Queen of all Colors

“I’ve been 40 years discovering that the queen of all colours was black.” 

— Pierre-Auguste Renoirbody suit 5

Raise your hand if “does this come in black?” is your most asked question when shopping. While everyone’s hand but Anna Wintour’s is probably raised, this color is the queen of all colors. “It looks better in black” is my fashion mantra and this bodysuit from Nasty Gal is no exception. #Nastygalsdoitbetter

Sidenote: Does any one else feel uncomfortable when using Nasty Gal’s hashtag? Asking for a friend. 

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MAKEUP bag reveal

 While most people my age are doing gender reveals, I am getting really intimate and doing a makeup bag reveal. For the first time on the world wide web – my makeup bag:

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1. Laura Mercier Foundation Primer in Radiance ||  bc I’m obsessed with the dewy look. I’ve tried the beloved Smashbox primers, but they don’t do it for me. My biggest pet peeve is when my foundation sinks into my face/pores for a very matte look. What do I do to prevent this? Smother my face in la mer and this primer.

Overkill? No. C’mon, we all have our ticks.

2. Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation in Light Sand & Tarte Amazonian Clay Concealer in Fair || I always have to use something semi organic in my routine to make me feel as though I’m taking good care of my epidermis. This amazonian clay formula used in both the Tarte Concealer and Foundation is long wear, super blendable, and looks better the longer you wear it throughout the day. Remember, it’s natural.

3. Armani Eyes to Kill Eyeshadow Pallette in 7 Blush w Chanel eyeshadow brush || this is the perfect eye palette for any occasion, you can go from day to night by adding more and more maroon. As for the Chanel eyeshadow brush I can’t live with out, it is meant for contouring, but I use it for just about everything except for eyeliner. #Rebel

4. NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder in Blonde || even if I am running out the door with just mascara aka not my whole Kim K face, you can bet your bottom dollar I’m using my 1st grade coloring skills to do my eyebrows ALWAYS. Didn’t anyone ever tell you these two suckers frame the face?

5. Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Beige || I told you I was a big fan of the dewy look, I use this to highlight and sometimes get carried away and put it pretty much all over my face. ALL GLOW IS GOOD GLOW.

PS I forever fear getting a big fat sparkle stuck in one of my pours. Sparkly eyeshadows? Gross.

This is precisely why I prefer Bobbi Brown metallic anything: shimmer brick, eyeshadow, blush etc. I don’t do “sparkles” on my face and I say face because you know it always falls from your eyes to your face. Rant over.

6. Tarte Lipstain in Hope || these lip stains are my newest obsession. i don’t leave home without at least 2 different shades.

7. Bobbi Brown Blush in Sand Pink || this blush matches the shade of lipstick I tend to wear, I try to match the two as often as I remember.

8. Loreal Butterfly mascara in Blackest black || gimme 3 coats, and I’m good to go.

9. NYX color corrector in yellow: I am forever battling dark circles and no, it’s not because I party too much. I’m pretty sure its genetic.

Anyways, I’ve tried the pink and orange color correctors to cover up my devilish dark circles like most beauty counters would recommend, but those correctors are for circles that tend to be blue. My dark circles are more on the purple side so I need a yellow corrector to cover these bad boys up. This is the only yellow one I could find and I carry it with me evvvvvverywhere. Dark circles are my arch nemesis.

PS color corrector exists so that you don’t make the number one mistake in eye makeup application: slapping concealer under your eyes to “cover up” your dark circles….only to turn them gray. Womp. Make sure to balance your dark circles with the color corrector that suits you and then apply your usual concealer over top for the bright eye and bushy tailed effect. In a jiffy, your night on the town is invisible.

xx,

cath

Origin Face Mask Review

Oh, you mean everyone doesn’t opt for “gift wrapping” when ordering things for themselves online?

Thanks to the valued advice of the one & only msalexcooley, I found some great gifts for myself & delicious face masks that make me feel like miss fancy pants aka best feeling ever. Since when did fancy become a bottle of Origins face mask for 25 bucks? I don’t know, but I like it.

Immediately after opening my gifts from me to me, I started with the Charcoal mask for a quick fifteen and skipped my beloved La Mer (first time ever) in lieu of the overnight Origins Drink Up intensive mask. In order to not disappoint my obsessive personality, I masked with both of these Origins masks, partly because I was so excited & partly to insure the best results possible.

I woke up more than pleased because who doesn’t love immediate results from face masks that are 25 bucks? No one.

Loreal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara Review

I go through mascara faster than anyone I know which means I’ve bought and tried more mascara than anyone I know. Pictured above are the mascaras I’ve used in the past – but the first picture in this sequence is a drugstore (yes, drugstore) mascara that is currently blowing my mind.

The Loreal Voluminous Butterfly mascara was a recommendation by my 15 year old little sister who is a YouTube addict. She always hears about the latest products faster than yours truly..so, I opted to use her tube and was hopelessly hooked.

This mascara made my lashes look longer, fuller, and the shape of the brush allowed me to get more product onto my lashes. I have tried & loved the YSL singulier, the Chanel Inimitable, Maybelline falsies, the Clinique High Impact mascara & the infamous Diorshow.

For the price and the awesome look of the Loreal Butterfly, you can’t beat it. Next time you are at Target, relish in this luxurious $8 mascara.