October Beauty Favorites 2014!

Hi beauties!

Here are my October 2014 makeup favorites! What have you been loving this month?

♡ VIDEOS MENTIONED ♡

-Revlon Ultra HD Lipsticks and Lip Lacquers Review + Swatches: http://bit.ly/1t7LKoB -LORAC Mega Pro Palette Review + Swatches: http://bit.ly/1sfBeX3
-LORAC Mega Pro Palette Tutorial (Smokey Liner): http://bit.ly/1xfKleN
-LORAC Mega Pro Palette Tutorial (Sunset Eyes): http://bit.ly/1uNAxWG

♡ PRODUCTS MENTIONED ♡
-Kiehl’s Skin Tone Correcting & Beautifying BB Cream: http://bit.ly/12ntjSH
-LA Girl Pro Concealer in ‘Creamy Beige’: http://bit.ly/1vWFfps
-LA Girl Pro Concealer in ‘Medium Beige’: http://bit.ly/1vWFfps
-Anastasia Beverly Hills Banana Powder: http://bit.ly/1sWiK1m
-Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara: http://bit.ly/1wvB1oX
-Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick in Sweet Pea
-ColourPop Lippie Stix in ‘Tipsy’: http://bit.ly/1wo2TKp
-LORAC Mega Pro Palette

♡ WATCH MY HALLOWEEN TUTORIALS ♡
-Greek Goddess Hair Tutorial: http://bit.ly/ZNWPPL
-Mermaid Halloween Hair and Makeup Tutorial: http://bit.ly/1qN2ZWz
-Devil Halloween Makeup Tutorial: http://bit.ly/1phySXy
-Cleopatra Makeup Tutorial: http://bit.ly/1tSy3WO

xoxo, Michelle

Ipsy vs. Birchbox Unboxing! (October 2014) ♡

Hi beauties!

Here’s my October 2014 Ipsy vs. Birchbox unboxing! What did you get in your box this month?

♡ IPSY OCTOBER 2014 BAG ♡
-Figs & Rouge Hand Cream
-City Color Be Matte Lipstick in Cappuccino
-ECRU New York Acacia Protein BB Cream Beauty Balm for Hair
-Épicé International Purifying Exfoliant
-MicaBeauty Mineral Eye Shadow

Sign up for Ipsy: http://bit.ly/1g9X66X

♡ BIRCHBOX OCTOBER 2014 BOX ♡
-Mally Beauty High-Shine Liquid Lipstick Pens
-Dr. Brandt Pores No More Vacuum Cleaner
-Essentiel Elements Wake Up Rosemary Shower Gel
-ModelCo Power Lash Long Wear Black Mascara
-Harvey Prince Petaly Noir

Sign up for Birchbox: http://bit.ly/1jAw8jF

Golden Greek Goddess Makeup Tutorial + DIY Goddess Laurel Wreath | Halloween Makeup Tutorial

Hi beauties!

Welcome to my fourth Halloween makeup tutorial of the year! Today I transformed myself into a Greek Goddess with tons of gold and a DIY headpiece – I hope you enjoy this Halloween makeup look!

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♡ VIDEOS MENTIONED ♡

-Greek Goddess Hair Tutorial: http://bit.ly/ZNWPPL
-Mermaid Halloween Hair and Makeup Tutorial: http://bit.ly/1qN2ZWz
-Devil Halloween Makeup Tutorial: http://bit.ly/1phySXy
-Cleopatra Makeup Tutorial: http://bit.ly/1tSy3WO
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♡ PRODUCTS USED ♡
-Maybelline Color Tattoo in ‘Bold Gold’
-Milani Bella Eyeshadow in ‘Bella Gold’
-LORAC Pro Palette (Espresso)
-Inglot Gel Liner #77
-Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen in ‘BlackNoir’
-Ardell Lashes in ‘Lacies’
-Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
-Maybelline Dream Wonder Fluid Touch Foundation in ‘Medium Buff’
-Maybelline Dream Wonder Fluid Touch Foundation in ‘Pure Beige’
-Almay Clear Complexion BlemisHeal Concealer in ‘Medium’
-Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer in ‘Medium’
-Anastasia Beverly Hills Banana Powder
-Sonia Kashuk Illuminating Bronzer in ‘Goddess’
-The Balm Betty-Lou Manizer
-Milani Baked Blush in Coralina
-Benefit Sun Beam Highlighter
-L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick in ‘Fairest Nude’
-LORAC Pro Palette (Gold)
-ArtMinds Extra Fine Glitter in Gold: http://bit.ly/1FDzmlq

♡ HAIR DETAILS ♡
-Luxury For Princess Hair Extensions in ‘Darkest Brown’ (Use code ‘ReadySetGlamour’ for $$ off http://bit.ly/1m2sgAl)
-Greek Goddess Hair Tutorial: http://bit.ly/ZNWPPL

♡ DIY GODDESS LAUREL WREATH HEADPIECE ♡
-Gold Christmas Garland: Michael’s
-Gold Headband: CVS
-Glue Gun + Glue: Michael’s

xoxo, Michelle

Penelope Cruz Inspired Makeup Tutorial | LORAC Mega Pro Palette

Hi beauties!

Here’s a quick, simple, everyday makeup look using the new LORAC Mega Pro Palette and inspired by the gorgeous Penelope Cruz! Enjoy!

♡ VIDEOS MENTIONED ♡
-LORAC Mega Pro Palette Review and Swatches: http://bit.ly/10ccV6P
-Ariana Grande Hair and Makeup Tutorial: http://bit.ly/1weMLer
-Kim Kardashian High Ponytail Hair Tutorial: http://youtu.be/DS6aTj5oT8I
-Kendall Jenner Makeup Tutorial: http://youtu.be/awnLfjvDVds
-Selena Gomez Makeup Tutorial: http://youtu.be/yKX_TMQlDpY
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♡ PRODUCTS USED ♡
-Kiehl’s Skin Tone Correcting & Beautifying BB Cream
-LA Girl Pro Concealer in ‘Creamy Beige’
-LA Girl Pro Concealer in ‘Medium Beige’
-Anastasia Beverly Hills Banana Powder
-BH Cosmetics Flawless Brow Trio
-Physician’s Formula Bronze Glow Booster in ‘Medium to Dark’
-BH Cosmetics Blush Duo in ‘Iris’
-MAC Paint Pot in ‘Painterly’
-LORAC Mega Pro Palette
-Milani Liquifeye Metallic Eyeliner Pencil in ‘Black’
-Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara
-Esqido Lashes in BFF (Use code BEAUTIFUL for 10% off)
-Revlon Lip Butter in ‘Creamsicle’
-Revlon Lip Butter in ‘Crème Brûlée’

xoxo,

Michelle

Fall Nighttime Skincare Routine 2014 ♡ | Aveeno, LUSH, Tula

Hi beauties!

A new season is here, which means it’s time to switch up my nighttime skincare routine for fall. I hope you enjoy!

♡ VIDEOS MENTIONED ♡
-My Top 10 Commandments Of Skincare (Tips for Clear, Acne-Free, Healthy Skin!): http://bit.ly/1ve3gYF
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♡ PRODUCTS USED ♡
-CVS Makeup Removing Cleansing Towelettes: http://bit.ly/1w8Zksr
-Boots Botanics All Bright Soothing Eye Makeup Remover: http://bit.ly/1xTj5n5
-Aveeno Clear Complexion Foaming Cleanser: http://bit.ly/11ofVNG
-Tula Hydrating Day and Night Face Cream: http://qvc.co/1sJmhBk
-Tula Revitalizing Eye Cream: http://qvc.co/1EYJgh1
-LUSH Mint Julips Lip Scrub: http://bit.ly/Ztvoud

xoxo,

Michelle

Devil Makeup Tutorial | Halloween Makeup Tutorial

Hi beauties!

Welcome to my third Halloween tutorial of the year! I hope you guys enjoy this smokey red devil makeup tutorial!

♡ VIDEOS MENTIONED ♡
-Jennifer’s Angel Makeup Tutorial: http://bit.ly/1sOrb07
-Mermaid Halloween Tutorial: http://bit.ly/1qN2ZWz
-Devil Halloween Makeup Tutorial: http://bit.ly/1phySXy
-Cleopatra Makeup Tutorial: http://bit.ly/1tSy3WO
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♡ PRODUCTS USED ♡
-Maybelline Color Tattoo in ‘Dramatic Black’
-Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette
-LORAC Mega Pro Palette
-Milani Liquifeye Metallic Eyeliner Pencil in ‘Black’
-Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen in ‘BlackNoir’
-Katy Perry Lashes by Eylure in ‘Feline Fierce’
-BH Cosmetics Flawless Brow Trio
-Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in ‘Light Bronze’
-Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer in ‘Medium’
-Anastasia Beverly Hills Banana Powder
-Gerard Cosmetics Lipstick in ‘Fire Engine’
(Use code RSG for 25% off!)
-Adhesive Red Gemstones (from the scrapbook aisle at Michael’s)

xoxo,

Michelle

LORAC Mega Pro Palette: IS IT WORTH THE HYPE?! | Review + Swatches

Hi beauties!

The LORAC Mega Pro Palette has officially launched after all of the hype it’s received on YouTube and other social media channels. Here’s the breakdown:

You get 32 eyeshadows in this palette. 16 are matte, 16 are shimmer. 28 of the shades are brand new, never before seen shadows. The 4 repeat shades are Black, White, Espresso, and Cream. The palette is more warm-toned and it leans more toward light to mid-toned shades; while there are a few darker, smokier colors, there are definitely a lot more lighter colors that work great as blending colors, crease colors, or even lid colors.

Price: $59
Availability: amazon.com or loraccosmetics.com (I’m not sure when it will be back in stock – I would recommend signing up to be notified when it’ll be back on Amazon!)

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What are your thoughts on this palette? Let me know what colors you’d like to see a tutorial with!

xoxo,

Michelle

 

Get Ready With Me! Smokey Copper Eyes (Feat. Makeup Geek Vegas Lights Pigment)

Hi beauties!

You ask, I deliver! A ton of you wanted to see a makeup tutorial using the Vegas Lights pigment from Makeup Geek – so here’s a smokey black and copper eye makeup look using it! I hope you enjoy!

♡ PRODUCTS USED ♡
-MAC Paint Pot in ‘Painterly’
-BH Cosmetics Special Occasion Palette
-The Balm Meet Matte Nude Palette
-Makeup Geek Pigment in ‘Vegas Lights’
-Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Palette
-Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in ‘Brunette’
-Inglot Gel Liner #77
-Maybelline The Classic Volum’ Express Mascara
-Esqido Lashes in Oh So Sweet (Use code BEAUTY for 10% off)
-Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in ‘Light Bronze’
-NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in ‘Ginger’
-Anastasia Beverly Hills Banana Powder
-Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit
-BH Cosmetics 26 Color Neutral Eyeshadow/Blush Palette
-MAC Lipstick in ‘Myth’
-NYX Butter Gloss in ‘Éclair’

NEW Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquers & Lipsticks Review + Swatches!

Hi beauties!

I finally spotted the brand new Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquers and Lipsticks at CVS (see display below). The collection consists of 14 lipsticks and 12 lip lacquers, ranging from brights to bolds. The collection will be part of Revlon’s permanent line of lip products so if you can’t get your hands on them just yet, have no fear!

I got mine for $9.79 each while Revlon was having a BOGO half off deal (ladies, always stack your coupons!) I’m a huge fan of this collection: I love the colors offered, the pigmentation/color payoff, the creamy, buttery formula of the lipsticks, and the non-sticky feeling of the lipglosses.

One huge con for me (for both the lipsticks and the lipglosses) is the packaging. The lipsticks don’t twist down all the way, so you end up having to be very careful when putting the cap back on to make sure it doesn’t touch the actual lipstick. As for the lipglosses, aesthetically I love the iconic Revlon lipgloss packaging, but this time they’ve added a brush applicator (as opposed to a dough foot applicator). Nay for me.

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I was completely surprised at the weartime of the lipstick – Sweet Pea lasted a good 5 hours on me and did not look or feel dry, cakey, flakey, etc. It literally looked as good as it did when I first put it on. Same goes for the lipgloss, although I wasn’t eating, talking, or drinking (just editing!), so I’m assuming the glossiness probably would have faded had I done those things.

Overall, I’m a huge fan of this collection! If you can get your hands on them I highly recommend them.

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♡ PRODUCTS MENTIONED ♡

-Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick in ‘Sweet Pea’
-Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick in ‘Poppy
-Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick in ‘Rose’
-Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick in ‘Tulip’
-Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick in ‘Gladiolus’
-Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick in ‘Geranium’
-Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick in ‘Orchid’
-Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick in ‘Petunia’
-Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick in ‘Snapdragon’
-Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquer in ‘Pink Diamond’
-Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquer in ‘Petalite’
-Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquer in ‘Sunstone’
-Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquer in ‘Smoky Topaz’
-Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquer in ‘Garnet’
-Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquer in ‘Rose Quartz’
-Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquer in ‘Pink Ruby’

Which color is your favorite? Will you be picking any of these up? xoxo, Michelle

Cleopatra Makeup Tutorial | Halloween Makeup Tutorial

Hi beauties!

Today I transformed myself into the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra, with a smokey cut crease and nude lips! What do you guys think? Leave a comment down below and let me know what Halloween tutorial you want to see next!

♡ WATCH MY OTHER HALLOWEEN TUTORIALS ♡
-Mermaid Halloween Tutorial: http://bit.ly/1qN2ZWz
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♡ PRODUCTS USED ♡
-MAC Paint Pot in ‘Soft Ochre’
-BH Cosmetics 88 Colors Palette Neutral Eyeshadow
-Urban Decay Naked Palette (Original)
-Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Eyeliner
-Esqido Lashes in Unforgettable (Use code BEAUTY for 10% off)
-Maybelline The Classic Volum’ Express Mascara
-Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream in ‘Medium Sheer Tint’
-Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream in ‘Dark Sheer Tint’
-LA Girl Pro Concealer in ‘Creamy Beige’ (http://www.drugstore.com/l-a-girl/qxb109299)
-MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in ‘Give Me Sun’
-Milani Baked Blush in Rose D’Oro
-MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in ‘Soft and Gentle’
-L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick in ‘Fairest Nude’
-Neutrogena Lipgloss in ‘Groove’

♡ TOOLS USED ♡
-Sephora Angled Liner Brush
-Frankie Rose Cosmetics Angled Liner Brush
-Sigma P80 Precision Flat Brush (http://www.sigmabeauty.com/Precision_Flat_P80_p/p80.htm?Click=71171?Click=71171)
-MsQ Blending Brush
-BH Cosmetics Flat Shadow Brush (part of ’10 Piece Eco Brush Set’)
-Cheeva Beauty Angled Eyeliner Brush
-Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki Brush(

http://www.sigmabeauty.com/Sigma_Flat_Top_Synthetic_Kabuki_F_80_p/f80.htm?Click=71171)

-Frankie Rose Cosmetics Pro Powder Brush
-Sigma F30 Large Powder Brush (http://www.sigmabeauty.com/Large_Powder_F30_p/f30.htm?Click=71171)
-BH Cosmetics Flat Brush

♡ COSTUME DETAILS ♡
-Black Wig: http://bit.ly/1saTKWy (Use code ‘ReadySetGlamour’ for a discount)
-Headpiece: http://amzn.to/1ErBuMp
-Snake Armband/Bracelet (I used it as a necklace): http://amzn.to/1s8CCiM

xoxo,

Michelle