I was getting a little bored with my everyday make up look so I decided to spice it up a bit. I love the Maybelline Tattoo gel cream eyeshadows and I have all the colors, although I have never used the blue, orange, or purple shades. So I thought if I blended the blue out with a nice taupe that it would still have the impact I wanted without being over the top. As an added bonus, all the products I used were from the drugstore except my brushes. I’m deeply in love with sigma brushes, but you can use whatever you have and it will be just fine.
I started with my Physician’s Formula foundation primer in the green shade to counteract my redness. Then I went with my Revlon color stay mineral foundation in the shade fair. To set that in place I used the color stay pressed powder in the shade fair. To fill in my brows I used the Maybelline define a brow pencil in light brown. When filling in your brows it’s really important to ice the right shade and this one is perfect for me. On the eyes I started with a base wash of the color tattoo cream in Tenacious Teal. I just applied it my finger to my lower lid being sure to stay below the crease. This cream gel product goes on smoothly and you have a little time to work with it before it sets for good. Over this in the same area, using a small shaded brush, I applied NYX’s eyeshadow single in the shade Ocean. This is a tealish blue but it has a golden shimmer in it that reads a little more neutral than just straight blue lids. We don’t want hooker eyes! In the crease area, with a dense fluffy brush I applied a light wash of another NYX single in true taupe. This shade actually leans more toward a tan brown for me but I chose it because it would play off the warmth of Ocean. Blend out all the harsh lines and always start applying at the outer corner so that it will have the most concentration of the darker color. Finally with a clean fluffy brush I used a basic champagne-ish color as a brow highlight, being sure to blend out the top of the taupe. On the cheeks I just used PF shimmer strips in Miami Strip, concentrating the darker shades under my cheekbones to contour. The lips are easy peasey, I just used NYX lip gloss in Baby Pink. Ta da, a blue eyeshadow look that anyone can pull off and it didnt break the bank. Thanks for reading and feel free to leave questions or comments!
So it’s been absolutely forever since I’ve written anything, obviously, but I’ve taken some time off school and I have had tons of time to think about new ideas. This lead to me being totally unable to pick where to start so I did NOTHING! Lol, anyway I was getting ready to go out today, putting on my face, and I realized how much I love Physician’s Formula Happy Booster blushes! So here’s what I know starting with basics! Product Info : Ultra soft and blendable blushing powder features a fresh and vibrant mix of blushing tones infused with a pop of color to create a healthy glow. Multi reflective pearls provide a soft iridescence to highlight and add color to your cheeks. Infused with a happy booster blend, featuring happy skin and euphoryl, natural plant extracts which have been shown to promote a feeling of happiness by mimicking the effect of endorphins and helping protect the skin from environmental stress. Te sweet scent of violet provides a feeling of joy each time you apply.
My Opinion: The first thing I like to do when reviewing and testing a product is see if it lives up to the claims made on the package. I have four shades (and I think that’s all they have) Rosy, Pink, Natural, and Translucent. Swatches below the top is pink, then natural, then rosy, and lastly translucent. I did concentrated swatches so you could get a good sense of color. They come in a little compact with the little useless brush, although the colored bristles are sweet. I depotted two of them to put in my z palette and rosy got a little busted but that was my fault. Overall I think they are pretty standard blush colors, great staples for a collection. I have very fair skin and i haven’t had a problem carrying any of these off. They are very shimmery and unless you are going for a super duper sparkly look I wouldn’t use a highlighters with any of these, however….. Sometimes if i just want a gentle hint of color I’ll layer the translucent shade over a color in place of a highlighter. You can do this over any blush it makes a great sublet highlight giving you the promised glow. Also, the great part about the colors being broken up in these little hearts is that you can control the colors you wanna use. There is a small heart in each pan that has a bold pop of color that you can swirl in or swirl around. The texture is very silky, not unlike any powder I’ve tried from PF. They go on easy and are build able when needed. Can I just say I LOVE THE SMELL! I’m a little biased because that violet is one of my favorite scents but it is so pleasant. It smells great in the pan and it carries it unto your face. It’s light but lovely. So to sum it all up, I would say that I’m very happy with all of these and I would really recommend them to anyone looking for a new blush. Hope you try them and enjoy them and I love comments so let me know if there is anything you have a question about!