Beauty Tag, “7 Deadly Sins”

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1. GREED: What is your most inexpensive beauty item? What is your most expensive?

My most inexpensive product is actually a three way tie between my Wet n Wild Photo Focus Natural Finish Setting Spray,  Wet and Wild, Goth-O-Graphic Megaglow Highlighting Powder, and Wet n Wild Spring MegaLast Catsuit Liquid Eyeshadow in “Goth Tears” and my most expensive item is my La Mer Setting Powder. 

2. WRATH: What beauty products do you have a love/hate relationship with?

Wet and Wild Photo focus foundation. When it looks good, it looks REALLY good but when it’s not working for me that, I get frustrated and wiping it off and the reapplyig another foundation can be time consuming.

3. GLUTTONY: What are your most delicious beauty products?

My Jouer Long-Wear lip topper in “Rose Gold”, and my Sol de Janeiro Brazilian BUM BUM  cream. Both those products smell like cake batter.

4. SLOTH: What beauty product do you neglect, due to laziness?

Contouring. I only contour during some photoshoots and performances, I never do it in my everyday makeup routine.

5. PRIDE: What beauty product gives you the most self confidence?

Probably my liquid eyeliner.

6. LUST: What attributes do you find most attractive in the opposite sex?

Well when I first met my husband I was instantly drawn to his eyes and his smile.   saw him for a second when he introduced himself to me and I knew he was the one I would marry him and he’d be the love of my life.

As far as makeup products that I lust for all my sexy red lipsticks in my collection!

7. ENVY: What items would you most like to receive as a gift?

 

La Mer foundation,  And also the ENTIRE Bomber Betty and The Balm Cosmetics collections.

Hope you enjoy my answers and this tag. If you’re into makeup and/or just love it, go to this beauty tag and have fun. I really enjoyed doing it. Talk to you all soon! 😉

 

Disclaimer: I do not own the image above at the top of this post.

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New Favorite and Some Misses

Here is Part 2 to my previous video in my last post on here. Here are some more products that I love and some that I should’ve saved my time on. Thank you to everyone who reads and follows my site here and also thank you to all the people who watch my youtube videos and subscribe to me channel. 

XOXO Carlie

 

 

New Favorite Part 1

I haven’t done a monthly “Hits/Miss”  beauty and makeup review video in a long time and I thought I’d take the time to catch up everyone on my youtube channel CarlieMichelle and on here so I can talk about new beauty and makeup favorites that I can’t live without now and also some that I probably should’ve avoided. Thank you for watching and besides following me here, please subscribe to my youtube channel if you haven’t already. 

XOXO CARLIE

SugarPill Cosmetics “High Tea” Liquid Lip Bundle

HighTea_bundle_grande   I bought the Little Twin Star Collection but didn’t really review it here mainly because I used the entire collection in my last photoshoot and have been tweeting with the fabulous people at Sugarpill on how much I loved that collection. Yesterday I received my Sugarpill “High Tea,” Liquid Lipstick collection and I’m already in love. Every color is something that I would wear on a daily basis and of course the liquid lip formula is fantastic. Sugarpill and Jeffree Star Cosmetics are my two favorite brands that have the best liquid lip formulas.

Here is my NEW YOUTUBE VIDEO ABOUT MY LOVE FOR SUGARPILL COSMETICS! Also are the beautiful swatches and names of the gorgeous “High Tea” colors. I’m wearing “CLINK” in my pictures here! Thank you Sugarpill Cosmetics for another fabulous product and for being my favorite makeup brand.

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Monster Makeup Cosmetics

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   I was so very excited to try this new brand, Monster Makeup Cosmetics. This brand was created by Sam and I wanted to post her reasons for starting this company and why she chose her the name of her brand, packaging themes, and what she stands for which I loved reading about. Here is her intro and I love, respect, and everything Sam talks about:

About Makeup Monsters

mmowder.jpgHey there! I’m Samantha I am the founder of Makeup Monsters Cosmetics established January 1st 2015. I have a wacky imagination, I love all things bright and creepy cute and I stay true to myself.

At Makeup Monsters, we embrace individuality and exude fun in everything that we do! After-all, makeup should be about having fun, expressing yourself and feeling confident in your skin.

Our brand focuses on creating broad color selections to suit anyone’s tastes, in high quality formulas that will leave a lasting impression. Our products are made with the highest quality ingredients and are vegan and cruelty free! When you purchase from our brand, you’re not only supporting a small business with a big heart, you’re becoming a part of a family that encourages individuality and confidence in the makeup community and stands against the testing of animals for beauty.greenkittenbundle3.png

All of our formulations and products are hand crafted in small batches, created in-house and packaged with love by us! We carefully package each order like a gift so that when you open it, you feel the love and time that went into your purchase.

Our success and growth is so important to us, so we highly recommend anyone that has comments, suggestions or concerns about our brand or products to contact us via email at makeupmonsterscosmetics@gmail.com We will always have a listening ear to what you have to say.

Thank you so much for your support!

-Samantha and the Makeup Monsters Team

 

     After this post, I will show the actual swatches of my lipsticks and how they look on me. The first thing I caught my attention about this brand is the name. Glamour, Monsters, and makeup, how could have I not checked this brand out? The second thing that caught my eye was of course the packaging. The packaging designs are gorgeous. I’m obsessed with the black rose and thorny vines design and when I received my package and I opened the box, the tissue paper had that gorgeous print, plus a little unicorn fox sticker which I thought was so cute. I’m also a huge supporter of indie makeup brands, whether it’s makeup, clothes, etc. So another reason I wanted to check Monster Makeup out.

I ordered the Kitty mini liquid bundle and two lip toppers in, “Elemental” and “Flora Moonlight,”

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   The first thing I opened was the mini lip bundle. Even though I’ve been trying to be good when buying lipsticks, I want to get the bundle because they are mini liquid lipsticks and the bundle has colors that I don’t normally have in my collection. The best thing about this bundle is that they are ALL MATTE liquid lipsticks. The Kitty lip bundle packaging was adorable. The frosted lipsticks with the signature black and thorn vines design looked VERY EXPENSIVE even though this isn’t a high expensive cosmetic line which I was gagging for. When it comes to the liquid lipstick bundles,  even though I love the frosted lip packaging, you definitely need to open the lipsticks to see the actual colors cause they do little lighter in the packaging. I love all the colors in this lip bundle and I like I said, I don’t have many of these shades. Another good reason to buy the mini lip bundle. The lip applicator is one of the my favorite applicators. the pointed doe-foot applicator. The end of the applicator is triangular pointed like Smashbox and SugerPill lipstick applicators, which I love because after you apply lipstick, you can use the point of the applicator to line your lips after.

As far as the lipstick formulas, they are little drying like many liquid lipstick brands are but they’re not too uncomfortable. Also if you get this bundle, a lot of the colors are light so you might have to apply another coat after your first one dries. I did really like this lip bundle and it retails for $35.00.

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Now for my review on the lip toppers. On Sam’s website, they have many colors to choose from and I chose “Flora” and “Elemental.” These toppers have the same back rose design and they look gorgeous in there tubes. I actually wore ‘Elemental” over my signature red lipstick at drag con. You can see it that close up picture of me posted. I ordered those two toppers because like the lip bundle, I don’t have those toppers. They aren’t glossy and smell yummy like the “Jouer” lip toppers but the colors are beautiful and dry very quickly. Because they aren’t super glossy, they dry fast but aren’t uncomfortable at all and also look sexy over lipstick and just by itself. The lip toppers retail for $17.95.

I definitely recommend checking out Monster Makeup Cosmetics and to order anything them them, head up to Sam’s bio on how she created her business and she lists her info and where to find her products. I pre-ordered their new “DRAGON CHILD” eye shadow palette which is their first eye- shadow palette and I can’t wait to get it next month so I can see how good their eye shadows are. DEFINITELY GO CHECK OUT MONSTER MAKEUP COSMETICS WEBSITE AND IF YOU HAVE AND QUESTIONS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO LEAVE THEM IN MY COMMENT SECTION! THANK YOU DARLINGS!

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Makeup Tool Essentials

These are my favorite makeup tools that I use daily. I have many beauty tools I use but these are my tops.I recommend all of these products to check out and try. Most of these are inexpensive and are available online as well in most stores.

 

FAVORITE FACE TOOL ESSENTIALS:

  1. Powder puff– For touch ups and to control shine. Very cheap to buy and can be found almost anywhere. They usually cost a dollar or two.
  2. The Original Beauty Blender. I also am really liking my Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. My go to for foundation, concealer, setting under eye powder and more is definitely the beauty blender although I do like the shape of the real technique sponge. 
  3.  A Big Fluffy Powder Brush- This is a must-have for setting makeup, touch ups, wiping away any eye shadow excess, etc. This brush does the most work when doing makeup and it has many jobs and can fix a multiple of sins. 

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FAVORITE EYE TOOLS:

1. Morphe Eye-Shadow Brush M433

2. Morphe Eye-Shadow Brush M441

3. My sharp angled Brush- The brand wiped off the handle because I use it so much.

4. Shiseido Eye Lash Curler- I can’t be without my eye curler and the best eye curler I’ve ever used is by Shiseido.

5. Eye Brow Comb and Brush- I believe this is a must-have in any makeup lovers and artist’s kit. It brushes your brows straight, separates your lashes if you have any clumps, and more. You can find these anywhere but the one I have right now is by Beauty360.

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FAVORITE HIGLIGHTING TOOLS: 

1. Morphe brush M510

2. Higlighting Fan Brush- You can get these anywhere and don’t have to spend money on a luxury fan brush if you don’t want to.

These two brushes are my tops because my Morphe brush is perfect for when I want to have a blinding highlight so aliens can see me from space, and my fan brush is perfect for everyday when I want a more natural glow.

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FAVORITE BLUSH TOOLS:

  1. Artis Oval 6 Brush

2. Ucanbe Purple and Black Blush and Contour Brush

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LIP TOOLS:

1.   I only have one lip tool and that’s only if I’m not wearing liquid lipstick. It’s my lip brush. There are so many on the market by I like the retractable ones because they are easier to store and less messy. My current one I’m using is the retractable lipbrush by E.L.F

*****My last makeup tool essential is my fan. I’m sure you’ve seen me in photoshoots and pictures with my wooden flip fans. I have a collection. My fans are essentials because I use them to dry and makeup, setting spray, (especially since I use my double setting spray technique) lipstick, and more.

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I hope this list inspired you to try new makeup tools out and to see which ones are the best.

Makeup for the Spa

I love wearing makeup and being creative but whenever I get a spa treatment done, I’m obviously not going to do a full face of makeup. Especially if I go to get a facial (duh) and when you I get massage, even if I’m wearing eyeliner, my makeup still sometimes get smeared or giving me a “heroin chic” look.

Here’s how I do my face up after my skincare to get spa treatments, depending on what treatment I get of course, facial, massage. Also my spa necessities I bring with me.

For makeup if I’m getting my massages, my go to is Bare Minerals matte loose powder foundation and loose original mineral veil loose powder. If I’m skin is acting acting up, I’ll bring my MAC studio fix powder foundation compact just curl lashes, put clear brow gel on my brows, and a lip treatment.

For a facial I just bring a toner that will soothe my skin like Fresh Rose Water Toner. I’ll also bring my MAC powder foundation to use ONLY if I’m feeling self conscious.

The most important thing is for me to have my sunglasses. Especially coming out of a soft lit spot and then going into the bright light. Always bring them with you.

Here’s some spa beauty tips for ideas if you’re feeling self conscious and can’t go into these spas without anxiety. Thank you for reading.