Fall Favorites

I have done a couple of favorite posts before and have not done one for fall. It has been awhile since I’ve posted so I thought it would be the perfect time.

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1. Pumpkin Latte & Marshmallow spray from Bath and Body Works $14

This stuff smells like absolute heaven! I love fall scents the best and especially pumpkin. This doesn’t smell too much like that general pumpkin scent but it’s definitely there. It overall has just a very warm smell with yummy coffee notes that is the epitome of fall and I have gotten so many compliments on it. I will have to stock up before the season lets out!

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2. Not Your Mother’s Lock Luster Oil Treatment from Ulta $5.99

My hair gets super dry this time of year and dyeing it doesn’t help so to soften it right back up and give it the moisture it needs this is my go to hair oil. It’s inexpensive, smells great and doesn’t leave my hair greasy.

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3. Mac Pigment Mauvement $21 from Mac Cosmetics

As much as I hate to show you guys a discontinued shade this is my ultimate favorite pigment for foiling over my shadows in the fall. It appears more gold to brown in person rather than purple in my opinion. Other similar shades I’ve seen on their site to get the same effect are rose gold and blonde’s gold they both have frost finishes. I just use my mac fix+ spray on my brush and dab it over my shadows to make them really pop.

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4. Essie Mink Muffs from Ulta 8.99

Beautiful milk chocolate brown nail color perfect for fall. I like pairing it with greens to make it really stand out.

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5. Mac Matte Lipstick in Velvet Teddy from Mac Cosmetics for $16

You can see I have a pattern with the brown shades. I’ve tried other matte nudes by mac but this one is by far the best I usually pair it with my spice liner also by mac or if I want an especially dark lip I pair it with my mahogany liner.

What are some products you can’t live without this fall? Let me know! Or if you use any of these products let me know how the do for you. Thank you for reading and happy fall everyone!

Kelly

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Alice and Cheshire Cat Makeup

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These are photos straight from my instagram it isn’t a tutorial I just wanted to share with you guys πŸ™‚ I saw a youtube video for makeup like this by Lucyxx84 and I think her makeup is so beautiful and it inspired me to create this look. I have been wanting to do more cosplay/costume makeup for a while now and decided to practice with this today.

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I didn’t do the same colors as the Tim Burton Cheshire cat I wanted to stick with the colors of the animated Alice and I am very pleased with how it turned out. I have many different brands and types of makeup on but the main product I use when doing costume makeup is my NYX jumbo pencil in milk. I have very sensitive skin so I don’t want to use face paint so I love that the NYX pencil is so creamy so I can use it on my entire face as I’ve done in the past with my sugar skull makeup or as a base for my eye makeup. It’s also good to put on your lips on top of your lipstick to add dimension and just blend it out. For all of the lines I make I use a thin tipped liquid liner pen and go back over with pencil and black shadow. For my hair I just pin curled it and let it set while I did my makeup.

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Please let me know your thoughts on this look and if you would like to see more cosplay/costume makeup looks with in depth tutorials and if you would what are some characters you would like to see. I am always open to suggestions. πŸ™‚

Kelly

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Summer Beauty Favorites

As the seasons change so do the contents of our makeup bags. This is a simple list of my favorite products for summer, where you can find them and what they typically cost. Some are budget friendly and others are splurges. These are all products I have myself and would buy them all again.

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1. Baby Lips $3 Target, Walmart, Ulta, and most drug stores

I love the baby lips line and the clear is my favorite. Along with the other shades it has a very yummy cent. Oddly this one smells like fruity pebbles to me but I like fruity pebbles so I don’t mind a bit. I have tried so many lip balms because my lips chap so badly no matter the season or weather but with this they are so soft and it gives them a nice shine.

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2. Baby Skin $6 Target, Walmart, Ulta, and most drug stores

I recently purchased this product and I love it. It has a similar texture to smashbox photo ready primer and also feels similar to the porefessional by benefit cosmetics. It blurs away your pores and makes my skin even so that my foundation sets smoothly. It’s very nice to find a product like my high end ones so that I don’t have to spend the extra cash. If you have larger pores I definitely recommend this product.

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3. Mac lipstick in Sunny Seoul $16 Any Mac counter near you my local shop is inside of Dillards

I purchased this lipstick online and I admit I got it for its name and it also seemed like a nice shade of pink. This easily became my favorite spring and into summer color. It is a sheer pink with a bit of a shimmer to it but not too much. It isn’t heavy so it’s great for work or if you are out and about. The formula feels very light so it’s perfect for hot days so you still have nice color without feeling caked on.

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4. Mac Fix+ $21 Any Mac counter near you my local shop is inside of Dillards

I use this spray to set my makeup and it gives you a nice dewy glow. It isn’t just water it is packed with vitamins and minerals and is wonderful for refreshing your face.

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5. Farmhouse Fresh Fluffy Bunny Hand Cream $14 I purchased this at a local boutique but no worries the company has an online shop

This is my favorite hand lotion and I know I keep using the term light but that is summer for me. I want my products to be as light as possible and this just melts into your hands and leaves them silky soft with a nice lavender scent.

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6. L’Oreal Miss Manga Mascara $8 Target, Walmart, Ulta, and most drug stores

No matter the season you always need a great mascara and this is my new favorite. Again with the name! How could I not get it!? The packaging is very cute and I am so impressed with this product. I have tried everything from benefit cosmetics they’re real mascara to makeup forever and they do not compare. Now this is my own personal opinion but it applies so much better than my more expensive brand mascaras. Even one coat is a dramatic difference and it is easily removable. I hope they do not discontinue this product.

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7. St. Ives Pink Lemon and Mandarin Orange Scrub $4Β  Target, Walmart, and most drug stores

You can’t forget about skin care and this is my favorite scrub at the moment. It has a nice citrus scent and always leaves my face feeling soft and very clean.

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8. Sun Beam by benefit cosmetics $26 Ulta and Sephora

This is a beautiful highlight for summer as our skin is a bit more tan or if your like me still pale as ever but would like a nice glow with a touch of color this product is wonderful. It’s a gorgeous pale golden shimmer but not to where it looks as though you’re applying glitter to your face. It just gives you a nice dewy summer sun kissed look.

Have any of you tried these products and what are your thoughts on them I would love your feedback!Β  Also let me know what your summer essentials are and the products you can’t go without πŸ™‚

 

Kirby -Kelly

Product Reviews

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I am reviewing a few new products I have recently gotten. The top two pictured above I received in my May ipsy bag. For those that don’t know ipsy is a monthly subscription service for 10 dollars a month you receive a new cosmetic bag and 4-5 products. I love this because it opens me up to new brands that I might not try or typically purchase. I do like to use it to decide if I would like to purchase a full sized version of the product if I liked it.

The first product I got to try is the eva nyc therapy session hair mask. I immediately loved the way it smelled. It’s almost like a perfume but not too overpowering. I never blow dry my hair unless I’m in a hurry or during the colder months since I do dye my hair often I try to use as little heat as possible. After using it for the first time once my hair was dry there was a very noticeable difference in the overall softness of my hair. So anything that smells amazing and makes my hair baby soft is a winner for me.

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So I now have the full size purchased from Ulta along with the oil treatment that it recommends. The oil has the same scent as the hair mask and it doesn’t make my hair greasy after applying. It also protects your hair if you do use heat. I love these products and will definitely be getting them again in the future. The only complaint I have is it doesn’t help when it comes to tangles. My hair is very long all the way down my back and it tangles quite easy. Usually when using a hair mask treatment it is very easy to comb out my hair afterwards but it almost feels as though I didn’t use any conditioner at all. But as I said my hair does come out incredibly soft after it is completely dry. Much softer than with any other mask I have tried. So it does take a bit more time combing through but it’s worth it for the results for me. I think someone with much shorter hair wouldn’t have this problem.

The second product I got in my bag that I fell in love with is the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil bronzer. Again with the smell of things this smells like a delicious chocolate bar. Reason being is that it is infused with coco powder how cool is that!? It is so smooth and even on my pale skin it looks very nice not muddy and blends perfectly. This product made me want the Too Faced Chocolate Bar eyeshadow palette.

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The colors in this palette are gorgeous and so very wearable. You can do office appropriate day looks or a beautiful smokey eye for night. The eyeshadows also have a wonderful chocolate scent to them. There are 16 shades several of them are matte while the others have a nice shimmer. Two of the shades are larger as you can see in the picture the top is matte and the bottom is a shimmer and works great as a highlighter for your face. I have no complaints for this palette. You get such a variety of colors from golds to pinks and rich browns. You can get this palette for slightly cheaper than any of the urban decay naked palettes and you get more shades. I love my naked palettes but this one is right there with them. The shadow is so smooth just like the bronzer and blends so effortlessly. I look forward to doing looks with this palette for you guys soon!

If you have tried any of these products let me know your thoughts on them I always love feedback πŸ™‚

-Kelly

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V-day Makeup With Naked 3

I have not posted in forever! I am so sorry but I promise to post more! With Valentines day coming up this Friday I thought I would do a date night look using my naked 3 palette which is perfect for this occasion because of all of the beautiful blush tones.

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Jumping right into it I used Urban Decay primer potion in Eden all over my lids and a bit under my waterline. Then I used my Nyx jumbo pencil in milk. Not all over my lid but just where I’m going to apply my highlight in my inner corner and on my brow bone later.

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The colors don’t show well on camera but they’re more vibrant in person. I used the shade Limit from Naked 3 all over my lid and then used Nooner in my crease with a fluffy brush and blended out.

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Here right on top of Limit I packed on the shade Mugshot.

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Then I used Darkside on a pencil brush for more precise placement in the outer v of my eye and brought it down on the outer third.

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I picked up more of Darkside on a fluffy brush and put it into my crease and blended it out.

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Here I put Blackheart on top of Darkside just on the outer third and blended out. Then used the same shade under my lower lash line. After that I sprayed my brush with mac fix plus and applied Dust to the center of my lid. I highlighted my brow bone with the shade strange and for the inner corner I used Venus from the Naked Basics palette.

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Then to finish up I just lined my lower waterline a third of the way with a black pencil from Bareminerals and lined my upper lash line with Maybelline line stiletto making a cateye because I can’t be without it and used Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real mascara πŸ™‚

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For my cheeks I used Bareminerals blush in Exhilarate and highlighted with Benefit Cosmetics High Beam. For my lips I first lined them with a pencil from Maybelline in Rose and then used a satin lipstick by Mac Cosmetics in the shade Faux. Right on top of that I used the lightest gloss from Em Cosmetics shade play lip palette in Mix it up Roses.

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I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentines day! Have any of you tried the Naked 3 palette? If so let me know what you think! Also I know I haven’t done a geeky post in awhile but I’ve been meaning to review all the manga I’ve been reading lately so I will hopefully get that on here later this week πŸ™‚ -Kelly

Lorde Tennis Court Makeup

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I have been wanting to do this makeup for so long now so I finally have. This is not a step by step tutorial since the look is so simple but just sharing with you guys πŸ™‚

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The milkmaid braids are very easy to do. You just create a braid on each side of your head as far down as you can you don’t want too much remaining hair at the end so that you can easily hide it. You could part your hair right down the center but in the video she had it parted to the side so that’s what I’ve done. Then you just wrap each braid around the top and pin in place. When you’re braiding make sure to braid out from your head not straight down as it will make it easier to wrap it.

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For my foundation I used L’Oreal true match lumi in w1-2 and set it with L’Oreal hydra perfect loose powder in translucent 916. I don’t care for the foundation much but am in love with the powder it has a very nice scent almost like perfume but is not too much. For my lips I used Revlon super lustrous lipstick in the shade black cherry. Her lipstick was much darker but this is the darkest I could get my hands on so I dabbed a bit of a matte black eyeshadow over it and blended. For my eyes I used my Mac paint pot in painterly and put a warm coral color and blended it out with a bit of a matte brown. I then took the matte brown under my lashes and applied some white eyeliner on my lower water line and some mascara but not too much.

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I hope you liked this post and thank you all for supporting Britney and I it means so much to us. -Kelly

Sweet Fall Makeup

I’ve been meaning to do a fall makeup look and I feel like fall is just zooming past and we’re already almost into winter soon but I think this look could work for both πŸ™‚

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I started out just priming my eyes and then taking the shade faint from my naked basics palette applying heaver on the outer corner then lighter as I go in to gradually fade it out so that I can highlight the inner corner. Then took the shade naked 2 from the same palette and took a fluffy brush and applied it to my crease it doesn’t have to be precise it just contours really nice.

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Then I took my nyx jumbo pencil in milk and applied it to my inner corner blending it into the brown on the inner third of my eye and slightly under my lower lash line then topped it with loreal infallible iced latte. To highlight my brow bone I used a different shade because I didn’t want it to be too shimmery so I used venus from the naked basics.

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Here I took crave from the naked basics and patted it on my outer corner. Packing at first then blending out with a fluffy brush then took a pencil brush and took faint and crave under my lower lash line. Blending the two together and fading them down but not too far you don’t want to look like you have dark circles it just makes your lower lashes look fuller.

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Next take any liquid liner and line your upper lash line extending slightly in the inner corner and gradually making the line thicker towards the outer corner. Then with a very light hand take it under your lower lash line two thirds of the way and going past your lid to create the wing and just fill in any gaps. After that I took loreal infallible eyeshadow in the shade amber rush on a pencil brush and applied it under my lower lashes.

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Then I just finished off with some falsies and mascara. These are super cheap ones I think kiss is the brand but you can just use mascara if you like.

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On my lips I used a nude lipstick from jcat andΒ  number 4 from the em shade play palette in mix it up roses and on my cheeks I used an em blush sample I had gotten from an ipsy bag I had received it’s from the natural talent section of the life palette. I hope you found this helpful! Always feel free to ask questions πŸ™‚ -Kelly

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Sugar Skull Makeup Tutorial

Hey guys with Halloween coming up soon I wanted to do some makeup tutorials for all of you that are deciding to dress up. As I’m sure you’ve gathered by the title this look will be based off of the dia de los muertos (day of the dead) Mexican sugar skulls. I had so much fun putting this look together and I hope that it helps you if you are looking for a similar look.

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I first started out with just bb cream no foundation or concealer to make a smooth surface for everything and took a glue stick and applied it to my eyebrows to keep them down and in place. Then using my nyx jumbo pencil in milk I outlined where I wanted my eyeshadows to go I then filled it in with my mac paint pot in painterly to prime everything.

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Here I used a mac cream blush in so sweet so easy applying it with a concealer brush then I patted an elf powder blush in pink passion right on top.

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I used the shade crave from my naked basics palette any matte black color will do. I just packed it with a stiff brush on the outer corner reaching up to my brow bone and i put it in the inner 3rd of the eye leaving the center pink then blended everything out. I also used the nyx pencil on my lower water line.

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Now just using a liquid liner I used maybelline line stiletto make a dramatic cat eye 🐱

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I brought the liner well under my actual lash line to make my eyes seem bigger and made a point at my inner corners. I also used the liner to make false bottom lashes and added falsies on top. The ones that I’m wearing are by eyelure for Katy Perry in cool kitty.

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Now for the face I used the same nyx pencil all over then blended with a stippling brush. Then pressed my HD translucent powder by elf all over avoiding my eyes.

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Then using gel liner and an eyeliner brush go over where your original outline was and make your circle first making sure to cover your eyebrows then make the scalloped edges.

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Taking crave again around the edges of the circle with a fluffy brush pack it at first then blend it out.

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You can’t tell as well by the picture but I took the elf blush I used on my eyes and contoured under my cheeks then used crave on top for a more hollowed out look and along my hair line and did the same around the bones in my neck and my collar bone.

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Using the gel liner and brush I made the nose. Most reference pictures I looked at the nose looks similar to a spade but comes to two points. I didn’t take it all the way down the sides because I didn’t want it to appear so wide.

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Now for the fun stuff! I created my spider web by taking the same gel liner and made an upside down pyramid then separated it into four sections. For the shading I used crave again on each square just along the outer lines and used the nyx pencil in each center to give it a pop out effect. For the rhinestones I didn’t want them to be on each point I wanted them to appear to be more of random dew drops and I put them on with eyelash glue as well as the heart at the point. Make sure your hands are clean while applying the rhinestones because you don’t want them to look dirty or milky from getting makeup on your hands then handling the rhinestones.

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For the mouth I put crave in the center and blended out. Then with the gel liner I made the stitching reaching on both sides to where I contoured adding a bit more shadow to the outer corner of my actual mouth and a bit along the line. I then took my liquid liner on each stitch to make them more pointed. For the rose I first drew the petals with the gel liner and filled them with the same elf pink passion blush and shaded with crave on the edges of the petals.

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Last I used a pencil brush that I sprayed with mac fix plus and took a silver glitter shadow and dotted around the circle. Then just embellish however you want and of course the flower crown pulls it all together I got mine from forever 21. You don’t have to use the same colors I did you could do the same steps but with purples, blues, even greens would look lovely. Thank you for taking the time out to look at my post and if you do decide to do this look I would love to see it. Also if you have suggestions for other halloween makeup you would like to see please let me know πŸ™‚ -Kelly

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Lorde Royals Eye Makeup

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I have been obsessed with Royals by Lorde since I first heard it come on the radio and late one night my boyfriend was flipping through the channels on the tv and the video for the song was on. I hadn’t seen the video before and I was immediately drawn to her eye makeup so I decided to do my own rendition I hope you find this helpful if you are looking for a similar look πŸ™‚

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First I recommend doing all of your face makeup afterwards because it will be difficult to clean up the darker eyeshadow shades. All I’ve done here is primed my eyes with my mac paint pot in painterly and used walk of shame from my naked basics palette all over my lid.

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On top of that I put Loreal infallible in iced latte.

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In the outer corner going in about a third of the way using a stiff brush i patted maybelline color tattoo in pomegranate punk.

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Then using maybelline line stiletto liquid liner make the line as thin as you can extending just slightly past your tear duct (it elongates your eyes).

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Now Ive switched to maybelline gel liner using a thin brush make a flick upward as though you were going to make an extreme cat eye stopping about where the peak of crease is. Then drag the line to the center across.

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Here I’ve just taken a pencil brush and sprayed it with mac fix plus and smudged the gel liner.

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There areΒ  several steps here. On top of pomegranate punk I took South from my urban decay Glinda palette and just patted it on top any taupe shade will do. Then I took Crave from my naked basics palette and went back over where the gel liner was smudged while defining the point while I did this. I also sprayed my brush with the fix plus while using Crave. Then I put it under my lower lash line.

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You can cut your crease a bit more if you like as I’ve done or you can leave it in the center. I just put a bit more of iced latte in the center of my lid and put Venus from the naked basics palette on my inner corner and I put Foxy from the same palette on my brow bone. Then just add your favorite mascara I’m using a combination of benefit bad gal lash and maybelline big eyes.

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And you’re done πŸ™‚

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For my lips I used a combination of revlon nude attitude and mac saint germaine with a little bit of gloss. My blush is laura geller in pink buttercream and my highlight is benefit high beam. If anything is confusing don’t hesitate to ask questions. Thank you for reading and if you try out this look I would love to see it or let me know how it worked for you πŸ™‚ -Kelly