How to Pick Your Foundation Shade | How To Choose The Perfect Foundation

Hi beauties!

So for todays video I wanted to focus on how to choose your perfect foundation: from the color, coverage, finish, etc. I know it can be a really daunting task figuring out what shade you’d be, especially if you’re in the drugstore and there’s no one really there to help you..I hope my video helps you and if you have any questions let me know! :)

♡ PRODUCTS MENTIONED ♡
Foundations for dry skin:
-L’Oreal Visible Lift Blur Foundation (Review: http://bit.ly/1tfUE1F)
-Maybelline Dream Wonder Fluid Touch Foundation (Review: http://bit.ly/1AsCOvz)
-Makeup Forever HD Foundation
-L’Oreal True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Foundation
-Revlon PhotoReady Foundation

Foundations for oily skin:
-Revlon ColorStay Foundation for Combination/Oily Skin
-CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation
-Neutrogena Skin Clearing Mineral Powder

♡ MY FOUNDATION SHADES ♡
-L’Oreal Visible Lift Blur Foundation: ‘Natural Buff #205’
-Makeup Forever HD Foundation: ‘153 Golden Honey’
-Neutrogena Nourishing Long Wear Foundation: ‘Fresh Beige’
-Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer: ‘Fawn’
-Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation: ‘Light Bronze’

*I don’t wear MAC foundations so I don’t know what shade I am in their line, but I’m NW 25 in the Pro Longwear Concealer and that’s the same color as my face

xoxo,

Michelle

NEW Maybelline Great Lash Doll Mania Mascara vs. L’Oreal Miss Manga Mascara (Review + Demo)

Hi beauties!

Todays video is all about the NEW Maybelline Great Lash Doll Mania Mascara and I’m going to be comparing it to the L’Oreal Miss Manga Mascara. Both mascaras claim to give your lashes a “doll-like effect,” so I thought it’d be helpful for you guys to do a mascara showdown where I talk about both! Enjoy!

 

♡ VIDEOS MENTIONED ♡
-L’Oreal Miss Manga Review/Demo: http://bit.ly/U9W2GN
-How to Make Your Lashes Look Bigger | How to Make Your Lashes Look Longer: http://bit.ly/1rmCZYD
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♡ PRODUCTS MENTIONED ♡
-Maybelline Great Lash Doll Mania Mascara
-L’Oreal Miss Manga Mascara

xoxo,

Michelle

Fall Makeup Tutorial: Emerald Eyes

Hi beauties!

Todays video is going to be a fall makeup tutorial using green eyeshadows. I’m collating with my friend Cheryl from MakeupByCheryl – she’s also doing a fall makeup tutorial with a more neutral eye and a matte nude lip. I hope you enjoy our looks!

♡ PRODUCTS USED ♡
-The Balm Put a Lid On It Eyelid Primer
-MAC Eyeshadow in ‘Soft Brown’
-NYX Eyeshadow in ‘Khaki’
-LORAC Pro Palette 2 (Jade, Buff)
-Makeup Geek Pigment in ‘Insomnia’
-Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen in ‘BlackNoir’
-Inglot Gel Liner #77
-Eylure Miss Flicklash Lashes
-L’Oreal True Match Face Powder in ‘Cappucino’
-The Balm Instain Blush in ‘Lace’
-MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in ‘Soft and Gentle’
-MAC Lipstick in ‘Crème Cup’

MakeupByCheryl’s Channel: http://bit.ly/XkIOse
MakeupByCheryl’s Fall Makeup Tutorial: http://bit.ly/1mcV97u

xoxo,

Michelle

Ipsy vs. Birchbox Unboxing (+My First BOXYCHARM!) | August 2014 ♡

Hi beauties!

Todays video is going to be another one of my Ipsy vs. Birchbox Unboxings – this one is a special one because at the very end I’m going to be opening up my very first BOXYCHARM! I’m so excited to try out BOXYCHARM because everyone I know who has it loves it. What did you get in your August 2014 boxes?

♡ IPSY AUGUST 2014 BAG ♡
-Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
-Absolute New York Grape Lip Balm
-Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner
-Coastal Scents Forever Blush Sample Duo
-Lord & Berry Silk Kajal Kohl Eye Pencil

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

♡ BIRCHBOX AUGUST 2014 BOX ♡
-Laura Mercier Tone Perfecting Crème
-hello. Breath Spray Trio
-ModelCo Bronzer
-Juliette Has a Gun Not a Perfume – 100 ml
-Supergoop!® Forever Young Hand Cream with SPF 40
-Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer

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

♡ BOXYCHARM AUGUST 2014 BOX ♡
-Morphe S19 Powder Dome Brush
-Ofra Black Eyeliner Pencil
-Enter Pronoun Blow Torch Bronzer
-Tarina Tarintino Conditioning Lip Sheen
-ModelCo Lip + Cheek Tint

Sign up for BOXYCHARM: http://bit.ly/1pA1LBA

xoxo,

Michelle

Kendall Jenner Inspired Makeup Tutorial | Winged Eyeliner + Red Lips

Hi beauties!

Did anyone see when Kylie Jenner posted a selfie the other week sporting GORGEOUS makeup?! Right when I saw the photo I knew I had to recreate the look. She was wearing a bold winged eyeliner with some hot red lips. Even though this look is a bit out of my comfort zone, I still wanted to challenge myself and I had so much fun doing it!

♡ PRODUCTS USED ♡
-Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream in ‘Medium Sheer Tint’
-Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream in ‘Dark Sheer Tint’
-Shiseido Sheer Eye Zone Corrector
-Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer in ‘Medium’
-BH Cosmetics Flawless Brow Trio
-Makeup Geek Eyeshadow in ‘Glamorous’
-Makeup Geek Eyeshadow in ‘Cosmopolitan’
-Flicklash by Eylure
-CoverGirl Lipstick in ‘Seduce’
-MAC Studio Finish Concealer in ‘NC 35′

 

xoxo,

Michelle

MAC A Novel Romance Collection August 2014

Hi beauties!

MAC is seriously on a roll with their newest makeup launches! Their latest collection, which launched today online, is called A Novel Romance, and I have to be honest, I kind of LOL’ed at the promo pictures. The collection itself is GORGEOUS! I instantly fell in love when I saw the lipsticks, so you better believe I got some goodies to review/haul for you guys :D

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The collection consists of:

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(Myself, A Novel Romance, Good Kisser, Yield to Love, Hearts Aflame, Lingering Kiss)

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(Bared For You, Wanting More, Pure Fiction, Reckless Desire, Talk Sexy) 

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(Animal Instincts)

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(Fun Ending)

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(A Novel Romance)

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(A Passionate Quest)

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(An Amorous Adventure)

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(Before Dawn, Midnight Storm, Sunset Sky, Midnight Strata, Midnight Ocean, Midnight Sky)

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(Atomic Ore, Earth Sign, Deep Blue Sea, Metropolis Deep, Evil Twin, Black Brilliance, Water Willow)

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(Pure Flash!, Love Power, Superwatt, Coil)

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(Gilded Thrill, Switch to Blue, Highly Charged, Blacklit)

This collection is currently available online at MacCosmetics.com. It will be available in stores August 21st, 2014 and in September 2014 for International.

xoxo,

Michelle

5 Back to School Outfit Ideas!

Hi beauties!

Todays video is another installment of my back to school series. This time I created 5 different outfits to hopefully get you inspired for the new school year. Let me know which outfit was your favorite!

♡ VIDEOS MENTIONED ♡
-Easy Back to School Makeup Tutorial: http://bit.ly/1uPrHJS
-DIY School Supplies: http://bit.ly/1rrNoh2
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♡ OUTFIT DETAILS ♡

Outfit #1:
-Cargidan: Forever 21
-Cami: BP
-Leggings: Forever 21
-Flats: J.Crew
-Necklace: Chloe + Isabel

Outfit #2:
-Top: Zara
-Jeans: Zara
-Flats: J. Crew
-Bangles: Chloe + Isabel

Outfit #3:
-Top: DailyLook.com
-Shorts: DailyLook.com
-Necklace: ASOS.com
-Shoes: Converse
-Tote: DailyLook.com

Outfit #4:
-Top: Forever 21
-Jeans: Zara
-Flats: J.Crew
-Bag: Michael Kors Hamilton Tote
-Necklace: ?? (sorry!)
-Bracelet: Local Boutique

Outfit #5:
-Sweater: Nordstrom
-Skirt: Arden B
-Shoes: Converse

xoxo,

Michelle

My NYX Butter Gloss Collection + Swatches

Hi beauties!

For today’s video I thought it would be fun to show you guys my NYX Butter Gloss collection. This line has a TON of different shades! What’s your fave?

♡ PRODUCTS MENTIONED ♡
-NYX Butter Gloss in ‘Eclair’
-NYX Butter Gloss in ‘Vanilla Cream Pie’
-NYX Butter Gloss in ‘Maple Blondie’
-NYX Butter Gloss in ‘Apple Strudel’
-NYX Butter Gloss in ‘Peaches and Cream’
-NYX Butter Gloss in ‘Cherry Cheesecake’
-NYX Butter Gloss in ‘Merengue’
-NYX Butter Gloss in ‘Strawberry Parfait’

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NEW Urban Decay Naked 2 Basics Palette

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Hi beauties!

So if you’re not following Urban Decay on Instagram, I’ll fill you in. UD has announced they will be launching a new Naked Basics 2 Palette (pictured below). Like the original Naked Basics Palette, the second version of the cult-favorite will feature 6 taupe-neutral matte shades, only this time the shades are more cool-toned. This palette will retail for $29 and will be available wherever Urban Decay is sold.

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(images courtesy of UrbanDecay.com)

The official launch date of the palette is August 19. Stay tuned for swatches, reviews, and tutorials!

xoxo,

Michelle