Simple Prom Makeup ♥

Prom was one of my favorite parts of High School. Getting dressed up and having a fun night out with all of my favorite people from school was the best. I’ve always been into makeup so getting glammed up was of course the best part!

I decided that I wanted to film a simple prom look for those of you who aren’t into the glitzy makeup looks like I am.Truth is, when I went to my Junior and Senior prom I wore neutral-ish makeup, so I decided to re-create something similar. I paired it with two different lip combinations so that it was suitable for those who like all neutral or for those who like a little boldness.

I hope you guys enjoy this look. Subscribe & Share if you do!

PRODUCTS USED:

  • M.A.C Paint Pot (Painterly)
  • NYX Jumbo Pencil (Strawberry Milkshake)
  • Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette (Dust, Limit, Nooner, Strange, Darkside, Buzz, Trick,
  • Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Dark Circle Eye Roller
  • Maybelline Face Studio Master Prime
  • Revlon Colorstay Foundation (Rich Ginger)
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer (Medium Deep Neutral)
  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Inner Rim Brightener
  • M.A.C Prep + Prime Highlighter ( Bright Forecast)
  • Ben Nye Banana Powder
  • Sonia Kashuk Liquid Line Precision Marker
  • Benefit Hoola Bronzer
  • Cover FX Bronzer
  • Maybelline Falsises Mascara
  • M.A.C Pro-Longwear Blush (Stubborn)
  • Becca Cosmetics Highlighter (Opal)
  • Smashbox Primer Water
  • M.A.C Eyeshadow (Naked Lunch)
  • M.A.C Lip Liner (Soar)
  • M.A.C Lipstick (Pure Zen)
  • Too Faced Melted Lipstick (Melted Fig)

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What color dress are you wearing to Prom?

xo, Jess ♥

Everyday Makeup Routine For Work ♥

Although I love trying out colors and different looks when it comes to makeup, we all have days where we like to keep it neutral. For me, this is everyday. I work in a retail store and am not allowed to wear a full face of makeup. At first I wasn’t sure how to keep it at a happy medium where it was enough makeup for my liking but not too much where it was inappropriate for work. As I played around with different neutral styles I came to terms with this one and it’s pretty much what I wear everyday.

Keep in mind this is a full coverage look. I contour and highlight because that’s my preference. You don’t have to do that at all, especially if you don’t have the time.

I hope you guys enjoy this look. Subscribe, Like, and Share if you do!

PRODUCTS USED:

  • M.A.C Paint Pot (Painterly)
  • Sonia Kashuk Eye On Neutral – 02 Matte Eyeshadow Palette
  • Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous Foundation (Classic Tan)
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer (Medium Dark Neutral)
  • M.A.C Prep + Prime (Bright Forecast)
  • Ben Nye Banana Powder
  • Sonia Kashuk Liquid Line Precision Marker
  • Sonia Kashuk Twist Up Longwear Liner
  • Maybelline Falsies Volum Express Mascara
  • Benefit Hoola Bronzer
  • Cover FX Bronzer
  • M.A.C Prolongwear Blush (Stubborn)
  • The Balm Betty Lou-minizer
  • Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water
  • M.A.C Prolongwear Lip Liner (Soar)
  • Em Cosmetics by Michelle Phan Lipstick (Nude Lace)
  • Bite Beauty Lip Gloss (Rambutan)

xo, Jess ♥

Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless Foundation | First Impression

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If you’ve watched my recent drugstore beauty haul video, you know that I purchased two new foundations. I wanted to try these out for you separately and then compare them to eachother. I know that with drugstore foundations it can be difficult to decide what is best for your skin. Especially since you can’t really get a sample to try before actually buying the product. I decided to start with the Matte & Poreless version of the Maybelline Fit Me foundation since it was the newest out of the two.

Price: $5-$10 (Depending on where you buy it)

Where Can I Purchase? Most Drugstores – Rite Aid, Walmart, CVS, Target, Ulta.com, Drugstore.com

Maybelline Claims: “Fit Me!® Matte + Poreless from Maybelline New York goes beyond skin tone matching to fit the unique texture issues of normal to oily skin for the ultimate natural skin fit.While some foundations can exaggerate pores and oily skin, only our pore-minimizing foundation contains our genius blurring micro-powders that erase pores and absorb oil for a naturally matte and poreless-looking finish.” –Maybelline.com

Packaging: Honestly, The bottle is cute. It’s a small glass bottle. My only downfall about this is that it doesn’t have a pump, and this is one of my biggest pet peeves when it comes to foundation bottles.

Consistency: At first when I poured it onto my hand it felt a little thick, once I applied it to my face with a damp beauty blender it went on extremely smooth and blended out easily. I would definitely recommend using a damp beauty blender since the dampness of the sponge helps sheer out the foundation just enough to not look cakey.

Finish: This foundation is definitely a Matte finish. Even though it is a Matte foundation, I still like to set it just to make sure it stays in place.

Overall: When I first applied this foundation I loved the way it looked on my skin, especially on camera. It looked flawless and it matched my skin perfect. As the day continued, I felt the foundation to be a little thick and it didn’t look as flawless. It wasn’t anything amazing but it’s a nice foundation just to have, especially considering how inexpensive it is. If you’re looking for an inexpensive Matte foundation this a great choice, especially if you don’t plan on wearing it all day long. I have combination skin and I felt like it would stick to my dry patches but if you have really oily skin I definitely think you will love this.

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xo, Jess ♥ 

Drugstore Beauty Haul ♥

It has been a while since I went out and bought makeup so while out the other day I decided to stop by the drugstore and see what was new. My drugstore usually takes forever to receive the new stuff so I was actually surprised to see some of the newest products that all the YouTube girls have been raving about!

Check out my video to see what products I purchased and let me know if you would like to see a review on any of them!

xo, Jess ♥

My LASIK Eye Surgery Story

Today’s post is a little different than most of my other posts because it’s a little personal and informative. If you’ve watched any of my recent videos you probably know that I was in the process of getting LASIK surgery done. Well, I finally did! Guys, it is the best decision I have ever made and anyone who tells me different can just crawl in a hole 🙂

I wanted to make a video for you guys pretty much describing the process through my view because I had so many people curious about how it actually worked. It is a pretty long video but I tried to be as informative as possible. If you have any questions feel free to leave them below and I will try to answer them as best I can.

*Keep in mind, everyone is different and has different eye types. This is solely MY experience, I cannot guarantee the same for you but at least you know what to look forward to. Right?

Valentine’s Day Night Out Makeup ♥

Valentine’s day is not only about spending the day with your significant other but also the night. Who doesn’t want to have some fun with their night time makeup? I decided to use a bright pink and some black to create a fun smokey night time appropriate look. Let me know if you guys like this!

PRODUCTS USED:

♥ M.A.C Paint Pot (Painterly)
♥ BhCosmetics Party Girl Palette
♥ Urban Decay Smoked Palette (Kinky)
♥ Estee Lauder Matte Perfecting Primer
♥ Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Foundation (Praline)
♥ Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer (Medium/Deep)
♥ M.A.C Prep + Prime (Bright Forecast)
♥ Dior Diorshow Mascara
♥ Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Bronzer (Goddess)
♥ Benefit Hoola Bronzer
♥ M.A.C Prolongwear Blush (Stubborn)
♥ Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector (Opal)
♥ Lime Crime Velveteen (Cashmere)

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xo, Jess

January Favorites | 2015 ♥

Is it me or is time going super fast? It feels like it was JUST Christmas, like yesterday. Well, the good thing about a new month is that I get to share my favorite products with you guys from the month prior. January was a month where I used a lot of products I already had and fell in love with them all over again, so if you feel like I’ve talked about these before, I probably did.

PRODUCTS MENTIONED:

♥ Best Damn Beauty – Beauty Oil
♥ Best Damn Beauty – Facial Spray
♥ Clarasonic Mia
♥ Garnier Nourishing Cleansing Oil
♥ Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation
♥ Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer
♥ Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzer
♥ Too Faced Primed and Poreless Setting Powder
♥ Sonia Kashuk Dramatically Defining Long Wear Gel Liner

What were your favorites this month?

xo, Jess ♥