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 ♥

Get Ready With Me | Summer Nights – Feat. Lorac Pro 2 ♥

I seriously feel like Summer has just begun, but unfortunately we have just entered August, which means it’s almost over! I am totally not prepared for the warm summer nights to leave me just yet. My favorite part of the summer is hanging out with friends and just enjoying the weather.

I bought the Lorac Pro 2 Palette a few weeks ago and finally had the opportunity to experiment with it. So far so good! I still want to keep playing with it before I do an actual review on it,  so stay tuned for that. I decided to film this look that I did using the palette the other day. I did not know where I was going with it so I’m glad that it came out good! I hope you guys enjoy the video and if you have any questions leave them in the comments below!

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PRODUCTS USED:

♥ Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade – (Chocolate)
♥ Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Concealer Palette – (Medium)
♥ Maybelline Baby skin Primer
♥ Urban Decay Primer Potion
♥ Lorac Pro 2 Palette – (lt.Brown, Nectar, Cool Gray, Rose, Mocha, Snow, Plum, Beige)

Covergirl Trublend Foundation – (D4)
♥ M.A.C Prolongwear Concealer – (NW35)
♥ Sonia Kashuk Twist Up Longwear Eyeliner (Onyx)
♥ M.A.C Prep + Prime Highlighter – (Bright Forecast)
♥ Ben-Nye Banana Powder
♥ Motives Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner
♥ Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
♥ L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara
♥ NYX Matte Bronzer – (Medium Deep)
♥ M.A.C Prolongwear Blush – (Stubborn)
♥ M.A.C Mineralize Skinfinish – (Cheeky Bronze)

♥ M.A.C Cremesheen Lipstick – (Pure Zen)

xo, Jess ♥

March Beauty Favorites ♥ 2014

March came and went! I can’t believe we’re almost half way through the year again. Every time I do these videos it reminds me of how fast time is flying.

For March I didn’t have too many favorites, since the weather in New York was super cold the past few months my face was extremely dry. I was trying to avoid wearing too much makeup so that my skin could heal and get back to its normal, non-dry self which is why I don’t have many favorites this month. Don’t you worry though, April is going to be a fun month for favorites because I’ve bought so many goodies in the past few weeks that I’m so excited to try new things and tell you guys about it. Plus, IMATS is this weekend and I will be there on saturday, I hope to get some goodies there as well, so my April favorites should be fun!

anyway, here is the video. I hope you guys enjoy it and like always, if you do, please like, comment, subscribe, and share the video with your friends!

 

PRODUCTS MENTIONED:

♥ Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
♥ Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Concealer Palette (08.Medium)
♥ Makeup Forever HD Foundation (170)
♥ Lorac Tantalizing Body Bronzing Luminizer
♥ Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Bronzer (40 Goddess)
♥ Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultradefinition Loose Finishing Powder (Naked Medium Dark)
♥ GlamGlow Youthmud Tingleexfoliate Treatment
♥ Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

xo, Jess ♥

Lorac Pro Palette – Review ♥

Hey Everyone!

On my last trip to Sephora I treated myself to a few things as a birthday gift. Isn’t it great when you have a valid excuse to spend more unnecessary money on makeup that you really don’t need but cant get enough of? well yeah, story of my life! During this little shopping expedition I realized that I still hadn’t purchased the Lorac Pro palette that every beauty guru on youtube has been raving about for months! I kept telling myself that I would get it next time but then next time never came around. For the most part I want to believe that the price was keeping me from buying this little thing, but then again my urban decay palettes are usually the same price. Well, either way I decided to just go for it and give it a shot. Well let me tell you, I do not regret buying this palette not one bit!

First, let me start with the packaging. 


Anyone who knows me knows that I am a full on sucker for packaging! anything that looks sleek and chic or girly and fun, must come home with me at that very moment! well this Palette is one of those products. It is so smooth and sleek that I am afraid of getting it dirty (which is actually one of my downfalls). The outside is made out of the same material that NARS cosmetics packaging is made out of so it can get dirty easily (but you can also just wipe it off just as easily). It is extremely light weight which is perfect if you want to just throw it in your bag and go. It has a magnetic snap to open and close which is my favorite type of way to open and close products because if I drop it, I know it won’t break and not be able to close again.

Now let’s move on to the inside, which is of course the best part of all! 


Before I talk about the eyeshadows themselves, I want to mention the huge long mirror on the inside! It is the perfect mirror for on the go application, so you do not have to pack a mirror if you are carrying this in your bag or going on a trip. 

Now to the juicy stuff…there are 16 shades within the palette. Eight of those shades are matte and the other eight are frosted. Some of the colors you can possibly find similar to the ones in the Urban Decay Naked Palette, but most of them are slightly different or unique to this palette overall. I also want to point out that although this palette has been compared to the Urban Decay Naked Palette, the colors in the Lorac Pro Palette are much more versatile. This is one of those palettes that you can take on a trip with you and not have to worry whether you’ll have enough eyeshadows to create different looks. About half of the colors both mixed between frosted and matte are light, which can be used for the eyelid or as a highlight. The other half of the colors, both frosted and matte as well, are a bit darker which can also be used on the lid for a smokey night time look or can be used as a crease color. The eyeshadow’s are super soft with a velvet type of feel and guys…the color payoff is AMAZING! they are super pigmented which is exactly what you want to look for when buying an eyeshadow or palette. If you foil the frosted eyeshadows they become super vibrant and even more pigmented than they already are, which I did not think was possible! The matte colors have a little fallout when applying but as long as you tap them on you should be fine! The frosted colors on the other hand have minimal fall out and just go on so smoothly. 

From Left to Right: White, Cream, Taupe (aka my skin color) , Lt.Pink, Mauve, Sable, Espresso, Black
From Left to Right: Nude, Champagne, Gold, Lt.Bronze, Pewter, Garnet, Deep Purple, Slate

Last but not least, the very best and my all time favorite part about this palette is that it is formulated without sulfates, petrochemicals, phthalates, GMOs, and Triclosan. Which basically means that it shouldn’t hurt your skin too much. Products that are made without these chemicals are amazing because you do not have to worry about doing damage to your skin while looking beautiful 😉

*OH, did I mention the Palette comes with a mini Lorac eyeshadow primer ? I haven’t actually tried it yet because I will forever be a slave to the Urban Decay Primer Potion, but who know’s maybe I’ll cheat on that one soon and try the Lorac one for a little while. 


Price: $42.00 USD

Promise: “Created by celebrity makeup artist Carol Shaw, this PRO artistry palette is packed with eight shimmer and eight matte eye shadows in all the shades you need to create the hottest looks straight from the red carpet. LORAC’S velvety smooth shadows are infused with soothing botanicals and are ultra-pigmented to perform wet or dry so you can shade, shadow, line, and define your eyes, just like a pro. With 16 shadows to contour, line, define, and create any look you desire, you have everything you need for your eyes and brows in one sleek palette!” – Sephora.com

IngredientsTALC, ZINC STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, MINERAL OIL, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, BORON NITRIDE, SILICA, METHICONE, KAOLIN, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, METHYLPARABEN, WATER(AQUA), LAUROYL LYSINE, PROPYLPARABEN, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT, CARUM PETROSELINUM (PARSLEY) EXTRACT, ECHINACEA PURPUREA EXTRACT, CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL EXTRACT, CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT, ALTHAEA OFFICINALIS ROOT EXTRACT MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR: MICA, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), FERRIC FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510), CARMINE (CI 75470) BEHIND THE SCENES EYE PRIMER/ BASE À OMBRES À PAUPIÈRES EN COULISSES: ISODODECANE, TALC, TRIHYDROXYSTEARIN, POLYETHYLENE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, VP/EICOSENE COPOLYMER, TRIETHYLHEXANOIN, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, ISOPROPYL LANOLATE, SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATE, PEG-40 STEARATE, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, BEESWAX (CERA ALBA), DIMETHICONE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, PHENOXYETHANOL, MICA, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499, 77491, 77492)

Where can you purchase?: Loraccosmetics.com, Ulta.com, Sephora.com and anywhere else that Lorac Cosmetics is sold.

Overall Thoughts: Well, if you haven’t already guessed it by now, I am obsessed with this palette! I am ready to use this for my fall makeup looks and cannot wait to make videos using these eyeshadows! I definetly recommend this Palette to everyone, whether you like neutral makeup or like to go full on out. I might just prefer this one over my Urban Decay Naked Palette! (I know, I know. Shame on me. Well I still have a little place in my heart for my Naked Palette, but for now this will do).

xo,
    Jess ♥