Twilight Woods Inspired Makeup

Hello my beautiful Makeup Geeks! Today I have another look in my “Bath and Body Works” series. This look is based off the packaging of Twilight Woods. I was inspired by the cool tones mixed with a warm color and hints of glitter.¬† I knew this would be a stunning look for any person. The great thing is this look will be ideal for any skintone and will make for a great night time look when you want something more dramatic.

Also, if you are one of my YouTube subscribers, leave a comment saying you would like to win and why and we will pick a person to win the bath gel, lotion and body spray that is the inspiration behind this look. I will announce the winner on Facebook and Twitter. Enough blabbing, let’s get on to this amazing look. ūüôā

Face

  • Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet Foundation – (Sephora)
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush – Glisten – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • NYX Cream Blush – Rose Petal – (Amazon) (eBay)

Eyes

  • NYX Eyeliner Pencil – Dark Brown – (Makeup Geek)
  • MAC Eyeshadow – Fig – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Simply Marlena – ¬†– (Pan Version / Compact Version)
  • MAC Eyeshadow – Goldmine – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Beaches & Cream – (Pan Version / Compact Version)
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil – Milk – (Makeup Geek)
  • Makeup Geek Pigment – New Years Eve – (Makeup Geek)
  • L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara – Carbon Black – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • L’Oreal Chrome Eyeliner – Black Shock – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Ardel False Lashes – #305 – (Makeup Geek)
  • Duo Eyelash Adhesive – (Makeup Geek)

Lips

Illamasqua Lipgloss – Artifice – (Sephora)

Tools

  • Makeup Geek Smokey Eye Brush – (Makeup Geek)
  • MAC #219 – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Beauty Blender – (Makeup Geek)

Let me know if you try this look and how it works for you. I hope you are enjoying this series and this amazing summer weather. As always I hope you are staying happy and healthy! ūüôā

XOXO,

Marlena

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Previous “Bath and Body Works” looks.

  • “Coconut Lime Breeze“
  • “Be Enchanted“

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Be Enchanted

Hello Makeup Geeks! I have another tutorial in our Bath and Body Works series for you today. (Check out the first edition here) I love doing these series for you because I get inspired to be really creative with all the colors. I found the “Be Enchanted” collection and loved the packaging on this. I really like the blue, purple with the splash of silver glitter¬†accenting the colors¬†as well. These shades combined make for a stunning look that I am excited to share with you.

Also, if you are one of my YouTube subscribers, leave a comment saying you would like to win and why and we will pick a person to win the bath gel, lotion and body spray that is the inspiration behind this look. I will announce the winner on Facebook and Twitter.

Now, enough blabbing, let’s get started on this enchanting look!

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Face

Too Faced – Absolutely Invisible Candlelight – (Amazon) (eBay)

Palladio Rice Powder – (Amazon) (eBay)

Maybelline Fit Concealer – 25 Medium – (Amazon) (eBay)

Kat Von D Blush – Essex – (Amazon) (Sephora)

Rimmel Eyebrow Pencil – 002 Hazel – (Amazon) (eBay)

Eyes

Too Faced Shadow Insurance – (Amazon) (eBay)

Makeup Geek Gel Liner – Electric – (Makeup Geek Store)

NYX Jumbo Shadow Pencil – Milk – (Makeup Geek Store)

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Neptune – (Pan Version / Compact Version)

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Simply Marlena – (Pan Version / Compact Version)

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Wisteria – (Pan Version / Compact Version)

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Drama Queen – (Pan Version / Compact Version)

MAC Pigment – Vanilla – (Makeup Geek Store)

Urban Decay Eye Pencil – Lust – (Amazon) (Urban Decay)

NYX Glitter Liner – Silver – (Makeup Geek Store)

Stila Eyeliner – Silver Dollar – (Amazon) (eBay)

Duo Eyelash Adhesive – (Makeup Geek Store)

Loreal Voluminous Mascara – Carbon Black – (Amazon) (eBay)

Red Cherry – #43 – (Makeup Geek Store)

Lips

Lorac Couture Shine – Muse – (Amazon) (eBay)

Tools

MAC – 224 – (Amazon) (eBay)

Makeup Geek Flat Foundation Brush Р(Makeup Geek Store)

Makeup Geek Deluxe Angled Contour Brush – (Makeup Geek Store)

Makeup Geek Eye Shader Brush – (Makeup Geek Store)

Makeup Geek Crease Brush – (Makeup Geek Store)

Makeup Geek Small Crease Brush – (Makeup Geek Store)

Beauty Blender – (Makeup Geek Store)

Thank you for watching another edition of our Bath and Body Works series. I hope you enjoyed this fun and daring look. This would be great for the weekend out with friends or enchanting that special someone. As always, I hope you are all staying happy, healthy and enjoying this wonderful time of year!

XOXO Marlena

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4 Ways to Wear Colorful Eyeshadow to Work

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I know many of you wear neutral eyeshadows every day to work (which is totally ok), but I’m hoping to get you to branch out and wear some colors during your work week! ¬†You can wear colors, but it’s all in how and where you place the color.

Here’s my 4 tips for wearing colors:

  1. Pick just 1 color and apply it to 1 part of the eye. ¬†So either along the lashline OR in the inner tear duct OR on the outer part of the eye. ¬†1 color, 1 place. ¬†I call it “strategic placement”. ¬†
  2. Always pair a color with a neutral.  Having a neutral surrounding a color automatically tones it down and makes it more work appropriate.
  3. Pick a color that is light to medium in color.  The darker the color, the more dramatic it is.  (If you want to wear a dark color, keep it close to the lashline)
  4. If you’re afraid of color, start with purples or greens.¬† ¬†Because these colors aren’t too vivid and look great on every skin and eye color, they’re a safe bet for being more daytime appropriate. ¬†(think of blue and orange- not really the most safe colors for makeup! haha)

Look 1:  Along the Lashline

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  • Milani Liquif’eye Eyeliner¬†– Aqua¬† (Amazon)¬†
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow¬†– Sea Mist (Pan Version / Compact Version)
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow¬†– Creme Brulee (Pan Version / Compact Version)

Look 2:  In the Outer Corner

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  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Wisteria (Pan Version / Compact Version)
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Homecoming (Pan Version / Compact Version)

Look 3:  All over the Lid

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  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Shimmermint (Pan Version / Compact Version)
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Purely Naked (Pan Version / Compact Version)

Look 4:  In the Inner Tearduct

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  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Mango Tango (Pan Version / Compact Version)
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Shimma Shimma (Pan Version / Compact Version)

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Scarlett Johansson-Inspired Makeup Tutorial

I know it’s been a while since I have done a celebrity inspired look for you so I wanted to share one with you today. I have been loving Scarlet Johansson’s look lately as she has been using a lot of colors without it being to much. This¬†is one of my¬†favorites that Scarlet wears¬†as the pink and purple shades¬†are the most girly to me.¬†This look is perfect for prom, a date night, or anytime you want to add some fun and color to your look. So pull out all your girly colors and lets get started on this fun and eye-catching look.

Face

  • Maybelline Concealer – “25 Medium” (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Emani Pressed Mineral Foundation – “292 Golden” (Amazon)
  • Revlon Colorstay Foundation – “310 Warm Golden” (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Stila Convertible Color – “Lilium” (Amazon) (eBay)
  • MAC “Fix +” (Amazon) (eBay)

Eyes

  • MAC Veluxe Brow Liner – “Brunette” (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – “White Lies” (Pan Version / Compact Version)
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – “Beaches & Cream” (Pan Version / Compact Version)
  • MAC Eyeshadow – “Stars & Rockets” (Amazon) (eBay)
  • MAC Eyeshadow – “Indian Ink” (Amazon) (eBay)
  • MAC Eyeshadow – “Shroom” (Amazon) (eBay)
  • MAC Pigment – “Reflects Gold” (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Make Up For Ever ¬†Khol Pencil ¬†– “2k” (Amazon)
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glinde-On Eye Pencil – “Lust” (Amazon) (eBay)

Lips

  • MAC Cremesheen Glass ¬†– “Fashion Scoop” (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Makeup Geek Lipstick ¬†– “Innocent” (Makeup Geek Store)

Tools

  • Makeup Geek ¬†– “Outer V Brush” (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Makeup Geek ¬†– “Lip Brush”
  • Makeup Geek – “Soft Dome Brush” (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Beauty Blender (Makeup Geek Store)

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My New Favorite Foundation! and Flawless Foundation Routine

OK Makeup Geeks, today I have my new FAVORITE foundation to share with you all. I love when I find new products that I absolutely love and then I can share them with you. I recently went to Sephora to find a foundation that was talc-free, paraben-free, and mineral-oil free. This is a must for me since I have gotten older because my skin has become more sensitive. I was thrilled to find the Cover FX foundation.

Cover FX tries to be as organic as they possibly can and keep their ingredients simple. I have been using this for the last week and¬†I love this foundation. This last all day and dries to a nice satin finish so¬†it doesn’t appear to¬†flat or look overly shiny on my skin. I find that I don’t have to use much powder with this as the foundation alone gives such a flawless finish to the skin. The big test for me was when I wore this to San Fransisco all day long in the wind and heat. The Cover FX foundation lasted all day and didn’t fade or oxidise or turning my skin orange.

This retails for $40.00 for 1 fl.oz. of product. The color I am in is G40. The colors are broke down into three separate categories, P (pink undertones), N (neutral skintones), G (golden undertones). The neutral shades range from N10 РN110, with the fairest shade being N10 and the darkest being N110. The pink undertones range in shades from P20 РP50 with the lightest at the bottom and moving up in color. For the golden undertones the shades are G20 to G80 with the lightest at G20 and the darkest at G80. The best way to find your perfect shade is to visit your local Sephora and have them color match you.

I love the packaging on this and that the product is in a handy squeeze tube. This makes accessing the product as simple as it gets. The texture on this is wonderful, it has a silicon feeling but it’s not. It is very silky and glides on smoothly and evenly without caking up or feeling heavy. This foundation really does feel amazing on the skin. They key to using this is knowing that a little goes a long way, so it doesn’t take much when applying it. There are no harsh chemical smells or anything that would aggravate anyone’s allergies or anyone sensitive to strong smells.

I also got the Cover FX Blotting Powder that I love as well but I don’t have to use it much because the foundation is just that good. They also have a cream foundation which I haven’t tried yet so if any of you have used it let me know in the comments below what you think of it..:-)

HOW TO APPLY

  • Use a good primer, I am using the Clinique Pore Minimizer and apply with clean fingers.
  • For my eye bags I have to apply a darker, peach colored concealer to counteract the darkness. Here I am using¬† MAC Studio Sculpt in NW35.
  • Now for the foundation, you only need a little bit because the formula is thick. I dab small dots on face and then take a Beauty Blender and wet it and squeeze the excess water out really well, and use patting motions to work the foundation into the skin.

This covers so well, even the redness around my eyes. To set the under eye are I sweep on a small amount of the Cover FX Blotting Powder with a fluffy brush. I got my shade in Light (it’s also available in Medium and Deep) so I could use it under my eyes to brighten them. From here on you can apply your makeup the way you want to. For this video I used the Tarte Blush in “Tipsy”, a lipgloss by Smashbox in the color “Infinity”, and of course my L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara and that’s easy. Really easy, really simple!

ADVANTAGES

  • Covers amazingly
  • Takes very little
  • Great packaging
  • Applies smoothly and evenly
  • No harsh odor
  • Leaves a soft, satin finish to the skin

DISADVANTAGES

  • Price, It does run on the expensive side with it being $40.00 for 1 ounce but it is worth every penny! :-)

PRODUCTS USED

  • Clinique Pore Minimizer – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • MAC Studio Sculpt in NW35 – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Cover FX Natural Finish Oil Free Foundation – (Amazon) (Sephora)
  • Cover FX Blotting Powder – (Amazon)¬†(Sephora)
  • Tarte Blush in “Tipsy” – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Smashbox Lipgloss in “Infinite” -(Amazon) (eBay)
  • L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara – (Amazon) (eBay)

I really love this foundation and if have already tried it, or you do try it, let me know what you all think of it. I can’t wait to see if you all love it as much as I do. :-)

XOXO,

Marlena

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