GRWM: Interview time

I had a job interview two weeks ago. I found out yesterday I got it. YEAH!! Here is how I achieved a low key but glowy look. (all items purchased by me to use.. not sure if disclaimer needed or not :D)

The eyes: I can often go overboard (but fun) on my eye makeup. I wanted to go all natural so I used my usual base of Boots No7 Beautifully Matte (to control my oily lids) and Lorac eye primer. I then used my sample from ipsy of the Bareminerals 5 in 1 eye bb cream thing. I love it and I have tried several different cream naked like cream shadows. I then used an elf point brush and applied Naked2 from the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette. I used my usual Tarte mousse on my eyebrows. I highlighted with my RMS Highlighter cream, Urban Decay whiskey for my waterline and tightline, and two kinds of mascara. LOreal original voluminous for first layer and Elizabeth Mott for the second layer.

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The Face: I went super simple. I primed with Benefit’s Porefessional. Applied It Cosmetics light BB Fluid foundation (LOVE IT) I set it with a sample of Silk Naturals Perfecting powder. No contour but did highlight with the RMS again. I used City Colors Be Matte Blush. I set it with Urban Decay’s All Nighter. I decided to use my new Ipsy Bareminerals lipstick and a lip pencil from Ipsy too by Starlooks. I used the three face brushes below. An Ecotools for the blush, Bareminerals for the powder, and the Shany foundation brush for … well the foundation 😀

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Viola… the end results! Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

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*** I am very afraid I deleted all my pictures some how on my main computer. I had to step away so I could pray I am wrong. The only ones I super care about was the expo pictures 😦

Also I forgot to mention I now have a work in progress bussiness website found here. Ok on to the original post.

Happy Mother’s Day. Mine has been Meh but not all can be winners right 😀 I do hope you all are having an awesome Mother’s Day. Check out my personal Blog for a snippet appreciation post.

This week I had a four-day weekend. In my state we have Truman Day for a holiday and well my full-time job is as a state worker. Since it was on a Thursday I thought perfect to take the Friday off as well.

So for this week my favorite LOTD and EOTD’s of this week were…

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I got my hair cut short. Here is a picture of it from yesterday when we went to a graduation party.

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I am thinking of dying my hair blondish. There is this app called Imode that you can play with and edit pictures interestingly (is that a word?) I don’t think I could pull off this blonde BUT it does tempt me to go way lighter. I’d have to strip my color though then color over it. I am going to research the process to see if it will be something I want to invest in.

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Oh it added those long lashes to the photo too. It was fun to play with. THis is actually Julianna Hough’s hairstyle I picked to put on my head.

Then I kept stalking the UPS guy this week because this baby below came in finally. It is my mother’s day gift. It was a great deal and I LOVE it. This was a textgram photo from instagram.

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I uploaded a GRWM: How a Middle aged women gets ready HA you can check it out below.

When browsing on Youtube I saw a commercial for this TV show. I LOVE the comic books and this character. Hell I even loved the Keanu Reeves movie. I am UBER UBER excited!!!!

 

Also this one popped up too. I am not a huge Kathryn Heigl fan. She has had a couple of cute movies but her reputation turns me off. .. even if deserved or not. This looks so awesome to me due to the people who has made The Black List have made this and I LOVE that show. I figure it is worth a look.

I have a couple of reviews planned for this week and for some reason QVC has chosen me to send a sample box to so I excited to see what that is about.

Hmmm I guess is it. Comments, Questions, Random thoughts please leave below and check out my social media’s and follow if you like! Thank you 😀

GRWM: Valentines Renewed Vows look

Last Sunday a local tourist spot known for weddings was doing their yearly Valentines time frame wedding vows renewal. My hubby and I had taken our younger two earlier in the year to tour the cave and the tour guide told the group about how they do this every year for free. I mentioned how awesome it would be to do that and as usual my husband acted between non-committal to why bother. So I never brought it up again. I did however ask for at Christmas a weekend away without our kids like a second honeymoon. We never got a first honeymoon as we got married when my pregnant hormones went into full gear and decided I had to be married before our oldest was born. Needless to say I did not want a honeymoon at 7 months pregnant. Though loads of people now do pregnant getaways I had never heard of that thirteen years ago.

So when my husband last Friday said to me that he wanted to go this Sunday and renew our vows. I WAS AWED! He later would tell me it is cheaper to be romantic that way then a weekend getaway. HA We did get  lots of free things to go with the renewal and it was super sweet. We didn’t know how it worked so we wrote our own vows. I will be posting the whole experience on my personal reflection blog on Friday. I will link it in my Friday planned post here. Man I can really complicate simple stuff huh. *** Warning the personal blog is pretty juicy as it details my raw life and how I am trying to cope with mental illness.

Ok so onto how I completed a smokey pink Romantic look.

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The night before I started with a good mask. It was a sample I had handy.
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As you can see this is a great mask though I believe pricey. If I won the lottery I would buy it but otherwise the cheaper stuff I am using is working fine for me 😀
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Next Morning I cleaned my face, re-vitalized, and moisturizer.
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My normal clean face … ready for the transformation?
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I prepped my eyes with these items as I have oily lids.
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I decided to use the Silk Natural Urban Decay dupe shades
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Eyes Primed and ready to go
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First my crease and transition shade I used the same shade. This shade is a dupe for the UD Nooner. Great matte shade.
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Next I applied Virtual to my lid for a little soft shimmer. it is a dupe for UD
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I smoked it out with Portal which is dupe for UD Blackheart
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Before blending
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Highlight with Cache dupe for UD Strange — also blended with a fluffy brush
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Time to line the waterline and tightline and upper line
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So far so good 😀 But maybe I am partial lol
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These colors are great for bringing out hazel/green eyes.
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Prime those pores!
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under eye some depotted revlon line filler … my girlfriend and I went halfs on it and I let her keep the tube, and then rest of the face the prime time
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Trying out this stuff. So far I really like it. I learned quick you DO NOT NEED a lot!
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Redness gone 😀
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Next used my MAC Mineralized foundation. This is awesome foundation in winter.
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Gives a nice dewy glow look to the face… in my opinion.
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I used the beauty blender to apply the foundation. In hindsight it absorbed way too much as this is not a waxy kind of foundation. I had to do four pumps to get the coverage when by hand just two … next time I will use it to blend after putting on by hand.
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contoured with my trusty Sonia Kashuk bronzer
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Can you tell where I put it? — forehead, under cheek bone, nose, and under chin,
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Got this new from Ulta I wanted something super light to help highlight it is hard to find.
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Area’s placed
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blended with beauty blender
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powder to seal
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gave my skin a not so pale natural look
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Decided needed more added highlight on the upper cheeks and nose
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Ta Da 😀
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Eyebrows next — still loving my Tarte brow mousse
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On point but again I could be partial lol

 

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Light blush
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Just before last steps
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Lip prep
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Red lip — I love this lippie! And the mascara is in my top three.
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Hair help and smell good stuff (like I said trying out my box stuff)
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The final look
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smoochie booches Bitches lol (extra points if you get the reference!)

So that is it. I hope you enjoyed this GRWM tutorial it was find to do and for a good cause. May you Valentine’s Day Or Anti-Valentines day be awesome as well.

Please leave any comments or questions below :D

Angela Watkins ** The Makeup Whisperer
{All I Desire Is To Empower And Beautify The World … No Matter The Situation}

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GRWM: I am taking credit for the Seahawks win.

Ok so I mean my title tongue in cheek. I of course am not the reason but most of the folks at our Superbowl party were rooting for Broncos. In fact my hubby decorated our living room for it with his Bronco blanket and Christmas twinkling lights. I should have taken a picture but I was too busy talking my girlfriends ear off. I had a lot to rant about 😀 I went with the seahawks more to have a reason to do a blue look as I am too scared to do it as a work look.

Here is the finish result.

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I also took the opportunity to try out some products which I will do more in-depth reviews later this month about. Here is how the look come together mainly in pictures. If there is something anyone wants reviewed before something else please leave a comment below.

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bare faced
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Ben Nye HD Matte Foundation Samples From Makeup Mania
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I went with the one on the left for all over my face and the one on the right for my undereyes
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I have oily lids so gotta prep the shadows
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Wha-la lol
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This is a mix of odds and ends gray shadows and a broken Sephora Metal shade shadow for transition shade
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Cheaquered Lily shade in Mrs Peacock on lid and under the eyes
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On outer v and crease Bare Minerals Caviar liner shade
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NYX Gunmetal in waterline and tightline
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First I tried this as my liner but it did not show up well at all
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Boo Hoo NO Good.
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So tried this next. I would not recommend buying this FYI
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Pretty sure this wasn’t much better can you even see it?
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Second thing I tried was these two verses each other
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Which Do You like better? Can you tell a difference?
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Closer up
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Used Both of these on my Undereyes. The Ben Nye HD matte foundation and Clarins line filler
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Attempted to use a stipple brush to apply under my eyes
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Meh???
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Foundation with Beauty Blender first.
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It did neutralize my redness.
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Other side I compared applying with a brush
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You can really see how much sheer the beauty blender applies
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I decided I to apply it heavier so other side added more with brush.
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I love this bronzer very easy to use
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Can you tell where I put it?
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Since eyes so bright wanted a light flush of color on the cheeks
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I was not happy with the foundation so I wasn’t feeling like smiling 😦
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Mixed these two for my highlight
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Close up one was too dark and one too light so I mixed 😀
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A light dusting to help melt the bronzer into face.
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I liked it a little better.
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Decided I needed a spray to help un-matte the look. I was too chalky looking
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Got this baby for 75% off and it is a nice formula
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But I wanted a little more color to my lips
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So Added this Pop Party Lip Color
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Much better
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Got to have them eyebrows on point.
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I felt like a stronger eyebrow so went with Rich Brown
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Don’t forget to highlight on that brow bone
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Do you think it makes a difference?
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I like the formula of this but I have issues with the wand.
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See I always poke somehow one of my eye balls and jerk with this stuff? I don’t know how I do it.
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Natural light
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Fake light
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Ok decided to do my hair too. Always need to protect and this inexpensively does the job.
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And ta da.. done You can see my curl peeking out there as I am trying to be artsy in my picture. Werk it girl! lol

 

So that was it. I thought it was cool the under dog actually won. The social worker in me loves an under dog story though I do like Peyton Manning. Anyway back to the girly stuff! HA

Please leave any comments or questions below :D

Angela Watkins ** The Makeup Whisperer
{All I Desire Is To Empower And Beautify The World … No Matter The Situation}

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GRWM: Pantone Radiant Orchid Color of the Year

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I started by prepping my eyes with my Boots no7 Beautifully Matte just on my lids. Then an added primer specific to eyes and because I want the bright colors to really *pop* I used the NYX eyeshadow base in white.

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I decided to use Urban Decay’s Fishnet in the crease as my transition color. This is a great Orchid color and I love Urban Decay shadows as they are so pigmented and creamy.

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Next on my lids I used Princess Aurora from Chequered Lily on Etsy. This shade being a great less expensive dupe of fishnet. Really I couldn’t find much difference on my lids. Any difference is the loose pigment has fine blue glitter instead of being more of a duochrome creamy texture like the UD. Money wise though I would have went with the Chequered Lily.

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In the same UD palette is Zero which I used in the crease and blended out. I also did my waterline with my tried and true L’oreal Smoldering liner. I used my eco tools brush to blend and the Kiehls eye cream to clean up the fall out. And to clean up around my nose area as I went a little crazy on the blending lol010214 013

I also used my Lorac Pro in cream for the brow bone and around the tear duct area.

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And there is the eyes for the Radiant orchid Pantone color basics. To complete the look I started on the overall face. First I prepped with some green primer for my redness and Porefessional for my pores. I tap this into my skin

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Can you tell a difference?

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Next under eye concealer. I am really loving this Revlon that I got for 75% at CVS. And I used Silk Naturals foundation I made up(review coming soon)

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Then the finish touches on the eyes and brows as well as lips, highlight, and bronzer.

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And TA DA the finish result. This is also the look from my best of beauty tag for 2013 found here and here.010214 030010214 039010214 042010214 040

Please leave any comments or questions below :D

Angela Watkins ** The Makeup Whisperer
{All I Desire Is To Empower And Beautify The World … No Matter The Situation}

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GRWM– Wear it Wednesday Challenge

I was super excited that Kate from Kflowermaquillage – Musings on Makeup & Beauty let me join in on her Wear it Wednesday challenge. See our collab post here. I don’t want to give anything away with who I was to replicate and the final results. You will have to go to her site to check out the results BUT if you are curious the steps I did to get the look please keep reading.

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I started with the Lumene Moisturizer and Noya lip Balm to nourish the skin and of course my bare face.

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I decided to use this frosty white base to really let the brightness of the shadows come through. This looks way shimmery and bright but trust me it will look “age appropriate” when done.

Next I got out my BH cosmetics 88 tropical palette. Now i think I have said or alluded to BH cosmetics customer service being sucky but their eyeshadows for the price are good. I have a couple palettes. The only one I do not like is their neutral one. I will do a review of what i have of them next month.

Side note my new years this blog resolution is to be consistent in posting and pre-plan ahead my posts. I have found I love doing this blog and the community of fellow blogging friends I am making. It is a God Sent for my sanity 😀

Ok back to the GRWM, These are the colors and brush I used to apply.

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The top left is my lid color, the top right is my transition color and the bottom left is my crease. Here is the result

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Next was the liner. I needed a thick cat like eye to replicate the look so I used my usual for the tightlining and the jordana liquid liner with the felt tip to really wing it out and thicken the line.

I then used this NYC shadow and went under my eyes  with it and the shade it is pointing to in the picture.

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I need more practice to get a perfected wing or more so I should say to figure out how to even out my eye shape as my eyes two different shape (and the bane of my existence! HA how is that for dramatic lol)

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ok On to the face. I mixed my MAC Mineralize foundation. I love this foundation but I am a not this light yet for the winter so I mixed a little of the Kevyn Aucion SSE in SX05. The two very different textures of the foundation just melded together awesomely. I used the beauty blender that I finally broke down and purchased to apply.

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And the results 😀 A boring even colored skin just what you want your foundation to do, right?

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Next is my under eye concealing. I used a peach color for the darkness and my new favorite concealer (at 75% off at that I am praying it is just CVS that is discontinuing and not the brand in general)

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So on to contouring and  highlighting. This loose powder is a combination of Bare minerals warmthed toned down with some Dreamworld Hermitica foundation powder I ordered that was too light for me. And my favorite MAC NSF lightscape. The picture below is to show where I put each before being blended.

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Next I did an all over setting and blending with a little bit of ELF HD powder and Bare Minerals Bare Radiance. I used one of my new Tarte blushes and the brush that came with it to apply a soft wash of color. The picture I was replicating had a glowy simple over all face look with bolder eyes and lips. The picture is of it all blended and ready to move on the lips.

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I used OCC lip Tars. It is my new obsession as I got a couple of the mini’s while they were being sold for the Holiday season. I had bought one over a year ago and hated it but then got Black Metal Dahlia and LOVED it. There is a learning curve but for my small lips they really help make them pop. At first I went with the purple color but realized that the look had more of a electric pink lip color so added the other color with it.

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Then I have gotten into the habit of ending my looks with my eyebrows and mascara. I did decide the eye color needed a smidgen more pop so used a sample of Chequered Lily eyeshadow. You know I love this company! I decided I needed to use the clump crusher to do just that — a little bit of un clumping 😀

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Ok so now (if you didn’t go there first) go see the final look. I even attempted to dupe the hair for the full effect. I just wish I was daring enough to try out the blonde hair. But my hair is just too dark and the upkeep I can’t afford.

Any comments or questions please leave below :-)

Angela Watkins ** The Makeup Whisperer
{All I Desire Is To Empower And Beautify The World … No Matter The Situation}

Please follow me on my social media sites. I  am on my beauty youtube channel, beauty blog, tumblrtwitterFBgoogle+personal blog, youtube vlog, and instagram.