11.21.18 Makeup Diary


Anastasia Beverly Hills – Subculture

Crease: Roxy

Outer Corner: All Start


Bare Minerals – Complete Coverage Serum Concealer in Fair

Bare Minerals – All-Over Face Color in Faux Tan

L’Oreal Voluminous Feline Noir Waterproof Voluminous Feline Noir Waterproof

NYX – Tinted Brow Mascara in Black

e.l.f. – Lock on Liner and Brow Cream in Medium Brown

Hourglass – Ambient Lighting Powder in Ethereal Light

RCMA – No Color Powder

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick – Fuel (limited edition) – DUPE – Tarte Color Splash Lipstick in Colada

Current Stash – Concealers Fall 2017

The other day I was reorganizing my makeup and I realized “holy cow, I have way too many concealers!” But, as I sifted though them, I realized that each one is very different from the others and I use them all for different reasons. I will admit, that there are a few I wouldn’t repurchase, but that’s mostly because I have some replacements on my wishlist!


Tarte Shape Tape in Light – I enjoy everything about this concealer except the fact that it is so, so drying. I am pretty dehydrated and it really takes a toll on my eye area if I wear this concealer more than a few days in a row without properly prepping my eyes (Pur Cosmetics HydraGel Lift). I love this because nt only is this a true, full coverage concealer, it doesn’t need to be set with powder, it lasts all day, it is a great primer for eye shadow, and it comes in a giant tube (0.33 oz to the average 0.11 oz).

L’Oreal Visible Lift CC Eye Concealer in Fair – I love this concealer for days when I am wearing no other base products. It is thin and watery consistency and has light coverage with a natural finish and a short wear time. Because the coverage is so light, I don’t like wearing this concealer with foundation. But, if all I want is a minimal look with mascara and cream blush, I will put this concealer under the eyes just to brighten them a little bit. This is one of the concealers I will not repurchase – I’d like to try the Glossier Stretch Concealer instead.

BareMinerals Complete Coverage Serum Concealer in Light  –  I was so blown away by this concealer, it is hydrating, brightening, and just healthy looking. It’s not full coverage and doesn’t completely take care of my dark circles – it falls into the category of “your-face-but-better” products. In order to get this concealer to last all day, I do need to set this with a powder, but then I find that you loose a little of the healthy, natural radiance.

NYX HD Studio Photogenic Concealer in Porcelain  –  I bought this concealer in a shade or two lighter than my natural skin tone for highlighting. On the average day, I don’t put on my concealer in the “triangle of light” under the eyes, but I wanted to have that option so I decided to buy a great, full coverage inexpensive concealer just for those full face special occasions. Honestly, I like this concealer better than Shape Tape and I probably will repurchase this one in a shade that matches my skin after my Shape Tape runs out… 3 years from now.

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla –  This NARS concealer is honestly the one of the makeup products I have repurchased the most because it is my one-stop-shop on an average day. I works well under the eye, it works well to spot conceal, and it works well for days when I use concealer as foundation. Its not a super long wearing concealer, but it does fade nicely throughout the day. I;m not sure if I will buy a replacement when this runs out – I’m getting a little bored and I’d like to try the NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer instead.

Indie Cosmetics Spotlight #2 – Breaking Beauty – Review


For this series, I am spending about $25.00 – 30.00 on an indie cosmetics brand and exploring their products! I found Breaking Beauty on Etsy and ordered a matte quad in Natural Beauty ($18.00) and a single pressed mineral eye shadow in Ballerina ($6.50). I ordered from the shop on 9/17/2017, my order shipped 9/20/2017, and received the package 9/23/17 via USPS. I paid a flat shipping fee of $4.10. I have been trying out the shadows for the past week and have really liked the looks I’ve been able to create!

Breaking Beauty – Natural Beauty

The matte quad is a good selection of colors, you could get anything from a natural, soft look to a deep and mauve smokey eye. The shadows are dry, difficult to blend, and don’t have great pigmentation, but they are buildable. I found that it took quite a bit of work to get them completely blended in with each other. The first shade that I apply blend out really easily, but when I apply the second shade, it takes quite a bit of time to to blend the two colors together. Even though the shadows take a little extra effort, I really like the looks that I am able to get with the quad.

I love the single shadow Ballerina – it’s a metallic pink/gold like Makeup Geek’s Cosmopolitan  or MAC’s Expensive Pink. It is a beautiful, smooth, pigmented golden pink. It didn’t have any fall out, and lasted all day without fading.

Breaking Beauty – Natural Beauty, Ballerina

I don’t know that I would buy matte shades again from Breaking Beauty (just because there are other matte shadows that are easier to work with), but I will keep using the quad I have. I would definitely recommend their pressed mineral eyeshadows! The shop also has lip products and really unique pressed mineral highlighters – I’m thinking that I might have to try these because I liked Ballerina so much!

Playtime – Blinc Inc – Electric Eyes Palette


Blinc Inc – Electric Eyes Palette

The bright purple shadow in the Blinc Inc Electric Eyes Palette was calling my name the other day…

Blinc Inc – Electric Eyes Palette

From the Blinc Inc Electric Eyes Palette  used the purple (lid) , rose gold (inner 1/3) , and cream (highlights) shades. I grounded it all with mattes from Anastasia Beverly Hills  Modern Renaissance . I used NYX  HD Photo Concealer in Fair as a primer and Glossier Boy Brow in Black. I used the Pixi Beauty Lower Lash Mascara and L’Oreal Voluminous Feline Noir Waterproof Voluminous Feline Noir Waterproof on the upper lashes.



Indie Cosmetics Spotlight – Feather River Body – Review


I found Feather River Body on their website, but they also have a  Etsy too. For this series, I am spending about $25.00 – 30.00 on a brand and exploring their products. I bought 5 eye shadows from Feather River Body – three matte shadows for $5.00 a piece (Token, Ivy League, and Peanut Butter) and two pressed pigments for $6.00 a piece (Apricot and Fierce). They do offer blushes, highlighters, glitters, lip creams, and cream shadows, but I wanted to be able to create a few looks so I decided to order a range of their shadows. My order was shipped 2 days after I placed it (I did order in the evening after business hours) and was shipped via USPS with a flat shipping rate of $4.00.  I thought it was pretty cool that they have detailed information on their ingredients sharing what the ingredients’ purposes are and where they come from. I googled the matte shadows and pressed pigments’ ingredient list and did not find any other brand with the identical formulas. The only critique that I have of the actual purchasing experience is that products are sorted alphabetically and I think it would be easier to browse if they were sorted by color family.

Feather River Body – Token, Peanut Butter, Ivy League, Apricot, Fierce

Firstly, their pressed pigments are BANANAS. They are extremely pigmented and easy to work with. I applied them with my finger (which is my preferred method for lid shades) and used them with and without a glitter glue. They lasted all day without creasing or fallout both with and without the glitter. They did have a little transfer from my lid to my crease, but that is completely expected for me because I have a fairly deep crease.

Feather River Body -Token , Peanut Butter, Fierce

The mattes are also very pigmented and moderately easy to work with. There is kick back in the pan and fallout when applying them, but I’m not bothered by that since I usually do my eyes before my complexion. The matte are blendable, but they can take a little work to get a really smooth transition. While they aren’t the easiest to work with, I think that can be a positive thing because they also don’t get muddied up easily.

Feather River Body – Token , Peanut Butter, Ivy League

All and all, I would defiantly buy from Feather River Body again – especially their pressed pigments. I am absolutely in love with Fierce – a vibrant Indigo – it’s such a bright and unique shadow that it makes me want to explore their other colors, and with their low price point, it makes it easy to be adventurous and try something new! I’m already thinking that I might have to add a Part Two of this review and explore their face products in another month or two!

Feather River Body – Token, Peanut Butter, Apricot