Drugstore Neutral Makeup Look ♥

Most of the time when using makeup, I end up using products I’ve purchased at Sephora or Ulta. What most people don’t know is that when you start off with makeup you don’t need to use high end products. Sometimes drugstore products are actually better than the high end version, believe it or not!

I decided to create a look using only drugstore products so that you guys can see the results. It looks exactly like it would even if I used high end products 🙂 Most of these products are holy grail products that I continue to repurchase because they are just that good!


♥ Sonia Kashuk Eye On Neutral 02 Palette
♥ Sonia Kashuk Eye Quad (Bronzed Beauty 50)
♥ Maybelline Age Rewind Eraser Concealer (50 Neutralizer)
♥ Sonia Kashuk Dramatically Defining Longer Gel Liner (Ebony)
♥ Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser
♥ Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous Foundation (310 Classic Tan)
♥ Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer (Medium Deep)
♥ Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder (Medium/Deep)
♥ Sonia Kashuk Twist Up Eyeliner (Onyx)
♥ Revlon Photoready Bronzer (100 Bronzed & Chic)
♥ Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Bronzer (Goddess)
♥ Sonia Kashuk Beautifying Blush (03 Sunset)
♥ Maybelline The Falsies Volum Express (Black Drama)
♥ NYX Lipstick (LSS642 Miracle)




 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!


♥ 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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

xo, Jess ♥

Empties #1 | Products I’ve Used Up♥

Being a makeup junkie can be a great thing but also a bad thing. Without realizing it, I was accumulating so many products that were completely finished and ready to be thrown out and I had no idea until I decided to clean out my vanity! When I saw how many products I had used up I just had to set them aside to film a video.

There are many times where bloggers and YouTubers show us hauls on products they recently purchased but then we never find out whether they liked the products or not. Most of the time we only hear about the great products because we include them in our monthly favorites. That is why I thought this would be the perfect video to tell you guys exactly how I felt about each product. I usually try to use up all of my products even if I’m not a huge fan just because I really don’t like spending money on them and then not using it. I mean who likes to throw money away? not me.

I hope you guys enjoy this type of video and if you do please like, comment, subscribe, and of course share with your friends 🙂


♥ Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation [YES]
♥ Bare Minerals Matte Foundation [YES]
♥ Lorac Tantalizer Bronzer Highlighter Duo [MAYBE]
♥ Maybelline One By One Volum’ Mascara [NO]
♥ Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray [YES]
♥ Maybelline Line Stiletto Liquid Eyeliner [YES]
♥ Victoria’s Secret Brilliant Lip Shine [NO]
♥ Tarte Maracuja C-Brightening Eye Treatment [MAYBE]
♥ Maybelline Lash Stiletto Mascara [YES]
♥ L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara [YES]
♥ Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara [MAYBE]
♥ Maybelline Rocket Volum’ Express Mascara [MAYBE]
♥ L’Oreal Infallible Gel Liner [YES]
♥ Revlon Colorstay Foundation [YES]
♥ MAC Prep & Prime Highlighter Bright [YES]
♥ Lush Tree Tea Water [YES]
♥ Lush Lip Scrub [NO]
♥ MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation [YES]
♥ Anastasia Brow Wiz Pencil [YES]
♥ Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hr Waterproof Concealer [NO]

Foundation Routine ♥ Application, Contour, & Highlight

Hey Loves!

My foundation routine is something that has been asked about continuously even before I had a youtube channel or a blog. Now it is asked about even more because my friends and family know I am constantly trying out new foundations and products.

For a while I was set on the Revlon Colorstay Foundation and was loving every single bit of it! It was for sure my holy grail foundation, especially during the hot summer days! Once the summer was over, my skin did a major 180 change and went from being super oily to super dry. I still get oily from time to time on my T-Zone but for the most part if I don’t moisturize you will deff. know! Since my skin had changed so drastically the foundations that I was using were not working well. They looked extremely matte and cakey. No one likes cake face so something had to change.

I ended up picking up the Neutrogena Healthy Skin and for a while that was working perfectly! I was using this everyday in combination with my Bare Minerals Matte Foundation and it was the perfect combo.

Once I began interning for Sonia Kashuk I was able to try a few of her products. One of those products was her Perfecting Luminous Foundation. Let me tell you… This has legitimately been my obsession ever since! It leaves my skin glowing! It’s the perfect amount of coverage, full coverage of course, but my skin still peeks through for a sort of natural finish. I honestly have been recommending this foundation to every one I know because I cannot get enough of it!

I decided to film my Foundation Routine so you guys are able to see how the foundation applies and also so you can all see how I contour and highlight as well. I get a ton of questions always asking me what products I use for my face, not including eyeshadows and lipsticks.

So alas, here is my foundation routine! I hope you guys enjoy it & if you find this helpful please like, comment, subscribe to my channel, and of course share with your friends! love you ♥


♥ Sonia Kashuk Perfecting Vitamin-Rich Primer
♥ Sonia Kashuk Perfecting Luminous Foundation { 06 Camel }
♥ Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer { Neutralizer }
♥ MAC Prolongwear Concealer { NW 35 }
♥ Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder { Medium Deep }
♥ Anastasia Beverly Hills Countour Kit { Havana, Fawn, Banana }
♥ Sonia Kashuk Beautifying Blush { Pink }
♥ Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Highlighting Powder

xo, Jess ♥