Week 4 Makeup Challenge: 20s Inspired

Happy Monday!

Since yesterday was Easter Sunday, I didn’t have the time I like to have when doing these makeup challenges. I was rushed practically all day, and I wanted to enjoy doing this one.

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Week 4 is 20s inspired, and I absolutely LOVE this look. DISCLAIMER: This is an inspired look. This is by no means historically accurate. Kthx.

In the 20s, bold makeup was a huge hit. The smokey eye was all the rage. Filled in eyebrows began to appear. Red lips popped up on the scene. Pale skin was thought to be a major trend during this period. At least I didn’t have to work hard for that one, eh?

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Oh, hai der.

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I took a black pencil and roughly lined my upper lash line. I placed 4 dots on my lower lash lines. Don’t worry about being precise. You’ll see in the next step.

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Take a smudger brush & smudge that ish.

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I took a dense, fluffy brush and applied Feisty on my lid. This color is a shimmery silver shade.

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I took the same brush from the previous step and applied Corrupted over the silver. Corrupted is a matte black shade. This will be the basis for the smokey eye.

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I took a crease brush and applied Infatuated in the crease and almost up to the brow bone. This will be the transition shade, and it will be used to blend out the harsh, dark line.

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I used a fluffy brush and applied Innocent to my brow bone. I also used this color to soften the line from Infatuated.

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I used the smudger brush from before and applied the Corrupted color to my lower lash line. More smoke!

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I didn’t document this step because it was my usual foundation routine. I’ll do a tutorial on this in the near future. I waited until after I finished my smokey eye to apply my foundation because the fallout was real.

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I filled in my eyebrows with my Coastal Scents Brow Tones palette. Dat arch, tho.

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I added one coat of 3D Fiber Lashes Mascara. You could go bigger, but I didn’t feel like it. ‘Cuz I’m lazy.

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I applied Moodstruck Minerals Loose Powder Blusher in the shade Sweet to my cheeks. I used circular motions to achieve a rounded effect.

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I used two colors and two different products for my lips. I first applied Stiff Upper Lip Lip Stain in the color Saucy to my lips.

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I applied Moodstruck Precision Lip Liner in the color Posh over the stain. I focused on my Cupid’s bow & the middle of my bottom lip. Accentuating the middle of both the top and bottom lips was made popular during this time.

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Sassy face because I can.

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Here is the finished look. Again, I LOVE THIS LOOK. I am probably biased because my typical go-to makeup looks includes either a smokey eye, bold & accentuated lips, or super flawless foundation. I never apply them all at the same time, but my dreams were achieved today. Let me know what you think!

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Week 3 Makeup Challenge

Hello there!

Today is week 3 of the makeup challenge journey I have embarked upon.

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This week was my choice! What did I choose? A cut-crease look! I’ve never attempted this look before. I figured there was no better time than today to attempt this look. Let’s get started.

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Oh ya, my hair is looking fabulous today.

Start with a clean face and slap some primer on that puppy.

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I used Maybelline gel eyeliner in the color brown. I had no idea the picture turned out blurry. Yeesh.

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I outlined where I want my crease shade to go. I put it slightly above my natural crease so you would be able to see the definition.

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I took a shader brush and blended out the line so it wasn’t so harsh.

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I used the dark brown matte shade Infatuated and a stiff, flat brush to apply the brown shade over the line. Try not to go below the line that was drawn. If you do, that’s ok. We will clean it up a little later.

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For this next step, I mixed Provoked and Irresistible together. I applied this shade with a dome brush above the dark brown shade. This is the transition shade.

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I used Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Concealer & the same (but clean) liner brush from before to clean up the defined edge of our crease. Take your time on this part. Outline your crease. I also applied this concealer all over my lid so it will make the light shade I applied next pop!

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I took Angelic & a stiff, flat brush and applied the color on my lid. The flat brush helps with the precision of getting the light color to the line, but it helps to precisely place the color instead of blending it into the dark brown. I also applied the color under my brown as a highlight.

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Next, I lined my upper and lower lash line with a brown shade.

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I used one coat of 3D Fiber Lashes Mascara. Cute face.

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I used my absolute favorite lip stain shade, Shy, and applied one coat to my lips.

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Andddd the look is done! I’ll be honest, I’m not sure how I feel about the finished look. It isn’t as polished as I planned it to be. However, since this was my first time ever doing this type of look, I think it turned out decent enough.

Thanks for reading<3

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Week 2 Makeup Challenge: 70s Inspired

Happy Sunday lovelies!

This week is week 2 of the 30 week makeup challenge I am doing. What fun look do I have for today?!

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70s inspired!!!! This was a really fun look to do. I knew absolutely nothing about the era. I surfed trusty YouTube for inspiration and research.

Disclaimer: This is an INSPIRED look. This is by no means authentic or historically accurate.

Now that that is settled, onto the tutorial!

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Fresh face is ready for some makeup fun!

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First, I used Glorious Primer all over my face.

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I used Irresistible and a dome brush to apply the color in the creases of my eyes. I went up to my brow bone and left some bare skin untouched.

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I used Innocent and the same dome brush to apply the matte white shade right beneath my brows. The purpose of this was to soften the line the brown shade left. In the 70s, smokey eyes began to appear and become popular.

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I used Curious and a flat, fluffy brush to apply this white shimmer shade below my brows, on my eyelids, and lightly over the brown shade. Shimmer was huge in the 70s! I applied that ish everywhere.

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Here is better lighting. I was fighting losing to overcast skies so my lighting was wonky throughout this process.

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I used the brown Stila smudge stick and lined the outer half of my upper lashes. I stopped about right in the middle of my pupil. The purpose of this was to help my eyes appear more open. The reason I used the Stila eyeliner instead of my Moodstruck Precision Pencil in Proper is because I left Proper in my desk at work. Whoops 😦

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I took a smudging pencil and smudged the harsh line out. I also applied tiny dots along the outer half of my lower lash line and smudged that out also.

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Next are brows. I used the Coastal Scents Brow Tones palette to fill in my brows. I used the lightest color they have. I didn’t catch a picture of it, but it is the blondish-brown color. Also, nice stink face I have going on 😉

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I applied 2 coats of the Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes. My love for this mascara is unconditional.

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I used our new purple Blending Bud and applied my BB Flawless Complexion Enhancer in Cream. This was my first time using the bud, and it was surprisingly easy.

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Up next was a powder brush and my Touch Mineral Pressed Powder Foundation in Organza.

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In the 70s, glowing skin was becoming the norm. Bronzers were developed after the harmful effects of tanning starting coming out. I applied the Beachfront Bronzer in Sunset using the same powder brush from the previous step. I lightly dusted this all over my face to give me a sun kissed glow.

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Using a powder brush, I applied Moodstruck Minerals Blusher in Sweet to the apples of my cheeks and up to my temples. Sidenote: our blushers are now pressed!

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Using Curious, I took my finger and applied this color along the tops of my cheeks and the bridge of my nose. More shimmerrrrrrrr!

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I used the Stiff Upper Lip Lip Stain in Sleek to fill in my lips. I wanted to keep the neutral look going, and this, to me, is the most neutral color of all the lip stains. Also, these stains are brand new, and I was itching to use one in a tutorial.

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I used the Moodstruck Precision Pencil in Pouty to go over the lip stain.

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The previous steps left my lips looking a tad too matte for this look. I applied the Lucrative Mineral Lip Gloss in Ladylike lightly and gently in the middle of my lips. I wanted to give it just a touch of shine without adding too much color.

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Ta-da! This is the finished 70s inspired makeup look. I think it turned out beautifully. I would totally rock this with some minor tweaks.

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Thanks for reading!

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Week 1 Makeup Challenge: Ombré Lips

Hello lovelies!

This week is week 1 of 30 weeks of makeup challenges! I’m super excited to start these challenges. I needed some new ideas, and found this cute little picture.

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First up on the list is an ombré lips look. I’ve never attempted an ombré before so this was an interesting task.

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I already applied my eye makeup and prepped my lips to begin! I moisturized using a lip balm when I started my eye makeup. By the time I was done, my lips were ready to go!

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I took the Moodstruck Precision Lip Liner in Primal and lined my lips. I partially filled my lips in, as seen below.

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Oh hey, lashes! Anyway, as you can see, I focused filling in the color in the outer corners of my lips. I left my natural lip color in the center on both my tops and bottom lips.

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You can do this step with any eye pencil. I do not have the white eye pencil that Younique offers yet, so this was a replacement product. This is the Covergirl Flamed Out Shadow Stick.

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Cut the bottom of my lip off, oops. Anyway, I focused the product in the middle of my upper and lower lips and added some product to blend the red and white together. This is important for an ombré look.

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Next step is to rub and pop your lips together to blend and transfer color. After I did this a few times, I used my finger to smoothly blend the colors more.

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Next, I used the Lucrative Lip Gloss in Loveable and added this color solely in the middle of my upper and lower lips.

I do not have a picture of this because I did not realize my camera was completely out of focus when I took the picture. Oh well! Just trust me on this step 😉

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Blend and pop some more!

After this was done, I just repeated these steps one or two more times until I achieved the desired look!

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Ta-da! I was really happy with my first attempt at this. How happy was I? Happy enough to do this look with all 5 colors of our Moodstruck Precision Lip Pencils. Enjoy!

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Younique’s Stiff Upper Lip Lip Stain: A Review

Good afternoon lovely readers!

I’m back with another product review. This month Younique has released 7 amazing new products and 6 awesome new collections. I love them all and can not wait to have every single new product in my personal collection.

What I have for you today is a review of our Stiff Upper Lip Lip Stain. Back in November, the kudos for selling a set monetary amount in one order was a November exclusive color of the lip stain.

You can buy them in three separate ways!

Buy 1 for $22 USD

Buy 3 for $60 USD

Buy 7 for $140 USD

In the pictures below, I am wearing the exclusive color.

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It is a beautiful cranberry color. Sadly, since it is an exclusive color, they did not re-produce this same color when they released the various shades of the lip stain. On the plus side, they released 7 new shades!

What are the shades? Well, they range in color from pink to a deep purple. Lip Stain

Here is a swatch of all of our lip stains. As you can see, the Sultry color and the November kudos color are very similar. Below is a picture of what the bottle looks like!

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The ingredients for this product are below:

Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Carbomer, Aminomethyl Propanediol, Disodium Edta, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Tropolone

MAY CONTAIN (+/-): Mica (CI 77019), Tin Oxide (CI 77861), Zinc Oxide (CI 77947), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxide (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarine (CI 77007), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Carmine(CI 75470), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), D&C Red 33 (CI 17200), D&C Red 28 (CI 45410)

Here is the product description from the site:

Stiff Upper Lip Lip Stain provides stubborn lip color that won’t budge while delivering perfectly tinted, long- lasting color with a smooth matte finish.

I still can’t get over how beautiful these colors are. In terms of features, there are many reasons why I prefer a lip stain to a pencil or gloss. For one, once the color dries, it stays on without smudging. I mean…. it seriously stays in place. The colors are super matte, and I love matte makeup. It also doesn’t leave my lips feeling like a layer of product has been applied or feeling dry.

A tip I use is scraping some product off of the brush along the edge of the tube opening to take off some of the stain. I love to build my color and prefer to add a little product at a time. I found this also helps me with the placement precision of the stain. Like I said previously, it stains whatever it touches.

The cons for this product are minimal. As stated previously, I have to be extremely careful and conscious about how much product I am applying to my lips. I have applied some on the outside of my lip line, and I had a small panic when no amount of vigorous rubbing would remove the color. Since it is a stain, it settles into the natural grooves and cracks of your lips. If your lips have dead skin, it will settle into the crevices. The color will not look uniform. However, this is also the beauty of a stain. It will not be an even, uniform cloaking of color. If you’re worried about this, just take an old toothbrush and lightly use it to remove the dead skin.

Thanks for taking the time to read!

Stay Sassy & Classy<3

Sunday Funday: Green Smokey Eye

Happy Sunday!

I don’t know about where you are, but, where I live, the weather is absolutely beautiful. I’ve had my windows open all day, and Tressie doesn’t know what to do with herself. Since Spring is right around the corner, I decided this week’s look will feature a pop of color. Ready? Legggggooooo!

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Tressie is a master at photobombing. Also, her head isn’t spinning on her neck like a super speed carousel. She was in the middle of turning her head, and, thus voilà.

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First, I started off with my Refreshed Rose Water. I had my eyebrows waxed the day before, and I forgot to ask for the sensitive skin wax. I developed a rash between my eyebrows and have some nasty looking bumps. Why did I just put so much TMI? Because our Rose Water works as a toner and has calming properties that aids in healing sunburns, rashes, and wounds. I applied this generously.

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Pst: if you enlarge the picture, you can see my eye creeping through the spaces between my fingers. This post has all kinds of creep-level stuff going on. Anywho!

As always, I started out with Glorious Primer.

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I then used my BB Flawless Complexion Enhancer and applied this all over my face.

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I used a powder brush and applied my Touch Mineral Powder Foundation all over my face. I love the matte look this provides. Also, it covered those nasty bumps rather well. Check out the before and after below!

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I was surprised with how much redness was covered. I was worried because it look viciously inflamed. No matter how much I use Younique products, I’m always amazed with how well they work.

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To create the green color on my eyes, I mixed Empowered & Dignified. Using a big shader brush, I applied the color by patting first and blending towards the outer corner of my eye. I wanted to reduce the fallout on my cheeks.

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Using a crease brush, I applied Irresistible in my crease.

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Using the same crease brush from the previous step, I applied Infatuated over Irresistible. I also brought some of this color more towards my brows.

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Using a flat stiff brush, I applied Risque in the outer corner of my eye. I didn’t apply too much because I didn’t want to overpower some of the green. However, I wanted enough in that area to smoke it out.

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Using a fluffy brush, I applied Curious as a highlight under my brows. I also blended the browns into the green to lessen the look of harsh lines.

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Using a Moodstruck Precision Pencil in the color Perfect (black), I lined both my upper and lower waterline. At this point, you can take a small stiff brush or a cotton swab to smudge the lower lash line. Up to you!

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I then applied two coats of Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes to bring the look together.

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Have I mentioned I am in love with our lip stains? This is the November exclusive color, but we do have 7 new Stiff Upper Lip Lip Stain colors. They are amazing!

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Here is the finished look! I love the pop of green on the lids. I can’t wait till this dreary winter weather is completely gone.

Until then, stay Sassy & Classy!

Neutral Beauty: A Tutorial

Holy smokes, Batman!!!!

The month of February was absolutely insane for Younique. Our Spring/Summer catalog launched as did 6 new products AND a new presenter’s kit. Phew. I’m determined to grow my team, and I have a feeling these next few months will be amazing.

ANYWAY! I have a new tutorial for you! This one is a basic neutral smokey eye using browns and a navy color. It really made my blue eyes pop like nobody’s business. Want to learn how? Keep reading!

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As always, start with a freshly moisturized face. Younique’s moisturizer is Divine, and it is just as wonderful as it sounds.

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Next, I used my Glorious Primer all over my face including my eyes and lips. This stuff is so lightweight, it is kind of ridiculous. It also is super easy to put on and leaves my skin feeling soft and supple. It is just wonderful. This bottle was bought in October of 2014. Yes, it has lasted me this long, and I use 2-3 pumps each time I use it. Our packaging has changed recently, but the results are still the same: exceptional.

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Next, is our BB Flawless Complexion Enhancer. I use the color Cream. I don’t need much coverage except for the redness I have covering most of my face. This stuff provides the perfect amount of coverage without making my skin feel dry or cakey.

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Ta-da! Like I said, I love the coverage. Moving on…

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I always set my BB Flawless with our Touch Mineral Pressed Powder. I use the color Organza. I prefer a matte look, and this powder provides just that. If I ever have any face demons, this powder provides the coverage my BB Flawless does not.

Onto the eyes!

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First, I used the color Sexy with a fluffy eyeshadow brush. I patted this color onto my lids. This is probably in my Top 4 Most Used Pigment Colors of All Time list. It just goes with everything. It is probably one of the most perfect neutral colors there is for my skin tone.

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I used Infatuated with a stiff dome brush to apply the medium brown matte shade into my crease. To achieve this, I used windshield wiper motions. This allows for more control over where the color is going. Since it is a lot darker than Sexy, I didn’t want to overlap too much. I still wanted my lid color to be visible instead of being washed out by the matte brown.

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For the outer corners, I used the navy matte color Twitterpated with a stiff, flat brush. This navy color is absolutely breathtaking. It is so deep and rich in color, but it isn’t hard to work with. Some darker colors can be a pain because they can get overwhelming easily if you add just slightly too much color in one area. This color is buildable, and I love it sosososo much.

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Next, I used a fluffy blending brush to, well, blend. I blended these colors together until there wasn’t much definition between all these colors.

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For the highlight under my brow bone, I used the beautiful Curious with a small shader brush. This is my go-to highlight. Ever since I found this color, it has stolen my heart. Nothing else makes me happier. I think it might be the rose gold shimmer in it, but who knows.

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I used our Precision Liner Pencil in Proper to tight line both my upper and lower lash lines. For my lower lash line, I smudged it slightly to keep with the “smokey” look. I love doing this! It provides a touch of drama without overpowering the rest of the look. To do this, you can use a Q-tip (cotton swab) or a smudger brush. Either works fine.

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Ok, ok. I HAD to do a comparison photo. I used the 3D Fiber Lash Mascara (of course), but I wanted to show you the difference. On my right eye, I used only one coat of the Transplanting Gel. On my left eye, I used the full coat of the 3D Fiber Lash Mascara (Transplanting Gel, Fibers, & Transplanting Gel). Look at that difference. Click on the picture if you don’t believe me. Warning: You will get an extreme close up of my eyeballs. You’ve been warned!

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Both eyes now look fabulous. Nice 🙂

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To finish the look, I used the Lucrative Lip Gloss in the shade Lovesick. It gave me just enough color so my lips didn’t look washed out.

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Here is the finished look! This was quick & easy, but it turned out wonderful. Stay tuned for more tutorials!

Stay Sassy & Classy!

Mardi Gras Mambo Makeup Look #2

Question of the day: What do you do when plans fall through on Valentine’s Day? Well, what I do is put on my creative headband and try out a whole new makeup look. Fat Tuesday is coming up, so this makeup tutorial is Mardi Gras themed! Also, it is roughly inspired by the Carnival masks worn around this time. Enjoy 🙂

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Of course, I have to wear the headband. It just doesn’t feel like Mardi Gras season without it. Use your normal face makeup. In this case, I’d probably wear by BB Flawless in Cream with my Touch Pressed Powder in Organza on top. However, my skin was looking EXTRA awesome today, so I have on nothing. Yay for good skin days!

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Using Gorgeous and a fluffy brush, I generously applied the color all over the brow bone on both eyes. I brought the color down to my crease.

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Because I am going for a mask-esque look, I brought the color out beyond my eyebrow and to my hair line. I was definitely not precise with the color placement. Just slap it on there!

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Using Famous and a fluffy bright, I applied this all over my eyelid. On the mask eye, I brought it into the inner corner of my eye and under my lower lash line. I brought the color almost all the way to the top of my cheek bone. On the other eye, bring the color only slightly under the lash line. Do not be as drastic on this eye as the mask one.

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Using Regal and a fluffy dome brush, I made a huge C from the crease to the lash line. I brought the purple color to meet the green color under the lower lash line. As far as the mask goes, I drug the purple out all the way to the hair line near my ear. I absolutely love this purple color, so I went a tad crazy with this one.

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For the detail, I used L’Oreal Lineur Intense Liquid Eye Liner. I needed precision, and the fine tip of this eye liner gave me just what I needed. Now, for this part, it is totally up to your creative genius. I did more of a paisley design all over my mask eye. Do not worry about messing up or going too fast. The slower you go, the easier it will be to draw on the design. I promise. I’m a total clutz with liquid liner, and I think this look came up absolutely beautiful. Are you ready for this?

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How cool is this? Also, my cat is a total creeper. See proof below.

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This look was so much fun. I love the way the “mask” came out. I will definitely be rocking this look at the parades on Tuesday. All you have to do after this is finish off the look with some mascara.

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Ta-da! I hope you enjoyed this 🙂

Stay Sassy & Classy!

Lucrative Lip Gloss: A Review

As much as I love makeup, I have never been a lip gloss type of girl. I’ve been envious a time or two regarding flawless looking lips. Sure, I’ve had a couple nude colors from the drugstore here and there, but I’ve never been able to finish a tube. There are a few reasons for this:

1) I have a terrible habit of picking at or chewing on my lips. Like I said, it is terrible. What is even more terrible is getting the sticky mess all over your face, hands, and anywhere else the chaotic product has the potential to spread to.

2) Except for the past year, I’ve usually kept my hair decently long. Do you know what happens when you are outside wearing gloss and it is windy? Do you know what happens when you whip your head to the side in surprise while wearing gloss? What if you just tilt your head slightly? Your hair gets stuck. You practically end up snacking on the ends of your hair.

3) Most of the time, I put a lot of effort into the makeup around my eyes. By the time I get to my lips, I’m over putting on makeup. The nude look works best in these moments.

When I started selling Younique is when I started wearing their lip glosses. I was expecting the same goopy, sticky mess that is the typical lip gloss product. I was pleasantly surprised.

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Behold Lucrative Lip Gloss!

There are ten gorgeous shades to choose from. These colors have the capability to compliment any lip and skin tone. They are pigmented enough that you don’t have to add a mile thick coat of gloss to get the desired color. The colors range from reds, to pinks, to corals, to purples, to nude.

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The best part about the glosses are the formula. The ingredients are listed as follows on the website:

Squalane, Polyisobutene, Mineral Oil, Diisostearyl Malate, Petrolatum, Dimethicone, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Microcrystalline Wax, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Beeswax, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica. MAY CONTAIN (+/-): Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Tin Oxide (CI 77861), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090).

These glosses are not sticky. They’re not goopy. They don’t get everywhere and cause a chaotic mess like the trauma of my past experiences with gloss. They go on smooth, and they make my lips feel moisturized. Hell, your lips could even be considered kissable while wearing this! *insert cute baby*

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Not only is the formula great, but they have the most adorable packaging ever. Have you ever desperately tried to find a mirror to apply gloss to your lips only to discover your purse has created a void and sucked your mirror into it? I mean, you SWEAR you put it in your purse this morning… Well, guess what? No more fishing for a mirror! There is a mirror built into the packaging. Adorable, right?!

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They are sold individually for $15.00 each. They come in a set of 3 for $40.00 or a set of 10 for $119.00

These glosses are definitely worth the investment. Not only is the formula great, but Younique uses naturally-based ingredients. The company also does not test on animals. If you’re in the market for a new gloss, I highly suggest trying Lucrative Lip Gloss out!

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Stay Sassy & Classy!

My Journey. My ‘Why’.

Happy Sunday!

I went to a Mardi Gras ball last night, and I am in the middle of *attempting* to edit a full blown makeup tutorial. I say attempt because I’ve never done something like this before. Hopefully I will be able to share it with all of you next week! Fingers crossed.

In the meantime, I wanted to write about my journey with Younique. I’ve been with the company for a little over 4 months. I wanted to share my ‘why’, my journey, and the place I am currently at.

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Circa 2008, I loved heavy eyeliner and long hair. And extreme angles. This was around the time MySpace became uncool, and Facebook was rapidly growing.

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Did I mention I liked heavy eyeliner? I’ve always loved makeup. Even if I don’t wear it everyday, I enjoy the countless looks you can achieve. You can literally do anything with makeup. However, I REALLY enjoyed looking like a raccoon.

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This is me currently. Thankfully, my makeup skills have vastly improved. As did my bold lip.

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I still miss my long hair, though. I digress!

The point of the pictures is that I’ve had a long, loving relationship with makeup. I believe makeup enhances the naturally beauty we all possess. Cue in Younique.

A good friend of mine was selling Younique and succeeding exponentially. I was half-way through my Master’s program and was facing quitting my (then) current job. I was freaking out. I obsessively calculated my finances and how much my bills each month would cost. I can be slightly neurotic. I’m a work in progress.

Anyway, I remember seeing her continuous posts about the 3D Fiber Lash Mascara. I mean, at one point, I honestly thought she was crazy for obsessing over the mascara. Of course, I absolutely had to try it. What female doesn’t love full, long lashes? I tried it. I loved it. I knew selling Younique was a way to supplement part of my income that I would be losing when I quit my job.

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I started researching the company. Obsessively. I read countless articles. I watched God knows how many videos. I bugged the hell out of my friend. Any knowledge I could soak up about the company, I wanted it. When I felt like I could learn all I could without actually joining, I walked into class and told my friend I would be joining. I got home and joined. The decision was set.

A huge perk was the kit I received. I have shadows to last me forever. I have 6 different colors of blush. I have a few awesome makeup brushes. I received another 3D Fiber Lash Kit. What I did not know I would receive was a sense of confidence and independence.

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I now bring you to my ‘why’. My why was for myself. I live alone. I’m not married nor am I in a relationship.Since I am the only one who pays the bills, I needed money. I’m insanely busy with school and work. I’m stubborn and strong-willed. I pride myself in being independent. I am not one to ask my parents or anyone for money. Ever since I had a job and had an income, I no longer depended on my parents for things I wanted.  I struggle like hell some days, but I know I will do absolutely whatever it takes to survive. I have a lot of pride, and it can get in my way at times. It can be hard for me to ask for help. I’ve always been an incredibly hard worker, and I can be seriously ambitious.

This is why I jumped into Younique. I have zero direct sales experience. I figured I couldn’t learn how to do it until I actually tried it. Not only do I love the products, but my fellow Y-sisters are absolutely incredible. They are kind, caring, and supportive. They also provide some serious tough love when one needs it. I’m not looking to make a fortune with Younique. If it happens, I’d gladly welcome it. However, I’ve realized the trust I have in myself has grown tremendously. I refuse to allow myself to give up when selling gets slow. The unexpectedness that comes with direct sales has been great practice for my flexibility with ambiguity. I find I have become more kind and gentle with myself. I jumped into something with zero experience, and I try to make it work to the best of my abilities.

I’m truly excited for 2015. This year has started with a bang, and it has been fabulous. I can’t wait to see where I end up in 2016.

Stay Sassy & Classy!