MOTD: Juvia’s Place Masquearade Palette 

For today’s look, I used the Masquerade Palette from Juvia’s Place (mini)! The shades in this palette are gorgeous, pigmented, and easy to blend.

For a full list of products used and more pics of this look I created, keep scrolling!


EYES

  • Juvia’s Place Masquerade Palette (mini)- Zobo in the crease, Makeda all over lids, Calabar in the outer corner
  • NYC black liquid liner
  • Covergirl SuperSizer mascara
  • Ardell Demi Whispies

FACE

  • Tarte Amazonian Clay foundation
  • Tarte Shape Tape concealer
  • Maybelline Fit Me loose setting powder
  • Tarte Clay Play face shaping palette (contour shades)
  • Maybelline Fit Me blush in Deep Wine (old formula)
  • Smashbox x Casey Holmes Spotlight highlighting palette (gold)
  • Elf Cosmetics baked highlighter in Moonlight Pearls

BROWS

  • L’Oreal Brow Stylist Definer in brunette

LIPS

  • Rimmel x Kate lipstick in Boho Nude
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Smokey Black & Violet Halo Eyes 

I was inspired by makeup artist Linda Hallberg, yet again, to recreate this black and violet smokey halo eye look. This is not an exact replication of Linda’s makeup, just my own more wearable take on it!

Keep scrolling to see pics of my recreation as well as a full list of products used!

 

(pictured above: Lina Hallberg’s look)

Products Used:

EYES

  • MAC eyeshadow in Soft Brown as a transition shade
  • NYX medium deep purple shade in the crease (sorry I do not remember the name of the shade because I depotted it from its packaging, but any shade will work!)
  • Tarte “Onyx” (matte black) eyeshadow from the Clay Play palette on the inner and outter corners of my eyes. I blended this shade slightly into the crease with the NYX purple eyeshadow I mentioned earlier.
  • Applied MAC eyeshadow in Star Violet (metallic pinky-brown plum shade) to the center of my eyelids using my finger.
  • Blended out the edges with a little bit of the black shadow so that there were no harsh lines
  • Applied a pair of Kiss Blooming lashes

FACE

  • Wet N Wild Photo Focus foundation in shade bronze beige
  • Tarte Shape Tape concealer in light sand
  • NYX HD Finishing Powder (pressed) in banana to set the concealer
  • Elf Cosmetics Cream Contour Palette (lightest contour shade)
  • Tarte Clay Play palette (middle contour shade)
  • MAC Give Me Sun bronzer
  • The Balm Cosmetics InStain blush in shade Pinstripe
  • To highlight, I mixed the Wet N Wild Megaglo Highlighting Powder in The Sweetest Bling (pink undertone with an iridescent violet shift) with the Makeup Revolution baked highlighter in Radiant Lights (pink undertone)

BROWS & LIPS

  • L’Oreal Brow Stylist Definer in brunette
  • Wet N Wild Liquid Catsuit matte lipstick in Rebel Rose

Tarte Clay Play Face Sculpting Palette (Review + Makeup Look)

I have seen this palette all over YouTube and Instagram recently and was drawn to it because it seemed like something that could be a new go-to in my makeup collection. 

If you would like to know my thoughts on this new Tarte palette, keep scrolling! 


The Clay Play Face Sculpting Palette (retails for $46, but I used a 20% off coupon at Ulta) is one of Tarte’s latest launches this summer. After seeing it pop up so many times on YouTube and hearing all the wonderful reviews on it, I decided to pick it up and try it out for myself. 

I hesitated purchasing this palette at first because the shades really aren’t anything special, however I love the fact that this all-matte palette can be so versitile and all the neutral shades you could ever need are all in one place. I like how I could do my eyes, contour, bronzer, and even brows all with just this one palette. The versatility also makes this great for traveling or just on-the-go touch ups throughout the day. The palette isn’t too bulky and comes with a good sized mirror as well. 

The formula of the shades is absolutely amazing. I am a huge fan of the Tarte Tarteist Pro eyeshadow palette because the shadows have a very creamy texture and are also extremely pigmented. In my opinion, the formula of the Clay Play palette is no different, if not better. The shadows are very buttery to the touch and do not produce a lot of powder fall out. In addition to their amazing pigmentation, I find that the shadows and contour shades are very easy to blend.

Overall, do I think this palette is worth the money? Well, that depends. There are already tons of palettes that have these same neutral shades and at this point, almost very makeup lover probably has their own favorite contour palette. What makes this palette worth it to me is the amazing quality of the product, as well as the convenience and versatility the palette offers. I definitely see this as being the one palette I bring with me when I do not have access to my entire makeup collection because everything I need is in one palette. 

I hope this review was helpful! Let me know if you have any more questions about what I think of this product!

Dramatic Smokey Cat Eyes (Kim Kardashian Makeup Look)

Kim KW’s infamous makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic, posted the photo below of an intense cat-eye look he created on Kim and I was instantly inspired to recreate it! I typically don’t do a lot of cat-eye/ winged liner looks, but I loved this photo and wanted to try something different.

Keep scrolling to see my recreation of this look as well as a full list of products used!

EYES

  • Used MAC Soft Brown and Swiss Chocolate to define the crease of my eyes.
  • Used Urban Decay Blackout eyeshadow and a liner brush to create a winged effect and smoked it out with a pencil brush. I brought this shade down to the lower lashline and connected it with the wing on my top lashline.
  • Applied one coat of Maybelline Colossal mascara to my top and bottom lashes.
  • Applied a pair of Ardell Demi Whispies.
  • Lined my waterline with a black kohl eyeliner from Ciate.

FACE

  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea foundation
  • Smashbox Studioi Skin concealer under my eyes
  • Set my concealer using the highlighting shade from the Wet N Wild Contour Palette in Dulce De Leche
  • Set my face with the Coty Airspun loose powder
  • Contoured using the cream contour from the Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow palette and set this with the powder contour shade from the same palette.
  • Bronzed using the Becca Multitasking powder in warm honey
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay blush in Sensual
  • Maybelline Master Chrome highlighter in molten gold

BROWS

  • ABH Brow Wiz in dark brown

LIPS

  • Maybelline lipstick in Blushing Beige
  • NYX Butter Gloss in Fortune Cookie overtop

Cranberry Smokey Eyes

Keep scrolling for a full list of products used to create this makeup look!

Instagram: @marinaleebeauty

EYES

  • I used a couple of warm brown shades from the Morphe 35O palette as transition shades, then layered the shades Venetian Red and Love Letter from the ABH Modern Renaissance palette in the crease.
  • I applied the Colourpop Super Shock Shadow in Drift all over my lid using my finger for maximum pigment.
  • Lastly, I applied the shade Cyprus Umber to the outer corners of my eyes.
  • I smoked out my lower lash line with Venetian Red, Love Letter, and Drift.
  • Applied one coat of Maybelline Colossal mascara to my top and bottom lashes.
  • Applied a pair of the Ardell Demi Whispies

FACE

  • Maybelline Superstay Better Skin foundation
  • Maybelline Fit Me and Tarte Shape Tape concealers
  • Set my concealer and face with the Coty Airspun powder
  • Contoured using the cream contour shade from the Tarteist Pro Glow palette
  • Bronzed using the Becca Multitasking powder in warm honey
  • For blush I used a little bit of Milani baked blush in Luminoso
  • Highlighted using the Wet N Wild Megaglo highlighting powder in Precious Petals

BROWS & LIPS

  • I filled in my brows with a dark brown shade from the Morphe 35O palette
  • I lined my lips with the Wet N Wild gel lip liner in Bare To Comment
  • Lipstick in Maybelline Blushing Beige

 

MOTD: Halo Eyes & Bronzed Skin (feat. the Morphe 35O Palette) 

I brought back a cult favorite to create this halo eye look- the iconic Morphe 35O eyeshadow palette. I paired this eye look with a pinky nude lip color to keep the focus on the eye makeup.

Keep scrolling for more pics and a full list of products that I used to create this whole look! I also included a picture of the palette, identifying which colors I used.

EYES

  • Created a halo eye effect using shadows only from the Morphe 35O palette (I placed a star on the colors that I used)
  • Applied one coat of Covergirl SuperSizer lengthening mascara to my top and bottom lashes.
  • Applied a pair of my favorite false lashes- the Ardell Demi Whispies.

FACE

  • For foundation I used the Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth foundation mixed with a little bit of my NYX white foundation mixer.
  • Used Tarte Shape Tape Concealer under my eyes.
  • Set my concealer and face with the Coty Airspun loose powder.
  • Contoured using the cream contour shade from the Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow palette.
  • Bronzed and warmed up my skin with MAC’s Mineralize Skinfinish in Give Me Sun!
  • Applied a little bit of Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Sensual
  • Highlighted with Laura Geller baked highlighter in Gilded Honey

BROWS & LIPS

  • Filled in my brows with the Skone Cosmetics brow pencil
  • My lip color is the Colourpop x Kathleen Lights Ultra Satin Lip in Aquarius

MOTD: Purple & Rose Gold + Bright Winged Liner 

I love pairing purple and rose gold together on the eyes and adding a pop of bright blue liner really brings this look to life! Keep scrolling to see more pics and a full list of products I used to create the full look.

EYES

  • Applied Colourpop’s Super Shock Shadow in the shade “Bill” as a transition shade.
  • Applied the light purple shade from the Carli Bybel x BH Cosmetics Deluxe Edition palette in the crease and then the darker purple shade from the palette in the outer corner to deepen the look.
  • I used a couple of purple shades from the Morphe 35B palette to add more dimension to the eyes, but just sticking with a medium and dark purple shadow will work.
  • I applied the Colourpop Super Shock Shadow in “LaLa” to the inner half of my eyes.
  • Used the Urban Decay eyeshadow in “Midnight Cowboy” to the inner corners of my eyes. I brought this shade down to the inner part of my lower lashline as well.
  • I used the same medium and deep purple shades from the Carli Bybel palette on the lower lashline as well.
  • I used the Wet N Wild liquid eyeliner in Voltage Blue and created a wing.
  • Applied a coat of the Maybelline Colossal volumizing mascara to my top and bottom lashline, then applied a pair of the Ardell Demi Whispies

FACE

  • For foundation I used the Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour foundation in the shade true beige. This was a shade too dark for me, so I mixed a little bit of my NYX white foundation mixer in with the foundation to create a perfect shade.
  • I used the Maybelline Age Rewind concealer and Maybelline Fit Me concealer under my eyes to brighten/ cover up any darkness.
  • I contoured/ bronzed using the cream contour shade from the Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow palette and set this using the contour shade from the Wet N Wild contour/highlighting duo in Dulce De Leche.
  • For blush I used the L.A. Girl matte blush in “Just Natural”
  • Highlighted using the Maybelline Master Chrome highlighter in Molten Gold

BROWS & LIPS

  • To fill in my brows I used the Skone Cosmetics brow pencil
  • My lippie is the Elf Matte Lip Color in shade Scarlet Night

 

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

MOTD: Copper Smokey Eye + Nude Lippie

This makeup look was inspired by YouTube Beauty Guru Jaclyn Hill and her old school favorite eyeshadow- MAC’s Coppering. 

I have had this eyeshadow in my collection for quite a while, but I never got around to creating an eye look with it-so here it is! 

Keep reading for a full list of products that I used AND to see more pics of this look, follow my Instagram @marinaleebeauty! ❤️


EYES 

  • I used the Wet N Wild PhotoFocus eyeshadow primer 
  • I used scotch tape to create a sharp winged effect with the eyeshadows. 
  • I used the Tarte Tarteist Pro palette for the transition shades and to deepen up the crease, but any medium brown, dark brown, and black eyeshadows will do. 
  • I packed the MAC eyeshadow in Coppering all over my lid using a flat concealer brush. I also sprayed my brush with a little bit of setting spray after picking up the shadow to intensify the color. 
  • I removed the tape and applied a pair of the Kiss Shy lashes. 
  • I blended the same brown shades I used in the crease on my bottom lashline.

FACE 

  • Primed my skin using my Murad Oil Control Mattifier
  • For foundation, I used the Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation in creamwhip 
  • For concealer I used the Tarte Shape Tape in light/medium
  • I set my concealer and face makeup with the RCMA No Color powder 
  • For bronzer, I used the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte bronzer 
  • Contoured with the sculpt shade from the Tarteist Pro Glow palette 
  • The highlighter I used is Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop 

BROWS & LIPS 

  • Lightly filled in my brows using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in dark brown 
  • For lips, I lined them using the Essence lip liner in Natural. Then, I dabbed on a little bit of the Maybelline lipstick in Blushing Beige and applied the NYX Buter Gloss in Fortune Cookie overtop. 

Red & Green Christmas Glam

I’m back with another Christmas makeup look, except this time I stuck with the traditional red and green color scheme. I used a few new products in creating this look so keep scrolling to see what’s new!

I hope y’all enjoy this makeup look and have a Merry Christmas!!

Instagram: @marinaleebeauty

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EYES

  • I applied the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk all over my eyelids to act as a base for the green shadow. Doing this will help intensify the pigment of any eyeshadow.
  • I only really used one eyeshadow for this entire look- the darkest green shade from my Morphe 35B palette (but any deep green shade will work). I packed it onto my eyelid and blended it upward into the crease.
  • The glitter liner is from NYX in the shade Glam Lagoon. I bought this eyeliner specifically with this makeup look in mind and I am in love with it! It is really pigmented and easy to apply.
  • Lastly, I just applied a pair of the Kiss lashes in the style Shy (what’s new lol) and then blended that same green eyeshadow on my bottom lashline.

FACE

  • I mixed some of my Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation with a little bit of the EX1 Invisiwear foundation and applied this with a damp beauty blender sponge.
  • For concealer I used a new favorite, the Tarte Shape Tape concealer. This product has been raved about since it first launched and it really is amazing!
  • I set my face makeup and concealer with the RCMA No Color powder.
  • I contoured using the Sculpt shade from the Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow palette and bronzed using Benefit Hoola bronzer.
  • For blush, I went with a neutral shade since the eyes and lips are so bold. I used Tarte’s Amazonian Clay blush in Exposed.
  • I highlighted using the PUR cosmetics Elevation Mini Highlighter Palette (this little palette is inexpensive but absolutely amazing + comes with a little fan brush!).

BROWS & LIPS

  • For brows, I filled them in using the ABH Brow Wiz in dark brown.
  • The lipstick I am wearing is from Wet N Wild and it is in the shade Cinnamon Spice.