Friday, November 20, 2015

How To Organize Your Everyday Makeup

Do you get overwhelmed by your makeup collection?
What if you're very busy like me & need your makeup on quick?
I've got an easy and affordable way to organize your everyday makeup

 I took 2 of these 2 drawer cases and stacked them on top of each other

Each individual drawer was organized by my makeup application
You can organize your makeup however you want
This is just how my OCD mind works =)

Inside my first, top drawer are my face powders, highlighters

My second drawer houses my contour powders, bronzers, a concealer

The next drawer contains a few of my favorite blushes.

Finally, my last drawer
A few eye shadows, liners, mascara, brow products, lash glue, and primer
I also keep a pair of falsies, a tweezer, and 2 lip pencils for lipstick/stain

Now every month or so I switch out different products to keep me happy
This gives me a chance to use most of my makeup that's hidden in my storage
I need to do my makeup fast in the morning and this method helps a lot

How do you store your makeup?


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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Fun Halloween Makeup 2015

Here is a fun and easy Halloween tutorial that won't cost a ton of money.
You can call this a selfie queen, queen of pearls, or whatever you desire.

All I used were two different sized pearl stickers and makeup from my kit.

Products Used:

-Any foundation that is 2-3 shades lighter than your skin tone
-A brown eye liner
-Black eyeshadow


My tutorial is easy to follow along and to create.

Happy Halloween!


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

REVIEW: Makeup Geek Eyeshadows

So I finally decided to get my own makeup geek shadows and here they are!

This is a soft, matte, warm sandy color.
A perfect transition shade for blending out your shadow/diffuse harsh lines.

Chickadee is a warm yellow/orange shade that has a matte finish.
I love using a soft fluffy brush like the MAC #224 for a sheer effect.

Burlesque is a metallic burgundy shade with a brownish under tone.
I used it to define my outer crease and blended it out with chickadee.

I also appreciate that each back is labeled for shade reference.
The eyeshadows are very powdery but very easy to blend.

I enjoyed using these in my recent makeup tutorial.

Can't wait to get more!

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

September 2015 Favorites!

September was the month for liquid lipsticks and NYX!
Color:  Striking
It's no secret that I love a good liquid lipstick at an affordable price.
This matte lip cream is a beautiful plum/berry shade perfect for Fall/Winter.
It doesn't dry out my lips and you can't beat the price!

Color:  Sandstorm
Another affordable and popular liquid lipstick is by NYX.
If you're looking for that trendy 'greige' lip, then this is your color.
Flatters all skin tones and has a creamy texture.
Color:  Trap
If you're looking for a super matte lip, try this 'greige' shade from ColourPop.
It's very long lasting and doesn't smudge for hours.
Color:  Brown
Nyx lip pencils are so creamy, pigmented, and super affordable.
This brown lip pencil will work perfectly under any lipstick shade.
I can use it for a nude lip, dark lip, or for a mauve lip.
I love this coffee brown shade that is so pretty on it's own.
Color:  Yellow
For a brightening effect under my eyes, I use this yellow color from NYX.
It's lightweight, opaque, and easily blend able with my beauty blender.
Once I set it with powder, it doesn't fade throughout the day.  

Color:  Black

I raved about this brow pencil in a recent blog post for a reason.
I've used the Anastasia brow wiz and this is the exact dupe for it.
My eyebrow routine is super quick now and my brows look perfect.
You need this product in your life.

What are your favorite products?

xo, Sharlene

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Monday, October 5, 2015

ColourPop Cosmetics Ultra Matte Lip

Color shown here:  Trap-a dusty grey (greige) shade

ColourPop cosmetics came out with their ultra matte lip colors this summer
The product goes on as a lipstick but dries to a matte formula

I chose Trap and it is the prettiest greige color that is so on trend right now

Your lips are going to be drenched with super opaque color that flatters all skin tones

I've been wearing Trap for a few hours and my lips never felt dry..amazing
As with every matte lip, exfoliate and apply lip balm prior to application

The best part about these ultra matte lips are that they won't break the bank
These liquid lipsticks are only $6!
I ordered Trap on a Friday and got it in the mail Tuesday morning
You also get a personal thank you note with your order from ColourPop

Try these amazing colors and you won't be disappointed!

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Foundation

Shade shown here is 30 Warm Nude

A foundation that's actually good for your skin?  

Here's the info:
-Med-full coverage
-SPF 15 with Actyl C to improve skin
Fortunately there's a pump included. I wish all drugstore foundations had one.

I like that it's not a runny foundation and the coverage is pretty good.
This foundation applies evenly and is very smooth on the skin.
I also like that there is a yellow undertone to the formula.
On top, the foundation is completely blended out.
On the bottom you can see how creamy the texture is.

Overall, it's a decent foundation.  My only problem was the pump.
The pump gets stuck and the product wasn't coming out easily.
I also didn't experience any breakouts or skin irritation.


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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

e.l.f. BB Cream SPF 20

I was on the hunt for a drugstore bb cream that had med-full coverage.
This e.l.f. bb cream stood out to me as well as the price point ($6).
The darkest shade I could find for my skin tone was in Nude.
I liked that there was a yellow undertone to it instead of a pinky tone.
So happy that there was a pump for easy application and preventing waste.

-Multitasking to prime, moisturize, and protect your skin
-Infused with vitamin E, jojoba, aloe, and cucumber for hydration
-It also claims to smooth and minimize pores for even skin
This bb cream goes on as a liquid but absorbs into the skin.
It blends into the skin with a creamy finish and is very hydrating.
The result? You get a dewy glow to the skin with a med-full coverage.
-It can be build able .
-I used my real techniques sponge to apply it.

Now for the bad news :(

-If you have oily skin, you have to set this bb cream with powder.
-I have normal to combination skin with an oily t-zone.
-When I did set my face with powder, it looked dry and patchy.
-I tried 3 different setting powders and got the same dry patchy result.
-My concealer, contour/blush would not blend easily on top of this bb.
-However, it did stay put all day and did not budge.

What are your thoughts?

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