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Hello party people.  It seems like I’ve been a little MIA this week, but I promise I have good reason as to why.  You see, all three of my boys are on Spring Break, so that basically means mommy is on break too so we’ve been busy spring cleaning the house, donating and having lots of fun.  So, I’ve taken a little break from the blog a few days this week to play and have some fun with my family.  Nonetheless though, I wanted to share with you some products I’ve been loving from Jordana Cosmetics.  The Contour N’ Highlight Sticks are new to me, having just come across them about 2 weeks ago at my local drugstore, but the Sweet Cream Matte Liquid Lipsticks are a formula I know about and I was so excited to get my hands on some shades that are wearable.  (You can read about my review on these from last year, here)

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Let’s talk about the Contour N’ Highlight Sticks.  These retail for $4.99 each and you can select from the Jordana Sculpt N’ Go Creamy Contour Stick which offers three different contour shades (Light, Medium and Deep) and come in an easy to use stick form.  The Contour sticks help you add shape and definition to your features in 30 seconds or less.  What makes these so fun is that they are mistake-proof, blendable and matte with a buildable formula for soft to glam looks.  I have it in the color Deep, which is actually darker than I had thought but it blends out so well, the darker color works for my skin tone.

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I use the Contour stick and apply below my cheekbones, jawline, hairline and sides of my nose.  While the tip of this stick is pointed for great precision, after lots of use I’m sure it will take away the point but applying the product is still easy.  I have been loving how easy this product is to blend out and the way it feels on my skin is wonderful.  It has a kind of cream to powder texture.  After applying, I blend it out to a powder like finish so it doesn’t feel heavy or cakey on the skin and I don’t notice that it oxidizes or looks too heavy.  I love how light weight it feels and I’m very amazed at how much I’m enjoying this stick.  It’s perfect for daily use for light contouring or for a full blown glammed up look.

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The Jordana Glow N’ Go Creamy Strobing Stick also comes in three shades – Pearl Glow, Champagne, and Gold.  I have Champagne (Radiant Glow) and have really been loving this product as much as the contour stick.  This product is the perfect creamy and blendable highlighter stick that melts flawlessly onto the skin for a mistake proof application.  You can use this product to create the perfect strobe or for a light and subtle highlight for everyday use.  Like the Contour Stick, the Creamy Strobing Stick is also creamy and blends out to a powder like finish.

This product can be applied above the cheekbones, bridge of the nose, center of the forehead and below and above lips to add glow where desired.  It’s also easily blended with your fingers.  It doesn’t feel heavy or too creamy and I haven’t noticed any creasing.  It’s perfect to use on it’s own or set with a powder highlight.

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Each product offers a Net Wt. of 0.23 oz / 6.5 g so for the price point you get a lot of product to use and it’s easy to repurchase when it’s used up.

Jordana is one of my favorite drugstore cosmetic brands and I thought these would be something fun to use, but I didn’t realize I would like it as much as I did.  I’m really impressed – especially because of the price point and how well they performed considering its cost.

Now let’s talk about the Sweet Cream Matte Liquid Lip Colors.  These retail for $4.99 and as I mentioned previously, I actually have a review on my blog with a few of the shades.  The bright pink, coral and purple shade I got last year are definitely not my daily wearers so I had been on a hunt now for a while in hopes of finding more neutral tones at my local stores to add to my collection.

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I found four gorgeous shades that are wearable every day tones in nude pinks and browns that I just love.  So, while I did provide a review for you on these lippies initially last year, today I’m sharing swatches of these colors.  If you are looking for wearable shades that are comfortable on the lips – I definitely suggest picking these babies up.

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I picked up the following colors:  Rose Macaron, Creme Brulee, Tiramisu and Cinnamon Toast.  Cinnamon Toast a new color added to the line not too long ago, but the other three were a part of the collection, though I just couldn’t get my hands on them.  I had been on the hunt for Creme Brulee for months now and I’m so glad I found it at Walgreens a few weeks ago.

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I love these shades because they are not only wearable but these matte lipsticks are one of my most comfortable to wear.  They are creamy when applied and while they dry down to a matte finish, I find that my lips do not feel overly dry.  They are creamy and feel almost whipped like when applying to the lips and I just love their longevity.  Jordana has a variety of colors from bold and red to nudes and pinks so you really get a lot of lip colors to choose from.  They also have the same type of doe foot applicator that the others I reviewed have and I enjoy them.

Net wt. 0.11 oz / 3 g in each tube of lipstick

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These colors stay on for hours – they claim it’s a 16 Hour Wear time and I can get at least 10 hours without any budging.  They are infused with Vitamin A, made in the USA and are water resistant.  What I love is that you get 12 gorgeous shades for any and all skin tones.

The video below is my original review of the Jordana Sweet Creme Matte Liquid Lipsticks, but I thought I would include it anyway.  My thoughts haven’t changed at all with these lippies.

Honestly, I’m always impressed with Jordana products.  There’s a reason why most of their products are a part of my collection – I enjoy them and like them.  If you are someone like me that loves a no-fuss kind of makeup look, you’ll surely love how easy these products are to use.  I definitely suggest checking them out if you haven’t already and see how they fit in your every day makeup routine.

You can purchase these products at: https://www.jordanacosmetics.com or at select drugstores that sell these products.  I got mine at Walgreens.

So – what about you, have you tried any of these before?  I’d love to hear your thoughts on them if you have or if not, do you think you’d get any use out of these beauties?

Signature Honey


Disclaimer:  I purchased these products with my own money.  All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased, as with anything found on this site.  Affiliate links may be listed through out.

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Now, it’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Jordana Cosmetics.  While I haven’t tried every single thing sold by the brand, I love and enjoy many of the products that they offer like their Easyliner for eyes and lips, their Modern Matte Lipsticks, 12 Hour Made to Last Liquid Eyeliner Pencils (absolute favorite) and Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara (hands down holy grail product), to name a few.  Jordana’s products are not only affordable, but they really are well made.  If you’ve been following me a while, you may have seen the 12 Hour Made to Last Liquid Eyeliner Pencils and Best Lash Extreme in various looks and tutorials over the last several years.

Recently, I walked into my local Walgreens and much to my amazement I seen a Jordana display in the “new products section” with goodies I needed to get my hands on.  I was a bit bummed as I really didn’t see these talked about much yet (where have I been lately, huh? lol) and the display was a bit picked through already, leaving me with three colors of the new Sweet Cream Matte Liquid Lip Color and two colors of the Made to Last Liquid Eyeshadow.  Today I’m going to be sharing my thoughts on each of these, swatches and more – so read on if you’re interested in the details.  Not into reading today?  Don’t worry – I also have a video you can watch that details all of the same stuff so you can watch that video here.

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The first product set I’m going to talk about is the Jordana Made to Last Liquid Eyeshadows (Net. wt. 0.23 oz / 6.5g).  These liquid eye shadows come in at least six different neutral type shades (by neutral I mean shades in brown hues, golds, champagnes and bronze).  They retail on Jordana’s website for $4.99 but I did buy mine for $3.99 at my local Walgreens.  These interesting eye shadows have a smooth liquid feel that really melts onto the lid and are saturated with vibrant, show stopping color.  Each shade that I have seen so far has a metallic / shimmery look to them which Jordana states that each shadow is decorated with light-reflecting pearls.  Jordana says that these are stay-all-day shadow that is crease-proof and water resistant.

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These liquid eye shadows have an interesting applicator.  The shape reminds me of that of an arrow head but I was amazed at how nicely it applied, with it’s pointed tip I was able to get product into my inner corner of my eye with ease.  The formula of the eyeshadow is very liquid like but blendable.  It’s creamy but still has more of a liquid like texture over cream and I really like that it has a built in applicator.  Honestly, I love the color range and love how easy it is to not only apply but perfect for applying your eyeshadow on the go.   Jordana states that this is crease-proof and water-resistant, but I honestly didn’t experience such.  I must apply a light layer to keep from the product creasing (even over eye shadow primer) and it didn’t seem water resistant to me because when my eyes teared, glitter got everywhere.  This does offer quite a bit of glitter left behind on the eye and while it didn’t hurt or bother my sensitive eyes as all (it is a nice cosmetic grade type of glitter – small and doesn’t hurt the eye) I figured I would let you know.

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The colors I got were Dusk Till Bronze (05) and Immortal Metal (03).  Each of these shades is gorgeous and really make for a stunning combination on the eye.  While I did get creasing when using this product, I found that the lighter the application (maybe using a synthetic eye shadow brush) will help with that issue.  But using directly out of the tube with the included applicator is a bit hard to work with the product since so much comes out on the applicator at first.  I still really enjoy these products and plan to make much more use out of them… since they are perfect for days when I want to put on makeup and a little sparkle, but need to be quick.  These are convenient and very very pigmented in one swipe.  At the price point, I think they are surely worth checking them out and I plan to pick up a few more shades.

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Do you consider yourself more of a lippy lover than an eyeshadow addict?  Well then, let’s talk about the Jordana Sweet Cream Matte Liquid Lip Color (Net. Wt. 0.11oz / 3g) which retails for $4.99 on Jordana’s website and I purchased mine at Walgreens for the same price.  The website shows that there are 12 colors available and I picked up three (very bold) shades to try out.  These liquid lip colors are pretty interesting in that they not only have a sweet scent to them, but the ones I have literally smell like their respective names.  I don’t think they have much of a flavor to them on the lips though.  These lip colors start off as a liquid when applied to your pout and melt and dry down into a matte finish.  It feels really nice on the lips, not drying as I would have expected from a liquid lipstick that is under $5.00.  It feels mousse and cream like when applied to the lips and I love that they are infused with a drop of Vitamin A to keep them comfortable while wearing.  They do dry down matte but I still find that they don’t settle into the lines of my lips as much as other liquid lipsticks do.

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The applicator that comes with the liquid lip color has an interesting curve to it – which oddly makes application a lot easier than I thought it would.  It hugs the lips nicely and spreads the color fairly evenly in one swipe.  You get kapow and bam color in one swipe and what I love about this liquid lipstick is that you can easily layer the color without funky bunching or odd looking pigmentation like other liquid lipsticks can do.  It can take about a minute for the lipstick to dry down to a matte finish depending on the thickness of the coats you applied to your lips but I don’t find that it bothers me much.

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The only colors that were available in the display at my local Walgreens were Mango Sorbet (05), Raspberry Tart (03) and Mixed Berry Souffle (04) which were the shades I picked up.  They are quite bold as you can see from the swatches above.  Each swatch is one swipe of the wand onto my hand and as you can see they are very pigmented and have high saturated color.  These are said to be a waterproof formula and I do notice that they will last on my lips for hours.  If I don’t really eat or drink anything, I could easily get 8 hours of wear time… if I do drink or eat (especially if oily) the color may fade slightly or may start to come off a bit on the insides of my lips, but ultimately – the wear still looks fairly even and not funky like other lip colors can do.  Oh – did I mention reapplying?  That is one thing I love about this lip color… reapplying is great.  You can easily go back, reapply color in the parts it wore off and it looks like a fresh new coat… no funky bleeding, blending or anything of the sort like you can expect from a traditional liquid lip color.  There is no balling up or cracking and definitely not weird discoloration so I’m really loving this.

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I’m using Mixed Berry topped with Raspberry Tart on my lips

I’m definitely looking to pick up more shades and I hope Jordana has a plethora available at local stores soon.  These liquid lip colors are really comfortable on the lips once they dry down and I love the feel of them.  They offer great coverage on the lips, bright pigmentation and I can’t wait to get my hands on more colors soon.

Overall – I’m quite impressed with both the Jordana Made to Last Liquid Eyeshadows and the Jordana Sweet Cream Matte Liquid Lip Colors.  Considering the price point, you could easily collect all of the shades and have yourself a grand time with each.  If you had to choose between the shadow and the lipsticks, I say go for the lipsticks – both work well but the lipsticks… Jordana really hit it out of the ball park with this one… they are phenomenal.  I have a liquid lipstick collection of probably over 40 from different brands both affordable and highend and I’m loving loving these from Jordana.  For an affordable product, I like that they still offer quality.  Each product is Made in the USA which is awesome and Jordana is a cruelty-free brand.  I hope Jordana comes out with many more shades of both and that they are permanent items in their line because I’ll be sure to collect them all.

Check out my video for a look at LIVE swatches and my rundown on each of these products. You can watch directly on YouTube here, or watch the embedded video below.

What about you?  Have you tried any of these products yet?  If so, do you like them and if not, well – are you planning to try them out?  Comment below and let me know.

Signature Honey

Disclaimer:  The products featured and discussed in this post were purchased by me with my own money.  All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased and I was not paid to feature these products.  Affiliate links are posted through out.

I’ve been sitting on some new Jordana Cosmetics products now for a few months and little by little a few of these have been appearing here on the blog or in makeup looks and tutorials on YouTube, but I haven’t really posted about them in a whole.  Today I figured I would share a few of them with all of you in the case that you decide you want to check them out for yourself.

Get the whole run down and a little chit chat in my recent video which you can watch embedded below or click here to watch directly on YouTube.

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First on my list are the Jordana Cat Eyes Liquid Eye liners.  I discussed these on my blog a week or so ago and also listed swatches which you’ll find here.  These are just $2.99 and come in fun colors for those summer looks that are not only bright and playful but runway ready.  These shades are fun, funky and I love the price point.

Jordana Jordana Color Tint Blush Sticks

Next up are the Jordana Color Tint Blush Sticks.  I have six out of the twelve shades that are available and these are priced just as awesome as the eyeliners.  At just $2.99 each, these make great cream blushes or a base for your favorite powder blush.  While they apply smoothly and I enjoy how nicely they blend on the skin, I find blending with my finger is probably the best bet in application and these do really well as a base offering good longevity.

Jordana Jordana Color Tint Blush Sticks
Left to Right – 10 Sunkissed, 11 Rouge Romance, 12 Golden Sheen
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Left to Right: 07 Baby Pink, 08 Hot Hot Hot, 09 Peach Nectar

If you wear these on its own – they will give you a great flush of color (or vibrant color depending on the amount you apply) but they will fade.  The color will last – but you may need to apply.  Nonetheless, these are fab for the price point and I love using them.

Jordana Dramatic Effects Mascara

Another fun addition to Jordana’s every growing line up are the Jordana Dramatic Effects Mascaras.  These come in fun and bold shades and retail for $2.99.  I was really excited to check these out and as much as I loved the bold colors, unfortunately – due to my small eye lashes, the brush was not ideal for applying as I would regular mascara.  They didn’t show up on my lashes as well as I had hoped so I had to find another purpose for them.  I took out the shades and tested them on my hair and found that they worked well as a temporary brush in color.

Jordana Dramatic Effects Mascara

The dramatic effects mascaras applied easily to my hair with one swipe and worked just as other “hair mascaras” have in the past for me.  While this may not have been the thought behind them when it was formulated, it’s the only way I can get use out of these.  It’s not Jordana’s fault that I have short itty bitty lashes – so I just make due in anyway I can.  Just a quick note for anyone who uses it this way – while the colors did wash out when I shampooed my hair, the green shades or blues may take a little effort in taking the color off.  It didn’t stain or ruin my hair, but did take a little more elbow work to get it off.  I find soaking my hair with a hair mask makes it easy and effortless to remove.

I did post a full review on the Jordana Modern Matte lipsticks – however, new colors were released around the same time as these products.  You can find swatches on the new shades here and my thoughts and swatches on the original release here.

Jordana Modern Matte Lipsticks

These new products can be found at various stores like Walgreens and CVS (I’ve been seeing them pop up here in my local stores) and you may also find them at your nearest Kmart.  Of course – check out jordanacosmetics.com because all of these products can also be purchased online.  Have you tried any of these yet?  What are your thoughts on them?  Don’t forget to stop by my video as I chit chat about the products – click here.

xo

Signature Honey

 

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The cateye “winged” liner is something that truly will never go out of trend – it’s absolutely timeless.  But, eye liners come and go and while some work well – others not so.  I have done my fair share of testing and trying out liners in a plethora of price points and brands and I’m always on the hunt for one that is not only affordable, but that will also be long lasting, smudge proof and do the job.  Today I bring to you my thoughts on the Jordana Cat eye Liners.  Let’s see if they live up to my standard.

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A few months ago Jordana Cosmetics released their Cat Eye Liners in a variety of colors.  I actually came across these beauties at my local Walgreens in the “What’s New” display and picked up a few colors I knew I had to have and try out.  Shortly after, Jordana sent over the whole collection of shades for me to try and share with you.  Each eye liner retails for $2.99 and there are a total of eight shades – some very wearable like black and brown and others bold shades like green, blue and gold.  Jordana’s claim is that these liners are lightweight, long wearing, smudge-proof and can be used by those from beginner to pro.

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The eye liner tip has a tapered brush applicator which is kind of standard when it comes to eye liners.  If you are like me and enjoy the NYC Liquid Eyeliner – you may like this liner as well.  The actual brush itself is not too long as to take away from control but offers good movement while still being stiff enough to create a nice wing.  I’m actually quite impressed with how nicely it glides on and find that it is easy to apply – though I have been creating a winged liner now for many years.

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Left to Right: Black Leather (01), Black Brown (02), Orchid (03), Twilight (04), Caribbean (05), Envy (06), Suede (07) and Future (08)

Each shade has great pigmentation though some of them do require you apply more than one coat / layer.  I really like how the shades show up against my skin without issue and Black Leather (01) has been my go-to lately for a black liner when creating a wing.  These have a nice liquid consistency – they are not too runny or liquid-like but they are also not too thick which I think really makes a difference with application.

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In the look above, I am using the Jordana Cat Eye liquid liner in Black Leather on my upper lash line to wing out the look.  A tutorial and full list of products for this look can be found here.

While I think these work great – especially for the cost, there are a few things that I could see worked on with regard to formulation.  While they are smudge proof, because I have watery eyes, I find that they do not last all day on me.  While the part of the liner on my lid will do fairly well, my outer corners or wing tends to fade and in some cases, it just comes off.  If I were to cry or tear up profusely it wouldn’t last and I would look like a raccoon.  Another issue I see, though not a problem for me, is the size of the brush applicator.  I don’t find an issue with it, but I’ve been creating winged liner and eye liner looks now for many years.  However, since the brush is quite small for those who are beginners, I can see how it would get frustrating when applying because the color deposited in one swipe is not as much due to the size of the brush.  It may take a few swipes over the lid to create the bold statement color someone is looking for.  While this is not an issue for me, I know that it can be for others so I figured that I would mention it.  While the liner is pigmented and the color bold in just one swipe, it may need to be built up to get the effect one is looking for.

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Overall – I’m quite impressed with these liners.  Let’s face it, I’m always for shaving a buck and these are not only affordable, they do work.  Even with the little mentions of things that didn’t work for me, I’ve still been getting some great use out of these babies and I would recommend them.  For the price point – I think they are pretty darn cool.  I’m very impressed with what the drugstore brands have been releasing lately and it’s nice to see that the color range of drugstore products are really evolving.  You can purchase these products and more at your local Walgreens and CVS or online at Jordanacosmetics.com.

Have you tried these eye liners yet?  If so, what do you think about them?  If not, are you interested in testing them out for yourself?

Signature Honey

 

Disclaimer:  The products discussed and mentioned in this post were purchased by me and also sent to me for review and consideration.  All opinions are my own and 100% honest and unbiased.  While some of the product were sent to me for free, no monetary compensation was provided for my review and my thoughts are genuine.

 

It’s no secret that I’m a romantic at heart and I’m pretty lucky to have found a fairy tale love “Happily Ever After”,  which is something people search for their entire lives and never find.  So while I believe that love should be celebrated every single day of our lives, I am a fan of a day that celebrates hearts, chocolates, flowers and pretty things.

“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” – Audrey Hepburn

It’s time for another Valentine’s Day makeup look and this time I am using a combination of Milani and Jordana Cosmetics for a budget friendly, drug store look you can create quickly and easily.  Since my last Valentine’s Day makeup look (click here to view) included browns and bronze shades, I wanted to bring out the playful side of Valentine’s Day offering up a soft purple and rose gold look that would be perfect for a lunch date or stroll at the park.  In collaboration with my friend Beth, we are once again doing date night looks, her look will include drugstore products for an evening look and mine for a daytime look.  Check out the video below for a talk through (Get Ready With Me) style video or click here to watch directly on YouTube.  Details of my Cupcakes & Hearts Valentine’s Day Makeup can be found below.

Valentine's Day Makeup featuring drugstore products


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Products used on the eyes/brows:

  • Brows – Jordana FabuBrow Eye Brow Pencil in Light Taupe and Milani Clear Brow Gel
  • Eye shadow Primer – Milani Eye Shadow Primer
  • Eye shadow base – Milani Brow and Eye Highlight Pencil in Matte Beige
  • Browbone Highlight Shade – Milani Bella Eyes Shadow in Bella Ivory
  • Transition Shade – Milani Bella Eyes Shadow in Bella Cappuccino
  • Lid Eye Shadow shade – Milani Bella Eyes Shadow in Bella Champagne
  • Outer V and Crease shade and lower lash line – Milani Bella Eyes Shadow in Bella Purple
  • Inner Crease Shade – Milani Bella Eyes Shadow in Bella Espresso
  • Shimmery Lid Shade – Milani Fierce Foil Eye Shine #03 – Florence, Rose Gold shade
  • Inner Corner Highlight – Milani Fierce Foil Eye Shine #03 – Florence, Light Gold Shade and Milani Bella Eyes Shadow in Bella Chiffon
  • Lower Lash line liner – Jordana 12 Hour Made to Last Liquid Eye Liner Pencil in Purple Fix
  • Waterline – Milani Supreme Kohl Kajal Eyeliner in Blackest Black 01
  • Winged liner – Jordana Fabuliner in black topped with Jordana Cat Eye liner in 01 Black Leather
  • Lashes – Jordana Best Lash Extreme Mascara and Ardell Demi Whispies 120

Valentine's Day Makeup look

Products used on the Face / Lips:

  • Lips – Jordana Rock n Rose Easy Liner Lip Liner and Milani Color Statement Matte Lipstick in Matte Naked
  • Bronze / Contour – Milani Baked Matte Bronzer in Sienna
  • Blush – Milani Rose Powder Blush in Romantic Rose
  • Highlight – Milani Illuminating Face Powder in Amber Nectar and Milani Bella Eyes Eye shadow in Bella Chiffon

Valentine's Day makeup look featuring Milani and Jordana

I enjoyed creating this look and wanted it to have a pop of color but also be soft and wearable.  If you have brown eyes like I do – the purple on the lower lash line will certainly bring out the brightness in your eyes almost instantly.  The color choices I picked reminded me of cupcakes and conversation hearts and I think this would make a great look for anyone with any skin tone shade.

Don’t forget to stop by my YouTube video and check out the step by step talk through.  And, head on over to my friend Beth’s Blog and check out the look she created to use for a night time date look using drugstore cosmetics as well.  Happy Valentine’s Day loves!  Wishing you a wonderful day filled with love and a lifetime of “Happily Ever After!” Smooches!

Signature Honey

Romantic Sparkle New Year's Eve Makeup look

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Seriously, where did the year go?  I can’t believe I’m sitting here at my desk typing a post about New Year’s Eve Makeup and I could have swore I just did this a year ago. lol  All kidding aside, it has been quite a year of reflection, positive and negative changes in my life and everything in between, but I eagerly welcome a new year filled with its many blessings I call life.  Today I bring to you a New Year’s Eve Makeup Tutorial in collaboration with some of my gorgeous friends from The Beauty Council.  Many of us are including some gorgeous products from Mirabella Cosmetics, so I’m so eager to see all the different creations that the ladies put together.  Without further adieu, let’s get with it!

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For New Year’s Eve looks, I usually will add in something blue or silver, but this year I decided I would use blue and gold as accents in my look – more so for my outfit.  My little sister Harmony found me the perfect scarf that is not only fashionable but cozy and warm.  Since I figured out the accessory for my look, I opted to go for a romantic look featuring warm bronze and brown shades and created a smoky, sexy, sultry eye look with nude lips to compliment my scarf.

Romantic Sparkle New Year's Eve Makeup look

For those of you that are looking for an eye look that will have a bold statement without having a bold color like blue or silver shadow, I think this would be a great look.  Check out my video tutorial embedded below or click here to watch directly on YouTube.  All products used as well as photos are posted below.

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Romantic Sparkle New Year's Eve Makeup look

Products used for this look:

With a soft sultry look like this one, I wanted to make sure that I had products that would add a little sexy and these products from Mirabella Cosmetics are perfect to complete the look.

  • Luminosity Colour Luxe Lip Gloss- retails for $26 USD
  • Myth Visionary Long Wear Eyeshadow- retails for $29 USD
  • Swirling Pearl Brilliant Highlighting Powder- retails for $40 USD

Mirabella Cosmetics Faerie

Romantic Sparkle New Year's Eve Makeup look

My goal for this look was to ensure it would be easy to create, but that it would last through the Holiday festivities.  Eating, drinking and talking… sipping on some Crystal… spending time and popping fireworks with our children.  I paired this look with a soft nude lip because I knew it would be low maintenance and easy to reapply if needed.  I also wanted to add warmth and drama to the eyes.  This sexy smoky eye is easy to achieve but definitely something that will work with all eye colors and add some sexy to your New Year’s Eve look.

Romantic Sparkle New Year's Eve Makeup look

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to all of you from my house to yours! 2014 has been a fabulous year and I’m so thankful for new blogger friends, YouTube friends and everyone for their support on my blogging and vlogging journey.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart <3 Best Wishes to all of you for a fabulous 2015 with many blessings and lots of love!

xo

Signature Honey

Don’t forget to stop on by the other links posted below… check out what some of my girls from The Beauty Council put together for New Years Eve Looks too!

DISCLAIMER:  Some of the items discussed in this post were provided to me for review/consideration/use and are Press Samples (Mirabella Beauty Cosmetics).  Any opinions or thoughts on the items are my own and unbiased.  My thoughts have not been swayed in order to receive free product.  The rest of the products were purchased by me.


My normal summer makeup routine is a bare face… maybe some mascara and lip balm, but for the most part – I rock out a no makeup look.  Why?  Well, because I live in Paradise and the ocean’s serenade is constantly calling me.  But, when I want to wear makeup and rock out a look, I try to go for a soft – lightly bronzed eye shadow look and a pop of color on the lips.  Four Fourth of July I posted a look similar on my Instagram, but decided I wanted this one to have a little summery bronze shades added to it. Today I bring to you a makeup tutorial that is super easy to create, utilizing Colour Pop eye shadows and my Lorac Pro palette.  I hope you like it.  Scroll down to see photos of the look and don’t forget to watch the tutorial.  Happy Summer!
Summer Love Makeup tutorial

Check out my makeup tutorial embedded below or click here to watch directly on YouTube.

Products used:

Brows – Chella Dazzling Brown Eye Defining Pencil and NYX Control Freak Eye Brow Gel

Eyeshadow Base – Too Faced Shadow Insurance and Jordana 12 Hour Made to Last Eyeshadow Pencil in Continuous Almond

Eyeshadows – Colour Pop shadow pots in: Cheeky (transition shade) Amaze (outer v and outer  3rd of my eyelid as well as lower lash line), I Heart This (inner corner highlight, inner lower lash line and inner 3rd of my eyelid).  Lorac Pro Palette: Sable (outer v and outer 3rd), Taupe (crease shade) and Cream (brow highlight)

Eyeliner – Jordana 12 Hour Made to Last Eye shadow Pencil in Tenacious Brown (lower lash line), Mally Evercolor Sparkle liner in Midnight (tightline) and NYC (New York Color) black liquid liner (winged liner)

Mascara – L’Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga Blackest Black Mascara

Bronzer – NYX Matte Bronzer in Deep

Highlight – Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette in Dim Light (all over face) and Radiant Light (highest part of cheekbones), NYX Sunkissed Radiant Finishing Powder to highlight highest parts of the face, cheekbones, forehead, etc.

Blush – Colour Pop’s Cheeky Shadow (smoothed onto the cheeks and blended for a beautiful peach glow)

Lips – Milani Color Statement Lipliner in Haute Pink topped with L.A. Girl Glazed Lip Paint in Baby Doll.

My Flower Crown is from Claires.

Summer Love Makeup tutorial