Fourth of July/Independence Day Makeup of the Day

I thought I would have a bit of fun with my makeup for the day since I had the day off of work for Independence Day. And since it is the Fourth of July, I had to go with a little red, white, and blue moment on my eyes with some stars underneath. It took me like three times doing my eyes until I was finally happy with them. I tried some graphic liner in first white then black and it just wasn’t working for me. So instead we have just a regular line with some white stars underneath.

Cruelty Free Highlighter That I Basically Live In

Regardless if I’m having a full makeup day with foundation or a half-makeup day with concealer and a few other products, if I’m wearing makeup that day I’m wearing a highlighter of some type. As I mentioned in my Fenty Beauty First Impressions, I prefer two different types of highlights depending on their placement. A subtle highlight that gives a glow from within on my forehead, cupid’s bow and chin. And a blinding highlight on the top of my cheeks and down the bridge of my nose. Though days where I’m only wearing concealer, I only highlight the tops of my cheeks as otherwise it will generally vanish too quickly as there’s nothing underneath to hold it in place. So I have more blinding highlighters in this list then subtle ones.

Cruelty Free Contours and Bronzers That I Basically Live In

I don’t have a lot of contours I reach for, as I tend to use bronzers sometimes as contours. Which is why I’m combining the two products together. Granted one is generally a matte powder or cream, while the other is a shimmer. But depending on my mood, I just go back and forth with that. So what contours/bronzers do I live in?

Kat Von D Saint & Sinner Palette Review And Swatches

I have recently been wanting to expand my eyeshadow collection granted at the same time I’ve been getting rid of a lot of my makeup to things I only use. But eyeshadow is one of those things like lipstick that I hang onto the things that work. And I already know Kat Von D has amazing eyeshadows from playing with the Better Together Eyeshadow Palette. So when I saw Kat Von D announced she was going to be releasing the Saint & Sinner Eyeshadow Palette, I was like “I need that in my collection like yesterday.” So the second I saw it released on Sephora.com, I got it. So I’ve been playing with this palette for a few weeks now since I’ve been offline so couldn’t write about it sooner.

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick Review & Swatches

One thing that I got a few days ago were some Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipsticks. I’ve tried one briefly before in the Better Together Collection with Too Faced. So on Memorial Day, I ordered several products and got these three lipsticks for free. The shades I got were Slayer, Motorhead, and Coven.

Photo Diary: Avant Garde Rag Doll Look

On Thursday for my 100 Days of Makeup, I was going to do a “How I Style” black lipstick with Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic palette… but I realized the day following was going to be on the Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette so I would break my theme. Which I am completely in love with, so I decided to hold off on posting that. Then I ended up playing around with my Wolfe Essential water activated face paint and some of my NYX Liquid Eyeliners. To the point where I came up with this look that my roommate, Rose, called a rag doll. OR as she first said when I asked if she could help me with photos, “What did you do?” But let’s go with the first one.