Fall Chocolate is Metallic | Makeup of the Day

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▫️Brows: BH cosmetics ultimate brow palette

▫️Eyes: Urban Decay Naked Heat palette

▫️Lashes: Sephora x  House of Lashes in Natalia

▫️Foundation: Urban Decay naked skin foundation (shade 11.0) mixed with Loreal True Match foundation (shade n8)

▫️Concealer: Nars soft matte (shade amande) set with Laura Mercier translucent powder

▫️Contour: Iman cosmetics stick foundation (shade earth 7) set with Anastasia Beverly Hills contour kit (tan/deep)

▫️Lips: Beauty Bakerie x Gabby Douglas liquid lipstick in hazelnut swirl

▫️Highlight: Anastasia Beverly Hills x Nicole Guerriero glow kit (shades day dream and glow getter)

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Pumpkin Spice | Makeup of the Day

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Pumpkin spice 😋🎃

FACE

•Fenty beauty pro filter primer

•Fenty Beauty pro filer foundation (shade 420)

•Fenty Beauty match stix (for concealer – shade latte). I put a light layer of Too Facedborn this way concealer on top for more coverage (shade deep tan)

•Concealer set with Too Faced Born this Way translucent powder

•Foundation set with CoverFX deep translucent powder

•Fenty Beauty match stix (shade truffle) to contour

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EYES
•Tarteist pro palette (whimsy and edgy in the crease)

•Stila mag metals (shade bronzed bell) on the lid.

•j.cat shimmer shadow (shade tangerine light) on the lid

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FINISHING TOUCHES

•Fenty Beauty killawatt highlighter (shade trophy wife)

•NARS power Matte lip pigment (shade slow ride)

•Mario Badescu rose water to set it all 👏🏽

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NEW NARS Stick Foundations?! | First Impressions Video

NEW NARS Stick Foundations?! | First Impressions Video | Glamrika.com

Soooooo apparently NARS dropped some new stick foundations, but failed to make a major announcement. I found the Velvet Matte Stick Foundations at Sephora while I was randomly shopping for skin care products. I checked both websites (Sephora and NARS) and I checked out the NARS Instagram, but no real update could be found. Online it has a small buzz mostly being used at New York Fashion Week but that is really it. All I know for sure is that this is apart of the Fall 2017 collection. Maybe they will make an announcement after they are done marketing their new lip products.

In the mean time, you have me to give you that inside scoop before anyone else (you can thank me later). All of the details about the product specs, cost, formula and more can be found in the video below.

Also – do me a quick favor if you can. If you end up watching this video, please give it a thumbs up for me.

Thanks homies!

xoxo

15 Makeup Memes to Get You Through Your Day

Mornings are never easy, but hopefully these makeup memes can take the edge off.

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Thanking the makeup gods for the tool upgrade!

15 Makeup Memes for your Morning | glamrika.com

We all know that eyebrows are sisters and not twins but what they don’t tell you is that she’s your awkward, ugly sister who never passed the 4th grade #tragic

15 Makeup Memes for your Morning | glamrika.com

yasss come through the *more* fabulous me!

15 Makeup Memes for your Morning | glamrika.com

aka my current struggle over the UD Heat Palette…

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15 Makeup Memes for your Morning | glamrika.com

the worst feeling ever.

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15 Makeup Memes for your Morning | glamrika.com

on the flip side thooo…

15 Makeup Memes for your Morning | glamrika.com

parents just don’t understand I guess…

15 Makeup Memes for your Morning | glamrika.com

Take all my money. Just have it all!

15 Makeup Memes for your Morning | glamrika.com

Never too much right…?

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*checks tracking number every 15 minutes for updates*

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uuuggghhh!

15 Makeup Memes for your Morning | glamrika.com

15 Makeup Memes for your Morning | glamrika.com

Let me upgrade ya.

Hopefully this post made you smile a bit. Now walk into your morning and thrive like the queen your are.

xoxo

Product Review | Tarte Rainforest of the Sea

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I am happy to be back, writing about the things I love and presenting my new discoveries to you all. I took a 3 month break to focus on school, graduation, moving into a new apartment and preparing for the busy summer season at my job. Things are finally starting to simmer down and settle into a routine, which means I can finally get back to my hobbies again (yippie!).

But enough about me – this post is all about the new foundation I have been using and my thoughts on the product. I made the recent switch to the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea foundation after watching iluvsarahii’s foundation tutorial. The coverage looked FLAWLESS on her, so I took to the internet to do some intensive research on this foundation before buying it.

According to tartecosmetics.com, the Rainforest of the Sea foundation line is a water based foundation. Its lightweight, full coverage formula claims to be very hydrating and contains a non-chemical SPF 15 sunscreen. On paper, this sounds like the ideal foundation for me. A full coverage foundation for dry skin, with a built in SPF, perfect for summer. At $39USD I felt like it was worth a shot.

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My first application was with a damp beauty sponge (later used a flat top blending brush and I feel like the sponge is my best bet) and I can honestly say I was impressed with the amount of coverage I was able to get from a water based foundation. It dried to a semi matte finish and lasted throughout the day (a particularly hot and humid day eating lunch by the river). Day one was love at first sight but I’m not going to lie every other day of using this foundation tells a different story.

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A picture from day 1.

This is what I’ve noticed about this foundation since day 1.

  • It settles into fine lines even when you bake them and set them with powder
  • It tends to separate throughout the day on oily parts of your face and cling to dry patches
  • It kind of looks chalky when you wear it for a long period of time
  • All in all – I am not really a fan…

I plan on returning this foundation and exchanging it for something else which sucks because the coverage is beautiful and it does photograph well but I’ve had better luck with other foundations in the past when it comes to wear and longevity.

If you have tried this foundation let me know in the comments section how you feel about it because honestly, I am not convinced its worth it.

xoxo

#MOTD | Pink and Monochromatic

#MOTD Pink & Monochromatic | glamrika.com

Good morning and happy Monday! I am starting off the week highly organized, but also extremely sleepy. Looks like the only way I am going to get through this busy day is through a couple sips of coffee.

Anywhooo – I have a new makeup look for you all. It is a pink monochromatic look inspired by (and created with) the Too Faced Sweet Peach palette. As we head into spring, this has been my go to makeup look lately. Keep reading for all of the details.

BROWS:

Anastasia Beverly Hills dip brow in “Ebony”. Too clean things up, I used the LA Girl Pro concealer (also makes a great brow bone highlight)

EYES:

Urban Decay primer potion and Loreal True Match foundation in “nut brown c7” were used as my eye shadow base. Using the Sweet Peach palette, I placed the shade “summer yum” in the crease. “Candied peach” is packed on all over the lid and “peaches n; cream” is placed on the prow bone to set the concealer. The inner corner highlight is courtesy of some random Too Faced glitter that I received a while ago.

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I Primed my face using the Too Faced hangover primer (check out my review here). Next I mixed the Urban Decay all nighter foundation in “11.0” with the Loreal foundation used earlier and applied the mixture with a damp beauty sponge. The concealer used to highlight my under eyes, bridge of my nose, cupids bow and chin is the Becca Cosmetics aqua concealer in “warm honey”. I then set all of the concealer with my fav – Laura Mercier translucent powder.  I contoured my face with the Anastasia Beverly Hills contour kit in “medium – tan”. My highlight is from the Nars unfiltered cheek palette in the shades “watch me” and “me first” and blush is from the Tarte x Makeup Shayla contour palette.

#MOTD Pink and Monochromatic | glamrika.com

Lips:

Katvond  liquid lipstick in “Lolita”

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Easily on of my favorite makeup looks because of how simple it is.

xoxo

A Holy Grail Primer For Dry Skin?

Hello to all my flaky faced friends! Nothing ruins makeup more than dry patches and eczema spots. It is so annoy to pile on product after product only to have your face looking caky and dusty. Lately, this has been my reality, so I have been on the hunt trying new products to alleviate the problem.

Holy Grail Primer for Dry Skin? | glamrika.com

Admittedly, the Too Faced Hangover primer was an impulsive purchase, but truthfully I never thought about switching primers until I saw it hanging on the “beauty on the fly” counter before checkout. This product claims to be a replenishing face primer that is formulated to nourish the skin using coconut water, probiotic ingredients and no silicones. Having no silicones in a primer that is meant for dry skin is fantastic because silicones can make your dry patches look caky and textured.

After trying out the Hangover primer for myself, I noticed the creamy consistency of the primer glides unto the skin and dries to a light weight, tacky yet dewy finish. I feel like the tackiness gives your foundation something to grip instead of sinking directly into your skin and settling into the fine lines of your face. My skin does not feel tight once the primer has dried which is very important to me. I want my primer and moisturizer to be teammates not evil twins.

Holy Grail Primer for Dry Skin? | glamrika.com
Now lets clear up some confusion – this product is a primer, not a moisturizer and I would NOT recommend skipping your moisturizer and using this product as a substitute. It is not THAT hydrating. It gets the job done, and it blurs fine lines and pore without all of the cakyness that other primers have to offer.

All in all I would give this product 4/5 stars. The primer lives up to its statements and does not perform poorly, but its not perfect. When I run out there is no guarantee that I will be sprinting to Sephora to grab another batch. It is good enough until something else comes along…. whatever that is.

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