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Thanksgiving FOTD & Tutorial

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Jon and I decided to cook last minute and celebrate Thanksgiving at our place. He cooked the turkey and I made a few side dishes. His mom, brother, and his gf as well as my grandparents, came over and they brought more food and pie!

Since Thanksgiving colors consist of warm orange and brown, I thought id do a look with those colors. I haven’t been faithfully using my MAC pigments, so I am trying to incorporate them more in future looks. I brought out MAC Pigment in “Mega Rich” which was the perfect toasty orange for this look. I love how vibrant it is too. I used MAC’s mixing medium to apply it on my eyelid. I also used two of my Starflash Eyeshadows , “Go” and “Glamour Check”. On the lips I used Rimmel “Spotlight Beige” lipstick which is a nice soft coral/orange color, definitely complements neutral looks. Stephie did a post and video HERE of this lipstick.

Tutorial down below!


What I used:
– MAC Studio Fix Concealer in NC30
– MAC Pro Longwear Foundation in NC35

– MAC Blush Powder in “Emote” to contour
– MAC Blush in “Sunbasque” on apples of cheeks

– MAC Paint Pot in “Painterly” all over lid
– MAC “Mega Rich” pigment applied on lower half of lid with mixing medium
– MAC Starflash e/s in “Go” on outer-V and crease
– MAC Starflash e/s in “Glamour Check” in crease to add depth and a bit on the outer-V
– MAC e/s in “Ricepaper” to highlight on brow bone
– MAC Fluidline in “Blacktrack”
– Clinique Lash Primer
– Shiseido Lifting Mascara
– MAC Technakohl in “Graphblack” on waterline
– Urban Decay eyeliner in “Bourbon” on lower lashline

– Rimmel lipstick in “Spotlight Beige”

Quick tutorial:

Then just add eyeliner and mascara and you are done!

Product Review: Revlon ColorStay Active Light Makeup & Red Devil/Coral Polyp FOTD

So as you know, I’ve been going to the gym lately and of course when you are at the gym- you sweat like a pig. Since I go during my lunch, I often have some makeup on when I go to the gym which of course is all gone after the gym, but I usually put on a bit of makeup for work since we need to be somewhat “presentable” (usually foundation and eyeliner); so I was looking into sweat-proof and rub-proof foundations that I could wear to work AND the gym, and STILL look decent despite the fact I was sweating like crazy!

I read on a few sites that many women recommended Revlon’s ColorStay Active Light Makeup because not only does it have SPF25, but gives you light, sweatproof coverage that is breathable and won’t rub off after you exercise. What really sold me, was there were MANY reviews from women who have sensitive skin (which is me) that said they did not experience any breakouts or anything of that nature from using it. So I headed to Wal-Mart after work to nab one to truly test it out….

Product: 3 out of 5
Packaging: 4 out of 5
Quality: 3.5 out of 5
Overall: 3.5 out of 5
Color tested: “Buff”
Cost: $10-$12
Where to buy: Majority of drugstores have it
Would I re-purchase? Yes but in another color, buff was a tad bit too light in pictures and in person, so maybe the next shade down which was “Sand Beige” or “Nude”, or perhaps by the darker shade and just mix them together…
Other tidbits: It is oil-free, non-pore clogging, non-irritating (according to the package), and unfortunately has parabens.

What they claim:
Tired of your makeup giving out before you do? Revlon has the solution – A light, sweatproof makeup that can keep up with you. ColorStay Active® Light Makeup provides smooth, natural, light coverage that lasts up to 16 hours. Patented SoftFlex® formula provides a lightweight, comfortable feel. Makeup is sweat proof, sun proof, and rub-off proof*, even during exercise. Designed for all skin types in 10 just-won’t-quit shades. Oil-free. Non-pore-clogging. Non-irritating. SPF 25.

Active Ingredients:
Octinoxate (7. 5%), Titanium Dioxide 3. 8%, Zinc Oxide 2. 1%.
Inactive Ingredients:
Aqua (Water), Cyclomethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Butylene Glycol, Isotridecyl Isononanoate, Cetyl PEG/PPG 10/1 Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl 4 Isostearate, Dimethicone, HDI/Trimethol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Polyglyceryl 3 Diisostearate, Magnesium Sulfate, Nylon 12, Alumina, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Vitis Vinifera Seed Extract (Grape), Centaurea Cyanus Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Malva Sylvestris Extract (Mallow), Lilium Candidum Bulb Extract (Lily), Lactobacillus/Eridictyon Californicum Ferment Extract, Cymbidium Grandiflorum Flower Extract, Serica (Silk), Trisiloxane, Lauric Acid, Trihydroxystearin, Tribehenin, Polydimethylsiloxane/Polymethysilesquioxane Copolymer, Methicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Aluminum Hydroxide, Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Methoxy Amodimethicone/Silsequioxane Copolymer, Silica, Polysorbate 20, Polysorbate 80, Ethylene Brassylate, Diazolidinyl Urea, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica (CI 77019), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499).

Today was the first day I have worn it, but so far so good, of course if there happens to be a turn for the worse I will let y’all know, but I can usually “feel” ahead of time if something will work for me or not, and so far this seems to be pretty cool.

So my initial observation with it, was that it’s sheer yet gives just the perfect amount of coverage without being heavy. Upon application, I noticed it’s not as “runny” as many liquid foundations, but it’s not as thick either, so it’s sorta thick in the sense that it stays on your face, but not thick to where it looks or even feels cakey. I applied it with my Beauty Blender Sponge for a nice even look and then used a little bit of the finishing powder to set that sis Shen gave me for Christmas from Ellana Minerals. So the first pic is BEFORE the gym, freshly applied (as you can see “Buff” was way too light for me in pictures, but in person it was an okay match to where you can barely tell it was light), and the picture below is after the gym. I also used the “Coral Polyp” lipstick from the Dame Edna Collection and “Red Devil” lipglass from the Brunette, Blonde, and Redhead Collection.

– Didn’t cause me to be itchy or break out which is usually the case within 10 minutes a product is on my face that my skin is sensitive to
– Has SPF 25
– No weird funky smell like Revlon’s older liquid foundations that had a weird smell
– Affordable (especially in this crazy economy!) & Easy to find
– Stayed on pretty well for the majority of the day until I went to the gym
– Had some rub-off protection (I wiped my sweaty face with my towel and didn’t notice any transfer of color on my towel)
– Small enough to stash in your purse or makeup bag

– After the gym, it didn’t look even remotely in tact or as good as it did BEFORE I went to the gym, probably less than half of it was still on my face…as if it just evaporated!

You would like this if:
You are just looking for something affordable that will stay on for most of the day, or if you do light workouts and don’t sweat a lot and just need something to hold you over.

It wasn’t a bad product for me, since almost all drugstore foundations set my face into an aggravated frenzy! So I was happy in the sense that my skin was liking this baby and on top of that, it gave amazing coverage, didn’t have a funky smell, and of course it has SPF 25! That’s why I would definitely be open to buying it again, but just in a different shade so it matches better.

What I used:

– MAC StudioFinish Concealer in NC30
– Revlon ColorStay Active Light Makeup in “Buff”
– Finishing Powder Ellana Minerals in “Espresso Con Panna”

– MAC Fafi Blush in “Hipness”
– MAC Blush in “Nuance”

– NYX single eyeshadow in “Golden Orange” (applied on the lower half of the lid with a sponge tip applicator)
– MAC e/s in “Patina” and Milani “Java Bean” e/s (on outer-V and contour, applied with MAC #226 brush)
– MAC Fluidline in “Blacktrack”
– Maybelline Lash Discovery Mascara in Black

– MAC “Coral Polyp” l/s from the Dame Edna Collection
– MAC “Red Devil” l/g from Brunette, Blonde, and Redhead Collection

Looking tore up from the floor up! But damn it feels good to work out and sweat it out!

FOTD & Tutorial: Coral & Wild Mango

Brrr! It’s windy in San Francisco! But I love it compared to hot sticky LA!

I am exhausted and I have a long two days ahead of me, so I will try and squeeze in as much as I can! Thanks to all of you wishing me a safe trip! You gals are so sweet, and speaking of sweet, all we’ve been eating is dessert and gummy bears. LOL.

Once I get back home I will do a review on the Milani Eye Pencils, as well as swatch Bio Green along side with UD “graffiti” and MAC’s “wondergrass”.

I did a look using Mad Minerals’s “Wild Mango” and MMBB’s “Deep Coral”. It’s a very simple, natural look in person, and really accentuates those with peachy undertones. I paired it with MAC’s Lipglass in “Sockhop”.

What I used:

– Monistat Chafing Gel as primer
– MAC StudioFinish Concealer NC30
– Silk Naturals Foundation

– EDM “All Smiles”
– Mlani Blush in “Luminous”

– MUFE Flash Color Paint in White all over the lid
– MAC e/s in “Mylar” all over the lid over MUFE paint
– Mad Minerals e/s in “Wild Mango” on outer-v and contour
– MMBB “Deep Coral” on outer-V
– ULTA “Gold Leaf” and Milani “Beach Sand” as highlight
– MAC Fluidline in “Nightfish”
– L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara
– False Eyelashes (old ones forgot which brand/style)

– AVON “Nude Pink”
– MAC l/g in “Sockhop”

Then applied “Mylar” all over the base to set:

*Applied WET

Should like this:


Line and apply mascara

Reader Request FOTD using Milani’s “Mai Tai” Blush

A reader requested a FOTD using Milani’s “Mai Tai” Blush, so here it is, sporting my new orange and white striped shirt I got at Ross for $6! I love Ross! I go cheap on everything else but makeup (and my family), LOL how sad is that???! But I swear, you can find awesome deals at Ross! I love cheap buys! :)

So I LOVE the “Mai Tai” blush, to me it’s a dead ringer for the Hipness Blush, well good enough for me anyway…And I love how smooth it goes on using my new CVS powder brush which reminds me of the Japonesque brush.

What I used:

– Pure Luxe Erase as my primer
– MAC StudioFinish Concealer NC30
– Silk Naturals Foundation in Buttery Gold


– Milani Blush in “Mai Tai”

– NYX single eyeshadow in “Golden Orange” (also on outer corners of lower lashline)
– L’Oreal HIP Pigment in “Progressive” on Outer-V and contour
– MAC e/s in “Patina” and “Mulch” on outer V and crease
– Milani “Beach Sand” as highlight (applied dry) and a lil bit of MAC “Your Ladyship” Pigment
– Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner in “Black”
– L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara

– MAC Lipstick in “Curtsy”
– AVON Lipstick in “Nude Pink”
– AVON Lipgloss in “Nude Peach”

Reader Request FOTD & Tutorial- Smokey Orange and Brown

Reader Kristal requested a smokey orange and brown look, so I did my best to fulfill that request.

I also took this opportunity to use the L’Oreal HIP Pigment in “Progressive”, (on my outer-V and crease) as well as MAC e/s in “Patina” and “Omega”

What I used:

– Camellia Rose Skin Soothing Primer
– Silk Naturals Mineral Foundation (Warm Gold)

– Everyday Minerals Blush in “All Smiles”
– Milani “Luminous” Blush for shimmer

Eyes:– MAC Paint Pot in “Soft Ochre” all over the lid
– Pure Luxe Eyeshadow in “Fantasy” (all over the lid)
– NYX single eyeshadow in “Golden Orange” (lower half of the lid above the crease)
– Amuse eyeshadow from the palette (no color name on top of NYX golden orange)
– L’Oreal HIP Pigment in “Progressive” (on outer-V and contour)
– MAC e/s in “Patina” and “Omega” above NYX golden orange (contour)
– Indelible Gel Eyeliner in “Black Out”
– Covergirl Lash Blast Mascara

– AVON Lipstick in “Coral Cashmere”
– AVON Lipstick in “Nude Pink”
– Sephora Lip Liner #206
– AVON Lipgloss in “Nude Peach”

After applying the MAC Paint Pot in “Soft Ochre” all over the lid, I applied Pure Luxe e/s in “Fantasy”.

I then applied the orange/bronze color over the NYX Golden Orange.

Line and apply mascara!

Applied NYX Golden Orange and HIP Pigment in “Progressive” on lower lashline…

Had to match the shirt, lol.

Tutorial/FOTD: Bronze Natural

Remember this FOTD? Well here is the tutorial! (Excuse the eyebrows, I like to just get up and go in the morning!)

I re-did the look yesterday morning…using similar colors.

What I used:


– Smashbox Photo Finish Primer
– Silk Naturals Foundation
– MAC Sculpting Powder for contouring


– Everyday Minerals Blush in “Waffle Cone”
– Jordana Blush in “Stardust”
– MAC MSF in “Global Glow”


– MAC StudioFinish Concealer in NC30
– MAC Paint Pot in “Painterly” as base all over the lid
– MAC Metal-X eyeshadow in “Pure Ore” (all over the lid)
– MAC Metal-X eyeshadow in “Goldspice” (on outer-v and outer half of the lid)
– Milani “Sungoddess” (on outer-half of the lid) mixed with UD “Shag” e/s
– MAC Pigment in “Golden Lemon” as highlight on browbone and inner corners of the lid
– MAC “Golden Lemon” Pigment in the inner corners
– Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner in “Blackest Black” (both pencil and liquid)
– Covergirl Lash Blast Mascara

– AVON Lipstick in “Nude Pink”
– MAC lipstick in “Sparks Can Fly”

Step 1: Applied MAC Paint Pot in “Painterly” all over the lid.

Then apply your eyeliner and mascara!

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