Friday, March 24, 2017

How To Get the Last Drop of Concealer, Lipgloss and Squeeze Tube Products

Ever known that there is more product in that lipgloss or lotion tube but you just can't get to it?  Here's a video to show you the secret to getting every last drop!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

NYX Pro Foundation Mixers - Review and Swatches

The approaching spring/summer season means it's time to start adding a little gradual tanning lotion or sunless tanner to my routine.  What that also means is that I have to put away my winter foundations and concealers because they are way too pale.  I have always hated that I have to buy foundations in a summer shade and winter shade.

Many have solved this problem by buying the Cover FX Custom Cover drops in a lighter or darker shade and using those to alter the color of their foundation.  But who wants to spend $44 for that option? Might as well buy another foundation, right?

One day, while browsing the "What's New" section on Ulta's website (a dangerous thing to do! ;-), I saw these NYX Pro Foundation Mixers....
There are 6 shades and I chose Warmth, Olive and White.  The claims from NYX are that they...
"are designed to adjust the tone, shade and finish of any liquid foundation, resulting in a truly perfect match."
And, they are only $10 (or less if Ulta is having a sale) for 1.01 fl. oz/30 mL

Sound too good to be true? Well, after trying these for several weeks, I'm happy to say that they work like a dream!  Not only do they mix easily into your foundation/concealer but they don't alter the coverage or wear time.  Unlike the Cover FX drops, these do NOT add any additional pigment/coverage.  They simply adjust the shade of the foundation/concealer. 

Of the three shades that I purchased, Olive and White are by far my favorite and will get used the most.  I thought the Warmth shade would help to "warm" up a cool-beige tone foundation but in fact, it seemed to add more pink/peach tones to it.

How to Use:  
Put a dollop of foundation on an artist's palette (or on the back of your hand) and add a drop of the NYX Pro Foundation Mixer of your choice.  Blend with a toothpick, spatula or finger and you're done!

Where to Buy:     Ulta*, NYX Cosmetics

Swatches:

DISCLAIMER:  This post is NOT SPONSORED.  All opinions are my own, honest opinions and all products were purchased by me.  Links denoted with a * denotes a referral and/or affiliate link.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Age-Appropriate Preteen Makeup Tutorial

If you are just getting into makeup or you are a parent of a preteen that is interested in getting into makeup, this tutorial contains helpful information about skincare and then I demonstrate two easy makeup looks, using only drugstore products.  I hope you find this video helpful!



PRODUCTS MENTIONED:
*Maybelline FitMe Concealer ~ http://go.magik.ly/ml/3cwx/
*e.l.f. Clear Brow and Lash Mascara ~ http://go.magik.ly/ml/3cw7/
*Milani Romantic Rose Powder Blush ~ http://go.magik.ly/ml/3cwy/
*Wet and Wild Photofocus Eyeshadow Primer ~ http://go.magik.ly/ml/3cwd/
*Wet and Wild Walking On Eggshells Eyeshadow Trio ~ http://go.magik.ly/ml/3cwa/
*NYC Liquid Lipshine Lipgloss #576 Prospect Pink ~ http://go.magik.ly/ml/3cwt/
*Maybelline Great Lash Mascara (Dark Brown) ~ http://go.magik.ly/ml/3cww/
*Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss (Berry Medium) ~ http://go.magik.ly/ml/3cwu/
*Essence Sheer & Shine Lipstick (Like a Princess) ~ http://go.magik.ly/ml/3cwv/

BRUSHES USED:
*Wet and Wild Small Concealer Brush ~ http://go.magik.ly/ml/3cwj/
*Wet and Wild Large Eyeshadow Brush ~ http://go.magik.ly/ml/3cwr/
*Real Techniques Blush Brush ~ http://go.magik.ly/ml/3cws/

MUSIC:  Provided by YouTube Audio Library
DISCLAIMER:  This video is NOT SPONSORED.  All opinions are my own, honest opinions and all products were purchased by me.  Links denoted with a * denotes a referral and/or affiliate link.



Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Busy Mom Day to Date Night Makeup Tutorial

Whether you are a busy mom or just a woman pressed for time in the morning, these videos will help give you some ideas of how to feel and look put together in no time at all.  In these tutorials, you will meet my wonderful friend, Debbie and find out why I think she deserves the title of "Super Mom" :-)  I first did an easy daytime appropriate look on her that we then take to a "Date Night Look" in Part 2.

Part 1:  Easy Daytime Look


Part 2:  Day to Date Night in a few simple steps

For information about the adoption foundation that Debbie and her husband have started, visit their website at:  http://www.graftingtree.com/

PRODUCTS MENTIONED:
*It Cosmetics CC Cream (Medium) ~ http://go.magik.ly/ml/3j7b/
Mary Kay Eye Primer ~ https://www.marykay.com/en-us/products/all/mary-kay-eye-primer-130901#
*E.L.F. Brow Pencil (Neutral Brown) ~ http://go.magik.ly/ml/3j79/
*Tarte CC Undereye Corrector (Light-Medium) ~ http://go.magik.ly/ml/3j7a/
*It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Waterproof Concealer (Medium) ~ http://go.magik.ly/ml/3j7c/
RCMA No Color Powder ~ https://camerareadycosmetics.com/products/rcma-makeup-no-color-powder-3-oz
*E.L.F. High Definition Powder (Sheer) ~ http://go.magik.ly/ml/3j78/
MAC Cosmetics Eyeshadow (Brule) ~ http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/13840/907/products/makeup/eyes/shadow/eye-shadow-pro-palette-refill-pan
NYC CityProof 24Hr Waterproof Eyeliner (Dark Brown)
*E.L.F. Contour Palette ~ http://go.magik.ly/ml/3j77/
*Milani Blush (Romantic Rose) ~ http://go.magik.ly/ml/3j7d/
*L'Oreal Voluminous Primer Mascara ~ http://go.magik.ly/ml/3j76/
*CoverGirl The SuperSizer Mascara (Very Black) ~ http://go.magik.ly/ml/25zx/
*Revlon Colorstay Overtime Lipcolor(Everlasting Rum) - http://go.magik.ly/ml/3j74/
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadows (Tinsel, Koosh) ~ https://colourpop.com/collections/eyes?filter=super-shock-shadow
NYC City Proof 24Hr Waterproof Eyeliner (Black)
*Urban Decay Naked Palette (Buck, Hustle) ~ http://go.magik.ly/ml/3k27/
*Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector (Opal) ~ Travel Size ~ http://go.magik.ly/ml/3k29/     ~   Full Size ~ http://go.magik.ly/ml/3k2d/

BRUSHES USED:
Wet and Wild Flat top brush
*BH Cosmetics Brush Set ~ http://go.magik.ly/ml/3j7i/
*Real Techniques Miracle Mini Eraser Sponges ~ http://go.magik.ly/ml/3j75/
*Real Techniques Blush Brush ~ http://go.magik.ly/ml/3cws/

MUSIC:  Provided by YouTube Audio Library
DISCLAIMER:  This video is NOT SPONSORED.  All opinions are my own, honest opinions and all products were purchased by me.  Links denoted with a * denotes a referral and/or affiliate link.