Day 2 of Lorac Pro 2 Makeup Challenge: Hazy Purple Daytime Look

DAY 2 OF LORAC PRO 2 MAKEUP CHALLENGE: HAZY PURPLE DAYTIME LOOK - 07.22.14 - Product List Below

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Close-Up of Eye:

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Product List in Order of Use:

  1. Foundation Primer – Hydrating - Laura Mercier
  2. Behind the Scenes Eye Primer - Lorac
  3. Lorac Pro 2 Palette – Beige (lid), Plum (upper and lower lash line), Snow (inner corner) - Lorac
  4. Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation - Chanel
  5. Touche Eclat Radiant Touch – 1.5 Radiant Silk - Yves Saint Laurent
  6. Radiant Creamy Concealer – Vanilla – Nars
  7. Gimme Brow - Benefit
  8. Translucent Loose Setting Powder - Laura Mercier
  9. Rosy Glow Healthy Glow Awakening Blush - Dior
  10. Fix+ Setting Spray – Mac
  11. Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum – Dior
  12. Diorshow Overcurl Iconic Mascara – Dior
  13. Bottom Lash Mascara – Dior
  14. Lip Glass Lip Gloss – Clear – Sephora

Final Thoughts

Ok, so, I enjoyed my eye look today: I definitely think it would work really well for nighttime with some eyeliner, it may be just a touch too grungy for my personal preference during the day. Still totally wearable though, especially with the intense highlight color of Snow in the inner corner of the eye. However, I hated my face makeup  and I don’t even know why. Per usual face makeup (foundation) is such a struggle for me: I’ve really been enjoying Chanel’s Vitalumiere Foundation for the past week and felt as though it hasn’t been breaking me out, but now I just feel like it does not work well on my skin and is breaking me out. I think I’m just one of those people that needs to change foundations once every few days. Oh, also, the Touche Eclat pen completely dried out my face, it looked like I was peeling (as if from a sunburn) on my nose and chin (both places I put it) all day. So, I guess, all-in-all, today’s look (with the slight exception of my eye makeup, which isn’t personally my taste but I think it looked nice) was relatively failed.

Day 1 of Lorac Pro 2 Makeup Challenge: Nectar-Rose Makeup

DAY 1 OF LORAC PRO 2 MAKEUP CHALLENGE: NECTAR-ROSE MAKEUP – 07.21.14 - Product List Below

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Close-Up of Eye:

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Product List in Order of Use:

  1. Foundation Primer – Hydrating - Laura Mercier
  2. Behind the Scenes Eye Primer - Lorac
  3. Lorac Pro 2 Palette – Nectar (crease), Rose (lid), Cocoa (bottom lash line), Light Brown (crease) - Lorac
  4. Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation - Chanel
  5. Radiant Creamy Concealer – Vanilla - Nars
  6. Nouveau Instant Age Rewind Treatment Concealer – Brightener Illuminateur - Maybelline
  7. Translucent Loose Setting Powder - Laura Mercier
  8. Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush – Candy Glow - Too Faced
  9. Blush – Orgasm – Nars
  10. Diorshow Mazimizer Lash Plumping Serum - Dior
  11. Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara - Dior
  12. Bottom Lash Mascara - Clinique
  13. All Nighter Setting Spray - Urban Decay

Final Thoughts

I really enjoyed today’s look! I absolutely love the Rose color, I think it may be my favorite color in the palette, and I just thought it gave a very romantic look to the eyes. I’ve also warn this look for about 13 hours today, and while my face makeup has worn off quite a bit, the eyeshadows have still lasted amazingly well.

Lorac Pro 2 Palette Challenge: An Intro of Upcoming Week

LORAC PRO 2 PALETTE CHALLENGE – 07.20.14 - An Introduction of the Upcoming Week’s Makeup Looks

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Colors from top to bottom, left to right: Buff, Light Brown, Cool Gray, Nectar, Plum, Navy, Charcoal, Black, Snow, Beige, Rose, Mocha, Chrome, Silver, Jade, Cocoa

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As some of you may have seen in my recent Lorac Cosmetics mini-haul, I have been so excited about this palette for the longest time. I decided that it would be really fun for me to do another makeup challenge, similar to my previous Naked 2 makeup challenge, where I only use this palette for my eyeshadow for the next seven days. The difference between this challenge and my previous one on the Naked palette is that this challenge will be more of  discovery and first-impression process, whereas Naked 2 I have had for the longest time and that challenge was more of showing you all the possibilities with the palette. I am really looking forward to playing around with this palette all week and for coming up with hopefully different looks each and every day.

I am honestly pretty confident that this palette has numerous, beautiful looks within it. Below are some swatches of the gorgeous colors in the palette, with the shimmery colors on the left and the matte colors on the right, in color order as the palette is shown in the above photo.

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I really adore all of these shades. I know many people aren’t a fan of cool-toned eyeshadows, but I actually prefer them especially for the upcoming fall/winter months. I think the possible looks here are numerous, and I already started playing around with the eyeshadows a little today to familiarize myself with them. Below are some photos of this smokey eye look I created using the colors Light Brown, Mocha, Snow, Plum, and Rose.

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(Also used: Maybelline Duo Studio Liquid Eye Liner, Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara, Ardell Individual lashes)

Rules of the Challenge:

  1. Only use Lorac Pro 2 eyeshadows for a week
  2. As a supplement, only basic black and brown eyeliner as well as mascara will be allowed
  3. Face makeup (blush/bronzer) must be kept very natural
  4. Lips must be kept neutral during daytime
  5. Foundation coverage must be low to medium-low

I hope you all are looking forward to my upcoming makeup looks because I certainly cannot wait to try out this palette even more! Hopefully after a solid week of use I will be able to give you all a great review on this palette. Also, if anyone who has this palette would be interested in doing this makeup challenge (or just doing a one or two looks using this palette), I would love for anyone to join in! Thanks for reading everyone!

My Current Favorite Neutral Eye

MY CURRENT FAVORITE NEUTRAL EYE – 07.20.14 - Product List Below

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Close-Up of Eye:

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Product List in Order of Use:

  1. Foundation Primer – Hydrating - Laura Mercier
  2. Behind the Scenes Eye Primer - Lorac
  3. Naked 3 Palette – Burnout & Dust (outer 1/3 of lid), Blackheart (upper lash line) – Urban Decay
  4. Mary Lou Manizer (on lid, inner corner, lower lash line) - theBalm
  5. Eye Shadow – Buck (crease) - Urban Decay
  6. Style Eye-Con No.7 Plush Shadow Palette – The Starlet – Dark brown color (outer 1/2 of lower lash line) - Marc Jacobs
  7. Kajal Eye Liner – Tiger’s Eye (outer 1/3 of lower lash line) - Stila
  8. Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation - Chanel
  9. Touche Eclat Radiant Touch – 1.5 Radiant Silk - Yves Saint Laurent
  10. Radiant Creamy Concealer – Vanilla - Nars
  11. Translucent Loose Setting Powder - Laura Mercier
  12. Brow Sculpting Pencil – Hourglass
  13. Gimme Brow - Benefit
  14. Blush – Orgasm - Nars
  15. Mary Lou Manizer (cheekbones, bridge of nose, cupid’s bow) - theBalm
  16. Blush (Highlighter) – Albatross (just to center of cheekbone) - Nars
  17. Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum - Dior
  18. Diorshow Overcurl Iconic Mascara - Dior
  19. Bottom Lash Mascara - Clinique
  20. Lip Glass Lip Gloss – Clear - Sephora

Final Thoughts

This is hands down my favorite look as of recently, I’ve worn the exact same look for the past 3 days: something I never do because I usually get so sick of wearing the same makeup after one day, but with this one I just cannot get bored! I feel like I may have found my signature look, and I’m not quite sure if you all are able to tell why I love it so much in the photos – I don’t think the pictures give it justice – but I genuinely just love my eye makeup. First of all, it is very hard to tell I am wearing any eye makeup and even if people could tell, they would probably think I am wearing barely any at all. Using the Mary Lou Manizer all around the eyes just brightens them and makes them look so huge, and I think by lining my lower lash line and inner corner with Mary Lou Manizer it actually gives me an extremely subtle Egyptian-looking eye (not sure if that makes sense to anyone, so sorry if it doesn’t). Also, using the brown eyeshadow and pencil to my outer corner of my eye really defines the eye and creates a beautiful almond shape to them. So basically, I just really really love this look.

Lorac Cosmetics Mini Haul

LORAC COSMETICS MINI HAUL – 07.19.14 - Mini Haul

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I have been looking forward to the Lorac 2 Pro palette for months, and it finally came in the mail yesterday! While purchasing the palette, I figured I would try out a Lorac Concealer as well as my current Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer is running low. Pictured above are the two products in their exterior packaging (with flash on) and below is the regular packaging (without flash – just shows up clearer):

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I am so so excited to finally have my new Lorac Pro 2 Palette, so stay tuned for another week of me using this palette exclusively (similar to my previous week of using only the Naked 2 Palette). I will be posting an introduction of this week probably on Sunday, as well as swatches of the palette (and potentially a review on the Lorac Touch-Up To-Go Concealer).

Below are some photos of the two items from loraccosmetics.com:

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Thanks for reading everyone!

 

Wearable Hot Pink Eye Makeup

WEARABLE HOT PINK EYE MAKEUP - 07.18.14 - Product List Below

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Close-Up of Eye:

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Product List in Order of Use:

  1. Foundation Primer – Hydrating - Laura Mercier
  2. Behind the Scenes Eye Primer - Lorac
  3. Naked 3 Palette – Buzz (lid), Limit (crease) – Urban Decay
  4. Naked 2 Palette – Bootycall (inner 1/3 of lid, inner corner) – Urban Decay
  5. 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil – Bourbon - Urban Decay
  6. Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation - Chanel
  7. Touche Eclat Radiant Touch – 1.5 Radiant Silk - Yves Saint Laurent
  8. Radiant Creamy Concealer – Vanilla - Nars
  9. Translucent Loose Setting Powder - Laura Mercier
  10. Blush – Orgasm - Nars
  11. Blush (Highlighter) - Albatross - Nars
  12. Brow Sculpting Pencil - Hourglass
  13. Gimme Brow – Benefit
  14. Cremesheen Glass Lip Gloss – Pagoda - Mac

Final Thoughts

So, a little bit of a story behind this look: yesterday morning I was over at my friend’s house while she was doing her makeup. Of course, me being me, I went to check out what makeup she has: all she owns for eyeshadow is one single Urban Decay hot pink eyeshadow and the Naked 2 palette. She notices me checking out her makeup stash and she goes “I wear that pink color as my everyday color”. And I’m like “you should put Bootycall from Naked 2 in the inner corner of your eye with the pink.” My friend, who is not very into makeup, goes “No! I only use Naked 2 for nighttime. It’s too dramatic for during the day” and I roll my eyes and I’m just like “try Bootycall with it” and she’s like “no” and I say “will you just trust me please? Try it” and she sighs and goes “fineeeee”. So she puts on Bootycall, and within two seconds of putting in on, she looks in the mirror and goes “Oooooooooh I like Bootycall. Thanks!” And I just smile and say “Yeah, I know”.

Anyway, to some that might seem like a pretty silly story, but for someone like me who adores makeup I just thought it was so funny. But I really enjoyed the look I forced her to do yesterday, and I almost never wear pink eyeshadow – especially not hot pink – so I figured I would try it out. And, well, I loved it! I think it is a really pretty look and definitely not too dramatic for daytime despite the bright color. I especially loved my face makeup today – I think it might be the mix of my Orgasm blush and Albatross highlighter – but I really felt like it was on point. Like usual, thanks for reading everyone!

 

My Current Favorite Earrings: Large Studs

MY CURRENT FAVORITE EARRINGS: LARGE STUDS - 07.17.14 - Fashion & Accessories

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If you follow my posts, its very clear from my photos what kind of earrings I wear: big, fun stud earrings – many of which you can see above! I really feel like large stud earrings frame one’s face beautifully and add an absolutely amazing element to one’s face. They are particularly great for people who have a similar face shape as me, which is round/heart-shaped/square. I love studs and I feel like I can just never seem to get enough of them – they work perfectly no matter what the occasion and I find earrings like these very chic. If you enjoy wearing dangly long earrings and just find them so flattering, but feel as though they are too much or inappropriate for daytime, this is an amazing alternative!

Below is a list of where you can purchase the earrings pictured above from left to right, top to bottom. Some of these earrings I own personally or some are on my wish-list.

  1. C. Wonder
  2. Anthropologie
  3. C. Wonder
  4. Urban Outfitters
  5. Forever 21
  6. Forever 21
  7. Forever 21
  8. Baublebar
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All of the above are super affordable (range is from about $4 to $28) and really beautiful in my opinion. Many of the above earrings also come in different colors or styles, so check them out if you are interested! Sorry for not posting a makeup look today – I just did a really basic gold eye that I’ve done like twice before on here – but I hope this post makes up for it a little!! Thanks for reading everyone, and really do go check out those earrings!