Romantic Valentine’s Day Makeup ♥

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and I couldn’t be more excited! I am a hopeless romantic so anything that has to do with love, I am all for. Valentine’s Day is probably one of my favorite holidays for makeup next to New Year’s Eve and Prom, of course. It’s just so fun to create cute romantic looks using my favorite color, Pink!

I hope you guys enjoy this simple, easy look and if you have any questions please let me know! Don’t forget to subscribe to my Youtube Channel so that you can stay up to date with my videos 🙂 I will be posting about two more Valentine’s Day looks!

PRODUCTS USED:

♥ M.A.C Paint Pot (Painterly)
♥ Lorac Pro 2 Palette ( Lt. Brown, Cool Gray, Charcoal, Rose, Cocoa, Beige, Buff)
♥ Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Dark Circle Roller
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation
♥ Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer (Medium/Deep)
♥ Too Faced Primed & Poreless Setting Powder
♥ M.A.C Prep + Prime Highlighter (Bright Forecast)
♥ Ben-Nye Banana Powder
♥ Sonia Kashuk Dramatically Defining Long Wear Gel Liner (Ebony)
♥ Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
♥ Sonia Kashuk Twist Up Longwear Eyeliner (Onyx)
♥ Cover FX Bronzer
♥ Benefit Bronzer (Hoola)
♥ M.A.C Prolongwear Blush (Stubborn)
♥ Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector (Opal)
♥ Lime Crime Velveteen (Cashmere)
♥ Best Damn Beauty (Best Damn Facial Spray)

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xo, Jess ♥

Best of Beauty 2014

Once again a year has come and gone. I know this may be about a week late but trying to gather up your favorite products of the year can take a while. This year I had a ton of amazing products that I couldn’t stop using! I hope you guys enjoy this video, it’s a bit longer than my others but totally worth it! Let me know what your favorite products of 2014 were!

PRODUCTS MENTIONED:

FOUNDATIONS:
♥ Sonia Kashuk Perfecting Luminous Foundation (Camel 06)
♥ Bare Minerals Bareskin Foundation (Bare Espresso)
♥ Makeup Forever HD Foundation (Caramel 170)
♥ Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (4C3 Soft Tan)
♥ Covergirl Trublend Foundation (D4)
♥ Chanel Lumiere Foundation (64 Beige Ambre)
♥ Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluid Foundation (Praline)

CONCEALERS:
♥ M.A.C Prolongwear Concealer (NW30)
♥ Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer (Medium/Deep)

BRONZERS:
♥ NYX Matte Bronzer (Deep Tan)
♥ Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Bronzer (Goddess)
♥ M.A.C Mineralize SkinFinish Bronzer (Cheeky Bronze)
♥ Cover FX Bronzer (Sunset)

EYEBROWS:
♥ Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade
♥ Kelley Baker Brows Powder
♥ Benefit Gimme Brow Brow Gel (Medium/Dark)

Highlight:
♥ Too Faced Candlelight Highlighter
♥ The Balm Mary Loumanizer
♥ Becca (Opal)

BLUSH:
♥ M.A.C Prolongwear Blush (Eternal Sun)
♥ M.A.C Prolongwear Blush (Stubborn)
♥ Korres Zea Mays Blush (21.Rose)

LIPS:
♥ Lime Crime Velveteen (Salem)
♥ Too Faced Melted Lip ( Melted Fig & Melted Nude)
♥ Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm (Shameless)
♥ M.A.C Cremesheen Lipstick (Pure Zen)

MASCARA:
♥ Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara
♥ Tarte Gifted Amazonian Clay Mascara

xo, Jess ♥

First Impression: Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation ♥

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Foundations are probably my favorite beauty product to try out besides lipsticks. I’m always on the look out for that holy grail product. I work most of the day and it’s usually for about 8 hours, so I’m always looking for a foundation that will last me the whole entire day without it sliding off my face or looking spotty.

So far this foundation has become one of my favorites! I heard about it through a few youtubers and have been dying to try so I finally picked it up while at my mall. Seriously this product does not disappoint.

Watch my Youtube video below if you want to see how it applies or read on for more info on this amazing foundation!

Price: $37.00

Where Can You Purchase? Esteelauder.com, Sephora, Any Estee Lauder Counters.

Estee Lauder Claims: “15-hour staying power. Flawless all day. This worry-free, long-wearing makeup stays fresh and looks natural through heat, humidity, nonstop activity. Won’t change color, smudge or come off on clothes. Feels lightweight and comfortable. Now the flawless look you see in the morning is the look you keep all day.” – Esteelauder.com

Packaging: Although it comes in a very nice glass bottle, sort of like the Chanel foundation I love, this one unfortunately does not come with a pump. You have to pour the foundation which stinks because a lot of times you end up pouring too much and waste product.

Consistency: This foundation is definitely thicker than most. It’s a medium coverage foundation but can be built to full coverage. My favorite way of applying it is with a beauty blender because it sheers it out a little and prevents it from looking too cakey.

Finish: This is for sure a matte foundation. For the most part, I’ve been trying not to use matte foundations since my skin has been super dry but this one for some reason just looks so amazing on the skin! It gives you even coverage and a little definitely goes a long way. I’ve never seen my face this perfect with any other foundation.

Overall: Overall I recommend this foundation if you are looking for an all day wear foundation. This does not budge at all. Estee Lauder claims that it lasts 15 hours and I definitely think it would last that long. I personally, don’t wear makeup that long but for the 8 hours that I wore mine, it lasted the whole time without moving at all. If you have dry skin I would try getting a sample first because this can cling to dry patches if not applied properly. Like mentioned before, I definitely think using a beauty blender helps sheer it out and give it a little moisture.

The color selection can also be a little tricky, although there is a large color selection, it took me a while to get matched to my perfect color and even then I still think I ended up buying the wrong color.

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(*First two pictures were taken with artificial lighting, third picture was taken with natural lighting)

Have you tried this foundation? What are your thoughts?

xo, Jess ♥