Costume makeup

I’ve always loved makeup, but I’ve really only done it on myself before. This fall and spring I joined my school drama club and did the costumes and makeup for the actors. Most of the girls knew how to makeup their faces, but the boys were clueless.

A friend of mine created a short film and needed makeup done so he asked me to help out. I was a little nervous because I’ve never done costume makeup on other people but Pinterest helped me out a lot. He wanted a look that was half cyborg, half geisha, super weird I know. Anyway, the end turned out really well!

Here’s the robot side

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For the base silver color I used my Tarte pallet, I used smoke and mirrors (bottom left) and Slate bells ring (2nd column on left). Then for his highlight I used my bare minerals glitter shadow. I drew on the black lines with bare minerals black powder eyeliner. Last, the “screws” were done with my Ulta sparkle gel liner.

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Here’s the Geisha side

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The white is actually all talcum powder. To get the powder to stick to his face, I applied his Neutrogena foundation really tacky so that the powder had something to hold on to. It took a while to get the pigment and fully even, but the end result turned out well.

Finally, here’s the final view

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His eyes are lined with Jordana liner and he’s wearing Revlon red lipstick.

I had a lot of fun doing this makeup and I hope I have the chance to do more stuff like it!

Xoxo,

Sarah.A

Nordstrom Fall Beauty Trend Show

This year I was invited to go to Nordstrom’s annual fall beauty trend show. I was so excited to be apart of such a cool event as a Nordstrom teen fashion ambassador with my friend. The event advertised Nordstrom’s latest beauty products, which were displayed on a great runway with awesome spokespeople and models. I loved all the products they introduced and added a bunch of items to my quickly growing Hanukkah list!

One of the coolest parts of the event was how many raffle items there were. Unfortunately I didn’t win any, but it was really cool seeing people get free perfumes, hairdryers, makeup, and other beauty products.

Our first stop was to obsess over the new MAC holiday line Nutcracker Sweet. The packaging was so cute and eye-catching, I wanted all of it! The coolest product was their new Spellbinder eyeshadow. I don’t get how it works but even though it’s loose powder, it doesn’t have any fall out! It is also the most pigmented shadow I’ve ever seen.

We headed over to the Deborah Lippmann counter and I was drawn to this electric, shimmery pink color 12th street rag. It was honestly the coolest color I’ve ever seen and I immediately put it on my wishlist. At the nail painting stand, I got the color After Midnight, it’s a super deep navy that totally set me in a cold weather mood.

Finally we headed over to the DryBar booth where we got our hair blown out to perfection. The brand was trying out their new product the 3-Day Bender with a whole bunch of their dry shampoos, anti-friz, and texturizing products. I loved the tool and my hair looked great after I got it done. Unfortunately though the tool advertises as having curls for 3 days, mine lasted for 1. This could just be my hair, or maybe I did’t put enough hairspray in, but I was a little disappointed in it.

The whole event was super cool and I loved getting beauty tricks from all the brands there!

Xoxo,

Sarah.A

Lipstick List

Up until recently I was not super into lipstick, then I bought one, then another and another, and now I have a whole collection! Lipstick can amp up any outfit and change an entire vibe. Your lips are something everyone sees, so why not dress them up with a fantastic color? I just bought a new color as I mentioned in here but I figured instead of just writing about one of my lipsticks, I’d write about them all!

From left to right

  1. Matte Suede by Clinique

I got this color in one of Clinique’s free-bee bags and was slightly appalled when I first tried it on. I am a very pale person so this made me look a little sickly. I did a little experimenting though and found that if I mixed it with “Moxie” (#3) I could get a cool ombre lip.

2. Flashy by Tarte

I got this color as part of an entire kit with mascara, and eye shadow pallets. It’s really sweet and light and adds just enough color for an everyday look.

3. Moxie by Bare Minerals

I love this color so so much. I wear it to school, to temple, and on nights out. It’s a go-to color because it’s neutral enough to go with anything but adds major attitude to any outfit.

4. Teak Rose by Revlon

I got this color as a gift and I wasn’t too sure if I would like it at first. It’s a little coral, a little brick, and definitely  not something I would have picked out for myself, but it’s an exciting color that I love experimenting looks with.

5. Hey gurrl by Too Faced

My latest addition to my collection which I am totally obsessed with. It is extremely bright and vibrant, and my only complete matte lipstick. It is a little drying, but with a basic chapstick as a base it goes on super smooth and full.

6. Raspberry Glace by Clinique

This is the first lipstick I ever owned and I’m still pretty into it. It’s pretty girly seeing as though its pink and sparkly but I like how classy it is.

7. Basically Berry by Ulta

Probably one of the colors I wear the most, as well as being the boldest tube I own. It doesn’t look super dark on my arm, but on my lips it really stands out and is super plum. I love how bold it is and it adds a sort of edgy vibe to my look.

 

XoXo,

Sarah.A

(another) Ulta haul

First I would like to apologize for not being active, I have been in such a blogging rut and had nothing to write about. Luckily, Ulta was having another sale, giving me a new opporitunity to try new products!

Tarte “lights, camera, lashes” was marked down 50% so I snagged 2 for the price of one. This is my favorite mascara that i’ve used for a while, I’ll be doing a review on it soon! I really love the packaging and the size is totally worth it, it lasts me forever.

I also grabbed the  Too Faced “la Matte” in “Hey gurrl” I have never used a Too Faced product before but I’ve heard tons of good reviews on the brand. I don’t have any lipstick colors like this so I’m excited to try this one out. I love the packaging for the lipstick, it is so pretty and elegant. I think I’ll do a lipstick post soon and include a full review on this one.

Xoxo,

Sarah.A

 

Ulta buys

As you may have realized by now, Ulta is my go-to place to shop makeup. They have so many good quality brands, including the fact that their makeup is great as well! I love Ulta brand products and was happy to expand my collection even more with their buy one get one free sale.

Double Duty wet and dry pressed powder foundation

This foundation is so great, I usually use loose powder foundation so I was excited to try something new. This comes with a cute sponge perfect for touch ups in the middle of the day. I got this in “medium” which is a shade darker than my actual skin color because it’s summer and I’m a little bit tanner.

Liquid liner in black pearl

I was a little disappointed in this product. Liquid is my favorite form  of liner because I find it the easiest and most versatile. For this product is was a brush sort of thing that had to be re-dipped into the liquid after not even finishing an entire line. It did not go on super smoothly but once I did get it on it looked pretty good. My only other complaint was that I thought this was straight black when instead it’s actually black with very pigmented silver sparkles. It is much better for a night look. 

Xoxo,

Sarah.A

I’m back!

Hello wordpress world! The entire month of July I was completely absent from blogging and I am truly sorry for that. I realized that I spent way too much time inside on my computer not enjoying enough of what was actually happening in life. As much as I love reading everything on WordPress, Instagram, and Facebook, half of my day was usually spent inside! This summer has brought beautiful weather, and I have been taking advantage of it as much as possible. That being said, lots has happened and I can’t wait to share!

I have been reading, hiking, tanning, trying new beauty products and diys, sewing, drawing, listening to music, and going on some pretty cool day trips. I have controlled my schedule this summer as I only work about 2 days a week, so with each day I have been trying to have as much fun as possible. I’ll be back on all your feeds with my summer adventures in no time!

Xoxo,

Sarah. A

Summer wishlist

I have been looking forward to summer all year, but once May came around, I started my countdown. School is in its last full week currently and all my classes are winding down. My down time has mostly been spent on pinterest and online window shopping, giving me tons of cute outfit ideas and reminding me of how few summer clothes i have. With that, I made a wishlist!

Neutrogena spf makeup                                                Tarte waterproof mascara

Aerie bikini                                                                        Cotton on romper

Nike running shorts                                                   Pacsun black denim shorts

Gladiator sandal                                                         Pineapple baseball cap

Xoxo,

Sarah.A