So here are three looks from last week.

All are using Dayna's Minerals unless otherwise noted. Foundation in Tanya applied damp using MMBB Grape Spray & buffer brush. Sweetheart blush. Earthy Girl as brow fill since I dyed my hair and it's more reddish than during the summer.

Oct. 19
Eyes- Buttered Up all over lid. Copious Copper applied to middle area below crease. Darkest Chestnut Brown over e.l.f. sealant. Maybelline Full N Soft mascara.
Lips- Revlon Just Bitten in Forbidden topped with NYC Carnegie Melon

Oct. 21-

Illumination Glow to highlight cheeks.

Eyes- Everything's Rosy inner 1/2 below crease, Empress' New Clothes (ENC) middle below crease, Poy-ple lash lines. MMBB Prune Pencil to do waterline & top lashes. Summer Highlight in inner corner and brow highlights. Maybelline Full N Soft Mascara

Lips- Revlon Just Bitten in Forbidden topped with clear gloss

Oct. 22

Going for smoky look I saw in latest Victoria's Secret Catalog.

Eyes- Cocoa Nut applied first at middle of lid and then blended inward and outward. Next Summer Highlight was applied to inner corner and brow highlight. Miss Gigi applied middle to outer lower lash line. Espresso Yourself applied with liner brush along upper and lower  outer half of lashes. Then loaded a soft shadow brush with Espresso Yourself and applied to outer part of eye and blended concentrating deepest color along lash line. In The Flesh applied to inner corner for added shine. Max Factor 2000 Calories Extreme .

Lips- e.l.f. mineral gloss in Trendsetter.

e.l.f. review.

Last week I received my latest order from e.l.f. I ordered:

Mineral lip gloss in Trendsetter- It has little smell which is a plus because e.l.f. lip products can tend to be a bit mediciney or super fruity smelling. Feel is OK- rather sheer feeling and sparkle isn't gritty. I really like Trendsetter as a color-- rather nude with slight brown slant. Not bad for $3

I got another of the Prime & Seal eye product for the seal part. $3-- I will continue to buy this product even though I only use the sealant because I like the ease of application and it does hold mineral liners in place pretty well.

I ordered Lip Lock Pencil-- this is a clear product you are supposed to apply outside your lip line to prevent lip product from bleeding. It's rather waxy feeling and I should have looked into this more. I thought it would be more like a primer for lip color to have more staying power. $3

The mineral version of smudge brush. The handle is bamboo and bristles are ivory rather than black plastic/black for other version. Makes a very good liner brush. $3

Mineral Infused Face Primer- $6- I am pleasantly surprised about this product. I have tried several brands of face primers. Smashbox ($36 for 1 oz/ $49 for 2 oz), Serious Skin Care ($22.50 for 1 oz), Philosophy (The Present- $25 for 2 oz) and Laura Geller ($25 for 2 oz) Similar to Smashbox clear primer in consistency and feel at a much smaller price- $6 for almost 1/2 oz. I hated Philosophy primer because it was intensely fragranced with Lavender-- not my favorite smell- the e.l.f. primer has no smell. Laura Geller Spackle was OK. My favorite primer up to this point was Serious Skin Care A-primer (Pictured with e.l.f. clear product at left) but I actually prefer the e.l.f. one because it doesn't contain the sparkles like A-primer. This primer goes on velvety feeling and then dries down to skin-like feel whereas A-primer still feels "slick" long after. The finish is more matte (top right photo) compared to A-primer sparkles (bottom right photo.)  I do feel like pores are diminished and it gives a nice empty canvas for foundation.

Lastly I ordered 6 of the Cream Eyeliners in (pictured left to right in swatches)  Midnight, Copper, Metallic Olive, Plum Purple, Gun Metal, and Ivory. Each $3.

Each came with a small brush for application but I do not like this brush as much as say the above mentioned smudge brush because the small brush included is quite wide and doesn't give as precise application. They are definitely waterproof/smudge proof-- I ran under water after applying makeup and then even rubbed a little-- this is results after such treatment.

Even after trying to clean off my hand with a baby wipe and soap, there were still areas where the product did not remove.

Midnight is a blue based black--it didn't apply very evenly-- kind of sheers out. I actually don't wear much black liner so I gave this to my daughter -- the bluish tint will work great with her reddish brown eyes.

Copper is a reddish brown base color with copper flecks. I like the slight shimmer it has. This is definitely a keeper for me since reddish colors emphasize the green in my eyes.

Metallic Olive is more brown than green. Really not much shimmer/metallic look once applied. It ends up being rather neutral.

Plum Purple is another color I really like because the purple is red based vs. blue based, once again bringing out the green in my eyes. This color would be even nicer with a little shimmer like Copper.

Gun Metal is a dark gray with silver shimmer. This is actually quite an interesting color for those that prefer cooler liner colors. I may end up  giving this one to my daughter also since it would accent her eyes.

Ivory is a bit sheerer than the other above colors so it almost applies as pure shimmer than "color". I will definitely be using this one on my lower waterline since it will brighten & open my eyes.

All are very worthy at $3!! This is definitely a product I will repurchase.

Catching up on FOTD & mini reviews on a few products.

I admit that I have been VERY bad about getting FOTD photos lately and part of it is due to the fact that I haven't done a blog on the ones I have already taken photos of. So I'm going to catch up on FOTD so that maybe I'll be more inclined to take photos going forward.

All looks using Dayna's Minerals unless otherwise noted. Tanya  Foundation damp with MMBB buffer brush and Grape spray. Beach Bronzer applied with large fluffy brush in 3/E motion-- forehead/cheeks/jaw
Just Browsing Brown for brow fill. 

In many of the looks I use e.l.f. seal end of Prime & Seal eye product. This product is $3 and I love the seal end. I use it by drawing a clear line of the product along the lash line and then topping with my favorite minerals using a clean, dry brush. As far as the Prime end-- it's concealer colored and does not help at all as a primer. I actually find that my eye shadows crease more using this than without it. I could see it being used as concealer but I rarely use concealer in my eye area-- I don't seem to suffer from dark circles. (Don't be hating!!)  I'd pay $3 just for the seal part so it is a worthy purchase even though the prime end is essentially worthless to me. 

Aug. 24-- (TOLD YOU I WAS BAD!! That is the latest date that I've taken photos/marked down in my makeup diary)
Blush: Pretty In Peach
Eyes: Apricot Dreamzzz all over lid. Cocoa Mauve in crease/outer V. Sappharine topping e.l.f. seal line (Prime & Seal see orange text for review) Summer Highlight for brow and inner corner highlight. Maybelline Full N Soft Mascara
Lips: elf plumping in Mauve Berry.

Aug. 19-
Blush: Pretty In Peach
Eyes: Everything's Rosy all over lid below crease. Cocoa Mauve in crease/outer V. In The Navy topping e.l.f. seal. Summer Highlight for brow and inner corner highlight. Maybelline Full N Soft mascara.

Lips: Revlon Just Bitten lip stain in Twilight. I'm not into "Twilight" craze at all but did decide to try out Revlon lipstain with balm on other end. I opted for Twilight color and I absolutely LOVE this lip product. Twilight is a berry my lips but better color on me. It makes my teeth look very white. This wears very well without feeling the least bit heavy. I kind of use it as a liner and then smudge into the lips. I top with any gloss or balm because it doesn't come off like most stay put lip products. I plan to do a full review of this product soon!! Topped with Avon Honey Delight- (Plump Pout)

Aug. 11
Blush: Sweetheart
Eyes- Rose Gold all over lid below crease. Miss Gigi in crease/outer V. Summer Highlight as brow & inner eye highlight. Tealy over elf seal. Max Factor 2000 Calories Extreme Mascara

Lips- elf plumping in Mauve Berry

Aug 10
Blush Sweetheart
Eyes- Everything's Rosy all over lid below crease. LE in crease. Brazilian Brown as liner. Maybelline Espresso liner pencil in waterline.
Maybelline THE FALSIES mascara-- I had heard great things about this mascara but I was very disappointed in it. I expected volume and didn't see nearly as much as my favorite mascaras like Maybelline Full N Soft or Max Factor 2000 Calories Extreme. =( Length but little volume plus immediately straightens my lashes even after curling. 

Lips- Avon Perfect Wear in Eternal Rose.

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