Youtube Video Catch Up!

I know I have been a little MIA from the blog  but I just wanted to catch you guys up on what I have been up to! If I am not posting on here definitely make sure to check out my Instagram @xoitsjess, Twitter @xoitsjess_ (I’m ALWAYS on Twitter btw) and of course Youtube! I have been trying to consistently post one video at minimum a week so definitely always check there if you want to keep up with me 🙂

I am posting some of my more recent videos down below in case you missed any! I have so much more planned once school is over (July 1st, YES!) so follow me on social media to keep up!

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Pink & Burgundy Makeup Tutorial | Feat. M.A.C Liquid Lipstick

I recently purchased a few Colourpop cosmetics eyeshadows and I was also able to get my hands on one of the new M.A.C Liquid Lipsticks in the color High Drama. I wanted to use it so bad in a tutorial that I decided to create something with the lippie and the new eyeshadows I purchased. I hope you guys like this tutorial, please subscribe if you do. Also, let me know if you guys want a review on the M.A.C Liquid Lipstick.

PRODUCTS USED:

M.A.C Paint Pot in Painterly

Kat Von D Shade & Light Eyeshadow Palette ( Sytry)

Urban Decay Vice 4 Palette (Underhand, Framed)

Colourpop Cosmetics Eyeshadow (Bubbly)

Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Palette (Deep Plum, LBD)

Benefit They’re Real Push Up Liner

Sonia Kashuk Eye Liner

Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Foundation

NYX Dark Circle Corrector

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

Ben Nye Banana Powder

M.A.C Studio Fix Powder (NW35)

NYX Matte Bronzer

M.A.C Prolonger Blush (Stubborn)

Becca Cosmetics x Jaclyn Hill Highlight (Champagne Pop)

YSL Babydoll Mascara

Ardell Lashes (Demi Whispies)

M.A.C Eyeshadow (Nylon)

M.A.C Lip Liner (Nightmoth)

M.A.C Liquid Lipstick (High Drama)

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What other videos would you guys like to see from me?

xo, Jess

Get Ready With Me Feat. KathleenLights x ColourPop

I wanted to use the KathleenLights x Colourpop Cosmetics eyeshadows that my friend just purchased. They looked so beautiful I just had to borrow them to film a video haha. I decided instead of doing a tutorial, I wanted to switch it up a little and just do a get ready with me. Let me know if you like these types of videos or if you prefer the good ‘ol tutorial instead.

P.S – Don’t forget to share, subscribe and thumbs up my video if you liked it!

xo, Jess

The Power of Makeup

When I was younger, confidence was something I knew nothing about. I looked up to my family members who mostly consisted of women, and thought that they were so beautiful and that I could never compare. As the years went by, I struggled with my self-esteem and confidence all throughout Middle school and High school. Although it may have seemed like I was a happy-go-lucky teenager, behind closed doors I was really struggling to find myself. Eventually, I started watching YouTube videos and would see girls applying their own makeup and looking so confident while doing it. I began to play with makeup myself and liked the way it made me feel.

Makeup was a way out for me. It was the blanket that covered all of my insecurities for a very long time. It got so bad that I would never leave the house without it on. I ONLY felt comfortable with myself when I had makeup on.

As I got older, through many meltdowns and mental breakdowns, I finally became stronger. I started seeing myself in a different light and I knew that in order for me to be successful and actually make a difference in my life, I was going to have to change something. I wanted to be happy and at that moment I knew what had to change. I started watching many self-help and inspiring Youtube videos, I would go to my local bookstore and for hours read self-help books, and eventually I saw small changes in me.

Now, I can proudly say that although I have my off days, I am more confident than I have ever been. Makeup is no longer necessary for me. I wear it because I love it and because I enjoy it, NOT because I need it to feel comfortable anymore.

I hope that this inspires you all to be confident with or without makeup. We all have struggles and we all go through hard times, but never forget that the real beauty comes from the person you are within.

Special Occasion Makeup Feat. ABH Artist Palette

Wedding season is right around the corner. I have been invited to two this month and I will be doing makeup on brides and bridesmaids for both! I decided to create a look that I would wear to a wedding or special occasion.

I was so excited to play around with my Anastasia Beverly Hills Artist Palette and I love the way the look came out!

Let me know if you have any questions and don’t forget to share and subscribe if you liked the video!

PRODUCTS USED:

  • M.A.C Paint Pot (Painterly)
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Artist Palette (Buttery, Dusty Rose, Punch Fuchsia, Unicorn)
  • Violet Voss Glitter Glue
  • Violet Voss Glitter (Holy Grail)
  • L’Oreal Infallible Pro-matte Foundation (Creme Caffe)
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid (Opal)
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer (Medium Dark Neutral)
  • Ben Nye Banana Powder
  • Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Glow Powder
  • Makeup Geek Cosmetics E/S (Glamorous, Bleached Blonde)
  • Sonia Kashuk Twist Up Longwear Liner (Onyx)
  • Inglot Gel Liner (#77)
  • Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Mascara
  • Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Bronzer (Goddess)
  • Benefit Bronzer (Hoola)
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush (Memorable)
  • M.A.C Mineralize Bronzer (
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick (Lovely)

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xo, Jess

Glowy Longwear Foundation Routine

It seems like mother nature decided to skip Spring and go straight to Summer here in NY. The weather has been super hot the last few days, thankfully it has cooled down a bit but it looks like it will be hot again soon.

Since the weather was really warm the last week or so I had to change my foundation routine. I wanted something a little more fresh and glowy looking. I tried out a few different methods and this by far was my favorite. It lasted all day and made my skin look flawless!

I hope you guys enjoy this routine as much as I do, leave me any questions you have below and don’t forget to subscribe to my Youtube Channel!

PRODUCTS USED:

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xo, Jess ♥

Yellow Smokey Eye Feat. Anastasia Beverly Hills Artist Palette

I’ve definitely been on a Anastasia Beverly Hills kick lately. Her products are just so amazing I have to try everything as soon as it comes out. When I saw this Palette and the looks everyone was coming up with I just knew I had to have it.

The look I came out with is a Yellow Smokey Eye. I can’t wait to continue playing with the palette to see what other looks I can come up with. I also plan on reviewing the palette for you guys once I’ve played around with it enough.

If you like this look, make sure to subscribe, like, comment and of course share my video!

PRODUCTS USED:

  • M.A.C Painterly Paint Pot
  • M.A.C Matte Eyeshadow ( Soft Brown)
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Artist Palette (Aubergine, Phresh, Buttery,
  • Revlon Color Stay (Rich Ginger)
  • Maybelline Master Conceal Concealer (Medium)
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer (Med-Dark Neutral)
  • Ben Nye Banana Powder
  • Inglot Gel Liner #77
  • Velour Lashes (Whispie Me Away)
  • L’Oreal Telescopic Carbon Black Mascara
  • NYX Matte Bronzer ( Deep Tan)
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector (Opal)
  • M.A.C Satin Lipstick (Peach Stock)
  • NYX Lip Butter Gloss ( Creme Brûlée)

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xo, Jess ♥