Friends with Benefit

Benefit cosmetics has long lead a cult following, and products like “Roller Lash” and “They’re Real” are now household names.  I’ve been using Benefit for years and years.  I used the eye-con for years alone…seems like it’s discontinued or repackaged. The bene-tint was a 90’s lip and cheek stain must-have.  If you haven’t heard someone…

MAC Makeup Brushes

This is a shopping list of clickable images for my favorite MAC Makeup Brushes (images linked to Sephora Brazil). I utilize MAC make-up brushes in each and every look I create. From the go to face brushes, the 190, the 129, to the essential eye brushes 219, blending brush, flat liner, flat and angled eye…

elf Favorites

Eyes Lips Face (e.l.f.) is a staple of mine…the products are cheap, well made, and the brushes compete with my MAC brushes…and in some instances, trump them!  Below is a list of my recommendations and favorites. Click the photos to shop elfCosmetics.com Flawless Concealer Brush: OMG, #Live! This is my favorite concealer brush of all…

Reading Beauty

Bobbi Brown’s books are always an informative, straight to the point, easy read.  I think I’ve read them all.  The only one that left me wanting more was Everything Eyes…I felt like it wasn’t everything. I’ve just read Pretty Powerful– a very quick read with no-filler tips and insight for anyone wanting to know more…

Glam Rock Glam Goth Eye Makeup

I decided to bring out my inner Glam Rock, Glam Goth, GLambert, and recreate that iconic black and metallic shimmery eye make-up seen on many a rock star, from Adam Lambert to BVB’s Andy BIersack, to name a few.  I used Ulta’s Abbey Road Palette with MAC shader, angled shader brushes, and Enchanted Eve Blending…

Ulta Brand Haul and Review

I purchased a few Ulta Beauty brand products, they’re buy 2 get 2 free, and received the Benefit Rollerlash mascara sample for my birthday. Ulta Little Black Dress nail polish Rosette Sculpting Palette: bronzer, highlighter, and blush Angled Eyeliner Brush Baked Eyeshadow in Abbey Road

Nordstrom Haul: MAC Enchanted Eve, TopMan, Clinique…

My Nordstrom Haul: I bought a Top Man Hooded Knit Cape and Wide Brim Hat- getting ready for the Spring/Summer 2016 Boho Chic 70’s Trend; a Mac Enchanted Eve Mineralize Brush Set; Sole Society Fold-Over Tote Bag; and Clinique All About Eyes Concealer, which  I bought to deal with puffiness as it works for both puffiness and…

Natural No-Makeup Makeup or Men’s Makeup Tutorial

My most Natural Makeup Tutorial for the No-Makeup Makeup, or perfect for a male makeup or men’s make-up. Conceal using a concealer that matches your skin-tone, and apply using a concealer brush.  I prefer the e.l.f. Flawless Concealer Brush, and am currently using Maybelline Fit Me in Fair 10. Foundation: I think the most natural…

My Makeup & What’s In My Bag

My Make-Up: Cosmetics are a huge part of my self-expression and style. I LOVE this Isaac Jacobs Makeup Caddy. Nyx, e.l.f., L’Oréal, Maybelline, Revlon & PTR products are go-to’s. MAC & e.l.f. Brushes= 💜. My make-up bag pours it’s heart out in the bg: Nyx Powder foundation, Maybelline Fit Me Powder & Concealer, e.l.f. Brushes…

Makeup Brushes

Types of Makeup Brushes A. Face Brushes: -Foundation: e.l.f. foundation brush and duo fiber Small Stippling Brush and MAC’s 190 foundation brush. -Mineral Powder: e.l.f. (Bare Minerals Kabuki shown in intro and outro picture) -Concealer: MAC (love e.l.f. Flawless Concealer brush, not shown). -Powder: MAC 129 and Sonia Kashuk -Bronzer: e.l.f. (misplaced MAC Bronzer brush)….