Urban Decay Naked Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer ♥

I’ve probably mentioned how dry my under eye area is about a thousand times, probably more. I’m constantly trying out new concealers hoping that one of these will do everything I need it to do. When I think I finally found the one, it lets me down, and the search continues. As I was browsing through Sephora a few weeks ago I slowly made my way into the Urban Decay section. Now, we all know how much I adore Urban Decay so as soon as I saw these little babies, I knew I had to try them! I’ve tried their Naked Skin foundation before, and it was actually one of my favorites for a while. Their Naked Skin line in general is pretty amazing if you ask me.Nakedskin

Price: $28.00 (A little pricey if you ask me, considering the M.A.C Prolongwear is $20 and that’s one of the most expensive concealers I own).

Where Can I Purchase? Urbandecay.com, Ulta, Sephora.

Urban Decay Claims: “Hide even your most scandalous flaws. Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer gives you buildable, even coverage with a luminous, demi-matte finish. Ultra lightweight, this high-tech formula melds like a second skin to give you full coverage in an instant. For complete coverage, just keep building; no matter how much you apply, Naked Skin Concealer always blends beautifully and NEVER settles into fine lines.” – Urbandecay.com

Packaging: This little baby is small enough to throw it in your makeup bag and go. I love that it is weightless and travel friendly. It comes with a little dough foot applicator that I am actually obsessed with. It’s flat on both sides for easy application. The Applicator holds just enough product so you don’t have to worry about using too much or not getting enough.

Consistency: Ugh. To. Die. For. This concealer is so creamy and so easy to blend out, it’s just like heaven. Super buildable. It’s certainly not like any concealer I have ever tried. The second I put it on, I could already see and feel a difference. It literally felt like it just melted into my skin. The best part? It didn’t even sink into my little wrinkles or cling on to my dry patches! Yay!

Finish: It is a demi-matte finish. It isn’t super matte where it looks dry or emphasizes your dry areas.

Overall: I’ve mentioned a few other favorite concealers in the past but when I tell you this has easily become one of my all time faves, I am not lying. Although I am not super happy with the color I purchased, I just cannot get enough of the consistency. This is the only concealer that doesn’t dry out my under eye area or settles into fine lines. So far it has become one of my holy grail concealers.

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Have you tried this concealer? What are your thoughts?

xo, Jess ♥

Winter Night Out Makeup ♥

Although it is Winter time and most of us just want to stay in bed all day under the covers, some of us still have events to go to or just want to go out and have a good time with friends! I decided I wanted to step away from the neutrals for a while and do something fun and colorful especially for those type of nights!

I used some of my favorite palettes from Urban Decay and Sonia Kashuk that are oldies but still goodies.

PRODUCTS USED:

♥ M.A.C Paint Pot (Painterly)
♥ M.A.C Matte Eyeshadow (Soft Brown)
♥ Sonia Kashuk Jewel Of An Eye Palette (Blue Shade)
♥ Urban Decay Smoked Palette (Evidence, Black Out, Kinky)
♥ M.A.C Mineralize Eyeshadow (Sea & Sky)
♥ Urban Decay Electric Palette (Chaos, Gonzo)
♥ Maybelline Ultra Liner Waterproof
♥ Maybelline The Colossal Volum Mascara
♥ Sonia Kashuk Twist Up Liner (Onyx)
♥ Makeup Forever HD Foundation (
♥ Cover FX Bronzer
♥ Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Bronzer (Goddess)
♥ M.A.C Pro longwear Blush (Stubborn)
♥ Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer (Medium Deep)
♥ M.A.C Frost Eyeshadow (Naked Lunch)
♥ NYX Lip Liner (Pinky/Rose)
♥ M.A.C Satin Lipstick (Pink Nouveau)

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xo, Jess ♥

Night Out Makeup | Feat. Amrezy Palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills ♥

If any of you are as addicted to makeup the way I am, I’m sure you also follow a thousand and one makeup “guru’s” and makeup artists on Instagram. Many of these girls are lucky enough to establish an amazing following which eventually leads to brands taking notice of them. Amrezy is one of these girls. I have been following her for a while now and I just love all of her amazing makeup looks! She’s definitely the QUEEN of highlighting in my opinion, for sure. She recently collaborated with Anastasia Beverly Hills (The QUEEN of eyebrows herself) to create an eyeshadow palette.

I personally love to support my fellow Youtubers, Bloggers, and Instagramers as much as I can, especially when I truly believe in their talent. With that said, I went out and bought this palette the week it came out (Totally would’ve bought it the day it came out, but of course it was sold out everywhere!) I’ve been in love ever since.

I plan on doing a review on it soon, so definitely stay tuned but I couldn’t help but play with it as soon as I got it so I decided to film a video doing just that 🙂

I hope you enjoy this look that I created, like I said, it was the first time I actually used the palette so I wasn’t even sure what I was going to do in the beginning haha. If you do enjoy the video, please share it with your friends & family (hey, you can even tag @amrezy herself!), comment, like, and of course subscribe!

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PRODUCTS USED:

♥ Urban Decay Primer Potion
♥ NYX Jumbo Pencil (Milk)
♥ Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Palette (Caramel, Morocco, Deep Plum, Glisten, Vanilla, Legend)

Covergirl Trublend Foundation (D4)
♥ M.A.C Prolongwear Concealer (NW35)
♥ Motives Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner
♥ Sonia Kashuk Twist Up Longwear Eyeliner (Onyx)
♥ Tarte Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara
♥ L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara
♥ NYX Matte Bronzer (Medium Deep)
♥ Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Bronzer (Goddess)
♥ M.A.C Prolongwear Blush (Stubborn)

♥ M.A.C Satin Lipstick (Captive)

xo, Jess ♥

Haul – Ulta, Rite Aid, & Urban Decay.com ♥

I’ve realized that my shopping addiction has been at an all time high, to the point where I’ve decided that after IMATS I will take a big break from shopping for makeup. I have so many new products to try out for you guys, that I honestly do not need to buy anymore. Especially because I know I’m going to be buying lots of goodies at IMATS (or at least I’m going to try, I’ve heard the lines are insane!)

I think because my skin has been changing so much, I’ve been buying a lot of skincare and just different things to see if my skin can go back to normal. My pores are huge! and my skin is so dry, especially my under eye are. I’ve been on the lookout for some good products to help that, so if you guys have any recommendations PLEASE let me know!

Anyway, Here is what I bought in the past two weeks…

My first trip to the drugstore was strictly for my prom makeup video. I needed glitter and I wanted to try a new foundation that wouldn’t look so powdery on my skin.

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I decided I needed something for my hair as well, since I was running out of shampoo and conditioner but wanted something that would actually work. My hair has been really dry lately, and I am in the process of growing it out so I wanted something good. I went to Ulta specifically for that reason, but of course ended up with more than just that.

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I thought I was finished with that. I was not. I received a 20% off coupon and just had to take advantage so I decided to go back to Ulta and pick up a few things, plus I was in desperate need of a new face wash. My pores haven’t been friendly lately.

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So now in detail, I’ll show you what I got. Keep in mind some of these products were samples given to me by the cashier. They’re always so nice to me at my local Ulta!

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1. Wet ‘N Wild Mega Sparkle Confetti – I heard about these through Dulcecandy87 on Youtube and I needed glitter for my prom tutorials so i decided to purchase them. The price point wasn’t bad at all so it was deff worth it. My local Rite Aid only had two colors, so I bought them both. They are Lilac Frosting & Pink Sugar. I used Lilac Frosting in my Prom Tutorial.

2. Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser – This has been a product that everyone has been talking about! I wanted to try it for myself because I’ve heard mixed reviews about it. So far I actually like it!

3. L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara in Carbon Black– I’ve always been a huge fan of L’Oreal’s Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black and Carli Bybel on Youtube is always raving about this one so I decided to try it. Not gonna lie, i’m not really a huge fan so far.

4. L’Oreal True Match Lumi Foundation – This foundation is a product that i’ve been wanting to try for a while but have never got around to actually purchasing it. I was in love with my Neutrogena Healthy Skin Foundation so I figured this would be something like it. I tried it a few times so far and I’m not really in love with it so far.

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1. Pacifica Hand & Body Lotion Wipes – This was something super cool that I saw with all the mini products by the cash wrap at Ulta. It was so intriguing to me, especially because my skin gets really dry even if I put on lotion. I figured this was a cool idea and it would be practical when out and about.

2. Tarte Kit ( Maracuja  C-brighter eye treatment, Inner Rim Liner, Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara – So I know it looks like I purchased a million Tarte products but in reality it came in a little kit, but I accidentally threw out the box. I got this mainly because I ran out of the eye cream and I did enjoy it before but not enough to purchase the actual size one. It also came with the inner rim liner that i’ve been wanting to try. It’s a nude waterproof eyeliner made for your waterline! Perfect to give you a more awake look. The mascara I am not a fan of at all.

3. Urban Decay Electric Palette – This was not purchased from Ulta but I didn’t want to photograph it by itself. I saw this palette on Urban Decay’s Instagram and immediately knew I needed it in my life, I waited for the day it was released and purchased it the day of on their website. It’s so different than any other palette I own and I love bright eyeshadow, especially for the summer! I will have a video feat. this palette really soon and also a blog post/review on the palette so stay tuned.

4.  Samples ( Stila Stay all day 10 in 1 HD Illuminating Beauty Balm, Sarah Mcnamara Miracle Skin Transformer Face, Ouidad Curl Quencher Moisturizing Styling Gel) – The girl at Ulta was super nice and gave me some extra goodies, I’m really excited to try the Stila BB cream and the Sarah McNamara Face Enhancer. Anything that will help my face look its best I’m a fan of. The Curling Gel I probably won’t use as much so I might give it to my mom.

5.  Carol’s Daughter Repairing Kit – I saw an ad about this product in a magazine and put it on my wish list. When I saw they had a little trial kit I thought how perfect! I love mini trial kits because it lets me try the products for a cheaper price. That way if I hate it, at least I didn’t pay full price and I’m stuck with a huge bottle. Well, so far I love this stuff. My hair feels so smooth and shiny… I can’t wait to try it a few more times so I can do a review on this!

6. Vera Wang Rollerball Perfume – My favorite Perfume, ever! It just smells so good. I have the regular large version and also another version of the Princess, I believe it’s Rock Princess, not sure but it’s in a glittery bottle. Anyway, I got this rollerball because my perfume wears off throughout the day so I just wanted something that I could reapply with during the day.

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1. Too Faced Primed and Poreless Skin Smoothing Priming Powder & Finishing Veil – I’ve always been a huge fan of  the regular Too Faced Primed and Poreless Primer, so when Nicole Guerriero spoke about this baby in one of her videos I knew I just had to have it! I was really surprised my Ulta carried since they never carry any good stuff! There was also a pressed powder version, but I think a loose powder will work better for me.

2. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream – I got this in the color Transylvania which sounds spooky. It is a very vampy dark raisin plum color. So beautiful for the Fall/Winter and who knows maybe I’ll live a little and wear it in the Summer. What do they say, YOLO? haha.

3. Murad Samples ( Essential-C Cleanser, Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum, Essential-C Eye Cream) –  Since I bought Murad products the girl at Ulta also gave me some Murad Samples. I’m mostly excited about the cleanser and the eye cream, especially because they have Vitamin C in it. The Age Spot Serum I will probably never use, since I don’t really have any age spots.

4.  Murad Blackhead and Pore Clearing Duo – My pores have been a large issue lately, especially ever since my skin became super dry. I’m not sure if its something I’m using or what is causing my skin and pores ago react differently. I decided to pick this up on a whim and hope that it would minimize my pores. We shall see, I’ve read great reviews so fingers crossed!

5. Too Faced Melted Liquified Longwear Lipstick –  I saw someone I follow on Instagram wearing a beautiful purple lip color and when I asked her what lipstick it was she told me it was this product. I was hesitant to order it online at first, so when I saw it in store I just had to try it! I wasn’t sure what color to choose, so i decided to go with something I didn’t already have. I chose the color Melted Coral, because although I own a few Orange lipsticks, I don’t have anything in a peachy coral color. I hope it looks good on me!

6. NYX Butter Gloss – Everyone knows how much I love the NYX Lip Butters, they literally feel like butter on your lips. So smooth and creamy, and they last a while too! I saw that they came out with new colors and decided to pick up this purple to go with my Purple Revlon Matte Lip Balm. This color is called Raspberry Tart and from the looks of it I think I’m going to love it!

Phew! That was A LOT stuff! My last little makeup shopping spree will be for IMATS so stay tuned for that haul! I’m going to try to limit myself for the month of May so enjoy these hauls while they’re here! What new items have you purchased lately or what is on your wish list?

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 ♥

Classic Pin Up Makeup ♥

When I think of Marilyn Monroe there are two things that come to mind, Red lips and a Mole. The Classic Pin Up makeup look has been around for years and I still think it can be one of the most sophisticated and classy makeup looks someone can wear. This look literally goes with every skin tone, and every outfit. You can dress it up or dress it down. You can wear it for any occasion. It’s just one of those classic looks that you can always go to.

I spoke about my M.A.C Viva Glam Rihanna Lipstick in my last L.O.T.M post , I’ve been so obsessed with this red, that it basically inspired me to create this look for you guys. It’s such a simple look that anyone can do this!

I hope you guys enjoy this tutorial and if you do please thumbs up, like, comment, and share the video!

PRODUCTS USED:

♥ Sonia Kashuk Vitamin Rich Primer
♥ Makeup Forever HD Foundation
♥ Garnier Skin Renew Anti Dark Circle Eye Roller
♥ MAC Prolongwear Concealer
♥ Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra definition Loose Setting Powder
♥ Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit (Banana, Havana)
♥ Sonia Kashuk Luminosity Bronzer
♥ MAC Mineralize Blush (Love Joy)
♥ MAC Paintpot (Painterly)
♥ Makeup Geek Eyeshadow (Creme Brûlée, ,Shimma Shimma)
♥ Urban Decay Naked Basics ()
♥ Maybelline Master Duo Liquid Eyeliner
♥ Sonia Kashuk Twist Up Longwear Eyeliner
♥ Tarte Lights, Camera, Action Mascara
♥ L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara
♥ Sonia Kashuk Lip Definer
♥ MAC Viva Glam Rihanna

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xo, Jess ♥

Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Loose Finishing Powder : Review ♥

Setting my foundation is one of the most important steps for me in my makeup routine. Although I have combination-dry skin, I tend to see a little oil seeping through when I don’t set my foundation. I have been using the Bare Minerals Matte Foundation Powder to set my foundation since I can remember, and I did not plan on parting ways with it anytime soon until I found my new love. I’m extremely picky when it comes to my foundations and my setting powders because let’s be real, the last thing I want to do is look like cake face (and you shouldn’t either). When I saw this powder it was like the angels from heaven were singing to me. Seriously, if you haven’t had a chance to feel this foundation, get in your car, drive to Ulta right now, and try this out.

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Let’s begin by talking about the packaging. I mean how cute is this little guy? Urban Decay always has cute/edgy packaging, and we all know I’m a sucker for anything cute so it was a must have! It is a clear little bottle with a metal top. When you open the top of it there are a few holes where the product comes out of. The only downfall of this packaging is that there is no stopper for the holes, if you wanted to travel with this product it would probably get super messy! The Bare Minerals Matte Foundation has a little twist cap where you can twist it so the plastic covers the holes (Genius!).

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The texture of this powder is simply amazing, for a lack of a better word. Seriously guys, it literally dissolves into your skin. When you first touch it, it has a velvet/soft feel to it and then before you know it, as you rub it in to your skin it just disappears.  It is extremely lightweight but is medium/full coverage and it is definitely buildable as well. Although it is a matte finish powder there is still a little dewiness to it, it gives off a subtle sense of luminosity to the skin which for me is Perfect!

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Promise: “Blur flaws, set makeup, and cut shine with this weightless formula that feels amazingly silky on the skin. Designed to be virtually invisible, Urban Decay’s high-tech, light-reflecting formula fools the eye with optical blurring, seemingly airbrushing away imperfections and creating a soft-focus effect that looks professionally retouched. This creamy, buildable, jet-milled formula applies beautifully, never looks chalky or cakey, and won’t settle into fine lines.” – Sephora.com

Ingredients: Silica, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Isoceteth-10, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Ascorbyl Palmitate. [+/- (All Shades May Contain): CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide),  CI 77491/77492/77499 (Iron Oxides), CI77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride)].

Where Can You Purchase? Urbandecay,com, Sephora.com, Ulta,com

Overall Thoughts: Overall, I truly believe that if you try this powder you will instantly fall in love with it! It really does blur flaws, sets makeup, and cuts shine instantly. It is extremely weightless which is amazing because you can wear it over any foundation without it becoming cakey or looking too fake! It really does, looks and feels like what Urban Decay claims. I recommend this 100%, it has become one of my holy grail items!

xo, Jess ♥