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!

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  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

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).


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”.




To complete this Holiday Glam makeup look, I used:


  • 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


  • 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

MOTD: Winged Liner + Red/Orange Lippie

Definitely stepped out of my makeup comfort zone with this lip color! I don’t know how I feel about it still (on me), but it was something different that I have never worn before and since makeup is not permanent, I thought “why not?!”. I was inspired by Beauty YouTuber Desi Perkins to try this shade because to me, it seems like she rocks simple eye makeup and a bright orange-y lip color a lot.

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The lipstick is from the Maybelline Bolds collection in the shade Orange Danger. It is a very bright red with major orange undertones. It is almost a more neon version of the Kylie Lip Kit shade in 22.

I also kept with the theme and popped an orange eyeshadow in my crease. I used the shade Realgar from the ABH Modern Renaissance palette (my latest obsession).

I love experimenting with makeup, so even though I am not completely head over heels in love with this shade on me, I am glad I tried something new and will probably experiment more with bolder, bright lip colors in the future!

MOTD: Reverse Winged Liner

This reversed winged liner look is an effortless way to add something different to your makeup looks and step outside your makeup comfort zone without going over the top.

For this look, I used a neutral on the lid and added a pop of blue to the lower lashline, but this technique would look gorgeous with a dark brown, black, or more subtle color on the lower lashline as well.

As always follow me on the gram @marinaleebeauty and keep scrolling to see a list of products used to achieve this eye look!!


Products used:

  • Wet N Wild eyeshadow primer
  • Benefit Hoola bronzer and Dallas blush in the crease (I was already using these on my face and they look gorgeous as eyeshadows), but any soft brown shade will work.
  • Colourpop Super Shock Shadow in LaLa all over the lid. These metallic shadows from Colourpop work best when applied with your finger.
  • NYX single eyeshadow in the shade Electroshock on the bottom lashline. I smoked this out slightly and winged it upward with an angled brush.
  • I curled my lashes with my Tarte eyelash curler and applied one coat of the Lights Camera Lashes mascara from Tarte as well.
  • I applied my FAVORITE pair of lashes- Kiss lashes in Shy and covered the lash band with a black eyeliner.

Cobalt Blue Winged Liner: Makeup Look

I’m baaaack! It has been quite a while since my last post because I have been so busy with school just starting, but I really missed creating makeup looks! So, I decided to come back with something bold and colorful (I even applied false lashes, which is something I really never do with my typical makeup looks). Even though summer is coming to an end, I really wanted to do something vibrant AND, I am trying out a new foundation.

Keep scrolling to see the full list of products I used!





Products Used:


  • I primed my lids with the same concealer I used for under my eyes and set it with a translucent powder.
  • I used the light and deeper pink shades from my Wet N Wild “Poster Child” eyeshadow palette in the crease. I used the lighter pink shade as my transition shade and then deepened it up with the deeper pink shade. I applied the same deeper pink shade to my bottom lashline as well. Side note: the Wet N Wild crease brush has been my go-to crease brush recently. It is extremely soft and blends shadows like a dream. Also, it is only $1!
  • I applied the L’Oreal Infallible eyeshadow in the shade Amber Rush all over my lid.
  • For the star of the show- the cobalt blue liner- I used the Wet N Wild liquid liner in the color Voltage Blue. This eyeliner is so pretty and dries down completely matte. It is also very easy to apply and not streaky at all.
  • I applied one coat of my Jordana Best Lash mascara to my top and bottom lashes and then applied a pair of falsies to my top lashes. The ones that I used are from Ardell (I think, they are from the drugstore) in the Andrea style. I typically do not wear false lashes because personally I think they are too dramatic for everyday, but these look so natural and I have been wearing them a lot!


  • I primed my face using the Murad Oil Control Mattifier.
  • The foundation I used is a new one I am trying out- the Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer in the shade Cream Whip (I will post a full first impressions/ review of this foundation tomorrow!). I applied it using a Real Techniques sponge.
  • For concealer, I used the Wet N Wild Come Correct celebrity concealer in the shade medium. I applied this under my eyes and on other high points of my face.
  • I set my concealer with the RCMA no color powder and the rest of my face with the Maybelline Better Skin pressed powder.
  • I contoured using the Wet N Wild contour palette in shade Dulce De Leche and bronzed using the Milani Baked Bronzer in shade Soleil.
  • For blush I used the Milani Rose Blush in shade Tea Rose.
  • My highlight is Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop. This highlight goes with L’Oreal Amber Rush beautifully!
  • I set my makeup with the Mario Badescu Rosewater facial spray.

Brows & Lips

  • For brows I used my L’Oreal Brow Stylist Definer is shade Dark Brunette and set them with a clear brow gel from Wet N Wild.
  • For lips, I just applied the NYX Mega Shine lipgloss in Frosted Beige for a metallic glossy look.