Ten Minute Flawless Face with e.l.f.

More often than not, I need to get ready in a flash.  A last minute invite, a rash decision to go somewhere and everything in between.  When that happens I don’t want to spend forever to get ready, but I need to know that I can get my face on quickly.  I am going to show you some things I have been using lately in my Ten Minute Flawless Face!
Ten Minute Flawless Face with e.l.f.

There are a ton of products from e.l.f. that I find truly outstanding.  First thing I would like to mention is the brushes.  There are a few that I have been using for YEARS!  There is a set, the Essential Complete Set of 12 Brushes that costs only $12!  There are some real gems in this set!

Another thing I use on a regular basis are these e.l.f. Studio Lotion Wipes-Vanilla & Coconut.  They are perfect for me, someone who is lazy.  When I am a hurry, I swipe these on my arms and legs straight out of the shower.  I also keep them in my diaper bag.  I love to use them on Raegan!  They also smell DIVINE!

elf lotion wipes 1

The e.l.f. Mineral Blemish Powder is very similar to another that I have used from a company that is leaps and bounds more expensive.  The active ingredient is sulfur, which is ABSOLUTELY PERFECT for clearing up your complexion.  elf mineral powder

Something new to my routine that I have fallen head over heels for is the e.l.f. Eye Refresh.  Again, this feels a lot like another eye refreshing product from a high end brand.  I think that e.l.f. has done a great job of creating affordable options of some of my favorite products.
Ten Minute Flawless Face with e.l.f.

The e.l.f. Studio Daily Moisture Stick is really something I find really interesting.  It is this moisturizer in a gel formula that you can apply onto your FACE AND BODY.  That is something I have never done before – use the same product on my face as I do on my body.  I love this for my elbows and knees though, seriously quick hydration!elf moisture stick

I am a stickler for a good eye primer and this e.l.f. Glitter Primer really is good stuff.  This is ANOTHER dupe for a high end product.  It is a good dupe, too!

Ten Minute Flawless Face with e.l.f.

Eyeshadows are my favorite thing on earth!  e.l.f. makes a brilliant Custom Compact with Mirror that I have been buying for years.  Not only do they fit e.l.f. eyeshadows, but several other brands.  So you can absolutely mix and match shades AND brands.  I love the compact because the mirror is huge and easily portable.  The shadows in this set are: Dusk, Pink Ice, Taupe and Sage.  These shades may seem sort of unusual together, because of the Dusk shade, but I assure you that they create a gorgeous look!  It really shocks me that these eyeshadows are only $1 each because the pigmentation is really great.

Ten Minute Flawless Face with e.l.f.

The e.l.f. Super Glossy Lip Shine SPF 15 is actually a super fantastic gloss.  It is on the sheer side and easy to wear, but it does add a little something to the lips.  I am not even sure that this is supposed to be a lip plumper, but I could tell my lips were a little fuller after application!elf super glossy lip shine

Remember how I said the pigmentation is great?  Yup!

Ten Minute Flawless Face with e.l.f.

 

The only thing that is really hard to “figure out” about my look is eyeshadow placement.  So I want to share with you a mini-tutorial on what I did!  I didn’t mention this step in the tutorial, but apply the Glitter Primer first!

{one}  Apply the shade Taupe onto the inner 2/3s of the lid.

{two}  Apply the shade Sage onto the outer 1/3 of the lid and then etch it into your crease/socket bone.

{three}  Apply Pink Ice onto the inner corners of the eye.

{four}  Apply the shade Dusk as eye liner.

{five}  Go back and make sure your shadows are well blended.

{six}  Apply your favorite mascara!

Ten Minute Flawless Face with e.l.f.

 

I call this my Ten Minute Flawless Face but I can usually get this COMPLETE look done in around 8 minutes.  The mascara is honestly the part that takes me the longest, because I am so finicky with it.  I hope you enjoyed learning about the things I have been loving lately from e.l.f.

Tell me in the comments below:  What are some tricks or products you do that save you time?


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Tarte Cosmetics | Colored Clay CC Eye Primer

My eyelids are oily.  I have trouble keeping eyeshadow on my lid without experiencing creasing, fading and transferring.  I also suffer from discoloration around my eyes, so I prefer an eyeshadow primer that actually color corrects as well.  The Tarte Cosmetics Colored Clay CC Eye Primer was seriously something I would have only thought existed in fairytales!  It is everything I need all packed into a twist up chubby pencil!

“Tarte’s innovative, waterproof CC eye primer stick works on all skin types to color-correct the skin around eyes. Infused with color-correcting and skin-nourishing colored clay, this smoothing eye primer absorbs excess oil on the lids, offering a neutral base for the perfect eye shadow application. The lightweight formula addresses appearance of redness and discoloration, balancing the skin and instantly brightening the delicate eyelid area. This easy-glide, neutral pencil tip preps lids prior to makeup application for better wear and truer shadow payoff that can last for up to 12 hours.” – Tarte Cosmetics Tarte Cosmetics Colored Clay CC Eye Primer

It is slightly darker than my light skin but when spread over the eye area, you really don’t notice.  It matches pretty perfectly.  I love that it does a great job at actually reducing the appearance of redness.  I even apply this along my lower lash line whether I am wearing eyeshadow there or not.

Tarte Cosmetics Colored Clay CC Eye Primer Swatches

What I love about the Tarte Cosmetics Colored Clay CC Eye Primer is that it {a} absolutely color corrects, {b} it lasts forever, and {c} it really does bring out the color of the eyeshadow you layer over it.  You can see from the picture above that the shades I swatched over the primer really stand out vs being swatched over bare skin.

It looks as though it would be very heavy and thick, but I assure you that it really thins out when being smoothed out.  I like to apply it onto my lid using the pencil itself, but smooth it out with my finger versus a brush because I feel like it reacts the best with the heat of my fingertips.  I have been using it for about a month now.  Every time I wear eyeshadow you can bet that the Tarte Cosmetics Colored Clay CC Eye Primer is under it.

You can find the Tarte Cosmetics Colored Clay CC Eye Primer at Sephora, Ulta, in a set on QVC and anywhere else that sells Tarte.

 Tell me in the comments below:  What is it that you look for in an eyeshadow primer?


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NARS Cosmetics | Velvet Lip Liner

Lips are typically the focus of a Fall beauty routine.  There is something about a bold lip that is just phenomenal.  In order to get the perfect lips, you need a great lip liner.  They are the unsung heroes of the lip world.  When someone sees a spectacular lip look they usually aren’t saying, “I bet she is wearing such and such lip liner!”  NARS Velvet Lip Liners are so amazing they might just change all of that!

Nars Velvet Lip Liner

“NARS Velvet Lip Liner defines lips with precision pigment-rich color depth that perfectly frames, fills and prevents feathering. Smooth creamy formula glides on comfortably, stays sharp and lasts long.” – NARS Cosmetics

I have two shades of the NARS Velvet Lip Liner to show you today – Belle Mare and Patong Beach.  Belle Mare is described as a sangria, and I would agree.  I think it is the most beautiful, deep berry shade ever.  Patong Beach is a beautiful pink rose.

Nars Velvet Lip liner

I feel like these two shades sort of cover my spectrum of lip looks.  I typically keep my lips very nude but if I do opt for color, it is usually in the berry family.  The formula of the NARS Velvet Lip Liner is amazing because it really does apply nice and smooth.  Once it sets, it stays.  And the design of the pencil is really awesome.  It LOOKS like a typical pencil, but it actually twists up.

Nars Velvet Lip liner

The most exciting part of this design (which is much like the eyeliners that NARS makes) is that these twist up pencils can actually be sharpened!!! YESSS!  The only annoying thing about pencils that twist up is that they are usually flat and dull.  I like a good point, so the fact I can sharpen these makes them EVERYTHING!  LOVE.

Nars Velvet Lip liner Swatches

I am probably one of the only people that can get this wound up over a lip liner, but I promise you that if you try the NARS Velvet Lip Liner you wont be disappointed.  I KIND OF think I need them all!  You can pick them up RIGHT NOW at NARSCosmetics.comSephora, Lord & Taylor, Nordstrom and Bloomingdale’s.

Tell me in the comments below: what is your favorite lip color?  Coral, berry, pink, red… so many choices!


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TokyoMilk Takeout | TokyoMilk Dark

Think about a time where you were shopping on Sephora.com and what you had in your cart didn’t quite total $50 for free shipping.  Don’t give me excuses, I know you have done it.  You are usually $10 or less from meeting the magic number.  You start browsing for that perfect little something to add to your cart.  That, my friends, is how I discovered TokyoMilk Takeout!  This one is Tokyo Milk Dark!
Tokyo Milk Marque Deposes Dark

First off, I love tins.  Tins are so cute and can always be repurposed.  I also already know I enjoy fragrances from TokyoMilk because I was gifted a candle in the past.  And who isn’t down for a lippie?

The rollerball included in this set is in the fragrance “Tainted Love.”  This fragrance revels in the complexities of love, with warm notes of dark vanilla bean, sensuous sandalwood, provocative spices, and an unexpected kiss of sweet orchid. Dare to pair this fragrance with an exotic floral for a sweet and sultry scent.”  It is a very soft, yet sexy fragrance.  One I would reserve for colder days when I want to think of warmth!Tokyo Milk Dark Rollerball

The Lip Tint is in “Get Lucky.”  It is a deep berry toned.  It feels like a lip balm, but definitely adds the perfect amount of color to my pout.  Enough color that I really wouldn’t require anything else.  I dare say that I could just put this on with some lip liner and call it a bold lip!

Tokyo Milk Marque Deposes Dark Lip

Tokyo Milk Marque Deposes Dark Swatch

I bet you are wondering what I paid for the TokyoMilk Takeout, huh?  $10.  That is it.  How perfect is this little set for just $10?  I bet you have had a lunch that you paid $10 for before and were extremely disappointed!  This will not disappoint!  Check it out for yourself.  Add it onto your next Sephora order!


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