf Matte Lip Color in Riach Red
  • Applied the NYX Butter Lipstick in Lifeguard overtop

MOTD: Green Smokey Eye (Featuring New Colourpop Products)

I recently ordered a few things from Colourpop and decided to incorporate them into this makeup look! These products aren’t new to the brand, but they are new to me.

Keep scrolling to see swatches of the products and pictures of the makeup look I created! As always, a full list of the rest of the products I used will be at the bottom of this post.

Bottom to top:

Super Shock Shadow in Bill

Super Shock Shadow in Elixir

Super Shock Shadow in High Rise

Super Shock Cheek in Between The Sheets

Super Shock Cheek (pearlized/highlighter) in Wisp

Lippie Stix in Grunge


EYES

  • Elixir in the crease
  • High Rise all over the lid
  • NYC black liquid eyeliner (no wing)
  • Andrea Ritzy lashes

FACE

  • Tarte Amazonian Clay foundation in light-medium sand
  • Maybelline Fit Me concealer in sand
  • Milani Dulce baked bronzer
  • Between The Sheets blush
  • Wisp highlighter

BROWS

  • ABH Brow Wiz in dark brown

LIPS

  • Lippie Stix in Grunge

Colorful Coachella/Festival Makeup Look

I haven’t done a makeup look in a while, but I saw a picture that Shay Mitchell posted on her Instagram the other day and was totally inspired to recreate it!

I hope y’all enjoy this colorful and fun Coachella-inspired makeup look and fit product details keep on reading!


FACE

  • L’Oreal True Match Lumi foundation
  • Smashbox Studio Skin concealer
  • RCMA No Color powder
  • Rimmel Natural Bronzer in Sun Light
  • Benefit Coralista blush
  • Iridescent purple shade from the NYX Strobe of Genius highlighting palette to highlight cheekbones, inner corners of eyes, Brow bone

EYES

  • Mainly used the bright pink and bright blue shades from the Morphe 35B palette.
  • Ardell “Demi Whispies” lashes

BROWS & LIPS

  • Anastasia BH Brow Wiz
  • Maybelline Baby Lips Color Balm Crayon in Toasted Taupe
  • Essence XXXL Shine lipgloss in Nude Candy overtop
  • For the white dots on my face, I used the NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk

Simple MOTD: Neutrals (again) 

I haven’t posted in a while, but I’m back with a simple and neutral MOTD! Keep scrolling to see a full list of the products I used! 

Instagram: @marinaleebeauty 

FACE

  • Benefit Porefessional Primer 
  • Wet N Wild PhotoFocus foundation 
  • Tarte Shape Tape concealer in light/medium 
  • Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder 
  • RCMA no color powder (to set concealer) 
  • Wet N Wild contour palette in Dulce De Leche (contour shade) 
  • NARS Laguna bronzer 
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Sensual 
  • Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop highlighter 

EYES 

  • Wet N Wild PhotoFocus eyeshadow primer 
  • Colourpop eyeshadow in Mittens (crease) 
  • Tarte Tarteist Pro eyeshadow palette 
  • Maybelline Big Shot Mascara 
  • L’Oreal Voluminous black eyeliner 

BROWS & LIPS 

  • L’Oreal Brow Stylist in dark brown 
  • NYX Liquid Suede lipstick in Sandstorm 

MOTD: Soft Brown Eyes + Metallic Navy Lippie

I’m back with another bold makeup look! I wanted to keep the eye makeup neutral and simple, then kick it up a notch with a bold lip color. This MOTD was inspired by a Linda Hallberg makeup look (once again lol) but I always go to her Instagram when I need some inspiration!

For product details keep scrolling or check out my Insta @marinaleebeauty! 😘😘😘


EYES

  • Wet N Wild eyeshadow primer
  • For the crease shades, I used my Morphe 35o palette.
  • I used the shade Half Baked from my Naked 2 palette on the center of my lid.
  • Used the NYC black liquid eyeliner to create a wing.
  • I curled my lashes and applied a coat of the Essence I Love Extreme Volume mascara to my top and bottom lashes. Then I applied a pair of Ardel 110 lashes.
  • I used the same crease shades from the Morphe palette on my bottom lash line.

FACE

  • Primed my face using the Trader Joe’s Nourish Antioxidant Serum
  • For foundation, I used the Too Faced Born This Way (shade warm beige) mixed with the Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless (shade 128).
  • I applied the It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye full coverage concealer under my eyes.
  • I set my concealer and face using the RCMA no color powder.
  • I contoured using the cream contour from the Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow palette and set it with the powder contour shade from the palette as well.
  • For bronzer I used the Wet N Wild PhotoFocus pressed powder in the shade Cocoa
  • For blush I used the Elf blush in Mellow Mauve
  • Highlighted my face with the Makeup Revolution baked highlighter in Golden Lights. I also used this under my brows and on the inner corners of my eyes.

BROWS & LIPS

  • I filled in my brows lightly with the Skone Cosmetics eyebrow pencil in chocolate and brushed it through with the Wet N Wild clear brow gel
  • For lips, I applied the Maybelline lipstick in Midnight Blue (Bolds collection) and then dabbed that same Half Baked eyeshadow overtop for a metallic finish.

MOTD: Peach Tones

Peach tones have been trending lately with the launch of the Too Faced Sweet Peach Collection as well as Kylie Jenner’s new Royal Peach eyeshadow palette, so I decided to create a makeup look based off of these gorgeous shades!

I wanted this makeup look to be bright and colorful while also being a fresh and natural look that can be worn casually.

As always, keep reading to see a full list of the products that I used and be sure to keep up with me on Instagram too @marinaleebeauty!

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FACE

  • Primed my face using the Murad Oil Control Mattifier and Benefit’s Porefessional primer.
  • For foundation, I used a combination (to get the right shade) of the Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer in Creamwhip and Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation in 128 Warm Nude.
  • For concealer, I used the It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Full Coverage concealer in the medium shade.
  • I set my under eye area using the RCMA No Color powder and the rest of my face using the new Wet N Wild PhotoFocus pressed powder in tan beige.
  • I contoured using the Wet N Wild MegaGlo contouring palette in the shade Dulce De Leche and bronzed with the Becca Multi-Tasking Perfecting Powder in Warm Honey.
  • I highlighted the high points of my face using, of course, Becca x Jaclyn Hill’s Champagne Pop.
  • For blush, I used the Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso 

EYES

  • I primed my eyelids with the Wet N Wild PhotoFocus eye primer and set it with a translucent powder.
  • I used the light and deeper peach shades from my Morphe 35B palette to create this look. I applied the lighter shade in my crease and all over my lid. I went in with the darker shade to deepen up the crease. Lastly, I used a medium brown shade to deepen up the outer corner of my eyes slightly. I brought the same light and medium peach shades on my lower lash line as well.
  • I skipped out on eyeliner for this look because I wanted it to be more on the natural side and just applied some falsies. I used the Kiss lashes in the style Ritzy.
  • To finish off the eye look, I applied a nude eyeliner from Rimmel in my bottom waterline for a fresher look.

BROWS & LIPS

  • I filled in my brows lightly using the Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade in medium brown.
  • I lined and filled in my lips with the new Wet N Wild PerfectPout lipliner in the shade Bare To Comment (peachy nude shade).
  • I applied the new Wet N Wild Liquid Catsuit matte liquid lipstick in the shade Nude Peach overtop of the liner. This shade applies kind of streaky, so I do recommend applying a lip liner underneath it.