Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Makeup Review: Revlon Colorstay 2 in 1 Compact Makeup & Concealer

It's not a secret, foundations are my favorite makeup product. I've always felt that if your foundation looks great, then the rest of your look will come together easily. So what if your wings don't match, your skin looks great! With the start of the new year came a lot of new releases in the makeup department, many of them being affordable foundations. Are they all amazing? Let's take a look at one of been trying out recently.

Makeup Review: Revlon Colorstay 2 in 1 Compact Makeup & Concealer


"Expertly matched shades of makeup and concealer for a flawless, longwearing look that’s perfect for you. Smooth, blendable formula with buildable coverage and a demi-matte finish. Compact includes a unique applicator for precise application and a mirror for touch-ups on the go"

First Impression:

I bought this product for $15.99 at my local drugstore. In my opinion, that's a little pricey for drugstore foundation. This foundation comes in 12 shades, when you first look at the compacts, the foundation itself appears very dark. I purchased the lightest shade my store carried, I'm never the lightest shade but, in the compact it looked dark, so I purchased it and took it home. The shade I purchased was WAY too light, I returned it and got 200 Nude. Over the years I've learned that Revlon foundations tend to have pink undertones but this shade has yellow undertones and is the perfect warm shade for me.

The compact comes with a black flat sponge, I'm not a fan of reusing the same sponge over and over with my foundation. To keep things sanitary, I scape some foundation out with a spatula and apply with a dampened disposable makeup wedge. The foundation is very creamy and blends out easily, it has medium to full coverage and builds very easily. The concealer is slightly lighter than the foundation but not quite light enough to use for highlighting. The consistency of the concealer is pretty thick and slightly drier than the foundation. Not the best for under the eye but it does the job. The foundation and concealer have a very natural looking finish and last 8 plus hours without touch ups. After 8 hours, I did have to use a blotting sheet on the areas where I get oily.


  • The color match is perfect, with 12 shades to choose from I think most people will be able to find a shade that will work for them.
  • The coverage is amazing, I don't feel like I need to spot conceal when I use this foundation. It covers everything!
  • The finish is really nice. I don't feel like I look cakey or like I'm wearing a mask with this foundation, it looks very natural.
  • It's long wearing. My days tend to be very busy, I hate having to worry about touching up my makeup. This foundation lasts all day and holds up very well to the humidity.


8 hours into my day and still looking fresh!


  • The packaging of this foundation is not the most hygienic. I can see how it would be nice if your the type of person that needs to apply foundation on the go or touch up often but constantly dipping into the cream with the same sponge has bacteria written all over it.
  • $15.99 is a lot for a drugstore foundation. Most foundations contain 1oz of product, this package contains .38oz.
  • The concealer is a little dry for the under eye area and does not provide a lot of coverage on its own. It does work well over the foundation though.


I love this foundation! I have repurchased a second compact. The shade matches me perfectly and I love the finish. I could take or leave the concealer. I use it because it's in the compact and convenient but it's no where near holy grail status for me. Revlon Colorstay 2 in 1 Compact Makeup and Concealer lasts all day for me. While it is $15.99 for only .38oz of product, I do feel a little goes a long way and my first compact lasted just as long as my liquid foundations. I don't use this product for "on the go" the way Revlon markets it, I don't feel its hygienic that way but this is definetly an amazing foundation.

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Monday, December 21, 2015

Oh Christmas Tree - Holiday Makeup

Christmas is just a few days away! I'm like a little kid, I can't wait. This year is the first year I've gotten a live tree for Christmas, I usually go for an artificial tree, the last couple of years it has been a white artificial tree. I've really enjoyed the scent of the live tree and the rich green color it adds to our living room. If your keeping your holiday outfits simple and sticking with basic black this Christmas tree inspired look will the perfect pop of color to your look.

Oh Christmas Tree - Holiday Makeup


After cleansing and moisturizing my face, I started off by applying my Hard Candy Glamoflauge Foundation. I've been reaching for this foundation more often lately, it's long wearing, medium full coverage and is more transfer resistant than my Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation. I set my foundation with the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Translucent. To add warmth to my face I bronzed the high points of my cheeks and temples with my Tarte Park Avenue Princess bronzer, and added some peachy pink blush over the bronzer onto the high points of my cheeks.


To start off this eye look, I took a warm sandy shade and blended it through my crease. With a dense shader brush I patted on a vibrant almost lime green shade onto the inner half of my eye lid. I used the green from my Wet and Wild California Roll Palette. Using the same brush I then patted on deep green shade with slightly gold undertones onto the outer half of my eye lid. With a fluffy blending brush I slightly blended the two colors together in the middle and then blended the edges up into my crease. With the same blending brush I took a deep grey shade and blended it onto the outer V of both eyes and through the outer half of the crease. With I pencil brush I blended the deep grey shade along the lower lash line. To add definition to the lashline I took an angled brush and blended a black shadow along the upper lashline slightly winging it out at the corners, I also pressed the black shadow along the outer third of the lower lashline. Using a lip brush, I took a shimmery champagne shade and blended onto the inner corners of the eyes. I finished the eyes with 2 coats of black mascara on the upper and lower lashes.


To add color to the lips but not compete with eyes, I opted for a deep cherry pink cream lipstick.


Christmas Tree inspired Holiday Makeup!

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Holiday 2015 Makeup

Is it just me or has 2015 flown by? I can't believe Christmas is already around the corner. This is the time of year that I attend the most parties and get togethers. I recently picked up the Tarte Greatest Glitz Collectors Set and I'm really loving the variety this set offers. It's defiently my go to for this years holiday season. Today I'm featuring one of the looks I created using this set.

Holiday 2015 Makeup


Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation in True Beige

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Translucent

Tarte Park Avenue Princess Bronzer

Tarte Impress Blush


*All from the Tarte Greatest Glitz Set*

Joy to the Pearl Shadow

Rose Such a Clatter Shadow

Sparkling Punch Shadow

Evening Affair Shadow

Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara

Jesse's Girl Black Liquid Liner (not from set)


Tarte LipSurgence Lip Creme in Flashy



Holiday 2015 Makeup!


I hope you enjoyed this look. Please leave a comment below and let me know what some of your go to products for the holiday season are.

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Life Update:

If you have been following me for awhile you will notice that this is my first post in several months. I was having a hard time adjusting to some changes in my life but I'm back on track and happier than ever. Things have been a little hectic lately but I'm back and so are my weekly posts. I've missed blogging more than you can imagine, I would like to thank everyone who has stuck with me and I can't wait to hear from all of you :)


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Makeup Inspiration: Keira Knightley

I love a girl in a smokey eye! Smokey eyes can be altered to suit any occasion day or night. More often than not you will spot Keira Knightley sporting a smokey eye, and she always looks flawless. I've admired Keira's fashion and makeup style for a long time, I have no idea why I waited this long to do a Keira Knightley inspired post. Keira recently gave birth to her first child, I wonder if motherhood will alter her fashion sense or makeup routine at all? I know it changed mine!

Makeup Inspiration: Keira Knightley

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While Keira's smokey eye tends to differ in hue depending on the occasion and what she is wearing, one thing typically stays the same. To keep her eyes looking smoldering and not just dark, the mobile lid of her eye is kept light, all the intensity and depth is blended through the crease and outward. Keeping the lid light gives the overall look more depth and aids in creating contrast from the dark water line, to the lid, and then outward.

To achieve Keira's Smokey Eye:

  1. Apply a light colored shadow from the lashline to the crease.
  2. Apply a mid-tone shadow through the crease and into the outer "v" of the eye.
  3. Blend with a fluffy brush.
  4. With a pencil brush or small shadow brush apply your darkest shadow to the outer half of the crease and into the outer "v" of the eye.
  5. Blend with a fluffy brush.
  6. Continue to work back and forth with your mid-tone and dark shadow till you build the intensity to your liking, be sure to keep the mobile lid free from the darker colors.
  7. Blend away any hard edges with your fluffy brush
  8. Work your mid-tone and dark shadow along the lower lashline, don't be afraid to blend them lower than your naturally comfortable with. Your probably not blending low enough!
  9. Take a black kohl pencil and darken your top and bottom water lines, blend it into the top and bottom lashlines as well, this will give you a more smoldering look.
  10. Finish the eyes with a small bit of highlighter in the inner corners and 2 coats of black mascara!
Keira Knightley inspired smokey eye!
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

MakeupMama Tip #9 - Beach Makeup

My family and I recently took a trip to the beach, we thought it would be nice to spend a weekend out there before the heat here gets unbearable. I have to admit, I'm an overpacker. Any time we go on a trip I feel the need to pack "options", what if I don't feel like wearing the outfit I planned on? What if the MakeupBaby gets dirty? We NEED options. I usually pack a full makeup kit whenever we go any where but this time I really took the time to think about my beach makeup.


MakeupMama Tip #9 - Beach Makeup

I'm not going to lie, I did not wear a drop of makeup while we were on the beach and in and out of the water. I did get my beach makeup on while we were out and about in town though. Beach makeup needs to be easy and it really should suit the setting, a full face of heavy makeup is going to look out of place at the beach. Here a few easy steps that will make your beach makeup a breeze:
  1. Keep it Light! - Try not to use heavy foundation at the beach. Instead opt for a tinted moisturizer or BB Cream. Don't feel like you need to cover every imperfection, a light product will even out your skintone and keep your skin more natural looking.
  2. Use Creams! - Cream Blushes and Bronzers melt into your skin and look more natural than powders. After a day in the sun, your skin is most likely a little flushed and maybe a little tanner, blending cream products into the skin will enhance this look instead of covering it up.
  3. Embrace the Glow! - No matter how hard you try your not going to be able to avoid the heat at the beach. Instead of battling the shine, and powdering down your face, embrace the glow. Be selective with where you use powder, only lightly powder the areas where you get the oiliest.
  4. Let your Skin Win! - Enjoy your vacation and keep your makeup simple. Your skin is already looking gorgeous and glowing, let it be the winner and skip intricate eye makeup. Use a little bronzer to give definition to your eye lids, top those lashes with a couple coats of mascara and that's it!
What I Used:

Rimmel London Wake Me Up BB Cream - This BB cream evens out my skintone and has a dewy finish. I like the finish but if you have oily skin, I can see this looking greasy after a couple hours of wear.

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Fresh Pink - This is my all time favorite cream blush. It's affordable and it blends out really nicely. I apply it with my fingers and just tap over the areas where I want it, to get a natural flush.

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara - This mascara is really light and the brush give a natural separation to the lashes. It's nothing over the top and I never have to worry about it transferring.

Hard Candy Cheeks and Balances Hightlight & Contour Duo - I think this product was intended to be used straight out of the tube but I don't suggest that. If you rub it on your face from the tube it's going to ruin your foundation. I tap it on using my fingers and for my beach makeup, I used the bronzer on my lids and the highlight very lightly under my brow bone.

NYC BB Radience Perfecting Powder - This powder only comes in 2 shades and they run a little on the darker side. If you can find a shade match you will love this, it's incredibly inexpensive and super finely milled. This powder controls shine without looking cakey.



Beach Makeup!


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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Makeup Inspiration - Kate Middleton

I'm sure you all know by now that Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge welcomed a baby girl to their family this week. Kate Middleton looked amazing when she left the hospital, only 10 hours after delivery! When I delivered the MakeupBaby, I didn't wear a single drop of makeup, I didn't wear any the day we went home either. Looking back I kind of wish I had but in those moments that was the last thing on my mind. Leave a comment below and let me know if you wore any makeup in the delivery room or when you brought baby home.


Makeup Inspiration - Kate Middleton



Kate Middleton's makeup always looks flawless. Kate tends to stick to the same look, no matter what the occasion. If it ain't broke, don't fix it, right? I love that she knows exactly what she likes and sticks to it. Kate doesn't contour but faithfully uses blush. For her eyes, Kate keeps her shadow on the neutral or cool side and always lines her top and bottom lashes.




Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Foundation

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer

Peach Blush



Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Stag

This pencil sets really quickly and doesn't budge after that, so apply to your lashline and smudge it out lightly before moving on to the next eye.

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara



NYX Butter Gloss in Apple Strudel



Kate Middleton Makeup!


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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Happy Blogiversary!

A year ago this week, I officially started! This past year has been full of ups and downs but I truly believe that blogging has kept me grounded. I may not discuss my personal life in all of my posts but having a place to focus on and indulge in something that I love has really made me feel happier and more balanced.


Blogging has taught me a few things that I would like to share with you:

1. Stay Organized!

I've always thought of myself as a creative mess. I always have papers and notes all over the place. Whatever project or idea I'm working on is usually exploded all over my work area. It's taken awhile but blogging has taught me how to stay organized, I have a planner where I keep all my notes and ideas and I schedule out the task I need to complete so that I don't feel overwhelmed with the need to create content.

2. Ask for Help!

If your blogging for the first time it's easy to become overwhelmed, there are a lot of things to learn! You don't have to be afraid to ask for help. Blogging is more of a community than it is a competition and I haven't run into a single person that wasn't willing to answer a question or two for me.

3. Women Are Amazing!

I already knew women were amazing but blogging has really reinforced this. Everyday I see women encouraging and praising other women, and it's a beautiful sight. Blogging has opened me up to the strength that each one of us are capable of. I admire every brave women who has taken a deep breathe and put their story out there to share with the world.


I'm am very excited and proud that I have made it through my first year of blogging and I hope to continue to share my beauty ideas, tips and tricks with you for years to come!


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