my makeup vanity | DIY.

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Hello again, world! My gosh, it has been so long since I was last able to post something up! Ever since the end of September, I have been in the long process of moving into the new house and let me tell you… it is not easy when you’re working a full time job that requires you to be there 24/7! Luckily though, I’m mostly settled into the new house and my room is slowly coming together! First thing I was so excited to build was my makeup vanity! It was a mission to put this space of mine together, but I could not be happier and in love with how it turned out!

I also got a little creative and decorated my makeup brush jar holders! They looked so plain before, so I thought why not add a little glam to have it stand out. Listed below I’ll have all the stores I shopped at to build my vanity, as well as where I got the materials I used for my makeup brush jars!

I’ll do my best to keep the posts going and I’ll try not to go MIA for too, too long! Merry Christmas and Happy holidays to everyone! xx.

MAKEUP VANITY:

  • Makeup vanity table – IKEA (“Malm”)
  • Mirror and Vanity Lights – IKEA (Mirror – “Kolja” | Lights – “Musik”)
  • Mirror Stand – Target
  • Makeup Organizers (On the table) – Winners
  • Makeup Organizer (In vanity table drawer) – Homesense
  • Fur Rug – Homesense
  • Vanity Chair – Homesense

DIY: MAKEUP BRUSH JAR HOLDERS

  • Glass Jars – Walmart (you can find these almost anywhere, or use whichever ones you prefer!)
  • White clear beads – Michaels Arts & Crafts
  • Rose Gold Pearl and Beads on Jar – Michaels Arts & Crafts Store
    These strips are SO easy to use! You just peel and stick them however you’d like them to be on the jar. They come in other colors as well!

a hint of mint.

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Ah! What a month it has been!!! September flew by way too fast… The last couple of weeks have been so hectic, which explains why I’ve been MIA. 🙁 But I’m back and the first thing I made sure to do on my day off today was to get another makeup look up and going on my blog! After seeing all these instagram posts about the Tamanna palette created by Anastasia Beverly Hills and famous makeup artist Tamanna Roashan (@dressyourface), I fell in love and just had to get my hands on it! I was so excited when it arrived in the mail yesterday and couldn’t wait to start playing with all the colors! What got me excited even more when I opened it was that it actually came with 5 “Get The Look” pictorials that shows you step by step on how to achieve each look!

The one that obviously caught my eye the most was the more natural smokey eye look with a pop of the minty green color from this palette! As most of you know, I normally don’t wear too much pop of colors on a daily basis, but I thought this look would be a nice little start to get me goin’! I love how the smokey plum-like purple contrasts really nicely with the minty green color on the lower lash line. There’s nothing NOT to love about this palette! A little goes a long way when it comes to the shadows, meaning that the colors are very pigmented and you don’t need much on your brush at all to have the colors really show. I love all the colors of this palette and couldn’t be more happier with this purchase… so expect to see quite a few more makeup looks from me with this palette soon!

Listed below are all the details on how I achieved this look!

FACE

  • Motives Perfecting Face Primer
  • Foundation: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in “Nude”
  • Motives Mavens Sculpt Series in “Fire”
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit
  • MAC Cosmetics Extra Dimension Blush in “Seduced at Sea”
  • Motives Cosmetics “No More Shine” Makeup Setting Spray

EYES: Tamanna Palette

  • Apply the color “Fresh” to the entire lid up to the brow bone
  • Apply the color “Bengal” into the crease
  • Blend the color “Sangria” into the outer corner of the lid in a V shape and also dab a bit into the inner corner of your eye
  • To add more depth for a smokey eye look, blend the color “Custom” into the outer corner where “Sangria” was applied
  • Gently blend “Chocolate” into the crease
  • Apply the color “Blush” to the center of the lid
  • Line the lower lash line with the color “Venezia” (I used a very little amount for a small pop of color – I’d definitely use a lot more for a more dramatic look if I was going out!)
  • Gel Eyeliner: Motives Cosmetics in “Little Black Dress”
  • Mascara: Maybelline Volum’ Express, The Falsies in “Very Black” (Waterproof)
  • Motives Cosmetics Brow Kit

LIPS

  • Lipliner: MAC Cosmetics in “Spice”
  • Lipstick: MAC Cosmetics in “Spirit” mixed with NYX Black Label Lipstick in “Natural”

bronzed with LORAC’s Unzipped Palette.

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While the weather is still warm and summer-like, today’s makeup look featured yet another LORAC palette that I came across, that I fell in love with the minute I opened the package. LORAC’s Unzipped Palette features a lot of neutral and warm colors, ranging from soft pinky-nude colors to natural bronzey  browns. Overall, it is a must-have palette for anyone who is like me and loves her neutrals for every day. There isn’t anything I don’t love about this palette!

Read on below to see how I achieved this makeup look!

FACE:

  • Motives Cosmetics Perfecting Face Primer
  • Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer (Oil Free)  in “Nude”
  • Motives Mavens “Fire” Sculpt Series
  • MAC Cosmetics Studio Finish Concealer in NC30
  • MAC Cosmetics Extra Dimension Blush in “Seduced at Sea” (Aquatic Collection)
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit
  • Motives Cosmetics Brow Kit
  • Motives Cosmetics 10 Years Younger Setting Spray

EYESLORAC’s Unzipped Palette

  1. Apply Eye Base/Primer – LORAC Behind The Scenes Eye Primer
  2. Apply the color “Unattainable” all over the lid
  3. Apply and blend the color “Unspoken” in the outer crease
  4. Apply the color “Untamed” in the inner crease in a sideways V – after, take a blending brush and blend out the color, working it into the outer crease color for the smokey effect
  5. Apply the color “Undercover” underneath the brow as the highlight color
  6. Lid Eyeliner: Motives Cosmetics Luxe Precision Eye Liner | Under-eye Eyeliner: Motives Cosmetics Khol Eye Liner in “Onyx”
  7. Mascara: Maybelline Volum Express The Falsies

LIPSThis lip look was inspired by the popular Kylie Jenner matte and nude-lip look!

  • Lipliner: MAC Cosmetics in “Whirl”
  • Lipstick: MAC Cosmetics in “Velvet Teddy” on outer lips & Buxom Lip Foundation in “Undressed” on inner lip

let’s talk: Motives

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Helloooo lovelies! I have been dying to post about some of my new favourite products that came in the mail a few days ago and so far, out of everything I got, the Motives Mavens Sculpt Series is definitely a new all time favourite of mine. The colors go on the face quite smoothly and also gives off a really nice finish when everything is blended in. I got a very large order of Motives Cosmetics products so expect to see a lot of posts on my reviews and take on the Motives Cosmetics line, but so far, nothing has let me down!

For this look, I used the Motives Mavens Sculpt Series to contour. Now, I’m going to be honest… I don’t have that much experience with contouring and this is one of my many attempts at it, and to me, it came out pretty decent. 😛 With a lot of youtube watching, learning and a lot more practice, I’m sure I’ll be able to get better at it in no time! I kept my eye makeup simple, as I wanted to focus mostly on my contouring and first impression on the Motives Mavens Sculpt Series.

Listed below are all the MOTIVES products used to achieve this look! 🙂

FACE:

  • Motives Perfecting Face Primer
  • Motives Mavens Sculpt Series in both “Fire” & “Ice”
    > For highlight color, used “Frost” from the “Ice” Series (Added a little bit of concealer as well to the highlight color)
    > For contour/dark color, used “Blaze” from the “Fire” Series
  • Motives Full Coverage Photo Finish Powder in “Neutral Light”
  • Motives Bronzer in “Miami Glow”
  • Motives Blush in “Lust”
  • Motives 10 Years Younger Setting Spray

EYES:

  • Motives Pro Palette
    > Outer Crease: “Cappuccino”
    > Inner Crease & Under eye: “Hot Chocolate”
    > Lid & Highlight: “Creme Fresh”
  • Eye Liner: Motives Khol Eyeliner in “Onyx”, with Motives Gel Liner in “Little Black Dress”
  • Motives Lustrafy Mascara in “Blackout”
  • Motives Essential Brow Kit

LIPS:

  • Motives Lipliner in “Dusty Rose” (I applied this on very lightly for a more neutral line, as the color is very pigmented)
  • Motives Rich Formula Lipstick in “Half n’ Half”