JUST A GIRL ON A MISSION.

Aloha my loves.

Here I am, my hair in my signature ballerina bun with a fresh coat of lipstick, getting ready for a mission.

But then again, not really a mission. A luxurious splurge, more like.

Be prepared for a haul….a big one. I’m dying to treat myself, you know the feeling! And for the rest of the day, I’ll be exploring the MAC, Chanel, and Bare Minerals counters, finding what tickles my fancy. Image

What are you guys doing today?

KK I have to leave, my dad’s calling!!

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How To Avoid The Cakeface

The Cakeface. No other makeup mishap has ever been as legendary. And gross.

In case you’re wondering: “What in the world is ‘The Cakeface’?”

Here’s some examples:

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As you can see, The Cakeface is not attractive. It’s either dry and flaky, or slick and shiny (like Snooki displays above). But sometimes The Cakeface is completely unavoidable. In one flash of powder, your face goes from flawless to frosting-face. Or maybe you got a little too generous with foundation. Either way, you aren’t happy with your look.

Here’s some tips and tricks on how to avoid the dreaded Cakeface.

  • FOR ONE: You need the right tools. Without good supplies, avoiding makeup mishaps is going to be a lot more difficult. You can use your pick of sponges, stippling brushes, kabukis, mineral powder brushes…anything that works for you! Got those? Great.
  • Also, you want to pick the right foundation, concealer, and powder for your skin type. Purchasing a primer or moisturizer to use under the makeup will be awesome as well, because then the product can melt into your skin much easier.
  • NEVER put concealer all over your face. This makeup is thick for a reason, for covering blemishes, dark circles, or scars. You DO NOT need to put it all over, that’s what a full-coverage foundation is for.
  • And last but not least, if you fear all is lost once you’ve ALREADY APPLIED your makeup, a spritz of MAC’s Fix+ will be your savior. Then, I like to take a piece of toilet paper and smooth it gently across the skin to remove any excess makeup.

Good luck, everyone! What makeup disaster do YOU hate?

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MAC Mini-Haul

Aloha my beautifuls!

I recently went to my Macy’s to purchase a couple MAC lipsticks I’d had my eye on for a while. (By a couple, I really mean four.)

I got Viva Glam V, Rebel, MAC Red, and Up The Amp, four beautiful, classic MAC staples. This is going to be what I like to call it, a “bite-sized mini-hall”. It’s going to be short, sweet, and simple; BITE-SIZED. Enjoy!

Up The Amp:

Such a gorgeous lavender-violet, that can look really soft or really powerful and peppy. It’s a refreshing, unique, ladylike color, that can sometimes look more lilac than violet on the lips.

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It sort of reminds me of candy, unicorns, cupcakes, flowers or pop-stars, something bright and slightly magical, glamorous and fun!

Viva Glam V: 

This is a buttery, delicious nude that reminds me of something sweet. It makes your lips look plump and healthy, and has enough shimmer to where it isn’t noticeable or unflatteringly frosty.

MAC Viva Glam V Lipstick See the very fine gold glitter? It’s not your average, boring nude, it’s the perfect MLBB (My Lips But Better), and has a nice sheen, giving your pout dimension!

Rebel: 

OHHHHHH MY GOSHNESSS! Can anyone say hello gorgeous?? This is THE PERFECT color for me. It’s an easy to layer, creamy, flattering color that can look rebellious, edgy, and elegant all at once…..it’s perfect! When I apply it, it instantly makes me feel very “va-va-voom”, “bow-chicka-wow-wow”,  and just plain confident! A lipstick like THAT deserves a gold star.

IMG_1275 Depending on your skin tone, it will bring different things out. On my skin, it brought out my golden undertones, and my warm brown eyes. On cooler-toned girls, it would totally make a ethereal, porcelain complexion stand out, and this would also look stunning on a darker complexion.

MAC Red: 

Finally found the perfect, classic red! This is definitely a new must-have for me. It’s a bright, classic red that some describe as “cool” or “bluish”, but it actually looks really beautiful on my warm-nuetral complexion! It is such a classic, iconic color with a stunning formula, that will make you feel just like the glam, Hollywood beauty, Marilyn Monroe.

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Anyway, it looks cherry-red in the tube, but you can tone down the color to make it more of a stain if you’d like. This is WAAAY brighter than Russian Red F.I.Y, and I know I will love it forever!

Anyway my darlings, I hope you liked this short-and-sweet “mini-haul”. These are all gorgeous colors that I really reccommend, and if you try them, let me know how you liked them! Anyway, it’s snacky-snack time for me, and I’ll be back soon. Ciao!

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The Wonderful World of Lipstick

Oooh lipstick, you’re so auhmayzing! So creamy and sweet and beautiful!

Anyway, hey my cuddly wuddlies! This is going to be a miscellaneous collection of reviews of some of my FAVORITE lipsticks. Like, ever. On this whole wide Earth. Or universe. Or whatevs.

OKAY #1: MAC Lipstick (Cremesheens)

  AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH they’re great! They’re really..well, creamy! (Hence the name, hehe)  My favorite is the shade “Hot Gossip”, which is a nice, light pink with touches of lilac-plum. Honestly, it looks warmer in the bullet, but it would still work for a variety of skin-tones because it’s not really cool.

Image Okay so the MAC lipsticks are amazing, period. They smell like freaking vanilla cupcakes, rainbows, candy, and HAPPINESS!!!! And they’re like BUTTAH. And dat color selection! I mean, dammmnn.

NUMBA 2: Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick 

These are super moisturizing and super pigmented! They are, like, three dollars more than the MAC ones, and not that different from Cremesheens, but these are some amazing formulas.

For one, they make your lips look plump, juicy, and hydrated. For two, they have colors for everyone! And for three, they stay on through eating/drinking/talking/kissing. They’re pretty sensational.

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And, a plus, they’re really beautiful, especially on camera. The colors are certainly legendary!

BOW-CHICKA-WOW-WOW #4: Clinique Buttershine Lipstick  

Mmm, these are great! It’s like an amped-up, better-quality version of the Revlon Lip Butters! Only way more pigmented and long-wearing, and with a better range of shades.

The name, “Buttershine”, makes you think it would slip and slide, right? Wrooong! It can stick to your pout WITHOUT drying down to an oddly-matte finish, and is so rich in formula there’s no need for a balm underneath.  Image

My favorite color is berry blush, because it’s like the perfect “my lips but better” shade.

Anyway, thanks a lot (if you managed to read this through), and I really, really hope I’m not posting to a blank wall! I’ll be back in a couple days with a MAC haul, and maybe a few things in between. I hope you have a gorgeous, gorgeous day!

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