Pretty In Purple Tutorial

Purple is a shade that I don’t wear often enough.  I do honestly love the color and I do LOVE seeing it on others, so I decided to give a look a go.  I also documented it, so you can follow along in this step by step tutorial.  I like to call it Pretty In Purple!

Pretty In Purple Tutorial using Pur Minerals

{one} With windshield wiper motions, buff the darker purple shade into the crease.  I like to really have my crease look blown out, so the more buffing and blending the better.

{two} Take the black shade to the outer v, concentrating the color on the inside.

{three} With a flat shader brush, pat the light purple shade onto the lids.

{four} Apply the light pearl shade on the inner corner of the eyes.

{five} Using a pencil brush, buff the darker purple shade onto the lower lash line.

{six} Create a flick, or cat eye, with some liquid liner.

{seven} Use a lash curler to vamp up your lashes.

{eight} Apply your favorite mascara to add a little drama.

The eyeshadows I am using are from Pur Minerals.  They are the Perfect Fit Eye Shadow Trios in Wild Child (purples) and Rock Goddess (black).

Wild Child, the purple one, has a matte deep purple, a shimmery violet, and a pearly white.

Pur Minerals

 

Rock Goddess, the black one, has a matte black, a shimmery silver and a satin white.

Pur Minerals

 

To create the lip in my look above, I used the Lip Gloss Sticks in Daredevil (the red one) and Beach Bum (the peachy pink one).Pur Minerals Lip Gloss Sticks

 

They are kind of gorgeous!

Pur Minerals Lip Gloss Sticks Swatches

I didn’t use just one.  I actually applied Beach Bum to the upper lip and Daredevil on the bottom lip.  It creates a pretty gradient lip and the only blending you have to do is slightly pressing your lips together.  I pretty much love these colors for that look.

pur minerals lips

Overall, I really love Pur Minerals.  They have the quality products for affordable prices.  You really can’t go wrong.

Tell me in the comments below:  What are the shades that you admire from afar, but rarely use yourself?


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It Cosmetics No-Tug Waterproof Gel Eyeliner

I am a LOVER of gel eyeliner.  In particular, I love it in my waterline because it stays all day.  It can be a pain in the behind when it comes in the pot because brushes can get pretty awkward on your waterline.  When brands put gel liners in a pencil form I go gaga.  It Cosmetics No-Tug Waterproof Gel Eyeliner is pretty darn amazing because not only is it the perfect gel liner, it also has anti-aging properties.  I am not getting any younger so that is kind of important to me.It Cosmetics No-Tug Waterproof Gel Eyeliner   “No-Tug Waterproof Gel Eyeliner glides on saturated rich color without tugging on your delicate eyelids. These liners are clinically proven waterproof even after eight hours of wear! They’re also infused with anti-aging technology and skin-care benefits including hydrolyzed collagen, silk proteins, and Vitamins C and E for younger looking lids. Paraben-free, fragrance-free, sulfate-free. Why is it different: Utilizing cutting-edge technology exclusive to IT Cosmetics, No-Tug Waterproof Gel Eyeliners glide on saturated rich color without tugging on your delicate eyelids. Plus they’re clinically proven waterproof even after eight hours of wear! They’re also infused with anti-aging technology and skin-care benefits including hydrolyzed collagen, silk proteins, and Vitamins C and E for younger looking lids. Paraben-Free, Fragrance-Free, Sulfate-Free.” – IT Cosmetics

These liners truly are tug-free.  I decided to do some swatches on my arm and the picture below shows the results of very little pressure being applied.  I am kinda in love!

It Cosmetics No-Tug Waterproof Gel Eyeliner Swatches

It Cosmetics No-Tug Waterproof Gel Eyeliner retails for $22, but TODAY ONLY Ulta has it for only $10 as part of the 21 Days of Beauty! WOOOO!  Get them while you can.  I think I want the colors Highlight and Navy as well!  They are worth every penny of the $22 they retail for, but if you can get a deal WHY NOT?

Tell me in the comments below:  What do you look for in an eyeliner?


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Stila One Step Correct Triple Swirl Helix Primer

The biggest thing for my complexion perfecting routine is color correcting.  Sometimes putting down a foundation isn’t enough because I like to wear thinner formulas and redness can still come through.  I also enjoy using produce that brighten my skin.  I lack the amount of sleep I should have so I tend to have a lackluster appearance first thing in the morning.  Mix something that corrects all of that with a little skincare and you have the Stila One Step Correct Triple Swirl Helix Primer!
Stila One Step Correct Triple Swirl Helix Primer

“This primer, color corrector, brightener and anti-aging skincare serum does it all with the help of Stila’s Youth Revival Bio-Available Mineral Complex:

  • Magician:Instantly makes imperfections disappear
  • Multitasker: Reduces fine lines, wrinkles, pores and pigmentation
  • Miracle Worker: Hydrates, controls oil and improves skin textureThe revolutionary new product contains 3 color-correcting brighteners:
  • Green tone instantly neutralizes redness and conceals blemishes
  • Lavender tone counteracts sallow undertones for a vibrant, energized look
  • Peach tone brightens, illuminates and helps diminish the appearance of sun spots

 

The weightless, creamy formula blends imperceptibly into skin and won’t clog pores or settle into fine lines…so all anyone will notice is your perfectly flawless skin!” – Stila

This stuff does so much at once that you could easy call it a miracle in a bottle.  The before picture is my hand with nothing on it.  You can see redness, dehydration and a little dullness.  In the after picture you can definitely tell it is brighter, smoother and no sign of redness.  Those two pictures were taken about 1 minute apart.  Do you see that freckle in the middle of my hand?  You can see that it is less visible in the 2nd picture!  Amazingness!Stila One Step Correct Triple Swirl Helix Primer Before and After

Today at Ulta you can get this primer for $20 though their 21 Days of Beauty event.  It normally retails for $36 so that is a pretty big deal!  I used to not enjoy primers very much, but with one that does all of this how could you not?

Tell me in the comments below:  What do you look for with a primer?


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Bite Beauty | Matte Creme Lip Crayon

I am becoming ridiculously obsessed with lip products lately.  Specifically I am loving lip crayons.  The Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon is one that I am particularly #obsessed with.  Not only is it convenient in a twist up lip pencil, but the entire range is long-wearing, matte AND moisturizing.  I know, right?  All of that in ONE lippie!  I have 6 shades to show you today!

WARNING: The lip crayons in this post may encourage excessive drooling.  Be careful you don’t get any on your keyboard.

Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon review and swatches

“BITE’s latest breakthrough formula boasts a collection of beautiful nudes, striking reds, and deep burgundies with a matte yet moist texture. The secret is the moisture-locking power of orange peel wax along with the antioxidant properties of resveratrol. The colors are water-resistant, and long wearing.” – Bite Beauty

IN LOVE.  The shades that I have for you today are Framboise, Fraise, Peche, Sucre, Tatin, and Glace.

Framboise | Vibrant pink/purple.

Fraise | Jeweltone red.

Peche | Warm peach.

Sucre | Warm pink.

Tatin | Rose pink.

Glace | Dusty mauve.

Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon lip swatches

Seriously.  Look at that finish.  It is perfectly matte without being flat.  You can see that there is a satiny sheen, but NO SPARKLE.  Usually matte lipsticks dry out my lips, but I am happy to say that not only do these NOT dry my lips out — they actually leave them feeling hydrated.  Win, win.

I thought immediately that my favorite shade would be Glace, and maybe it still is, but I find myself going gaga over Peche and Fraise as well!  AHHH!  In love!

I do want to mention that the packaging is a bit different than it originally was.  I am not sure I am happy about that.  Let me explain.  I love packaging that actually lets me know what shade I am chosing without having to open them up.  The old packaging had colored ends, and the new packaging is all black.  I DO think the solid color is pretty, but not as functional.  When you open them up the plastic around the crayon itself is not colored.  Again, pretty… but you still have to open it to know what shade you are looking at.

Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon Swatches

There are actually 12 shades in the Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon line, and I am convinced that I need the other 6.  In case you didn’t know, these crayons are all free of parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals, phthalates and are certified gluten-free.  I love that the brand is named Bite Beauty because these pencils are also made with food-grade ingredients.  The pigmentation and performance on the Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon are out of this world and you can pick them up at Sephora and there is even a line for J. Crew!

Tell me in the comments below:  What color family is your favorite in your lippies?

 


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