Sunday, December 27, 2015

REVIEW: RACINNE SKINCARE

Racinne is a Korean skincare brand that seeks to help people love their skin no matter what age. Intrigued by this approach, I was excited to try their products. Here's my review.



My first impression of this moisturizer was how lightweight it felt on my skin. It absorbs quickly which makes it lovely for using in the AM before applying makeup. I think this product was particularly good for my skin because it targets hyper pigmentation & dark spots, which I definitely suffer from because of the acne I once suffered from. My skin has feel a lot brighter since using this product and I have to say I really love it.





















I was really excited to try this serum because I wanted something I could use in the day and night that would provide moisture but wouldn't be too heavy or greasy on my skin. This was super light and skins into the skin right away, which I loved. I loved that it gave my skin the hydration it needed and I found that when it was paired with other Racinne moisturizers, it really gives your skin the boost it needs.



















The first thing I noticed about this hydrating gel was how thick it was but how once applied to the skin, it really soaks in. It's very luxurious and although I preferred using at night time because of its rich texture, it would definitely be suitable for the day time too. Paired with the hydrating serum--this is a dream team of hydration.




















I was most excited to try this product because I once heard Lisa Eldridge recommend it. I was especially excited because it targets everything that I consider to be a "problem" with my skin: Dark spot, skin texture, uneven skin tone, etc. I use this once or twice a week and I love how it makes my skin feel. I like to use it when I feel like my skin needs a pick me up, and it's a most effective addition to my skincare routine. 



Saturday, October 31, 2015

#HALLOWEEN13 DAY 13 (THE FINALE!): BLACK SWAN REVAMPED

The finale of #Halloween13 is here! For my final look, I wanted to revamp the infamous Black Swan look. Instead of focusing on the eyes, I focused on the brows, and I love the way it came out. 


Products used to achieve this look: 
Face: Mehron Paradise Paint in White
Eyes: Loreal Infalliable eyeliner
Brows: Outlined brows with Maybelline gel liner in black, and then brushed brows upward with Makeup Forever Smoky Lash Mascara. 
Lips: Wet n Wild Sugar Plum Fairy 

Friday, October 30, 2015

#HALLOWEEN 13 DAY 12: WICKED STEP SISTER

This Wicked Step-Sister look from Cinderella was inspired in part by the 2015 movie as well as a little John Galliano runway makeup! 


Products used to achieve this look:
Face: Cover girl 3in1 Foundation in Buff Beige
Brows: Essence Liquid Liner
Eyes: ELF palette: blacks, silvers, greys, purple. Stila Kitten in inner corner
Cheeks: Sleek Blush by 3 in Pink Lemonade
Lips: Wet n Wild Night Cap, Clear lipgloss on top 

Thursday, October 29, 2015

#HALLOWEEN13 DAY 11: GREEK GODDESS

Possibly my favorite makeup for this series, this glowy goddess look is perfect to match with your toga!


Products used to achieve this look:
Face: Cover Girl 3in1 Foundation in Buff Beige
Cheeks: Milani Bronzer in Glow
Eyes: ELF palette: golds, yellows, browns. Stila Kitten in the tearduct 
Brows: Loreal Brow Gel in medium brown
Lips: Elf Palette: Orange & gold eyeshadows over lip balm. 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

#HALLOWEEN13 Day 10: WEDNESDAY ADDAMS

For this classic halloween costume choice, amp it up with some dark lips!


Products used to achieve this look: 
Face: Loreal Infallible Foundation in Shell Beige 
Brows: NYX Brow Pencil in black
Eyes: Rimmel Scandaleyes Liner in Black, Physicians Formula Bronze Booster in the crease and under the eyes.
Lips: Wet n Wild Lipstick in Vamp it Up

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

#HALLOWEEN13 Day 9: SUGAR SKULL

This sugar skull look was fun to do and even more fun once I added glitter!


Products used to achieve this look: 
Face: Mehron Paradise Paint in White, Ben Nye Black cream for details
Eyes: Ben Nye bruise kit in red and black shades, Coastal Scents Glitter in Diamond Dust (On nose as well) 

Monday, October 26, 2015

#HALLOWEEN13 DAY 8: WOOD ELF


For an ethereal halloween costume, this wood elf makeup look was simple to do and super feminine. 

Products used to achieve this look: 
Face: Loreal Infallible Foundation in Shell Beige
Cheeks: Milani Baked Bronzer in Glow
Eyes: Mix of oranges & browns from large ELF (haha) shadow palette. Ben Nye White Cream on lashes, Stila Kitten in inner corner.
Lips: Vaseline on bottom, ELF orange eyeshadow on top
Brows: No pencil, just used tinted brow gel and brushed upwards. 

Sunday, October 25, 2015

#HALLOWEEN13 DAY 7: VAMPIRE

For my take on a more traditional halloween costume, I focused on dramatic eyes for this vampire look.

Products used to achieve this look:
Face: Cover Girl 3in1 Foundation in Buff Beige, Sleek Blush by 3 in Pink Lemonade
Eyes: Urban Decay eyeshadow in black out, Annabelle eyeliner in black, Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara, Stila Eyeshadow in Kitten for inner corner. 
Brows: NYX Brow Pencil in Black
Lips: Maybelline Color Sensational lipstick in Red Revival
Blood: Ben Nye Fake Blood

Saturday, October 24, 2015

#HALLOWEEN13 DAY 6: KIM K CLEOPATRA

This look is for the girl who doesn't wan't to wear a costume, but just wants to do some fun makeup. This is a recreation of Pat Mcgrath's cleopatra look on Kim Kardashian for The Violet Files magazine. 


Products Used to achieve this look:
Gold on brows and eyes: Maybelline Color Tattoo in Gold Rush
Eyes: NYX Liquid Liner, Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara
Cheeks: Milani Luminoso
Face: Cover girl 3in1 Foundation in Buff Beige
Lips: Wet n Wild lipstick in Within These Adobe Walls

Friday, October 23, 2015

#HALLOWEEN13 DAY 5: DIOR GEISHA

Here is day 5! This Geisha look was inspired by the makeup of Pat Mcgrath for the Dior 2007 Runway show. 


Products used to achieve this look:
Face: Mehron Paradise paint in white mixed with Loreal Infalliable Foundation (use Mehron while wet)
Brows: Essence Liquid Eyeliner
Eyes: NYX Liquid Eyeliner, ELF eyeshadow palette: yellows & grays
Cheeks: Sleek blush by 3 in flame
Lips: Wet in Wild Stoplight Red