Hi everyone!! As usual, I haven’t been on this blog in awhile. I know I am the most inconsistent blogger ever and I’m sorry. I just thought I’d fill you guys in on what has been going on lately and *hopefully* when everything settles I will be blogging more regularly.
Some of you might know I am currently living in Hawaii with my husband. (which is a HUGE reason I haven’t blogged basically all summer because it is HOT and we don’t have air conditioning!!!). He is in the military and we are now in the process of moving to the next duty station. In the next coming few weeks we will be packing all of our things up and moving across the country to Virginia. We will be making a pit stop in Pennsylvania, where we are originally from, and staying there for the holidays.
Hopefully after the holiday season, and after we get settled into the new house in Virginia, I will be able to blog more steadily. I honestly do love doing this blog but when I’m sweating all day long I really don’t want to wear makeup. My hopes are when I am in Virginia the weather will be much cooler (except summer obviously) and I hope our new house has AIR CONDITIONING!!!
So basically, I hope to be on here more around January. If you read this whole thing, thank you very much you are AWESOME!! I love you guys and hope to be on here more soon!
So I made a tutorial for this look but it was on my new laptop so the webcam is quite different and I don’t really like how the webcam makes it look but I really like the end result of the tutorial so I am conflicted.
A lot of people have been jumping on the Z-Palette boat and I am one of them!! I originally bought one so I could buy eyeshadow pans without packaging to save some money. I never really intended to do the whole depotting thing and I still haven’t done that. I started with the large just plain black one but it got a little crowded so I bought a second large one to use as a face palette and my original as an eye palette. In this post I am just going to show you what I have in each. I have a few different brands, it’s not all just MAC or Coastal Scents. Neither of my palettes are full but I am going to share what is in them currently. Let’s get started!
Like I mentioned above, these are both size large. One is all eyeshadows and one is face products. I got the black one off of the actual z-palette website for $20. I got the “Dark Raspberry Demask” one from makeupgeek for $17.99.
So far in my face palette I have 4 blushes and one highlighter. The blushes are from the brand La Femme and I purchased them from makeupmania for like under 3 bucks. I had never tried this brand before or ordered from that website but I am impressed with both. The highlighter powder is from MAC.
The swatches from left to right are as follows:
La Femme Blush on Rouge in Rose, La Femme Blush on Rouge in Coral, La Femme Blush on Rouge in Peach, La Femme Blush on Rouge in Golden Rose, and MAC Shaping Powder in Emphasize.
The blushes are all beautifully pigmented and all of them are matte finish except for Golden Rose which has a bit of golden (duh) shimmer. The downside to ordering the blush from that website is that the color swatches are very small so you aren’t entirely sure what you are ordering. However I am very happy with that I chose and I may order more in the future. There is a huge selection of colors available. The MAC powder is a white highlight color with a bit of pearl finish to it. I like it since I am so pale it actually highlights instead of just blending in.
Next up is my eyeshadow palette pans. I have pans from 4 different brands in here and I will show you swatches of each of them. Top row is Coastal Scents, middle row is Makeup Geek, bottom row is MAC, and big lone ranger is a Stila pan.
Swatches from left to right, all from Coastal Scents:
Sundance, Kodiak, Steel Grey, and Green Steel.
These are all only $1.95 a piece. They all have pretty shimmery finishes and I have yet to try a matte from Coastal Scents. I am impressed with how pigmented they are and how easily they apply. I just recently ordered 4 more of these pans from Coastal scents so there should be an update on my z-palettes in the future.
Swatches from left to right, all from Makeup Geek:
Peach Smoothie, Moondust, Appletini, and Goddess.
These sell for $5.99 a piece. Peach Smoothie has a matte finish and the rest have a shimmer or satin finish. Mattes can be difficult to use sometimes but this one is so soft and nice and applies very easily and opaque. All of these eyeshadows apply really nicely and I wish I could purchase more but Makeup Geek is currently having some packaging issues. They offer some really unique and pretty shades that I want to try.
Swatches from left to right:
MAC Soft Brown, MAC Paradisco, MAC Beautiful Iris, Stila Mimosa.
The MAC shadow pans run for $10 a piece and I got the Stila pan from Hautelook for $6 but if you can’t wait for Stila to return to Hautelook, then it is sold online for $18. The Stila Mimosa pan has a strange finish, it applies mostly matte but it has glitter flecks in it. Beautiful Iris is a very pretty eyeshadow, it is very iridescent. Soft Brown is matte and applies very nicely. Paradisco is a frost finish from MAC.
There you have it! I am very happy with the palettes I have started and I can’t wait until they are full and beautiful. I love the Z-Palette because you can create your own palette with any color or brand you want all in one place. It also can help save space if you take the time to depot all of your packaged eyeshadows. I’ve never depotted anything and as of right now, I don’t plan on it. Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed!!!!
Anonymous asked: I liked your summer cream makeup tutorial! You are so beautiful!
Thank you so much!! <3
Hello!! I just want to fill you guys in on some recent happenings that may lead to me coming back to the blog a little more frequent than I have been lately. First off, MY HUSBAND IS HOOOOOOME :D He was gone on a ship for awhile but he is back and we went on a resort trip and it was fabulous!! He starts back to regular work next week so blah. Also, I QUIT MY JOB WOOOOOO!!! I hated my job and it took up all my time for little pay and it just wasn’t worth it anymore. We are moving off the island in a couple months and have family visiting basically every month so I just wanted some free time. SO hopefully when my husband goes back to work I will get around to more regular posting. Thank you to all of you who continue to stick around and support this blog even though I’m like the worst blog keeper ever.
HI everyone! I know it’s been awhile but here I am! I did this look to go to a luau when my brother came to visit me. I knew it would be hot and I’d be outside for quite awhile. I wanted to do a bronzy and glowy summer look but make it a little more heat resistant. I used mostly cream products but I did go in with some powder products to help set some things. Let’s get started!
On my skin I didn’t want to use anything heavy or thick. All I’ve been doing on my skin lately is applying a tinted moisturizer and that’s it. I use theBalm’s Balm Shelter Tinted Moisturizer SPF 18 in Light. It has spf in it so it is perfect for summer.
I concealed my undereye area and any other blemishes with Benefit’s Boiing concealer in 01. I blended it out with the Beauty Blender so it was nice and light and not super thick or full coverage.
I don’t have a cream bronzer but I do have several sample packets of foundations way too dark for my skin. So instead of throwing those away, I sometimes use them as a cream bronzer substitute. Since I am so fair skinned, most foundation samples I receive can be used this way. In this case, this is the Becca Radiant Skin Satin Finish Foundation in Medium. I used the color Tan from the little sample set. I took a standard foundation brush and applied the product in the general area I wanted it in.
Then I took the Beauty Blender and blended it out. It looks a little harsh right now but once there is blush and some other makeup on my face it blends right in and just gives my face some color.
I primed my eyes with Urban Decay’s Primer Potion in Original.
I applied an Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencil in Sin on my inner corners and under the brow bone and blended it out.
Then I took my L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Eternal Sunshine and applied it all over my lids.
Then I took ELF’s Eyeliner & Shadow Stick in Basic/Brown and applied it to the outer half of my lids and blended it slightly into the crease. I used the shadow stick side. You may want to go back and forth with this color and the Eternal Sunshine where they meet to have a seamless blend.
I took another Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencil in Juju and lightly placed it into the crease and on the very outer portion of my lids. I blended it out.
I did throw on some MAC Wedge eyeshadow just to help set everything so it would be a little more long lasting.
I also set the gold with a gold eyeshadow. I used Iron Maid-In from theBalm’s Balm Jovi palette.
I applied a gel liner. I used Maybelline Eyestudio in Blackest Black.
I filled in my brows with ELF’s Eyebrow Kit in Dark. If you are unfamiliar with this product, it has a tinted gel on one side and a setting powder on the other.
I ran some black eyeshadow under my eye because I just like to. You can use an eyeliner pencil or whatever you have but I like the smoked out look of eyeshadow. I used the black from the Nude Tude palette.
I curled my lashes and applied a waterproof mascara. I used Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes.
On my cheeks I used NYX Stick Blush in Orchid. I applied it using a small stippling brush instead of just slabbing it all over my face as a stick.
To highlight my cheeks I used Urban Decay’s Cream Highlight in Moonshine.I just lightly dabbed it onto my face.
I set everything with Urban Decay’s Chill setting spray.
On my lips I used Revlon Just Bitten in Desire for a nice soft pink lip.
The look is complete! It is very summery and should last through the heat. I was happy with how it lasted through the luau, I wish I would’ve taken a picture at the end of the night. I hope you enjoyed and thanks for reading!
Anonymous asked: Are you not doing makeup tutorials on here anymore?
I am! I know I’m so bad at being consistent but I promise I haven’t completely gave up on this blog! I just work A LOT.
So I am finally joining the rest of the world and made an Instagram. I plan to post random fotds or eye-of-the-day’s and stuff like that, as well as random stuff people do on instagram, idk. If you want to stay in touch with me better than this blog, you can follow me: it is kkerwell :)
Anonymous asked: I love your FOTD's keep them up! :)
Thank you so much! I am trying my best to keep up with this blog! ;)
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