Favorite Beauty Packaging

  I’ve been a packaging whore for a long time now. I used to design packaging for a huge stationary company years ago which was so much fun, especially when I would go to the stores and see my work. I think packaging, especially for beauty products is very important because it is the first thing you see and can give you a good/or not so good first impression.

I decided to name and post my top favorite packaging beauty products here. It was hard to choose which ones I wanted to post because I love so many fabulous beauty products.

1. SOAP AND GLORY-  I’ve definitely mentioned this brand many times and how much I love their products here on my blog and in several of my youtube videos. When I first saw the packaging of Soap and Glory long ago, I immediately fell in love with the vintage look of it. I knew instantly I needed to try the products and I’m so glad I did.

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2. THE BALM COSMETICS-  Another pinup and vintage inspired company that I absolutely love. Besides the outside look of the packaging and how amazing the products are, the inside packaging is so cheeky, cute, and beautiful. For example, one of their palettes I have is called, “Meet Matt(e) nude eye shadow with a sexy cartoon man on the cover.

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3. SUGARPILL-  I use Sugarpill pretty much everyday. The colors are highly pigmented which I love, plus the pink and shiny pastel colored packaging is just gorgeous.

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4. GLAMGLOW-  With the different colors depending on the product and it’s use, the silver packaging is very luxurious while all the products work extremely well.

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5. TARTE SWAMP QUEEN-  This is a little different from the above. I don’t use a lot of Tarte products except for the “Tarte GRAV3YARDGIRL SWAMP QUEEN” palette.  It was a limited edition palette from youtube sensation, GRAV3YARDGIRL who has a fun personality. When it came out, I knew I needed to get this palette because not only is the packaging wonderful with an authentic wood feel, an alligator logo, and a shiny gold color, but also because I love her message on anti-bullying and anxiety when she created this palette with Tarte.

GRAV3YARDGIRL shows her own version of beauty and has a very positive message about bullying and anxiety. She also encourages people to love and accept oneself and others which is so wonderful. Plus all the pans smell like yummy vanilla.

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6. JEFFREE STAR COSMETICS-  I just got Jeffree’s “ANDROGYNY” palette yesterday but I have been using a few of her other products for awhile now, such as the Velour liquid lipsticks, skin frost, and lip scrub, and I’ve been very impressed by all of them. I also have some of her clothing as well which I’m wearing as I speak. I can’t wait to try out the eye palette today. I love the pink reptile feel cover mixed with the shiny Jeffree star logo. Inside is a gorgeous Victorian Star pattern with the mirror also. It feels so luxurious and so beautiful.

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Definitely check out all these lines even you just want to stare at the fabulous art work!

 

One Stop Shop Palette

If you’re on a budget or just don’t want to spend a lot of money on a bunch of different makeup products, you can do your makeup start to finish using just one palette.  I’ve been wanting to do this creative idea for awhile now and I’m glad I finally got to post and share it.

   Check out the two videos below on how I created my makeup look look using only the shades of my palette. The only thing I didn’t use in my palette on my face was my mascara and lipstick. EVERYTHING else is from one place. You can pretty much use any makeup palette you want for this. The one that I used and talked about is my Stila palette in “Color Me, Color Hue” in Fair/Light. I hope this post and videos inspires you to play around with your makeup to and create your fresh new look.fullsizerender-2

How to do a Vintage Look with Drugstore Products

You don’t need to have expensive and/or high priced beauty lines to create your look. You can still create the look you want with drugstore makeup. In this video, you see how I apply and use ALL DRUGSTORE MAKEUP, plus a list of all the products I used.  Not one piece of makeup on me in this video is from any high end, expensive lines.

FOUNDATION:

L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte PowderInfallible Pro-Matte 24HR Foundation in “Ivory 101”

CONCEALER: True Match

POWDER:  L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Powder in “Porcelain 101”

 

BLUSH: Cover Girl Cheekers in “Pink”

EYE SHADOW: Revlon 4 Shade Palette in “

EYELINER: e.l.f. Intense Ink Eyeliner in “Blackest Black”

 

 

EYE BROWS: Revlon Brow Fantasy Pencil and Gel in “Dark Brown”

MASCARA: L’Oréal Butterly Mascara in Black

LIPSTICK: L’Oréal  in “True Red.”

 

 

 

My Vintage Pinup Makeup Look Part 3, LIPSTICK TIP AND EXTRAS

  Here is the last part of my vintage pinup makeup tutorial/demo. This is all about the lips and a few fun extra tidbits! And of course the products used and shown in this video are listed at the bottom.  Enjoy!

 

 

1. Lip Primer-Too Faced “Lip Insurance” in “Original.”

2. Lip Liner- Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on lip pencil in “Frenemy.”

3. Lipstick-Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in “Savage.”

4. Lip brush-Real Techniques

5. Setting Spray- “Pure Bliss,” Makeup Setting Spray

 

Makeup Routine Part One

    I plan on doing actual tutorials for hair and makeup looks in the future but I’m still thinking about how I want to do them. In the meantime, I’ve decided on doing a video series on how to apply makeup for a classic vintage pinup  These videos talk about applying base makeup; foundation, powder, and more. It’s a longer video than I usually do which is why I broke it into two sections. Also below are the brand names of the products I use. Enjoy!

 

 

1.  Primers- Stila One Step Correct, skin tone correcting and brightening serum.

Too Faced Hangover Rx, replenishing face primer.

2. Foundations- M.A.C Studio Fix Fluid. 

Makeup For Ever Ultra HD.

3. Concealers- Makeup For Ever Ultra HD, invisible cover concealer.

Benefit  Boi-ing, industrial strength concealer

4. Powder- M.A.C Studio Fix Powder 

5. Highlighter- Urban Decay After glow 8-hour powder highlighter, “Sin.”

6. Blush- Stila Perfect Me, Perfect Hue, eye and cheek palette. (fair/light)

7. Contour-  “Hoola,” Benefit Bronzing Powder