Comic Book Makeup Tutorial

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Hi my lovlies!

We’re getting close to Halloween! If you don’t have a costume and you don’t want to invest too much into a costume you’ll only wear once…I’ve got an idea for you! This comic book tutorial is great because you can use what you have on hand for the most part. Let’s get started!

First things first, let’s perfect our canvas. For foundation I’m using Revlon Nearly Naked with my Sephora brand “beauty blender”. I then concealed my under-eye area using Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Medium using the same sponge. Use whatever you have on hand, but dry to stay on the matte side as we’re trying to flatten our face. To further mattify, take a powder and press it into your skin.

No Shine Zone, lol

No Shine Zone, lol

I started on the my eyes first, specifically my eyebrows. I used an eyeliner (I used the Maybelline eyeliner pen) to outline my exaggerated brows. I then took my black face paint and filled them in. I found both my black and white face paints at Target for $1.00. I then based my eyelid with Nyx Jumbo Pencil in Milk and decided to go with a blue eyeshadow (Lancome “All Made Up”); any bright color will work, that’s just what I had on hand. I packed the color on my lid; to clean it up I look a little more product on a fluffy brush and brought the color above my crease area. I then added an exaggerated wing.

 

 

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Not the brows to wear to work, but remember we’re going for something more animated than the norm!

 

 

 

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Using my black paint, the tip of a foundation brush, and the eyeliner I used earlier, I “contoured” my face. You can take this as far as you’d like; take into consideration the demeanor you want your character to have (cute-sy, sad, etc.) when decided what expressions line to add. I wanted her to more on the cute-sy side :-). Also with your lines, remember it’ll be much easier to add more expression than to remove them, so you may want to add less lines and then after adding your dots, add more expression lines.

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Next we’ll start the dots. You can use a pencil or paint for this; I used paint because I like the brighter look of paint dots. And you don’t have to use white for your dots, that’s just what I thought would look good on me. Using the end of a eye brush, start making your dots. I would advise working in small sections horizontally on your face. This part takes the longest and the more patient you are with it, the better it will turn out. You can also extend your dots down your neck, if you’d like (depending on what you’re wearing). After finishing my dots, I went over my expression lines to make sure they still stood out and weren’t covered with dots.

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Definitely play with the the dot size you like; this will not only be determined by the brush end you pick, but also the pressure that you apply while dotting.

We’re almost finished! For a look this animated you need lashes. I’m using the Ardell Glamour Wispies lashes. I applied them using Duo glue. I then added mascara to help blend my lashes with the falsies. I lined my bottom lash line with my NYX Milk pencil and took my eyeliner and lined below the white line I just made. This will make your eyes look larger and more animated once we’re finished. I then covered my lower lashes with mascara.

 

Time for lips! Take a bright color (I used Maybelline Hot Plum) and apply it to your lips. I look my eyeliner and lined my lips, coloring the corners of my lips with the black eyeliner. I took a q-tip in my white paint and added a little shine mark on my bottom (my favorite part, hehe).

This is my finished product!

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Hit the “Like” button if you like this look! Happy Halloween!!

XOXO

Brittani

Maybelline Pure Dream BB Cream

Hello Ladies!

So today I’ll be sharing my thoughts on a product I bought a few weeks ago, Maybelline Pure Dream BB Cream. I bought it because I wanted something I could wear on down days with a little coverage but wouldn’t further aggravate my skin.

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Here’s what it claims:

  • Clears acne
  • Conceals imperfections
  • Minimizes look of pores
  • Reduces appearance of redness
  • Adjusts toΒ skin tone
  • Hydrates and soothes
  • Enhances and clarifies
  • 0% Oils and lightweight feelHere’s how these stacked up for me in reality:
  • Clears acne-Β Over the past few weeks of wearing this at least 3 times a week I have noticed that my skin has calmed down as far as breakouts. I would describe my skin as normal/dry with hormonal breakouts (chin and sometimes jaw line about a week before the Aunt comes to visit). My skin isn’t perfect; I still break out on my chin. But instead of it being HUGE its much smaller and heals quicker.
  • Conceals imperfections-Β Maybe if you have minimal imperfections this will be true, but honestly it doesn’t completely conceal my imperfections. With it’s sheer coverage I could still see some of my acne scarring. This was a claim I didn’t have too much faith in to begin with.
  • Minimizes look of pores-Β Unfortunately I don’t have naturally large pores so I can’t you with this one.
  • Reduces appearance of redness-Β If dealing with more severe redness this may not work, but for my main issue of redness (acne) this definitely works.
  • Adjusts toΒ skin tone-Β Also true. I bought this in medium-dark tint, and before, during and after my beach trip is was able to adjust to match.
  • Hydrates and soothes-Β Despite this product containing salicylic acid, it leaves my skin hydrated but not to the point of being dewy
  • Enhances and clarifies- Not really sure about this claim (a little vague) but my skin quality has improved since using it…
  • 0% Oils and lightweight feel-Β Its has the consistency of a tinted moisturizer so because of it’s lack of coverage, it’s lightweight on the face

My skin is normal-to-dry, with a habit if breaking out hormonally. Β I’ve never used a BB cream before, and overall I’m happy with this one. My expectations overall were met with the product. This almost makes me want to update my 5 Minute Face routine…as you can guess this booted out the concealer/powder routine almost immediately. Any type of liquid is typically a Go for me.

I hope this helps you guys out!

XOXO

Brittani

Late Summer Beauty Goodies!!

Hey Girlies,

I was out of a few things and looking to try some others so I took a couple trips to Ulta (yay!). My first trip was and was not successful. My main goal was to get a good contour powder and Urban Decay Perversion mascara. A makeup rep tried a great powder that I liked but the color I needed was out of stock…and this location was out of Perversion :-(. However, on this trip I did manage to pick up a couple things.

If you remember in my last post I told you guys that I’m not too crazy about the brow pencil I had from Cover Girl and that I picked up Anastasia Dip Brow pomade. I also bought Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream. I’m going to the beach next week and wanted to try something I could wear out without having that “made up” look during the day. I’ve been wearing it but I’ll save a review for another day.

Summer Haul

Ok so I went to another Ulta and hit the jackpot! Not only did they have the contour powder, but Pur Minerals had a buy one get one free sale on their face products! So for contour I grabbed Pur Minerals 4-in-1 Powder in Deeper and chose their Dark Spot Corrector for my freebie. I also bought their Hydrate and Set Spray and a contour brush. The last thing I got was the Perversion mascara. I want to do review the Pur Minerals products just because its a new brand to me and maybe I can help you girls out if its new to you as well. Ulta gave them good reviews though.

This is Pur Minerals 4-in-1 Powder in Deeper. I'm planning to use it as a contour powder.

This is Pur Minerals 4-in-1 Powder in Deeper. I’m planning to use it as a contour powder.

This was my freebie :-). The Pur Minerals Correcting Primer. It claims to help blur redness, scars, darkspots, etc.

This was my freebie :-). The Pur Minerals Correcting Primer. It claims to help blur redness, scars, darkspots, etc.

This is the Pur Minerals Hydrate & Set Mist. It can actually be used after the shower as well as after your makeup!

This is the Pur Minerals Hydrate & Set Mist. It can actually be used after the shower as well as after your makeup!

Urban Decay's Perversion with the Subversion Primer

Urban Decay’s Perversion with the Subversion Primer

Check out my Instagram (@BeAmazingB) if you want to see how I’m using and liking my new goodies. Have you tried any of these products? What did you think about them? Let me know in a comment below!

XOXO

Brittani

Maybelline Master Precise: Out the Package

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While at Target a couple nights ago, I picked up a new eyeliner pen. I remembered seeing the commercial for the Maybelline Master Precise. It claims to have a very precise tip that will allow you to get very close to the lash line.

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I like eyeliner pens but I’m not a big fan of felt tips; they’re a little too stiff to make a natural shape. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find that this has a brush tip! This does allow for very precise application, but with that being said, it can be a little unforgiving. Like any liner it just takes a little practice. A great trick to clean it up is to fill in your mistakes with a pencil.

Hope this helps!

XOXO

Brittani