Just wanted to do a quick post to let those of you who don't know...... I am finally posting videos/tutorials on you tube. YAY I am planning to do 1-2 videos per week. Hair and makeup and reviews on products I try. I will have the links in this post.
I am in love with this foundation. I had not purchased foundation in awhile. I was using up what I had but finally needed some more. I thought I would give this a try.
I have read good reviews and heard about it on some you tube videos I watched. It really is great.
With it being a cream I was a little worried it would feel heavy on my face but it doesn't. It's perfect, good coverage and feels nice and smooth.
I paid $11.99 at our PX in Grafenwoehr and I think that is around the average price. I think it will last quite awhile too.
I am pretty fair but have a little color from the summer months so I picked up the second lightest which is buff. I looked at it once opened and thought it would be to dark but it's great. I am happy with the color.
That is probably the only downfall it's hard to tell which shade to get but I guess that is never easy :)
If you need a new foundation I would definitely give this one a try.
I applied it with my real techniques face expert brush and I really like it.
I will have a new brush review coming up and I finally filmed a fall makeup tutorial but need the adapter for the memory stick so I can edit...boooo....I know but I used my webcam for the first video and then have been trying to film on my ipad since our canon camera was broke on 4th of July but then well I have a video camera I could use that lol. I think it will turn out well but have to edit a little. I appreciate the patience and the continued love and support.
I hope everyone had a wonderful long weekend and I will post again soon.
So I created this look last week and put it up on Instagram and facebook. I really liked it and I feel like it can be used for Summer or Fall. So I am going to walk you through how I created this look and what products I used. Next time I do a look I will be filming it for you tube :) YAY you guys will get a better idea on how to do it.
So first thing after my shower I moisturize my skin with Mario Badescu A.H.A & Ceramide Moisturizer I love it. Makes my skin feel nice and doesn't leave it feeling like there is a bunch of product on my face.
I started with a light off white for all over the eye area. I then took a bronze color in a lighter shade and put it all over the lid. I blended out with a tan color and then took a purple (it was bright but you can't tell in the picture) to work in the outer corner.
So I was at the PX and just browsing through the makeup. I decided to try some wet n wild lipstick. It's not really a brand I purchase very often but I have heard some of their products are pretty nice and you can't beat the price.
I bought Smokin hot pink C905D Mega last lip color......I love it :)
It is long lasting, nice pigment. no shimmer to it (which I liked) I feel like anyone could really wear this color. Red hair, fair skinned, dark hair, dark skin.... light blonde hair, Its just the right amount of pink. I think it will look really nice in the fall too.
I was so excited and happy that I ended up loving it so much. I have such a hard time finding lipsticks I like and also that look okay on my fair, freckled skin.
So I say give it a shot. They have a lot of different colors to choose from and I am pretty sure I paid $1.99 but when I looked online I saw $5.99!!!!!! I don't remember wet n wild being that much but either I looked at the wrong price or their prices have gone up.
Try it out and let me know what you guys think!!!!
Oh and sorry for being MIA this week. School starts soon and I was doing haircuts for back to school so I was a little busier than usual.
****I am hoping to have a video up soon I think I am going to start with a hair tutorial....let me know what you guys want to see I will put the link to my channel below. I am so excited/nervous to bring you guys some videos. http://www.youtube.com/user/JessicaSmith4811
Enjoy your weekend loves,
Lipstick shown: wet n wild maga last lip color C905D with Loreal colour riche le gloss in raspberry splash.
Today I am giving a little review about the Real Techniques face expert brush. I have heard good things and wanted to give it a try. I put a link to the site at the end of this post.
Brushes really do make all the difference with makeup. I mean I didn't use brushes when I was younger and I made it work....or at least I think I did ;) but they really do help when it come to blending your shadows, getting that flawless finish with your foundation, etc.
I have the regular foundation brush and use disposable sponges also and wasn't loving it. I won't even lie before the standard foundation brush and occasionally using sponges I just used my fingers. It worked okay but seriously I am loving the FACE EXPERT brush from real techniques.
This is the standard oval foundation brush
I put my foundation on the back of my hand got a little product on the brush and started with my cheek area. It blended so well. Usually I get streaks, you know what I am talking about all those lines from the brush and it takes me forever to blend them out and get that nice smooth finish. Not the case with this brush.
What I LOVE about it is that it is so reasonably priced and works so well. It gives you that flawless finish and my foundation routine will not take so long now :)
They sell the Face expert brush individually and they have many other brushes. I look forward to trying them all. I will definitely be purchasing another brush for my freelance kit.
Have any of you tried this brush? What are your thoughts?
It seriously costs $9.00 TRY IT :) I know there are other brushes out there and sigma is definitely another brand I will try but I like to try all different brands/products and give you guys my honest opinion. I was impressed with this brush, the quality, and the price.
Today I am writing a little review about some NYX products I have bought and tried. I personally think NYX is a great brand with incredible prices.
NYX butter gloss
So I am sure if you follow me on instragram or my fb page you know that I am obsessed with the NYX Butter Gloss. I like that they have good color and shine but aren't super sticky. I always get asked what I am wearing when I have them on.
NYX concealer wand
I am loving this for my under eye area. I use a different concealer for blemishes but I feel like using this after applying my foundation give my under eye a nice bright look that covers my hideous dark circles well.
NYX concealer stick
I keep this little guy in my purse for when I might need a little touch up. I am so bad about touching my face all the time so sometimes when I am on the go I might need to touch up a few spots. I have used this under my eye as well and I do like this stick. its not incredible coverage but it's good. Especially for the price.
I can't say I love this product but I like it. I have the color Narcissistic. I like the shimmer in it and it gives you a nice golden glow.
So NYX makeup is definitely something I will keep in my own kit and in my professional kit. I really like their products and the prices are just incredible. Also I order online and everything arrived in perfect condition.
So I hope this helps and gives you guys another great makeup option. Thanks for reading and don't forget to follow :)
Okay So I recently purchased a palette from Sedona Lace. It is the 168 Pro Full Color Second edition palette.
It is usually $29.99 but I got it when they were having a sale and with shipping paid. $19.70. It looks like they have good deals all the time, so just check out their site. www.sedonalace.com
This was my first time ordering something from Sedona lace. I first discovered them through hearing good things about their makeup brushes. I will be purchasing some brushes soon and giving you all another review.
My mail goes to an APO address and mail can sometimes take awhile to get all the way over here in Germany. I received it about 7 days after it shipped and it was packaged SO WELL. This is important when ordering online, especially when the package has a long journey before it gets to you. I have ordered so many things that arrived damaged and it is such a pain to have to send it back and deal with all that. So, proper packaging is great. It was wrapped really well in bubble wrap and not a single shadow was messed up. I also got two little eye shadows with the palette and a cute little purple bag.
I am extremely impressed with how pigmented these shadows are. A little goes a long way. I love all the colors in the palette.
You have everything from bold brights, to soft neutrals and everything in between. It is a palette you can do a lot with. I originally bought this for my kit but I might just have to keep it for myself and order another one for my kit :) It is perfect for your own use to add to your professional kit, as a gift for someone. I think anyone who received this palette would be impressed.
I feel like I personally wouldn't use every single color on myself like the super bright greens..... but then again at Halloween I just might!!! So yes if you are more of a neutral girl you might be like WOW I don't need all those colors but honestly I think they are good to have to help you grow and play around with more color. Add a pop of color your lower lash line, do an extreme look for fun when you are just hanging out!
Getting ready is my favorite part of the morning (well most mornings) so just be creative and have fun!!!!
Let me know if you try the palette or any other Sedona lace products and what you think.
Thanks for reading guys, hope you are having an amazing week