Highlight and Contour Tutorial that is HEATPROOF AND LONGWEARING!

highlight and contour for beginners

Hey Guys! I hope you all are having a great day ūüôā I decided to come on and do my updated highlight and contour tutorial since a lot has changed in my routine!  Warm weather and summer months means a change in makeup just to make sure that your makeup stays on all day.  This highlight and contour tutorial has a few  steps, but is really easy and I love the natural, seamless finish.  I hope you will too ūüôā Check out the highlight and contour makeup tutorial below, and don’t forget to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE!


– m a k e u p –

Benefit Porefessional Primer, HERE
L’OREAL Infallible, Cocoa, HERE
L’OREAL Infallible, Sable, HERE
MAC Prolongwear Concealer, NC45,  HERE
BlackUP Cosmetics, Contour Stick, CONT02 & CONT03, HERE
BlackUp Cosmetics, Radiance Concealer, NCOS03, HERE
Urban Decay, Oil De-Slick Setting Spray, HERE
MAC MSF Natural, Sun Power, HERE
iT Cosmetics, Bye Bye Pores Silk HD Powder, HERE
MAKE UP FOR EVER, Mist + Fix Setting Spray, HERE


– b r u s h e s / t o o l s-

BH Cosmetics Ultimate Brush Set, HERE
Sigma Brushes, F82, HERE
Sigma Brushes, F88, HERE
Real Techniques, Starter Kit, HERE
BeautyBlender, HERE
Crown Brush, HD Brush Set, HERE (tapered blush brush)


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Brown Smokey Eye Get Ready with Me Video

brown smokey eye


Benefit Porefessional Primer, HERE
MUFE Mist and Fix, HERE
Ben Nye Banana Powder, HERE
MAC MSF Natural, Sunpower, HERE
Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation, Warm Almond, HERE
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer, Cafe, HERE
Sephora Jumbo Liner 12Hour Wear Water Proof, Dark Brown Matte, HERE
Beauty Blender, HERE
Sleek Blush, Flame, HERE
Bobbi Brown Highlighter, Bronze Glow


Jaclyn Hill Palette, HERE
MAC ProLongwear Concealer, NC45, HERE
Rimmel ScandalEyes Eyeshadow Stick, Bootleg Brown, HERE
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil, Black Bean, HERE
It Cosmetics Tightline Mascara, HERE
It Cosmetics Hello Lashes Mascara, HERE
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade, Ebony, HERE
Koko Lashes, Koko, HERE


Stila Liquid Lipstick, Dolce & Patina (Mixed), HERE
Sephora Lip Liner, Chic Choco, HERE


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How to Wash Makeup Brushes so they’re good as new!

Hey guys!

So I thought I would do super quick post about how I clean my makeup brushes! I love for my brushes to be good as new after every wash, and it took me a while to find the perfect technique so I figured others could benefit from a post like this one!



basis bar soap

I use a sensitive skin soap bar, fragrance free of course, lukewarm water and a plastic bowl.  This method is quick and easy and only requires the bar soap and the water!


Here’s the step by step:


First, dip the brush into the bowl of lukewarm water.

Then, using the bar of soap in a similar way you would use the palm of your hand, move the brush around on the soap.

Add more water when you experience heightened friction.  When the foam runs white, your brushes are clean!

Rinse thoroughly, shape, and lay down to dry.

Make sure you don’t sit them up in the cups until they excess water has completely drained or you could risk damaging the glue that holds your brushes together.


how to wash makeup brushes

Every other week or so, a light oil added to this routine will condition and soften your brushes for smooth and scratch free application every time!  I am very particular about the brushes I use for eye and liquid products so I tend to wash those at least once a week.


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Rihanna Viva Glam 2 Makeup Tutorial

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Hey guys! I am so excited for winter ūüôā for some reason winter just does it for me.¬† The rich lipstick shades, gorgeous boots, and stylish layers have always been up my alley.¬† I have to admit that being a New England girl probably plays a huge part in it all, but I had to share this love with you! To kick off the winter I decided to show you how I would pair the Rihanna Viva Glam 2 lipstick with a super easy eye look using a palette most people own, the LORAC Pro Palette.

I too, like many, was iffy about the Rihanna Viva Glam 2 lipstick, but once I found the perfect eye look I am in loveee.  Keep scrolling to see the products I used, as well as the makeup tutorial for my Rihanna Viva Glam 2 look!



Ben Nye Banana Powder, HERE
MAC MSF Natural, Sunpower, HERE
Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer, S12, HERE
Sephora Jumbo Liner 12Hour Wear Water Proof, Dark Brown Matte, HERE
Beauty Blender, HERE
Dream Wonder Fluid-Touch Foundation, Coconut, HERE
Lancome Visionnaire 1 Minute Blur, HERE
Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer, S12
Sephora Cream Contour Blush, Flashy Fuschia, HERE (formerely “Fuschia Flash”)
Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom All-in-1 Nude Palette for Face, Warm Nude, HERE (as highlighter)


MAC Eyeshadow, Brown Script, HERE
MUFE Aqua Matic, S-52, HERE (Satiny, flesh colored pink)
LORAC Pro Palette, Sable, Deep Purple, Pewter, HERE
MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Liner, Matte Black, HERE
NYC Color Liquid Liner, Black
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade, Ebony, HERE
Koko Lashes, Risque, HERE


MAC Lip Liner, Nightmoth, HERE
MAC Viva Glam Lipstick, Rihanna Viva Glam 2, HERE
MAC Viva Glam Tinted Lipglass, Rihanna Viva Glam 2, HERE


Sigma, Precision Brush Set, HERE
Sigma, Essentials Kit, HERE
Sigma, Performance Eyes Kit, HERE
Sigma, E60, HERE
Sigma, F35, HERE

Tweezerman Brush iQ, Finishing Contour, HERE
Tweezerman Brush iQ, Blender, HERE

Bdellium Tools, Eye Kit, HERE


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Review of Revlon Lip Butters

Revlon Lip Butters

From left to right: Lollipop, Brown Sugar, and Sugar Plum

Look at them. Justtt look at ’em! Revlon Lip Butters come in a number of shades, many of which can be flattering on a wide variety of skin tones. ¬†Missing form the bunch is Pink Truffle, one of my favorites from the line and a definite my-lip-color-but-better holy grail product. ¬†I actually went to pick one up today, but I had already taken the photos. ¬†You can find Pink Truffle here. Now for the review…

Revlon Lip Butters

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters


I am absolutely in love with this line. The texture, the smell, the color payoff…just perfect! First let me start with the smell. ¬†It has a very subtle shea buttery type scent that you will hardly notice most of the time, and will probably like when you do pick up on it. ¬†The texture is…well, buttery. ¬†It’s smooth and moisturizing without feeling slippery the way these types of products often can. ¬†It’s also got a really impressive color payoff that manages to give a gorgeous tint subtle enough to look naturally flattering, but bold enough to give good oompf! ¬†Somehow the colors are so universally flattering they look like completely different shades on different skin tones.

Lollipop¬†is a pretty bright blue-based pink that’s pretty sheer, but has an impressive build. ¬†I use this for a bold lip paired with a simple cate eye and it makes me look like a barbie doll. So fun.¬† Love it!

Brown Sugar¬†gives my lips the most beautiful bronze shimmer, and complements my skin tone in unspeakable ways! I almost exclusively use these in the summer months when I’m big on highlighter over blush.

Pink Truffle¬†is a gorgeous my-lip-but-better that gives me a nice, warm flush. ¬†I like it best in the spring and summer months, but again have used up so many tubes in the last year since I discovered these that it’s safe to say I’m a fan all year round.

Sugar Plum gives a beautiful plum flush that looks divine in the winter and fall, but also works in the summer when applied lightly. I have literally gone through almost 10 of these Sugar Plum bad boys in less than a year, and I de-potted the rest once I hit tube.  See below for proof.

Revlon Lip Butters

De-potted Sugar Plum


No strong negatives come to mind.  Brown Sugar has gotten the least amount of use, mostly due to the fact that it leaves behind an annoying glitter residue on the lip.  I have, however, gone through two tubes already which should tell you its not much of a deal breaker.



These are not longwearing colors, nor are they advised as such. ¬†They are a beautiful cross between tinted lip balm and a satin lipstick. ¬†I¬†highly¬†recommend them to everyone, but especially to those lipgloss and lip balm mavens who are wary of or¬†inexperienced¬†with lipsticks and looking to jump in! ¬†That’s definitely where I was last year when I first picked these up, and I must say they were my gateway drug.


If you wanna see how I de-pot these and other lipsticks, let me know! What are your holy grail lip products?


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