Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Dots, dots, DOTS. (I heart KandeeJohnson)

Ok, I know she didn't 'invent' this look or whatever but she's the person that taught me how to do it, (through her tutorials that is) and I just love it.
This is my first time attempting this and it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be.
It's actually a very forgiving makeup look, by that I mean you cannot really mess up because the entire mass is made up of dots so you put a dot in the wrong place
you just put more dots around it to fix it
It's actually very easy and comes out really pretty
I think you guys should try it!
It's super fun.
Oh, btw, that's my boyfriend. lol
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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Elf's super glossy lip shine Review.

This is a review for Elf's Super Glossy lip shine. I have two of them Angel (clear) and Goddess (coral), and I would have to say that I actually quite enjoy these. They're not amazingly pigmented or anything but they do give a tint of color to the lips, and they're thick (but not sticky) so they tend to stay on the lips for a while. 

The smell and the taste are delicious, they smell grapey, and it is a VERY artificial/grape soda kind of grape. I like it though, it reminds me of being a little kid. 

  • Great smell and taste
  • Moderately pigmented 
  • Thick but not goopy/sticky
  • A fair bit of staying power

  • There are really none that I can think of. I mean with a price of only a buck and the fact that they are actually quite good, there really isn't much to complain about. 

I give these a 9. 

You can purchase these HERE

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Elf Complexion Perfection review.

This post will be a review on an Elf product called "Complexion Perfection" It's now listed on their site as their "Tone correcting powder" so I suppose they changed the name.
I bought this product from for 3 bucks a couple months ago, someone asked me to do a review on it then and I said I would but I wanted to try it for a while (I like to try out a product for a good long while to make sure I know exactly how good/bad it is)

On the Elf site the description claims that this product will
"Create a balanced and radiant complexion that is beautiful and healthy. "
Now, I don't know about all that, it does a good job of taking any redness that's left over after foundation (yes you are supposed to use this AFTER foundation) but if you have concealed and used foundation there isn't 'usually' much redness left.
If you just use it on a clean face it doesn't do much of anything, but I will give it credit for one thing...
This baby sucks up oil like there is no tomorrow. I'm completely serious on this. I have combination skin, and have a hard time with oil control (especially in the summer) and this product does a pretty good job of making my face matte.
That is the main thing that I use this for, it doesn't do much for redness on me though, so if that's what you want this for I don't know how well it will work for you. (but then again, when it comes to face makeup it really depends on the person's skin)
One thing I do have to mention about this product is that it claims to have a 'brightening' effect on your skin, but if you are dark complected that can be a bad thing and it can start to give you a kind of 'ashy' look. I'm rather fair, so it doesn't have a bad effect on me.
  • I give this a 5 for neutralizing redness and whatnot
  • but I give it an 8 for oil control

(I love to use the Studio line powder brush, pictured above with this product or the Studio line kabuki. I am about to upload a review on the powder brush so stay tuned for that)

I forgot to mention that, no, the colors do not show up on your face. You're not going to walk outside with a giant pink smear on your cheek and a chunk of yellow on your forehead lol.
You either swirl your brush in all four colors and apply to where it's needed (which is what I do) or you can, if you want, apply each individual color corrector to problem areas.
I've done both and either way they don't show. =]
And also I'm still in the middle of tipping my brushes, the one in the picture needs a second coat. 
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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sailor Neptune

First of all, Excuse the clothes haha. I usually do makeup looks for facebook/luuux/my blog on lazy days and I was just wearing some knockarounds and to be honest I just don't feel like cropping it out haha. 

So I was a total Sailor Moon nerd when I was a kid and when I saw Cora (VintageOrTacky) on facebook did a series on youtube (it's an old series but I'm a new subscriber to her) I thought I might try to recreate her look and I think I did a pretty good job If I do say so myself lol

What do you guys think
I would tell ya'll how I did it but I'll just link ya'll to her video since she did a much better job and can explain better than me and I also think it would be easier to follow along on video
I didnt have some of the products she had (or any great dupes lol) so I worked with what I had and it turned out better than I thought
It just goes to show you that you can use what you have to create what those awesome youtube gurus can do (I'm not saying mine is as good as hers so don't like....stab me guys lol)
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Sunday, May 29, 2011


This is my first blog post and I thought I should say a little bit about myself. My name is Leann and I'm 20 years old. I was attending beauty school (yes "was", maybe that will be a post at a later date.) but not anymore.  

I have had an interest in makeup my entire life and because of that I spend countless hours watching makeup gurus on youtube, researching makeup, and practicing makeup on myself and others. I tend to be a perfectionist when it comes to makeup and take it very seriously. 

Some of my biggest inspirations are makeup gurus such as the following:

  • Petrilude - He was the first guru I watched and even though I already had an interest for makeup he fueled my already-building addiction. He is also the reason I became interested in special effects makeup 

  • Myeyeshadowisodd - She is my other reason for becoming interested in special effects makeup/full faced makeup. She continues to inspire me with everything she does. I think she should be so much more well known than she is. Seriously, check her out if you haven't before. She's amazing.
  • Kandee Johnson - Now, this girl fuels my more girly side of makeup. Everything she does is simply beautiful. From her Costume Makeup to her How-To's, she has taught me so much. On a side note, she is a great mother and I hope she and her kids have a great life. She's the type of person I wish I could be more like. 
Truth be told, there are too many to name. These are just my top three inspirations. 

Stay tuned for more blogs involving hair, makeup, how-to's, hauls, reviews, and much more.  
Oh! Can't forget nails. 

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