Monday, September 22, 2014

Medusa Halloween Makeup

Seeing so many beautiful Medusa costumes for Halloween I thought how fun would it be to create a Medusa makeup tutorial! This makeup look is totally outside my comfort zone. I've never done anything like this and for being my first time I have to say it wasn't so scary, I just let my imagination run wild. I Googled Medusa and instantly got inspired to create something evil and wicked.

The story of Medusa really intrigued me as well. There are many versions of the Greek myth, but the consensus seems to be that Athena had some sort of smackdown with Medusa which resulted in Athena cursing the beautiful Medusa. Medusa was once beautiful and Athena turned her into an ugly being that can turn anyone into stone if they gazed into her eyes.

Knowing that Medusa was once beautiful makes me want to create a beautiful Medusa look as well. So stayed tuned for that! For now I hope you enjoy this evil Medusa makeup.

Full list of products:
     Best Contacts on the market red cat eye here
     Urban Decay Primer Potion
     Sleek Makeup Bad Girl palette
     Inglot 76 gel liner (white)
     MAC Feline eye kohl
     MAC Blacktrack fluidline
     Wet n Wild H20 liquid liner
     Sugarpill Charlotte lashes
     Miss Adoro 424 lashes
   Lips & Face
     MAC Face and Body in white
     MAC Studio Fix silvering white
     NYX White eye pencil
     Inglot 76 gel liner
     MAC Blacktrack fluidline
     BH Cosmetics 2nd edition palette 

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Dose of Colors Liquid Lipsticks | Swatches & Review

Hey everyone! Ruby here with swatches and a review on the new liquid lipsticks from Dose of Colors. There are 4 shades to choose from Purple Rain, Berry Me, Kiss of Fire, and Merlot. There is a new shade that hasn't came out yet that is very hot pink named Pinky Promise. On their website each lipstick costs $18.00 but we bought ours at Naimie's for the same price. I love the packaging on these! The applicator top looks like the glosses but the bottom is a somewhat frosted container. The application of the product went on like a wet gloss then began drying. I expected my lips to get tight once it dried but it was like a satin feeling, so I was pleasantly surprised! Onto the swatches.. Remember I have the Pro and Con list at the very end!

Left to right: Purple Rain, Berry Me, Kiss of Fire & Merlot

Purple Rain: Blue based mid-tone purple

Berry Me: Mid-tone raspberry pink
Kiss of Fire: Orange based red

Merlot: Blue based red

- All felt amazing on the lips
- Easy to remove with a makeup wipe
- Great color payoff
- Cruelty, paraben and gluten free
- Easy to apply
- Good size for the price
- Wand is flexible
- You can play up the color with different colored lip liners
- Somewhat kiss proof (if you get your lips wet it comes off a tiny bit)

- Merlot and Kiss of Fire took a few swipes to get opaque
- Keep in mind the more you apply the thicker it feels and the lip color starts to flake off
- Not super long lasting but pair it with a lip liner and it will stay on a little longer
- Merlot and Kiss of Fire are a little too alike
- Kiss of Fire I believe is supposed to be more pinky but it comes off more red on my lips
- Can go on patchy especially with dry lips. I'm thinking that you need to mix it a little in the tube before applying.
- Can accentuate lines on the lips

Overall Opinion 8/10:

All the lipsticks are great colors and they feel amazing! They go on effortlessly and dry to a satin finish. I would definitely exfoliate before using these, that goes for any matte and long lasting lip product. I know that on the website they look more intense but you can definitely achieve that with a lip liner underneath. I recommend all of these lippies but definitely choose between Kiss of Fire and Merlot since they're both so alike it doesn't make sense to get both (unless your lipstick hoarder like myself go for it lol) I do believe that there's room for improvement but I feel like there are many things that you can do to improve the wear on these. Exfoliating, lip liners and applying a little at a time before drying can make these a sure-fire 10!

Thank you so much for stopping by if you have any questions feel free to comment away!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

WWE Divas Eva Marie Hair & Makeup tutorial

Hey everyone! Yvette here with an Eva Marie hair and makeup tutorial. Eva Marie is a Diva on WWE and is also on the reality show Total Divas on E! I did a blogpost all about what is Eva Marie's hair color, why does Eva Marie's hair look so healthy, how does Eva Marie keep her color so vibrant and much more. You can check out that blog post here. To shorten this video I also separated the Highlighting and Contouring you can view that tutorial here. Ruby and I love watching WWE we have been huge wrestling fans since we were kids! So I'm super excited to do this look and hopefully start a little mini series later. Hope you all like this Eva Marie inspired look. Bye!

Full list of products:
   Urban Decay Primer Potion
   Saucebox Etude palette: beaming, caramel, biscotti, and toffee
   MAC Arena eyeshadow
   Bobbi Brown gel liner
   Revlon Lash Potion mascara (not in video)
   MAC Spiked brow pencil
   MAC Beguile brow gel
   Nigel's Beauty Emporium 605 Lashes
   Makeup Geek Infatuation blush
   Milani True Red lip pencil
   MAC Ruby Woo lipstick
   MAC Chromagraphic eye liner
   Ardell Short Individuals

Hair  Products:
   Beyond the Zone Heat Protectant
   TRESemme Hair Spray (not in video)

inspiration picture...

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Cinderella Wicked Stepmother | Halloween Makeup

Hey everyone! Today's video is another Halloween tutorial. This is Lady Tremaine aka the wicked stepmother from Cinderella. Cinderella is my favorite Disney princess movie so I really want to create a couple characters from it. Lady Tremaine has striking green eyes and sort of an ombre lip going on so I decided to bring some of her features into a real life makeup. I decided to do two versions of the stepmother a pretty version and then a wrinkled version. I hope you all enjoyed this video and I will see you in the next one!

Full list of products:

Revlon Colorstay Foundation
Hard Candy Glamoflauge Concealer - Medium/Light
Ben Nye Banana Powder
NYX Blush - Taupe
NARS Blush - Dolce Vita
NARS Highlighter - Albatross
ELF Face Powder

MAC Eyebrow Pencil - Spiked
Saucebox Etude Palette - Chocolate and Toffee
Milani Clear Brow Gel (Not in video)

Milani Eye Primer
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil - Purple
Saucebox Forbidden Fruits Palette - Plumtastic & Berry Pink
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette - Cherry Cordial
Saucebox Etude Palette - Beaming & Cream Dream
Bobbi Brown Black Gel Liner
Tarte Lights Camera Lashes mascara (not in video)
House of Lashes - Noir Fairy Lashes

Milani Lip Pencil - Sugar Plum
NYX Lip Pencil - Bloom
Milani Lipstick - Uptown Mauve
MAC Lipstick - Rebel

Saucebox Cosmetics Etude Palette - Almond & Cream Dream

Monday, September 8, 2014

Hocus Pocus Winifred Sanderson Hair & Makeup Tutorial

Hey everyone! Yvette here with a Hocus Pocus video featuring the character Winifred Sanderson. In this Halloween video I show you all a tutorial on Winnie's hair and makeup. Ruby and I already did tutorials on Mary Sanderson and Sarah Sanderson, definitely check em out if you and your friends are planning to be the Sanderson sisters for Halloween. Hope you all like this video and stay tuned for the end so you can see me "act" my favorite Winnie lines. Enjoy!

Full list of products:
TRESemme hair spray
Elmers Glue Stick
Youngblood Ultimate Concealer
MAC Studio Fix powder
Urban Decay primer potion
Saucebox Etude palette
  cream dream, chocolate and toffee
Revlon Grow Luscious mascara (not in video)
Ardell Fright Night Mesmerizing lashes
Makeup Forever HD Primer #1
Almay Color Complexion foundation
MAC Prep + Prime powder
MAC Chromagraphic Pencil
Wet n Wild Heather Silk blush
Wet n Wild Cherry Bomb lipstick

Friday, September 5, 2014

Grim Reaper | Halloween Makeup

Hi everyone! That time of year is here...Halloweeeen! For the first of our Halloween videos I wanted to do something a little creepy. This is my version of the Grim Reaper. I created an exaggerated eye shadow that went all the way up to my hair line. I also went for hollow cheeks to look a little more skeletal. I wanted to draw on teeth but I didn't like how it came out so I went to my old faithful trick of making chapped lips. If you do decide to do teeth I would highly recommend it to pull the look together even more. Oh and also you can carry around a scythe to really freak people out! I hope you all enjoyed the video and thank you for watching!

Full list of products:

MAC Face & Body - White
Ben Nye Character Base -Skeleton White
Bloody Mary White Face Powder
Milani Eye Primer
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil - Black Bean
Wet N Wild Eye Shadow- Panther (matte black)
Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil - Perversion
Ben Nye Eye Shadow - Graphite
Saucebox Cosmetics Etude Palette - Biscotti (reddish brown) Chocolate (greenish greyish brown weiird) Toffee (matte black)
Clinique Gel Liner - True Black
Physicians Formula Mascara (not in video)

Disclaimer: I do not recommend putting on contacts after you apply makeup. I only do this because my eyes cannot take contacts for a long period of time. My eyes start watering like crazy and then I can't see what I'm doing. Just quickly wanted to mention that for you all. :)