Divergent Faction Inspired Makeup Looks

Hello all! Today I’m doing makeup looks inspired by the different factions in the series Divergent! I’m obsessed with these books, and creating makeup looks based on them seemed more than appropriate. Haha, let’s get into it! divergent faction inspired makeup looks featured separater border ABNEGATION This faction is all about being simple and minimal, and they live their lives on being selfless. The faction color is gray. I’m quite sure they would feel makeup is self-indulgent, but if I was in the faction, I’d wear something like this. I used a silvery/gray eyeliner I’ve had laying around and I actually love the way it looks! divergent abnegation 3 DAUNTLESS Dauntless are your reckless, brave, and B.A people. The faction color is black, so I decided to do a silver and black ombre smokey eye type thing. When I think of dauntless, I think of super intense makeup. This isn’t too dramatic, but it’s probably what I’d wear if I was in the faction! divergent dauntless CANDOR Candor are your brutally honest. The faction colors are black and white, so I did a shimmery pearly white all over the lid and a sharp black wing. divergent candor ERUDITE Erudite are your smart ones. The faction color is blue, so again, I did a ombre smokey eye type look! divergent erudite AMITY And lastly, you have your amity, the kind and peaceful. Their colors are red and yellow, so naturally, I did a sunset look with red on the outer v, orange in the middle to blend the two shades, and yellow for the inner third! divergent amity separater borderAlright guys, that’s a wrap! Which was your favorite look? Which is your favorite faction? Do you have any requests? Tell me everything in the comments! Until next time (: signature

Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeshadow Stick in “Witness White”

Hey everyone! Today I have a short review for you!

Alright, I purchased this eyeshadow stick because target was out of the NYX jumbo pencil in milk which I desperately needed so I could play around with bright shadows. I figured this was essentially the same thing and got it for the same price (4 bucks).

Boy was I wrong.

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Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a bad product, but it’s definitely not what I was looking for. It is NOT a completely matte base. It has shimmer and glitter. It’s great if you want to make a matte shadow shimmery, or as an inner corner highlight, but if you’re looking for something to intensify the color like the NYX jumbo pencil in Milk, this is not you’re product.

Also, it’s extremely fragile. I’ve actually purchased these before, and the first day I used them, they broke. So this time I was extra careful, and they held up longer, but in the end still broke before I could use up all the product.

So will I repurchase? Nope.

Have you all tried this? What are your thoughts?Until next time guys<3

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Talia Joy Castellano Tribute: Green Smokey Eye

Hello everyone! So a year ago today, one of the most loving, light hearted, talented girls I’ve ever come across passed away. She was soooo incredible at makeup, and even better, she was an incredible person.

Today I decided to my version of one of her makeup tutorials! You can watch her video here (:

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Until next time guys! Rest in peace, Talia <3

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This or That Makeup Tag!

Hello everybody! So I found this tag here and I thought it was super cute so I decided to do it myself, tagged or not! Also, I decided since this is a strict beauty blog not to include the other categories(: Here we go!

  1. Blush or Bronzer? Blush. I’m brown enough. Haha(:
  2. Lipgloss or Lipstick? Lipstick. I’ve never been too big of a fan of glosses.
  3. Eyeliner or Mascara? Mascara. I could live without wearing eyeliner. Mascara? Not so much.
  4. Foundation or Concealer? Foundation. I don’t really need concealer so it wouldn’t bother me to never be able to use it.
  5. Neutral or Colored Eyeshadow? Definitely neutral. I’m trying to step out of my comfort zone and go bolder though(:
  6. Pressed or Loose Eyeshadow? Pressed. I feel like I would make a total mess with loose shadows.
  7. Brushes or Sponges? Brushes. Sponges are awesome though, they’re what I started out with.

Alright everyone, that’s a wrap! I hope you enjoyed (like a fourth of) this tag! Haha, I wanted to change things up a bit and do a different kind of post other than review after review. If you like the change, do let me know! If not, I can take it! Tell me that too! And of course, if you have A N Y requests, I will definitely do it! Comment everything below! Until next time…

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Maybelline Great Lash VS Covergirl LashBlast Comparison + Review

Hey everyone! Long time no see! Today I have a mascara comparison for you! It was requested by livshortandprosper, so I hope you enjoy this dear! Let’s get into it(:

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Left: Covergirl Lash Blast // Right: Maybelline Great Lash

COVERGIRL - This was my first time trying the Lash Blast, but I’m already in love with it. It not only gives me volume, but it amps up the length as well! Even though it’s volumizing and lengthening, it’s still light and doesn’t feel heavy on my lashes.

MAYBELLINE - The Great Lash is good for length and separation, but if you’re looking for volume, this isn’t for you. However, you could layer it with another volumizing mascara and it’d look great. It’s awesome if you want a light mascara that won’t weigh your lashes down or make them extremely hard.

OVERALL - If you want length and volume, go for the Covergirl Lash Blast. If you want length and separation, go for the Maybelline Great Lash.

Hope you all enjoyed and/or found this helpful! If you want more mascara comparisons, comment below! I’ll also take any other requests, duh! <3 Until next time…

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Purple and Blue Makeup Look!

Hey everyone! Today I have a purple and blue makeup look!

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I was inspired by this photo on Tumblr:

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What do you think!? If you have any requests, leave them below! Until next time…

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BH Cosmetics 12 Pc Classic Brush Set REVIEW!

Hello all! I’ll keep the intro short because today I have an extremely in-depth review of the BH Cosmetics 12 Pc Classic Brush set! I’ve had and been using them for a little over a month now, so I think I’m entitled to have an opinion now! Let’s go ahead and get into it, or we’ll be here all day(:

Price: 10/10
I got mine for $11 because there was a memorial day sale going on when I ordered it! But BH Cosmetics is literally ALWAYS having sales so keep your eye out for them! Their stuff is cheap for the most part anyways, so put a sale on top of it and it’s a steal!

Shipping: 8/10
I ordered it May 23rd, it shipped May 27th, and I got it May 30th (So basically 7 days, not bad!) I live in the US though, so if you’re international, I guarantee you it will take longer.

Packaging: 10/10
I love the packaging because it’s perfect for travel! It rolls up and closes with these two magnetic buttons. It’s not too bulky, and you know you’ll brushes will stay put with it. LOVE!

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BRUSH BY BRUSH

Disclaimer: These mini reviews are how they work/look/feel after washing them! I washed them as soon as I got them to remove any chemicals and minimize shedding! Keep that in mind!

Photo taken from the BH Cosmetics website. Going left to right...

Photo taken from the BH Cosmetics website. Going left to right…

Dual Sided Brow and Lash brush
I never use this brush. In fact, I just gave it away a few days ago. However, I would suggest you use the comb side to remove clumps in your mascara and the brush side for your bows. I did notice that the brush side was quite rough though, so I reach for the spoolie more often.

  • How much I use it: Rarely before I gave it away
  • Quality: 7/10
  • Necessity: Not a must for me, just a good tool to have around. This one in particular though, I feel like you could get a way softer one (Eco Tools has a good one)

Spoolie brush
This one is perfect for brushing your eyebrows into place! It’s soft but still rough enough to get the job done, angled so it arches with your eyebrows, and the bristles move around with ease. This is one of the best brushes in the kit, definitely a hit!

  • How much I use it: Every time I do my makeup
  • Quality: 10/10
  • Necessity: ABSOLUTE STAPLE

Skinny Eyeliner brush
This is definitely not a brush I’d typically reach for to apply gel eyeliner. It’s really soft, a bit flimsy, but it does hold up pretty nicely when I drag it across my skin.

  • How much I use it: Never, I don’t own gel liner, but if I did, I’d still be intimidated this brush
  • Quality: 9/10
  • Necessity: I could definitely live without it.

Fine Eyeliner brush
This is definitely an eyeshadow brush to me. I would use it to pack color on in a specific place without a bunch of the color getting everywhere. It’s small enough to get into any part of the eye (particularly ideal for the inner corner) and it’s quite flat so it makes packing on color a dream. Not sure how you could use this for eyeliner, it’s completely an eyeshadow brush in my eyes.

  • How much I use it: Rarely ever
  • Quality: 7/10
  • Necessity: Useful if you need to pack on color in a small, specific place

Angled Eyeliner brush
Here we are with the first REAL eyeliner brush. It’s a simple, classic eyeliner brush perfect for gel liner or smudging out pencil. It’d also be great to fill in your eyebrows with.

  • How much I use it: I don’t own gel liner yet, but once I do, I’ll be using it often.
  • Quality: 10/10
  • Necessity: Absolute staple if you use gel liner or fill in your brows, if not you don’t need it

Smudge brush
Did someone say holy grail brush? This one is PERFECT for smudging shadow onto your lower lash line or liner on your top lash line! It’s also great for applying gel liner! I love it, definitely one of my favorite brushes from this set and in my collection overall!

  • How much I use it: Every time I do something with my lower lash line
  • Quality: 10/10
  • Necessity: If you like to smudge, it’s an absolute staple. It’s also pretty good to have for liner.

Fan brush
This brush is ideal for sweeping a tad bit of a powder product on your face; great if you want to make sure you don’t go overboard with anything! I’d use this one for highlighting the cheekbones(: It’s also great to remove fall out from your eyeshadow! It’s so soft and I just want to brush my face with it all day! Haha(:

  • How much I use it: Not much since I don’t own a highlighter yet
  • Quality: 10/10
  • Necessity: 10/10 if you use highlighter, if not you won’t need this

Flat Eyeliner brush
This one is, yet again, NOT an eyeliner brush. It’s a flat eyeshadow brush for packing on color all over the lid. I hate the eyeshadow brushes, they’ll take your product and cling to it in the brush, then distribute a fourth of what you picked up onto your lid. This causes you to use way more product than you actually need. I hate hate HATE these.

  • How much I use it: I tried to give these a chance, but they’re awful. I use my ecotools way more.
  • Quality: 0/10
  • Necessity: There are way better shadow brushes out there, you don’t need this.

Small Eyeshadow brush
This one is just a bigger version of the last one to be honest.

  • How much I use it: Again, almost never since they’re so bad. I go for my ecotools.
  • Quality: 0/10
  • Necessity: Again, there are way better brushes out there.

Eyeshadow brush
The website doesn’t give this brush justice, it looks like just another packing brush for shadow. But this, my friends, is an eyeshadow blending brush. It’s super dense, not a big fluffy blending brush. It’s perfect for the crease.

  • How much I use it: Every time I blend something in my crease (aka every time I do eye makeup)
  • Quality: 10/10
  • Necessity: Great if you need a blending brush for the crease specifically, you’d need a fluffier one to blend out anything else.

Blush brush
This is basically a small powder brush, and it is absolutely perfect for blush! It blends out the color extremely well, so be sure not to get a bunch on the brush! It really spreads out, so be careful! It is SO SOFT to touch too, oh my goodness.

  • How much I use it: Every time I wear blush
  • Quality: 10/10
  • Necessity: Great to have if you don’t have an angled blush brush

Powder brush
And last but not least, the reason I bought this set, the powder brush. When I saw the pictures on the BH Cosmetics website, I knew I had to have it. (I have an obsession with powder brushes, don’t judge) Haha! It just looked so soft and fluffy, and that’s exactly what it is! It’s a wonderful powder/mineral foundation brush! It could even work for blush if you wanted! It’s a tiny bit smaller than I expected, but I love it anyways.

  • How much I use it: Every time I use powder
  • Quality: 10/10
  • Necessity: ABSOLUTE STAPLE

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OVERALL… I’d say buy this set! It’s cheap (and even cheaper when they have a sale/special going on which is literally always with BH Cosmetics) and it’s perfect for beginners who have little/no brushes like I did! You’ll only need a couple more outside of it! The only brushes out of this set I wouldn’t recommend to anyone are the Flat Eyeliner Brush and the Small Eyeshadow brush because they’re terrible, and the Brow and Lash brush because it was rough. Other than that, they’re great! I give this set a 9/12 since they’re 12 brushes! I haven’t had ANY shedding from any of the brushes by the way! Maybe it’s because I washed them as soon as they arrived? Not sure, but it hasn’t been an issue.

Until next time guys!

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