MOTD: Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette 

I used the new Urban Decay Naked Heat eyeshadow palette for today’s look! I am so excited to create more looks using this gorgeous palette, especially since Fall is just around the corner!

Keep scrolling for pics of the look I created and for a full list of products I used.

EYES

  • Urban Decay Naked Heat palette (shades Sauced, Low Blow, He Devil, Scorched, Cayenne, En Fuego, and Ashes). I used as many shades as I could from the palette to add dimension to the eye look.
  • Ardell Demi Whispies
  • Catrice black pencil eyeliner

FACE

  • L’oreal True Match foundation (W5)
  • Nars Radiant Creamy concealer (custard)
  • Essence Matte pressed setting powder
  • Wet N Wild contour palette (dulce de leche)
  • Milani baked blush in Rose d’ Oro
  • Maybelline single shadow in The Glow Down (as a highlight)

BROWS

  • ABH Dipbrow pomade in medium brown

LIPS

  • Maybelline lipstick in Stormy Sahara (warm toned nude)

 

MOTD feat. Carli Bybel x BH Cosmetics Deluxe Edition Palette 

Today I created a beautiful halo eye look using the Carli Bybel & BH Cosmetics Deluxe Edition eyeshadow and highlighting palette. For those of you who don’t know, Carli Bybel is a popular beauty blogger and influencer on YouTube and this is her second collaboration with BH Cosmetics. The shades are extremely pigmented and buttery and will flatter every skin tone!

Keep scrolling to see more pictures of the look I created as well as a full list of products that I used.


EYES

  • Carli Bybel x BH Cosmetics eyeshadow and highlighting palette
  • Ardell lashes- Demi Wispies
  • Maybelline Colossal volumizing mascara

FACE

  • Moisturized/ primed using the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream
  • Fiona Stiles Matte Finish foundation concentrate in shade 7 mixed with the NYX Pro Foundation Mixer shade white
  • Maybelline Fit Me concealer shade sand
  • Cream contoured using “shade” from the Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow palette and set this with the “sculpt” shade from the same palette.
  • Bronzed using the Sonia Kashuk Undetectable Cream Bronzer in warm tan
  • Milani baked blush in Luminoso
  • Highlighted using the gold shade from the Carli Bybel palette. I also applied the white highlighter shade to the very tops of my cheekbones for a more intense glow.
  • Set my concealer with the Coty Airspun loose powder

BROWS & LIPS

  • Filled in my brows using the Skone Cosmetics Brow pencil
  • Maybelline lipstick in Rum Riche

Holiday Glam feat. the Tarte Tarteist Pro Amazonian Clay Palette

I feel like almost everybody has been raving about the latest product launches from Tarte cosmetics, especially the Tarteist Pro Amazonian Clay eyeshadow palette. This palette consists of 16 creamy, pigmented matte shades (square pans) and 4 duo-chrome/ metallic shades (circular pans).

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I am so in love with this palette and really enjoy the colors and formula of the matte and shimmer shades. I have never tried out any eyeshadow palettes from Tarte before, but after trying this palette I am a big fan!

The Holiday Glam look that I created today is meant to be very simple and not too over the top. I used the shades “Innocent” and “Bold” as my transition shades and then deepened up the crease using the shades “Smoked”, “Mod”, and “Drama”. Then, for the star of this look, I applied the shade “Trendy” all over the lid using my finger. This shade is that famous Mac Blue Brown pigment kind of shade and it looks absolutely gorgeous. I used a little bit of the black shade “Punk” on the outter corner. For the bottom lashline, I smoked it out using the shades “Mod” and “Drama”.

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To complete this Holiday Glam makeup look, I used:

Eyes

  • Eyeko Skinny liquid eyeliner pen to create a winged liner
  • One coat of Jordana Best Lash mascara on my top and bottom lashes
  • Kiss false lashes in the style Shy
  • Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Crayon eyeliner on my waterline

Face

  • Milani Conceal + Perfect foundation in medium beige
  • L.A. Girl Pro Concealer in creamy beige
  • Set my concealer using the RCMA No Color powder
  • Contoured using the Anastasia Beverly Hills light contour kit
  • Bronzed using MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Give Me Sun
  • For blush I used the Tarte Amazonian Clay blush in Exposed
  • Used Becca + Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop to highlight

Brows & Lips

  • Filled in my brows using Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in medium brown
  • For lips, I used the NYX lipstick in shade Cocoa and applied Maybelline Shine Shot gloss overtop

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

Best Of: Milani Cosmetics

Milani is a drugstore brand that can be a hit or miss in terms of the quality of their products. Here are the products from Milani that I have tried and fallen in love with!

Milani Matte Color Statement lipsticks ($5)

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These are so creamy and pigmented! They apply very evenly and have a wide variety of shades.

Milani Color Statement lipliner ($4)

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I love these lipliners! My favorite shade is All Natural. It lasts all day and the formula is not as drying as the MAC lipliners.

Milani Baked Bronzer in Bronze ($8)

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These baked bronzers are amazing! They are one of my favorite products the drugstore has to offer in terms of cosmetics! I like the shade Bronze, but it is on the warm/ orange-y side so if you are more fair I do not recommend this shade in particular, but they do have more shades that suit different skin tones. It does have shimmer (baked products typically do) but it is not over the top by any means. It gives the most beautiful sun- kissed glow and is perfect for summer!

Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso ($6)

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This is a cult favorite beauty product from Milani, but it really does live up to all the praise. This blush so so beautiful and can be a blush and highlight in one! This blush is so pretty if you do not already have it, YOU NEED IT!

Milani Rose Blush in Tea Rose ($8)

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I feel like these rose blushes are not as popular as they should be. Aside from the beautiful packaging, these blushes, especially the shade Tea Rose, are gorgeous! They give just the right amount of pigment, so you won’t pick up too much product, and they blend out so well. This shade in particular I think will look great on any skin tone if you are looking for the perfect touch of pink to brighten up your  cheeks!

Milani Bella Eyes shadows ($4)

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I have already mentioned these shadows in a previous blog post so I won’t go into too much detail but they are just beautiful shadows. There are also a wide variety of shades and they are very pigmented.

Milani Brow Shaping Gel ($4)

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I have also mentioned this product on my blog before but it is my all time favorite brow gel! I use this stuff every single day and is a great dupe for the Anastasia Beverly Hills brow gel for a fraction of the price!

Milani Conceal + Perfect foundation ($10)

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I love this foundation! It is a full coverage foundation and gives a beautiful demi- matte finish to the skin. I have heard that people with oilier skin do not like this foundation, but I have oily skin and it works for me!

I hope y’all enjoyed this post! I definitely recommend trying these products out if you haven’t already!

 

How To: “Kylie Jenner” Lip Color

Yes, I know this is something that is over-talked about and has been a trend for over a year now, but I have FINALLY found the perfect “Kylie Jenner Lip” from the drugstore!

I am going to give you a more expensive MAC option (for all you MAC fanatics out there who probably already have these) and I am also going to give a drugstore option which is way less expensive but still gives the same effect.

First, the liners:

Lining your lips (or over- lining your lips if that is something you’re into) is key to achieving the infamous “Kylie Lip”. For more staying power, line and fill in your lips completely with a liner before going in with a lipstick.

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Left to Right: MAC Spice ($17), Jordana Rock N’ Rose ($2), Milani All Natural ($4)

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As you can see by the swatches, these liners are all basically the same. The only difference is that the MAC one has more of a red tone to it, but you will still get the same result with any of these liners. Also, the Jordana and Milani liners are more creamy than the MAC formula, but I find that they last just as long!

 

Next, the lipsticks:

My favorite MAC lipstick of all time is Velvet Teddy and this is the shade I use to get the “Kylie Lip” look. I have found a great drugstore dupe though that I like just as much!

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Left to Right: MAC matte lipstick in Velvet Teddy ($17), Maybelline matte lipstick in Nude Nuance ($5-6)

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The Maybelline lipstick option is deeper than the MAC lipstick but it still gives the same look. I almost prefer the Maybelline lipstick because it is a much creamier formula than the MAC one! The only downside is that it does not have the same staying power, but I personally do not mind having to reapply throughout the day because it is more moisturizing. I also added a NYX Butter Gloss on the side in the shade Madeleine if you want a glossier finish!

 

I hope this helped anyone who is still on the hunt for drugstore (or MAC) options to get that infamous lip color! I still love the dusty rose tones and feel that it looks great on any skin tone!

 

Makeup Guide: Best Drugstore Single Eyeshadows

Sometimes it can be hard to find a great quality eyeshadow at the drugstore, but these are my top three favorites that are inexpensive, yet perform like high end shadows.

** The swatches are just the eyeshadow- no primer and no setting spray!**

 

L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows ($7-8)

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These are swatches of a few of the shades I own. My favorite shade is Amber Rush (middle shade). This is the shadow that everyone raves about because it is just that amazing. Whenever I use this shadow I almost can’t believe that it is drugstore! These shadows are extremely pigmented and so soft and buttery they almost feel like cream shadows, but they are a pressed powder. Love these!!

 

Maybelline Color Tattoos ($6-7)

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Again, just some swatches of two of my most used shades from the Color Tattoo range. These are cream shadows and I love using them as a base for my other shadows. They enhance the pigment and stay on all day without creasing. I like to use the matte Creamy Beige shade as an eyeshadow base and it works just as well as a MAC Paint Pot. Both the shimmery and matte shades from the “Leathers” line are amazing!

 

Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadows ($4-5)

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And lastly, these Milani shadows are to die for! I will be honest though, not all shades from the line are created equally, but these three are my favorite shades (Bella Emerald, Bella Espresso, Bella Champagne). These are very pigmented and do feel very smooth and creamy. They also blend very well. I do prefer to use these over a base or with setting spray on my brush, but they are outstanding on their own as well.

Top 5 Under $5!

These are my top 5 favorite, hidden gem products that can be found at your drugstore (except #2) for $5 or less!

 

  1. Wet N Wild MegaGlo Contouring Palette, $4.99

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This contouring duo (shade Caramel Toffee) is by far the creamiest and most pigmented contour palette that I have found at the drugstore. For the price, you would think that this would be chalky as heck and poor quality, but even though this is a powder, it feels so buttery and creamy. I did not find that it applied chalky or patchy, but it does have quite a bit of kick- off. A little does go a long way because it is so pigmented, so use a light hand. The yellow powder does not crease when I use it to set my under eye concealer and the contour shade is warm but not too orange. They do have a lighter palette with a more pink- toned highlight shade and a more cool, grey toned contour shade. I have been really impressed by Wet N Wild products recently and they are cruelty free!

UPDATE!! I just purchased the lighter shade, Dulce De Leche, of this contour palette and the quality is just as smooth and creamy and pigmented as the darker shade (above). This palette is on the cooler side, with a pink- toned highlight shade, and more grey- toned contour shade but it still looks great and doesn’t make my face look “dirty” or muddy.

 

2. Morphe M310 Fan Brush, $4.99

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This is my favorite brush to apply highlighter! It is just a typical fan brush, but it applies highlighter beautifully and you can’t beat the price! The only downside is that you can only purchase Morphe products online from their website, but they are so worth it!

 

3. Milani Eyebrow Gel, $4

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This brow gel is awesome! It does not make your brows feel crusty but will keep them in place ALL DAY. I feel like this basically does the same thing as the Anastasia Beverly Hills brow gel but this one is a fraction of the price!

 

4. Elf Eyeshadow Primer, $2

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This eyeshadow primer is dirt cheap but works extremely well! I feel like this could even be a great dupe for the Urban Decay Original Primer Potion. When I wear this, my shadows don’t crease and looks great all day!

 

5. Jordana Lip Liner in Tawny, $2

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Jordana is a very inexpensive brand that can be found at Walgreens and I feel like their products can be overlooked. Their lip liners are awesome, especially the shade Tawny. This shade can be worn under any lip color because it is basically the color of your natural lips and is also great for over lining lips.

 

My Sister’s Wedding Makeup!

The beginning stages…

The finished look…

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And some last minute touch ups…

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(that’s me in the purple!)

Products I used for my sister’s makeup:

FACE:

  • Primed with Nivea Men aftershave balm
  • Primed with Monistat chafing relief powder gel (Yes, I know it sounds strange but I will explain this in a future post!)
  • NYX green concealer (color correcting)
  • Estee Lauder Double- Wear foundation (I highly recommend this foundation for any wedding or special occasion it is FANTASTIC)
  • NYX concealer in tan (cream contour)
  • L.A. Girl pro concealer in creamy beige (under eyes and highlight)
  • L’Oreal Matte Infallible powder foundation to set face
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills banana powder to set under eyes
  • NYC bronzer in Sunny to bronze face
  • Kat Von D Shade + Light palette to contour/ highlight face
  • Milani baked blush in Luminoso
  • Wet N Wild bronzer in Reserve Your Cabana to highlight (I applied this to the tops of her shoulders and collar bone as well for that extra glow).

EYES:

  • MAC Pro Longwear concealer as eyeshadow primer
  • Mixed MAC Soft Brown and Swiss Chocolate shadows in crease as transition shade
  • Applied Maybelline Color Tattoo in beige to lid
  • Applied MAC shadow in Satin Taupe to lid
  • Applied MAC shadow in Sketch to outter V of the eye and halfway into the crease (I kept repeating this process of adding these four colors and blending until I got the desired look)
  • Applied Maybelline gel liner in blackest black and winged it out slightly
  • Applied a mixture of Sketch and Swiss Chocolate to lower lash line
  • Curled lashes and applied one coat to top and bottom lashes with Maybelline Lash Sensational waterproof mascara
  • Applied Ardell Demi Wispies lashes
  • Tightlined and lined water line with L’Oreal black eyeliner

LIPS & BROWS:

  • Filled in brows with Anastasia Brow Wiz in dark brown
  • Set brows with Milani clear brow gel
  • Lined lips with MAC Spice lip liner
  • Applied Kat Von D liquid lipstick in shade Lovesick

Lastly, I set the face with the L’Oreal Infallible setting spray and a few sprays of MAC Fix +!

My sister has normal to dry skin and it can be a little splotchy in certain areas but this makeup lasted on her the whole night and stayed looking flawless. Makeup typically patches off of her face throughout the day, but this makeup DID NOT BUDGE! I did not even have to touch up any part of her makeup during the wedding (and the ceremony was outdoors). Every product I used is great for photography as well and there was no flashback.

Milani Conceal + Perfect Foundation- Review

milani foundation Unless you live under a rock in the world of makeup, you have probably already heard about this Conceal + Perfect, 2- In- 1 Foundation from Milani ($9). I was hesitant to try this at first because I typically do not go for full coverage foundations due to the fact that they can become “cakey”, especially since I do have oilier skin. However, I heard so many good things about it and finally wanted to try it out for myself.

The color range is alright but a little more on the yellow- ish/ warm side. I have olive skin, so for me I do not really mind this (I bought the shade Sand Beige, not the shade in the picture) and Sand Beige matches my neck perfectly.

This foundation claims to be:

  • Medium- Full coverage
  • Lightweight, oil-free formula
  • Long-wearing
  • Water resistant and sweat-proof

I have to say, I do agree with every one of these. When I first applied the foundation (overtop of my Nivea Men Aftershave balm) I was quite surprised at the amount of coverage it gave without looking like a thick layer of makeup. It comes out very thick from the pump which scared me at first, but after it is blended into the skin (I use a makeup buffing brush), it just looks like a better, more even form of my own skin. Up close, I could not even really see the foundation on my face. After, I applied concealer and powdered my face with the Coty Air-spun lose powder like I usually do and it gave me a flawless look all day.

The first time I wore this foundation, I wore it for 12 hours straight and yes, it was a little shiny, however it was nothing I couldn’t stand. It stayed in place all day and I really enjoyed it. Even though it is full coverage, it can be worn as a daily foundation because it is so comfortable and lightweight.

Conclusion: Yes, this foundation is fantastic, especially if you have oily skin and are on the hunt for a full coverage foundation, regardless of the price.