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Warm Sunny Look posted on a Rainy Day!

          Hello everyone! I know I have not been blogging lately. These past few weeks I have been trying to adjust to a new job chapter so I decided to take a break from posting but I do miss it. I hope your all doing great! :) 
So now onto the look...it is warm with a combination of golds, reds and a red-burgundy shade. The LORAC 3D lustre was used only on the eyelid on top of goldmine but my camera did not pick up all the golden shimmers (in person it looks beautiful!) I shaded my brows with MAC Espresso rather than Coquette. I find that espresso gives them a more defined look while coquette makes them look more natural. My new favorite and go-to eyeliner is LORAC Front of the Line Pen eyeliner. It is so easy to apply because of it's fine tip, and it is a true rich black. On the lips I am wearing my new Chanel Rouge Coco in Rouge Orage which is a mixture of reddish-coral shades with pink undertones. 

Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick in Warm Honey 5.5
Bobbi Brown Corrector in dark Bisque
Laura Mercier Secret Concealer #04
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder to set concealers
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder to set cream foundation
MAC Blunt Blush to Contour

Chanel Rouge Coco in Rouge Orage
Urban Decay Eye Primer Potion
MAC Goldmine on the lid
MAC Coppering on the crease
NYX Rust on the crease and blended into coppering
MAC Handwritten on the outer v
LORAC 3D Liquid Lustre on the lid only
LORAC Front of the Line Pro Liner
Prestige My Biggest Lashes Mascara 

I hope you like the look! 
Xx Anel


Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick Review and Before & After Photos

Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick
0.31 oz. (9 g)
$41.00 US 
My Shade: Warm Honey 5.5
Keep Reading for a Review and Before and After Photos!

What it is: "Bobbi's innovative Foundation Stick is designed for portability and adjustable coverage. Easy to apply and blend all over the face or just where you need it. For all skin types, except very oily".

Packaging: What makes this foundation so portable is it's packaging. Because it is a stick foundation it is convenient for touch-ups throughout the day (if needed). 

My Thoughts: Let me be honest, when I first heard of this foundation stick my first thoughts were cakey, heavy makeup. And how wrong was I. The creamy formula feels like satin on the skin and blends beautifully.  The coverage is light to medium but can be built for more coverage. As with other foundations I tend to prefer using my finger tips rather than brushes. I find that using my finger tips helps the product blend evenly, especially with a cream-based product. What makes the foundation stick so innovative is it's versatility. It can be worn as an all over foundation, as a concealer on certain areas (to cover redness, discolorations and/or blemishes) and for touch-ups. The finish is natural and a bit glowy. After setting it with Laura Mercier's Translucent Loose Setting Powder I get a satiny finish which I love. The foundation contains no SPF which makes it perfect for photos!

There are 20 Available shades to choose from- Got to love Bobbi Brown!

Before- Foundation was only applied on these areas (cheeks, around the lips, nose and a bit on the forehead). For under my eyes I used BB corrector and LM secret concealer. 
Laura Mercier Eye Basics in Buff
MAC Ricepaper all over lid and brow bone
MAC Espresso on the crease
MAC Haux on the crease
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
LORAC Multiplex 3D Lashes

Lips & Cheeks:
Revlon Lip Butter in Raspberry Pie
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Natural Beauty

Have you tried the foundation stick or any other Bobbi Brown foundations? 
-Anel :)


Green and Purple Glitter!

Here is another purple and green look. I am using a couple new products I posted on my Last "New Beauty Products". NYX carries small jars of loose shadow pigments and glitters and I could not resist just passing them by; they are so cute! Because the pigment is a lime green and the purple glitter has bits of green glitter I combined both colors. Unfortunately my camera could not capture all the glitter on my eyelids so below you will find swatches of the pigment and glitter. 

-Guerlain Lingerie De Peau #23 
-Laura Mercier Secret Concealer

-Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
-NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk
-MAC Orb eyeshadow
-NYX Lime Pearl Mania all over lid
-Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Flash on the crease
-NYX Purple glitter mania was applied on the lid using Fix+
-MAC Fig 1 eyeshadow on the crease
-Bobbi Brown Gel Ink Liner in Violet Ink
-Bobbi Brown Gel Ink Liner in Shimmer Ink
-Rimmel Eye Kohl 
-Prestige My Biggest Lashes Mascara
NYX Lime Pearl and Purple Glitter Mania

 Lips and Cheeks
-Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Natural Beauty
-Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color in Rose Blossom #11

 I Hope you like the look and thank you for stopping by :)


New Beauty Products II

Hello everyone! I have not been posting anything new because I have been caught up with things at work. During the weekends it is when I try to take advantage of a free day but I will be honest..I have slept in and have not been too creative with doing a look :) So here is a quick post and update of some of the products I have recently picked up. From matte/satin shadows to glitter pigments and a gorgeous liquid lustre, I will have plenty to experiment with.
-MAC 116 Blush Brush
-MAC eyeshadows in Orb, Espresso and Haux 
-NYX Glitter Mania in Purple and Ultra Pearl Mania in Lime Pearl 
-LORAC 3D Liquid Lustre
-Chanel Rouge Coco in Rouge Orage
-Le Metier De Beaute Radiance Powder Rouge in Rumor

Stay tune for Reviews, swatches and looks! 



Bold Red Lips...

           Hello everyone! This bright red lip look was inspired by Lisa Eldridge's new video tutorial, "My long lasting night out look". Lisa is such a beauty and a woman who many admire. Her work reflects natural beauty with a high fashion kick. I absolutely love her videos and after seeing her new one I couldn't help but try and recreate the look with products I own. 

-Guerlain foundation mixed with Chanel Pro Lumiere 
-Laura Mercier Secret Concealer under the eyes
-Laura Mercier Secret Brightening powder to set concealer
-Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder on the T-zone
-Guerlain Rouge Automatique 124 was used as a blush by dabbing it on my cheeks with my fingers tips

<------ ***In this picture I am not wearing eyeliner on the top lashline.****

-Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait De Gloss in Fatale No. 61
-NYX Lip Liner in Hot Red No. 817
       -I began by lining and filling in my lips with the lip liner in Hot Red. Then using a lip brush I applied Chanel Fatale. Using Laura Mercier Secret Concealer I traced outside the lips to clean out the edges. 
Swatches: Chanel Fatale & NYX Hot Red

-Urban Decay Eye Primer Potion
-NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk on the brow bone
-MAC Orb eyeshadow on the brow bone
-Urban Decay Chopper eyeshadow all over the lid
-Urban Decay Buck eyeshadow on the crease
-Ardell Individual lashes- Flare short black
-Prestige My Biggest lashes mascara
-Laura Mercier Tightlining Cake Liner in Black Ebony

Thank you for stopping by
 & as always your comments are gratefully accepted :)