MOTD: Modern Grunge 

I pulled out my Carli Bybel x BH Cosmetics Deluxe Edition palette to create today’s makeup look! I also added a bright yellow/green winged liner to add a pop of color to a typical grunge-y makeup look.

Keep scrolling to see more pics of the look I created and, as always, a full list of products that I used.


EYES:

  • Primed my eyes with Tarte Shape Tape Concealer
  • Used the Carli Bybel x BH Cosmetics Deluxe Edition palette for my entire eye look (except the liner). I used the two warm brown shades in the crease, deep purple on the outer corners, and metallic purple shade all over the lids.
  • Applied a coat of Essence Lash Princess mascara (black and blue tube)
  • NYX Vivid Brights liquid liner in shade Vivid Escape
  • Ardell “Demi Whispies” lashes
  • Marc Jacobs black eyeliner pencil

FACE

  • Used Tarte Shape Tape concealer shade light/medium as a foundation
  • Tarte Shape Tape concealer in light sand to conceal
  • Set the face with Wet N Wild Photo Focus finishing powder in tan beige
  • Set under eye area with Essence matte setting powder
  • Bronzed my skin with NYC Sunny matte bronzer
  • Contoured with the Fiona Stiles contour powder in Ahiko
  • For blush I used a light cool toned pink shade from the BH Cosmetics Nude Blush Palette
  • Highlighted using the pink highlight shade from the Carli Bybel x BH Cosmetics palette
  • Filled in my brows only using the Essence Make Me Brow brow mascara (dark shade). I did not want to fill in my brows too much so that they had a messy and feathered look.

LIPS

  • Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme in Stunning
  • NYX Butter Gloss in Madeleine overtop

 

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Hot Products of the Week! 

Since I didn’t post a hot Product last week, I decided to talk about two that I have been loving this week AND they are extremely inexpensive! 

The first product I have been loving is the Coverall Cream Foundation from Wet N Wild. I got this for $4 from my local drugstore and because of the low price, I was kind of afraid to try this foundation because I was worried that it would make me break out or just look unflattering on the skin. But, I was pleasantly surprised by how beautiful this foundation looks and that it didn’t bother my skin at all! It has a natural matte finish and gives a good medium coverage, but it is buildable. The consistency is pretty thick, (if you tilt your hand it won’t run down), so I was expecting this to be really heavy and cakey, but it actually blends out really nicely. If you don’t want to spend a lot of money on a high end foundation, or even a L’Oreal foundation, this one is less than $5 and is a fanatastic product. 

The next product I have been loving this week is the Essence I Love Extreme Volume mascara (waterproof). This mascara is really great if you want to add natural-looking volume to your lashes and it can also work as a lengething mascara as well. It does not make your lashes look clumpy, doesn’t flake, and holds the curl really well. Even though it is a waterproof formula, it comes off pretty easily with a makeup removing oil. This mascara is great and the fact that it’s less than $5 makes it even better! 

Hidden Gem At the Drugstore: Essence “Say No To Dark Circles”

Essence can be hit or miss for the most part, but I wanted to find a cheaper alternative to the Becca Undereye Brightening Corrector ($30) and saw that Essence had this!

Say No To Dark Circles ($3)



Top: No product, Bottom: Say No To Dark Circles only

This pencil is creamy, easy to blend, AND helps cover up any darkness before applying concealer overtop. Sometimes I even just like to use this by itself if I’m just running a quick errand but want to look more awake. As you can see in the picture it does a pretty good job of brightening the area and masking most of the darkness.

The only downside to this product is that it is very light. If you have a deeper complexion, this is probably going to be too light for you and won’t really cover anything up, but it is great if you have  a light- medium skin tone.

This has become a product that I use everyday, whether or not I am wearing an actual concealer! Hopefully this was helpful, I definitely recommend giving it a try!

Hidden Gem At the Drugstore!: Essence Lash Princess

Essence is another inexpensive brand (found on the drugstore side of Ulta) that can be hit or miss but I have found THE BEST mascara from this brand for less than $5!

Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect mascara ($4.99)

lash princess

First of all, the packaging is absolutely adorable, but it is the wand and product inside that creates the magic. This mascara claims to give a false lash effect and it definitely does!

**I apologize in advance for my ratchet- looking eyebrows lol!**

My lashes uncurled with no product.

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My lashes curled with no product.

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One coat of product.

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Two coats of product.

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Hands down, this mascara has quickly become my favorite drugstore mascara! It knocks my previous go- to lengthening mascara (Covergirl Super Sizer) out of the water. I will say, it is not the best for adding volume and if you apply too much it can look a little clumpy. I recommend giving your lashes one good coat with the Lash Princess, letting it dry, and then going in with your favorite volumizing mascara and focusing that at the base of your lashes. This seems a little high maintenance but I swear you will have a great lash day every time!

Definitely go out and pick up this mascara, I have quickly become obsessed!